Construction has started on Oklahoma State's new tennis center, which will be located north of Boone Pickens Stadium at the intersection of McElroy and Washington. The Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center will be a 50,000-square foot indoor facility that will house six courts, coaches' offices, locker rooms and sports medicine area. A dozen courts, with lighting, will be outside the facility. The Greenwoods are OSU graduates whose monetary gift will be put toward the project.
ELLENBERG PRESEASON BIG 12
Aaryn Ellenberg of Oklahoma was selected by coaches for the preseason All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team. She was joined on the first team by Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims of defending national champion Baylor; Chelsea Poppens of Iowa State; and Angel Goodrich of Kansas. Goodrich was a two-time Oklahoman Super 5 player from Tahlequah-Sequoyah High School.
Another Sooner, Whitney Hand was named to the honorable mention team.
NUGENT-HOPKINS SCORES WINNER
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, a candidate for NHL Rookie of the Year last season with the Edmonton Oilers, scored the only goal in a three-man shoot-out following the Oklahoma City Barons' 1-1 intrasquad scrimmage tie Wednesday afternoon at the Cox Convention Center.
Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, is playing with the Barons during the NHL lockout.
Barons coach Todd Nelson divided 34 players in camp into blue and white teams. The scrimmage lasted two periods with a running clock. Dane Byers scored the white team regulation goal. Taylor Fedun, who missed all last season with a broken leg, score the blue team's goal.
Oklahoma City will host the Houston Aeros in exhibition games at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Cox Center.