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Texas Freshmen Shine as South Tops North
Inside Texas
The South All-Stars defeated the North, 14-0 on Tuesday night in the THSCA All-Star Game as seven incoming Longhorn freshmen showed their stuff as high school football players for one last time.

Inside Texas Blog: Big 12 Preseason Awards
Inside Texas
It's time for the Preseason Awards in the Big 12 conference. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his picks for Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP, Breakout Player and True Freshman Standout on offense and on defense.

UT says stadium construction on schedule
Austin American-Statesman
With one month to go until the Texas Longhorns open the 2007 football season, 390 construction workers at Royal-Memorial Stadium are counting down the hours — all 5,218 of them — until kickoff. Crews are working three shifts a day and seven days a week in a nonstop push to ensure that the north end zone expansion is ready for the Sept. 1 game against Arkansas State.

Kindle over Killebrew? Don't bet on it now
San Antonio Express-News
Earlier this offseason, we here at the Insider found ourselves engaged in a fairly interesting, off-the-record kind of conversation with a prominent member of the Texas football staff. The subject: Could much-ballyhooed sophomore Sergio Kindle actually supplant two-year starter Robert Killebrew at outside linebacker?

Brown, Texas still searching for backup QB
Daily Texan
The biggest non-legal question mark the Texas football team has dealt with this offseason is still looming over the Longhorns. Who will back up quarterback Colt McCoy?

Depth an early concern for Longhorns
El Paso Times
University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown said there is one thing about his team that sticks out like a sore thumb as it prepares to begin preseason workouts Monday. And though Brown didn't say it was the team's biggest question mark, finding a backup quarterback was the first thing about his team he addressed Tuesday at the 75th Annual Texas High School Coaches Association coaching school.

Texas Coaches Optimistic About Redwine
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Texas football coach Mack Brown is keeping his fingers crossed for Tylerite Nic Redwine. Injuries the past two years have caused the Robert E. Lee High School graduate to miss almost all of the past two seasons.

Football recruiting

Kerry Hyder: Ready to See the Field Again
Inside Texas
Austin LBJ linebacker Kerry Hyder burst onto the high school football scene as a freshman, earning Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors. He entered his sophomore campaign as one of the top ‘09 athletes in the Lone Star State, but his season was cut short because of an injury. Hyder is healthy now and is ready to get back on the field for his junior year.

Basketball recruiting

VIDEO: Center J'mison Morgan in Vegas
Inside Texas
Check out J'mison "Bobo" Morgan, the 6-10, 260-pound senior center from Dallas (Tex.) South Oak Cliff and the #39-ranked player in the nation, in highlight clips from Las Vegas last week...


Chris Simms has symptoms of more than a sore arm
St. Petersburg Times
Bucs quarterback Chris Simms has a sore left throwing arm, has to take anti-inflammatories and other medication to get on the field and may be a candidate for injured reserve. For the second straight day of training camp Monday, Simms had reduced throwing reps and was largely a bystander during 11-on-11 drills. Simms, 26, still is struggling to regain his form since having surgery to remove his spleen in September. He is suffering from symptoms of irregular proprioception, a kinesthetic sixth sense that allows you to know the position of your arms and legs in relation to your body.

Women's hoops

Texas hoops tour to stop in CC
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
When Gail Goestenkors took over as women's basketball coach at the University of Texas, she vowed to take the Longhorns around the state to reconnect with their fan base. Corpus Christi will be a stop on Goestenkors' first tour.


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