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Football recruiting

‘A' is for Acho
Dallas St. Mark's School of Texas isn't exactly known for producing big time football players, but Sam and Emmanuel Acho reversed that trend over the last two years. The Acho brothers bring talent and athleticism to the football field, but their best attribute might be their intelligence. Emmanuel talked about how his brother is adjusting in Austin and his summer camp visit.

ScoutTV: Mountain Brook's Tyler Love
The state of Alabama has been loaded with offensive linemen the past three years with two players participating in the U.S. Army All-American game in Andre Smith (2006) and Ryan Pugh (2007). presents junior game footage of one of the nation's best for the class of 2008.

'09 TE Camps at Texas
The 2008 tight end pool within the Lone Star State is one of the weakest in recent memory. The Texas Longhorns loaded up at the position in 2007 and will likely not take a tight end this year, but the 2009 class is a different story. South Grand Prairie's Ryan Fitch is one of the best pass catchers in the state and the Longhorns already have their eye on him.


Applewhite: A Hot Commodity on the Hot Seat
TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA -- To say that former Texas QB Major Applewhite's career is on the fast-track would be an understatement. Just three years removed from his Graduate Assistant days with the Longhorns, the new University of Alabama offensive coordinator admits that even he is surprised by the accelerated pace of his rise through the ranks.

Durant's No. 35 UT jersey is headed for retirement
Austin American-Statesman
Kevin Durant, the most acclaimed basketball player in University of Texas history, will have his number retired, coach Rick Barnes said Tuesday.

Dodds: UT hasn't discussed retiring Durant's jersey
Dallas Morning News
Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds said Wednesday officials have not formally discussed retiring the No. 35 jersey of basketball star Kevin Durant. Dodds, however, expects it to happen in time because Durant fits the school's criteria by winning the national player of the year award in his sport.


Augustin gets assist from Texas legend
Texas point guard D.J. Augustin didn't need to enter the NBA Draft to get a taste of what to expect at the next level. Augustin is spending the summer playing pickup games against former Longhorns who have returned to campus. That allows him to match up every day against Toronto Raptors point guard and former Wooden Award winner T.J. Ford.

Women's hoops

DeMoss joins UT women's basketball staff
Austin American-Statesman
University of Texas women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors completed her staff Tuesday with the hiring of Mickie DeMoss, head coach at the University of Kentucky from 2003-07 and an associate head coach at The University of Tennessee from 1985-2003.


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