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Texas Longhorn Football

Painful loss last season got Texas rolling in '08
Columbus Dispatch
The seeds for Texas' success this season were planted 12 months ago before a bowl game that meant more for 2008 than 2007.

Tressel's challenge
Columbus Dispatch
Buckeyes coach and his boss are still thinking positive, even in the wake of three big losses on the national stage

Texas-ex Benson runs for 171 yards as Bengals blank Browns
Dallas Morning News
Frozen trash danced in the icy wind at one end of the near-empty stadium as the home finale's last seconds disappeared from the clock

Other Football

Lake Travis quarterback wins title, sets two state passing marks
Austin American-Statesman
Garrett Gilbert threw for five touchdowns, ran for two more and set a Texas passing record in leading Lake Travis past Longview, 48-23, in the Class 4A Division I state championship game Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco.

English becomes fifth black coach
Houston Chronicle
Eastern Michigan has hired Ron English, making him the fifth black head football coach in major college football, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.


Texas falters late, loses to Michigan State
Burnt Orange Beat
The #5 Texas Longhorns came into Saturday as team that had the chance to beat another top 20 opponent and begin the run for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. With 1:26 left, it appeared the Longhorns would have a great shot at another resume stamping win. The Spartans had other ideas and Texas faltered down the stretch.

Spartans sink UT from long range
Austin American-Statesman
Michigan State reserve Durrell Summers had fallen out of favor with his coach, something about failing to meet Tom Izzo's demands as a defender.

Summers time: Sophomore lifts MSU past No. 5 Texas
Detroit News
On Saturday against No. 5 Texas, nobody owned the game's final three minutes more than Michigan State's Durrell Summers. It was Summers' 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds left and pair of free throws with a second remaining that gave the Spartans a 67-63 victory.


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