Tuesday Longhorn Sports Page

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Football

Inside Texas Blog: Preseason Awards Review
Inside Texas
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger takes a look back at his Big 12 Preseason Awards, how each award recipient actually did and who should take home each honor.

Football Recruiting

Grant Says OU Visit 'Real Deal'; UT up Next
Inside Texas
After missing his junior season, LBJ wide receiver Derrick Grant blew it up on the gridiron in 2007. We caught up with "D.J." to talk with him to talk about his official visit to OU, official visit agenda, where Texas fits in and more.

Dan Buckner: ‘I really didn't want to leave'
Inside Texas
Allen wide receiver Dan Buckner was one of the first prospects in the 2008 class to give a verbal commitment to the University of Texas and he has been rock solid since that day. Buckner was in Austin over the weekend and had a great time. In fact, he didn't want to leave.

Acho Talks Banquet Weekend
Inside Texas
Dallas St. Mark's Emmanuel Acho was just one of several commits on hand this weekend for the Texas Longhorns' annual football banquet. Acho has made a number of unofficial visits in Austin this year to watch his brother in action, but those visits didn't quite measure up to his official this weekend.

Hoops

Another week, another award
Austin American-Statesman
A darting drive to the basket. A dagger from three-point range. A deft pass to a teammate. D.J. Augustin can give it to you in a lot of ways, as his coach, Rick Barnes, likes to say. On Monday, a panel of media in the Big 12 handed something to Augustin: the league's player of the week award. Augustin, a sophomore guard, is the third Longhorn recipient in three weeks, following A.J. Abrams and Damion James.

Longhorns offense hasn't slowed
Kansas City Star
Did you want to see the ball go through the hoop last season? You watched Texas. The Longhorns led the Big 12 in scoring and three-pointers. With Kevin Durant, the scoring machine and so-so defender, there was no mistaking that team's approach. Defense would return this season, and it has. But look at what's happening. Texas is outscoring, outshooting and outperforming last year's team.

Longhorns thriving despite Durant's departure
Waco Tribune-Herald
The Texas Longhorns didn't fall off the face of the earth when NCAA player of the year Kevin Durant bolted for the NBA. They're looking like national championship contenders. Highlighted by two of the most impressive wins in college basketball, the Longhorns are off to their best start in 26 years with a 9-0 record.

Other:

Hall of Fame inductee Kearney still loves her business
Austin American-Statesman
UT women's track and field coach "definitely not ready to hang up the whistle and the stopwatch"

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Blog
Houston Chronicle


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