• Oklahoma State rallies for 6-3 win over Kansas

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State used the long ball to rally from an early 2-run deficit and beat Kansas 6-3 a sweep of their weekend series in Stillwater. Kansas scored twice in the second inning on a two-run homer by Tucker Tharp for the early lead before OSU scored three times in the bottom of the second on a three-run homer by Tim Arakawa and twice more in the fourth on a two-run shot by Dustin Williams on the way to the win in Sunday's game. OSU improves to 29-11 on the season and 11-4 in the Big 12 while Kansas falls to 23-19 overall and 6-9 in conference play.

  • UALR rallies for 10-4 win over Troy in baseball

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock rallied from an early deficit and rolled to a 10-4 win over Troy in Sun Belt Conference baseball. Troy took the lead with a run in the first inning of Sunday's game, but UALR scored five times in the bottom of the first and added two more runs in the second on the way to the win. UALR's Justin Steelmon hit a three-run home in the first while Bryson Thionnet and Sam Vogel each homered twice for Arkansas-Little Rock. David Hall homered in a losing cause for Troy. UALR improves to 16-21 overall and 5-13 in the SBC while Troy falls to 20-20 on the season and 7-10 in conference play.

  • Arkansas holds off Vanderbilt 3-1 in SEC baseball

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas scored early and got strong pitching to hold off Vanderbilt 3-1 in Southeastern Conference college baseball. The Razorbacks scored once in the first inning on a bases loaded walk and added two runs in the fifth. Razorbacks' starter Chris Oliver gave up one run on six hits in 6.2 innings and gets the win to improve to 5-3 on the season. Vanderbilt's Brian Reynolds homered in the seventh inning off Oliver for the Commodores' only run. UA improves to 25-16 overall and 9-9 in SEC play while Vanderbilt falls to 29-12 on the season and 8-10 in the conference.

  • FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800


    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night. Martin, in his 35th year as Florida State's coach, joined Texas coach Augie Garrido and former Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson as the only men in Division I to reach the mark. "I think really one day I will look back on this, but right now it's just a number," Martin said. "And I don't want it to sound like it's not important. It is important because we won a ballgame. But what's important to me is seeing those young men get to the (College World Series). That's what excites me more than anyth

  • UALR to host Troy in Sun Belt college baseball

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is to host Troy in a three-game Sun Belt Conference college baseball series. UALR and Troy are to play Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock. UALR is 14-20 overall and 3-12 in the SBC while Troy is 19-18 on the season and 6-8 in conference play.

  • Arkansas hosts Vanderbilt in college baseball

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas is set to host Vanderbilt in a three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series. The Razorbacks and Commodores will play Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. Arkansas is 23-15 overall and 7-8 in the SEC while Vanderbilt is 28-10 on the season and is also 7-8 in conference play.

  • New Arkansas women's coach completes staff

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — New Arkansas women's basketball coach Jimmy Dykes has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Chris Johnson. The university announced the hiring Thursday. Johnson comes to UA after serving as an assistant at TCU where he focused on recruiting, academic monitoring, scouting, game preparation and on-court coaching. Johnson previously was a high school head coach in the Houston area and was an NAIA All-American at Houston Baptist. He joins Christy Smith and Tari Cummings on Dykes' staff.

  • Hatchell: Star freshman DeShields leaving UNC

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell said star freshman Diamond DeShields plans to transfer. In a statement Thursday from the school, Hatchell said she does not know "or understand" why DeShields is leaving. Hatchell, who was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame before the season, didn't coach this year while she focused on treatment for leukemia, which is in remission. "It breaks my heart that I will not have the opportunity to coach Diamond and help develop her on and off the court," Hatchell said. "I love her and wish her well." It's unclear when DeShields, the daughter of former major leaguer Delino DeShields, notified Hatchell of her plan to leave or where she plans to go next. The news was first reported by The

  • A'ja Wilson ends suspense, chooses South Carolina

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A'ja Wilson, considered one of the nation's top women's basketball recruits, announced Wednesday she will play for South Carolina. Wilson told a national television audience that she had decided to stay close to home, rejecting overtures from national champion Connecticut, North Carolina and Tennessee. The announcement ended nearly one year of speculation. "It's just really a great program and it's like I'm wearing this shirt, there's no place like home," Wilson said. "They're on the rise and I would love to be a part of it." Wilson said the hardest part of the process was telling the coaches at the other schools of her decision. The Gamecocks won 29 games last season, and earned a No.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys sign New Orleans point guard Tyree Griffin

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford was going to need some help at the point guard position. Stevie Clark was dismissed from the team. Marcus Smart is headed to the NBA. On Wednesday, Ford and the Cowboys got some help. OSU signed Tyree Griffin, a point guard at Landry-Walker High School in New Orleans, to a National Letter of Intent. "We are very excited about Tyree joining our basketball family," Ford said. "He is a dynamic point guard who affects the game on both ends of the court. He brings great toughness and a winning attitude. We are looking forward to him wearing the Cowboy uniform.

  • Tennessee coach leaves amid toxic dysfunction

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    It is time to test the Tennessee River water that flows past Knoxville, according to Yahoo Sports. Test it for toxic levels of dysfunction. There is something in the water, or the soil – or, most likely, the people – at the University of Tennessee that has turned the athletic department into a transient, turmoil-ridden place. Basketball coach Cuonzo Martin’s departure Tuesday for California is just the latest huh? moment for a school that has been buffeted by them in recent years.

  • OU basketball: Guard Je'lon Hornbeak decides to transfer

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Hornbeak started 29 of 32 games as a freshman, averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

  • NDSU names new head women's basketball coach

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Penn State assistant Maren (MAHR'-ehn) Walseth is the new head women's basketball coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU named Walseth to replace Carolyn DeHoff, who resigned after six seasons. Walseth has been at Penn State the past seven seasons, helping lead the Lady Lions to three Big Ten championships, four NCAA tournament appearances and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. Before that, the Bloomington, Minn., native spent three years as an assistant at the U.S. Naval Academy Walseth played at Penn State from 1997-2002, then spent four years playing professionally, including time in the WNBA. Walseth's sister, Annika, played for NDSU during the 2007-08 season.

  • College basketball: Jabari Parker still weighing options on going pro or staying at Duke

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The Duke freshman was in Oklahoma City, where he was presented with the Wayman Tisdale Award on Monday as the nation’s top freshman at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

  • Another year in OSU orange would be good for Le'Bryan Nash

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    He was widely expected to be a one-and-done player. He’d spend a year in orange, star for the Cowboys, then bolt for the NBA.

  • Ark.-Little Rock hosts Louisiana Tech in baseball

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas-Little Rock is set to host Louisiana Tech in college baseball in Little Rock. The Trojans and Bulldogs are to play at Gary Hogan Field starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. UALR is 13-20 on the season and 3-12 in the Sun Belt Conference while Louisiana Tech is 10-23 overall and 4-14 in Conference USA.

  • Gonzaga promotes assistant to head coach

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga assistant women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier was promoted to head coach on Monday, replacing Kelly Graves, who left for Oregon after 14 seasons with the Bulldogs. Fortier has coached at Gonzaga for seven seasons, including the Bulldogs' current run of six consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament. Terms of her contract were not disclosed. Fortier inherits a team that went 29-5 and was ranked in the Top 25 most of last season. The Bulldogs won the West Coast Conference for the 10th straight year and earned a bid to the NCAA tourney, where they lost to James Madison in their first game. "I am very excited to announce Lisa Fortier as our new head women's basketball coach," athl

  • Arkansas State to play at Memphis in baseball

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State baseball team is on the road for a game at Memphis. The Red Wolves and Tigers play Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. ASU is 20-16 overall and 10-5 in Sun Belt Conference play. Memphis is 19-18 on the season and 4-8 in the AAC. ASU defeated Memphis 10-7 earlier this season in Jonesboro.

  • Former Houston coach Curl dies

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former Houston women's basketball coach Joe Curl has died, the university announced Monday. He was 59. The university said Curl died on Monday morning, but gave no further details on his death. Curl was 193-167 in 12 seasons at Houston. His led the Cougars to the NCAA tournament in 2004 and 2005 and his wins are the most by a coach in school history. He resigned after the 2010 season citing heart problems. Curl was named The Associated Press coach of the year in 2004 after the Cougars won the Conference USA regular-season and tournament titles and picked up their first NCAA tournament win.

  • Oklahoma travels to Oklahoma State for baseball

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma is on the road for a nonconference baseball game at Oklahoma State. The Sooners and Cowboys are to start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Stillwater. The Sooners are 23-14 overall and 4-5 in Big 12 play while the Cowboys are 26-10 on the season and 8-4 in the conference. OSU beat OU 3-1 in the previous nonconference game between the two in Norman on April 1.