Dallas Colleges: Cole Aldrich

Big 12 early entries remain in NBA draft

May, 9, 2010
None of the nine Big 12 underclassmen who declared early for the NBA draft withdrew before Saturday's deadline to retain their college eligibility.

Here's the full list of early entries.

Of the Big 12 players, ESPN Insider Chad Ford projects two as lottery picks in his first mock draft: Kansas' Cole Aldrich (No. 6 to Philadelphia) and Baylor's Ekpe Udoh (No. 10 to Indiana).

Ford also projects Kansas' Xavier Henry (15th to Milwaukee), Oklahoma State's James Anderson (17th to Chicago), Texas' Avery Bradley (25th to Memphis) and Oklahoma's Willie Warren of North Crowley (29th to Orlando) as first-round selections.

The other Big 12 players on the list are Iowa State's Craig Brackins and a pair of Oklahoma Sooners, Tiny Gallon and Tommy Mason-Griffin.

Jayhawks ruled while Pittman sat

February, 9, 2010

When Pittman Sits, Jayhawks Roll

Texas' Dexter Pittman stopped Kansas’ Cole Aldrich. But when Pittman sat, the Jayhawks ruled the paint.

Texas Defense With Pittman
With Without
FG 11-34 15-31
Points in Paint 8 30
2nd Chance Points 2 11
Aldrich FG 0-7 2-3

For more on Pittman's impact against Kansas, Eamonn Brennan notes on the College Basketball Nation Blog that the big man led the Longhorns with two assists and the rest of the team combined for four dishes. Not a good sign.



Fitzsimmons and Durrett: OSU scandal

Part 2 of the articles on OSU's involvment in academic fraud was released. Some claim the expose is unfounded. Ian and Richard warn that there are two sides to all stories.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Longhorns talk

Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss Mack Brown, Manny Diaz and all the latest with the Texas Longhorns.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Barkley on Manziel

Fitzsimmons and Durrett give you the latest on the Johnny Manziel story and Charles Barkley weighs in. You won't believe who the outspoken NBA Hall of Famer is disappointed in and what he thinks about the autograph allegations.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Kirk Herbstreit

Kirk Herbstreit joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett for his weekly visit to preview the 2013 college football season.

Fitzsimmons & Durrett: Andy Dalton

Former TCU and current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the expectations for the Bengals this season, give a prediction for the TCU-LSU game and talk about what it's like having the Hard Knocks cameras follow him.

Galloway and Company: Manziel talk

Randy Galloway, Matt Mosley, and Mark Friedman react to Dez Bryant's comments regarding the NCAA's ongoing investigation of Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Dez Bryant sounds off

Richard Durrett, Ian Fitzsimmons and Glenn "Stretch" Smith react to Dez Bryant sounding off yesterday after practice about Johnny Manziel and the shadiness of the NCAA.

Fitzsimmons and Durrett: Dan Beebe

Former NCAA investigator and Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to weigh in on the Johnny Manziel drama and give some insight as to what goes on during an NCAA investigation.