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Friday, November 7, 2014

COLLEGE BRIEFS
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

AT&T STADIUM

Tech, Baylor plan
four-year extension
Texas Tech and Baylor are
in the final stages of extending their football series at
AT&T Stadium for another
four seasons.
Baylor school officials and
Tech athletic director Kirby
Hocutt confirmed Thursday
evening that the schools are
close to a deal through the
2018 season. This marks the
final year in the current contract. The two schools began
playing in Arlington in 2009.
Hocutt told the Lubbock
Avalanche-Journal the game
would be played Thanksgiving weekend in 2016 and ’18,
when Tech would normally
have hosted Baylor in Lubbock without students on
campus. In odd numbered
years, Tech will play at Texas
on Thanksgiving week, Hocutt said.
Chuck Carlton

THURSDAY’S GAME

Clemson tops Wake
for sixth straight win
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
— Artavis Scott took a touch
pass from Cole Stoudt 68
yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 10:53 left, and No.
21 Clemson pulled away to
beat Wake Forest 34-20 on
Thursday night.
Stoudt finished 27 of 42
for 282 yards with three
touchdowns — two to Scott,
one to Wayne Gallman — and
Gallman added a late rushing
score to help the Tigers (7-2,
6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their sixth straight.
The Associated Press

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
at Ohio................... 37 Buffalo.....................14
N. Illinois................ 35 at Ball St. .................21
THURSDAY’S RESULTS
Bethune-Cookman... 13 at Norfolk State ......... 7
Clemson ................. 34 at Wake Forest..........20
Grambling State...... 38 at MVSU...................23
TODAY’S GAMES
Fordham
at Bucknell
(CBSSN) 5:30
Memphis
at Temple
(ESPNU) 6:30
Utah State
at Wyoming
(ESPN2) 7:00

Texas A&M announced in
September that it had awarded men's basketball coach
Billy Kennedy a two-year
contract extension, through
2018. SportsDay obtained the
new agreement Thursday
through an open records request, and the extra two years
appear mostly cosmetic.
Kennedy will have no
buyout to pay to A&M, according to the document, if
he chooses to leave after the
2015-2016 season is completed. If he leaves before then of
his own choosing to take another
job,
he'd
owe
$500,000.
If A&M were to fire Kennedy without cause (based on
win-loss record) after this
season, the University would
owe him about $750,000
through May 15, 2016. If he
were to be terminated after
May 15, 2016, A&M has no
obligation to pay him.

SATURDAY’S GAMES
SOUTHWEST
Baylor
at Oklahoma
(Fox 1) 11 am
UTSA
at Rice
(FSSW) 11 am
Georgia
at Kentucky
(ESPN) 11 am
Presbyterian
at Mississippi
(SEC) 11 am
SMU
at Tulsa
(CBSSN) 11 am
Northwestern St. at Abilene Chr.
2:00
South Alabama at Arkansas St.
2:00
Prairie View
at Ark.-Pine Bluff
2:30
Iowa St.
at Kansas
(FSSW) 2:30
Texas A&M
at Auburn
(Ch. 11) 2:30
Tulane
at Houston
(ESPNU) 2:30
West Virginia
at Texas
(Fox 1) 2:30
UT-Martin
at Mississippi St. (SEC) 3:00
Houston Baptist at SE Louisiana
3:00
UTEP
at W. Kentucky
3:00
Lamar
at Cent. Arkansas
3:00
Georgia Southern at Texas St.
3:00
Stephen F. Austin at McNeese St.
6:00
Sam Houston St. at Incarnate Word
6:00
FAU
at North Texas
6:00
Texas Southern at Southern U.
6:00
Florida
at Vanderbilt
(SEC) 6:30
Kansas St.
at TCU
(Ch. 4) 6:30
Alabama
at LSU
(Ch. 11) 7:00

Kate Hairopoulos

TEXAS TECH

QB hit on head
returns to practice
Coach Kliff Kingsbury
said Thursday on his weekly
radio show that freshman
quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was knocked out
of last week’s game against
Texas, has practiced this
week.
The Red Raiders have an
open date Saturday before
hosting Oklahoma on Nov. 15.
Texas cornerback Quandre
Diggs put a vicious hit on Mahomes that caused what
Kingsbury later called a head
injury.
Lubbock
Avalanche-Journal

OKLAHOMA

Stoops won’t commit
to return of RB
Running back Keith Ford
went through warmups last
week at Iowa State and appeared as if he would play for
the first time since mid-September.
But the sophomore running back still wasn’t quite
ready, sitting out yet another
game after suffering a broken
femur against Tennessee.
Coach Bob Stoops said Ford
was closer to playing but still
wouldn’t commit to him being able to play against Baylor.
The Oklahoman

NORTH TEXAS

Ex-Mean Green star
returns as FAU aide
DENTON – Chris Hurd, a
former UNT standout and
2003 Sun Belt Conference
Defensive Player of the Year,
will return to Denton on Saturday as an assistant coach
with Florida Atlantic when
the Mean Green take on the
Owls in a 6 p.m. game.

BRIEFS
FROM WIRE REPORTS

OLYMPICS

Games won’t move
for World Cup in ’22
BANGKOK — The 2022
Winter Olympics will remain
in the traditional February
time slot and will not be
moved to make way for a rescheduled World Cup in Qatar, said Sheikh Ahmad AlFahad Al-Sabah, the head of
the world’s national Olympic
committees.
FIFA is considering moving the World Cup to avoid
the summer heat in Qatar, including a possible shift to
January-February, clashing
with the Olympics.

Briefly ...
The 2015 USA Weightlifting National Championships
will be held Aug. 13-16 at Dallas’ Hilton Anatole, it was announced.

BASEBALL

Briefly ...
■ The Dodgers hired Farhan
Zaidi as general manager and

The Dallas Morning News

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF TIEBREAKERS

There’s no call for uniformity
HIGH SCHOOLS

REGIONAL SCHEDULE

TEXAS A&M

Coach’s extension
has no buyout clause

SportsDayDFW.com

Josh Byrnes as senior vice
president of baseball operations.
■ San Diego Padres shortstop
Everth Cabrera was charged
with resisting arrest after being stopped for suspicion of
driving under the influence of
marijuana.

ELSEWHERE
■ U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn
said her surgically repaired
right knee feels “really good”
and that she might return to
competition in three weeks
rather than in December.
■ A Michael Jordan rookie
card in top condition is expected to earn more than
$80,000 at auction. Heritage
Auctions of Dallas is offering
the card from 1986 in an online auction where it’s expected to sell after midnight
Thursday. The consigner
wishes to remain anonymous.
■ Former New York Giants
offensive lineman Luke Petitgout is facing a sex assault
charge in Hackensack, N.J.
Petitgout, who was released
on bail, was charged with assault and sexual assault.

MATT WIXON
mwixon@dallasnews.com

Set guidelines would
benefit fans, but parties
happy with status quo

S

oon after the University
Interscholastic League
realigns its member
schools every two years, coaches and athletic directors from
each new district meet. What
they talk about will differ, but
one subject is always high on
the agenda:
Tiebreakers.
How is our district going to
do it? In ties with three teams
or more, what should be the
maximum game margin counted for point differential? Will
point differential include just
positive points for a win or also
negative points for a loss? After
a team is eliminated on point
differential, will the tiebreaker
stay points or go back to headto-head results? At what point
will we go to a coin flip?
“When we all come together
in the February meeting,” Mesquite ISD athletic director
Steve Bragg said, “we want to
make sure everyone is clear on
the tiebreakers and how we’re
going to interpret them.”
That clarity often turns
cloudy late in the football season. Over the last two weeks,
coaches and athletic directors
have been talking back and
forth, hashing out what happens in the cases of three, four,
five or even six teams being tied
in the standings. Bragg, who
oversees
three
Mesquite

David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle

Denton Ryan’s Tre Rivera (13) and teammates gang up to tackle Keller’s Tyler Tutt on Oct.
24. The schools are among five teams battling for three remaining playoff spots in 5-6A.

schools in 10-6A, has been knee
deep in what-if scenarios.
“You don’t want to get to after Week 10 and people aren’t
clear on the wording,” Bragg
said. “You don’t want a lot of
conflict after the fact, so you
want to be proactive.”
What would be the most
proactive move?
Having the UIL create uniform tiebreaker rules. Instead
of each realigned district discussing and drafting its own
tiebreaker rules every two
years, the rules would stay the
same.
It would be less work for the
coaches and athletic directors.
And instead of fans — and yes,
sports writers — wondering
about the rules for a particular
district, the rules would be
clear across the board.
But there’s not a strong push

for the UIL to do it. No push at
all, apparently.
“I’ve been here in some form
or fashion for 20 years,” UIL
athletic director Mark Cousins
said, “and there hasn’t been any
interest, or very little, in having
the UIL determine the tiebreakers.”
The UIL does have a playoff
tiebreaker rule for football and
other sports, which districts
can use if they don’t create their
own rules. I don’t know of a
Dallas-area district that uses
the UIL rules, and that’s no
surprise considering the UIL
rules ignore point differential
and go to the dreaded coin flip
if a tie can’t be broken by headto-head results.
Most local coaches and athletic directors don’t mind creating their own playoff tiebreakers, perhaps because it al-

lows them to retain more control over their teams. (Some
coaches still grumble about the
UIL taking away their power to
choose the time and venue of
the championship games).
The UIL doesn’t want to
handle the tiebreakers, either.
With the districts creating
their own tiebreakers, the UIL
can direct disputes about playoff qualifiers and seeding back
to the district executive committees.
It isn’t important who creates the tiebreaker rules, most
coaches say. As long as they
know the rules ahead of time,
they can make their plans.
And because we’re talking
about tiebreakers, we can always plan for a few headaches.
Follow Matt Wixon
on Twitter at @mattwixon.

High school
picks
ADAM
BOEDEKER
Denton RecordChronicle
Denton Guyer vs. Denton Ryan
Keller Central vs. Keller Timber Creek
McKinney Boyd at Hebron
Plano at Lewisville
Plano East vs. Allen
Plano West at Flower Mound
Cedar Hill vs. South Grand Prairie
Midlothian vs. Mansfield
Irving Nimitz vs. Irving MacArthur
Richardson Berkner vs. Richardson Pearce
Richardson at Highland Park
North Mesquite vs. Mesquite
Mesquite Horn vs. Lake Highlands
Garland vs. Rockwall
Rowlett vs. Sachse
Frisco Centennial at The Colony
Frisco vs. Frisco Liberty
Frisco Heritage at Little Elm
Wylie vs. McKinney North
Carr. Creekview vs. Carr. Newman Smith
Bryan Adams vs. Woodrow Wilson
Spruce vs. Samuell
Mansfield Summit vs. Mansfield Timberview
Madison vs. Lincoln
Wilmer-Hutchins vs. Carter
Bishop Dunne at TCA-Addison
Bishop Lynch at Prestonwood
Ft. Worth Christian at Parish Episcopal
TC-Cedar Hill at First Baptist
OKC Casady vs. ESD
Last week
Season record
Shaded box indicates leader

Denton Guyer
Keller Central
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Allen
Plano West
Cedar Hill
Mansfield
Irving MacArthur
Rich. Pearce
Highland Park
North Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
Rockwall
Rowlett
The Colony
Frisco Liberty
Frisco Heritage
Wylie
Carr. Creekview
Woodrow Wilson
Samuell
Mans. Timberview
Lincoln
Carter
Bishop Dunne
Prestonwood
Parish Episcopal
First Baptist
ESD
20-10 (.667)
216-84 (.720)

PAT
DONEY
Ch. 5
Denton Guyer
Keller Timber Creek
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Allen
Plano West
Cedar Hill
Mansfield
Irving MacArthur
Rich. Pearce
Highland Park
North Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
Rockwall
Sachse
Frisco Centennial
Frisco
Frisco Heritage
McKinney North
Carr. Creekview
Woodrow Wilson
Samuell
Mans. Timberview
Lincoln
Wilmer-Hutchins
Bishop Dunne
Prestonwood
FW Christian
TC-Cedar Hill
ESD
21-9 (.700)
220-80 (.733)

MARCUS
MURPHREE
SportsDayHS
editor

GREG
RIDDLE
SportsDayHS
editor

MEGAN
RYAN
SportsDayHS
writer

CORBETT
SMITH
SportsDayHS
writer

MATT
WIXON
SportsDayHS
columnist

Denton Guyer
Keller Central
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Allen
Plano West
Cedar Hill
Mansfield
Irving MacArthur
Rich. Pearce
Highland Park
Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
Rockwall
Rowlett
Frisco Centennial
Frisco
Frisco Heritage
Wylie
Carr. Creekview
Bryan Adams
Samuell
Mans. Timberview
Lincoln
Carter
Bishop Dunne
Prestonwood
Parish Episcopal
First Baptist
ESD
21-9 (.700)
217-83 (.723)

Denton Guyer
Keller Central
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Allen
Plano West
Cedar Hill
Mansfield
Irving MacArthur
Rich. Pearce
Highland Park
Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
Rockwall
Sachse
Frisco Centennial
Frisco
Frisco Heritage
McKinney North
Carr. Creekview
Woodrow Wilson
Samuell
Mans. Timberview
Lincoln
Carter
Bishop Dunne
Prestonwood
Parish Episcopal
First Baptist
ESD
20-10 (.667)
224-76 (.747)

Denton Guyer
Keller Central
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Allen
Plano West
Cedar Hill
Mansfield
Irving MacArthur
Rich. Pearce
Highland Park
North Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
Rockwall
Sachse
Frisco Centennial
Frisco
Frisco Heritage
McKinney North
Carr. Creekview
Woodrow Wilson
Samuell
Mans. Timberview
Lincoln
Wilmer-Hutchins
Bishop Dunne
Prestonwood
Parish Episcopal
TC-Cedar Hill
ESD
19-11 (.633)
210-90 (.700)

Denton Guyer
Keller Central
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Allen
Plano West
Cedar Hill
Mansfield
Irving MacArthur
Rich. Pearce
Highland Park
North Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
Rockwall
Sachse
The Colony
Frisco
Frisco Heritage
Wylie
Carr. Creekview
Woodrow Wilson
Samuell
Mans. Timberview
Lincoln
Wilmer-Hutchins
Bishop Dunne
Prestonwood
Parish Episcopal
First Baptist
OKC Casady
21-9 (.700)
231-69 (.770)

Denton Guyer
Keller Central
McKinney Boyd
Plano
Allen
Plano West
Cedar Hill
Mansfield
Irving MacArthur
Rich. Pearce
Highland Park
Mesquite
Mesquite Horn
Rockwall
Sachse
The Colony
Frisco
Frisco Heritage
Wylie
Carr. Creekview
Woodrow Wilson
Samuell
Mans. Timberview
Lincoln
Carter
Bishop Dunne
Prestonwood
Parish Episcopal
TC-Cedar Hill
ESD
19-11 (.633)
220-80 (.733)

WEEK 11SCHEDULE
FRIDAY’S GAMES
DISTRICT 4-6A
Arl. Bowie at Weatherford ..............................7:00
Arlington vs FW Paschal .................................7:30
(at Fort Worth’s Handley Field)
DISTRICT 5-6A
Denton Guyer vs Denton Ryan .........................7:00
(at Denton’s C.H. Collins Athletic Complex)
Keller Central vs Keller Tim. Creek ...................7:00
(at Keller ISD Athletic Complex)
Keller F. Ridge vs TC Byron Nelson ...................7:00
(at Northwest ISD Stadium)
DISTRICT 6-6A
McKinney Boyd at Hebron ...............................7:30
Plano vs Lewisville .........................................7:30
(at Lewisville’s Goldsmith Stadium)
Allen vs Plano East .........................................7:30
(at Murphy’s Kimbrough Stadium)
Plano West at Flower Mound ...........................7:30
DISTRICT 7-6A
Coppell vs Haltom ..........................................7:30
(at Birdville Fine Arts Complex)
SL Carroll vs Hurst L.D. Bell .............................7:30
(at Bedford’s Pennington Field)
DISTRICT 8-6A
Cedar Hill vs S. Grand Prairie ...........................7:30
(at Grand Prairie’s Gopher-Warrior Bowl)
Midlothian vs Mansfield .................................7:30
(at Mansfield’s R.L. Anderson Stadium)
DISTRICT 9-6A
Irving vs W.T. White .......................................7:30
(at Alfred J. Loos Complex/Couch Field)
Irving Nimitz vs Irving MacArthur ....................7:30
(at Irving Schools Stadium)
DISTRICT 10-6A
Mes. Horn vs Lake Highlands ...........................7:30
(at Wildcat-Ram Stadium)
North Mesquite vs Mesquite ...........................7:30

(at Mesquite Memorial Stadium)
Rich. Berkner vs Rich. Pearce ...........................7:30
(at Richardson’s Eagle-Mustang Stadium)
Richardson at Highland Park ...........................7:30
DISTRICT 11-6A
Garland vs Rockwall .......................................7:30
(at Rockwall’s Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium)
North Garland vs Gar. Lakeview .......................7:30
(at Garland’s H.B. Johnson Stadium)
Rowlett vs Sachse ..........................................7:30
(at Garland’s Williams Stadium)
DISTRICT 5-5A
Wichita Falls at Denton ..................................7:00
DISTRICT 6-5A
FW Eastern Hills vs Grapevine .........................7:30
(at Grapevine’s Mustang-Panther Stadium)
DISTRICT 9-5A
Fr. Independence vs Frisco Wakeland ................7:00
(at Frisco ISD Memorial Stadium)
Frisco vs Frisco Liberty ...................................7:00
(at Toyota Stadium)
Frisco Centennial at The Colony .......................7:00
Frisco Heritage at Little Elm ............................7:00
DISTRICT 10-5A
Sherman vs Wylie East ...................................7:00
(at Wylie ISD Stadium)
Denison at Prosper .........................................7:30
McKinney at Lovejoy ......................................7:30
Wylie vs McKinney North ................................7:30
(at McKinney’s Ron Poe Stadium)
DISTRICT 11-5A
Bryan Adams vs Woodrow Wilson ....................7:30
(at Franklin Stadium)
Carr. Creekview vs Carr. N. Smith .....................7:30
(at Carrollton’s Standridge Stadium)
DISTRICT 12-5A
North Forney vs Forney ...................................7:30
(at Forney’s City Bank Stadium)
Terrell vs Mes. Poteet ....................................7:30

(at Mesquite’s E.H. Hanby Stadium)
West Mesquite at Royse City ..........................7:30
DISTRICT 13-5A
Seagoville vs Kimball .....................................7:30
(at Sprague Athletic Complex/Jones Field)
Spruce vs Samuell ..........................................7:30
(at Pleasant Grove Stadium)
DISTRICT 14-5A
Mans. Legacy at Red Oak ................................7:30
Mans. Summit vs Mans. Timberview ................7:30
(at Mansfield’s Vernon Newsom Stadium)
Waxahachie at Lancaster ................................7:30
DISTRICT 15-5A
Greenville at Long. Pine Tree ...........................7:30
DISTRICT 16-5A
Corsicana at Ennis ..........................................7:30
DISTRICT 3-4A DIV. 2
Aubrey at Anna ..............................................7:30
Krum at Celina ...............................................7:30
DISTRICT 4-4A DIV. 2
Madison vs Lincoln .........................................7:30
(at Cotton Bowl)
Roosevelt at Ferris .........................................7:30
DISTRICT 5-4A DIV. 2
Melissa at Nevada Community ........................7:30
DISTRICT 6-4A DIV. 1
Argyle at Sanger ............................................7:30
Carr. Ranchview vs Pinkston ............................7:30
(at Wilmer-Hutchins)
Wilmer-Hutchins vs Carter .............................7:30
(at Kincaide Stadium)
DISTRICT 7-4A DIV. 1
Tex. Liberty-Eylau at Princeton ........................7:30
DISTRICT 8-4A DIV. 1
Crandall at Mabank ........................................7:30
Kaufman at Van .............................................7:30
DISTRICT 4-3A DIV. 1
Ponder at Breckenridge ...................................7:30
DISTRICT 5-3A DIV. 1

Farmersville at Pilot Point ..............................7:30
DISTRICT 6-3A DIV. 1
Life Red Oak at Life Oak Cliff ...........................7:30
Sunnyvale at Scurry-Rosser ............................7:30
TAPPS 1-I
Arg. Liberty Chr. at John Paul II .......................7:30
Bishop Dunne at TCA-Addison .........................7:30
Bishop Lynch at Prestonwood Chr. ...................7:30
FW Nolan at Midland Christian ........................7:30
TAPPS 1-II
FM Coram Deo at FW Southwest Chr. ...............7:30
FW Christian at Parish Episcopal ......................7:30
Grape. Faith Chr. at Arl. Grace Prep ..................7:30
TAPPS 2-II
Carr. Prince Peace at Dallas Christian ...............7:00
Frisco Legacy Chr. vs Shelton ...........................7:00
(at Plano’s John Clark Stadium)
TAPPS 1-III
FW Temple Chr. at Ama. San Jacinto ................6:00
Lub. Christian vs Coll. Covenant .......................7:30
(at Fort Worth Christian)
Muen. Sacred Heart at FW Lake Country............7:30
TAPPS 2-III
Gaines. State at Garland Christian ...................7:30
McKinney Chr. at Lutheran ..............................7:30
TC-Cedar Hill at First Baptist ...........................7:30
Waco Reicher at Irv. The Highlands ..................7:30
NONDISTRICT
Arl. Pantego Chr. vs Lub. Trinity Chr. ................7:00
(at Abilene’s Wilford Moore Stadium)

SATURDAY’S GAMES
DISTRICT 5-4A DIV. 1
Kennedale vs FW Dia. H.-Jarvis ........................1:00
(at Fort Worth’s Farrington Field)
SPC SMALL-SCHOOL FINAL
Episcopal Dallas .............................vs. OKC Casady
5:00 at Jesuit

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