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Texas loves its star, even if it all might end soon

Andy Katz spent the entire day of the Texas A&M game with Kevin Durant and watched as a campus was enraptured.

Originally Published: March 1, 2007
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- The young woman can't stop shaking. And, no, it isn't because of the light breeze on this overcast yet 70-plus-degree late February day.

It is because of Kevin Durant.

Freshman Ali Menke has just had her shirt signed by Durant -- nominally a classmate of hers at Texas, but more basketball royalty in this town -- and her hands are trembling. She's not alone in her excitement. Hundreds of other students dressed in burnt orange are in line three hours before the tip-off ...

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