Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard , Auburn's Reese Dismukes and Florida State's Bryan Stork are among the six finalists for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation's best center. The other finalists are Oregon's Hroniss Grasu, Utah State's Tyler Larsen and Arkansas' Travis Swanson. The winner will be announced Thursday.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - University of Wisconsin receiver Jared Abbredris has been awarded the 2013 Burlsworth Trophy. Abbredris was a finalist with running back Trey Watts of the University of Tulsa and lineman Max Copeland of Missouri. The Burlsworth Trophy is given to the most outstanding collegiate football player who began his career as a walk-on.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The University of Tulsa says Greenwood, Ark., high school quarterback Jabe Burgess has signed to play with the Golden Hurricane. TU says Burgess has been admitted at TU and will attend classes for the spring semester starting in January. Burgess led Greenwood High School to a 12-1 record as a senior with the only loss coming in the Arkansas state playoffs. Greenwood won the state championship last year with Burgess starting as a junior.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The Big 12 Conference has named Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. Spangler averaged 13 points and 11.7 rebounds per game last week as OU went 3-0 with wins over Mercer, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and George Mason. OU is now 8-1 on the season and will host Tulsa on Saturday at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.