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Texas Longhorn Football

Horns whip Aggies 49-9; now the waiting begins
Austin American Statesman
The Longhorns were jubilant on Thursday night as they finally exorcised a two-year losing streak to Texas A&M in a 49-9 thrashing of the Aggies.

Kirk Bohls: Horns hold up their end of bargain by beating A&M
Austin American Statesman
Enough? In this new-age college football world where margins and memories can prove to be just as important as wins, Texas held up its end of the bargain and won handily over its arch-nemesis Thursday night.

McCoy says he might 'look into' NFL
Austin American Statesman
Decision on whether to stay with Longhorns would depend on projected draft position.

With voters' eyes upon them, Texas tops Texas A&M, 49-9
Dallas Morning News
In a normal world, measured only against a historic in-state rival, Texas should still be celebrating its 49-9 win over Texas A&M.

Texas A&M's McGee fails to ignite a rally against Texas
Dallas Morning News
Stephen McGee searched for some way, any way, to ignite Texas A&M on Thursday at Texas.

Colt McCoy is best quarterback in Big 12, no matter what voters say
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy may not win the Heisman Trophy. If his team does not advance to the Big 12 Championship Game, he probably doesn't even earn first-team, all-conference honors from league coaches.

Texas states its case for a BCS title
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The Texas Longhorns stated their case loud and clear. Not only did the fourth-ranked 'Horns snap a two-game losing skid against rival Texas A&M, they did so by winning the most lopsided game in the series this century, or last.

McCoy leads Texas to 49-9 rout of rival A&M
Houston Chronicle
The Texas Longhorns presented closing arguments Thursday night. Now they await a verdict. Colt McCoy accounted for four touchdowns, and the No. 4 Longhorns clinched a share of the Big 12 South title with a 49-9 victory over archrival Texas A&M. Commentary: Longhorns were forced to run it up
The Texas Longhorns took care of business. Sort of. Who the heck knows? "We made the statement we wanted to make," UT coach Mack Brown said. You play to win the game. That is, unless you don't know how to define winning. Great system, huh?

Give Thanks for Longhorn Seniors
Burnt Orange Beat
The 24 members of the 2008 senior class will step onto the field at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the final time as players tonight. This class is one of the most successful classes in the history of the Longhorn's storied program. Burnt Orange Beat salutes each one and wishes each of them well in their future endeavors.

By the Numbers: Mack Versus the Aggies
Burnt Orange Beat
Thursday night's game between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas A&M Aggies will be the 115th meeting dating back to 1894. The game will be the 61st time that the two teams will meet on Thanksgiving Day and the first since 1993. Texas has won six of the last eight meetings, but the Longhorns have dropped the last two to the Aggies despite being double digit favorites in both games.

Friendly Rivalry or Hostile Neighbors?
Burnt Orange Beat
In light of Texas' substantial advantage in the win column of this series, there's some truth to the notion that Longhorns look at Aggies as the pest down the street, while Aggies view their opponent as a blueblood bully, one it constantly attempts to unseat. Regardless, this long-running series has had its share of venom, "neighborly" proximity notwithstanding.

Basketball

Texas shoots down Ducks 70-57
Burnt Orange Beat
The #6 Texas Longhorns faced the tough task on Wednesday of overcoming a last second, heartbreaking loss early in the season and having to play a lesser opponent on a quick turn around. The Longhorns responded in a must win game overcoming dead legs and a slow start to beat the Oregon Ducks 70-57.

Texas men beat Oregon for third place in Maui
Austin American Statesman
Longhorn Justin Mason attempted only one shot against Saint Joseph's on Monday, a performance that prompted a long conversation with his coach.

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