Friday 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.

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Mission trip a moving experience for Texas Longhorns QB McCoy
Dallas Morning News
A great college football mystery has been answered. Colt McCoy, perpetual baby-face, can grow serious facial hair.

Other Horns hoping for their NFL paycheck too
Austin American-Statesman
Five dozen men with note pads blew into town Tuesday night and spent all day Wednesday in Austin, just the latest on a long list of college football towns.

For sale: Royal-Memorial turf
Austin American-Statesman
As part of the Texas football spring jamboree, the grass field inside Royal-Memorial Stadium will be torn up and sold upon the conclusion of the Longhorns' scrimmage. The grass is being removed in favor of a new FieldTurf playing surface, which will be installed for the 2009 season.

System QBs face NFL doubts despite success
Austin American-Statesman
With the NFL draft less than a month away, the following assumptions are a pretty safe bet: Graham Harrell will not be picked first. Or second.

Texas Longhorn Baseball

Horns continue battle with hitting slump
Austin American-Statesman
Garrido preaching patience, quality at-bats for struggling hitters

Q&A with Texas Pitching Coach Skip Johnson
Burnt Orange Beat
Texas pitching coach Skip Johnson is in his third year with the Longhorns and his staff has shown signs of a dominance. Through 21 games, they have a 1.94 ERA with five shutouts on the year. Burnt Orange Beat's Jason Cole spoke with Johnson after the Horns threw their fifth shutout against Dallas Baptist this week.


Feigen 2nd as UT jumps to early lead
San Antonio Express-News
Texas swimmer Jimmy Feigen, borrowing from the epic movie "Gladiator," likes to dip his hands in the water and rub them together before a race.

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