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Mack and Lance riding atop world of influence
Austin American-Statesman
Texas coach, cycling legend among Top 25 most powerful

Football Recruiting

Two Get a Mention
Four-Star and No.5 rated SLB prospect Jarvis Jones is a hard man to catch up with, and that might be just how he likes it. Laid back to the point of seeming apathetic, Jones just wants to work hard, stay healthy and, most of all, stay humble. Scout was able to catch up with the big hitter out of Carver-Columbus (GA) and find out what everybody else wants to know: Who's got a shot?

Basketball Recruiting

Summer Basketball 101: 2009 Rankings Updated
For the most part, the National Top 100 list remained intact. However, heading into July we added five new 5-star players (like Michael Snaer) and shuffled around our list. From Derrick Favors to Andrew Fitzgerald, here's our revised effort.


Steelers sign draft pick
It took until the Fourth of July, but the Steelers signed a draft pick! Read below for details.


Allyson Felix an easy Olympic entrant in 200
Associated Press
Allyson Felix felt no final-day pressure at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials. She's just that good. Wallace Spearmon, Jenn Stuczynski and Marshevet Hooker are good, too, but all had to endure their share of bumps, bruises and thumping hearts before their Olympic trips were sewn up Sunday.

Manzano, Hooker qualify for Beijing Games
Austin American-Statesman
Leonel Manzano is going to Beijing. The 5-foot-5-inch, 145-pound former Texas Longhorn from Marble Falls finished second in the men's 1,500 meters as the U.S. Olympic trials came to an end Sunday night. Marshevet Hooker, another ex-Longhorn, also qualified for the Summer Games in the women's 200 meters.

Torres sets American record in 50-meter freestyle as U.S. Olympic swimming trials conclude
Austin American-Statesman
The U.S. Olympic swim trials concluded Sunday with the shortest and longest swims of the competition, and one of those featured the oldest competitor – and the fastest. Dara Torres, 41, left a pack of 21- and 22-year-old in her wake and dominated the 50-meter freestyle in an American record time of 24.25 seconds. Everyone else was about a body length behind, although Jessica Hardy took second in 24.82.

Weber-Gale outpaces stars for record
Austin American-Statesman
Gary Hall Jr., the godfather of swimming, as his robe proclaimed, drew imaginary pistols before the start of the 50-meter freestyle and fired away.

Spill turns into thrill for Texas-ex in Olympics trials
Dallas Morning News
Allyson Felix breezed her way to the Olympics. Marshevet Hooker – she stumbled in.

Hooker stumbles home
Houston Chronicle
Ex-UT sprinter overcomes crash to qualify in 200.


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