Thursday Ripped from the Sports Pages

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Texas Longhorn Football and Baseball

Garrido: 'I made a mistake'
Austin American Statesman
In his first public comments since being arrested on a drunken-driving charge, suspended Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido said Wednesday that he had "made a mistake."

Horns expect changes this baseball season
Austin American Statesman
Ruffin to the bullpen? Clark playing third base? Belt in the bullpen? There's been a lot of speculation about the Texas baseball team this offseason. Turns out, not much of it is accurate.

Former Longhorn Dronett found dead at home
Austin American Statesman
Even before he joined the University of Texas football team two decades ago, Shane Dronett already owned a larger-than-life reputation built on wrestling alligators and staring down water moccasins in the bayous near his hometown.

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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