Kyle Fredrickson
Sports OSU beat writer
Kyle Fredrickson became the Oklahoma State beat writer for The Oklahoman and in July 2014. A native Coloradoan, Fredrickson attended Western State College before transferring to Oklahoma State in 2010 and graduating in 2012. Fredrickson was an editor-in-chief, sports editor and senior sports reporter of The Daily O'Collegian and interned for The Tulsa World, The Oklahoman and The Dallas Morning News before joining The Oklahoman staff in December 2013 as a breaking news reporter.

  • Oklahoma State athletics: Autism initiative for OSU events — ‘I’m A-OK’ — aims to raise awareness, provide comfort for families

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The initiative is designed to rid the stigma of autism from sports venues, and then, all arenas of life. OSU will be the first school in the country to put it in action.

  • Media report: Former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams to join Chicago Bulls summer league roster

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Former Oklahoma State forward Darrell Williams will be on the Chicago Bulls' summer league roster in Las Vegas this month, according to several media reports. Williams — convicted and later exonerated on sexual battery and rape by instrumentation charges stemming from an alleged 2011 incident in Stillwater — finished his playing career at Texas A&M-Commerce before receiving his diploma from OSU last May. Williams was named the Lone Star Conference Newcomer and Player of the Year after averaging 18.5 points and 12.4 rebounds last season. Although Williams was not selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, three teams offered summer league contracts, according to The Dallas Morning News.

  • Media report: 2016 Kansas lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk names Oklahoma State in top two

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Oklahoma State is in the running to land a verbal commitment from Isaiahh Loudermilk — a 6-foot-7, 260-pound, 2016 lineman from Howard, Kan. — who recently told that Kansas State and the Cowboys are currently his top-two schools. Loudermilk is one of the Sunflower State's top talents, despite playing 8-man football at Howard West Elk High School. He's the No. 4 overall prospect (according to Rivals) and the top defensive tackle prospect (according to Scout) in Kansas. Loudermilk stars on both the offensive and defensive line and discussed where the Cowboys envision him playing in the college game. From his interview with Scout: "Oklahoma State has everything,"

  • Media report: Oklahoma State named one of eight football programs with 'coolest' facilities

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Oklahoma State was named one of eight football programs with the "coolest" facilities, according to a list compiled by Bleacher Report senior columnist Brian Pedersen. Thanks to mega-booster Boone Pickens and sparked by the 2009 renovation of the stadium's west end zone, OSU's national reputation for its cutting-edge resources has grown. Pedersen's justification for ranking the Cowboys among his top eight schools — Alabama, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas A&M and USC also made the cut — was largely based on a 2012 story from NBC sports: "Technology is absolutely huge with young people today. You can't turn your back to it," said Mack Butler, director of

  • OSU basketball: Incoming freshman Jawun Evans continues strong play for Team USA entering knockout rounds of the FIBA U19 World Championship

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Incoming Oklahoma State freshman Juwan Evans moved within the top-20 assist leaders at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Greece as his USA squad enters the knockout rounds with a perfect 3-0 record. Evans — a 6-foot, 164-pound point guard from Kimball High School (Dallas, Texas) — made both his shot attempts and tallied three assists in a 92-50 victory against Egypt on Tuesday, clinching the top spot in Group A. Team USA moves on to face Argentina (0-3) on Wednesday. Evans is averaging 3.3 assists, No. 20 among all players in the tournament, and 1.3 steals in 15.7 minutes played per game.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys add fifth verbal commit of June with pledge from offensive lineman Dylan Galloway

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    Oklahoma State landed its fifth verbal commit of June when Coppell High School (Texas) offensive lineman Dylan Galloway announced Monday on Twitter that he intends to play for the Cowboys next season. After discussing with my family and my coaches I've decided to commit to Oklahoma State University #GoPokes — Dylan (@dylan_galloway5) June 29, 2015 // Galloway — a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle — also held scholarship offers from Nevada, Arkansas State and UTSA. He's currently the 11th member of the Cowboys' 2016 class and the second offensive tackle, along with Teven Jenkins (Topeka High School — Topeka, Kan.).

  • Media report: Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph reflects on decision to burn his redshirt last season

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph said his initial reaction over the decision to burn his redshirt in game 11 at Baylor last season was a mixture of excitement and disappointment, according to a story from Bret McCormick of The Herald Newspaper in Rock Hill, S.C. From the report: . “I wanted to finish my redshirt […]

  • OSU football: Cowboys land verbal commitment from Canadian linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    Ogbongbemiga, of Calgary, Alberta, is second cousins with OSU defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.

  • 2016 Tennessee athlete Devin Harper commits to Oklahoma State with the help of another future Cowboy's father

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Harper, from Karns High School in Knoxville, has the size and speed to match the Cowboys’ star linebacker position

  • 2016 athlete Devin Harper commits to Oklahoma State

    kyle fredrickson | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Oklahoma State football received a commitment from 2016 athlete Devin Harper (Karns/Knoxville, Tenn.) on Monday. Harper (6-foot-2, 207 pounds) is the ninth commitment in Oklahoma State's 2016 recruiting class, following the commitment of Jenks WR/CB Dillon Stoner last week . Harper lined up everywhere from wide receiver, to running back, to outside linebacker in high school. The three-star recruit committed to the Cowboys over offers from Chattanooga, Jacksonville State, Liberty, and Morehead State. Harper is OSU's second commitment designated as an "athlete," joining Lancaster (Texas) native Tyrell Alexander.

  • Wrestling: National Wrestling Hall of Fame to induct annual class of honorees, including ESPN personality Mike Golic

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    STILLWATER — The National Wrestling Hall of Fame is hosting Honors Weekend on Saturday and will induct a 10-member class of honorees that includes ESPN personality Mike Golic. Before the 7 p.m. banquet and induction ceremony in the Oklahoma State Student Union Ballroom, the group will be featured in a golf tournament at Stillwater Country Club and participate in a luncheon and reception. The schedule of events: 7:30 a.m.: Golf Registration at Stillwater Golf and Country Club 8:00 a.m.: Yoga at Sherman E. Smith practice facility turf (weather permitting) 8:30 a.m.: Golf tournament with Shotgun Start 10:30 a.m.: Country Club Faire Noon: Luncheon at Stillwater Golf and Country Club 6:00 p.m.

  • Oklahoma State-bound Matt Ammendola plans on being more than just trick-shot specialist for Cowboys

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Ammendola — a kicker from North Penn High School about 25 miles northwest of Philadelphia — will join the Cowboys as a preferred walk-on this summer

  • Women's College World Series notebook: WCWS overall attendance records broken

    By Kyle Fredrickson and John Walker | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    In total, the 2015 WCWS drew 78,078 fans, breaking the previous record of 75,960 set in 2012.

  • WCWS notebook: Attendance record likely to fall

    BY JASON KERSEY AND KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    And after Michigan’s 1-0 victory Tuesday night — which forces a Game 3 at 7 p.m. Wednesday — the overall attendance record of 75,960, set in 2012, is virtually guaranteed to fall, as the WCWS this year has averaged 8,800 fans per session.

  • WCWS: Left-hander Haylie Wagner pitches Michigan to 1-0 shutout win against Florida to force game three in championship series

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The Gators and Wolverines will play 7 p.m. Wednesday to decide a WCWS national champion

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Florida hasn't trailed after every full inning in 15-straight NCAA postseason games

    By Kyle Fredrickson and John Walker | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    On May 25, 2014, Florida fell to Washington, 4-3, in a Super Regional matchup. Ever since, the Gators have not trailed at the completion of every inning in each of their last 15 NCAA postseason games. The streak was never in danger Monday night, as Florida took a two-run lead in the first inning and never looked back. MICHIGAN CONFIDENCE NOT SHAKEN FOLLOWING LOSS Michigan coach Carol Hutchins was candid about the Wolverines’ wavering confidence in a 3-2 loss against Florida in Game 1 of the Women’s College World Series on Monday night. “Honestly, I felt that we didn’t really come out to play to win until about the fifth inning,” Hutchins said.

  • Women's College World Series notebook: Alabama coach Patrick Murphy praises OKC, event

    By Jason Kersey and Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Murphy praises OKC, event After his team was eliminated in a 5-3 loss to LSU late Saturday night, Alabama coach Patrick Murphy ended his postgame news conference by praising what the Women’s College World Series has become. “Thanks to everybody,” Murphy said. “OU, the All Sports Association, everybody here at ASA, USA Softball have been terrific. The event gets bigger and better and it's because of the media, too, because you guys pay attention to us. “I think I heard it was the largest crowd of this session ever. That's awesome. But that's because you write stories in the paper and cover us as radio and TV people and people getting interested in the sport. So I thank you for that. “There's no such

  • Women's College World Series: Sydney Romero turns down opportunity to follow in superstar sister's footsteps at Michigan to become a Sooner

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Sydney Romero, a high school All-American and member of the junior national team, is in Oklahoma City this week to watch her sister compete in the WCWS

  • Women’s College World Series: Nicole Dewitt’s ninth-inning single sends Florida back to championship series

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    WCWS - Florida will face the winner of Michigan-LSU on Monday in Game 1 of a best-of-three series.

  • Live Coverage: Women's College World Series

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Winner takes all. It's Florida vs. Michigan in the deciding game of the Championship Series at the Women's College World Series. Follow The Oklahoman for live updates from ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.