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Football

Texas Holds 2007 Football Banquet
Inside Texas
Sophomore quarterback Colt McCoy and junior running back Jamaal Charles took home team MVP honors at Texas' annual football banquet Friday night.

Bohls: Big schools' allure fading
Austin American-Statesman
By the time you read this, Michigan may finally have a head football coach. Then again, the Wolverines may just be hoping to hire one before the 2008 season opener against Utah.

McCoy, Charles win top team awards
Austin American-Statesman
Lokey is the top honoree on UT defense

Finley, Miller say they'll return for senior year
Dallas Morning News
Junior tight end Jermichael Finley and junior defensive tackle Roy Miller said at the team's annual football banquet that they'll return for their senior season.

Football Recruiting

Dravannti Johnson Takes in Austin
Inside Texas
One could argue that next to junior days, the most important recruiting weekend for the University of Texas is the banquet weekend. Almost all the current commitments were in town over the weekend to take in the atmosphere on the 40 Acres. Nederland High School's Dravannti Johnson talked about the experience.

Hoops

Texas Triple- Whammies Rice
Inside Texas
Damion James, A.J. Abrams and D.J. Augustin each scored 18 points to lead Texas past Rice, 80-54, Saturday at the Toyota Center in Houston.

Longhorns roll past Rice
Austin American-Statesman
Damion James is lighter this season, but his workload has become heavier. James, a sophomore forward, is now the Longhorns' top rebounder as well as a valued scorer. On Saturday, James contributed in both areas with 18 points and a career-best 17 rebounds, as the fourth-ranked Longhorns defeated Rice 80-54 in front of 5,911 fans at the Toyota Center.

Oral Roberts gets another chance for upset against No. 4 Texas
AP
The surprise factor for Oral Roberts is gone. The Golden Eagles blew their cover as a tiny, harmless basketball team when they went into Allen Fieldhouse last season and upset a third-ranked Kansas team. So when they go for another big upset in their next game at No. 4 Texas, the Longhorns might not be caught off guard.

No. 4 UT men improve to 9-0
Dallas Morning News
It's not that No. 4 Texas is better without Kevin Durant, last year's national player of the year. UT coach Rick Barnes was asked that after upsetting then-No. 2 UCLA last Sunday and called it the "stupidest question I've ever heard." But it is possible the Longhorns have their roles more clearly defined this season on a team that returned every starter except Durant. That was evident in UT's latest victory, a methodical, 80-54 blowout of Rice in the Toyota Center on Saturday night.

UT's Atchley becomes a confidence man
Dallas Morning News
At a school accustomed to ballyhooed big men Chris Mihm, P.J. Tucker, LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Durant, Texas junior Connor Atchley is a throwback to coach Rick Barnes' days at Providence and Clemson.

No. 4 Texas wins easily over Rice to remain unbeaten
Houston Chronicle
UT, James gang up on Rice

Fourth-ranked Texas rolls past Rice
San Antonio Express-News
The Texas band didn't even bother to make the trip east for the fourth-ranked Longhorns' game against Rice on Saturday night at the Toyota Center.

Poise makes Atchley a new man
San Antonio Express-News
Dexter Pittman remembers what it used to be like in timeout huddles with his Texas teammate Connor Atchley. His knees would shake, his hands would twitch.

Women's Hoops

Longhorn women's basketball team hammers A&M-Corpus Christi
Austin American-Statesman
Coach Gail Goestenkors gave her team a very specific order Saturday before Texas faced an overmatched Texas A&M-Corpus Christi squad. Pass the ball from wing to wing, but don't ever pass up an open shot.

Volleyball

Texas knocked out of NCAA volleyball tournament
Austin American-Statesman
It's amazing how much difference a day makes. Friday night, Texas volleyball dominated Florida and looked unstoppable in the final two games.

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