Monday nuggets

March 28th, 2011 at 9:39 pm by under Sports

UT sophomore Jordan Hamilton was named 3rd team All-American by the Associated Press.  First team is Jimmer Fredette (BYU), Kemba Walker (UCONN), Nolan Smith (Duke), Jared Sullenger (Ohio St.), and JuJuan Johnson (Purdue).  Might question Derrick Williams from Arizona being a 2nd team instead of first, especially after the tournament he had.

One of the hot topics from mid-February until selection Sunday is what teams are on the bubble.  But then the argument is quickly qualified by saying “its not like any of these teams are going to win championship, so what does it matter?”  Well that is now out the window with VCU going to the final four after being one of the last four in.  Coaches want to continue to expand the field and this will only add fuel to those feelings.

We caught up with Leo Manzano on Monday to talk about his first Manzano Mile which is Saturday at the Texas School for the Deaf.  The former UT great distance runner and ’08 Olympian is trying to raise money to help fund running and fitness efforts for kids around Central Texas.  I’ll never forget being at the Beijing Olympics with him and how in awe he was of his Olympic experience and that was well before he ran.  For more on his run go to www.manzanomile.com.

Texas Baseball team dropped just a few spots to #8 despite a rough weekend at Oklahoma State.  Horns not only lost their first Big 12 series since ’09 (K-State, who else) but scored just five runs and that included their 1-0, 15 inning game on Friday.  I get to sit on for Craig Way on Tuesday’s radio broadcast (6p, 1300 The Zone) as the Horns take on Oral Roberts and try to avoid their third straight loss.

Will Muschamp held his coaches clinic this past weekend at Florida and among his invited speakers was former UT offensive coordinator Greg Davis.  There was some talk that Davis and Muschamp were at odds last season, while that was probably the case at one point or another with an entire staff going through their first losing season in 13 years, it couldn’t have been that bad if Muschamp wanted Davis part of his clinic.

 

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