John Helsley

Oklahoma State football: All eyes fixed on...

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The small sample sure was impressive, with Rudolph directing Bedlam and bowl wins and pumping optimism into 2015 as perhaps the...

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Jenni Carlson

Bill Hancock says the College Football Playoff...

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Even though the Hobart native is widely regarded as one of the nicest guys on the planet, he's not about to give fans what they...

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Oklahoma State Cowboys: OSU Football, Basketball & Sports News

  • Baylor's Shawn Oakman on OSU's Emmanuel Ogbah: 'Who's that?'

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman is no stranger to controversy at Big 12 Media Days. Last season, he took shots at OU and the Sooners' win against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. On Tuesday, he (intentionally or not) slighted fellow All-Big 12 defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah of Oklahoma State....

  • Live Coverage: Big 12 Football Media Days

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Follow The Oklahoman coverage team and more from around the country for Day 2 of Big 12 Media Days in Dallas.

  • OSU football: Collinsville junior Levi Draper verbally commits to Cowboys

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Junior linebacker Levi Draper verbally committed to OSU, becoming the first commitment of the 2017 class. And he’s certainly a big catch.

  • Who will win the Big 12's undecided vote?

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Like the school marm in a mining town, the Big 12 is quite popular these days. At least among a certain segment of college athletics. Not among fellow power conference schools. Not among the cool kids. But the programs trying to step up in class, the programs trying to get a seat at the grown-up...

  • Fear This Frog: How Trevone Boykin transformed his career and turned TCU into the Big 12 favorite along the way

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    This year, he's the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. He's also the reason that TCU is favored to win the Big 12 and expected to make a serious run at a national title.

  • Big 12 Media Days: Conference takes lead in enhancing player safety

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    At the collegiate level, the Big 12 assumes a lead on the topic of safety with this rule, which takes effect immediately for the 2015 season. The current NCAA model allows three contact practices in a week. A contact practice is defined as one where players are tackled to the ground. So “thud”...

  • VIDEO: Big 12 football's new contact rule not out to 'sissify' the game

    Mike Sherman | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    [brightcove]4364297937001[/brightcove] DALLAS -- In an exclusive interview with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the conference's new rule limiting contact during the season isn't an attempt to "sissify" football and may indeed be a competitive advantage....

  • The Open: Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge is top amateur at St. Andrews

    By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge had an outside shot at the silver claret jug. He was more than happy to leave St. Andrews with a silver medal. At a British Open where amateurs shared the stage, Niebrugge pulled within three shots of the lead on the back nine until he...

  • Former Oklahoma State lineman Russell Okung says he doesn't need an agent

    Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    Former Oklahoma State offensive lineman Russell Okung says that he doesn't need an agent to navigate free agency. Okung, drafted sixth overall by the Seattle Seahawks in 2011, wrote on The Players' Tribune that "before I became a free agent, I decided to free my agent." Okung is currently...

  • [UPDATE]: Big 12 not done with 'One True Champion' slogan

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    New year, new slogan for the Big 12 Conference. The 10-team conference came under a lot of fire last year for its "One True Champion" mantra, and that was even before TCU and Baylor had to share the Big 12 football title. The co-champions label ultimately cost the two schools a chance at...

  • Big 12 Media Days: Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says expansion not on the horizon

    BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    DALLAS — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby didn’t take long to address how last football season ended for the conference — with Baylor and TCU being left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff. “This year has been interesting, challenging,” Bowlsby said Monday in his opening address at...

  • Bob Bowlsby: Big 12 hasn't discussed banning transfers with domestic violence and sexual assault histories

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    DALLAS — The Big 12 Conference has not discussed banning incoming transfers with histories of domestic violence or sexual assault, commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday morning at his media days news conference. The Southeastern Conference adopted a proposal stating schools can’t accept such...

  • Big 12: A look at the Big 12 heading into Media Days in Dallas

    By Jenni Carlson, Kyle Fredrickson and Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    The Big 12 has made plenty of headlines over the past few months. Should the conference have a title game in football? Should it add any more schools? Should it maintain the status quo? Even though those questions will continue to be asked, we can now ask something else. Are you...

  • Big 12: Kyle Fredrickson's Big 12 superlatives

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON   | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    OSU beat writer Kyle Fredrickson presents his 2015 preseason picks for Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year:  OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Trevone Boykin, TCU Boykin can thank his meteoric rise last season to a spread offense with...

  • Big 12: Kyle Fredrickson's Big 12 bold predictions

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON   | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    OSU beat writer Kyle Fredrickson gives his three bold predictions for the 2015 Big 12 football season:  1. Despite not having a league championship game, the Big 12 breaks into the College Football Playoff after TCU runs the table behind its Heisman finalist quarterback Trevone Boykin....


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