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 recruiting:

Graham's Got a Plan
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas dropped by Midway High School in Waco to talk with 2009 Texas commit Trey Graham. According to Graham and his head coach, Kent Bechtol, the talented tight end has been well prepared for playing in Austin each step of the way.

Central Texas talent heading to Big D
InsideTexas.com
Central Texas has a very deep 2009 recruiting talent pool and some the biggest fish in the pond will be at the UA/Scout.com Combine at Valley Ranch on Saturday. Alex Okafor, Brandall Jackson, and 2010 star Lache Seastrunk are just a few of the big names making their way to the Metroplex this weekend.

Baseball:

Longhorns' Torres on a torrid streak at plate
Austin American-Statesman
An hour after everybody left UFCU Disch-Falk Field, long after the lights had been turned off and the memory of the afternoon game had faded, Texas second baseman Michael Torres was working in the batting cages. Standing next to him was his father, Michael Torres Sr. It was a father, a son, and the sound of a baseball hitting the metal bat.

Texas looking for quick fix
Daily Texan
Up to this point, there has been no real sense of urgency. But now, it's showing up in Texas' post-game interviews. The overriding thought throughout the Longhorns' early-season struggles was that there was plenty of time to get it turned around. But now, time is winding down.

Cowboy baseball team hits road to play Longhorns this weekend
Daily O'Collegian
As the Cowboys head to Austin to face Texas this weekend, coach Frank Anderson said the top spot in the Big 12 this week belongs to an unlikely team – the University of Texas-Arlington. UTA beat No. 14 OSU (24-11, 8-7 Big 12) on Tuesday in Arlington and beat Texas the next day in Austin. The Cowboys are tied with the No. 15 Longhorns (23-11, 8-7) for fourth place in the conference.

Other:

Bottom line not always apparent
Austin American-Statesman
UT basketball's NCAA tournament run earns money; Holiday Bowl run, not so much.

Texas may have won, but Holiday Bowl trip was a loss
Dallas Morning News
Athletic director DeLoss Dodds confirmed Thursday that Texas lost roughly $68,000 from its operating budget to cover a shortfall incurred from playing in the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl last December.

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