Sports Briefs

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 […]

O-State basketball signs a 7-footer from the Netherlands


Oklahoma State basketball coach Brad Underwood has announced the signing of Dutch seven-footer Lucas N’Guessan. N’Guessan (7-0, 215, freshman, forward/center, De Lier, Netherlands) comes to OSU from the same school in Spain that produced former Cowboy Marek Soucek, Canarias Basketball Academy. N’Guessan and Soucek will wear the same No. 14 jersey. “I’m very excited to […]

OU basketball alum event


The University of Oklahoma men’s basketball program will welcome back former OU players and coaches for the sixth annual Sooner Basketball Family Weekend alumni event Aug. 26 and 27. The weekend will be highlighted by a dinner honoring former coach Billy Tubbs, the presentation of Final Four rings to the 2015-16 team and appearances by […]

OU wrestling coach resigns


Mark Cody has resigned as the University of Oklahoma’s head wrestling coach after five years at the post. “I am extremely grateful to have had the privilege to coach at the University of Oklahoma,” said Cody. “I believe it is time for new leadership and for this reason I am resigning effective immediately. I want […]

OSU’s Armstrong passes


Oklahoma State lost a legend this month with the passing of Neill Armstrong, a two-time All-America football player who went on to become an NFL champion as a player and then head coach of the  Chicago Bears. He was 90 years old. Known to his teammates as “Felix the Cat”, Armstrong helped guide OSU (then-known […]

Rudolph on Manning list


Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph has been named to the Manning Award Watch List, the Sugar Bowl announced. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is also on the list. As a sophomore, Rudolph passed for 3,770 yards and 21 touchdowns with a 62.3 completion percentage in 2015 to lead the Cowboys to a 10-3 record and an […]

Hield, Parker are top athletes


Former men’s basketball player Buddy Hield and softball player Paige Parker of Oklahoma were named Big 12 Athletes of the Year. This marks the sixth time in Big 12 history and first for OU that the same institution claimed both awards. Eight Sooners have now been named Big 12 Athlete of the Year in the […]

Tulsa to sell beer at games


The University of Tulsa will expand beer sales for the upcoming football season to include the general stadium seating area, a measure approved by the University’s Board of Trustees. Since 2008, beer has been sold in the Suite and Club areas, as well as outside the stadium gates. Tulsa will also adopt a “no re-entry” […]