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  • Texas pitcher gives teammate urine for drug test; test still fails

    Texas pitcher gives teammate urine for drug test; test still fails
    This story would be funny if it weren't so sad. Texas Longhorns pitcher Corey Knebel was suspended from the team on Friday because he substituted his urine sample for a teammate's to prevent the teammate from failing a drug test. Problem: Knebel's urine...
  • Darrell Royal dies at 88; noted University of Texas football coach

    Darrell Royal dies at 88; noted University of Texas football coach
    Darrell Royal, the legendary Texas coach who led the Longhorns to three national college football titles and 11 Southwest Conference titles in a 20-year tenure that ended in 1976, died Wednesday in Austin after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the...
  • PASSINGS: Slater Martin

    PASSINGS: Slater Martin
    Slater Martin, 86, the defensive-minded Hall of Fame guard who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers and one with the St. Louis Hawks, died Thursday at a skilled nursing facility in Houston after a sudden illness, his family said. Martin was...
  • A South'easter roars over college football

    A South'easter roars over college football
    Saturday is the reason they play the regular season all the way to the end. Just when you think you know everything, you know nothing. Kansas State was No. 1 in the Bowl Championship Series standings but now it's not. Oregon was No. 2 but now it's...
  • Patterns have Notre Dame, USC attention

    Patterns have Notre Dame, USC attention
    We combed the hills and scoured the wires for this batch of weekend tidbits: • Boston College has knocked undefeated Notre Dame out of the national title race in each of the last two decades: 1993 and 2002. Notre Dame (9-0) plays at Boston College...
  • College football rankings: Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame

    College football rankings: Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State, Notre Dame
    Rankman's steadfast "Never play on Election Tuesday" rule came back to bite Toledo when the Rockets forfeited their poll position by joining Mitt Romney in the loss column. Toledo, located in swing-state Ohio, lost to Ball State. Otherwise, it was...
  • Texas A&M's speed bottles up a slow Tide

    Texas A&M's speed bottles up a slow Tide
    Everyone wondered what a team like Oregon would do if it met Alabama on a field that could also serve as a laboratory beaker. Would Oregon's up-tempo offense fizzle when mixed with Alabama's bone-crushing defense, or explode like Mentos combined with...
  • West Virginia, Baylor put on a 70-63 show

    West Virginia, Baylor put on a 70-63 show
    The Milan Puskar Stadium scoreboard has been condemned until electricians can repair all the short circuits, while three volunteers working Saturday's press box have already filed for stat-man's compensation. West Virginia's 70-63 victory over Baylor...
  • Alabama a clear No. 1 in college football

    Alabama a clear No. 1 in college football
    We exit September with the understanding that Alabama, in football, is first and fundamentally foremost. It's almost universal. The Crimson Tide picked up all 60 first-place votes in Sunday's Associated Press poll and all but two in the USA Today...
  • West Virginia's Geno Smith more than passes as Heisman favorite

     West Virginia's Geno Smith more than passes as Heisman favorite
    We had most of it right. This year's early Heisman Trophy favorite was correctly identified as the quarterback with "unfinished business." He returned for his senior year to lead a high-octane offense, featuring the nation's best receiver tandem, on a...
  • College football on TV

    College football on TV
    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games. MORNING No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...