Two Longhorns' Players Ruled Academically Ineligible

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas wide receiver Brandon Collins and
defensive back Christian Scott have been ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA and will miss the 2009 season.

Neither has played this season for the second-ranked Longhorns. Texas officials announced the decision Tuesday night.

Both players are enrolled in classes and are in good academic standing with the school, but must make progress toward their degree. They will be allowed to continue practicing with the team. Both will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Collins, a junior, has played in 19 games. Scott, a sophomore who was competing for a starting job at safety in the preseason, played in all 13 games last season as a redshirt freshman.