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  • Adrian Peterson child abuse charge: What should OU do about Peterson's donation, name on meeting room?

    By Jenni Carlson
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The Minnesota Vikings running back gave $1 million to his alma mater two years ago. The money was earmarked for Headington Hall, the new housing cattycorner from the football stadium, and the Adrian Peterson Football Scholarship Endowment. As a way of saying thank you, the school also put Peterson’s name on the football team’s meeting room. In light of Peterson’s situation, how should OU respond? Return the money? Remove his name?

  • 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 |
    Updated: 3 hr ago

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

  • Logano gets big victory at his home track

    By DAN GELSTON
    AP Sports Writer |
    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    LOUDON, N.H. — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends. For Logano, the track about 75 miles outside of Boston was his version of Daytona. Winning at New Hampshire could mean a bit more to him than a boyhood fantasy fulfilled when the season ends — it could be Logano's launching pad for his first NASCAR championship.

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

    By Kyle Fredrickson
    Staff Writer |
    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    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.

  • College football: Twelve FBS schools currently employ alums as their head coaches

    | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 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.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys roll with QB changes

    | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 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.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Monday, Sept. 22-Tuesday, Sept. 23

    | Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    MONDAY NFL 7:15 p.m. Chicago at N.Y. Jets ESPN (Cox 29) WWLS-FM 98.

  • Dez, defense lead Cowboys' comeback

    By R.B. FALLSTROM
    AP Sports Writer |
    Published: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS — Dez Bryant had so much distance on the closest defender, it was pitch and catch. Blown coverage made it the easiest play the Dallas Cowboys made in a comeback that matched the biggest in franchise history. “No one ever comes that wide open,” quarterback Tony Romo said of the 68-yard touchdown pass that was among the big plays that helped the Cowboys erase a 21-0 deficit and stun the St. Louis Rams 34-31 on Sunday. “You want to make sure you don't do anything stupid.” The Cowboys (2-1) had plenty of time to chip away, and no one panicked about the cushion they'd spotted the Rams.

  • Prescott, Mississippi State stun No. 8 LSU

    By BRETT MARTEL
    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    BATON ROUGE, La. — Dak Prescott treated a national audience to an extraordinary performance, and Mississippi State ended a 14-year losing streak against LSU by holding off a wild rally after most Tigers fans had left Death Valley. Prescott passed for 268 yards and two touchdowns and highlighted his 105 yards rushing with a 56-yard scoring run, and Mississippi State celebrated a stunning 34-29 victory over No. 8 LSU. MSU led 34-10 in the fourth quarter, but LSU scored three late touchdowns, two in a span of 28 seconds. That set up a last-second desperation heave by LSU backup quarterback Brandon Harris, which was intercepted by Will Redmond at the goal line.

  • Indiana 31, No. 18 Missouri 27

    By JAKE KREINBERG
    Associated Press |
    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — After losing at Bowling Green last week, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson wanted his team to “play with our hair on fire” against Missouri on Saturday. Whatever message the former assistant coach at Oklahoma was trying to send, the Hoosiers got it. D'Angelo Roberts scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining, and Nate Sudfeld passed for 252 yards and a touchdown to help the Hoosiers upset the 18th-ranked Tigers 31-27. “We've been talking about how we've been knocking on the door and now you have to knock it down,” Wilson said. “We kept tapping on it and hadn't knocked it down.

  • Winston is forced to change after warm-ups

    By KAREEM COPELAND
    Associated Press |
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Suspended Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston came out in full pads and participated in warm-ups Saturday night before going back to the locker room and changing into street clothes. The Heisman winner was suspended for the game against No. 22 Clemson after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about the female anatomy earlier this week. The initial punishment was that Winston wold sit out the first half, but interim university president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced late Friday night that Winston was suspended for the entire game. Winston came out of the tunnel with the other quarterbacks and took

  • Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort

    | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    SIERRA LEONE Freetown — Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone's 6 million people were complying with orders to stay at home as volunteers and health care workers fanned out across the country to distribute soap and information on preventing Ebola. The virus, spread by contact with bodily fluids, has killed than more than 560 people in Sierra Leone and more than 2,600 in West Africa since the outbreak

  • Refugees stream into Turkey from Syria

    | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Middle East Syrian refugees stream into Turkey TURKEY Suruc — Lugging sacks of belongings, hobbling on crutches, carrying children on their hip, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees in Syria streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey on Saturday, desperately seeking safety after Islamic State militants attacked their villages. The displacement and the movement of the Kurdish fighters into Syria reflected the ferocity of the fighting in the northern Kobani area, prompted hundreds of Kurdish fighters to rush to the area and Kurdish leaders to plead for international help.

  • Nation and world news briefs

    | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Wildfire CALIFORNIA Pollock Pines — Assessment teams sought Saturday to find out just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California. While officials confirmed that several structures have been lost in what is being called the King Fire, dangerous conditions have prevented them from determining an exact number or how many of them were homes, fire spokesman Mike McMillian said. The blaze began one week ago, and a man accused of starting it is being held on $10 million bail.

  • Young QB comes through for Kansas

    By DAVE SKRETTA
    AP Sports Writer |
    Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — After a shaky start by Montell Cozart a week ago, Kansas coach Charlie Weis decided to throw a bunch of short passes early in Saturday's game to give his young quarterback some confidence. Cozart had plenty of it by the end. The sophomore threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Justin McCay to break a fourth-quarter tie, then hit Corey Avery on a 30-yard strike with about 2 minutes remaining to seal a much-needed 24-10 victory over Central Michigan on Saturday. “It felt real good to get some early completions,” said Cozart, who finished with 226 yards passing. “I just wanted to get the ball to my playmakers and I did

  • Oklahoma scene

    | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    OU volleyball team falls to Duke Duke swept the Oklahoma volleyball team 3-0 Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. It was the second loss in a row for the Sooners (9-4). It was OU's first straight set loss (25-18, 25-15, 25-20) of the season. Junior outside hitter Kierra Holst had 13 kills for OU. Emily Sklar of Duke (8-3) led all players with 16 kills and hit .467. The Sooners open Big 12 play at 7 p.m. Saturday against Kansas at McCasland Field House. Dye tied for 14th Former Oklahoma golfer Kendall Dye is among seven players tied for 14th after three rounds at the Symetra Tour Championship.

  • Cowboys' Bailey takes aim at record

    Charean Williams
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram |
    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    IRVING — Dan Bailey paused only for a minute. His last miss was so long ago he might have forgotten it, but the Dallas Cowboys kicker has so few career missed field goals that they are far easier to remember than the makes. “Yeah, San Diego,” Bailey said. “I think it was a 56-yarder. It seems like awhile ago, but the funny thing is I feel like I could have made it at the same time, too. You just kind of have to learn from it and move on to the next one.” Bailey's last miss was almost a year ago, on Sept. 29, 2013, in San Diego, when his 56-yard try was wide left. It was only the ninth miss of his career.

  • Setting it straight

    | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Thursday's Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game begins at 6:30 p.m. The time was incorrect in Saturday's editions.

  • UPDATE: Houston man dies after jumping from moving vehicle on Interstate 40

    | Updated: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Charles Ray Foust, of Houston, Texas, died after he jumped out of a moving vehicle Friday evening in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • NFL notebook

    | Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    Estimated 7,000 fans trade in Ray Rice jerseys More than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event at Baltimore's home team officials said Saturday. The Ravens handed out 5,595 new jerseys before running out before midday Saturday, then issued more than 2,400 vouchers for fans to pick up their jerseys once new shipments arrive in October. Jets' Decker questionable, Milliner doubtful Wide receiver Eric Decker is listed as questionable and cornerback Dee Milliner doubtful for the New York Jets' game Monday night against the Chicago Bears.