Phil Niekro swaps tales in Claremore


Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro was in Claremore recently for the 14th Annual Field of Dreams Baseball Banquet. Niekro was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, following a 25-year career in the major leagues. He was best known for his wicked knuckleball pitch. “My dad threw a knuckleball at me in […]

Oklahoma State dominates Kansas on their home court


Oklahoma State proved that No. 7 Kansas is not unbeatable as the Cowboys upset the Jayhawks 84-79. This was the first Cowboy win in Allen Fieldhouse since 2013. The OSU record at Kansas is 12-61. Kendall Smith pumped in 24 points for the Cowboys and his free throws in the final seconds sealed the deal. […]

Etou leads Tulsa over South Florida


Tulsa’s Junior Etou got his sixth double-double of the season and fifth during American Athletic Conference play with 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 63-54 win at USF on Sunday afternoon in Tampa, Florida. Etou was joined in double-figures by DaQuan Jeffries, who came off the bench for 16 points and […]

Poor shooting dooms Sooners at UT


Freshman sensation Trae Young had a rare bad night shooting and the Sooners were edged by Texas, 79-74, Saturday in Austin. Oklahoma had a chance to pull into a first-place tie with Texas Tech and Kansas with a win but failed to do so. Young made only two three-point shots. He leads the nation in […]

ORU’s offense stalls in road defeat


The Oral Roberts men’s basketball team’s offense stalled Saturday as the Golden Eagles fell 82-56 on the road at Western Illinois. ORU finished with just one player in double figures as Sam Kearns scored 12 points. Javan White grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. “They played a lot of one-on-one basketball and we weren’t able to […]

Baseball HOF picks Jones, Guerrero, Thome, Hoffman


Every year at this time, former Major League Baseball players anxiously await, hoping to receive a call from the chairman of the board of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Last week, four former players received that phone call; Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman. Last month, the Hall of Fame Veterans’ Committee […]

OU, OSU and TU all lose but ORU beats NCC 105-74: Six hit double figures


It was a rough weekend for Oklahoma basketball teams – except Oral Roberts. ORU, led by Jontray Harris, had six players hit double-figures as the beat Nebraska Christian 105-74. Harris had his second straight double-double and the first 20/10 game of his career with 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading ORU in both categories. R.J. […]

WSU runs past Tulsa


Corey Henderson Jr. led all scorers with 28 points, but No. 17 Wichita State withstood a Tulsa rally in the second half and pulled away for a 90-71 win on Sunday night at Charles Koch Arena. Henderson went 7-of-15 from the field, hit five 3-pointers and went a perfect 9-of-9 from the free-throw line for […]

Hogs nip OSU, 66-65


It’s hard to beat the Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In the Big 12/SEC Challenge Saturday, the Hogs edged Oklahoma State 66-65 as the SEC won six of 10 interleague matchups. Oklahoma State had a chance to take the lead in the last seconds, but both Jeffrey Carroll and Mitchell Solomon missed at close range. Lindy […]

Tide throttles Young


Alabama’s strategy was to keep the ball away from freshman phenom Trae Young of Oklahoma Saturday and it paid off as the Crimson Tide won 80-73. In a playoff type atmosphere in a packed arena in Alabama, Young hit only 17. It was just the second time this year that Young, who is leading the […]