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Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Football recruiting:

Jarvis Humphrey: Still Being Recruited
Arguably the top defensive tackle in Texas, Cedar Hill's Jarvis Humphrey, was one of the most sought after prospects in the Lone Star State this year. Longhorn fans were more than excited when Humphrey chose Texas over Oklahoma State in early March, but that hasn't stopped other teams from contacting the big defensive tackle.


Horns Grab No. 4 Seed in NCAA Baseball Tourny
Texas was awarded a No. 4 national seed and will open NCAA Tournament play against Brown (27-19), it was announced Monday. Rounding out the Regional are Wake Forest (33-27) and UC-Irvine (40-15-1).

Texas feeling good about regional
Austin American-Statesman
In April, Texas made a trip to Lincoln, Neb., to face the Cornhuskers. The Longhorns also took a slight detour. Before coming back to Austin, coach Augie Garrido took the team to Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, home of the College World Series.

NCAA baseball field includes six from Big 12
Dallas Morning News
Big 12 baseball coaches continue to boast about the collective strength of the teams in the conference. But the NCAA tournament committee isn't prepared to label the league a superpower just yet. Only six Big 12 teams made the field of 64, which the NCAA unveiled Monday. Texas, Texas A&M and Missouri are all hosting regional tournaments. Baylor, Oklahoma State and Nebraska also got in. The league's coaches expected one more team to make it.

A&M, UT head into regionals
San Antonio Express-News
The best thing about Texas playing most of its regular season at Disch-Falk Field, in the midst of major renovations, is that the Longhorns already came equipped with hard hats. Now, they'll trade in their home-construction site for a pristine minor-league ballpark in the NCAA baseball tournament — and that's just fine with the players.

Longhorns one step closer to playing in CC
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The University of Texas baseball team is on pace to bring a Super Regional series to Whataburger Field in a couple weeks, but it still has three teams in its way and an expected formality of a green light from the NCAA.

NCAA puts 'Eaters in Texas
Daily Pilot
A season of firsts will continue for the UC Irvine baseball team, which will compete with three teams it has never faced before in the four-team NCAA Regional, beginning Friday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. The Anteaters (40-15-1), who moved to No. 9 in the latest Baseball America national poll, will face Wake Forest (33-27) in the first game of the four-team, double-elimination regional tournament Friday at 11 a.m. (PST) Texas (44-15), the No. 4 overall seed in the 64-team field announced Monday morning on live television, will host the regional in the Austin suburb, where Ivy League champion Brown (27-19) rounds out the field.

Women's hoops:

New UT women's basketball coach eager for new challenges
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Jack Goestenkors recently recalled a long-ago family vacation to Elephant Rocks State Park in Missouri when daughter Gail was about 10 or 11 years old. He was watching his two oldest sons in hiking boots scale the giant granite boulders and jump feet-first from about 25 feet up into a deep pool. Suddenly there was Gail scrambling up those same boulders.


Cavs' Gibson, a former UT standout, holds his own against idol Billups
San Antonio Express-News
It wasn't so long ago when Chauncey Billups was constantly on the mind of Daniel Gibson. On the playgrounds of Houston, alone in the gym at Jesse Jones High, whenever Gibson had a ball in his hands and his eyes on a hoop, he would emulate the moves of his American idol.


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