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Texas Longhorn Football and Baseball

Mims Commits to Longhorns
Burnt Orange Beat
Sources have confirmed that Round Rock Stony Point standout defensive end Tevin Mims has committed to the Texas Longhorns during his official visit over the weekend. Mims is the 20th commitment to Coach Brown and the Longhorns for the 2009 recruiting class.

Springboard To Even Bigger Things
Burnt Orange Beat
The similarities between the 04 and 08 seasons

Top teams often strong academically, athletically
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo always knew where his parents stood on school and football. "They're all about academics. They're very hard on me about that," said Orakpo, who won the 2008 Nagurski Award as the nation's top defensive player. "They didn't want me playing sports if I was making C's and D's. That's why I didn't play pee-waee. I didn't get into football until eighth grade, because I could show my parents I could do good in academics and sports as well."

Expect Garrido to hold himself accountable
Austin American Statesman
I know Augie Garrido, and I can assure you he's completely devastated. Garrido has always preached accountability to his players. Now, it's time to practice it.

Other Football

College seniors show off talent at Shrine game
Austin American Statesman
Chase Daniel was a hero in his final game with Missouri, throwing the winning touchdown pass in the Alamo Bowl. In his next game, he'll play only for himself. Daniel is among the college stars in Houston for today's East-West Shrine game, a showcase for players to make an impression on NFL scouts.

Vizza chooses to transfer to A&M
San Antonio Express News
Former North Texas and Alamo Heights quarterback Giovanni Vizza is enrolling at Texas A&M with plans on being eligible for the 2010 season, his father, Matt Vizza, said Sunday via e-mail.

Texas Longhorn Basketball

Looking back, looking ahead in the Big 12
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The week that was

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.

Other

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Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

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Houston Chronicle

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