• 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


  • Purdue LB Robinson out for season with torn ACL

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue senior linebacker Sean Robinson is out for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Coach Darrell Hazell says Robinson will have surgery on Oct. 28. He was injured an Oct. 4 victory at Illinois. Robinson, who began his Purdue career as a quarterback before making the switch to defense, had 42 tackles in six games this season. Purdue (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) have a bye week and will return to action on Nov. 1 at No. 16 Nebraska.

  • Police: Texas Tech player injured in shooting

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech's leading receiver, Jakeem Grant, was briefly hospitalized after suffering a laceration during an off-campus shooting over the weekend. University spokesman Blayne Beal tells the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (http://bit.ly/1qYcAuz ) that the junior was "doing well" after being hospitalized Sunday morning. Grant has 50 catches for 629 yards and five touchdowns. It wasn't clear where the injury will affect his role on the team. Police Lt. Bryan Taylor says it's unclear what cut Grant. He says more than 20 rounds were fired from multiple weapons during a party at El Fronteriso. Taylor says a second person was injured but the wound wasn't life threatening. No arrests or charges have been repo

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Silver lining of blowout loss is improvement in run game

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Against TCU, Tyreek Hill ran for 52 yards on 11 carries and Desmond Roland carried the ball 23 times for 84 yards.

  • Up next for Oklahoma State football: Scouting No. 22 West Virginia

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The Mountaineers, fresh off a 41-27 upset of Baylor, come to Stillwater on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma football: Teammates support Michael Hunnicutt

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    “You have to hug him up and make sure he knows we’re behind him 100 percent,” Sooners linebacker Geneo Grissom said. “He’s been one of the most consistent kickers I’ve been around since I’ve been here. You have to make sure he keeps his chin up and that he knows we’re 100 percent behind him.”

  • Oklahoma State football: Is the time now to play freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph?

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    In one way or another, coach Mike Gundy has made repeated comment that he hasn’t considered playing Rudolph. But Gundy’s track record shows he’s willing to pull a starting quarterback if he feels the time is right.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Cody Thomas' brief appearance shows promise

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    With the game scoreless, Cody Thomas came in and led the Sooners right down the field for a touchdown in what became a 31-30 Oklahoma loss.

  • Breaking down the College Football Playoff outlook

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Oklahomans have been relegated to the bystanders in the first four-team playoff. So here’s a somewhat neutral eye on where things stand

  • Oklahoma football: McAlester's Dalton Wood goes from under the radar to Sooner commitment

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder is McAlester’s quarterback, but will play tight end for Oklahoma. He accounted for seven touchdowns — three rushing, three passing and one on a kick return — in last week’s 63-20 rout at Noble.

  • How the Wyoming football program has been successfully recruiting Oklahomans

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Kingfisher’s Kaden Jackson, Douglass’ Dameko Doddles and Broken Bow’s Jaylon Watson have verbally committed to Wyoming, and another local star — Del City’s Davion Freeman — recently took an official visit there as he weighs the five schools that have offered him.

  • Five underrated Oklahoma high school football recruiting prospects

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Here are five underrated Oklahoma high school players who aren’t yet on the radar of a lot of college programs, but have the talent to play at the next level.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners struggling with timeout usage

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Oklahoma lost its second game of the season Saturday and is finished in the College Football Playoff race. One undeniable reason for that is time management. For a team that Bob Stoops spent much of the early season praising as mentally mature and detail-oriented, they’ve had a mighty difficult time communicating with their coaches and one another.

  • Oklahoma State football: Bowl eligibility won't come easy for Cowboys

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    It feels eerily distant, in fact, despite the obvious math: OSU holds five wins… needing just one more to become bowl eligible… with five games to play.

  • Collected wisdom: Jim Traber says 'when I explode on callers it's good radio'

    Interviewed by Berry Tramel, btramel@opubco.com | Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Jim Traber grew up in Columbia, Md., a three-sport star, and signed to play football and baseball at Oklahoma State. He started a few games at quarterback as a freshman in 1980 but soon devoted all his attention to baseball and became a star on Gary Ward’s first two College World Series teams. The hometown Orioles took Traber in the 21st round of the 1982 baseball draft, and Traber eventually played parts of four seasons with the Orioles. He entered the Oklahoma sports radio business in 1992 and now daily hosts the state’s top-rated show, The Afternoon Sports Beat, on WWLS-FM 98.1. The No. 1 reason I’m successful in radio, I give opinions and I don’t care if it’s a negative opinion or positive opinion about whoever I’m

  • OSU football by the numbers: Cowboys streak of 20-plus point games comes to an end

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Here is a look at Oklahoma State’s 42-9 loss to TCU by the numbers: 4: Losses for OSU in its last 26 games against Texas teams. 4: Losses for OSU in its last 15 games played in the state of Texas. 7:05: Time of possession for OSU in the second half. The Cowboys had the ball for 20:41 in the first half. 16: Wins for TCU in 31 games against ranked opponents in the Gary Patterson era. 33: Margin of victory, TCU’s largest since beginning Big 12 play in 2012. 42: Points for TCU, the most the Frogs ever have scored against OSU. It’s the third straight week TCU has set a series-scoring high, joining games against OU and Baylor. 58: Straight games OSU had scored at least 20 points, until Saturday.

  • OSU football: What they're saying about the Cowboys' 42-9 loss to TCU

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma State fell to 5-2 on the season and 3-1 in Big 12 Conference play after Saturday’s 42-9 road loss to TCU. Here’s a look at what players and coaches had to say after the game. OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich on how he interacts with his players after a blowout loss: “You make sure that they understand that you care about them. That’s first and foremost. Those guys are out there laying it on the line and it’s not easy to do. That’s all about competition. They have our trust as I have total trust in our players. The work ethic and what they show in their commitment. Those are things that you feel good about.” OSU linebacker Ryan Simmons on how you move on:

  • OSU football notebook: Mike Gundy says Cowboys now forced to rebound in a 'true test of character'

    BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma State’s 42-9 loss at TCU was its worst since a 2008 beating at Texas Tech. So the worst, by far, that any player on the current roster had absorbed. “Right now will be a true test of character for us,” said Cowboys coach Mike Gundy. “As men. As coaches. And players. And certainly as a team. You finish this one up tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow night you go out to practice and get ready for the next game. “The good thing about this one is it just counts as one.” Defensive tackle James Castleman said any loss, verdict large or small, is difficult to take. “The locker room was like it would be if we lost by three points,” Castleman said. “Everybody hates losing.

  • OSU football: Third-down failures haunt Cowboys in 42-9 loss to No. 12 TCU

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Trevone Boykin threw for a career-high 410 yards with three touchdowns, two on long plays to Josh Doctson in the first quarter, and No. 12 TCU emphatically bounced back with a 42-9 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday. Doctson had seven catches for 225 yards, a yard short of TCU’s school record even with the scores of 77 and 84 yards. B.J. Catalon ran for 102 yards and two scores for the Horned Frogs (5-1, 2-1 Big 12). Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1), which had won five in a row, was outgained 676 to 258 and held without a touchdown for the first time since a 27-0 loss to Oklahoma in the 2009 regular season finale.

  • Oklahoma State football: Defining the defense's culpability in the worst loss since 2008

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    TCU 42, OSU 9 — How the Horned Frogs burned a young, mistake-prone Oklahoma State defense for one of the most prolific offensive days in TCU history.

  • OSU football report card: Cowboys' grades reflect the futile performance vs. TCU

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    TCU dominated OSU in ways that harken back to the futile days of Cowboy football. The Frogs rolled 42-9 and were superb in most every facet of the game. The grades reflect such a blowout. CHUNK PLAYS: F Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer talked about limiting TCU’s “X plays,” which he defined as runs of at least 15 yards and pass plays of at least 20. Uh-oh. The Frogs had 13 such plays; OSU had two. At one point in the second quarter, the Frogs had called six running plays and had garnered 98 yards off them, including gains of 34, 15, 19 and 35. OSU’s only big plays were a 57-yard completion from Daxx Garman to Brandon Sheperd and a 22-yard run by Hill. RED ZONE: D TCU scored touchdowns. OSU kicked field