• Oklahoma State football: A closer look at the process and challenge of background checks for recruits

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    OSU is currently researching new ways to check the personal and criminal histories of incoming athletes

  • Oklahoma State women's basketball: Cowgirls drop third straight with home loss to TCU

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    OSU (12-6, 2-5) struggled with turnovers while TCU (12-7, 4-3) shot 50 percent from 3-point range.

  • Oklahoma State basketball notebook: Wildcats reverse earlier outcome

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    The Cowboys opened Big 12 play with a strong 61-47 win over Kansas State, getting a balanced scoring effort and two good halves of play. The Wildcats earned a regular-season series split Saturday in just the same fashion, dumping OSU 63-53.

  • OSU basketball: Cowboys start slow in 63-53 loss to Kansas State

    John Helsley | Updated: 18 hr ago

    MANHATTAN, Kan. – Oklahoma State’s worst games almost all look the same. Slow starts. By the team. By Le’Bryan Nash. So it was Saturday at Kansas State, where the Cowboys – and Nash – were slow to launch and futile in rally mode, falling 63-53 at Bramlage Coliseum. Nash, OSU’s leading scorer, didn’t score until the 1:44 mark of the first half, with his team trailing by double-digits. His teammates scuffled as well, with only one Cowboy managing more than one field goal. After trailing by as many as 14 in the second half, OSU got within seven during one Phil Forte-fueled stretch, 37-30, but no closer. The Cowboys fall to 13-6 overall and 3-4 in the

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State

    staff reports | Updated: 20 hr ago

    It's another Big 12 clash for Oklahoma State against Kansas State. Can the Cowboys make it two wins in a row in conference play? Follow our live coverage with John Helsley and more from around the web.

  • OSU football: Officials appeal to NCAA to reduce status of allegations against football program

    John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    School seeks to lessen three additional findings unrelated to Sports Illustrated's 'The Dirty Game' allegations

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Life on the bubble — Cowboys might be bouncing along the rest of the season

    By John Helsley | Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    What’s next: a trip to Kansas State on Saturday that just might be vital to staying on the right side of the bubble. For now, the Cowboys do reside on the right side, with noted bracketologists Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm each projecting them in the NCAA Tournament field.

  • Cowboys fan sues NFL for $88 billion over reversed call

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A man incarcerated in a Colorado correctional facility filed a lawsuit against NFL officials seeking over $88 billion in damages because of an overturned call. Terry Hendrix, evidently a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, is seeking $88,987,654,321.88 from the NFL in the wake of the controversial replay reversal of Dez Bryant's catch in the Cowboys' NFC divisional round loss to the Green Bay Packers. The figure Hendrix is suing for is presumably a nod to Bryant's jersey No. 88. Check out the lawsuit below.

  • Oklahoma State football: Lawsuit against former offensive line coach Joe Wickline is one step closer to Payne County trial

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    A Texas judge has dismissed Wickline’s countersuit regarding his alleged breach of contract against OSU

  • Texas judge rules against former OSU assistant Joe Wickline

    The Associated Press | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas court has dismissed a contract interference lawsuit by University of Texas assistant Joe Wickline against Oklahoma State, which claims he broke his deal with the Cowboys when he was hired to join the Longhorns’ staff. Texas hired Wickline as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator in 2014. Oklahoma State sued Wickline for nearly $600,000 in damages, saying a clause in Wickline’s contract let him leave the Cowboys without financial penalty only if he took a job with play-calling duties Wickline countersued and says he calls plays, although most of those duties appear to belong to assistant head coach Shawn Watson. A Texas judge agreed Thursday that Wickline can’t sue in

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer John Helsley

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    The Cowboys got back on track in Big 12 play against Texas Tech. Signing Day nears for OSU football. Ask John Helsley your Oklahoma State questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys snap skid, beat Texas Tech

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    STILLWATER – Oklahoma State moved on from Bedlam Wednesday night. Deliberately, yet, eventually decidedly. That’s the way it goes against Texas Tech, a team that hasn’t reached 60 points in almost three weeks, partly because of its slow-down style, partly due to its scoring challenges. And the Cowboys kept them from it again – far from it – pulling away for a 63-43 win before an estimated 8,000 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU ended a two-game losing streak that included an 82-65 beating at Oklahoma on Saturday. The Cowboys never trailed against Tech, improving to 13-5 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12. Tech remained winless in conference play at 0-6 and dropped to 10-9 overall. Le’Bryan Nash led

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Looking to rebound from consecutive Big 12 losses, Oklahoma State takes on Texas Tech tonight in Stillwater. Follow our live coverage with John Helsley and more from around the web.

  • Pat Smith, Steve Zabel, Ralph Terry among 2015 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame inductees

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME — The 2015 inductees into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame will be Kurt Burris, Jack McCracken, Pat Smith, Ralph Terry, Yojira Uetake and Steve Zabel.

  • Berry Tramel chat recap: Russell Westbrook, Dion Waiters as a Thunder starter and DeflateGate

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Berry Tramel answered various questions on the Power Lunch chat from H&H Shooting Sports on Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Leyton Hammonds bids for playing time, again

    By John Helsley | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Hammonds has flashed teasing moments of potential, such as Saturday night. To this point, however, it’s so far been about the potential.

  • Who should Jerry Jones keep, DeMarco or Dez? The choice here is Dez

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The Cowboys are up against it with the salary cap, Dez and DeMarco both are free agents, and the numbers just don’t add up to keep both playmakers that ignited the Cowboys’ 12-4 season.

  • Marcus Smart says he 'had to take a lot of bad shots' at Oklahoma State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Marcus Smart has turned into a pretty decent 3-point shooter for the Boston Celtics as a rookie, a big contrast from his final days at Oklahoma State. It's a small sample size, but Smart has made 42.6 percent of his 3-pointers since his full return from an ankle injury on Dec. 7. In a piece on Celtics.com , Smart and Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that shot selection has played a key role in going from 29.9 percent from 3 in his sophomore season at OSU to his  improvement in the NBA. But Smart took some heat Tuesday for comments he made in the Celtics.com column. “In college I took a lot of bad shots because I was on a team where I had to take a lot of bad shots,” Smart said. “Here, I just have to knock down open shots and take the good ones." It makes sense that Smart's 3-point percentage would steadily improve. At OSU, he was assigned much of the ballhandling duties and the responsibility of creating offense for the Cowboys. With the Celtics, that responsibility has been lessened (again, Smart has only played 26 NBA games. We'll see how his role changes when he's presumably handed the keys to the franchise next season as the Day 1 starting point guard). He's also still only just 20 years old, and has been lauded for his defense in his rookie season. In response to some heat from the Celtics.com piece, Smart took to Twitter later on Tuesday.

  • Bedlam women's basketball notebook: OSU's Martin, Donohoe struggle offensively in Bedlam loss

    By Jason Kersey and Trent Shadid | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s top two scorers, seniors Brittney Martin and Liz Donohoe, were held without a point over the opening 20 minutes of Monday’s 73-54 loss to Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble Center. Martin, the Cowgirls’ leading scorer at 13.2 points per game, missed all three of her first-half shot attempts while playing 18 minutes. Martin also struggled to find her rhythm in the second half, finishing with six points on 3 of 12 from the field. Donohoe, a former Edmond North standout averaging 12.8 points per game, was also 0 for 3 in the first half and put up just one shot in the second half as she finished scoreless in 22 minutes. “(Donohoe) is a little beat up right now,” said OSU coach Jim Littell. “We’ve got

  • Bedlam women's basketball: Gioya Carter leads Sooners to Bedlam rout

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Carter’s newfound ability to slow the game down — and her resulting scoring flurry — has coincided with Oklahoma’s remarkable winning streak, which reached seven games after Monday’s 73-54 victory over the Cowgirls inside Lloyd Noble Center.