Thursday 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

Buckeyes' Wells should be ready for Fiesta Bowl
Austin American Statesman
Ohio State's star and star-crossed tailback, Chris "Beanie" Wells, missed another part of what is looking like his last season in college football. The bruising 237-pound junior from Akron was a no-show this week at the Buckeyes' final news conference here.

Orakpo adds to accolades with All-America sweep
Austin American Statesman
Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo is picking up accolades on a daily basis. On Wednesday, the Longhorn senior learned he was a unanimous All-America selection. That means he's made every All-America list recognized by the NCAA.

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

Chizik hire symptomatic of problem in college football
Austin American Statesman
A black coach will have to win a national title to change the face of college football.

Sam Baugh, 94, left indelible mark on football, TCU and the NFL
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Sam Baugh, considered by many as TCU's all-time greatest football player and as one of the best in NFL history, died Wednesday after suffering from Alzheimer's disease in recent years. He was 94.

Oklahoma State football signs four JUCO standouts
Dallas Morning News
Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy has announced the signing of four junior-college players to national letters of intent.

Basketball

Oklahoma, Texas among nation's elite
Fort Worth Star Telegram
It's hard to believe the college basketball season is already five weeks old, but that doesn't mean there has been a shortage of impressive story lines, star performers or teams on the rise. Here's a look at some of the hot topics of this young season

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.

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