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Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy: 'I’m shooting for the Walmart of football camps' — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, who might be the pioneer of satellite camps, hailed the NCAA's reversal of a ban Thursday but said he wasn't surprised. "We never really pulled off of it," Gundy told USA TODAY Sports.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott: Rep cast incorrect vote on satellite camp ban — IRVING, Texas -- Anyone who was surprised the NCAA Division I Council voted April 8 to ban college football coaches from participating in satellite camps is not alone. At least one conference commissioner was, too. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said Wednesday night that the league's representative on the Council, UCLA athletics director Dan Guerrero, "Did not vote the way he was supposed to vote."

Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day team up for tour — The inspiration arrived, as so many great ideas do, while the tour bus was rolling. Somebody popped in a DVD - a video burned from an old VHS tape - and suddenly, Bob Dylan was playing with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. "Man, I want to do that someday," Third Day front man Mac Powell recalls thinking.

Barry J. Sanders not afraid of has father's shadow: 'It just takes one year' — STANFORD, Calif. - He doesn't shy away from the question. Yes, Barry J. Sanders is transferring away from Stanford because of the Heisman runner-up ahead of him on the depth chart. The presence of Christian McCaffrey necessitates the move, after Sanders graduates in June, to Oklahoma State, where he'll have the opportunity to play - and where he'll also step into a much larger shadow.

The core four, 104 consecutive starts combined, fuel Oklahoma's rise — Because of a mildly sprained ankle, Isaiah Cousins sat out the last exhibition game before the start of his sophomore season. When the season opener tipped off, though, Cousins was ready to go - and although no one had any inkling at the time, something special started for Oklahoma.

Buddy Hield and Oklahoma too hot for Oregon, Final Four bound — ANAHEIM, Calif. - The self-proclaimed mission for Buddy Hield's senior season has been simple. "I want to taste the Final Four," he said the other day. Now the Final Four is about to get a taste of Buddy - and his talented Oklahoma teammates, too - which means college basketball fans might be in for a huge treat.

Friends finally meet: Oregon's Dana Altman faces Oklahoma's Lon Kruger — ANAHEIM, Calif. - In the immediate aftermath of a milestone victory, Dana Altman wore a smile until someone asked him about what came next. It wasn't so much concern about Oregon vs. Oklahoma - No. 1 vs. No.

Oklahoma proves it's more than Hield, rolls past Texas A&M, into Elite Eight — Their best player is not exactly a secret. Everyone knows who Buddy Hield is and what he can do, seemingly at any time, basically from anywhere.

Oklahoma proves it's more than Hield by rolling past Texas A&M, into Elite Eight — ANAHEIM - Their best player is not exactly a secret. Everyone knows who Buddy Hield is and what he can do, seemingly at any moment. But what often gets lost in all the attention paid to Oklahoma's shooting star - meaning publicity, and defensively, and beyond - is this: The Sooners are a whole lot more than a national player of the year.

Stint on Greek team paved way for Oregon freshman Tyler Dorsey's stellar year — ANAHEIM, Calif. - In the last few days, since Oregon's victory in the NCAA tournament's second round sent the Ducks to play near his Southern California home, Tyler Dorsey's phone has blown up with friends wanting tickets. "I don't know how I'm gonna fix this situation," he said.
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