Oklahoma basketball coach Jeff Capel agreed to terms of a contract extension Thursday amid speculation that he would leave the Sooners to take a job closer to home at South Carolina.
In the same week the Southeastern Oklahoma State softball team (29-4) climbed to its highest national ranking and made its highest regional poll appearance, they will now have to play seven games in three day for the Lone Star Conference Crossover Tournament March 28-30 at the Durant Multi-Sports Complex.
At some point Friday night, perhaps as early as pregame layups, the chants will start. “Texas!” the burnt-orange throng on one side of the stadium will holler. “Fight!” the other side will answer.
AUSTIN, Texas —The last time Texas reached the Final Four, small but spectacular point guard T.J. Ford led the way. D.J. Augustin could be just the ball-handling wizard to get the Longhorns back there again.
Only a freshman, Maya Moore has already done enough for Geno Auriemma to consider her one of the best he’s ever coached.
Life without Dirk Nowitzki started quite nicely for the Dallas Mavericks.
Adam “Pacman” Jones offered a three-hour mea culpa Tuesday with someone who knows what it’s like to be an NFL outcast.
Three NBA owners were impressed enough with a presentation Tuesday to believe Oklahoma City should be the future home for the Seattle SuperSonics.
Michael Beasley is still grappling with a decision, but his coach expects the Kansas State star freshman to head into the NBA draft.
Even someone like former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy can acknowledge being a bit mesmerized by seeing Tiger Woods win tournament after tournament after tournament.
Dirk Nowitzki came out of the locker room wearing a blue practice jersey and gray sweat pants, then headed downstairs to the Dallas Mavericks practice court. He slapped hands with Jason Kidd’s son and joked with a few other folks nearby.
Courtney Paris was heavily guarded, so Oklahoma depended on her twin sister and the rest of her teammates to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Texas made an emphatic statement in its first game back in the NCAA tournament since 2005.
Dirk Nowitzki started to grab the part of his left leg that hurt the most, then stopped. He might not have known what to rub first.
After 75 minutes of smooth shooting, poised ball-handling and a quiet crowd of Longhorn-haters in Arkansas, Texas nearly let its entire season slip away.
No need for the Cardinals coach to shout, stomp his foot or stalk the sideline. He simply watched and enjoyed the show Sunday while his team played to near-perfection, romping past Oklahoma 78-48 in the second round of the East Regional.
Darren Collison scored the go-ahead basket on a one-handed layin with 9 1/2 seconds remaining, Josh Shipp blocked Donald Sloan’s final drive and the West Region’s No. 1 seed held on for a 53-49 victory over Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday night.
Texas isn’t as highly regarded as it was in 2003, when it beat Minnesota en route to a Final Four appearance, but coach Gail Goestenkors certainly has the program on an upswing.
A very enticing opportunity could await Oklahoma in this NCAA tournament, though it seems very unlikely the team will look ahead.
Baylor’s imposing frontline was the perfect complement for the Bears’ biggest weapon: point guard Angela Tisdale.
Morenike Atunrase looked as if her season-long comeback was just about complete.
Back in the NCAA tournament for a second straight year after a long absence, Oklahoma State isn’t willing to look past any opponent regardless of where it plays.
Any enjoyment UCLA got from its opening-round 41-point rout of Mississippi Valley State is over. Now, the top-seeded Bruins confront Texas A&M’s big frontcourt in a rematch from last season to be played on the same court where the Bruins won by three points.