Tuesday Ripped from the Sports Pages

Stay up to date on all things Longhorn with a stop at Burnt Orange Beat's Ripped from the Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Texas Longhorn Football

McCoy will return for senior season
Austin American Statesman
Texas quarterback said he has no plans on asking the NFL for an opinion on his early draft status.

Texas comes up just short, settles for Fiesta Bowl berth
Austin American Statesman
Horns' McWhorter earns top award for assistants

In a four-way Heisman race, two Big 12 QBs may have the edge
Dallas Morning News
Heisman Trophy ballots are due Wednesday. Let's say you have a vote. What are you – a Sam Bradford guy? Jumping on the Tim Tebow bandwagon? Set on Colt McCoy?

Orakpo wins Nagurski Trophy
Austin American Statesman
In a conference known for nothing but offense, the first major national award of the college football banquet season went to ... a Big 12 defensive player.

Other Football

Commentary: OU didn't stoop as low as some feel
Houston Chronicle
Bob Stoops spat out his hot dog, threw his apple pie out the window and told the other Communist Party leaders that the American way of life didn't suit him.

Texas Tech's Harrell wins Unitas Award
Dallas Morning News
Quarterback Graham Harrell of Ennis was named the recipient of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Monday.

Basketball

Texas to take on 'Nova in Jimmy V Classic
Burnt Orange Beat
The #8 Texas Longhorns boarded a plane to New York City on Sunday as one of the four teams selected to play in this year's Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. The opponent Tuesday will be undefeated and #16 ranked Villanova. The game, which is televised at 8pm on ESPN, will be the Longhorns third game against a ranked opponent on the season.

Big city, bright lights: Longhorns headed for working vacation
Austin American Statesman
The NBA's Knicks have become a punch line, New York-area college teams are nothing special, and some fans from outposts west of the Hudson River ridicule the suggestion that the aging Madison Square Garden is still the Mecca of basketball.

Big 12 basketball: Texas looking for offensive flow in the Big Apple
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Universities are getting into mid-term academic exams in the next few days. But between study group meetings on the plane and in their New York City hotel rooms, the Texas Longhorns will find time Tuesday night for another in a line of non-conference, on-court tests Rick Barnes sets up for his guys every season.

Other

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Austin American-Statesman

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Dallas Morning News

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Houston Chronicle

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