Monday 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

Ohio State football: Nicol has learned to focus on team
Columbus Dispatch
Tight end accepts that he won't be piling up catches

A truly Fabulous year for Lake Travis' Gilbert
Austin American-Statesman
Cavs' record-setting QB sits atop Fab 55 list of the state's top recruits

Youngstown newest coaching cradle
Austin American-Statesman
Youngstown, Ohio, once derided as Crimetown, U.S.A., has become the cradle of coaches for college football.

For UT commit, Dad knew best: Class came first
San Antonio Express News
It wasn't often that Alex Okafor brought home poor grades as a young student. His options in those instances were simple, if not particularly enticing: endure a stern tutorial at the kitchen table with his father, Chris, or grit his teeth through a spanking.

Other Football

Texas Tech builds defense with help from Dixon
Dallas Morning News
McKinner Dixon's motivation to rediscover his path in life and return to the football field came in the form of bruises and blisters.

Leach says Crabtree should return
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach hasn't talked to Michael Crabtree about the wide receiver's immediate future. But he adamantly believes Crabtree should come back and play for Tech next season.

Economy can't stop Alamo Bowl fans
San Antonio Express News
Clad in a purple vest topped by a similarly-hued cowboy hat, Northwestern fan Joann Skiba normally would stand out in a crowd.

Rice's juniors are preparing to take reins
Houston Chronicle
Graham's recruits look to build on recent success

Basketball

Jai Lucas is a Longhorn
Burnt Orange Beat
Former Houston Bellaire and Florida point guard Jai Lucas will transfer to Texas after announcing his decision on a radio show in Houston. The 5-10 floor general, who announced his intentions to leave Florida on November 5, started 36 games as a freshman for the Gators and was named to the SEC All-Freshman team and played in the Gators exhibition opener on November 3 before deciding to transfer.

UT gets late Christmas gift
Houston Chronicle
Ex-Bellaire star Lucas to transfer from Florida

Other

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