Tuesday Ripped from the Sports Pages

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Texas Longhorn Football

Texas coach Mack Brown won't look past Aggies
Dallas Morning News
From experience, Texas coach Mack Brown understands the proper sequence. Win first, then worry about the BCS. Anything else is counterproductive, as Brown has explained to his team as it prepares for Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Day.

No third helping
Houston Chronicle
After Texas has had to eat humble pie the past two years when underdog A&M teams dashed its Big 12 title hopes, the Longhorns are vowing to be better prepared this year when the stakes are even higher

Has Texas A&M become the Big 12's new Baylor?
Austin American-Statesman
Texas A&M's football program is once again at a crossroads, even if some are wondering whether the Aggies can even see that intersection from where they sit.

Brown says he won't talk about the BCS - but he did anyway
Austin American-Statesman
Texas coach Mack Brown wasn't going to talk about the BCS on Monday, until he talked about the BCS on Monday.

For our BCS title game, make it Texas-Florida
Fort Worth Star Telegram
No matter how his Texas A&M career ends, Stephen McGee's legacy as an Aggie is safe.

Texas vs. Texas A&M: Hatfields own McCoy?
San Antonio Express News
With Mack Brown at the helm, the Texas Longhorns always seem to have a fair share of the national limelight going into Thanksgiving week. Unfortunately for Brown, the Texas A&M Aggies have emerged the past two seasons crowing about state bragging rights.

A&M ‘D' slow to come around
San Antonio Express News
Joe Kines enjoys sharing his humble roots in tales that typically include a David Letterman-like zinger.

Other Football

Big 12 quarterbacks sweep Davey O'Brien nods
Dallas Morning News
Finalists for nine major college football awards were announced Monday, and the Big 12 posted a sweep in nods for the Davey O'Brien Award and Biletnikoff Award.

Red Raiders get back to work after humbling loss
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Getting back in the proper frame of mind is the theme of the week for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. After having their perfect season wrecked by Oklahoma 65-21 on Saturday night, the Red Raiders have gotten back to the drawing board and are focusing on Saturday's home game against Baylor.

Basketball

Longhorns smother St. Joe's 68-50
Burnt Orange Beat
The #6 Texas Longhorns put together another suffocating defensive performance Monday morning in Maui handling St. Joe's 68-50 behind the hot first half shooting of A.J. Abrams and the terrific play off the bench of Gary Johnson and Alexis Wangmene.

Texas men rout St. Joe's in Maui
Austin American-Statesman
Rick Barnes favors honest evaluation over gratuitous praise. The Longhorns basketball coach will scream, cajole, nit-pick when he sees the value in that.

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