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Football

Too Much Info in the 'Yellow Pages'?
InsideTexas.com
Texas is looking for its first Big 12 win this season, but it will have to come during the team's first true conference road game as it faces the Iowa State Chiziks, make that the Cyclones. But the storyline this week is the extent to which former Longhorn defensive coordinator Gene Chizik's familiarity with the Horns will factor into Saturday's contest.

Texas' Cosby embraces responsibilities
Austin American-Statesman
This football thing is pretty easy for Quan Cosby. Oh sure, he returns kicks. And yes, that's him fielding punts. Of course he's starting at wide receiver. Absolutely he's one of Texas' more mature leaders on the field. But responsibilities pale in comparison to what Cosby takes off the field.

Ask the beat writers: Questions on the Longhorn secondary, linebackers and Vondrell McGee
Austin American-Statesman

UT is headed in the wrong direction
Dallas Morning News
ace facts: Texas is headed in the wrong direction.

An old friend is out to ruin UT's weekend
Dallas Morning News
For two years, Gene Chizik became part of the Texas football family. Although Chizik has been gone for nearly 11 months, memories will be rekindled Saturday when Chizik coaches Iowa State against the Longhorns. For some programs, it might be a problem. In this case, Texas coach Mack Brown knows first-hand about dealing with close ties on the other sideline.

Notebook: Iowa State receivers stand tall
Dallas Morning News

Charles, pass rush must step up against ISU
San Antonio Express-News

Struggling to hold on
Daily Texan
Jamaal Charles has never been criticized this much. For almost a week, he's been hearing it from all sides. Coaches, teammates and even family members have been getting in his ear. You've been dropping the ball. Literally.

Texas tackler can hook 'em or cook 'em
Des Moines Register
Senior linebacker Robert Killebrew stirs up support for the Longhorns with his cooking show, 'Kill's Kitchen.'

Iowa State's Chizik renews acquaintances with mentor Mack Brown
Associated Press
Iowa State coach Gene Chizik will be thrilled to see Mack Brown for the first time in months. Chizik just wishes his mentor wasn't bringing the 23rd-ranked Texas Longhorns with him. No such luck for Chizik, who left his job as the co-defensive coordinator/assistant head coach at Texas last winter to take over at Iowa State. The Longhorns don't promise to be a happy bunch, either.

Hoops

Gary Johnson Cleared to Practice
InsideTexas.com
He hasn't yet been cleared to play in games, but on Thursday the University of Texas officially cleared freshman forward Gary Johnson to practice with the basketball team.

Audio: Dogus Balbay
InsideTexas.com
Texas freshman guard Dogus Balbay, who is from Istanbul, Turkey, talks with the Texas media for the first time.

Longhorns confident despite injuries
Daily Texan
Practice starts today for the Texas Longhorns, but injuries are already limiting the team. Dexter Pittman, Dogus Balbay and Matt Hill will all probably miss today's session. Additionally, freshman Gary Johnson hasn't been cleared to play in games. He'll be there today though.

Women's hoops

Top recruit visits Texas
Austin American-Statesman
Destini Hughes — the 17th-ranked women's basketball recruit in the country and the second-best point guard, according to HoopGurlz.com — has a visit to the University of Texas scheduled for this weekend. Hughes is from Kennendale High, where her father, Vance, is the girls' basketball coach.

Alumni

Titans' Young Is At His Best When Game Is On The Line
Tampa Tribune
We've all seen those tantalizing movie trailers that tease to a dramatic conclusion. That's how Vince Young regards the first 45 minutes of any football game.

Ross making major contributions to Giants
Associated Press
If he had been on the field playing cornerback, rookie Aaron Ross might have been able to explain why his eyes kept wandering left and right as if he was looking for a pass to intercept. But since he was standing in the New York Giants' locker room on Thursday after practice, there had to be another reason for the glances. The answer came seconds later, when field security manager Terry Mansfield walked up to Ross and handed him his helmet.

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