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Football

Sweed to Play One More College Game
InsideTexas.com
Texas senior receiver Limas Sweed, along with four other Longhorn seniors, will play in one more game before heading to the NFL. Sweed and teammate Marcus Griffin will play in the Senior Bowl. Meanwhile, Scott Derry will play in the Hula Bowl, Frank Okam is headed to Houston for the the East-West Shrine Game and Robert Killebrew will take part in the Texas vs. the Nation Challenge.

Losing offensive stars to NFL a tough blow
San Antonio Express-News
Despite ending their season on Dec. 27 with a Holiday Bowl victory over Arizona State, the Texas Longhorns keep taking a few lumps, particularly on offense.

Football recruiting:

Five-Star QB Coming to Texas Junior Day
InsideTexas.com
When it comes to recruiting for five-star Cy Ridge QB Russell Shepard, it is a process that continues to evolve daily. With more than 10 offers in hand, Shepard has to decide what schools he would like pursue. He spoke of a couple of schools that will see him soon and his upcoming visit to the 40 Acres.

Men's hoops:

Texas ready for start of tough Big 12 season
Associated Press
The Texas Longhorns figure they are rounding into shape in time for the Big 12 schedule to start. Wait a second. What about that 11-game winning streak to start the season? That was pretty impressive, wasn't it? It was, but the Big 12 is the second season within the season, where every game is a 40-minute struggle and the Longhorns are among the top contenders for the league title.

UT's James thrives in move to perimeter
San Antonio Express-News
Texas swingman Damion James has mastered the art of contradiction. He is, after all, a walking one. At 6-foot-7, with a muscular structure that appears not so much built but sculpted from rock, James is perfect for digging elbows and burying hook shots in the paint. Not exactly.

Big 12 men's basketball preview
Dallas Morning News

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Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
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