Friday 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:

Can Muschamp Bring the 'Boom'?
Inside Texas
Upon his arrival, defensive coordinator Will Muschamp was given a great deal of control over the Texas football program and he began instituting a new scheme, new drills and a new attitude. But will the changes brought by Muschamp result in a stronger defense in the fall? Can Muschamp, as he did at Auburn, bring the 'boom'?

Texas likely to play Wyoming
Austin American-Statesman
Texas will replace its scheduled 2009 football game against Arkansas with a road game against Wyoming on Sept. 12, a source familiar with the negotiations said Thursday.

UW eyeing Longhorns game
Casper Star-Tribune
Joe Glenn wanted to talk about it Wednesday. A university official stopped the Wyoming coach from spilling the beans and possibly ruining an on-going negotiation, but the possibility of hosting another BCS school is hard to keep inside. Especially when that opponent is as prestigious as Texas.

Hoops:

Augustin wins Cousy Award for nation's top point guard
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorn sophomore D.J. Augustin on Thursday won the Bob Cousy Award, presented annually to the nation's top college point guard.

McDonald leads hunt for Western Kentucky job
New York Daily News
Western Kentucky has interviewed Minnesota assistant Vince Taylor for its head coaching job, but we think the leader for the job is Texas assistant Ken McDonald.

Baseball:

Youth-filled pitching staff carrying the load for Longhorns
Daily Texan
There's been a lot on coach Augie Garrido's mind lately. The defense is committing more errors than any top team in the country. The offense has failed to live up to its potential. But there is one thing that hasn't upset the 12th year coach lately - pitching.

Changing history
Norman Transcript
For better or worse, Oklahoma has always gauged itself against Texas in anything involving athletics. Football, basketball, badminton, it doesn't matter what sport it is. The Sooners strive to be at the Longhorns' level and preferably beyond. A decade ago, the argument could be made on the baseball diamond, too. The Longhorns came to L. Dale Mitchell Park for an early May series in 1998 and were swept by the Sooners. OU fans packed the ballpark at the time, bolstered by an overwhelming feeling victories against Texas were going to follow. But when OU opens a three-game series with the Longhorns at 6:35 p.m. today, that confidence will be based more on faith rather than any kind of recent success.

Alumni:

Socorro grad continues search for success in MLB
Inside Texas
The Major League Baseball season is less than a week old and veterans are pacing themselves for a long summer. But fringe players that did not break camp with a team anxiously are awaiting their call-up. Among those waiting is El Pasoan Omar Quintanilla.

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