Thursday 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 Basketball

Durant more than worthy of UT honor
Austin American-Statesman
On his first night back in town, Kevin Durant unveiled the newest in fashionable shoewear, and it embodied all that this 20-year-old basketball phenom holds dear.

Texas finds Texas Tech tough to take down in 87-81 win
Dallas Morning News
On a night when Kevin Durant's No. 35 was raised to the top of the Erwin Center, Texas threatened to hit a new low for this season.

Longhorns give Durant his due as program builds on his success
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Slater Martin represents a bygone era of both Texas and college basketball, a childhood memory of early Boomers now creeping into their mid-60's.

Horns pull away from Red Raiders
San Antonio Express News
As teenagers, Damion James and Kevin Durant came to Texas together. They spent their freshman year of college together, they work out in the summer together, and they still talk to each other on the telephone several times per week.

Texas Longhorn Baseball

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.


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