Tuesday 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

Longhorns Kindle, Houston, Muckelroy will be back in 2009
Austin American Statesman
One by one they decided, and with every choice the Texas Longhorns' 2009 season got a little brighter.

College football '09 starts with Florida, Texas
Austin American Statesman
Return of Tebow, McCoy make champion Gators, Longhorns favorites.

Other Football

Florida quarterback Tebow has shoulder surgery
Houston Chronicle
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow had surgery on his right shoulder Monday and was expected to be ready for spring practice in April.

Texas Tech DE Williams to enter NFL draft
Dallas Morning News
Defensive end Brandon Williams of Fort Worth South Hills said will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.

Texas Longhorn Basketball

Myck Kabongo is a Longhorn
Burnt Orange Beat
The Texas basketball program has been on a recruiting roll since March rivaled by only two or three teams in college basketball. On Monday, the roll continued as St. Benedict Prep and Grassroots AAU point guard Myck Kabongo committed to Texas Head Coach Rick Barnes. Kabongo, a sophomore, is one of the top prospects in the 2011 class and joins junior teammate Tristan Thompson as future Longhorns.

Sooners take care of Longhorns 78-63
Burnt Orange Beat
The #11 Texas Longhorns got behind early on Monday night in Norman and could never get any closer than four points the rest of the way against the #5 Oklahoma Sooners. Blake Griffin led Oklahoma with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Sooners grabbed hold of the early lead in the Big 12 race.

Griffin, Sooners thump Longhorn men
Austin American-Statesman
Big Monday. Little skill. The 11th-ranked Longhorns, failing too often with their shooting, passing, dribbling and defense, were defeated by No. 6 Oklahoma, 78-63 in front of 12,423 fans and an ESPN audience.

On Big Monday, Sooners are the prime-time players
Fort Worth Star Telegram
ESPN announcer Ron Franklin recalled walking into a Pac-10 venue a decade ago for practice the day before he and Dick Vitale were scheduled to do a game.


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