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Football Recruiting

Has Texas Offered Another RB?
When the recruiting process kicked off for the class of 2009, Texas appeared to be very interested in both Chris Whaley and Christine Michael. In February, the Longhorns offered Whaley a scholarship and he committed to UT shortly after. Have the Longhorns now decided to offer Michael as well?

Team Recruiting Rankings - The Top 15
The recruiting process has always been a 12 month endeavor, but now more than ever, colleges are taking commitments from teams earlier and earlier in the process. Scott Kennedy, Director of Scouting for Scout.com, runs down the Top recruiting classes as they stand in July.


Jones sentenced, Joseph back in jail
Austin American-Statesman
Two former Texas football players were supposed to be sentenced today for their part in felony robbery charges that date back to July. Freshman defensive tackle Andre Jones was sentenced to the plea deal he agreed to three weeks ago and will serve 30 days in jail and then be placed on 10 years probation with 340 hours of community service. Safety Robert Joseph, who was supposed to be sentenced, was booked into the Travis County Jail at 11:14 a.m. because he violated his probation by failing to show up for a court date.


The Game I'll Never Forget: Jermichael Finley
Rivalry games are often memorable because of the emotions involved. When a rivalry game includes a career day statistically, they become that much more special. Tight end Jermichael Finley, drafted by the Packers in the third round this past April (No. 91 overall) out of the University of Texas, enjoyed that type of game in last year's "Red River Shootout" with Big 12 Conference arch-rival Oklahoma.

Olympic sports

Born in Mexico but U.S. bred
Daily Texan
On any given day, Leo Manzano's story is as interesting as any. The outgoing senior is small in stature, but he has a big heart (literally, it's been scientifically tested). He was born in Mexico and naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 2004. Now he's representing the U.S. Olympic team in the 1,500-meter run in Beijing. But he's the first person to say his story pales in comparison to the two others representing the U.S. in the event.


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