Morning Coffee

The UT SID announced that there will be a 4:00 p.m. press conference today from Kevin Durant. As reported here yesterday, he's expected to announce his departure to the NBA. Despite everything I've heard from sources telling me he's gone, there's no way I won't be tuned in, hoping to see a Ricky Williams repeat. The presser will be carried live on 1300 AM here in Austin.

Durant may be headed to the pros, but everyone else on the Longhorn hoops team (except Craig Winder) is expected to return. Rick Barnes' young squad held their annual team banquet last night, where Durant and DJ Augustin shared co-MVP honors. Dexter Pittman was honored as the team's Most Improved.

Texas baseball is off until Friday, but Bradley Suttle was busy chatting with fans at TexasSports.com. Among the topics discussed: the lucrative forklift business and Suttle's between-innings insulin pump usage. Certainly worth browsing the chat transcript.

Texas and Big 12 baseball fans will want to check out Corn Nation's weekly conference wrap-up.

C&CM has notes from the OU Red and White Scrimmage on Saturday. It's always good to know thy foe, Longhorn fans.

Joe, his brother-in-law and I had fun tailgating before the Texas spring game, but the Georgia boys really did it right.

Last, but not least, a note reminding you to keep your offseason eye on Sunday Morning Quarterback, who really does provide an oasis of interesting offseason reading for the truly addicted. This would be an appropriate time to note that I had the pleasure of hosting SMQ this past weekend during his visit to Austin. He's as enjoyable to hang out with in person as he is to read on the internet. And easy to beat at chess.

--PB--

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