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  • OSU Basketball: Before firing Travis Ford, you must have an answer to this question: Who else you got?

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    A group of Oklahoma State fans may want Travis Ford gone so badly that it’s willing to shell out millions of its own dollars. And it’d be paying him not to coach. I don’t understand that kind of thinking, and maybe that’s because I don’t have millions of dollars to throw around for any reason, […]

  • What can be done about low attendance at Oklahoma City basketball regionals?

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The only downer at the NCAA women’s basketball regional this weekend at The Peake was the attendance. I wrote about the sparse crowds and how that might affect Oklahoma City’s chance of getting not just a Women’s Final Four but also more basketball regionals. You can read that column by clicking...

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: That training calendar on the bathroom mirror tells the story

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    When I started this journey to train for the half marathon at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, I printed a copy of my training schedule and taped it to the mirror in our bathroom. I’ve since marked off the days. At first, the marks didn’t amount to much.  Seemed like I had forever...

  • NCAA rule in Khari Harding situation needed to change ... but not like this

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The Khari Harding situation is picking up steam around the country. I wrote about it earlier this week — you can read that column here — but there are lots of other folks who are picking up the story and the fact that the Edmond Santa Fe product who transferred from Auburn to Tulsa in […]

  • Day 3 in Omaha: A long run, weird 80s music and a game to cover

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Day 3 in Omaha was game day. Oklahoma State played Oregon at 5:50 p.m., so that meant we didn’t have to hurry to the arena. My day started with a run. A long run. Actually, my long run of the week. As you might have read in my blog before, I am training for the […]

  • The Unofficial Visitor's Guide to Omaha

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    The email popped into my inbox when I was sitting around the hotel watching games. “Things about Omaha to see” was the subject line. I nearly deleted it. I figured it was probably an email generated by the organizing committee for the NCAA Tournament regional here in Omaha. Send an email to the...

  • Day 2 in Omaha: Lots more basketball than Day 1

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    What a great day of basketball — and we didn’t even have any games Thursday here in Omaha. It was practice and press conference day for teams at this NCAA Tournament site. Teams involved with Friday’s early games went first, followed by the teams involved in the late games, which...

  • Welcome to Nebraska ... where they have Arbor Day, green buildings and mobster steakhouses

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    So, my buddy Berry Tramel is the king of the travel blog. Truth be told, he’s the king of the blog. No one blogs more, blogs better, blogs smarter … well, you get the idea. But one of my favorite genre of his blogs is the travel blog. When Berry goes somewhere, he writes about […]

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: Mama's got a new pair of shoes ... again

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Shoes are kind of a big deal for runners. You probably guessed that, huh? Well, shortly after deciding to train for the half marathon at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, I figured I’d better go get some new shoes. I’d had my pink pair of Brooks Glycerins for several months, and I didn’t...

  • OU basketball: Wearing the jersey will be different after SAE video

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Oklahoma opens postseason play Thursday night at the Big 12 Tournament with a lot of heavy issues hanging over it. Getting a postseason win for the first time under Lon Kruger. Building momentum for the NCAA Tournament. Beating its Bedlam rival. But even with all that, the weightiest issue for...

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: Let's go racin' ... and draftin'

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    I did something crazy Saturday morning. Or at least crazy by my standards. I ran 9.3 miles. There was a time in my life when such a thing would’ve been impossible. Or I would’ve thought it impossible. I’ve written before about how I dropped nearly 50 pounds, and even though running was part...

  • OU athletics: Impossible to fault Eric Striker's outrage

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Eric Striker has always been forthcoming with his feelings and emotions — so the Oklahoma linebacker’s emotional, profanity-laced video responding to the video that surfaced Sunday of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members singing a racist song is understandable. And just as I always am, I...



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