• Former GM tells why the Tampa Bay Bucs didn't draft Justin Blackmon

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Domink said the team didn’t draft former Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon in 2012 because Blackmon was too much a part of the Stillwater bar scene. Dominik, who currently works as an an NFL insider for ESPN, was a guest on The Herd with Colin Cowherd radio show […]

  • Russell Westbrook's on the cover of Sports Illustrated

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is on the national cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, along with the headline “The athleticism of LeBron + The drive of Kobe.” SI’s Lee Jenkins wrote a feature story on Westbrook for the magazine’s April 6 edition. SI.com teases the story as a look at Westbrook’s rise from high school […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder vs. Mavericks

    Today at 12:00 AM

    The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks face off in a critical matchup for Western Conference playoff seeding. Follow the action with Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and more from around the Web.

  • Why Wednesday's game against Dallas is key to OKC's chase for seventh seed

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    With a win, Dallas would move four games up on OKC with seven to go, while also clinching the head-to-head tiebreaker and all but eliminating the Thunder from anything higher than an eighth-place finish. But an OKC win would make things interesting.

  • Kevin Durant: 'I would love to get my jersey retired here'

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    It doesn’t sound like Kevin Durant is looking to go anywhere anytime soon. The face of the Thunder franchise said in a recent interview with Revolt TV that he would like to play with one franchise his entire career and could see his jersey retired in Oklahoma City.

  • Why buying out Travis Ford would've been completely irresponsible

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Travis Ford's fate was debated in the public marketplace over the last 24 hours by OSU fans and in private over the last week or so by OSU athletic director Mike Holder.

  • Keith Ford's father sheds light on son's suspension

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    The parents of suspended OU running back Keith Ford issued a statement Tuesday on their son's suspension.

  • AD Mike Holder says Ford 'will be our head coach moving forward'

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    In the wake of The Oklahoman’s report that the Oklahoma State is considering buying out the contract of men’s basketball coach Travis Ford, OSU athletic director Mike Holder issued a statement Tuesday afternoon. “Given the overwhelming amount of unfounded rumors surrounding the future of our head basketball coach Travis Ford, I am departing from my […]

  • OSU cornerback Ashton Lampkin recalls difficult recovery from season-ending injury

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Lampkin, who received a medical redshirt after missing the final nine games of the 2014 season, is back to 100 percent for the Cowboys after suffering a high-ankle sprain

  • Gerald Green looks back on decision to bypass Oklahoma State for the NBA

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    While the fate of Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford twists in the wind, the men’s basketball program’s next great hope, Jawun Evans (Justin F. Kimball High/Dallas, Texas), will take the national stage Wednesday night in the 38th McDonald’s All American Game. Evans, a 6-foot point guard who has drawn comparisons to a young Chris Paul, […]


  • Mike Holder, Gil Morgan among honorees for first Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame class

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The newly formed Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame has announced its first class, which will be inducted on Oct. 25 at the National Cowboys & Western Heritage Museum.

  • Evansville beats UT Martin 79-66 to advance to CIT final

    Yesterday

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Balentine scored 28 points to lead Evansville past UT Martin 79-66 on Tuesday night to advance to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship. Adam Wing had 16 points and Blake Simmons added 13 for the Purple Aces (23-12). "We were able to get stops and get baskets in transition," Evansville coach Marty Simmons said. "We had a lot of guys play pretty well tonight" Evansville will host the winner of the other semifinal between North Arizona and NJIT in the title game on Thursday night. The Aces will be seeking their first national postseason championship since winning the last of its five NCAA Division II titles in 1971.

  • Tuesday's Sports Transactions

    Yesterday

    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended free agent minor league LHP Jose Mijares 50 games, following a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. BOSTON RED SOX — Released RHP Felipe Paulino. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Released INF Rafael Furcal. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Nick Tropeano to Salt Lake (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned LHP Aaron Thompson to Rochester (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Released and re-signed OF Endy Chavez, OF Franklin Gutierrez and LHP Joseph Saunders to minor league contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Released INF Alexi Casilla. TEXAS RANGERS — Traded INF Elliot Johnson to the Los Angel

  • Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo: I would have taken pay cut for DeMarco Murray

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep former Sooner DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles. "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said while appearing on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,' that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends.' 'You're really worried about me? I would take $5 million less if it meant getting you back'. He knew that."

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Le'Bryan Nash chosen for NABC's College All-Star game

    Yesterday

    Oklahoma State senior Le’Bryan Nash is one of 21 players who have been invited to play in the 2015 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Monday. The game will be played on April 3 in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium. Nash, who is the only Big 12 player who will participate, will play for the West team coached by Saint Louis’s Jim Crews. Nash finished his Oklahoma State career with 1,821 points, the fourth-most in school history. Nash also finished in the top five in school history in defensive rebounds with 481. Nash was a second-team All-Big 12 honoree this season and a finalist for the Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. He ranked second in

  • Oklahoma State basketball: AD Mike Holder says Travis Ford 'is our head coach now, will be our head coach moving forward'

    Yesterday

    At 5:13 p.m. Tuesday, Boone Pickens essentially put an end to any speculation of his alma mater firing Travis Ford. That’s the precise time Pickens went trending on Twitter, with this post: “I’m in Travis Ford’s camp. He deserves more time at #OkState. Go Pokes!” Oklahoma State’s biggest booster had spoken, effectively clearing the way for the official announcement to come from athletic director Mike Holder exactly one hour later. “Given the overwhelming amount of unfounded rumors surrounding the future of our head basketball coach Travis Ford,” Holder said in a statement issued by the university athletics department, “I am departing from my usual practice of not talking about personnel matters.

  • BRIEF: T. Boone Pickens says Travis Ford deserves more time at Oklahoma State

    Yesterday

    Following reports of Oklahoma State considering buying out Travis Ford's contract, Ford can at least take solace in having the support of the Cowboys' most influential booster. "I'm in Travis Ford's camp. He deserves more time at #OKState. Go Pokes!," billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens said via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. I'm in Travis Ford's camp. He deserves more time at #OKState. Go Pokes! @BerryTramel@jjhelsley@OSUCoachFord5@OSUMBB — T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) March 31, 2015 If Oklahoma State was to buy out Ford's deal, it would cost the university at least $9.6 million - the full remainder owed from a 10-year contract extension Ford received in 2009.

  • Indiana religious freedom law spells trouble for Republicans

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON — The furor this week over Indiana’s religious freedom law means new trouble nationally for a Republican Party that’s been fighting an image of intolerance for years. Politically, this is the first big, bruising social issue skirmish of the 2016 campaign. Most potential Republican presidential candidates have lined up in support of the law, which in its current form is seen by many as allowing discrimination against gays. Such full-throated support for the law may appeal to the evangelicals and born-again Christians whom hopefuls would need to win the Iowa Republican caucus and some key Southern states, but it’s also likely to alienate a lot of people needed to win a general election.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Why Wednesday's game against Dallas is key to OKC's chase for seventh seed

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    With a win, Dallas would move four games up on OKC with seven to go, while also clinching the head-to-head tiebreaker and all but eliminating the Thunder from anything higher than an eighth-place finish. But an OKC win would make things interesting.

  • UConn coach Ollie, assistants won’t travel to Indiana for Final Four

    Yesterday

    UConn coach Kevin Ollie and assistant coaches will not travel to Indiana for the Final Four this week. UConn president Susan Herbst announced the decision Tuesday night in response to Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the travel ban for State of Connecticut employees issued by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday. “In support of Gov. Malloy’s travel ban to the state of Indiana,” Herbst said in a statement released by the school, “Kevin Ollie and other members of the UConn men’s basketball staff will not travel to Indianapolis for the NCAA Final Four and events surrounding it.

  • UConn forward Rakim Lubin to transfer

    Yesterday

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut forward Rakim Lubin has announced plans to transfer at the end of the spring semester. The 6-foot-8, 260-pound freshman played sparingly for the Huskies, who finished a disappointing 20-15 and lost in the first round of the NIT. Lubin appeared in 24 games, averaging one point and 1.2 rebounds per game. The departure will leave the Huskies with just three returning frontcourt players — Amida Brimah, Phil Nolan and Kentan Facey.

  • Washita National Wildlife Refuge to hold event on Saturday

    Ed Godfrey | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The annual Washita National Wildlife Refuge Anniversary Celebration will be held in conjunction with the Foss State Park Easter EGGStravaganza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Foss State Park. The event is free and include fun family activities and an Easter egg hunt at the Cedar Point Campground at Foss State Park. […]

  • Gerald Green looks back on decision to bypass Oklahoma State for the NBA

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    While the fate of Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford twists in the wind, the men’s basketball program’s next great hope, Jawun Evans (Justin F. Kimball High/Dallas, Texas), will take the national stage Wednesday night in the 38th McDonald’s All American Game. Evans, a 6-foot point guard who has drawn comparisons to a young Chris Paul, […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Ashton Lampkin recalls difficult recovery from season-ending injury

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Lampkin, who received a medical redshirt after missing the final nine games of the 2014 season, is back to 100 percent for the Cowboys after suffering a high-ankle sprain

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Le'Bryan Nash chosen for NABC's College All-Star game

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Oklahoma State senior Le’Bryan Nash is one of 21 players who have been invited to play in the 2015 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Monday. The game will be played on April 3 in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium.

  • Carl Albert girls basketball coach Tim Price resigns

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Carl Albert coach Tim Price officially resigned last week, bringing to end a very successful tenure with the Titans that included 10 state tournament appearances in his 11 seasons.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant undergoes bone graft surgery; Dion Waiters sore but OK

    By Darnell Mayberry, Staff writer | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Kevin Durant underwent bone graft surgery Tuesday on the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, the Thunder announced.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: AD Mike Holder says Travis Ford 'is our head coach now, will be our head coach moving forward'

    By John Helsley | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    In the wake of The Oklahoman’s report that the Oklahoma State is considering buying out the contract of men’s basketball coach Travis Ford, OSU athletic director Mike Holder issued a statement Tuesday afternoon. “Given the overwhelming amount of unfounded rumors surrounding the future of our head basketball coach Travis Ford, I am departing from my […]

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Wednesday, April 1-Thursday April 2

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    WEDNESDAY MLB SPRING TRAINING Noon, St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets, MLBN (Cox 264) 3 p.m., Milwaukee vs. Chi. Cubs, MLBN (Cox 264) 6 p.m., Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, MLBN (Cox 264) NBA 6:30 p.m., Indiana at Boston, NBATV (Cox 256) 7 p.m., Dallas at Oklahoma City, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9 p.m., L.A. Clippers at Portland, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 7 p.m., Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, NBCSN (Cox 251) 9:30 p.m., Colorado at San Jose, NBCSN (Cox 251) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6 p.m., N. Carolina at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) TENNIS Noon, ATP World Tour, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., ATP World Tour, ESPN2 (Cox 28) GIRLS BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m.

  • T. Boone Pickens says Travis Ford deserves more time at Oklahoma State

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Following reports of Oklahoma State considering buying out Travis Ford's contract, Ford can at least take solace in having the support of the Cowboys' most influential booster. "I'm in Travis Ford's camp. He deserves more time at #OKState. Go Pokes!," billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens said via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. If Oklahoma State was to buy out Ford's deal, it would cost the university at least $9.6 million - the full remainder owed from a 10-year contract extension Ford received in 2009.




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