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Football

The Inside Texas Podcast
Inside Texas
Breaking news! All positions on the Texas football team are open...after the regular season has already ended. Inside Texas' Ross and Ross talk about the problems on the team and what a Holiday Bowl win or loss would mean. Plus, the Texas basketball team, on the other hand, is flying high! How has Rick Barnes put his squad into the top five without Kevin Durant?

Griffin wins coveted national academic honor
Austin American-Statesman
Texas center is named winner of the Draddy Trophy, called the academic Heisman

Football recruiting:

Nolan Brewster: Still Solid?
Inside Texas
It's almost a given in college football recruiting that at least one or two early commits will change their minds and decide to roll with another program. The Texas Longhorns have already experienced this once in the 2008 class when Riley Dodge decided to play for his father at North Texas. Rumors have been surfacing as of late that Nolan Brewster might follow suit. Are these rumors true?

McFarland Gets Offer From "Way Up There"
Inside Texas
JaMarcus McFarland heard that a coach from Notre Dame called on Monday afternoon, but the 6-foot-3, 285-pound four-star defensive tackle didn't know what they wanted until he got home. McFarland's Lufkin (Texas) High head coach doesn't allow his kids out of class to get the phone.

Men's hoops:

'Top Five' and 'Fearless'
Inside Texas
Stormy weather grounded Texas' basketball team at LAX for nearly eight hours Sunday after upsetting top-ranked UCLA. Have the high-flying Horns come back down to earth enough to focus on surprising North Texas?

Barnes keeps shuffling and keeps winning
Austin American-Statesman
The coach was counting on depth, counting on a full complement of players for the first time in years, counting on flexibility and options. Instead, Rick Barnes finds himself in a familiar position, his roster depleted because, well, if it's not one thing, it's something else.

Jones makes North Texas a contender
Dallas Morning News
Mean Green can take significant step forward against No. 4 UT today

North Texas' White set for reunion with Texas' Augustin
Dallas Morning News
UNT's game at Texas tonight will mark a reunion for freshman guard Josh White, a former summer league teammate of UT guard D.J. Augustin.

UT 'didn't flinch' in victory over UCLA
San Antonio Express-News
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes said he wasn't too sure what to expect from his Longhorns this season. And that was to be expected – after all, UT starts a pair of juniors and three sophomores. But when the Longhorns ventured to Los Angeles last weekend and started digesting the buzz surrounding their game with No. 2 UCLA, something happened. They didn't shy away.

Longhorns exceeding expectations
Daily Texan
If the 2007 Longhorns haven't surprised head coach Rick Barnes, it's only because he was prepared for anything.

UNT men's basketball ready for Texas challenge
Denton Record-Chronicle
North Texas freshman guard Josh White will have a little inside information when the Mean Green takes on Texas tonight. White grew up in New Orleans, where he was a summer league teammate and high school rival of Texas guard D.J. Augustin. The two will face off for the first time in their college careers when the Mean Green travels to Austin for a 7:05 p.m. game at the Erwin Center.

Durant-less 'Horns impressive with early wins and No. 4 ranking
Associated Press
Ask Texas coach Rick Barnes if his Longhorns are better without Kevin Durant, he'll say that's the stupidest question he's heard.

Other:

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Blog
Houston Chronicle


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