September 2017

Young running backs help OU slide past pesky Baylor

    

Who said it was impossible for Oklahoma to replace Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon? No one apparently told OU running backs Abdul Adams and Trey Sermon. Adams carried for 164 yards and Sermon added 148 yards last Saturday as the No. 3 Sooners effectively came alive with their rushing attack and held off pesky Baylor […]

OSU will regroup after TCU loss; Red Raiders are next

 

Thanks to an upset loss to No. 9 TCU Saturday, No. 15 Oklahoma State will need some help to make it to the Big 12 Championship this season. The Cowboys fell to TCU 31-44 in Stillwater to drop to 0-1 in the conference. The top two teams go to the title game and OSU will […]

For the second week in a row, TU falls late in the game

    

For the second week in a row, a field goal at the end of the game decided the fate of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. This time it came down to a 53-yard field goal with no time left on the clock, as New Mexico defeated Tulsa, 16-13, Saturday at H.A. Chapman Stadium. “The biggest part […]

AAC adjusts its football schedule due to hurricane issue

 

The American Athletic Conference has announced a number of changes to its 2017 football schedule, including a rescheduled date for the game between USF and UConn that was not played in advance of Hurricane Irma. The USF-UConn game will be played Nov. 4 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut. To accommodate the […]

TU completes its basketball schedule

 

The University of Tulsa’s 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule is now complete with the release of the 18-game American Athletic Conference schedule. Each of the league’s 12 members will face seven of its 11 opponents twice, while playing the remaining four opponents once each — two at home and two on the road. Tulsa will host […]

O’Hara wins SD37 vote; GOP loses a House seat

 

Former Jenks City Councilor Brian O’Hara won the GOP primary September 12 for the special election for Senate District 37 and will face Democrat Allison Ikley-Freeman in the special election on November 14. That election is needed due to the retirement of Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, who is leaving to pursue a business opportunity. O’Hara […]

BACK IN SESSION: Schultz wants a quick decision

 

With a special session starting September 25 , Oklahoma Senate Pro Tem Mike Schulz called on lawmakers to put partisan politics aside and come together on a plan to fill the $215 million budget hole created by court rulings this summer. “The special session is rapidly approaching and all we’ve seen so far is political […]

Lawmakers seek preparation for budget battle in special session

 

State Reps. Lewis Moore and Bobby Cleveland announced today they are challenging Republican lawmakers to prepare for a line-by-line budget review ahead of a pre-session Republican Caucus meeting in December. Moore and Cleveland hope lawmakers will each find $50 million to $100 million in budget reductions and efficiencies. “We have spent too much time and […]

Balanced Budget Amendment conference draws state support

 

An Oklahoma delegation of state Senators Micheal Bergstrom, Nathan Dahm and Julie Daniels as well as Reps. Mark Lepak and John Bennett, former Rep. Gary Banz and attorney Mark Nuttle was in Phoenix, Arizona, last week attending the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Planning Convention. The gathering was preparing the rules and guidelines for a future […]

Sen. Marlatt resigns and Fallin calls for another special election

 

Governor Mary Fallin ordered a special election to fill the vacancy in Oklahoma Senate District 27 caused by the irrevocable resignation of former Sen.Bryce Marlatt. Marlatt, a Republican, resigned from office after being charged with sexual battery following a complaint by an Uber driver. The filing period for the special election is Oct. 2, 3 […]