• Oklahoma State football recruiting roundup: A closer look at three of the Cowboys' recent scholarship offers

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Just 105 more days until football season. It’s never too early to look ahead. Oklahoma State coaches have been plenty busy evaluating high school talent as spring games fire up this week across the Cowboys’ recruiting hotbeds. Here are a few prep stars who have recently reported scholarship offers from OSU: 2017 WR HEZEKIAH JONES […]

  • Tulsa Comic Expo spotlight: R.A. Jones

    Matthew Price | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

      TULSA — The Tulsa Comic Expo will be held Friday-Sunday at the Cox Convention Center, 100 Civic Center in Tulsa. The show, a multi-genre comic con, will feature actors, comic creators, videogaming, cosplay, vendors and more. Actors from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Friday the 13th” and “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” are all on the […]

  • OU Women's Basketball: Britney Brown goes from Sooner crimson to Husker red

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A proud papa sent me an email Thursday morning. Richard Brown lives in Norman, but I regularly see him on football fields around the Big 12. So do you. He is a football referee who has worked college games as an umpire for two decades. Richard is also the father of Britney Brown, who was a […]

  • Oklahoma sees significant decline in adults smoking cigarettes, CDC reports

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oklahoma has seen a significant decrease in the number of adults who smoke cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. In 2011, 26 percent of Oklahoma adults 18 and older smoked cigarettes. By 2013, that number decreased to about 24 percent. Oklahoma health officials celebrated this decline last year, when Oklahoma saw its smoking […]

  • OKC Thunder: Russell Westbrook named All-NBA second team

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Russell Westbrook recently completed the best season of his career, finishing fourth place in MVP voting. But his statistically dominant year wasn’t enough to earn him All-NBA First Team honors. For the fourth time in his career, he was named to the All-NBA Second Team. Stephen Curry and James Harden — the duo who finished 1-2 […]

  • Can Andre Roberson become the next DeMarre Carroll?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DeMarre Carroll has become a focal point of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Hawks’ defensive star suffered an apparent serious knee injury in Game 1 against Cleveland, and without Carroll, Atlanta would seem to have little chance against the Cavaliers. Who knew that DeMarre Carroll would ever be Atlanta’s most indispensable player? Of course, with […]

  • Give the Big Ten credit for its football scheduling

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Big Ten football schedules aren’t perfect. But give the Big Ten credit. The haughty conference is trying to create entertaining inventory. Of 14 schools, only half are playing a I-AA opponent in 2015. And most Big Ten schools are at least trying to play at least two decent foes. Now, that doesn’t mean a murderer’s […]

  • Memorial Day weekend events planned across Oklahoma

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A version of this story appears in Thursday’s The Oklahoman. Oklahoma communities plan Memorial Day weekend events across the state Oklahoma can expect more spring storms for the unofficial start of summer, so folks should call ahead to make sure their favorite event is still on before hitting the road. As usual, venues across Oklahoma […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on May 21, 2015: Hear Built to Spill at ACM@UCO Performance Lab

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Today’s featured event: Idaho indie rockers Built to Spill will perform in concert at 8 tonight at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab, 329 E Sheridan in Bricktown. Wooden Indian Burial Ground and Junebug Spade will open the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets and information, go to www.ticketstorm.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Ray Wylie Hubbard plays 'Mother's Blues' on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    As I’m watching David Letterman’s final episode of CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” I happened to check my email and catch one from a reader, John Long, who had apparently perused my list of the Top 10 Oklahomans who played the “Late Show with David Letterman” and killed it. He reminded me of this […]

  • Swon Brothers to play July 18 at Hard Rock Tulsa; tickets on sale Thursday

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CATOOSA – Muskogee natives The Swon Brothers are set to perform one of their signature “Swoncerts” July 18 at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 770 W Cherokee Street. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale Thursday. Since their days on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice,” under the direction of […]

  • Tickets on sale Thursday for WWE 'Monday Night Raw' July 27 at Chesapeake Energy Arena

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The WWE flagship broadcast, “Monday Night Raw,” returns to Oklahoma City July 27, with a planned lineup including U.S. Champion John Cena, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, the WWE Divas and more. Tickets start at $15 and go on sale at 10 a.m.  Thursday. They will be […]

  • Remember when Pac-12 football scheduling was different?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Remember when Pac-12 football schedules looked different from the rest of the nation? When most Pac-12 teams had just three non-conference games each and played at least two legitimate opponents? Those days are gone. The Pac-12 in 2015 is continuing its recent trend of scheduling like the rest of America. Most teams are playing one […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC defeats Midland/Odessa in U.S. Open Cup second round

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Oklahoma City defeated Midland/Odessa 3-1 on Wednesday night at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland, Texas in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup. The first half didn’t have much action until the 38th minute when Kyle Greig fielded a cross right in front of the Midland net and headed in the opening score. In […]

  • Richard Mize: Some flooding in OKC warehouses

    Richard Mize | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Rain has been coming hard and fast in Oklahoma City and environs. Warehouse roofs tend toward “flat.” Flat does not always stand water well. So, of course there has been some damage at some of those huge industrial spaces that most people don’t think of unless they work in them. One big warehouse-distribution center on […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Oklahoma's The Tractors rock 'Late Show with David Letterman' with 'Baby Likes to Rock It'

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    With no apologies to David Letterman, I’m turning my Top 10 list up to 11. This morning, I posted my list of the Top 10 Oklahomans who played the “Late Show with David Letterman” and killed it, a special Wednesday Video Spotlight in honor of tonight’s final episode of Letterman’s late-night TV career. The list […]

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: May 18. Elevation 7 ft. above normal, water murky. Largemouth bass good on plastic baits at 2-6 ft. in flooded grass and timber. Crappie slow. Channel and blue catfish good on cut shad and punch bait in the river channel at Memorial Road. White bass slow. Report submitted by Mark Murray, game warden stationed […]

  • New NFL extra-point rule won't bring much change

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The NFL is trying to bring drama back to the extra point. It needs to try harder. NFL owners voted 30-2 Tuesday to move the snap for extra-point kicks back to the 15-yard line, while keeping 2-point conversions at the 2-yard line. But coaches are going to need more incentive to gamble. What amounts to […]

  • High school wrestling: Stillwater's Kaid Brock, Sand Springs' Daton Fix named to All-America team

    Trent Shadid | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Stillwater senior Kaid Brock and Sand Springs sophomore Daton Fix were named to the boys’ ASICS All-America third team on Wednesday. Brock, a three-time Class 6A state champion, went 46-0 at 132 pounds last season. He has signed with Oklahoma State. Fix, who competed at 120 pounds last season, is 70-0 in his high school […]

  • Five Joules: Oklahoma City Energy FC kicks off in U.S. Open Cup against Midland/Odessa Sockers FC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

      Oklahoma City Energy FC kicks off in the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night in Midland, Texas. The Energy, who went 1-1 in last year’s Cup, will play the Midland/Odessa Sockers FC at 7:30 p.m. at Grande Communications Stadium and the game can be seen on YouTube. Here are Five Joules of Energy for the […]