Sports Briefs

Gundy gets a new contract making $4.2m plus incentives


Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, the most successful head football coach in OSU history, has signed a new long-term rollover contract with the university subject to the approval of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents. The five-year deal replaces Gundy’s previous contract, which would have expired on Dec. 31, 2019. His new salary, which is […]

Riley hires Ruffin McNeill


New University of Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley has filled the vacant position on his staff by hiring Ruffin McNeill as assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach. McNeill, a former head coach at East Carolina while Riley was offensive coordinator there, comes to Norman from Virginia, where he served the 2016 season as […]

OU baseball coach resigns


University of Oklahoma Athletics Director Joe Castiglione said head baseball coach Pete Hughes has resigned. Hughes coached the Sooners for four seasons and compiled a 128-107-1 (.544) record. His teams went a combined 44-51 (.463) in Big 12 Conference play, finishing as high as third place in 2015 (tied) and 2017. This past season, OU […]

TU/OSU is on Thursday


The University of Tulsa’s 2017 football season opener against state foe and Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State in Stillwater will be played on Thursday night, August 31. The game will kick-off at 6:30 p.m. and televised on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). TU and Cowboys will meet for the 73rd time as OSU holds a 39-28-5 […]

Swimming pools are open


Tulsa Parks’ pools are open for the 2017 season. That includes Lacy Pool, 2134 N. Madison Pl.; Reed Pool, 4233 S. Yukon Ave.; Whiteside Pool, 4013 S. Pittsburg Ave.; and Berry Pool, 5002 N. Wheeling Ave. Lifeguard applications are still being accepted. For more information and to fill out the application online, go to […]

AAC basketball pairings


PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — The American Athletic Conference has announced pairings for the 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule. The league’s 12 members will play an 18-game schedule and each team will face seven of its 11 opponents twice, while it will play four remaining opponents once each — two at home and two on the road. […]

Golfers defeat Oregon


Behind a 3-1-1 victory over Oregon in the championship final, the OU men’s golf came back to win the title of national champion. The Sooners were chosen as the No. 13 seed entering stroke play. Throughout the season, OU earned two regular season wins and a program-best five individual titles, setting team and individual records […]

Oklahoma/Ohio State game will kick off at 6:30 p.m.


Oklahoma’s Sept. 9 game at Ohio State – perhaps one of the top games of the 2017 season – will start at 6:30 p.m. and be televised by ABC. The game, to be played at 104,944-seat Ohio Stadium, will feature the top two programs in the Associated Press’ all-time top 25 that was revealed last […]

Area football players on list


Tulsa University, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State all have players listed for the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the best center in college football. Oklahoma’s Erick Wren, Oklahoma State’s Brad Lundblade and Tulsa’s Chandler Miller were among 63 players recognized nationally. The winner will be announced on Jan. 13. Wren and Lundblade are both former walk-ons […]

American games on TV


CBS Sports will broadcast the 2018 American Athletic Conference semifinal and championship basketball games from the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The games, which will air Selection Sunday weekend, are through a sublicense agreement with ESPN. The semifinals will be played on March 10 with the championship game broadcast on March 11. “We are extremely […]