• OSU basketball: Longhorn alert

    John Helsley | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma State doesn’t play until Wednesday night, and already, the week got a bit stickier for the Cowboys. Texas won Monday night in a wild overtime affair against Baylor that featured seven ejections and a Longhorns rally from 10 down with 6:38 left. And just like that, the Horns are back in the NCAA Tournament […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer John Helsley

    staff reports | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Can the Cowboys improve their NCAA Tournament credentials? What should you look for in OSU baseball's upcoming homestand? Ask John Helsley on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • OSU football: Spring football game time set

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Oklahoma State announced that its spring football game will be played at 1 p.m. on April 18. Admission will be free to the game at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Cowboys will begin spring practice on March 9. More from NewsOK : Big 12 spring practice start and spring game dates

  • Dallas Cowboys franchise tag WR Dez Bryant

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The Dallas Cowboys officially placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant on Monday, keeping the former Oklahoma State standout from hitting the free agent market. Unless the Cowboys and Bryant agree to a long-term deal in the offseason, Bryant will make $12.823 million in 2015. From dallascowboys.com: "Whether or not Bryant will actually play the 2015 season under this designation remains to be seen as the Cowboys will have until July 15 to work out a new contract with Bryant. If not, the Cowboys won’t be allowed to restructure a deal with him until the end of the season." Bryant led the league in touchdown receptions (16) and was eighth in receiving yards (1,320) in 2014.

  • Duke, Kentucky lead Wayman Tisdale Award finalists

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Duke and Kentucky lead the way with five of the 10 finalists for the Integris Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award, selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The award is presented annually to the nation's outstanding first-year player. Three Duke players are on the list (C Jahlil Okafor, G Tyus Jones, G Justise Winslow) and Kentucky has two (C Karl-Anthony Towns, G Devin Booker). The award, named for the late three- time USBWA All-American at OU, will be officially presented to the national freshman of the year at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards on April 14 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. 2015 Integris Wayman Tisdale Award Finalists James Blackmon Jr., G, Indiana Devin Booker, G, Kentucky Stanley Johnson, F, ArizonaTyus Jones, G, Duke Jahlil Okafor, C, Duke Kelly Oubre Jr., G, Kansas D'Angelo Russell, G, Ohio State Karl-Anthony Towns, F, Kentucky Melo Trimble, G, Maryland Justise Winslow, F, Duke

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Looking to end a three-game slide in Big 12 play, Oklahoma Stat takes on Texas Tech in Lubbock. Follow our live coverage from around the web.

  • Oklahoma State football: Seven things we learned from Mike Gundy's interview on Triple Play Sports Radio

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has been allowed little rest since the Cowboys capped the 2014 season with a Cactus Bowl victory against Washington. He can thank another offseason marked by an assistant coaching carousel for that.  A quick refresher for how it all went down. — Cornerbacks coach Van Malone accepted the […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Former Cowboy assistant coaches Bill Clay and Darrell Wyatt return with new roles

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — When news dropped late Thursday that the Oklahoma State football team added five new staff members, two names certainly caught the attention of longtime followers of the program. Bill Clay and Darrell Wyatt. Both former Cowboy assistant coaches are back. Clay — OSU’s defensive coordinator from 2001-04 — and Wyatt — OSU’s passing […]

  • Police have no video of incident related to Dez Bryant

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    An assistant city manager for Lancaster, Texas, said Thursday that the police department has no video of an incident related to Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. An open record request released by NFL.com shows that police responded to a call in July 2011 in Lancaster in which a black female was being dragged from vehicle to vehicle by a black male. The car she was reportedly dragged to was registered under Bryant's name in the report. Bryant arrived at the scene later with the alleged victim. From the Dallas Morning News: "Bryant then pulled into the parking lot with the alleged victim. She identified the person she had an argument with -- it wasn’t Bryant -- and said she wasn’t assaulted or injured in any way. She said she left the parking lot with the man she argued with and was dropped off at a friend’s house. She then called Bryant to pick her up." Rona Stringfellow, assistant city manager for Lancaster, said in an email to the Dallas Morning News that the police department was not in possession of any video of the incident, which took plae in a Walmart parking lot. Bryant tweeted earlier in the day "I need to get me a real raw uncut tv show or something ... I can't continue to get betrayed like this."

  • Media report: Oklahoma State hires Greg Adkins as offensive line coach

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Oklahoma State has hired Greg Adkins as its offensive line coach, according to a report from FootballScoop.com. . Oklahoma State plans to hire Greg Adkins as their new offensive line coach, per source http://t.co/sNnVtycOD5 — FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 26, 2015 . Adkins — formerly the tight ends coach under Doug Marrone for the NFL’s […]

  • Baylor RB Silas Nacita says he's 'deeply sorry' he broke eligibility rules

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Ineligible Baylor running back Silas Nacita apologized on Thursday for accepting impermissible benefits. On Wednesday, Nacita  posted a message on his Twitter account alleging that the NCAA ruled him ineligible because he accepted housing benefits from who he called a "close family friend." Later in the day, the NCAA said it did not declare Nacita ineligible. Baylor issued a statement Wednesday afternoon which said Nacita wouldn't be "a part of the football program moving forward due to rules violations that impact his eligibility." On Thursday, Nacita said he was "deeply sorry for his actions."

  • Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby issues reprimand of Kansas State for handling of crowd-storming

    Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby issued a public reprimand of Kansas State following its handling of postgame protocol following its men's basketball win over Kansas on Monday. Kansas State fans stormed the court , overwhelming KU players and staff. A KSU fan was caught on video intentionally elbowing KU's Jamari Traylor. From Big12sports.com : “I am grateful for the immediate and professional engagement of the leadership at Kansas State University regarding the game management issues experienced after the game,” said Bowlsby. “Having stated that, the interaction of spectators with players, coaches, and staff members was inappropriate and unacceptable. The Kansas State Department of Athletics has a written event management policy which was unsuccessful in ensuring the safety and security of both game participants and spectators. Revisions to policies and procedures must guarantee that no future incidents occur. “The Big 12 Conference does not currently have a policy prohibiting spectators entering playing areas of our contests,” Bowlsby continued. “We also do not have policies governing foul language and inappropriate chants within our venues. I have asked that discussions on both of these topics be placed on the agendas for the next meetings of the ADs and of the CEOs. In the meantime, all conference institutions are reminded to reassess game management procedures in order to effectively and uniformly ensure the integrity of our contests, the security of the student-athletes and coaches, and the safety of the spectators. Maintenance of a sportslike environment around our contests is among the most important responsibilities shared by our members and enforced by the conference office. The events following the KU vs. K-State game should be a call to action for all of us.”

  • K-State fan cited for hitting KU player during court-storming

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Nathan Power, the fan who threw an elbow at Kansas forward Jamari Traylor as he was walking off the court after Kansas State's 70-63 victory Monday night, has been cited for disorderly conduct. "I want to take this moment to share a sincere apology in breaking from the Wildcat way and stepping outside what is acceptable in the spirit of the game," Power wrote to the Kansas State school newspaper, The Collegian. "Following the basketball game, I simply let my emotions get the best of me in all of the chaos." Kansas State police tweeted a callout Tuesday asking for help identifying the fan who hit Traylor. "In my excitement, I was not careful of the people I was around. I am sorry that I made the KU basketball team -- Jamari Traylor in particular -- feel disrespected. By no means can I change what took place, but in the future, I will be aware of how emotions can impact good judgment." Kansas State athletic director John Currie  issued a statement Tuesday apologizing for the fans' behavior following the win.

  • OSU Baseball: Reunion, Of Sorts

    John Helsley | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The Cowboys open the home portion of their season today against Missouri State at 4 p.m. Admission is free, by the way. It was supposed to open a 14-game homestand that would carry to mid-March and usher OSU into the Big 12 schedule. Except the weather isn’t cooperating, with cold and snow and the dreaded […]

  • Baylor walk-on RB Silas Nacita allegedy ruled ineligible for accepting housing

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Baylor running back Silas Nacita posted a message on his Twitter page today that alleges the walk-on from California was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for accepting housing from a family friend. Nacita, who comes from a difficult home life in Bakersfield, Calif., has slept on friends' couches and has even been homeless  in a collegiate journey that's taken him from Cornell to McLennan Community College in Waco to Baylor (you can read Waco Tribune writer John Werner's excellent story on Nacita from the 2014 season here ). With spring practice starting for Baylor Tuesday, Nacita was reportedly stripped of his eligibility since as a walk-on and not a scholarship player he was not allowed room and board benefits. Baylor players were  not happy on Wednesday morning.

  • Media report: Oklahoma State running backs coach Jemal Singleton offered same position at Arkansas plus special teams coordination

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Oklahoma State running backs coach Jemal Singleton has been offered the same position at Arkansas along with special teams coordination, according to FootballScoop.com. . At Arkansas, sources tell FootballScoop that Bret Bielema has offered the RBs position to Jemal Singleton. Update> http://t.co/sNnVtycOD5 — FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 25, 2015 . Singleton was reportedly in Fayetteville […]

  • Berry Tramel chat recap: On court storming, college basketball's big problem and Dez Bryant

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Berry Tramel answered your questions on the Thunder, Sooners, Cowboys and more on the Power Lunch chat. Here's the recap:

  • Media report: Oklahoma State running backs coach Jemal Singleton candidate for coaching position at Arkansas

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Oklahoma State running backs coach Jemal Singleton is reportedly a candidate for a coaching position at Arkansas, according to sports radio personality Bo Mattingly. . Sources: Oklahoma State RB Coach Jemal Singleton is on the Arkansas campus today interviewing with Bret Bielema. — Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) February 24, 2015 . Singleton was hired by OSU […]

  • Media report: Oklahoma State receiver Ra'Shaad Samples to transfer

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Oklahoma State receiver Ra’Shaad Samples will transfer following the spring semester, according to a report from 24/7 Sports college football recruiting analyst Ryan Bartow. . Per his father, #OklahomaState WR Ra’Shaad Samples to transfer. http://t.co/8g7frAJVzW @Perroni247 @OKState247 @jcshurburtt — Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) February 24, 2015 . Samples — a 5-foot-11, 178-pound sophomore from Skyline High […]

  • K-State AD issues statement on court-storming against Kansas

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Following Kansas State's upset win over Kansas on Monday night in Manhattan, fans stormed the court at Bramlage Coliseum. Video on social media shows fans deliberately running into KU players and overwhelming the Jayhawks' staff before it could get off the court. The raucous nature of the court storming and seeming lack of control from Kansas State security has led to numerous negative reactions and questions from national media about security measures and how much is too much when it comes to celebrations. Kansas State athletic director John Currie issued a statement Tuesday morning in response (via Wichita Eagle/Kansas City Star writer Kellis Robinett ). Currie said he met with lawe enforecement, student goverment and student life representatives to review the school's procedures. Fans who deliberately touched KU players will face consequences, according to Currie. "Although no one was hurt last night, we fell short of our expectations for securing the court and escorting KU to its locker room without incident," Currie said in the statement. "We are disappointed that we did not do better for the KU team."