Jan 27, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll (5) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for January 28, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Tuesday, January 28th.

Texas Baseball Opens at Number 18 in Baseball America Preseason Poll – Burnt Orange Nation

It’s easy to forget when Texas’ basketball team breaks into the top 25 and while the football team is undergoing a recruiting crisis, but the baseball team deserves attention as well. We’ll have plenty of baseball coverage this season, don’t you worry.

Tough weekend for the Texas Longhorns in recruiting – SB Nation

A lot of big names have abandoned the 40 acres over the past few days. After recruiting seesawed for a few weeks, it appears to be in a downward spiral.

Texas Longhorns Basketball: Inside the Numbers, How Texas Beat Baylor – Burnt Orange Nation

An analytical and humorous look at how Texas upset it’s third straight top 25 team.

Kevin Durant has taken over – SB Nation

A fantastic long-form read about former Longhorns’ All-American Kevin Durant. He’s 25, and nobody in the world is playing better basketball at this moment than the Slim Reaper (for the record, I prefer Durantula).

2015 OG Aaron Garza decommits from the Texas Longhorns – Burnt Orange Nation

This is part of the recruiting crisis discussed at above.

US Army All-American Nick Harvey reaffirms Texas A&M commitment after Texas visit – SB Nation

Usually, getting recruits in Austin is enough to sway them towards Texas. That hasn’t happened so far under Charlie Strong, and it’ll be awhile before we develop a clear understanding of the reason.

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