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Football recruiting

Broadrick Brown: Big Summer Plans
The Texas Longhorns would love nothing more than to add another defensive tackle commit to their 2009 recruiting class. Jamarkus McFarland and Derek Johnson remain the top targets, but Mack Brown and company will be hosting another defensive tackle in mid-June.


The Horns Are Headed to Houston
The Texas baseball team will open play in NCAA Division I Baseball Championship as the No. 2 seed in the Rice Regional. The Longhorns will start out with St. John's on Friday.

Longhorns to start NCAA baseball tournament at Houston Regional
Austin American-Statesman
On Sunday, Rice cheered as it was awarded a regional host site, and Texas was disappointed after finding out its bid to host had been denied. A day later, things changed. On Monday, Texas cheered after finding out it was heading to the Houston Regional, while Rice had to sit and wonder why a No. 6 overall seed has to face one of the hottest teams in the country so early in the NCAA tournament.

Aggies host regional; Horns bound for Rice
San Antonio Express-News
The NCAA baseball regional in College Station owns a decidedly Texas flair — and so does the one in Houston. Three Lone Star State teams — Texas A&M, Dallas Baptist and Houston — will play in College Station starting Friday. The top-seeded Aggies face fourth-seeded Illinois-Chicago at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Meanwhile, the Texas Longhorns are headed to Houston as the regional's second seed behind Rice, the nation's No. 6 overall seed. UT, which won the Big 12 tournament, will face third-seeded St. John's at 2 p.m. on Friday. Southland Conference tournament winner Sam Houston State is the Houston regional's fourth seed.

For Rice's Graham, it's not a regional seed of discontent
Houston Chronicle
Given the opportunity to lambaste the work of the Division I baseball committee and lament the difficult hand he has been dealt, Rice coach Wayne Graham opted for a genteel approach as he discussed the Owls' Houston Regional pairings. The 64-team NCAA Tournament field was announced Monday, and the Owls, one of eight national seeds, were paired with tournament champions from the Big 12 (Texas) and Southland (Sam Houston State) conferences, as well as the regular-season Big East champion (St. John's). No other national seed was paired with a No. 2 regional seed as talented as UT, but that fact did not tempt Graham to chastise.


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