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Horns No. 2 Seed in South
Sunday, March 16, 2008, 5:29 p.m.

Texas earned a No. 2 seed in the South Regional of the NCAA Tournament and will take on No. 15 seed Austin Peay Friday in Little Rock. With a win over Austin Peay (24-10), the Horns (28-6) would face the winner of the No. 7 seed Miami (coached by former Longhorn assistant Frank Haith) vs. No. 10 seed Saint Mary's (which UT beat 81-62 on Jan. 5) match-up on Sunday to advance to the South Regional semi finals in Houston. Memphis is the Regional No. 1 seed.

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Kansas Tops Texas for Title
Saturday, March 16, 2008, 4:39 p.m.

Kansas closed the game on a 19-5 run to top Texas for the Big 12 Tournament title, 84-74. The No. 2 seed Jayhawks won their third consecutive tournament championship and could grab a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament while the Horns dropped their fifth title game in league history and probably are looking at a No. 2 seed when the brackets are announced later this afternoon. Texas enters the Dance with a 28-6 record.

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UT-KU: No. 1 Seed at Stake?
Sunday, March 16, 2008, 1:20 p.m.

With Tennessee's loss in the SEC Tournament, there's some informed speculation that the Texas-Kansas winner will grab the fourth and final No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament (along with Memphis, UCLA and North Carolina). In that scenario, the loser in Kansas City would be a No. 2 seed. Worst-case scenario appears to be both the Horns and the Jayhawks as No. 2 seeds in the Big Dance.

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It's Texas-Kansas For Tourney Title
Saturday, March 15, 2008, 6:34 p.m.

No. 1 seed Texas will take on No. 2 seed Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament finals Sunday at 2 p.m. UT and KU faced off on Feb. 11 in Austin with Texas taking a 72-69 victory. The Jayhawks earned a rematch by beating Texas A&M 77-71 in the tourney semis.

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Texas Advances to Finals
Saturday, March 15, 2008, 3:30 p.m.

The Texas men's basketball team beat Oklahoma in the semifinals of the conference tournament, 77-49.

A.J. Abrams was the game's leading scorer, dropping 24 points while hitting 7-of-12 from behind the three point line.

Texas will take on the winner of the Texas A&M-Kansas game at 2 p.m. on Sunday for the Big 12 title.

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Texas to Play OU
Friday, March 14, 2008, 5:01 p.m.

Oklahoma beat Colorado, 54-49, in the second round of the Big 12 Tournament, meaning Texas will take on the Sooners in the conference semi-finals.

The game tips off a 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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Texas Tops OSU 66-59
Friday, March 14, 2008, 2:04 p.m.

No. 1 Texas held off a late surge from No. 9 seed Oklahoma State, beating the Cowboys 66-59 to advance to the semi-finals of the Big 12 Tournament. D.J. Augustin led all scorers with 24 points and Damion James added a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Texas will take on the winner of the No. 4 seed Oklahoma vs. No. 12 seed Colorado game Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Texas to Play OSU in Round 2
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 1:38 p.m.

Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech, 76-72, in the opening round of the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, meaning Texas will face the Cowboys in round two after receiving a first round bye.

Friday's game against OSU is scheduled to tipoff at 11:30 a.m.

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Texas Takes Down Rice
Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 9:50 p.m.

The Texas baseball team handily defeated the Rice Owls on Tuesday night in Houston, 9-1. Texas did most of its damage in the fourth inning, scoring five runs. Second baseman Michael Torres, batting out of the bottom spot in the line-up, carried the big stick for Texas, knocking in three RBI on three hits and scoring a pair of runs himself.

Texas returns home to start Big 12 play on Friday against the Kansas Jayhawks. First pitch for Friday's game is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.

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Barnes, Augustin Take More Honors
Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 4:55 p.m.

A trio of University of Texas players were named to the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District VII Team, the USBWA announced today. Junior A.J. Abrams and sophomores D.J. Augustin and Damion James each earned a spot on the 10-person team, while Augustin was tabbed the District VII Player of the Year.

District VII is comprised of the states of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
D.J. Augustin, Texas

ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
A.J. Abrams, Texas
D.J.Augustin, Texas
Stefon Jackson, UTEP
Damion James, Texas
Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
Bo McCalebb, New Orleans
Robert McKiver, Houston
Marcus Thornton, LSU
Alan Voskuil, Texas Tech
Sonny Weems, Arkansas

Meanwhile, Texas head coach Rick Barnes was named NABC District 9 Coach of the Year. District 9 of the National Association of Basketball Coaches includes The University of Arkansas and all Division I schools in the state of Texas. Voting is done by coaches in each district.

2008 NABC Division I All-District Coaches District 1: Jim Calhoun, Connecticut
District 2: Steve Donahue, Cornell
District 3: Mike Rice, Robert Morris
District 4: John Thompson III, Georgetown
District 5: Bob McKillop, Davidson
District 6: Ronnie Arrow, South Alabama
District 7: Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt and Bruce Pearl, Tennessee
District 8: Dave Dickerson, Tulane
District 9: Rick Barnes, Texas
District 10: Sean Miller, Xavier
District 11: Bo Ryan, Wisconsin
District 12: Keno Davis, Drake
District 13: Greg Graham, Boise State
District 14: Trent Johnson, Stanford
District 15: Bob Burton, Cal State Fullerton

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'Mongo' Makes the List
Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 4:23 p.m.

Former Texas defensive tackle Steve "Mongo" McMichael is among 75 players on the 2008 ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Full List of Nominees

The class is selected by the more than 12,000 National Football Foundation members and also by current Hall of Famers.

McMichael played defensive tackle for Texas from 1976-1979.

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Monday's Baseball Game Postponed
Monday, March 10, 2008, 1:19 p.m.

Monday's baseball game against Dallas Baptist has been postponed due to inclement weather. No make-up date has been scheduled.

Tuesday's game in Houston against Rice is set for 6:30 p.m.

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Barnes is Big 12 Coach of the Year
Monday, March 10, 2008, 11:15 a.m.

Texas head coach Rick Barnes was named Big 12 Coach of the Year on Monday when the conference handed out its official awards. The official All-Big 12 awards are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players (or themselves).

Texas' D.J. Augustin was named First Team All-Big 12 while both A.J. Abrams and Damion James were named to the second team. In addition, Justin Mason was named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team. Kansas State's Michael Beasley took home conference player of the year.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Michael Beasley, Kansas State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: DeMarre Carroll, Missouri
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Michael Beasley, Kansas State
SIXTH MAN AWARD: Sherron Collins, Kansas
COACH OF THE YEAR: Rick Barnes, Texas

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM
Curtis Jerrells, Baylor
Darrell Arthur, Kansas
Brandon Rush, Kansas
Michael Beasley, Kansas State
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
D.J. Augustin, Texas

ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM
Mario Chalmers, Kansas
Aleks Maric, Nebraska
A.J. Abrams, Texas
Damion James, Texas
Martin Zeno, Texas Tech

ALL-BIG 12 THIRD TEAM
Richard Roby, Colorado
Jiri Hubalek, Iowa State
Darnell Jackson, Kansas
Bill Walker, Kansas State
Byron Eaton, Oklahoma State

BIG 12 ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Rahshon Clark, Iowa State
Mario Chalmers, Kansas
Russell Robinson, Kansas
Marcus Dove, Oklahoma State
Justin Mason, Texas

BIG 12 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Michael Beasley, Kansas State
Bill Walker, Kansas State
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
James Anderson, Oklahoma State
DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M

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UT Tower Lit
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 7:50 p.m.

The Tower is lit Burnt Orange for Texas basketball's Big 12 Championship. Per UT tradition, the campus landmark is bathed in burnt orange lighting from top to bottom when any University of Texas athletics team secures a conference championship. Texas concluded the regular season with a 62-57 home win against Oklahoma State on Sunday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center.

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Final - Texas 62, OSU 57
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 5:04 p.m.

Texas men's basketball beat Oklahoma State 62-57 on Sunday, giving Texas the Big 12 Regular Season title. Officially it is a co-title with Kansas, with each team holding the same conference record(13-3), but the Horns will take the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament thanks to a head-to-head win over the Jayhawks.

The Big 12 Conference Tournament starts on Thursday, but Texas will play its first game in the tourney on Friday because of a first round bye. The Horns play at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

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Texas Baseball Loses Rubber Match to Stanford
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

The Longhorns were down 9-1 in the fifth inning before putting together a comeback bid that fell just short, losing 12-9 to Stanford in the final game of the two teams' weekend set.

Texas' series with Stanford is just the first three of five consecutive days of games for the Longhorns. Texas stays at UFCU Disch-Falk Field for a Monday afternoon match-up with Dallas Babtist at 2:30 p.m. before heading down to Houston on Tuesday to take on the Rice Owls at 6:30 p.m.

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Halftime - Texas 33, OSU 27
Sunday, March 9, 2008, 3:51 p.m.

The Longhorns are up 33-27 over Oklahoma State at halftime in Texas' final regular season game.

D.J. Augustin is leading the way for Texas with 11 points. Damion James already has 11 boards to go with his 6 points.

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Texas Baseball Drops Game 2
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 5:00 p.m.

Texas lost 6-5 to the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday in the second game of the teams' three-game weekend series.

It was a back-and-forth game between Texas and Stanford. There were only three innings in which neither team scored a run.

Unfortunately for Texas, two of those were the eighth and ninth innings. Stanford catcher Jason Castro put the Cardinal up 6-5 in the top of the seventh with a two-run blast over the right field wall. The visitors held on to their one-run advantage to take the win.

Texas closes out its series with Stanford on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Russell Tossed
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 3:15 p.m.

Junior right fielder Kyle Russell was tossed from Texas' second game against Stanford in the fourth inning for arguing with the umpire.

Russell argued that he checked his swing when the umpired called strike three.

The game was tied at two.

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Texas Baseball Tops Stanford
Friday, March 7, 2008, 5:05 p.m.

Texas beat Stanford 5-2 on Friday in the opening game

Austin Wood got the win with a career-high in strikeouts, ringing up eight Standford batters, while giving up two runs on five hits in a career-long seven and two-thirds innings pitched.

Texas continues its series at the Disch with Standford on Saturday at 2 p.m. and then wraps things up with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.

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Harmon Tossed
Friday, March 7, 2008, 3:40 p.m.

Texas associate head coach Tommy Harmon was tossed from Texas' series opening game on Friday for arguing balls and strikes.

Texas was leading 4-0.

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