Sports

Pelicans pick Hield at No. 6; Sacramento selects Cousins

 

Oklahoma sharpshooter Buddy Hield was the sixth pick overall taken in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Fellow Sooner Isaiah Cousins was the 59th pick, selected by the Sacramento Kings. New Orleans needs a shooting guard and Hield should fit in nicely. “Shooting the ball, impacting the game, spreading the floor, keeping defenses […]

Hield, Soucie are the Big 12 2016 Sportsmen

 

Buddy Hield and Tayler Soucie (Kansas) have been selected as the 2015-16 Big 12 Sportspersons of the Year, the Conference announced. Soucie was a junior on the Jayhawk volleyball team this past season while Hield completed his career with the Sooners’ men’s basketball squad. The Sportsperson of the Year Awards began in 2000-01 to annually […]

Big 12’s Board wants answers from Baylor

 

The Big 12 Board of Directors is “gravely and deeply concerned by media reports about activities involving the athletics program at Baylor University.” On May 24,  the Big 12 Board requested a full accounting of the circumstances surrounding the sexual assaults at the university. At that time, the board was only privy to information that […]

OSU falls one game short of College World Series finals

 

Dreams of a national baseball title for Oklahoma State were dashed Saturday as the Cowboys fell to Arizona 5-1 in Omaha at the College World Series. A win would have placed the Cowboys in the finals but Arizona (48-22) won two out of three games with OSU (43-22). “Congratulations to Arizona,” said OSU coach Josh […]

‘Pudge’ Rodriguez deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame

    

Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez spent 21 years in Major League Baseball. His name will appear for the first time on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot this December and many believe the former Tulsa Drillers catcher will be a first ballot selection to Cooperstown. Rodriguez received a huge honor this past week as the Drillers retired […]

Oklahoma State blanks Arizona in College World Series

 

On Monday night, Oklahoma State took one more step toward the finals of the College World Series. Behind a strong pitching performance, OSU stayed in the winners’ bracket by beating Arizona 1-0 in Omaha. With the win, the Cowboys improved to 43-20 on the year and became the first team in CWS history to record […]

Dads/sons bond over sports

    

This may be a little late, but as we were celebrating Father’s Day this past weekend, I was thinking about my father in regard to sports. It occurred to me that even though he’s not a huge sports fan, it was my father who took me to many of my first major sports events. And […]

OSU, ORU, WSU set to play Tulsa

 

Tulsa will play Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Wichita State and Oral Roberts as part of a 12-game non-conference schedule announced by TU Coach Frank Haith. The Hurricane will play six home games at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, including contests against Jacksonville State, New Orleans, Oregon State, Illinois State, Oklahoma State and Texas State. TU […]

Memphis, Florida highlight OU slate

 

Oklahoma will face Florida, Wichita State, Memphis, Wisconsin and Auburn in their nonconference basketball schedule this fall. Under Coach Lon Kruger, Oklahoma went to the Final Four last season. The nonconference slate includes seven games plus one exhibition and four teams that made it to the NCAA Tournament last season. Highlighting the schedule are an […]

OSU and Wichita State renew basketball series

 

Oklahoma State and Wichita State have announced a two-game basketball series that will have the programs facing off in Wichita in 2016 and Stillwater in 2017. The Cowboys will face the Shockers at Intrust Arena, a 15,004-seat venue in downtown Wichita, on Dec. 17, 2016. WSU will return to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Dec. 9, 2017. […]