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

Orakpo ready to chase NFL QBs from any position
Houston Chronicle
Brian Orakpo came to the scouting combine to let NFL teams know he can play defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4.

Texas Longhorn Basketball

Big 12 working to impress as tournament time approaches
Dallas Morning News
For John Underwood, Sunday fell under the heading of a good day. He got up, checked the latest RPI numbers online and liked what he saw, with six Big 12 teams ranked among the top 39.

Big 12 at a glance
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Separation month began to produce the annual result as the muddle in the middle has yet to clear itself up.

Texas Longhorn Baseball

Garrido finishes suspension as UT wraps up season-opening sweep
Austin American-Statesman
Texas baseball coach Augie Garrido finished his four-game suspension on Sunday by sitting by the radio at his condo, listening to his team try to complete a series sweep of Illinois-Chicago.

Big 12 Baseball Preview
Burnt Orange Beat
The 2009 Big 12 baseball season is setting up to be one of the most exciting and competitive races in the conference's 13-year history. The conference's top six teams all have the talent necessary to contend for the Big 12 Championship and – ultimately – a trip to the College World Series. Burnt Orange Beat picks the All-Big 12 team and the projected standings.

Other Basketball

Status of Oklahoma's Griffin unclear for Kansas
Houston Chronicle (via AP)
Preseason All-American Blake Griffin's status was uncertain for No. 2 Oklahoma's game against Kansas tonight after he suffered a concussion in a loss to Texas on Saturday.


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