• 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

  • Rangers Tigers Baseball

    Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Mateen Cleaves, who led the Michigan State basketball team to the 2000 NCAA championship, throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Detroit Tigers' baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Detroit.

  • Illinois forward Paul dismissed after arrest in France

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois forward Darius Paul has been dismissed following his arrest last week during a team trip to France. Coach John Groce (grohs) announced the move in a written statement Friday. Immediately after the trip, Groce had said he had "indefinitely" suspended Paul for violating team rules. On Friday, he said that "after further review of the situation," Paul had been dismissed from the team. The 6-foot-8 junior was arrested on Aug. 14 in Deauville, France, after police received multiple reports that Paul was damaging vehicles and breaking windows. Deauville police superintendent Madam Pons said Paul was "very, very drunk." He was charged with vandalism, public intoxication and resisting arrest.

  • OU football: Du’Vonta Lampkin expected to be final piece of the 2015 recruiting class

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The Sooners added their third piece to the class just in the last couple of months on Friday when defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin announced that he had been admitted to OU.

  • Illinois dismisses forward Darius Paul from team

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Darius Paul’s chances at Illinois have run out. After Paul’s arrest last week, Illini basketball coach John Groce announced that he has been dismissed from the team. “Although his playing days here are over, we are committed to helping him move forward,” Groce said in a statement the school released Friday night. Despite never playing a game for Illinois, the forward was the subject of more than one news release for getting into trouble. Paul was arrested last week and accused of vandalizing cars and resisting an officer in France, where the team was playing an exhibition tour. The junior forward quickly was sent back to Illinois.

  • OU football Q&A: Quarterback Cody Thomas talks competition, Lincoln Riley and decision-making

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Thomas appears to have made up ground and put himself right in the thick of the quarterback derby as Oklahoma’s Sept. 5 opener against Akron approaches.

  • Tennessee AD Dave Hart setting ambitious long-term goal

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Now that Tennessee has started making progress in its rebuilding process, athletic director Dave Hart believes a much bigger jump is around the corner. "We want all of our teams in the Top 25," Hart said Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. "Now some may be upper-echelon, maybe in the top five. Some may be somewhere in the middle. Some may be at that cut line. But in the next three to five years, based on our commitments and based on our investments, I'd like to see us achieve that goal." Although Hart acknowledges it could take a few years to get to that point, it remains an ambitious aim for a school that finished 38th in the 2014-15 Directors' Cup all-sports standings, up from 40th in

  • College football: Baylor player sentenced to 6 months of jail for sex assault

    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu was sentenced to 180 days in jail and given 10 years of probation Friday for sexually assaulting a female soccer player at the Texas university.

  • If you're looking for someone to cheer this football season, then Jermelle Cudjo is your guy

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    You won't find a more quintessentially Oklahoman story than his — he's tackling tough times with faith, family and flat-out hard work.

  • Tennessee hoops dealing with preseason issues at point guard

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will try to solve the Volunteers' point guard issue ahead of his debut season in Knoxville. Freshman Lamonte Turner, the lone pure point guard on the roster, has enrolled but is still awaiting word on his eligibility. While Turner's status remains in limbo, the Volunteers are considering who else could play the position. Senior forward Armani Moore is a versatile player who worked at point guard in his freshman season. Senior Kevin Punter practiced at point guard during last year's preseason before spending the entire season in his natural role as a shooting guard. Other players also could get a look. "There are a lot of ways you can play this," Barnes sai

  • OSU football: J.W. Walsh’s place remains prominent, including mentoring Mason Rudolph

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Remember when Walsh was lauded for his dual-threat skill set, an attribute that actually contributed to his demise? Now he’s multi-faceted, filling many roles.

  • Heat add guard Corey Hawkins, son of former NBA player Hersey Hawkins

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    The Miami Heat have signed undrafted free-agent UC-Davis guard Corey Hawkins, a 3-point specialist and the son of former NBA guard Hersey Hawkins. Hawkins, who began his collegiate career at Arizona State before finishing at UC-Davis this season as Big West Player of the Year, received a non-guaranteed contract. The agreement will allow the Heat to potentially then facilitate his addition to the Heat’s NBA Development League affiliate. Teams are allowed to directly assign up to four camp cuts to their D-League affiliate. The Heat used the direct-assignment approach last year to send camp cuts Larry Drew II, Khem Birch and Tyler Johnson directly to Sioux Falls. Such players are then free to sign with any NBA team, as Drew di

  • Oklahoma State football: Dismissed running back Tyreek Hill enters guilty plea, receives three years on probation for domestic abuse charge

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON Staff Writer kfredrickson@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill pleaded guilty Friday in Payne County District Court and received three years on probation for punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend in December. The probation was the result of a plea agreement and is the kind known as a deferred sentence. That means Hill, now 21, will not go to prison and will not be a convicted felon if he completes his probation without incident. The case would also be wiped from his record, per Hill's attorney Jay Husbands. However, if Hill fails to meet the requirements of his probation, a judge could order Hill to prison for three years. Hill was arrested on Dec.

  • Indiana, Louisville agree to series for football, basketball

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana and Louisville will play three future games in football and men's basketball. Hoosiers athletic director Fred Glass had been looking for a replacement to border-state rivalry with Kentucky since the basketball contract expired after the 2011-12 season. Indiana and Louisville will play the first basketball game Dec. 31, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Louisville will host the second game, Dec. 9, 2017, with Indiana hosting the third game on Dec. 8, 2018. The football teams will play Sept. 16, 2023, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy with the second game set for Sept. 7, 2024, at Louisville and the final game on Sept. 6, 2025, at Indiana. Louisville athletic director To

  • Syracuse recruit Moustapha Diagne going to 2-year school

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse says forward-center Moustapha Diagne has decided to enroll in a two-year college even though he signed a national letter of intent with Syracuse last November. Syracuse did not give a reason. The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Diagne, a native of Senegal, was expected to provide some depth in the Orange's frontcourt after averaging 14.7 points and 12 rebounds per game last year for Pope John XXIII High School of Sparta, New Jersey. Starting center Dajuan Coleman, who missed all of last season after undergoing major knee surgery, is ready to return. The only other center on the roster is 6-9 junior Chinonso Obokoh, a raw talent who appeared in only 13 games last season after sitting out 2013-14.

  • Ball State freshman wins free tuition with half-court shot

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An incoming freshman has won free tuition for a semester at Ball State University after sinking a half-court shot. Lem Turner of Illinois made the lucky shot Thursday night during a freshman pep rally for this year's athletic events at Worthen Arena. The event was held as part of the school's welcome festivities. Ball State says it was the second time in three years that a student has made a half-court shot to win tuition for a semester. The other student did it in August 2013. A new school year starts at Ball State start on Monday.

  • Film-New York Film Festival

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2013 file photo, Paul Thomas Anderson attends the LA Film Critics Association Awards in Los Angeles. Anderson's “Junun,” a 54-minute film made during a trip to northwest India, will have its world premiere at the 53rd New York Film Festival, The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. The Festival runs from Sept. 25 through Oct. 11.

  • Justin Gray leads run as Texas Tech beats Ottawa

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    In a span of less than two minutes in the final quarter of play, Justin Gray couldn’t miss from the perimeter. He went 3-for-3 from deep and added a layup to score a quick 11 points and help the Red Raiders run off with an 84-65 victory over Ottawa University in Ottawa. “It’s good to see Justin Gray jump up and knocking down shots,” Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith said. “I thought Justin knocking down those 3-pointers is always a plus. That’s not normally what he does, but he’s obviously feeling better. He has more dimension to his game.” Gray’s 11 points on the evening were second to freshman Jordan Jackson, who finished with 16. Jackson averaged 11.8 points per game over Texas Tech’s four games

  • Tennessee Hart Basketball

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    FILE - In this March 27, 2015, file photo, University of Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart gestures as he speaks to reporters about the firing of head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, in Knoxville, Tenn. Hart is ready to look ahead to 2015-16 after a tumultuous year that included record fundraising and modest improvements on the field but also the abrupt firing of men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall and criticism over the elimination of the Lady Vols nickname in all sports but basketball.

  • Tulane aims to rebound from season of change, disappointment

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane coach Curtis Johnson is eager to see what his relatively young squad has gained from a year defined by change. Last season was Tulane's first in a new, on-campus stadium, and in a news conference. There were numerous freshman in starting or regular roles. Now the home field, the American Athletic Conference and the college game in general are all more familiar to the players Johnson will rely on to get the Green Wave back into bowl contention after a 3-9 2014 campaign. "I would be very disappointed if we didn't get to a bowl game," said Johnson, who coached Tulane to the New Orleans Bowl two seasons ago. "It's a tough schedule, but if you look at who we have, with the athleticism, we just nee

  • Indiana point guard Wilkins scheduled to visit Wichita State

    Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Merrillville (Ind.) High point guard D.J. Wilkins will visit Wichita State this weekend. Coaches haven’t offered him a scholarship. If they decide to this weekend, Wilkins’ college decision might get a lot easier. “It would be a real big thing for me and my family,” he said. “If they were to offer, I would really consider going there.” Wilkins (6-foot-2) is a two-sport star at Merrillville, where he plays quarterback with enough skill to interest Big Ten schools in his athletic skills. He played with a group of friends since eighth grade and didn’t want to abandon them in their final season. Basketball, however, is his future. Furman, Denver and Loyola (of Chicago), Ball State, Toledo and Northern Kentucky are o