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Dent Takes in OU Spring Game
Randall Dent was in Norman this past weekend as the Texas Top 100 defensive tackle took in Oklahoma. What did Dent, who's still on the Longhorns' radar, think about OU? What kind of move has the Sooners made on his list? Is Texas still in his top three?


UT seek earlier return for point guard Balbay
Austin American-Statesman
The Longhorns hope that freshman point guard Dogus Balbay might not miss as much of the 2008-09 basketball season as the team first thought. Team officials say Balbay recovered in late February from Oct. 30 knee surgery. Because he was medically cleared to play but did not get into a game, the school hopes that games Balbay missed this season can count toward the 11 he was expected to lose for violating amateurism rules.


Horns, Ruffin move past a rough patch
Austin American-Statesman
For two days, Chance Ruffin stewed. He paced. He cursed under his breath. He watched in disbelief from the dugout as Missouri put up an unprecedented 44 runs against his fellow Texas pitchers in two games. Enough was enough. Before anybody could get off the bus prior to Sunday's game, Ruffin — a freshman about to make his first Big 12 Conference start — addressed the team.

Losses spoil weekend
Daily Texan
It wasn't that Texas played that poorly. Missouri was just that good. No. 8 Missouri (25-9, 7-5 Big 12) hammered the No. 12 Longhorns (23-12, 8-7 Big 12) 31-12 on Friday and again beat Texas on Saturday 13-2.


Former Texas Longhorn Roy Williams seeks big contract. Are the Cowboys interested?
Austin American-Statesman
Roy Williams wants to get paid. And why shouldn't he? He's a two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who has led the league in receiving yards. His first three seasons were the most prolific in his team's history, and he has Hall of Fame potential. Four seasons into his career, Williams isn't feeling any love from the Detroit Lions. And the reason is obviou$.


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