Friday Ripped from the Sports Pages

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Texas Longhorn Football

Aggies insist McCoy hit, '06 win were legit
Austin American-Statesman
Hey, it was nothing personal, Texas A&M's Michael Bennett insists. But Texas fans, who have neither forgotten nor forgiven Bennett's hit on Colt McCoy two years ago that knocked the Longhorns' quarterback from the game, didn't buy Bennett's claim then and apparently aren't buying it now.

Controversial hit on McCoy follows A&M defensive end
San Antonio Express-News
The last time Mike Bennett collided with Colt McCoy in Austin, McCoy left the game on a stretcher.

Eyes of Texas are on Norman, Okla.
Fort Worth Star Telegram
To the folks inside the Texas Longhorns' locker room, Saturday's game between No. 2 Texas Tech and No. 5 Oklahoma qualifies as must-see TV.

UT's program is about family
San Antonio Express-News
It wasn't caught by a camera, TV or otherwise, but something poignant happened on the field just after Texas beat Oklahoma in Dallas last month.

Other Football

Tech's Crabtree gives back as he receives
San Antonio Express News
On Wednesday morning, Michael Crabtree Sr. sat in the dimly lit living room of his modest, one-story home just northeast of Dallas. Spread on a coffee table before him were scrapbooks, laminated photos, plaques, posters and newspaper articles.

Aggies Mailbag: Sherman realizes recruiting a program's lifeblood
San Antonio Express News
Asked a question Thursday about the talent level he inherited in the hard-as-brick Big 12 South, Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman quickly turned the inquiry toward the future.

Bomar looking to future, not back at OU
Houston Chronicle
Playing QB at SHSU keeps NFL hopes alive

Recalling Tech's conference title
Houston Chronicle
These were your granddad's Raiders. They seldom passed and had linemen the size of today's fullbacks. But the 1955 team was the last to own an outright championship

Texas Tech's Lewis has a grasp on his role
Dallas Morning News
Texas Tech receiver Detron Lewis didn't take long to introduce himself to Red Raider Nation and show everyone that he was going to be a special player.

Texas Tech-Oklahoma notebook: Precision is key for Tech

Dallas Morning News
When studying film of this season's Texas Tech team, Oklahoma has seen basically the same offensive scheme and personnel that it saw in 2007.

Texas A&M's def. coordinator acknowledges failings

Dallas Morning News
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines, 64, didn't give himself high marks Thursday as the Aggies prepared for their final game this season on Thanksgiving Day at Texas.

Basketball

NCAA gives Reliant Stadium another Final Four
Houston Chronicle
After hosting event in 2011, Houston will do so again in 2016

New Dallas Cowboys stadium to host 2014 NCAA Final Four
Dallas Morning News
The men's Final Four basketball championship will return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2014 after a 28-year absence.

Other

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Blog
Houston Chronicle


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