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Tony Hills Out for Season
Texas senior offensive tackle Tony Hills has played his last down in Burnt Orange. Hills sustained a fibula fracture to his lower left leg during Texas' 59-43 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday and is out for the season.

Creating a 'Surge' of Their Own
A broken leg, a whiney coach, a double spin move and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from Texas' 59-43 win over Texas Tech.

Poll Report: The Race for No. 1
It's a scramble for No. 1! With Ohio State falling to Illinois, there are as many as nine or ten teams with a legitimate claim to the top spot in college football. Meanwhile, the BCS hopes for the Texas Longhorns get just a little brighter each week, moving up one more spot in the standings.

Longhorns are 9-2 heading into matchup with Aggies
Austin American-Statesman
Here come the Aggies, and the Longhorns are 9-2. Again. One year later, it's eerily similar, yet totally different.

Texas a team on the rebound
Austin American-Statesman
Horns thriving despite injuries, 0-2 start.

Leach goes off deep end with comments on officiating
Austin American-Statesman
We know Mike Leach loves pirates. But he stepped out on a plank that was a lot shorter than it appeared to be. Now he's in deep water.

Forecast for Big 12 bowl teams mostly cloudy
Dallas Morning News
Only a few games left, yet so many bowl scenarios to play with

Brown's optimism paying off yet again for Texas
San Antonio Express-News
To the outside world, Mack Brown is the man who can find a bright side to everything. He's the kind of guy who looks at a forest fire and raves about how it restores the ecosystem, or watches an 18-car pileup and praises the 19th driver for hitting the brakes.

Friend's advice helps spur Charles
San Antonio Express-News
After gaining a season-low 44 yards against Iowa State and only 56 yards the next week against Baylor, Texas running back Jamaal Charles had a conversation with an old friend. Loosely translated, the friend said to Charles, "What the hell are you doing? You're hitting the holes soft."

Longhorns showcase line depth vs. Raiders
San Antonio Express-News
With a patchwork offensive line and injured skill-position players falling around him like flies, Chris Hall knew the pressure was on Texas' backup players.

Longhorns have chance for BCS bid by beating A&M
Daily Texan
One of Texas' bywords this week was believe. It might be OK for fans to join in. The Longhorns have won four straight games after opening Big 12 play with a pair of losses, and they're No. 12 in the AP poll. They handled Texas Tech with ease despite the fact that the Red Raiders offense was clicking all day. "The swagger is back," said head coach Mack Brown. And so too are dreams of the BCS.

Men's hoops

Men preparing for game against Texas-San Antonio
Austin American-Statesman
Confidently staring down uncertainty, D.J. Augustin predicts success for Longhorn basketball. "We're gonna be a great team," the sophomore point guard said. Barring a last-minute change, the Longhorns will begin the season tonight against Texas-San Antonio without their top freshman recruit.

James set to lead Texas defensively in opener
Daily Texan
If point guard D.J. Augustin serves as the "Eyes of Texas," then Damion James should be considered the heart of the Longhorns. Texas coach Rick Barnes believes that James has the potential to become one of the best defensive players in the country, and with Barnes' renewed commitment to team defense, James will provide the pulse for the club.

Women's hoops

Horns begin with win
Austin American-Statesman
Texas tops Missouri St. in coach G's debut

Texas rolls for 92-55 victory in season opener
Daily Texan
Longhorns prove that they can score without Jackson holding down the post


Battle of Texas tailbacks goes to Selvin Young
Austin American-Statesman
Broncos rookie has 1st TD, 100-yard game, outshines Priest Holmes.


Longhorns 'survive' Aggies' feisty attack to win Big 12 title
Austin American-Statesman
No. 10-ranked Texas women avenge regular-season loss with early goals, win tournament for second consecutive year

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