• 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

  • Top contenders? Miami, LA, Atlanta look to host Super Bowls

    Top contenders? Miami, LA, Atlanta look to host...

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NFL is expected to award three future Super Bowls — 2019, 2020 and 2021 — at the league's owners meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday. Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles are considered the leading candidates. Atlanta and Los Angeles are in the process of building new stadiums, while Miami is undergoing a $450 million renovation. New Orleans and Tampa are bidding to host the Super Bowl. A look at what the leading candidates are bringing to the table: __ MIAMI There are some obvious reasons why Miami has been a Super Bowl site favorite in the past, and the same reasons apply now: The weather, having two major airports within about a half-hour of the stadium and a proven histo

  • Duke-Michigan St, UNC-Indiana headline ACC/Big Ten Challenge

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke will play host to Michigan State and North Carolina will visit Indiana in the marquee matchups of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The leagues and ESPN announced the matchups for the three-day event that features 14 games from Nov. 28-30. The other matchups include Minnesota at Florida State, Wake Forest at Northwestern, Syracuse at Wisconsin, Pittsburgh at Maryland, Iowa at Notre Dame, Georgia Tech at Penn State, North Carolina State at Illinois, Purdue at Louisville, Ohio State at Virginia, Virginia Tech at Michigan, Rutgers at Miami and Nebraska at Clemson. Starting times haven't been announced. The Tar Heels beat the Hoosiers in an East Regional semifinal in March.

  • Mizzou basketball makes Michael Porter Jr.'s top five, KU among those left out

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Missouri fans still have a glimmer of hope in the Michael Porter Jr. sweepstakes. Porter cut his list of prospective schools to five Monday, announcing the trimmed-down list in an Instagram post. The Tigers made the top-five cut along presumed frontrunner Washington, Virginia, Indiana and Oklahoma. "Top 5 Top 5 Top 5" #Blessed A photo posted by Michael Porter Jr. (@m1chael_porter) on May 23, 2016 at 6:48pm PDT The Huskies are considered a runaway favorite to land Porter. Washington is coached by Porter’s godfather, Lorenzo Romar, who hired Porter’s dad and former Mizzou women’s basketball assistant coach, Michael Porter Sr., as an assistant earlier this month. The younger Porter — a

  • Former NBA player Kerry Kittles joins Princeton staff

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Former NBA player Kerry Kittles has joined Princeton's coaching staff. Coach Mitch Henderson announced the hiring Tuesday. Since finishing his nine-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2005, Kittles earned his MBA at his alma mater, Villanova, and later served on the President's Advisory Council as an ambassador for the university. Kittles graduated from Villanova in 1996 and remains its all-time leading scorer with 2,243 points. He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. Princeton will return all five starters from last season. Says Kittles: "I look forward to the challenges of being a college coach. I am excited about sharing my experiences as they relate to the goals and a

  • Kansas-Kentucky highlights SEC/Big 12 Challenge field

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky will host Kansas in the marquee matchup in the next SEC/Big 12 Challenge, a one-day event that features 10 games on Jan. 28 at various sites. The other SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchups announced Tuesday include Texas at Georgia, Baylor at Mississippi, Texas A&M at West Virginia, Florida at Oklahoma, Iowa State at Vanderbilt, Kansas State at Tennessee, Arkansas at Oklahoma State, Auburn at TCU and LSU at Texas Tech. Starting times haven't been announced. In this past season's SEC-Big 12 Challenge, Kansas beat Kentucky 90-84 in overtime at Lawrence, Kansas. This marks the SEC-Big 12 Challenge's fourth season. The Big 12 owns a 20-10 record in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge and has won the e

  • Oklahoma State to host Arkansas in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State will host Arkansas as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge that features 10 games between various universities in the two conferences. All 10 games will be played Jan. 28 with game times and broadcast schedules to be announced in August. OSU and Arkansas have played 50 times in the past, but this will be the first meeting since 2003 when Oklahoma State won 73-58 in Fayetteville. Forty-six of the 50 games were played prior to the 1972-73 season. The Cowboys lead the overall series 36-14.

  • Edwards withdraws from NBA draft, will play again for Purdue

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue junior forward Vincent Edwards has decided not to pursue the NBA for now. The school said Tuesday that Edwards has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Boilermakers for the 2016-2017 season. Edwards is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound player from Middletown, Ohio. He says he talked with his family and Purdue coach Matt Painter after going through the NBA evaluation process and "decided it is best for me to return for my junior year." Edwards says playing in the NBA is still his dream but he wants "to make next year a special one." Edwards led Purdue in assists and 3-pointers made last season. He averaged 19 points per game during the NCAA Tournament.

  • BRIEF: Texas Tech basketball player announces plan to transfer

    Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

    Red Raiders’ Jackson to transfer Texas Tech basketball player Jordan Jackson, who played in 23 games last season as a backup, announced Monday he’s leaving the program. Jackson is a 6-foot-3 guard and a son of former Tech basketball great Sheryl Swoopes and former Brownfield athlete Eric Jackson. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Jackson thanked the staff of former Tech coach Tubby Smith “for giving me an opportunity to grow not only athletically but personally and academically.” He also thanked former Tech Chancellor Kent Hance.

  • Big 12 baseball: OU's Sheldon Neuse is The Oklahoman's Big 12 Player of the Year

    Big 12 baseball: OU\'s Sheldon Neuse is The...

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Neuse’s return figures to go along way toward determining if the Sooners have a chance to win the Big 12 Tournament — something they must to do continue their season past this weekend.

  • Oklahoma State raises more than $20,000 for Coaches vs. Cancer at Cowboy Classic golf tournament celebrity auction

    Oklahoma State raises more than $20,000 for...

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Dozens of prominent Oklahoma State celebrities stood before a crowd of orange-clad golfers Monday outside the Stillwater Country Club where local auctioneer Greg Pickens took the microphone for a noble cause: auctioning off the chance to play 18 holes alongside a fan favorite while spreading cancer awareness. At the conclusion of Pickens' quick sell down, OSU's Coaches vs. Cancer foundation raised $20,880 to fund research, patient services, and education through the American Cancer Society. Golfers bid for draft picks to select a celebrity to join their foursome on the course. Here's how the top five were picked and at what price. 1. Men's basketball coach Brad Underwood: $2,100 2. Football coach Mike Gundy: $2,300

  • Q&A with Tim L. Brassfield

    Q&A with Tim L. Brassfield

    BY PAULA BURKES | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Amateur sports events bring in $35 million to Oklahoma's economy, according to the Oklahoma City All Sports Association.

  • Big 12 baseball: Half of TCU's Baker still plenty

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    TCU's Luken Baker reluctantly ditched a significant part of his season on a Friday night in Stillwater. The other part, the part where Baker does damage with his bat, remains relevant. The big Horned Frog keeps impacting TCU wins, even after leaving his role as staff ace, an exit from the rotation spurred by a painful pitch against Oklahoma State on April 22. Baker, who was 3-1 with a 1.70 earned run average at the time, hasn't pitched since and won't again this season. Yet as the Frogs' designated hitter and The Oklahoman's Big 12 Freshman of the Year, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound Baker remains a force, batting .340 with four home runs and 43 runs batted in out of the cleanup spot for the nation's No. 11 team.

  • Big 12 baseball: OSU pitcher Thomas Hatch bounces back in a big way

    Big 12 baseball: OSU pitcher Thomas Hatch...

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    STILLWATER – Thomas Hatch bounced off the mound back on Feb. 20, feeling frisky for the first time in nearly two years. The Cowboys ace retired Stephen F. Austin in order, all on groundouts – which would become a story to his season – calming fears following 15 months of rehab and recovery from an elbow issue. “Obviously, there's some nerves facing live hitters in a game for the first time in almost two years,” Hatch said. “It was nice to get out there my first inning, throw up a zero. “And they just kept on coming.” Indeed they did, with Hatch seizing the Friday night role for Oklahoma State and guiding the Cowboys to a second-place finish in the Big 12. The right-hander from Jenks led the Big 12

  • Big 12 baseball: Tadlock quietly building a force at Texas Tech

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    The Oklahoman’s Big 12 Coach of the Year, Tadlock has quickly reestablished the Red Raiders as a national contender, already directing one Tech team to the College World Series in his second season and putting this year’s team in play as the Big 12 champion and the nation’s No. 5-ranked squad.

  • Big 12 baseball: The Oklahoman's 2016 All-Big 12 team

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Here is a look at The Oklahoman's All-Big 12 baseball team: THE LINEUP Pos. Player, Class, School — Avg. — HR — RBI  C Michael Tinsley, Jr., Kansas — .377 — 2 — 42 A Johnny Bench Award semifinalist, Tinsley led the Big 12 in batting. 1B Eric Gutierrez, Sr., Texas Tech — .347 — 12 — 51 A consistent thumper in the Red Raiders lineup, led the league in RBIs and runs. 2B J.R. Davis, Jr., OSU — .347 — 1 — 26 Transfer earned his way into the lineup and became a reliable leadoff man for the Cowboys. 3B Elliott Barzilli, Jr., TCU — .372 — 7 — 39 Hit with pop and provided some speed, with three triples and 10 stolen

  • Big 12 baseball tournament back in OKC

    Big 12 baseball tournament back in OKC

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    This is the 20th year for OKC to host the championship game. What keeps the Big 12 coming back to OKC?

  • OU softball: Sooners blank Ole Miss, win regional title

    OU softball: Sooners blank Ole Miss, win...

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Oklahoma will play Louisiana-Lafayette in Super Regional.

  • OU softball notebook: Sooners to face Louisiana-Lafayette in Super Regionals

    OU softball notebook: Sooners to face...

    By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright | Updated: Sun, May 22, 2016

    The Sooners are in the Super Regionals for the seventh consecutive season, the second-longest streak in the nation behind Alabama, which advanced to its 12th consecutive Super Regional on Sunday.

  • OSU softball: Georgia eliminates Cowgirls in NCAA Regional

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    OSU finishes 32-26 under first-year coach Kenny Gajewski.

  • NCAA Tennis: Oklahoma State women advance to Final Four

    By Mark Cooper Tulsa World | Published: Sun, May 22, 2016

    Tulsa — As her eyes reddened and her skin became flush, Katarina Stresnakova's painted-white fingernails covered her face before the tears started to flow. If there was ever an illustration of the phrase “overcome with emotion,” it was this. It was Stresnakova, 18 years old, more than 5,000 miles from her Nova Dedinka, Slovakia hometown, mere minutes after she clinched the deciding point to send Oklahoma State to its first Final Four. Stresnakova sat at a table under a tent next to Tulsa's Case Tennis Center, and she could not help but let her mind run through the tumultuous first year she has had in Stillwater.