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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:

Alex Okafor: Camp Visit Puts Horns in Top 5
InsideTexas.com
Securing a couple of defensive ends will more than likely be a big priority for the Texas coaching staff in 2009, and one of the best was in town last weekend. Pflugerville's Alex Okafor talked about his visit to the 40 Acres.

Getting Familiar with 08' Class
InsideTexas.com
Nederland, Texas linebacker Dravannti Johnson made a big splash in the recruiting world when he switched his commitment from Texas A&M to Texas a couple of months ago. Over the weekend, Johnson got his first opportunity to hang out with some of the members of UT's 08' class. Needless to say, he was very impressed.

Football:

Inside Texas Blog: Lucky 7
InsideTexas.com
The official preseason football polls are still a ways off, but it's looking like the Longhorns will be a top five team. However, according to Texas head coach Mack Brown, all that matters is being in the Top 7.

Rash of arrests drawing wrong kind of attention to UT
Daily Texan
Another week, another arrest for Texas football.

Baseball:

Danks named to USA Baseball National Team
TexasSports.com
University of Texas standout leftfielder Jordan Danks was selected to the 20-man roster of the 2007 USA Baseball National Team on Wednesday.

UT pitcher Alaniz going pro
Dallas Morning News
Texas junior right-handed pitcher Adrian Alaniz, who went 12-3 with a 2.59 ERA and was named Big 12 pitcher of the year, is skipping his final year of eligibility to turn professional.

Alumni:

Heisman weekend in Austin shaping up
Austin American-Statesman
While one Heisman Trophy winner watched and laughed Wednesday, two others traded the kind of good-natured barbs that are commonplace when members of the elite football fraternity gather. Texas' Earl Campbell and Texas A&M's John David Crow gave a sneak preview of what's in store later this month when what is believed will be the largest-ever gathering of Heisman winners convenes at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa for the inaugural Heisman Winners Association Weekend.

Former Longhorn named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week
TexasSports.com
Former University of Texas baseball star Kyle McCulloch was named Carolina League Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.

Other:

University of Texas Athletics concludes another successful season
TexasSports.com
With a sixth-place showing by the women and a 14th-place finish by the men at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championship over the weekend, The University of Texas officially concluded its 2006-07 athletics season. Of the school's 20 intercollegiate programs, the Longhorns registered nine Top 10 and 16 Top 20 NCAA Championship finishes during the recent academic year. Texas recorded Top 10 NCAA performances in men's indoor track and field (third), men's swimming (fifth), women's volleyball (tied for fifth), women's swimming and diving (sixth), women's outdoor track and field (sixth), men's cross country (seventh), women's indoor track and field (eighth), women's soccer (tied for ninth) and men's tennis (tied for ninth).

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