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Inside Texas Blog: Blame the NCAA
Inside Texas Magazine Editor Mike Blackwell talks about who is to blame for the quality of Texas' schedule, living with Sooners and Booby.

Football recruiting:

Jon Major Recruiting Diary
Follow the recruiting trial with 5-star LB Jon Major from Ponderosa HS (Parker, CO).

Nolan Brewster: 100% Solid
It's an unwritten rule in recruiting to respect the commitments that other prospects have with their respective schools. So when Texas offered Mullen, Colorado offensive tackle and Nebraska commit Bryce Givens, the Cornhuskers retaliated quickly by extending an offer to Givens' high school teammate Nolan Brewster. Will the Nebraska offer affect Brewster's commitment?


Russell, Suttle Taken in 4th Round
Texas draft-eligible sophomores Kyle Russell and Bradley Suttle were taken in the fourth round of Thursday's Major League Baseball draft. The St. Louis Cardinals selected Russell with the 147th pick of the draft and the New York Yankees grabbed Suttle seven picks later at No. 154.

Longhorns Russell, Suttle taken in fourth round of baseball draft
Austin American-Statesman
Texas Longhorns third baseman Bradley Suttle recently made a bet with pitcher Austin Wood. Suttle thought right fielder Kyle Russell would be the first Longhorn selected in the major league draft. Wood thought it would be Suttle. If you go by round, they both were drafted at the same time. The two Longhorns were selected in the fourth round of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft on Thursday. Russell was taken with the 142nd pick by the St. Louis Cardinals, and Suttle was drafted with the 154th pick by the New York Yankees. Now the bet becomes, will they stay or will they go?


Much ado about bench presses
San Antonio Express-News
Earlier this week, Texas ex Kevin Durant made big news at the NBA's pre-draft camp without lifting a finger. Actually, he made big news without lifting much of anything at all.


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