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article October 15, 2017

Mayfield Leaves Rivalry On High Note

Baker Mayfield felt some sadness knowing that his days in the Red River Rivalry are over, but the star senior Oklahoma quarterback was able to celebrate one more win vs. Texas, a 29-24 victory over the Longhorns in which he passed for 302 yards. More»
GettyImages-858749700 article October 12, 2017

Kempt Rises as Iowa State Upset Hero

Before Saturday, Kyle Kempt was an unknown QB, despite being a fifth-year senior who has had stints at two Power Five schools. After a long journey, Kempt finally got his shot, leading Iowa State to an upset at Oklahoma in one of the biggest wins in school history. More»
GettyImages-858770908 article October 8, 2017

Horned Frogs Have Leg Up On Big 12

Presented with a golden opportunity after Oklahoma's upset loss earlier in the day, No. 8 TCU capitalized on Saturday afternoon, beating No. 23 West Virginia 31-24 to move forward as the last unbeaten team remaining in the Big 12. More»
USATSI_10316010 article October 6, 2017

Cougars Raiding Pac-12 With Defense

Every team coached by Mike Leach is going to be known primarily for its offense thanks to his Air Raid attack. However, this year's Washington State team appears to be Leach's best yet, and it's because of an energized defense coached by Alex Grinch. More»
LynxWNBA-Champs article October 5, 2017

Lynx Sink Sparks, Win WNBA Title

In Game 5 of the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Sparks, the Minnesota Lynx never trailed and held off a late rally to win the clinching contest, 85-76, and earn their fourth title in seven seasons. More»
GettyImages-664237174 article September 28, 2017

Can College Basketball Be Saved?

As a wide-ranging scandal unfolds, change is coming to college basketball, and, likely, college sports as a whole. So what should change? The sport's underbelly may never be eradicated completely, but it can be addressed. More»
GettyImages-499082356 article September 25, 2017

Life on the College Football Hot Seat

There's an old adage in college football that says there are two types of coaches: Those who have been fired and those who will be. In the middle, there are coaches on the hot seat. How do they handle it? Les Miles and other former coaches explain. More»
GettyImages-852444628 article September 23, 2017

Aggies Call Off The Hogs In Overtime

Faced with immense pressure after its season-opening collapse against UCLA, Texas A&M started off SEC play on the right foot. Led by Christian Kirk, the Aggies pulled off a thrilling 50-43 win in overtime against SEC West rival Arkansas. More»
Curry-NFLProtests article September 23, 2017

Sports World Reacts To President

President Donald Trump criticized NFL player protests on Friday night, then said the Warriors wouldn't get an invitation to the White House to celebrate their NBA title after Stephen Curry made it clear he would vote against his team attending. More»
GettyImages-611835392 article September 22, 2017

Origins of the OK State Offense

Oklahoma State has built arguably the best offense in college football, with star quarterback Mason Rudolph throwing to a deep receiving corps. Who's behind it all? Coordinator Mike Yurcich, who coach Mike Gundy found in an unexpected place. More»
GettyImages-846228928 article September 15, 2017

Texas Still Chasing Glory Days

Twelve years ago, Texas beat USC for the national title in the greatest college football game ever. As the two prepare to meet for the first time since then, Longhorns coach Tom Herman attempts a turnaround that won't happen overnight. More»
MNF-Broncos article September 12, 2017

Talk of MNF: Beth, Sergio & a Block

Many will be buzzing about the last seconds of Denver's 24-21 win over LA in the nightcap of the MNF doubleheader on ESPN, but the call was just as important with Beth Mowins on the mic. Sideline reporter Sergio Dipp was a star too ... in a different way. More»
TimDuncan-Irma article September 11, 2017

Duncan and Others Help During Irma

Hurricane Irma is touching down on Florida's coast after wiping through America's outlying islands. Its ramifications and damage are widespread, and athletes around the country are doing their best to both help people cope. More»
Oklahoma-OhioState article September 10, 2017

Shake & Baker! Sooners Get Revenge

Oklahoma looked helpless last September as playoff-bound Ohio State embarrassed the Sooners on their home field. A year later, the Sooners returned the favor in the second half and looked like a playoff-caliber team in the process, rolling over Ohio State, 31-16. More»
Carton-Arrest article September 8, 2017

Carton Scandal Shocks Sports Media

On Wednesday, federal agents arrested popular radio host Craig Carton at his New York City home alleging that he and business partner Joseph Meli teamed up to defraud investors of $5.6 million on a concert ticket scheme. It only got sadder and stranger from there. More»
GettyImages-841995602 article September 8, 2017

Ronald Jones II Feeling At Home at USC

Sam Darnold isn't alone as a rising star in the USC backfield. In pursuit of a national title, the Trojans have a dangerous weapon in tailback Ronald Jones II, who continues to work to honor his family and be inspired by his father. More»
GettyImages-842376034 article September 4, 2017

Jackson Raises Hokies' Expectations

New starting quarterback Josh Jackson propelled No. 21 Virginia Tech to a 31-24 win over No. 22 West Virginia at FedEx Field on Sunday night. The win earned the Hokies a rivalry trophy, and Jackson's performance gives them hope for another division title. More»
USATSI_10255520 article September 3, 2017

Young Wolverines Overwhelm Gators

Michigan lost 11 drafted players, and several other starters, from last year's Orange Bowl team. On Saturday, youth was no issue: Despite a couple pick-sixes, the No. 11 Wolverines mostly dominated No. 17 Florida in a 33-17 win in Arlington, Texas. More»
AP_17073787596688 article August 31, 2017

How To Defend Transfer Quarterbacks

With transfer quarterbacks becoming more popular in college football, defensive coordinators like Virginia Tech's Bud Foster -- who meets West Virginia QB Will Grier on Sunday -- are faced with difficult, more complicated preparation for Week 1. More»
Harvey-Flood-1 article August 29, 2017

After The Storm: Sports Offer Relief

Houston residents have had to endure the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and the city's sports teams are attempting to both cope and help the best they can. The Astros, Texans and others have had to relocate, while also aiding those who were displaced. More»

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