• 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

  • NMSU BASKETBALL: Aggies rout Northern New Mexico in Rio Rancho

    Updated: 31 min ago

    RIO RANCHO — New Mexico State brought a home game up north to the Albuquerque metro area Monday night. And as expected, the Aggies didn't disappoint those who came out, routing NAIA Northern New Mexico 85-54 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho with an attendance of 2,306. Monday was the first time NMSU has ever hosted a home game in the Albuquerque metro area. NMSU athletics director Mario Moccia said the university sold about 1,700 tickets before the game and had a good walk-up crowd prior to the game. The Star Center was just under half full Monday night. “It was a little different seeing it as a home game, but it was three hours from Las Cruces,” NMSU junior guard Ian Baker said. “It was fun though.

  • Movin' on up

    Updated: 46 min ago

    ADA — The East Central University men’s basketball team moved into second place in the Great American Conference standings with a 77-75 win over league-leading Ouachita Baptist Saturday at the Kerr Activities Center. The game wasn’t as close as the final score might indicate. After ECU’s Deron Hill hit two free throws with 48 seconds left, the Tigers held a 72-63 advantage. OBU standout Lakee Westbrook would hit a trio of 3-pointers down the stretch to get his team close, including one shot from long range at the final buzzer. East Central improved to 15-6 overall and 11-4 in the GAC standings, while Ouachita Baptist saw a 10-game winning streak come to a halt, falling to 12-9 and 12-3.

  • ECU women bury Ouachita

    Updated: 46 min ago

    ADA — The East Central University women’s basketball team won the battle of the Tigers Saturday afternoon at the Kerr Activities Center, defeating Ouachita Baptist 76-54 in Great American Conference action. The Tigers (8-11, 8-7 GAC) saw a balanced offense, with four players recording double digits in the scoring column and junior Jalyn Jackson recording her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Alexa Adair led ECU with 26 points and added six boards, while juniors Courtney Cowan and Whitney Stotler each garnered 11 points. Aaliyah Blakley, a graduate of Ada High, finished with six points, four rebounds and three assists for the locals.

  • Mac Engel: Baylor needs transparency, not a letter

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Full disclosure: This is about Baylor, which I am sick of writing about just as much as you are tired of hearing it. And if the subject was covering up underage drinking, excessive weed or players skipping class, then it is much easier to scold and move on. This is rape. You likely missed it, but just a few hours before the Super Bowl, Baylor slyly released a letter from university president Ken Starr. It is the first response from a school administrator since ESPN’s Outside the Lines aired its piece on another case of rape cover-up within the football program. It is the second letter in the past six months from Starr regarding the school’s handling of rape allegations made by coeds against members of the foot

  • BRIEF: A Night to Remember for Victory Village

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Sterling College women's basketball team has adopted the basketball team of Victory Village Christian Christian Academy for troubled teen girls. On Monday, Sterling College women's basketball team picked up the Victory Village girls in the college van, gave them warm-up jackets, took them out to supper and then to the Sterling College gym. At 7, the Victory Village team played the Reno County Home Educators basketball team and each player was cheered for by a group of college students. ——— ©2016 The Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kan.) Visit The Hutchinson News (Hutchinson, Kan.) at www.hutchnews.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

  • Jets use bench to overpower Trojans

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Credit the NOC Enid bench for the Jets’ 80-75 win over Seminole in a crucial Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference basketball game at the Mabee Center Monday night. Tre Petit had a season-high 17 points, Robert Joseph added 10 points and little-used Martin Liscia had six points and several key rebounds off the bench as the Jets (8-6, OCAC, 17-8 overall) overcame a 14-point deficit (24-10 with 6:41 left in the first half) to break a fifth-place tie with the Trojans for fifth place in the conference race. The top five teams receive first-round byes. “This was a must-win game for us,’’ Petit said. “I think our defense got us started and kept us going. When you come off the bench you want to motivate the team to get g

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys suffer 63-56 defeat at TCU

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Before Monday night’s game at TCU and after a series of hard-to-handle Big 12 losses, an Oklahoma State basketball staffer suggested the Cowboys desperately needed something good to happen. Instead, it only got worse. OSU lost. To TCU — last-place TCU, although the Horned Frogs now have company from the Cowboys in the Big 12 basement. A TCU squad that had lost seven straight conference games by an average of 17.7 points per outing. Horned Frogs 63, Cowboys 56. And this wasn’t simply about the Cowboys playing without Jawun Evans and Phil Forte or confronting a rugged road environment. The Frogs all but begged OSU to run off and leave them in the first half, scoring just 19 po

  • OU basketball: Buddy Hield hits game-winner to lift Sooners over Texas 63-60

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NORMAN — Defenses have locked down on Oklahoma star Buddy Hield recently, making space on the perimeter harder and harder to find. In the final minutes of Monday’s game against Texas, Hield instead attacked the basket aggressively, repeatedly hitting layups and getting to the free throw line. But Hield loosened up the defense just enough to hit a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left to lift the No. 3-ranked Sooners to a 63-60 win over No. 24 Texas in front of 11,547 at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma (20-3, 8-3 Big 12) led the game for just 49 seconds during the Big Monday game. On the final play, Hield caught the ball on the left wing, a change from what the Sooners had done in similar situations.

  • Area college roundup: SPC men hold off NM Junior College 84-80

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HOBBS, N.M. — Freshman point guard Jerron Love made six free throws in the final 32 seconds Monday night and South Plains College held off New Mexico Junior College 84-80 in a battle of Western Junior College Athletic Conference tri-leaders. South Plains (18-7, 9-3) stayed tied for the WJCAC lead with No. 17 Odessa College (20-5, 9-3) and dropped New Mexico JC (18-8, 8-4) one game off the pace. The Texans withstood a 31-point performance by New Mexico JC guard Randy Haynes, whose four 3-point goals in the final 3:47 helped the Thunderbirds rally from a 73-61 hole. South Plains got 19 points from sophomore forward Che Bob, 18 from Love and 16 from sophomore shooting guard Deontae North. The Texans led all the way, but

  • OU basketball journal: Dante Buford comes up with big play in come-from-behind win

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NORMAN — Dante Buford's up-and-down season hit another peak Monday. Forced into extended playing time thanks to foul trouble by Khadeem Lattin, Buford made the most of his opportunity. The biggest play came in the closing seconds as Buford drew a charge on Texas' Isaiah Taylor with the game tied and less than 20 seconds remaining to set up Buddy Hield's game-winning 3-pointer in No. 3 Oklahoma's 63-60 win over Texas. “It is what it is,” Taylor said of the call. “The refs can't decide the game. We've got to do a better job down the stretch making plays.” Buford hit a critical 3-pointer with about eight minutes remaining to pull the Sooners within one. “I thought he stepped in and played his minute

  • Big 12 coordinator of officials discusses rule changes

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    It hasn’t been the doomsday Curtis Shaw expected. The biggest change in college basketball the Big 12 men’s basketball coordinator of officials has seen in his 30-year career has gone over smoother than expected. The NCAA men’s basketball rules committee made more than 30 rules changes for this season, most designed to increase the pace of play and reduce the number of stoppages. One directive was to reduce physical play to make for a more free-flowing game. “We did a great job starting last summer,” Shaw said Monday on the Big 12 teleconference. “We got the word out the first week in June that we’re doing this.

  • Missouri notes: Forwards Jakeenan Gant, Russell Woods remain suspended

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Missouri junior forward Russell Woods and sophomore forward Jakeenan Gant remain suspended for now. Tigers coach Kim Anderson said a decision won’t be made until closer to Wednesday’s 8 p.m. tipoff against Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn. “We are still evaluating that situation, and by Wednesday will have an answer about whether or not they’re going to play in the game,” Anderson said Monday. He hasn’t decided yet whether Woods or Gant will travel to the game. Both players were suspended Friday — and missed Saturday’s 80-71 loss at Alabama — after being cited for possession of drug paraphernalia a day earlier.

  • It's gut-check time for Kansas against Big 12's top dog, West Virginia

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    When Kansas and West Virginia last met, the Jayhawks had just been voted the nation’s top-ranked team for the second straight week, had won 13 straight and opened Big 12 play with an epic three-overtime triumph over Oklahoma and a road victory at Texas Tech. For Tuesday’s rematch at Allen Fieldhouse, West Virginia holds the upper hand, at least in the Big 12 standings. At 8-2, the Mountaineers top the league, leading Oklahoma by a half-game following its 63-60 win over Texas and Kansas by one game. West Virginia and Kansas own the same overall record at 19-4 and Kansas is ranked higher in the wire service polls — they’re sixth and 10th in both — but West Virginia can make a major statement by stealing a road c

  • OSU basketball journal: Could fatigue be a factor for OSU?

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    After a ragged first half that somehow found the Pokes with a lead, they wilted in the second half, causing coach Travis Ford to wonder if fatigue is a factor.

  • OU basketball journal: Dante Buford comes up with big play in come-from-behind win

    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The biggest play came in the closing seconds as Buford drew a charge on Texas’ Isaiah Taylor with the game tied and less than 20 seconds remaining to set up Buddy Hield’s game-winning 3-pointer in No. 3 Oklahoma’s 63-60 win over Texas.

  • Florida A&M escapes with 96-95 win over Delaware St. in 2OT

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Bernard scored 27 and grabbed a career-best 14 rebounds, while freshman Justin Ravenal hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points — both season highs — to help Florida A&M snap a three-game skid and beat Delaware State 96-95 in double overtime Monday night. Isaiah Omoregie had 15 points, one short of his career high set in Florida A&M's last game — an 81-63 loss to North Carolina Central last Monday. Bernard added six assists and five steals. The Rattlers (7-15, 3-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) made 36 of 64 (56.3 percent) field goals, including 10 3-pointers. Devin Morgan Jr. and Kavon Waller scored 18 apiece for Delaware State (4-20, 2-7). Cahli Thomas and Aric Dickerso

  • Hield leads No. 3 Oklahoma to 63-60 win over No. 24 Texas

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield scored nine points down the closing stretch and then saved his best for last. Hield, the Big 12’s most dynamic play-maker, drained a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds remaining to make the difference for No. 3 Oklahoma in a 63-60 win over No. 24 Texas. The Longhorns had a chance at the go-ahead basket, but Isaiah Taylor was called for an offensive foul with 17 seconds left. In a game where a ton of pushing and shoving was not called, it was an odd time for that whistle. Hield scored, giving him a game-high 27 points, and Texas coach Shaka Smart quickly called timeout. But Connor Lammert’s inbound pass was picked off by Hield, and the Sooners escaped Lloyd Noble Center with a win

  • Wilson, Brown pace Alcorn St. to 66-63 win at Grambling St.

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Octavious Brown scored 15 points and made four free throws down the stretch as Alcorn State shot 57 percent from the field after halftime and held off Grambling State 66-63 on Monday night. Tamarico Wilson led Alcorn State (11-12, 8-3 Southwest Athletic Conference) with 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Brown opened the game with a jumper and a 3-pointer, then Wilson stepped up with two baskets and a 3 and the Braves took an early 12-4 lead and never trailed. Ervin Mitchell scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Grambling (6-17, 3-8). Deonte Hearns added 11 points.

  • Auguste's 19 helps Notre Dame to 89-83 win over Clemson

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was glad Zach Auguste got mad after spending much of the first half on the bench in foul trouble in the Fighting Irish's 89-83 win over Clemson on Monday night. Auguste dominated both the offensive and defensive end, scored 15 of his 19 points during the final 20 minutes and held the Tigers two centers to just five points and five rebounds. "He was a man — what he gave us in the second half," Brey said. "He came out and gave us a great physical effort and set the tone." The win keeps Notre Dame (17-7, 8-4 Atlantic Coast) in line to finish in the top four seeds at the ACC tournament and get a double bye.

  • Franklin, Jackson St. rally for 81-80 win over Southern

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Chace Franklin scored 20 — including the winning 3-pointer with three seconds left — while Paris Collins and Raeford Worsham each had double-doubles to help Jackson State rally from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat Southern 81-80 Monday night. Collins had 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds and Worsham finished with 16 and 10 for Jackson State. Southern (16-8, 8-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) led 50-34 at the break. The Tigers (13-11, 8-3) trimmed their deficit to six with 11 minutes left. Two free throws by Chris Thomas extended Southern's lead to 76-66 with 4:36 to go, but Jackson State scored 12 straight and took its first lead since 2-0 with 1:30 remaining.