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Kindle, Melton Suspended for Three Games
Linebacker Sergio Kindle and defensive end Henry Melton have been suspended for Texas' first three games of the 2007 season following DWI arrests earlier this summer, Texas coach Mack Brown announced Sunday.

Texas Assistant Diagnosed with Cancer
University of Texas running backs coach Ken Rucker announced on Sunday that he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery later this month.

Shipley, Dockery May Be 'Limited'
FL Jordan Shipley (hamstring) will be "limited" during the early part of two-a-days while RG Cedric Dockery "may or may not be limited", but both are expected to fully recovered by the September 1 home-opener, Texas coach Mack Brown said Sunday.

Melton, Kindle suspended for three games
Austin American-Statesman
Mack Brown reinterates zero tolerance policy with team

Kirk Bohls: Brown taking charge with disciplinary actions
Austin American-Statesman
Texas coach protecting program's image.

Rucker takes leave of absence to fight cancer
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorns running backs coach will have surgery on prostate this month.

Charles looks to beef up running game
Austin American-Statesman
Junior back is heavier and full of hopes.

UT's Akina adds pop to defense
Dallas Morning News
Duane Akina knew something was wrong. As a 12-year-old at an all-day basketball tournament in his native Honolulu, Akina noticed the parents of his teammates looking at him with creased faces. They followed him wherever he went.

Brown suspends UT pair for arrests
Dallas Morning News
Texas coach Mack Brown on Sunday suspended sophomore linebacker Sergio Kindle of Woodrow Wilson and junior defensive end Henry Melton of Grapevine for three games after both were charged with driving while intoxicated this summer.

Brown lowers boom on 2 players
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Citing a desire to send a "very, very strong message" to his team in light of recent off-field legal incidents, Texas coach Mack Brown said Sunday he has suspended linebacker Sergio Kindle and defensive end Henry Melton for the team's first three games.

Football: Brown talking tough to Longhorns
San Antonio Express-News
Staking a hard line against a spate of summertime arrests that has sullied the image of his Texas football program, coach Mack Brown welcomed players back from the offseason break Sunday with news that he was suspending two of them.

Football: UT players on mend
San Antonio Express-News
UT receiver Jordan Shipley has aggravated a hamstring pull suffered during the summer and will be used cautiously during workouts this week, coach Mack Brown said.

Football: Texas assistant diagnosed with prostate cancer
San Antonio Express-News
Texas running backs coach Ken Rucker will take a leave of absence later this month after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

UT's Kindle, Melton to miss first 3 games
Houston Chronicle
Assistant Rucker to be treated for prostate cancer

Football Recruiting

The Numbers Don't Lie
Are you for or against an early signing period? The numbers simply don't lie as commitments are up 337% and roughly half the prospects that sign with BCS schools have already made their college decision. The Recruiting Team weighs in on this subject.

A Look Ahead: Anthony Fera
It is not that often that a prep player will be recruited as linebacker and as a kicker, but that is indeed the case with 2009 St. Pius X prospect Anthony Fera. Fera is a talented player that is just coming to realize his potential as a major division one kicking prospect.


Lions' Williams ready for rookie to pay up
Three years ago, Roy Williams was the Detroit Lions' big-money rookie wide receiver. The seventh overall pick in the NFL draft had to buy chicken for everybody after road games and take the other receivers out to dinner.


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