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Pick Six
Senior Brandon Foster can't catch a cold in practice. But his big plays at game time have earned him a place in the Texas record book.

Limas Sweed Undergoes Surgery
Longhorn senior wide receiver Limas Sweed underwent successful surgery to repair a ligament in his left wrist Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Thomas R. Hunt III, confirmed.

Culpepper's Commentary: Iowa State Game
Make no mistake, Texas is playing with a huge chip on its shoulder. The Horns showed the nation last week against Oklahoma and again this week versus Iowa State what a strong-effort team they could have been. It is really a shame that they were in such a funk against Kansas State two weekends ago.

Iowa State Game Report Cards
IT's Coaches Corner Moderator Mike Venable grades the Longhorn performances in Texas' 56-3 win over Iowa State.

Bears head into Saturday with huge question mark
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas Longhorns said Monday they were preparing to face Baylor quarterback Blake Szymanski on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium. On Tuesday, the Bears didn't even know who their quarterback might be. That's because they found out Monday that Szymanski suffered a mild concussion during the Bears' 58-10 loss to Kansas on Saturday.

Notebook: Schnupp suspended
Austin American-Statesman

Veteran Longhorns' LBs hang on
Dallas Morning News
It's one of the toughest decisions a coach faces: when to replace a veteran who has helped a team win big with a younger player who may have more physical ability and the potential to make more plays. Mack Brown and co-defensive coordinator Duane Akina have just such a dilemma at linebacker.

Baylor QB Szymanski might miss Texas game
Dallas Morning News
Coach Guy Morriss said he was told Sunday that quarterback Blake Szymanski suffered a concussion against Kansas. The sophomore complained of headaches and underwent tests that came back negative for injuries. Morriss isn't sure whether Szymanski will start Saturday against Texas.

Longhorns Insider: Baylor assistant arrested after urinating in a bar
San Antonio Express-News
Texas has the upper hand on Baylor regarding a few things. National championships come to mind, so do arrest affidavits. But the Bears should get a few points for sheer entertainment value.

Sizing Up the Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

Bears may change QBs for UT game
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Baylor quarterback Blake Szymanski sustained a mild concussion during Saturday's loss to Kansas but is expected to return to practice today. The sophomore missed practice Tuesday before MRI results came back negative and he was cleared for workouts. But Baylor coach Guy Morriss is contemplating a change at quarterback to inject some life into the offense. Morris said whoever is best in practice this week, Szymanski, senior Michael Machen or junior John David Weed, will probably start Saturday against Texas.

Morriss mulls options with starter nursing concussion
Houston Chronicle
After a third straight Big 12 loss, Baylor coach Guy Morriss said he would consider a quarterback switch "to provide a spark." Now Morriss might not have a choice. Sophomore quarterback Blake Szymanski suffered a concussion in a 58-10 loss to Kansas and might not be available for Saturday's game against No. 19 Texas at Floyd Casey Stadium.

Bears may trot out new QB against Longhorns
Waco Tribune-Herald
Even before finding out that quarterback Blake Szymanski had suffered a mild concussion against Kansas, the Baylor coaches were looking at making a change at the position.

Football recruiting

Dexter Pratt: Wide Open
Navasota, Texas athlete Dexter Pratt has the versatility to be a bruising tail back or a hard-hitting linebacker on the next level. Point blank, the kid can play. Pratt has already received two written offers and another could be on the way very soon.

Women's hoops

Goestenkors ready to roll
Austin American-Statesman
Gail Goestenkors demands that her players run a mile in a prescribed time, an exercise that has no tangible relation to basketball... For Goestenkors, the mile-run is a test of character.

Goestenkors in for wild ride at Texas
Dallas Morning News
Gail Goestenkors sure knows how to prepare for her job as the Texas women's basketball coach. She went on a South African safari in May and saw tons of wild animals. Compared to Orangebloods, the animals seemed pretty tame.

UT women click with a new face and new attitude
San Antonio Express-News
It didn't take long for Erneisha Bailey to realize that things had dramatically changed around the Texas women's basketball program. The senior guard Bailey was bracing for a tumultuous first meeting with new UT women's basketball coach Gail Goestenkors earlier this summer. She didn't know what to expect. Instead, Bailey found her new coach waiting for her barefooted in her office, sitting with her legs crossed Indian-style at her desk.

Goestenkors is new coaching star in Lone Star State
Kansas City Star
Missouri women's coach Cindy Stein jokingly approached Texas' Gail Goestenkors and asked for her autograph Tuesday. Then again, maybe it wasn't so much of a joke. There was no doubt about the new star at Big 12 women's basketball media day.


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