• Friday's high school football picks

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state.  Last week's record: 16-2   Friday's Games  Class 6A  Bartlesville 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 Broken Arrow 21, OWASSO 20 EDMOND SANTA FE 31, Edmond North 17 Enid 27, PONCA CITY 20 Jenks 42, BIXBY 13 Lawton Ike 34, FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. 28 McAlester 20, MUSKOGEE 14 Midwest City 16, TULSA WASHINGTON 13 WESTMOORE 28, Moore 27 CLAREMORE 17, Pryor 10 PUTNAM CITY 30, Putnam North 28 LAWTON 44, Salina, Kan.

  • TUNING in

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m. Moore at Westmoore KOKC-AM 1520 7 p.m. Crooked Oak at Mt. St. Mary V103 (103.1 FM) 7 p.m. Stillwater at Deer Creek Now 92.9FM 7 p.m. Yukon at Mustang KSBI-52 (Cox 7)/KRXO-FM 104.5 7:30 p.m. Broken Arrow at Owasso Cox 703 7:30 p.m. Bethany at Marlow KEBC-AM 1560 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Georgia St. ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m. Michigan St. at W. Michigan ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m. Baylor at SMU ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m. Fordham at Army CBSS (Cox 249) 9:15 p.m. Washington at Boise St. ESPN (Cox 29) MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Memphis at OKC KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. Arizona at Chicago

  • NFL NOTEBOOK

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Cowboys beat Texans in preseason Ben Malena ran 5 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Cowboys avoided their second straight winless exhibition season with a 21-14 victory Thursday night over Houston. Texans third-string quarterback Tom Savage hurt his shoulder on the previous series, so backup Ryan Mallett was forced into the game. He handed off twice to third-string back Kenny Hilliard. But then the Texans tried to throw twice with Mallett, a pair of incompletions, and Dallas ran out the clock. Broncos starting safety suspended The Denver Broncos announced Thursday that Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward will be suspended for the opener for violating the league's personal-conduct

  • Brady’s suspension lifted; NFL appeals

    The Associated Press | Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league quickly appealed. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing “his own brand of industrial justice” as he found multiple reasons to reject the suspension one week before New England's Sept. 10 opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Super Bowl MVP has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC championship game, a 45-7 rout of the Indianapolis

  • Dodgers reach season-best 30 games over .500 mark

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Oklahoma City Dodgers moved a season-best 30 games over .500 Thursday night with an 8-3 Pacific Coast League baseball win over Iowa before 4,839 fans at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. O'Koyea  Dickson and Elliot Johnson homered for the Dodgers, and starting pitcher Zach Lee had a solid effort. Lee (11-6) threw seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out five. The Dodgers moved to a league-best 85-55; it's the most wins by an Oklahoma City baseball team since 1965, when the old 89ers won 91 games under manager Grady Hatton. Oklahoma City never trailed Thursday night, owning a 4-0 lead before the Cubs (78-62) scored their first run. Johnson

  • OSU REPORT CARD

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 10 hr ago

    OSU's closer-than-expected 24-13 victory over Central Michigan gave Mike Gundy and staff plenty of teachable moments. The Cowboys had more things to learn from than build on, and the grades reflect it: First-down offense DOSU ran 29 first-down plays and gained at least three yards just 17 times. That means the Cowboys were in second-and-long 42 percent of the time. That's no way to sustain drives. Defensive interior A Defensive tackle has been labeled OSU's biggest weakness, but sophomore Vincent Taylor and true freshman Darrion Daniels played strong in an area of the country that breeds solid offensive lineman. Each had a sack, and CMU got very little going with its running game.

  • Remote patrol

    BY MEL BRACHT | Updated: 10 hr ago

    OSU quarterbacks earn high praise from new ESPNU game crew Oklahoma State's quarterback duo of Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh drew high praise from ESPNU's new broadcast team of Adam Amin, Kelly Stouffer and sideline reporter Olivia Harlan during the OSU-Central Michigan telecast Thursday night. “He's a quick-trigger kid, only 20 years of age, but man does he look the part of the quarterback,”  Amin, a high energy play-by-play announcer, said of Rudolph. After Rudolph scored on a 21-yard run, Amin noted that Rudolph's mother, Jamie, ran track at Liberty University. “Maybe he doesn't have his mom's speed, but he has the power.

  • Three questions with OSU receiver David Glidden

    BY JOHN HELSLEY   | Updated: 10 hr ago

    How do you contrast the first half and second half, and what went right after halftime? “Central Michigan came out to play. I wouldn't say we took them lightly, but they had a great game plan coming in. They made plays in the first half. We were struggling to get the ball moving. Sometimes that's the way it goes. First game of the year… “We'll watch a lot of film. Make corrections. Give them a lot of credit. “It was a matter of second half adjustments to come out and get some stuff rolling.” While the offense sputtered at times, it must have been pleasing that the defense came through in holding Central Michigan to just 13 points? “Absolutely. We've had that idea coming into this year. A lot of

  • OSU football notebook

    BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writers | Updated: 10 hr ago

    J.W. Walsh returns in style, scores TD Oklahoma State senior backup quarterback J.W. Walsh has maintained that he's fine with whatever role the Cowboys coaches find for him. Last year, he opened the year as the starter, but injury and then the rise of Mason Rudolph pushed him to No. 2 status. Thursday night, in the Cowboys' 24-13 season-opening win at Central Michigan, Walsh had a role; a small yet significant role. Walsh scored the game's first touchdown, entering on a third-and-1 play from the Chippewas' 1, and kept the ball on an option run for the score. “We practiced it. It's not a secret,” said Cowboys receiver David Glidden. “And it's good. “I'm glad to see J-Dub have the success.

  • OSU BY THE NUMBERS

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Here is a look at Oklahoma State's 24-13 win over Central Michigan by the numbers: 2 Quarterback touchdown runs by OSU, one each for J.W. Walsh and Mason Rudolph. The Cowboys had three all of last season. 3 Third-and-1 plays for OSU. The Cowboys ran Walsh on two of the three. 5 Third-down conversions for OSU in the second half, in eight attempts. OSU was 1-of-6 on third-down conversions at halftime. 10 Players who caught a pass for the Cowboys during Thursday night's win. 22 Straight wins for the Cowboys when they don't commit a turnover. 38 Total yards for Central Michigan in the fourth quarter. OSU had 135. 70 Plays for Central Michigan, compared to 67

  • Pokes able to survive in the Great North

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 10 hr ago

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — In Brandon Weeden's first season quarterbacking the Cowboys, OSU averaged 52.3 points its first four games. Then went to Lafayette, La., to play a Ragin' Cajuns team that would win just three games all season. And the Cajuns led OSU 21-17 at halftime. So these things happen. Doesn't mean they should. OSU opened the 2015 season with a pure survival verdict. The Cowboys beat Central Michigan 24-13 Thursday night, avoiding the fate of so many Mid-American Conference upset victims over the years, but not avoiding the fate of critics wanting to know why so many of us were excited about this Mike Gundy team. The Cowboys sleep-walked through the first 34 minutes and trailed the Chippewas 17-13.

  • New Yorker is all about orange, OSU

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Updated: 10 hr ago

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Nick Lozanovski walked into Central Michigan's Kelly/Shorts Stadium on Thursday night, identified his brethren in orange and felt like he was seeing, well, kin from another planet. “I compare it to an alien seeing other Martians for the first time,” Lozanovski said. Lozanovski definitely fits the alien description, at least when it comes to his attraction to Oklahoma State. A 19-year-old student at Erie Community College in Orchard Park, N.Y., Lozanovski has no tangible connection to OSU. As a kid growing up, he liked the way Eddie Sutton's Cowboys made a run to the 2004 Final Four and became a bit of a fan. And it took off from there. “I wasn't too serious about it until

  • Cowboys avoid upset in season opener

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — A blast of celebratory cannon fire on a grass hill outside the stadium pushed a cloud of gray smoke across the turf, sent a screaming maroon-clad student section to its feet and shook the press box window glass. Central Michigan touchdown. Central Michigan lead. An Oklahoma State team favored by two-dozen points trailed by three early in the third quarter on college football's opening night. It had Cowboy fans everywhere worried a classic Mid-American Conference upset was on the horizon. But an OSU quarterback making his fourth career start led two critical second-half scoring drives Thursday to change the narrative. Mason Rudolph and the Cowboys escaped with a 24-13 victory.

  • OSU football: Postgame analysis from the Cowboys' 24-13 win over Central Michigan

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 10 hr ago

    OSU 24, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 13 -- The Oklahoma State Cowboys were able to hang on to beat Central Michigan in each team's season opener. Berry Tramel and Kyle Fredrickson provide their postgame analysis in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

  • 1 student killed, 2 injured at Sacramento college

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police hunted for a gunman Thursday night who opened fire at a Sacramento college parking lot, killing one student and wounding two others, officials said. One victim was declared dead at the scene, another was taken to a hospital with injuries, and the third was only grazed by a bullet and was being questioned by investigators, said Dustin Poore of Los Rios police, who patrol Sacramento City College. The shooting at about 4 p.m. near a baseball field at the edge of campus began as a verbal dispute between the group of men, one of whom pulled out a gun and fired, Poore said. All three victims were students at the school, college spokesman Rick Brewer told the Sacramento Bee.

  • Officials: 3 hurt in University of Arkansas machete attack

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Officials say a man with a machete injured two people during an attack in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus. University spokesman Steve Voorhies says the attack happened around 7:15 Thursday night. He says no one involved is believed to be a student and campus operations weren't affected. One of the victims was in critical condition. University police Capt. Matt Mills says the suspect was also injured in the incident. He was taken to a hospital and has since been arrested. Mills said police were collecting evidence at the scene and conducting interviews at the hospital late Thursday. He says it isn't immediately clear what prompted the attack. No identities were released.

  • Oklahoma State football: A look at the Cowboys' victory by the numbers

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

    Here is a look at Oklahoma State's 24-13 win over Central Michigan by the numbers: 2: Quarterback touchdown runs by OSU, one each for J.W. Walsh and Mason Rudolph. The Cowboys had three all of last season. 3: Third-and-1 plays for OSU. The Cowboys ran Walsh on two of the three. 5: Third-down conversions for OSU in the second half, in eight attempts. OSU was 1-of-6 on third-down conversions at halftime. 10: Players who caught a pass for the Cowboys. 22: Straight wins for the Cowboys when they don't commit a turnover. 38: Total yards for Central Michigan in the fourth quarter. OSU had 135. 70: Plays for Central Michigan, compared to 67 for OSU. The Chippewas had the ball for 33:32, compared to

  • Philly businesses wary, excited by prospect of papal crowds

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit — if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures. To encourage shops to navigate the hurdles and stay open for the historic occasion, the city this week launched the hashtag #OpenInPHL. Officials also began distributing marketing kits with buttons and signs saying "Welcome Pope Francis" and "I'll Be There." "Even if beer needs to be delivered by drone, @McGillins will be open," tweeted the city's oldest bar, McGillin's Olde Ale House. The #OpenInPHL campaign is designed to generate excitement and quell the backlash of negative publicity around logisti

  • OSU football notebook: J.W. Walsh returns in style, scores TD

    BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writers | Updated: 10 hr ago

    Oklama State senior backup quarterback J.W. Walsh has maintained that he's fine with whatever role the Cowboys coaches find for him. Last year, he opened the year as the starter, but injury and then the rise of Mason Rudolph pushed him to No. 2 status. Thursday night, in the Cowboys' 24-13 season-opening win at Central Michigan, Walsh had a role; a small yet significant role. Walsh scored the game's first touchdown, entering on a third-and-1 play from the Chippewas' 1, and kept the ball on an option run for the score. “We practiced it. It's not a secret,” said Cowboys receiver David Glidden. “And it's good. “I'm glad to see J-Dub have the success.

  • media notebook

    By Mel Bracht Staff Writer mbracht@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    CBS to use new “Pylon Cam” CBS Sports plans to “Pylon Cam” for selected “Thursday Night Football” and Sunday NFL broadcasts with an eye toward giving NFL viewers the most field-level view of critical plays. “Pylon Cam” also might be used during the playoffs and Super Bowl 50.  The network will use four custom-molded pylons with multiple cameras to film the goal lines and sidelines on each side of the field.  The high-resolution, high-definition, point-of-view cameras will be housed inside the pylon. For the second year, CBS will partner with NFL Network in broadcasting “Thursday Night Football.”  The 16-game schedule kicks off Sept. 17 with Denver at Kansas City.




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