• 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

  • Athletics Mariners Baseball

    Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Spencer Hawes, a forward for the Charlotte Hornets NBA basketball team, throws out the first pitch of a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Oakland Athletics, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Seattle. Hawes is a former NCAA college basketball player for Washington. (AP Photo/Ted S.

  • What separated Baker Mayfield from Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas? What made the difference?

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    “Baker was able to minimize some mistakes a fraction more than those guys did,” offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said. “That’s the biggest reason we made the decision.”

  • The Sanchize connecting UNLV football to Las Vegas

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tony Sanchez carved out a corner of celebrity in a town full of high rollers and high-wire acts as a high school football coach. Think about that for a second. A man coaching a high school football team squeezed his name onto the marquee with some of the biggest names in the entertainment world. No wonder he's been called The Sanchize. But he is no Vegas veneer. The new UNLV coach has some substance to him. He knows the game of football, how to build a winning program. He's a communicator, connects with players, coaches, community leaders, boosters, fans — whoever, whenever. And he knows details. Sanchez filled a book with his philosophies, ideas and quotes gleaned from other coaches, ta

  • OU football notebook: Trevor Knight among Sooners' captains

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber, Staff Writers | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Knight was elected a team captain for the second straight season by his teammates. In addition to Knight, center Ty Darlington, right guard Nila Kasitati, linebacker Eric Striker and defensive end Charles Tapper will be captains.

  • Former Wichita State basketball player Corey Henderson Jr. commits to Tulsa

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Former Wichita State men’s basketball player Corey Henderson Jr. will sign with Tulsa, according to TexasHoops.com Henderson gave Tulsa a non-binding commitment on Saturday. He will play his sophomore season at Blinn (Texas) College and have two seasons remaining when he transfers to Tulsa for the 2016-17 season. Henderson, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, played in 28 games for Wichita State as a freshman. He averaged 1.9 points and 6.8 minutes, scoring a season-high of eight points against Missouri State and Loyola Marymount. WSU and Tulsa are scheduled to play in 2016-17, the first season of a four-year extension for the rivalry, which resumed for the 2010-11 season. He played at the Episcopal School of Dallas, where pla

  • 2 Indiana basketball players cited for alcohol possession

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Two Indiana basketball players were cited for underage alcohol possession early Saturday morning. According to a report from the Indiana State Excise Police, released Monday, uniformed officers observed sophomore forward Emmitt Holt and freshman center Thomas Bryant seated in a parked vehicle. Each player was found with one bottle of vodka. Police said Holt, who was seated in the back, attempted to hide the bottle after seeing an officer and then tried to alert the front seat. Bryant, also a passenger, then tried to conceal his bottle, too. Police said Bryant, 18, and Holt, 19, were released at the scene. They will be required to appear in Monroe County court at a later date.

  • OSU football Q&A: Senior cornerback Kevin Peterson reflects on career, challenges of last season and the fastest Cowboy

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    His 25 career starts rank third most team wide, and he returns in 2015 as the unquestioned veteran leader of the Cowboys’ secondary. It’s an impressive title, especially this season, as OSU is loaded at cornerback.

  • Illinois honors Henson, names court for longtime coach

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois said Monday that it will name the new court at the State Farm Center after longtime Illini coach Lou Henson, honoring the school's winningest basketball coach. The honor is one that Henson's supporters have long pushed for. And it comes as the 83-year-old Henson deals what he has called pre-leukemia. He was hospitalized earlier this year and is going through chemotherapy treatments. Henson wore his trademark orange blazer to a news conference Monday, where he said he never imagined that his name would grace the floor of the arena where he won 423 games over 21 seasons. And he said it was a job that he might not have taken were it not for his wife, Mary.

  • K-State WBB announces Big 12 slate

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    The Kansas State women's basketball team will open the Big 12 portion of Jeff Mittie's second season with the Wildcats on Dec. 30 against Iowa State in Bramlage Coliseum, as the Big 12 has announced the complete 2015-16 women's basketball league schedule on Friday. K-State's 2015-16 home schedule features 19 home games -- including two exhibition games, eight non-conference games and nine Big 12 contests. The conference schedule features a double round robin format for the fifth-consecutive year consisting of 18 games with squads playing each other twice. The team(s) that finishes with the highest winning percentage in league games will be crowned the Big 12 regular season champion.

  • Wildcats announce Big 12 slate

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    The Kansas State men's basketball team released its Big 12 Conference schedule on Thursday, which starts with a home contest against West Virginia on Jan. 2. The Wildcats, who own the second-most Big 12 wins (52) in the last five seasons, will play 14 league games against teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament a year ago, including seven in Bramlage Coliseum. In addition, five of the nine home league contests will also fall on a Saturday, including matchups with NCAA tournament participants Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, as well as the annual Sunflower Showdown with Kansas. K-State is 58-18 (.763) at home in Big 12 play since the 2006-07 season.

  • Illinois-Henson

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Former Illinois men's basketball coach Lou Henson is interviewed during a ceremony announcing the naming of the basketball court at State Farm Center to "Lou Henson Court" at Memorial Stadium's 77 Club in Champaign, Ill., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.

  • Former high school football standout, OSU signee, wanted on arrest warrant tied to armed robbery

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    BROKEN ARROW — Felony cases against a former star football player at Broken Arrow High School are stacking up. Devon Thomas, 20, is wanted on an arrest warrant connected to an armed robbery a month ago, according to court records. Thomas is charged in Tulsa County District Court with robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm after juvenile adjudication. The latest charges were filed Friday. Online court minutes indicate the crimes took place July 22.

  • Buffalo star forward Moss dropped by men's basketball team

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — University at Buffalo star forward and last season's Mid-American Conference player of the year Justin Moss has been dropped by the men's basketball team. In a carefully worded announcement issued Monday, the school said Moss is not currently enrolled in classes or participating in university activities. The school declined to comment further by citing federal privacy laws protecting student records. Moss had a breakout junior season in which he averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds, and led the Bobby Hurley-coached Bulls to their first NCAA Tournament appearance. Buffalo lost its opening game 68-62 to fifth-seeded West Virginia. The loss of Moss is the latest blow to hit the Bulls this offseason.

  • Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis dismisses 2 players

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee coach Kermit Davis has dismissed Justin Coleman and Jalen Perry from the Blue Raiders for violating athletic department policy. Davis announced the dismissals Monday without specifying what rule the players violated. The 6-foot-8 Coleman was set to be a junior forward as a junior college transfer after playing the past two seasosn at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and the 6-foot-2 Perry was an incoming freshman guard after finishing Ballard High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Davis now has dismissed three players from the program within the past two weeks. He dismissed senior guard DJ Jones on Aug. 14 for violating department policy. The Blue Raiders went 1

  • Oklahoma State announces new assistant basketball coach

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford has announced the hiring of former University of San Diego head coach Bill Grier as an assistant coach on the Cowboys' staff. Ford said Grier is considered a top recruiter and defensive coach. Grier spent the past eight seasons at San Diego and led the team to the 2008 NCAA Tournament and a first-round win over No. 4 seed Connecticut. He was fired in March after going 117-144 overall at San Diego, including 15-16 last season. Before going to San Diego, Grier was an assistant at Gonzaga. His hiring is pending approval by the OSU Board of Regents.

  • OU football: Baker Mayfield named Sooners starting quarterback

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    NORMAN — Baker Mayfield has done it again. Mayfield, who walked on first at Texas Tech and then at Oklahoma, will be the Sooners’ starting quarterback for the Sept. 5 season opener against Akron, according to sources close to the program. Mayfield beat out the two quarterbacks who started games last year for OU—junior Trevor Knight and sophomore Cody Thomas. Mayfield walked on for the Sooners in January 2013 and looked unlikely to ever be able to breakthrough and earn playing time, much less to become a starter. Knight was coming off a spectacular performance in a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, Blake Bell was still a quarterback and Kendal Thompson had not yet transferred to Utah.

  • OSU football: Vincent Taylor ready for his big moment

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Taylor’s play so far has mirrored his approach.

  • Charleston Southern promotes McKie

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Charleston Southern has promoted assistant BJ McKie to associate head coach. The announcement came Monday from coach Barclay Radebaugh, who was an assistant during McKie's stellar days at South Carolina. McKie finished his career as the Gamecocks all-time leading scorer. He has spent the past four seasons at Charleston Southern after playing professional basketball overseas. Radebaugh also named Ahmad Smith assistant coach and recruiting coordinator and Thomas Butters as director of basketball operations.

  • OKC Thunder: How Billy Donovan built a basketball powerhouse at Florida

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    OKC Thunder: How Billy Donovan built a basketball powerhouse at Florida Anthony Slater The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City Back in the early 90's, Billy Donovan was dropped into a sport still run by many of its most legendary figures. Off back-to-back national titles, Mike Krzyzewski's Duke program was the nation's ascending college basketball brand. But Dean Smith still reigned at North Carolina, John Thompson ruled at Georgetown, Bobby Knight was the face of Indiana and Roy Williams was in his first decade at Kansas. Those pillar programs often squared off for the country's top talent. As a key recruiter for Rick Pitino's reboot of Kentucky, Donovan was shoved right in the middle.

  • Chatham prepares for its first coed undergraduate class

    Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nasir Alexander is ready to make history. Alexander of Kissimmee, Fla., is among 80 men who this week will become the first males enrolled in the historically all-female undergraduate college at Chatham University. Move-in day is Wednesday, with orientation on Thursday. Overall, total enrollment at the fully coed Chatham is expected to be up by more than 100 students, from 2,134 last school year to 2,241 this fall, including 61 men who are first-year students and 19 who are transferring in. The growth has come largely from first-year students, who have more than doubled, from 104 last school year to 219 this fall. That means that, in addition to men, there are more women.