Tuesday 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:

Timmons: 'It Comes Down to Two Main Schools'
InsideTexas.com
In February, Aldine Eisenhower wide receiver Greg Timmons decided to give a verbal to Texas. Now only a month later, is Timmons set in his decision? Which school is making a push for the talented 2009 wide receiver and trying to snag him from the Horns?

Dent Expecting Texas Offer Soon
InsideTexas.com
South Grand Prairie defensive lineman Randall Dent is one of the state's best. Dent came to Austin for a Texas Junior Day and didn't receive an offer, but the 6-4, 270-pound mauler from the Metroplex said that's going to change in the very near future.

Men's hoops:

Let the Preparations Begin
InsideTexas.com
The Texas Longhorns are in Little Rock, Arkansas preparing for the start of the NCAA Tournament and preparing for what Texas fans are hoping will be a championship celebration on the River Walk in San Antonio.

Big 12 men will fall short again
Austin American-Statesman
Luckless tourney runs likely to continue for Kansas, Texas and the rest

Barnes to Arkansas fans: Don't mess with Texas
Austin American-Statesman
Rick Barnes has a message for fans in Arkansas: Treat his visiting Longhorns well this weekend — or else.

Texas hopeful for Johnson's recovery
Austin American-Statesman
Texas coach Rick Barnes said Monday he is optimistic that freshman forward Gary Johnson will be ready to play this weekend in the NCAA tournament. Johnson played only the first few minutes of Texas' first game in the Big 12 tournament before going down with a strained muscle in his lower right leg.

NCAA Tournament chat: Lack of depth could doom Texas
Dallas Morning News

Barnes to Arkansas: Don't mess with Texas
Daily Texan
Despite Texas' place in the Big 12 and Arkansas' SEC membership, the relationship between these old Southwest Conference rivals retains a level of acrimony not often seen these days. The Longhorns open their NCAA Tournament with a game in Little Rock, Ark., against Austin Peay, and head coach Rick Barnes acknowledged the tension between Texas and Arkansas and simultaneously kicked into another gear during a teleconference Monday.

Baseball:

Texas crushes UT-San Antonio, 16-5
Austin American-Statesman
Augie Garrido coached 2,427 college baseball games over 40 years without having his team bus collide with a milk truck. Garrido can now scratch that off his bucket list. The Longhorns waited an hour for a new bus to arrive Monday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field — a delay that forced them to miss batting practice — but it didn't faze them during a 16-5 victory over Texas-San Antonio before 2,211 fans at Wolff Stadium.

Clark leads Texas onslaught
San Antonio Express-News
UTSA needed more than a milk truck to slow the Texas Longhorns on Monday. A couple more arms and a dozen more hits would have helped. UT pounded 19 hits and scored 11 runs over the final three innings in beating the Roadrunners 16-5 in front of 2,211 at Wolff Stadium.

Q&A with Augie Garrido
San Antonio Express-News

Texas takes two from Kansas
Daily Texan
Texas' conference-opening series with Kansas this weekend looked familiar. It looked a lot like a handful of the Longhorns' weekend series last year. No. 19 Texas opened with a win Friday and claimed the series with a victory Saturday. But the Longhorns came out flat Sunday and failed to complete a sweep of the Jayhawks, losing Sunday's series finale 7-2 at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Texas overcomes milk truck accident to earn a win
Daily Texan
Milk may do the body good, but it's bad for buses. Texas' afternoon got off to a bizarre start when the Longhorns' bus was struck by a milk truck near UFCU Disch-Falk Field Monday. The accident delayed the Longhorns' travel plans approximately an hour while they waited for another bus. Though it took longer than expected to get there and Texas missed its pre-game batting practice, the Longhorns (13-5) made it to Wolff Stadium in San Antonio in time to pick up a 16-5 win against UTSA (12-6).

Women's hoops:

Texas earns trip to NCAAs after a two-year absence
Austin American-Statesman
The mythical NCAA tournament gods, knowing that the Texas women's basketball team hadn't been involved in the postseason for a painful two years, did the Longhorns a favor Monday night. They cut out the drama. When the NCAA bracket was announced, Texas' game against Minnesota was the second of the 32 first-round games unveiled by ESPN.

Women's tournament preview: Texas
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns earn eighth seed
Daily Texan
Texas' name flashed up so quickly on the screen nobody really caught it - except for sophomore guard Brittainey Raven. Raven's screams of excitement alerted the team that their name had been called. The Longhorns' tournament matchup was the second game that the NCAA selection show on ESPN announced. Texas (21-11, 7-9) got the No. 8 seed of the Greensboro regional bracket, drawing the No. 9 seed Minnesota (20-11) in the first round on Sunday in Bridgeport, Conn.

Coach G and Horns back in NCAA tournament
Associated Press
Gail Goestenkors' first priority at Texas was to get the Longhorns back to the NCAA tournament. Mission accomplished. The Longhorns were selected Monday night as one of the top 64 teams in the country, earning at-large bid as the No. 8 seed in the Greensboro Region and returning to the tournament for the first time in three years.

Other:

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Recruiting Blog
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