Monday 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:

Kenny Vaccaro Commits to Texas
Kenny Vaccaro is committed to the University of Texas. The Brownwood defensive back visited Texas' first Junior Day and, after spending the rest of the month thinking it over, picked up the phone, called Mack Brown and became the 12th Longhorn commitment for the Class of 2009. Vaccaro talks with Inside Texas about his decision.

The Big Yacker
Yacker is a football term that means yards after the catch. Usually these players are smaller receivers. But this season's top yacker just may be Marlon Brown. He stands 6-5.5 and weighs 205 pounds. Brown also may be the top receiver among the entire 2009 recruiting class.

Okafor's Decision Coming Soon
After checking out the Texas campus at a UT Junior Day, Pflugerville defensive end Alex Okafor (6'5, 230, 4.6) took a visit to LSU. The Longhorn target talked about his visit to Death Valley, his top schools, which school he'd still like to see and when he plans on making his decision.

Texas Already Looking to '10
The Longhorns have started getting more aggressive with pursuing out-of-state prospects and that includes the Class of 2010. Sophomore wide receiver Jeremy Jackson from Ann Arbor, Mich. is already talking with the Texas coaching staff, but he may be tough to pry away from the Wolverines due to a special connection with the University of Michigan.

Inside the Class of '08: Ryan Roberson
The tenth in a daily series of interviews and photo essays on members of the Longhorn Class of '08: Linebacker/fullback Ryan Roberson.

Men's hoops:

Augustin's 30 Not Enough as UT Falls to Tech
J.D. Lewis' final shot fell short and the Red Raiders held off a late Texas comeback to win 83-80 in Lubbock. D.J. Augustin scored 30 points for Texas in the loss, which snapped a run of eight straight victories for the Longhorns.

Fired-up Knight pushes his Red Raiders past Texas for men's basketball victory
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorns suffer setback as eight-game winning streak ends

Red Raiders march past Longhorns
Houston Chronicle
Tech's stunner drops No. 5 UT into tie atop Big 12

Hell week turns into victory for Knight, Red Raiders
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Tech coach Pat Knight showed some of the family genes this week, with an original twist.

Big 12 Basketball: Tech redeemed by beating Texas
San Antonio Express-News
As the Texas Tech fans turned the United Spirit Arena court into one pulsating mob of pandemonium, there was one guy in a red sweater vest surveying all the commotion.

Big 12 Basketball: Atchley earns praise, nickname
San Antonio Express-News
A local sports-talk radio station has, through the power of listener votes, renamed Texas forward Connor Atchley. You can now call him simply "Whiteout."


Texas beats Houston in baseball, 8-7
Dallas Morning News
Connor Rowe hit an RBI single to center field in the 10th inning Sunday to give Texas an 8-7 victory over Houston in the Houston College Classic.

Rice exploits UT errors for 10-4 win
Houston Chronicle
Armed with arguably one of the most talented, prospect-laden rosters in the nation, Texas continues to play defense as though it failed to master fundamentals in Little League.

Women's hoops:

Texas women's basketball team upsets 10th-ranked Oklahoma on the road
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorns improve postseason standing with thrashing of Sooners

Texas Women Knock off No. 10 Oklahoma
Dallas Morning News
klahoma coach Sherri Coale didn't stumble with words after her team spent 40 minutes fumbling the basketball in a 65-50 loss to Texas.


Browns Rogers a risk worth taking?
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers, whom the Browns acquired in a trade with Detroit for cornerback Leigh Bodden and their third-round pick, comes with a ton of talent, but a load of baggage to go with it.


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