Wednesday 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

Musings on the NFL, BCS and Longhorns sports
Austin American Statesman

McCoy wins MVP award named for Archie Griffin
Austin American Statesman
Colt McCoy's game-winning drive against Ohio State must've impressed the folks in Columbus, Ohio, for today the Longhorn quarterback was named the winner of the Archie Griffin Award, named for the legendary Buckeye and awarded by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio.

Other Football

Texas Tech's Crabtree officially turning pro
San Antonio Express News
Two years of college football, two years of being chosen the best receiver in the country. There wasn't much left for Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree to accomplish.

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

Texas women eager to get season's bright start back on track
Austin American-Statesman
The plotline that is unfolding for the Texas women's basketball team is too familiar for some. And that's why coach Gail Goestenkors is trying desperately to rewrite it before it becomes a boring repeat.

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.


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