Sports Briefs



The annual Northeast Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes Spring Banquet will feature special guest athletes from OU, OSU and TU. The banquet will honor area high school student athletes, and will include a barbecue dinner. It is one of the biggest fund raisers of the year for the local FCA. The banquet will be on […]

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield wins James Naismith Trophy


After spearheading the Sooners’ postseason run to the Final Four, University of Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield has been named the 2016 James A. Naismith Trophy winner as the most outstanding men’s college basketball player, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced. Hield, who becomes the second Sooner to claim the award (Blake Griffin, 2009), was honored at the […]

New OSU coach Brad Underwood hires assistants Evans and Boynton


STILLWATER – Oklahoma State head basketball coach Brad Underwood has announced the addition of Lamont Evans and Mike Boynton, Jr., as assistants on his Cowboy coaching staff. Evans spent the previous four seasons helping to rebuild the program at South Carolina, where he served in the same capacity for Gamecocks head coach Frank Martin. Evans […]

OU hires Calvin Thibodeaux


Oklahoma has hired former OU All-Big 12 defensive end Calvin Thibodeaux as the program’s new defensive line coach. “We’re excited to have Calvin back in our program,” said OU coach Bob Stoops, who has won nine Big 12 titles in his 17 seasons at OU. “He’s a longtime Sooner and was an excellent player for […]

Buddy Hield on award list


Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield and two other Big 12 basketball players are finalists for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award. The honor is presented annually to those who excel both on and off the court. Georges Niang (Iowa State) and Perry Ellis (Kansas) plus Hield (Oklahoma) give the Big 12 more representatives than any conference in the […]

Cincinnati may be a target for Big 12 Conference expansion


According to some reports, the Big 12 Conference will meet this summer and reconsider expansion of its membership. The University of Cincinnati reportedly has expressed an interest in joining the Big 12 and some schools have warmed up to the idea. Cincinnati is redoing its football stadium with an $86 million upgrade. It seats 40,000, […]

OU spring drills March 5


University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops said that the Sooners will begin spring practice on March 5. Stoops also said that Oklahoma’s Pro Day will be conducted March 9. Kickoff for the 2016 OU Spring Game is set for 2 p.m. on April 9 at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. OU Football season […]

TU inks adidas contract


The University of Tulsa Department of Athletics has signed an eight-year agreement with adidas to become the exclusive apparel provider for all 18 Golden Hurricane intercollegiate sports. The Portland, Oregon-based sports brand will be the official uniform, apparel, footwear and accessory provider for Tulsa Athletics beginning July 1, 2016 through the 2023-24 athletic season. “The […]

OSU players to combine


Three Oklahoma State football players have received invitations to participate in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, including defensive end Jimmy Bean, defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah and cornerback Kevin Peterson. Ogbah was Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of Year last season. He ends his time as a Cowboy as the school’s all-time leader in career quarterback hurries […]

TU’s schedule loaded with Ohio State and bowl teams


No one can accuse Tulsa of weak scheduling in college football. On September 10, the Golden Hurricane with travel to Ohio State to play the 2014 national champions on their home turf (The Horseshoe). Last year, Ohio State compiled a 12-1 record and finished the season with a 44-28 win over Notre Dame in the […]