• From high school to higher ed

    By Karolyn Bolay
    Oklahoma State University |
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A whirlwind of pomp and circumstance, graduation gowns and diplomas is about to begin across the state as high school students begin the transition to higher education. And Oklahoma State University is committed to making that transition as smooth as possible for incoming freshmen. Many students struggle with finding a major that fits their passion and can become a career path. With more than 200 academic majors and the Honors College available, incoming freshmen at OSU are sure to find a major matching their career goals. Even undergraduate students can participate in research alongside professors.

  • Principal works with others for others — students

    By Bryan Painter
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Donna Boles, principal at Perkins-Tryon Intermediate School, has been named the 2015-2016 Oklahoma Elementary Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. In part, she received the recognition for consistently going above and beyond for her students, staff and overall school family.

  • Would animals swim differently on alien planet?

    By Amina Khan
    Los Angeles Times |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    If finned swimming animals evolved in an ocean on an alien world, what would they look like? Quite possibly a lot like the ones on Earth, a team of researchers says. A new study that examined certain swimming species' motion in the ocean found a surprising and elegant ratio embedded in the way they move. This ratio, described in the journal PLOS Biology, reveals a surprising case of convergent evolution over a diverse array of unrelated animals — and could help engineers build better swimming robots. Previous work has found that there are striking similarities in the way animals move through fluids (whether water or air).

  • Reaching generations of Haymakers

    Tulsa World |
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    HASKELL — When Sylvester Franklin received his return form last month, asking if he planned to come back to teach at Haskell Public Schools next year, he checked the box indicating that he's exploring his options. “I might retire completely this year,” Franklin said. “I don't know.” Franklin, 90, retired once before — in 1986. But, after summer break, he came right back, after the district asked him to continue teaching part-time. Haskell residents and Franklin's fellow teachers say he is a fixture in the district. Known as “Prof,” Franklin comes to school every morning at 8 a.m., despite only teaching one class

  • OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan has a track record of success dealing with personalities like Russell Westbrook

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Billy Donovan will be coaching a New Zealander, a Turkish player and a Congo native who knows five different languages. But above all, everyone is interested in how he’ll handle the delicate task of managing the emotionally charged Russell Westbrook, something his predecessor (Scott Brooks) did remarkably well.

  • Kentucky Derby: Favorite American Pharoah rallies to win

    AP Racing Writer |
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite. After a while, those close calls started taking a toll. Even for a three-time Derby winner. “When you get beat like that, all these seconds, you get to a point in your life, maybe it's not just going to happen for me,” said Baffert, 62, who suffered a heart attack in Dubai three years ago. “And then they sent me this horse. And I thought, 'Wow, here's my chance. Don't mess it up, Bob.'” On this first Saturday in May, Baffert knew he had the best horse in American Pharoah.

  • Oklahoma State football: Former offensive lineman Devin Davis' journey continues after knee injury derails NFL dream

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Davis says he tore his ACL, MCL, PCL and Meniscus in his left knee during 2013 fall camp. Now, he’s focused on a future off the field.

  • Locals in the NFL Draft

    | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Ripkowski headed to Green bay Aaron Ripkowski walked on to the Oklahoma football team four years ago. Saturday, he was drafted by one of the NFL's elite franchises. The Green Bay Packers selected the former OU fullback with the 206th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Ripkowski first established himself as a special teams contributor as a true freshman in 2011 and was awarded a scholarship near the end of his sophomore campaign. He started 17 games throughout his OU career, scoring five total touchdowns.

  • NBA notebook: Bulls' Mike Dunleavy avoids suspension

    Compiled by Trent Shadid from wire reports | Updated: 18 hr ago

    Bulls' Dunleavy avoids suspension The Bulls will have something unusual for Monday's Game 1 of their second-round series against the Cavaliers — their full lineup. Mike Dunleavy won't be suspended for Game 1, which means Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Dunleavy, Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol will start together against the Cavaliers for the first time this season. The NBA announced Dunleavy's blow to Michael Carter-Williams in Game 6 against the Bucks, which went uncalled, got upgraded to a flagrant-one foul. “I'm not surprised,” Dunleavy said about the

  • Paul lifts Clippers past Spurs in Game 7

    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES — It figured that the most entertaining first-round series in the NBA playoffs would come down to a play involving Chris Paul and Tim Duncan. Paul, who willed himself back from an early hamstring injury, banked in a shot over Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a wild 111-109 victory in Game 7 on Saturday night that eliminated the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs from the playoffs. After Duncan made two free throws to tie it with 8.8 seconds left, Paul drove the right side. He originally was covered by Danny Green before Duncan came over to help. Paul put up a one-handed shot over the 39-year Spurs star that went in as he

  • Putting on a show

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    A 1919 Minneapolis steam engine, owned by Floyd Kelley of Ralston, blows out glowing embers during the steam engine spark show Friday, part of the 49th Annual Oklahoma Steam Threshing and Gas Engine Association Show in Pawnee. The show runs through Sunday, featuring more than 300 exhibitors from across the country, parades, a flea market, arts and crafts, food vendors, and various steam and gas engines operating early 20th century machinery such as a sawmill.

  • Gordon secures pole at Talladega

    AP Auto Racing Writer |
    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    TALLADEGA, Ala. — In this farewell season for Jeff Gordon, he continues to seize every moment both on and off the track. Gordon won the 80th pole of his career Saturday with a blistering lap around Talladega Superspeedway, where he's a six-time race winner. The four-time NASCAR champion will start first Sunday and have all three of his Hendrick Motorsports teammates surrounding him as he seeks his first win of the season. Gordon's lap of 194.793 mph was a hefty 0.28 seconds faster than teammate Kasey Kahne, who qualified second for a Hendrick Motorsports front row. It's the third pole of the season for Gordon, who also was fastest in Daytona 500

  • Collected Wisdom of Big 12 official Paul Wilson

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Norman resident sits in relative anonymity through every OU women’s basketball home game

  • College softball roundup

    From staff reports | Updated: 18 hr ago

    OU gets run-rule victory The fifth-ranked Oklahoma softball team scored 13 runs over the first three innings on its way to a 13-0 run-rule win over Utah Valley in five innings on Saturday night Marita Hynes Field. Shelby Pendley got the scoring started for Oklahoma (44-7) with a two-run home run in the first. Pendley now has a team-high 24 home runs on the season and 84 for her career, breaking a tie for sixth all-time in Division-I history. Starting pitcher Kelsey Stevens tossed four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, as OU earned its 22nd run-rule win and 17th shutout of the season. Stevens struck out five and walked four to run her record

  • High school sports: Mustang's Fuller twins share a competitive bond

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Updated: 18 hr ago

    There aren’t many things Kyra and Skyler don’t do together. The sports they play obviously end up being on that list. Skyler is a talented center fielder for the Mustang baseball team and Kyra is a cross country and track standout for the Broncos.

  • Deaths

    | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    ADA Beets, Edward Lee, 74, died April 30. Services 10 a.m. Monday, New Beginnings Church, Stratford (Criswell, Ada). Carter, Michael Eugene, 62, died May 1. Services 2 p.m. Monday (Criswell, Ada). Kindrick, Lolita June, 76, died May 1. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Harmony Free Will Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). Unsell, Clara Glendeen, 75, died April 30. Services 2 p.m. Monday, College Heights Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada). BETHANY Luper, Jim “Red,” 94,

  • Search suspended for Tuttle man at Fort Cobb Lake

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    A boat was seen adrift on the southeast side of Caddo Hill on Fort Cobb Lake about 10 a.m. Saturday morning. It eventually ran ashore, and when Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers inspected the boat, they found evidence that the driver had gone overboard.

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: Freeman keeps hitters guessing in Bedlam win

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Freeman keeps hitters guessing in Cowboys' win Oklahoma State starter Michael Freeman didn't allow Oklahoma much of a chance to drive the ball Saturday night in Bedlam at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Freeman struck out seven and only three of his outs came in the outfield during a complete-game performance in an 8-1 Cowboys win. “His ball has very late action,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “Having tried to catch him before, the ball has a late unpredictability about it — some will sink, some will dart, every now and then some will cut.

  • OKC Dodgers run winning streak to four games

    From staff reports | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa — The Oklahoma City Dodgers improved their winning streak to four games on Saturday night with a 4-1 win over the Iowa Cubs at Principal Park The Dodgers scored two runs in the first inning and two more in the ninth as they improved to 18-5 on the season in front of a crowd of 5,411. Oklahoma City's Darnell Sweeney reached on an error to lead off the game and later scored on a RBI single by Kyle Jensen. Corey Seager added an RBI groundout in the first. With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Matt Carson hit an RBI single and Scott Schebler followed with a bases loaded walk to make it 4-1.

  • In downtown OKC, more than 1,000 apartments and homes will open in the next two years.

    By Steve Lackmeyer
    Business Writer |
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The downtown housing boom is continuing, but while out-of-state developers remain bullish, local developers are slowing down and asking when supply will out-pace demand.