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:

Rhontae Scales: Still Hearing from Horns?
Offensive tackle Rhontae Scales has been an impact player for Killeen High School for the past two seasons. Because of this, he has racked up three scholarship offers early in the recruiting process. Scales attended a number of games in Austin during the 2007 season, but has UT backed off since then?

A little confusion over Scott's signing site
Los Angeles Times
This much is certain: St. Bonaventure running back Darrell Scott -- widely considered the highest-rated high school running back prospect in the nation –- is planning to unveil his collegiate choice on Wednesday during national signing day. Unfortunately, it has taken a little while for the specifics of Scott's big day to reach the ears of the St. Bonaventure football coaching staff.

Monroe first-team all state selection
Brazosport Facts
Angleton's DJ Monroe continues to collect awards as he was named the the first team — twice — on the Class 4A all-state squad by the Texas Sports Writers Association.

Men's hoops:

Shakeup coming?
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorn coach Rick Barnes suggested Thursday night on his statewide radio show that forward Damion James might be missing from the lineup against Baylor on Saturday.

Go big, Barnes
Austin American-Statesman
As hard as last night's Texas basketball loss to Texas A&M was to watch, it should have opened some eyes as to the blueprint to stop the Longhorns.

Loss to A&M shows UT remains unpredictable
San Antonio Express-News
Texas' performance against rival Texas A&M on Wednesday night has most people scratching their heads with a "what in the …" expression accompanying the gesture.

Loss to Aggies leaves Texas at a basketball crossroad
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
At least Rick Barnes still had his sense of humor late Wednesday night after watching his Texas Longhorns -- some of them anyway -- unravel in a not-so-funny way to a furious onslaught of talent and intensity from reborn Texas A&M.

Surprising Baylor squad presents stiff challenge
Daily Texan
The Longhorns face their second-ranked Big 12 opponent Saturday when No. 25 Baylor comes to town. After losing by 17 points to Texas A&M on Wednesday, Texas appears to be struggling. At 3-2 in conference play, the Longhorns are tied with Oklahoma for fourth place. A win this weekend would move them into a tie with the surprising Bears. While Texas' ugly loss at Reed Arena set off warning bells for fans, Baylor jumped into the national spotlight by going to College Station and knocking off the Aggies in an epic five-overtime contest.

Big 12 Power Rankings
Daily Texan

Women's hoops:

Texas says bonjour to Paris sisters
Daily Texan
Ashley Lindsey is in for a long night. Texas' starting post gets the privilege of guarding her Oklahoma counterpart Courtney Paris. While the two have identical heights, Paris has the obvious advantage going into Sunday's game at the Erwin Center.


Vince Young working overtime
Inside Texas
Vince Young has always had a way of keeping his promises. After defeating the University of Michigan in the Rose Bowl in 2005, Young, aware that the National Championship game would be played at the same venue in a year's time, proclaimed "We'll be back!" You know the rest of the story. Texas indeed returned to that very same site and defeated USC to win its first national championship in 35 years. Recently, Vince Young upheld another promise, except this one has nothing to do with football.


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