Sports Briefs

Possible Bowl Games


Eight teams from the Big 12 Conference – Oklahoma, TCU, Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Texas – have won at least six games and are eligible for a bowl game. Normally, the Big 12 plays a Southeastern Conference team in the Sugar Bowl. However, the Sugar Bowl this year […]

OSU will play Tulsa and ORU


In their nonconference schedule, the  Oklahoma State Cowboys under new head basketball coach Mike Boynton will face four postseason squads, five RPI top-105 teams and three 20-win teams from a year ago. According to KenPom, the Cowboys faced the nation’s toughest schedule in 2016-17, and the 2017-18 schedule includes matchups against Florida State (December 16, […]

TU tops in the AAC for Learfield


The University of Tulsa finished the year as the top-rated American Athletic Conference school in the final 2016-17 Division I Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings. Tulsa completed the 2016-17 athletic year ranked 68th nationally, while the next best conference performance was Houston in 84th place. Tulsa has the smallest enrollment of all American Athletic Conference schools […]

OU to face Arkansas Nov. 23rd


PK80, an early-season men’s basketball tournament created to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight, released its two eight-team brackets on Wednesday. Oklahoma will compete in the “Victory” bracket and open tournament play against Arkansas on November 23 (Thanksgiving Day) at Moda Center in Portland, Ore. The event celebrates the 80th birthday of Knight and his contributions […]

Russell Westbrook is the NBA MVP


Russell Westbrook, the outstanding guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been named the Most Valuable Player in the NBA for the recently completed season. In New York, Westbrook thanked his teammates (Enes Kanter, Nick Collison, Taj Gibson, Victor Oladipo and Andre Roberson were with him at the ceremony). “I’m very, very thankful to have […]

Riley completes his Sooner staff


New Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley has finalized the responsibilities and titles for his assistants. New assistant coach Ruffin McNeill will serve as assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach, and that second-year assistant Calvin Thibodeaux will coach defensive ends. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, starting his 11th year at OU, will coach outside linebackers, […]

Six Big 12 players get drafted


Josh Jackson (Kansas) and Jarrett Allen (Texas) led six Big 12 players that were chosen in the 2017 NBA Draft. Jackson was taken No. 4 overall by the Phoenix Suns. Allen followed at No. 22 to the Brooklyn Nets.  Oklahoma State guard Jawun Evans was chosen at No. 39 by the Philadelphia 76ers (and traded […]

OKC drafts Ferguson; Evans to L.A.


The Oklahoma City Thunder drafted Terrance Ferguson (6-7, 184 pounds) as the No. 21 pick in the June 22 NBA draft. “He has speed, size, length and athleticism and an ability to shoot the ball with range,” said Thunder Vice President Sam Presti. “He’s also a guy who has a great disposition. He’s a really […]

Evans to the Clippers


Oklahoma State All-American Jawun Evans was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 39th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, and was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers. Evans, who averaged 19.2 points and a Big 12-high 6.4 assists per game, is now the 33rd Oklahoma State player taken in the NBA Draft, and […]

Lincoln Riley to make $3.5 million


New Oklahoma University head football coach Lincoln Riley will make $3.1 million in the first year of a five-year contract that will eventually average $3.5 million annually. The Oklahoma Board of Regents agreed to Riley’s new contract. Included in that contract are incentives that rise up to $425,000 for winning a national championship. This is […]