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Texas Longhorn Football

It's McCoy, by a fraction of a point
Austin American Statesman
UT quarterback edges Sooner's Bradford on American-Statesman's All-Big 12 football team.

Beebe talks tiebreaker with ESPN
Dallas Morning News
Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe, whose opinions on all things tiebreaker are suddenly in demand, talked with ESPN Tuesday.

Time to hand out hardware, Dash style
ESPN.com
Player of the Year: Colt McCoy

McCoy named WCFF Player of the Year finalist
Mack Brown Texas Football
Junior QB Colt McCoy has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year award.

Orakpo named finalist for Lott Trophy
Austin American Statesman
Texas senior defensive end Brian Orakpo on Monday was named a finalist for the Lott Trophy, given to the nation's top defensive impact player.

Another Gilbert destined for greatness at UT
San Antonio Express News
First things first: Contrary to common belief, Austin Lake Travis blue-chip quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who has committed to play at Texas next year, is not related to former UT All-American running back Chris Gilbert.

Other Football

Texas Tech coach Mike Leach claims consolation prize with Big 12 honor
Fort Worth Star Telegram
His team didn't receive a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game, but Texas Tech coach Mike Leach received a major award Tuesday.

Oklahoma: Bob Stoops says Sam Bradford is the best QB he's coached
Fort Worth Star Telegram
On Tuesday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops proclaimed Sam Bradford the best quarterback he's ever coached.

Oregon names successor for football coach Bellotti
Houston Chronicle
Mike Bellotti is Oregon's head coach for now. Chip Kelly has been picked to eventually replace the man who's been leading the Ducks for the last 14 seasons.

Missouri defense better be on its game against Oklahoma
Dallas Morning News
Big plays returned to haunt the Missouri defense last week in its crushing loss to Kansas.

Clemson promotes Swinney to head coach
Houston Chronicle
Clemson is sticking with Dabo Swinney, giving the Tigers' interim coach a five-year contract Monday to replace former boss Tommy Bowden.

Harrell has surgery on two fingers
Houston Chronicle
Texas Tech QB will be available for bowl matchup

Basketball

Longhorn men preparing for tough UCLA defense
Austin American Statesman
The eighth-ranked Longhorns' efficiency on offense should receive its most difficult test so far this season when No. 12 UCLA comes to the Erwin Center on Thursday.

Texas sleepwalks, beats Rice 77-56
Burnt Orange Beat
The #6 Texas Longhorns took care of business on Sunday with a sluggish performance in a game against the Rice Owls that was sandwiched in between the Maui Invitational and a Thursday showdown with UCLA

Texas men's basketball team beats Rice
Austin American Statesman
With some of his teammates moving as if they were still trudging through the deep sand of Maui, Dogus Balbay provided some energy.

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