Friday Ripped from the Sports Pages

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Texas Longhorn Football

Air attack on Mack
Austin American Statesman
Plane tows banner tweaking Texas coach.

Bradford tops McCoy as all-Big 12 QB
Houston Chronicle
Picking the top quarterback on the All-Big 12 team was about as difficult as figuring out the South division champion. But the result was the same: Oklahoma. Although Texas' Colt McCoy was chosen offensive player of the year by the 20 voters in balloting conducted by The Associated Press, the same group picked Oklahoma's Sam Bradford over McCoy for the prized first-team spot on the all-conference squad released Thursday.

Other Football

Since 1998 Big 12 title, Texas A&M Aggies have been stuck in reverse
Fort Worth Star Telegram
For R.C. Slocum, it seems like yesterday. But so much has changed since Texas A&M won its only Big 12 championship 10 years ago today in St. Louis.

Texas Tech's Crabtree tells site he's staying; Harrell to wear splint
Dallas Morning News
Michael Crabtree's father said Thursday he was surprised the Texas Tech All-America receiver told a Web site he planned to return to Tech next season.

'Disappointed' Missouri playing for Big 12 championship
Dallas Morning News
On a gloomy, Midwestern December day, as questions about disappointment kept coming, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel offered valid perspective.

Before Season: Myers Okay If Leach Leaves
KCBD Channel 11 Lubbock

Auburn job brings up familiar names
San Antonio Express News
The names of Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach and Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp surfaced Thursday in connection with the head coaching vacancy in the Auburn football program. UT coach Mack Brown has said you can scratch one of the names off the list.


Abrams carries Texas past UCLA 68-64
Burnt Orange Beat
The #8 Texas Longhorns faced a must win game on Thursday night playing host to UCLA with many tough non-conference games remaining. Senior guard A.J. Abrams carried the Longhorns stagnant offense scoring a season high 31 points, while Justin Mason turned in another terrific all-around performance.

Texas men keep cool and take down UCLA
Dallas Morning News
Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes has said his Longhorns are still finding themselves. Thursday evening, at a Frank Erwin Center that was rocking by night's end, maybe that's exactly what they started to do.

Scheduling tough opponents early will help Horns
Austin American Statesman
The Texas football team should take a lesson from the boys of the hardwood. Wasn't it great to see a battle of top-10 teams before the conference games start in college basketball?

Abrams buries Bruins
Austin American Statesman
He limped through the final few minutes of the game, his right hamstring the victim of a cramp induced by dehydration. A.J. Abrams' right arm was just fine, though. Abrams scored 31 points, six during the final three minutes, as the eighth-ranked Longhorns defeated No. 12 UCLA 68-64 Thursday at the Erwin Center.


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