• OSU basketball: Cowboys celebrate 20th anniversary of 1995 Final Four team

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Members of Oklahoma State's 1995 Final Four squad will be recognized during a halftime ceremony at the Cowboys' Feb. 7 game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena. This spring marks the 20th anniversary of the 1994-95 Cowboys' run to the Final Four in Seattle. That team went 12-0 at Gallagher-Iba and won the Big Eight league tournament title. En route to the Final Four, the Cowboys upset top-seeded Wake Forest and defeated a John Calipari-led UMass team in the regional final. The Cowboys lost to eventual national champion UCLA in the national semifinals. "We're excited to honor our 1994-95 team as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of a great run to the Final Four," OSU coach Travis Ford said in a statement. "We welcome them back with open arms and are thrilled to have them return to Gallagher-Iba Arena. That team's run was a shining moment in our history and I look forward to being around those guys."

  • Free Coffee at Chick-fil-A for Entire Month of February

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Restaurants are pouring free coffee for the whole month, no purchase required.

  • Missy Elliott Will Join Katy Perry's Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Missy Elliott is going to "Work It" at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry.

  • Snapchat is premiering its own Web series tomorrow

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Snapchat is making a web series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Literally Can't Even" comes from writers Sasha Spielberg and Emily Goldwyn, the daughters ofSteven Spielberg and John Goldwyn, respectively. The series stars the friends and writing partners as comedic versions of themselves — Spielberg recently single after a long relationship and Goldwyn embarking on a six-month cleanse — and follows them on a series of misadventures in Los Angeles. 

  • Big 12 football: Samaje Perine, Mason Rudolph among early Heisman odds favorites

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine and Oklahoma State freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph are each listed among the favorites for the 2015 Heisman Trophy. Bovada.lv has Perine at 14-to-1 odds to win the Heisman, while Rudolph is listed at 40/1. Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the (very) early favorite to win the award at 6/1, followed by Southeastern Conference stars Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) and Leonard Fournette (LSU), who are each 7/1 favorites. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is the top Big 12 player on the odds list at 15/2. Ohio State has four players on the list including Elliott, with the rest being quarterbacks Cardale Jones (14/1), J.T. Barrett (16/1) and Braxton Miller (18/1). Check out the entire list here .

  • Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane rushed to hospital after suffering 'severe flu symptoms' on flight - Telegraph

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Coltrane, who played Hagrid in film adaption of JK Rowling book, taken to hospital in Florida after falling ill.

  • Officer Who Arrested 69-Year-Old Man With Golf Club Reassigned To Desk Duty

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole has reassigned an officer involved in the arrest last summer of a 69-year-old man who refused to drop a golf club he was carrying on a city sidewalk.

  • Sarah Koenig Wants Your Ideas For 'Serial' Season 2

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    "Serial" obsessives may be waiting a good, long while for the next installment of "This American Life’s" addictive podcast, as host Sarah Koenig revealed on Jan. 27 that she does not have a crime to investigate in Season 2, BuzzFeed reports. “Like, if any of you has a story, there’s an email,” she said during a Q&A at Penn State University. “No, I mean … we do not have a story.” The first season of "Serial" — which chronicled the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee and the conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed — became a full-blown cultural obsession following its debut in October 2014.

  • Millard House drops out of Tulsa superintendent's search

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    That means the board's remaining choice is Deborah Gist, the commissioner of education for the Rhode Island Department of Education.

  • Bad news for TV binge watchers

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Sometimes, all we want to do is sit in our bed and watch hours on end of "Gilmore Girls" and "House of Cards." But according to a new study, this behavior could be a sign — or a result — of a bigger problem, at least for millenials, Yahoo Health reports. Binge-watching TV shows is associated with loneliness, depression, and the inability to catch — and stop — ourselves from engaging in this extreme viewing behavior, new research suggests. Binge-watching is defined as “watching between two to six episodes of the same TV show in one sitting.”  The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, is based on survey responses from 316 people ages 18 to 29, who were asked about their TV-viewing behaviors, the types of shows they watched, and their loneliness, depression, and ability to self-regulate.

  • Miranda Lambert again leads ACM Awards with eight nods

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Miranda Lambert on Friday led all nominees for the second consecutive year at the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), collecting eight nods, including entertainer of the year and top female vocalist, in some of country music's highest honors, Reuters reports. Dierks Bentley, buoyed by his break-up anthem "Drunk on a Plane," followed Lambert with seven nominations while duo Florida Georgia Line collected five nods. The nominations were scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, but were pushed back due to a snow storm that swept through New York and the northeastern United States.

  • Katy Perry's Super Bowl tease: 'Jaws will drop'

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Katy Perry has taken extreme measures to make sure her halftime performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIL leaves viewers talking about the music, the pop star revealed during a press conference Thursday. Yahoo Music reports she’s previously announced that Lenny Kravitz would be joining her for her set, and that one of her favorite designers, Jeremy Scott, would be creating all of the costumes. But she offered many other interesting tibibts during her candid chat with media.

  • Student forced to cover dress at school dance

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    When 16-year-old Gabi Finlayson went to Paris with her mother and brother in December, she only bought one thing: a light pink dress with lace overlay that fell just below the knee. She planned to wear it to an upcoming high school dance. “I loved it,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “It reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. It seemed like a classic dress I could wear forever.” So on Saturday night, the Utah high school junior couldn’t wait to show up at the dance. “Being a 16-year-old girl, it’s hard to find something that makes you feel pretty and when you do, you want to share it,” she says. But instead of feeling like the belle of the ball, Finlayson ended up feeling shamed and embarrassed, she says, when she was asked to cover up her bare shoulders.

  • Addiction to tanning could be in your genes

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The need to get a bronze color and some vitamin D on a daily basis could boil down to more than feeling good — an addiction to tanning, a new study says, could be in your genes, USA TODAY reports. “I don’t want to admit it, but yeah, I’m probably addicted,” says University of Iowa sophomore Emma Bollinger. “It’s relaxing to have 10 minutes to yourself and to get some vitamin D…I feel like I look sick when I’m pale.”

  • Mitt Romney decides against 2016 presidential race

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Mitt Romney plans to tell supporters that he's decided against a third presidential campaign, a Romney aide said Friday. "After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney will tell supporters during a conference call. USA TODAY reports the Romney aide confirmed the 2012 presidential nominee's decision and requested anonymity before the announcement is made. Romney's prepared remarks were posted on Twitter by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt and confirmed by the Romney aide.

  • Roseanne Barr on Bill Cosby: 'No one is surprised'

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Groundbreaking comedian Roseanne Barr says Hollywood women knew about allegations that the "great comic" Bill Cosby sexually assaulted multiple women over the years, but no one said anything, USA TODAY reports. Now she's saying something, on Access Hollywood. "We all heard it for a long time, and it surprises nobody," she said flatly, during an interview on the set Wednesday of Cristela where she was guest-starring.

  • And the world's safest city is...

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Cram 38 million people in the same city, it's going to be a lawless mess, right? Not even. According to newly published stats, the gigantic swirl of humanity that is the Japanese megacity of Tokyo is now the safest major urban destination on the planet.

  • Autistic teen sinks 1,000th half-court shot

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    It's like something from a sports movie: A teen in a basketball uniform makes an improbable shot, then gets hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates while the crowd cheers and chants his name. But Nicholas Bennett, a senior at North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia, didn't hit a game-winning basket. His achievement last Saturday was even rarer.

  • Seahawks v. Patriots: How do the fans measure up?

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Forget about football. Seahawks and Patriots fans don't see eye-to-eye on much at all. While Patriots fans are much more likely hang out at concerts and imbibe at bars, Seahawks fans prefer to frequent water parks and the zoo. And unsurprisingly, they prefer to buy in bulk at Costco (COST) (founded in Seattle), unlike their competitors who shop at Sam's Club.

  • Visa loves the fees and announces a stock split

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Visa is surging, and that's likely a good sign for the economy. The credit card company reported an 11% jump in payment volume. Over $1 trillion worth of transactions were made on Visa (V) cards from October 1 to December 31. That's not too far off from the size of the total Australian economy, and that was only one quarter for the company. Visa also announced a stock split. On March 19, investors who hold one share in the company will receive four shares. It's a common move by companies when their stock price gets too high. Visa currently trades for about $250 a share, which will make shares about $63 apiece after the split.




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