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  • Arkansas State player earns conference honors

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State University's Qushaun Lee has been named the Sun Belt Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.  The conference made the announcement Monday. Lee was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference First Team last season. The senior from Prattville, Alabama, earned GoDaddy Bowl Defensive MVP as he recorded 15 tackles in Arkansas State's Bowl win.  Lee led conference in tackles with 134 —the sixth most tackles in conference history and most by an Arkansas State player since 1991.  Lee also posted six tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, five quarterback hurries, three pass breakups and one interception.

  • Ex-NFL coach Wyche joins Medal of Honor Bowl board

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Former NFL coach Sam Wyche has joined the Medal of Honor Bowl's national board of directors. Bowl chairman Tommy McQueeney of the college all-star game based in Charleston announced Wyche's addition Monday. Wyche had spent the past two years working with a college all-star game played in South Carolina's Upstate. That game's founder David Wyatt also joined the Medal of Honor Bowl earlier this month. The College All-Star Bowl is not expected to be played next year. The Medal of Honor Bowl will be held for a second-straight year at Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium on January 10th.

  • Rogers State coach signs 6 in recruiting class

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Rogers State University women's basketball coach Bobby Cope has announced the six players who make up his first recruiting class heading into the 2014-15 season. Jordan Evans, from Tulsa; Amari Jones, also from Tulsa; Jalissa Felici, from Bellevue, Nebraska; and Taylor Koelsch, from Owasso; all join the Hillcats as transfers. Kelsy Byrd, from Ketchum and Madison Dearmin, from Balko, come to RSU from the high school ranks. The Hillcats are entering their second year in the Heartland Conference, beginning their second year in the NCAA's Division II membership process. For more information on the school's women's basketball program, visit .

  • Gail Goestenkors quits WNBA job, enters hoops hall

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    This was a roller-coaster weekend for Gail Goestenkors. On the day she resigned as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced she would enter the women's basketball Hall of Fame in 2015. "I thought the timing was absolutely perfect if there is such a thing," said Goestenkors, who built Duke into a national power, guiding the Blue Devils to four Final Four appearances and seven straight seasons with at least 30 wins. "It epitomizes the business of women's basketball. It's a series of highs and lows. ... I think I've been so blessed and fortunate over the years to make so many great memories. I've had so many messages that were congratulations and I'm sorry about the LA situation.

  • SIAC championship game moving to Montgomery

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is moving its football championship game to Montgomery. The Division II league announced the move at its media day Monday. The game is scheduled to be played at Cramton Bowl for the next three seasons starting in 2014. SIAC Commissioner Gregory Moore says the stadium "is a spectacular venue as it has held some legendary games in college football." The SIAC's President's Council unanimously approved a move from Atlanta, where the first three championship games were played. The 25,000-seat Cramton Bowl is also the site of the new Camellia Bowl.

  • QB Ash among Texas players cleared to practice

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash has been cleared to participate in contact drills when the Longhorns return for training camp. Ash missed most of last season with concussion symptoms and missed part of spring drills with a broken left foot. Trainer Anthony Pass also cleared sophomore running back Johnathan Gray, who missed part of last season with an Achilles tendon injury. Senior linebacker Jordan Hicks, who had hip and Achilles tendon injuries the last two seasons, also has been cleared to practice. Texas starts the season under new coach Charlie Strong on Aug. 30 at home against North Texas.

  • Top Idaho receiver dismissed over DUI

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The top receiver on the University of Idaho football team has been dismissed after being convicted of driving under the influence. Vandals coach Paul Petrino announced Sunday that senior Dezmon Epps of Sacramento, California, had been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Epps was arrested in Pullman, Washington, in April after a police officer reported seeing him driving the wrong way on a one-way street. He pleaded guilty in June and was sentenced to a day in jail and two years on probation. Epps caught 79 passes for 980 yards and four touchdowns as a junior.

  • MSU's Tanner Roderick switches to receiver

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Montana State football player Tanner Roderick has made the team's decision on a starting quarterback a lot easier. The former Bozeman High and Nevada quarterback asked coach Rob Ash if he could play wide receiver again this fall, figuring it would be best for the team. Roderick played wide receiver as a sophomore for the Bobcats, catching 12 passes for 146 yards, despite missing five games with an injury. He worked out at quarterback during the spring along with junior Jake Bleskin, sophomore Dakota Brokup and redshirt freshman Quinn McQueary. Roderick played quarterback in leading Bozeman High to Class AA titles in 2009 and 2010.

  • Big 12 football: The Oklahoman writers make their Big 12 picks

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    There’s no disagreement at the top of the conference as every one of The Oklahoman’s college football writers pick Oklahoma to win the league and Baylor to finish second. Here’s the reasoning and the picks for the rest of the league in 2014.

  • Big 12 football: The Oklahoman writers' preseason Big 12 player of the year selections

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Our college football writers make their selections for the Big 12 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.

  • Big 12 football: Oklahoman writers offer up three bold predictions for the season

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Three bold predictions for the 2014 season: Ryan Aber OU Beat Writer 1. Oklahoma State knocks off Oklahoma, Baylor or Texas during what should be a rebuilding year for the Cowboys. 2. Outside of Dimitri Flowers, who was with the Sooners for spring practice, Michiah Quick becomes OU’s most impactful newcomer. 3. Two league coaches are fired after the season. Jason Kersey OU Beat Writer 1. Iowa State ends the regular season on a three-game winning streak, saving Paul Rhoads’ job for another year. 2. Sophomore Keith Ford becomes Oklahoma’s first 1,000-yard rusher since DeMarco Murray in 2010. 3. Texas drops two of its first three games, losing at home to BYU and to UCLA in

  • Swofford confident autonomy proposal will pass

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford says he's confident the NCAA will pass a proposal that will allow the five power conferences to make some of their own rules. Speaking Sunday on the first day of his league's two-day media event, Swofford said he "will be surprised if it doesn't pass." He says it "largely gives the power five conferences what we have been asking for" and will keep those schools "under what we call the big tent of the NCAA." Under the proposal, the five power conferences — the ACC, Southeastern Conference, Big 12, Big Ten and Pac-12 — would have autonomy to make their own bylaws. The NCAA's board of directors will vote Aug. 7.

  • Oklahoma football: Five questions facing the Sooners entering the 2014 season

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Coach Bob Stoops and five players will represent Oklahoma on Tuesday in Dallas for Big 12 Media Days. The Sooners are the clear favorites to win the Big 12 Conference in 2014, as evidenced by last week’s preseason media poll.

  • Jameis Winston: 'I learned from my mistakes'

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jameis Winston would rather look to the season ahead as the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for reigning national champion Florida State. He also knows he has to answer questions about his off-field conduct. The sophomore said he understands "what it is to be a leader" and he's working to "hold myself to that standard." Winston was investigated for sexual assault during last season. A prosecutor in Tallahassee, Florida, decided in December not to charge him due to a lack of evidence and gaps in the accuser's story. Then in April, he was cited for walking out of a supermarket without paying for crab legs and crawfish. Winston says he has "learned from my mistakes" and is focusing on the

  • Big 12 football: 10 big questions to be answered at Big 12 Media Days

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    In honor of the number of schools in the misnamed conference, here are a big 10 questions that can be answered in the next two days about your favorite football league.

  • Oklahoma State football: Breaking down the Cowboys' fall to-do list

    By Cody Stavenhagen, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Here are five important things the Cowboys must do once camp opens on Aug. 1.

  • ACC riding wave of buzz from FSU's title, Winston

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — It's been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a season with this much buzz. The realigned league has the defending national champion, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national coach of the year. The ACC stumbled through much of the BCS era, but enters the first year of the four-team college football playoff with a secure future among the power-five conferences and boasts a favorite to contend for another title in Florida State. "I think we've got as good a shot as anybody to be in the top four the first year," commissioner John Swofford said Sunday, the first of the league's two-day preseason kickoff event.

  • Big 12 takes new look, new goal into media days

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    The new-look Big 12 is ready for some football. OK, the conference's logo is what's new this year. There are no changes in the makeup or format of the 10-team league, the only power conference with a round-robin schedule that determines a champion without an extra game. The goal now for the Big 12, last represented in the BCS national championship game five seasons ago, is to get a team in the new four-team College Football Playoff that begins this season. The first championship game will be played in the heart of Big 12 country — Arlington, Texas. Baylor arrives Monday at Big 12 football media days as the defending league champion for the first time. The Bears should be pretty good again, but eight-time champ Oklahom

  • SMU coach June Jones: ‘Have-nots’ of college football should play their schedules in spring

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    SMU head coach June Jones believes the ‘have-nots’ of FBS college football — teams in the American, Mountain West, Conference USA, MAC and Sun Belt — should play their fall schedules in the spring instead of the fall. “I’ll go ahead and say it right now,” Jones said in an interview with WDEA-AM. “I think the have-nots should go ahead and move to the spring just like the USFL did. I think that there’s an opportunity to do a complete other side of that division, and I think that if we don’t think that way as a group of have-nots, we’re going to get left behind. “I can see in five-to-seven years, possibly, the public would demand to have the two leagues play, just like I think the USFL had in mind, originally, of the winner of the USFL playing the winner of the National Football League.” Jones actually got his start in the USFL as the wide receives coach for the Houston Gamblers. He then became the offensive coordinator for the Denver Gold before the long-defunct league ceased operations.

  • College football: NCAA denies ACC use of helmet cams, sideline communications

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    The ACC will not be able to experiment with helmet cams and coach-quarterback communications systems this season, has learned. The rules committee turned down the conference's request in June based, in part, on the timing. The committee said the late request didn't the committee didn't have time for a proper discussion. Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman wore a helmet cam in the Hurricanes' spring game.