Stories for August 8, 2008


Lead stories

DISD: Allegations in Arthur case unfounded

An investigation by Dallas Independent School District's Office of Professional Responsibility concluded this week that allegations of improper grade changing involving South Oak Cliff High's 2005 and 2007 boys state championship basketball teams are unfounded.

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Hoops honor on tap

Champs to be recognized Sept. 20

There's some added incentive for Kansas University sports fans to pack Memorial Stadium for the Jayhawks' Sept. 20 football game against Sam Houston State. On that day, KU's 2008 national basketball champions will be recognized, likely in a halftime ceremony during the nonconference contest.

NCAA won't touch beer ads

Beer ads will continue to pay for college sports telecasts, and college fantasy leagues could become the next real moneymaker on Web sites. On Thursday, the NCAA's executive committee decided it couldn't eliminate alcohol advertising nor stop the incorporation of college sports into the fantasy games and decided, essentially, to retain the status quo.

Mayer: Rookies have lot to prove

It's amusing to watch the annual media frenzies about newcomers on an athletic roster. Touted and statistics-laden as they may be, they haven't yet done anything of note and have a lot of dues to pay before they do. Yet writers and throats tend to go nuts trying to depict them as messiahs, while people who have set the stage so the new blood can ooze may get brushed aside.

K-State extends Prince's contract

Kansas State football coach Ron Prince signed a five-year contract through 2012, receiving a vote of confidence from school administrators after the team struggled to a disappointing finish last season.

Oklahoma picks up dismissed LSU lineman

An offensive lineman dismissed from LSU after breaking team rules has transferred to Oklahoma.