• OSU football: Two Cowboys arrested on public intoxication complaints after falling asleep at Whataburger

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    STILLWATER – At 4 a.m. Sunday, after Stillwater police responded to a report of a driver having fallen asleep at the wheel of a vehicle positioned in the drive-through lane of a Whataburger restaurant, Oklahoma State football players Jhajuan Seales and Juwan Offray were arrested on complaints of public intoxication, the Tulsa World reports. The arrests occurred about 10 hours after the OSU football team was beaten 42-9 in a Big 12 game at TCU. Seales, a sophomore wide receiver, is fourth on the Cowboys in receiving yards (236) and tied for first on the team in touchdown receptions (3). Offray, a freshman defensive back, has three tackles in seven games this season.

  • OSU football: Mike Gundy doesn't see JW Walsh returning this season

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    In his weekly press conference Monday, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said  he doesn't see quarterback J.W. Walsh returning this season. Walsh has only appeared in two games this season -- the Cowboys' season opener against then-No. 1 Florida State and against Missouri State. Walsh went down with a right foot injury late in the first quarter against Missouri State and hasn't played since. Walsh  underwent surgery in September and was ruled out indefinitely. Gundy also said that  much would go into taking the redshirt off of true freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph. Daxx Garman has taken all of the snaps for the Cowboys since Walsh's injury, passing for 1,493 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions in six games.

  • OSU basketball: Four-star center Elijah Thomas to make college choice Tuesday

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State basketball already has a commitment from one of the best players in the Class of 2015. Another domino could fall Tuesday. A big one. We've reported on Texas prep center Elijah Thomas and his interest in the Cowboys , and the four-star big man will make his college choice Tuesday afternoon between Illinois, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, SMU and LSU. ESPN's Jeff Borzello took a look at how Thomas would fit at each school. Here's what he had to say about Thomas with the Cowboys: Thomas says: “[Oklahoma State commit] Jawun Evans is one of my close friends. I would enjoy playing with him. That’s pretty hard to turn down. Their bigs get the job done. If you’re able to score, they iso you. One-in, four-out. They make their posts more mobile and agile when you get there, so that helps.” Personnel: Travis Ford’s roster is filled with versatile forwards, but once Michael Cobbins leaves, there is room for a power forward. Anthony Allen was a top-ranked junior college center last season, and Mitch Solomon is also on the roster at center. Serge Ibaka’s younger brother, Igor, will be eligible in the 2015-16 season. With OSU starving for help on the front line, one would expect the 6-foot-9, 230-pound Thomas to be an immediate starter as a freshman for the Cowboys. Thomas is currently the No. 8 power forward in the ESPN 100. Another interesting nugget in Thomas' recruting: Just as Thomas would have a friend in Evans at OSU , he'd also have a friend in Admon Gilder at Texas A&M. Gilder picked the Aggies over OSU and others schools last week. "Admon Gilder has been my best friend since second grade, but I’m just focusing on the schools," Thomas told ESPN. Thomas also  blogged about his recruiting experience for USA Today with this to say about OSU: "With Oklahoma State, I love that Jawun Evans is there; that definitely helps them with me. It’s definitely one of my favorite schools; I know the whole team and the coaches and the atmosphere there is really live."

  • Joseph Randle goes from stealing underwear to endorsing underwear

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Apparently crime does pay. In the span of less than a week, former Oklahoma State and current Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has gone from stealing underwear to becoming a spokesman for it. MeUndies -- a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand that is transforming how people perceive and purchase their underwear -- is now partnering with Randle, according to MeUndies head of marketing and business development, Dan King. MeUndies will pay Randle enough to help defray the cost of the $29,500 fine the Cowboys imposed on him after he was caught shoplifting last week while also supplying him with enough product that the Cowboys running back will have all the underwear he needs for a long time. Randle, who also tried to steal cologne at a Dillard's in Frisco, Texas, was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500, according to police. He was released on writ bond at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Live Coverage: Mike Gundy's Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Oklahoma State is entering a tough stretch of Big 12 play. How will the Cowboys respond? Follow our live coverage of Mike Gundy's press conference at 1 p.m. with The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Report: Archie Manning steps down from College Football Playoff selection committee

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Archie Manning will resign from the from the College Football Playoff Committee that will determine the four finalists for the 2014 national championship, ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting, citing a source. An announcement was scheduled to be made Monday morning.  According to the report, Manning is experiencing complications from from knee replacement surgery that will require another surgery. 

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Silver lining of blowout loss is improvement in run game

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Against TCU, Tyreek Hill ran for 52 yards on 11 carries and Desmond Roland carried the ball 23 times for 84 yards.

  • Up next for Oklahoma State football: Scouting No. 22 West Virginia

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The Mountaineers, fresh off a 41-27 upset of Baylor, come to Stillwater on Saturday.

  • Oklahoma State football: Is the time now to play freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph?

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    In one way or another, coach Mike Gundy has made repeated comment that he hasn’t considered playing Rudolph. But Gundy’s track record shows he’s willing to pull a starting quarterback if he feels the time is right.

  • Breaking down the College Football Playoff outlook

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Oklahomans have been relegated to the bystanders in the first four-team playoff. So here’s a somewhat neutral eye on where things stand

  • Oklahoma State football: Bowl eligibility won't come easy for Cowboys

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    It feels eerily distant, in fact, despite the obvious math: OSU holds five wins… needing just one more to become bowl eligible… with five games to play.

  • Collected wisdom: Jim Traber says 'when I explode on callers it's good radio'

    Interviewed by Berry Tramel, btramel@opubco.com | Yesterday

    Jim Traber grew up in Columbia, Md., a three-sport star, and signed to play football and baseball at Oklahoma State. He started a few games at quarterback as a freshman in 1980 but soon devoted all his attention to baseball and became a star on Gary Ward’s first two College World Series teams. The hometown Orioles took Traber in the 21st round of the 1982 baseball draft, and Traber eventually played parts of four seasons with the Orioles. He entered the Oklahoma sports radio business in 1992 and now daily hosts the state’s top-rated show, The Afternoon Sports Beat, on WWLS-FM 98.1. The No. 1 reason I’m successful in radio, I give opinions and I don’t care if it’s a negative opinion or positive opinion about whoever I’m

  • OSU football by the numbers: Cowboys streak of 20-plus point games comes to an end

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Here is a look at Oklahoma State’s 42-9 loss to TCU by the numbers: 4: Losses for OSU in its last 26 games against Texas teams. 4: Losses for OSU in its last 15 games played in the state of Texas. 7:05: Time of possession for OSU in the second half. The Cowboys had the ball for 20:41 in the first half. 16: Wins for TCU in 31 games against ranked opponents in the Gary Patterson era. 33: Margin of victory, TCU’s largest since beginning Big 12 play in 2012. 42: Points for TCU, the most the Frogs ever have scored against OSU. It’s the third straight week TCU has set a series-scoring high, joining games against OU and Baylor. 58: Straight games OSU had scored at least 20 points, until Saturday.

  • OSU football: What they're saying about the Cowboys' 42-9 loss to TCU

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma State fell to 5-2 on the season and 3-1 in Big 12 Conference play after Saturday’s 42-9 road loss to TCU. Here’s a look at what players and coaches had to say after the game. OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich on how he interacts with his players after a blowout loss: “You make sure that they understand that you care about them. That’s first and foremost. Those guys are out there laying it on the line and it’s not easy to do. That’s all about competition. They have our trust as I have total trust in our players. The work ethic and what they show in their commitment. Those are things that you feel good about.” OSU linebacker Ryan Simmons on how you move on:

  • OSU football notebook: Mike Gundy says Cowboys now forced to rebound in a 'true test of character'

    BY JOHN HELSLEY AND BERRY TRAMEL, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Oklahoma State’s 42-9 loss at TCU was its worst since a 2008 beating at Texas Tech. So the worst, by far, that any player on the current roster had absorbed. “Right now will be a true test of character for us,” said Cowboys coach Mike Gundy. “As men. As coaches. And players. And certainly as a team. You finish this one up tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow night you go out to practice and get ready for the next game. “The good thing about this one is it just counts as one.” Defensive tackle James Castleman said any loss, verdict large or small, is difficult to take. “The locker room was like it would be if we lost by three points,” Castleman said. “Everybody hates losing.

  • OSU football: Third-down failures haunt Cowboys in 42-9 loss to No. 12 TCU

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Trevone Boykin threw for a career-high 410 yards with three touchdowns, two on long plays to Josh Doctson in the first quarter, and No. 12 TCU emphatically bounced back with a 42-9 victory over No. 15 Oklahoma State on Saturday. Doctson had seven catches for 225 yards, a yard short of TCU’s school record even with the scores of 77 and 84 yards. B.J. Catalon ran for 102 yards and two scores for the Horned Frogs (5-1, 2-1 Big 12). Oklahoma State (5-2, 3-1), which had won five in a row, was outgained 676 to 258 and held without a touchdown for the first time since a 27-0 loss to Oklahoma in the 2009 regular season finale.

  • Oklahoma State football: Defining the defense's culpability in the worst loss since 2008

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    TCU 42, OSU 9 — How the Horned Frogs burned a young, mistake-prone Oklahoma State defense for one of the most prolific offensive days in TCU history.

  • OSU football report card: Cowboys' grades reflect the futile performance vs. TCU

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    TCU dominated OSU in ways that harken back to the futile days of Cowboy football. The Frogs rolled 42-9 and were superb in most every facet of the game. The grades reflect such a blowout. CHUNK PLAYS: F Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer talked about limiting TCU’s “X plays,” which he defined as runs of at least 15 yards and pass plays of at least 20. Uh-oh. The Frogs had 13 such plays; OSU had two. At one point in the second quarter, the Frogs had called six running plays and had garnered 98 yards off them, including gains of 34, 15, 19 and 35. OSU’s only big plays were a 57-yard completion from Daxx Garman to Brandon Sheperd and a 22-yard run by Hill. RED ZONE: D TCU scored touchdowns. OSU kicked field

  • OSU football: Senior DT James Castleman says Cowboys will use blowout as 'motivation to get better'

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@opubco.com | Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Q&A -- Defensive tackle James Castleman's interceptions was one of the Oklahoma State defense's few winning plays Saturday in a 42-9 loss at TCU. Here's what he had to say about helping the young Cowboys cope with the loss.

  • OSU football: Cowboys step back to yesteryear by getting blown out by TCU

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    COMMENTARY — This hasn’t happend in quite a while. Oklahoma State hasn’t been blown out by a Big 12 opponent since 2008 at Lubbock, when the Cowboys went down 56-20 to Texas Tech. But TCU helped OSU step back in time, handing the Cowboys a 42-9 stomping on Saturday in Fort Worth.