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  • OSU Football: Cowboys Value Roland’s Ruggedness

    John Helsley | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    Oklahoma State’s running game offers explosiveness and slash and power, albeit in three different packages. Tyreek Hill brings the speed, Rennie Childs the slash and Desmond Roland the force. While Hill and Childs represent an exciting newness to the position, Roland’s reliable rugged running won’t be overlooked by Cowboys coaches. “We need Des in there […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer John Helsley

    staff reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Cowboys are back on the field this week against Texas Tech, and OSU writer John Helsley is getting your ready on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in here on Oklahoma State football.

  • Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech: How two schools have fared with alums as head coaches

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Among the 125 FBS programs this season, 12 are led by alums, or 9.6 percent; hardly numbers suggesting faith in bringing back favorite sons. OSU and Texas Tech, with Kliff Kingsbury in charge, are two programs that have pinned their futures to their pasts.

  • College football: A closer look at the 12 head coaches currrently working for their alma mater

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

    Twelve FBS schools currently employ alums as their head coaches: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech, 224-109-2: Beamer is the dean of this group, by far, and his sustained success at an off-the-beaten-path school has dictated this extended run. Mike Gundy, OSU, 79-39: The Cowboys are enjoying the greatest period of success in program history, making annual bowl trips and competing for Big 12 titles. Troy Calhoun, Air Force, 57-42: It’s not easy winning at the service academies amid strict limitations, but Calhoun has done it. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern, 56-48: Another tough gig, at an academic institution in the tradition-rich Big Ten. Still, Fitzgerald has been solid, even winning 10 games in 2012.

  • Oklahoma State women's soccer team gets fourth straight victory

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma State women’s soccer team earned its fourth straight victory on Sunday night, beating Tulsa 2-1 at the Cowgirls Soccer Complex in Stillwater.

  • Oklahoma State football: Turmoil at Texas Tech does little to influence Cowboys' offensive game plan

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Texas Tech had a midweek defensive coaching change and was dismal against the rush in a blowout loss to Arkansas. But that hasn’t changed the Cowboys’ approach with the Red Raiders on tap.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys roll with QB changes

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    With each change – from Wes Lunt to J.W. Walsh to Clint Chelf, back to Walsh and then back to Chelf, to Walsh and now Daxx Garman – the transition has gone smoothly inside the locker room, which shouldn’t be underestimated.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy says playcalling continues to be limited, but Tyreek Hill's use still an emphasis

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

    The Cowboys’ offense lacked much variation against UTSA. Gundy attributed much of that playcalling to having an inexperienced offensive line and quarterback.

  • Oklahoma State football: Thursday night game hinders local economy

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    As lucrative TV contracts have fueled a surge of Thursday night games over the past decade, Stillwater businesses have adapted to weaker revenue streams on game day

  • Oklahoma stays at No. 4 in AP poll; Oklahoma State moves up to No. 24

    From Staff and Wire Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    The Sooners remain at No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after Saturday’s 45-33 victory over West Virginia, while they moved back into third place in the coaches’ poll.

  • Up next for Oklahoma State football: Scouting Texas Tech

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Kliff Kingsbury’s Red Raiders are 2-1 and coming off a 49-28 loss to Arkansas in their last game.

  • OSU football: Ra'Shaad Samples OK giving title of 'team's fastest' to Tyreek Hill

    BY CODY STAVENHAGEN, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    STILLWATER — If you’ve heard of Oklahoma State receiver Ra’Shaad Samples, chances are you’ve also heard of his 4.32 40-yard dash time. Despite redshirting his first year on campus last season, teammates have consistently mentioned Samples as a player who could be primed for a big season, though through three games he has just three catches for 11 yards. He has the athletic ability, and as the son of Reginald Samples, who coached Ra’Shaad at Dallas Skyline School, he also has the football pedigree. Samples talked with The Oklahoman about finally getting on the field and the moment that finally sold him on being a football player. Q: How does it feel to get your chance after redshirting last season? A:

  • Big 12 football: K-State's Snyder among nation's most underrated coaches in ESPN poll

    Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Duke’s David Cutcliffe edged Oregon State’s Mike Riley as the nation’s most underrated coach in ESPN’s weekly college football poll. Ninety-seven FBS coaches participated in the poll. Among Big 12 coaches who received votes, Kansas State's Bill Snyder received the most with five percent of the total vote. Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy , Baylor's Art Briles , TCU's Gary Patterson and Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury each received 1 percent of the vote. Cutcliffe received 13 percent of the vote to Riley's 11.

  • How former Oklahoma State cornerback Tyler Patmon turned a tryout into a job with the Dallas Cowboys

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State safety earned a role in the Cowboys’ secondary thatnks to a big preseason game against Miami.

  • Oklahoma State football: How playing basketball helped Marcell Ateman get better at football

    By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Despite his 6-foot-4 frame, Marcell Ateman chose to pursue football, and after grabbing 22 receptions for 276 as a true freshman last season, it appears he made a wise decision.

  • OSU football: How James Castleman ended up anchoring Cowboys' defensive line instead of Texas Tech's

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    OSU FOOTBALL — James Castleman and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will line up against Texas Tech on Thursday in Stillwater. There was a time, though, that Castleman was set to line up on the Red Raiders’ side of the ball. If not for a letter from Castleman’s mom to OSU defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer, that could have happened.

  • Big 12 football: Kansas State-Auburn game catastrophic to the Big 12's prestige

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The Wildcats could have won. Should have won, considering they reached at least the Auburn 25-yard line on six possessions and came away with just two scores.

  • Big 12 football: Wes Lunt leading troupe of Big 12 quarterback transfers

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Quarterback transfers from Big 12 schools have had an up-and-down season so far. Then there’s Illinois’ Wes Lunt.

  • Big 12 football: Go with Central Michigan to 'upset' Kansas

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    KU is getting worse, not better. Now Central Michigan comes to Lawrence, and the Chippewas are a solid Mid-American Conference team. They were routed by Syracuse 40-3 but beat Purdue 38-17.

  • Big 12 football: Slow week for conference teams

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Berry Tramel ranks the week’s Big 12 games.