SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the “frat house” at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson.
Turner Smiley, a key member of the North Texas football team, was arrested on a DWI charge early Wednesday.
Roger Federer is sitting out the rest of this season, including the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and U.S. Open, to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Federer wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday that he needs “more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year.”
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Jordan Spieth walked with purpose down the long corridor toward his locker, not stopping to look at the photos and scorecards that cover more than a century of golf history at Baltusrol.
Ryan Howard seemingly has always been destined to lead a high school baseball program in Texas.After playing for his legendary uncle at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Howard went on to play collegiately at North Carolina State before serving as a graduate assistant.
Irving will become the center of the Conference USA football universe for the next two days.
Whether it’s just before the sun rises or long after it has set, Denton High School’s Ben McAfee can be found running. Committed to his dream of making the 2020 U.S. Olympic team, McAfee knows how much work is ahead of him. On Monday in Sacramento, California, he will take a major step toward accomplishing his goal as he competes in the USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships.
North Texas is paying a pair of Dallas-Fort Worth businessmen $20,000 to evaluate the school’s athletic program. Trip Kuehne and Michael Sicuro signed contracts with UNT on June 7 for $10,000 apiece. Their deals included nondisclosure agreements and stipulated that they report their findings to UNT President Neal Smatresk no later than Aug. 31.
Noah Goodwin of Corinth will try to become the seventh Texan to win the U.S. Junior Amateur since 1999 when he plays Min Woo Lee of Australia in today’s 36-hole final.
The Big 12’s announcement on exploring expansion candidates has sparked a flurry of activity from colleges and media outlets nationwide. But as the list of candidates grows, one big-market candidate with numerous ties to the league has been largely overlooked.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State militant group were arrested Thursday, authorities announced, describing them as “amateurs” who discussed on social media the possibility of staging attacks during next month’s Olympics.
The good news for the Big 12 is that there is no shortage of suitors. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has been asked to start evaluating expansion candidates, and the league office should already have a stack of files from schools eager for a spot in the Power Five league.
The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates. The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday when its university presidents directed commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools interested in joining.
LONDON — With just over two weeks until the opening ceremony, Russia still doesn’t know whether its athletes — all or even some — will be competing in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
DALLAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that league members are committed to the difficult task of “eradicating sexual assault” on their campuses in the aftermath of a scandal at Baylor that has damaged the image of the conference.
A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation’s entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, raising the possibility that the Olympics could go on without a sports superpower for the first time since the 1980s.
Steven King was among thousands of North Texas fans who banded together to help make the dream of a new football stadium at the school a reality five years ago.
Optimism about North Texas’ athletic program reached new heights on a warm summer afternoon in 2011 when the school announced a naming rights deal for its brand-new football stadium.
FORT WORTH — If it has a motor and wheels, Brent Harper is willing to race it.Harper, 47 and a Denton resident, has made a name for himself racing competitively in everything from karts to motorcycles.