• 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

  • All-State girls basketball: Deer Creek's unsung hero Scheffler gets one last appearance at Mabee Center

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    At 5-foot-4, Scheffler was the small but tenacious spark for the Antlers during their last two title runs. She was the unsung hero, and she got a chance to show why in Wednesday’s annual Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State game at Oral Roberts’ Mabee Center.

  • Fines for storming the basketball court and football field?

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Last week at Big 12 Media Days, conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the league would not go to a system of heavy fines to try and limit storming of basketball courts and football fields from happening, even after an incident in Manhattan, Kan., last basketball season where a Kansas State student dropped his shoulder into a Kansas player and Jayhawks coach Bill Self was trapped against the scorer’s table.

  • Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame: Pat Smith's drive, determination led to greatness

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    After romping unbeaten to three state championships at Del City High, Smith forced his way into the lineup at OSU and kept dominating, closing his collegiate career with a school-record 98 straight wins and four titles.

  • Ranking the home games on OU's schedule

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Most of Oklahoma's marquee games this season will take place outside of Norman. Tennessee. Texas. Baylor. Oklahoma State. But the biggest games on the Sooners' schedule are the ones at home. For the Sooners to get their program back on track, they need to re-establish home-field dominance.  Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson ranks the Sooners' home games from toughest — and best — to easiest: 1. TCU, Nov. 21: The preseason pick to win the Big 12 comes to town a week before it hosts Baylor. Will the Frogs be driving for a title? Trying to score style points? Either way, the Sooners would score a huge win by beating the Frogs, who used their victory in Fort Worth last season to springboard into the national

  • OU Football: The Sooners' hopes for return to glory begin at home

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    NORMAN — A favorite category during preseason predictions is this: biggest game. Look at Oklahoma's schedule, and you'll find plenty of contenders. Tennessee. Texas. Baylor. Oklahoma State. No doubt all of those are marquee match-ups. They've got juicy undertones. They're got sexy storylines. But in terms of importance, none of those games hold a candle to TCU. Or West Virginia. Or Texas Tech, Iowa State, Tulsa or Akron. Those are the Sooners' six home games this season, and if they want to get back in the business of being contenders and winning titles, it has to start at home. They have to win every home game. They have to go undefeated on that Owen Field turf.

  • Wake Forest administrator named Furman athletic director

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic administrator Mike Buddie was named new athletic director at Furman. University President Elizabeth Davis announced the hiring of Buddie on Wednesday. He replaces Gary Clark, who is retiring after 15 years heading up the department. Buddie spent the last decade at Wake Forest, where he was most recently senior associate athletic director for administration/development. He had served as sport administrator for Wake Forest baseball, women's soccer and men's golf. Buddie also worked with the football and men's basketball programs. Buddie pitched for Wake Forest and still holds the school single-season mark with 138 strikeouts in 1992.

  • Oklahoma State women's basketball nonconference schedule set

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has released the women's basketball nonconference schedule that includes a game against in-state rival Oral Roberts. OSU opens the season with home games Nov. 13 against Lamar; Nov. Nov. 17 against Texas Southern; and Nov. 20 against Southern Illinois. OSU then travels to play at Missouri State on Nov. 23. The Cowgirls then host ORU on Nov. 27; Washington State on Nov. 30; Texas Pan-American on Dec. 5 and North Carolina on Dec. 14. OSU is then on the road for games Dec. 20 at South Florida and Dec. 22 against Central Florida before the final non-conference game on Dec. 27 against Savannah State in Stillwater. OSU also has preseason exhibition games at home on Nov. 1 against East

  • University of Tulsa releases women's nonconference schedule

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Tulsa has released the nonconference schedule for the women's basketball team with games that include Oklahoma, Kansas State, Arkansas and Oral Roberts. TU's home opener will be Nov. 13 against Kansas State, followed by a trip to play at St. Louis on Nov. 17, then a home game against cross-town rival ORU on Nov. 20. Tulsa then plays at Arkansas on Nov. 23 and travels to Las Vegas for the UNLV Lady Rebel Round-Up on Nov. 28 and 29. TU is at home for games Dec. 2 against Grambling State; Dec. 6 against Indiana State and Dec. 9 against OU. Tulsa finishes non-conference play with road games at Arkansas-Little Rock on Dec. 13 and at Northern Iowa on Dec. 20.

  • University of California Salaries

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 photo, UCLA head coach Steve Alford yells during the first half of a college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga in Houston. The University of California had 28 employees who made more than $1 million last year, an elite group comprised of athletic coaches, doctors and hospital chief executives. (AP Photo/David J.

  • Wildcats to face Missouri in CBE

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    According to CBS Sports, Kansas State is set to meet an old Big 12 foe at the CBE Hall of Fame Classic this November. The Wildcats will play Missouri for the first time since 2012, and on neutral grounds for the first time since 1999. According to CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein, North Carolina will face Northwestern in the other semifinal game. The winners will meet in a final, while the losers of each game will play a consolation final. K-State has won the last three matchups with the Tigers, sweeping Missouri in the school's last season as a member of the Big 12 before it moved to the SEC for the 2012-13 season.

  • Wichita State's Markis McDuffie receives Instagram shoutout from rapper Fetty Wap

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The rapper Fetty Wap posted a photo on Instagram with Wichita State freshman basketball player Markis McDuffie on Tuesday night. @thatmcduffiekid Wichita State University #D1 A photo posted by RemyBoyz1738 (@fettywap1738) on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:21pm PDT The picture is both a testament to the national rise in prominence of Wichita State, due to its recent success on the basketball court, as well as Fetty Wap’s popularity. The Kansas City Royals players have reportedly been dropping the numbers 17 and 38 into interviews because 1738 is a term Fetty Wap used in his song “Trap Queen” to represent his “squad in New Jersey: the Remy Boyz 178.” Coming to a television near you: Lorenzo Cain saying, ;Yo

  • Michael Bishop, Martin Gramatica part of Kansas State's 2016 Hall of Fame class

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    MANHATTAN – Former Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop will highlight a group of 10 one-time Wildcats in the school’s 2016 Hall of Fame class, K-State announced Wednesday. The class will also include former baseball player Steve Anson, former kicker Martin Gramatica, former punter and current associate head coach/special teams coordinator Sean Snyder, former volleyball star Dawn Cady, former basketball player Max Moss, former women’s basketball standouts Nicole Ohlde and Kendra Wecker, former track-and-field athlete Connie Teaberry and Mitch Holthus, the current radio play-by-play man for the Kansas City Chiefs. The group will be inducted into K-State’s Hall of Fame in January, with inductees receiving public reco

  • Henderson aims for big role with NC State after transfer

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Terry Henderson has seen transfers thrive before at North Carolina State. Now it's his turn. The 6-foot-4 guard spent his first two seasons at West Virginia, but transferred to North Carolina State and sat out last season. Now he's ready to take the court, providing a desperately needed perimeter scorer after a year spent improving his game and settling in at a school back in his hometown. In an interview with The Associated Press, Henderson says he's a different player than previous Wolfpack transfers Ralston Turner and Trevor Lacey. But he says he'll do whatever is needed for a team that has just six scholarship players back from last year's rotation. Henderson shot about 39 percent from 3-point

  • Henderson NC State Basketball

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, file photo, West Virginia's Terry Henderson (15) looks to pass during an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, in Morgantown, W.Va. After two seasons at West Virginia the 6-foot-4 guard sat out last year as a transfer to North Carolina State and has two years of eligibility remaining with the Wolfpack.

  • Mike Bianchi: In some ways, women more suited to be NBA coaches than men

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    The question shouldn’t be whether a woman is suited to be an NBA head coach; the question should be why sexism is accepted in a league that has done so much to combat racism. The reason we bring this up is because Becky Hammon, an assistant coach in San Antonio, just led the Spurs to the NBA Summer League title in Vegas. This development has spawned a national discussion on whether Hammon will become the first female NBA head coach in history. Females coaching male sports took another turn earlier this week when the Arizona Cardinals hired Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern for training camp and the preseason to work with inside linebackers. She is believed to be the first female coach of any kind in the NFL.

  • NMSU BASKETBALL: Esparza looks to contribute for the Aggies

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    LAS CRUCES >> When practice begins this fall for the New Mexico State men's basketball team, the battle for playing time at the two-guard position will be key. And the Aggies' lone signee from last spring's signing period, Rene Esparza, will be one of those in the thick of that battle. Esparza, a junior college transfer from New Mexico Junior College, who played his high school ball at El Paso Faith Christian, can play both guard spots if needed. Esparza is also a solid defender and gives the Aggies depth. "I want to represent my city and my people and my country," said Esparza, a 6-foot-3 guard from Juarez, Mexico. "It's not too far from home. It's good to be here. I'm working hard so when they put me in the game I can

  • All-State baseball notebook: Norman North's Thomas Hughes has huge night for West

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    TULSA — Norman North shortstop Thomas Hughes completed his high school career with just three home runs. That made the result of the first pitch he saw Tuesday that more surprising. Hughes hit a two-run home run in the first inning and finished the night by reaching base four out of five times to lead West to an 8-1 win over East in the annual large-school All-State baseball game at J.L. Johnson Stadium. “It was surreal, honestly,” Hughes said. “That (home run) was the last thing I expected. It was so much fun, especially with these guys.” Hughes, the son of Oklahoma coach Pete Hughes, finished 1-for-2 with three RBIs and three walks. For not having taken a live at-bat in two weeks, he was shocked at how well

  • Kansas' Bill Self happy to avoid Wake Forest, Danny Manning in Maui Invitational

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Kansas coach Bill Self had at least one thought on Tuesday when he saw the bracket for the Maui Invitational: At least the Jayhawks weren’t facing Wake Forest and head coach Danny Manning. “He and I talked about it, and he’s pretty happy about that, too,” Self said. “If we make it to the finals, that would be great for both of us, but I wouldn’t be excited about playing Wake, and I don’t think he’d be excited about playing Kansas.” Indeed, Manning appeared relieved Tuesday after seeing that Wake Forest had drawn an opening-round game against Indiana and was placed on the opposite side of the bracket from Kansas. Part of this could be expected. Manning, a former Kansas star and assistant coach, has deep ties

  • Oklahoma State football: Running backs group highlighted by intriguing but untested newcomers

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoma State enters the season without its top two producers at tailback — Desmond Roland and Tyreek Hill — from a season ago. That has Cowboy fans wondering who will carry the rushing load next season.

  • APTOPIX National Marlins Baseball

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Miami Marlins' Jose Fernandez reacts after striking out against Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Miami.