The Hornets had 19 Oklahomans on their roster this season, including Muskogee's Shjuan Richardson. Richardson was Emporia State's leading receiver with 84 catches for 1,375 yards.
Muskogee's Kevin Gaddis, McGuinness' Chris Poston, Del City's Jeff Richards and Ponca City's Adam Schiltz were among the other state players who made an impact for Emporia State.
OBCA CLINIC, BANQUET THIS WEEKEND
The Oklahoma Baseball Coaches Association will hold its winter clinic Friday through Sunday at the Bricktown Hotel at 2001 E. Reno Ave.
Clinic speakers include Oklahoma State's Josh Holliday and Rob Walton, Wichita State's Gene Stephenson, Missouri's Bill Seamon, Arizona's Mike Wood and Rogers State's Ron Bradley.
The clinic includes the OBCA Hall of Fame banquet at 7 p.m. Saturday. Inductees include Stuart's Randy Bowen, Guthrie's Jon Chappell, Yukon's Kevin James, Mount St. Mary's Mike Simon and Bryan Painter of The Oklahoman.
Registration is $50 for high school and college coaches, which includes a banquet ticket and $25 for youth coaches, which includes the clinic only.
NFL-WHARTON PREP PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN
This summer, NFL Player Engagement and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative will host the second NFL-Wharton Prep Leadership Program for student-athletes entering their senior year of high school.
The program, which runs from June 24 to 26 at the University of Pennsylvania, is open to male and female athletes who will be high school seniors in 2013-14. It offers leadership training and development program with instructions from Wharton professors and NFL executives.
Athletes may apply through March 15 at whartonsportsbiz.org. Thirty six student-athletes will be selected based on academic transcripts, athletic experience, leadership activities, recommendations and personal essays.
All costs other than travel to and from the program will be covered by the school.