Friday 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

UT's Cosby, after rough upbringing, tries to give back to those less fortunate
Austin American Statesman
There is no talk of reindeer on the rooftop. There are no cookies and milk left out by the fireplace. Santa doesn't come to the Cosby house.

Mack borrows winning formula for bowls
Austin American Statesman
Mack Brown hasn't won every bowl game he's coached in. It just seems like it lately.

Texas cornerback Ryan Palmer relishes leadership role
Dallas Morning News
Roy Miller figured he had a pretty good handle on Texas teammate Ryan Palmer after playing defense with him for three seasons. Longhorns face different test, style in OSU's Wells
San Antonio Express News
The Texas defense has watched Ohio State's Chris "Beanie" Wells on film, read about him on the scouting report and, now, the players are even telling their own stories.

Other Football

State's rich crop of QBs
Houston Chronicle
Texas emphasizes the passing game, and the benefits are evident as scores of the bowls roll in

Graham Harrell-to-Michael Crabtree at the Cotton Bowl is a final act worth catching
Fort Worth Star Telegram
For the past two years, Texas Tech fans have had the pleasure of watching perhaps the greatest pass-catch combination in the history of college football.

Basketball

Longhorns to host Appalachian State
Burnt Orange Beat
The #8 Texas Longhorns will be back on the court January 2 for the first time since winning at Wisconsin 74-69 December 23. At 10-2, Texas has two games remaining before Big 12 play begins. Appalachian State travels to Austin with a 5-4 record coming off of a blowout win on December 30.

Texas men's basketball team ready to return from break
Austin American-Statesman
Rick Barnes does not know the shelf life of the proper approach to basketball.

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