• Big 12 spread offenses taking their lumps

    Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    Gary Pinkel’s Missouri offense seemed to be at the top of the class. With stars like quarterback Chase Daniel and receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Tigers appeared unstoppable. OU football notebook: Bob Stoops stands by former assistant Mark Mangino

  • Texas Longhorns' Dan Buckner backs up talk

    Friday, September 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas — Dan Buckner likes to talk. No, like really talk. Like late-shift radio DJ talk. Quick start for Miami running back Graig Cooper Colorado needs a quick fix for running game College football notebook: Colt McCoy undaunted by Sam Bradford's injury

  • Longhorns' Acho brothers don’t fit Texas prep mold

    Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas — In Texas, which annually produces many of the top high school players in the country, private schools are considered the shallow end of the talent pool. Big 12 notebook: Missouri not looking to live down to expectations; Mike Leach says Texas Tech 'balanced' Staff picks for Week 2 college football games (PDF)

  • Zac Robinson is chasing top gun status at OSU

    Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    STILLWATER — Quarterback Mike Gundy’s status could fall this football season. But if it does, coach Mike Gundy’s status will rise. All-time OSU quarterbacks Comparison between Mike Gundy and Zac Robinson OSU notebook: Jamal Mosley still learning tight end position Georgia wideout A.J. Green on the verge of a breakout

  • Debunking the mystery of BYU

    Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    Next weekend, fans of Oklahoma and Brigham Young will congregate outside Cowboys Stadium for tailgate parties, with one discernible difference. OU football notebook: Sooners announce captains Fast facts about BYU Famous BYU alums College football notebook: Missouri boots backup quarterback Blaine Dalton

  • Big meeting put Sooner offensive line on same page

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    NORMAN — On a late night in early July, they gathered. Seniors Brian Simmons and Trent Williams sent out the call: meet at Williams’ house. What they’re saying about OU’s offensive line Fans can still get in to see OU-BYU OU football notebook: Jay Norvell sees freshman receiver Jaz Reynolds playing

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback Baker Mayfield has shoulder fatigue

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Texas Tech transfer who sat out last season is suffering from shoulder fatigue but does not have structural damage to his throwing shoulder, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman. Mayfield’s soreness is due to “simply throwing too many reps,” the source said.

  • Chargers tight end Antonio Gates suspended 4 games

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates' squeaky-clean image took a big hit Thursday when the San Diego Chargers' star tight end was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The NFL said in a statement that Gates can participate in training camp and exhibition games. He will be able to return to the active roster on Oct. 5, a day after the Chargers' game against the Cleveland Browns. One of the NFL's top tight ends for more than a decade, Gates has had a Hall of Fame-caliber career after joining the Chargers as an undrafted rookie in 2003 following a college basketball career. He issued a statement through the team apologizing to the C

  • Parents of Illinois players don't believe coach allegations

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a current University of Illinois women's basketball player and an incoming recruit say they don't believe the allegations seven former players made this week in a lawsuit. The former players accuse coach Matt Bollant and former assistant coach Mike Divilbiss of treating black players poorly to try to drive them off the team. Bob White's daughter, Chatrice, was Illinois' top player last season. Scott Kirkpatrick's daughter Jaelyne is joining the team. Both men say they believe the coaches are being wrongly accused. The attorney for the former players, Terry Ekyl, said an eighth former player could be added to the lawsuit next week.

  • Recuiting violations net ECU basketball one year probation, $2,500 fine

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The NCAA has placed East Central University’s men’s basketball program on probation for a year, issued a $2,500 fine and imposed recruiting restrictions for recruiting violations by former head coach Joe Redmond. Redmond violated ethical-conduct rules when he provided or arranged for more than $5,500 in improper tuition payments, housing and other recruiting incentives for three prospects, the NCAA announced in its ruling Tuesday. Penalties included: • One year of probation from June 30, 2015, through June 29, 2016. • A $2,500 fine. • A three-year show-cause order for the coach.

  • KSU athletics announces 2016 budget

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Kansas State athletic director John Currie announced the athletic department's budget for the fiscal year 2016 on Tuesday -- presenting a balanced budget of $70.1 million -- in his regular letter to fans. The budget shows a $4.4 million increase from last year and $26 million increase from the 2010 budget of $44.1 million. Relying on zero dollars from the state or university for funding in 2016, the new budget's largest revenue sources come from the combined $31.87 million in ticket sales and contributions from fans and Ahearn Fund donors and $29 million in projected revenue from the Big 12/NCAA. Football ticket sales alone account for more than $11 million in revenue, while men's basketball checks in at $3.5 million in

  • Anderson, Gordon and Thomas transfer to Seton Hall

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Two guards and a forward have transferred to Seton Hall. Coach Kevin Willard announced the transfer of forward Brawden Anderson, shooting guard Derrick Gordon and point guard Jevin Thomas on Thursday. Anderson earned a degree at Fresno State and will be eligible next season while attending law school. Gordon graduated from Massachusetts, will also enter graduate school and can play immediately. Thomas, who left Kansas State, will sit out the 2015-16 season and will be able to compete in 2016-17. The 6-foot-9 Anderson averaged 2.1 points and 2.4 rebounds in two games over two seasons at Fresno State. Gordon has scored 1,000 points in his three-year college basketball career across

  • Post player transfers to Arkansas basketball team

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson has announced the transfer of a 6-foot-10 post player from Kennesaw State to the Razorbacks. Anderson said Thursday that Willy Kouassi has signed with Arkansas and will be eligible to play immediately. He has one season of eligibility remaining. Kouassi is a native of the Ivory Coast and began his collegiate career at Auburn. He was selected the Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year last year at Kennesaw State after blocking 36 shots and averaging five rebounds per game.

  • Kansas thumps China in tuneup for World University Games

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    The atmosphere was a little quieter. The opponent was new. The result was the same. The Kansas men’s basketball team racked up another exhibition victory on early Thursday morning, destroying China 93-56 in a scrimmage at the Seolwol Girls School Gymnasium in Gwangju, Korea. It was the first on-site tuneup before the start of the World University Games basketball tournament on Friday. Kansas coach Bill Self balanced playing time and played 11 players — everybody except injured freshman Carlton Bragg, who is recovering from a broken nose. The Jayhawks, representing the United States at the World University Games, led just 36-27 at halftime before turning the game into a blowout in the second half.

  • Arkansas State hires assistant women's basketball coach

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State has announced the hiring of an assistant women's basketball coach. Head coach Brian Boyer says Steve Huber will join the staff for the 2015-16 season. Huber has previously been head coach at Drury University and at Benedictine College. He's also served as an assistant women's coach at Creighton, Louisville, San Diego State, Bradley and Central Missouri and as an assistant men's coach at St. Cloud State and Northwest Missouri State.

  • OU quarterback Baker Mayfield suffering from shoulder fatigue

    BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer raber@opubco.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has shoulder fatigue but does not have structural damage, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman. Mayfield's soreness is due to "simply throwing too many reps," the source said. The source contradicted reports earlier this week that Mayfield suffered a torn rotator cuff. The official Sooners football Twitter account even addressed the report Wednesday night, also characterizing Mayfield's condition as shoulder fatigue. Mayfield, a junior, is competing with Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas for the starting quarterback spot. He sat out last season after transferring from Texas Tech. As a true-freshman walk-on, Mayfield made seven starts for the Red Raiders.

  • Former NDSU hoops standout Alexander going pro in Germany

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Former North Dakota State University men's basketball standout Lawrence Alexander has signed a professional contract with a team in Germany. The 6-foot-3 native of Peoria, Illinois, was named The Summit League player of the year and tournament MVP last season. He also was an Associated Press honorable mention All-American as a senior. Alexander ranked fifth in the nation in minutes per game and eighth nationally in 3-point percentage last season. He led The Summit League in scoring and set a school single-season record with 104 3-pointers. He also holds NDSU career records for minutes played, games started and wins. He finished his Bison career ranked fourth in school history with 1,755 points.

  • Tom Sorensen: Snubbed in draft, ex-Kentucky shooting star Aaron Harrison seeks spot with Hornets

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Aaron Harrison, who led Kentucky in scoring last season, watched last week’s NBA draft from home. He saw teammates selected first, sixth, 12th and 13th. Andrew Harrison, his twin brother who is younger by a minute, was selected 44th. Big man Dakari Johnson was drafted 48th. Harrison’s name was never called, and he felt like you’d think he would. “Yeah, of course it hurt,” Harrison said Wednesday after his first practice with the Charlotte Hornets. “I mean, you just have to take the lumps. That’s part of being in the NBA. After the draft is over it’s not about the draft. It’s about summer league and making a team and playing well.” Harrison, 6-foot-6 and a lean 209 pounds, is one of 14 players on Char

  • Kansas players get crash course in Korean culture before World University Games trip

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — The class is called Introduction to Korea, which is a lot like it sounds. It is exploratory in nature, a cross-section of the culture, tradition and history of Korea. It was a summer requirement for each Kansas men’s basketball player competing in the World University Games this month in Gwangju, South Korea. It also led to senior forward Jamari Traylor, on a day in mid-June, taking a deep breath and enjoying a mouthful of Kimchi, the fermented side dish that is a staple of Korean cuisine. “It’s cabbage,” Traylor said a few hours later. “And they stick it somewhere in the ground and let it sit there for like weeks or something like that. It gets kind of rotten, I think, but it’s kind of good for

  • KU basketball players get crash course in Korean culture before World University Games trip

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    The class is called Introduction to Korea, which is a lot like it sounds. It is exploratory in nature, a cross-section of the culture, tradition and history of Korea. It was a summer requirement for each Kansas men’s basketball player competing in the World University Games this month in Gwangju, South Korea. It also led to senior forward Jamari Traylor, on a day in mid-June, taking a deep breath and enjoying a mouthful of Kimchi, the fermented side dish that is a staple of Korean cuisine. “It’s cabbage,” Traylor said a few hours later. “And they stick it somewhere in the ground and let it sit there for like weeks or something like that. It gets kind of rotten, I think, but it’s kind of good for you. “I do

  • Ohio prosecutor: Former Dayton basketball player sentenced

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio prosecutor says a former University of Dayton basketball player convicted of trespassing charges has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. says 21-year-old Jalen Robinson, of Columbus, was sentenced Wednesday for his part in a series of campus burglaries in December. Robinson was found guilty last month of three counts of trespass in a habitation. His attorney, Steven Pierson, says Robinson took responsibility for his actions and considers the sentence just. Heck says some dormitory rooms were broken into and property was stolen. Authorities said surveillance video identified Robinson and a fellow player, who was

  • CU women's basketball: Alina Hartmann ready for tough test in Europe

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    While Alina Hartmann's teammates at Colorado are enjoying a little time off this weekend to celebrate the nation's birthday, she will be representing her country playing for Germany in the FIBA U-20 European Championships in Spain. Hartmann, a product of Bamberg, Germany, spent her freshman season as an effective role player off the bench for the Buffs under coach Linda Lappe last season. She is spending the entire summer back home, aside from the time she has dedicated to playing for the German national team. The U-20 championships begin Thursday and run through next week. Hartmann and her German teammates will play Poland, Serbia and Russia in pool play starting Thursday.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: OSU gets late recruit

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma State carried a roster hole into the summer, with a scholarship still dangling unclaimed.   Wednesday, the Cowboys plugged the void in a big way, getting a commitment from four-star wing Davon Dillard, who had been pledged to Cal, and will be eligible for the upcoming basketball season.   Rated as national Top 100 recruit after playing his senior year at Our Savior New American School in Centereach, N.Y., Dillard draws frequent descriptions as a strong and athletic forward who is dynamic in transition.   Those match his descriptions, too.

  • Longhorns land highly rated point guard from Houston Yates

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Unwittingly, Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart helped develop Jacob Young into a high-major prospect. It's only fitting that Smart gets to finish the job he started. Young, a four-star guard entering his senior year at Yates High in Houston, has been groomed in a system tailored after Smart's "Havoc" approach to the game. It stands to reason he'll make a smooth transition to playing for the Longhorns, who gained his commitment on Tuesday. "I love that style of play, going up and down the court," Young said. "That triggered my commitment to Texas." The 6-foot-1-inch, 175-pound Young learned the pressure-based system from Jawann McClellan, a former Arizona Wildcat who has long admired Smart's teachings.

  • Cheers to selling beer at college football games

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A couple weeks ago, Texas decided to open the tap to serving alcohol at football games. Among schools that play big-time college football, it becomes the 33rd to sell alcohol throughout its stadium. Even though that's only about a fourth of all Division I schools, the total could be counted on two hands not so long ago. And the total now doesn't include schools like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State selling alcohol in premium seating areas such as suites and clubs. Texas is by far the biggest name on the list of schools selling beer and wine at football games, so it seems like it may only be a matter of time before more follow suit. Cheers to that. Many university leaders including OU president David Boren

  • List of major college football programs selling alcohol in their stadiums continues to grow

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

      ON TAP Major-college football schools that are expected to sell alcohol throughout their stadiums during the 2015 season:  On-Campus Stadiums Akron Bowling Green Cincinnati Colorado State Houston Kent State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Louisville Minnesota Nevada North Texas SMU Syracuse Texas Toledo Troy Tulane UNLV UTEP Western Kentucky West Virginia Off-Campus Stadiums Connecticut Georgia State Hawaii Massachusetts Memphis Miami San Diego State South Alabama South Florida Temple Texas-San Antonio