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Football

Two suspended players indicted
Austin American-Statesman
Two suspended Texas football players were indicted Thursday by a Travis County grand jury for their alleged roles in a July robbery. Freshman defensive tackle Andre Jones was indicted on four counts of robbery. Redshirt freshman running back and safety James Henry was indicted for knowingly destroying or concealing stolen items.

Lokey, Griffin earn all-academic, All-American honors
Austin American-Statesman
Moments after Texas defensive tackle Derek Lokey learned the news Thursday that he'd earned academic All-American honors, he immediately called his mother, the elementary school principal who never allowed him to settle for less than an A. Meanwhile, Longhorns center Dallas Griffin took time away from his MBA studies at UT's Red McCombs School of Business and called his parents with the news of his selection.

Last loss has Longhorns looking for answers
Dallas Morning News
What happened in College Station? The e-mail box started filling up almost before the scoreboard hit zero at Kyle Field. Is Duane Akina gone? Why can't Texas get up for Texas A&M? How could a lame duck coach totally outwork Mack Brown like that?

SportsDay's All-Big 12 teams
Dallas Morning News

The Express-News' All-Big 12 team
San Antonio Express-News

Men's hoops:

Barnes, unbeaten UT head to UCLA
San Antonio Express-News
Football season and spring football season. The only two seasons that matter in Texas, right? The Longhorns might beg to differ. UT's basketball team shot up to No. 8 in the most recent national rankings, thanks to a whipping the Longhorns delivered to Tennessee over the Thanksgiving weekend. If only the UT football team could siphon some success from their hardcourt mates. The Longhorns will likely tuck their tails and head west next month for another Holiday Bowl appearance, while their run-and-gunning teammates have eyes on a deep run into March. Yes, it's early. But the signs at the Erwin Center are pretty good.

Women's hoops:

Boyd finds joy in getting back on court
Austin American-Statesman
Texas shooting guard Crystal Boyd hadn't played a basketball game in 11 months because she didn't have a leg to stand on. She broke her left foot last September and her right foot in December. This was not the Texas two-step the Longhorns were looking for after Boyd had a promising freshman season two years ago. While teammate Brittainey Raven scored 16 points in a 76-60 victory over Texas-Arlington before 4,520 fans Thursday night at the Erwin Center, Boyd was simply elated to walk on the court.

No. 24 Texas continues hot start
Daily Texan
Leading UT-Arlington 29-28 with just under one minute left in the first half, the Longhorns needed a spark going into the break. Turns out, they got two. Earnesia Williams and Erneisha Bailey hit consecutive three-pointers to swing the momentum into Texas' favor and ignite the Longhorns' offense heading into the second half. After a poor 30.2 percent shooting performance in the first half, Texas bounced back, shooting 56.7 percent in the second to defeat the Mavericks 76-60 Thursday night at the Erwin Center.

Alumni:

UH candidates include Applewhite
Houston Chronicle
The Houston Cougars are in the process of finding a head football coach to replace Art Briles, who resigned Wednesday after deciding to take over the struggling Baylor program. And while UH athletic director Dave Maggard will not comment on specific candidates, the list includes Alabama offensive coordinator Major Applewhite, former Miami coach Larry Coker, Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Christensen, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Michael Haywood, Texas A&M offensive coordinator Les Koenning Jr., Michigan State defensive line coach Lucious Selmon, Ohio University head coach Frank Solich and former Auburn coach Terry Bowden.

Other:

Longhorns think they have right mix
Austin American-Statesman
A Texas Longhorns volleyball team that got close a year ago is looking to break through for its first national title since 1988 when play begins today in the NCAA tournament.

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