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Football

Now, Texas Is Scheming for Ike
InsideTexas.com
Mack Brown has never worked a team this hard for an ‘open' date in the schedule. Then again, the Texas coach has never had a game canceled due to a hurricane.

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger and Bill Frisbie tackle the two Longhorn issues that have made the most headlines this week: Hurricane Ike and the storm surrounding former Texas quarterback Vince Young. Did Texas make the right call in rescheduling the game and what does Young need to do to get back on track?

Longhorns turn toward readying for Rice
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas Longhorns went into abbreviated bye-week mode Thursday, ditching their plans for Arkansas and turning their attention to Rice, their next opponent. Longhorns football coach Mack Brown started shuffling game plans late Wednesday, after athletic department officials decided to postpone Texas' game against Arkansas because of concerns about Hurricane Ike.

Postponement could help, hurt Texas
Austin American-Statesman
The postponement of Saturday's Arkansas-Texas football game could be the best thing that's happened to the Longhorns this season. Unless it turns out to be the worst.

Brown backs decision to reschedule Texas-Arkansas game
Dallas Morning News
Mack Brown understood and agreed with the safety concerns behind moving the Longhorns' football game with Arkansas to Sept. 27.

Brown, Longhorns don't like Ike
San Antonio Express-News
During a game, if faced with an odd obstacle — be it an injury, field position, whatever — the Texas Longhorns go into a special mode. It even has a title: "Sudden Change." UT is employing the same strategy now, because there is no game.

‘Ike' gives Hogs chance to improve
Northwest Arkansas Times
Mother Nature and Hurricane Ike 1, Texas and Arkansas 0. That's how the scoreboard reads for Hogs and Horns fans awaiting the latest showdown in the series' storied history... But, for the two football teams, there are some gains to be had by the game's postponement, and if there is a winner in the situation it has to be Bobby Petrino's Arkansas team.

Women's hoops

Texas women want their own gold run
San Antonio Express-News
When Gail Goestenkors returned from the Beijing Olympics late last month, Texas post Ashley Lindsey made a courtesy visit to her coach's office. Lindsey just wanted to say hello, and "let her know that I was watching the games." But when she turned to leave, Goestenkors told Lindsey to wait. Oh no, Lindsey thought, I'm in trouble. Instead, Goestenkors held up a piece of paper, and Lindsey saw some scribbling on the UT stationary.

Alumni

Ricky Williams sympathizes with Vince Young
Palm Beach Post
Vince Young says he's fine. Ricky Williams thinks fine is sometimes overrated.

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