• 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

  • Texas-Permian Basin edges UTSA 90-85

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Gary Akbar scored 20 points, Billy Dee Williams added 16 more and Division II Texas-Permian Basin held off Texas-San Antonio for a 90-85 win Sunday night. Johnnie Lacy pumped in four 3-pointers and Tramique Sutherland had 10 points, including a pair of free throws and a layup in the final 27 seconds to cement the win. Permian Basin lost the rebounding battle 44-28 but took control from behind the arc, hitting 12 of 32 while holding UTSA to just 4 of 15. The Falcons carried a 40-35 advantage into the break but UTSA (1-6) closed an 11-point gap in the second half with a 3-pointer from J.R. Harris to cap a 14-3 run and tie the game at 78 with 4:08 left. UTSA tied it again at 80 before the Falcons reclaimed t

  • NAIA Wiley upsets Sam Houston St., 67-66 on a late layup

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Kevondric Davis scored nine of his 26 points in the final two and a half minutes and Patrick Banks got to the rim for a layup with two seconds left in the game to earn NAIA Wiley College an upset win over Sam Houston State, 67-66 Sunday night. Down by eight with 2:30 left, Davis converted a four-point play, knocked down another 3-pointer and tipped in a rebound to give the Wildcats a 65-64 lead. Albert Almanza hit a pair of free throws with :09 left to put Sam Houston (2-4) back in front before Banks scored the game winner. Davis connected on 9 of 13 from the field and knocked down 7 of his 8 3-point attempts for the NAIA school from Marshall, Texas. The Wildcats were 22 of 49 from the field (44.9 p

  • Interim coach Helton leads USC into Pac-12 title game

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clay Helton is wholly uninterested in spending even one minute of the next week publicly politicking for the full-time head coaching position at Southern California. Helton's job still might turn out to be temporary, but it also isn't finished. The 24th-ranked Trojans (8-4, 5-3 Pac-12) beat archrival UCLA 40-21 to win the Pac-12 South title on Saturday, capping a seven-week surge under their interim head coach with their first victory in the crosstown showdown since 2011. USC advanced to the conference championship game against No.

  • UCLA snaps 2-game skid, beats Cal State Northridge 77-45

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Parker woke up Sunday morning with a cold so bad he could barely breathe, let alone talk. Once he stepped onto the court though, all signs of illness seemed to disappear. Parker had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double in seven games this season, and UCLA cruised to a 77-45 win over visiting Cal State Northridge. "It was easy for me to get going out there," Parker said. "Once I got sweating, I was good." The 6-foot-9 senior center, who questioned his team's toughness after a loss to Wake Forest in the Maui Invitational last week, shot 6 of 11 from the field and had three blocks. His effort helped the Bruins (4-3) snap a two-game losing streak in their first home game sinc

  • Alabama Notre Dame Basketball

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Alabama forward Michael Kessens (3) shoots over Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste (30) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.

  • Boston College Santa Clara Basketball

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Santa Clara guard Kai Healy, right, drives past Boston College forward Ervins Meznieks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. Santa Clara won 62-45. (AP Photo/Jae C.

  • BRIEF: CU buries University of Northern Colorado men's basketball team in lopsided victory

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    BOULDER — The University of Northern Colorado men’s basketball team was no contest for the bigger, more athletic University of Colorado team Sunday afternoon at the Coors Events Center. The Bears shot just 32.3 percent and trailed by as many as 36 in an 82-52 loss to the Buffs, who are coached by former UNC coach and Greeley native Tad Boyle. For all the details, read Monday’s Tribune. ——— ©2015 the Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Colo.) Visit the Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Colo.) at www.greeleytribune.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

  • Mercer beats Western Michigan for 3rd victory in Music City

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stephon Jelks scored 14 points and Phillip Leonard made 3 of 4 free throws in final 35 seconds to help Mercer beat Western Michigan 68-65 on Sunday night for its third straight victory in the Challenge at Music City. Western Michigan's Tucker Haymond hit 1 of 2 free throws and, after a Mercer miss, Jared Klein made a layup to pull to 64-62 with 34 seconds left. Mercer went 3 of 4 from the line on its next two possessions and Klein hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to make it 67-65. Leonard then went 1 of 2 from the line and Haymond's 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed out. Jordan Strawberry and Leonard added 10 points apiece for Mercer (6-1), which is off to its best start in over 30 years.

  • Iowa routs No. 20 Wichita State 84-61

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Late in the first half, ESPN’s cameras lingered on Fred VanVleet and Conner Frankamp on the Wichita State bench. The shot seemed equally cruel and uplifting. There they are. So close. For 30 or so minutes on Sunday, the 20th-ranked Shockers stumbled through another nightmare that highlighted their lack of scoring, passing and dribbling. Iowa routed WSU 84-61 in the seventh-place game of the AdvoCare Invitational at HP Field House. Soon, however, VanVleet and Frankamp should join the lineup and the Shockers (2-4) can’t wait for an infusion of talent and experience. “It’s a long season,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “The cavalry will be here ultimately, but I don’t know how quickly.

  • Kansas State holds off South Carolina State 68-66

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Frightening thoughts entered Bruce Weber’s mind near the end of Kansas State’s 68-66 victory against South Carolina State on Sunday at Bramlage Coliseum. As the Bulldogs mounted a comeback push in the final minutes, K-State’s basketball coach couldn’t help but think back to a shocking loss to Texas Southern that occurred in this building last season. K-State did everything wrong that day and lost 58-56, an ugly result that in many ways summed up a disappointing year. The final score was more favorable this time. Every time South Carolina State made a push, K-State answered and held on to win. “This was a character win,” Weber said. “Last year we were in a very similar situation against Texas Southern and w

  • Father: Anton Grady using crutches and will return to Wichita with team

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Anton Grady is using crutches and will return to Wichita on Sunday night with the rest of the Wichita State basketball team, his father said. “Anton is on his way home,” Eric Cloud said. “He is progressing pretty good. He’s walking on crutches right now. He should be back to 100 percent, I’ll say, with two weeks of good rest. In two weeks, he should be back to full strength.” Grady, in a release from WSU, expressed appreciation for support from fans. “I want to send out a big thank you to Shocker Nation and all of my friends and family for of the love and encouragement that I have received the past few days,” Grady said in a statement. “I’ve been reading your tweets and posts and appreciate every las

  • Pepperdine withstands late Montana surge for 69-63 victory

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Lamond Murray Jr. scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half and Pepperdine held on to beat Montana 69-63 on Sunday night. Murray was 8 of 15 from the field. Stacy Davis added 16 points with three steals for Pepperdine (3-4). Martin Breunig scored 12 of his 28 points in the final eight minutes, and had 10 rebounds to lead Montana (2-3). Walter Wright chipped in 12 points. The Waves had a nine-point lead early in the second half before the Grizzlies used an 18-11 run to tie it at 50 with seven minutes left. Breunig scored eight points and Michael Oguine added six during the stretch. A 7-2 surge gave the Waves a 57-52 lead with 4:38 left. Breunig answered with a dunk, but A.J.

  • Jacobsen leads Sun Devils late in 70-68 win over Gauchos

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Eric Jacobsen had 12 seconds of basketball to remember on Sunday, a stretch of time that helped his team to a hard-fought win after an afternoon of shooting struggles. Jacobsen, a senior center, put in a missed shot with 1.9 seconds left, giving Arizona State a 70-68 win over UC-Santa Barbara. Jacobsen's bucket came after a big play on the defensive end, a blocked shot with 11 seconds left to give ASU the ball. Then teammate Kodi Justice's jumper was off, and Jacobsen was under the basket for the putback winner. He finished with 10 points and eight rebounds. "I was hoping it would come off light like it did, and just crashed the offensive board. The ball kind of bounced into my hands," Jacobsen sai

  • Rutgers fires coach Flood and AD Hermann after 4-8 failure

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers fired football coach Kyle Flood and athletic director Julie Hermann on Sunday, stripping the athletic department of its most prominent employees after a season that was a failure on and off the field. University President Robert Barchi announced that Patrick Hobbs, Dean Emeritus of the Seton Hall University School of Law, will take over for Hermann. Barchi decided last week to make a change in leadership, he said in a statement, and told the football team of the change at about 2 p.m. Sunday. "This is a particular point in time and one makes the decisions on a multiplicity of factors and this happens to be a confluence of one of those directional lines if you will," Barchi said later Su

  • OU football journal: Sooners' Big 12 title team honored at Lloyd Noble Center

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Defensive end Charles Tapper carried the championship trophy to mid-court, hoisting it to a standing ovation.

  • OU basketball journal: Badgers shooting percentage against OU was their worst since 2006

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Wisconsin shot just 16 of 68 (23.5 percent) from the floor against the Sooners.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys’ bowl destination hinges on Texas at Baylor outcome and perception compared to TCU

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    A 58-23 loss to Oklahoma eliminated the Cowboys' already slim chances of crashing the College Football Playoff. OSU now joins two-loss Baylor and two-loss TCU in a three-way tie for second place among Big 12 teams.

  • Hervey, Neal lead Texas-Arlington over Rice 92-74

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Hervey and Erick Neal both recorded career-highs — with 27 and 24 points respectively — and Texas-Arlington topped Rice 92-74 on Sunday. Hervey tied a career high with 15 rebounds while Neal was a perfect 9 of 9 from the floor and had six assists. Drew Charles finished with 17 points with four 3-pointers. Egor Koulechov scored a career-high 28 points with eight rebounds to pace Rice (2-5). Marcus Evans had 12 points and Max Guercy added 10 points with eight assists. Texas-Arlington (5-1) got a 3 from Charles early to lead 18-8. Rice got within three on a layup by Koulechov with 7:21 in the first, but the Mavericks scored the next eight points — including a pair of 3-pointers by Neal — and

  • OU men's basketball: RyanSpangler, Sooners dismantle Wisconsin

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    The Badgers pestered Buddy Hield into a rough shooting night, but Spangler more than made up for it, giving Oklahoma control of the game early and making big plays late to help maintain the lead as the Sooners won 65-48 in front of 6,543 at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Dons use big second half to overwhelm Delaware State 67-47

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Devin Watson scored 18 points and San Francisco outscored Delaware State by 22 points in the second half to take a 67-47 victory on Sunday. The Hornets (0-7) made six 3-pointers and led 25-23 at halftime. But they shot just 28.6 percent in the second half when they made only 2 of 12 from the arc. The Dons (4-2) scored the first seven points of the second half. Runs of 16-0 and 12-0 expanded their lead to 27 points with 3:11 to go. Watson made four 3-pointers. Tim Derksen added 14 points. The Dons shot 61.5 percent in the second half. The Dons outrebounded the Hornets 41-31 and had a 30-10 advantage in the paint. DeAndre Haywood led the Hornets with 11 points, but they came all in the f