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|2012-09-14||@||Pryor||L||7 - 43|
|2012-09-21||@||Tulsa-McLain||L||15 - 41|
|2012-09-28||@||Catoosa||L||0 - 54|
|2012-10-05||vs||Wagoner||L||7 - 48|
|2012-10-12||@||Cleveland||L||0 - 41|
|2012-10-18||vs||Vinita||L||8 - 34|
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|2012-11-02||vs||Tulsa Webster||L||7 - 28|
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WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., San Francisco at Kansas City, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/WWLS-AM 640 NBA PRESEASON 7 p.m., Cleveland at Memphis, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 10:30 p.m., Asia-Pacific Amateur, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Blue Bay, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL 7 p.m., Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, NBCSN (Cox 251) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Olympiakos...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Wednesday, Oct. 21 - Thursday, Oct. 22
Oct 21, 2014WEDNESDAY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., San Francisco at Kansas City, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/WWLS-AM 640 NBA PRESEASON 7 p.m., Cleveland at Memphis, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 10:30 p.m., Asia-Pacific Amateur, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Blue Bay, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL 7 p.m., Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, NBCSN (Cox 251) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Olympiakos vs. Juventus, FSOK (Cox 37) 1:30 p.m., Liverpool vs. Real Madrid, FS1 (Cox 67) VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m., LSU at Mississippi, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Kansas at Iowa State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Oklahoma at Kansas State, FCS (Cox 271) 7 p.m., TCU at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 8 p.m., Alabama at Auburn, ESPNU (Cox 253) THURSDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Cedar Hill (TX) vs. Desoto, ESPN2 (Cox 28) NFL 7:25 p.m., San Diego at Denver, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 6 p.m., UConn at East Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Miami (Fla.) at Virginia Tech, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 7 p.m., Vancouver at St. Louis, NHLNET (Cox 263) GOLF 1 p.m., McGladrey Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., Asia-Pacific Amateur, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Blue Bay, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER Noon, Lille vs. Everton, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Tottenham vs. Asteras, FS1 (Cox 67) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Mississippi St. at Auburn, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Florida St. at N. Carolina, FSPLUS (Cox 68)
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Edmond Memorial at Norman, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Putnam North at Moore, KOKC-AM 1520 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Fresno St. at Boise St., ESPN (Cox 29) 8 p.m., Temple at Houston, ESPNU (Cox 253) AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 4:30 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 17-19
Oct 16, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Edmond Memorial at Norman, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv 7 p.m., Putnam North at Moore, KOKC-AM 1520 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Fresno St. at Boise St., ESPN (Cox 29) 8 p.m., Temple at Houston, ESPNU (Cox 253) AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 4:30 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) NBA PRESEASON 6:30 p.m., Dallas at Cleveland, NBATV (Cox 2560 7 p.m., Toronto vs. OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 9:30 p.m., Utah at L.A. Clippers, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., Greater Hickory Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Justin Timberlake Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Hana Bank, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 7 p.m., Texas at OKC, KXXY-FM 96.1 COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m., Lake Superior at Notre Dame. NBCSN (Cox 251) CANADIAN FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Ottawa at Hamilton, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S SOCCER 5 p.m., Virginia at Clemson, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 9 p.m., Salt Lake at Portland, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., Oklahoma at Oklahoma State, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/FCS (Cox 271) 8 p.m., USA vs. Guatemala, FS1 (Cox 67) VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m., LSU at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) FIELD HOCKEY 2 p.m., Boston College at Louisville, FSPLUS (Cox 68) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Iowa at Maryland, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Kansas State at Oklahoma, ESPN (Cox 29)/KOKC-AM 1520/KRXO-FM 107.7 11 a.m., Tulane at Central Florida, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Furman at S. Carolina, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., South Florida at Tulsa, ESPNews (Cox 254)/KRMG-AM 740 11 a.m., UTSA at La. Tech, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Syracuse at Wake Forest, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11 a.m., Baylor at West Virginia, FS1 (Cox 67) 11:30 p.m., Virginia at Duke, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 1:30 p.m., UCO at Central Missouri, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Texas A&M at Alabama, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Michigan State at Indiana, ESPN (Cox 29)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., UCLA at Cal, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Rutgers at Ohio State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Clemson at Boston College, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Cincinnati at SMU, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Kansas at Texas Tech, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., N.C. State at Louisville FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2:30 p.m., Northeastern at Mo. Southern, JIP Cox 703 3 p.m., Oklahoma St. at TCU, FS1 (Cox 67)/KXXY-FM 96.1 3 p.m., Georgia at Arkansas, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Missouri at Florida, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Tennessee at Mississippi, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., Georgia Tech at N. Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Utah State at Colorado St., CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., S. Mississippi at N. Texas, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:30 p.m., Kentucky at LSU, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Iowa State at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 7 p.m., Notre Dame at Florida State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Washington at Oregon, FS1 (Cox 67) 9:15 p.m., Nevada at BYU, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9:30 p.m., Stanford at Arizona State, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Hawaii at San Diego St., CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., San Francisco at St. Louis, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM if necess. AUTO RACING 11:30 a.m., Truck Series, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, ESPNews (Cox 254) NBA PRESEASON 6 p.m., Dallas at Indiana, NBATV (Cox 256) 9:30 p.m., Denver vs. L.A. Clippers, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 7 p.m., Philadelphia at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 5:30 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., Greater Hickory Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Justin Timberlake Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Hana Bank, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 7 p.m., San Antonio at OKC, KGHM-AM 1340 MEN’S SOCCER 6:45 a.m., Man. City vs. Tottenham, NBCSN (Cox 251) 9 a.m., Crystal Pal. vs. Chelsea, NBCSN (Cox 251) 2 p.m., Dallas at Colorado, NBCSN (Cox 251) 5:30 p.m., Kansas City at Philadelphia, Cox 703 COLLEGE HOCKEY 5 p.m., Lake Superior at Notre Dame, NBCSN (Cox 251) HORSE RACING 9:30 p.m., W. Va. Breeders Cup Classic, FSPLUS (Cox 68) MOTORCYCLE 11 p.m., FIM MotoGP, FS1 (Cox 67) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Cincinnati at Indianapolis, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Carolina at Green Bay, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Seattle at St. Louis, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM Noon, Miami at Chicago, KRXO-FM 107.7 3:25 p.m., N.Y. Giants at Dallas, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 7:20 p.m., San Francisco at Denver, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m., San Francisco at St. Louis, FS1 (Cox 67)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM if necess. AUTO RACING 1 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) NBA PRESEASON 2 p.m., Boston at Brooklyn, NBATV (Cox 256) 6 p.m., Minnesota at OKC, WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 7 p.m., Charlotte at Chicago, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 6:30 a.m., Match Play, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., Greater Hickory Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Shriners Open, GOLF (Cox 60) CANADIAN FOOTBALL 3 p.m., Edmonton at Saskatchewan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S SOCCER 7:15 p.m., Seattle at Los Angeles, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 1 p.m., Texas Tech at TCU, FSOK (Cox 37) 2 p.m., LSU at Georgia, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., Florida at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Tennessee at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) Noon, Pittsburgh at Clemson, FSPLUS (Cox 68) Noon, North Carolina at Duke, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., Missouri at Mississippi State, SECN (Cox 275) SOFTBALL 2 p.m., Incarnate Word at Texas, LHN (Cox 274)
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Pulaski Co. vs. Madison South., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Norman North at Broken Arrow, www.normansports.tv/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Seminole, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 FM 7 p.m., Edmond Santa Fe at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Frederick at Washington, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Deer Creek at Western Heights, KTOK-AM 1000 7:30 p.m., Moore at Owasso,...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Oct. 10
Oct 9, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Pulaski Co. vs. Madison South., ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Norman North at Broken Arrow, www.normansports.tv/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Seminole, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 FM 7 p.m., Edmond Santa Fe at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Frederick at Washington, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Deer Creek at Western Heights, KTOK-AM 1000 7:30 p.m., Moore at Owasso, KOKC-AM 1520 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 8 p.m., Washington St. at Stanford, ESPN (Cox 29) 8:30 p.m., San Diego St. at N. Mexico, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9 p.m., Fresno St. at UNLV, CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., Kansas City at Baltimore, TBS (Cox 62) AUTO RACING 2 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPN2 (Cox 28) NBA PRESEASON 7:30 p.m., OKC at Dallas, NBATV (Cox 256)/WWLS-FM 98.1/AM 640 GOLF 5:30 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 9 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., SAS Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Sime Darby, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Netherlands vs. Kazakhstan, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:40 p.m., Ecuador at USA, ESPN (Cox 29) 9 p.m., Vancouver at Seattle, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Baylor at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272) 7 p.m., Kansas at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) BOXING 9 p.m., Castellanos vs. Rios, FS1 (Cox 67) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Indiana at Iowa, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Texas vs. Oklahoma, KOCO-5 (Cox 8)/KOKC-AM 1520/The Franchise 107.7 FM 11 a.m., Rice at Army, CBSS (Cox 249) 11 a.m., Florida State at Syracuse, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., La.-Monroe at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Illinois at Wisconsin, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Tulsa at Temple, ESPNews (Cox 254)/KRMG-AM 740 11 a.m., Middle Tenn. at Marshall, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Cincinnati at Miami (Fla.), FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11 a.m., Georgia at Missouri, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 11 a.m., W. Virginia at Texas Tech, FS1 (Cox 67) 11:30 a.m., Duke at Georgia Tech, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 2 p.m., Mo. Southern St. at UCO, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Boston College at N.C. State, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Oregon at UCLA, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 2:30 p.m., N. Carolina at Notre Dame, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., North Texas at UAB, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Auburn at Mississippi St., KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Louisville at Clemson, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., TCU at Baylor, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Michigan State at Purdue, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., VMI at Navy, CBSS (Cox 249) 3 p.m., Oklahoma St. at Kansas, FS1 (Cox 67)/KXXY-FM 96.1 3 p.m., Chattanooga at Tennessee, SECN (Cox 275) 5 p.m., Alabama at Arkansas, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., E. Carolina at South Florida, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Penn State at Michigan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Houston at Memphis, CBSS (Cox 249) 6:30 p.m., Charleston S. at Vanderbilt, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 6:30 p.m., LSU at Florida, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., UConn at Tulane, ESPNews (Cox 254) 7 p.m., Old Dominion at UTEP, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 8 p.m., Mississippi at Texas A&M, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:15 p.m., Air Force at Utah State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9:30 p.m., USC at Arizona, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9:30 p.m., Colorado St. at Nevada, CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m., Kansas City at Baltimore, TBS (Cox 62) 7 p.m., San Francisco at St. Louis, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) AUTO RACING 5:30 a.m., Formula One, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:30 p.m., NASCAR, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) NBA PRESEASON 11 a.m., S. Antonio at Ulker Istanbul, NBATV (Cox 256) 4 p.m., Cleveland vs. Miami, ESPNews (Cox 254) 7:30 p.m., Chicago at Milwaukee, NBATV (Cox 256) 12 a.m. (Sun.), Brooklyn vs. Sacramento, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 7 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., SAS Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 10:30 p.m., LPGA: Sime Darby, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL 7 p.m., Dallas at Nashville, FSOK (Cox 37) AHL 7 p.m., OKC at San Antonio, KGHM-AM 1340 MOTORCYCLE 11 p.m., FIM MotoGP, FS1 (Cox 67) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Denver at N.Y. Jets, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Green Bay at Miami, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:25 p.m., Dallas at Seattle, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 7:20 p.m., N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m., San Francisco at St. Louis, FS1 (Cox 67) NBA PRESEASON Noon, Detroit at Washington, NBATV (Cox 256) 8:30 p.m., Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers, NBATV (Cox 256) GOLF 7:30 a.m., Portugal Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) 1:30 p.m., SAS Championship, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., Frys.com Open, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 1:30 p.m., Luxembourg vs. Spain, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Los Angeles at FC Dallas, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER Noon, Boston College at Louisville, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1 p.m., TCU at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 271) 2 p.m., Wake Forest at Duke, FSPLUS (Cox 68) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Auburn at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 1 p.m., Texas A&M at Florida, SECN (Cox 275) 1:30 p.m., Oklahoma at Iowa State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., South Carolina at Alabama, SECN (Cox 275)
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Norcross (GA) vs. N. Gwinnett, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Putnam North at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., McGuinness at Deer Creek, Cox 703/KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Edmond Memorial at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Edmond North at Moore, KOKC-AM 1520 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Cushing, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Tuttle at Bristow, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Southmoore at...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Oct. 3
Oct 2, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 6 p.m., Norcross (GA) vs. N. Gwinnett, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Putnam North at Mustang, KNAH-FM 99.7 7 p.m., McGuinness at Deer Creek, Cox 703/KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Edmond Memorial at Yukon, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Edmond North at Moore, KOKC-AM 1520 7 p.m., Kingfisher at Cushing, KIMY-FM 101.5/107.3 7 p.m., Tuttle at Bristow, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Southmoore at Owasso, KGHM-AM 1340 COLLEGE FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Lafayette at Fordham, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Louisville at Syracuse, ESPN (Cox 29) 9 p.m., San Diego St. at Fresno St., CBSS (Cox 249) 9:15 p.m., Utah State at BYU, ESPN (Cox 29) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 11 a.m., Detroit at Baltimore, TBS (Cox 62) 2 p.m., San Fran. at Washington, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., St. Louis at LA Dodgers, FS1 (Cox 67) 8:30 p.m., Kansas City at LA Angels, TBS (Cox 62) AUTO RACING 11 a.m., Nationwide Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Nationwide Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, ESPN2 (Cox 28) GOLF 7 a.m., Alfred Dunhill Links, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., Big Break Inv., GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., LPGA: Reignwood Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL PRESEASON 6 p.m., Chicago at N.Y. Rangers, NHLNET (Cox 263) AHL PRESEASON 7 p.m., OKC at Texas, KXXY-FM 96.1 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 1 p.m., USA vs. France, NBATV (Cox 256) CANADIAN FOOTBALL 9 p.m., Calgary at Saskatchewan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., Kansas City at D.C. United, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 3 p.m., Virginia Tech at N. Carolina, FSPLUS (Cox 68) FIELD HOCKEY 5 p.m., Duke at Louisville, FSPLUS (Cox 68) VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m., Florida at LSU, SECN (Cox 275) 9 p.m., Oregon at Stanford, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN’S SOFTBALL 7 p.m., Mclennan CC at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Iowa State at Oklahoma State, FS1 (Cox 67)/KXXY-FM 96.1 11 a.m., Ohio State at Maryland, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 11 a.m., Texas A&M at Mississippi St., ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Purdue at Illinois, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Florida at Tennessee, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., SMU at East Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Ball State at Army, CBSS (Cox 249) 11 a.m., Marshall at Old Dominion, FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m., Virginia Tech at N. Carolina, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 2 p.m., UCO at Neb.-Kearney, KNAH 99.7 FM 2 p.m., Tulsa at Colorado State, KRMG-AM 740 2:30 p.m., Oklahoma at TCU, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KOKC-AM 1520/KRXO-FM 107.7 2:30 p.m., Alabama at Mississippi, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Baylor at Texas, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Wisconsin at Northwestern, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., N.C. State at Clemson, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Navy at Air Force, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Stanford at Notre Dame, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., New Mexico at UTSA, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 3 p.m., Vanderbilt at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Kansas at West Virginia, FSOK (Cox 37) 6 p.m., LSU at Auburn, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., Texas Tech at Kansas State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Memphis at Cincinnati, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Hawaii at Rice, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:30 p.m., Arizona State at USC, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 6:30 p.m., Miami, Fla. at Georgia Tech, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:30 p.m., S. Carolina at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 6:30 p.m., Pittsburgh at Virginia, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., UNLV at San Jose State, ESPNews (Cox 254) 7 p.m., Nebraska at Michigan State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Ga. Southern at N. Mexico St., FSOK (Cox 37) 9:30 p.m., Utah at UCLA, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Boise State at Nevada, CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4:30 p.m., San Fran. at Washington, FS1 (Cox 67) 8:30 p.m., St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, MLBN (Cox 264) AUTO RACING 10 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPN (Cox 29) 1 a.m. (Sun), Formula One, NBCSN (Cox 251) GOLF 7 a.m., Alfred Dunhill Links, GOLF (Cox 60) 10 p.m., LPGA: Reignwood Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL PRESEASON 4:30 p.m., Detroit at Boston, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7 p.m., N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, NHLNET (Cox 263) 9 p.m., Colorado at Los Angeles, NHLNET (Cox 263) AHL PRESEASON 3 p.m., OKC at San Antonio, KGHM-AM 1340 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 9:15 am, FIBA Seminals, NBATV (Cox 256) MEN’S SOCCER 11:30 a.m., Aston Villa vs. Man. City, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 5 p.m., Houston at New York, NBCSN (Cox 251) 10 p.m., Portland at San Jose, NBCSN (Cox 251) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Houston at Dallas, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KGHM-AM 1340 3 p.m., Arizona at Denver, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3:25 p.m., Kansas City at San Francisco, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:30 p.m., Cincinnati at New England, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:30 p.m., Baltimore at Detroit, TBS (Cox 62) 6:30 p.m., LA Angels at Kansas City, TBS (Cox 62) AUTO RACING 1 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 6:30 a.m., Alfred Dunhill Links, GOLF (Cox 60) NBA PRESEASON 6 p.m., Tel Aviv at Cleveland, NBATV (Cox 256) HORSE RACING 4 p.m., Stakes Races, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 1 p.m., FIBA Championship, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 11 a.m., Florida at Arkansas, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Kentucky at Texas A&M, ESPNU (Cox 253) VOLLEYBALL 1 p.m., Texas at Kansas, FSOK (Cox 37) 1 p.m., Florida State at Miami (Fla.), ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., Florida at Mississippi State, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Missouri at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 5 p.m., Texas A&M at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275)
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
Sep 30, 2014
When Howard Schnellenberger arrived in Norman in December 1994 as the Oklahoma football coach, he announced that books would be written and movies would be made. Schnellenberger finally is half right. The Colonel has penned a book: Passing the Torch: Building Winning Football Programs … with a Dose of Swagger Along the Way. Schnellenberger, who retired […]
Oklahoma football: Howard Schnellenberger writes a book
Berry Tramel | Sep 30, 2014[img url=http://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/hls.jpg]3407276[/img] When Howard Schnellenberger arrived in Norman in December 1994 as the Oklahoma football coach, he announced that books would be written and movies would be made. Schnellenberger finally is half right. The Colonel has penned a book: Passing the Torch: Building Winning Football Programs … with a Dose of Swagger Along the Way. Schnellenberger, who retired from Florida Atlantic University after building the program from scra Schnellenberger’s own website, howardschnellenberger.com, touts the book this way: “One of the most colorful and successful football coaches of the last half-century is ready to tell his story for the first time. Howard Schnellenberger learned his trade from two of the all-time greats, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant and Don Shula, winning championships with each mentor. Schnellenberger then took the football torch that nominated him for the College Football Hall of Fame. Schnellenberger saved football at two proud universities. He launched football at a third. He has sent more than 100 college stars on to professional football careers. His stories about those players and the secrets to his remarkable success are the subject of this memoir.” I don’t know about “saved” football at Miami and Louisville. But Schnellenberger certainly built those programs into something lasting and impactful. The book is available at amazon.com for $19.05 hardcover and $8.69 Kindle. At amazon, the book is promoted this way: “One of the most colorful and successful football coaches of the last half-century is ready to tell his story for the first time. Howard Schnellenberger learned his trade from two of the all-time greats, Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant and Don Shula, winning championships with each mentor. Schnellenberger then took the football torch that nominated him for the College Football Hall of Fame. “For all of his personal triumphs, there have also been instances of crashing and burning. He was fired as head coach of the Baltimore Colts after a sideline showdown with the owner of the team. He walked away from the University of Miami to try to make his fortune in the ill-fated USFL. A move to the University of Oklahoma ended in humiliation. The coach talks about the wise decisions and the poor decisions he has made, and he shares the lessons he learned along the way. “Schnellenberger’s career has brought him into combat alongside or across the field from many of the greats. His high school teammate was the future Heisman Trophy winner and Green Bay Packer star Paul Hornung. Schnellenberger was an All-American player at Kentucky in 1952 at a time when players played both offense and defense. He later recruited or coached a stunning array of quarterbacks, including Joe Namath, Kenny Stabler, Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Vinny Testaverde, Bert Jones, Roman Gabriel, Bob Griese and Earl Morrall. “Schnellengerber served as offensive coordinator while helping Alabama and Bryant claim national championships in 1961, 1964 and 1965. His early career also included serving as offensive coordinator for Don Shula and the Miami Dolphins in 1972 during the only perfect season in NFL history. Schnellenberger took over a University of Miami program that was contemplating dropping the sport in 1979 and instead led them to 46 wins in 5 years and a national championship in 1983. He established a swagger at the U and set the school on a path to five national championships in two decades. “He dabbled with Donald Trump at the upstart United States Football League that sued the NFL for antitrust violations. In 1985 he returned to his hometown and took over another struggling program at the University of Louisville. After three losing seasons, he built them into a football power. His time there was capped by a 10-1-1 record in 1990 that included a Fiesta Bowl victory over Alabama. He retired from coaching in 1995, having been part of four college national championships. Coach Schnellenbeger managed an encore performance, though, that is a crowning achievement. He came out of retirement in 1998 at age 64 to start a football program at Florida Atlantic University. His team became the youngest program ever to receive a bowl invitation. He won that game and was awarded the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year award. The next year his Owls won another bowl game, making the coach 6-0 and the winningest undefeated coach in bowl history. “Coach Schnellenberger retired again after the 2011 season, but not before building a 40,000 seat on-campus football stadium. A statute of the coach stands guard at the FAU stadium. In Louisville, a 60,000-seat stadium is part of the Howard L. Schnellenberger Football Complex that he fought to have built in that city. Schnellenberger saved football at two proud universities. He launched football at a third. He has sent more than 60 college stars on to professional football careers. His stories about those players and the secrets to his remarkable success are the subject of this memoir.” You guys know my thoughts. I loved Howard Schnellenberger. He had no business being the Sooner football coach, but I loved having Schnellenberger here. He could tell great football stories, and he liked talking football, even with us peasants. You can’t get a football coaches today to talk much football. Bob Stoops, Mike Gundy, just about all of them in the Big 12, it’s beneath them. They figure we don’t know enough football to carry on a conversation with them, which is true only because they’re not interested in educating us. Us being media and fans and the public. Schnellenberger was not that way. He’d tell you exactly why he threw on 3rd-and-goal from the 2-yard line, or why he ran it on 2nd-and-7. He told great stories about Bear Bryant and Blanton Collier and Paul Hornung. It didn’t work out for Schnellenberger in Norman, and I’m sure he was humiliated, fired after just one year. But it was a fun ride the 11 months he was here. I’m going to buy the book and see what he has to say.
Sep 26, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ameer Abdullah has the third-most rushing attempts in the nation and has touched the ball on one-third of Nebraska's plays from scrimmage.He wants to continue with the heavy workload."I feel better in week No. 4 than I have in previous seasons," Abdullah said.That's good for the 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (4-0) and bad for Illinois (3-1), which visits Memorial Stadium on...
No. 21 Nebraska opens Big Ten play against Illini
ERIC OLSON, Associated Press | Sep 26, 2014LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ameer Abdullah has the third-most rushing attempts in the nation and has touched the ball on one-third of Nebraska's plays from scrimmage. He wants to continue with the heavy workload. "I feel better in week No. 4 than I have in previous seasons," Abdullah said. That's good for the 21st-ranked Cornhuskers (4-0) and bad for Illinois (3-1), which visits Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Abdullah ran for 229 yards on a career-high 35 carries in last Saturday's 41-31 victory against Miami. "And looked good with the 35th snap just like he did the first snap," Illinois defensive coordinator Tim Banks said. The more carries Abdullah gets, the more exposure he stands to receive. Nebraska is promoting Abdullah noticeably more for postseason awards than it did for its previous standouts. The athletic department has launched a "Fear Ameer" website chronicling Abdullah's achievements. In a nod to Abdullah's No. 8 and his initials, voters for college football awards received an eight-pack of AA batteries. The red-and-white packet features a picture of Abdullah and says, "Powering Nebraska football since 2011." "It's definitely a blessing because I remember high school and seeing Ndamukong Suh and just wondering why he wasn't promoted when he should have been. I feel like he should have been the first defensive player to win the Heisman," Abdullah said. "For them to push me as well as they have up to this point just shows that they care about me as a person more than just a football player. They want to see me do well." Only Pittsburgh's James Conner (109) and Boise State's Jay Ajayi (98) have more rushing attempts than Abdullah's 92. His average of 156.3 yards a game is second in the Big Ten and sixth nationally. Abdullah will overtake 1983 Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier as Nebraska's career rushing leader if he maintains his pace. Coach Bo Pelini said Abdullah merits strong consideration for the Heisman Trophy. "Anybody who pays attention I'm sure has him in the top five," Pelini said. "You've got to not be paying attention and not watching to not recognize the type of year he's having so far. That's my opinion. I'm a little biased maybe." Some things to watch as Illinois and Nebraska open Big Ten play: SLOW STARTERS: Illinois' offense has had a combined 12 of its 16 three-and-outs in the first half of its games. Last week against Texas State, after Josh Ferguson went 75 yards for a touchdown on Illinois' first play from scrimmage, the Illini punted after three plays on their next four possessions. "We're either really good or really bad," offensive coordinator Bill Cubit said. "Sometimes you attribute that to young kids, sometimes it's just the nature of what the (other team's doing). It's just one big mental game for three hours." The Illini will be going against a Nebraska defense that's given up touchdowns on its first series in three of the first four games. WATCH OUT, WES: The game features one of the Big Ten's best defensive fronts against one of the league's worst offensive lines. If Nebraska star end Randy Gregory isn't in pass coverage, look for him in the Illini backfield chasing Wes Lunt. Illinois has allowed nine sacks, including six by Washington two weeks ago. Gregory, fellow end Greg McMullen and tackle Vincent Valentine have combined for 6 1/2 of the Huskers' eight sacks. FOCUS ON FERGUSON: Nebraska's biggest defensive challenge might be keeping Ferguson under control. Ferguson ran for 114 yards and had 82 yards in receptions in last year's game in Lincoln, and he's coming off a career-best 190 yards rushing against Texas State last week. HAPPY RETURN: With a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown last week, V'Angelo Bentley became the second player in Illinois history to return a kick, punt and interception for a TD in his career. The only other player to do it: Harold "Red" Grange. RED ON RED: Nebraska will wear all-red alternate uniforms. The "Red Rising" uniforms feature black metallic stripes on the jersey and pants, black and silver metallic numbers and a large "N'' on the chest. The Huskers wore all-black uniforms against UCLA last year. ___ Associated Press Writer David Mercer in Champaign, Illinois, contributed to this report.
CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati football player Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, who recently earned his spot on this year's team, died Thursday in a motorcycle accident.The school said in a release that the redshirt freshman running back was riding his motorcycle in Cincinnati when a collision occurred with a sports utility vehicle shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Kennedy-Palmore was taken...
UC football player dies in motorcycle crash
Associated Press | Sep 25, 2014CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati football player Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, who recently earned his spot on this year's team, died Thursday in a motorcycle accident. The school said in a release that the redshirt freshman running back was riding his motorcycle in Cincinnati when a collision occurred with a sports utility vehicle shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Kennedy-Palmore was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Officials said he was wearing a helmet. The 19-year-old Kennedy-Palmore, of Cincinnati, attended Lakota East High School. He was in his second year with the Bearcat football team and was part of a tryout group of players who recently joined the team after the season opener against Toledo Sept. 12. A spokeswoman from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said Kennedy-Palmore's family wished to express its gratitude for the outpouring of prayers from the university community and requested privacy. Kennedy-Palmore's death comes just over a year after the University of Cincinnati community and football team mourned the loss of redshirt freshman offensive lineman Ben Flick. Flick of Hamilton, Ohio, was killed in a traffic accident on his way back from a victory over Miami of Ohio in nearby Oxford on Sept. 21, 2013. There were four students in the car. The driver — an 18-year-old Miami student who was friends with the Cincinnati players — also was killed. Two redshirt freshman receivers were injured. Kennedy-Palmore's teammates were informed of his death following Thursday's practice. "Our football program and university has suffered through another great tragedy," said Head Coach Tommy Tuberville. "I'm a father first and a coach second, and it's always hard to put your thoughts into words during times like these. Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." The university said the football team is still scheduled to play Ohio State at 6 p.m. Saturday in Columbus. A moment of silence will be held before the game in memory of Kennedy-Palmore.
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Moore at Southmoore, KOKC-AM 1520/KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Yukon at Broken Arrow, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Owasso at Norman North, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Newcastle at Cache, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Deer Creek at Piedmont, KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Owasso at Norman North, Cox 703/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Watonga at OCA, KIMY-FM 101.5 8...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Sept. 26
Sep 25, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Moore at Southmoore, KOKC-AM 1520/KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Yukon at Broken Arrow, KZLS-AM 1640 7 p.m., Owasso at Norman North, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Newcastle at Cache, www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Deer Creek at Piedmont, KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., Owasso at Norman North, Cox 703/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Watonga at OCA, KIMY-FM 101.5 8 p.m., St. John Bosco vs. B. Gorman, ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Fresno St. at New Mexico, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Middle Tenn. St. at Old Dom., FS1 (Cox 67) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 8:30 p.m., St. Louis at Arizona, FSPLUS (Cox 68) AUTO RACING 9 a.m., Nationwide Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 10 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 1 p.m., Nationwide Practice, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, ESPN2 (Cox 28) GOLF 5 a.m., Ryder Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) 3 p.m., Nature Valley First, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 a.m. (Sat.), Ryder Cup, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/GOLF (Cox 60) NHL PRESEASON 6 p.m., Boston at Washington, NHLNET (Cox 263) 9 p.m., Calgary at Vancouver, NHLNET (Cox 263) MEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., New England at Kansas City, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 7 p.m., ORU at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/FCS (Cox 272) 7 p.m., Texas Tech at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) VOLLEYBALL 6 p.m., Mississippi at S. Carolina, SECN (Cox 275) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Wyoming at Michigan State, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Tulane at Rutgers, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Vanderbilt at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Tennessee at Georgia, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., South Florida at Wisconsin, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., TCU at SMU, CBSS (Cox 249) 11 a.m., UTEP at Kansas State, FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m., Colorado St. at Boston Coll., FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11:30 a.m., W. Michigan at Virginia Tech, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 1 p.m., NW Missouri St. at UCO, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., W. Kentucky at Navy, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Minnesota at Michigan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Wake Forest at Louisville, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Florida State at N.C. State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Florida Int. at UAB, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 3 p.m., Stanford at Washington, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 3 p.m., Temple at UCONN, ESPNews (Cox 254) 3 p.m., Louisiana Tech at Auburn, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Texas at Kansas, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Boise State at Air Force, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Missouri at S. Carolina, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., North Carolina at Clemson, ESPNU (Cox 253)/KGHM-AM 1340 6:30 p.m., Duke at Miami, Fla., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6:30 p.m., New Mexico St. at LSU, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Baylor at Iowa State, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 7 p.m., Notre Dame at Syracuse, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Texas State at Tulsa, ESPNews (Cox 254)/KRMG-AM 740 9:30 p.m., Oregon State at USC, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 9:30 p.m., Nevada at San Jose St., CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, N.Y. Yankees at Boston, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, FS1 (Cox 67) 6 p.m., Chi. Cubs at Milwaukee, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Oakland at Texas, FSOK (Cox 37)/KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., St. Louis at Arizona, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM AUTO RACING 10 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPN (Cox 29) 9 p.m., Truck Series, FS1 (Cox 67) GOLF 5 a.m., Ryder Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) 7 a.m., Ryder Cup, KFOR-4 (Cox 40 3 p.m., Nature Valley First, GOLF (Cox 60) 12 a.m. (Sun.), Ryder Cup, GOLF (Cox 60) NHL PRESEASON 3 p.m., Columbus at Pittsburgh, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7 p.m., Winnipeg at Minnesota, NHLNET (Cox 263) MEN’S SOCCER 6:45 a.m., Liverpool vs. Everton, NBCSN (Cox 251) 9 a.m., Hull City vs. Man. City, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11:30 a.m., Arsenal vs. Tott. Hotspur, NBCSN (Cox 251) 2 p.m., Philadelphia at D.C. United, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m., USA vs. China, NBCSN (Cox 251) HORSE RACING 4:30 p.m., Jockey Club Cup, NBCSN (Cox 251) VOLLEYBALL 2:30 p.m., Iowa State at TCU, FSOK (Cox 37) 7 p.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FCS (Cox 271) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Green Bay at Chicago, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Carolina at Baltimore, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Detroit at N.Y. Jets, WWLS-AM 640 JIP Noon, Miami at Oakland, KGHM-AM 1340 3:25 p.m., Philadelphia at San Francisco, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 7:20 p.m., New Orleans at Dallas, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/WWLS-FM 98.1/KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., Chi. Cubs at Milwaukee, WGN (Cox 2) 2 p.m., Oakland at Texas, FSOK (Cox 37) 3 p.m., St. Louis at Arizona, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM AUTO RACING 1 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 6 a.m., Ryder Cup, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/GOLF (Cox 60) 3 p.m., Nature Valley First, GOLF (Cox 60) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Tennessee at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) 1 p.m., Auburn at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) MEN’S SOCCER 7:30 p.m., Los Angeles at New York, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S SOCCER 1 p.m., Missouri at Florida, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., West Virginia at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) 1 p.m., Kansas at TCU, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 3 p.m., Arkansas at LSU, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Virginia at Florida State, ESPNU (Cox 253)
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Oklahoma high school football: Week 4 picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Sep 24, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 140-41 (77.3 pct.) Overall record: 402-139 (74.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 42, EDMOND NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 35, Norman 17 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Northwest 6 COLCORD 28, Tahlequah JV 12 Tulsa Kelley 31, TULSA MEMORIAL 28 Independent OSD 48, Kansas Deaf 42 CAPITOL HILL 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A SAND SPRINGS 35, Bartlesville 24 BIXBY 42, Claremore 20 Edm. Santa Fe 28, EDM. MEMORIAL 27 CHOCTAW 35, Enid 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton Eisenhower 7 SOUTHMOORE 34, Moore 14 Owasso 24, NORMAN NORTH 22 TULSA WASHINGTON 27, Ponca City 12 JENKS 45, Putnam City 13 LAWTON 48, Putnam West 14 MUSKOGEE 28, Sapulpa 24 Tulsa Union 44, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 9 STILLWATER 56, U.S. Grant 6 BROKEN ARROW 49, Yukon 21 Class 5A Altus 35, EL RENO 28 DEL CITY 34, Ardmore 31 Carl Albert 42, WESTERN HEIGHTS 35 COWETA 28, Collinsville 27 Deer Creek 30, PIEDMONT 6 Duncan 28, CHICKASHA 8 McALESTER 49, Durant 7 Guthrie 28, MCGUINNESS 20 SHAWNEE 28, Noble 10 Pryor 33, TULSA EDISON 18 Skiatook 38, TULSA HALE 6 Southeast 35, GUYMON 34 TAHLEQUAH 28, Tulsa East Central 24 GROVE 27, Tulsa NOAH 7 Class 4A Ada 31, GLENPOOL 20 Anadarko 45, ELK CITY 7 Bristow 28, SANTA FE SOUTH 8 Cleveland 28, VINITA 24 WOODWARD 42, Elgin 12 Fort Gibson 28, SALLISAW 21 Harrah 35, McLOUD 20 Metro Christian 31, STILWELL 17 CASCIA HALL 28, Miami 20 POTEAU 30, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, CACHE 14 TUTTLE 32, Tecumseh 15 BROKEN BOW 26, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 18, CATOOSA 14 WAGONER 42, OOLOGAH 35 CLINTON 28, Weatherford 27 Class 3A Bethany 35, MEEKER 34 STAR SPENCER 32, Bethel 26 PAWNEE 20, Blackwell 14 JOHN MARSHALL 27, Blanchard 24 HERITAGE HALL 42, Centennial 6 IDABEL 35, Checotah 20 Cushing 28, PERKINS 27 TULSA WEBSTER 27, Dewey 24 Douglass 24, PLAINVIEW 20 Eufaula 28, HEAVENER 14 BEGGS 27, Hilldale 20 JONES 33, Holdenville 7 SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 24, Inola 14 SPERRY 30, Kellyville 20 JAY 31, Keys (Park Hill) 26 SEMINOLE 42, Little Axe 20 Locust Grove 44, WESTVILLE 10 Lone Grove 35, MADILL 20 KINGFISHER 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 28, COMANCHE 12 Mount St. Mary 28, BRIDGE CREEK 21 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 48, Okmulgee 8 PURCELL 27, Pauls Valley 7 Roland 35, SPIRO 28 BERYHILL 30, Seq.-Claremore 17 Sulphur 34, DICKSON 14 Tulsa Rogers 30, MORRIS 8 STIGLER 28, Valliant 8 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 38, Verdigris 20 Class 2A Afton 28, WYANDOTTE 16 HENNESSEY 28, Alva 20 HUGO 20, ATOKA 6 Chisholm 40, NEWKIRK 12 Chr. Heritage 35, LUTHER 34 TISHOMINGO 21, Coalgate 14 NOWATA 30, Commerce 20 OKEENE 32, Crooked Oak 26 Dibble 35, WALTERS 28 LINDSAY 28, Frederick 7 Haskell 34, CHOUTEAU 18 CHANDLER 42, Henryetta 35 Hobart 29, HOLLIS 22 HULBERT 20, Kansas 14 Kingston 35, MARIETTA 12 WASHINGTON 34, Lexington 14 HARTSHORNE 34, Liberty 7 Northeast 35, WELLSTON 32 DAVIS 44, OKC Legion 20 STROUD 28, Okemah 8 Oklahoma Christian 21, MILLWOOD 20 Oklahoma Union 21, CHELSEA 20 Panama 28, ANTLERS 24 Pawhuska 22, CANEY VALLEY 16 Perry 20, TONKAWA 14 ADAIR 42, Salina 18 Warner 27, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 28, Wewoka 22 VIAN 40, Wilburton 12 Class A Apache 44, MANGUM 12 BEAVER 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 27 Cashion 48, CRESCENT 27 EMPIRE 28, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 31, PORTER 20 COMMUNITY CHR. 36, Elmore City 18 MOORELAND 24, Fairview 16 FAIRLAND 32, Foyil 28 Gore 21, QUINTON 20 CORDELL 28, Hinton 27 Hominy 28, DRUMRIGHT 21 THOMAS 42, Hooker 7 Kiefer 44, BARNSDALL 7 WYNNEWOOD 35, Konawa 7 MORRISON 34, Mounds 16 Oklahoma Bible 35, CROSSINGS CHR. 28 REJOICE CHR. 32, Quapaw 20 Ringling 44, WILSON 12 STRATFORD 28, Rush Springs 21 TALIHINA 54, Savanna 8 CARNEGIE 35, Snyder 34 KETCHUM 28, Summit Christian 24 Texhoma 42, SAYRE 14 HEALDTON 22, Velma-Alma 20 Watonga 34, at OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 20 MINCO 42, Wayne 28 Class B Alex 58, MACOMB 8 Allen 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 WELEETKA 56, Arkoma 42 Caddo 42, HAILEYVILLE 20 GANS 38, Canadian 24 Cyril 40, STROTHER 14 WAURIKA 28, Geary 24 Maysville 50, MAUD 20 RINGWOOD 54, MERRITT 44 LAVERNE 56, Pioneer 6 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, CANTON 8 KEOTA 44, Porum 12 GARBER 36, South Coffeyville 28 SEILING 52, Turpin 6 DEPEW 34, Watts 22 Waukomis 54, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 24 OAKS 48, Webbers Falls 12 WELCH 34, Wesleyan Christian 24 DEWAR 54, Wetumka 42 DAVENPORT 44, Woodland 20 Class C Balko 56, BUFFALO 6 SASAKWA 32, Bokoshe 14 FOX 58, Bowlegs 12 BLUEJACKET 44, Copan 12 Corn Bible 38, SW COVENANT 28 Covington-Douglas 46, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 DC-Lamont 42, PRUE 20 RYAN 48, Gracemont 12 TIPTON 56, Grandfield 16 DUKE 28, Life Christian 20 Midway 48, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Rolla, Kan. 22 Sharon-Mutual 42, OKC PATRIOTS 18 Shattuck 56, TYRONE 6 MT. VIEW GOTEBO 48, Temple 20 Thackerville 54, CAVE SPRINGS 8 COYLE 56, Timberlake 30 CHEROKEE 58, Waynoka 6 MEDFORD 42, Wright Christian 20 Independent CASADY 31, Dallas St. Marks 28 IMMANUEL CHR. 42, Eagle Point Christian 28 HOLLAND HALL 28, Trinity Valley 24 Home team in CAPS
Sep 19, 2014
BELL, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.The patriarch, Don Spirit, who police say killed his daughter and his six grandchildren before committing suicide, served time a decade ago after he accidentally shot his son to death during a hunting trip. His daughter 28-year-old Sarah Lorraine Spirit was on...
Florida town knew shooter had troubled past
TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press | Sep 19, 2014BELL, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past. The patriarch, Don Spirit, who police say killed his daughter and his six grandchildren before committing suicide, served time a decade ago after he accidentally shot his son to death during a hunting trip. His daughter 28-year-old Sarah Lorraine Spirit was on probation at the time she was killed. Two men who fathered her slain children are locked up. Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz couldn't say Friday what may have led up to the shootings. Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on Thursday afternoon from his home to say that he might hurt himself or others. By the time a deputy arrived at his mobile home along a dirt road, Spirit had committed suicide. "There's still a lot of unanswered questions. There's going to be questions that we're never going to get answered," Schultz said. Bell, a town of some 500 people, is south of Tallahassee, west of Gainesville and about three hours north of Tampa. Unlike much of Florida, it's not known for theme parks or beaches or tourist spots. Here, large dairy farms dot the gently rolling hills and most people spend their free time dirt biking, hunting or fishing. It's common for residents to live in mobile homes on several acres, and Don Spirit was no different. Several hundred people were at the local high school football game Friday night, many wearing white in honor of the victims. Danielle Barry, 27, grew up in Bell, but now lives in a town about a half-hour away. She was a high school classmate of Sarah Spirit. "I got off work early to at least wear the white shirt and support everyone the best I could, she said, choking back tears. "Never live for tomorrow because tomorrow isn't promised." She said Sarah "was a really good girl, she had a lot of potential." It's unclear when Don Spirit first arrived in Bell. Criminal records show he was in the Tampa area in the mid- to late-1990s. There, he was charged with a variety of offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident involving death. The details of that case couldn't be obtained Friday. Schultz said Don Spirit couldn't legally have a gun because he had a felony record. Killed from gunshot wounds were Sarah Spirit and her children: Kaleb Kuhlmann, 11; Kylie Kuhlmann, 9; Johnathon Kuhlmann, 8; Destiny Stewart, 5; Brandon Stewart, 4; and Alanna Stewart, who was born in June. Schultz said they were found "all over the property." He wouldn't elaborate. According to Gilchrist County criminal records, Sarah Spirit was arrested Aug. 26 for violating her probation. It's unclear when she was released. In 2001, Don Spirit was convicted in a case where he accidentally shot and killed his 8-year-old son, Kyle, Sarah's younger brother. A 2003 story by the Orlando Sentinel said that on a walk through the woods with Kyle and an older son, Spirit pointed out rust on the muzzle of his rifle. The rifle fired, hitting Kyle in the head. Because of an earlier felony conviction for marijuana possession, Don Spirit couldn't legally possess a gun and spent nearly three years in prison. Kasey Hart, a friend of Sarah Spirit, said in a Facebook message to The Associated Press, that Sarah was a busy mom, who loved to laugh and watch comedies. "Her poor mother has lost her youngest son, oldest daughter and all her grandkids to her ex-husband," Hart said. Both of the men who fathered Sarah Spirit's children are locked up. Edward Kuhlman, who was the father of the three oldest children, is in state prison for a dozen burglary and grand theft charges. He was serving a 25-year sentence. James Stewart is in Levy County jail on a probation violation charge, according to online records. A message with the jail was not immediately returned. Property records show that Don Spirit has lived in the mobile home where he shot his family since at least 2006. The two-acre property is worth $20,000, according to the county property appraiser. Gilchrist County Schools Superintendent Rob Rankin said four of the children attended Bell Elementary School. They were enrolled in kindergarten, second grade, third grade and fifth grade. A teacher there said she put the children on a bus at 3 p.m. They were found dead at Spirit's home less than two hours later. Twenty-nine-year Bell resident Barbara Whiddon cried when asked about the killings at a convenience store. She said she knew some of the slain children. "If he was going to do something he should have done it to himself. Them babies is God's angels," he said. ___ Wides-Munoz reported from Miami
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., Mceachern Ga. vs. Lovejoy, Ga., ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Sept. 19
Sep 18, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Southmoore at Ed. Santa Fe, KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Norman North at Westmoore, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normannorthlive.com 7 p.m., Yukon at Deer Creek, KZLS-AM 1640/KTOK-AM 1000/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Broken Arrow at Tulsa Union, Cox 703 7 p.m., Mceachern Ga. vs. Lovejoy, Ga., ESPNU (Cox 253) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at Chi. Cubs, WGN (Cox 2) 7 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, FSPLUS (Cox 68) AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m., Formula One Practice, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 12:30 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 2 p.m., Truck Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Sprint Cup Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 5:30 p.m., Nationwide Series Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 7 p.m., ARCA, FS1 (Cox 67) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., UConn at South Florida, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 9 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 9 p.m., Colorado at Salt Lake, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 6 p.m., Mississippi at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 7:30 p.m., UCLA at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) SATURDAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Iowa at Pittsburgh, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Troy at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Bowling Green at Wisconsin, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., W. Illinois at Northwestern, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Maryland at Syracuse, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11 a.m., Old Dominion at Rice, FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m., Tulane at Duke, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2 p.m., UCO at Emporia State, KNAH-FM 99.7 2:30 p.m., Florida at Alabama, KWTV-9 (Cox 10)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., Texas A&M at SMU, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., N. Carolina at E. Carolina, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Virginia at BYU, ESPN (Cox 29) 2:30 p.m., Utah at Michigan, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Rutgers at Navy, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Nicholls St. at North Texas, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Cent. Michigan at Kansas, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Louisville at Florida Int., FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Texas State at Illinois, ESPNews (Cox 254) 3 p.m., Indiana at Missouri, SECN (Cox 275) 6 p.m., Mississippi St. at LSU, ESPN (Cox 29) 6 p.m., N. Illinois at Arkansas, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., App. State at S. Mississippi, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:30 p.m., Oklahoma at West Virginia, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KOKC-AM 1520 6:30 p.m., S. Carolina at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 7 p.m., Clemson at Florida State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Miami, Fla. at Nebraska, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/WWLS-AM 640 9:30 p.m., Oregon at Washington St., ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., S.D. State at Oregon St., FS1 (Cox 67) 9:30 p.m., La. Lafayette at Boise St., CBSS (Cox 249) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Detroit at Kansas City, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 8 p.m., Texas at L.A. Angels, FSOK (Cox 37)/KGHM-AM 1340 AUTO RACING 8 a.m., Formula One Qualifying, CNBC (Cox 41) 8 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) 9 p.m., Truck Series Qualifying, FS1 (Cox 67) 10:30 a.m., Sprint Cup Practice, FS1 (Cox 67) Noon, Truck Series, FS1 (Cox 67) 6:30 p.m., Nationwide Series, ESPNews (Cox 254) GOLF 7:30 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 6:30 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) BOXING 2 p.m., T. Mchunu vs. G. Wilson, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) MEN’S SOCCER 6:45 a.m., Queens Park vs. Stoke City, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11 a.m., West Ham vs. Liverpool, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 4 p.m., Whitecaps FC at Portland, NBCSN (Cox 251) 6:30 p.m., Seattle at New York, NBCSN (Cox 251) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Dallas at St. Louis, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, Houston at N.Y. Giants, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Indianapolis at Jacksonville, WWLS-AM 640 3:25 p.m., Denver at Seattle, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:20 p.m., Pittsburgh at Carolina, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/WWLS-FM 98.1 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m., Chi. White Sox at Tampa Bay, WGN (Cox 2) 1 p.m., Detroit at Kansas City, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/TBS (Cox 62) 2:30 p.m., Texas at L.A. Angels, FSOK (Cox 37) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at St. Louis, ESPN (Cox 29)/WWLS-AM 640 AUTO RACING 1 p.m., NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 7 a.m., Wales Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 1 p.m., Web.com Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 4 p.m., LPGA: Yokohama Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 7 p.m., Pacific Links, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 7:30 a.m., Leicester City vs. Man. United, CNBC (Cox 41) 11 a.m., Notre Dame at Virginia, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN’S SOCCER Noon, South Carolina at Auburn, SECN (Cox 275) 2 p.m., Vanderbilt at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) CANADIAN FOOTBALL Noon, Calgary at Montreal, ESPN2 (Cox 28)
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad will not play football for the Hurricanes this season, after his suspension from the university for a disciplinary matter was revealed Friday.As a private school and citing federal laws about protecting students' personal information, Miami officials did not disclose any specific reasons for the suspension. However, police records...
Miami loses DE Al-Quadin Muhammad for season
TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press | Sep 12, 2014CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad will not play football for the Hurricanes this season, after his suspension from the university for a disciplinary matter was revealed Friday. As a private school and citing federal laws about protecting students' personal information, Miami officials did not disclose any specific reasons for the suspension. However, police records show that Muhammad was alleged to have struck a former Miami student and roommate three times in an altercation after the Hurricanes' spring game on April 12. The incident was reported to police five days after that game as an aggravated battery and referred to the State Attorney's Office for further review, though court records do not show any charges ever being filed. The Hurricanes did not play Muhammad in either of their first two games this season — a deliberate decision given his uncertain status with the university. If Muhammad had appeared even for a single play, he would have lost a full year of eligibility. Muhammad was allowed to practice while university officials worked through their decision-making process. "He's sorely missed," Miami coach Al Golden said earlier this week. "He's a great kid. He's one of our leaders. He's a competitor. So, again, it's a difficult situation." A university spokeswoman only confirmed Friday that Muhammad is no longer enrolled for the fall semester. Miami defines such a suspension as a "complete separation from the university." Muhammad cannot attend classes until the suspension is lifted after the fall term. He had eight tackles and two sacks in 13 games last season. The native of Irvington, New Jersey, was a highly regarded recruit from perennial high school power Don Bosco Prep.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU defensive back Dwayne Thomas doesn't hesitate to run his mouth on the field.If his early season play is a sign of things to come, opposing receivers may tire of the sound of his voice.Thomas has emerged as the 10th-ranked Tigers' second-leading tackler through LSU's opening two games and snagged his first-career interception last Saturday night when he hauled in an...
No. 10 LSU DB Thomas hoping to fulfill promise
BRETT MARTEL, Associated Press | Sep 11, 2014BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU defensive back Dwayne Thomas doesn't hesitate to run his mouth on the field. If his early season play is a sign of things to come, opposing receivers may tire of the sound of his voice. Thomas has emerged as the 10th-ranked Tigers' second-leading tackler through LSU's opening two games and snagged his first-career interception last Saturday night when he hauled in an overthrown flea-flicker against Sam Houston State. The 2012 recruit from one of New Orleans' powerhouse high school programs saw the early part of his career derailed by groin injuries, but now is starting to look more like the play-making force in the secondary LSU thought it was getting all along. "Coming out this season, starting off strong, being out there more and knowing the entire defense, I just feel comfortable, getting back to my normal self and just playing football, having fun out there with the other 10 guys," Thomas said this week. "Knowing the defense makes it easier for me now, now that I can just see everything, do my job and plays are just coming to me now." Thomas still hasn't cracked the starting lineup yet, but he's rotating in regularly at safety, a position LSU moved him to in the spring after he'd began his career primarily at cornerback. The change has caused a spike in production. He had five tackles in LSU's season opener at Wisconsin, and added seven tackles last weekend. His 12 tackles are more than he had all of last season, when he was only getting on the field as the "dime" back in six-defensive back formations. "At safety this past spring it came natural to me to have a knack for the ball in the air, or to come down on the running backs, fill the gaps," Thomas said. "It seems easier to me." Thomas was an All-State player and widely rated as a four-star cornerback recruit coming out of O. Perry Walker High School, which has since merged with nearby L.B. Landry High School in the Algiers section of New Orleans, right across the Mississippi River from downtown. As a freshman at LSU, he was eager to learn from former Heisman Trophy candidate and current Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. Although Mathieu wound up leaving the Tigers just before that season because of failed drug tests, Thomas practiced with him enough to learn some lessons that he takes on the field now. "Play fast, play smart, learn your plays and be a ball hawk and an animal out there on the field," Thomas said in summarizing Mathieu's advice. "Talk trash if you want to. Talk trash if you have to. If that's going to bring up your game, be out there making noise. Talk to your opponents, let them know you're here." Because of connections both through high school and LSU, Thomas has become acquainted with a number of NFL players from whom he's constantly seeking to learn. He has spent parts of his offseason working out with New York Giants defensive back Corey Webster, a former LSU star who often returns to Baton Rouge. From White, Thomas said he learned to take his post-workout recovery more seriously, so he would feel ready to work even harder the next day. His relationships with New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis and Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace goes back to when he was a ball boy at O. Perry Walker for former coach Frank Wilson, who is now the running backs coach at LSU. Lewis and Wallace were Walker teammates then. They've since paid periodic visits to their old high school program, working with younger players. Among them was Thomas, who tried covering Wallace on a post route before heading off to his first fall camp at LSU. It was a humbling experience. "He accelerated away from me," Thomas recalled. Still, Lewis saw a lot of potential in Thomas, and still does. "I'm very proud of him, just to watch him come from the park to Walker to where he is now," Lewis said this week after a Saints practice in New Orleans. "That's a guy who works extremely hard. His skills are amazing. ... He'll be on this (NFL) level and I'm just waiting on him with open arms."
Sep 11, 2014
Oklahoma’s Saturday home game against Tennessee will be a huge recruiting weekend for the Sooners. Here’s a look at the players who are expected to make official visits.
Oklahoma football: A look at the recruits expected to visit for Saturday's game against Tennesseee
BY RYAN ABER | Sep 11, 2014Oklahoma’s Saturday home game against Tennessee will be a huge recruiting weekend for the Sooners. Here’s a look at the players who are expected to make official visits. Plenty of players are expected to make unofficial visits including 2016 quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Jarrett Guarantano, who have both been offered; Midwest City defensive end Demikal Harrison; Missouri City (Texas) cornerback Kendall Sheffield; Broken Arrow offensive lineman Rowby Frederick; Norman North running back Quan Hogan; former OU commit Josh Wariboko-Alali of Casady and his brother Max; and Sooners commits Kenneth Mann, Marquise Overton and Austin Seibert. Another 2016 prospect who is expected to visit is Baltimore St. Frances defensive end Rahshaun Smith. Pat Allen OT, 6-4, 285, Reistertown (Md.) Franklin Allen is a Georgia commit but has visits lined up to Michigan, Tennessee and Arkansas as well before closing his official visits with the Bulldogs in mid-November. Jamal Danley OT, 6-5, 305, Olive Branch, Miss. (East Mississippi C.C.) The four-star tackle could be close to pulling the trigger but also has visits scheduled to Mississippi State and Florida. Rickey DeBerry LB, 6-2, 246, Richmond (Va.) Atlee The four-start outside linebacker will be at Alabama next week and also plans to visit Tennessee and Texas A&M. Bobby Evans OT, 6-5, 270, Allen, Texas Evans, whose brother Tay is a freshman linebacker with the Sooners and whose father played basketball for OU, has been committed since July 2013. Neville Gallimore DT, 6-3, 303, St. Catharines, Ontario (Canada Prep Football Academy) Gallimore’s offers include Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan State, Florida and Florida State among many others. The Sooners already have one Canadian on their roster — offensive lineman Josiah St. John. Kahlil Haughton S, 6-1, 178, Waco (Texas) Midway The Sooners are primarily battling Arkansas, Baylor, Duke and Texas Tech for the three-star prospect. John Humphrey WR, 6-0, 160, League City (Texas) Clear Falls Humphrey originally committed to Baylor but flipped to the Sooners in early August after weeks of speculation. Keisean Lucier-South LB, 6-4, 211, Orange (Calif.) Lutheran The five-star outside linebacker also plans to visit Michigan and Oregon and also has Florida and nearby UCLA high on his list. P.J. Mbanasor CB, 6-1, 180, Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson The four-star from the same high school as OU freshman Samaje Perine committed to the Sooners in June. Cassius Peat LB, 6-4, 235, Tempe (Ariz.) Corona Del Sol Tim Kish has the Sooners in the mix for the outside linebacker who is also considering Michigan State, Texas A&M, Oregon, UCLA and hometown Arizona State. Martinas Rankin OT, 6-4, 295, Mendenhall, Miss. (Gulf Coast C.C.) The three-star is expected to graduate at semester and enroll at either OU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Louisville or Kentucky in January. Justin Reid S, 6-2, 193, Geismar (La.) Dutchtown Reid’s brother is former LSU All-American and current San Francisco 49ers star Eric Reid. Ykili Ross CB, 6-1, 183, Riverside (Calif.) Poly The four-star also has visits scheduled to Notre Dame and Miami and is expected to make his announcement at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January. Will Sunderland S, 6-2, 186, Midwest City The four-star, one of the state’s top recruits this season, plans to visit Ohio State in late November when the Buckeyes host Michigan. BY RYAN ABER
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 9, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville freshman running back L.J. Scott is "used to playing up."He played youth football with 12-year-olds at 8 before being sent to play with 10-year-olds after he was found to be too young. Scott also started on his high school's varsity team as a freshman.Now he seems up for the challenge again.Scott ran for 126 yards in Saturday night's game against FCS-level...
L.J. Scott emerges RB option for No. 21 Cardinals
GARY B. GRAVES, Associated Press | Sep 9, 2014LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville freshman running back L.J. Scott is "used to playing up." He played youth football with 12-year-olds at 8 before being sent to play with 10-year-olds after he was found to be too young. Scott also started on his high school's varsity team as a freshman. Now he seems up for the challenge again. Scott ran for 126 yards in Saturday night's game against FCS-level Murray State. He carried the ball 11 times and had a short touchdown in Louisville's 66-21 rout, helping the No. 21 Cardinals (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference amass 325 yards on the ground. Most importantly, Scott showed he can add running back depth for Louisville as the Cardinals travel to Virginia (1-1, 0-0) on Saturday. Scott had just three carries for two yards in the season opener against Miami. But now he is the ACC rookie of the week, saying the game against Murray State was "an opportunity to get my feet wet, to get acclimated to the speed of the game. It was a great team to really have my college debut against." The game showcased the potential of Scott and sophomore Brandon Radcliff (15 carries, 97 yards, 2 TDs) to pick up the slack for senior Dominique Brown on the depth chart. Though Brown's career bests of 33 carries for 143 yards against the Hurricanes showed his durability, Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino sought contributions from other backs so he won't have to carry that much. The coach made a point of trying to use Scott when it mattered and the 6-foot, 228-pounder delivered on his first carry by sweeping around left end for a 68-yard run. He capped the drive with a 1-yard TD run five plays later. "It was really good to see him run hard, run fast," Petrino said after the game. "We've seen that all spring and in practice. ... We're certainly going to need him." How much Scott and Radcliff will play against the Cavaliers is unclear, but the Cardinals have two more options along with speedy Corvin Lamb. Senior Michael Dyer could also play after missing the first two games with an injured thigh. Even better for Petrino is knowing his backs can be explosive. "I like the way we're running the football," Petrino said Monday. "I think we're running it with some power, we're running it when we have to run the ball." The only running back in Louisville's 2014 recruiting class, Scott was rated one of Ohio's top prospects after rushing for more than 1,000 yards as a senior at Marion's Harding High School. But he started as a ninth-grader, just part of a career that has often matched him against older players — and excelling. "It's definitely a big thing in my household to hold yourself in a mature manner, out in public, on the field and in all aspects of life," said Scott, who enrolled at Louisville in January. "As far as not being a freshman, I don't think of it as not being a freshman. I just think of it as going out there and handling my business." ___ Associated Press freelance writer Josh Abner contributed to this report.
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 2, 2014
Labor Day came and went with one football game for American consumption. Miami at Louisville. The day before, a perfectly fine Sunday, offered two games above the I-AA level. SMU at Baylor and Utah State at Tennessee. And the NFL was nowhere to be found. Pro football chooses to start its season on the Thursday […]
Hey, NFL, give us some Labor Day football
Berry Tramel | Sep 2, 2014[img url=https://blog.newsok.com/dittocontent/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/russell-wilson.jpg]3375905[/img] Labor Day came and went with one football game for American consumption. Miami at Louisville. The day before, a perfectly fine Sunday, offered two games above the I-AA level. SMU at Baylor and Utah State at Tennessee. And the NFL was nowhere to be found. Pro football chooses to start its season on the Thursday after Labor Day, and I wish someone could offer a good explanation why. The NFL, which tries to sear itself into the consciousness of every American sports fan virtually the entire year, gives up Labor Day weekend for the colleges to kick off in relative solitude. As Seinfeld learned when told that Nana had a pony in the Old Country before immigrating to America, “it makes no sense.” The NFL long has bartered with its players about a possible 18-game regular season schedule. That’s unnecessary. The NFL doesn’t need an 18-game season. It needs an 18-week season. The NFL’s television networks don’t need more games, they need more telecast windows. That’s why the NFL this season is going to a full slate of Thursday night games. Pro football is not a regional sport. Folks in South Carolina will watch much more than just the Panthers. Fans in Oklahoma will watch much more than just the Cowboys. Fans in Maine will watch much more than just the Patriots. Fans in Wyoming will watch much more than just the Broncos. Fans all over the country will watch any NFL game. Which means the NFL should look to create more broadcast windows. And that’s what an extra week of the season would do. Each team could get two bye weeks, giving it 18 weeks to get in the 16 games. And adding the Labor Day weekend could even produce more windows; the traditional Thursday night opener, followed by a possible Friday night game (most high schools don’t play before Labor Day), the round of Sunday games and the possibility of a Labor Day tripleheader. Play three games on Labor Day. Early afternoon, late afternoon, night. Or mimic the traditional Monday night opening doubleheader and play one afternoon game, one 6 p.m. Central kickoff and then a 9:15 p.m. Central kickoff from the West Coast. The NFL leaves the prime holiday slot to colleges. Historically, television ratings for football over Labor Day have not been great. But that was from a different time, when sports didn’t row the boat for television advertising. That has changed, with DVR and Netflix and every other technological advancement that has changed the viewing habits of America. Now, a Viking-Bengal game is gold, because people will watch it live, and the same can’t be said of much anything else on television. Think about the NFL product. It is among the treasured brands in American commerce. Some weeks, 16 games are contested yet only five viewing windows are available in the typical market. Expand those windows, and America will watch. The consumers will be pleased, the advertisers will be pleased, the networks will be pleased. Give us more football, NFL. Starting with Labor Day weekend.
DE Frank Alexander (Carolina): Suspended the first four games after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Alexander, a 2012 fourth-round pick, has been a backup in the Panthers’ defensive-line rotation. Alexander has compiled 33 tackles in 28 games, including 3 1/2 sacks. QB Sam Bradford (St. Louis): The former No. 1 overall pick’s career in the crosshairs after he suffered another torn...
Former Sooners in the NFL: A look at ex-OU players on NFL rosters and those who didn't make the cut
BY MIKE BALDWIN | Aug 30, 2014DE Frank Alexander (Carolina): Suspended the first four games after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, Alexander, a 2012 fourth-round pick, has been a backup in the Panthers’ defensive-line rotation. Alexander has compiled 33 tackles in 28 games, including 3 1/2 sacks. QB Sam Bradford (St. Louis): The former No. 1 overall pick’s career in the crosshairs after he suffered another torn ACL injury in preseason. Bradford has notched stats (11,065 yards, 58.6 percent completion rate, 59-to-38 touchdown-to-interception ratio), that indicate he could still develop into an NFL franchise quarterback if the Putnam North product can stay healthy. WR Justin Brown (Pittsburgh): Darrius Heyward-Bey’s strong camp showing made it tough for Brown to make the 53-man roster, but he made it. On the Steelers’ practice squad last season, Brown at some point could get an opportunity to work his way onto the field. WR Ryan Broyles (Detroit): For the second straight year the NCAA’s all-time leading receptions leader was forced to overcome a major injury, this time a ruptured Achilles tendon. A second-round pick in 2012, Broyles has been limited to 16 games, but the Norman product led the Lions in receiving in preseason, further proof he can contribute when healthy. Last year, he played in only 10 games but had 22 catches. S Quinton Carter (Denver): Trying to rebound from two lost seasons because of a knee injury, Carter played well his rookie season but must prove he’s healthy to play a key role. Carter started 12 games his rookie season (2011) and compiled 49 tackles his first two seasons before the knee injury led to a lengthy rehabilitation. OG Chris Chester (Washington): Entering his ninth season, the former second-round pick has started 95 games, including all 48 games the past three seasons. Chester returns to his right guard slot, one of the Hogs assigned to protect QB Robert Griffin III. CB: Aaron Colvin (Jacksonville): Sidelined by a knee injury, the Owasso product was placed on the non-football injury list. Colvin is prohibited from practicing or playing the first six weeks and must be activated by Week 11 to play his rookie season. TE Jermaine Gresham (Cincinnati): In four seasons, the Ardmore product has compiled 218 receptions for 2,262 yards and 19 touchdowns. Playing in a two-tight end package last season, Gresham hauled in 46 passes for 458 yards and four TDs. But the Bengals keep adding quality tight ends — Tyler Eifert last year, Ryan Hewitt this season. TE James Hanna (Dallas): A sixth-round pick two years ago, Hanna has solidified a roster spot as the Cowboys’ No. 3 tight end. In his first two seasons, Hanna has hauled in 20 catches and serves as an extra blocker in short-yardage situations. CB Demontre Hurst (Chicago): The Bears are loaded with talented cornerbacks, but Hurst played well enough to make the 53-man roster after spending a year on the practice squad. Hurst could eventually work his way into Chicago’s nickel package. S Tony Jefferson (Arizona): Proving he should have been drafted in the third or fourth round, Jefferson will be the Cardinals’ starting strong safety entering the season. As a rookie, Jefferson played in all 16 games, including two starts. He compiled 24 tackles. OT Lane Johnson (Philadelphia): The fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft, Johnson will miss the first four games for testing positive for a banned substance. Johnson started all 16 games his rookie season and was an All-Rookie selection, but he won’t be eligible to return until Oct. 5. QB Landry Jones (Pittsburgh): OU’s all-time leading passer, a fourth-round pick in 2013, Jones started the Steelers’ preseason finale but failed to lead Pittsburgh on a scoring drive. Jones, though, held onto his tenuous roster spot as the No. 3 quarterback after completing 57-of-110 passes for 572 yards with two TDs and four interceptions the past two years in preseason games. OG Davin Joseph (St. Louis): The Rams signed the veteran O-lineman, who appeared in 100 games, including 99 starts, the past seven years with Tampa Bay. The two-time Pro Bowler is embracing the fresh start in a team that’s trying to take the next step despite losing Sam Bradford. LB Travis Lewis (Detroit): A reserve, Lewis has appeared in 25 games his first two seasons. Lewis primarily has been relegated to special teams duties, compiling only nine tackles. OT Phil Loadholt (Minnesota): A second-round pick in 2009, the Vikings’ right tackle has started 78 games his first five seasons, missing only two games. Scouts graded him at a Pro-Bowl level last season but he wasn’t named to the squad. He still has three years left on a $25 million extension. LB Curtis Lofton (New Orleans): Ranked in the top 10 among all NFL players for tackles the past five seasons, Lofton begins his seventh season, his third with the Saints. The Kingfisher product compiled 125 tackles last season and has 740 in his career. DT Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay): The third overall pick in the 2010 draft, McCoy turned in a Pro Bowl season. Ranked as one of the top players in the NFL regardless of position, the Southeast High School product collected 50 tackles and 9 1/2 sacks, a breakthrough season that established McCoy an elite defensive tackle. DT Stacy McGee (Oakland): Coming off a solid rookie season, the Muskogee product compiled 15 tackles in 15 games last season that included five starts. McGee will back up veteran Antonio Smith, who signed with Oakland, but the 2013 sixth-round pick is entrenched on the depth chart. FB Trey Millard (San Francisco): A seventh-round draft pick, Millard was placed on the injured reserve list, still working his way back from a knee injury he suffered while in college. RB DeMarco Murray (Dallas): Injuries have always been the key variable. Murray played in 14 games last season to rush for a career high 1,121 yards and seven touchdowns. He also compiled 53 receptions to develop into a two-way threat. He’s missed eight games his first three seasons, but when healthy he’s rushed for 2,681 yards. LB Corey Nelson (Denver): A seventh-round pick, Nelson seized an opportunity when injuries mounted in camp and made the Broncos’ 53-man roster as a weakside linebacker who will also play a key role on special teams. RB Adrian Peterson (Minnesota): After becoming the 28th running back in NFL history to reach 10,000 career yards rushing, Peterson this season can move into the top 15 all-time, leapfrogging names like John Riggins and O.J. Simpson. Entering his eighth season, Peterson rushed for 1,266 yards in 14 games last season. WR Jalen Saunders (NY Jets): The fourth-round pick is one of three receivers the Jets drafted, all fighting for roster spots in addition to several young receivers invited to camp. OT Donald Stephenson (Kansas City): After serving as a backup his first two seasons, Stephenson inherited the starting right tackle job but then was given a suspension for failing the NFL’s substance abuse policy. In his two seasons in his hometown, Stephenson has appeared in all 32 games with the Chiefs, including 14 starts. WR Kenny Stills (New Orleans): A fifth-round pick, Stills was a steal. A big-play threat, Stills hauled in 32 catches his rookie season. His 20.0 yards-per-catch average led the NFL. After a solid debut, Stills is in the starting lineup opposite veteran Marques Colston. No longer limited to third-down snaps, Stills could have a breakout season. P Tress Way (Washington): After being cut by the Bears, Way hooked up with Washington and won its punting job, for now. In the preseason, he had an impressive showing with four punts for a 45.3-yard average and a 43.3-yard net over the final two preseason games. RB Damien Williams (Miami): The rookie earned the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller, beating out veteran Daniel Thomas, the K-State product whose career is now in limbo. OT Trent Williams (Washington): The fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, Williams is entrenched as the Redskins starting left tackle after developing into one of the best “blind side” blockers in the NFL. Selected to the Pro Bowl, Williams has started 55 games for the Redskins, including all 32 games the past two seasons. OU players who were cut WR Lacolton Bester (Houston): Among eight receivers battling for five roster spots, Bester recorded only one reception in preseason but a strong camp showing could land him a spot on the practice squad after he was one of the Texans final cuts. OT Cory Brandon (Arizona): In his fourth season, with his third team, Brandon was on the Bears’ practice squad two years ago and was briefly activated without appearing in a game. He signed with the Cardinals and hopes to be re-signed to the practice squad. RB Brennan Clay (Denver): The unrestricted free agent caused a stir in camp with his trash talking and all-out, physical style but was cut. It was a tough roster to crack with Monte Ball entrenched as the starter backed up by Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. LB Keenan Clayton (Arizona): Originally a fourth-round pick by Philadelphia, Clayton compiled 48 career tackles in 36 games in three seasons with the Eagles and Raiders. He wasn’t on an active NFL roster last season but was trying to revive his career with the Cardinals. RB Roy Finch (New England): After an up-and-down career with the Sooners, Finch had a strong training camp. He didn’t make the final roster but has a good shot to be re-signed to the Patriots practice squad. CB Jamell Fleming (Jacksonville): In his second season with the Jaguars, after two seasons with the Cardinals, Fleming faced stiff competition for one of the final two backup cornerback vacancies and wasn’t beaten out for the final vacancy. CB Dominique Franks (Baltimore): He played in only 13 defensive snaps last season with the Falcons, but because of injuries he seized an opportunity in his first Ravens training camp. With cornerback Aaron Ross out for the season the Ravens’ depth has taken a hit. He was cut but the former fifth-round pick could resurface with the Ravens. C Gabe Ikard (Tennessee): An undrafted free agent, the McGuinness product was competing for a shot on the 53-man roster but was waived after suffering a knee injury. OT Bronson Irwin (Houston): The undrafted rookie signed late in the summer with the Texans and lasted until the final cut on Saturday which could be a sign the Mustang product will be re-signed to the Texans’ practice squad on Sunday. DE David King (Cincinnati): He spent part of last season on the Bengals’ practice squad, which puts him back in the competition for a roster spot but once again failed to make the 53-man roster. Another season on the practice squad would allow him to stay in the mix if he’s resigned by the Bengals on Sunday. WR Jaz Reynolds (Tennessee): An undrafted free agent, Reynolds is one of a dozen receivers in camp. He was a long shot to grab one of the five or six receiver spots but is still hoping to land a practice roster spot. DT Casey Walker (Carolina): An undrafted free agent, Walker spent most of last seasons on the Panthers’ practice squad. He was cut on Saturday but once again should land a spot on the practice squad, hoping to eventually join former OU teammate Frank Alexander in the Panthers’ D-line rotation.
Aug 30, 2014
Because Charles Clay stuck to his guns and was willing to play at a lower-profile school, the former University of Tulsa standout has developed into one of the NFL’s most versatile tight ends.
Why Dolphins tight end Charles Clay credits Tulsa and Gus Malzahn for his versatility
By Mike Baldwin | Aug 30, 2014Because Charles Clay stuck to his guns and was willing to play at a lower-profile school, the former University of Tulsa standout has developed into one of the NFL’s most versatile tight ends. The Little Rock (Ark.) product was never highly recruited, but Miami and a few other colleges offered a scholarship if he would play linebacker or safety. Clay felt his best attributes were on the offensive side. Following a remarkable TU career that flew under the radar, Clay last season was one of only 10 NFL tight ends to accumulate more than 750 receiving yards. “We’re very fortunate to have a player like Charles Clay, we really are,” said Dolphins coach Joe Philbin. “He can do so much. He catches the ball well and has a little slip-and-slide to him. He can blow by a guy or cut underneath him and go over the top. He’s got a little shake. He can do a lot.” Three years ago, Clay had to sweat out the day NFL teams are required to trim the roster to 53 players. When cut-down arrived on Saturday, Clay’s role was more than secure. He is viewed as one of the Miami Dolphins’ top weapons, a player they make sure to include in every game plan, a role he began to embrace at Tulsa. “(Current Auburn coach) Gus Malzahn was our offensive coordinator that first season,” Clay said. “He asked me what position I wanted to play. I told him I just wanted to contribute but I’d like to have the ball come my way at least a couple of times a game.” The ball came Clay’s way dozens of times. He finished his career with 189 receptions for 2,544 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also compiled 179 rushing attempts for 911 yards, a solid 5.1 yards-per-carry average. “From Day 1, Coach Malzahn was really big on, ‘The more you can do the better it is for you and the team,’” Clay said. “I played a lot of different positions that year, which has really helped me in the NFL.” Clay even played some defense at Tulsa. He appeared in 53 games with the Golden Hurricane and made 43 starts, at times playing tailback, fullback, wide receiver, tight end, linebacker, defensive end and was TU’s “Wildcat quarterback.” The vast majority of his snaps were on offense, but it was his versatility that convinced the Dolphins he was worth taking a flyer on with a sixth-round pick in the 2011 draft. “He’s one of those players who’s one of the hardest-working guys on the team,” Philbin said. “Football is very important to him. You can’t have enough players like that on your team. Plus, he’s got good skills. He’s a hard guy to cover.” Because he’s hard to cover, the Dolphins will constantly move Clay around the field to exploit mismatches on a safety or linebacker. During the offseason, Philbin hired Philadelphia quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor to be Miami’s offensive coordinator. Lazor, 41, is implementing some of the wide-open plays he learned last year under Eagles coach Chip Kelly. “I’m very excited about Charles,” Lazor said. “I’ve been around a lot of good ones in this league and I think Charles is a very sudden player. There are a lot of pictures of him on video last year where when he got matched up inside that allowed him to use his explosiveness and quickness.” Last season, Clay compiled 69 receptions for 759 yards and six touchdowns. This season, those numbers could improve under Lazor. “We want to open up the world and give him even more things to do,” Lazor said. “We want to utilize his speed, his explosiveness. Because he’s not as big as some guys he’s shown a willingness to stick his face in there which will allow us to play him so many different places.” Clay said TU coaches stressing versatility forced him to expand the way he studied game film. “It was huge when they told me to not master one thing but try to learn to do a lot of different things,” Clay said. “I feel fortunate to have so many people help along the way. My first year here I learned so much from Dustin Keller, a veteran. I’ve had a lot of great coaches. I’ve always tried to pick everyone’s brains.” Clay was a running back in high school. He still gets a few carries. Last year he had seven rushing attempts for the Dolphins, including one touchdown run. Convinced offense was his best shot at living out his dream of playing in the NFL, Clay said he knew his first season at Tulsa he had made the right choice. “Since I was 6 years old I always was telling my mom that I wanted to be a professional football player,” Clay said. “That day the Dolphins called and told me they had drafted me, it’s an amazing feeling. I was kind of speechless when they called.” Entering his fourth NFL season, Clay said he’s grateful he ended up at Tulsa. “It started there,” Clay said. “For some reason coaches like to move me around. It can be kind of fun, knowing the next play you might be playing in a completely different spot. And as Coach Malzahn said, the more things you can do the better.”
Aug 27, 2014
MEET THE COMMITTEE — A look at the 13 members of the College Football Playoff committee, their backgrounds and their qualifications.
College Football Playoff: The background and biases of the men and woman who will decide
BY BERRY TRAMEL | Aug 27, 2014BARRY ALVAREZ * Age: 67 * Current job: Wisconsin athletic director * Hometown: Langeloth, Pa. * Alma mater: Nebraska * Former jobs: Wisconsin head coach, Notre Dame assistant coach, Iowa assistant coach and high school coach in Iowa and Nebraska. * Qualifications: The father of a program. Alvarez turned Wisconsin into a nationally-relevant program. * Regional bias: An upper Midwest man all the way. MICHAEL GOULD * Age: 60 * Current job: Retired Lieutenant General. * Hometown: Kent, Ohio * Alma mater: Air Force Academy, Webster University * Former jobs: Air Force officer. * Qualifications: Fresh perspective, as an administrator of a regal institution but no ties to big-time college football. * Regional bias: Nothing discernible. Air Force is a national institution. PAT HADEN * Age: 61 * Current job: Southern Cal athletic director * Hometown: La Puente, Calif. * Alma mater: Southern Cal, Loyola (Calif.) Law School, Oxford University * Former jobs: Director of companies with Riordan, Lewis & Harden, a private equity firm; football analyst with NBC, CBS, Fox and TNT; Los Angeles Rams quarterback. * Qualifications: TV work allowed Haden to see college football all over the nation. * Regional bias: Hard to imagine anyone more tied to one area than Haden to California. TOM JERNSTEDT * Age: 68 * Current job: Retired * Hometown: Carlton, Ore. * Alma mater: Oregon * Former jobs: NCAA director of events, NCAA executive vice president, Oregon administration. * Qualifications: As well as anyone on Earth, knows how championships are supposed to work. * Regional bias: Virtually none. Forty years in the NCAA will make a guy respectful of all, fan of none. JEFF LONG * Age: 53 * Current job: Arkansas athletic director * Hometown: Kettering, Ohio * Alma mater: Ohio Wesleyan, Miami-Ohio * Former jobs: Pitt AD, OU associate AD, Eastern Kentucky AD, Virginia Tech associate AD, Michigan administration, Rice assistant coach, Duke assistant coach, North Carolina State assistant coach. * Qualifications: Worked in football and athletics all over the country. * Regional bias: If Long isn’t beholding to the SEC, he better get that way quick. In case you haven’t noticed, provincialism is a requirement to work in the South. OLIVER LUCK * Age: 54 * Current job: West Virginia athletic director * Hometown: Cleveland * Alma mater: West Virginia, Texas * Former jobs: CEO of Houston Sports Authority, which oversees that city's major-league venues; commissioner of NFL Europe; general manager of World League of American football teams; practicing attorney in Germany. * Qualifications: A premier athlete, now an administrator and a really smart guy. Hard to ask for more. * Regional bias: A Big 12 man, you would think, but his son quarterbacked Stanford, so Luck is more diversified than most. ARCHIE MANNING * Age: 65 * Current job: Motivational speaker and public relations and consulting for a variety of companies in New Orleans and nationally. * Hometown: Drew, Miss. * Alma mater: Ole Miss * Former jobs: NFL quarterback with the Saints, Oilers and Vikings. * Qualifications: A football icon for going on 50 years and a man of unquestioned character. * Regional bias: The embodiment of the ideal Southern gentleman. No Yankee blood here. TOM OSBORNE * Age: 77 * Current job: Retired * Hometown: Hastings, Neb. * Alma mater: Hastings College, Nebraska * Former jobs: Nebraska athletic director, U.S. congressman, Nebraska assistant and head coach, NFL receiver with the Redskins and 49ers. * Qualifications: As great a coach as God ever made, plus a U.S. Congressman, for what that’s worth. * Regional bias: Nobody’s ever been more Nebraskan, but the real bias is, Dr. Tom is not too partial to the University of Texas. DAN RADAKOVICH * Age: 56 * Current job: Clemson athletic director * Hometown: Monaca, Pa. * Alma mater: Indiana (Pa.), Miami (Fla.) * Former jobs: Georgia Tech AD, LSU associate AD, American University AD, South Carolina associate AD, Long Beach State associate AD, Miami administration. * Qualifications: Administrator at many schools, large and small. * Regional bias: An ACC man, of course, but a man who worked at South Carolina and eventually was hired by Clemson must have some scruples. CONDOLEEZZA RICE * Age: 59 * Current job: Stanford professor of political science * Hometown: Denver * Alma mater: University of Denver, Notre Dame * Former jobs: U.S. Secretary of State, Stanford provost, Soviet expert on the U.S. National Security Council, Stanford professor. * Qualifications: Deciding between UCLA and Ohio State would seem to be no big deal after you’ve helped bring down the Iron Curtain. MIKE TRANGHESE * Age: 69 * Current job: Retired * Hometown: Springfield, Mass. * Alma mater: St. Michael's College * Former jobs: Big East commissioner, Big East administration, Providence administration, American International College administration. * Qualifications: For more than 30 years, on the inside of major decisions on the athletic landscape. * Regional bias: Absolutely an Eastern man, but since this is football, who cares? STEVE WIEBERG * Age: 59 * Current job: Writer, editor, Kansas City public library * Hometown: Martinsburg, Mo. * Alma mater: Missouri * Former jobs: USA Today sportswriter, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader sportswriter, Mexico (Mo.) Ledger sportswriter. * Qualifications: A national college football writer for USA Today, which means he’s been thinking about these kinds of decisions far longer than anyone else on the committee. * Regional bias: A Missourian and a Big 12 insider, which in this day and age spreads the loyalties. TYRONE WILLINGHAM * Age: 59 * Current job: Retired * Hometown: Jacksonville, N.C. * Alma mater: Michigan State * Former jobs: Washington U. head coach, Notre Dame head coach, Stanford head coach, Minnesota Vikings assistant, Stanford assistant, Rice assistant, North Carolina State assistant, Michigan State assistant, Central Michigan assistant. * Qualifications: Coached under a huge microscope — Notre Dame’s first black coach. Should be able to handle the pressure of the committee. * Regional bias: Grew up on Tobacco Road, worked in the Midwest and the Pacific. Hard to see too much allegiance.
Aug 24, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brandin Bryant grew up hearing about the football exploits of his grandfather at Nebraska, and he dreamed of the day that he, too, would play at Memorial Stadium.His time comes Saturday, except he'll be wearing the blue and red of Florida Atlantic instead of the Cornhuskers' scarlet and cream.Bryant will begin his second season as a starting defensive lineman for the Owls...
Florida Atlantic opener at Neb special to Bryant
ERIC OLSON, Associated Press | Aug 24, 2014LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Brandin Bryant grew up hearing about the football exploits of his grandfather at Nebraska, and he dreamed of the day that he, too, would play at Memorial Stadium. His time comes Saturday, except he'll be wearing the blue and red of Florida Atlantic instead of the Cornhuskers' scarlet and cream. Bryant will begin his second season as a starting defensive lineman for the Owls on the same field where Charles Bryant in 1953 was among the first two African-Americans to letter for the Huskers since 1913. "When I walk out of the tunnel, he'll most likely be on my mind," Brandin said. "I'll try not to play with emotions. I'll try to get it all out of the way in the locker room. But it would be unavoidable not to think about him and what he meant." Brandin was 11 when Charles died in 2004. During an interview, Brandin recalled going to his grandparents' house and having Charles help him with homework, play tee ball with him in the backyard and just talk sports. "And he'd make me cut the grass over there all the time, too," Brandin said, laughing. Charles was a multisport star at South High School in Omaha in the late 1940s and early '50s. Nebraska didn't offer athletic scholarships to blacks at the time, so against the advice of family and friends he walked on in 1951. "There was an inertia within the black community in Omaha. The message was: 'Don't go there, you won't get a chance,' "Nebraska football historian Mike Babock said. "He went there and got a chance." Coach Bill Glassford put Charles on scholarship in 1952, and the offensive lineman received All-Big Seven honors in 1954 while helping lead the Huskers to the Orange Bowl against Duke. Brandin said his grandfather was humble about his athletic achievements and never complained about the abuse he and teammate Jon McWilliams sometimes endured because they were black. "This was before the civil rights movement, so you can imagine that," Brandin said. "At the 1955 Orange Bowl game in Miami, he had to stay at some person's house and sleep on the floor because he couldn't stay in the hotel with the team. He wasn't allowed to eat with the team and had to go to the colored section of restaurants. A lot of crazy stuff." Brandin played at North High in Omaha, earned honorable mention for all-state honors in 2010 and had hoped to go to Nebraska. The Huskers talked to him about possibly walking on, but their interest waned and he went to Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College for a year. Carl Pelini, the former Nebraska defensive coordinator, took over as head coach at Florida Atlantic in 2012 and signed Brandin. Bryant has played in all 24 games the past two seasons and was a key member of a defense that ranked 11th nationally last year. The Owls, with new coach Charlie Partridge, will be big underdogs against the 22nd-ranked Huskers. They were 6-6 last year, when Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis were forced out with four games left. Brandin said the importance of Saturday's game hit him while he was in Omaha in May visiting his grandma, Mollie Bryant, at the same house where he used to spend so much time with his grandpa. Charles Bryant's trophies and plaques are still prominently displayed, as is the scrapbook his grandma kept. "In terms of team and preparation, I like to take every game the same," Brandin said. "In terms of my family being there and coming home, yes, it is very special."
‘College GameDay’ to preview season at 10 a.m. Saturday
Media notes: Two 'College GameDay' analysts pick UCLA to win national title
By Mel Bracht | Aug 21, 2014Will there be a changing of the guard this season in college football? Two of ESPN’s “College GameDay” analysts have picked UCLA, a Pac 12 team, to win the first national championship under the new playoff system, according to an ESPN news release. Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard are previewing the season with a one-hour “College GameDay” special at 10 a.m. Saturday. Corso, Herbstreit and Howard selected only one SEC team to qualify for the semifinals. Short takes Jenks High School will be featured in new Weather Channel content series “Friday Night Lightning” on Sept. 12 in advance of its rivalry game against Tulsa Union. Producers plan to celebrate the best of high school football and will spotlight 12 towns in 12 weeks. Featured throughout the day will be game-time forecasts and human interest stories from football and weather-crazy towns. The series debuts Friday with Joplin, Mo. The recently launched SEC Network has added former Auburn coach Gene Chizik and former Georgia quarterback David Greene to its analyst roster. Chizik will be a studio analyst on Mondays and Tuesdays and Greene will host “Film Room” at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. ESPN’s college football schedule kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the new FCS Kickoff, pitting Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington. The ESPN High School Football Kickoff this weekend includes coverage of nine games, including No. 8 Miami Central (Fla.) vs. No. 7 Hoover (Ala.) at 11 a.m. Saturday on ESPN.
Aug 1, 2014
O’Neal was originally a tight end at Oklahoma State. He was moved to the defensive line by Week 5 of his sophomore season.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame: Leslie O'Neal's 'coming out party' came against No. 1 Nebraska
By John Helsley | Aug 1, 2014Leslie O’Neal played tight end much of his freshman season at Oklahoma State. Tight end. By Week 5 of his sophomore year in 1983, O’Neal was starting on the defensive line – against No. 1 Nebraska. “The coming out party for O’Neal,” said Pat Jones, who was OSU’s defensive coordinator at the time. O’Neal remembers it well. The week of the game, Cowboys coaches specially prepared O’Neal for the matchup with the Cornhuskers, the nation’s No. 1 team, a squad featuring Mike Rozier and Turner Gill and Irving Fryer and Dean Steinkuhler and already gracing a Sports Illustrated cover for routing Penn State in the season opener. “This was a Nebraska team that was supposed to just beat up on everybody,” O’Neal said. The Cowboys, and O’Neal in particular, weren’t up for a beating. “One of the coaches went out and got this guy who was over 300 pounds, was in the band or something,” O’Neal said. “And they got this guy to practice against me, so I would get accustomed to playing against these really big guys. “I went out and had a great game.” The Cowboys lost, although just 14-10, with Nebraska intercepting a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game. No team would play the Huskers tighter, until they lost 31-30 to Miami in an Orange Bowl Classic. And no Cowboy left a better impression on Nebraska than O’Neal, who launched an All-American and All-Pro career that October day in Stillwater, totaling 21 tackles from a tackle spot to spearhead OSU’s great defensive effort. Now 50, O’Neal will be recognized Monday when he’s inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. It’s been a long time since he left OSU as the 1986 first round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers. But O’Neal said the memories are good. And getting better. “It’s just a great honor,” O’Neal, who still makes his home in San Diego, said of the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame nod. “To me, it says that there are enough people who felt good about what I did as a football player at Oklahoma State. And I played at a level for which they want to honor me forever. And that’s the thing that makes it so phenomenal.” The Cowboys pulled O’Neal out of Arkansas, a premium recruit who was from the same high school as Jones – Little Rock Hall – although the connection played little part in process. “Butch Davis did a great job recruiting him,” said Jones, who will be O’Neal’s presenter Monday night. O’Neal weight just 218 pounds when he arrived at OSU, one reason he didn’t immediately settle on the defensive line. “He was a sleek guy who could run,” Jones said. But O’Neal grew. And so did his reputation, beginning with his own team. “He’s so smart,” Jones said. “And he was such a hard worker, in the same mold as (Thurman) Thomas and (Barry) Sanders and those guys, that elite type of athlete who is also smart and gifted. He got it. He was in great condition. “When he spoke, the rest of them listened, because they respected him. They respected his work habits and they respected his intellect.” Respect for O’Neal quickly expanded. He was voted All-Big Eight three straight years, 1983, ’84 and ’85, and was named Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year in ’84. He was a two-time All-American. O’Neal still holds the OSU record for sacks in a season (16) and career (34), despite playing at a time when rushing offenses ruled the conference. The No. 8 pick in the 1986 Draft, O’Neal was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and went on to make six Pro Bowl rosters during a 13-year career that included stints with the Rams and Chiefs, along with the Chargers. O’Neal’s 1321/2 career sacks still rank tied for 10th all-time in the NFL – tied with Lawrence Taylor. “The sacks are where you get the notoriety,” O’Neal said, “but to be honest I loved playing the run. You can go out and just play the run and make 10 tackles. I loved getting the passer, but I always prided myself on being able to play the pass and the run, too. Play every down. “It’s kind of a lost art.” O’Neal doesn’t get back to Stillwater often, yet he said he carries the best of memories for his time there. “Oh my goodness, it was great,” he said. “I had a great time. We didn’t have great success the first year, but then we turned it around and went to three straight bowls. “I’ve been back and seen the stadium changes, haven’t seen a game. I’m hoping to get back this year. It’s been so long, it would be nice to walk in there.” Back where the O’Neal legend began. OSU hasn’t been able to match up their best offenses and defenses often. The Cowboys have seemingly had one or the other. During O’Neal’s time, the offenses were solid, not sensational. But the defenses were some of the best in OSU history. A gauge: from 1983-85, Nebraska didn’t score a rushing touchdown against the Cowboys. And the Huskers ran, seemingly at will, on everybody. But not OSU. And not on that 1983 day in Stillwater, when Leslie O’Neal held his coming out party. The announcement came early, too, when he dropped Rozier for a 2-yard loss on Nebraska’s first play from scrimmage. And even as the Huskers took notice, eventually using center Mark Traynowicz and guard Harry Grimminger on regular double-teams, O’Neal kept charging, with 10 of his 21 tackles going unassisted. He finished with three tackles for losses, one sack and a fumble recovery. “What O’Neal did to them kind of became an epic on film,” Jones said. “I mean, that was probably the most I’d ever seen a Nebraska lineman abused. And with a good team. They were the best offensive team that had ever been in college. “It was a 14-10 game and they were lucky to beat us, with as good as they were. We were good. And that’s when we really started realizing how good we were defensively. “That was the first sign of what O’Neal was all about. And what he was to become.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto already has an athletic pedigree and a Big Apple appetite. The New York Mets think he's got a swing tailored to Citi Field, too.Selected 10th overall in last month's draft, Conforto signed with the Mets on Friday and was introduced at a news conference. The 21-year-old outfielder from Oregon State received a $2,970,800 bonus — the assigned value for his draft...
Mets sign top draft pick, OF Michael Conforto
MIKE FITZPATRICK, Associated Press | Jul 11, 2014NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto already has an athletic pedigree and a Big Apple appetite. The New York Mets think he's got a swing tailored to Citi Field, too. Selected 10th overall in last month's draft, Conforto signed with the Mets on Friday and was introduced at a news conference. The 21-year-old outfielder from Oregon State received a $2,970,800 bonus — the assigned value for his draft slot. Wearing No. 88, Conforto took batting practice on the field with the big league team before the opener of a three-game series against Miami. The Mets said he will start his professional career with Class A Brooklyn in the short-season New York-Penn League. "There's no feeling like it," Conforto said. "On the same field as people you used to idolize, it's a very, very cool feeling. I'm definitely cherishing this day." Conforto batted .345 with seven home runs and 56 RBIs in 59 games this year during his junior season with the Beavers. He was the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season and the first three-time All-American in school history. He also is a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the top college player in the United States, and the Golden Spikes Award, presented to the best amateur player in the country. Looking to complement their stable of touted young arms, the Mets have drafted position players with their past four first-round picks. They also grabbed promising catcher Kevin Plawecki at No. 35 overall in 2012. Amateur scouting director Tommy Tanous and the Mets like Conforto's plate discipline and left-handed stroke. They think his gap-to-gap approach suits their spacious ballpark. The 6-foot-2, 217-pound Conforto had a .504 on-base percentage this season, setting a school record with 55 walks, and a .547 slugging percentage. He batted .340 for his college career with 31 home runs and 179 RBIs in 182 games. "Michael was obviously very highly rated throughout baseball and extraordinarily high on our draft board. We were concerned that he might not be available to us at 10. Ecstatic that he was," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "From our point of view, his outstanding on-base approach as well as his left-handed swing and the power potential that he brings, sort of a natural fit for our organization and this ballpark." Still, it took a while for the Mets to get him signed. Represented by agent Scott Boras, Conforto completed his deal a week before the deadline for draftees who have not exhausted their college eligibility. "The one thing I would address at the outset, however, is the question of why it took so long," Alderson said. "And I think you only need to look at me on this end of the table and Scott Boras on the other end of the table to know that we're probably two of the more stubborn people in the game, and that whatever delay occurred had absolutely nothing to do with Michael." Conforto grew up in a Seattle suburb emulating Ken Griffey Jr.'s sweet swing. His mother, Tracie, was a gold medalist in solo and duet synchronized swimming in the 1984 Olympics and won silver in 1988. His father, Mike, played linebacker at Penn State under coach Joe Paterno in the late 1970s. On draft night, Conforto said his father's bad knees were one reason he chose baseball over football after he was a multisport star at Redmond High School in Washington. "If he's as good as everybody tells me, one of these days he's going to make a fortune. And that's because of the game of baseball," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "I'm anxious to see him play. I hope I get a chance to." Conforto said he's enjoyed visiting the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building during his first trip to New York. He and his father haven't missed a meal, either. "We've been eating a whole lot since we got here. We're Italian, and we've had some really good Italian food. Usually you can only get that from family back home," Conforto said. "I'm having a great time." Or, as his dad put it: "We've been eating our way through the city."
Wagner built the Wildcats into a perennial state tournament team, even with the school growing from Class 4A to 5A.
High school notebook: Ryan Wagner hired to coach PC North boys basketball team
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Jun 20, 2014After nine successful seasons at Piedmont, boys basketball coach Ryan Wagner is going to try to repeat that performance at Putnam City North. Wagner built the Wildcats into a perennial state tournament team, even with the school growing from Class 4A to 5A. He replaces Rick Harris at Putnam City North, who had held the job since 2007. Harris stepped down to have more time to watch his two children compete in college athletics. Wagner is excited for the opportunity that lies ahead with the 6A Panthers. “It’s a great school district, and the really big thing for me is that there’s a lot of tradition, a lot of pride in the athletic programs at Putnam City North,” Wagner said. “When I resigned at Piedmont, I wanted everyone to know how important they were to our success. The parents were great. The community was amazing. The administration really let me be myself and work to build that program. And then the kids worked hard. “I think it’s going to be the same way at Putnam North. I feel like I’m going from a good situation to a really good situation.” RODDY, REESE WIN GATORADE TRACK AWARDS A pair of throwers earned the state’s Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year awards, announced this week. Duncan’s Kevin Roddy and Fairview’s Baylor Reese were selected as the winners. Roddy, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior was the Class 5A state champion in the discus with a throw of 174 feet, 10 inches, and was runner-up in the shot put. He also won the shot put competition at the Meet of Champions with a throw of 58-9. Earlier in the season, Roddy had a discus throw of 195-7, which was the ninth-best throw in the country. Reese, a 5-9 junior, won the Class 2A discus competition with a meet-record throw of 140-7. Her season-best throw measured 149-5. EIGHT-MAN ALL-STAR GAME SATURDAY The Oklahoma Eight Man Football Coaches Association All-Star Game is Saturday night at 7 on the campus of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami. The game features 80 players from Class B and Class C football on Red Robertson Field. Admission to the game is $5. Gates open at 5 p.m. ST. MARY HOSTING BASEBALL CAMPS Mount St. Mary is hosting two baseball camps next week for kids. The Wagner Twins Baseball Camp for players in first through fourth grade will be Monday, while the Justin Calloway Baseball Camp for players in fifth through eighth grade will be Friday. Both camps begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch and a T-shirt. For more information, visit www.mountstmary.org or contact John Keilty at firstname.lastname@example.org.