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ASU's Texans excited to face Longhorns
Arizona Republic
No one is wearing "We Mess With Texas" T-shirts, but that's what Arizona State football players from Texas are thinking. Eight Sun Devils are from the Lone Star state, including starters Michael   Jones and Julius Orieukwu and backup tailback Dimitri Nance. The trio grew up as University of Texas fans, although none was a Longhorns recruiting target in a state overflowing with major-college talent. ASU and Texas will meet for the first time in a combined 209 football seasons at the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27.

Football recruiting

There's a New #1
The new Scout.com National 100 has been revised and we have a new number one prospect in the land.


So, Why Isn't Rick Barnes Smiling?
Undefeated and ranked No. 4 (coaches poll), Texas basketball is in danger of going winless in the Big 12 Conference, coach Rick Barnes said Monday. Say what?

Barnes still not impressed
Austin American-Statesman
Don't get him started. Oh, wait, somebody just did. So, Rick Barnes, upon further review, were your Longhorns any better on tape than during the actual game against Texas State on Saturday? Well, actually, they were worse.

Texas' Barnes goes off on team's defensive effort
Dallas Morning News
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes spent 2½ hours going over the film of his fourth-ranked team's 96-81 victory Saturday over Texas State, in which the Bobcats shot 41.7 percent.

No. 4 'Horns pose big threat to Eagles
Tulsa World
Oral Roberts head coach Scott Sutton scheduled Tuesday's game at No. 4 Texas as a treat for five of his athletes who played high school basketball in the Lone Star State. But the Golden Eagles may be able to stand only so much of a good thing. The Longhorns are playing as well as any team in the country -- 10-0 with a 63-61 win at then-No. 2 UCLA under their belts.

No. 5 Texas, 10-0, doing just fine without Durant
USA Today
The team that lost college basketball's player of the year after last season is making an early case for being called one of the teams of the year for 2007-08.

Hoops recruiting

Williams' Recruitment Takes Shape
Shawn Williams is the top wing target for a handful of schools, and he's starting to feel the love especially from one of the in-state schools. We caught up with his dad to get the latest.

Henson's An Easy Prospect To Fall For
Junior John Henson doubled his point production since last year but that's not the sole reason to fall for him. The 6-foot-10 power forward has a lot of positives in his prospect column.


Texas coaches group having second thoughts about Clemens
Associated Press
The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association is having second thoughts about letting Roger Clemens speak at the group's annual convention next month in light of last week's allegations of steroids use by the seven-time Cy Young Award winner.


Burnt Orange Glasses: Your Cheatin' Heart
"Your cheatin' heart will make you weep/ You'll cry and cry, and try to sleep/ But sleep won't come the whole night through/ Your cheatin' heart will tell on you." -- Hank Williams, 1952

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