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Football

Texas' MVP? Here's One, for Kicks
InsideTexas.com
Texas RB Jamaal Charles and QB Colt McCoy will likely share team MVP honors at season's end, but another ‘Horn has stated his case. Here's a hint: no one had even heard of him until 15 games ago.

Charles is rushing renaissance man
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorns' running attack, fueled by Charles and Colt McCoy, is becoming an explosive threat.

Mack's smack
Austin American-Statesman
Brown's tirade spurred on Longhorns

Texas knows tackling must be better
Dallas Morning News
Texas co-defensive coordinator Duane Akina said he can't explain why his defense missed tackle after tackle for most of the game against Oklahoma State last Saturday and then gave up only 36 yards rushing over the second half of the fourth quarter, when OSU was trying to run clock with a lead.

Texas Tech will try to corral Texas RB Charles
Dallas Morning News
Texas Tech interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill said he's been impressed with the way Texas running back Jamaal Charles has played the last two weeks, but he has a plan that he hopes will slow Charles down.

Big kicks just his routine
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
As he lines up for the kick, the pressure couldn't be greater. With just 2 seconds left, the fate of a possible comeback victory resides on Ryan Bailey's leg. And before he steps onto the field, the rest of the Longhorns can't help but remind him.

Harrell, McCoy in spotlight
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
There were strong opinions going into this season from critics across the nation that Colt McCoy of Texas was a better quarterback than Texas Tech's Graham Harrell. McCoy, the thinking went, knew how to deliver in the clutch better than Harrell. Those two will settle the score at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, when the Red Raiders play the Longhorns in a Big 12 game in Austin. Harrell doesn't like to compare himself with other quarterbacks. He would rather his numbers do the talking for him.

Longhorns' RB Charles cuts loose
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Just when burnt orange fans were ready to see red, Jamaal Charles took a handoff on a designed sweep to the right. He made one cut up field and accelerated untouched up the right sideline for an 86-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Texas' victory over Nebraska. The run, tied for fifth-longest in school history, might have also saved the Longhorns' season.

Football recruiting

Marquise Goodwin: High on the Horns
InsideTexas.com
Garland Rowlett wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has made it no secret that Texas is at the top of his list, but are the Longhorns interested? IT caught up with Goodwin to talk a little recruiting.

Women's hoops

For Longhorns and their coach, everything is different
Austin American-Statesman
Gail Goestenkors awoke early Sunday to participate in the Race for the Cure, joining thousands of runners who weaved through vacant streets of downtown Austin. It marked the first time the 43-year-old basketball coach had attempted a 5-kilometer race. For moral support, she was joined by her three assistant coaches. She warned the players on the Texas Longhorn women's basketball team they will be in the race next year.

THREE POINTERS: Questions for the Longhorn women
Austin American-Statesman
Gail Goestenkors awoke early Sunday to participate in the Race for the Cure, joining thousands of runners who weaved through vacant streets of downtown Austin. It marked the first time the 43-year-old basketball coach had attempted a 5-kilometer race. For moral support, she was joined by her three assistant coaches. She warned the players on the Texas Longhorn women's basketball team they will be in the race next year.

A new beginning for Texas program
Houston Chronicle
Goestenkors prepares to fill void left by Conradt

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