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UT athletics comes back to the pack
Austin American-Statesman
Let's call it a bad year for University of Texas athletics. Not mediocre. Not average. Bad.

Football recruiting:

Longhorns Buried on Square's List
Houston Yates' defensive end Damian Square would be the first to tell you that he rushed into the recruiting process. Since he decommitted from A&M, Square has been one of the most sought after prospects in the Lone Star State. He just got back from camp at Miami and is planning on making several more visits before the end of the summer. Will Square visit UT?


UT's Garrido already looking forward, ready to reload
Austin American-Statesman
The big day this week for Texas baseball was supposed to be Friday. The Longhorns were going to open up super regional play in Corpus Christi. But after they were upset by UC Irvine this weekend at the Round Rock Regional, the big day this week in Texas baseball is Thursday. While the shock of an abrupt end to a promising season hasn't worn off yet, coach Augie Garrido knows the future look of his Texas team will be determined when Major League Baseball's amateur draft begins.

Even the Zen master has a bad day
San Antonio Express-News
Down three runs. Bottom of the ninth. Bases loaded. It's the type of situation that just screams for a hero. And if Augie Garrido's Hollywood buddies had their way, his Texas baseball team would have found one during Monday's NCAA regional tournament ender against UC Irvine. Instead, the Longhorns got Clay Van Hook.

Anteaters' coach beats Garrido
Daily Texan
Whenever Texas' baseball season ends in any other locale than Omaha, Neb., there are going to be questions. Most along the lines of what went wrong? For the 2007 team, which fell 9-6 to UC Irvine on Monday afternoon and was eliminated from postseason play, the question could just as easily be what didn't go wrong?


UT's Barnes defends Durant
Dallas Morning News
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes said people who are making a big deal about Kevin Durant failing to bench press 185 pounds at the NBA Pre-Draft Camp in Orlando this week are missing the point.


Watching Gibson grow
Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel
A few years ago, I remember sitting at the Campbell Center in Houston, watching a senior guard from Houston's Jones High School put on a show. The guard scored 26 points, but couldn't lead his team to a win over Aldine in the semifinals of the Academy Invitational. That guard is now known as the Cleveland Cavaliers' Eastern Conference finals hero — Daniel Gibson.


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