• 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

  • Wichita St Alabama Basketball

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Wichita State guard Ty Taylor II (10) fights for the loose ball with teammate forward Rashard Kelly (0) and Alabama forward Riley Norris (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. Alabama won 64-60.(AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.

  • Arkansas St Baylor Basketball

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Baylor guard Al Freeman (25) shoots over Arkansas State guard Devin Carter (3) and forward Anthony Livingston (50), right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Waco, Texas. Looking on for Baylor is Rico Gathers, left.

  • Albany Tennessee basketball

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Albany forward Shereesha Richards (25) looks for help as she's pressured by Tennessee guard Andraya Carter (14) and forward Bashaara Graves (12) in the second first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 63-55.

  • Puerto Rico Basketball Hofstra Oregon

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Hofstra university basketball coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey give instuctions to one of her players, Krystal Luciano during a NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.

  • Tar Heels sour big night for young Cats

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For 37 minutes, Kamau Stokes played like a star. But in the final three minutes, he made the kinds of mistakes that remind everyone he's a freshman, as Kansas State lost to No. 9 North Carolina, 80-70, in the final game of the CBE Classic at the Sprint Center. Stokes scored a game- and career-high 24 points -- including 6 of 8 3-pointers -- to put the Wildcats ahead 68-63 with 3:28 to play. Kansas State freshman Kamau Stokes shoots a 3-pointer against North Carolina on Tuesday night. Stokes scored a career-high 24 points. But the Wildcats (4-1) were held to one field goal the rest of the way and Stokes committed two straight turnovers while the Tar Heels (5-1) charged ahead with a 21-3 run to p

  • Wildcats grit out victory over Southern

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Jeff Mittie wasn't sounding any alarms and he certainly wasn't hitting the panic button after Kansas State's performance on Wednesday afternoon. Though, for about 34 minutes, the Wildcats' coach certainly would have had good reason. It took that long for K-State to finally get a lead it could hold onto and put Southern away for a 59-47 victory at Bramlage Coliseum. K-State outscored the Jaguars 21-10 in the final quarter -- including a game-deciding 13-2 run with six minutes to play -- but it was much closer before that. The Wildcats battled back from a two-point halftime deficit after scoring just seven points in the second period and shooting an abysmal 26 percent from the field in the first half. "It was just one of

  • Prairie View Wisconsin Basketball

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Prairie View A&M guard Avery Lomax, left, against Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin won 85-67.

  • College Football Pregame: Why Les Miles is the coach on the hot seat

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Les Miles' LSU coaching career twists  in the wind, in the same month in which his Tigers were ranked No. 2 in the nation. Such is the pressure of the job in Baton Rouge. LSU has lost three straight — to Alabama, Arkansas and Ole Miss — and Saturday hosts Texas A&M. Miles' record is 110-32 since leaving OSU for LSU after the 2004 season. That's a winning percentage of .774. Better than Nick Saban (.750 at LSU). Better than Charlie McClendon (.692). Better than Paul Dietzel (.650). Better than any coach in LSU history. Miles' fate seems sealed. LSU wants a change. But maybe a victory over A&M will remind the Bayou that winning is not guaranteed, and Les Miles has done an awful lot of winning.

  • College Football Pregame: Notre Dame's closing argument arrives

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    The eyes of the College Football Playoff committee won't be glued to Bedlam on Saturday night. Watching? Yes. Glued? No. The attention of those 12 decision-makers will be divided. There's another game, kicking off 30 minutes before Bedlam, that will weigh heavily on the College Football Playoff rankings. Notre Dame at Stanford provides a fabulous matchup of divergent factors in the eternal bracket debate.

  • Bulldogs clean up at the free throw line; hand Jaguars first loss

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    There's many ways to win a basketball game and Navarro College cashed its winning ticket from the charity stripe Tuesday night when the Bulldogs escaped the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse with a 90-89 win over Jacksonville College. The loss was the first of the season for the JC men, who are now 7-1, 1-1 in Region XIV play. Meanwhile, the Bulldogs from Corsicana improved to 5-5, 2-0. The Jags will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by taking on Bossier Parish (La.) Community College on the Cavaliers' home deck. Navarro drained 29-of-40 (72.5%) free throws, while the Jags connected on 69.5% (16-of-23) of it's so-called freebies.

  • Topeka promoters seek new audience

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The brief encounter happened some 20 years ago, but it remains fresh in Larry Farmer's mind today. The fact that it involved future NBA Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant probably has something to do with that. Farmer and lifelong friend Tony Barksdale were basketball standouts at Highland Park High School when a summertime AAU tournament in North Carolina led to their introduction to Bryant, who would soon jump directly from high school to the Los Angeles Lakers. "Where are you guys from?," Bryant asked the new arrivals. "The capital of Kansas," Farmer remembers answering. "Oh, sure — Kansas City," Bryant is said to have responded, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1NSsn97).

  • ECU women fall flat against Pioneers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ADA — East Central women’s coach Matt Cole likely had indigestion kick in 48 hours before getting his fill of holiday turkey and cranberry sauce. His Lady Tigers got off to a dismal start and trailed by double digits in the first half, rallied to take the lead in the third quarter but trailed the entire fourth period in a pre-Thanksgiving 53-46 loss to Texas Woman’s University Tuesday evening inside the Kerr Activities Center. Cole was so distraught he broke his dry erase clipboard over his knee in the fourth quarter and refused to speak to The Ada News after the game, sending a “No Comment” text to ECU sports information director Teri LaJeunesse after she requested an interview session. East Central shot a co

  • Bedlam Football: The top 5 punt returns in OU-OSU history

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Punt returns for touchdowns have ignited the last three victors in Bedlam. But there were other punt returns for TDs before the likes of Jalen Saunders and Tyreek Hill. Here are the five biggest punt returns for touchdowns in Bedlam between 1943 and 2012. 1. Joe Washington, 1974: Perhaps Little Joe's most magical run came on a 57-yard punt return in Bedlam. He disappeared into a pile of Cowboys, then emerged Houdini-like outside the scrum and scampered to a touchdown that made it 30-13 in the fourth quarter of an eventual 44-13 rout. 2. Cecil Hankins, 1944: The Cowboy speedster grabbed a low OU punt and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown near the end of the first quarter, giving Oklahoma A&M a 14-0 lead.

  • Bedlam football: ABC's Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit in the booth Saturday night

    By Mel Bracht, Staff Writer, mbracht@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    ABC's No. 1 broadcast team of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and sideline reporter Heather Cox will call its second OU game this season and first OSU game. The trio also called the OU-Baylor game Nov. 14. Fowler, who this season relinquished his job as “College GameDay” host after 25 years, also broadcasts  Grand Slam tennis events for ESPN. Herbstreit, a former Ohio State quarterback, is in his 20th year as a “College GameDay” analyst. Cox, a former standout volleyball player, joined ESPN in 1994.

  • Bedlam Football: How a lopsided series went national

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    STILLWATER — Bedlam football commences Saturday night at Boone Pickens Stadium, both squads remain in the hunt for the Big 12 championship and it's no big surprise. How did this happen? The state's annual best sports drama no longer is Bedlam hoops in Gallagher-Iba, or OU-Texas in the Cotton Bowl, or Jenks-Union, or Thunder-Spurs. It's Bedlam football, in either locale. Overtimes. Wild finishes. Crazy plays. How did this happen? ESPN's GameDay will be in Stillwater. Since 2003, its most frequent rivalry is Alabama-LSU. Six Bama-LSU games have been the GameDay pick. Next on the list? Bedlam, with five. How did this happen? How did Bedlam football become so dang special? Between 1945 and 1995, OU and OSU played

  • Sideline Chatter: Players show loyalty to fired coach by losing game

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Talk about ending a game with a back-door play. William Paterson University basketball players — protesting the firing of longtime coach Jose Rebimbas at the D-III New Jersey school — threw their warmup shirts on the floor and stormed off just before the opening tip, giving Ramapo College a forfeit win. ——— Quiz No. 1 “007” is a once again a hot topic of conversation because: a) “Spectre,” the latest James Bond movie, is a box-office smash. b) that’s the 76ers’ projected winning percentage this season. ——— Leaving his mark Colorado basketball player Tory Miller was ejected from Wednesday’s game for biting an Air Force opponent on the upper arm.

  • OU football journal: Baker Mayfield has crept his way up Heisman Trophy watch lists

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    Oklahoma Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has crept his way up Heisman Trophy watch lists as the Sooners have positioned themselves for a possible College Football Playoff berth. The OU sports information office has been in full-on campaign mode, with press releases and hype videos appearing on the athletic department's official website to promote Mayfield's candidacy. “It's fun to see, especially because of everyone supporting me,” Mayfield said this week. “People are trying to blow it up just because they love it. I enjoy it just because I helped the team out and put them in a situation to be in a playoff spot. “Whenever you're in that spot the quarterback is going to get recognition. So I'm happy with

  • OSU basketball: Olivier providing post presence for Pokes

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    STILLWATER – When Chris Olivier visited Oklahoma State in his search for a final season of college basketball, Cowboys coach Travis Ford plugged in a tape as a selling point. The subject: Marshall Moses. “When I was on my visit, Coach Ford showed me some clips of him and how they ran some plays for him,” Olivier said. And how they could run similar plays for Olivier. OSU hadn't featured a legitimate post scorer since Moses earned All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2010-11. Olivier looked the part. Looked like Moses in some ways, too, as a left-handed forward with skills in the paint and an ability to get buckets. “They score in similar ways, as far as angles to the basket, things like that,” Ford

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys well aware of defensive fatigue factor in preparation for Bedlam

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    OSU has defended a staggering 368 plays over the past four weeks — an average of 92 per game.

  • OSU football journal: J.W. Walsh's dad appreciates two-QB success

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Nov 26, 2015

    WALSH'S DAD APPRECIATES TWO-QB SUCCESS   John Walsh, the father of J.W. and a successful Texas high school coach at Denton Ryan, knows the complexities of managing and offense and players. He knows, too, how difficult it is to juggle quarterbacks. And he marvels at how well OSU has pulled off its two-quarterback approach, with his son and Mason Rudolph forming a potent combination. “It takes special character to make it work,” the elder Walsh said. “And really, it takes special character from the guy who is on top of that depth chart. Mason's done a great job with it. “I think he's smart, he understands the results.” John Walsh said he's enjoyed seeing his son employed in a significant