METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints' rookie Brandin Cooks is trying to make up for lost time on fresh legs. After missing the first two weeks of OTAs and minicamp, Cooks caught a short pass Thursday at New Orleans' last offseason practice and sprinted 50 yards to the end zone — with no one is chasing him.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Ken Whisenhunt has seen the Titans work hard this offseason. Now he'll find out how they manage themselves during the five weeks before training camp. The Titans, who got a two-week jump because of a new coach, wrapped up their offseason program Thursday with the final day of a three-day minicamp.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi will name its basketball practice facility for the family that inspired the movie, "The Blind Side." The College Board voted Thursday to name the practice center for the Tuohy family. Sean Tuohy played basketball for Ole Miss in the early 1980s and was inducted into the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.
DALLAS (AP) — The Big 12 Conference has given Commissioner Bob Bowlsby a two-year contract extension through June 2019. Under Bowlsby, the Big 12 signed a 13-year television deal with ESPN and Fox that has led to record revenue for conference members. The Big 12 recently announced $220.1 million in distributable revenue for its 10 members for the 2013-14 fiscal year.