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The Importance of Being 'Urgent'
A fiery new defensive coordinator, the task of replacing seven defensive starters and the first day in pads combined to create a sense of 'urgency' that few would ordinarily expect from spring football. But Texas head coach Mack Brown said Tuesday that his players, so far, have approached spring football with the same resolve and intensity characteristic of its recent bowl season.

The Inside Texas Podcast
On the podcast, Inside Texas' Ross and Ross discuss Texas basketball's recent run of success and the importance of a No. 1 seed. Plus, spring practice is underway for Texas football. The Horns picked up another four commits and Mack Brown has some decisions to make at the quarterback position.

Football recruiting:

Calvin Howell: 'It's About to Get Crazy'
Defensive tackle Calvin Howell of San Antonio Earl Warren High School visited Texas and came away with a scholarship offer. With another big visit set up and more offers likely on the way, recruiting is getting "crazy" for Howell, but the San Antonio big man may be ready to make his decision soon...

Will Texas Offer Cobb?
The Texas Longhorns had another successful weekend pulling in commitments from four more 2009 prospects, but the majority of the kids on campus left without a scholarship offer including Killeen Ellison defensive back Daniel Cobb. However, Cobb's offer could be on the way real soon.

Inside the Class of '08: Jarvis Humphrey
The seventh in a daily series taking an in-depth look at the members of the Longhorn Class of '08: Defensive tackle Jarvis Humphrey.

Flashback: The Classes of '04, '05, '06 & '07
Starting today, Inside Texas will release the first in a daily Inside The Class of '08 series. We'll take an in-depth look at all the members of the '08 class, with exclusive interviews with players, high school coaches and exclusive photos from IT photographer Will Gallagher. To get you primed for this year's series, we're rereleasing the '04, '05, '06 and '07 Inside the Class reports below.

Men's hoops:

Augustin named Academic All-American
Austin American-Statesman
D.J. Augustin has gifts that extend beyond basketball. Augustin, the Longhorns' sophomore point guard, was named first-team Academic All-America Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

OU coach says Horns deserve No. 1 seed
San Antonio Express-News
Count Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel among the growing contingent of soap-boxers lobbying for Texas to get a No. 1 seed in next month's NCAA tournament.

At crunch time, Augustin stands alone in Big 12
San Antonio Express-News
And the winner is ... (Fear not. The sentence — unlike one of Michael Beasley's recent performances — will be completed.) And the winner is ... D.J. Augustin. He's the player of the year in the Big 12.

Balanced race is headed to the wire
Houston Chronicle
With Texas looking like the solid front-runner in a three-team race for the Big 12 regular-season title, the attention turns to the tight battle for fourth place.

Projecting the field of 65: Tennessee loses top seed
Sporting News
No. 1 seeds: Memphis (C-USA), North Carolina (ACC), Texas (Big 12), UCLA (Pac-10). It's hard to keep the Longhorns out of a No. 1 seed considering their victories over Tennessee, Kansas and UCLA. No team has a better big-win resume.


Workman Works UT Pan-Am for First Win
Freshman pitcher Brandon Workman won his first Texas start, striking out 11 batters in a 10-3 win over UT-Pan American.

Texas rallies to beat UT-Pan American
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorns pitcher Brandon Workman wasn't worried about his team's offense coming around Tuesday. In the midst of his first collegiate start, the freshman from Bowie had 11 strikeouts through five innings and had kept UT-Pan American hitters off-balance with a powerful fastball and strong curveball. But when he looked at the scoreboard, he saw the Longhorns trailing 2-1.

Freshman pitcher destroys UT-Pan American
Daily Texan
Texas' Brandon Workman dominated UT-Pan American in his first career start. The freshman led the No. 14 Longhorns (4-0) to a 10-3 victory over the Broncs with 11 strikeouts in six innings, holding Pan American to six hits and allowing just two runs.

Women's hoops:

Longhorns hope to avenge last year's narrow loss to Kansas
Austin American-Statesman
Gail Goestenkors hasn't looked at last year's video of Texas' dramatic, painful loss to Kansas. She saw no reason to waste time with what happened a year ago, since most of the Jayhawks who played key roles in the game have graduated.

Coach just wants a win for birthday
Daily Texan
Tuesday the Longhorns celebrated coach Gail Goestenkors' birthday at practice, singing happy birthday to her and handing her a box of cupcakes with a card. All Goestenkors said she wants for her birthday, however, is a win tonight on the road at Kansas.


Clemens willing to talk baseball, Astros not about woes
Houston Chronicle
Wearing a light blue shirt and a white University of Texas hat with a Longhorns logo, Roger Clemens arrived at the Astros' minor league complex at Osceola County Stadium on Tuesday ready to focus on baseball. If he appeared unconcerned about the possibility the Justice Department will investigate him, it's probably because his lawyer Rusty Hardin prepared him for the likelihood two months ago.


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