Freshman will head to North Carolina with chance to make the 24-man squad next month.
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Baseball shortstop C.J Hinojosa invited to USA Baseball Collegiate National Team training camp
The Texas Longhorns are attempting to catch up with the Joneses in the growing personnel arms race and took a major step in that regard on Tuesday evening when news broke that they had hired former North Texas quarterback Riley Dodge.
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Texas hires Riley Dodge for offensive quality control position
ARLINGTON, Texas — Kansas leading scorer Ben McLemore is one of the main reasons the Jayhawks won a ninth straight Big 12 title and remained near the top of the Associated Press poll for most of the season. But in Sunday’s round-of-32 victory over North Carolina, KU’s freshman phenom was forced into a new role. “Ben,” KU coach Bill Self said, “became our biggest cheerleader.” Unfortunately for the Jayhawks, motivating and encouraging his teammates from the sideline was about the only thing McLemore had to contribute to KU’s 70-58 victory.
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Ben McLemore searches for his shot
It’s hard to imagine a better venue for college football’s postseason first step away from madness. From colleague Brett McMurphy’s report: Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is a “virtual lock” to host the first championship game in college football’s new four-team playoff, sources said. Wednesday was the deadline to submit bids to host the championship on Jan. 12, 2015 and only the North Texas and Tampa Bay, Fla., communities submitted bids, sources said.
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First playoff title game in Big 12 country?
As part of ESPN’s Black History Month celebration, I took a look back at Michigan State’s national championship teams of the 1960s, which blended white, black, North and South at a time when the country itself was changing. Michigan State coach Duffy Daugherty provided a landing spot for black players from the South who couldn’t play closer to home because of segregation. Many of the Southerners — Bubba Smith (Texas), George Webster (South Carolina), Gene Washington (Texas), Charles Thornhill (Virginia), Jimmy Raye (North Carolina) — helped the Spartans reach the top of the college football ladder in 1965 and 1966.
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Spartans’ 1960s teams blended for success
Wednesday night’s Yahoo! Sports report on the NCAA’s decision to suspend Myck Kabongo for the rest of his sophomore season came with at least one obvious implication, even on a night when Texas finally showed some offensive life against No. 23 North Carolina: The Longhorns would be worse off. Rick Barnes’ team is drastically young, and drastically turnover-prone; it needs Kabongo badly. If he indeed sits out the rest of the season, the Longhorns’ chances of rebounding from their early-season funk and making a push in a wide-open Big 12 (save Kansas) are massively decreased.
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Will Myck Kabongo still get drafted?
Texas beat North Carolina, 85-67. Myck Kabongo’s future is in doubt.
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Postgame React: Texas Handles North Carolina, Wins 85-67, Myck Kabongo’s Season May be Over Before it Starts
AUSTIN, Texas — A few quick thoughts from Texas’ 85-67 victory over 23rd-ranked North Carolina at the Frank Erwin Center … Overview: When last Texas found itself on the national stage, it was blowing an eight-point lead with 3 minutes, 43 seconds left against UCLA. Clearly this young Longhorns team — without point guard Myck Kabongo due to NCAA suspension — learned a little something in that Dec. 8 loss as it held off the Tar Heels on Wednesday night.
Rapid Reaction: Texas 85, N. Carolina 67
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina coach Roy Williams has faced all types of Rick Barnes-coached teams: high-scoring, defense-minded, big, quick. But he can’t quite remember ever facing one this young. “They’re sort of like us,” Williams said of the Longhorns, who No. 23 UNC (8-2) will play in Austin on Wednesday night. “They’re just sort of finding their way through the forest, and hopefully they can find a path to get out.
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North Carolina at Texas: What to watch