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SEC welcomes Texas, Oklahoma after boards accept invitations

By PAUL WEBER Associated Press Writer Oklahoma and Texas accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference in July 2025 on Friday, worried that their storied athletic programs were in danger of losing ground if they stayed in the Big 12. A whirlwind week of official moves —- after ...

SEC invites Oklahoma and Texas to join conference — in 2025

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Southeastern Conference university presidents voted Thursday to invite Texas and Oklahoma to the league and create a 16-team powerhouse on the field and at the bank. But how soon? The latest step in a move that has potential to help reshape ...

AP source: Texas, Oklahoma talk to SEC about joining league

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The last time Texas got a wandering eye for another conference it fueled a series of realignments in college sports that nearly killed the Big 12. Texas is once again exploring free agency, stealing the headlines at the Southeastern Conference ...

Cunningham, Suggs headline list of point guards in NBA draft

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Cade Cunningham arrived at Oklahoma State as the expected No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and did nothing to change that in one season as the Cowboys' floor leader. He's the headliner in this draft among the point guards and overall among all prospects, while ...

Big 12’s Bowlsby: ‘Very short-sighted’ to go unvaccinated

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday the league is doing everything it can to encourage vaccinations for all of its athletes, though the conference won't mandate shots for the coronavirus. Those not getting vaccinated, ...

Never left out again: Big 12 coaches like 12-team playoff

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference would certainly benefit from an expanded College Football Playoff and likely never be left out again. Under the proposed 12-team format that would still be at least a couple of seasons away, six-time ...

Big 12: Gundy more patient after difficulties of last summer

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy described himself Thursday as a more patient person, changed in part by a difficult summer last year. There was the death of his mother, a soft-spoken and easygoing soul who had always told her son ...

Former Marshall football star ministering in Virginia

By TIM STEPHENS, The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 338 pounds, Nate Griffin commands parishioners' attention simply by walking to the pulpit. The former Marshall University offensive tackle and current minister, though, doesn't brag about his ...

West Virginia to retire Darryl Talley’s jersey No. 90

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will retire linebacker Darry Talley's No. 90 jersey during the Texas Tech home football game on Oct. 2. Talley was a consensus all-American and a four-year starter at West Virginia, amassing 484 career tackles and leading the Mountaineers to appearances ...

West Virginia signs forward Jamel King

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has signed forward Jamel King for the 2021-22 season. Coach Bob Huggins announced King's signing Monday. King originally signed with New Mexico, which underwent a coaching change. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 23 points and six rebounds per game at ...