Wednesday 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.

Football Recruiting

Chris Whaley: One-Man Wrecking Crew
InsideTexas.com
As only a sophomore, he exploded onto the scene, galloping for over 2000 yards. As a junior, he often faced nine in the box but still blew past defenders for another 2000 yards. Now, Chris Whaley is looking to cap his HS career with another 2000-yard season before he brings his skills to the University of Texas. IT traveled to Madisonville to speak with the 2009 Texas commit and his head coach.

Football

McCoy, Miller named to Maxwell Football Club watch list
MackBrown-TexasFootball.com
Texas junior QB Colt McCoy and senior DT Roy Miller have been named to the watch lists for the 2008 Maxwell Award (nation's outstanding collegiate player) and Bednarik Award (college defensive player of the year), respectively, the Maxwell Football Club has announced.

Alumni

Coach's Perspective on Billy Pittman
InsideTexas.com
In a one-on-one interview, Texas wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy explains why Chargers rookie and former Longhorn receiver Billy Pittman is a great fit for Norv Turner's offense and recalls the moment he looked at Pittman and realized "this guy is for real."

Olympics

UT-ex earns spot on U.S. swim team
Dallas Morning News
Aaron Peirsol earned a trip to the Beijing Olympics with a world-record time of 52.89, breaking the mark of 52.98 he set last March.

Coughlin, Peirsol claim world records in 100m backstroke
Associated Press
Michael Phelps just missed setting another world record at the U.S. Olympic trials. Natalie Coughlin and Aaron Peirsol showed him how to do it.

Other:

Give these Longhorns an A+ in the classroom
TexasSports.com
With Wednesday's announcement that senior distance specialist Temeka Kincy has earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine women's track & field/cross country Academic All-America second team, Texas officially concludes the 2007-08 academic year with an eye-opening 10 Academic All-Americans, tops in the nation among all University Division programs. UT's total of 10 honorees was two more than both North Dakota State and Notre Dame (eight).

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