• 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

  • NC State Martin twins transferring to Nevada hoops

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Caleb and Cody Martin, the 6-foot-7 twin brothers who played basketball at North Carolina State last season, are transferring to Nevada. Cody Martin told the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/z82wan6) they committed Wednesday because they liked Nevada's fast-paced attack under first-year coach Eric Musselman, and believe the program is on the rise. The brothers announced their plans to leave North Carolina State in March. Caleb Martin averaged 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while averaging about 30 minutes of play per game last season. Cody Martin averaged 6 points and 4.4 rebounds over about 26 minutes a game. The two will have to sit out next season but will have two years of eligibility

  • Arizona Bowl to be played Friday, Dec. 30

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl will be played Friday, Dec. 30 at University of Arizona Stadium. Bowl organizers announced the date Thursday. The bowl will match teams from the Mountain West and Sun Belt conferences. The starting time will be announced in early June. Last year in the inaugural game, Nevada beat Colorado State 28-23 in an all-Mountain West contest.

  • Big 12 Commissioner addresses Briles' firing and the possible impact on the league's expansion decision

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he was interested in Baylor’s report that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles. But the investigation, he said, is not a league matter.

  • Baylor contacted NCAA about possible violations related to sexual assault scandal

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Baylor has alerted the NCAA about possible rules violations stemming from its handling of sexual assault cases involving football players, outgoing board of regents chairman Richard Willis said Thursday. “The university has made contact with the NCAA to initially discuss potential infractions and offer full cooperation,” Willis said in a media teleconference. In the wake of a report on sexual assaults at the school from Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton, the regents voted to suspend football coach Art Briles with “intent to terminate.” School president Ken Starr lost his title but will remain as chancellor.

  • Korn excited to be back at K-State

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    When Brad Korn left Kansas State for Missouri State in 2013 his wife Kristin decided to keep her Wildcat gear. "My wife always thought that we would come back," Korn said. "She just always had a feeling in the back of her heart and her mind. It was always a dream." That dream came true on Wednesday when Korn was officially tabbed as an assistant coach for the men's basketball team. The former director of operations for the program in 2013, Korn comes in after three years as an assistant coach at Missouri State. Korn formerly played for K-State head coach Bruce Weber at Southern Illinois. Korn said their relationship has been constant since he was first recruited by Weber in 1997. Korn fills a spot vacated by Alvin

  • Big 12's Bob Bowlsby: Baylor situation 'reflects on all of our schools'

    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said he was “interested” in Baylor's report that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles, but he said the investigation that led to the firing and other actions is not a league matter. “Coach Briles certainly has had a remarkable career at Baylor. They've won a lot of games and they've built a beautiful stadium,” Bowlsby said Thursday at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. “There's no doubt a sadness that goes along with his departure. And yet I think Baylor has been transparent in their handling in the matter. They've taken steps. I haven't any vantage point from which to evaluate that (Briles' firing) because I don't know the inside information on it.

  • Clemson signs another transfer, ex-Valparaiso F David Skara

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added former Valparaiso forward David Skara to its roster. Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced the signing on Thursday. Skara, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, played the past two seasons at Valparaiso. He will have two years of eligibility at Clemson after sitting out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. Skara played in 63 games for the Crusaders over the past two seasons, averaging 6.5 points last season. Brownell says Skara is an athletic player who can be very productive. Skara becomes the latest Division I transfer to join the Tigers. Clemson brought in Marcquise Reed of Robert Morris, Shelton Mitchell of Vanderbilt and Elijah Thomas of Texas A&M the past year.

  • Fleming hired to coach St. Bonaventure women's basketball

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — St. Bonaventure has hired Bowling Green assistant Jesse Fleming to coach its women's basketball team. It's a homecoming for Fleming, who is a St. Bonaventure graduate and spent 11 seasons working his way up from being the Bonnies team manager to eventual assistant coach. He has spent the past four seasons at Bowling Green, where he served as associate head coach under Jennifer Roos. He replaces his mentor, Jim Crowley, who left St. Bonaventure two weeks ago following 16 seasons to take over the Providence program. Fleming takes over an Atlantic 10 Conference team that went 24-8 last season and earned its second NCAA Tournament berth. He spent his first four years at St.

  • Police investigate Minnesota wrestlers amid drug allegations

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs. The school has provided information to the police for use in the investigation, a university spokesman said Thursday. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis quoted an anonymous wrestler on the team who said coach J Robinson found out about the wrestlers' plans to sell the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax. The newspaper reports that Robinson collected about 1,400 pills from his wrestlers and did not report the issue to the university or to the police.

  • Sooners' bats come alive in must win over Kansas State to avoid elimination in Big 12 Tournament

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    The Sooners’ baseball season is alive for at least one more day after Oklahoma beat Kansas State 13-7 in a Big 12 Tournament elimination game Thursday at Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Baylor regents to fire football coach Art Briles, replace President Ken Starr amid sex assault scandal linked to team

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor regents to fire football coach Art Briles, replace President Ken Starr amid sex assault scandal linked to team.

  • Crews move Magic Johnson statue amid $50M renovation project

    Crews move Magic Johnson statue amid $50M...

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Construction crews at Michigan State University's Breslin Center have moved a statue of Earvin "Magic" Johnson as part of an ongoing $50 million renovation project. The statue of the former basketball star was lifted by crane on Wednesday from its current location near the ticket office at the East Lansing arena to a temporary area about 100 feet east. Jason Van Zee, a construction project manager, tells the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/1XUVNfI ) the statue will sit about 150 feet south of its former home when the project is completed. The statue is being moved to make way for the new Hall of History, a 26,000-square-foot addition to Breslin Center commemorating the school's coll

  • Nike Store Detroit

    Nike Store Detroit

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo talks to the media during an interview inside the Nike store for the store’s grand opening, Thursday morning, May 26, 2016. The store also carries Detroit-specific clothing and apparel for teams including the Lions, Tigers and Michigan State.

  • Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Art Briles was dismissed as Baylor football coach after eight seasons with the school, according to ESPN. Players were notified of the news via text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The school will make the announcement at 11 a.m., the report said. Briles, who was hired in December 2007, went 4-8 in his first two seasons. Baylor then went 7-6 and played in its first bowl game in 16 years in 2010. Since 2011, Briles has compiled a 50-15 record, winning 10 games or more in four of the last five seasons. The Baylor football program has been embroiled in scandal in recent weeks, including allegations of violence against women by football players. The school commissioned a third-party law firm to investigate the school's handling of rampant allegations. The report is expected to be released to the public soon. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will take over as head coach, according to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde.

  • Mora standout signs to play at NNMC

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Ryan Cordova didn’t see a Class 2A player in Casimiro Fresquez. The head men’s basketball coach at Northern New Mexico College saw a grade-A shooter and added the Mora senior sharpshooter to his recruiting class Wednesday. Fresquez signed a letter of intent to play for the Eagles for the 2016-17 season, adding to the Southwestern flavor of this year’s recruits. Capital’s Eric Coca signed with Northern New Mexico last week, and Cordova signed a pair of players from El Paso earlier this year. Fresquez, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, was an All-District 5-2A first-team member as well as a first-team All-State selection in 2A. He led the Rangers with a 20.6 point-per-game average on the season and helped them reach the 2A cham

  • Not guilty plea in slaying of Mercer basketball player

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    MACON, Ga. (AP) — One of two men accused in the February shooting death of a Mercer University basketball player has pleaded not guilty. The Telegraph (http://bit.ly/248GLCv) reports that 34-year-old Damion D. Henderson pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of felony murder, one count of malice murder and other charges. Henderson, along with 26-year-old Jarvis Miller, are accused of fatally shooting 23-year-old Jibri Bryan while he was sitting in a car outside a store in Macon. Bibb County Sheriff's Office Investigator Shaun Bridger testified in March that Henderson was trying to sell Bryan fake prescription drugs. Bridger says Bryan realized the pills were fake, refused to buy them and then was shot.

  • David Haugh: Illinois exemplary in dismissing Kendrick Nunn in domestic-abuse case

    Updated: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Finally, Illinois basketball sent a strong, clear message about what it wants to be. Finally, Illini coach John Groce responded with more than just rhetoric in dismissing one of his team’s best players after Kendrick Nunn pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a domestic violence arrest. Finally, the program did something worth modeling instead of mocking. The Illini could have stashed Nunn on a six-game suspension to present the appearance of discipline, delayed his debut until a quiet December weeknight and made an empty claim that it cares about crimes against women. College football programs in major conferences make such deals with their conscience all the time in the name of winning.

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Conor Costello's blast lifts Cowboys to 10-4 win over Texas in Big 12 Tournament opener

    Oklahoma State baseball: Conor Costello\'s blast...

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    With one big swing Wednesday night, Costello flipped the script for his Cowboys and himself, sending OSU past Texas 10-4 in a Big 12 Tournament opener at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Spurs guard to host basketball camp in El Paso

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Danny Green will teach El Paso kids how to make their spurs jingle and jangle on the hardwood floor of the court. “Why not?” the San Antonio Spurs guard replied when asked why he chose El Paso as a stop for his clinic. “It’s one of the biggest cities in Texas and it’s also a place I’ve never been to. I’ve traveled to many different places in South Texas, but I’ve never been to El Paso and I’ve got a lot of requests from fans to come out this way.” The 6-foot-6, 215-pound Green was in El Paso on Wednesday to announce he will host his Danny Green Skills Clinic on July 16 and 17 at the Don Haskins Recreational Center, 7400 High Ridge Dr. The registration fee for the clinic is $199 at DannyGreenNBA.com. Space

  • Prep Parade: New concussion law awaiting Fallin's signature

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    With the final major hurdle cleared, Oklahoma's new legislation regarding the handling and treatment of concussions in high school and youth sports simply awaits the signature of Gov. Mary Fallin. Senate Bill 1164 passed its fourth and final vote in the state legislature on Tuesday when the House of Representatives voted in favor of the bill's passage 74-16. With the guidance of A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, in the state Senate and Dan Kirby, R-Tulsa, in the House, the bill updates the state's laws regarding treatment and management of concussions in young athletes to reflect the vast advancements in knowledge and understanding of concussions. It was formulated along with the help of Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association pr