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  • OSU football: How James Castleman ended up anchoring Cowboys' defensive line instead of Texas Tech's

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    OSU FOOTBALL — James Castleman and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will line up against Texas Tech on Thursday in Stillwater. There was a time, though, that Castleman was set to line up on the Red Raiders’ side of the ball. If not for a letter from Castleman’s mom to OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, that could have happened.

  • Big 12 football: Kansas State-Auburn game catastrophic to the Big 12's prestige

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The Wildcats could have won. Should have won, considering they reached at least the Auburn 25-yard line on six possessions and came away with just two scores.

  • Big 12 football: Go with Central Michigan to 'upset' Kansas

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    KU is getting worse, not better. Now Central Michigan comes to Lawrence, and the Chippewas are a solid Mid-American Conference team. They were routed by Syracuse 40-3 but beat Purdue 38-17.

  • Big 12 football: Wes Lunt leading troupe of Big 12 quarterback transfers

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Quarterback transfers from Big 12 schools have had an up-and-down season so far. Then there’s Illinois’ Wes Lunt.

  • Big 12 football: Slow week for conference teams

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Berry Tramel ranks the week’s Big 12 games.

  • Jayhawks, Chippewas trying to get back on track

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The first order of business for Kansas after a lackluster loss at Duke last week was to learn from its myriad of mistakes. That took, oh, about a full afternoon. By supper time, Kansas coach Charlie Weis was already on Central Michigan. "Everyone knows that this is a critical game because now you go into the Big 12 stretch that we're about to go into," Weis said, "and I'm not even worrying about any of those games right now. "I think this kind of sets the table, sets the table either way," he said, "sets the table well or it doesn't, sets the table where you're really, really fighting an uphill battle.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

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  • No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State, 20-14

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply. Fifth-ranked Auburn had just eked out a 20-14 victory over No. 20 Kansas State, and Malzahn was asked whether it was the kind of nip-and-tuck nonconference game that he likes to play. "After they're over and you win, yeah," the Tigers' coach said. "You do." Auburn's vaunted ground game held in check all night, the Tigers finally pulled away when they went to the air. Nick Marshall threw for 231 yards and two touchdowns, and Auburn forced a trio of turnovers while capitalizing on three missed field goals by the Wildcats.

  • No. 20 K-State loses 20-14 to No. 5 Auburn

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder will be having nightmares about the No. 3. As in three drive-killing turnovers, all of them costly. As in three missed field goals, all by the kid wearing — you guessed it — that cursed No. 3. The cacophony of problems proved to be far too much for the 20th-ranked Wildcats, whose late rally came up short in a 20-14 loss to fifth-ranked Auburn on Thursday night. "There was a ton of mistakes," said Kansas State's 74-year-old coach. "Auburn is a tremendous football team and we just made too many mistakes. We made a ton of them." Their vaunted ground game held in check all night, the Tigers finally pulled away when they went to the air.

  • BC-FBC--T25-Auburn-Kansas St. Stats

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Aub_FG Carlson 34, 11:14. KSt_Robinson 3 run (Cantele kick), 4:56. Aub_Louis 40 pass from Marshall (Carlson kick), 1:34. Aub_D.Williams 9 pass from Marshall (Carlson kick), 14:10. Aub_FG Carlson 25, 6:28. KSt_C.Jones 1 run (McCrane kick), 3:49. A_53,046. ___ ___ RUSHING_Auburn, Artis-Payne 22-63, Marshall 10-46, Grant 6-27, Bray 1-0, Louis 3-(minus 3), Team 3-(minus 5). Kansas St., Robinson 8-25, C.Jones 11-22, Waters 11-(minus 7). PASSING_Auburn, Marshall 17-31-1-231. Kansas St., Waters 24-40-2-245. RECEIVING_Auburn, D.Williams 8-110, Louis 3-55, Artis-Payne 2-31, Coates 2-24, M.Davis 1-7, Bray 1-4. Kansas St., Cu.Sexton 11-121, Lockett 6-45,

  • Oklahoma State football: Seth Jacobs adjusts to life on the plains, relishes role as starting linebacker

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The sophomore has made the most of his opportunity this year intercepting a Heisman winner while understanding there’s much room for growth moving forward.

  • Oklahoma football: Why Zack Sanchez's competitiveness pushes him forward and holds him back

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Zack Sanchez and the rest of the Sooner secondary will get a big challenge Saturday when they take on West Virginia on the road.

  • West Virginia football: Why Dana Holgorsen and the Mountaineers are finally getting comfortable with each other

    BY BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    For the first three years, Dana Holgorsen lived in a suite and lived on the edge with West Virginia fans. But now, he’s found a home and seems to be finding his home with the program.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy using current events to educate players

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Coach Mike Gundy is using the headlines to help his continuing education efforts. Gundy said he’s regularly involved the university’s legal department to stress issues, including the difference between the due process of the criminal system, and student conduct codes.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops wants draft declaration deadline pushed back

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that he would like to see the NFL’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft pushed back.

  • Big 12 coaches not surprised by Oklahoma State, West Virginia games

    Erik Horne | Yesterday

    Oklahoma State and West Virginia lost by a combined 16 points to Florida State and Alabama, the respective No. 1 and 2 teams in the country. Strong showing, indeed. So the question of the day was this: What does OSU’s effort against Florida State and WVU’s against Alabama say about the strength of the Big […]

  • Texas Tech defensive coach Wallerstedt resigns

    Yesterday

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech defensive coordinator Matt Wallerstedt has resigned for unspecified personal reasons. Wallerstedt said in a statement issued by the university Thursday that he was stepping side "because I want the best for the Red Raider program, and this will allow them to go in a different direction on defense." Mike Smith, who shared the coordinator title with Wallerstedt, will be in charge of the defense for the rest of the season. The 48-year-old Wallerstedt joined the staff when former Texas Tech quarterback Kliff Kingsbury was hired as coach last year. They were on the staff together at Texas A&M in 2012. The Red Raiders (2-1), who are coming off a 49-28 loss at home to Arkansas, open Big

  • Garman's road leads to starting job at Oklahoma St

    Yesterday

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman hadn't played a game since 2009. Now, he starts for a Top 25 team. J.W. Walsh went down with a right foot injury Sept. 7 against Missouri State, and Garman stepped in to help the Cowboys earn their first win of the season. He started the next game and passed for 315 yards and two touchdowns in a win over UTSA last Saturday. He'll start again for 25th-ranked Oklahoma State next Thursday in the conference opener against Texas Tech. Coach Mike Gundy said Garman already is getting comfortable. "He throws the deep ball pretty well," Gundy said. "His accuracy seems to be improving. I think he gets a better feel for our offense every day being out there with the

  • Jayhawks' offense still trying to get on track

    Yesterday

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The past seven quarters for the Kansas offense have been filled with miscues and miscommunication. After rolling to a big early lead in the first quarter against Southeast Missouri State, things have gone steadily downhill. And they may have hit a nadir last week at Duke, when the Jayhawks managed just a field goal in a 41-3 whipping. "It was a bad day at the office," Kansas coach Charlie Weis said. There weren't supposed to be those bad days at the office, though. That's why Weis hired John Reagan from Rice to be his offensive coordinator. Reagan was supposed to bring in a potent spread offense that better utilized the speed that quarterback Montell Cozart brought to the table. So far, tha

  • WVU looks to eliminate mistakes against Sooners

    Yesterday

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Turnovers and special teams mistakes are starting to pile up for West Virginia, and the Mountaineers are looking for a quick fix with a showdown looming with No. 4 Oklahoma. West Virginia lost three fumbles and had several issues on its punt and field goal units in a 40-37 win over Maryland on Saturday. Special teams coach Joe DeForest says the mistakes must be fixed as the Mountaineers (2-1) prepare to face Oklahoma (3-0) in their Big 12 opener Saturday night. In the fourth quarter, Jordan Thompson fumbled a punt that led to a Maryland field goal and he let another punt roll to the West Virginia 5-yard line. Maryland also returned a punt for a touchdown and blocked a West Virginia field goal