• OSU women's basketball: Cowgirl Kaylee Jensen hoping for better showing vs. Texas this time around

    By Jordan Bishop, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    STILLWATER — Kaylee Jensen says this time will be different in Oklahoma State's rematch with Texas. In the Cowgirls' previous match with UT on Jan. 9, they were shellacked 78-48 in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Jensen was limited to eight points and the Longhorns outrebounded OSU 38-33. Jensen said she is looking to show UT she and the Cowgirls have changed. At 7 p.m. Wednesday in Austin, Jensen will get another chance against Longhorn star Imani Boyette, a 6-foot-7 forward who is averaging nearly 10 rebounds per game. Jensen, a sophomore center, is averaging 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. She discussed the rematch with The Oklahoman before heading to Austin.

  • OSU women's basketball: Previewing the No. 25 Cowgirls' Wednesday game at No. 6 Texas

    Compiled by Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman | Published: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

    When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Erwin Center — Austin, Texas TV: Longhorn Network (Cox 274) Radio: KGFY-FM 105.5 THREE THINGS TO KNOW 1. Oklahoma State rolled to its sixth consecutive victory with a 70-57 home win Sunday at Texas Tech. Brittney Martin finished with a game-high 32 points and 15 rebounds. Roddricka Patton tallied 10 assists. 2. Texas enters Wednesday's matchup as winners of five straight. It's only loss of the year came back on Jan. 17 when Baylor defeated the Longhorns, 80-67, in Austin. Three Texas players are currently averaging double-digit scoring efforts.    3. Texas dominated in a 78-48 victory in Stillwater on Jan. 9. The Longhorns scored 27 points off 22 OSU

  • OSU basketball journal: Could fatigue be a factor for OSU?

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Yesterday

    After a ragged first half that somehow found the Pokes with a lead, they wilted in the second half, causing coach Travis Ford to wonder if fatigue is a factor.

  • Big 12 basketball: Iowa State forward Jameel McKay remains suspended from Cyclones

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Without star forward Jameel McKay, Iowa State battled back from a two-point halftime deficit Saturday against Oklahoma State to win 64-59 in Stillwater. It appears the Cyclones will once again be without McKay when they travel to Texas Tech on Wednesday. “(McKay) will practice today,” ISU coach Steve Prohm said on Monday's Big 12 coaches' teleconference, “but he is still suspended indefinitely.” McKay — a 6-foot-9, 225-pound, senior — was suspended last week as a result of what Prohm would only call a practice-related incident. McKay had previously started all 22 of ISU's games averaging 12.4 points and 9 rebounds. However, Prohm did leave the door open for McKay to make his return when the Cyclones

  • OSU basketball: For Cowboys, it's a tough time for transition

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    It’s a tough time to be in transition in the Big 12, where five teams rank in the top 16 and another — streaking Texas — bids to break in and seventh-place Kansas State can knock off No.1 Oklahoma.

  • OSU women's basketball: Brittney Martin scores 32 in Cowgirls’ sixth straight win

    By Jordan Bishop, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Oklahoma State whipped Texas Tech 70-57 in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • The Collected Wisdom of R.W. McQuarters

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    R.W. McQuarters Former Booker T. Washington, OSU and NFL Standout Age: 39 Hometown: Tulsa When R.W. McQuarters' picked off Tony Romo in the end zone with nine seconds left in a 2007 NFC Playoff game, the Giants stayed alive on their run to a ring. A few weeks later, McQuarters and the Giants finished it with what ranks as one of sport's biggest upsets, taking down the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42. The Pats entered as a 12-point favorite. Before that, McQuarters was a three-sport star at Booker T. Washington and a key player in Oklahoma State's rise to relevance. He famously didn't go to Oklahoma, due in part to Howard Schnellenberger.

  • OSU Football: DeSoto teammates L.D. Brown and A.J. Green bring speed, length

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    STILLWATER — L.D. Brown and A.J. Green never planned on being teammates beyond DeSoto High School. Brown had scholarship offers to play running back at places like Arizona State and Oregon State. Green, a cornerback, had Louisville, Missouri and Wisconsin among his options. Everything changed in Stillwater, Brown said. “We took our official (to OSU) at the same time and we both just knew right then and there, ‘Oh yeah, we're going here.'” Only six of 21 players in OSU's signing class hail from Texas. But the addition of Brown and Green gives the Cowboys two dynamic playmakers from one of the Lone Star state's most prolific programs.

  • OSU Basketball: What Brittney Martin’s big season means to opposing coaches

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com   | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State senior Brittney Martin has earned the respect of her teammates and coaches as the Cowgirls' unquestioned leader this season. But her group of admirers has grown outside the program, too. Martin enters No. 25 OSU's 1 p.m. Sunday home matchup against Texas Tech as the nation's No. 14 scorer (21.1) to go along with 11 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game. Those marks also rank first among Big 12 players.   Opposing coaches have often gushed about Martin's talent and demeanor following OSU victories this season. Here's a sampling of what some had to say about the Cowgirl senior. Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale: “Brittney Martin is, in my opinion, the Big 12 Player of the Year at this point.

  • Super Bowl: Three Oklahomans worth rooting for on Sunday

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    If you're after a rooting interest, look no further than Chris Harris, Antonio Smith and Corey Nelson.

  • Oklahoma State basketball journal: Jawun Evans' status grows ever doubtful

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Evans, OSU’s leading scorer in conference play, was listed as “day-to-day” heading into Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys fade late in loss to Cylcones

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Oklahoma State University Cowboys were without injured point guard Jawun Evans, while the Cyclones didn’t have big man Jameel McKay.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys could be without Jawun Evans

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Concern remains, with the Cowboys point guard labeled as “day to day” by coach Travis Ford with No. 13 Iowa State due in Gallagher-Iba Arena for a 1 p.m. tip Saturday.

  • OSU baseball: Josh Holliday, Cowboys enter season with high expectations

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    STILLWATER — Entering his fourth season as head coach, Josh Holliday returns a veteran Oklahoma State team that is ranked in the top 10 of all the major polls and picked second in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll, just two points behind defending champion TCU. The Cowboys, who have made the postseason all three years under Holliday, open this season Feb. 19 at Texas-Arlington, beginning a challenging schedule that features a series at North Carolina, a series in Stillwater against Michigan, home-and-home series with Arkansas and Oral Roberts and more, along with the Big 12 round robin. Holliday met with the media Friday, offering his take on several topics: Q: Is there a high excitement level with this

  • Super Bowl: A look at Oklahomans with their Super Bowl rings

    Berry Tramel, Jenni Carlson, John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Oklahomans who have won Super Bowl rings share their stories with The Oklahoman.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer John Helsley

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    Join The Oklahoman's OSU writer John Helsley to talk Cowboys football and basketball in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • Super Bowl: Oklahoma City-native Antonio Smith preparing to play Super Bowl with heavy heart

    From Staff and Wire Reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — At first, Antonio Smith thought about running out of the team hotel and catching the first flight home after his mother awakened him with news of his father's death following heart surgery. "But I know I got a greater purpose and a greater responsibility here on this stage," Smith said Thursday, a day after that phone call shattered the joy of Super Bowl week for him. Denver's defensive end, who played at John Marshall High School and Oklahoma State, will play Sunday when the Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers. It's not so much to honor Marty Christopher Williams, 58, but to salute the way his father lived his life even after being sentenced to life in prison.

  • Big 12 baseball: OSU picked second, OU fourth in preseason poll

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Just four points separate the three top teams in the Big 12 baseball preseason coaches' poll. TCU tops the poll with 57 points, while Oklahoma State is second with 55 and Texas sits third with 53. All three teams earned three first-place votes marking the first time in conference preseason poll history that three or more teams have received multiple first-place votes. The two-point separation between No. 1 TCU and No. 2 Oklahoma State is the closest in preseason history along with the 2011 poll, which separated Oklahoma and Texas by two points. The Frogs claimed the Big 12 title in 2015 with an 18-5 conference mark. TCU advanced to its second straight College World Series after an appearance in 2014 when the Frogs also

  • OSU football: A look at the Cowboys' recruits

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich are expected to bring in at least 11 offensive players in the 2016 recruiting class. Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is expected to have at least eight new defenders in this year's class. Here is a look at each player OSU is bringing in: [pagebreak] TYRELL ALEXANDER, Athlete STATUS: Signed LOI SCHOOL HEIGHT WEIGHT TWITTER Lancaster, Texas 6-1 169 @T_Real07 Alexander is listed as an athlete by most recruiting services, but projects at receiver for the Cowboys. He turned down a late offer from Oregon to sign on at OSU.

  • Bedlam women's basketball: Cowgirls win, sweep Bedlam series over OU

    By Trent Crabtree, For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Despite having five players finish with double-figure scoring, the No. 20-ranked Sooners fell to Oklahoma State 71-69 at Lloyd Noble Center. With the victory, the Cowgirls swept this season’s Bedlam series. OU lost the Jan. 16 matchup in Stillwater 73-42.