• 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

  • Cal Coming Together Basketball

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    California's Ivan Rabb prepares for a drill during basketball practice Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, in Berkeley, Calif.

  • NCAA meets with former Louisville recruit JaQuan Lyle

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA has talked with Ohio State freshman JaQuan Lyle, whose recruitment by Louisville is mentioned in a book by an escort alleging that strippers danced and had sex with Cardinals players and prospects. OSU spokesman Dan Wallenberg confirmed via email that Lyle met Tuesday with the NCAA, as first reported Wednesday by Yahoo Sports. The email did not mention Louisville, but noted there were no issues at Ohio State. Former Cardinals forward Chane Behanan didn't have must to say Wednesday about allegations in Katina Powell's book, "Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen," that he participated in shows paid for by former basketball staffer Andre McGee.

  • Oklahoma football: Jay Norvell grateful he'll be back in the Cotton Bowl, even on the other sideline

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    NORMAN — Bob Stoops determined that Jay Norvell was part of the problem last year at Oklahoma, firing him along with Josh Heupel and completely overhauling the Sooners' offense. Earlier this season, Charlie Strong determined that Norvell was part of the solution to his offensive woes and made him Texas' play caller. As Norvell prepares to return to Dallas for his eighth-straight Red River rivalry game, he's trying to navigate a tumultuous situation in Austin. The Longhorns are 1-4 and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel — not even the Cotton Bowl's South end zone tunnel. Awaiting Norvell will be his 10th-ranked, undefeated former team featuring players and coaches he knows well.

  • Coach Hamilton likes mix on Florida State basketball roster

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State is the only team in the Atlantic Coast Conference that returns all five of its starters from last season. For most teams that would be cause for celebration. For coach Leonard Hamilton it means he is hoping the struggles of the past two seasons have been valuable experience. The Seminoles had their first practice on Wednesday as they are looking to bounce back from a season in which they went 17-16 and didn't play in a postseason tournament for the first time in 10 years. "We have five starters returning from a team that won 17 games. We have guys that have been around, who know their shortcomings and can pass on their wisdom to the younger players," Hamilton said.

  • State college football notebook: UCO has chance to get back on track

    By Cody Stavenhagen | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    UCO (1-4) got its first win of the season last week with a 34-26 victory against Nebraska-Kearney. Another reason for encouragement is the fact the Bronchos’ four losses have come by a combined 28 points to teams with a total record of 17-3.

  • OU football notebook: Bevo stricken with life-threatening illness, will miss Texas-OU game

    By Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and Wire Reports | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Silver Spurs organization that takes care of the mascot did not detail Bevo's illness Wednesday and said his condition was still being explored by veterinarians.

  • Oklahoma State football: Dana Holgorsen's imprint on Cowboy offense fades five years after leaving for West Virginia

    Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Oct 7, 2015

    Davidt Glidden is now among the last of OSU’s current players to know the coach who installed the base offense the Cowboys rode to unprecedented success — and continue running today. Following the 2010 season and Holgorsen’s departure to WVU, the Cowboys hired Todd Monken and then Mike Yurcich to serve as bus drivers to keep it rolling.

  • US women's team beats Italy 79-66

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Atlanta Dream star Angel McCoughtry scored 19 points to help the U.S. women's team beat Italy 79-66 on Wednesday night in the second game of the Americans' European tour. Phoenix's Candice Dupree had 15 points and six rebounds, Chicago's Elena Delle Donne and Phoenix's Brittney Griner added 13 points each, and Los Angeles' Candace Parker had 10 points and 12 rebounds. Chiara Consolini led Italy with 16 points. "There were stretches of the game where we really played well, and there were stretches of the game where we let them do a lot of things that hurt us," said coach Geno Auriemma of the Univesity of Connecticut. "But I think that's why we're here. We want to know a little more about our players.

  • Obit Gallantin Basketball

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    FILE- This Oct. 17, 1951, file photo, New York Knickerbockers' Harry Gallatin posing for a photo at the 69th Armory in New York. Gallatin, a member of the National Basketball Hall of Fame, passed away at the age of 88, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville announced, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

  • Iowa looking for Uthoff to become a star in '15-16

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — From Matt Gatens to Devyn Marble to Aaron White, Iowa's best teams under Fran McCaffery have been led by a senior standout. Is Jarrod Uthoff next in line? The answer to that question could determine whether the Hawkeyes make it back to the NCAA Tournament. Uthoff certainly seems like he's ready to step up after ranking second on the team with 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and just over one steal per game as a junior last year. Iowa, which went 22-12 in 2014-15, opens its sixth season under McCaffery on Nov. 13 against Gardner-Webb. "He definitely has the potential to be the Big Ten Player of the Year," Iowa point guard Mike Gesell said. "He's that type caliber of player...he's rea

  • Freshmen expected to contribute heavily for Penn State

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    State College, Pa. (AP) — In the last four years, Patrick Chambers has visited living room after living room and has been told no again and again. No, Chambers' Penn State team isn't a basketball power. No, Penn State can't compete in the rugged Big Ten. No, the Nittany Lions aren't the program for whichever hotshot recruit Chambers is pitching at the time. That trend is turning. "Fortunately, we've heard some yeses recently," Chambers said. "We're headed into Year 5 and it hasn't been like, get these great recruits overnight. It's taken time. We want to do something that's built to last and something that's real consistent." With the season still more than month away, Penn State's basketball coach is optimistic

  • Florida St Pracitices Begin

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, Florida State’s head coach Leonard Hamilton yells to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Florida St Practices Begin

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, Florida State’s Xavier Rathan-Mayes looks to pass the ball down court in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y. With almost all of their returning scorers back and a recruiting class ranked in the Top 25 by most major services, Florida State begins practices this week in what could be an important year for Leonard Hamilton and the program.

  • NMSU BASKETBALL: 5 things to watch as Aggies open practice

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    LAS CRUCES -- Coming off a 23-11 season, the New Mexico State men's basketball team will be looking for its fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance this year. A feat that has only happened one other time in program history from 1990-94. As practice officially begins for the 2015-16 season on Wednesday, here are five storylines to follow this season for the Aggies: Replacing last year's key seniors NMSU graduated three of its four leading scorers from last season in Remi Barry, Daniel Mullings and Tshilidzi Nephawe and Mullings was one of the best to ever wear an Aggie uniform. Mullings and Nephawe and have been front and center for NMSU basketball the past few seasons and one could argue Mullings is an irreplaceable talent.

  • Pacers add rookie Kadeem Jack to training camp roster

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers signed former Rutgers start Kadeem Jack on Wednesday. Adding the 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward to the roster gives the Pacers 18 players in training camp. Jack joins first-round draft pick Myles Turner, second-round picks Joe and Rakeem Christmas and C.J. Fair as the only rookies in camp. Christmas was acquired in a trade with Cleveland. Indiana returns to action Thursday night when Orlando and former Indiana University star Victor Oladipo come to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The preseason game was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved to accommodate Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, which will be played Friday in Indianapolis.

  • A guide to watching sports if you don't have cable

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — It's football season, and baseball playoffs are starting. Don't have cable? You can still watch. With a digital antenna, you get games for free on broadcast networks like Fox, NBC and Univision. Antennas start at $20. For cable channels, you can always go to a bar. Online subscriptions are primarily for games that don't involve local teams. Otherwise, games are shown after they are over. Subscriptions aren't cheap, but most cost less than a traditional cable package. Plenty of sites also show sports for free without legal rights to do so. And many people ask friends or relatives who have a cable subscription for a password to log in to, say, ESPN's app. To stay above board, here are options for w

  • OU, OSU women's players named preseason All-Big 12

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Gabbi Ortiz and Oklahoma State's Brittney Martin have been selected to the preseason All-Big 12 women's basketball team. The conference announced the six-member team Wednesday after voting by the league's head coaches. There are six members because of a tie in the voting. Ortiz is a sophomore and was selected Big 12 Freshman of the Year last season. Martin is a senior and was All-Big 12 first team last season. Other members of the first team are preseason Player of the Year Nina Davis of Baylor; Alexis Jones of Baylor; Zahna Medley of TCU and Bria Holmes of West Virginia.

  • Red River Rivalry: Coverage throughout the years

    From Staff Reports | Yesterday

    How has the Red River Showdown evolved throughout the years? With less than a week away from this year's OU-Texas matchup, we look back at some of the highlights and coverage from 2007-2013. Berry Tramel talks about the infamous Red River Showdown in Dallas. (Video published on Oct. 3, 2007) Berry Tramel, Jake Trotter and David Ubben look forward to the Red River Rilvalry game. (Video published on Oct. 16, 2009) OU's coach meets with the media and looks back at the 16-13 loss to Texas in 2009, as well as Sam Bradford's shoulder injury. (Video published on Oct.

  • UNC Notes: First BSC hoops polls illustrate Bears' youth


    It makes sense the coaches and media members of the Big Sky Conference have picked the University of Northern Colorado men’s basketball team to finish in the lower half of the conference. The BSC coaches preseason poll picked the Bears to finish seventh while the media has picked them sixth. Each head coach in the Big Sky Conference contributed a ballot of predicted finishes for each team, but could not vote for their team. Media and sports information directors from around the conference voted on predicted finishes for the Media Poll. Now, consider what they had to think about making predictions. The Bears lost four very valuable seniors from last year’s team and have only three players returning that played

  • Former UW forward pleads guilty to counterfeit charge


    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former University of Wyoming basketball player Afam Muojeke (uh-FAHM', moo-JEK'-ee) has pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to pass counterfeit currency. The 28-yer-old Muojeke entered the plea Tuesday in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Kelly Rankin. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1KZNVC9 ) that police arrested Muojeke just over a year ago after a Taco John's drive-thru cashier caught him trying to use a fake $20 bill. Prosecutor Eric Heimann said that Muojeke got the counterfeit cash in New York and used it to buy small items to make change. A sentencing hearing has been set for Dec. 15 in Casper before U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl.