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Football recruiting

Carroll's Dodge to join dad at UNT
Dallas Morning News
A few weeks of discussions and second thoughts culminated in a dramatic turn of events for North Texas and the family of football coach Todd Dodge this weekend. Southlake Carroll quarterback Riley Dodge, who will be a senior this fall, is going to follow his father to UNT after all.

Football

UT's Shipley has strained hamstring
Austin American-Statesman
Texas receiver Jordan Shipley strained a hamstring this week, but team officials said Friday that the junior from Burnet is expected to be healed by the start of preseason workouts Aug. 6.

Becoming a Horn
Brownsville Herald
Jorge "Coco" Martinez always wanted to play football for the Texas Longhorns. Now he's getting his chance.

Baseball

Garrido sets wins record with passion for teaching
ESPN.com
Here are the last words you would expect to hear from the NCAA's all-time winningest Division I baseball coach...

Alumni

Toll of glory for Earl Campbell
Dallas Morning News
While Tony Dorsett played with his kids and Archie Griffin and George Rogers played golf Friday at Barton Creek Resort, Earl Campbell was struggling to walk. Wearing a burnt orange, Texas golf shirt, white knee-length shorts and new Nikes with a Longhorn logo, Campbell used a walker to inch down a window-lined hallway overlooking one of his favorite golf courses.

Tale of two Bears
Austin American-Statesman
During his two-month stint in Cook County Jail, inmate Terry "Tank" Johnson had plenty of time to think about the mistakes in judgment that landed his 6-foot, 300-pound frame in an 8-by-10 cell. While his time was spent mostly in isolation and away from the general jail population, Johnson had several reminders of the good life he carelessly disrespected on the outside. Those reminders were in the forms of several of his Chicago Bear teammates and head coach Lovie Smith, who came by to visit. One of his closest friends on the team, cornerback Nathan Vasher, came by to see him twice. Vasher, nicknamed The Interceptor by teammates, arrived at rookie camp with Tank in 2004. The former University of Texas standout was selected in the fourth round, 63 picks after former University of Washington standout Johnson, who went in the second round. Born three weeks apart 25 years ago, the lives of Johnson and Vasher took different paths last week.

Campbell leaves golf tourney in wheelchair
Daily Texan
The Heisman Trophy is arguably the most prestigious award in all of sports, and the 71 men named as college football's best player since 1935 make up one the elitist clubs in the world. On Friday night, gridiron royalty gathered in Austin to honor a pair of Texas legends with the largest group of Heisman winners ever assembled outside of the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City.

Ex-Longhorn Johnson lends helping hand
Daily Texan
Derrick Johnson knows a thing or two about receiving a helping hand.

Fans, legends roll out red carpet for Durant
Seattle Times
All that was missing was Mayor Greg Nickels and the key to the city. Seemingly everyone gathered at a rally on a postcard-perfect day at Green Lake Park to get their first glimpse at Seattle's newest superstar. At 12:09 p.m., the crowd of 300-plus erupted into cheers as Kevin Durant — the 6-foot-9 forward taken No. 2 overall by the Sonics in Thursday's NBA draft — stepped onstage and waved to fans wearing green No. 35 Durant T-shirts.

Payton's advice for Durant: Keep level head
Seattle Times
To Gary Payton, it all looks so familiar. He has been where Kevin Durant is now and if he could impart one bit of advice to the 18-year-old forward drafted No. 2 overall by the Sonics, it would be to keep a level head.

Watts anoints Durant as man to save the Sonics
Tacoma Tribune
Kevin Durant hadn't been a member of the SuperSonics two full days before one of the most popular players in team history anointed him Seattle's basketball savior.

Campbell to highlight Heisman reunion
Daily Texan
Some of college football's greatest players are descending upon Austin as the Baron Creek Resort and Spa hosts the inaugural Heisman Winners Association Weekend. As many as 30 former winners from eight different decades will participate in the largest gathering of Heisman winners in history. "Since its inception, the HWA has been working toward establishing an annual event to raise funds for the HWA Foundation," HWA Chairman and the only two-time Heisman winner Archie Griffin said. "This is that event." The event will honor a pair of Texas football legends, as Earl Campbell of UT celebrates his 30-year anniversary of capturing the coveted trophy along with John David Crow of Texas A&M who won the award in 1957.

Women's hoops

OU's Boren clarifies Coale comments
Dallas Morning News
University of Oklahoma president David Boren has released a statement attempting to clarify comments he made Wednesday about OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale and whether she turned down the Texas job.

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