Former Oklahoma State guard Fred Gulley has enrolled at Arkansas and plans to play for the Razorbacks. The Fayetteville, Ark., native watched the Razorbacks practice Monday.
Gulley was granted his transfer from OSU last month. The 6-foot-2 guard is waiting to be cleared by the NCAA and Arkansas. Gulley said he is not sure whether he will be a walk-on or a scholarship player.
Gulley averaged 4.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in eight games this season for Oklahoma State, starting five of those. He started 14 of the Cowboys' final 15 games as a freshman two seasons ago and started the team's first seven last season before a shoulder injury required season-ending surgery.
BARONS, OILERS EXCHANGE PLAYERS
The Oklahoma City Barons added three players and lost three players over the weekend. The American Hockey League team acquired forwards Josh Green and Ryan O'Marra and defenseman Colten Teubert from the Edmonton Oilers — but the NHL team took forwards Teemu Hartikainen, Lennart Petrell and defenseman Taylor Chorney from the Barons.
Hartikainen has 19 points in 29 games for Oklahoma City; the promotion to the Oilers is his second of the season. Chorney is returning to Edmonton for the second time this season, and Petrell returns to the National Hockey League team after a brief assignment to Oklahoma City. Green will help make up for the loss of Hartikainen. Green has 17 points in 19 games for Oklahoma City, where he started the season. O'Marra has been a key player in the Barons' penalty killing unit before a brief promotion. Teubert has played 20 games for Edmonton.
Oklahoma City (27-11-2-3) is at the Cox Center on Friday against the Houston Aeros and Saturday vs. the Texas Stars. Faceoff is 7 p.m. both days.
ALVA GRAD AN ALL-AMERICAN
Emporia State (Kan.) defensive back Derek Lohmann was named NCAA Division II All-American by the Don Hansen Football Gazette. The Alva High School graduate had eight interceptions last season, which led the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association and ranked third in Division II. Lohmann will enter his senior season this fall tied for the school's career interceptions lead (14).
REDHAWKS LOOKING FOR SINGERS
The Oklahoma City RedHawks will have auditions for national anthem singers from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 10 at Penn Square Mall. The No. 1 singer will perform The Star-Spangled Banner on Opening Night, which is scheduled 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bricktown Ballpark. Registration information is available at www.okcredhawks.com or by calling (405) 218-1000.
WARD TO HOST FIGHT NIGHT
Retired boxing champion Micky Ward will host OKC Charity Fight Night at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Coca-Cola Bricktown Events Center. Ward, whose career was the subject of the Oscar-winning film “The Fighter,” will also speak to young boxers at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Azteca Gym, located at 330 SW 25. Ward is known for three brutal fights against Arturo Gatti. Twice, both boxers required treatment at a hospital to repair wounds. Tickets for Thursday's card, which benefits the Oklahoma City Police Athletic League, are available on fight night at the Bricktown Events Center or by going to www.okcfightnight.com.
OBU DROPS TO NO. 3
Oklahoma Baptist dropped to No. 3 on Monday in the NAIA Men's Basketball ratings. OBU (16-2) dropped a spot for the second consecutive week after a loss. Coaches who vote in the pool continued to respect the Bison — and rank them high — although the most-recent loss was a 17-point setback at Northwestern Oklahoma State. Northwestern State is unranked with a 9-10 record.
Rogers State (16-3) dropped a spot to No. 6, and Southern Nazarene (15-4) remained No. 14.
In the women's poll, Oklahoma City (17-1) remained No. 2. Langston (17-1) fell from No. 5 to No. 8 after a 59-54 loss Saturday to Texas Wesleyan, and Southern Nazarene (14-5) dropped one spot to No. 16. Langston was the last unbeaten women's team in the NAIA to lose.