Wednesday 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

Texas' Orakpo is AP 1st team All-America
Austin American Statesman
McCoy on 2nd team, Shipley on 3rd team; Big 12 well-represented.

Buckeyes aiming to not get bowled over once again
Austin American Statesman
After a pair of very conspicuous failures in BCS championship games, the Ohio State Buckeyes hope they've hit on a cure for the holiday season bowl blahs — some increased hitting at more spirited workouts.

Brown is finalist for Bear Bryant award
Austin American Statesman
Texas' Mack Brown on Tuesday was named one of eight finalists for the Paul "Bear" Bryant college football coach of the year award.

Other Football

Texas Tech's Mike Leach talks about Heisman, contract, coaching award
Fort Worth Star Telegram
His team didn't receive a BCS bowl bid, but Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has received something to covet nonetheless.

OU's DeMarco Murray to miss BCS because of injury
Houston Chronicle
Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray will undergo surgery on Dec. 22, and will not play in the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. The sophomore has a partial rupture of a hamstring tendon in his left leg.

Basketball

Abrams, Pittman carry Texas to 88-72 win
Burnt Orange Beat
The #5 Texas Longhorns again played a lethargic first half on Tuesday night in Austin before pulling away late for 16-point win, 88-72, over winless Texas Southern. A.J. Abrams again led the way for Texas with 27 points, while junior center Dexter Pittman poured in a career-high 19 points.

Abrams, Pittman lead UT men to victory
Austin American-Statesman
Texas Southern tried to eliminate A.J. Abrams from the Longhorns offense Tuesday night. Coach Tony Harvey tried zone defense. He used man to man. He went to a box and one in the second half, assigning a defender to Abrams with four players in a zone.

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