11:04 AM EDT, Tue October 17, 2017
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How SMU alums did in Week 6 of the NFL

How SMU alums did in Week 6 of the NFL

Here's a quick recap of how SMU alums did during Week 6 of the NFL season.Margus Hunt, defensive lineman, Colts: Two tackles in a 36-22 loss to TennesseeThomas Morstead, punter, Saints: Seven punts with an average of 31.1 yards and a long of 67 in a 52-38 win over DetroitAldrick Robinson, receiver, 49ers: Two catches for 66 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown, in a 26-24 loss to WashingtonEmmanuel Sanders, receiver, Broncos: Five catches for 76 yards in a 23-10 loss to the GiantsTwitter: @AdamGrosbard
13 hours ago
Now healthy, Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel will be back-up on the depth chart

Now healthy, Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel will be back-up on the depth chart

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin eliminated any brewing quarterback controversy on Monday night.During his radio show, Sumlin said redshirt freshman Nick Starkel will be the back-up quarterback behind freshman Kellen Mond. After missing five games because of a lower leg injury, Starkel was dressed out for last Saturday's game against Florida and participated in pre-game warm-ups.But that doesn't mean Starkel, who started the season opener against UCLA, will be moving back to the top of the depth chart."He comes back right now as our back-up guy," Sumlin said Monday night. "As he continues to get...
14 hours ago
Three takeaways from Matt Rhule's Big 12 teleconference: ' I have the same amount of confidence in what we are doing'

Three takeaways from Matt Rhule's Big 12 teleconference: ' I have the same amount of confidence in what we are doing'

Baylor heads into its homecoming week 0-6 for the first time since 1969, ready to face West Virginia.Matt Rhule had his weekly Big 12 teleconference with the media Monday -- here are the three biggest takeaways:Matt Rhule is impressed with the Big 12Over the last decade, the Big 12 has produced some of the best offenses in college football, including Baylor.In his first year in the conference, Rhule has been impressed with the level of quarterback play the Bears have faced through the first three games."I have been significantly impressed with the quarterbacks," Rhule said. "I have been...
15 hours ago
Shaka Smart says 'no easy fix' for NCAA recruiting issues, Texas coach won't rule out players protesting national anthem

Shaka Smart says 'no easy fix' for NCAA recruiting issues, Texas coach won't rule out players protesting national anthem

AUSTIN -- Shaka Smart acknowledged there is "no easy fix" for the recruiting problems that led to the FBI investigation and the arrest of four major-college assistant coaches. "There's been a lot of talk lately about the model, and whether or not it works and whether or not it's broken," the Texas men's basketball coach said Monday. "I've read a lot about it, and listened to a lot of people. I've not heard anyone that has all the answers. I don't have all the answers." Smart said he has been in close communication with athletic director Mike Perrin and the Texas compliance department to...
15 hours ago
3 takeaways from Tom Herman's Big teleconference: Longhorns trying to cut down on 'self-inflicted wounds'

3 takeaways from Tom Herman's Big teleconference: Longhorns trying to cut down on 'self-inflicted wounds'

Coming off a close 29-24 loss to No. 9 Oklahoma, the Longhorns host another top-ranked team in No. 10 Oklahoma State this weekend.Texas head coach Tom Herman took his weekly conference call with the media Monday morning to discuss the matchup and his team’s outlook. Here are three takeaways from his teleconference.Texas’ rebuild is ‘on schedule’Herman knew he was in for a massive challenge when he took over the Longhorns last winter. The team was coming off its third straight losing season and its second coaching change in three years.Six weeks into the season, Texas’ transition is...
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'This is a journey': After 3-3 start, Tom Herman reflects on first six games as Texas head coach

'This is a journey': After 3-3 start, Tom Herman reflects on first six games as Texas head coach

AUSTIN -- Halfway into his first season as Texas head coach, Tom Herman sees effort and accountability and togetherness from his team. He also sees a .500 team that is 3-3, albeit with near misses to Southern California and Oklahoma, the latter a 29-24 loss this past weekend that Herman called "gut-wrenching." So the question of exactly where Texas stands in Herman's first season isn't easy to answer, with a whole lot depending on the time horizon. "This is a process. This is a journey," Herman said. "We're building a program -- not a season and not a team and not a game. We need to be...
20 hours ago
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury on last year's loss to Iowa State: 'That's not one you forget'

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury on last year's loss to Iowa State: 'That's not one you forget'

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury made his weekly appearance on the Big 12 teleconference following the Red Raiders' 46-35 loss to West Virginia over the weekend. Texas Tech plays Iowa State in Lubbock this Saturday. Here are three takeaways from Kingsbury's comments. Last year's Iowa State still on Red Raiders' mindKingsbury hasn't forgotten what happened the last time Texas Tech played Iowa State. The Red Raiders suffered a demoralizing and head-scratching 66-10 loss in Ames last year that dropped the team to 4-7. Iowa State's do-it-all quarterback/linebacker Joel Lanning rushed for 171...
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A deep dive into the Big 12's College Football Playoff hopes: Could an unbeaten TCU be left out?

A deep dive into the Big 12's College Football Playoff hopes: Could an unbeaten TCU be left out?

The "SportsDay writers round table" is a weekly chat between the Dallas Morning News' three college football writers: Chuck Carlton, Ben Baby and Adam Grosbard. You can follow them on Twitter at @ChuckCarltonDMN, @benbaby and @adamgrosbard. The chat is moderated by assistant sports editor Scott Bell. This week's chat looks back at last week's games, including an entertaining Red River Shootout, digs into different scenarios that could make life difficult for the College Football Playoff committee, and looks ahead at this weekend's games.Scott Bell: Welcome to this week's round table, where...
22 hours ago
Texas A&M LB Tyrel Dodson not happy with being overlooked for weekly SEC award

Texas A&M LB Tyrel Dodson not happy with being overlooked for weekly SEC award

During the last two weeks, Texas A&M sophomore middle linebacker Tyrel Dodson has posted some quality numbers in SEC play.Against No. 1 Alabama and Florida, Dodson has compiled 27 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception to close the Aggies' 19-17 win over the Gators this weekend.On Monday, Dodson was not named the SEC's defensive player of the week. And for a brief moment, he (and probably several others) weren't too thrilled about it.In a now-deleted tweet, Dodson voiced his frustration about being snubbed for the second consecutive week.Last weekend on the road against...
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Texas A&M LB Tyrel Dodson not happy with getting overlooked for weekly SEC award

Texas A&M LB Tyrel Dodson not happy with getting overlooked for weekly SEC award

In the past two weeks, Texas A&M sophomore middle linebacker Tyrel Dodson has posted some quality numbers in SEC play.Against No. 1 Alabama and Florida, Dodson compiled 27 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception to close the Aggies' 19-17 win over the Gators this weekend.On Monday, Dodson was not named the SEC's Defensive Player of the Week. And for a brief moment, he (and probably several others) weren't too thrilled about it.In a since-deleted tweet, Dodson voiced his frustration about getting snubbed for the second consecutive week.Against the unranked Gators on...
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AP exclusive: Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

AP exclusive: Corruption probe prompts reviews of NCAA teams

The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport's best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs.At stake is the future of a business that, over the span of 22 years ending in 2032, will produce $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament, known to the public, simply, as March Madness.The NCAA distributes those billions to its conferences and universities, and...
Oct 16, 2017
SMU guard Shake Milton named American Conference preseason player of the year

SMU guard Shake Milton named American Conference preseason player of the year

Once again, SMU is expected to have the best player in the American Athletic Conference this season.SMU guard Shake Milton was named the American Conference preseason player of the year, the league announced on Monday morning.The 6-foot-6 Milton averaged 13 points on 43.7-percent shooting while adding 4.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds as a sophomore. The Owasso, Okla., native shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range and averaged 1.3 steals. He finished the season on the All-AAC second team.Former Mustangs have won the last three AAC player of the year awards. Semi Ojeleye won the honor last season...
Oct 15, 2017
Four-star Midlothian small forward Kaden Archie commits to TCU

Four-star Midlothian small forward Kaden Archie commits to TCU

Kaden Archie is staying close to home.The four-star small forward out of Midlothian gave Jamie Dixon and TCU a verbal commitment on Sunday evening.Archie announced his decision via Twitter.Archie committed to TCU over offers from Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, Texas Tech, Virginia and others.At 6-foot-6, 200 pounds, Archie is ranked as the No. 27 small forward in the country and No. 6 overall prospect in the state, per 247Sports Composite.TCU now has four verbal commits in its 2018 class.
Oct 15, 2017

Knocking on death's door? From TCU to Oklahoma, let's relive Big 12 weekend of reviving playoff hopes

Remember about a week ago, when the Big 12's College Football Playoff hopes were at death's door?The Big 12 is now feeling a lot better this week just as some of its fellow conferences took a turn for the worse. Anyone got a condition update on the Pac-12? In the zero-sum game of the playoff, someone else's misery is a good thing.Welcome to college football 2017, where one weekend can totally alter the conventional wisdom and outcomes are not quite as certain they might have seemed.Or as CFP executive director Bill Hancock put it Saturday while watching the Red River Showdown: "There's a lot...
Oct 15, 2017
Four-star CB D'shawn Jamison commits to Texas

Four-star CB D'shawn Jamison commits to Texas

Texas might have fallen in the Red River Showdown, but it scored a major victory on the recruiting trail.Over the weekend, the Longhorns picked up a verbal commitment from four-star Houston Lamar cornerback D'shawn Jamison.He announced his decision via Twitter.Jamison picked Texas over finalists Michigan, Oregon, TCU and USC.At 5-foot-10, 174 pounds, Jamison is ranked as the No. 18 cornerback in the country and No. 15 overall prospect in the state, per 247Sports Composite.Texas now has 19 commits in its 2018 class, which ranks No. 2 nationally.