• 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

  • 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

  • Big 12 baseball notebook: OU's Jake Irvin takes shot to the face

    Big 12 baseball notebook: OU\'s Jake Irvin takes...

    By Ryan Aber and John Helsley | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Oklahoma starting pitcher Jake Irvin had a scare in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s eventual 6-0 loss to West Virginia when he was hit in the face by a foul ball in the fourth inning.

  • Maryland guard Melo Trimble to return for junior season

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA Draft and will return for his junior season. The Terrapins reached the Sweet 16 last season behind Trimble, who led the team in scoring, assists and steals. He will be the lone returning starter from a squad that went 27-9. Because Trimble never hired an agent after announcing his intention to enter the draft, he had the option to return to Maryland. In a statement released by the university, Trimble said, "I learned a great deal through this experience. ... I look forward to continuing my education and building upon the success that we have had at Maryland.

  • Melo Trimble pulls out of NBA draft, will return to Maryland

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Mark Turgeon can start sleeping a little more soundly. Jared Nickens and Jaylen Brantley can start thinking up new “Running Man” dance routines. Maryland basketball fans can start looking forward to next season. Melo Trimble is coming back to College Park, Md., a source confirmed Wednesday. After weeks of speculation as to whether the 6-foot-2 point guard would keep his name in the NBA draft and sign with an agent, Trimble announced — just two hours before the 11:59 p.m. deadline Wednesday — he will return for his junior year with the Terps. The decision came after Trimble attended this month’s NBA combine in Chicago, and then worked out for several NBA teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.

  • Isaiah Briscoe to remain at Kentucky, sets sights on 2017 NBA draft

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    With getting picked in this year’s NBA draft seemingly unlikely, Isaiah Briscoe set his sights on the 2017 NBA draft. That means playing as a sophomore for Kentucky next season. “The NBA is my ultimate goal,” Briscoe said in a UK news release announcing the decision Wednesday. “So I’m returning to build on last year. There’s no better place to grow as a player or to win a championship, and I want to do both.” Chad Ford, ESPN’s analyst of the NBA draft, said Briscoe made a wise decision. “I think Briscoe has the talent to be a potential late first-round pick, certainly a second-round pick,” Ford said. “But I doubt he would have been this year. I think the most likely scenario for him was to go undra

  • With neither NBA nor Kentucky promising a bright future, Lee decides to transfer

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The options Marcus Lee had could be described as none and done. Return to Kentucky where another heralded freshman class made the chances of a prominent role next season seem remote. Remain in this year’s NBA draft and almost assuredly not be picked. With the deadline for remaining in the draft or returning to college at hand, Lee found a third way. He announced Wednesday that he will transfer from Kentucky and play his senior season for a school closer to his Antioch, Calif., home. “I don’t know what the better alternative was, to be honest,” said Chad Ford, who analyzes NBA drafts for ESPN. Lee and UK announced the intention to transfer in a news release.

  • Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku will remain in the NBA Draft

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville center/forward Chinanu Onuaku will forgo his final two seasons of eligibility to stay in the NBA Draft. The 6-foot-10 sophomore announced his decision Wednesday evening, just over a week after undergoing a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the NBA Draft combine. Projected as a possible first-round selection, Onuaku said in a release that he talked with family and friends and is "excited" to remain in the draft and pursue an NBA career. Onuaku averaged 9.9 points and 8.5 rebounds and made the all-Atlantic Coast Conference defensive team last season.

  • Big 12 baseball: Top seed Texas Tech rallies to down Kansas State

    Staff Reports | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Texas Tech rallies to down Kansas State Parker Mushinski pitched five scoreless innings of relief as top-seeded Texas Tech rallied to defeat Kansas State, 8-5. The Wildcats (26-30) jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first on a Jake Scudder two-RBI double, then increased it to 5-1 after Michael Smith doubled in two more runs in the fourth. Mushinski came on in the fifth to pitch and the lefty shut down Kansas State the rest of the game. The Red Raider bats came alive, scoring three in the fifth inning and two in the sixth Texas Tech (41-14) had 17 hits in the game, including three each by Tyler Neslony, Stephen Smith and Tyler Floyd. The trio each scored twice in the game while Neslony also had three RBI.

  • White takes name out of NBA draft pool to return to Huskers

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Andrew White III will return to Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft. Coach Tim Miles said Wednesday night that White has decided to play his senior season with the Cornhuskers. White submitted his name for the draft on April 21 and didn't withdraw until hours before the deadline for underclassmen. The 6-foot-7 wing tried out with the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics before making his decision. White tweeted he had "very good performances and experiences through pre-draft but I will be doing one more year of college basketball." White, who sat out the 2014-15 season after transferring from Kansas, averaged 16.6 points and

  • College softball: Norman Super Regional information

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Who: Oklahoma vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, best-of-three series Where: OU's Marita Hynes Field, Norman Schedule Game 1: Thursday, 8 p.m. (TV: ESPN) Game 2: Friday, 6 p.m. (TV: ESPN2) Game 3, if necessary: 9 p.m. (TV: ESPNU) Tickets: The OU ticket office is sold out Getting to know Louisiana-Lafayette About the Ragin' Cajuns: The No. 14 national seed, UL-Lafayette is making its fifth consecutive appearance in the Super Regional round, and last reached the Women's College World Series in 2014. At 46-7, is one of nine teams to play in the NCAA Tournament every season since 2000 — a list that also includes Oklahoma. In the circle: Junior Alex Stewart has a 1.64 earned-run average and a 29-4