Thursday 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.

Recruiting

IT Blog: Calvin Howell Is Commit No. 18
InsideTexas.com
San Antonio Warren DT Calvin Howell gave his verbal commitment to Mack Brown and is the Longhorns' 18th for the Class of 2009.

Chris Williams: 'I'm Moving On'
InsideTexas.com
The Associated Press defensive player of the year in Texas last season has his eyes set on a university, but its not in the Lonestar State. Williams was interested in Texas, but now he's decided he's "moving on."

Tariq Allen: Leader of the Pack
InsideTexas.com
Leaders have already begun to emerge in Texas' 2009 recruiting class and one of the most prominent is MacArthur linebacker Tariq Allen. Inside Texas traveled to Irving, Tex. to talk with Allen and MacArthur head coach Brian Basil, about Allen's leadership qualities, work ethic and more.

Warren defensive tackle commits to Texas
San Antonio Express-News
Warren defensive tackle Calvin Howell has committed to Texas, becoming the second area football recruit to accept a major college scholarship in recent weeks after New Braunfels linebacker Tom Wort pledged to Oklahoma.

Baseball

Texas Sweeps Alabama A&M Double-Header
InsideTexas.com
The Texas Longhorns (31-19) swept Alabama A&M in a mid-week double-header at UFCU Disch-Falk Field on Wednesday. Seven home runs paced the Horns to an 18-0 shutout in game one and a 14-3 victory shortly after.

Doing 'the little things' gets two big wins
Austin American-Statesman
Two wins in 14 innings is never a bad day, no matter the opponent. The Texas Longhorns got exactly what they wanted Wednesday, sweeping a doubleheader against Alabama A&M, 18-0 and 14-3, at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. It wasn't that the Longhorns (31-19) won. It was how they won.

Compression depression
Austin American-Statesman
When the Texas Longhorns returned to practice Monday after a week off for final exams, there was an energy that hadn't been seen all year.

Alumni

Ricky Williams ready for football - finally
Austin American-Statesman
Horns' former Heisman winner says he's excited for chance with Parcells' new Dolphins regime.

Earl to Cedric: "Take responsibility"
Austin American-Statesman
Former Longhorns running back Cedric Benson says he's innocent. But University of Texas legend Earl Campbell says Benson shouldn't put himself in a situation that might require him to claim his innocence.

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