HATTIESBURG—If first-year Southern Miss football coach Todd Monken has his way, the battle to be the team’s starting quarterback this season will be a short one.
Monken said Friday after the team’s first practice of fall camp that he plans to narrow the quarterback race down to two players after one week and have the starter set after the second week. (more…) (August 5, 2013, Page 7)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael McKenry knows he isn’t going to get many curtain calls as a backup catcher.
So he savored the moment Sunday when he called out of the dugout following his second home run of the day, a drive that tied the game as the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame a five-run, seventh-inning deficit to beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-7. (more…) (April 15, 2013, Page 8)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy responded to one of the Rebels’ most deflating upset losses this season by incessantly reminding his players that if they pulled together, they could still capture an all-important top-four seed in the Southeastern Conference tournament. (more…) (March 11, 2013, Page 1B)
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M’s Elston Turner knew something had to change after making just seven of 27 shots in his last two games combined.
So he stayed after each practice this week, remaining at the gym until he made at least 100, and sometimes as many as 150, extra shots a day.
Turner’s hard work was evident Wednesday night, when he had 37 points, including a career-high seven 3-pointers, to give Texas A&M a 69-67 win over Ole Miss. (February 14, 2013, Page 8)
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Mike MacIntyre’s inaugural meeting with his new team lasted just long enough to leave his players with this thought: He’s turned around one downtrodden program and he can do the same at Colorado. (more…) (December 11, 2012, Page 8)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — In its second stunning hiring this year, Arkansas tabbed Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema to take over a program that went into a tailspin after former coach Bobby Petrino was fired for hiring his mistress to work in the athletic department. (more…) (December 5, 2012, Page 7)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has agreed to a contract extension with coach David Cutcliffe, who has the Blue Devils bowl eligible for the first time in nearly two decades. (more…) (November 22, 2012, Page 8A)