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Football recruiting

Monroe Nabs MVP Honors In All-Star Game
InsideTexas.com
D.J. Monroe was originally projected to play defensive back when his career on the 40 Acres begins in less than a week, but the Angleton athlete gave Texas fans, and Longhorn coaches, another example of what he can do with the ball in his hands on Tuesday night in the 74th Annual Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Paden Kelley: Prepping for Title Defense
InsideTexas.com
Shortly after Lake Travis High School brought home a state championship, its two star players, Garrett Gilbert and Paden Kelley, became the first two members of Texas' 2009 recruiting class. Kelley has been working hard all summer to ensure that Lake Travis has a chance to win back-to-back titles, but he knows it won't be easy.

Future Horn Monroe impressive in all-star game
Austin American-Statesman
D.J. Monroe starred in the U.S. Army All-American game as a cornerback in January, turning heads with his energy and ability to break up passes. Monroe, a top-rated recruit who will begin his college career at Texas on Sunday, didn't play cornerback Tuesday at the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Game. He played running back. He might have been more impressive with the ball in his hands.

Football

Mack: No more sugar and spice for his Horns
Austin American-Statesman
It's a sore spot with Mack Brown. As it is with the fans and followers of his Texas football program. And that could be a good sign. Last December, Mack got his mad on, and it paid off with a fourth consecutive bowl victory. One heartbeat needs to give way to one hard edge. Otherwise, it could remain one heartbeat, one conference title for Mack.

Ranking the Big 12 rivalries
ESPN.com
The Big 12 is marked by several rivalries that cause fans to plan ahead with anticipation as their schools hook up with the most hated rivals. Here's my opinion of the five best rivalries in the Big 12.

Alumni

Benson trusts the judicial system with his fate
KXAN.com
While his ex-teammates on the Chicago Bears team endure the grueling process of two-a-days, free agent running back Cedric Benson took time to talk about where his life stands after two arrests in Austin on alcohol charges.

Olympics

Goestenkors prepares to coach at Olympics
Daily Texan
Sporting a new, short haircut and wearing a Team USA basketball shirt, Gail Goestenkors was all smiles when discussing her upcoming trip to the Olympics as an assistant coach.

Texas exes hoping to make a splash in Beijing
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
They are holding hands, arms thrust powerfully in the air, mouths wide open, letting out what almost certainly have to be screams of joy in the photo. It is an iconic image from Athens, swimmers Ian Crocker, Aaron Peirsol and Brendan Hansen looking very much how you'd expect college buddies to look. Or at least college buddies who had just teamed up to win Olympic gold and set a world record in the 4x100 individual medley relay. And now the Texas exes are back for one more go.

Richards talks with media about 2008 Olympics
TexasSports.com

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