Thursday 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.


Preseason Picks
Football is less than two months away and Texas fans are wondering which players will have a breakout season in 2008, so Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his preseason picks for team offensive and defensive MVP, Newcomers and Impact True Freshmen.

The Inside Texas Podcast
On this episode of the podcast, Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger and Bill Frisbie discuss whether or not Mack Brown should consider Andre Jones' request to return to the team. Plus, the 2008 Big 12 Media Preseason Poll was released. Is a No. 2 ranking in the south right for Texas? All that and more on the Inside Texas Podcast.

Football Recruiting

Will Blake Consider a Grayshirt?
Austin High wide receiver Emory Blake missed the majority of his junior season, but that hasn't slowed him down as far as recruiting goes. He has shown his skills throughout the spring and summer months and has racked up almost 20 scholarship offers. The Texas Longhorns haven't offered him a 2009 scholarship but instead offered Blake a grayshirt in June. Is he considering it?


'Boobie' back in fold
Cleveland Plain Dealer
With new contract in hand, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Gibson hopes to make up for missed time.

Transcript of Cleveland Cavaliers conference call with GM Danny Ferry, guard Daniel Gibson
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Transcript of today's teleconference with Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry and guard Daniel Gibson, who agreed to a new five-year contract with the team on Tuesday night.

Cavs retain Gibson
Associated Press
The Cavaliers finally made a move this offseason, signing sharpshooter Daniel Gibson to a five-year contract Wednesday.


Tulsa loses Clark Harrell, gains former Texas QB
Dallas Morning News
Tulsa officially announced that former Texas QB GJ Kinne has joined the football program. He will be ineligible for the 2008 season.

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