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Baseball season is underway! The Longhorns defeated the Alumni 9-6 with a 6 run ninth inning rally to kick off baseball season at the Dell Diamond. Roger Clemens through out the ceremonial first pitch. Game Box Score here.

Elsewhere around the 40 Acres: Top ranked men's swimming and diving waxed #24 Texas A&M over the weekend, 129-106. . . The Lady Horns hoops team (14-7, 3-4) was upended in Lubbock 49-48 on a three point shot with 6 seconds left in the game. . . The 20th ranked ladies tennis team took out Kansas 6-1. . . #12 men's tennis fell to Michigan 5-2. . . Heptathalete Donovan Kilmartin, national champ in 2006, auto-qualified for the 2007 NCAAs by winning the Roger Cox Heptathalon Championship in Albuquerque.

While most teams scramble to fill the back ends of their classes, Mack Brown's early recruitment strategy has him focused in on just one final player during the last push before signing day: Dallas Skyline safety Christian Scott. Mack Brown's also angled things so that he'll get the final in-home visit with the young man, which is a great sign for the 'Horns. Scott is Rivals #18 rated player in the state, and third highest rated defensive back, behind Texas commits Curtis Brown and Ben Wells.

A look at the Big 12 men's hoops scoreboard this weekend: Kansas waxed Colorado 97-74. . . A&M took care of Oklahoma 70-61. . . Missouri beat Texas Tech 71-58 in Columbia. . . Oklahoma State held off Iowa State 62-50. . . Kansas State beat Nebraska 61-45. As noted over on the Phog Blog (the Big 12's best college hoops blog), despite what you hear from mainstream media folks, the Big 12 has been anything but unpredictable. Road teams rarely win in this conference, and every result from Saturday fell in line with what was predicted in the "Real Standings." If you -are- a Big 12 college hoops junkie, do yourself a favor and be sure to bookmark the Phog Blog. Take a minute, too, to read AW's commentary on why Kansas should win the Big 12.

Question of the day: who's hotter right now? Tiger Woods, who just won his seventh straight PGA Tour event on Sunday at the Buick Invitational? Or Roger Federer who won 21 straight sets romping through the Australian Open?

--PB--