Sports Briefs

TU’s Evans is named to Good Works Team


The 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was recognized at halftime of the January 2 Sugar Bowl at the Superdome and The University of Tulsa’s Dane Evans was one of 24 college football players named to the 2016 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Evans was one of 12 players named to the team from FBS […]

OU’s Mixon, Perine to enter the NFL draft


Oklahoma’s top two running backs, Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, have announced they will leave school early and declare for the NFL draft. According to some sources, Mixon got a first round grade and Perine got a second-to-fourth round evaluation in terms of where they would go in the draft. Mixon was suspended for a […]

Sen. Dossett is named to Sportsman Caucus


State Sen. J.J. Dossett was recently appointed by his fellow legislators to serve as co-chair of the Oklahoma Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus (OLSC).  The Sperry Democrat replaces Sen. John Sparks of Norman who completed his chairmanship last month. “Hunting and fishing is an important part of our state’s heritage and plays a strong role in our […]

Owasso High School hires Bill Blankenship


Bill Blankenship is returning to coach in Oklahoma. After winning a state high school championship in Arkansas, the former Tulsa quarterback and TU coach, has accepted the head coaching position at Owasso High School. Blankenship, 60, won three state titles in 11 years while coaching at Union High School in Tulsa. He guided the Golden […]

Pelicans’ Buddy Hield is rookie of the month


Former Oklahoma basketball star Buddy Hield of the New Orleans Pelicans was named with Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers as the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in December. Hield, 23, the sixth pick in NBA Draft 2016, led West rookies in scoring (10.6 ppg) and three-point […]

OU, OSU former stars are named team MVPs


Three former Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football players were selected as MVPs of their respective teams by ESPN staff writers. Tennessee Titans: Running back DeMarco Murray (OU) “Murray delivered exactly what the Titans were looking for when they traded for him,” according to ESPN writer Paul Kuharsky. “He was a big part of the new […]

Stoops is coach of the year; Westbrook tops in the Big 12


Coach Bob Stoops, wide receiver Dede Westbrook and offensive lineman Orlando Brown each took home individual honors and a conference-best seven Sooners were named to the All-Big 12 First Team as the Big 12. Stoops is coach of the year, Westbrook was named offensive player of the year and Brown was picked as offensive lineman […]

OU signs 6-11, 6-9 recruits; TU and OSU add players


Oklahoma has signed two basketball recruits, Brady Manek of Harrah High School and Hannes Polla Lahti, Finland (Helsinki Basketball Academy). Both are expected to join the OU program as freshmen next season. Manek (6-9, 215) is ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN and, Manek averaged 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.5 steals […]

Tulsa signs Jeffries, Joiner


Tulsa basketball coach Frank Haith announced today the signing of 6-5 wing DaQuan Jeffries and 6-3 combo guard Elijah Joiner during the November signing period. Jeffries is a native of Edmond and graduate of Santa Fe High School, who is attending Western Texas Community College. Joiner is a senior at Curie Metropolitan High School in […]

OSU recruit is from Spain


Oklahoma State basketball coach Brad Underwood has signed versatile 6-7 forward Souleymane Diakite of Canterbury Academy in Spain to a National Letter of Intent. Diakite (6-8, 230) from Mali, Africa, is considered one of the most versatile forwards in Spain thanks to his 7-foot-1 wing span and superior passing and rebounding ability. Diakite has the […]