• Oklahoma State football: Big 12 aknowledges it incorrectly gave Cowboys a first down against Kansas State

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 1 hr ago

    STILLWATER — The Big 12 conference released a statement Sunday afternoon that acknowledged its field officials and chains crew incorrectly gave Oklahoma State a first down in its 36-34 victory against Kansas State on Saturday. Late in the second quarter, OSU faced first-and-10 from the Kansas State 45-yard line and Cowboy left tackle Victor Salako was called for a 10-yard holding penalty. Two plays later, facing third-and-23, OSU needed to reach the KSU 35-yard line for a first down. Quarterback Mason Rudolph connected on a 19-yard pass to receiver Marcell Ateman, coming up 4-yards short of the first down. However, the field officials and chains crew gave the Cowboys a first down.

  • Oklahoma returns to top-10 in both coach, media rankings

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Oklahoma is back in the top-10 of both major college football polls. The Sooners came in at No. 9 in the latest coaches’ poll and 10th in the Associated Press media poll, both released Sunday. OU rose five spots in both polls following its 44-24 victory Saturday over West Virginia on Owen Field. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, remained ranked No. 19 in the coaches’ poll and fell one spot to No. 21 in the AP poll. The Cowboys needed a rally to beat unranked Kansas State at home Saturday. The Sooners return to action next Saturday morning against Texas in the annual Red River game in Dallas’ Cotton Bowl. Oklahoma State travels to Morgantown, W.Va., to face West Virginia.

  • Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy says Jeff Carr will backup Chris Carson at running back against Kansas State

    Kyle Fredrickson | Yesterday

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy clarified his running back situation Saturday prior to kickoff against Kansas State in a radio interview with Dave Hunziker. "If Chris (Carson) can't play, then we'll use Jeff Carr," Gundy said. "We haven't had Rennie (Childs) much this week." Carson, OSU's starting tailback, suffered what appeared to be a right ankle injury in the second quarter at Texas last week and did not return. Here's a slow-motion replay of his final run in Austin. A social media report surfaced Thursday that indicated Childs suffered an injury in practice and would be held out against KSU per an unnamed source. Gundy appeared to confirm that report Saturday.

  • Live Coverage: OSU vs. Kansas State

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Will the Cowboys offense regain its rhythm against the wounded Wildcats?

  • Oklahoma State football: Coaches, players react to Mason Rudolph's scrambling touchdown pass at Texas

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    STILLWATER — After  Mason Rudolph rushed for a 21-yard touchdown in the season opener, the Oklahoma State quarterback said he was no Zac Robinson. Last Saturday against Texas, on one play in particular, Rudolph looked more like another former college quarterback known for his scrambling abilities: Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. See for yourself on the the above video courtesy of the athletic department. It's the first highlight. Facing third-and-eight on the Texas 17-yard line, Rudolph stepped into the pocket, shed a sack and spun around. He looped back to the right side of the line of scrimmage, shedding another sack, before stopping and floating a ball into the end zone. Receiver Brandon

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing OSU-Kansas State with Kellis Robinett

    Kyle Fredrickson,Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey, Ryan Aber and Kyle Fredrickson. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers."  The Non-Fiction Writers is presented by Edward Jones. You can click on the link below to listen and download the podcast to your computer, or you can subscribe on iTunes by clicking here. The Non-Fiction Writers: 10/01/2015 (OSU-Kansas State preview) -- Kyle Fredrickson and Jason Kersey are joined by the Kellis Robinett of the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle to preview Oklahoma State's Saturday

  • OSU Football: Cowboys Beat The Heat In Texas

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

    OSU’s enhanced depth played role in Saturday’s 30-27 win at Texas, where the temperature on the field was reported to be as high as 128 degrees. The Cowboys substituted freely, although the heat was still felt. “It was ridiculous,” said linebacker Ryan Simmons. “I was cotton-mouthed the whole game. My lips were so dry. The sun was constantly beaming on my lips, and I’m constantly trying to bring saliva. “It’s like you’re evaporating every time you get some water on you. It was ridiculously hot.” Still, the Cowboys pushed through, especially on defense in a dominant second half.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing OU-West Virginia and OSU-Kansas State

    Jason Kersey,Kyle Fredrickson,Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Welcome to the home of "The Non-Fiction Writers," NewsOK.com's college football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey, Ryan Aber and Kyle Fredrickson. The podcast's name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as "fiction writers." You can click on the link below to listen and download the podcast to your computer, or you can subscribe on iTunes by clicking here. The Non-Fiction Writers: 09/29/2015 -- Ryan Aber, Kyle Fredrickson and Jason Kersey review Oklahoma State's wild win at Texas, then look ahead to OU-West Virginia and OSU-Kansas State.

  • Oklahoma State football: J.W. Walsh sub package has yet-to-be-seen wrinkles

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — It was easy to question Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy's sincerity this past offseason when he said backup quarterback J.W. Walsh would remain an important part of the Cowboys' offense with a set of sub-package plays catering to his skill set. It appeared a kind gesture to a veteran senior leader as Mason Rudolph established himself a the clear-cut starter whose skill set seemingly fit most every situation the Cowboys' might face in 2015. But now, it's clear Gundy wasn't kidding. Walsh has certainly delivered. "He's a weapon for us," Gundy said. Walsh's stat line through four games: 14 carries for 74 yards rushing and two touchdowns. 6-of-9 passing for 47 yards

  • Oklahoma State football: Give us your best nickname for the Cowboys' pass rushers

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State has a proven group of pass rushers as the Cowboys top the Big 12 and rank No. 4 nationally with 16 sacks.  Emmanuel Ogbah has 5.5. Jimmy Bean has 4. Vincent Taylor has 2.5. Miketavius Jones has two. Jarrell Owens has 1. Jordan Burton and Darrion Daniels have each been credited with a half-sack, too. But something is missing. A good nickname. The Oklahoman is taking your suggestions to coin the phrase that best describes the group of OSU pass rushers. The Orange Crush — a nickname given to the dominant Denver Broncos defenses of the 1970s — is taken. Beyond that? It's all fair game. There are a few different ways to give us your suggestions.

  • Tulsa Washington product, Kansas State safety Dante Barnett likely to miss Saturday's game against OSU

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Already a growing underdog going into its Big 12 opener at Oklahoma State on Saturday, Kansas State is now expected to be without safety Dante Barnett against the Cowboys. Bill Snyder says injured SS Dante Barnett "in all likelihood" will not play at Oklahoma State — Ken Corbitt (@KenCorbitt) September 29, 2015 // Barnett, the former Tulsa Washington star, has been described as "the glue of the K-State defense." Tough break. Barnett the glue of the K-State D.  https://t.

  • Was Mason Rudolph better than what Gundy thought?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    Mike Gundy says OSU quarterback Mason Rudolph actually played better against Texas than what we thought. But Gundy is all mixed up. Rudolph actually played better than what Gundy thought. Rudolph had some struggles in the second half against the Longhorns, but his overall numbers were good, especially considering the Cowboy running game was mostly ineffective. Rudolph completed 22 of 34 passes for 290 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Rudolph also had an interception wiped out by a roughing-the-passer penalty and another throw that was close enough to an interception that it went to replay review. But Rudolph’s throws, on a variety of slants and crosses, were the primary way OSU moved the ball.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer Kyle Fredrickson

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    Could a return to Boone Pickens Stadium help Mason Rudolph regain his rhythm? How does J.W. Walsh now fit into the Cowboys' quarterback plan? OSU beat writer Kyle Fredrickson will answer those questions and more at 11 a.m.

  • Former Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill shining at West Alabama

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    Tyreek Hill is off to a fast start in his new home at West Alabama. The former Oklahoma State standout returned two more kickoffs for touchdowns this weekend to help the Tigers improve to 4-0 after a 31-22 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville. Hill scored on kickoff returns of 74 and 78 yards. "I wouldn't call them big plays. Maybe it was just my time to shine," Hill said. "I try to hit a home run every time I get the opportunity. That was born in me and stressed throughout my high school days." The Gulf South Conference named Hill its Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against A&M-Kingsville. His two kick return touchdowns tied a Gulf South Conference record. Hill now has

  • Live Coverage: Mike Gundy Press Conference

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    Follow along at 1 p.m. as Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy speaks with the media in his weekly press conference.

  • VIDEO: Mike Gundy dances again after Oklahoma State's victory over Texas

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Sat, Sep 26, 2015

    He's at it again. OSU coach Mike Gundy celebrated a big 30-27 win over Texas by dancing with his Cowboys players in the locker room after the game. By the look of it, he's getting pretty good at this dancing thing. The scene in the #okstate locker room after the Cowboys' win at Texas. Team chanting GUNDY GUNDY GUNDY Had to do it. pic.twitter.

  • OSU football: The Twitter reaction to the Cowboys' comeback win against Texas

    Erik Horne | Updated: Sat, Sep 26, 2015

    Oklahoma State had to rally back against Texas on the road on Saturday, and thanks to Ben Grogan's 40-yard game-winning field goal, the Cowboys remained unbeaten with a 30-27 win. Much of the commentary from social media in the second half came from Oklahoma State's curious decision to switch between quarterbacks Mason Rudolph and J.W. Walsh in the second half. But that was before Texas imploded: Comedy of errors has broken out w players & coaches in Austin....

  • PHOTOS: OSU-Texas game drawing small crowd (for now)

    Erik Horne | Updated: Sat, Sep 26, 2015

    With just minutes to go before the Oklahoma State vs. Texas kickoff in Austin, the crowd was ... sparse. The media made a note of it on social media. Will things improve at Darrell K. Royal as the game goes on? We shall see: Plenty of empty seats before Texas plays OSU pic.twitter.com/DMUU985kye — Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) September 26, 2015 Texas is turning the clock back to honor 2005 champs. And it looks like the entire crowd rode in the same DeLorean. pic.twitter.com/y8myMGXNKQ — Mike Finger (@mikefinger) September 26, 2015 We're 15 minutes from kickoff at DKR. Good crowd for

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. Texas

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Sep 26, 2015

    Oklahoma State opens its Big 12 schedule against Texas at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Follow live coverage from pregame to postgame with The Oklahoman.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Jenni Carlson

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Ready to talk college football, Thunder basketball and more with Jenni Carlson? Bring your best questions to the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.