• Oklahoma State football: Defensive lineman Nelson Mbanasor commits to Cowboys

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 10 hr ago

    The younger brother of a current Oklahoma defensive back has committed to Oklahoma State's 2017 signing class. Nelson Mbanasor — a 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive lineman from Hendrickson High School (Pflugerville, Texas) — made his decision on Twitter late Monday. His brother, P.J. Mbanasor, is a sophomore at OU. Hendrickson also produced former OSU defensive end Victor Irokansi. Mbanasor was named first-team all-district as a junior last season for a unit that allowed just 19.4 points per game, according to the Austin American Statesman. He reportedly received 20 scholarship offers, including Colorado, Kansas and Texas Tech. Mbanasor is the second defensive lineman pledge in the 2017 class

  • OSU Basketball: Pokes, Hogs Set For Big 12/SEC Challenge

    john helsley | Updated: Mon, May 23, 2016

    Once upon a time, Oklahoma State and Arkansas played regularly in football. And in the decades since the series stopped, Cowboys fans have wished for more of the matchup, which only seems reasonable as a logical geographical nonconference clash. Well, it won’t be football, but the Pokes and Razorbacks will play in 2016 – on the basketball floor, in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Arkansas will play at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Jan. 28, after both teams have begun conference play. The Cowboys won at Auburn in the Challenge last season, after splitting games against South Carolina the previous two seasons. The Hogs finished ninth in the SEC last season, going 16-16 overall and 9-9 in the

  • Former OSU standout Brooks Thompson back in hospital

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Brooks Thompson's health struggles are continuing. In mid-April, the former Oklahoma State basketball player was diagnosed with double organ failure. That led to nearly a month in the hospital. Last week, he was discharged and sent home. But Wednesday morning, OSU public address announcer Larry Reece posted a message on his Facebook page from Thompson's wife, Michelle. She reports that Thompson has returned to the hospital with sepsis. Here's here post: Brooks needs us more than ever! On Monday, Brooks seemed a little confused. By Tuesday, he was incoherent and unable to speak. Rushed to the ER, he was admitted into ICU. They discovered that Brooks has a serious blood infection. Another

  • Deer Creek's Mitchell Stone added to Under Armour All-America game

    Deer Creek\'s Mitchell Stone added to Under...

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Deer Creek junior pitcher Mitchell Stone is heading to Wrigley Field this summer. Stone was announced Wednesday as an addition to the Under Armour All-America game scheduled for Saturday, July 23, at the iconic stadium. Stone, a 6-foot-9 left-hander committed to Oklahoma State, led Deer Creek to the Class 6A state championship game last week. He pitched seven strong innings during the state quarterfinals and had a pinch-hit home run in the state semifinals. He joins Southmoore junior outfielder Conner Uselton in the game. Uselton’s participation was announced in January.

  • Report: Former Oklahoma State quarterback commit Nick Starkel explains reason he flipped to Texas A&M

    Report: Former Oklahoma State quarterback...

    Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, May 18, 2016

    Oklahoma State was left scrambling to find a scholarship quarterback for its 2016 signing class last winter when longtime Cowboy pledge Nick Starkel decommitted. Starkel — a 6-foot-3, 185-pound, quarterback from Liberty Christian High School (Argyle, Texas) — would later land at Texas A&M. In a recent interview with SEC Country, he explained some of his reasoning for the decision to flip. Starkel reportedly sought the advice of Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler, drafted No. 93 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, who told Starkel: “A lot of times, you don’t want it to be about you. You want it to be about the team. This part of the process, you have to be

  • OSU Baseball: Walton Goes Home, One Last Time

    OSU Baseball: Walton Goes Home, One Last Time

    john helsley | Updated: Tue, May 17, 2016

    Cowboys shortstop Donnie Walton grew up, literally, at ORU's J.L. Johnson Stadium, with the stadium serving as his playground, frolicking with the players and hanging around his "Pops," Rob Walton, the head coach. Donnie was always going to be a Golden Eagle, too, playing for his dad and fulfilling a dream. Then Rob joined Josh Holliday to form a dynamic duo at OSU, and soon Donnie followed. Still, he's always held a special place in his heart for ORU, and cherished the games played back "home." Tonight, as a senior, he goes home one last time when the Cowboys take on ORU at J.L. Johnson Stadium. "It’s going to be crazy, because that’s where I grew up. Playing there one last time

  • McGuinness names former OSU assistant Richie Henderson girls coach

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, May 16, 2016

    In the search for a new girls basketball coach, McGuinness turned to the collegiate level again. Former Oklahoma State women’s basketball assistant coach Richie Henderson was named the new Irish coach Monday night after spending the past year as an assistant at Florida Atlantic University. “I am ecstatic,” Henderson said in a phone interview. “I’m very excited to come back to the Midwest, to Oklahoma in particular. I have a lot to offer and wanted to be a part of prestigious school.” Henderson replaces Shawn Clark, who was not retained following the season. Clark played at Oklahoma and coach McGuinness for five seasons. Henderson is a native of Hartshorne.

  • OSU Football: Athlon Ranks Cowboys

    OSU Football: Athlon Ranks Cowboys

    john helsley | Updated: Mon, May 16, 2016

    It's only mid-May, yet the college football annuals and previews are hitting newstands near you -- soon -- with long-time favorite Athlon available in stores May 24. And what fun, right? Who's No. 1? Where's your team? What are the biggest games, nationally and in the Big 12? Athlon, established in 1967 and one of the go-to magazines for college football, takes on those questions, and many more in its publication, that features various national and regional and even team-focused covers. The Oklahoma State edition is pictured above, with quarterback Mason Rudolph front and center, as he'll be for the Cowboys in the fall. Athlon pegs OSU at No. 25 in its rankings, one of four Big 12 teams

  • OSU Basketball: Tyree Griffin To Transfer

    OSU Basketball: Tyree Griffin To Transfer

    john helsley | Updated: Sun, May 15, 2016

    Tyree Griffin always envisioned himself as a starter. Yet with Jawun Evans returning to health, Griffin was bound for more backup duty. Except now, Griffin will seek a starter opportunity elsewhere. The junior point guard will transfer, a source within the program confirmed Sunday. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first reported Griffin's intentions. Griffin averaged 5.2 points, three rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Cowboys in 2015-16, playing well when Evans was lost for the season midway through the Big 12 schedule.

  • Former Cowboy Brooks Thompson discharged from hospital

    Former Cowboy Brooks Thompson discharged from...

    darnell mayberry | Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

    In April, we shared with you the unfortunate news on former Oklahoma State player turned coach Brooks Thompson. Today, we're happy to pass along  some good news. Thompson's health has improved to the point he has been cleared to leave the hospital and head home. Larry Reece, Oklahoma State's public address announcer, shared the update from Thompson's wife Michelle via Facebook. Brooks Thompson update for his Prayer POSSE...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

    Join sports editor Mike Sherman to talk OU, OSU and the Thunder in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • OSU basketball lands 7-foot recruit from the Netherlands

    OSU basketball lands 7-foot recruit from the...

    john helsley | Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    Brad Underwood's far-reaching recruiting efforts seem to be paying dividends. And in a big way -- a big-man way. The Cowboys have landed a commitment from 7-footer Lucas N’Guessan, a native of the Netherlands who plays for Canarias Basketball Academy in Spain. N'Guessan announced his commitment Wednesday via his team Twitter account: "I’m very thankful to Rob Orellana and to all CBA’s coaches for helping me during my three years at the Academy. Here I trained daily with the ex NBA Champion and ex Euroleague player Richard Petruska for countless hours and that really helped me in my development. Now, I want to enjoy this opportunity at Oklahoma State and work as hard as I can for Coach

  • OSU Baseball: Cowboys Lead All-Big 12 Academic Team

    OSU Baseball: Cowboys Lead All-Big 12 Academic...

    Updated: Thu, May 12, 2016

    OSU is scoring on the field and in the classroom. The Cowboys placed a Big 12-best 14 student-athletes on the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team and tied a program record with the number of first-team selections, it was announced by the conference office Thursday. Eight Cowboys were named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, tying a program record set in 2015. Highlighting the list is senior Conor Costello, who earned a spot on the first team for the third time in his career. In doing so, Costello joined former teammates Gage Green and Jon Perrin, as well as head coach Josh Holliday, as the only OSU players to earn Academic All-Big First Team accolades three times in their career.

  • OSU Hoops: Gentry Completes Staff

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    Brad Underwood's coaching staff now appears complete. The first-year Oklahoma State coach announced Wednesday the hiring of Stephen Gentry as director of player development. Gentry worked as an assistant coach the past three seasons under Underwood at Stephen F. Austin, where his primary duties were on-court coaching, as well as overseeing the skill development program, recruiting and scouting. “Stephen is one of the elite basketball minds in our business,” Underwood said in a released statement. “He’s very accomplished in terms of his resume, and he’s been associated with quality coaches like Pat Riley, Mark Turgeon and Billy Kennedy. "I got very acquainted with him when he was a part

  • Oklahoma State alum and country music legend Garth Brooks talks Big 12 expansion, hopes Cowboys stick with Sooners

    Oklahoma State alum and country music legend...

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, May 11, 2016

    STILLWATER — When country music legend Garth Brooks isn't setting attendance records across the country for his revival tour, the Oklahoma State graduate has found some time to ponder other important topics. Like the future of the Big 12 Conference. Brooks made a guest appearance Wednesday on Sirius XM College Sports Radio with Rick Neuheisel and Chris Childers. Here is a sampling of what Brooks had to say. On Big 12 expansion: “I would like to see the Big 12 have 12 teams in it.” On the teams Brooks would like to see added: “I was always pulling for Arkansas. I’d love to have seen them come in because they were right next door.

  • Report: Documents show Houston, Memphis and others push to join in potential Big 12 expansion

    Report: Documents show Houston, Memphis and...

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, May 10, 2016

    Should the Big 12 choose to expand, it appears Houston, Memphis, Central Florida and Colorado State have already made their push to join, according to ESPN.  It reports that documents tie West Virginia president Gordon Gee — one of three Big 12 presidents on the composition committee — to interacting with officials from each school. Here are the highlights of the story, which you can read here. Gee traveled to Houston and met with school officials on a two-day visit in November, toured the facilities and was given a spreadsheet on Houston's TV ratings in the local television market.

  • Report: Oklahoma State leads Big 12 with returning starters in league play

    Report: Oklahoma State leads Big 12 with...

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, May 9, 2016

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State features the most returning players with starting Big 12 experience in 2016, according to an ESPN report. The Cowboys, who finished 10-3 (7-2 Big 12) a year ago, bring back a total of 310 combined Big 12 starts — 70 more than the second largest group at West Virginia. OSU senior safety Jordan Sterns is one of eight players with 26 career league starts. Here's the full breakdown: 1. Oklahoma State: offense (195), defense (115), overall (310) 2. West Virginia: offense (162), defense (78), overall (240) 3. Texas: offense (111), defense (119), overall (230) 4. Iowa State: offense (89), defense (140), overall (229) 5. Oklahoma: offense (101),

  • OSU Hoops: Joe Burton Leaves Cowboys

    OSU Hoops: Joe Burton Leaves Cowboys

    john helsley | Updated: Mon, May 9, 2016

    Brad Underwood's first Cowboys roster remains fluid and for now is again balanced on scholarships, after Joe Burton announced Monday that he'll be leaving the program. In a statement issued on Instagram Burton said: "After thinking long and hard my family and I decided it would be best for me to part ways with Oklahoma State. I just want to thank this program for all the opportunities they have given me, this program has taught me a lot of things and matured me these past two years of college.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys receive commitment from 2017 Alberta running back Chuba Hubbard

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Sun, May 8, 2016

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State landed a commitment Sunday from a 2017 running back regarded among the top players in all of Canada. Chuba Hubbard — a 6-foot-1, 190-pound tailback from Alberta — made his decision official on Twitter.  Hubbard reportedly rushed for 3,213 yards and 40 touchdowns last season and has since been offered scholarships by Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, TCU and many others. Hubbard brings elite speed, evidenced by a fourth-place finish last summer in the 100-meter dash (10.55 seconds) at the 2015 1AFF World Youth Championships, according to Bleacher Report.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land running back commit

    Oklahoma State football: Cowboys land running...

    john helsley | Updated: Fri, May 6, 2016

    Oklahoma State’s recent recruiting efforts have featured an ongoing search for a difference-maker at running back. For the 2017, the search includes a look to Georgia. The Cowboys received a Friday commitment from J.D. King, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound back from Fitzgerald High School – the first running back in the class. King, ranked as the No. 27 running back in the south by Scout.com, has rushed for 2,744 yards in two seasons at Fitzgerald, including 1,185 on 132 carries – 9.0 per carry – as a junior, with 14 touchdowns. He ran for 1,559 yards and 15 TDs as a sophomore. The commitment came after King made an unofficial visit to OSU late this week. He made his announcement via Twitter on