• Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer John Helsley

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  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys avoid injuries through fall camp

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The Ohio State football program received what might be the worst piece of news any college football team could receive during fall camp on Tuesday: Starting quarterback Braxton Miller injured his throwing shoulder in practice and will miss the 2014 season. Bad news for the Buckeyes. Miller was considered a preseason favorite to be Heisman Trophy finalist entering the year. It’s a fate Oklahoma State coaches were happy to avoid, as offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich mentioned after Saturday’s scrimmage. “I think that’s a compliment to our strength and conditioning program,” Yurcich said. “They’ve done a heck of a job preparing our guys … Coach (Mike) Gundy does a really good job of explaining how to

  • ESPN's Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit say Oklahoma State will need to start fast against Florida State

    By Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Fowler says Mixon’s season-long suspension will be huge loss for Sooners

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys like depth at receiver

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Josh Stewart is gone, but OSU isn’t worried about replacing his production

  • Oklahoma State football: Breaking down the running back depth chart

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    STILLWATER — So, which back gets the ball in Oklahoma State’s offense, now that Tyreek Hill has joined Desmond Roland and Rennie Childs in the mix for carries? That’s the dilemma ... for opposing defenses. “It creates something for the defense to they don’t know what to expect,” said Roland. “We can give it to me up the middle, then run Tyreek up the sideline.” Childs offers a mix of the two, the quickness to run away from defenders, but also a toughness to run between the tackles. All will play. Sometimes together, in packages of two and even the complete trio. The Cowboys have options.

  • Oklahoma State notebook: OSU sells more than 1,500 student tickets for opener in Arlington

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Craig Bauman, OSU ticket manager, said his office had 550 lower-bowl tickets ($45) and 700 upper-deck tickets ($25) available for students when the sales office opened 8 a.m. Monday. They were sold out by noon.

  • Oklahoma State football: Larry Mahsetky gets the star treatment by OSU supporters

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Even though Mahsetky knew his story was going to be published in The Oklahoman, he never quite expected the aftermath it would bring.

  • Dallas Cowboys: QB Brandon Weeden still a work in progress

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Brandon Weeden had a little bit of a rough night on Saturday in the Dallas Cowboys preseason game vs. the Baltimore Ravens.  The former Oklahoma State standout quarterback went 10-for-19, throwing for 129 yards an an interception. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he also struggled a little with his decision making at the line. But Garrett said Weeden is a work in progress and that he'll get "better and better."

  • Florida State receiver ineligible because of grades

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Florida State wide receiver Isaiah Jones has been declared academically ineligible. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Saturday that Jones still will attend FSU and practice with the Seminoles. The 6-foot-4 sophomore caught two passes for 31 yards in five games in 2013, but he had five receptions for 81 yards to lead the Gold squad in the Seminoles' spring game in April. He was part of a large group of receivers competing for starting jobs after FSU lost senior Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin entered the NFL draft early.  Florida State opens the season Aug. 30 in Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State.

  • OSU football: No clear No. 1 quarterback for Cowboys

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    All signs point to more than one quarterback playing for Oklahoma State this season.

  • Oklahoma State notebook: Film from scrimmage to help determine who plays and who redshirts

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    All decisions looming for Spencer and the rest of the OSU coaching staff. Saturday’s scrimmage was a chance to see how players deep on the Cowboys’ depth chart would respond to live snaps.

  • Oklahoma State football: Former high school foes are now roommates

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The two Oklahoma State football defensive standouts were opponents in that state title matchup. Jimmy Bean at Denton Guyer, about 30 miles north of Dallas. Ryan Simmons at Cibolo Steele, about 30 miles northeast of San Antonio.

  • Oklahoma State football: For Desmond Roland, less might be more

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The presence of Tyreek Hill and Rennie Childs suggests more of a job share at running back, with all three in play for carries, and Hill set up as perhaps the most prominent piece of the offense, pegged for 15 to 20 touches a game.

  • Oklahoma State football: Jhajuan Seales talks about high expectations

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    STILLWATER — Wearing No. 81 has become a sense of pride for Oklahoma State’s Jhajuan Seales. After all, he sees the success Justin Blackmon had while wearing it for the Cowboys. And after a breakout season last year, Seales is hoping he can be even better this season. Seales caught 39 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns last season as a true freshman. Now, he’s expected to be the top target and a team leader. He recently spoke with The Oklahoman about his role, Blackmon and the offseason. Q: What does wearing No. 81 like Blackmon mean to you? A: I see all of the things that he did here, but I just come to play and do great things for the team and come along with the rest of the group.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Mike Gundy has high praise for quarterbacks

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Mike Gundy gave his final fall camp post-practice interview Saturday afternoon outside Boone Pickens Stadium and summarized what he saw during Oklahoma State’s team scrimmage. The Cowboys ran 115 plays. Penalties were limited for the most part. Tackling was improved on defense and offensive skill players were explosive. Then, Gundy said this: “The quarterbacks played really the best that they’ve played in a scrimmage in a number of years here … They were very productive.” More high praise for the trio of quarterbacks — J.W. Walsh, Daxx Garman and Mason Rudolph — who Gundy said could rotate in and out this season. But it did come with a disclaimer. Gundy said at different points during Saturday’s

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart to throw out first pitch at Red Sox game

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart will perform in Boston Saturday night, but not on the basketball court.  According to the Boston Celtic's Twitter account, he is throwing out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox's game against the Houston Astros. 

  • Oklahoma State football: The scouting report on Tyreek Hill

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Matt Miller coached the OSU speedster for two years at Garden City Community College. Here’s how Miller used Hill, and what he expects from him with the Cowboys.

  • Oklahoma State football: Running back depth chart still fluid

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma State doesn’t lack any depth at running back. Senior Desmond Roland. Junior newcomer Tyreek Hill. Sophomore Rennie Childs. Redshirt freshman Corion Webster. Those four, maybe more, are in competition for snaps this season for Oklahoma State. After practice Friday, running backs coach Jemal Singleton was asked if the depth chart was established. “I wouldn’t say we’re established,” Singleton said. “Really, if you look at the amount of starts that we have as a position group, it’s not many. Five or six of them is about it, so we’ve still got some young guys. Rennie’s still just a sophomore. Tyreek, this is his first year here. Obviously Desmond’s been around the most, but he needs to step it

  • OSU football commit Jaylon Lane to play in Semper Fidelis All-American Game

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma State football commitment Jaylor Lane announced Friday that he has commited to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game. Lane, a four-star defensive back out of Nacogdoches, Texas, committed to the Cowboys in May . He has offers from numerous schools, including Florida State, LSU, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio State and Texas A&M. He is one of 10 commitments for OSU in the 2015 recruiting class. Three Oklahoma prep players were selected to the game  from the Class of 2014 -- Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark, Jenks safety Steven Parker and Tulsa Union tight end Carson Meier.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Join Mike Sherman, sports editor of The Oklahoman, on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., where he'll be chatting preseason football for the Sooners and Cowboys, Thunder schedule, and more live from H&H Shooting Sports.