Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self will receive the Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award on April 14 during the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
Self, who played basketball at Oklahoma State and Edmond Memorial, is one of four coaches in NCAA Division I history to have led three schools — Tulsa, Illinois and Kansas — to the Elite Eight.
The Tisdale Humanitarian Award honors an individual involved in college basketball who has had a significant impact off the court well as on. Previous honorees include legendary ESPN and Hall of Fame announcer Dick Vitale, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.
CLARK A HARLON HILL CANDIDATE
Marquez Clark of Central Oklahoma is one of 28 candidates for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which goes to the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year. The junior wide receiver/returner is having a record-setting season with the Bronchos, who play their final game of the season at 1 p.m. Saturday against Northeastern in Tahlequah.
The Texarkana, Texas, native has set a single-season school record for all-purpose yards with 2,031 and ranks among the national leaders in punt returns, all-purpose yards, receiving yards and receptions. Clark has caught 69 passes for 1,192 yards and five touchdowns, ranking second in receiving yards per game (132.4) and 13th in receptions per game (7.7) in Division II. He's returned 15 punts for 319 yards and two TDs for a 21.3 average that is second-best in the country.
Clark has 100-plus receiving yards in seven of UCO's nine games and caught a school-record 13 passes for 236 yards against Emporia State early this season.
The winner of the 2013 award, which is presented by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee, will be announced at the 28th Annual Harlon Hill Trophy Presentation Banquet Dec. 20 at the Florence Conference Center in Alabama.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR OSU-MEMPHIS
A limited number of general-admission tickets are available for Tuesday night's college basketball game between eighth-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 13 Memphis. The general admission tickets are $20 and can be purchased either online at www.okstate.com/tickets, by phone at (877) 255-4678 or at the OSU athletic ticket office on the northeast corner of Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.