• OSU basketball journal: Could fatigue be a factor for OSU?

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Updated: 6 hr ago

    After a ragged first half that somehow found the Pokes with a lead, they wilted in the second half, causing coach Travis Ford to wonder if fatigue is a factor.

  • OU basketball journal: Dante Buford comes up with big play in come-from-behind win

    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The biggest play came in the closing seconds as Buford drew a charge on Texas’ Isaiah Taylor with the game tied and less than 20 seconds remaining to set up Buddy Hield’s game-winning 3-pointer in No. 3 Oklahoma’s 63-60 win over Texas.

  • OU basketball: Buddy Hield hits game-winner to lift Sooners over Texas 63-60

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Sooners trailed for much of the game and Hield was mostly cold from the field before taking over late, finishing with 27 points.

  • OU baseball: Sooners bolster schedule with more road games this season

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: 10 hr ago

    After a 34-27 record last season failed to produce an NCAA Tournament berth for Oklahoma, Sooners, coach Pete Hughes overhauled the schedule this year. Oklahoma will play mostly road games this season as Hughes aims for his first postseason appearance in his third year at the helm.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys suffer 63-56 defeat at TCU

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    With last-place TCU's win over OSU, the Horned Frogs now have company from the Cowboys in the Big 12 basement.

  • A little clarity on Anadarko's Division I football history

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 12 hr ago

    Over the weekend I wrote how Anadarko’s Kelby Bailey became the program’s second football player to sign with a Division I school last week. You can read that here. That information came from Anadarko coach Kent Jackson, who is also an alumnus and near life-long Anadarko resident. But thanks to an email from reader Larry Jenkins, I’ve since learned of a few more Anadarko players to follow the Division I path. With a few names to go by, I found them in The Oklahoman’s archives, though there was little information. Fullback John Compton joined Oklahoma out of high school, where he played one varsity season in 1953 as a sophomore under famed coach Bud Wilkinson. Quarterback Don Kelin also

  • Big 12 basketball: Iowa State forward Jameel McKay remains suspended from Cyclones

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Without star forward Jameel McKay, Iowa State battled back from a two-point halftime deficit Saturday against Oklahoma State to win 64-59 in Stillwater. It appears the Cyclones will once again be without McKay when they travel to Texas Tech on Wednesday. “(McKay) will practice today,” ISU coach Steve Prohm said on Monday's Big 12 coaches' teleconference, “but he is still suspended indefinitely.” McKay — a 6-foot-9, 225-pound, senior — was suspended last week as a result of what Prohm would only call a practice-related incident. McKay had previously started all 22 of ISU's games averaging 12.4 points and 9 rebounds. However, Prohm did leave the door open for McKay to make his return when the Cyclones

  • OSU basketball: For Cowboys, it's a tough time for transition

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    It’s a tough time to be in transition in the Big 12, where five teams rank in the top 16 and another — streaking Texas — bids to break in and seventh-place Kansas State can knock off No.1 Oklahoma.

  • OSU women's basketball: Brittney Martin scores 32 in Cowgirls’ sixth straight win

    By Jordan Bishop, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Oklahoma State whipped Texas Tech 70-57 in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • The Collected Wisdom of R.W. McQuarters

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    R.W. McQuarters Former Booker T. Washington, OSU and NFL Standout Age: 39 Hometown: Tulsa When R.W. McQuarters' picked off Tony Romo in the end zone with nine seconds left in a 2007 NFC Playoff game, the Giants stayed alive on their run to a ring. A few weeks later, McQuarters and the Giants finished it with what ranks as one of sport's biggest upsets, taking down the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42. The Pats entered as a 12-point favorite. Before that, McQuarters was a three-sport star at Booker T. Washington and a key player in Oklahoma State's rise to relevance. He famously didn't go to Oklahoma, due in part to Howard Schnellenberger.

  • OU Football: Evaluating OU's class of 2017, re-evaluating the meaning of commitment

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    NORMAN — There's an old recruiting maxim uttered by dozens of college football coaches through the years: It's like shaving; do it every day or, pretty soon, you'll look like a bum. That's why there's no rest for coaches around the country, despite having just signed their 2016 classes Wednesday. It's on to 2017, and Oklahoma is already off to its best start in years. The Sooners have five commitments, each ranked among the nation's top 250 prospects by Rivals.com.

  • OSU Football: DeSoto teammates L.D. Brown and A.J. Green bring speed, length

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    STILLWATER — L.D. Brown and A.J. Green never planned on being teammates beyond DeSoto High School. Brown had scholarship offers to play running back at places like Arizona State and Oregon State. Green, a cornerback, had Louisville, Missouri and Wisconsin among his options. Everything changed in Stillwater, Brown said. “We took our official (to OSU) at the same time and we both just knew right then and there, ‘Oh yeah, we're going here.'” Only six of 21 players in OSU's signing class hail from Texas. But the addition of Brown and Green gives the Cowboys two dynamic playmakers from one of the Lone Star state's most prolific programs.

  • Oklahoma basketball journal: Spangler tweaks knee in Sooners' loss

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Spangler landed awkwardly after missing a layup in the game’s opening minute and was hobbled, but stayed in the game until nearly midway through the first half before leaving. He received some treatment on the bench and returned shortly thereafter, playing 37 minutes.

  • OSU Basketball: What Brittney Martin’s big season means to opposing coaches

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com   | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State senior Brittney Martin has earned the respect of her teammates and coaches as the Cowgirls' unquestioned leader this season. But her group of admirers has grown outside the program, too. Martin enters No. 25 OSU's 1 p.m. Sunday home matchup against Texas Tech as the nation's No. 14 scorer (21.1) to go along with 11 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game. Those marks also rank first among Big 12 players.   Opposing coaches have often gushed about Martin's talent and demeanor following OSU victories this season. Here's a sampling of what some had to say about the Cowgirl senior. Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale: “Brittney Martin is, in my opinion, the Big 12 Player of the Year at this point.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Top-ranked Sooners upset at Kansas State

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Sooners (19-3, 7-3 Big 12) have now lost four consecutive games in Manhattan.

  • Super Bowl: Three Oklahomans worth rooting for on Sunday

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    If you're after a rooting interest, look no further than Chris Harris, Antonio Smith and Corey Nelson.

  • Oklahoma State basketball journal: Jawun Evans' status grows ever doubtful

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Evans, OSU’s leading scorer in conference play, was listed as “day-to-day” heading into Saturday.

  • OU Basketball: Sooner women roll post TCU

    By Trent Crabtree For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    NORMAN — Poor shooting starts have plagued Oklahoma women's basketball team this season. Losses to North Texas and at Oklahoma State come to mind. It happened again Saturday against TCU, only this time it wasn't fatal. Oklahoma beat TCU 77-64 at Lloyd Noble Center, jumping out to a 10-2 lead then struggling to find a rhythm against TCU's zone defense. OU went 2-of-12 from three-point range in the first half then pulled away with a series of scoring runs. The most important of these runs came with 8:04 left in the game. Down 55-52, the Sooners outscored the Horned Frogs 15-3 over the next five minutes. Shooting 67 percent in the second half helped.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys fade late in loss to Cylcones

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Oklahoma State University Cowboys were without injured point guard Jawun Evans, while the Cyclones didn’t have big man Jameel McKay.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys could be without Jawun Evans

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Concern remains, with the Cowboys point guard labeled as “day to day” by coach Travis Ford with No. 13 Iowa State due in Gallagher-Iba Arena for a 1 p.m. tip Saturday.