• 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

  • Georgia looks to extend dominance vs Georgia Tech

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia won't be playing in the Southeastern Conference championship game. There's no hope of making the College Football Playoff. Now, the focus is solely on Georgia Tech. No. 8 Georgia (9-2) will be seeking its sixth straight victory over its state rival — and 13th in the past 14 years — when the 16th-ranked Yellow Jackets (9-2) visit Sanford Stadium on Saturday, the latest skirmish in a series known as "Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate." "Clean, One-Sided Dominance" might be a better moniker. Georgia has essentially owned this rivalry since Vince Dooley took over as the coach in Athens a half-century ago. Mark Richt has really been dominant, with a 12-1 coaching mark against Georgi

  • BC-BKC--T25-Oklahoma-Wisconsin Long Box

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Percentages: FG .370, FT .895. 3-Point Goals: 5-20, .250 (Hield 2-7, Booker 1-2, Walker 1-3, Cousins 1-4, Spangler 0-1, Woodard 0-3). Team Rebounds: 0. Blocked Shots: 2 (Thomas 2). Turnovers: 21 (Woodard 5, Spangler 4, Thomas 4, Hield 4, Walker 2, Bennett, Cousins). Steals: 5 (Thomas, Spangler, Walker, Booker, Hield). Technical Fouls: None. Percentages: FG .435, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 9-28, .321 (Kaminsky 3-4, Dukan 3-5, Dekker 1-3, Jackson 1-4, Koenig 1-4, Showalter 0-1, Hayes 0-3, Gasser 0-4). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 3 (Kaminsky, Koenig, Hayes). Turnovers: 11 (Jackson 3, Kaminsky 2, Dekker 2, Hayes, Brown, Gasser). Steals: 12 (Jackson 3, Gasser 3, Koe

  • BC-BKC--T25-Oklahoma-Wisconsin Box

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Spangler 1-4 2-2 4, Woodard 1-4 4-4 6, Cousins 3-11 2-2 9, Hield 2-11 3-3 9, Thomas 2-3 2-2 6, Booker 2-3 1-1 6, Walker 3-6 3-3 10, Bennett 3-4 0-2 6, Mankin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-46 17-19 56. Hayes 5-10 0-0 10, Jackson 6-12 0-1 13, Dekker 5-10 0-0 11, Gasser 0-5 2-2 2, Kaminsky 6-11 2-3 17, Showalter 0-2 0-0 0, Dukan 4-7 2-2 13, Koenig 1-4 0-0 3, Brown 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-62 6-8 69. Halftime_Wisconsin 34-33. 3-Point Goals_Oklahoma 5-20 (Hield 2-7, Booker 1-2, Walker 1-3, Cousins 1-4, Spangler 0-1, Woodard 0-3), Wisconsin 9-28 (Kaminsky 3-4, Dukan 3-5, Dekker 1-3, Jackson 1-4, Koenig 1-4, Showalter 0-1, Hayes 0-3, Gasser 0-4). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Oklahoma 35 (Thomas 8), Wisconsin 32 (Kaminsky 8). Assists_Oklaho

  • No. 19 Marshall falls to W Kentucky 67-66 in OT

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rakeem Cato blamed himself. Cato threw a school-record seven touchdown passes but also had four interceptions in No. 19 Marshall's 67-66 overtime loss to Western Kentucky on Friday. All four of the picks led to Western Kentucky touchdowns. Marshall had to come from 21 points down to send the game into overtime, only to fall a bit short. Three of Cato's interceptions were made by Branden Leston in the first half. "I can't throw four interceptions and spot a team 21 points," Cato said. "It can't happen. It's as simple as that. Everything that happened today falls on me. We lost today because of me." Marshall's defense will shoulder much of the blame, too. Conference USA's best defens

  • Western Kentucky beats No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OT

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm didn't want a crazy game with No. 19 Marshall to go on any longer. If he got the chance in overtime, Brohm had already decided to try a 2-point conversion instead of settling for an extra-point kick to tie it. After Brandon Doughty threw his Conference USA-record eighth touchdown pass, he hit Willie McNeal for the winning 2-point conversion in overtime to lift Western Kentucky over the previously unbeaten Thundering Herd 67-66 Friday. Brohm's decision was made in part because kicker Garrett Schwettman injured an ankle in the third quarter when he was roughed up on a blocked field goal. "I knew we had to go for it or the game would keep going on," Brohm s

  • Arkansas upends No. 17 Iowa 77-67

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Brooks scored 24 points, Jessica Jackson added 22 and Arkansas pulled away from No. 17 Iowa 77-67 on Friday at the South Pointe Thanksgiving Shootout. The Razorbacks (5-0) took control by pounding the boards and getting to the free throw line. Arkansas had a 51-24 rebounding advantage and hit 20 of 33 free throws. Iowa (5-1), which got 23 points from Ally Disterhoft, was just 2 of 6 from the foul line. The Hawkeyes averaged more than 90 points in winning their first five games but Arkansas allowed just 44.8. Jhasmin Bowen added 14 points for Arkansas and had nine rebounds. Melissa Wolff had 9 points and 10 rebounds and Calli Berna had nine assists.

  • Iowa loses OT heartbreaker to Nebraska 37-34

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa was just under a quarter away from a win that would help ease the sting of a somewhat underwhelming season. The Hawkeyes blew it, exacerbating the frustration of a year that failed to live up to expectations. Kenny Bell caught a 9-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Nebraska rallied to beat Iowa 37-34 on Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Iowa finished 7-5 and 4-4 in the Big Ten. But the Hawkeyes had six wins over FBS opponents — and none of them are currently above .500. They wound up finishing fourth in the Big Ten West, a division many thought it could win this season. "We lost five ballgames. Each one is a different story," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.

  • Oklahoma football: A closer look at the Sooners' bowl options

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    OU could find itself in the Alamo or Russell Athletic bowls.

  • Toledo wins 52-16, gets share of division crown

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Logan Woodside passed for a career-high five touchdowns and Toledo rolled over Eastern Michigan 52-16 on Friday to clinch a share of the Mid-American West crown. Despite gaining a piece of the division title, the Rockets won't be going to the conference championship game, having lost to West co-champion Northern Illinois 27-24 on Nov. 11. The Rockets (8-4, 7-1) took a 42-9 lead in the first half with Woodside throwing touchdown passes of 41 yards to Corey Jones, 22 yards to Justin Olack, 89 yards to Kishon Wilcher and 59 yards to Alonzo Russell. Woodside also had an 11-yarder to Michael Roberts in the third. Woodside was 14 of 18 for 323 yards.

  • Aggies fire defensive coordinator Snyder

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mark Snyder has been fired the day after the Aggies allowed 491 yards in a regular-season ending loss to LSU. Texas A&M gave up 384 yards rushing in a 23-17 loss on Friday night at Kyle Field. Snyder has been at Texas A&M since coach Kevin Sumlin was hired at the school in 2012. Sumlin says in a statement that Snyder: "understands the production needed to be better on the defensive side of the football." The Aggies rank 103rd in total defense by allowing 449 yards a game. They allowed 223.5 yards rushing a game, which ranks 111th in the nation. Linebackers coach Mark Hagan will be A&M's interim defensive coordinator for the team's bowl game.

  • UCF shuts out South Florida 16-0

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Rannell Hall rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown to lead UCF to a 16-0 victory against South Forida at Raymond James Stadium on Friday. The Knights (8-3, 6-1) will face East Carolina next Thursday with the American Athletic Conference championship on the line. "We got a good win, and now they gave themselves an opportunity to play for a conference championship next weekend," Knights coach George O'Leary said. "I congratulate them, but our job is not done yet and they understand that." It was the Knights second-straight victory against their in-state rivals. USF (4-8, 3-5) was shut out for the first time at home and third time in the program's history.

  • Nebraska beats Iowa 37-34 in OT

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nebraska found itself down 17 points and staring at a devastating third straight loss. Tommy Armstrong Jr. led the Huskers on one of the best comebacks in school history — and took some heat off of embattled coach Bo Pelini. Kenny Bell caught a 9-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Nebraska rallied to beat Iowa 37-34 on Friday, snapping a two-game losing streak. Tommy Armstrong Jr. had four TD passes for the Cornhuskers (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten), who trailed by as much as 24-7 before storming back in the second half. Nebraska tied the school record for its largest road comeback.

  • No. 21 Rutgers beats Colgate 66-44

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Betnijah Laney scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds for her fifth consecutive double-double to open the season, and No. 21 and undefeated Rutgers beat winless Colgate 66-44 on Friday. Kahleah Copper also scored 17 points for the Scarlet Knights (5-0). Both Laney and Copper made over half of their shots, making up for Rutgers' overall shooting percentage of 37.1 (26 of 70). The team's leading scorer coming into the game at 17.3 points per game, Tyler Scaife, scored six points, making just 3 of 11 shots. Rutgers made only 1 of 11 3-pointers. The Red Raiders (0-5) had a worse day, making just 16 of 56 shots for 28.6 percent. They made 3 of 17 3-pointers and didn't have a player reach d

  • Kent St goes up in final minute, beats Akron 27-24

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KENT, Ohio (AP) — Colin Reardon threw a 5-yard pass to Chris Humphrey for a go-ahead touchdown in the final minute to push Kent State ahead of Akron 27-24 on Friday. Kent State trailed 24-20 after Jawon Chisholm ran 80 yards for a touchdown with 4:30 left to play. The Golden Flashes then drove 77 yards in 10 plays, and on third-and-goal Reardon threw the TD pass to Humphrey with one minute left on the clock. Akron (5-7, 3-5 Mid-American) got the ball back, but on the first play Kyle Pohl's pass was intercepted by Jordan Italiano to end it. Reardon finished with 298 yards passing and two touchdowns, Nick Holley added two touchdowns on the ground, and Humphrey had 123-yards receiving for the Golden Flashes (2-9, 1-6).

  • Bid for bowl adds edge to Illinois-Northwestern

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Though they're separated by 150 miles and face each other every season, Northwestern and Illinois have a rivalry that lacks intensity. In a conference where history is ever-present, the Wildcats and Illini play for a 4-year-old trophy known as the Land of Lincoln. In many seasons, like this one, both teams have losing records. And in the state's biggest city, the game generates little buzz. But Saturday's edition could add a little spark. Both teams are 5-6 (Northwestern is 3-4 in the Big Ten, Illinois 2-5) and a win from bowl eligibility.

  • Ball State rallies past Bowling Green 41-24

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Ozzie Mann threw for three touchdowns — including the go-ahead TD pass in the second quarter — and Ball State beat Bowling Green 41-24 on Friday. Ball State trailed 21-7 at the end of the first quarter, but a field goal and 25-yard TD pass from Mann put the Cardinals within four, 21-17. With just 41 seconds left in the second quarter, Mann threw a 16-yard TD pass to Jordan Williams to put Ball State ahead at the break. The Cardinals held Bowling Green to just three second-half points, and scored 17 points of their own to stretch the lead. Mann threw for 286 yards, and Jahwan Edwards ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals (5-7, 4-4 Mid-American).

  • No. 10 Maryland beats James Madison 80-64

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lauren Mincy scored 23 points and Lexie Brown added 13 to help No. 10 Maryland beat James Madison 80-64 on Friday at the San Juan Shootout. Leading 11-10, Maryland (6-0) scored 11 straight points over the next 3:22 to take control of the game. Brene Moseley had five points during the burst. The Terps led 40-27 at the half. James Madison was able to cut the deficit to nine on two free throws by Destiny Jones with 14:18 left in the game, but that's as close as the Duke could get. Precious Hall scored 29 points and Toia Giggetts added 18 for James Madison (4-1). The Dukes had no one else score more than five.

  • Northern Illinois tops Western Michigan 31-21

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Drew Hare ran for Northern Illinois' final two touchdowns as the Huskies scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Western Michigan 31-21 on Friday and win a fifth consecutive Mid-American Conference West title. Hare's 2-yard run with 11:37 left gave the Huskies (10-2, 7-1) their first lead at 24-21 since Hare connected with Aregeros Turner for a 65-yard scoring play for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. Hare's second 2-yard touchdown run came in the final minute, five plays after Western Michigan's Zach Terrell was hit by Sean Folliard as Terrell was getting ready to pass and the ball was recovered by Jason Meehan. The Broncos (8-4, 6-2) hurt themselves with two interceptions and four lost fumbles

  • Oklahoma football: Projections have Sooners in Russell Athletic Bowl, but they remain in play for Alamo Bowl

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Nov 28, 2014

    All of the major bowl projections currently have the Sooners facing an ACC school — likely Georgia Tech — in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 29.

  • In Notre Dame-USC rivalry, tradition is motivation

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Notre Dame and Southern California take the Coliseum field on a postcard-perfect Saturday afternoon, every disappointment and defeat during their difficult seasons won't mean much for a few hours. Steve Sarkisian and Brian Kelly agree that the Trojans' historic intersectional rivalry with the Irish transcends geography and stands apart from every other week on the calendar. Although USC (7-4) and Notre Dame (7-4) are wrapping up dismaying years by their lofty standards, both coaches are confident their players will seize their slice of college football history. "This is an unbelievable rivalry, one I always cherished as an assistant," said Sarkisian, the Trojans' first-year head coach.