Texas makes APR grade; 3 Big 12 teams penalized
Three Big 12 programs and two teams at Texas State are losing scholarships after being hit Tuesday with NCAA penalties for poor academic performance. The NCAA's latest academic progress rates, covering the 2006-07 school year, showed passing marks for all University of Texas teams except women's cross country. That team scored a 922 on the APR scale, just below the 925 threshold at which the NCAA may consider academic penalties. No penalties were meted out against that team or any other at Texas or Texas A&M.
UT to hook up Mack with endowed chair
University will name professorship after football coach
Joseph Okafor Names Top 5
Houston Bellaire defensive end Joesph Okafor has already made a name for himself on both the football field and the basketball court. With his sophomore year coming to a close, the 2010 recruit has already started to focus on recruiting. In fact, he already has a top five.
Ruffin born a Longhorn leader
He kicked around the thought for a couple of days, but the 19-year-old didn't think he would actually have to speak up. Then, sitting in the bullpen on a Saturday afternoon in Columbia, Mo., Chance Ruffin watched things go from bad to worse for his team. Missouri had pounded Texas 31-12 Friday night. The next day the Tigers beat the Longhorns 13-2 in game two. Ruffin decided enough was enough. It was time to say something.
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