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Football Recruiting

Garrett Porter: Hoping for Big Senior Season
InsideTexas.com
Permian offensive lineman Garrett Porter put together an outstanding junior year on his way to earning All-State honors and shortly after the season concluded, he committed to play football for the Texas Longhorns. With the recruiting process out of the way, Porter has spent his summer improving his game and preparing for his senior season.

Kurt Killens Sophomore Highlights
InsideTexas.com
The state of Texas seems to have hit a resurgence in the linebacking core. A few years ago the number of top tier linebackers was relatively small. With the class of 2009 and 2010 the opposite is now true with numerous linebackers in the top 100 in the state.

Football

College Football Over-Under
InsideTexas.com
It's time for some College Football "Over-Under". With the 2008 season gearing up, Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his predictions for the champion, the overachiever and the underachiever in each BCS conference and more, including who will emerge as national champions when the dust settles on what should be another wild year in collegiate football.

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
Football is almost here. On this episode of the Podcast, IT lead writer Bill Frisbie, back from his trip to Kansas City for the Big 12 Media Days, and editor Ross Lucksinger discuss the most dangerous quarterbacks in the conference, the difference in attitudes between each of the head coaches and more. Plus, as fall approaches, what improvements to the defense will we see thanks to Will Muschamp?

Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops is in search of a big game
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
College media days tend to be, well, to be honest, boring. Three whole days of coaches and players jawing about how everybody is dangerous/improved/has a chance. This tedium is why you have to love the Big 12 Conference, which with Mack Brown pleading underdog status and Southlake's Chase Daniel working on helping Mizzou hike up the big-boy pants and always colorful Texas Tech coach Mike Leach ripping D/FW Airport was anything but boring. So I hate to nitpick, but what in the heck was going on in Kansas City that wondering whether Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has somehow stumbled into John Cooper territory became a legit issue?

Expectations hit rarefied heights for Red Raiders in 2008
Houston Chronicle
KANSAS, MO. – They are the only team in Big 12 history never to have a losing season. They have two Heisman Trophy candidates. They've been to bowls in each of the last eight seasons. They were on the cover of Texas Football magazine this summer under the headline: "Best in Texas." They reside in Lubbock, not Austin.

Texas' Cosby is no joke
Omaha World-Herald
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Texas receiver Quan Cosby sat in his burnt orange polo, jeans and sneakers on Wednesday and was the picture of consistency at Big 12 Media Days. Steady with every answer. Never too high, never too low with his demeanor. Took care of his interview commitments and headed off with teammates Colt McCoy and Brian Orapko. According to those who know him, just typical Cosby.

Getting to the top not enough
Columbia Tribune
KANSAS CITY - Only one college football team has posted seven straight seasons of double-digit victories, but that's not enough to satisfy its ravenous fan base.

Texas no longer all burnt orange
Hutchinson News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kermit once sang about it not easy being green. Green, however, has no such problems at the University of Texas, a place where greenbacks seem to seep out of every nook and cranny on campus. There are very few, if any, universities in the country that spend the amount of money the Longhorns do for athletics. And, nothing is bigger than Texas football, which is why it's good to be brown as well- as in Mack Brown.

Hoops

Conference schedule released
Daily Texan
After wrapping up media days on Wednesday for the upcoming football season, the Big 12 announced its composite conference schedule for men's basketball Thursday - and the league's heavy television presence. Of the 96 Big 12 regular season games, 85 will be aired on ABC, CBS, an ESPN network or the newly re-branded Big 12 Network (formerly ESPN Plus). Seven of the conference's 12 teams will be featured on ESPN's "Big Monday" lineup, including three Texas games (at Oklahoma on Jan. 12, at Texas A&M on Feb. 16, Baylor on March 2).

Alumni

Sixers adding Bucks' Ivey
Philadelphia Enquirer
The recent talk surrounding the 76ers has involved the futures of guards Andre Iguodala and Louis Williams, who are restricted free agents. Yesterday that talk was put on hold - for at least a day - as the Sixers reached an agreement with free-agent guard Royal Ivey.

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