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  • Former Stillwater High football player Blake Carter dies at 27

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    The Navy football brotherhood lost one of its most beloved members last weekend when Blake Carter died unexpectedly. Carter, who played at Stillwater High, passed away Sunday, June 29, at his home in Norfolk, Va., where he was serving as a surface warfare officer aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. Carter was a standout defensive back for Navy from 2006 through 2009, appearing in 48 games with 25 starts. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound cornerback was a four-year varsity letterman on teams that posted a combined record of 35-18, captured the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy four times and appeared in four bowl games.

  • University of Alabama running back Drake arrested

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Police say University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake was arrested after he entered a crime scene. Tuscaloosa County jail records show Drake was arrested Saturday and was being held on $1,000 bond on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing government operations. Tuscaloosa police spokesman Sgt. Brent Blankley says Drake's vehicle was parked in a crime scene where a shooting had taken place just before 1 a.m. Blankley says Drake became upset when officers told him he couldn't enter the area and went through crime scene tape to get to his vehicle. Officers immediately arrested him. Drake, who will be a junior this year, was second on the Crimson Tide in rushing with 694 and eight touchdowns whil

  • UConn donating football tickets to military

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is launching a promotion linking the sale of season football tickets to free tickets for members of the military. The school says it will donate one ticket for its Sept. 27 home game against Temple to a member of the military for every season ticket or mini-package it sells through July 7. The state Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is assisting the school in distributing the free tickets. The season tickets, which run from $175 to $420 depending on the seat, cover all seven home games. The mini-packages are priced from $90 for three games. In addition to Temple, the Huskies have home games against BYU, Stony Brook, Boise State, Central Florida, C

  • Assistant added for Lyon's revamped football team

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) — New Lyon College football coach Kirk Kelley is rounding out his staff as the school prepares to relaunch its football program. The school says Ryan Morrow has been hired as an assistant coach for the Scots. Lyon is signing recruits this fall but won't play a full football schedule until 2015, when the team will join the Central States Football League in the NAIA. Morrow is a graduate of Batesville High School and has spent the past two years coaching offensive linemen and tight ends in the Cedar Ridge School District. He also played football for Henderson State in college. Lyon is resuming its football program, which was dropped in 1951.

  • Tulsa Shock: How a season with 'Coach C' helped spark former Oklahoma star Courtney Paris' breakout WNBA season

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    How did Courtney Paris go from bust to boom in the WNBA? It goes back to a city on the Mediterranean coast and a man who she calls Coach C — Ceyhun Yildizoglu, a coach in the Turkish Basketball League.

  • Texas Tech basketball player suspended for fight

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech guard Amber Battle has been suspended for a month for her involvement in a fight with a football player at the university's recreation center. The school says the senior is "suspended from competition for the entire month of November." Battle also says in Friday's statement that she "initiated first contact" in the fight with freshman defensive back Nigel Bethel II during a pickup basketball game last weekend. Bethel then responded and, according to a police report, caused serious bodily injury with "hands, fists, feet, etc." He has been dismissed from the team. Battle apologized to Bethel, the school, coaches and her teammates for her actions. Battle led the Lady Raiders last se

  • Former IU coach's son, ND recruit join Hoosiers

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The son of former Indiana coach Cam Cameron and a linebacker who originally signed with Notre Dame and was attending school there have committed to play for the Hoosiers this fall. Indiana coach Kevin Wilson on Friday announced the additions of quarterback Danny Cameron and linebacker Nile Sykes, both freshmen. Cameron's father coached the Hoosiers from 1997-2001, the Miami Dolphins in 2007 and is now LSU's offensive coordinator. Cameron played at Baton Rouge Catholic. Sykes signed with Notre Dame in February and started classes there last month, but was granted his request to be released so he will be eligible to play for Indiana this fall. Sykes played at Montini Catholic in Lombard, Ill.

  • Ex-Lady Vols official responds to school's motion

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The lawyer for former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings says discovery of information regarding former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt should be included in his client's lawsuit against the school and athletic director Dave Hart. David Burkhalter made his argument Thursday in a response to Tennessee's motion for a protective order that would forbid discovery of information related to Summitt's illness and the circumstances surrounding her departure as Tennessee's coach. Tennessee said the requested information isn't relevant to Jennings' claim of disability retaliation. Burkhalter's response said granting the school's motion "would be the equivalent of granting the death penalty"

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners taking a risk with Dorial Green-Beckham

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    What comes of Oklahoma’s decision to add Dorial Green-Beckham remains to be seen. Could be a stroke of genius. Could be a disaster. But here’s what we do know about the Sooners welcoming the troubled receiver — this is a risk.

  • Cunningham named assistant at Louisiana-Monroe

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana-Monroe women's basketball coach Jeff Dow has hired Amber Cunningham as an assistant coach. Cunningham served as the video coordinator at Rice University during the 2013-14 season. She began her coaching career in the high school ranks as an assistant at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. Dow said Thursday that Cunningham had a stellar playing career at Rice and impressive career playing professionally in Europe. He says Louisiana-Monroe will be upgrading its video editing system and Cunningham will help give players feedback through that system and in other ways.

  • Oklahoma football: Dorial Green-Beckham officially joins Sooners, but many questions remain unanswered

    jason kersey | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    Perhaps the most pressing question is this: Can trouble former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham play for Oklahoma in 2014? According to sources close to the program, OU plans to pursue an NCAA waiver for immediate eligibility.

  • Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' receiving corps and how Dorial Green-Beckham will affect it

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    If Dorial Green-Beckham is eligible this season, he would give a boost to a group that was hit hard by graduation last season.

  • Oklahoma football: A closer look at the Sooners' recent impact transfers at wide receiver

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    While the circumstances of each are different, Jay Norvell and the rest of Oklahoma’s offensive coaches have had a good track record of bringing in receivers who make an impact. Will Dorial Green-Beckham follow suit?

  • Assault charge against ETSU signee Prevo dropped

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An aggravated domestic assault charge against East Tennessee State football signee Shawn Prevo has been dropped. Prevo, 18, was arrested April 25 after Maryville police said he assaulted his 19-year-old brother. The case was dismissed Thursday. Craig Garrett, the lawyer representing Prevo, said Prevo's brother had requested the case not be prosecuted. ETSU athletic department spokesman Michael White said school officials don't plan to comment on the matter. ETSU coach Carl Torbush said in April that "we are waiting on the judicial process to take its course as we further evaluate the situation.

  • Notre Dame single-game tickets go on sale July 10

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame will begin selling tickets for six football games online beginning July 10 and in person the next day. The university announced Thursday that tickets remain for the season-opener against Rice on Aug. 30, against Stanford on Oct. 4, against North Carolina on Oct. 11, vs. Northwestern on Nov. 15 and for Louisville on Nov. 22. Tickets for the Shamrock Series game against Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Sept. 13 also are available. No tickets are available for the Michigan game on Sept. 6. Tickets go on sale online 6 p.m. July 10 and at Purcell Pavilion and by 8:30 a.m. July 11.

  • WR Dorial Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma Sooners

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has added Dorial Green-Beckham, the standout receiver who was dismissed by Missouri in April. Coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday that Green-Beckham was added to the Sooners' roster after signing a financial aid agreement Wednesday. He can immediately enroll in classes and begin team activities. He would be eligible to play beginning in 2015. Green-Beckham caught 59 passes for 12 touchdowns as a sophomore last season at Missouri and was one of the top prospects in the nation when he signed with the Tigers. He was dismissed after being charged in October 2012 with marijuana possession in Columbia, Missouri, and later pleading guilty to trespassing.

  • Alabama towns to honor FSU's Jameis Winston

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    HUEYTOWN, Ala. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be honored at an event at the field where he starred in high school. Hueytown Chamber of Commerce director Rebecca Williams said Thursday that the reigning Heisman Trophy winner is expected to attend Saturday night's ceremony. It will be held at Hueytown High School's former field, Gilmore-Vines Stadium. Williams says members of Winston's family are also expected to attend. She says the state of Alabama and the towns of Bessemer and Hueytown will present proclamations honoring Winston, who led the Seminoles to a national championship and became the youngest Heisman winner. Williams says Winston's Youth Football League plans to present him with a frame

  • Brown, Duke putting 2013 football run in the past

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kelby Brown and Duke don't want to live in the past. Even when that past includes the best football season in school history. Brown and the Blue Devils are tired of being asked about Johnny Manziel and the Chick-fil-A Bowl, those 10 wins and their unexpected run to the Atlantic Coast Conference title game. For Brown, it's easy to move beyond 2013 when this year carries so much promise. The Blue Devils don't figure to be last-place picks anymore, as they perennially were. They enter 2014 as legitimate contenders in the Coastal Division. In an interview with The Associated Press, Brown said "as the offseason moves on, you kind of get sick of hearing about last season.

  • 1st-year Army coach Monken welcomes freshman class

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — First-year Army coach Jeff Monken has welcomed the freshman class to the West Point campus. Hired in December to replace the fired Rich Ellerson, Monken greeted 60 newcomers from 21 states, including 44 on offense, 11 on defense and five special teams players. They began summer military training on Wednesday. Monken guided Army through spring drills and will have the entire team together in early August to continue preparations for the season. Monken says service-academy recruiting is tough because coaches are scrambling and hoping their evaluations are right.

  • Hundreds honor Lutzkenkirchen at public memorial

    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Several hundred mourners attended Philip Lutzenkirchen's public memorial service and candlelight vigil Wednesday night, nearly filling the bleachers on one side of his old high school stadium less than four days after the popular former Auburn player's death. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn, athletic director Jay Jacobs and several dozen current and former Auburn players were on hand Wednesday night at Lassiter High School. "He'll be remembered as one of the best players to ever put on an Auburn jersey. No doubt," said Malzahn, who flew home from vacation to attend the service. The 23-year-old Lutzenkirchen, and driver Joseph Ian Davis, 22, died in a one-car crash early Sunday morning.