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Written by Shea Harris | 07 March 2011

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Written by Trey Scott | 07 March 2011

staffordA smiling Augie Garrido was meeting with the media right after his team’s 4-2 win over No. 9 Stanford, a win that clinches the weekend series for the No. 6 Longhorns (7-4).

The legendary coach was asked about the good collective performance he got from his pitching staff, a day after the arms fell apart in a 9-2 loss. His response got the press rolling:

“Praise Jesus”

If anyone will tell you that baseball is a sport of chance, it’s Augie. And today against a talented Stanford team, his Longhorns got the lucky bounces. And they made sure to capitalize.

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Written by Trey Scott | 06 March 2011

hambaylorJordan Hamilton got his shot back, the Longhorns weathered the LaceDarius storm, Tristan Thompson was relentless down low, and the game was clinched at the free throw line in front of a rockin’ crowd at the Ferrell Center.

Now, if No. 8 Texas (25-6, 13-3 in Big 12) can just do that every game, it’ll be in good shape.

The 60-54 win over Baylor (18-12, 7-9) was a see-saw game throughout. The Longhorns jumped out to a 12-4 lead after nine minutes (the game was very low-scoring), but the Bears came roaring back, taking a 24-21 advantage at half time after LaceDarius Dunn made a three with eight seconds left in the first. no comments

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Written by Trey Scott | 05 March 2011

hamcrowdWell, here goes nothing.

After such a fantastic season (this close to a Big 12 regular season title), tonight’s game against Baylor might come down to be the defining moment for Texas’ year. Win on national television, and they’ll get the critics off their backs and their confidence will rise.

Lose, and you can officially declare this team in free fall.

It’ll be tough to win in Waco against an even more desperate Baylor (18-11, 7-8 Big 12) team, but you have to think that after all the tough venues the Longhorns shut up, they can do the same in the Ferrell Center.

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Written by Trey Scott | 05 March 2011

wallaA gutsy effort by Taylor Jungmann last night was still barely enough to get the win. Jungmann threw 120 pitches and struck out nine, but fatigue hit him in the top of the ninth inning and he allowed a 4-1 lead to turn into a close 4-3 advantage.

Freshman Corey Knebel came in, got the last out, and threw his name into the hat for the closer’s role.

Jordan Etier came up big with a 2-RBI double in the fifth inning, the first scoring strike of the game for the Longhorns.

Mark Payton and Erich Weiss had good games as well, each bringing in eighth-inning RBIs.
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Written by Trey Scott | 04 March 2011

loyThe No. 6 Longhorns (5-3) take to UFCU-Disch Falk today for a weekend series against No. 9 Stanford (5-3).

Friday, Taylor Jungmann will go for his third win of the season — but don’t expect a third straight complete-game shutout this time around against a team that has six every-day players hitting over .300.

Cole Green (0-1) will get the Saturday start, and left-hander Sam Stafford (1-0) gets to go against a predominantly right-handed Cardinal lineup on Sunday.

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Written by Shea Harris | 02 March 2011

SOPHOMORE highlights of 2012 Texas commit Cayleb Jones. I'll be posting highlight videos of commitments from time to time. Enjoy.

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Written by Trey Scott | 01 March 2011

garyThis has become a living nightmare.

And if Rick Barnes doesn’t find a solution within the week, Texas’ dreams of becoming a Final Four might become unrealistic before the NCAA Tournament even begins.

If you’re on this blog, you probably know at least a few of the details to No. 8 Texas’ 75-70 loss to Kansas State. So I’m not going to get into that. Instead, I’d like to use this space to try and figure out what’s wrong, and how it may be fixed.

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Written by Trey Scott | 28 February 2011

barnesAnd just like that, tonight’s game against Kansas State is looking like a must-win.

Losses on the road to Nebraska and Colorado — the latter of which came after blowing a 22-point lead — have put a lot of pressure on No. 7 Texas to come out on top on Senior Night.

It won’t be easy, as the Wildcats are surging and their senior guard Jacob Pullen is playing like the guy he was last year. no comments

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Written by Shea Harris | 28 February 2011

caylebjonesAustin High's Cayleb Jones (#4).Another junior day in the can, another round of commitments for the Texas Longhorns. Let’s take a look at the five new commits (Bryson Echols committed on Friday before the junior day, you can read about it here).

Cayleb Jones

The biggest name in the new group of commitments is Austin High wideout Cayleb Jones, a wide receiver who was among the most coveted at his position in the nation. The 6’3” 198 pounder has dominated Central Texas competition and can do it all. The only thing he seems to lack at this point is top end speed, but his hands and body control when going up to snatch a ball out of the air are unparalleled.

Peter Jinkens

In linebacker Peter Jinkens the Longhorns now have commitments from the top two recruits from Dallas Skyline. At 6’1,” 208, Jinkens is an excellent athlete with a lot of upside. He looks raw at this point at linebacker (he’s been very good at running back as well) but all the tools are there to be a great one. no comments

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