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Football

Kansas State Preview: Revenge Factor
InsideTexas.com
Texas' season was sent spiraling downward on a frozen night in Manhattan, Kan. last year. Throughout the week, Texas coaches and players have publicly cooled on the idea that the rematch is a payback game, but will the Wildcats find on Saturday that revenge is a dish best served cold?

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
Big 12 play is finally here. On this episode of the podcast, IT's Ross and Ross preview the Kansas State game and what Texas needs to do to avoid what happened last year in Manhattan.

Young Acho impressing early
Austin American-Statesman
Sam Acho already has made a name for himself as the first true freshman to play this season. But it's not that he played. It's how the 6-foot-3-inch defensive end played.

Ask the beat writers: Questions on Vince Young, John Chiles and redshirts
Austin American-Statesman

Notebook: Ulatoski likely to return Saturday; Vince to appear on '60 Minutes'
Austin American-Statesman

Titanic return: Young & Co. back in Austin
Dallas Morning News
Longhorns fans probably have nothing to worry about this weekend. Vince Young will be at Royal-Memorial Stadium for the UT-Kansas State game. And pretty much everything Young touches turns into a win.

UT's Ulatoski probable for K-State
Dallas Morning News
Sophomore right tackle Adam Ulatoski of Southlake Carroll, who injured his right elbow against TCU in Week 2 and missed the Central Florida and Rice games, is probable for Saturday's game against Kansas State. According to UT athletic trainer for football Kenny Boyd, DE Eddie Jones (left shoulder), LB Sergio Kindle (right knee) and DE Brian Orakpo (right knee) are out.

Young looks to inspire UT
San Antonio Express-News
Vince Young is expected to be on hand this weekend for the Kansas State game, but on Wednesday, Texas coach Mack Brown said he hadn't yet spoken to Young. Nor did he say if he would invite Young to address the team in the locker room. Here's betting he will, or at the very least, Young will find a way to address his old team. A topic suggestion: The Art of the Comeback.

Jackson takes long road to succeed at Kansas State
Daily Texan
Being from Connecticut, I have a vague idea of how Texans view the little state that comprises a portion of New England. Most know it's cold and that it's somewhere north, filled with "Yankees," but one thing every single Texan does know is that those Yankees don't play football like they do in Texas. And they're completely right. Try telling that to Rob Jackson, though.

Stiffer challenge awaits Longhorns' offense
Kerrville Daily Times
This time, there will be no overmatched Rice defense across the line. This time, there will be a Kansas State defense that is one of the best in college football at stopping the run and not too hateful on pass defense. So certainly, No. 7 Texas will face a stiffer challenge Saturday than it did while cruising to 560 yards in a 58-14 tuneup with the Owls last week.

One year ago, K-State's win over Texas changed much
Kansas City Star
One magical night last November abruptly changed lives on the Kansas State and Texas sidelines — and even those hundreds of miles away. K-State's shocking 45-42 upset of No. 4 Texas in Manhattan had an impact that carried on into this season, and shaped perceptions of the programs.

Game preview: Kansas State at Texas
Kansas City Star

Wildcats to face real McCoy
Wichita Eagle
Texas' sophomore quarterback bulked up in the offseason after an injury during the 2006 loss to K-State.

Wildcats downplay hyped rematch with Longhorns
Topeka Capital-Journal
Ian Campbell only watches the tape once in awhile, mostly when his friends are around. It's not that the memories aren't good. It was, as Campbell put it, a magical night.

Messing with Texas
Kansas State Collegian
Owning in the sports world doesn't really mean to buy something and have control over it. It means to beat someone, whether it is an individual or a team, again and again and again. Some people could look at the competition between K-State and Texas last year and think that term applies.

Football recruiting

Eddie Foster: Drawing Early Interest
InsideTexas.com
Division I football schools have always been attracted to speed and that is exactly what Colleyville Heritage cornerback Eddie Foster brings to the football field. Foster and his teammates are off to a good start so far this year and he is already started receiving interest from several schools. He talked recruiting with Inside Texas.

Alumni

1977 was almost perfect
Austin American-Statesman
In 1977 the University of Texas football team, under new coach Fred Akers, began the season unranked in the national polls. Many observers predicted the Longhorns would finish no better than fourth or fifth in the Southwest Conference, and that was before Texas' first- and second-string quarterbacks were lost to injuries suffered against No. 2-ranked Oklahoma. The Longhorns not only upset the Sooners that October afternoon, before the end of the month they stood atop the college football world as the only undefeated team in the Top 20. They also had the leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy, Earl Campbell, and had turned the Drag into a raucous Saturday night block party.

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