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Longhorns move up to No. 2 in BCS standings
Austin American-Statesman
UT leads No. 3 Oklahoma by a thin margin.

Texas wins battle, but Oklahoma might win war
Austin American-Statesman
BCS guru expects Sooners to pass Longhorns if they beat Cowboys.

KIRK BOHLS' TOP TEN Ten observations worth thinking about
Austin American-Statesman
Texas should still be ahead of Oklahoma in every human poll. Sorry, Sooners, as good as you looked against Texas Tech — and no team has looked better all year long in a single game — you still lost on the field to the Longhorns. I don't care if it's Oct. 11, Sept. 11 or yesterday. Most teams get one crack at an opponent and have to make hay that day. Hello, Florida. Ole Miss on Line 2.

Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett predicts Texas A&M win over UT
Austin American-Statesman
Besides scoring a touchdown in the Cowboys' win over the 49ers on Sunday, Dallas tight end Martellus Bennett said his parents love him best over his brother at Texas A&M. He also said Michael Bennett would again unload on Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, and even predicted an Aggies win in the Thanksgiving game.

For our BCS title game, make it Texas-Florida
Fort Worth Star Telegram
College football has never been hotter. TV ratings are up. The Big 12 South has become its own hit reality show. The BCS is a train wreck.

OU in good shape to overtake Texas
San Antonio Express News
Late Saturday night, dozens of Oklahoma Sooners ripped off their helmets, reached toward the outstretched arms of their adoring, enraptured fans and took a victory lap around Owen Field.

Big 12 South in midst of power play
Houston Chronicle
Heading into the final week of the regular season, three teams have a chance to prevail in conference

Despite Oklahoma's win, Texas moves up to No. 2
Fox Sports
After its dominating win over Texas Tech Saturday night in Norman, Oklahoma made a compelling case to be playing for the national title in Miami. But it's the team that handed the Sooners their only loss of the season who would be playing in the BCS championship game against No. 1 Alabama if the season ended Sunday.

Other Football

Snyder set to return as Kansas State's coach
Austin American-Statesman
Former Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has told school officials that he will return to coach the Wildcats. A person with knowledge of the hiring told The Associated Press that the 69-year-old Snyder would be introduced at a news conference this morning. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.

Chaos could put us a step closer to playoffs
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A big hand goes out to the Oklahoma Sooners. Not because of their 65-21 annihilation of No. 2 Texas Tech on Saturday, but because it brought college football's national-title picture a step closer to chaos and could deliver another serious blow to the BCS.

Best shots from College Football Week 13
Fox Sports

Basketball

Texas to tangle with St. Joe's in Maui
Burnt Orange Beat
The #7 Texas Longhorns will be making their third appearance in the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Monday. After a fifth place finish in 1993 and a third place finish in 2004, the Longhorns are looking to make an early impression this week as future NCAA Tournament seeding games loom in Maui, Hawaii.

Longhorn men look to improve on foul shooting
Austin American-Statesman
If 80 percent of life is showing up, as the film director Woody Allen asserted, maybe the Longhorns have a chance this season at the free-throw line.

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