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Burnt Orange Glasses: The Damn Wedding
In his political and pop-culture infused off-beat commentary, columnist Jeff Conner relives the "horror" of wedding preparation...and relates it to the task in front of much-maligned Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis.

Summer football mags can predict, but how well?
Austin American-Statesman
Preseason football magazines. Are there three sweeter words in the English language, other than "insurance covers that"?

Football Recruiting

State of Texas Roundups: The QB's part one
With ten quarterbacks in Texas now committed it is time to look at the quarterback picture some more and see where things are shaping up. This is a historic year for quarterbacks this year and there are teams from all over the country recruiting the quarterbacks in the state.

Basketball Recruiting

2010 Rankings: Expands To Top 50!
With the summer traveling season upon us, dipped further into the 2010 pool and expanded its rising junior rankings. Tristan Thompson remains the top dog.


Loss shocks Hansen, victory stuns Spann
Austin American-Statesman
Brendan Hansen was shocked at not making the U.S. Olympic team in his pet event. Scott Spann, who pulled off the upset of these U.S. swimming trials, looked even more stunned.

UT-ex Hansen comes up short in his specialty event
Dallas Morning News
It was hard to tell whom was more shocked. Was it Texas-ex Brendan Hansen, who had just failed to make the Olympic team in his specialty event, the 200-meter breaststroke? Or the Japanese journalists who came to Omaha to hype Hansen's sure-bet Beijing showdown against 200 world-record holder Kosuke Kitajima?

Future Longhorn Hersey earns Olympic berth
Austin American-Statesman
Incoming University of Texas freshman Kathleen Hersey made the U.S. Olympic team Thursday, finishing second to Elaine Breeden in the 200-meter butterfly.


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