Tuesday Ripped from the Sports Pages

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Texas Longhorn Football

In Longhorn Hearts and Minds, They're Champs
Burnt Orange Beat
Colt McCoy and the Texas Longhorns, feeling the snub of a subjective system, showed their championship mettle in overcoming a highly deserving Fiesta Bowl opponent, the Ohio State Buckeyes, 24-21 in the final, thrilling moments. McCoy finished with 414 yards passing, three total touchdowns (2 pass, 1 rush), and one interception.

Buckeye Comeback Does Not Hold Up
BuckeyeSports
Even with a pair of quarterbacks combining to lead an unlikely rally in the fourth quarter, Ohio State could not shake its recent big-game jinx. Texas quarterback Colt McCoy led a 78-yard touchdown drive for the winning points in the final two minutes of the Fiesta Bowl.

Texas rallies past Ohio State 24-21 in Fiesta Bowl
AP Story via Houston Chronicle
Cosby caps comeback, career with 26-yard TD in final minute

Commentary: McCoy, Longhorns again show their determination to triumph
Houston Chronicle
They played like champions, both of them, punching and counter-punching, each refusing to give in. Ohio State dominated and then Texas and then Ohio State. Finally, it was Texas.

Texas wins Fiesta Bowl, 24-21, with late heroics
Dallas Morning News
Maybe the national championship debate and the possibility of a split title will include Texas.

Ohio State's QB rotation had its moments
Dallas Morning News
As it turned out, Ohio State did far more than just talk about using its two quarterbacks simultaneously. While the scheme didn't generate much offense in the first half, it delivered a key second-half touchdown for the Buckeyes at the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Texas feeling like No. 1 for one night
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Add the Texas Longhorns to the list of teams with reason to lobby voters in The Associated Press poll for national championship consideration when postseason ballots are cast later this week.

Fittingly, McCoy finds Cosby one last time
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and receiver Quan Cosby have certainly had time to grow accustomed to each other.

Fittingly, McCoy finds Cosby one last time
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy and receiver Quan Cosby have certainly had time to grow accustomed to each other.

Basketball

Texas to enter hostile territory Tuesday
Burnt Orange Beat
The #7 Texas Longhorns will enter enemy territory Tuesday night at 8pm. The opponent will be hated rival Arkansas as the Longhorns will play in front of more than 19,000 Razorback fans that still have memories of Rick Barnes comments last year.

Diversified approach brings clear results for UT women's basketball
Austin American-Statesman
By any measure, the Texas women's basketball team is significantly stronger than the group that was throttled by 34 points at Connecticut in the NCAA tournament last March.

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