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Football recruiting

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
The Texas recruiting class for 2009 is up to 19 and nearing conclusion, so who are the Horns still after? Which are still positions of need? Inside Texas' Ross and Ross discuss the commitment of Derek Johnson and what remains for 2009. Plus, the Texas baseball team is in Houston for the Rice Regional. Are the Horns seeded where they should be and how tough will it be to make it out of Houston?

Baseball

A New Season
InsideTexas.com
The Longhorns struggled to stay above .500 in conference play and were, frankly, a wreck, to start the year. But this is a very different team now and Texas is looking to put its past struggles behind it and look ahead to the new season that is the NCAA Tournament.

Ruffin's passion makes him unexpected Longhorns ace
Austin American-Statesman
Chance Ruffin didn't cry, and he wasn't going to cry. Not from the pain anyway...Ruffin's middle finger on his pitching hand might be shorter than his index and ring fingers, and he might just be a freshman, but the right-hander's passion for competition and baseball have turned him into the Longhorns' ace.

Ex-Boerne star Moldenhauer focuses on baseball to UT's delight
San Antonio Express-News
In an air-conditioned haven, closed away from the chocking heat hanging over Disch-Falk Field, Russell Moldenhauer is nursing a post-practice Pedialyte. Behind him, Texas teammate Kyle Russell is snickering and rolling his eyes. Not at what Moldenhauer is putting into his mouth, but at the words coming out. Finally, Moldenhauer breaks his thought.

Houston Regional Preview
Baseball America

An upclose look at the Houston (Rice) Regional
Huntsville Item

Hoops recruiting

Gaddy Opens It Up; Bradley Included In Plans
InsideTexas.com
Abdul Gaddy and Avery Bradley, high school, AAU and Reebok All-American Camp participants, made news Thursday night. Individually Gaddy is changing his collegiate plans. Collectively, the plan is to attend the same college.

A top hoopster says he'll visit Texas
Austin American-Statesman
Isaiah Armwood, a forward who is ranked No. 23 nationally in the basketball class of 2009 by Rivals.com, plans to make an unofficial visit to the University of Texas in June.

Alumni

Augustin confident he's ready to lead a team
Indianapolis Star
If the Indiana Pacers choose a point guard with the 11th pick in next month's NBA draft, the two most likely options will be D.J. Augustin of Texas and Russell Westbrook of UCLA. Point guards from prominent programs heading to the NBA as sophomores, they could hardly be more different in the eyes of evaluators at the predraft camp that concludes today. Augustin is viewed as pure point guard. Westbrook has and can play the position but isn't considered a natural.

Augustin seems ready for point
Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Hornets general manager Dave Twardzik used to say there's a subtle, but critical, difference between a scoring point guard and a scorer masquerading as a point guard. Twardzik's point: You better know your point guard's interest in scoring won't preclude his passing. That's what makes the D.J. Augustin-Jerryd Bayless comparison so interesting in the upcoming NBA draft.

Will T.J. be on the move?
Austin American-Statesman
The New York Post, citing a league source, reports that former Longhorn point guard T.J. Ford, now with Toronto in the NBA, is available for a trade.

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