• 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 State baseball: Marty Lees a big part of the coaching powerhouse at Oklahoma State

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    An elite recruiter and defensive teacher, he was the coach in waiting at baseball big-timer Oregon State. Then Lees left that behind to join Holliday at Oklahoma State; a leap of faith to grow his experience and knowledge.

  • Women's World Cup: OSU's Dike named to Nigerian team

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Courtney Dike of Oklahoma State has been named to Nigeria’s roster for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. Dike, who will be a junior for the Cowgirls next season, is one of 23 players on a roster selected by Nigeria coach Edwin Okon. The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup takes place in various Canadian cities from June 6-July 5. Nigeria is in Group D and begins play June 8 against Sweden in Winnipeg. Nigeria will also take on Australia (June 12 in Winnipeg) and the United States (June 16 in Vancouver). “We are extremely proud of Courtney. To earn the right to represent your country at the World Cup is the stuff of dreams,” said OSU coach Colin Carmichael.

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Familiar foes reunite at Series

    By John Walker, Berry Tramel and Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    With the tournament sporting five SEC schools and two from the Pac-12, this year’s matchups will feature familiar faces for the opposition. Each team in the WCWS has previously played against one of the other teams during the regular season. Oregon and UCLA played its conference series in early April. UCLA struck first with an impressive 8-1 victory in the first of three games. The Ducks hit their stride to end the series with a staggering 16-4 advantage over the Bruins in the final two games. “I look at this as an opportunity to get back out there,” UCLA coach Kelly Inouye-Perez said. “We’re very familiar, very prepared, but we’re in a new season.” Alabama and Michigan mark the lone out-of-conference

  • Football has everything to do with the success of SEC softball

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    SEC football money has built glittering softball stadiums and hired big-time coaches and created unparalleled exposure on the SEC Network.

  • Women's College World Series: Who will you root for at the WCWS?

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Coaches and players make a pitch why Oklahomans should cheer for their team.

  • Women's College World Series: Eight things to know about Michigan

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WCWS — The Michigan Wolverines have hit a school-record 115 home runs. But can they overpower Alabama on Thursday in their Women’s College World Series opener?

  • Ex-Clemson basketball coach Bill Foster dies Wednesday

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Bill Foster, the only Clemson basketball coach to reach the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight, has died after long bout with Parkinson's disease. He was 79. The school announced Foster's death on Wednesday after receiving a call from his family. Foster coached at five Division I schools over 30 years. He had 21 winning seasons, including 11 with 20-or-more victories. After stints at the Citadel and Charlotte, Foster arrived at Clemson before the 1975-76 season and remained nine years. He also spent five seasons at Miami and six at Virginia Tech. Foster was 156-106 during his tenure with the Tigers. His best showing was 1979-80 when he led Clemson to an upset of No. 1 Duke in the regular season and the

  • Women's College World Series: Oregon softball coach Mike White asks Oklahoma fans for forgiveness

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Oregon softball coach Mike White asked Oklahoma fans for forgiveness. Considering the Sooners didn’t qualify for this year’s Women’s College World Series, coaches were asked at a Wednesday news conference to make the case for local fans to jump on their bandwagon. Alabama coach Patrick Murphy — whose Crimson Tide squad eliminated OU in last […]

  • Women's College World Series: Q&A with Chris Sebren, director of championships for ASA/USA softball

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Sebren spoke with The Oklahoman on Wednesday about field conditions, preventative measures taken to keep the field in top shape and contingency plans in case there are significant weather delays during the WCWS.

  • Women's College World Series: Oklahoma's Lauren Chamberlain will watch from home

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Lauren Chamberlain is looking forward to the Women’s College World Series, even though her team didn’t make it. The Oklahoma slugger — who just ended her record-breaking career in last weekend’s Super Regional loss at Alabama — won’t watch the World Series in person, though. “That would be hard for me, but I will definitely […]

  • Watch Women's College World Series coaches make their pitch for Oklahoma's support

    From The Oklahoman Staff | Updated: 22 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel and Ryan Aber break down the field for the Women's College Series, which opens Thursday in Oklahoma City.

  • Women's College World Series: Eight things to know about Florida

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 23 hr ago

    WCWS — Defending champion Florida is back, and hasn’t allowed a run since the postseason began

  • Big 12: Tulsa 'executed a flawless championship for us'

    BY ERIC BAILEY, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Vince Trinidad — fresh off five days of Big 12 Baseball Tournament competition at ONEOK Field — was buying snow cones for his children when a worker saw his shirt and realized who he was. “You helped bring the tournament to Tulsa?” the young man asked. “Yes,” Trinidad said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • WSU athletes score well in class


    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The NCAA has released its latest Academic Progress Rate for student-athletes and Washington State teams recorded six perfect scores. The announcement Wednesday was for the 2013-14 academic year. Women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, women's golf, rowing and volleyball all recorded perfect academic scores of 1,000 for the year. Washington State's football team recorded a four-year average score of 951, an improvement from last year's score of 944, and meeting the NCAA's 930 standard. The single-year score of 973 beat last year's mark of 963. Men's basketball had a four-year average of 938, also meeting the standard.

  • Majerle, Stankiewicz get 4-year extensions at Grand Canyon


    PHOENIX (AP) — Grand Canyon has signed men's basketball coach Dan Majerle and baseball coach Andy Stankiewicz to four-year contract extensions through 2019. The university also announced a five-year apparel deal with Nike on Wednesday. Terms of the deals were not released, but Grand Canyon said in a release that Majerle and Stankiewicz will be the highest-paid coaches in the Western Athletic Conference in their respective sports. Grand Canyon has finished second and third in its first two seasons under Majerle, a former star with the Phoenix Suns. The Antelopes won the WAC regular-season title while going 32-22 this season under Stankiewicz after finishing second a year ago.

  • Eleven Oklahoma programs record perfect APR score

    Ryan Aber | Yesterday

    Fifteen of Oklahoma’s 21 athletics programs posted a multi-year Academic Progress Rate above the NCAA Division I national average—including football and both men’s and women’s basketball programs. During the 2013-14 academic year, 11 of the school’s programs recorded a perfect 1,000 annual APR score, tied with Texas for the most in the Big 12. Those […]

  • Oklahoma State football last among Big 12 teams in latest Academic Progress Rate report, avoid NCAA penalty

    Kyle Fredrickson | Yesterday

    STILLWATER — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate report on Wednesday and the Oklahoma State football program ranked last among Big 12 teams with a cumulative score of 934. However, the Cowboys were able to avoid an NCAA penalty for rising above the minimum 930-point requirement. The APR is a sport-based metric built […]

  • Georgia Tech, Georgia make the grade on NCAA's APR


    ATLANTA (AP) — Eight Georgia Tech teams and two Georgia teams have earned perfect scores on the NCAA's Academic Progress Report, and every team from the two schools made passing scores. Georgia Tech teams posting perfect single-year APR scores of 1,000 for 2013-14: golf, men's swimming, women's swimming, men's tennis, volleyball, women's outdoor track, women's indoor track, and women's cross country. Georgia's gymnastics and women's swimming and diving teams led the Southeastern Conference with their perfect scores. The Georgia men's basketball team scored a 990 and Georgia Tech's score was 989 for the second straight year on the tool used by the NCAA to measure the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes.

  • Kansas State women add Wamego's Lanie Page to basketball roster


    MANHATTAN – Lanie Page will join her older sister, Kaylee, on the Kansas State women’s basketball team next season. Lanie Page, a two-time Eagle All-State player from Wamego, is the No. 82-ranked prospect in the 2015 recruiting class, according to ESPN. She helped Wamego High win a 4A championship in 2013 and finish runner-up in 2014, while averaging 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Kaylee Page transferred to K-State midway through last season after beginning her college career at Nebraska. ESPN ranked her as the No. 42 prospect in the 2014 recruiting class. She was named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior, while averaging 18.9 points and 8.3 rebounds.

  • Women's College World Series: Eight things to know about Alabama

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    WCWS — The team kept the Oklahoma Sooners out of the Women’s College World Series is back for the 10th time in 19 years of existence.