• Second-chance opportunities highlight Chris Carson’s road to become Oklahoma State’s starting running back

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Updated: 0 min ago

    Is the hype for real? Who knows? But when the college football world gets its first glimpse into the answer Thursday, his dad will be in the stands to find out.

  • ICYMI: The Oklahoman's OSU coverage team's OSU-Central Michigan picks

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 min ago

    Here's predictions on the Oklahoma State football season-opener at Central Michigan Thursday from The Oklahoman's OSU coverage team:   John Helsley, OSU beat writer OSU 42, Central Michigan 14 GETTIN' CHIPPY: Cowboys KO Chippewas behind Rudolph, attacking defense to carry on momentum.   Kyle Fredrickson, OSU beat writer OSU 35, Central Michigan 17 CENTRAL SMACKDOWN: Cowboys cruise to week-one victory with well-rounded effort.

  • Guide to No. 9 Edmond Memorial at No. 6 Southmoore

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 20 min ago

    When: 7 p.m., Thursday Where: Moore Schools Stadium 2014 records: Edmond Memorial 5-6; Southmoore 4-7 Players to watch: Edmond Memorial — Tate Troxell, RB. A backup to star Warren Wand last year, it’s now time for Troxell to shine, and coach Justin Merideth believes he has the ability. Troxell only carried the ball 10 times last season, but did have 14 receptions for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Southmoore — Brey Walker, OL. How can you not watch the 6-foot-6, 317-pound sophomore tackle who already holds scholarship offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and SMU? He’s just one of many talented and young players for the SaberCats.

  • Prep football: Mustang quarterback Chandler Garrett's path is no passing fancy

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    CHANDLER GARRETT — No one embodies prep passing quite like Chandler Garrett. He plays for the program that has thrown the ball as much as any over the last two decades. He is one of the best players in the state, already committing to Wyoming. He is the face. Look at him now, though, and you would never guess what he has seen.

  • Du'Vonta Lampkin released by Texas, eligible for OU football

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 24 min ago

    The question with new OU football arrival Du'Vonta Lampkin was when Texas would release him from his letter of intent. That question was answered Thursday, as Lampkin's mother, Vanessa, broke the news that her son has been released from his letter of intent by the Longhorns. Lampkin signed with Texas in the Class of 2015, only to spurn the Longhorns and arrive on campus this fall in Norman. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound defensive tackle was originally an OU commitment before decommitting and signing with Texas in the Class of 2015.

  • Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

    Updated: 33 min ago

    The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting. It captures everything we don't want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innocent. Largely because of social media, the image of little Aylan Kurdi is hammering home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world. Aylan died along with his 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece. "It is a very painful picture to view," said Peter Bouckaert, who as director of emergencies at Human Rights Watch has witnessed his fair share of painful scenes. "It had me in tears when it first showed up on my mobile phone. I had to think hard

  • UCO to present downtown OKC performance of comedic, post-apocalpytic play

    From staff reports | Updated: 41 min ago

    The University of Central Oklahoma College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) will present a theatrical performance of the modern comedy “Some Things You Need To Know Before the World Ends (A Final Evening with the Illuminati)” at 8 p.m. Sept. 10-12 and Sept. 17-19 at the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO (ACM@UCO) Performance Lab, 343 E. Sheridan Ave. in Oklahoma City.            Written by Larry Larson and Levi Lee, the story follows character Reverend Eddie through the post-apocalyptic era as he prepares to deliver his final sermon while the unseen presence of the Illuminati lingers near.            “Theatre should move the audience from

  • 2nd man charged in death of ex-officer's girlfriend in Texas

    Updated: 43 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — A man authorities say conspired with a former Austin police officer to kill the patrolman's pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder. Bastrop County officials said during a news conference Thursday that 31-year-old Kevin Watson is being held in Houston. The announcement came hours after former officer VonTrey Clark had been transported from Indonesia by federal agents and charged with capital murder in the February death of 29-year-old Samantha Dean. Authorities contend that Clark and Watson, longtime friends, conspired with others to orchestrate the killing. The Austin American-Statesman cites court records in reporting that Clark was willing to pay $5,000 to have Dean killed to av

  • Booker, Warner, Heitkamp to support Iran nuclear deal

    Updated: 47 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Iran nuclear agreement gained the backing of three more senators — Cory Booker of New Jersey, Mark Warner of Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. The latest announcements on Thursday boosted supporters' hope they can block a disapproval resolution in the Senate and spare President Barack Obama from resorting to a veto. Heitkamp said the deal is the best chance to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and keep America safe. Supporters are aiming to collect 41 votes in favor, which would allow them to block a final vote on the disapproval resolution in the Senate and save Obama from exercising his veto power. Heitkamp raised the number of backers to 37.

  • Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme

    Updated: 49 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and "carbon-negative" housing developments, neither of which were ever fully developed, federal prosecutors said. Troy Wragg, 34, of Georgia, Amanda Knorr, 32, of Pennsylvania, and Wayde McKelvy, 52, of Colorado, were charged with wire and securities fraud and conspiracy. It wasn't immediately clear if they had attorneys who could comment on their behalf. Prosecutors said the trio lied to investors that their "biochar" technology and "carbon-negative" housing in Tennessee made millions, but they had almost no earnings and used the money to repay earlier

  • Attack of the Clones: Can TCU become first Air Raid attack to win title since 2000 Sooners?

    BY RYAN ABER | Updated: 1 hr ago

    When Mike Leach brought the Air Raid offense to Norman in 1999, it didn't take long for splashy results. The system revitalized a moribund Oklahoma program, turned Josh Heupel into a star and quickly started its migration throughout the Big 12 and college football, sparking the Clone Wars. It took just a year after Leach's arrival — with Leach himself having moved on to a head coaching job at Texas Tech — for the Air Raid to break through and win a national championship when the Sooners went undefeated, beating Florida State in the Orange Bowl to give OU its first title since 1985. Since then, though, the Air Raid has failed to win another.

  • Sofia Vergara’s new fragrance

    Linda Miller | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Award-winning actress Sofia Vergara wanted a special scent to wear on her wedding day so she created Love

  • Can the SEC 'Empire' strike back in 2015?

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Just as the S-E-C chants were rising out of control, even in enemy stadiums, agitating the fine fans from all the other leagues and leaving them grumbling about that conference's death grip on the national championship trophy, there came a quieting. The 2015 postseason saw conference kingpin Alabama humbled — for the second straight year — in a premium bowl game, run over by Ohio State in one semifinal of the inaugural College Football Playoff. Mississippi State and Ole Miss, the SEC's other high-ranking squads, looked outclassed in their big bowl games, too. That makes it two — count 'em, two — years in a row without the SEC hoisting a No. 1-finger salute after the final

  • OSU Football: Why Mason Rudolph is the Cowboys next big thing

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Updated: 1 hr ago

    STILLWATER — Mason Rudolph enters the football season as the unquestioned leader of Oklahoma State's offense after just three games last year. Small sample size. Big expectations. Just ask those who might know best. Wide receiver James Washington: “He's the real deal.” Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah: “He looks like a veteran.” Former NFL and Cowboy quarterback Zac Robinson: “He's exactly who you want leading your program.” Has there ever been more optimism surrounding an OSU quarterback who has yet to play in a home game? The Rudolph hype is warranted considering Bedlam and Cactus Bowl victories, a 284-yard passing average, six touchdown passes and 57 percent accuracy.

  • Shocker: Keith Richards doesn't like rap

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy," Rolling Stones guitarist says.

  • Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify. Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for the 2016 nomination, has been dogged by criticism about her use of a private email server for government business during her tenure as secretary of state, and she has struggled to explain her decision. The response of Bryan Pagliano to a committee subpoena was unwelcome news to Clinton aides who had pressed the former staffer to be interviewed by the GOP-led panel investigating the deadly 2012 terrorist a

  • Black Sabbath Announce Final Tour 'The End'

    Published: Thu, Sep 3, 2015

    Black Sabbath  have announced "The End," their farewell tour set to kick off in January. The group is promising concerts that "surpass all previous tours with their most mesmerizing production ever." The North American leg begins in January in Omaha and ends in February at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The band  will do a leg  in Australia and New Zealand in April and will be announcing more shows next month.

  • 8 photos of Bob Stoops every OU football fan needs to see

    Richard Hall | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Bob Stoops is the man at the University of Oklahoma. The man has led the Sooners to more than 160 wins since 1999, which include eight Big 12 Championships and one National Championship. The guy's a living legend, just ask any OU football fan. Even non-OU fans would agree with that assessment. Being in the national spotlight means dealing with cameras day-in-day-out. We here at NewsOK/The Oklahoman have more than 4,800 photos of the guy (don't let that creep you out, though -- we didn't snap every single photo, as our archives pull in images from other sources like the Associated Press). But that kind of binder (looking at you Mitt Romney) catalog of photos lends itself to some pretty great photos. Some

  • Guatemalan Congress accepts president's resignation

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who submitted it amid a fraud probe that centers on him. The 118 members present voted unanimously and were poised to name a new president. Forty members were absent. Perez Molina, meanwhile, was in court hearing charges that he was one of the leaders of a customs fraud ring under investigation. Spokesman Jorge Ortega said Perez Molina submitted his resignation at midnight Wednesday local time after a judge issued an order to detain him in the fraud case, which already has led to the jailing of his vice president, and the resignation of several cabinet ministers who withdrew their support for the president.

  • Film-Chris Evans

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FILE - In this April 17, 2015 file photo, U.S. actor Chris Evans poses during a press conference to promote his latest film "Avengers: Age of Ultron" in Seoul, South Korea. What's got Captain America quaking in his boots? Evans, known for playing the iconic Marvel superhero, is making his directorial debut with the indie film "Before We Go" opening Friday, Sept. 4, and the stakes have never felt higher.