• OSU baseball: Cowboys ranked No. 5 in preseason poll

    Published: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    Coming off a season in which three teams advanced to the NCAA College World Series, the Big 12 is the only conference with four squads ranked in the preseason top 10 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. TCU checks in at No. 2 behind 2014 national champion Vanderbilt, while Oklahoma State ranks fifth. Texas sits at No. 7 with Texas Tech at No. 9. The Cowboys open their season Feb. 13 at Arizona State. OSU went 48-18 last season, winning the Big 12 regular-season championship and advancing to an NCAA Super Regional.

  • OU women's basketball: Sooners fall in Big 12-SEC Challenge to Arkansas

    From staff reports | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma women fell to Arkansas 71-64 in the Big 12-SEC Challenge in North Little Rock, Ark., on Sunday at Verizon Arena. The loss was the third straight for the Sooners, who fell to 5-5 on the season.

  • Oklahoma basketball: How former Weber State assistant Kellen McCoy wound up back in Oklahoma coaching Mount St. Mary

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Kellen McCoy was on the Weber State coaching staff when the discussions that led to the Wildcats’ visit to Norman to take on No. 15 Oklahoma began. But when the game tips off just after 7 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center, the Norman native will be sitting in the stands with several members of his current team, happy with the way everything’s turned out.

  • Oklahoma State basketball notebook: Maryland focuses on Le'Bryan Nash, Phil Forte

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Nash led the Cowboys with 17 points, but managed just six in the second half when he went 2-of-6 shooting from the floor. Forte connected on three 3-pointers among 13 points, yet finished 4-of-11 shooting.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Dante Buford begins practicing with Sooners

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Freshman forward Dante Buford finally began practicing with Oklahoma on Sunday. Buford will redshirt this season and be able to play as a freshman next year.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy says game against Washington is 'one of the best matchups in all of the bowl season'

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    While the Cactus Bowl doesn’t lead in name recognition, Gundy believes the OSU-Washington game still packs plenty of punch

  • Oklahoma State football: Spike in junior-college transfers breaks normal mold for Cowboys

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    OSU added five mid-year enrollees from the junior college ranks last week. It’s the largest group of its kind coach Mike Gundy has brought in since 2008, when the Cowboys signed four during the mid-year enrollment period.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: OU's defense motivated to face Clemson

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    After struggling much of the season, primarily against the pass, Oklahoma’s defense wants to turn things around for the Dec. 29 Russell Athletic Bowl.

  • BYU and the Big 12: BYU-ESPN marriage has pros and cons

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    You know how OU and OSU fans complain about too many 11 a.m. Saturday kickoffs? BYU fans can counter with too many non-Saturday kickoffs. The Cougars in 2014 hosted Houston on a Thursday night and Utah State on a Friday night. BYU also played two non-Saturday road games.

  • BYU and the Big 12: Are the Cougars a diminishing force in college football?

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Brigham Young football burst into the national spotlight in the 1970s and became a name brand in the 1980s, when LaVell Edwards’ 1984 team won the national championship. But the Cougars are not the force they once were.

  • Why BYU remains the Big 12's best option for expansion

    By Berry Tramel, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    The recent omission of Baylor and TCU from the inaugural College Football Playoff has the Big 12 re-examining its 10-school format, and BYU remains by far the best brand available for expansion. Geographically? No. Culturally? Who knows. But a ready-made football program that puts people in its seats and draws viewers to its telecasts and beats its share of heavyweights? Absolutely.

  • BYU and the Big 12: Cougars' attendance down but still tops among mid-majors

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    BYU averaged only 57,141 fans for its home games this season, but the Cougars’ support would still cause celebration at any other school outside the Power Five conferences or Notre Dame.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: No. 19 Cowgirls rally to beat USC

    By KYLE GLASER, Associated Press | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Liz Donohoe scored 21 points, Roshunda Johnson added 17 more and the No. 19 Cowgirls rallied in the second half to beat Southern California 66-62 on Sunday.

  • No. 19 Oklahoma St rallies for 66-62 win over USC

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't pretty, but Oklahoma State's run of nonconference dominance remains intact. Liz Donohoe scored 21 points, Roshunda Johnson added 17 more and the No. 19 Cowgirls rallied in the second half to beat Southern California 66-62 on Sunday. Oklahoma State (9-1) improved to 76-1 against nonconference opponents over the last eight seasons with the comeback victory. USC (8-3) led the entire way until the 11:58 mark of the second half, when Donohoe and Johnson keyed a 13-0 Cowgirls run that put them in front for good. "A lot of times we're not a pretty team, but we keep plugging away and finding a way to win," OSU coach Jim Littell said. "I'm very proud of our team. This was a gutsy performance.

  • Oklahoma football: Russell Athletic Bowl against a tough Clemson defense could be a 'money game' for Blake Bell

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    Senior tight end Blake Bell gets an opportunity to showcase his still new blocking skills against the top total defense in America when Oklahoma faces No. 17 Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl a week from Monday.

  • Layman leads No. 17 Maryland past Oklahoma State

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Maryland passed another big test as it prepares for its first season in the rugged Big Ten. Jake Layman had 21 points and 11 rebounds and the No. 17 Terrapins beat Oklahoma State 73-64 on Sunday to improve to 11-1. They handed the Cowboys their fifth loss in 198 nonconference home games dating to 1987. "It's big for the team to get that first real road win in a tough environment, especially the younger guys because this is what we'll see in conference play," Layman said. Maryland, 17-15 last season, connected on just five of its first 20 shots, but was 7 of 8 down the stretch in the opening half to take a 32-27 lead. The Terps opened the second half with a 15-3 run to build a 17-point lead.

  • BC-BKW--T25-Oklahoma St.-Southern Cal Long Box

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Percentages: FG .472, FT .688. 3-Point Goals: 5-10, .500 (Donohoe 3-5, Atkins 1-2, Johnson 1-3). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 2 (Johnson, Jones). Turnovers: 19 (Donohoe 4, Martin 3, Atkins 2, Jones 2, Johnson 2, Jensen 2, Patton, Coleman, Swanson). Steals: 10 (Johnson 5, Martin 2, Swanson, Coleman, Donohoe). Technical Fouls: None. Percentages: FG .415, FT .652. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Calvert 1-3, Jaco 1-3, Vaioletama 1-4, Adams 0-1). Team Rebounds: 7. Blocked Shots: 3 (Horn, Calvert, Barrett). Turnovers: 13 (Adams 3, Barrett 3, Calvert 3, Alofaituli 2, Horn 2). Steals: 13 (Horn 3, Adams 2, Vaioletama 2, Barrett 2, Calvert 2, Jaco, Simon). Technical F

  • BC-BKW--T25-Oklahoma St.-Southern Cal Box

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Donohoe 7-9 4-4 21, Jones 3-5 1-2 7, Johnson 8-16 0-0 17, Atkins 2-6 1-2 6, Martin 2-14 4-4 8, Coleman 0-0 0-2 0, Swanson 1-1 0-0 2, Patton 0-0 0-0 0, Jensen 2-2 1-2 5. Totals 25-53 11-16 66. Horn 3-8 3-4 9, Vaioletama 8-16 3-6 20, Adams 0-1 0-0 0, Jaco 2-4 1-2 6, Barrett 3-9 5-7 11, Calvert 4-9 0-0 9, Alofaituli 1-3 0-0 2, Simon 0-2 3-4 3, Okonkwo 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-53 15-23 62. Halftime_Southern Cal 31-25. 3-Point Goals_Oklahoma St. 5-10 (Donohoe 3-5, Atkins 1-2, Johnson 1-3), Southern Cal 3-11 (Calvert 1-3, Jaco 1-3, Vaioletama 1-4, Adams 0-1). Fouled Out_None. Rebounds_Oklahoma St. 37 (Atkins, Donohoe, Martin 8), Southern Cal 27 (Horn 8). Assists_Oklahoma St. 10 (Johnson 5), Southern Cal 10 (Barrett, Calvert 3)

  • Davenport layup lifts Texas past Texas A&M 67-65

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Everything was set up with the postseason in mind at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena, the site of this season's Southeastern Conference women's tournament. The two headliners lived up to the billing in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. Led by Empress Davenport's layup with 4.2 seconds remaining, No. 3 Texas overcame an 11-point second-half deficit for a 67-65 win over No. 4 Texas A&M on Sunday. Both teams had their share of runs in the back-and-forth affair, but it was the Longhorns (10-0) who had the final push in a battle of rivals and NCAA tournament hopefuls. In the end, it was Davenport who put the finishing touch on what's become common place lately for the Longhorns — beating the Aggi

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys fall to No. 17 Maryland

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 21, 2014

    No. 17 Maryland used an early second-half surge to build a big lead on its way to a 73-64 win over the Cowboys before an estimated 10,000 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.