Friday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Football Recruiting

IT-TV: Aaron Williams Senior Highlights
One of the top recruits in the Longhorns' 2008 class is Five-star DB Aaron Williams. The shutdown corner can do it all and in January he'll be playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, becoming the first player ever from Round Rock to achieve the honor.

Bohls: Lake Travis' Gilbert is a grounded but premier passer
Austin American-Statesman
Tonight, Gale Gilbert's son will continue his drive for a ring of his own when the junior quarterback and his Lake Travis Cavaliers take on Beeville in the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A state playoffs inside San Antonio's Alamodome.


Tony Hills Named First Team All-American
Texas senior OT Tony Hills has been selected first-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Longhorns Mailbag: Now hear this!
San Antonio Express-News
All season, Texas fans have been crying out for some harsh, iron-fist language from coach Mack Brown. If you listened to radio call-in shows or read the fan message boards, early season player arrests and losses to Kansas State and Oklahoma seemed to warrant a tongue-lashing or two.

Men's Hoops

Johnson's attitude inspires Longhorns
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gary Johnson, recall, is Barnes' prized recruit, who has played in but one exhibition game while a mysteriously anonymous cardiologist, or a team thereof, monitors an unspecified heart condition and agonizingly ponders Johnson's readiness to be cleared for competition.

Page 2: UT senior hits road for Longhorns hoops
San Antonio Express-News
Texas senior Ryan Clark stood in the top row of UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on Sunday, going crazy as the Longhorns upset then-No. 2 UCLA.

Basketball Recruiting

Orton's Holiday
The 2007 Holiday Hoops gets underway on Thursday and junior Daniel Orton (6-10, 265) shows glimpses of why he is one of the top 2009 prospects in the nation.


Horns' road to Final Four gets tougher
Austin American-Statesman
On only one court in the world would the fourth-seeded Texas volleyball team not be a comfortable favorite over No. 13 Florida. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, that court is where it will face the Gators in tonight's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup.

Texas set with Moriarty at helm
San Antonio Express-News
Pinpoint passes put talented Longhorns in position to excel.


Injury, Suspension Leave Vikings Thin at DE
The four-game suspension of Ray Edwards and another injury for Erasmus James leaves the Vikings likely starting a rookie at right defensive end.


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