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  • 2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month. Wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were in custody at the university police station. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to "get their story straight" and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to the alleged assault on June 21. First-year Longhorns coach Charlie Strong, who will welcome his team to preseason training camp in two weeks, said he had suspended both players.

  • Report: Two Texas football players charged with sexual assault

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    University of Texas football players Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony, on Thursday, according to a report from Brian Davis of the Austin-American Statesman. The charges stem from an incident in the early morning hours of June 22nd in UT’s San Jacinto dormitory. Sanders, a junior wide receiver who was expected to start for the Longhorns in 2014, has also been charged with improper photography.

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks Crimson Tide, Texas A&M's schedule and more

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    While rolling through the ESPN ‘car wash’ on Wednesday, the OU coach wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.

  • Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert signs his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Browns first-round pick Justin Gilbert won't miss a beat in trying beat out veteran Buster Skrine for the starting cornerback job opposite Pro Bowler Joe Haden. Gilbert, the No. 8 overall pick out of Oklahoma State, signed his four-year deal Wednesday, rookie reporting day, and avoided losing any ground in the competition. The deal, which includes an option for a fifth year, is worth $12,833,502, according to spotrac.com. It includes a $7,653,456 signing bonus and $12,833,502 in total guarantees. The deal averages $3,208,376.

  • Super 30: Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton ready to become the latest Trojan-turned-Sooner

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Jenks four-star defensive tackle Marquise Overton is ranked No. 4 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 list of the state’s top college football prospects. With Overton’s Jan. 3 commitment, Oklahoma is set to sign a Jenks player for the fourth straight season and the fifth time in seven years.

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy makes the right call

    By Jenni Carlson | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    OSU coach chooses to watch his son play baseball rather than go through the ESPN ‘car wash.’ And that’s where he should be.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners get commitment from defensive end Kenneth Mann

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday when defensive end Kenneth Mann committed to the Sooners. OU has now received two defensive line commitments in three days and picked up five overall commitments in the past two months. Mann (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and had offers that included Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Iowa, Wake Forest and Cal among others. The commitment was first reported by TheFootballBrainiacs.com. The Burleson, Texas, product received an offer from the Sooners last week and committed during a visit to Norman. Mann is the Sooners’ ninth commitment overall, the third on the defensive line and the sixth from Texas.

  • Big 12 basketball: Time, TV listing announced for Sooners' December game against Washington

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma basketball announced Wednesday that the Sooners' Dec. 20 game against Washington will be aired on ESPNU at 8 p.m. The game is a part of the MGM Grand Showcase in Las Vegas.

  • Preseason All-ACC team has nine Florida State players

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    This is what Oklahoma State has to prepare for. The defending national champion Florida State Seminoles occupy nine of the 25 spots on the media's All-ACC preseason football team released Wednesday. In comparison, Baylor led the Big 12 with seven players on the media's preseason team. The next closest school on the All-ACC list was Duke with four players on the team. Florida State opens the season against Oklahoma State on Aug. 30 in the Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

  • Kansas State coach Bill Snyder eats one meal a day, often Taco Bell

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Kansas State coach Bill Snyder says the legend of him eating one meal a day is true. The 74-year-old told ESPN on Wednesday that his 18-hour work days often lead to a lack of late-night choices when it comes to food. "One meal a day is accurate," Snyder said Wednesday, during an interview at ESPN. "It's not always Taco Bell. I like Taco Bell. But I eat at other places."

  • Big 12 football: Some familiar faces in new places

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Joe Wickline is now at Texas, and Mark Mangino is at Iowa State. Both assistants could make big impacts at their new schools.

  • Oklahoma football: Professional worlds collide for Carol and Bob Stoops

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The Big 12 Media Days coincide with the Mary Kay Cosmetics seminar at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

  • TCU's Fields investigated for alleged assault

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, "I should blast you!" Officers said 20-year-old Haley Brown's right cheek was swollen and she had a cut under her eye when they arrived at a Fort Worth home early Sunday. Police said Tuesday that no charges had been filed and Fields, the Big 12's preseason defensive player of the year, had not been arrested.

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops is taking a big chance on Dorial Green-Beckham

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Green-Beckham found trouble at Missouri, twice for marijuana-related offenses and once for allegedly pushing a coed down a flight of stairs. If DGB finds more weed trouble in Norman, everyone will shake their head and blame the guy for being a goofball. If DGB has more domestic trouble, it won’t be just Green-Beckham’s butt in a sling. It will be Stoops’s. In part because of the timing.

  • Oklahoma football: Trevor Knight shines in the spotlight at Big 12 Media Days

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Oklahoma sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight spent the better part of five hours Tuesday answering hundreds of questions, many repetitive and some uncomfortable. Through it all, the new face of Sooner football maintained a remarkably consistent, sunny disposition.

  • Charlie Strong has made some tough love statements to his Texas football team

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Arguably the nicest thing the Texas coach said about his football team during Big 12 media days: “We’re not as bad as we used to be.” And by the look on his chiseled face, he wasn’t trying to be funny.

  • Big 12 football notebook: TCU defensive end Devonte Fields suspended

    By Berry Tramel and Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    TCU suspended defensive end Devonte Fields on Tuesday pending the results of a police investigation into whether he punched a former girlfriend in the head and threatened her with a gun while shouting, “I should blast you!”

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Bob Stoops on Alabama, 'You can make all the excuses you want'

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Nick Saban, in an appearance on ESPN’s College Football Live on Tuesday, said he had to convince his team “to try to play in a consolation game” after losing to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

  • Texas' Strong prefers not talking national title

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Charlie Strong riled up plenty of Texas fans during a statewide spring tour by saying the Longhorns wouldn't be in the national championship game. The new coach toned down his honest assessment in future stops, then said Tuesday in his first appearance at Big 12 media days that he prefers not even talking about championships. "'I've been part of two national championships. The place (Florida) that I won it at, we never talked about going and winning a national championship," Strong said. "You expect them to have expectations at the University of Texas because you're at a premier program. But it's all about our players and just making sure we go compete. I don't ever want to put pressure on our team, on our pl

  • Big 12 football: What they're saying

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    The five coaches in attendance at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday gave their thoughts on the upcoming College Football Playoff top-25 rankings show on ESPN. Will they tune in each Tuesday as the contenders battle for a spot in the top four?