Jan 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for February 11, 2014


Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Tuesday, February 11th.

NFL Prospect Michael Sam Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He’s Gay – New York Times

While Missouri is no longer a member of the Big 12, one of the most amazing parts of the Michael Sam story is how his teammates not only stood behind him when he revealed his orientation but also kept the news a secret until Sam’s recent announcement. It speaks well of the young men playing college football today. Hopefully, the Longhorns will handle this situation well when it’s their turn.

OU leads Big 12 in post-signing day Top 25 – ESPN

While many pundits place Oklahoma well above the other Big 12 schools, Texas is receiving plenty of preseason love.

The revival of Texas basketball and coach Rick Barnes – USA Today

The story of Rick Barnes’ resurgence as a viable head coach is as remarkable as it is surprising. Many, including members of this website, had written him and his team off.

Charlie Strong’s Mission to Win Back the State of Texas – Bleacher Report

Make no mistake about it; right now star high school football players in Texas are more attracted to College Station than Austin. Losing Johnny Manziel could usher in a return to yesteryear, but it’ll also take a strong showing (sorry) on the football field from Texas’ new head coach.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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