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Texas Longhorn Football

U-M hires Greg Robinson as defensive coordinator
Detroit Free Press
After an extended search, Rich Rodriguez has his defensive coordinator. Greg Robinson, Syracuse's head coach until he was fired last season, has joined Michigan's staff, the school announced Tuesday. Robinson, 57, has orchestrated defenses for back-to-back Super Bowl champions and for the Texas Longhorns.

NFL Playoff Notebook: Boldin clouds Cards' victory
Houston Chronicle
Burnt orange reunion: Two former University of Texas players will be competing against each other in Super Bowl XLIII.

Plenty of Super Bowl story lines
The Arizona Republic
"It is very surreal," said center Lyle Sendlein, who grew up in Arizona and played at Scottsdale Chaparral High. "Growing up here in the Valley, being a fan of the '93 Suns they went to the (NBA) Finals. The '01 Diamondbacks. It is amazing being a part of an influential team, because I remember how exciting that was for me growing up."

Other Football

Young leaves Miami to lead Oklahoma State defense
Austin American Statesman
Oklahoma State hired Bill Young on Tuesday to be its defensive coordinator, luring him back to his alma mater from Miami.

Texas Longhorn Basketball

Longhorns' Barnes a hit in land of Razorbacks
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Not only was Rick Barnes not booed at Monday's Downtown Tip-Off Club meeting, he probably left with a few dozen new best friends. Barnes, the head basketball coach at the University of Texas, didn't dodge the bullet from the moment he stepped to the microphone to give his talk until he ran out of time answering questions.

Thunder making push to shed NBA's worst record
USA Today
Clay Bennett was lauded as a civic hero when he brought Oklahoma City its first major-league sports franchise. The NBA's arrival in town was something to celebrate, the unveiling of the Thunder nickname a long-awaited event that packed the lobby of a downtown building with anxious fans.

Longhorns rout Texas Tech 71-49
Burnt Orange Beat
The #11 Texas Longhorns rolled into Lubbock on Saturday in bad need of a confidence building win. With their backs against the wall in an early must win game to stay in the Big 12 race, Texas responded playing one of their best all-around games on the seasons beating the Red Raiders behind the play of Damion James and Gary Johnson.


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