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Bohls: Current scoreboard is Iceberg 1, College Basketball 0

The Division I college basketball program desperately needed the out-of-state recruit to fill a big gap on the roster, and the head coach dispatched his top assistant to scope out their chances. Sitting in his office soon thereafter, the head coach received a call from the eager assistant on the road with the message that the big-time player was willing to come. With just one...


Hendrickson falls in 6A regional final as area teams miss out on state

Hendrickson falls in 6A regional final as area teams miss out on state

Hendrickson’s hopes of continuing its historic girls basketball season came to an end Saturday against a gritty Garland Sachse team in the Class 6A, Region II final. Facing an 11-point deficit with 1 minute, 32 seconds to play at Davis Field House, Hendrickson made it interesting before falling 67-63. The defeat left the Hawks (32-7) just short of a berth in the UIL state tournament, which will...
Texas 65, Oklahoma State 64: Kerwin Roach’s last-second layup keeps NCAA hopes alive

Texas 65, Oklahoma State 64: Kerwin Roach’s last-second layup keeps NCAA hopes alive

Icy conditions kept the Longhorns’ team plane grounded in Manhattan, Kan., late Wednesday. The team shuffled off to the Four Points Sheraton for another night after the disastrous 10-point loss to Kansas State. The pizza arrived about 1:30 a.m. Dylan Osetkowski had only one thought. “Damn,” he said. “That was tough, especially after that game, having to stay...
Shaka Smart: Texas guard Eric Davis advised to seek legal counsel over Yahoo report

Shaka Smart: Texas guard Eric Davis advised to seek legal counsel over Yahoo report

Texas coach Shaka Smart said Eric Davis Jr. has been advised to seek legal counsel before speaking with UT compliance officials about the allegations described in Friday’s Yahoo Sports report. The Yahoo report published Friday claimed that Davis received $1,500 from Christian Dawkins, an associate for sports agent Andy Miller of ASM Sports. Davis, a junior from...
Red Sox's Cora is the very model of a modern baseball

Red Sox's Cora is the very model of a modern baseball

After reaching the playoffs last October, a glamour team in the American League East replaced the manager who won the club’s last championship. The choice was someone who had never managed in the majors, but had played for the team in the World Series. He was in his 40s, with a college education. He had recent experience as an ESPN analyst, and a brother who also played in the majors. All of...

Fishing trip to Mexico runs afoul of airport checks

I was scheduled to fish for bass in Mexico two weeks ago. Didn’t happen. I got to the airport Monday morning, and I had my fishing clothes. I had my fishing hat. I had my fishing cameras. I had my fishing passport, too, but that’s what screwed me up. That day started at 3 a.m., when I woke up and climbed out of bed for a quick shower and loaded all my gear into the pickup. I had packed...
Leggett: Encountering exotic animals close to home a surprise

Leggett: Encountering exotic animals close to home a surprise

Most folks who live in the Hill Country are mildly familiar with the exotic animals that roam the area: hogs, axis and fallow deer, black bucks and various sheep. They are many and varied, depending on where you go and the kind of terrain in which you’re walking or riding or hiking or cycling. If you haven’t seen any, just take a drive out U.S. 290 between Johnson City and Stonewall. A...

Letters to the Sports Editor

The UIL got it all wrong with Ann Richards Kudos and applause for Leal Anderson (athletic director for the Austin school district, which includes the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders) for his gracious public reaction to the UIL’s questionable decision to have his school of 414 young women compete against schools such as Lake Travis, Bowie and Westlake with double or triple the populations...

Texas Stars power their way to win over Admirals

The Texas Stars scored on two power plays on their way to defeating the Milwaukee Admirals 3-1 on Friday night at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Gavin Bayreuther, Denis Gurianov and Brian Flynn scored as the Stars (28-19-5-2) outshot Milwaukee 37-27. Justin Dowling assisted on two goals while goaltender Mike McKenna made 36 saves in the win. After a scoreless first frame, Bayreuther scored on assists...

Austin Spurs bounce back to beat Oklahoma City

The Austin Spurs bounced back from Wednesday’s loss by defeating the Oklahoma City Blue 100-91 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City on Friday night. Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points to lead the Spurs (25-15) to the win. He was a rebound shy of a double-double. Derrick White was also close to recording a double-double as he scored 21 points to go with nine rebounds. Livio Jean-Charles...

Pulido, Glenn among Austin-area wrestlers to reach state semifinals

His upper lip was swollen and his chin was bloody, but Randall Pulido still emerged victorious. On the opening day of the UIL wrestling championships, Pulido, a senior at Westlake, defeated Irving’s Guillermo Lopez 13-5 in a Class 6A boys 220-pound match to advance to the semifinals of his weight class. With the victory, Pulido improved his spotless record to 48-0 this season. A year ago, Pulido...

Texas State notebook: Women’s track team repeats Sun Belt indoor title

The Texas State women’s track and field program won the Sun Belt indoor championship for the second straight year. The men’s team finished third. Sophomore Tramesha Hardy was the women’s top scorer after winning four gold medals — in the 60 (7.50 seconds), the 200 (23.68) and the 400 and as part of the 1,600 relay team. It was the second straight year that she won four golds...
Austin Parks Board now wants Guerrero off shrinking stadium list

Austin Parks Board now wants Guerrero off shrinking stadium list

The Austin Parks and Recreation Board wants to boot Roy G. Guerrero Metropolitan Park from the rapidly dwindling list of city-owned properties that city staff presented two months ago as potential Major League Soccer stadium sites. A board recommendation posted Friday will be discussed and perhaps voted on at a meeting Tuesday night. It was the parks and recreation department that helped put together...
Austin’s got a crush on the Winter Olympics, and here’s why

Austin’s got a crush on the Winter Olympics, and here’s why

With the curtain closing this weekend on the Pyeongchang Games, one of the most unexpected TV love affairs will pack up its skates and skis for the next four years: Austin and the Winter Olympics. Austin has been one of the top 10 U.S. television audiences for the Winter Games. The list of powerhouse TV markets for these Olympics have all the other usual suspects — winter sports cities such...
Cavaliers’ baseball standout Baty takes a swing at being one-sport star

Cavaliers’ baseball standout Baty takes a swing at being one-sport star

Making tough decisions has become a habit for Brett Baty, a Lake Travis junior who’s one of the area’s best high school baseball players. First, Baty — a 6-foot-3, 195-pound third baseman and pitcher — had to decide as a freshman whether to give up football and the chance to keep throwing passes to Garrett Wilson, his classmate who’s now a four-star recruit. Then he had...
Prep baseball: Our early season honor roll of top teams, top players

Prep baseball: Our early season honor roll of top teams, top players

TOP 10 TEAMS (Teams listed with 2017 records, 2018 notes) 1. Lake Travis (25-7) Class 6A regional quarterfinalists a year ago, the Cavaliers boast the most potent lineup in Central Texas, thanks to such returners as IF Brett Baty, OF Dylan Weiss and the versatile Austin Plante. 2. Wimberley (27-7) The Texans, Class 4A regional quarterfinalists in 2017, welcome back seven first-team all-district honorees...
Texas, Oklahoma State meet with similar records, similar NCAA Tournament goals

Texas, Oklahoma State meet with similar records, similar NCAA Tournament goals

From an NCAA Tournament perspective, Saturday feels like a make-or-break moment for both Texas and Oklahoma State. The Longhorns and Cowboys have matching 16-12 overall records and a 6-9 mark in Big 12 play. Neither team will guarantee themselves a spot with a win, and neither is totally eliminated with a loss. But perception is everything these days. The NCAA...
Texas guard Eric Davis will be sidelined while school officials investigate Yahoo report

Texas guard Eric Davis will be sidelined while school officials investigate Yahoo report

Two Texas men’s basketball athletes were named in an expansive Yahoo! Sports report published early Friday that sheds light on a federal investigation into college basketball. Junior guard Eric Davis Jr. was named as someone who allegedly received $1,500 from Christian Dawkins, who was working for prominent NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency, ASM Sports. Other...
Holy career goals, Brett Ringgold! Texas swimmer balances sports, academics and astronaut dreams

Holy career goals, Brett Ringgold! Texas swimmer balances sports, academics and astronaut dreams

Brett Ringgold is full of fun facts to offer folks a playful glimpse of who he is. The Texas All-American swimmer loves all things Batman. He’ll pull out his phone case to prove his point. It’s a miniature Batmobile, which even projects the Bat-Signal as a pen light. And while today’s kids probably only know sullen Christian Bale as Batman, Ringgold embraces...
Texas women look forward to comforts of home as the NCAA Tournament nears

Texas women look forward to comforts of home as the NCAA Tournament nears

It appears one of the Texas women’s basketball team’s preseason goals — playing at home when the NCAA Tournament begins next month — has been accomplished. The sixth-ranked Longhorns, who have two regular-season games left and then the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City, appear to be a lock to play host to the first two rounds of the NCAAs from March...
Stuck between Columbus and Austin, has Precourt dropped the ball?

Stuck between Columbus and Austin, has Precourt dropped the ball?

The Major League Soccer franchise that at times seems to have one foot in Columbus, Ohio, and the other in Austin might be kicking away a prime opportunity with both feet. Anthony Precourt needs to get his stuff together. Now. And so should the city of Austin. The owner of the Columbus Crew has dilly-dallied for months, courting Austin as a potential new site for his MLS team but also seeking not...
Black History Month at Texas: Remembering three Longhorns sports pioneers

Black History Month at Texas: Remembering three Longhorns sports pioneers

On Jan. 4, 2006, on a fourth-and-5 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Vince Young ran into the end zone and Longhorns lore. Young’s touchdown that won the national championship is perhaps the most famous play in the history of UT sports. It also was just one of many athletic achievements attributed to a black athlete at Texas. The jerseys of Kevin Durant and T.J. Ford have ascended...
Five 2019 prospects trending toward committing with the Longhorns

Five 2019 prospects trending toward committing with the Longhorns

Texas designed the 2019 recruiting class to move slow. The Longhorns don’t want to win early in the cycle. Tom Herman and his staff want to win by national signing day. The fewer de-commits and drama around the class the better, at least for Herman. Converse Judson defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal is the No. 3-ranked player on the Fabulous 55. (Mike Craven) Four-star...
The importance of getting up

The importance of getting up

For about a quarter of a century, you couldn’t watch Olympic figure skating without seeing Scott Hamilton. There he was in the broadcast booth, his happy face and giddy voice connected to so many memorable moments. When a skater hit a big jump or won a gold medal, your TV would just about shake because of his excitement. But not this time. Not with the rise of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir,...
Mark Cuban admits tanking, when is NBA going to fix its bogus regular season?

Mark Cuban admits tanking, when is NBA going to fix its bogus regular season?

Instead of fining Mark Cuban $600,000 on Wednesday for publicly admitting his team should purposely lose games, Commissioner Adam Silver should fix the fraudulent scam known as the National Bogus-ball Association’s regular season.   Somebody asked me the other day how it’s possible that the NFL’s Pro Bowl — as meaningless and ridiculed as it is — could possibly...
How to manage stress Like an Olympic biathlete

How to manage stress Like an Olympic biathlete

Race across the snow on skis as fast as you can. Now stop and shoot a target the size of an Oreo about 54 yards away. If you miss, you’ll ski penalty laps before you are allowed to race to the next set of targets. Most of us will never try the biathlon, a uniquely stressful sport that demands both physical intensity and emotional calm. But that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from it...
How many U.S. soccer employees made more than USWNT coach? A lot.

How many U.S. soccer employees made more than USWNT coach? A lot.

The U.S. Soccer Federation this week posted its most recent tax form and, although context is important in understanding the numbers, the optics are not great. In fiscal year 2017 (April 2016-March 2017), several federation employees earned more money than Jill Ellis, head coach of the world champion women's national team. Furthermore, she was among only two women in the list of top earners at the...
Desperately seeking skiers for a budding Olympic sport

Desperately seeking skiers for a budding Olympic sport

Women box at the Olympics. They pole-vault and snowboard and play rugby. But one sport in which women do not participate is the little-known winter event known as Nordic combined. The International Olympic Committee, which has for years made equality of participation by gender a goal, wants to change that. So a dictate to FIS, the global skiing federation, and national teams went out: Get those women&rsquo...
Go Kazakhstan! Go Japan! It doesn’t matter to flag-waving skating fans.

Go Kazakhstan! Go Japan! It doesn’t matter to flag-waving skating fans.

Miho Mori, an avid figure skating fan from Japan, ardently waved a Japanese flag as her countrywoman Satoko Miyahara skated to fourth place in the women’s short program Wednesday. But after Miyahara finished, Mori, 40, quickly folded the Japanese flag and pulled out another: a Canadian one that she unfurled for Kaetlyn Osmond, a Canadian skater who placed third in the short program. And so it...
How the Redskins could handle the offensive line position in free agency

How the Redskins could handle the offensive line position in free agency

The Redskins' offensive line was meant to be a position of strength going into last season. However, they suffered a nearly insurmountable number of injuries that caused them to spend most of the season playing with backups in the trenches. If everyone returns healthy, the Redskins should feel comfortable about four of their five spots, with left guard the only position really needing to be addressed...
With his Twins contract expiring, what’s next for Joe Mauer?

With his Twins contract expiring, what’s next for Joe Mauer?

The first clue about Joe Mauer’s baseball future comes when he talks not about his contract or career, but his 4-year-old twin daughters. Emily and Maren are in Florida this spring, Mauer said, because “they’ll be in kindergarten next year, so they can’t come down here.”  That’s as opposed to their father, presumably. Maybe that’s a hint, maybe a guess...
‘Fear No Evil’: Inside story behind the most impressive tattoo on the Rangers

‘Fear No Evil’: Inside story behind the most impressive tattoo on the Rangers

When he was a child and needed to, Delino DeShields was always able to, at least figuratively, lie in green pastures, to borrow a biblical phrase.  Now, he does so permanently.   When he first started playing travel baseball, maybe at eight years old, DeShields’ mother, Michelle, presented him with a pillow. She hand-lettered the verses of Psalm 23 on it, so that he would always...
Familiar assistant Fenner promoted to head football coach at LBJ

Familiar assistant Fenner promoted to head football coach at LBJ

LBJ didn’t have to look far to find its next varsity football coach. As expected, Jahmal Fenner was hired Wednesday to replace Andrew Jackson, who died Dec. 12 after battling esophageal cancer. Fenner spent much of this past season helping to lead the Jaguars while Jackson underwent treatment. The Jaguars’ offensive coordinator when the team kicked off the season, Fenner became interim...
In coach’s inaugural season, Cedar Park girls team achieves firsts

In coach’s inaugural season, Cedar Park girls team achieves firsts

Donny Ott didn’t realize how close his players had become until he discovered 16 girls lying on two hotel beds after an early season tournament game in Burleson. The Cedar Park girls basketball team and Ott’s 4-year-old daughter, Sienna, were relaxing and eating pizza while watching a movie. Eight girls on one bed, eight on the other. “At that point I knew we had cleared the first...
Set apart by one loss, area wrestlers share goal of state championship

Set apart by one loss, area wrestlers share goal of state championship

If not for faulty headgear, Jeremiah Glenn figures he and Randall Pulido would share a significant common bond: an unbeaten record in their final season of high school wrestling. The two already differ in a variety of ways. The 5-foot-10 Glenn weighs 285 pounds. The 6-2 Pulido weighs 220. Glenn attends Connally, a Class 5A school; Pulido goes to Westlake, part of Class 6A. Then there’s the matter...
She’s never met Billy Gillispie, but is giving him her kidney anyway

She’s never met Billy Gillispie, but is giving him her kidney anyway

Ericka Downey was sitting on the closet floor of her home near Tulsa, Oklahoma in December when she felt a tug. The pull came from an interesting place: A 58-year old Texas man she had never met. More specifically, his kidney. Taking a break from cleaning her closet, Downey had seen on social media that former Kentucky, Texas A&M and Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie was in desperate need...
These local qualifiers are headed to the UIL wrestling championships

These local qualifiers are headed to the UIL wrestling championships

UIL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday-Saturday, Berry Center in Cypress Schedule Friday — 9 a.m., Class 6A and Class 5A boys opening-round matches; 11:30 a.m., Class 6A and Class 5A girls opening-round matches; 1:30 p.m., Class 6A and Class 5A boys quarterfinals; 4 p.m., Class 6A and Class 5A girls quarterfinals. Saturday — 8:30 a.m., Class 6A and Class 5A boys semifinals...
Faces Off the Field: Nicole Vasicek, senior pitcher, Hutto

Faces Off the Field: Nicole Vasicek, senior pitcher, Hutto

What makes softball fun for you? I enjoy pitching. I like the one-on-one with each batter and find the mind games that come with it thrilling. What do you remember about the first time you played organized softball? I actually first started out playing on a co-ed baseball T-ball team when I was 7 in the Hutto youth league. I remember that it was this team that inspired me to move over to play more...
Board of Regents set to approve contracts for Del Conte, two football coaches

Board of Regents set to approve contracts for Del Conte, two football coaches

Next week, Chris Del Conte, Todd Orlando and Herb Hand will officially receive new contracts. The salaries for Texas’ athletics director and two of the football program’s assistant coaches are set to be approved by the UT System Board of Regents. The regents will meet next week and the approval of contracts for Del Conte, Orlando and Hand are among the items on...
How do daredevils’ parents relax? ‘Tranquilizers!’

How do daredevils’ parents relax? ‘Tranquilizers!’

You know what grabs your attention at big air snowboarding at the Olympics? When the announcer introduces the first rider like so: “Cheryl Maas! Coming back from a broken neck!” The announcer went on to say that Maas, who is 33 and from the Netherlands, had been struggling with bruised heels before coming to Pyeongchang, but to be honest, all I could hear was “broken neck.&rdquo...
Garlic Girls take over the Olympics — and their hometown is loving it

Garlic Girls take over the Olympics — and their hometown is loving it

They arrived from all corners of Uiseong County. They brought homemade signs, waved flags and screamed for every shot. They came to celebrate four young women from this farming community who have emerged as the most unexpected (and most gloriously bespectacled) stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics. On Tuesday afternoon, townspeople gathered inside the gymnasium here at Uiseong Girls High School to root...
Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, seeds

The 2018 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament starts Wednesday, February 28. Find the bracket, schedule and seeds below as they get finalized. All 14 teams qualify for the conference tournament. The championship is set for Sunday, March 4. All games are in Indianapolis. Some mobile users click here. Wednesday, February 28 No. 12 vs. No. 13, 1:30 p.m. ET on BTN2Go No...
Purdue-Minnesota basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online

Purdue-Minnesota basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online

Purdue basketball plays Minnesota on Sunday, February 25. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are ranked No. 9 in the country in the latest AP Top 25 poll and the Golden Gophers are unranked. Find game time, watch online, radio and streaming information for the game below. The Boilermakers had a great start to the season, going 23-2 over their first 25 games. Following that...
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat pay tribute to Florida school shooting victims, survivors

Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat pay tribute to Florida school shooting victims, survivors

The Miami Heat held a touching pregame tribute Saturday for the those affected by the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Members of the Heat and Memphis Grizzlies gathered at midcourt to hold a large Stoneman Douglas banner while Dwyane Wade addressed the crowd. “Tonight, we honor the 17 lives that were tragically lost in Parkland,&rdquo...
Kentucky-Missouri analysis: ‘Right before your eyes,’ Cats are turning into an NCAA Tournament threat

Kentucky-Missouri analysis: ‘Right before your eyes,’ Cats are turning into an NCAA Tournament threat

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Obviously something changed. Kentucky went straight from a four-game losing streak that made us question whether these Wildcats would even make the NCAA Tournament into a three-game winning streak so impressive it has visions of Final Fours dancing again. Kentucky stomped on the gas in the final five minutes against Alabama a week ago, then ran away...
NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/25/2018)

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/25/2018)

NFL mock drafts 2018 are updated with predictions. You can find out projections, players and the first-round draft order below. Much of the narrative around the draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from ESPN and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks filling up the top 10 this year. Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts, including Land of 10’s own projection. Cleveland...
Wisconsin-Michigan State basketball: Time, how to watch Sunday game (02/25/2018)

Wisconsin-Michigan State basketball: Time, how to watch Sunday game (02/25/2018)

Wisconsin basketball plays Michigan State in the regular-season finale on Sunday, Feb. 25. The game starts at noon CT. Wisconsin defeated Northwestern on Thursday to improve to 14-16 this season, including 7-10 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin and Michigan State play at noon CT on Sunday, Feb. 25. Time: Noon CT Date: Sunday, Feb. 25 Location: Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin and Michigan...
Nebraska-Penn State basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (February 25, 2018)

Nebraska-Penn State basketball: Time, TV channel, watch online (February 25, 2018)

Nebraska (21-9, 12-5 Big Ten) and Penn State (19-11, 9-8 Big Ten) meet Sunday for the 17th time in series history. The Nittany Lions currently hold a 9-7 advantage over the Huskers in the all-time series. However, Nebraska is only trailing 6-7 against Penn State since joining the Big Ten. Prior to joining the Big Ten, Nebraska only faced the Nittany Lions three times. That...
Iowa-Northwestern basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (February 25, 2018)

Iowa-Northwestern basketball: Time, TV channel, how to watch online (February 25, 2018)

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa and Northwestern men’s basketball teams finish disappointing regular seasons against one another at 6:30 p.m. CT Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Iowa (12-18, 3-14 Big Ten) needs a win to stay out of last place in the Big Ten standings. A year after earning its first NCAA Tournament berth, Northwestern (15-15, 6-11) likewise...
Arkansas baseball vs. San Diego: Preview, TV, how to watch (February 25, 2018)

Arkansas baseball vs. San Diego: Preview, TV, how to watch (February 25, 2018)

The Arkansas baseball team closes out its four-game trip to southern California with a matinee against the University of San Diego on Sunday, February 25. Arkansas is 2-1 on the trip. The Diamond Hogs beat Arizona on Wednesday and San Diego State on Saturday. The latter game was the second as part of the Tony Gwynn Classic. Cal Poly won Friday’s game in the festival 4-3...
Oregon earns massive NCAA Tournament resume builder, upsets Arizona

Oregon earns massive NCAA Tournament resume builder, upsets Arizona

The Oregon Ducks still have life on the NCAA Tournament bubble following their 98-93 overtime upset of No. 14 Arizona. Playing on Senior Night against a program with multiple scandals swirling, Oregon survived a double-double from Deandre Ayton — 28 points and 18 rebounds — en route to the win. Elijah Brown was brilliant with 30 points, a game high. Oregon is now 19-10 overall...
Arkansas bats around in ninth inning, breaks tie, beats San Diego State

Arkansas bats around in ninth inning, breaks tie, beats San Diego State

The Arkansas baseball team is so loaded, it batted around in the ninth inning without even recording a single hit. That takes talent. Or a mistake-filled opponent. The Diamond Hogs scored three runs in the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie and dispatch San Diego State, 5-2, on Saturday night. Arkansas’ ninth was just plain odd: four walks, one hit-by-pitch, one reached-on-error, one...
Kentucky basketball: Hamidou Diallo gets hug from John Calipari, ovation from teammates

Kentucky basketball: Hamidou Diallo gets hug from John Calipari, ovation from teammates

LEXINGTON, Ky. — John Calipari gave Hamidou Diallo a hug in front of the team after Kentucky’s 87-66 win against Missouri on Saturday night. Kevin Knox scored 21 points, Jarred Vanderbilt snatched 15 rebounds, but it was Diallo who was deserving of the embrace. “You know, it’s been hard,” Calipari said about his starting shooting...
Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Wildcats’ win against Missouri

Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Wildcats’ win against Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky basketball extended its win streak to three Saturday night at Rupp Arena with an 87-66 win against Missouri. Here’s everything Kentucky coach John Calipari said after the win. Q. With the stress of what was going on this week with Kevin Knox? JOHN CALIPARI: You know, I don’t think —...
Bill Walton: Arizona scandal is a ‘complete failure of the human spirit and soul’

Bill Walton: Arizona scandal is a ‘complete failure of the human spirit and soul’

Prior to tipoff of Arizona’s game at Oregon, Bill Walton gave his thoughts on the latest developments regarding Sean Miller and Deandre Ayton with regards to the FBI probe. Miller, the head coach for Arizona, didn’t coach the game after being implicated in a report from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. In the report, Miller allegedly discussed a $100k payment for...
LSU baseball survives ejection, comes back from huge deficit to beat Texas 10-5

LSU baseball survives ejection, comes back from huge deficit to beat Texas 10-5

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a game filled with rocketed home runs, more defensive miscues than you can count, an ejection and a game-swinging comeback, the LSU baseball team found a way to win. LSU defeated Texas 10-5  on Saturday night, clinching a series victory over the Longhorns and improving to 4-2 on the season. The Tigers came back from a 5-0 deficit...
Missouri updates Michael Porter Jr.’s status after not playing vs Kentucky

Missouri updates Michael Porter Jr.’s status after not playing vs Kentucky

Missouri fans were hoping to see a taste of 5-star phenom Michael Porter Jr. on Saturday night against Kentucky, but it never happened. The No. 1 overall player for the class of 2017 hasn’t played since the season opener, but was cleared to practice this week after battling back from injury. However, he’s not quite in game shape yet. Mizzou coach Cuonzo Martin...
Oklahoma basketball: Sooners pull out of tailspin, return to form by beating Kansas State

Oklahoma basketball: Sooners pull out of tailspin, return to form by beating Kansas State

NORMAN, Okla. — There was something different in the air at Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday. The energy Oklahoma lacked for the better part of a month reappeared. It was the kind of verve that arrives when preparation and desperation mix. “I felt like our season was on the line,” Oklahoma guard Christian James said. The Sooners played like a team no longer willing to...
Instant analysis: No. 12 Auburn basketball falls short of SEC-clinching comeback win vs. Florida

Instant analysis: No. 12 Auburn basketball falls short of SEC-clinching comeback win vs. Florida

Auburn basketball tried to pull off a prototypical win Saturday night at Florida. The Tigers turned the ball over a lot early and struggled with their 3-point defense, but they rallied after halftime. The comeback attempt fell short, though, as Auburn led just briefly in a wild 72-66 loss at Florida. The win could’ve clinched at least a share of the SEC regular-season...
Kentucky basketball: Undaunted by Yahoo! report, Kevin Knox leads Cats vs. Missouri

Kentucky basketball: Undaunted by Yahoo! report, Kevin Knox leads Cats vs. Missouri

LEXINGTON, Ky. — If the Yahoo! Sports report and subsequent university review of his alleged contact with an unscrupulous agent were weighing heavy on Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox’s mind Saturday night, he hid it well. Knox scored a team-high 21 points in just 23 minutes against Missouri and led the Wildcats to their third consecutive impressive victory, 88-66...
Report: Tennessee to be without freshman All-American Trey Smith for spring practice

Report: Tennessee to be without freshman All-American Trey Smith for spring practice

As Tennessee goes through its first spring practice under new coach Jeremy Pruitt, it will reportedly do so without a major player on offense: lineman Trey Smith. According to Volquest.com, Smith is dealing with a health issue and will be sidelined during the spring. The report by Austin Price and Brent Hubbs cites sources saying he is expected to be back in time for...
Ed Warinner reveals in Twitter bio that he is Michigan’s new OL coach

Ed Warinner reveals in Twitter bio that he is Michigan’s new OL coach

On Friday, reports were coming out that Ed Warinner was expected to become Michigan football’s offensive line coach. One day later, his Twitter bio reads, “Offensive Line Coach, University of Michigan.” If that is indeed the case, then Warinner has broken news that the reports from Friday were true. Also on Friday, former Wolverines offensive coordinator...
Report: Arizona Board of Regents releases statement on Sean Miller

Report: Arizona Board of Regents releases statement on Sean Miller

The Arizona Board of Regents met today to discuss the future of Sean Miller. ESPN’s Mark Schlabach posted the board’s statement on Twitter: Arizona previously announced that Miller wouldn’t coach against Oregon tonight after being implicated in the FBI probe. According to a report by Schlabach, Miller discussed a $100k payment for Deandre Ayton’s commitment. The...
LOOK: LSU outfielder Beau Jordan flips off Texas pitcher, gets ejected

LOOK: LSU outfielder Beau Jordan flips off Texas pitcher, gets ejected

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU senior outfielder Beau Jordan is probably going to be hearing from the SEC league office pretty soon. In the middle of a huge rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, Jordan singled up the middle on a hit-and-run off Texas starter Chase Shugart. On his way to first, Jordan gestured to flip off Shugart, resulting in his immediate ejection. Jordan’s single...
Bruce Weber thinks Trae Young isn’t the Big 12 Player of the Year

Bruce Weber thinks Trae Young isn’t the Big 12 Player of the Year

When asked if Trae Young is the Big 12 Player of the Year, Kansas State head coach Bruce Weber didn’t exactly answer in the affirmative. According to Cody Stavenhagen of the Tulsa World, Weber thinks that the player of the year award should go to the conference’s champion. The Sooners completed an 86-77 victory over Weber’s Wildcats. Young scored 27 points...
The 3-pointer: Alabama basketball ‘Not there yet’ after 76-73 loss to Arkansas

The 3-pointer: Alabama basketball ‘Not there yet’ after 76-73 loss to Arkansas

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Although the University of Alabama made 11 3-pointers, its postseason resume took another hit with Arkansas wrestling away a 76-73 victory at Coleman Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. It was the third straight loss for the Crimson Tide (17-12, 8-8 SEC), which has gone from hoping to secure a top-four seeding in the upcoming SEC Tournament in St. Louis...
Jevon Carter smashes national records in Mountaineers’ 85-70 victory over Iowa State

Jevon Carter smashes national records in Mountaineers’ 85-70 victory over Iowa State

According to a tweet from the official WVU basketball Twitter account, West Virginia’s Jevon Carter has passed a huge milestone in his career. The senior is the first player in Power 5 history to record 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, and 300 steals over his whole career. That’s a very significant number to hit, and there are dozens of incredible players...
Recruits rave about ‘new vibe’ at Florida following Junior Day

Recruits rave about ‘new vibe’ at Florida following Junior Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dozens of recruits made their way to Florida on Saturday for the first Junior Day event under new coach Dan Mullen and his staff. The Gators hosted multiple top targets on campus, including 4-star tight end Keon Zipperer (Lakeland, Fla.), 4-star offensive Luke Griffin (Chatsworth, Ga.) and Michael Tarquin (Belleview, Fla...
Michigan football’s spring practice schedule announced

Michigan football’s spring practice schedule announced

March is right around the corner, so many Michigan fans may be focused on basketball at this time of the year. But, have no fear for those who couldn’t care less about hoops. Spring football practices and the spring game itself will be here before you know it. On Saturday night, Ed Warriner — who was reportedly expected to become the Wolverines’ new offensive...
What Mike Krzyzewski said after Duke’s defensive dominance in victory vs. Syracuse

What Mike Krzyzewski said after Duke’s defensive dominance in victory vs. Syracuse

No. 5 Duke extended its winning streak to five games by defeating visiting Syracuse 60-44 on Saturday in the return of freshman forward Marvin Bagley. Bagley led Duke with 19 points and added seven rebounds in his first game back since sustaining a knee injury against North Carolina on Feb. 8. Wendell Carter stuffed the box score with a double-double (16 points,10 rebounds)...
What Bob Huggins said after his team’s victory over Iowa State

What Bob Huggins said after his team’s victory over Iowa State

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins achieved a coaching milestone Saturday against Iowa State. The veteran coach notched his 250th victory at his alma mater in an impressive 85-70 triumph over Iowa State.  It was the 840th conquest for what should one day be a Hall of Fame career for Huggins. Despite the victory, Huggins didn’t mince words about his team’s effort, particularly...
Analysis: Marvin Bagley III leads Duke basketball in his return

Analysis: Marvin Bagley III leads Duke basketball in his return

Grayson Allen dribbled toward half court, but before he even got there, the Duke guard tossed a long alley-oop lob to Marvin Bagley III. Bagley jumped toward the rim, catching Allen’s pass over a Syracuse defender and throwing it down for a two-handed dunk. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils (24-5, 12-4 ACC) showed they can easily win without Bagley, the ACC’s leading scorer...
Deandre Ayton’s family ‘outraged and disgusted’ by his being reportedly involved in pay-for-play scheme

Deandre Ayton’s family ‘outraged and disgusted’ by his being reportedly involved in pay-for-play scheme

In a tweet from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, the attorney for Deandre Ayton released a statement on behalf of the embattled Arizona forward who was recently implicated in the FBI probe. In the statement, Ayton’s parents relayed an ardent support of their son and indicated he was never involved in any payment scheme — and that the told the FBI as much. Yesterday...
Driven West Virginia streaks to 85-70 triumph over undermanned Iowa State

Driven West Virginia streaks to 85-70 triumph over undermanned Iowa State

Coach Bob Huggins and West Virginia were intent on gaining revenge Saturday against old rival Iowa  State. It helped that the undermanned Cyclones were down to a seven-man rotation. The No. 21 Mountaineers took advantage of the limited numbers in a 85-70 triumph at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown. It provided a modicum of payback after Iowa State’s 16-point victory in Ames on Jan...
Former Longhorn Brian Orakpo shows his love of cupcakes in Player’s Tribune video

Former Longhorn Brian Orakpo shows his love of cupcakes in Player’s Tribune video

If you recall Brian Orakpo’s career at Texas, you’d think that he’d have a hyper-masculine hobby. Perhaps something along the lines of hunting coyotes with his bear hands, woodworking, or grilling. In a new video on Player’s Tribune, Orakpo shows his undying love for…cupcakes? Orakpo teamed up with the Tribune to talk about his cupcakes business, which will...
Book it, Hogs! Arkansas beats Alabama and all but ensures itself of NCAA bid

Book it, Hogs! Arkansas beats Alabama and all but ensures itself of NCAA bid

What Mike Anderson has done with the Arkansas basketball team this year should not be discounted. In a season the SEC is as good as it has been in 10-plus years, Anderson has the Razorbacks at 20 wins and all but assured of an NCAA Tournament. The selectin committee is going to have a difficult time keeping Arkansas out of the Dance with the Hogs’ resume. Their beating ...
5 things to watch at The Opening regional in Houston

5 things to watch at The Opening regional in Houston

KATY, Texas — Nike’s regional camp tour is underway with a Sunday stop in the Houston metro area next on the docket. This particular camp will play host to several Texas and Louisiana prospects squarely on LSU’s radar for the 2019, 2020 and even the 2021 recruiting classes. That includes priority targets at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, defensive line ...
Auburn basketball: Mustapha Heron will play vs. Florida after missing 1 game with stomach virus

Auburn basketball: Mustapha Heron will play vs. Florida after missing 1 game with stomach virus

Auburn basketball won’t be down to only seven scholarship rotation players Saturday night against Florida, as Mustapha Heron is back after a one-game absence. According to an Auburn spokesperson, Heron will play at Florida. Heron missed Auburn’s win over Alabama on Wednesday night with a stomach virus. He didn’t participate fully in practice Thursday, but...
Bill Self: Chris Beard should be ‘mentioned’ for coach of the year award

Bill Self: Chris Beard should be ‘mentioned’ for coach of the year award

Bill Self was incredibly complimentary of Texas Tech and head coach Chris Beard after the Jayhawks beat the Red Raiders, 74-72. According to Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Self said that Beard “should be mentioned for national coach of the year.” Beard has led the Red Raiders to a 22-7 record and a No. 6 ranking in just his second year as Texas Tech’s...
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