• OSU wrestling: Eddie Klimara reinstated after spring dismissal from team

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith announced at Monday’s media day that Eddie Klimara, who was dismissed in March, has been reinstated, according to OSU wrestling coach John Smith. Klimara was arrested in March on suspicion of public drunkeness and possession of cocaine , the same day the Cowboys placed third at the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Oklahoma City. Smith said that Klimara "had to go through a set of things" in order to get back on the Cowboys roster. Klimara, a junior, was the Big 12 runner up in his weight class as a sophomore. The Daily O'Collegian first reported on Klimara's reinstatement.

  • OU football: Photographer apologizes to Sterling Shepard for camera incident

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Plenty of people saw the clip of OU receiver Sterling Shepard  falling on a photographer's camera while trying to make a touchdown catch against Kansas State. But not many people have heard the photographer's take. On Monday, Tulsa World photographer Mike Simons blogged about the incident in which Shepard was hurt falling on Simons' Canon 400mm F 2.8 lens. Simons apologized for Shepard's injury, indicating that while his expensive equipment was damaged, it's "nothing in comparison to a player's safety." From Simons: "Some comments have been made about camera gear lying by my side. I have always felt that flat on the ground is the safest place for gear that isn’t being used at that particular moment. It is where most photographers keep their gear. It allows me to move out of a player’s way quickly. And there are no monopods (the metal poles on the bottom of our cameras) sticking up needlessly. It has worked perfectly for 26 years. On Saturday, while lined up with dozens of other photographers in the designated photo area, it didn’t." Shepard left the game in the second quarter, but was able to return for a career-best 15 receptions against the Wildcats.

  • OSU football: Two Cowboys arrested on public intoxication complaints after falling asleep at Whataburger

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    STILLWATER – At 4 a.m. Sunday, after Stillwater police responded to a report of a driver having fallen asleep at the wheel of a vehicle positioned in the drive-through lane of a Whataburger restaurant, Oklahoma State football players Jhajuan Seales and Juwan Offray were arrested on complaints of public intoxication, the Tulsa World reports. The arrests occurred about 10 hours after the OSU football team was beaten 42-9 in a Big 12 game at TCU. Seales, a sophomore wide receiver, is fourth on the Cowboys in receiving yards (236) and tied for first on the team in touchdown receptions (3). Offray, a freshman defensive back, has three tackles in seven games this season.

  • OSU football: Mike Gundy doesn't see JW Walsh returning this season

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    In his weekly press conference Monday, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said  he doesn't see quarterback J.W. Walsh returning this season. Walsh has only appeared in two games this season -- the Cowboys' season opener against then-No. 1 Florida State and against Missouri State. Walsh went down with a right foot injury late in the first quarter against Missouri State and hasn't played since. Walsh  underwent surgery in September and was ruled out indefinitely. Gundy also said that  much would go into taking the redshirt off of true freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph. Daxx Garman has taken all of the snaps for the Cowboys since Walsh's injury, passing for 1,493 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in six games.

  • Soccer Player Scores, Dies After Celebratory Flip

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A 23-year-old Indian soccer player excited over a goal he had just scored died after he did a celebratory flip in the air, landed badly and suffered a spinal injury, the AP reports. "A CT Scan was done right after he was taken to the hospital, and the result showed that the injury inflicted on the spinal cord was quite serious," the Mizoram Premier League posted on its Facebook page regarding Peter Biaksangzuala's fatal injury.

  • OSU basketball: Four-star center Elijah Thomas to make college choice Tuesday

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State basketball already has a commitment from one of the best players in the Class of 2015. Another domino could fall Tuesday. A big one. We've reported on Texas prep center Elijah Thomas and his interest in the Cowboys , and the four-star big man will make his college choice Tuesday afternoon between Illinois, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, SMU and LSU. ESPN's Jeff Borzello took a look at how Thomas would fit at each school. Here's what he had to say about Thomas with the Cowboys: Thomas says: “[Oklahoma State commit] Jawun Evans is one of my close friends. I would enjoy playing with him. That’s pretty hard to turn down. Their bigs get the job done. If you’re able to score, they iso you. One-in, four-out. They make their posts more mobile and agile when you get there, so that helps.” Personnel: Travis Ford’s roster is filled with versatile forwards, but once Michael Cobbins leaves, there is room for a power forward. Anthony Allen was a top-ranked junior college center last season, and Mitch Solomon is also on the roster at center. Serge Ibaka’s younger brother, Igor, will be eligible in the 2015-16 season. With OSU starving for help on the front line, one would expect the 6-foot-9, 230-pound Thomas to be an immediate starter as a freshman for the Cowboys. Thomas is currently the No. 8 power forward in the ESPN 100. Another interesting nugget in Thomas' recruting: Just as Thomas would have a friend in Evans at OSU , he'd also have a friend in Admon Gilder at Texas A&M. Gilder picked the Aggies over OSU and others schools last week. "Admon Gilder has been my best friend since second grade, but I’m just focusing on the schools," Thomas told ESPN. Thomas also  blogged about his recruiting experience for USA Today with this to say about OSU: "With Oklahoma State, I love that Jawun Evans is there; that definitely helps them with me. It’s definitely one of my favorite schools; I know the whole team and the coaches and the atmosphere there is really live."

  • Joseph Randle goes from stealing underwear to endorsing underwear

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Apparently crime does pay. In the span of less than a week, former Oklahoma State and current Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has gone from stealing underwear to becoming a spokesman for it. MeUndies -- a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand that is transforming how people perceive and purchase their underwear -- is now partnering with Randle, according to MeUndies head of marketing and business development, Dan King. MeUndies will pay Randle enough to help defray the cost of the $29,500 fine the Cowboys imposed on him after he was caught shoplifting last week while also supplying him with enough product that the Cowboys running back will have all the underwear he needs for a long time. Randle, who also tried to steal cologne at a Dillard's in Frisco, Texas, was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500, according to police. He was released on writ bond at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

  • OU football: Bob Stoops refuses to comment on Trevor Knight's health

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    On Monday's Big 12 media teleconference, Bob Stoops declined to address questions about quarterback Trevor Knight's health. “No, I’m not going to give any updates on that today,” Stoops said Monday. Knight was hit hard in the first quarter on a quarterback run and had to leave for one offensive series against Kansas State. Multiple sources saw Knight with his left arm in a sling following the Sooners' 31-30 loss to the Wildcats. Knight returned to the game to finish 26-of-32 for 318 yards and three touchdowns. OU is off this week, so that would give Knight more time to recover should his injury be more serious than he showed on Saturday.

  • Brawl, rough play force early end to football game

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WHITEHALL -- Multiple penalties, an ugly brawl on the sideline and accusations of racial epithets brought a high school football game between Whitehall and Rensselaer to an early end Saturday. The Class D game was halted with six minutes remaining in the third quarter, with Whitehall leading 28-6. Referee Mark Cleveland called the contest at the suggestion of Whitehall’s athletic director, Keith Redmond.

  • Report: Archie Manning steps down from College Football Playoff selection committee

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Archie Manning will resign from the from the College Football Playoff Committee that will determine the four finalists for the 2014 national championship, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting, citing a source. An announcement was scheduled to be made Monday morning.  According to the report, Manning is experiencing complications from from knee replacement surgery that will require another surgery. 

  • Presenting the NFL’s Biggest Camera Hogs

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    A 2010 Wall Street Journal study calculated that only about 11 minutes of a typical NFL broadcast is devoted to game action while about half as much screen time goes to shots of the coaches on the sidelines, the Wall Street Journal reports. But this story didn’t address one crucial point: The obligatory coach shots aren’t democratic, according to the Wall Street Journal. In fact, the number of times the camera shows the coach varies wildly from team to team.

  • Notre Dame sees mixed, frustrating results on final play

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE — Afterward, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly noted how his team had hit nearly all of its pregame goals, USA Today reports. The Fighting Irish wanted to control the tempo offensively, something they achieved with a hustling style that had Florida State on its heels for the entirety of the first half, according to USA Today. The offense was balanced between the run and the pass, per Kelly's expectations.

  • [UPDATE]: Sterling Shepard back for Sooners after falling on camera against Kansas State

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard had to leave the game late in the second quarter against Kansas State after falling on a camera lens in the back of the end zone. On third-and-9 from the Kansas State 21-yard line, Shepard was trying to haul in a pass from Trevor Knight when his momentum took him right into the photographers. Michael Hunnicutt finished off the drive with a 38-yard field goal, but Shepard did not return to the game. Shepard led all receivers with eight catches for 95 yards in the first half, including a 47-yard touchdown reception from Knight.

  • [UPDATE]: Trevor Knight returns from injury, Aaron Ripkowski ejected against Kansas State

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma starting quarterback Trevor Knight went to the locker room in the first quarter against Kansas State with an apparent shoulder injury. Knight was injured on a quarterback keeper toward the sideline. A Kansas State player hit him as he was diving forward headfirst for extra yardage. Cody Thomas entered the game for Knight at quarterback. On the same play, OU fullback Aaron Ripowski was ejected from the game for targeting. Ripowski was attempting to block for Knight and led with his helmet while hitting a Kansas State player.

  • One goalkeeper had to pee so bad that he took a leak next to the goal

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    When you gotta go, you gotta go. And Excelsior 31's goalkeeper really had to go, SB Nation reports. So when the ball was on the other side of the pitch, he walked over by his post, pointed himself away from the field and took a leak, according to SB Nation. He got as far away from the playing field as possible, but there wasn't much room.

  • Carmen Electra Reveals The Private Side Of Her Relationship With Dennis Rodman

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    When Carmen Electra began dating Dennis Rodman in 1998, she had just experienced the devastating loss of her mother to a fatal brain tumor. Though the 26-year-old's career was taking off -- Electra had landed a role on television's "Baywatch" and was one of the hosts of MTV's "Singled Out" -- she says that she was still emotionally fragile and struggling to cope with her mother's death. At the time, as Electra tells "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", her relationship was a welcome distraction from the pain she was experiencing.

  • OU softball: Lauren Chamberlain, Destinee Martinez among USA Women's National Team invitees

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Former OU outfielder Destinee Martinez and current Sooners first baseman Lauren Chamberlain have each been invited to the 2015 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp Jan. 4-8. Those athletes who accept the invitation will try out for one of 17 spots on the National Team that will compete at the World Cup of Softball X in July 2015. Additional athletes may be invited to the selection camp at a later date.

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook out of lineup against Pelicans

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will not play tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans, The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry reports. Westbrook is fine and is just taking the night off. He'll play again Friday against the Toronto Raptors in Wichita, Kan., in the Thunder's fourth preseason game. The Thunder is still battling a slew of injuries. Unless you're counting Steven Adams, the starting lineup for tonight's game contains none of the Thunder's traditional regular-season starters.

  • Blake Griffin on Donald Sterling: 'He Was Like A Weird Uncle'

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    Blake Griffin says he's thrilled the Clippers are finally rid of Donald Sterling, saying the guy was "like a weird uncle" who was clearly "off his rocker," TMZ reports. Griffin just spilled his guts about his former boss on The Players Tribune, saying his relationship with Sterling was bizarre from day 1 ... when the Sterling tried to hook him up with two women at a Malibu beach party who were likely paid escorts.

  • OU basketball: Sooners ranked 19th in coaches poll

    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    The first USA Today men's basketball coaches poll was released on Thursday, and Oklahoma is one of four Big 12 schools ranked in the top 25. The Sooners are ranked 19th in the country, receiving 237 votes. The Big 12 has two teams in the top 10 in league favorite Kansas (No. 5) and No. 10 Texas. No. 14 Iowa State is the other Big 12 school in the initial top 25. Kentucky is the No. 1 team to start the season, receiving 24 of a possible 32 first-place votes, followed by Arizona (three first-place votes), Duke (2) and Wisconsin (3). USA TODAY MEN'S BASKETBALL COACHES POLL 1. Kentucky (24 first-place votes) 2. Arizona (3) 3. Duke (2) 4. Wisconsin (3) 5. Kansas 6. North Carolina 7. Florida 8. Virginia 9. Louisville 10. Texas 11. Wichita State 12. Vilanova 13. Gonzaga 14. Iowa State 15. Connecticut 16. Virginia Commonwealth 17. San Diego State 18. Michigan State 19. Oklahoma 20. Ohio State 21. Nebraska 22. SMU 23. Michigan 24. Syracuse 25. Iowa Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 47; Stanford 47; Kansas State 37; Pittsburgh 36; Utah 26; Memphis 25; Minnesota 18; UCLA 15; New Mexico 11; Oregon 9; Louisiana Tech 8; Colorado 8; Arkansas 8; Dayton 6; Providence 5; Notre Dame 5; Massachusetts 4; Georgetown 4; Illinois 4; Texas-El Paso 4; Florida State 3; Baylor 2; George Washington 1; Miami (Fla.) 1; Toledo 1; Saint Mary's 1.