• 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

  • First openly gay Division I men’s basketball player, Gordon, transfers to Seton Hall

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    The first openly gay player in Division I men’s college basketball will play for Seton Hall next season. Derrick Gordon, a 6-foot-3 guard, announced on Twitter Sunday that he will become a Pirate. He averaged 9.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists last season for Massachusetts, will be eligible to play immediately this fall for one season as a graduate transfer. He graduated from UMass earlier this month. Gordon has said in interviews that his decision to leave UMass for the final year of his college career had nothing to do with his sexuality. He went to St. Patrick High School, also the alma mater of Seton Hall lead assistant coach Shaheen Holloway, who is believed to have been instrumental in his recruitment.

  • Indiana Mr. Basketball Swanigan commits to Purdue

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Caleb Swanigan of Fort Wayne, the reigning Indiana Mr. Basketball, plans to play for Purdue next season. Swanigan's guardian, Roosevelt Barnes, tells the Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/1S80sY7 ) the 6-foot-9 Swanigan chose Purdue because he wants to win a national championship in Indiana at a school that hasn't done it before. Swanigan previously announced he would attend Michigan State before decommitting earlier this month. Swanigan averaged 22.6 points and 13.7 rebounds last season in leading Homestead to the Class 4A state title. He is the first Indiana Mr. Basketball to commit to the Boilermakers since Gary's Glenn Robinson in 1991.

  • Lenoir-Rhyne hires Ryan Odom as men's hoops coach

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — Lenoir-Rhyne has hired Ryan Odom as its men's basketball coach. The school announced Odom's hiring Tuesday. Odom is the son of former Wake Forest and South Carolina coach Dave Odom. He took over as interim head coach at Charlotte on Jan. 6 after Alan Major took a leave of absence, and spent five total seasons on the 49ers' staff but was not retained by new coach Mark Price. He replaces John Lentz, who retired last month after 29 seasons.

  • West Virginia releases 2015-16 men's nonconference schedule

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the 2015-16 men's basketball season at home against Northern Kentucky on Nov. 13. WVU released its 13 game non-conference schedule Tuesday, including road games against Florida and Virginia Tech and a matchup with Virginia in the Jimmy V Classic in New York City. The Mountaineers will play games in Morgantown on Nov. 20 and Nov. 23 as part of the Las Vegas Invitational against either Hawaii, Sam Houston State, Bethune-Cookman or Liberty. WVU then will fly to Las Vegas for two more games. Other home opponents include Kennesaw State on Dec. 5, Louisiana Monroe on Dec. 13 and Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 21. WVU will play in Charleston on Nov. 16 against James Madison an

  • Fired Weis still highest paid Notre Dame coach on payroll

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Charlie Weis remained the highest paid coach on Notre Dame's payroll despite being fired by the university following the 2009 season, earning nearly twice as much as Brian Kelly, the man who replaced him as football coach. The university paid Weis, who was fired as coach at Kansas last September, $2,054,744, according to figures included in Notre Dame's most recent IRS documents for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2014. That's the same amount Weis received the previous three years after receiving an initial payment of $6.6 million from Notre Dame after being fired. The university says in the documents the payments continue through December. Kelly was paid a base salary of $995,244 and his total p

  • North Carolina lawmakers honor Duke's NCAA title

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Another national championship, another visit to the North Carolina Legislature for Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils. The General Assembly celebrated Duke's latest NCAA title on Tuesday with the House and Senate unanimously passing a resolution to honor the Blue Devils for capturing their fifth championship. Athletic Director Kevin White, coach Mike Krzyzewski and his three assistant coaches were among those honored in person. Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State have combined for 10 national titles since 1982. The Blue Devils won their fifth title last month by beating Wisconsin 68-63 in Indianapolis. Sen. Dan Blue says "there's no doubt about who dominates college basketball.

  • Four Sooners, three Cowboys named to All-Big 12 baseball

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s Michael Freeman was named the Big 12’s Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday, a day before the Cowboys open the conference tournament at Tulsa’s ONEOK Field. Freeman was 5-2 with an 0.80 ERA in Big 12 play this season. TCU’s Cody Jones earned Player of the Year honors, Kansas’ Ben Krauth was named Newcomer of the Year, TCU’s Connor Wanhanen was named […]

  • QB Everett Golson to transfer to Florida State Seminoles

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson said Tuesday that he will transfer and play his final college season with the Florida State Seminoles. Oklahoma Sooners fans may remember Golson as the man who led Notre Dame to a 30-13 victory over OU in Norman on Oct. 28, 2012 .  "After much thought and careful consideration, I will utilize my fifth year of eligibility to join the Florida State University Seminoles," Golson said in a statement Tuesday. "To Coach Jimbo Fisher, the Florida State football team, staff, alumni and fans, thank you for allowing me to become part of the Seminoles family."

  • Incoming UNI basketball recruit charged with drunken driving

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — An incoming recruit for the Northern Iowa basketball team has been charged with operating under the influence. Ames police spokesman Jason Tuttle says Aarias Austin is also facing a possession of marijuana charge following an incident on May 1. According to a police report, a clerk at a convenience store called police about a customer who reportedly smelled like marijuana. Officers located Austin's vehicle and arrested him following a field sobriety test. Officers say they also found a small amount of marijuana in Austin's vehicle. Panthers coach Ben Jacobson tells the Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1EhFviG) that he won't take any action until the legal process is complete. Austin's

  • Calipari: 'Not interested' in vacant Pelicans coaching job

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says he's not interested in the New Orleans Pelicans' coaching job and is happy at Kentucky. The Pelicans fired Monty Williams a week ago and the team's NBA roster features former Kentucky star Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans, who played for Calipari at Memphis. Calipari said in a statement issued Tuesday by the school that, "Even though Anthony and Tyreke are in New Orleans, I have no interest in coaching the Pelicans or any other coaching position." A person close to the situation said last week that Calipari and Kentucky are negotiating a one-year contract extension through 2022 that would pay him $54 million over seven years.

  • Missouri officially adds Indianapolis guard K.J. Walton

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Missouri officially announced the signing of K.J. Walton, a 6-foot-3 guard from Brownsburg High School in Indianapolis, on Tuesday. Walton — who averaged 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals as a senior — becomes the sixth member of the Tigers’ 2015 recruiting class. “We are excited to add K.J. to our Mizzou basketball family,” Missouri coach Kim Anderson said. “He is an outstanding athlete who has the ability to score from multiple guard positions. In addition, he has the potential to be an elite wing defender.” Walton, a Rivals four-star recruit who is ranked No. 103 nationally, joins a backcourt that also added combo guard Martavian Payne from John A.

  • In It to Win It

    By Karolyn Bolay, Oklahoma State University | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    OSU grad gets a shot on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

  • Former player, assistant Densman-Roes hired as McMurry's women's hoops coach

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    ABILENE, Texas - McMurry athletic director Sam Ferguson didn't have to go far to find his new women's basketball coach. In fact, he didn't even have to leave town. Ferguson announced Brittany Densman-Roes as the War Hawks' new women's basketball coach on Monday, bringing the former McMurry player and assistant over from Wylie, where she had spent the past four years as a physical education teacher and assistant coach for the girls basketball and track programs. Densman-Roes has strong connections to McMurry, playing for the school's all-time winningest coach, Sam Nichols, from 2002-04, before spending four years on his coaching staff. While on the McMurry staff, she helped the team to a 94-22 record and three consecutive NCAA

  • WVU-Parkersburg adds services at Center for Early Learning

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University at Parkersburg is adding additional services for the Center for Early Learning. The university says the childcare facility will introduce a new class starting in the fall and two new services this summer. Starting this fall, the center will introduce a pre-k class. Classes are designed to prepare children for public pre-k or kindergarten through hands-on activities. The college's Center for Early Learning offers childcare to both WVU Parkersburg students and employees and to the general public for children aged 13 months to 5 years.

  • Texas hires WNBA great Tina Thompson as assistant coach

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Tina Thompson had no intention of becoming a college basketball coach when Karen Aston suggested that Thompson join her staff at the University of Texas. After she retired in 2013 following 17 seasons of playing in the WNBA, Thompson was content teaching girls about the game at the AAU level. But Aston’s presentation “resonated” with her, Thompson said, leading her to change her career path. On Monday, Thompson was introduced as UT’s new assistant coach, replacing Jalie Mitchell, who resigned last month to become the head women’s coach at North Texas. “I was working with young girls in Houston at the club level, not interviewing for any coaching jobs,” Thompson said. “(Aston) opened up the conversation a

  • Lakers will keenly follow the bouncing balls in NBA lottery Tuesday

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers will see if six months of angst and ruin was worth it shortly after hearing the sound of 14 ping-pong balls dropped into a plastic hopper Tuesday. The Day has arrived for the Lakers, the one they’ve been anticipating — or dreading? — since the end of their worst season ever. The NBA draft lottery in New York will reveal if they move up from their current No. 4 spot into prime top-three territory. Or they could fall two spots and cough up the top-five-protected pick they owe for the Steve Nash trade in 2012, in what would be a devastating turn for the Lakers after going 21-61 last season.

  • Illinois assistant hoops coach leaves amid player concerns

    Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — As the University of Illinois continues to deal with accusations that members of its Illinois football staff mistreated a player, the school said Monday it has also looked into concerns raised by parents of women's basketball players that preceded the departure of an assistant coach. Spokeswoman Robin Kaler said Monday that associate head coach Mike Divilbiss and the university "had agreed to part ways." The university looked into allegations in April made by three players' parents in letters to school officials and found no violations of laws, NCAA rules or university policies, Kaler said. Those allegations included unspecified concerns about one player's medical treatment.

  • Big 12 baseball: The best of Big 12 baseball

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Player of the Year Cody Jones, TCU The senior was the league’s top hitter during the regular season and was even better in conference games, with a .393 average and 1.022 OPS. Overall, Jones has a .364 average with a .961 OPS. Jones not only was an excellent leadoff hitter, but he also drove in plenty of runs this season with 27 RBIs. Jones was 25 of 30 on stolen bases. In last weekend’s season-ending series against OU, Jones was 5 for 13. Freshman of the Year Connor Wanhanen, TCU Last year, Wanhanen helped lead Flower Mound (Texas) to a state championship. This year, Wanhanen is in the middle of the Horned Frogs’ lineup. Wanhanen is hitting .364 with an .834 OPS, 30 RBIs and nine stolen bases.

  • The Oklahoman’s 2015 All-Big 12 Baseball Team

    Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    THE LINEUP Pos. Player, Class, School Avg. HR RBI C Anthony Hermelyn, Jr., OU .316 5 47 Led the Big 12 in RBIs, providing consistent production from the middle of the lineup 1B Eric Gutierrez, Jr., Texas Tech .314 3 42 Second in the Big 12 in RBIs and on-base percentage, even as teams tried to avoid him 2B Kolbey Carpenter, Jr., OU .363 8 37 His 82 hits tied for the Big 12 lead; led the league in total bases (124) 3B Taylor Munden, Sr., West Virginia .271 11 31 A shortstop by trade, his power and glove plays at third, too, allowing for a balanced team SS Donnie Walton, Jr., OSU .

  • Big 12 baseball: Michael Freeman's delivery adjustment changes everything

    By John Helsley | Updated: Mon, May 18, 2015

    Struggling to find traction in the game, and on the Oklahoma State pitching staff, as an unaccomplished college senior, Freeman emerged as the Cowboys ace and the Big 12’s most consistently reliable pitcher.