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Two UT linemen transfer
Austin American-Statesman
Two Texas reserve offensive linemen — J'Marcus Webb and Roy Watts — have left the Longhorns football team and plan to transfer.

Big 12 to consider Cowboys' stadium
Dallas Morning News
The Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington will host the 2011 Super Bowl. Today, Big 12 conference administrators start getting serious about whether Jerry World will also host the 2009 Big 12 Championship football game.

A real taste of Texas
Houston Chronicle
Ask any of the Big 12 coaches where they would like to see the conference's football championship game played, and the politically correct answer is the best venue available. Judging by the map of potential destinations, most happen to be in the state of Texas.

Football recruiting:

Deveric Gallington: Up to 13
Three months ago, it appeared that the Texas was done recruiting offensive linemen in the 2008 class, but this was before J'Marcus Webb and Roy Watts announced plans to transfer. Could the Longhorns look to add another big man? Richland's Deveric Gallington caught the eyes of many with his performance at the Dallas combine. Does Texas have a shot at landing Gallington?


Texas Comes Back in Wild Tournament Opener
The top-seeded Texas Longhorns battled to a wild 19-10 victory over eight seed Kansas State in their first game of the Big 12 Tournament round robin, thanks to a 10-run third inning and a six-run eighth.

Texas opens Big 12 tournament by beating Kansas State
Austin American-Statesman
Kyle Russell was hungry. Chance Wheeless' feet hurt. Jordan Danks was just tired. Nobody was smiling. And that was after Texas opened the Big 12 baseball tournament with a 19-10 victory over Kansas State on Wednesday at Bricktown Ballpark.

K-State, Texas combine for 29 runs
Dallas Morning News
Kansas State's first trip to the Big 12 tournament since 2002 started with a bang. The Wildcats scored four runs in the second inning Wednesday, and the league champion was stunned. Then it was Texas' turn. Jordan Danks and Kyle Russell led off the third with back-to-back triples and UT went on an offensive rampage en route to a 19-10 victory. The Longhorns (43-14) scored 10 runs on eight hits in the inning and captured a win that took almost four hours.

The best of the Big 12
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Hoops recruiting:

Introducing 2010 Prospect Jeremy Tyler
The 6-9 freshman post from San Diego High, Jeremy Tyler, has the potential to be a very special player, and he has a mentor, a San-Diego-area basketball guru, Shawn Manning, who's determined to get him there by emphasizing the right things -- like hard work and academics...


Durant named to national team
Austin American-Statesman
Kevin Durant receives a head start on his professional career. USA Basketball gets some hope of better days to come. Both Durant and the national team seemed to benefit Wednesday when the former Longhorn who left school after one season was officially added to the roster along with seven other players.


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