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Sweed Injures Wrist in Scrimmage
Senior SE Limas Sweed sprained his left wrist during Wednesday morning's scrimmage, according to head athletic trainer for football Kenny Boyd.

Full Speed Ahead
Early Wednesday morning the Texas Longhorns got up and put on the pads for their first full-speed scrimmage on the season in Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium. Afterwards, offensive coordinator Greg Davis and defensive coordinator Duane Akina talked about what they saw from both their entrenched starters and up-and-comers battling for playing time.

Kickoff change will put special into special teams
Austin American-Statesman
Some are worried about field position. Some are worried about more injuries. One is even worried about his coaches' health. The biggest college football rule change in 2007 has teams kicking off from the 30-yard line instead of the 35. Everybody is worried.

UT's Sweed injured in scrimmage
Dallas Morning News
Texas All-Big 12 receiver Limas Sweed sprained his left wrist during a scrimmage Wednesday morning when he landed awkwardly while falling to the ground. According to a source close to the situation, the senior will be out at least three weeks and will miss the first game of the season.

Wednesday practice report
Dallas Morning News

Football recruiting:

ScoutTV: Fitzhenry an Offensive Machine
Brock Fitzhenry is one of the most dangerous offensive threats in the "Lone Star State." From his spot at quarterback he is threat to score a touchdown on the ground every single time he takes a snap. In this ScoutTV feature we take a look at Fitzhenry as he runs away from the competition.

Chris Williams: One of Best in Texas
The class of 2009 inside the state of Texas already appears to be chocked full of talent on the defensive side of the ball and Abilene's Chris Williams may be the most aggressive of the bunch. After a sophomore season that saw Williams rack up 140 tackles, the interest started flowing in. One school in particular hasn't wasted any time showing extreme interest in the junior linebacker.


Longhorns' Russell to return for 2008 baseball season
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas Longhorns received good news Wednesday when right fielder Kyle Russell said he was returning for the 2008 college baseball season.

Cards needed a better effort to sign Russell
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Kyle Russell got away. The Cardinals drafted the collegiate slugger in the fourth round of this summer's amateur baseball, realizing that he would be difficult to sign. The kid has potential first-round talent, so it was worth a short. In this corner of cyberspace, I jumped the gun and listed his signing as one of the several positive long-term signs for this organization. Excited Internet posters believed it was going to happen. Alas, Russell elected to remain at the University of Texas – taking some steam out of the building organizational momentum.


Texas repeats as national champion in merchandising
Austin American-Statesman
The University of Florida may have won both the football and men's basketball national championships last season, but when it came to selling merchandise, the Gators could finish no better than third behind the No.1-ranked University of Texas. For the second straight year, Texas topped the Collegiate Licensing Company's clients in collecting royalties. Notre Dame placed second, followed by Florida, Michigan, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Penn State.

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