ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit: 'Oklahoma State could be a very dangerous team'
May 15, 2013
ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit went on a Dallas radio station recently to talk some college football.
Within the interview, transcribed here by the Dallas Morning News, conversation shifted toward the Big 12, with Herbstreit asked who he felt was... Read More
Andrew Wiggins, the nation's top hoops recruit, picks Kansas
May 14, 2013
Well, the Big 12 hoops title race just got a bit more convoluted and a lot more interesting, even if we are months away from tipping off.
Andrew Wiggins, the nation’s top prospect, who had been stalling on his commitment for months, finally announced his decision on Tuesday afternoon. He could have gone to any... Read More
Bedlam Baseball: How Big Is It?
May 10, 2013
In previewing the Bedlam baseball weekend, we’ve produced a series of topical stories – features on Oklahoma’s dominant ace Jonathan Gray and OSU’s McCurry brothers, along with a trend story on both program’s focus on recruiting in-state players.
One topic not addressed: the importance of this... Read More
Oklahoma State football: Wes Lunt's departure means what?
May 10, 2013
Quarterback Wes Lunt is transferring from OSU, and a three-man QB derby becomes a two-man derby that really is a two-man job. It seems quite clear that Clint Chelf will start the 2013 as the Cowboy starter, with J.W. Walsh set to be a situational quarterback for short-yardage and goal-line situations. In other... Read More
OSU Baseball: Borland's No. 11 To Be Retired
May 09, 2013
Tom Borland will be inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in June.
Before that, Borland’s No. 11 will be retired by OSU, with a ceremony scheduled before the Cowboys’ game against West Virginia on May 16 – fittingly Tom Borland Night – at Reynolds Stadium.
Borland starred as a left-handed... Read More
OSU Baseball: Brothers Produce In Unexpected Ways
May 08, 2013
I wrote a story about the McCurry brothers – Randy and Brendan – for today’s paper. You can read it here.By luck, and it was bad luck initially, they’re getting to play together for what figures to be one final season.
Both have played major roles in OSU’s so-far strong season, which... Read More
Oklahoma State-UTSA kickoff time set
May 07, 2013
Get ready for a matinee affair at the Alamodome.
Oklahoma State’s Sept. 7 game at Texas-San Antonio will kick off at 11 a.m., Conference USA announced Tuesday. The game will be televised by Fox Sports Net.
No other kickoff times for OSU games have been announced yet.
OSU is coming off an 8-5 season in 2012... Read More
Oklahoma State football players celebrate graduation
May 04, 2013
It’s Oklahoma State commencement weekend, which means several football players will celebrating earning their undergraduate degree. Here’s a list. Finished with coursework DT Jarid King, business management LB Tyler Fields, finance/accounting Walking this weekend, will finish coursework this summer WR Charlie... Read More
Oklahoma State adds JUCO offensive lineman for 2013
May 03, 2013
Oklahoma State has a late addition to its 2013 recruiting class, as Pearl River (Miss.) Community College offensive lineman Colby Hegwood will join the Cowboys for fall camp, according to Rivals. Because the window to sign a National Letter of Intent has closed, Hegwood has signed a financial aid agreement with the... Read More
Mike Gundy shows sense of humor in Day 3 of Twitter Q&A
May 02, 2013
Maybe Mike Gundy is getting the hang of this Twitter thing. The first two days of an interactive Q&A with fans — where he answers three random questions per day from folks who tweet at him and use the hashtag #AskGundy — were fairly dull. He mentioned the importance of attitude and body language, that ... Read More
OSU Football: Some Early Thoughts on 2013
May 01, 2013
The 2013 season opener against Mississippi State, in Houston, has been the cause of much angst and debate. Taking on the game — and the big payday and national exposure — seemingly led Mike Gundy to consider ditching his rootsand entertain the idea of moving to an SEC locale, although it’s not clear how that ... Read More
Oklahoma State post-spring roster update: LB Nico Ornelas leaves team
May 01, 2013
With Oklahoma State spring practice over for more than a week, coaches out recruiting and players about to take a short break before returning for summer workouts, it’s a good time to reevaluate changes to the Cowboys’ roster. Backup linebacker Nico Ornelas has left the team for personal reasons, a school... Read More
Oklahoma State football: Justin Blackmon's career in jeopardy
April 30, 2013
Justin Blackmon has jeopardized his NFL career. No other conclusion can be drawn after the former OSU star, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was suspended four games by the NFL for violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. You can read Gina Mizell’s story here. Blackmon in 2010 was arrested in Texas on... Read More
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy set to answer fan questions on Twitter
April 29, 2013
Mike Gundy’s Twitter account (@CoachGundy) is a fairly active one, with posts almost daily about the Oklahoma State program — complete with plenty of popular Gundyisms like “attitude,” “body language,” and “tempo.” The account was even used to announce assistant coaching hires during the offseason.... Read More