Wednesday 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:

The Inside Texas Recruiting Review
Inside Texas
Inside Texas takes an in-depth look at Texas' 17 commits for 2009, what offers Texas still has out, which players still might receive an offer and much, much more on a class that's ten years in the making.

JaMarcus McFarland Takes in Texas
Inside Texas
Lufkin defensive tackle JaMarcus McFarland was one of several uncommitted prospects on campus for Texas' spring game over the weekend. Inside Texas gets a quick update on McFarland's visit and where he's headed next.

Men's hoops:

UT men will appreciate season in time
San Antonio Express-News
Only about now, three days since their loss to Memphis in the Elite Eight, will the Texas Longhorns be able to accurately digest what they did this season. Stinging defeat and utter disappointment have a way of blotting out perspective. But for these Longhorns, it's necessary. Yes, they finished one game away from the Final Four for the second time in three seasons, but who really imagined back in November that UT – minus one Kevin Durant – would have been a force to be reckoned with come March? And that's exactly what the Longhorns were. Once the time comes, the Longhorns will have to slow-read their list of accomplishments.


Baseball: Owls Take Down Texas
Inside Texas
When the first two plays of the game involve the exact same error by the exact same player, it could be taken either as a rough patch or an omen. Coupled with three more errors and ten Ks in four innings, it was definitely the latter in the Longhorns' 7-3 loss against Rice Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

Five more errors, and another defeat for University of Texas baseball team
Austin American-Statesman
The offense was bad and the defense was no better for the Texas Longhorns, who appear to be as far away from Omaha as they've been in a long time. In the end, the Texas Longhorns' play in a 7-3 loss to Rice on Tuesday night was so ugly it was hard to identify the worst part.

Errors cost Texas in 7-3 home loss to No. 15 Rice
Daily Texan
All season long the errors have been piling up, and the Longhorns have been waiting for it to hurt them. Making errors finally came back to haunt them in a 7-3 loss to No. 15 Rice (20-9) as No. 16 Texas (18-9) committed five errors in a game for the third time this season.

Rice capitalizes on UT miscues
Houston Chronicle
Two themes developed from the third and final regular-season meeting between Rice and Texas that might define the College World Series aspirations for both. For the Owls, freshman lefthander Matt Evers took a significant step toward solidifying his role as a dependable bullpen option by tossing 3 2/3 innings of spectacular relief in the Owls' 7-3 victory over No. 16 Texas on Tuesday night at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. For the Longhorns, their Big 12-worst defense committed five errors for the third time this season, gift-wrapping five runs to negate a combined 16 strikeouts by four Longhorns pitchers.


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