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Football

Different type of off-season goal takes Colt McCoy to Peru
Austin American-Statesman
Somewhere in a remote part of Peru, in a village cut out of the jungle near the Amazon River, lives a young boy named Juan who sports a slightly used burnt-orange Longhorns T-shirt. The youngster knows the Biblical story of Daniel in the lion's den. The little boy also learned how David used his slingshot to slay the giant, Goliath. And he now knows how to throw and catch a football. He has Texas quarterback Colt McCoy to thank for that.

Football recruiting

Dre Kirkpatrick Talks Summer Visits
InsideTexas.com
Dre Kirkpatrick, five-star defensive back from Gadsden, (Ala.), City, expects to keep a busy summer. He has already checked out Alabama and Texas with several other visits planned as well. Kirkpatrick talked about the two recent trips with fellow teammate and five-star wide receiver Kendall Kelly.

Greg Timmons Enjoys UT Camp Experience
InsideTexas.com
Wide receiver wasn't exactly the biggest need for Texas going into the 2009 recruiting season, but the Longhorns struck gold when they pulled Eisenhower wide receiver Greg Timmons out of the grasp of the Oklahoma Sooners. Timmons, arguably the top pure receiver in the Lone Star State, camped at Texas over the weekend and talked about the experience.

Track or football? Longhorns' latest recruit chooses both
Austin American-Statesman
Is Marquise Goodwin a football player with a track scholarship? Or is he a track athlete with a football scholarship?

Basketball

Mag Preview: Coming to America
InsideTexas.com
We present a free story from this month's issue of Inside Texas Magazine on Texas point guard Dogus Balbay's life in Turkey and journey to the U.S. to play for the Longhorns.

Alumni

Ex-Texas guard Gibson undergoes surgery
Associated Press
Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle and is expected to be ready for training camp.

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NCAA track and field: Mexico-born Manzano lives American dream
San Antonio Express-News
Initially, Leo Manzano ran because he wanted a T-shirt. His Marble Falls elementary school handed them out to kids who passed their fitness challenge.

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