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Football recruiting:

Shepard: Interest Growing with Every Visit
The Texas Longhorns had a number of quarterbacks on campus for summer camp throughout the weekend, but none with a higher profile than Cy-Ridge's Russell Shepard. Shepard left Austin extremely impressed with the 2008 recruiting class and the atmosphere at the 40 Acres.

Klein Oak receiver Hales picks Horns
Austin American-Statesman
It took a while for the two parties to meet, exchange pleasantries and realize they were right for each other. It wasn't Texas' fault. The Longhorns were trying to get in touch with DeSean Hales. It wasn't Hales' fault. He was hoping for a call from the Longhorns. But in the beginning of the recruiting process for 2008 stars, Hales and the Longhorns weren't communicating.


IT Blog: It's Literally a Title 'Run'
If Texas can run the ball in 2007, Texas will run the table. But that's a big 'if'.

Around the Horns with Inside Texas
On this edition of Around the Horns, Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger and Clendon Ross are talking football. Where should Texas be ranked? What are the biggest issues heading into the season? Will the Horns fall to the Aggies again? All that and much more on Around the Horns!

Horns' backup safety transfers from UT after arrest
Associated Press
Sophomore safety Robert Joseph announced Monday that he will transfer to another school, two days after he was arrested and then suspended by Texas football coach Mack Brown.

'Average' 1972 Horns defied odds
San Antonio Express-News
Legendary Texas football coach Darrell Royal, whose down-home wit was as big a part of his persona as his Midas touch on the field, was succinct when he characterized his 1972 team before the season. "We're as average," Royal said, "as a day's wash."


Trouble has no part in Durant's game
Austin American-Statesman
Kevin Durant knows he isn't expected to be the No. 1 selection in the NBA draft on June 28, but that doesn't mean he won't keep trying to sway the team with the top pick.

UIW interviewing three coaching finalists
San Antonio Express-News
Dean Campbell played in the early 1970s for Texas college football icon Darrell Royal. He has worked as an assistant coach for more than 30 years in successful programs under Emory Bellard, Fred Akers, Spike Dykes and Fisher DeBerry. On top of that, he has served as a position coach for some of the best college players in Texas history, including Lester Hayes, Pat Thomas, Jerry Gray, Mossy Cade and Zach Thomas. In that respect, it's a little surprising that Campbell has never snagged a job as a head coach. He hopes to get his first shot with the new Division II program at Incarnate Word.

Former Longhorn makes Major League Baseball debut
Curtis Thigpen recently became the 94th former Longhorn to play in Major League Baseball. Thigpen, who was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays to help fill in for injured first baseman Lyle Overbay, made his first big-league start last Wednesday. In his first career at-bat, the 24-year old laced a hit off Tampa Bay's Scott Kazmir.


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