For the Tuesday Oklahoman, I wrote about Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby’s declaration that “cheating pays” in the NCAA, with the organization’s inefficient enforcement division. You can read that column here. I asked several of the Big 12 coaches Monday about Bowlsby’s comment. Here are the responses I received: OSU’s Mike Gundy “This is […]
Let the Kevin Durant-to-D.C. speculation continue. It'll be a constant stream over the next two seasons as Durant approaches free agency in 2016. Last week on ESPN 980, former University of Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams said he'd be shocked if Durant doesn't live in the Washington D.C. area once his playing career is over. Williams said Durant is keeping an eye on what happened with LeBron James and his decision to go home to Cleveland. From Dan Steinburg's Blog via The Washington Post: “One interesting thing on this LeBron going back to Cleveland, Durant’s watching that very close,” Williams said. “He’s seeing the adulation pouring out for LeBron James for coming home. And Durant loves this area. He does. He’s back every summer. He plays at Montrose [Christian] against their high school kids sometimes; he’s out there taking charges. He just loves to play basketball. He’s been over at Maryland, he plays with the players over there. He just wants to play. And these are where his ties are. I know one thing, when his career’s over, I’d be shocked if he didn’t live in this area.” Williams goes on to say that the Wizards make progress while falling a step short in the East, that could simultaneously show that Durant is what's missing in Washington. Williams also couldn't leave out the recent hire of David Adkins, who was an assistant coach at Montrose Christian High School when Durant was there. It's another quote in a series of them that will connect Durant to D.C.
DALLAS — Oklahoma remains hopeful that Dorial Green-Beckham will be able to play for the Sooners this year, OU coach Bob Stoops said Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days at the Omni.
The Devon Thomas case has to give heartburn to plenty of Cowboy faithful both inside and outside the program. So, why not distance yourself from it?
Thunder television analyst Grant Long has resigned his position and will not return to Fox Sports Oklahoma for the 2014-15 season, the Thunder announced Monday. Long held the position alongside color commentator Brian Davis since the team moved to Oklahoma City in 2008.
It’s a shakeup that won’t crush the program, but is still a cause for concern, especially for the defense. Gundy said his linebacker corps is the youngest he’s had in his 10 years as head coach.
Beginning in 2014-15, the NBA and Adidas will add small gold mark on the back jersey collar of teams that have won an NBA championship. The Thunder won't be among those teams.
It’s easy to write off Bowlsby’s bomb as a shot across the bow at the SEC. Finger-pointing at a league long cast as breaking the rules it didn’t have time to bend. But Bowlsby cut a wide swath. He was talking about the need for a cultural change, in both attitude and resources.
A year ago John Kolar was preparing for his junior season as a wide receiver in a talent-heavy Norman North offense. Now, he’s verbally committed to Oklahoma State as a quarterback and No. 6 in The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting rankings for the Class of 2015.