Sports Briefs

OSU and Wichita State renew basketball series


Oklahoma State and Wichita State have announced a two-game basketball series that will have the programs facing off in Wichita in 2016 and Stillwater in 2017. The Cowboys will face the Shockers at Intrust Arena, a 15,004-seat venue in downtown Wichita, on Dec. 17, 2016. WSU will return to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Dec. 9, 2017. […]

Rimington list has Big 12 names


The Rimington Trophy Committee has released its 2016 Spring Watch List which includes seven Big 12 centers. Candidates are Kyle Fuller (Baylor), Dalton Risner (K-State), Jonathan Alvarez (Oklahoma), Brad Lundblade (Oklahoma State), Austin Schlottman (TCU), Tony Morales (Texas Tech) and Tyler Orlosky (West Virginia). The Rimington Trophy committee uses three All-America teams to determine its […]

Big 12 locations for championships


Sixteen championship locations for 23 conference-sponsored sports highlight the 2016-17 Big 12 Championship schedule. This season will mark the return of the Big 12 Softball Championship for the first time since 2010. The event will be played at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium Complex in Oklahoma City. Sprint Center in Kansas City will host […]

Tulsa’s successes in the American


When moving into the American Athletic Conference on July 1, 2014, The University of Tulsa was leaving a league, Conference USA, where the Golden Hurricane had enjoyed tremendous success. Tulsa had won a league-high 56 conference championships in nine years as a member of Conference USA. Hurricane teams have picked up where they left off […]

Big 12 basketball championship attendance tops in the country


For the seventh straight season, the Big 12 is among the top four conferences nationally in attendance as the NCAA has released its men’s basketball leaders for 2015-16. No other conference drew better crowds at its postseason championship, as the Big 12 led the nation with an average of 18,987 fans at Sprint Center this […]

American Athletic Conference announces Tulsa cage schedule


The American Athletic Conference announced the pairings for the 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule, as well as the dates for the 2017 championship. The league’s 11 members will play an 18-game schedule. Each team will play eight of its 10 opponents twice, and the other two opponents once each, one at home and one away. The […]

Big 12 championship matchup will be reinstated in 2017 season


The Big 12 Conference announced that it will reinstate its football championship game, beginning with the 2017 season. “The addition of a football championship game allows for a 13th data point for our teams under consideration for the College Football Playoff,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Work will begin on developing scheduling models and […]

Jenks football coach Allan Trimble won’t retire after all


Football coach Allan Trimble – one of the most successful coaches in state history – is not retiring after 20 years and 13 state championships with Jenks. Trimble had announced earlier this month that he was retiring. Trimble said an outpouring of support made him change his mind. Trimble said that he plans to stay […]

Bill Blankenship hired to coach at Fayetteville, Ark.


Former University of Tulsa head football coach Bill Blankenship was officially hired as the head football coach at Fayetteville High School in Arkansas. Blankenship  was head coach at Tulsa from 2011-14 where he compiled a 24-27 overall record, including an 11-3 record in 2012 with a Conference USA championship and a Liberty Bowl win. Blankenship […]

Fitness monitors may not help, OSU study says


Research conducted at Oklahoma State University shows wearable fitness monitors might not help you go the extra mile after all. Timothy Baghurst, associate professor of physical education at OSU, his research assistant Kevin Richards, and Ali Boolani, associate professor of physical therapy and physician assistant studies at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, recently conducted […]