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.

Hoops:

Horns banquet award winners
Austin American-Statesman
Texas men's basketball star D.J. Augustin, honored nationally with his inclusion on several All-America first teams, received a local award Monday. Augustin, the Horns' sophomore point guard, was named the team's most valuable player at the Longhorns' annual awards banquet. Whether Augustin will be a candidate for the award next season, however, remains a question.

Baseball:

Garrido: I'm not going anywhere
Austin American-Statesman
Texas coach Augie Garrido wasn't even aware there were rumors circulating about him heading to California at the end of the season. Garrido's putting a stop to those thoughts.

Texas baseball team in dire need of fresh pitching
Daily Texan
You'd expect a 9-2 victory over the No. 8 team in the nation in their home field to cause a bit more excitement in 40 Acres. But then again, I guess the record-setting (and laughably embarrassing) 31-12 and 13-2 killings Texas was handed the two days before by Missouri might force you to overlook Sunday's modest-in-comparison win. So what happened to Texas?

Belt fitting in with 'Horns
Daily Texan
See ball, hit ball. It's a cliche for the simplest approach to hitting a baseball. Easy as it sounds, everyone will tell you it's really not that simple. Everyone except Brandon Belt. It's just not that complicated for Texas' first baseman.

Alumni:

SuperSonics' Durant on ... Durant, NBA, Horns
Austin American-Statesman
I had the opportunity to speak with Kevin Durant on Friday before he played his first game in San Antonio as a pro. He got his 20 points — that's his season average — but the end was an oh-so-familiar refrain, another blowout loss. At 19-62, the Seattle SuperSonics are the worst team in the Western Conference, even with Durant, the odds-on favorite to capture the league's Rookie of the Year award. One year after making the jump from college to the pros, KD hasn't changed. He's still the soft-spoken scoring machine he was at Texas, but the games are tougher up here and the rigors of a long NBA season are different than the 35 games he played in his only college season.

Other:

Inside Texas Blog
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Inside Scoop
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Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

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