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Football recruiting

Texas to Offer Another DT
Last week, the Longhorns secured a commitment from defensive tackle Calvin Howell and still have an offer out to Jamarkus McFarland, but UT has another 2009 DT on its list. Derek Johnson, a 6-3, 300-pound DT from Hoxie, Ark., is coming to Austin for a visit, but Texas has already let him know that he will be offered. How did Texas find Johnson and what shot do the Horns have of landing him?


The Inside Texas Podcast
It may be May, but it's football aplenty on the Inside Texas Podcast. IT's Ross and Ross break down the Longhorns' schedule and discuss where Texas should really be ranked. But first, does the Texas baseball team have a shot at making it to Omaha?


Horns Top Ags, Stay Alive In Title Hunt
After sweeping Texas A&M to close out the regular season, the Longhorns beat the Aggies 15-9 on Thursday. A&M put on a late run, but the Texas bats were too hot and the Horns held on for the win, keeping their Big 12 Championship hopes alive.

Longhorns up early and often
Austin American-Statesman
It took Texas two-thirds of an inning to score as many runs against Texas A&M as the Aggies scored in the teams' three-game series last week. Texas had seven runs after the first inning Wednesday at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark. The Longhorns had 10 runs after two, and they had 12 after three. After nine innings, Texas had a 15-9 victory over A&M at the Big 12 tournament, the Longhorns' fourth win over the regular-season Big 12 champions in less than a week.

A&M continues its downward spiral
Dallas Morning News
The Texas A&M baseball team is close to one of the biggest collapses in the school's tortured athletic history. Once one of the hottest teams in NCAA Division I, A&M has lost eight straight after Thursday's 15-9 decision against Texas at AT&T Bricktown Ballpark.


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