• OSU Football: Has Oklahoma State become Transfer U?

    Mike Sherman,john helsley | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Two seasons ago it was Tyler Patmon, a Kansas defensive back. Last year it was Josh Furman from Michigan. This year Oklahoma State has two transfers from BCS schools, including a starting cornerback from the Big Ten, ready to contribute.  The Oklahoman's OSU beat writer John Helsley talks with sports editor Mike Sherman about how OSU became a transfer haven, and what recent transfers Michael Hunter and Chad Whitener could do for the Cowboy defense in 2015.

  • OSU Wrestling: Oklahoma Sports Hall of Famer Pat Smith on getting pinned in his first collegiate match

    By John Helsley | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Former Cowboys great Pat Smith enters the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame tonight. I wrote a story in advance of his induction last week and you can read it here. I truly enjoyed talking to Pat, who must rank as one of the elite few collegiate wrestlers in OSU's illustrious history. He is the school's only four-time NCAA champ and started his string by winning as a true freshman, a very difficult feat. He closed his career on a 98-match winning streak. Pat's greatest assets -- work ethic and confidence -- really came through in my conversation with him.

  • Oklahoma State baseball adds six transfers

    john helsley | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoma State's recent recruiting classes have been high-ranked and productive. Josh Holliday's latest class could offer immediate impact, too, with the program announcing the addition of six junior college transfers, including Garrett Benge, a former Yukon High standout who was named NJCAA Division I Player of the Year this past season. Benge, an infielder, is one of three players coming to the Cowboys after their freshmen years at junior college. “When you look at this particular group of transfers, what really sticks out for me is the statistical success that some of them have had, as well as having been parts of big-time winning teams,” Holliday said.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: 2016 guard Tre Evans decommits

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, Jul 22, 2015

    Tre Evans announced, via Twitter, that he's no longer committed to Oklahoma State, saying that "My family and I have decided the best thing for me and my future is to reopen my recruiting." The guard, a senior to be, committed to the Cowboys in October and stood as OSU's lone commitment for the class of 2016. Back in October, Evans seemed sold on the Cowboys and their style of play, which he considered a fit for his own fast-paced play. “Ever since they offered me, I felt like our communication has been great," Evans told The Oklahoman at the time. "I felt like they needed me. I wasn’t just some other recruit. Then when I went on my visit last Friday, it just felt like home. It was a family

  • OSU Basketball: Evans makes final USA roster

    john helsley | Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    Jawun Evans will be delayed in getting to Oklahoma State. The Cowboys’ incoming freshman point guard gets to play for the U.S. Evans made the final cut for the U19 Team USA basketball roster Wednesday, putting him in line to play in the FIBA World Championships in Greece later this month. From an initial tryout group of 21 players, Evans made the 12-man team that will continue training in Colorado Springs, before traveling to Greece, where the U.S. team will face Iran in its opener on June 27. "This has been an unbelievable experience, and I couldn't be more excited to represent my country and Oklahoma State on the international stage," Evans said in a statement released by OSU.

  • OSU Football: Cowboys Get OL Commit

    John Helsley | Updated: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Oklahoma State picked up a commitment Sunday, with offensive lineman Teven Jenkins giving his pledge to the Cowboys. Jenkins, entering his senior year at Topeka High School, is considered one of the top prospects in Kansas. A 6-foot-6, 300-pound tackle prospect, Jenkins is listed as a three-star recruit by Scout.com, as well as the No. […]

  • OSU Softball: Cowgirls look to NCAA champion for coach

    John Helsley | Published: Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Oklahoma State officials waited a while to name a new softball coach. They were waiting on a champion. OSU named Kenny Gajewski, who just finished his third season as an assistant for NCAA champion Florida, as the program’s seventh coach on Saturday in a statement released by the university. Gajewski (pronounced `GUY’-ehh-ski’), a former Oklahoma […]

  • Oklahoma State safety Deric Robertson leaving Cowboys

    John Helsley | Updated: Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Cowboys safety Deric Robertson announced via Twitter that he’s leaving the football program and seeking a transfer. Robertson, projected to be a reserve entering his junior season, didn’t announce where he’s heading next, but he did thank Mike Gundy, Glenn Spencer, the rest of the coaching staff and even the city of Stillwater in moving […]

  • Oklahoma State adds a new RB to the mix in Dedrick Scrivens

    John Helsley | Published: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

      Oklahoma State’s running back depth chart is deepening.A position of concern in mid-winter, the Cowboys have added options, including one Tuesday, in preferred walk-on Dedrick Scrivens. A two-star Texas prospect out of McKinney’s Boyd High School, Scrivens announced via Twitter that he’d be attending OSU. “Honored and blessed to say I’ll be furthering my […]

  • OSU baseball assistant Marty Lees leaving for head coaching job

    John Helsley | Updated: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Oklahoma State baseball coach Josh Holliday faces the task of replacing several core seniors. And now, he’ll have to replace a key assistant, too. Marty Lees is leaving Holliday’s staff to become the head coach at Washington State. Lees served as OSU’s recruiting coordinator, third base coach and as the defensive coach for infielders in […]

  • Oklahoma State lands 6-8 Eastern Illinois big man Chris Olivier

    John Helsley | Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Cowboys coaches kept working all recruiting angles, seeking help, particularly for their frontcourt, during another summer of rapid player movement across the country. The work finally paid off Friday, when Eastern Illinois graduate forward Chris Olivier committed to Oklahoma State, according to a source close the program. As a graduate, he’ll be eligible immediately. Olivier […]

  • Oklahoma State pitcher Michael Freeman nabs major honor

    John Helsley | Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    The feel-good story that is Michael Freeman’s senior season gained another layer Thursday. The Cowboys left-hander is an All-American. Barely a piece of OSU’s pitching plan a year ago and not a piece of the weekend rotation when this season began, Freeman has been named to the 2015 Louisville Slugger All-America Second Team by Collegiate […]

  • OSU Hoops: Recruiting Twisting, Turning

    John Helsley | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Remember when it looked like the Cowboys had secured another big man for next season, Washington 6-10 transfer Jernard Jarreau? Apparently, that didn’t last long, as Jarreau seems to have flipped again, to Tulane, and says so in this report. Anybody for a forward instead? Providence transfer Tyler Harris is in Stillwater now, making a […]

  • OSU Basketball: Cowboys Add Big Man

    John Helsley | Published: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Any postseason examination of Oklahoma State’s basketball roster revealed an obvious need: big man. The Cowboys hope they’ve plugged the hole, gaining 6-10 post player Jernard Jarreau, a Washington transfer whom OSU hopes will be eligible immediately for the 2015-16 season, according to sources close to the program. Jarreau, who visited Stillwater over the weekend, […]

  • OSU needs standings help in Big 12 baseball

    John Helsley | Updated: Tue, May 5, 2015

    Oklahoma State needs help. Standings help. The Cowboys keep winning Big 12 baseball series, six of seven so far, with West Virginia visiting Stillwater this weekend. They’ve enjoyed a strong run. And yet, TCU now controls the fate of the conference championship. No team has won more league games than the Cowboys, who sit 14-7 […]

  • OSU Baseball: Cowboys To Cut For Cancer

    John Helsley | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    I was in Stillwater two years ago when Cowboys pitching coach Rob Walton sat down to have his head of flowing locks turned into stubble. For a good cause. The OSU baseball team will be at it again Tuesday night, following its mid-week game against Arkansas-Little Rock, with what is becoming an annual event: St. […]

  • OSU Baseball: Big Ending, Good Start

    John Helsley | Updated: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Monday night, Josh Holliday let us know it’s  “Go time” in college baseball. His Cowboys had just beaten Baylor to take their Big 12 series, keeping the club tied with Oklahoma atop the league standings. And Holliday deviated from his usual one-game-at-a-time mantra, glancing ahead at the rest of the week, which included a Tuesday clash […]

  • OSU Baseball: Cowboys Surging, Right On Time

    John Helsley | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Back before the season started, Josh Holliday talked optimistically about who and what the Cowboys could be on the heels of a Big 12 championship season. Yet, he offered one caution: wait for it. OSU was opening with a three-game series at Arizona State and also playing more quality teams in the Big 12/Pac 12 […]

  • OSU Baseball: Early Morning Drama

    John Helsley | Updated: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    In case you missed it, and surely almost everyone did, the Cowboys won Game 1 of a showdown series with Texas… At 1:51 a.m., Saturday. Game 2 is also Saturday, at 6:30 p.m., at least allowing both teams some time to recover and reload. And they’ll need it, after 18 innings, nearly seven hours, a […]

  • OSU Sports: Catching Up With Larry Reece

    John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A happy Friday began with a text message from Larry Reece. And the day quickly got happier. Reece, in Houston battling cancer at M.D. Anderson Hospital, checked in to provide an update to his bout with the Big C — you can read my previous story about his journey here. And the report from the […]