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Four scores in what seemed like seven years ago.Entering Thursday’s game, the Blues had netted just four goals since Jan. 20. And though the lengthy All-Star break was during that duration, it just made more days minus momentum.Back on their home ice Thursday, the Blues sputtered, scoring a lone goal in another loss.Can this team even nab home ice in the first round of the playoffs?That’s a...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Benjamin Hochman column
Benjamin Hochman, Associated Press | Feb 6, 2016Four scores in what seemed like seven years ago. Entering Thursday’s game, the Blues had netted just four goals since Jan. 20. And though the lengthy All-Star break was during that duration, it just made more days minus momentum. Back on their home ice Thursday, the Blues sputtered, scoring a lone goal in another loss. Can this team even nab home ice in the first round of the playoffs? That’s a fear, as St. Louis stands in third place in the Central Division. As of now, this team plays too tight and cannot click offensively to be a factor when it matters most. And as teams such as Anaheim and Colorado continue to improve, one wonders if it’ll be deja Blues all over again in the postseason. That is all so weird, because only four NHL teams entered Friday with more points than the Blues. Fans of most teams would take a John Scott punch to the face if it meant that spot in the overall standings. But has a team this high in the standings ever had so little optimism? Ask a St. Louis fan (or St. Louis columnist) about this team, and he or she can go on and on about the troubles of a team with a star suddenly silenced, a high-priced center without stats and other infuriating aspects. The pressure is forever on coach Ken Hitchcock, a proven winner who must cook up some recipe to get through this funk. Maybe it’s simply having the slumping Wild come to town Saturday (and what a fun way for the Blues to get back on track, by beating their budding rival and postseason foe). And after that, wimpy Winnipeg comes to Scottrade. But if the Blues can’t be resuscitated against these two teams, one wonders if that home ice won’t happen. Seven of the following 11 games are on the road. It’s February, but they must start playing with April urgency, or there won’t be May. Tough to read • Sometimes, it’s not how it’s said, but who says it. It was powerful to read the quotes Friday from Johnny Manziel’s father in the Dallas Morning News. “I truly believe if they can’t get him help,” Paul Manziel said, “he won’t live to see his 24th birthday.” To hear that from the quarterback’s father stops you in your tracks. For the father to say this to a reporter — to make the conscious decision to share this thought with the nation — is significant. It is so scary and sad that it’s gotten to this point, and it’s a reminder that so many people in our world suffer from addiction, and get caught up in a lifestyle that can be intoxicating and toxic. I hope Paul Manziel wasn’t ashamed for his stunning admission about his son. Hopefully his message reaches Johnny. I’ll tell you, it’s mind-blowing that the question isn’t now: Will Johnny make it in the NFL? … but, will Johnny even make it? And I suppose, to bring it back to St. Louis, another question would be: Is there someone you know who could use your support, so his or her father won’t ever have to make a haunting prediction, like Johnny Manziel’s dad did? Swann Song • Only two players in St. Louis professional soccer history to have their number retired: Daryl Doran (No. 7) and the late, great Slobo Ilijevski (No. 30). The Ambush will add a third member to this Astroturf’d fraternity: goalkeeper Jamie Swanner. His No. 00 will retired at halftime Feb. 26 at Family Arena. Mark your calender. Currently the Ambush’s goalkeeper coach, Swanner played six seasons with the Ambush from 1994-2000, and was vital in the team winning St. Louis’ lone professional soccer league championship, in 1995. Swanner attended Southwest High School in St. Louis and later played for the U.S. Olympic team in 1984. He tallied 296 wins in his indoor soccer career, including 10 shutouts, which is incredible to me, since it’s hard to imagine any pro team going goal-less in an entire indoor game. Though Swanner’s No. 00 will be forever retired, perhaps the most-memorable No. 00 in St. Louis history was back in 1993, the season Cardinals pitcher Omar Olivares wore his initials on his back. Telling the truth • The talented writer Lindsay Adler, of Buzzfeed, covered an event this week featuring Dr. Bennet Omalu. He’s the doctor whom Will Smith portrayed in “Concussion,” the doctor who first found the neurodegenerative disease known as CTE in a former football player’s brain. Omalu said at the event, held two miles from where Sunday’s Super Bowl will be played, that he believes pro football players have a more than 90 percent chance of suffering from CTE. Earlier this week, you might recall, the late quarterback Kenny Stabler was diagnosed with CTE. “There is no safe blow to your head,” Omalu said at the event. “Just like there is no safe cigarette.” Asked about banning the sport of football, Omalu said: “This is America. We don’t ban anything. I will defend your right to take a gun to your own head, but you should at least understand the reality ...” “I just want parents to be educated. If you put your kid in football … you are robbing your child of his intellectual capacity.” Hammerin’ Harper • On a lighter note, this is just eerie. As tweeted by @theaceofspaeder, known online as the “Ace of MLB Stats,” in Hank Aaron’s first four seasons, from 1954-57, he had an on-base plus slugging percentage of .902, and an OPS+ of 143. In Bryce Harper’s first four seasons, from 2012-2015, he had an on-base plus slugging percentage of .902, and an OPS+ of 143. Hoop history? • This is bonkers. Entering Friday, the Golden State Warriors (four) and the San Antonio Spurs (eight) had a combined 12 losses. Are you aware of this? It’s incredible. Consider that the third-best team in the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder, have 13 losses. As do LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers. Happy birthday, Babe • And finally, George Herman Ruth was born on this day in 1895, which reminded me of one of my favorite baseball stories. The Babe, of course, was extremely popular and lived larger than life, deeming details superfluous. As explained in the book “Baseball Anecdotes,” the great Waite Hoyt was traded to Detroit in 1930. After spending 11 seasons as Hoyt’s teammate, in both Boston and New York, Ruth shook Waite’s hand the day of the trade, and then the Babe solemnly said: “Goodbye, Walter.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter firstname.lastname@example.org ——— ©2016 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Visit the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at www.stltoday.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003554,t000003183
Here are the signing day capsules for Southeastern Conference teams:___ALABAMATop 25 Class: Yes.Best in class: Ben Davis of Gordo, Alabama. The 10th-rated player nationally and top inside linebacker, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.Best of the rest: Lyndell "Mack" Williams (enrolled), Jonah Wilson, Charles Baldwin; RB B.J. Emmons, DB Nigel Knott.Late additions: Davis, Wilson, DB...
SEC football recruiting team capsules
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Feb 3, 2016Here are the signing day capsules for Southeastern Conference teams: ___ ALABAMA Top 25 Class: Yes. Best in class: Ben Davis of Gordo, Alabama. The 10th-rated player nationally and top inside linebacker, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Best of the rest: Lyndell "Mack" Williams (enrolled), Jonah Wilson, Charles Baldwin; RB B.J. Emmons, DB Nigel Knott. Late additions: Davis, Wilson, DB Shyheim Carter, Knott, DE Terrell Hall, Jamar King. One that got away: OL Landon Dickerson (to Florida State). How they'll fit in: Davis, whose father Wayne is Alabama's all-time leading tackler, and Wilson could help fill the void left by All-America middle linebacker Reggie Ragland. There's room for instant contributions elsewhere, too, including at safety and on the defensive line. ___ ARKANSAS Top 25 Class: Yes Best in class: McTelvin Agim, DE, Hope (Ark.) Best of the rest: Devwah Whaley, RB, Beaumont, Texas; Austin Capps, DT, Star City, Ark.; Briston Guidry, DT, Metairie, La. One that got away: Running back Kyle Porter, who chose Texas. How they'll fit in: Agim was an early enrollee with the Razorbacks, and he hopes to play as a freshman. However, Whaley carries with him more than hope and is expected by himself and Arkansas' coaches to take the field in place of Collins and Williams in 2016. ___ AUBURN Top 25 Class: Yes. Best in class: DT Derrick Brown, Sugar Hill, Georgia is rated as the nation's ninth-best prospect overall in the 247Sports composite rankings. Best of the rest: DE Marlon Davidson, WR Nate Craig-Myers, OL Prince Michael Sammons. Late addition: Derrick Brown, Nate Craig-Myers. One that got away: Auburn recruited LB Ben Davis, who is heading to Alabama. How they'll fit in: The Tigers will have a defensive line rotation featuring five five-star recruits. JUCO quarterback John Franklin III, an early enrollee listed as an athlete, will likely compete with Jeremy Johnson and Sean White for the starting spot during the spring, and multiple receivers need to make impacts. ___ FLORIDA Top 25 Class: Yes Best in class: Antonneous Clayton, DE, Vienna, Georgia. The Gators needed to add depth on the defensive front after losing talented linemen Jonathan Bullard and Alex McAlister to the NFL draft. Clayton had 77 tackles, 27 tackle for loss, 13 quarterback hurries, nine sacks and a forced fumble last year at Dooly County High. Best of the rest: Feleipe Franks, QB, Crawfordville. Franks might just be the pocket-passer McElwain is looking for. The 6-foot-6 Franks threw for 2,766 yards with 35 touchdowns as a senior at Wakulla High last year. Late addition: Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Houston. Cleveland caught 46 passes for 982 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior. One that got away: Shavar Manuel, DT, Bradenton. Manuel de-committed Wednesday and later signed with rival Florida State, leaving the Gators with just three defensive lineman and no defensive tackles in the signing class. How they'll fit in: Florida can only hope the offensive additions boost a unit that ranked 100th in the nation in scoring last season. Franks and Trask are expected to battle incumbent starter Treon Harris, Oregon State transfer Luke Del Rio and Purdue graduate transfer Austin Appleby for playing time right away. ___ GEORGIA Top 25 Class: Yes Best in class: Jason Eason, QB, Lake Stevens, Wash.; Mercole Hardman Jr., ATH, Elberton, Ga.; Isaac Nauta, TE, Buford, Ga. Best of the rest: Michail Carter, DL, Jackson, Ga.; Ben Cleveland, OL, Toccoa, Ga.; Chauncey Manac, OLB, Fargo, Ga.; Julian Rochester, DL, Powder Springs, Ga.; Javon Wims, WR, Miami. Late addition: Hardman was a huge coup for the Bulldogs, giving them one of the nation's top-25 prospects to go along with early enrollees Eason and Nauta. Hardman, who has been compared to Southern Cal cornerback Adoree Jackson, picked his home-state school over SEC rivals Tennessee and Alabama. One that got away: DT Derrick Brown, the state's top prospect, went with Auburn over Georgia and several other SEC schools. While Smart was pleased with the players he got on the defensive line, Brown would've made Georgia's class truly special. How they'll fit in: Eason will compete for the starting quarterback job right away. The Bulldogs struggled mightily on offense last season, largely because of their struggles at the most visible position on the field. Incumbent starter Grayson Lambert returns, but it will be an upset if he keeps the job over Eason. Hardman will be expected to start at cornerback and likely handle kick return duties. Depending on how quickly he adapts to the college game, he could work his way into the mix at receiver, as well. ___ KENTUCKY Top 25 Class: No Best in class: Landon Young, OL, Lexington, Kentucky. Rated as a five-star prospect by at least two recruiting services, the 6-foot-7, 305-pounder is considered the state's top player. Best of the rest: Jordan Griffin, DB, Jonesboro, Georgia. Considering the Wildcats' secondary started three freshmen last season, the 6-foot, 175-pound, four-star prospect could quickly become part of the mix as well. He's among a trio of defensive backs Kentucky signed. "I think those guys will have an opportunity to compete for playing time and I look forward to working with them," defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot said. Late addition: LB Jordan Bonner. The JUCO transfer committed in December but made it official this week. He'll have three years of eligibility remaining. One that got away: Kentucky had pursued DT Kobe Smith before the Lawrence, Georgia, native chose South Carolina. How they'll fit in: Though it takes time for linemen to develop, Kentucky's offensive line issues last season create a chance for Young and 6-6, 310-pound Tate Leavitt to become part of the rotation. ___ LSU Top 25 Class: Yes Best in class: Saivion Smith, DB, St. Petersburg, Florida. Best of the rest: Rashard Lawrence, DT, Monroe, Louisiana. Late addition: Kristian Fulton, DB, Metairie, Louisiana. One that got away: Erick Fowler, LB, Manor, Texas. How they'll fit in: The secondary has been an area of strength for LSU in recent seasons. With three starters returning, players like Smith and Fulton will be able to contribute immediately in the nickel and dime packages. "We have some lockdown corners who are going to be able to be impact players right away," Miles said. "They will give us a lot of flexibility when we move people around in the secondary." ___ MISSISSIPPI Top 25 Class: Yes Best in class: Shea Patterson, QB, Shreveport, Louisiana. Freeze said his opinion of Patterson continues to grow now that he's on campus: "I love everything about that kid." Best of the rest: Greg Little, OL, Allen, Texas. The 326-pound Little could be an immediate replacement for Tunsil at left tackle. Late addition: A.J. Brown, WR, Starkville, Mississippi. Ole Miss managed to coax Brown away from Starkville, which is the hometown of rival Mississippi State. The Rebels hope Brown can turn into the team's new Treadwell, who had the most receiving yards in the SEC last season. One that got away: Jeffery Simmons, DL, Macon, Mississippi. Ole Miss had hoped to bolster its defensive line with one of the Magnolia State's top prospects, but Simmons chose Mississippi State over the Rebels and Alabama. How they'll fit in: Patterson will probably get a year of seasoning behind rising senior Chad Kelly, who threw for more than 4,000 yards last season. Others like Little, Brown and Jones could play right away. ___ MISSISSIPPI STATE Top 25 Class: No Best in class: Jeffery Simmons, DL, Macon, Mississippi. Best of the rest: Kobe Jones, DL, Starkville, Mississippi. Said Mullen: "We are looking for work ethic and high-character young men and he fits that for us." Late addition: Simmons. One that got away: A.J. Brown, WR, Starkville, Mississippi. The Bulldogs couldn't grab an elite prospect at a high school just a few miles from their campus. Instead, he went to rival Ole Miss. How they'll fit in: Simmons and Jones are two guys who could contribute immediately, but Mullen has a reputation of bringing young players along slowly. ___ MISSOURI Top 25 Class: No Best in class: Tre Williams, DL, Columbia, Missouri, Rock Bridge. Four recruits are among the St. Louis Post-Dispatch top 30 list — TE Brendan Scales, P-K Tucker McCann, OL Tre'Vour Simms and RB Jerod Alton. Best of the rest: Christian Holmes, CB, Atlanta, Georgia., McNair High Late addition: QB Micah Wilson, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lincoln Christian High One that got away: None. How they'll fit in: Odom was under the gun to produce after replacing Gary Pinkel in early December. It's not a wow class but it should help the school regain its footing in the SEC. ___ SOUTH CAROLINA Top 25 Class: No. Best in class: Brandon McIlwain, QB, Newton, Pennsylvania. He turned down first-round MLB money to go to college and is already scrimmaging with the Gamecocks baseball team. Best of the rest: Bryan Edwards, WR, Conway, South Carolina; Jamarcus King, DB, Mobile, Alabama Late addition: WR Kiel Pollard of Moultrie, Georgia, was pledged to Arkansas before turning to the Gamecocks last week. One that got away: DT Karamo Dioubate of Philadelphia. Was considered a strong lean to South Carolina. No word yet on where he signed. How they'll fit in: McIlwain should get a chance to show if he can start. Edwards and Pollard will see early playing with receiver Pharoh Cooper off to the NFL. King is expected to bulk up the secondary. ___ TENNESSEE Top 25 Class: Yes Best in class: Nigel Warrior is rated as a five-star prospect by Scout, which had him as the nation's No. 20 overall recruit. 247Sports and ESPN also had him in their top 100. He's the son of former Tennessee and NFL defensive back Dale Carter. Jonathan Kongbo, who redshirted one year at Wyoming before transferring to Arizona Western College, is rated as the nation's No. 1 overall junior-college prospect by 247Sports. Kongbo has three years of eligibility remaining. Best of the rest: Tyler Byrd is rated as a top-100 recruit by most recruiting services. Jarrett Guarantano of Lodi, New Jersey, is rated among the nation's top five dual-threat quarterbacks in his class. Late additions: Warrior's morning announcement gave Tennessee a good start to signing day. The addition of Byrd and Latrell Williams shows that Tennessee's hire of former Miami interim head coach Larry Scott already may be paying off. Scott joined Tennessee's staff as a tight ends coach last month. Kongbo verbally committed to Tennessee in November, reopened his recruitment last month and then announced Wednesday he'd be joining the Vols after all. How they'll fit in: Kongbo could contribute as a pass-rushing complement to Derek Barnett, who has recorded 10 sacks each of the last two seasons. Tennessee replaces its two starting safeties from last season, so Warrior will have a chance to contribute right away. Byrd also has a chance to play immediately, whether it's on special teams or defense. Tennessee didn't get huge production from its wideouts last season, so junior-college receiver Jeff George could get an early look. ___ TEXAS A&M Top 25 Class: Yes. Best in class: Kellen Diesch, OL, Trophy Club, Texas. Best of the rest: Clyde Leflore-Chriss, WR, New Orleans. Late addition: Clifford Chattman, S, New Orleans. One that got away: Brandon Jones, S, Nacogdoches, Texas, who chose Texas. How they'll fit in: Coach Kevin Sumlin has long said that he doesn't recruit players to sit on the sidelines, so expect to see many of these players fill big roles this season like freshmen WR Christian Kirk and DL Daylon Mack did in 2015. ___ VANDERBILT Top 25 Class: No Best in class: JoeJuan Williams, a 6-foot-3 cornerback from Nashville, Tennessee, is a consensus four-star recruit. Williams was rated as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Tennessee according to composite rankings of recruiting websites by 247Sports. Williams already has enrolled at Vanderbilt. Best of the rest: Quarterback Deuce Wallace, a consensus three-star recruit, passed for 3,505 yards and 37 touchdowns last season while leading Sevier County to the Tennessee Class 5A state championship game. Wallace, who had been committed to Northwestern at one point, has already enrolled at Vanderbilt. Sean Auwae, a 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman, is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports,. Auwae didn't allow a sack or a tackle for loss his senior year at Kapolei (Hawaii) High School. Late addition: Josiah Sa'o, a defensive tackle from San Diego, announced Wednesday he was signing with Vanderbilt. The addition of Sa'o helped the Commodores absorb the loss of defensive tackle Brandon Adams, who flipped his verbal commitment from Vanderbilt to Georgia Tech in late January. One that got away: Bradlee Anae, a defensive end from Hawaii, selected Utah over Vanderbilt. Anae was rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals and Scout. How they'll fit in: Wallace adds immediate depth to a quarterback position following the transfer of Jonathan McCrary, who lost his starting job to Kyle Shurmur last season. Williams has the talent to make an immediate contribution, and his status as an early enrollee should only help in that regard. Mason is a former Stanford defensive coordinator, and this staff showed its West Coast ties by landing kicker/punter Sam Loy and Sa'o from California as well as Auwae from Hawaii.
Feb 3, 2016
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart made quite a splash with his first recruiting class at Georgia.Even though he got a late start on the job, Smart landed one of the nation's leading collection of prospects Wednesday. Most notably, the Bulldogs picked up top-rated athlete Mercole Hardman Jr., who announced his decision during a morning ceremony at Elbert County High School in Elberton, Georgia. He...
UGa adds top athlete Hardman to early enrollees Eason, Nauta
Associated Press | Feb 3, 2016ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart made quite a splash with his first recruiting class at Georgia. Even though he got a late start on the job, Smart landed one of the nation's leading collection of prospects Wednesday. Most notably, the Bulldogs picked up top-rated athlete Mercole Hardman Jr., who announced his decision during a morning ceremony at Elbert County High School in Elberton, Georgia. He figures to break into the lineup right away on defense and could wind up playing offense, too. Smart, the former defensive coordinator at Alabama, was hired shortly after Georgia fired longtime coach Mark Richt but wasn't able to take over right away, staying with the Crimson Tide through their victory in the national championship game. Georgia signed plenty of familiar names. Running back Elijah Holyfield is the son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, while receiver Riley Ridley is the younger brother of Calvin Ridley, who as a freshman played a key pass-catching role for Alabama's national championship team. The Bulldogs also landed tight end Charlie Woerner, the nephew of former Georgia star Scott Woerner, who was recently elected the College Football Hall of Fame. Smart signed 13 players from within the state but missed out on top prospect Derrick Brown. ___ Other things to know: Top 25 Class: Yes Best in class: Jason Eason, QB, Lake Stevens, Wash.; Mercole Hardman Jr., ATH, Elberton, Ga.; Isaac Nauta, TE, Buford, Ga. Best of the rest: Michail Carter, DL, Jackson, Ga.; Ben Cleveland, OL, Toccoa, Ga.; Chauncey Manac, OLB, Fargo, Ga.; Julian Rochester, DL, Powder Springs, Ga.; Javon Wims, WR, Miami. Late addition: Hardman was a huge coup for the Bulldogs, giving them one of the nation's top-25 prospects to go along with early enrollees Eason and Nauta. Hardman, who has been compared to Southern Cal cornerback Adoree Jackson, picked his home-state school over SEC rivals Tennessee and Alabama. One that got away: DT Derrick Brown, the state's top prospect, went with Auburn over Georgia and several other SEC schools. While Smart was pleased with the players he got on the defensive line, Brown would've made Georgia's class truly special. How they'll fit in: Eason will compete for the starting quarterback job right away. The Bulldogs struggled mightily on offense last season, largely because of their struggles at the most visible position on the field. Incumbent starter Grayson Lambert returns, but it will be an upset if he keeps the job over Eason. Hardman will be expected to start at cornerback and likely handle kick return duties. Depending on how quickly he adapts to the college game, he could work his way into the mix at receiver, as well. ___ For the full list: http://www.GeorgiaDogs.com
Jan 21, 2016
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — One's a Harvard educated lawyer, the other a baseball statistics guru.Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta seem oddly misplaced in the NFL's macho world, like a couple of high school nerds who accidentally walked into the football team's weight room on their way to the chemistry class.And while both have diverse and decorated backgrounds in professional sports, neither has...
Brains amid brawn: Browns introduce front-office thinkers
By TOM WITHERS, Associated Press | Jan 21, 2016BEREA, Ohio (AP) — One's a Harvard educated lawyer, the other a baseball statistics guru. Sashi Brown and Paul DePodesta seem oddly misplaced in the NFL's macho world, like a couple of high school nerds who accidentally walked into the football team's weight room on their way to the chemistry class. And while both have diverse and decorated backgrounds in professional sports, neither has successfully helped restore a flailing NFL franchise. These big thinkers are now tackling a problem as complex as any logarithm — solving the Cleveland Browns. Recently appointed as the team's director of football operations with final say over the 53-man roster, Brown was introduced Thursday at a news conference along with DePodesta, a former baseball executive whose first passion has always been football. The two executives, whose pairing in Cleveland prompted some of the same eye-rolling DePodesta received early in his career, didn't make any over-the-top promises at their initial public event. They want to change Cleveland's culture, the way decisions are made and create a vision for the entire organization. DePodesta, who was persuaded to leave the New York Mets by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, said "most" of his friends in baseball told him he was crazy for going to Cleveland, seen by outsiders as an NFL wasteland. "But it's funny, a lot of the people who know me well reached out and said they really weren't surprised at the end of the day, just knowing my passion for football and maybe even passion for a challenge," he said. DePodesta wasn't afraid of Cleveland. He got his start here as an intern with the Indians in the mid-1990s when the Browns were gone and the city rekindled its love with baseball. Haslam hired him as his strategy director, and although his expertise lies in analyzing data, DePodesta is savvy enough to know that merely crunching numbers won't fix the Browns. He's aware that his presence in Cleveland has led to speculation that he'll be printing out graphics and complex charts for Cleveland's coaching staff to follow on game day. That's not the case. "Analytics is not sitting behind a computer and pushing 'enter' and having it produce an answer," he said. "This game is not a simulation. It's played be real people at the end of the day and because of that there is a tremendous amount of uncertainty. And for us, it's about how do we use information and data to get our arms around that uncertainty. "We're going to be looking at all sorts of different areas, whether it's scouting, personnel, player development — all sorts of different things. "But it's not always going to be about numbers or formulas, it's the mindset of how can we use information or is there better information out there that can help us make a better decision." Brown said the club is still interviewing candidates for vice president of player personnel, the team's lead talent evaluator. Brown said that hire should happen in the next two weeks. Brown and DePodesta's first assignment together was to join owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam in finding a coach and the hiring of Hue Jackson, Cincinnati's former offensive coordinator, has been universally applauded. There are some bigger decisions in the months ahead, including the futures of quarterback Johnny Manziel, suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon and the upcoming draft. Brown said the team will not make any rash decisions on Manziel, whose second season ended with him on shakier ground than ever. Manziel, who was following the NFL's protocol on concussions, skipped a scheduled medical treatment on the final day of the season amid reports he was spotted in Las Vegas. Brown said he did not know where Manziel was on the season's final weekend and that he was fined for missing his treatment session. As for Manziel's future, Brown said the team will sit down with the 23-year-old "at the appropriate" time to discuss his status. "We're not in any panic to make any decision one way or another on him," Brown said. "He understands what's ahead of him and what he needs to do to have a career in this league and with the Browns." As for Gordon, who has applied to Commissioner Roger Goodell for reinstatement with the league after being suspended for multiple drug violations, Brown said the team is in a wait-and-see mode "Could Josh come back to this roster? Yes," Brown said. "Is that necessarily going to happen? He's got to be cleared first by the NFL to get to that point." ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Jan 20, 2016
State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville said Wednesday he believes the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has entered illegal media contracts and that the organization is generating revenue local school districts will never see.
State legislator says OSSAA TV contracts illegal, revenues not going to schools
Jacob Unruh | Jan 20, 2016An Oklahoma legislator said Wednesday he believes the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association has entered illegal media contracts and that the organization is generating revenue local school districts will never see. State Rep. Bobby Cleveland, R-Slaughterville, said the OSSAA will generate more than $800,000 in broadcast fees over the next 10 years from agreements with Fox Sports and the National Federations of State High School Associations Network. “In these down revenue times, I think we can all agree on the importance of revenue sharing with schools and clearly adhering to purchasing best practices and state law,” Cleveland said in a release. “The fact is, the OSSAA is able to generate this contract revenue at the expense of our schools, and they should be sharing some of that money with those schools.” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley said the OSSAA does share that money with the schools. He said the money goes into a general fund along with other revenue and is reimbursed. Last year, the OSSAA reimbursed a little more than $1.5 million to schools for participation in the playoffs and hosting playoff contests. “All of our media rights contracts have been discussed in open session at our board meetings, they’ve been on our agenda,” Sheakley said. “When our media rights come up, we send out a request for a proposal to get people to bid on our contracts. We feel that if we go with a long-term contract we’ve got more continuity; we’ve got more support for our member schools and for our students. But to say that we’re not giving any of this back, that’s not true because we are giving money back to our membership.” The contract with Fox nets $225,000 over the five years. It is due to expire at the end of the school year, Sheakley said. The deal with the three-year-old NFHS Network, a pay-per-view website, is in its second year and will bring in around $555,000 over the 10-year commitment. Under that contract, schools receive a portion of net revenue from the subscription services and associated advertising generated. “This is more exposure for our students, for our member schools and it’s for people who can’t attend contests for whatever reason that might be,” Sheakley said. “It’s just a great chance for exposure.” Every football state championship last season was shown live on Fox Sports Oklahoma or streamed live on the NFHS Network. Sheakley said Fox has first choice of games and then the remaining games become NFHS options. Cleveland said in the release that the OSSAA has been labeled a “quasi-state agency” by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which would prohibit it from entering any contract that extends beyond the current fiscal year. He said he intends to request an opinion from the Attorney General’s office regarding the matter. Cleveland authored a law in 2014 that requires the OSSAA to adhere to the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act and the Oklahoma Open Records Act. He intends to file a second bill in the upcoming legislative session regarding the OSSAA. This bill would subject the organization to the Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act, which would mean increased legislative oversight. “We just feel that all that does is add more cost to the organization to be in compliance with that, which is going to be less money back to the schools,” Sheakley said. “We’re open, we’re transparent. We’re a non-profit organization and we believe we’re transparent.”
Jan 14, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce has always been competitive, whether it was on the playground as a kid, the Cleveland Heights football field in high school, or inside Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati.It didn't change when he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, either.If anything, the tight end became even more competitive, setting a goal to be the best player at his...
Patriots-Chiefs a showcase for tight ends Gronkowski, Kelce
By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press | Jan 14, 2016KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Kelce has always been competitive, whether it was on the playground as a kid, the Cleveland Heights football field in high school, or inside Nippert Stadium at the University of Cincinnati. It didn't change when he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, either. If anything, the tight end became even more competitive, setting a goal to be the best player at his position in the NFL. And on Saturday, he'll have his biggest platform yet to state his case when the Chiefs visit the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs. On the other sideline? Rob Gronkowski, considered to be the best tight end in the game. "I have no control over what that guy does. He has no control over what I do," Kelce said. "Rob's been an outstanding tight end, needless to say — all the stuff he's been able to do in the league. But we're in a single elimination game. I have no focus or care for what that offense does." Nor does Gronkowski care what the Kansas City offense does. Both tight ends are focused on beating the opposing defense, not beating each other in catches or yards or touchdowns. It sure is an interesting game within the game, though. Gronkowski was the Patriots' leading receiver with 1,176 yards this season, while Kelce was the Chiefs' second-leading receiver with 875. That put both of them in the top four in the AFC among tight ends, with Gronkowski at the peak of the ladder and Kelce just a few rungs below. They are also first and fourth, respectively, in yards receiving over the past two years. But it's Kelce who has the most yards-after-catch among tight ends over that time with 1,045. Gronkowski is next at 1,022, another example of just how closely they mirror each other. "We see a very good tight end in practice every day, so that's great. Very challenging for us," Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said. "But there's a lot of good tight ends in the league. (Kelce) is certainly one of the better ones and one of the guys that's most productive." His performance in last weekend's wild-card win over Houston proved it. Kelce had eight catches for 128 yards, the third-most productive performance in a playoff game in franchise history. "Kelce's good. He's explosive," Patriots cornerback Patrick Chung said. "He's explosive, good hands, good run-after-the-catch. That's key with him. He's good. He wouldn't be in the playoffs — that team wouldn't be in the playoffs — if he wasn't good." All of those descriptors of Kelce just as accurately apply to Gronkowski, and for good reason: The Patriots tight end has become the mold for all tight ends that have followed him. He's big and rangy and physical, but he also has enough speed to stretch defenses. He is a matchup nightmare for a safety, and virtually impossible to defend for a cornerback. Yet when asked to put his hand in the dirt and block in the run game, he is capable of plowing over a linebacker. "He's a competitor," Chiefs safety Eric Berry said. "That along with his size and just his ability as well. But I feel like he's a big-time competitor. He's going to compete." Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson was asked to consider the differences between the two tight ends. After a couple of minutes of rumination, he came away stumped. "We use Kelce like they use Gronk. He's a big factor in the red zone for them," Pederson said. "We try to do the same things with Kelce. Thinking about both, we move our guy around, they move their guy around. It's harder to find the cons than the pros, because we use our guy like they use theirs." There are subtle differences. The Chiefs use Kelce in stack and bunch formations, splitting him out with wide receivers in an attempt to disguise his routes. Gronkowski often lines up all along in the Patriots scheme, taking advantage of the physical mismatch he presents in one-on-one coverage. "That would be about the only difference," Pederson said. Both tight ends figure to factor prominently in their team's game plans Saturday, and that should give both the perfect opportunity to prove they are the best at their position. Notes: WR Jeremy Maclin (sprained ankle) went through warmups Thursday. So did LB Justin Houston (hyperextended knee). C Mitch Morse and RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif still have not passed through the NFL's concussion protocol. ___ AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL
1972 — The longest winning streak in major professional sports is snapped when the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 120-104. The Lakers had won 33 straight, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 39 points gave Los Angeles its first loss since Oct. 31.1980 — Goaltender Jim Stewart, playing in his first and only game with the Boston Bruins, gives up three goals in the first four minutes of the...
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Jan 9, 20161972 — The longest winning streak in major professional sports is snapped when the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 120-104. The Lakers had won 33 straight, but Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 39 points gave Los Angeles its first loss since Oct. 31. 1980 — Goaltender Jim Stewart, playing in his first and only game with the Boston Bruins, gives up three goals in the first four minutes of the game and a total of five in the first period. He's replaced and never plays in the NHL again. 1982 — Joe Montana's third touchdown pass of the game, a 6-yarder to Dwight Clark, with 51 seconds remaining, lifts the San Francisco 49ers to 28-27 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC title game. 1998 — Michelle Kwan receives eight perfect 6.0s out of nine marks for artistry in the free skate to win her second U.S. Figure Skating Championship in three years. 2002 — Todd Eldredge wins his sixth U.S. Figure Skating Championships title. After skipping two seasons of competition, Eldredge edges defending champion Tim Goebel. 2004 — Michelle Kwan wins her seventh straight title and eighth overall at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Only one of the sport's greats, Maribel Vinson, has more U.S. championships, with nine. 2009 — Arizona, the lone NFC team not to make it to a conference championship game since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, gets to host its' first NFC championship game after a stunning 33-13 win at Carolina. 2010 — Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime gives the Arizona Cardinals a 51-45 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history. 2011 — Top-ranked Auburn beats No. 2 Oregon 22-19 in the BCS title game. Wes Byrum's 19-yard field goal with no time left — his sixth career game-winning field goal — caps off a perfect, 14-0 season. 2015 — North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz runs five yards for the winning touchdown about a minute after Tre Roberson's 58-yard run puts Illinois State ahead, and the Bison became the first team to win four straight FCS championships with a thrilling 29-27 victory. 2015 — Tom Brady sets a career record for postseason touchdown passes, leading New England back from two 14-point deficits for a 35-31 victory over Baltimore. Brady breaks Joe Montana's record with 46 postseason TD passes and the Patriots reaches their fourth straight AFC championship game. 1970 — The AFL wins its second straight Super Bowl as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 behind Len Dawson's superb quarterbacking and Jan Stenerud's three field goals. 1973 — The American League adopts the designated hitter rule. 1981 — Jim Plunkett completes 14 of 18 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Oakland Raiders to 34-27 victory over the San Diego Chargers for the AFC title. The Raiders are the first AFC wild-card team to advance to the Super Bowl. 1984 — The Denver Nuggets beats the San Antonio Spurs 163-155 in the highest scoring regulation-length NBA game. 1987 — Denver's John Elway leads the Broncos to a 23-20 overtime victory over the Cleveland Browns to win the AFC Championship. Elway caps a 15-play, 98-yard march with a 5-yard TD pass to Mark Jackson to tie the game with 37 seconds remaining. Rich Karlis kicks a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give Denver the win. 1992 — Kristi Yamaguchi, runner-up the previous three years, wins her first title in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Christopher Bowman, the 1989 U.S. champion, wins the men's title. 1998 — Lleyton Hewitt, an Australian high school student ranked 550th, wins the Australian Men's Hardcourt Championship to become the lowest-ranked player to win an ATP Tour event. 2004 — Detroit allows 100 points for the first time this season, but the Pistons were still able to outlast Dallas 115-102. Detroit has its NBA-record streak of not allowing 100 points snapped at 38 games, including 36 this season. 2009 — Philadelphia, led by Donovan McNabb, eliminates the New York Giants 23-11 to reach the NFC title game for the fifth time in eight seasons. This is the first game in NFL history to finish 23-11. 2014 — LeGarrette Blount rushes for 166 yards and four touchdown as the New England beats Indianapolis 43-22 to advance to their third consecutive AFC championship game. Blount joins Ricky Watters, who had five touchdowns for San Francisco on Jan. 15, 1994, as the only players with four or more in a playoff game. 2014 — Gracie Gold wins her first U.S. figure skating title and 15-year-old Polina Edmunds finishes second. Charlie White and Meryl Davis win a record sixth straight U.S. ice dance title — one more than American ice dance pioneers Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto. 2014 — Alex Rodriguez is dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball's drug agreement when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz rules the New York Yankees third baseman is suspended for the entire 2014 season as a result of a drug investigation by Major League Baseball. The decision cuts the suspension issued Aug. 5, 2013 by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig from 211 games. 2015 — Roger Federer beats the up-and-coming Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 to register his 1,000th career match and win the Brisbane International. Federer is the third player to win 1,000 times on the men's professional tour' joining Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071). 2015 — Green Bay rallies from an 8-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers throws two second-half touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 in an NFC divisional-round playoff. The Packers, helped immensely by a video reversal with 4:06 remaining, go undefeated at Lambeau Field this season. Dez Bryant's leaping catch at the Packers 1 on fourth-and-2 is reversed by referee Gene Steratore after Green Bay challenges. Instead of first-and-goal for Dallas, the ball goes to the Packers. 1951 — Ezzard Charles knocks out Lee Oma in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain the heavyweight title. 1958 — Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals sets an NBA record for career points in a 135-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Schayes scores 23 points to bring his career mark to 11,770, breaking the record of 11,764 held by George Mikan. 1958 — The NCAA rules committee makes the first change in football scoring rules since 1912 by adding the two-point conversion. 1960 — Syracuse's Dolph Schayes becomes the first player in NBA history to score 15,000 career points. 1969 — New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath "guarantees" a victory before the game against the 17-point favorite Baltimore Colts, then leads the AFL to its first Super Bowl victory, a 16-7 triumph over a Baltimore team that had lost only once in 16 games all season. 1975 — The Pittsburgh Steelers totally shut down Minnesota's offense, handing the Vikings their third Super Bowl defeat, 16-6. Franco Harris, the game's MVP, sets a Super Bowl rushing record with 158 yards. 1986 — Chicago's Denis Savard ties an NHL record for the fastest goal to start a period by scoring four seconds into the third period of the Blackhawks' 4-2 victory over the Hartford Whalers. 1991 — Princeton beats Cornell 164-71 in an unusual swimming meet. The schools agree to compete by telephone due to a blizzard making transportation to Ithaca, N.Y. a problem. Both teams swim in their owns pools and the results are exchanged by FAX. 2007 — Tadd Fujikawa, just shy of his 16th birthday, steals the show at the Sony Open. Fujikawa shoots a 4-under 66, making him the youngest player in 50 years to make the cut on the PGA Tour. 2008 — Tom Brady completes all but two of his 28 passes to lead New England to its second straight AFC championship game with a 31-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Patriots improve to 17-0, matching the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only team to go unbeaten from the first game of the season through the Super Bowl. 2008 — The Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks 42-20 to reach the NFC championship game. Ryan Grant recovers from two fumbles that put the Packers down 14-0 after only four minutes. Grant sets a team postseason record by running for 201 yards, and scores three times. 2009 — Boston sets a club record with 22 points in overtime. Paul Pierce scores nine of his season-high 39 points in the overtime of the 115-109 win over Toronto. The Celtics better the mark set on Jan. 2, 1963, when it outscored the San Francisco Warriors 21-6 in a 135-120 win. 2012 — Dwight Howard breaks Wilt Chamberlain's nearly 50-year-old NBA record for most free throw attempts in a game, making 21 of 39 in the Orlando Magic's 117-109 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Chamberlain shot 34 for the Philadelphia Warriors against St. Louis on Feb. 22, 1962. 2013 — Colin Kaepernick rushes for a quarterback playoff-record 181 yards and two touchdowns and throws two scoring passes to Michael Crabtree in San Francisco's 45-31 win over Green Bay. 2013 — Joe Flacco throws a 70-yard game-tying touchdown to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation, helping send it into overtime and Baltimore beats Denver in the second extra period, 38-35. Trindon Holliday of the Broncos scores on a 90-yard punt return the first time Denver touches the ball and returns the second-half kickoff 104 yards to become the first player to score on a kick and punt return in the same playoff game. Both are playoff records for longest returns, as is the 248 total return yards he had. 2014 — Jeremy Abbott wins his fourth U.S. figure skating title. Teenager Jason Brown finishes second and defending champion Max Aaron places third. 2015 — Ezekiel Elliott rushes for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State wins the first national title in college football's playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20. 1962 — Wilt Chamberlain scores an NBA regulation-game record 73 points to lead the Philadelphia Warriors to a 135-117 triumph over the Chicago Packers. 1971 — Lenny Wilkens of the Seattle Supersonics, at 33, becomes the oldest All-Star MVP as he scores 21 points to give the West a 108-107 victory over the East. 1974 — The Miami Dolphins win their second straight Super Bowl in their third straight appearance with a 24-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Larry Csonka, the game's MVP, gains 145 yards on 33 carries and scores a touchdown. 1986 — NCAA schools vote overwhelmingly in favor of adopting the controversial Proposition 48. The rule requires that incoming freshman maintain 2.0 grade point averages and score 700 or more on the Scholastic Aptitude Test or a 15 on the American College Testing program. 1987 — Lewis Lloyd and Mitchell Wiggins of the Houston Rockets become the third and fourth National Basketball Association players to be banned from the league for using cocaine. 1991 — Phil Mickelson overcomes an 8 on the 14th hole to become the second amateur since 1954 to win a PGA Tour event as he posts a one-shot victory over Bob Tway and Tom Purtzer in the Northern Telecom Open. 1995 — America3, the first all-women's team in the 144-year history of America's Cup, wins the first race of the America's Cup defender trials, beating Team Dennis Conner by 1 minute, 9 seconds. 1997 — Spain's Carlos Moya becomes the first man to knock out the defending champion in the opening round of a Grand Slam event in 20 years. After 3 1-2 hours of brutal heat, Moya beats Boris Becker 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 at the Australian Open. 2003 — Jennifer Capriati becomes the first women's Australian Open defending champion to lose in the first round in the Open era. Capriati, seeded third, loses 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 to 90th-ranked Marlene Weingartner of Germany. 2006 — Larry Brown becomes the fourth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 regular-season games as New York beats Atlanta 105-94. Brown, 1,000-762 in 23 seasons in the NBA, joins Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson and Pat Riley in the 1,000-win club. 2010 — Kobe Bryant nails a game-winning jumper with 28 seconds left, lifting the Los Angeles Lakers to a 100-95 victory over Dallas. The Lakers become the first NBA team to reach 3,000 wins. 2013 — Matt Bryant kicks a 49-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and the Atlanta Falcons bounce back after blowing a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter, defeating Seattle 30-28 in an NFC divisional playoff game. The Falcons lead 27-7 at the start of the final quarter before rookie quarterback Russell Wilson leads the Seahawks to three fourth-quarter touchdowns and a 28-27 lead with 31 seconds left. 2013 — Tom Brady becomes the winningest quarterback in postseason play, throwing for three touchdowns to beat Houston 41-28 and lift the New England Patriots into the AFC championship game. Brady gets his 17th victory, surpassing Joe Montana, by throwing for 344 yards. 1943 — Montreal's Alex Smart scores three goals in his first NHL game and leads the Canadiens to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks. 1962 — Margaret Smith wins her third straight Australian Open with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Jan Lehane. 1968 — The Green Bay Packers win their second straight Super Bowl. The game draws the first $3 million gate in football history. Bart Starr, the game's MVP, completes 13 of 24 passes for 202-yards. 1973 — The Miami Dolphins, who went 14-0 in the regular season and won two playoff games, beat the Washington Redskins 14-7 in the Super Bowl to become the only undefeated team in NFL history. 1990 — Joe Montana sets an NFL record when he tosses his 30th and 31st postseason touchdown passes as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams 30-3 in the NFC championship game. Terry Bradshaw had thrown 30. 1990 — John Elway passes for 385 yards and three touchdowns as the Denver Broncos advance to their fourth Super Bowl with a 37-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns in the AFC Championship. 2001 — Led by Kerry Collins' five touchdown passes, the New York Giants reach their first Super Bowl in a decade with a 41-0 romp past the hapless Minnesota Vikings — the biggest rout in NFC championship history. 2003 — Pat Summitt becomes the first women's college basketball coach to win 800 Division I games when her Tennessee Lady Vols beat DePaul 76-57. 2006 — Johnny Weir win's his third straight title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and Sasha Cohen takes the women's division. 2007 — In Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria, Julia Mancuso and Lindsey Kildow captures the top two places in a World Cup super-combi and Resi Stiegler just misses making it an American sweep. The 1-2-4 finish is a first for American women in a World Cup alpine skiing event. 2012 — Tom Brady throws for a record-tying six touchdown passes, five in the first half and three to Rob Gronkowski, to lead the New England Patriots to a 45-10 win over Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. 2012 — Alex Smith completes a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees put the high-powered Saints ahead, and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers capitalize on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory. 1965 — In one of the most notable trades in NBA history, the San Francisco Warriors deal Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and cash. 1967 — The NFL's Green Bay Packers open the Super Bowl series by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL, 35-10. 1972 — Joe Frazier knocks out Terry Daniels in the fourth round at New Orleans to retain the world heavyweight title. 1978 — The Dallas Cowboys take advantage of eight Denver turnovers en route to a 27-10 victory over the Broncos in the Super Bowl. Butch Johnson's diving catch in the end zone completes a 45-yard touchdown pass from Roger Staubach and puts the Cowboys ahead 20-3 in the third quarter. 1990 — Golden State coach Don Nelson becomes the second man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games as a player and coach as the Warriors dropped a 144-105 decision to the Indiana Pacers. Lenny Wilkens was the first to accomplish the feat. 1994 — Ricky Watters of San Francisco scores an NFL postseason-record five touchdowns as the 49ers beat the New York Giants 44-3. 1995 — San Diego linebacker Dennis Gibson twice knocks down passes in the end zone — the last one on fourth down — to preserve the Chargers' biggest NFL victory, a 17-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship. 1997 — Patrick Lalime becomes the first goalie since NHL expansion in 1967 to open his career with a 15-game unbeaten streak as Pittsburgh beats Hartford 3-0. 2000 — The Jacksonville Jaguars steamroll their way into the history books and the AFC championship game. In the second-most overpowering playoff performance ever, the Jaguars rout the Miami Dolphins 62-7. The 55-point margin is the second-largest in playoff history. 2001 — Peace College beats Bennett College 98-3 in women's college basketball as Bennett sets an NCAA Division III women's record for fewest points scored. 2004 — Michelle Wie shoots a respectable round of 2-over 72, leaving her nine strokes behind the leader after one round at the PGA Sony Open in Honolulu. Wie, 14, is believed to be the youngest player ever on the PGA Tour. 2005 — Michelle Kwan wins her ninth title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, tying Maribel Vinson for the all-time record. 2006 — Italian Giorgio Rocca wins his fifth consecutive slalom race, joining Alberto Tomba, Ingemar Stenmark and Marc Girardelli as the only men to accomplish the feat in a single season. 2007 — Gilbert Arenas makes a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a 51-point performance in Washington's 114-111 victory over Utah. 2011 — Kyle Kuric's lay-up with 4 seconds remaining caps a furious rally by No. 18 Louisville and the Cardinals stun Marquette 71-70. Louisville trails by 18 with 5:44 to go but close the game on a 24-5 run fueled by guard Preston Knowles. 2011 — Sixth-seeded Green Bay routs the Falcons 48-21 in Atlanta as Aaron Rodgers throws for three touchdowns and runs for one. The 48 points are the most for the Packers in a postseason game. 2012 — New York's Eli Manning throws three touchdown passes and the Giants shock the Green Bay Packers 37-20 in an NFC divisional playoff game. The Packers, 15-1 in the regular season, become the seventh consecutive Super Bowl champ not to advance to the Super Bowl the next year. 2014 — Anaheim steamrolls Vancouver 9-1 for its 18th victory in 19 games. The Ducks join the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens as the only teams in league history to win 18 times in a 19-game span. 1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 42 points and grabs 24 rebounds as he won MVP honors even though his East team lost to the West 150-130 in the NBA All-Star game. The West's Bob Pettit pulls down an All-Star record 27 rebounds. 1972 — The Dallas Cowboys dominate the Miami Dolphins, setting a Super Bowl record of 252 yards rushing en route to a 24-3 victory. 1974 — Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Mantle is elected in his first year of eligibility and Ford in his second year. 1988 — Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, the CBS NFL Today tout for 12 years, is fired for his racial comments during an interview the previous day with WRC-TV in Washington. 1993 — Kansas beats Louisville 98-77 for its 1,500th win in school history. 1993 — Michael Jordan scores 64 points, but Chicago is upended in overtime by visiting Orlando 128-124. The Magic are led by rookie center Shaquille O'Neal, who has 29 points and 24 rebounds. 1995 — Palm Beach millionaire Malcolm Glazer buys the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an estimated $192 million. 2000 — In the first home playoff game in St. Louis' 33-season NFL history, the Rams show their entire awesome repertoire in routing the Minnesota Vikings 49-37. Kurt Warner finishes 27-for-33 and sets team playoff records for yards passing (391) and TD throws (5). The Vikings score three desperate touchdowns in the dying moments, making it the second-highest scoring playoff game in NFL history. 2008 — Bob Knight becomes the first men's Division I coach with 900 wins when Texas Tech beats No. 10 Texas A&M 68-53. 2011 — New York Jets stun the New England Patriots 28-21. The Patriots — who had the league's best record during the regular season — suffer their third straight postseason loss. Mark Sanchez throws three touchdown passes, Tom Brady is sacked five times and the Jets advance to their second straight AFC championship game. 2012 — Top-ranked Syracuse beats Pittsburgh 71-63 to open the season with 20 straight wins, to set a school record for most consecutive victories to start a season. Boeheim extends his Division I record for most 20-win seasons to 34. 2015 — The NCAA restores 112 football wins it stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and reinstates the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history. The NCAA announces the new settlement with the school weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the sanctions imposed in 2012. END ADV
Jan 4, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Will Muschamp believes the South Carolina is not that far from being the same kind of football program that went 33-6 over a three-season stretch from 2011-13.He's been working the last month to return the program to those lofty levels."We're not far off. We need to continue to work and understand where we are and where we want to go," Muschamp told The Associated Press on...
Coach Muschamp: South Carolina football program not far off
By PETE IACOBELLI, Associated Press | Jan 4, 2016COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Will Muschamp believes the South Carolina is not that far from being the same kind of football program that went 33-6 over a three-season stretch from 2011-13. He's been working the last month to return the program to those lofty levels. "We're not far off. We need to continue to work and understand where we are and where we want to go," Muschamp told The Associated Press on Monday. Muschamp was hired Dec. 6 as the Gamecocks coach, replacing Steve Spurrier who stepped down in mid-October with South Carolina struggling. Interim coach Shawn Elliott guided the team through the last half of the season, finishing off a 3-9 campaign with five consecutive defeats. Muschamp understands the gap he needs to bridge to get the Gamecocks back competing for the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division. To that end, he's spent much of his time since being hired recruiting and building a staff. The latest addition to his staff his co-offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, who handled those duties in Muschamp's last year as Florida head coach. Roper spent this past season as an offensive assistant for the NFL's Cleveland Browns. Roper will share coordinator duties with Bryan McClendon, who was Georgia's passing game coordinator, receivers coach and, after Mark Richt's firing, its interim coach for the Bulldogs' 24-17 win over Penn State in the Taxslayer Bowl last week. Muschamp is aware of those critical of his offense late in his Florida tenure and believes he's got the right assistants in place to avoid that issue at South Carolina. "I hire coaches to do a job," Muschamp said. "Offensively, I just want to be on the same page philosophically of what we want to do. Regardless of what anyone says, the offensive coordinator calls the plays. We've got a good staff and I'm excited about their experience." Muschamp, who was Auburn's defensive coordinator, will focus on South Carolina's defense, which was last in the SEC in total defense (allowing 429 yards a game) and next-to-last in points allowed (27.5 per game). Right now, he's concentrating on bulking up South Carolina's recruiting. After his introductory press conference, Muschamp headed to a local high school to speak with prospect TJ Brunson at Richland Northeast. He was able to shore up the early enrollee commitment of highly regarded quarterback Brandon McIlwain out of Pennsylvania and get all-state receiver Bryan Edwards of Conway to re-commit to South Carolina after he had backed off because of the mid-year coaching turmoil. South Carolina is still awaiting a decision from leading tackler Skai Moore on whether he'll stay for his final season or declare for the NFL draft. Muschamp said he's talked several times with Moore about the future and will continue those discussions this week. "I know we'll have a complete meltdown in the fanbase when we don't get someone," Muschamp said. "But I'm only worried about the guys that are here." Muschamp found time the past two weeks to review tape of all South Carolina games from last season. He found the problems that led to the Gamecocks first losing season since 2003. Muschamp also saw effort, physicality and a commitment to teammates he can build on in spring practice. He'll make no decisions this quickly on who might start or be replaced. Muschamp said he and his staff will have plenty of time for that before next season. "We'll let our eyeballs tell us that," he said. Muschamp is grateful to South Carolina for a second chance in the SEC after his four-year stint at Florida. He asserted while things did not end well with the Gators, he cleaned up and turned around a program that won the Eastern Division and played in the SEC title game this season. "A lot of that gets mis-seen because of the result," Muschamp said. "Let's go win some games, let's go score some points and let's continue to do the other things we did extremely well at Florida and represent things in a first-class manner."
Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler...
High school football: The Oklahoman's All-State teams and honorable mentions
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh, Staff Writers | Jan 4, 2016Here is a look at the complete 2015 All-State Football Team: OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Micah Wilson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-3, 205 RB: Taven Birdow, Sr., Altus, 6-1, 215 RB: Jeremy Lewis, Sr., Lone Grove, 6-1, 195 RB: Grant Martin, Sr., Harrah, 5-9, 165 WR: Alec Davidson, Sr., Lincoln Christian, 6-1, 190 WR: Tevin McDaniel, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-0, 220 OL: Tyler Brown, Sr., Lexington, 6-6, 315 OL: T.J. Fiailoa, Sr., Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 OL: Rowdy Frederick, Sr., Broken Arrow, 6-5, 325 OL: Luther Harris, Sr., Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 OL: Logan Roberson, Sr., Harrah, 6-5, 320 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Ty Hughes, Sr., Jones, 6-1, 285 DL: Tramonda Moore, Sr., John Marshall, 6-5, 350 DL: Jace Webb, Sr., Hollis, 6-4, 310 LB: Levi Draper, Jr., Collinsville, 6-3, 225 LB: Matt Harman, Jr., Cashion, 6-2, 195 LB: Jimmy McKinney, Sr., Oologah, 6-1, 230 LB: Jon-Michael Terry, Sr., Victory Christian, 6-4, 240 DB: Jayden Benway, Sr., Altus, 6-0, 178 DB: B.J. Bradbury, Jr., Adair, 6-3, 190 DB: Tré Lang, Sr., Haskell, 6-0, 180 DB: Dillon Stoner, Sr., Jenks, 6-0, 180 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Dalton Witherspoon, Sr., Moore, 5-9, 160 P: Kevin Rassatt, Sr., Western Heights, 5-7, 170 KR: Roger Barcheers, Sr., Poteau, 5-9, 180 PR: A.J. Freeth, Sr., Wagoner, 6-2, 185 ------------------ SECOND TEAM OFFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight QB: Mason Fine, Sr., Locust Grove, 5-11, 170 RB: Justice Hill, Sr., Tulsa Washington, 5-10, 180 RB: Jamall Shaw, Sr., Broken Arrow, 5-10, 190 RB: Darran Williams, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 5-11, 170 WR: Rubell Goe, Jr., McGuinness, 6-2, 185 WR: Josh Hampton, Sr., Cashion, 6-0, 185 OL: Chandler Anthony, Sr., Tuttle, 6-7, 295 OL: Grant Appelberg, Sr., Skiatook, 6-3, 295 OL: Tyler Banta, Sr., Carl Albert, 6-5, 280 OL: Isaac Barham, Sr., Bartlesville, 6-4, 280 OL: Jude Richardson, Sr., Norman North, 6-3, 280 DEFENSE Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight DL: Noah Jones, Sr., Southmoore, 6-5, 250 DL: Brock Martin, Jr., Oologah, 6-3, 210 DL: Roc Robbins, Sr., Collinsville, 6-1, 220 LB: Mike Coats, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-2, 215 LB: Cole Dixon, Sr., Sand Springs, 6-1, 205 LB: Blake Landon, Sr., Deer Creek, 6-1, 210 LB: K.J. Lee, Jr., Wagoner, 6-1, 225 DB: Manny Bunch, Sr., Roland, 6-1, 180 DB: Calvin Bundage, Sr., Edmond Santa Fe, 6-3, 195 DB: Joshua Jacobs, Sr., Tulsa McLain, 5-11, 200 DB: Lane Martin, Sr., Stratford, 6-0, 195 SPECIAL TEAMS Pos: Player, Class, School, Height, Weight K: Nathan Rushin, Jr., Duncan, 5-9, 160 P: Braxton Pickard, Sr., Edmond Memorial, 6-0, 195 KR: Maurice Wright, Sr., Luther, 6-1, 195 PR: Jason Pirtle, Sr., Locust Grove, 6-2, 195 HONORABLE MENTION Quarterbacks: Abe Anderson, Metro Christian; Jay Baker, Inola; Casey Base, Oologah; Alan Bentjen, Dewar; Matt Blackburn, Stratford; Rhett Boles, Tuttle; Kobe Brewster, Plainview; Baehler Buol, Noble; Nyc Burns, Berryhill; Keats Calhoon, Victory Christian; Gunnar Ewing, Hollis; Chandler Garrett, Mustang; Brandon George, Jones; Christian Gomez, Garber; Trey Gooch, Putnam City West; Tanner Griffin, Bixby; Gus Hall, Tecumseh; Grant Harmon, Lone Grove; Kyler Hensley, Mooreland; Braden Hudson, Putnam City; Ben Klutts, Poteau; Jack Lafferty, Watonga; Jesse Lambert, McLoud; Lenard Leviston III, John Marshall; Haddon McIntosh, Community Christian; Patrick McKaufman, Douglass; Bryan Mead, Rejoice Christian; Payton Metcalf, Hooker; Jacob Mullins, McGuinness; Mason Myers, Chandler; Michael Nolen, Meeker; Jake Northern, Coweta; Cooper Nunley, Jenks; Colton Penrod, Bartlesville; Matt Perry, Pauls Valley; Gage Porter, Elk City; Hunter Reed, Davenport; Luke Ring, Duncan; Malcolm Rodriguez, Wagoner; Caleb Scott, Destiny Christian; Clayton Sims, Deer Creek; Trevor Smith, Yukon; Ethan Spurlock, Mountain View-Gotebo; Tyler Stovall, Kingston; Casey Thompson, Southmoore; Jared Weathers, Coyle; Jace Welch, Keota; Terry Wilson, Del City; Matt Young, Turpin; Terrance Young, Cache. Running backs: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union; Tyrel Bell, Choctaw; Taylor Bentjen, Dewar; Traivon Bryant, Cleveland; Brandon Coszalter, Dibble; Justus Crites, Waukomis; Nathan Croslin, Purcell; Cody Eby, Adair; Christian Folks, Miami; Tucker Halstead, Minco; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Justin Hooper, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Josh Houtchens, Cushing; Tabor Johns, Hennessey; Cody Koger, Fairland; Devonte Lee, John Marshall; Joseph Lemieux, Christian Heritage; Blakely Liebmann, Cashion; Terrell Love, Heritage Hall; Kooper Marsh, Thomas; Anthony Myers, South Coffeyville; Jaestin Nelson, Seiling; Devin Pratt, Enid; Kyle Qualls, Stratford; Dake Reese, Seminole; Nic Roller, Bixby; Trystan Slinker, Cache; Caleb Smith, Bethel; Jake Standlee, Meeker; Rhyln Stephens, McAlester; Tyler Stuever, Washington; LaQurious Taft, Tulsa Rogers; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial; O.J. Walker, Ardmore; Grant Ward, Cascia Hall; Dominique West, Davenport; Trevor White, Rejoice Christian; Dae Williams, Sapulpa. Receivers/tight ends: Levi Bagwell, Meeker; Justin Brown, Stillwater; Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower; Cade Cabbiness, Bixby; Matt Chancellor, McGuinness; Dreyvon Christon, Putnam City; Drew Dan, Checotah; Breyden DeSpain, Oologah; Caylen Enfield, Garber; Gavin Garner, Newcastle; Cade Harrelson, Davenport; Nikia Jones, Wagoner; Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek; Skye Lowe, Kingston; Brock Martin, Adair; Greg McCalister, Millwood; Adonis McGee, Lone Grove; Ronnie Moore, Destiny Christian; Mitchell Perkinson; Shayne Quick, Stigler; Dunya Rice, Southmoore; Diego Richards, Carl Albert; Christian Robinson, Noble; Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw; Matt Seratte, Cache; Sean Shaw, Jones; Austin Skelton, Poteau; Landon Stout, Bethany; Austin Taylor, Lindsay; Jaden Valles, Hooker; Jackson Winrow, Shawnee. Linemen: A.J. Armbruster, Clinton; Jamal Barkus, Putnam City North; Sheldon Barnes, Jenks; Alphones Bradford, Okemah; Blake Brigham, Heritage Hall; Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud; Lonell Burris, Choctaw; Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison; Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville; Michelby Davis, Millwood; Worenn Davis, Midwest City; Bo Denny, El Reno; William Dominguez, Hilldale; Dorian Fagan Plainview; Wyatt Gassaway, Hilldale; Brent Girdner, Stilwell; Jake Gould, Perkins-Tryon; Allen Hammon, Millwood; Jacob Harrison, Seminole; Caleb Hash, Shawnee; Dyllan Haworth, Weatherford; Levi Herren, Cushing; Jackson Herring, Altus; Austin Hilton, McAlester; Riley Julian, Marlow; Gage Kaiser, Broken Arrow; Trenton Mannering, Thomas; Xavier Mason, Douglass; Trent McLaughlin, McAlester; Mason Minnix, Jenks; Hayden Moore, Duncan; DeWayne Rhodes, Luther; Jude Richardson, Norman North; Shemarr Robinson, Tulsa Central; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Ry Schneider, Minco; Brandon Scott, Owasso; Caleb Scott, Rejoice Christian; Hunter Soap, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Kellen Stauder, Tulsa Union; Tre Towery, Westmoore; Mason Waldrop, Clinton; Walter Watson, Del City; Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Tristan Wilbanks, Davenport; Grant Wilkinson, Crossings Christian; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Beau Wooden, Skiatook; Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Jalen Yackeyonny, Cache; Lane Yoder, Adair. Linebackers: Demetrius Alston, Beaver; Landon Anderson, Stratford; Jarod Andrews, Washington; Austin Archey, Poteau; Pace Benefee, Carl Albert; Cole Broin, Plainview; Levi Cain, Lawton; Noah Canary-Vawter, Little Axe; Peyton Carmin, Cushing; Trae Davison, Hilldale; Baylor Feller, Altus; R.J. Goodman, Midwest City; Walker Graves, Adair; Kane Greco, Dibble; Dillon Hall, Edmond Santa Fe; Alex Hix, Locust Grove; Dezmond Howard, Centennial; Quantez Jim, Stigler; Tanner Knox, Seminole; James Lewis, Tulsa Memorial; Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Andrew McDonald, Heritage Hall; Chaz McGuire, Lone Grove; Dylan Morris, Mooreland; Austin Quillen, Jenks; Rowdy Reihs, Guthrie; Kyle Roberson, Wynnewood; Jacob Smith, OCS; Jacob Taber, Sand Springs; Trevor Taylor, Locust Grove; Jimmy Turner, Mount St. Mary; Kyler Vannoster, Fairland; Kyler Wade, Stratford; Parker Williams, Blanchard; Skylar Williams, Westville; Shiloh Windsor, Ada; Kress Woodward, Bixby. Defensive backs: Baylor Boyd, Oklahoma Bible; Justin Broiles, John Marshall; Tre Brown, Tulsa Union; Hunter Gnose, Skiatook; Paden Hayes, Kingston; Wyatt Hayes, Dibble; Ira Hurst, Bristow; Kegan Lawson, Blanchard; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Austin Maine, Clinton; Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington; Mark Mincey, Healdton; Braeden O'Dell, Marlow; A.J. Parker, Bartlesville; Caleb Powell, OCA; Grant Powell, Stroud; Jordan Prince, Edmond North; Josh Proctor, Owasso; Kyle Sanders, Sequoyah-Tahlequah; Aliik Sezer, Midwest City; Keyshawn Shells, John Marshall; Jensen Smith, Fairview; Sean Thompson, Choctaw; Hunter Voss, McGuinness; Hunger Webb, Okemah; Noah Wells, Putnam City North. Kickers: Hayden Ashley, Tulsa Kelley; Gabe Barton, Altus; Laben Fisher, Skiatook; Butch Hampton, Piedmont; Zachary Haney, Tulsa Washington; Divontrey Johnson, Star Spencer; Jack Markmiller, OCS; Garrett McLaughlin, Heritage Hall; Parker Noble, Deer Creek; Landen Sailing, Owasso.
Dec 28, 2015
She also holds offers from University of Portland, Southern Utah and Southwestern Oklahoma State.
High school notebook: Westmoore's Ashley Gomez offered by Xavier
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Dec 28, 2015Westmoore senior Ashley Gomez's college interest has expanded to the Big East. Xavier offered the sharp-shooting guard Tuesday, marking her fourth scholarship offer, according to basketball coach Andrea Guziec. Gomez was on The Oklahoman's Big All-City team last season after averaging 16.9 points per game. She is regarded by many as one of the best 3-point shooters in the area and is a big reason the Jaguars are undefeated and ranked No. 3 in Class 6A. She also holds offers from University of Portland, Southern Utah and Southwestern Oklahoma State. SOUTHMOORE'S THOMPSON, STARK AMONG HONOREES IN COAC Southmoore garnered a pair of the top awards on the All-Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference football team. Sophomore quarterback Casey Thompson was named Offensive Player of the Year and Jeremy Stark was named Coach of the Year, the conference announced. Southmoore was the conference champion as well. Deer Creek linebacker Blake Landon was named Defensive Player of the Year. Here is the full list of conference honorees: Conference champion: Southmoore Coach of the Year: Jeremy Stark, Southmoore Offensive Player of the Year: Casey Thompson, Southmoore Defensive Player of the Year: Blake Landon, Deer Creek Offensive Back of the Year: Darran Williams, Edmond Santa Fe Receiver of the Year: Dunya Rice, Southmoore Offensive Lineman of the Year: Jude Richardson, Norman North Defensive Lineman of the Year: Noah Jones, Southmoore Linebacker of the Year: Austin Malicott, Westmoore Defensive Back of the Year: Kiante Miles, Mustang Special Teams Player of the Year: Dalton Witherspoon, Moore First-Team selections Quarterback: Chandler Garrett, Mustang Running back: Darrian Moss, Southmoore; Quan Hogan, Norman North; Tate Troxell, Edmond Memorial Receiver: Jordan Brown, Stillwater; Mitchell Perkinson, Edmond North; Nathan Womack, Norman North; Dylan Williams, Edmond Santa Fe; DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore Offensive line: Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore; Walker Reed, Norman North; Jackson Denny, Norman North; Toby Sanderson, Edmond North; Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe Defensive line: Tre Towery, Westmoore; Joe Winfield, Deer Creek; Zeke Jenkins, Edmond Santa Fe; Corey Tipsword, Norman North Linebacker: Zeke Mammen, Edmond Memorial; Kaden Truelove, Mustang; Tyler Adkinson, Westmoore; Mike Coats, Edmond Santa Fe Defensive back: Kyle Sander, Deer Creek; Antonio Williams, Edmond North; Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe; Derek Loccident, Westmoore; Ezra Harper, Mustang Kicker: Parker Noble, Deer Creek Punter: Braxton Pickard, Edmond Memorial Return Specialist: Jordan Prince, Edmond North Deep snapper: Jonah Weltzheimer, Edmond Memorial Second-team selections Quarterback: Cameron Hardesty, Norman North Running back: AaRon Kinchion, Mustang; Tahj Davidson, Deer Creek; J.R. Bryson, Edmond Santa Fe Receiver: Noah McGraw, Deer Creek; Cooper Coyle, Edmond North; Jack Fronheiser, Norman; Rylan Redding, Yukon Offensive line: Bryce Barker, Southmoore; Trace Pack, Norman North; Elijah Smith, Norman; Jacob Goss, Edmond Santa Fe; D.J. Taylor, Yukon Defensive line: Imani Woodley, Edmond Memorial; Parker Jurae, Edmodn North; Ethan Robinson, Norman North; Grant Newton, Edmond Santa Fe Linebacker: Cooper Stanley, Yukon; Cole Daniel, Mustang; Trey Carter, Stillwater; Dylan Hall, Edmond Santa Fe Defensive back: Jake Brewer, Norman North; Jase George, Edmond Memorial; Juan Johnson, Edmond Santa Fe; Nick Farmer, Deer Creek; Hayden Fox, Deer Creek Kicker: Zach Bryant, Stillwater Punter: Preston Porter, Norman North Return specialist: Ryan Houser, Moore Deep snapper: Dustin Anthony, Edmond Santa Fe ADAIR'S EBY TOPS DISTRICT 2A-7 HONORS Adair senior Cody Eby was recently named the District 2A-7 MVP after helping lead his team to the school's first ever football championship. Eby accounted for 30 touchdowns — 17 receiving and 13 rushing — as a big part of Adair's high-powered offense that rolled to a Class 2A title. Adair coach Mark Lippe was also named Coach of the Year, Walker Graves was named Defensive Player of the Year and Bo Rogers was named Special Teams Player of the Year. Adair quarterback B.J. Bradbury, who is on The Oklahoman's All-State team as a defensive back, was named Quarterback of the Year. Another member of the All-State team, Tré Lang of Haskell, was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Here is a complete breakdown of the All-District team as voted by the coaches: MVP: Cody Eby, Adair Offensive Player of the Year: Tré Lang, Haskell Defensive Player of the Year: Walker Graves, Adair Special Teams Player of the Year: Bo Rogers, Adair Newcomer of the Year: Jacob Bruce, Hulbert Coach of the Year: Mark Lippe, Adair Quarterback of the Year: B.J. Bradbury, Adair Running Back of the Year: Anthony Howard, Hulbert Wide Receiver of the Year: Brock Martin, Adair Offensive Lineman of the Year: McQuay Shaw, Haskell; Nick Richmond, Hulbert; Lane Yoder, Adair; Chance Brown, Colcord Tight End of the Year: Dexter Nichols, Kansas; Adam Davis, Hulbert Injured Athlete of the Year: Brandon Roeder, Adair; Cody Daniels, Salina; Chris King, Choteau Defensive Lineman of the Year: Kanyon Kelley, Haskell Defensive End of the Year: Bryce McCutceon, Adair Inside Linebacker of the Year: Caleb Crites, Colcord; Austin Junghans, Haskell Outside Linebacker of the Year: Jesse Copeland, Colcord; Ethan Autry, Hulbert Defensive Back of the Year: Will Hefner, Adair ALL DISTRICT Adair: Blane Dean, Alec Brand, Jason Kincade, Ben Woolman, Joe Smith, Noah McKnight, Heath Kerr, Nick King, Trevor Brachtenbach Choteau: Ben Cowan, Joe Quigley, Trevor Searcy Colcord: JJ Potter, Cash Hayes, James Parsons, River Craghead Hulbert: Jordan Gibson, Spencer West, Parker Taylor, Jon McGowan, Dillon Stanley, Greg Landaverde, Gunner Cleveland Kansas: Mark Blizzard, Jared Hogshooter, Jordan Robbins Salina: Billy Shea, Jared Mellowbug, Bryce Kerns, Matt Ogle HONORABLE MENTION Choteau: Curtis Smallwood, Justin Chupp, Tyler McMahan, Zac Primeaux Colcord: Mandan Shawver, Spencer Earp Hulbert: Noah Thompson, Trenton Justice, Josh Hardison, Gabe Scott Kansas: Cody Blackfox, Jon Noe, Ty Whorton Salina: Chase Mellowbug, Trenton Pritchett, Isaiah Sapp, Jake Sitsler
Jan. 1 — Melvin Gordon rushed for an Outback Bowl-record 251 and three touchdowns and Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give Wisconsin a 34-31 victory over Auburn. Gordon finished with 2,587 yards in 14 games — second-most in FBS history. Barry Sanders gained 2,628 in 11 games in 1988, when the NCAA did not include bowl results in a player's statistics.Jan. 1 — Connor...
2015 At A Glance
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Dec 26, 2015Jan. 1 — Melvin Gordon rushed for an Outback Bowl-record 251 and three touchdowns and Rafael Gaglianone kicked a 25-yard field goal in overtime to give Wisconsin a 34-31 victory over Auburn. Gordon finished with 2,587 yards in 14 games — second-most in FBS history. Barry Sanders gained 2,628 in 11 games in 1988, when the NCAA did not include bowl results in a player's statistics. Jan. 1 — Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback in No. 7 Michigan State's 42-41 victory over playoff-snubbed No. 4 Baylor in the Cotton Bowl. The Spartans, who trailed 41-21 after three quarters, got the winning touchdown after Marcus Rush blocked a Baylor field goal with just more than a minute left. Jan. 1 — Marcus Mariota and Oregon rolled past the defending national champions 59-20 to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout. Jan. 1 — Cardale Jones turned in another savvy performance in his second college start and Ezekiel Elliott ran for a Sugar Bowl-record 230 yards, leading Ohio State to a 42-35 upset of top-ranked Alabama in the second semifinal of the College Football Playoff. Jan. 2 — Greg Ward threw three touchdowns in the final 3:41 of the Armed Forces Bowl, two after Houston recovered onside kicks, and completed a game-winning 2-point conversion as the Cougars beat Pittsburgh 35-34. Pitt led 31-6 with 14 minutes left in the game when Houston went on to the biggest comeback in an FBS game this season, and the third-largest in a bowl game. Jan. 3 — A month shy of 43, Jaromir Jagr scored three times to pass Gordie Howe and become the oldest NHL player to record a hat trick, leading New Jersey to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Howe was 41 in 1969 when he had a three-goal game. Jan. 6 — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, a trio of star pitchers who dominated in an era of offense, were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame along with Craig Biggio, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year. Jan. 6 — Patrik Elias had a goal and two assists to reach 1,000 NHL points, and the New Jersey Devils beat the struggling Buffalo Sabres 4-1. The goal was the 399th for Elias. Jan. 7 — Golde State's Klay Thompson scored 40 points and Stephen Curry added 21 points and a season-high-tying 15 assists to put away the Indiana Pacers 117-102. Curry became the fastest player in NBA history to make 1,000 career 3-pointers. It was Curry's 369th game, 88 fewer than it took Dennis Scott (457 games) to reach the milestone. Jan. 10 — North Dakota State became the first team to win four straight FCS championships with a thrilling 29-27 victory over Illinois State. Bison quarterback Carson Wentz ran five yards for the winning touchdown about a minute after Tre Roberson's 58-yard run put Illinois State ahead. Jan. 10 — Tom Brady set a career record for postseason touchdown passes, leading New England back from two 14-point deficits for a 35-31 victory over Baltimore. Brady broke Joe Montana's record with 46 postseason TD passes and the Patriots reached their fourth straight AFC championship game. Jan. 11 — Roger Federer beat the up-and-coming Milos Raonic 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-4 to register his 1,000th career match and win the Brisbane International. Jan. 11 — Green Bay rallied from an 8-point deficit as Aaron Rodgers threw for two second-half touchdowns to beat Dallas 26-21 in an NFC divisional-round playoff. The Packers were helped immensely by a video reversal with 4:06 remaining. Dez Bryant's leaping catch at the Packers 1 on fourth-and-2 was reversed by referee Gene Steratore after Green Bay challenged. Instead of first-and-goal for Dallas, the ball went over to the Packers. Jan. 12 — Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football's playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20. Jan. 13 — Minnesota's Mo Williams scored a career-high 52 points and the Timberwolves Minnesota snapped a 15-game losing streak with a 110-101 win over Indiana. Jan. 16 — Larry Sanders of the Milwaukee Bucks was suspended without pay for a minimum of 10 games for violating terms of the NBA's anti-drug program. The Bucks later waived Sanders on Feb. 21. Jan. 16 — The NCAA agreed to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history. The NCAA announced the new settlement with the school weeks before a scheduled trial on the legality of the sanctions imposed in 2012. Jan. 18 — Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard touchdown 3:19 into overtime to lift the Seattle Seahawks to an improbable 28-22 victory over Green Bay in the NFC championship game. Outplayed much of the game and plagued by five turnovers, the Seahawks trailed 16-7 with 2:09 remaining. That's when Wilson ran 1 yard for a TD. Seattle recovered a bobbled onside kick at the 50, and Marshawn Lynch sped and powered his way to a 24-yard TD run. Wilson's desperate 2-point conversion pass was hauled in by Luke Willson to make it 22-19. But Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to Mason Crosby's fifth field goal, from 48 yards with 14 seconds to go. Jan. 18 — Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and LeGarrette Blount ran in three more to lead the New England Patriots into the Super Bowl with a 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Jan. 19 — Lindsey Vonn won a super-G for her record 63rd World Cup victory. The American broke Annemarie Moser-Proell's 35-year-old record of 62 World Cup wins with a flawless run down the Olympia delle Tofane course at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, finishing by a huge 0.85 ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. Jan. 20 — Southern Mississippi administered a self-imposed a postseason ban for the current basketball season because of an ongoing NCAA inquiry into the program. The university did not play in the Conference USA postseason tournament or made itself eligible for NCAA tournament consideration. Jan. 20 — Claude Giroux scored 3:57 into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a fight-filled game. The throwback clash featured one ejection and 93 penalty minutes. Heated rivals for years, the teams fought four times in the second period for a total of 66 penalty minutes. Jan. 21 — Max Scherzer was introduced by the Washington Nationals as the newest member of their talented pitching rotation after finalizing a $210 million, seven-year contract. Jan. 21 — Brandon Jennings had 24 points and a career-high 21 assists in Detroit's 128-118 victory over Orlando, the NBA's first 20-point, 20-assist performance since Steve Nash on Nov. 9, 2009. Jan. 22 — Pau and Marc Gasol were voted the first brothers to start in the NBA All-Star game. Pau of Chicago was elected to start up front for the East and Memphis' Marc for the West frontcourt. Jan. 23 — Roger Federer was ousted from the Australian Open in the third round, beaten by Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5). This was Federer's earliest exit in Australia since 2001, when he also lost in the third round. Jan. 23 — Klay Thompson set an NBA record for the most points in a quarter, a thrilling 37-point third period that powered the Golden State Warriors to a 126-101 victory over the Sacramento Kings. Thompson made all 13 shots, including a league-record nine from 3-point range, in the quarter and hit both of his free throws during a 12-minute span. He finished with a career-high 52 points on 16-for-25 shooting, including 11 for 15 on 3-pointers. Jan. 24 — Ashley Wagner won her third U.S. Figure Skating title. Her 148.98 points for the free skate and 221.02 overall were records for the event, beating defending champ Gracie Gold by a whopping 15.48. Jan. 25 — Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Krzyzewski reached four figures on his first try. He improved to 1,000-308 in a 40-year coaching career that began in 1975 at his alma mater, Army. Jan. 25 — Hassan Whiteside had an unconventional triple-double with a team-record and career-high 12 blocks to go with 14 points and 13 rebounds to help the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls. It marked the 15th time since the 1973-74 season — when blocked shots were first tracked in the NBA — in which a player recorded a "triple-dozen" in points/rebounds/blocks. Jan. 25 — John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game. The 29 goals were the most in the event's 60-year history, eclipsing the 26-goal burst in North America's 14-12 victory over the World in 2001. Jan. 25 — Nick Kyrgios came back from two sets down and saved a match point to beat Andreas Seppi 5-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5), 8-6, becoming the first Aussie to reach the final eight in Melbourne Park men's draw since 2005, and the first male teenager since Federer to reach two Grand Slam quarterfinals. Jan. 25 — A capacity crowd of 63,225 in at Glendale, Ariz., watched Team Irvin beat Team Carter 32-28 in the Pro Bowl. The NFL tried new rules for the game. No kickoffs, no blitzing, alternate possessions to start each quarter, two-minute warnings for each quarter and stopping the clock when a running play doesn't gain a yard in the final two minutes. Jan. 25 — Jason Brown won his first U.S. men's figure skating title, holding off Adam Rippon thanks to his big lead after the short program. Brown finished with 274.98 points to beat Rippon by 2.5. Rippon won the free skate with 187.77. Jan. 27 — Alexander Khoroshilov won a night slalom by a huge margin, becoming the first Russian to get a World Cup victory in more than three decades. Khoroshilov finished in a total time of 1:46.39, 1.44 ahead of second-place Stefano Gross of Italy. Russia's last victory came from Alexander Zhirov in a giant slalom in 1981. Jan. 28 — Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record as LeBron James sat out with an injury to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 99-94 over the Portland Trail Blazers. Jan. 30 — The Phoenix Open continued without Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The biggest shock was Woods, who made bogey on his last hole for an 82, the worst score in his two decades as a pro. Mickelson shot 76 and missed the cut by two shots. Jan. 31 — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win. Jan. 31 — Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam men's doubles title in more than 50 years after beating the French pair of Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4 in the Australian Open final. Jan. 31 — Teen star Lydia Ko became the youngest golfer of either gender to reach No. 1 in the world ranking. The 17-year-old blew a late lead and settled for a share of second place at the LPGA Tour's season opener, where she finished a shot behind Na Yeon Choi in the Coates Golf Championship. Jan. 31 — Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also included a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff. Jan. 31 — Aaron Rodgers won his second Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Rodgers, who also took the honor in 2011, threw for 38 touchdowns and a league-low five interceptions. He threw 512 passes at home without a pick and led the Packers to two victories at season's end despite playing with a severe calf injury. Jan. 31 — Bibb County defeated Brookwood 2-0 in an Alabama high school basketball game, with the only score came in the opening 15 seconds. After two passes, Bibb County's Brandon Rutledge scored after rebounding a missed 3-pointer. It was the lowest scoring game since Durham Hillside (N.C.) defeated Roxboro Person (N.C.), 2-0, in 1977. MORE
Dec 24, 2015
Oologah was selected among national pool of candidates and has previously performed in halftime shows at the Liberty, Alamo and Holiday Bowls.
Oklahoma State football: Oologah High School marching band to perform at halftime of Sugar Bowl
By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer email@example.com | Dec 24, 2015STILLWATER — The halftime musical performance inside the Superdome for Oklahoma State's Jan. 1 matchup with Ole Miss in the Sugar Bowl will feature some local flavor. The Oologah High School marching band will join other prep groups from across the country as part of a mass performance and it will be the lone Oklahoma representative. Its director, Jon Matthews, is a 2000 OSU alum. “Of course, I had no clue who would be playing in it,” Matthews said. “I just liked the fact that it had a Big 12 tie-in, so I knew that there would be at least some familiar football team.” Oologah was selected among national pool of candidates and has previously performed in halftime shows at the Liberty, Alamo and Holiday Bowls. It will travel more than 100 people, students and parents included, to New Orleans for the event. The band will have two days of rehearsals and sightseeing before taking the field. “I've got a few OU fans that are less than excited,” Matthews said. “But once they get there, they'll really enjoy it.” COWBOYS REFLECT ON FAVORITE BOWL GIFTS The NCAA grants college football players in postseason play up to $550 worth of gifts provided by their bowl and schools can also provide up to $400 in gifts. OSU recently visited its Sugar Bowl gift suite where options included a Fossil watch, a New Era cap and a commemorative coin, according to sportsbusinessdaily.com. Cowboy players were asked about their favorite bowl gifts from previous trips. Senior cornerback Kevin Peterson: “My Beats headphones that I got last year, because I've always been a big music listener. My girlfriend had some and I had to borrow hers for the longest (time). But then I had the opportunity to get some. I've still got them. They still look brand new sitting in my locker right now. I use them every day.” Senior quarterback J.W. Walsh: “A recliner. They ship them in. It was one of the things in the gift suite. You can plug your phone charger into it. It's got two cup holders. It's a pretty sweet recliner.” Junior safety Jordan Sterns: “My favorite was probably the iPad from the Cotton Bowl.” MEDIA REPORT: OSU TO HIRE NEW GA TO COACH SPECIAL TEAMS Following the departure of OSU graduate assistant Robby Discher, who accepted a full-time assistant position at Toledo in November, the Cowboys have reportedly found a replacement. Steve Hauser, an offensive quality control coach at OSU in 2013, will rejoin OSU's staff in Discher's former role, according to a report from FootballScoop.com Hauser confirmed the news on his twitter account (@CoachHauserOSU) on Saturday: “Excited to rejoin @CowboyFB. Great People, Talented Players, Unmatched Facilities. #PistolsFiring.” He lists himself as the “Offensive GA (WR) & Special Teams Coordinator” on the account. Hauser was previously employed in the personnel department with the NFL's Cleveland Browns in 2014-15. USHER TO HOST FREE CONCERT IN NEW ORLEANS BEFORE SUGAR BOWL Multiplatinum R&B recording artist Usher is set to host a free concert prior the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The performance is part of the Allstate Fan Fest and will take place at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 30 in Jackson Square, located in the French Quarter. It will also be livestreamed on Tidal.com. OSU will also host a pep rally as part of the pregame festivities at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at the same location.
Dec 17, 2015
Donovan followed LeBron on the AAU circuit and sent some initial feelers out to the teen prodigy.
Thunder journal: Billy Donovan remembers recruiting a young LeBron James
By Anthony Slater, Staff Writer | Dec 17, 2015More than a decade ago, LeBron James was a mega recruit and Billy Donovan was an up-and-coming college coach, building Florida into a national brand by going after the nation's biggest talents. Donovan followed LeBron on the AAU circuit and sent some initial feelers out to the teen prodigy. “We were involved there,” Donovan said of his recruitment. “I think he had an interest in Florida at that point. Not saying he was coming to Florida, but he had an interest.” LeBron's most likely college destination was Ohio State. But that was never likely. This was back when high school prospects could go straight to the NBA. LeBron was a lock to be the first overall pick. “It became pretty clear as he moved from a sophomore to his junior year in high school that, yeah, he was not going to go to college,” Donovan said. But through the recruitment, Donovan gained an early respect for one of the NBA's all-time greats. “A lot of times young players get billed as the next big thing and as times goes on, it's hard for them to live up to it,” Donovan said. “He got continually better as he went through high school. And the thing I loved, he always played the right way. By far the best player in the country, let alone on his AAU team, but he always incorporated his teammates, always shared the ball.” LEBRON CRASHES INTO FAN Midway through the fourth quarter on Thursday night, LeBron, chasing down a loose ball near the sideline, barreled into a courtside fan and tumbled over a chair into the second row, with his weight landing on her. The fan turned out to be Ellie Day, the wife of PGA golfer Jason Day. She stayed down and needed medical assistance. The game was delayed as a stretcher was brought in to take her from the arena to a local hospital. Early reports are she will be fine. "It wasn't anything out of the usual besides the injury," James said. "But to me, obviously her health is very important, and hopefully she's doing well. The guys told us she's doing great now. So, but you know, I was going for a loose ball. Just trying to keep the possession going, and I hate that that was the end result of it." KD ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER? With 16,056 career points entering Thursday night, Kevin Durant, still at only 27 years old, is less than 200 points from crossing into the league's top-100 all-time scorers. The way he's been packing them in bunches lately, that could be completed by the end of December. But on Thursday morning, LeBron, who is currently 18th on the list at 25,492 points, thinks Durant is destined for a far greater milestone — a chase at the top spot, where Kareem Abdul-Jabaar has set a lofty task of 38,387 career points. "His ability to score the ball is obviously up there with the greatest to ever play," James said of Durant at Cavs shootaround. "I know that's not in his memory bank right now, him trying to help the team get better and better, but long term he definitely can challenge that." Durant was asked about LeBron's comments about an hour before the two competed on Thursday night in Cleveland. “It's never been my goal," Durant said. "It's cool to, I guess, be in the company of the great scorers in the league. But that's never been my goal. It's always been to have fun playing the game, to enjoy every time I step on the court and to win a championship. Whatever comes with that, comes with that. Being the best scorer ever has never been a goal." But Durant's skill set at least warrants the discussion. "He's a 7-footer with 6-foot ballhandling skills and a jump shot and athleticism," LeBron told reporters. "It's never been done in our league. Never had a guy that's 7-foot, can jump like that, can shoot like that, handle the ball like that. So it sets him apart." MORROW MISSES GAME The Thunder was without one of its key offensive weapons against the Cavaliers on Thursday night. Sharpshooter Anthony Morrow missed the game because of an undisclosed personal matter. It's not yet clear when he will rejoin the team. Kyle Singler got Morrow's typical bench minutes. Singler was scoreless in 17 minutes. But he did have two assists, his first two of the season, breaking a dubious streak that had reached more than 200 assist-less minutes. JOHNNY FOOTBALL Cleveland Browns quarterback and former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel was seated courtside right near the Thunder's bench on Thursday night. Manziel and Durant exchanged pleasantries pregame.
Oklahoma State football: Kevin Peterson embraces challenge of defending Ole Miss star Laquon Treadwell in final collegiate gameDec 16, 2015
Treadwell — a junior Biletnikoff Award finalist with 1,082 receiving yeards and eight touchdowns — is just the latest in a long line of elite wideouts to line across from Peterson over his three seasons as starter.
Oklahoma State football: Kevin Peterson embraces challenge of defending Ole Miss star Laquon Treadwell in final collegiate game
By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 16, 2015STILLWATER — Kevin Peterson will sit among hundreds of Oklahoma State students in May and when his name is called he'll walk across a stage to accept a diploma for his final act as a Cowboy. The degree will be University Studies. His future will remain on the football field. “I want to be a coach,” Peterson said, “a college coach.” But after four years, 49 games, 143 tackles, five interceptions, and 23 pass breakups, one final football challenge remains: defending Ole Miss star receiver Laquon Treadwell on Jan. 1 in the Sugar Bowl. “If you think you're the best,” Peterson said, “then you've got to go against the best.” Treadwell — a junior Biletnikoff Award finalist with 1,082 receiving yards and eight touchdowns — is just the latest in a long line of elite wideouts to line across from Peterson over his three seasons as starter. Peterson helped to hold Missouri's Dorial Green-Beckham, an eventual second-round NFL Draft pick, to 53 yards receiving in the 2014 Cotton Bowl. Last year, Peterson held West Virginia's Kevin White, a Biletnikoff Award finalist and the seventh pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, to 27 yards. This season, Peterson faced two Biletnikoff finalists: TCU's Josh Doctson and Baylor's Corey Coleman (who won the award). Peterson held each to under 80 yards receiving. Yet, it wasn't until this season that Peterson finally garnered first-team All-Big 12 honors as voted on by conference coaches. Peterson arrived in OSU's 2012 signing class off a state championship at Wagoner High School. He was listed at 170 pounds. “He was a little frail, but he had some skill and he was fast,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said. “He certainly exceeded my expectations early in his career.” Peterson played every game as a freshman and started as a sophomore, replacing departed senior Brodrick Brown. Justin Gilbert was selected eighth overall by the Cleveland Browns a year later, and Peterson embraced his role as the Cowboys' best cornerback. “I always want to guard the best receiver,” Peterson said. “I always want to do the best I can against their best. It's always fun to go against a high-caliber guy.” Treadwell provides a daunting test. He touts a three-inch and 20-pound advantage in what could the final collegiate game for both. Treadwell is projected as a first-round NFL Draft pick should he declare. "It's big time,” Treadwell said last week. “(Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze) spoke to us about being the only team playing at night January 1. So, that's a big confidence builder for everyone. Just to be on a big stage and playing in front of a big crowd and a big national audience.” Peterson's personal storylines surrounding the game are equally gratifying. His parents are from Lake Charles, La., about 200 miles west of New Orleans, and he expects several family members will see him play in person the first time. He'll be playing in the Superdome, a thrill for someone who says he grew up a New Orleans Saints fan. And it will be his final game wearing OSU orange. “It's just another chance to play with all my brothers,” Peterson said.
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Associated Press | Dec 15, 2015Good evening. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Connecticut. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Boston bureau at 617-357-8100 or 800-882-1407. Philip Marcelo is on the desk until 8 p.m. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. UPCOMING TOMORROW: SCHOOL THREATS HARTFORD, Conn. — Several state lawmakers and local governments around the U.S. have proposed increasing criminal penalties for people who issue threats on schools that can be disruptive, costly and traumatic for students who are sent into lockdown drills. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING 550 words by 2 p.m. TRANSPORTATION OVERHAUL HARTFORD — How Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's 20-year, $100 billion proposed transportation overhaul will be financed is expected to be discussed at a forum scheduled by the Association for Community Transportation on transportation funding. By Susan Haigh. UPCOMING 200 words on merits. TODAY'S TOP STORIES: QUOTES OF THE YEAR NEW HAVEN — Pope Francis' comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound bites from the U.S. presidential campaign. SENT: 596 words, photos. CONNECTICUT TAXES HARTFORD — A host of changes to Connecticut's tax structure were recommended Tuesday by a panel of past and present state legislators, accountants, and experts in tax law, economics and finances. SENT: 400 words. CONNECTICUT SCHOOL STABBING MILFORD, Conn._Court documents show that the young man charged with fatally stabbing a classmate inside their Milford high school last year told a friend he had been upset about the victim's refusal to go to the prom with him. SENT: 250 words. AMC-CEO LOS ANGELES —Theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. is naming Starwood Hotels and Resorts' interim CEO Adam Aron as its new chief executive, replacing interim CEO Craig Ramsey. Aron starts Jan. 4. SENT: 329 words. IN BRIEF: — CONNECTICUT AREA CODE: The new 959 area code is now being used in Connecticut. — OBIT-BACKER: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is directing state of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Stratford Rep. Terry Backer, who died at the age of 61. — PET FOOD LAWSUIT: Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. has agreed to a $32 million settlement of a class action lawsuit brought by customers who alleged the Connecticut-based company made false claims about ingredients in its products. — GOVERNORS-OPIATE TREATMENT: The six New England governors are urging leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to expand the types of medical practitioners who can prescribe drugs to treat opiate addiction. — BB GUN SHOOTING-TEEN — Police are trying to determine who shot a teenager in the leg with a BB gun as the youngster was playing football with friends. SENT: 95 words. — STARWOOD-CEO — Hotel operator Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. named Thomas B. Mangas as CEO to replace the departing Adam Aron, who is taking the reins of the theater chain AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. SENT: 200 words. — CONNECTICUT CASINO — Residents of Windsor Locks will have a chance to offer their views on developing a casino in the town. SENT 130 words. — HARTFORD COUNCILMAN ARRESTED — Officials say a Hartford city councilman was arrested along with four others protesting the lack of minority contractors working on the Dunkin' Donuts Park site in Connecticut's capital city. SENT 130 words. — ROBBERY-CLERK WITH GUN — Connecticut state police say a clerk armed with a firearm scared off a would-be robber who brandished a knife at a gas station convenience store outside Hartford. SENT 130 words. SPORTS: FBN--GIANTS FINISH EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are back in a first place tie in the NFC East because they finally finished a game. UPCOMING: 600, photos. Lead expected by 5:30 p.m. FBN--JETS FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets (8-5) begin preparations for their game Saturday night against the Dallas Cowboys. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. BKN--CAVALIERS-CELTICS BOSTON — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers visit Boston to play the Celtics. By Jimmy Golen. Game time is 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. HKN--OILERS-RANGERS NEW YORK — The New York Rangers will try to snap a three-game losing streak and win for only the third time in 11 games when they face the Edmonton Oilers for the second time in less than a week. UPCOMING: 600, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. HKN-PANTHERS-ISLANDERS NEW YORK — The Florida Panthers play the hot New York Islanders, who are 7-0-1 in their last eight games. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos developing from 7 p.m. game. HKN--DEVILS-SABRES BUFFALO, N.Y. — Coming off a 2-1 win at Detroit, the Buffalo Sabres return home to host the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. ET METS-BLEVINS NEW YORK_Pitcher Jerry Blevins is staying with the New York Mets, agreeing to a one-year contract that guarantees him $4 million and allows him to earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. T25-UCONN-BOYKIN STORRS, Conn._Forward De'Janae Boykin has decided to transfer from No. 1 UConn after just one semester with the top-ranked Huskies. _____ If you have stories of regional or statewide interest, please email them to email@example.com. If you have photos of regional or statewide interest, please send them to the AP state photo center in New York, 888-273-6867. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-836-9477.
Dec 7, 2015
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart wore a Georgia red tie on Monday for his introductory news conference as the Bulldogs' coach.He'll have to keep his Alabama apparel for at least a few weeks, however.Smart said he will continue in his current role as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff as he also begins work as Georgia's coach.Smart said University of Georgia...
New Georgia coach Smart still with Alabama through playoff
By CHARLES ODUM, Associated Press | Dec 7, 2015ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart wore a Georgia red tie on Monday for his introductory news conference as the Bulldogs' coach. He'll have to keep his Alabama apparel for at least a few weeks, however. Smart said he will continue in his current role as Alabama's defensive coordinator through the College Football Playoff as he also begins work as Georgia's coach. Smart said University of Georgia President Jere Morehead and athletic director Greg McGarity "were very supportive of me doing this the right way" in splitting time between Alabama and Georgia. "I don't think it would be doing justice to walk away from those kids. Regulating my time will be very critical in the next month. It will be a challenge, but a challenge I'm up to." Smart, the former Georgia player and assistant, was named the successor to Mark Richt as coach on Sunday. Georgia will get Smart's full attention for one week until No. 2 Alabama begins practice for the playoff semifinal against Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Eve. "I'm working on recruiting for the University of Georgia full-time," he said. "That's my heart and passion now. When I get back over to Tuscaloosa and I put on my other hat ... I promise you, I'll be working as hard as I can to win a national championship." If Alabama advances to the national championship game on Jan. 11, Smart won't be free to devote his full attention to Georgia for more than a month. Smart said he's eager to talk with Georgia recruits. He planned a flight Monday to Washington state to visit quarterback Jacob Eason, who has committed to Georgia. Eason, ranked as one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, quickly scheduled a visit to Florida last weekend after Richt was fired. "I'm going and I'm going fast," Smart said when asked Eason. Smart began recruiting for Georgia on Sunday, immediately after he was formally approved during a meeting by the Georgia athletic association executive committee. Another key Georgia recruit, offensive lineman Ben Cleveland of Toccoa, Georgia, used his Twitter account to post a photo of his Sunday visit from Smart, who already was wearing a Georgia jacket. Smart met with Georgia players Sunday night. He said he could empathize with their loss of Richt as coach. Smart played for the Bulldogs when Georgia fired Ray Goff and hired Jim Donnan before the 1996 season. "It was definitely something I didn't realize," said Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert, who attended the news conference. "... He just said basically he understands the uncertainty." Lambert said the meeting with Smart was short. "He held up his fingers and said it wasn't that much difference between being a good and a great team," Lambert said. "But that much is a beast. Those were his exact words." Smart's hiring came one week after Richt's 15-year run as Georgia's coach ended. Like Smart, Richt also returned to his alma mater when he was hired as Miami's new coach. Bryan McClendon, who was Richt's assistant head coach and also works with the receivers, will serve as Georgia's interim head coach for the TaxSlayer Bowl matchup against Penn State in Jacksonville on Jan. 2. Smart was an administrative assistant at Georgia in 1999 before returning as running backs coach under Richt in 2005. Smart's parents, wife Mary Beth and three young children attended the news conference. Smart's voice cracked with emotion as he thanked his family including his father, Sonny Smart, who was his coach at Bainbridge (Georgia) High School. Hired by Alabama in 2007, Smart has been Nick Saban's defensive coordinator since 2008. Sonny Smart said it was important that his son was with Saban "every step of the way" as Saban built the Alabama program. "To see how that process went I think is instrumental," said the elder Smart. "And now he's ready. ... He's as ready as he'll ever be." Alabama's defense consistently ranked among the nation's best under Smart. Alabama won its second straight Southeastern Conference championship on Saturday night in Atlanta, beating Florida 29-15. Smart was interviewed by McGarity on Saturday night and by Morehead early Sunday. The athletic association then ratified Smart, who agreed to a six-year contract worth at least $3.75 million a year. He could earn performance bonuses of up to $1.6 million if the Bulldogs win a national championship. Smart was earning $1.5 million per year at Alabama as the highest-paid defensive coordinator in the country. Richt was 145-51 with two SEC championships in 15 seasons at Georgia, but none since 2005. McGarity said he looked for a coach "who would focus on a specific, defined process of developing championship football teams on and off the field." As a star defensive back at Georgia, Smart had 13 interceptions, the fourth-most in school history. He graduated with a degree in finance and added a master's degree from Florida State in 2003.
Dec 2, 2015
When Carolina tight end Greg Olsen and Kansas City safety Eric Berry had life-changing experiences away from football, the logical next step was finding ways to help the causes that helped them.That's the legacy of the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award — players using their platforms to raise money for issues that are important to them.The league announced the nominees from each team...
Personal causes strike chord with NFL Man of Year nominees
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Dec 2, 2015When Carolina tight end Greg Olsen and Kansas City safety Eric Berry had life-changing experiences away from football, the logical next step was finding ways to help the causes that helped them. That's the legacy of the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award — players using their platforms to raise money for issues that are important to them. The league announced the nominees from each team Wednesday. Finalists will be selected in January, and the winner will be named the night before the Super Bowl at the "NFL Honors" show. Olsen's cause is to provide resources to improve the survival rate between surgeries for infants with a heart condition similar to the one his son T.J. had. Berry has added cancer care to his list of priorities after he was diagnosed with lymphoma and had to step away from the game late in the 2014 season. Both are among the 32 nominees for the 2015 Payton award, which was renamed for the late Chicago Bears running back in 1999, the same year the 1977 Man of the Year winner died of a rare liver disease and bile duct cancer. "Everything under the sun that these babies tend to struggle in, we would provide some of expert in their field to be in your home to help you take care of it," Olsen said. "We feel like this is the most tangible, direct thing to impact that percentage and changes these babies lives forever." Olsen created a program with a children's hospital in Charlotte called "The Heartest Yard." Berry, who already had a program to help impoverished people in Uganda, spent more time in hospitals with cancer patients. "Me going through that situation, I was able to relate a lot more to people and being able to talk to kids and just let them know what I was going through," Berry said. "That gave me a new avenue to where I could help." Carolina linebacker Thomas Davis, the 2014 Payton winner, founded a nonprofit that provides free programs to underprivileged children and their families. His foundation provides two college scholarships for high school seniors and had back-to-school and Christmas giveaways along with a program to provide Thanksgiving meals. The NFL has dealt with lots of negative coverage about players over the past two years, including high-profile domestic violence cases and substance abuse issues. The man of the year program gives the league a chance to showcase players who have worked to help their communities. Charles Tillman, the 2013 winner with Chicago, focused primarily on providing hospitalized children various forms of entertainment. Dallas tight end Jason Witten, the 2012 recipient, has a foundation that focuses on domestic violence. His mother was a victim of an abusive husband when Witten was growing up. "They've given such a platform in the NFL to do so many good things, and it's nice to see when guys step up to the plate and do something they're passionate about," said Lindsey Jackson, the wife of Tampa Bay receiver Vincent Jackson. The Buccaneers' 2015 nominee focuses his charitable work on spouses and children in military families. The team-by-team list of 2015 Payton award nominees: Arizona: Patrick Peterson Atlanta: Patrick DiMarco Baltimore: Steve Smith Sr. Buffalo: Eric Wood Carolina: Greg Olsen Chicago: Matt Forte Cincinnati: Carlos Dunlap Cleveland: Gary Barnidge Dallas: Brandon Carr Denver: David Bruton Jr. Detroit: Stephen Tulloch Green Bay: Sam Barrington Houston: J.J. Watt Indianapolis: Dwayne Allen Jacksonville: Zane Beadles Kansas City: Eric Berry Miami: Ryan Tannehill Minnesota: Chad Greenway New England: Devin McCourty New Orleans: Benjamin Watson New York Giants: Eli Manning New York Jets: Eric Decker Oakland: Justin Tuck Philadelphia: Connor Barwin Pittsburgh: Cameron Heyward San Diego: Darrell Stuckey San Francisco: Anquan Boldin Seattle: Richard Sherman St. Louis: Chris Long Tampa Bay: Vincent Jackson Tennessee: Delanie Walker Washington: Ryan Kerrigan ___ Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Dec 1, 2015
The newest face in Big 12 football belongs to Matt Campbell. It’s a baby face. Iowa State’s new coach is all of 36 years old. Campbell turned 36 on Sunday, the day ISU named him to replace the fired Paul Rhoads. Campbell has spent four years as head coach at Toledo. The Mid-American Conference is where many a Midwest major goes to find a new coach. Let’s see. Just at Toledo, six of its eight...
Iowa State's Matt Campbell: Newest Big 12 face is a baby face
Berry Tramel | Dec 1, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3959902[/img] The newest face in Big 12 football belongs to Matt Campbell. It’s a baby face. Iowa State’s new coach is all of 36 years old. Campbell turned 36 on Sunday, the day ISU named him to replace the fired Paul Rhoads. Campbell has spent four years as head coach at Toledo. The Mid-American Conference is where many a Midwest major goes to find a new coach. Let’s see. Just at Toledo, six of its eight coaches in the last 50 years have gone to major jobs — Tim Beckman to Illinois, Gary Pinkel to Missouri, Nick Saban to Bill Belichick’s defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns, Chuck Stobart to Utah and Frank Lauterbur to Iowa. And it’s not just Toledo. Woody Hayes, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembechler and Bill Mallory all went from Miami-Ohio to the big-time. Don James went from Kent State to Washington. Don Nehlen from Bowling Green to West Virginia. Dozens of guys since then. Campbell has been particularly effective with Toledo. The Rockets have gone 9-4, 7-5, 9-4 and 9-2 in his four seasons. They beat Arkansas and these same Cyclones this season. Still, 36 is awfully young to be a Big 12 head coach. Heck, it’s fairly young for a high school head coach. Campbell was a Division III defensive lineman at Mount Union in the 2002 season. Doesn’t seem that long ago. Campbell has spent 11 of the last 13 seasons in the Mid-American Conference; only a two-year stint at Mount Union, 2005-06, was outside the MAC. That’s a little of a concern. MAC football, while incredibly competitive and often entertaining, is a far cry from the Big 12 or the Big Ten. Did you see some of the crowds at MAC games over the weekend? There weren’t 5,000 fans at most of the games. You could tell that the Big 12 impresses Campbell. Toledo played at Iowa State in 2014, and Campbell said he was “so impressed by the fans and the energy of this place … culture doesn't just happen. I'm floored by the energy and leadership at ISU.” Iowa State does indeed have a lot of energy. Per capita win, the Cyclones might have the nation’s best fans. Crowds of more than 50,000 are routine at Jack Trice Stadium, for a program that last won a conference title (Missouri Valley) in 1912, hasn’t contended for a conference title in my lifetime (I’m a generation older than Matt Campbell) and hasn’t been to a major bowl ever. The Cyclones have sunk a ton of money into facilities. It’s a cool environment, with low expectations. But it’s also a place that is very difficult to win. Iowa State has just 16 winning seasons since World War II and just one season since 1978 with more than seven victories (9-3 in 2000). “I couldn’t be more excited to receive the opportunity to coach at Iowa State,” Campbell said. “After we played the Cyclones in Ames, I called my wife and said, ‘You simply would not believe this place. Their fans, the gameday environment and facilities are all incredible. I could see us living in Ames and me coaching the Cyclones someday.’ My family and I are truly humbled.” Of course, one problem Iowa State faces is if Campbell is successful, he’ll soon be gone. Johnny Majors had a couple of nice years in the early 1970s and was hired away by Pitt. Earle Bruce went 36-32 in six Cyclone seasons (1973-78), the only Iowa State coach since World War I with a winning record, and was hired away by Ohio State. Gene Chizik was summoned back to Auburn as head coach, despite going 5-19 in two Iowa State seasons. But Campbell leaving for a better job would be good news in Ames. That would mean he was successful.
Nov 26, 2015
Thanksgiving became official in 1863, by the signed declaration of a certain Abraham Lincoln. Football joined the American landscape in 1869, when Princeton played Rutgers. Two great American institutions teamed up less than two weeks after Princeton-Rutgers. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph reported: “A foot-ball match between twenty-two players of the Young America...
NFL predictions: A Thanksgiving football primer
Berry Tramel | Nov 26, 2015[img width="" height="" style="" render="w620"]3952047[/img] Thanksgiving became official in 1863, by the signed declaration of a certain Abraham Lincoln. Football joined the American landscape in 1869, when Princeton played Rutgers. Two great American institutions teamed up less than two weeks after Princeton-Rutgers. On Nov. 17, 1869, the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph reported: “A foot-ball match between twenty-two players of the Young America Cricket Club and the Germantown Cricket Club will take place on Thanksgiving Day at 12 1/2 o'clock, on the grounds of the Germantown Club.” American football soon adopted the tradition. Yale and Princeton started a Thanksgiving series in 1876. Some high schools in Massachusetts have been playing Thanksgiving games since the 1800s. Pro football is no different. Buffalo and Rochester played the championship of the New York Pro Football League on Thanksgiving 1919. The forerunner of the NFL formed in 1920 and soon joined the party. Here are a few NFL Thanksgiving nuggets to nibble on: * The Chicago Cardinals and Chicago Bears played on Thanksgiving from 1922-33. What a cool idea. Teams from the same city meeting. That way, everyone gets to celebrate Thanksgiving at home. * The NFL schedule was messed up in 1939 and 1940 when president Franklin Roosevelt tried to move Thanksgiving to a week earlier, to boost retail sales. Some states resisted, and nobody knew when the heck Thanksgiving was. The Steelers and the Eagles played on Thanksgiving in ’39 and ’40, since they were in the same state and could get a little organized. * No Thanksgiving games were held 1941-44, because of World War II and a shortened season. * After the war, the Lions became the traditional Thanksgiving host. Detroit has staged a Thanksgiving game every year since 1945. * The Packers played at Detroit on Thanksgiving for 13 straight years, 1951-63. * Upstart leagues always tried out Thanksgiving. The All-American Football Conference played multiple games on Thanksgiving 1946-49, and the AFL played on Thanksgiving all 10 years of its existence. * The first pro football game played in Dallas on Thanksgiving was not hosted by the Cowboys. The Dallas Texans, who became the Kansas City Chiefs, lost to the New York Titans (Jets) 41-35 on Nov. 24, 1960. * The Dallas Cowboys began hosting annually in 1966, and the Cowboys did it reluctantly. Most NFL teams weren’t interested. * The Cowboys and Lions turned Thanksgiving into a runaway NFL tradition. But Dallas has not hosted every year since. In 1975 and 1977, the St. Louis Cardinals hosted Thanksgiving games. The Cowboys didn’t play on Thanksgiving those years. * The latest NFL television contract allows the Cowboys or Lions to be switched to the Thanksgiving night game on NBC, but so far, it hasn’t happened. * The Philadelphia Eagles are 6-0 all-time on Thanksgiving. Philly plays at Detroit on Thanksgiving. * The Cowboys are 29-17-1 on Thanksgiving. The Lions are 35-38-2. * The Jaguars never have played on Thanksgiving. Neither have the current Cleveland Browns, a 1999 expansion team. But the original Browns, who now are the Ravens, played on Thanksgiving. * The Panthers never have played on Thanksgiving, but that ends today. * The Chargers haven’t played on Thanksgiving since 1969, the last year of the AFL. Let’s get to the predictions: Eagles at Lions: Philadelphia 24-17. Bummer. No Sam Bradford. Slingin’ Sammy B’s shoulder, not the concussion, will keep him out. So the Eagles will start Mark Sanchez, who was a Thanksgiving hero last year in Arlington. Panthers at Cowboys: Carolina 27-20. The Greg Hardy Bowl. Doesn’t that put you in the Thanksgiving spirit? Dallas remains in the playoff race at 3-7, but the Panthers are unbeaten. Bears at Packers: Green Bay 27-19. Sign me up for Packers-Bears any day, and I’ll enjoy it on Thanksgiving night, but geez, who thinks a Green Bay night game in late November is a good idea? Rams at Bengals: Cincinnati 26-13. The Bengals impressed me in Arizona. Which is only fitting, since they laid such a dud game against Houston. Giants at Redskins: Washington 20-19. The 4-6 ‘Skins are playing for the NFC East lead. Is this a great country or what? Bad team, bad ownership, bad attitude. And yet, success still attainable. Vikings at Falcons: Atlanta 26-16. At some point, we’ve got to stop believing in the Falcons. But the NFC is so shallow, Atlanta figures to be a wild-card team. Minnesota, too. Saints at Texans: Houston 18-17. Brian Hoyer is back in the saddle for the Texans. Not that that’s a signal for Houston to rejoice. Buccaneers at Colts: Indianapolis 23-20. Jameis Winston is the youngest starting quarterback in the NFL. Matt Hasselbeck is the oldest. Both used to be recipes for getting beat. But Winston is 5-5, and Hasselbeck is 3-0 (Andrew Luck is 1-5). Strange league. Raiders at Titans: Tennessee 28-20. Has Oakland gone back to being the Raiders? I’ll guess yes. Bills at Chiefs: Kansas City 19-10. Buffalo has a bad combination. Great defense. Bad offense. And penalties galore. You can win some with the first two. Add the infractions, and it’s no chance. Dolphins at Jetropolitans: Miami 24-19. I’ll buy into New York’s demise. Chargers at Jaguars: Jacksonville 30-20. Do you ever picture these two franchises in the same league, much less playing? They’ve met now five times in the last six years, but they seem like ghost teams. You hear about them but never see them. Cardinals at 49ers: Arizona 31-10. If I picked a Super Bowl matchup right, it would be New England-Arizona. Steelers at Seahawks: Seattle 23-19. No one is excited about playing the 5-5 Seahawks. Patriots at Broncos: New England 20-10. Sorry, but I’ll catch up to the Brock Osweiler Bandwagon later. Maybe in the next lifetime. Ravens at Browns: Cleveland 23-16. Ugh. Has to be one of the worst Monday Night Football games ever. All the Raven stars are out, including Joe Flacco. And no Johnny Manziel to watch, although he’ll give the crew plenty to talk about. Last week: 8-6. Season: 97-63.
Nov 11, 2015
The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed...
High school notebook: OSSAA to discuss public prayer policy
By Jacob Unruh and Scott Wright Staff Writers | Nov 11, 2015The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Board of Directors will discuss and possibly vote to take action regarding the organization's prayer policy at Wednesday's monthly meeting. What will be voted on or possibly changed has not been revealed. “It's just for discussion to see if we want to go a different direction with the policy,” OSSAA executive director Ed Sheakley told The Oklahoman. “I can't say anything as of right now.” The OSSAA's policy — which was adopted in 1992 — prohibits publicly recited prayers at playoff games and championship events. The OSSAA revised the policy in June to comply with a 2000 U.S. Supreme Court decision. Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt said in October that prayer before high school sporting events can be done legally in his opinion in a response to a Rep. Bobby Cleveland's complaint about the school prayer ban. Following Pruitt's opinion, the OSSAA released a statement saying the policy would remain in effect while the opinion is reviewed. DEER CREEK'S KERSTETTER WINS FAN POLL In a tight race, Deer Creek receiver Zach Kerstetter edged Southmoore kicker Chris Nemecek to win The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll. Kerstetter won the vote 1,203-1,152. The junior receiver caught eight passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in the Antlers' 27-20 win over Guthrie last week to clinch a home playoff game. The Oklahoman's staff choice for player of the week, Braden Hudson of Putnam City, finished third with 243 votes. A total of 2,956 votes were cast for seven players. Watch NewsOK.com/Varsity on Saturday for this week's poll from the first round of the playoffs. Here are this week's results: Zach Kerstetter, Deer Creek: 1,203 votes (40.7 pct.) Chris Nemecek, Southmoore: 1,152 votes (38.97 pct.) Braden Hudson, Putnam City: 243 votes (8.22 pct.) Zack Tyler, Bethel: 155 votes (5.24 pct.) Caleb Powell, OCA: 93 votes (3.15 pct.) Terry Wilson, Del City: 61 votes (2.06 pct.) Chandler Garrett, Mustang: 49 votes (1.66 pct.) Total: 2,956 votes INVESTIGATION BEGINS IN MORRIS-OKMULGEE BRAWL A fight between Morris and Okmulgee players early in the second half Friday that led to officials ending the game is under investigation by both schools and the OSSAA. Early in the third quarter a fight broke out between two players and led to other players joining in the fight sparked officials to meet with school administrators and end the game with around 11 minutes remaining in the quarter. Morris won the game 30-0. An officials report has been filed to the OSSAA, which has sent the report to both schools and requested an internal investigation. “My official told me he collaborated with administration from both schools and it was a mutual agreement to stop the game at that point,” OSSAA assistant director Mike Whaley said. “I don't know exactly numbers-wise” how many were involved. Under OSSAA rules, athletes involved in a fight are suspended the next two games. Any player who is not in the field of play that leaves the team bench is subject to a one-game suspension. Neither team made the football playoffs, which means suspensions would be applied to the next sport the athlete participates. JONES DEFENSE GOING STRONG After registering a few big wins early in the season, Jones has slipped under the radar, despite piling up more victories. The Longhorns closed the regular season undefeated behind a defense that proved difficult to score on. Jones allowed 7.7 points per game, with just three opponents scoring in double-digits. One of those was Bethel in Week 9, which scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter after Jones built a 56-3 lead. Anchored by defensive tackle Ty Hughes up front, and with several talented athletes on the back end, Jones has allowed just 166.1 total yards per game. Fourth-ranked Jones will host Marlow in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday. DEPEW'S QUINONES RUNS WILD In a win that helped Depew close out a 9-1 regular season, running back Steve Quinones piled up an impressive stat line last Friday. The sophomore rushed for 389 yards and five touchdowns on 28 carries, eclipsing the 2,200-yard mark for the season. Depew defeated South Coffeyville 58-40 to seal up a home playoff game this week. Tenth-ranked Depew will host Weleetka at 7:30 p.m. Friday. COLLEGE POSTCARD: MOORE GRAD SHIELDS WINS HONOR AT ST. GREG'S Moore High School product Richard Shields was named the Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in three games last week for St. Gregory's University in Shawnee. The 6-foot-3 senior guard averaged 24.0 points and 5.7 rebounds as SGU went 2-1 on the week. He made 50.0 percent of his field-goal tries and 78.6 percent of his free throws.
Nov 4, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Nov 4, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 145-23 (86.3 pct.) Overall record: 1,252-307 (80.3) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I Mustang 35, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 41, Norman 13 Class 6A-II LAWTON 30, Choctaw 17 Class 5A ALTUS 49, Northwest 6 Class 3A INOLA 34, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kingfisher 49, CENTENNIAL 8 HERITAGE HALL 52, Purcell 14 Class 2A Vian 38, PANAMA 12 Class A Quinton 22, WARNER 20 Class B ALEX 56, Geary 42 Waukomis 48, POND CREEK-HUNTER 44 Friday's Games Class 6A-I BROKEN ARROW 35, Edmond Memorial 20 Owasso 28, PC NORTH 14 WESTMOORE 24, Putnam City 21 Southmoore 48, NORMAN NORTH 38 Tulsa Union 45, EDMOND NORTH 17 JENKS 56, Yukon 13 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 42, CLAREMORE 14 SAND SPRINGS 28, Bixby 24 PC West 34, ENID 28 PONCA CITY 28, Sapulpa 23 Stillwater 34, LAWTON IKE 26 Tulsa Washington 40, MUSKOGEE 14 Class 5A Ardmore 28, DUNCAN 7 DEL CITY 38, Chickasha 24 Collinsville 34, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 8 Deer Creek 21, GUTHRIE 20 TULSA KELLEY 28, Durant 17 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Guymon 8 Lawton MacArthur 44, EL RENO 12 McGuinness 28, PIEDMONT 10 Pryor 24, TULSA NOAH 20 Shawnee 42, TULSA HALE 7 Skiatook 35, NOBLE 20 CARL ALBERT 45, Southeast 12 COWETA 28, Tahlequah 27 Tulsa Edison 21, GROVE 14 McALESTER 46, Tulsa Memorial 13 Class 4A Bristow 28, TECUMSEH 14 Cascia Hall 24, CLEVELAND 10 CLINTON 28, Elk City 27 Glenpool 20, McLOUD 13 Harrah 28, ADA 24 Metro Christian 30, SALLISAW 20 VINITA 28, Miami 22 Muldrow 27, BROKEN BOW 20 ELGIN 28, Newcastle 21 Oologah 38, TULSA McLAIN 13 Poteau 48, TULSA CENTRAL 8 FORT GIBSON 21, Stilwell 14 Wagoner 41, CATOOSA 10 ANADARKO 42, Weatherford 13 CACHE 28, Woodward 14 Class 3A Beggs 28, CHECOTAH 24 LINCOLN CHR. 42, Berryhill 35 Blanchard 35, MOUNT ST. MARY 7 DOUGLASS 42, Bridge Creek 12 SPERRY 21, Dewey 14 IDABEL 28, Heavener 13 John Marshall 24, BETHANY 21 VERDIGRIS 35, Kellyville 12 Little Axe 28, BETHEL 20 Locust Grove 56, JAY 18 CUSHING 42, Mannford 7 Marlow 31, DICKSON 13 Meeker 42, COMANCHE 12 Morris 35, OKMULGEE 34 Perkins 40, BLACKWELL 12 Plainview 34, MADILL 13 Roland 28, EUFAULA 7 Seminole 42, PAULS VALLEY 20 Seq. Claremore 31, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 27 Spiro 26, VALLIANT 16 JONES 38, Star Spencer 8 LONE GROVE 35, Sulphur 21 HILLDALE 49, Tulsa Rogers 14 WESTVILLE 36, Tulsa Webster 22 Victory Christian 35, STIGLER 28 Class 2A Alva 32, PERRY 14 TISHOMINGO 21, Atoka 20 Chisholm 14, HENNESSEY 7 Coalgate 28, MARIETTA 21 HASKELL 35, Colcord 27 Commerce 26, CHELSEA 21 DIBBLE 28, Frederick 22 Hartshorne 42, POCOLA 6 PRAGUE 27, Henryetta 20 ANTLERS 35, Hugo 12 Hulbert 24, CHOUTEAU 8 SALINA 21, Kansas 20 DAVIS 35, Kingston 14 Lexington 27, HOBART 13 Luther 35, OCS 20 WASHINGTON 35, Mangum 14 Okemah 40, HOLDENVILLE 6 Okla. Christian Aca. 31, NEWKIRK 7 TULSA UNION JV 35, Oklahoma Union 12 NOWATA 48, Pawhuska 8 TONKAWA 28, Pawnee 7 ADAIR 42, Rejoice Christian 22 Walters 35, LINDSAY 34 Wellston 38, CROOKED OAK 24 STROUD 30, Wewoka 20 Wilburton 21, LIBERTY 18 Wyandotte 49, CANEY VALLEY 6 Class A FAIRLAND 21, Afton 12 CARNEGIE 27, Apache 20 MOORELAND 45, Beaver 6 Community Christian 28, WILSON 13 MINCO 42, Elmore City 12 THOMAS 21, Fairview 20 KETCHUM 45, Foyil 6 Hollis 28, CORDELL 21 Hominy 26, MORRISON 21 Kiefer 42, DRUMRIGHT 7 CRESCENT 28, Okeene 12 CASHION 48, Oklahoma Bible 14 MOUNDS 27, Porter 13 Ringling 21, HEALDTON 7 Rush Springs 32, EMPIRE 12 Savanna 35, GORE 7 Sayre 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Snyder 21, HOLLIS 14 Stratford 35, WYNNEWOOD 13 QUAPAW 28, Summit Christian 7 Talihina 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 27 HOOKER 26, Texhoma 20 Velma-Alma 49, CENTRAL MARLOW 6 CROSSINGS CHR. 41, Watonga 27 Wayne 42, KONAWA 7 BARNSDALL 33, Yale 12 Class B CADDO 44, Arkoma 28 WOODLAND 44, Covington-Douglas 38 Cyril 38, ALLEN 34 Garber 46, WELCH 0 DEWAR 34, Keota 32 Kremlin-Hillsdale 40, CANTON 8 Maud 44, STROTHER 30 Maysville 52, BRAY-DOYLE 6 LAVERNE 44, Merritt 20 DAVENPORT 54, Oaks 8 Porum 42, GANS 36 Seiling 56, RINGWOOD 6 DEPEW 30, South Coffeyville 28 Turpin 34, PIONEER 24 Waurika 52, MACOMB 6 Weleetka 46, HAILEYVILLE 0 Wetumka 48, CANADIAN 42 Class C SHATTUCK 44, Balko 14 COYLE 42, Bluejacket 18 Cave Springs 40, SASAKWA 20 Cherokee 38, BOISE CITY 34 DC-LAMONT 54, Copan 8 CORN BIBLE 42, Duke 36 Fox 56, BOKOSHE 6 Grandfield 52, TEMPLE 6 TIMBERLAKE 44, Medford 28 Midway 40, PRUE 12 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Paoli 8 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 36, Ryan 20 Thackerville 52, BOWLEGS 6 Tipton 42, SW COVENANT 18 Tyrone 28, SHARON-MUTUAL 24 Independent U.S. Grant 28, CAPITOL HILL 22 Saturday's Games Class 2A Chr. Heritage 48, NORTHEAST 12 *Home team in CAPS
Nov 2, 2015
Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every high school football team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We began with Class 6A and 5A on Monday, and continue with Class 4A and 3A: CLASS 4A District 4A-1 Key Games: Elk City at Clinton, Weatherford at Anadarko Anadarko: First. Cache: Second. Clinton: Third with win. Fourth with loss and...
High school football: Class 4A and 3A district playoff scenarios
By Ryan Aber and Scott Wright, Staff Writers | Nov 2, 2015Throughout the week, The Oklahoman staff will break down the playoff scenarios for every high school football team still mathematically eligible for the postseason. We began with Class 6A and 5A on Monday, and continue with Class 4A and 3A: CLASS 4A District 4A-1 Key Games: Elk City at Clinton, Weatherford at Anadarko Anadarko: First. Cache: Second. Clinton: Third with win. Fourth with loss and Weatherford loss. Fourth with loss of six or fewer points and Weatherford win. Elk City: Third with win and Weatherford loss. Fourth with win of seven or points and Weatherford win. Weatherford: Third with win and Elk City win. Fourth with loss and Elk City loss. District 4A-2 Key Games: Bristow at Tecumseh, Glenpool at McLoud, Harrah at Ada. Tuttle: First Harrah: Second with win. Third with loss. Ada: Second with win. Third with loss. Bristow: Fourth with win or McLoud win. Tecumseh: Fourth with win and McLoud loss. District 4A-3 Key Games: Oologah at Tulsa McLain, Wagoner at Catoosa, Cascia Hall at Cleveland Wagoner: First. Oologah: Second with win. Third with loss. Tulsa McLain: Second with win. Third with loss and Cascia Hall loss. Third with loss, Cascia Hall win and Catoosa win where McLain loses 21 or fewer district points to Cascia Hall and Catoosa. Fourth with loss, Cascia Hall win and Catoosa win where McLain loses 21 or fewer district points to Cascia Hall or Catoosa. Fourth with loss, Cascia Hall win and Catoosa loss. Cascia Hall: Third with win, Oologah win and Catoosa loss. Third with win, Catoosa win and Tulsa McLain loss where Cascia Hall gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain and two or more district points on Catoosa. Fourth with win, Catoosa win and Tulsa McLain loss where Cascia Hall gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain or two or more district points on Catoosa. Fourth with win, Tulsa McLain win and Catoosa loss. Catoosa: Third with win, Cascia Hall win and Tulsa McLain loss where Catoosa gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain and loses one or fewer district points to Cascia Hall. Fourth with win, Cascia Hall win and Tulsa McLain loss where Catoosa gains 22 or more district points on Tulsa McLain or loses one or fewer district points to Cascia Hall. Fourth with Cascia Hall loss. Fourth with win, Tulsa McLain win and Cascia Hall win. District 4A-4 Key Games: Metro Christian at Sallisaw, Muldrow at Broken Bow. Poteau: First Metro Christian: Second with win. Third with loss. Sallisaw: Second with win. Third with loss and Broken Bow win. Fourth with loss and Muldrow win. Muldrow: Third with win and Metro Christian win. Fourth with win and Metro Christian loss. Broken Bow: Fourth with win. CLASS 3A District 3A-1 Key Games: Kingfisher at Centennial, Mannford at Cushing. Heritage Hall: First. Cushing: Second. Perkins: Third. Kingfisher: Fourth with win or Mannford loss. Mannford: Fourth with win and Kingfisher loss. District 3A-2 Key Games: Blanchard at Mount St. Mary, Bridge Creek at Douglass, John Marshall at Bethany. John Marshall: First with win. Third with loss, Blanchard loss and Douglass loss. Third with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Blanchard and Douglass. Third with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass loss where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Blanchard. Third with loss, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Douglass. Fourth with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 15 or fewer district points to Blanchard or Douglass. Fourth with loss, Blanchard win and Douglass loss where John Marshall loses 16 or more district points to Blanchard. Fourth with loss, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where John Marshall loses 16 or more district points to Douglass. Meeker: First with Blanchard win, Bethany win of three or fewer points or overtime win and Douglass win. First with Blanchard win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Meeker loses three or fewer district points to Bethany. First with Blanchard loss, Bethany regulation win of three or fewer points or overtime win and Douglass win. Second with Blanchard loss and John Marshall win. Second with Blanchard loss, Bethany win and Douglass loss. Second with Douglass win, John Marshall win, Blanchard win. Second with Blanchard win, Bethany regulation win of four or more points and Douglass win. Second with Blanchard win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Meeker loses four or more district points to Bethany. Second with Blanchard loss, Bethany regulation win of four or more points and Douglass win. Third with Blanchard win, John Marshall win and Douglass loss. Bethany: First with win, Blanchard loss and Douglass loss. First with regulation win of four or more points and Douglass win. First with regulation win of four or more points, Blanchard win and Douglass loss. Second with win of three or fewer points or overtime win and Douglass win. Second with regulation win of three or fewer points or overtime win, Blanchard win and Douglass loss. Blanchard: Second with win, John Marshall win and Douglass loss. Third with win, John Marshall loss and Douglass win where Blanchard gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall and one or more district points on Douglass. Third with win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Blanchard gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall. Fourth with loss and Bethany loss. Fourth with win, John Marshall loss and Douglass win where Blanchard gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall or one or more district points on Douglass. Fourth with win, Bethany win and Douglass loss where Blanchard gains 15 or fewer district points on John Marshall. Douglass: Third with Blanchard loss and John Marshall win. Third with win, John Marshall win and Blanchard win where Douglass loses no district points to Blanchard. Third with win, John Marshall loss and Blanchard win where Douglass gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall and doesn't lose district points to Blanchard. Third with win, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where Douglass gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall. Fourth with loss, Blanchard win and John Marshall win. Fourth with loss, Blanchard loss and Bethany win. Fourth with win, John Marshall win and Blanchard win where Douglass loses district points to Blanchard. Fourth with win, John Marshall loss and Blanchard win where Douglass gains 16 or more district points on John Marshall or doesn't lose district points to Blanchard. Fourth with win, Blanchard loss and Douglass win where Douglass gains 15 or fewer district points on John Marshall. District 3A-3 Key Games: Seminole at Pauls Valley, Star Spencer at Jones Jones: First. Seminole: Second with win. Third with loss. Pauls Valley: Second with win. Third with loss and Star Spencer win. Fourth with loss and Star Spencer loss. Purcell: Third with Seminole win and Star Spencer loss. Fourth with Seminole win and Star Spencer win. Fourth with Pauls Valley win and Star Spencer loss. Star Spencer: Fourth with win and Pauls Valley win. District 3A-4 Key Games: Marlow at Dickson, Plainview at Madill, Sulphur at Lone Grove. Lone Grove: First with win. First with loss of 12 or fewer points an Plainview win. Second with loss and Madill win. Second with loss of 13 or more points and Plainview win. Sulphur: First with win and Madill win. First with win of 13 or more points and Plainview win. Second with win of 12 or fewer points and Plainview win where Sulphur loses 13 or fewer district points to Plainview. Third with one-point or overtime win and Plainview win of 15 or more points. Third with loss. Plainview: Second with Lone Grove win. Second with win of 15 or more points and Sulphur one-point or overtime win. Third with loss and Sulphur win. Third with win and Sulphur win where Plainview gains 13 or fewer district points on Sulphur. Marlow: Fourth with win. Fourth with loss and Plainview win. Madill: Fourth with win and Marlow loss. District 3A-5 Key Games: Berryhill at Lincoln Christian. Lincoln Christian: First with win. Second with loss. Berryhill: First with win. Second with loss. Verdigris: Third. Sperry: Fourth with win or loss of eight or fewer points. Tulsa Webster: Fourth with win of nine or more points. District 3A-6 Key Games: Beggs at Checotah. Hilldale: First. Victory Christian: Second. Checotah: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Beggs: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 3A-7 Key Games: Sequoyah Claremore at Sequoyah Tahlequah. Locust Grove: First. Westville: Second. Sequoyah-Tahlequah: Third with win. Fourth with loss. Sequoyah-Claremore: Third with win. Fourth with loss. District 3A-8 Key Games: Roland at Eufaula, Heavener at Idabel Roland: First. Stigler: Second. Eufaula: Third with win and Heavener win. Third with loss and Heavener win where Eufaula gains 12 or more district points on Idabel. Fourth with Idabel win. Fourth with loss and Heavener win where Eufaula gains 11 or fewer district points on Idabel. Idabel: Third with win. Third with loss and Eufaula loss where Idabel loses 11 or fewer district points to Eufaula. Fourth with loss and Eufaula loss where Idabel loses 12 or more district points to Eufaula. Heavener: Fourth with win and Eufaula win.
Nov. 11933 — The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District was formed.1983 — The state closed the Commonwealth Savings Co. of Lincoln. Many customers lost thousands of dollars in deposits.Nov. 21886 — Box Butte County was formed from Dawes County.1909 — Garden County was formed from Deuel County.Nov. 31932 — The Public Works Administration approved plans for power by the Platte...
Today in Nebraska-November
By The Associated Press, Associated Press | Oct 29, 2015Nov. 1 1933 — The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District was formed. 1983 — The state closed the Commonwealth Savings Co. of Lincoln. Many customers lost thousands of dollars in deposits. Nov. 2 1886 — Box Butte County was formed from Dawes County. 1909 — Garden County was formed from Deuel County. Nov. 3 1932 — The Public Works Administration approved plans for power by the Platte Valley Public Power and Irrigation District. Nov. 4 1858 — The Legislature organized Merrick County. 1919 — A special election was held to pick 100 delegates to a state constitutional convention. 1950 — Grover Cleveland Alexander, a pitcher in baseball's Hall of Fame, died in his hometown of St. Paul, Neb. 1986 — Kay Orr defeated Helen Boosalis in the nation's first woman-versus-woman gubernatorial election. 1988 — The National Credit Union Administration closed Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Omaha. Nov. 5 1947 — Warren Batterson, secretary of the Iowa-Nebraska District of the Communist Party, was expelled from membership in the American Legion. Nov. 6 1869 — Crews began grading in earnest for the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley railroad. 1888 — Banner and Kimball counties were formed, splitting from Cheyenne County. 1934 — Voters approved a constitutional amendment creating a one-house legislature. Nov. 7 1930 — The Fremont Daily Tribune published an editorial on U.S. Sen. George W. Norris that later won a Pulitzer Prize. The editorial called Norris "the burr Nebraska delights in putting under the Eastern saddle." 1987 — The Nebraska Cornhuskers racked up a record 666 total yards against Iowa State in football. Nov. 8 1887 — Perkins County, named for Burlington railroad President Charles Perkins, was formed from Keith County. 1891 — Garfield County, named for President James A. Garfield, was formed from Wheeler County. Nov. 9 1935 — Bob Gibson, a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, was born in Omaha. 1948 — The Strategic Air Command officially moved its headquarters to Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha. Nov. 10 1946 — A 4-year-old girl became ill suddenly on her way to church and died. She was the 22nd person to die from polio in Omaha that year. Nov. 11 1979 — Omaha businessman and philanthropist A.C. Nelsen died at an Omaha hospital after a lengthy illness. He was 89. Nov. 12 1947 — Omaha added a boxcar with 50,000 pounds of flour to a Friendship Food train to aid western Europe. In all, Nebraskans contributed 11 carloads of food. Nov. 13 1962 — Nebraska coach Bob Devaney received a $200,000 insurance policy from Husker football supporters. Nov. 14 1962 — After pedaling a bicycle 1,041 miles, Mark Dustin of Durham, N.C., arrived to see the old town of Dustin in northwest Holt County, but found only a faded sign. Nov. 15 1932 — The Public Works Administration approved funds for Loup River Public Power District construction. Nov. 16 1982 — The Raymond Co-Op Grain Co. elevator exploded, killing five people and injuring two. Nov. 17 1956 — An Air National Guard jet crashed at the Lincoln air base, striking two parked B-47 bombers. Three people were killed and seven people injured. Nov. 18 1860 — Edward Creighton, general agent for Western Union, took a stage coach west from Omaha to make plans to extend the telegraph line from St. Joseph, Mo., to San Francisco. Nov. 19 1867 — The Army established Sidney Barracks, later Fort Sidney, to protect the Union Pacific railroad in western Nebraska. 1936 — Comedian Dick Cavett was born in Gibbon. Nov. 20 2006 — Gov. Dave Heineman orders that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of a slain Marine: Lance Cpl. Mike Scholl, who graduated from Lincoln High School. The 21-year-old died Nov. 14 from wounds he suffered in Iraq. 1854 — Gov. Thomas Cuming announced the results of the first territorial census, showing that Nebraska had 2,732 residents. 1955 — Ten people were killed when two cars collided near Waterbury in northeast Nebraska. Nov. 21 1983 — A major winter storm hit Nebraska with more than 12 inches of snow reported on the ground at Harrison and 12 inches at Crawford. Nov. 22 1932 — Two shipments of Nebraska hogs left the state on their way to Cuba for breeding purposes. 1983 — The world premiere of the award-winning movie "Terms of Endearment" was held in Lincoln, where part of the movie was filmed. Nov. 23 1875 — The first plat was filed for the town of Ogallala. Nov. 24 1929 — The Fox Theater, named for movie pioneer William Fox, opened in North Platte. Nov. 25 1884 — The village of Ogallala was incorporated. Nov. 26 1982 — Two state prison inmates — one serving life for murder and the other serving five to 10 years for robbery — became the first convicts in 10 years to compete in Omaha amateur boxing matches. Nov. 27 1932 — In Cheyenne, Wyo., a tri-state conference involving Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming adjourned after it apparently is unable to reach an agreement over allocation of water from the North Platte River. 1983 — A blizzard dumped more than 7 inches of snow on Omaha and forced the temporary closing of a 120-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Ogallala and the Wyoming state line. Nov. 28 1987 — University of Nebraska running back Keith Jones gained 248 yards against Colorado. Nov. 29 1951 — U.S. Sen. Kenneth Wherry died. Nov. 30 1962 — Gov. Frank Morrison signs a proclamation making the legislative reapportionment part of the Nebraska Constitution. The amendment eliminates a provision that population be the sole basis for redistricting the Legislature
Oct 28, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 28, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for this week: Last week's record: 133-36 (78.7 pct.) Overall record: 1,106-285 (79.5 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I NORMAN NORTH 42, Moore 12 PUTNAM CITY 28, Norman 24 Class 6A-II LAWTON 21, Midwest City 17 Class 5A Deer Creek 48, SOUTHEAST 8 Class 4A OOLOGAH 38, Vinita 13 Class 3A JONES 42, Bethel 8 TULSA ROGERS 31, Okmulgee 14 Class 2A Oklahoma Chr. 34, CHR. HERITAGE 27 Washington 28, WALTERS 14 Class A Quinton 40, HILLDALE JV 12 RINGLING 35, Central Marlow 0 Class B Alex 56, MAYSVILLE 6 Class C WEBBERS FALLS 52, Bokoshe 6 FOX 48, Thackerville 20 Friday's Games Class 6A-I OWASSO 38, Edmond North 14 BROKEN ARROW 38, Edmond Santa Fe 21 Jenks 40, EDMOND MEMORIAL 13 TULSA UNION 35, Mustang 21 SOUTHMOORE 42, Putnam North 10 Westmoore 35, YUKON 28 Class 6A-II Bartlesville 35, PONCA CITY 10 Bixby 28, MUSKOGEE 14 Claremore 27, SAPULPA 20 PC WEST 35, Lawton Eisenhower 20 TULSA WASHINGTON 44, Sand Springs 13 Stillwater 28, ENID 17 CHOCTAW 49, U.S. Grant 12 Class 5A Ardmore 52, NORTHWEST 6 ALTUS 28, Duncan 7 Durant 35, NOBLE 28 CHICKASHA 28, El Reno 22 TAHLEQUAH 40, Grove 20 CARL ALBERT 27, Guthrie 21 PIEDMONT 30, Guymon 16 Lawton MacArthur 44, DEL CITY 30 McAlester 42, SHAWNEE 13 COLLINSVILLE 21, Pryor 14 COWETA 28, Tulsa Edison 14 SKIATOOK 20, Tulsa Kelley 13 Tulsa Memorial 41, TULSA HALE 6 McGUINNESS 38, Western Heights 12 Class 4A Ada 34, TECUMSEH 13 Broken Bow 24, STILWELL 10 Catoosa 28, MIAMI 14 WAGONER 44, Cleveland 14 Clinton 26, WOODWARD 20 WEATHERFORD 17, Elgin 7 CACHE 31, Elk City 28 Harrah 27, BRISTOW 14 ANADARKO 35, Newcastle 7 Sallisaw 20, MULDROW 14 METRO CHR. 35, Tulsa Central 8 Tulsa McLain 20, CASCIA HALL 14 Tuttle 36, GLENPOOL 7 Class 3A Blanchard 17, DOUGLASS 14 MADILL 28, Bridge Creek 20 MANNFORD 35, Centennial 8 Cushing 42, BLACKWELL 14 Dickson 29, COMANCHE 6 IDABEL 27, Eufaula 13 BEGGS 20, Heavener 7 Heritage Hall 42, KINGFISHER 13 Hilldale 38, CHECOTAH 20 LOCUST GROVE 42, Inola 21 WESTVILLE 23, Jay 12 John Marshall 34, MEEKER 28 BERRYHILL 48, Kellyville 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 44, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 14 Lone Grove 41, MARLOW 26 BETHANY 28, Mount St. Mary 14 Pauls Valley 28, LITTLE AXE 27 SEMINOLE 28, Purcell 7 Sperry 21, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Star Spencer 42, CAPITOL HILL 14 Stigler 40, SPIRO 6 Sulphur 35, PLAINVIEW 34 ROLAND 48, Valliant 8 Verdigris 28, DEWEY 7 Victory Christian 45, MORRIS 6 Class 2A Alva 28, PAWNEE 21 HULBERT 36, Caney Valley 6 PAWHUSKA 20, Chelsea 14 ADAIR 40, Chouteau 6 TONKAWA 21, Crescent 7 Davis 35, COALGATE 14 LEXINGTON 28, Dibble 27 HOBART 18, Frederick 14 Hartshorne 35, OKEMAH 16 Haskell 42, KANSAS 6 Hennessey 35, NEWKIRK 0 WEWOKA 28, Holdenville 16 PANAMA 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 28, ATOKA 20 LUTHER 40, Millwood 36 Northeast 35, CROOKED OAK 34 Nowata 28, WYANDOTTE 24 COMMERCE 30, Oklahoma Union 6 CHISHOLM 42, Perry 0 Prague 34, CHANDLER 28 COLCORD 27, Salina 22 Stroud 21, HENRYETTA 13 Tishomingo 28, HUGO 20 Vian 42, ANTLERS 14 WYNNEWOOD 30, Wellston 8 Wilburton 26, POCOLA12 Class A Carnegie 21, MANGUM 20 Cashion 49, WATONGA 14 Central Sallisaw 42, SAVANNA 6 Crossings Christian 32, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 20 Drumright 40, YALE 8 Fairland 24, BARNSDALL 16 WARNER 20, Gore 14 Healdton 27, WARNER 13 APACHE 28, Hinton 20 Hooker 27, FAIRVIEW 24 Ketchum 30, AFTON 22 ELMORE CITY 28, Konawa 6 Minco 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 20 Mooreland 32, TEXHOMA 12 KIEFER 36, Morrison 8 HOMINY 38, Mounds 6 OKEENE 35, Oklahoma Bible 32 TALIHINA 42, Porter 7 Quapaw 34, FOYIL 14 Rejoice Christian 48, SUMMIT CHR. 8 BEAVER 14, Sayre 13 HOLLIS 34, Snyder 6 Thomas 44, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 7 Velma-Alma 28, RUSH SPRINGS 14 STRATFORD 48, Wayne 14 Class B GEARY 42, Allen 24 MAUD 36, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 48, PORUM 12 ARKOMA 42, Canadian 40 Davenport 52, WESLEYAN CHR. 6 Depew 38, GARBER 28 Dewar 44, WELEETKA 30 KEOTA 56, Gans 6 WETUMKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 48, RINGWOOD 12 CYRIL 56, Macomb 8 WAUKOMIS 40, Pioneer 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 34, MERRITT 24 Seiling 46, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 28 WAURIKA 56, Strother 8 Turpin 46, CANTON 0 REGENT PREP 40, Watts 12 OAKS 56, Welch 6 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28, Woodland 24 Class C TYRONE 28, Balko 24 Bluejacket 56, IMMANUEL CHR. 6 MIDWAY 48, Bowlegs 12 COYLE 52, Copan 6 Corn Bible 44, CEMENT 8 TIMBERLAKE 42, Covington-Douglas 28 DC-Lamont 60, BUFFALO 14 Duke 34, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 22 Grandfield 54, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 46, PRUE 0 Sasakwa 30, PAOLI 22 BOISE CITY 40, Sharon-Mutual 26 Shattuck 28, WAYNOKA 24 DESTINY CHR. 54, Temple 8 Tipton 56, RYAN 6 Independent KC Christ Prep 21, TULSA NOAH 14 OKC Patriots 48, WRIGHT CHR. 44 Saturday's Game Independent Claremore Chr. 40, CORNERSTONE CHR. 12 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 21, 2015
Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 8
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 21, 2015Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the picks for Week 8: Last week's record: 138-31 (81.2 pct) Overall record: 973-249 (79.6 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A-I WESTMOORE 28, Edmond Memorial 27 Southmoore 49, EDMOND NORTH 13 Class 6A-II STILLWATER 30, Putnam West 28 Class 5A LAWTON MAC 44, Chickasha 14 TULSA EDISON 24, Tahlequah 22 Class 3A CENTENNIAL 21, Blackwell 18 Seminole 35, STAR SPENCER 12 Class A Community Christian 42, KONAWA 8 Class C Temple 48, CEMENT 14 Friday's Games Class 6A-I JENKS 42, Broken Arrow 28 Norman North 45, PC NORTH 20 Owasso 38, MUSTANG 34 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Putnam City 28 Tulsa Union 50, MOORE 7 Yukon 28, NORMAN 24 Class 6A-II MIDWEST CITY 34, Choctaw 24 LAWTON EISENHOWER 33, Enid 14 LAWTON 27, PRIME PREP (TEXAS) 21 SAND SPRINGS 31, Muskogee 20 CLAREMORE 37, Ponca City 13 BARTLESVILLE 41, Sapulpa 12 Tulsa Washington 28, BIXBY 24 Class 5A ARDMORE 35, Altus 34 Carl Albert 30, DEER CREEK 27 Coweta 34, GROVE 20 Del City 45, EL RENO 17 McGuinness 48, GUYMON 7 TULSA KELLEY 35, Noble 21 DUNCAN 42, Northwest 14 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, Piedmont 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 34, Shawnee 31 Skiatook 41, DURANT 14 GUTHRIE 49, Southeast 6 PRYOR 28, Tulsa East Central 14 McALESTER 44, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 4A Anadarko 50, ELGIN 13 ADA 28, Bristow 14 Cache 31, CLINTON 28 Cascia Hall 38, CATOOSA 10 TUTTLE 52, McLoud 13 Metro Christian 28, BROKEN BOW 17 TULSA McLAIN 28, Miami 27 Muldrow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 Oologah 42, CLEVELAND 20 Poteau 32, SALLISAW 13 Stilwell 42, TULSA CENTRAL 38 HARRAH 34, Tecumseh 14 Wagoner 49, VINITA 14 Weatherford 35, NEWCASTLE 12 ELK CITY 28, Woodward 21 Class 3A Berryhill 42, DEWEY 14 Bethany 24, BLANCHARD 20 CUSHING 48, Bethel 7 Checotah 35, OKMULGEE 7 LONE GROVE 49, Comanche 14 JOHN MARSHALL 21, Douglass 20 HILLDALE 44, Eufaula 12 Idabel 42, VALLIANT 7 SPERRY 21, Jay 14 Jones 35, PAULS VALLEY 10 Kingfisher 28, PERKINS 24 Lincoln Christian 56, KELLYVILLE 7 PURCELL 21, Little Axe 18 SULPHUR 28, Madill 21 HERITAGE HALL 52, Mannford 7 Meeker 48, BRIDGE CREEK 12 BEGGS 35, Morris 6 Plainview 21, MARLOW 20 STIGLER 28, Roland 24 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Claremore 20 Seq. Tahlequah 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 7 Spiro 22, HEAVENER 16 VICTORY CHR. 35, Tulsa Rogers 14 Tulsa Webster 28, VERDIGRIS 20 Westville 42, INOLA 13 Class 2A Adair 49, HULBERT 7 HARTSHORNE 21, Antlers 14 DAVIS 42, Atoka 6 NOWATA 52, Caney Valley 6 STROUD 35, Chandler 28 Chouteau 28, GORE 14 MILLWOOD 35, Chr. Heritage 17 KINGSTON 34, Coalgate 20 Colcord 42, KANSAS 14 OKLAHOMA CHR. 48, Crooked Oak 12 WALTERS 31, Healdton 14 Hennessey 33, OKC PATRIOTS 12 Henryetta 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DIBBLE 27, Hobart 22 MARIETTA 36, Hugo 30 Lexington 26, FREDERICK 20 PRAGUE 31, Liberty 24 WASHINGTON 35, Lindsay 28 Luther 56, WELLSTON 18 Newkirk 21, PERRY 14 WILBURTON 28, Panama 27 Pawhuska 34, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 CHISHOLM 40, Pawnee 0 VIAN 54, Pocola 6 HASKELL 42, Salina 7 ALVA 28, Tonkawa 24 U.S. Grant 34, NORTHEAST 30 OKEMAH 32, Wewoka 28 Wyandotte 42, CHELSEA 28 Class A Afton 35, QUAPAW 7 DRUMRIGHT 42, Barnsdall 6 THOMAS 35, Beaver 8 HOOKER 44, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cordell 48, SNYDER 7 Crescent 30, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 7 Crossings Christian 21, CARNEGIE 17 VELMA-ALMA 26, Empire 12 KETCHUM 34, Fairland 28 Fairview 27, TEXHOMA 18 REJOICE CHR. 48, Foyil 12 MANGUM 32, Hinton 16 Hollis 41, APACHE 20 Hominy 44, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Kiefer 40, MOUNDS 7 Mooreland 49, SAYRE 0 Okeene 34, WATONGA 28 CASHION 48, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 RINGLING 50, Rush Springs 6 PORTER 35, Savanna 12 Stratford 48, ELMORE CITY 8 Talihina 38, QUINTON 7 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Warner 12 WILSON 35, Central Marlow 6 WAYNE 21, Wynnewood 14 MORRISON 34, Yale 8 Class B SEILING 56, Canton 8 GEARY 48, Cyril 34 Davenport 52, WELCH 6 Garber 44, WOODLAND 20 DEWAR 48, Haileyville 0 Keota 60, CADDO 12 LAVERNE 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 30, STROTHER 24 ALEX 56, Maud 6 Maysville 42, ALLEN 28 PIONEER 40, Merritt 20 DEPEW 58, Oaks 12 CANADIAN 44, Porum 24 POND CREEK-HUNTER 38, Ringwood 12 South Coffeyville 54, WATTS 6 TURPIN 42, Waukomis 34 Waurika 48, BRAY-DOYLE 8 Weleetka 56, GANS 6 ARKOMA 36, Wetumka 28 Class C Boise City 34, BALKO 20 CAVE SPRINGS 30, Bowlegs 22 Cherokee 54, SHARON-MUTUAL 8 GRANDFIELD 50, Corn Bible 12 Coyle 56, MEDFORD 6 DC-Lamont 42 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 16 FOX 52, Midway 6 TIPTON 42, Mt. View-Gotebo 12 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 6 BLUEJACKET 52, Prue 6 Ryan 28, SASAKWA 16 Shattuck 60, BUFFALO 16 DUKE 42, SW Covenant 34 Timberlake 58, COPAN 12 Waynoka 42, TYRONE 36 THACKERVILLE 38, Webbers Falls 28 Independent Casady 24, ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 20 FW ALL SAINTS 34, Holland Hall 21 WESLEYAN CHR. 48, Immanuel Christian 24 REGENT PREP 56, Life Christian 6 Tulsa NOAH 28, DALLAS HSAA 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Word of Life (Wichita) 8 Wright Christian 42, CLAREMORE CHR. 34 *Home team in CAPS
Nine days after the biggest win of his Texas tenure, Charlie Strong is still smiling.The bye week had not dulled the enthusiasm beaming through his teeth after UT beat Oklahoma.Now he has to ask himself if the Longhorns who punked the Sooners will be the same Longhorns who show up against Kansas State on Saturday.He has no idea, and neither do we, if we're all being honest here. The Longhorns...
Golden's Nuggets: UT must hold serve; three NFL QBs trending down
Cedric Golden, Associated Press | Oct 19, 2015Nine days after the biggest win of his Texas tenure, Charlie Strong is still smiling. The bye week had not dulled the enthusiasm beaming through his teeth after UT beat Oklahoma. Now he has to ask himself if the Longhorns who punked the Sooners will be the same Longhorns who show up against Kansas State on Saturday. He has no idea, and neither do we, if we're all being honest here. The Longhorns who played the role of sparring partner to TCU's heavyweight champ in that 50-7 pounding two weeks ago were not the same Longhorns who gave OU the business at the Cotton Bowl. To that end, I had to ask him: After that big win, are you still a bit uncertain? After all, it's college football. "The uncertainty is always there," Strong said, "because when you go out, you're just hoping they're ready to play and (thinking) let's go play well." Translation: Strong has no idea which Texas team will take the field in another must-win. You big, burly, beer-swilling football types will hate this analogy, but it holds true in this case: I played a lot of tennis 75 pounds ago, and what Texas did to the Sooners was akin to a break of serve. What Texas must do now is solidify the break, which means hold serve at home against K-State. If the Horns lose, the win over OU is severely diminished, and any realistic chance of making a bowl game will take a critical hit. On the pro side, three quarterbacks are trending downward. Two can't even get on the field, and the other is a future Hall of Famer on a collision course with retirement. Let's start with the artist formerly known as Johnny Football. Dude's drinking already? Recovery from alcohol/drug addiction is never easy, but it was disheartening to hear that Johnny Manziel is apparently back on the bottle, assuming he even attempted sobriety upon his release after a 10-week stay in rehab. Manziel is not only back in the news because of a traffic stop that reportedly had him admitting he'd had drinks. There also were reports of reckless driving and a possible physical altercation with a drunken female companion. Now the league is investigating him for possible domestic abuse. The Cleveland Browns aren't good enough to play the patience game with this kid. First-round picks at quarterback are expected to develop quickly and not make the same off-the-field mistakes over and over again. Manziel's career might be over before it even starts. Why would the Browns even consider re-signing him at this point? How bad does Kirk Cousins have to look before boneheaded Washington coach Jay Gruden replaces him with Robert Griffin III or even Colt McCoy? Since when did being a popular guy in the locker room count enough to get a guy a starting job? Cousins is a hard worker with little ego, and that's gotten him points with his teammates, but he has also thrown multiple interceptions in four of his six starts. On the bright side, RGIII took time out from running scout team safety — didn't Mack Brown offer him a scholarship as a DB out of Copperas Cove? — to actually dress with the varsity for the first time this season. Not that he'll be playing anytime soon, since the Redskins would be on the hook for $16 million in 2016 if he got hurt. What we're seeing is a classic case of a coach's inflexible mindset hurting a team. Griffin might not be the most popular player in the locker room, but he deserves a chance to show what he can do as a former first-round pick. For some reason, Cousins has a much longer rope this season than Griffin ever had despite Cousins' eight interceptions to go with only six TDs in six games. And Denver coach Gary Kubiak should be smart enough to know that even 39-year-old Peyton Manning can be rendered ineffective based on the style of offense he plays. But it's not as simple as what offense he is implementing. Manning is a bad QB right now, as in worse-than-Cousins bad. Two years ago, he threw 55 touchdown passes in his first season in Denver with only 10 interceptions. Now he has thrown for only seven TDs with a league-leading 10 picks. He has turned into Willie Mays with the '73 Mets. Muhammad Ali vs. Larry Holmes. Join in my best Nationwide jingle voice: "Pey-ton Man-ning seems washed up." ——— ©2015 Austin American-Statesman, Texas Visit Austin American-Statesman, Texas at www.statesman.com Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. _____ Topics: t000003195,t000046469,t000003183,t000003194,g000362661,g000065562,g000066164
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Of the 14 turnovers caused by Denver's top-ranked defense, one can be counted as a true "takeaway," Von Miller's takedown of Derek Carr last week.Miller snatched the football from the quarterback's grasp on their way to the ground. It wasn't anything he saw on film, the way the Oakland QB holds the ball or anything like that."Yeah, in just that split second" Miller said...
Miller gives new meaning to term 'takeaway'
By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press | Oct 16, 2015ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Of the 14 turnovers caused by Denver's top-ranked defense, one can be counted as a true "takeaway," Von Miller's takedown of Derek Carr last week. Miller snatched the football from the quarterback's grasp on their way to the ground. It wasn't anything he saw on film, the way the Oakland QB holds the ball or anything like that. "Yeah, in just that split second" Miller said he saw his opportunity. "I'm just trying to get a sack, but as I was running and I got closer and closer, he was still holding the ball. "I was like, 'I'll just take the ball.'" The astonishing play gave Denver the ball at the Raiders 16 and Brandon McManus' field goal pulled the Broncos to 7-6 on their way to a 16-10 win that kept them unbeaten. Miller has 52 career sacks to go with 33 at Texas A&M and dozens at DeSoto (Texas) High School, but he never had a sack-strip-snatch like this. Still, he said it felt familiar. "I've thought about that stuff many times and they said that it happens in your mind first, or whatever the saying is. I see myself doing all of that stuff all the time," Miller said. "He was just holding on for a split second. He was getting ready to throw it, too, so it was a pretty good play." Even if he has to say so himself. Shaquil Barrett, who will start opposite Miller at Cleveland on Sunday with DeMarcus Ware out with a bad back, said Miller's big play drew whoops and hollers in the film room this week. "It was amazing. He got some 'good jobs' off that play," Barrett said. "That was a great play and we needed it. He was focused on not just getting the sack. He had the opportunity to make a bigger play and he took it." Along with the football. At 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, Miller is among the strongest outside linebackers in the NFL. Asked if there were any quarterbacks in the league who are stronger that him, Miller mentioned Ben Roethlisberger and Andrew Luck as possibilities. "I'm not going to stand here and say that I'm stronger than every quarterback in the league, but the majority of them," Miller said. "I'd be in trouble if I'm not." NOTES: LG Evan Mathis (hamstring) missed practice all week and is a game-time decision. He'd be replaced by rookie Max Garcia, who would likely rotate into the lineup even if Mathis is active, coach Gary Kubiak said. LTs Ryan Harris and Tyler Polumbus will also share snaps with Ty Sambrailo (shoulder) out for a third straight week. ... With RB Juwan Thompson (hamstring) questionable, Kapri Bibbs could be promoted from the practice squad. He took snaps with the first team this week and also worked with Peyton Manning after practices. Bibbs was also the fourth-stringer at Colorado State before starring for the Rams. "That's what I've done my whole life is just been an opportunist," he said. ... WR Demaryius Thomas (neck) and CB Aqib Talib (ankle) practiced Friday for the first time all week. ___ AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ___ Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton
Oct 14, 2015
As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of...
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions for Week 7
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 14, 2015As Week 7 of the high school football season arrives, playoff races — and more importantly, the chase for district championships — start to take shape. We've got a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle in Class 6A-II, with second-ranked Bartlesville visiting Tulsa Washington on Friday. And a 1 vs. 3 in Class 5A, with top-ranked Lawton MacArthur hosting Ardmore, also on Friday. But Thursday is full of excitement, too, with Cushing at Heritage Hall in a rematch of the Class 3A title game, and two of the west's best 6A-I teams in doing battle with potentially big playoff stakes on the line when Southmoore hosts Mustang. Each week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state. Here are the Week 7 picks: Last week's record: 142-31 (82.1 pct.) Overall record: 835-218 (79.3 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Claremore 14 JENKS 45, Edmond Santa Fe 14 TAHLEQUAH 21, Enid 20 LAWTON 35, Lawton Eisenhower 7 Moore 28, PC NORTH 27 SOUTHMOORE 41, Mustang 38 EDMOND MEMORIAL 35, Norman 12 SAND SPRINGS 34, Ponca City 7 Putnam City 38, YUKON 34 MIDWEST CITY 36, Putnam West 24 BIXBY 44, Sapulpa 12 Stillwater 27, CHOCTAW 24 Tulsa Union 49, OWASSO 21 BROKEN ARROW 42, Westmoore 20 Class 5A Altus 44, CHICKASHA 12 Carl Albert 24, McGUINNESS 21 Deer Creek 42, GUYMON 14 Duncan 24, EL RENO 20 SHAWNEE 30, Durant 16 Guthrie 27, WESTERN HEIGHTS 24 McALESTER 50, Noble 21 DEL CITY 56, Northwest 12 COWETA 28, Pryor 20 Skiatook 42, TULSA MEMORIAL 14 Southeast 21, PIEDMONT 20 GROVE 21, Tulsa East Central 14 Tulsa Kelley 44, TULSA HALE 6 Class 4A TUTTLE 27, Ada 24 Bristow 40, McLOUD 12 POTEAU 45, Broken Bow 14 OOLOGAH 34, Catoosa 17 Cleveland 28, MIAMI 24 CACHE 27, Elgin 20 METRO CHR. 40, Fort Gibson 7 CLINTON 34, Newcastle 6 Sallisaw 28, SALLISAW 22 GLENPOOL 30, Tecumseh 26 MULDROW 20, Tulsa Central 14 WAGONER 38, Tulsa McLain 13 CASCIA HALL 28, Vinita 20 ELK CITY 31, Weatherford 24 Class 3A Beggs 21, TULSA ROGERS 14 Berryhill 40, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Bethany 38, DOUGLASS 35 PURCELL 21, Bethel 14 KINGFISHER 31, Blackwell 12 Blanchard 35, BRIDGE CREEK 0 PAULS VALLEY 40, Centennial 12 Checotah 44, MORRIS 7 HERITAGE HALL 41, Cushing 28 LINCOLN CHR. 56, Dewey 13 STIGLER 28, Eufaula 24 ROLAND 40, Heavener 10 VICTORY CHR. 31, Hilldale 28 Idabel 35, SPIRO 13 JAY 30, Inola 28 Jones 24, SEMINOLE 20 Keys (Park Hill) 33, KELLYVILLE 21 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 20 Marlow 28, MADILL 21 MEEKER 42, Mount St. Mary 6 Okmulgee 42, CAPITOL HILL 20 Perkins 24, MANNFORD 16 Plainview 42, COMANCHE 6 WESTVILLE 28, Seq. Claremore 27 VERDIGRIS 33, Sperry 16 LITTLE AXE 28, Star Spencer 24 COALGATE 41, Valliant 14 Class 2A Chelsea 21, CANEY VALLEY 14 Chisholm 42, TONKAWA 6 PAWHUSKA 28, Commerce 23 LUTHER 63, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 44, HUGO 13 WASHINGTON 35, Dibble 14 VELMA-ALMA 28, Frederick 7 ADAIR 42, Haskell 20 LINDSAY 35, Hobart 6 CHANDLER 49, Holdenville 14 COLCORD 28, Hulbert 27 Kansas 26, CHOUTEAU 20 Kingston 42, ATOKA 6 WALTERS 28, Lexington 22 ANTLERS 21, Liberty 14 Marietta 31, TISHOMINGO 26 MILLWOOD 48, Northeast 6 Okemah 22, HENRYETTA 16 ALVA 28, Oklahoma Christian 24 WYANDOTTE 42, Oklahoma Union 14 Panama 35, POCOLA 14 Pawnee 34, NEWKIRK 7 HENNESSEY 49, Perry 6 Stroud 21, PRAGUE 18 Tulsa NOAH 28, SALINA 14 CHR. HERITAGE 27, Wellston 20 WAYNE 30, Wewoka 22 HARTSHORNE 34, Wilburton 16 Class A CORDELL 21, Apache 20 Carnegie 35, HINTON 7 Cashion 38, CROSSINGS CHR. 21 HEALDTON 45, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 36, KETCHUM 14 WYNNEWOOD 28, Elmore City 8 Fairview 38, SAYRE 12 PORTER 42, Gore 7 Hollis 34, MANGUM 20 KIEFER 28, Hominy 7 Hooker 28, BEAVER 16 Minco 49, KONAWA 6 Morrison 33, BARNSDALL 13 Mounds 28, YALE 20 OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24, OKEENE 20 FAIRLAND 28, Quapaw 27 SAVANNA 40, Quinton 14 Rejoice Christian 32, AFTON 24 Ringling 44, EMPIRE 6 WILSON 21, Rush Springs 20 Stratford 49, COMMUNITY CHR. 14 Summit Christian 38, FOYIL 34 Texhoma 56, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Thomas 28, MOORELAND 21 TALIHINA 34, Warner 14 CRESCENT 20, Watonga 14 Class B Alex 54, WAURIKA 8 Allen 38, MAUD 34 Arkoma 42, HAILEYVILLE 12 STROTHER 36, Bray-Doyle 16 WELEETKA 44, Caddo 18 KEOTA 56, Canadian 6 MAYSVILLE 48, Cyril 8 Depew 52, WELCH 6 DEWAR 56, Gans 12 SEILING 46, Laverne 42 DAVENPORT 58, OKC Patriots 12 Pioneer 54, RINGWOOD 8 PC-Hunter 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 12 Turpin 50, MERRITT 14 GARBER 56, Watts 6 Waukomis 54, CANTON 8 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 58, Wesleyan Chr. 8 Wetumka 34, PORUM 30 OAKS 40, Woodland 28 Class C Boise City 42, WAYNOKA 38 THACKERVILLE 54, Bokoshe 6 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 46, Cement 0 Cherokee 34, TIMBERLAKE 20 Copan 30, IMMANUEL CHR. 22 Covington-Douglas 42, PRUE 8 DC-Lamont 34, COYLE 30 Destiny Christian 56, PAOLI 6 TIPTON 48, Duke 28 Fox 58, CAVE SPRINGS 12 Grandfield 52, RYAN 6 BLUEJACKET 44, Medford 16 WEBBERS FALLS 38, Midway 20 Sasakwa 40, BOWLEGS 18 BALKO 32, Sharon-Mutual 28 SW COVENANT 48, Temple 12 Tyrone 54, BUFFALO 20 Independent REGENT PREP 44, Claremore Christian 34 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 30, TULSA WASHINGTON 27 NORMAN NORTH 42, Edmond North 13 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 27, Ardmore 22 Collinsville 35, TULSA EDISON 21 Class 4A Anadarko 42, WOODWARD 14 Class 3A LONE GROVE 44, Dickson 28 JOHN MARSHALL 34, Sulphur 20 Class B Geary 56, MACOMB 6 Independent Dallas St. Marks 28, HOLLAND HALL 21 Fort Worth All Saints 24, CASADY 20 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 7, 2015
Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer email@example.com | Oct 7, 2015Every week, The Oklahoman's Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week's record: 128-36 (78.0 pct.) Overall record: 693-187 (78.8 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 50, NORMAN 7 PC WEST 42, Capitol Hill 7 Owasso 42, MOORE 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 35, Yukon 21 Class 5A McGuinness 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A JOHN MARSHALL 55, Bridge Creek 12 Heritage Hall 48, PERKINS 8 Class A Crossings Christian 35, OKEENE 7 Friday's Games Class 6A Bixby 41, PONCA CITY 14 Choctaw 34, LAWTON IKE 21 Edmond Memorial 31, PUTNAM CITY 20 Jenks 49, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton 28, STILLWATER 24 Midwest City 35, ENID 6 BARTLESVILLE 48, Muskogee 14 MUSTANG 50, Norman North 38 EDMOND NORTH 28, PC North 24 Sand Springs 30, SAPULPA 7 TULSA UNION 48, Southmoore 42 Tulsa Washington 44, CLAREMORE 6 Class 5A Chickasha 42, NORTHWEST 12 Coweta 24, MAIZE SOUTH, KAN. 21 ALTUS 42, Del City 35 ARDMORE 38, El Reno 10 COLLINSVILLE 28, Grove 7 GUTHRIE 30, Guymon 13 Lawton MacArthur 34, DUNCAN 17 McAlester 28, SKIATOOK 24 CARL ALBERT 44, Piedmont 10 TULSA KELLEY 24, Shawnee 21 Tahlequah 21, PRYOR 20 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA EAST CENTRAL13 DURANT 35, Tulsa Hale 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Memorial 34 DEER CREEK 41, Western Heights 14 Class 4A ANADARKO 34, Cache 10 Catoosa 38, VINITA 14 Clinton 21, ELGIN 14 Elk City 34, NEWCASTLE 7 TULSA CENTRAL 22, Fort Gibson 18 Glenpool 44, BRISTOW 12 TECUMSEH 28, McLoud 24 Metro Christian 42, MULDROW 21 CASCIA HALL 21, Oologah 20 Sallisaw 29, BROKEN BOW 21 POTEAU 49, Stilwell 6 Tulsa McLain 28, CLEVELAND 24 Tuttle 38, HARRAH 35 Wagoner 35, MIAMI 13 Woodward 31, WEATHERFORD 16 Class 3A CUSHING 48, Centennial 8 MADILL 28, Comanche 14 Dewey 27, KELLYVILLE 7 PLAINVIEW 24, Dickson 14 Douglass 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 SEQ. CLAREMORE 29, Jay 21 JONES 35, Little Axe 14 Locust Grove 56, KEYS (PARK HILL) 14 Mannford 20, BLAKCWELL 13 SULPHUR 35, Marlow 28 Meeker 21, BLANCHARD 14 KIEFER 44, Morris 6 HILLDALE 38, Okmulgee 8 Pauls Valley 24, BETHEL 12 Purcell 33, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 26, IDABEL 22 Seminole 28, KINGFISHER 27 BERRYHILL 30, Sperry 7 STORUD 20, Spiro 8 Stigler 36, HEAVENER 13 CHECOTAH 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 LINCOLN CHR. 49, Tulsa Webster 7 EUFAULA 38, Valliant 6 Verdigris 21, INOLA 20 Victory Christian 45, BEGGS 28 Westville 41, SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 21 Class 2A Adair 56, COLCORD 14 Antlers 24, WILBURTON 18 COALGATE 28, Atoka 7 Caney Valley 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 14 OKEMAH 42, Chandler 35 Chisholm 35, ALVA 14 SALINA 20, Chouteau 16 Chr. Heritage 42, CROOKED OAK 6 LUTHER 56, Dibble 20 PANAMA 48, Foyil 8 Hartshorne 22, VIAN 16 Haskell 42, HULBERT 14 Hennessey 28, PAWNEE 12 WEWOKA 34, Henryetta 28 KINGSTON 40, Hugo 8 PAWHUSKA 20, Kansas 12 Lindsay 41, LEXINGTON 14 Marietta 28, KONAWA 7 Millwood 56, WELLSTON 12 TONKAWA 24, Newkirk 14 Nowata 42, CHELSEA 6 Oklahoma Christian 48, NORTHEAST 8 CASHION 44, Perry 12 Pocola 20, LIBERTY 14 Prague 35, HOLDENVILLE 7 DAVIS 34, Tishomingo 14 Walters 30, HOBART 20 Washington 35, FREDERICK 20 COMMERCE 42, Wyandotte 14 Class A Afton 35, SUMMIT CHR. 6 Apache 21, SNYDER 14 Barnsdall 20, MOUNDS 18 TEXHOMA 24, Beaver 22 FAIRVIEW 42, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 Central Sallisaw 44, GORE 6 WYNNEWOOD 28, Community Christian 14 MORRISON 27, Drumright 24 WAYNE 30, Elmore City 28 REJOICE CHR. 34, Fairland 26 Healdton 32, RUSH SPRINGS 13 Hinton 35, CENTRAL MARLOW 7 HOLLIS 35, Carnegie 12 Ketchum 34, QUAPAW 20 Mangum 26, COLCORD 14 STRATFORD 28, Minco 27 Mooreland 30, HOOKER 13 Okla. Christian Aca. 38, CRESCENT 21 QUINTON 31, Porter 6 Ringling 28, VELMA-ALMA 18 Savanna 34, WARNER 13 THOMAS 49, Sayre 14 Watonga 38, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 30 Wilson 28, EMPIRE 27 HOMINY 48, Yale 8 Class B LAVERNE 56, Canton 8 Davenport 58, DEPEW 6 Dewar 52, CADDO 6 Garber 60, WESLEYAN CHR. 14 GANS 34, Haileyville 20 Keota 54, WETUMKA 8 PIONEER 46, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 Macomb 24, BRAY-DOYLE 16 Maud 34, CYRIL 18 GEARY 42, Maysville 38 WAUKOMIS 44, Merritt 20 Oaks 52, WATTS 6 ARKOMA 42, Porum 12 TURPIN 54, Ringwood 6 Seiling 42, POND CREEK-HUNTER 34 South Coffeyville 40, MEDFORD 28 ALEX 58, Strother 6 Waurika 40, ALLEN 28 WOODLAND 50, Welch 12 Weleetka 56, CANADIAN 6 Class C CHEROKEE 42, Balko 20 BOISE CITY 52, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, WEBBERS FALLS 28 BLUEJACKET 44, Claremore Christian 34 Corn Bible 48, TEMPLE 20 Coyle 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 24 Destiny Christian 54, BOWLEGS 8 Fox 46, SASAKWA 0 Midway 48, BOKOSHE 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Mt. View-Gotebo 6 TIPTON 28, OKC Patriots 24 COPAN 36, Prue 16 DUKE 48, Ryan 18 Thackerville 56, PAOLI 6 DC-LAMONT 50, Timberlake 44 Tyrone 32, WORD OF LIFE (WICHITA) 28 Waynoka 46, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 Independent Casady 28, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 IMMANUEL CHR. 38, Eagle Point Christian 28 Holland Hall 21, FW COUNTRY DAY 17 Life Christian 42, CEMENT 22 WRIGHT CHR. 56, Regent Prep 6 U.S. GRANT 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Saturday's Game Independent OSD 58, Iowa Deaf 12 *Home team in CAPS
Sep 30, 2015
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: 565-151 (78.9 pct.
The Oklahoman's high school football predictions
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Sep 30, 2015Every 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: 565-151 (78.9 pct.) Thursday's Games Class 6A LAWTON 49, Enid 20 SOUTHMOORE 44, Owasso 38 TULSA WASHINGTON 48, Sapulpa 18 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Yukon 24 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 56, CAPITOL HILL 6 Class 2A HENRYETTA 40, Beggs JV 8 Friday's Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, BIXBY 27 SAND SPRINGS 35, Claremore 17 Edmond Santa Fe 21, WESTMOORE 14 Lawton Ike 28, CANYON CREEK, TEXAS 14 Moore 21, EDMOND NORTH 20 Mustang 41, PC NORTH 14 JENKS 56, Norman 7 MUSKOGEE 24, Ponca City 17 BROKEN ARROW 45, Putnam City 16 CHOCTAW 38, Putnam West 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Stillwater 13 Tulsa Union 49, NORMAN NORTH 28 Class 5A Altus 34, LAWTON MACARTHUR 31 Ardmore 48, CHICKASHA 8 Carl Albert 42, GUYMON 6 Collinsville 20, TAHLEQUAH 13 Deer Creek 24, McGUINNESS 20 DEL CITY 28, Duncan 21 TULSA MEMORIAL 35, Durant 17 Guthrie 38, PIEDMONT 7 Noble 41, TULSA HALE 12 EL RENO 45, Northwest 6 Pryor 28, GROVE 21 Skiatook 27, SHAWNEE 24 WESTERN HEIGHTS 44, Southeast 30 COWETA 28, Tulsa East Central 13 McALESTER 14, Tulsa Kelley 7 Class 4A Ada 49, McLOUD 13 Anadarko 35, CLINTON 14 TUTTLE 30, Bristow 6 Broken Bow 21, FORT GIBSON 14 WAGONER 34, Cascia Hall 17 Cleveland 28, CATOOSA 21 ELK CITY 38, Elgin 13 Harrah 42, GLENPOOL 35 OOLOGAH 40, Miami 20 Muldrow 31, STILWELL 7 WOODWARD 35, Newcastle 10 METRO CHR. 28, Poteau 27 Tulsa Central 27, SALLISAW 22 Vinita 37, TULSA McLAIN 33 Weatherford 20, CACHE 13 Class 3A Bethany 49, BRIDGE CREEK 7 SEMINOLE 48, Bethel 14 HERITAGE HALL 56, Blackwell 6 PERKINS 42, Centennial 12 VICTORY CHR. 35, Checotah 28 Cushing 24, KINGFISHER 16 Douglass 44, MEEKER 34 Eufaula 21, SPIRO 20 Hilldale 37, MORRIS 7 Idabel 28, STIGLER 24 Inola 34, SEQ. CLAREMORE 6 Jones 41, PURCELL 14 TULSA WEBSTER 30, Kellyville 13 WESTVILLE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Lincoln Christian 48, SPERRY 14 Little Axe 38, U.S. GRANT 12 Locust Grove 54, DEWEY 7 PLAINVIEW 44, Lone Grove 41 DICKSON 35, Madill 34 BLANCHARD 21, Marlow 20 JOHN MARSHALL 50, Mount St. Mary 7 BEGGS 28, Okmulgee 6 Pauls Valley 27, STAR SPENCER 20 Roland 32, TULSA ROGERS 12 Seq. Tahlequah 35, JAY 13 Sulphur 40, COMANCHE 8 HEAVENER 20, Valliant 6 BERRYHILL 28, Verdigris 12 Class 2A Alva 28, NEWKIRK 13 HASKELL 42, Chelsea 7 Chisholm 35, WATONGA 6 MORRISON 27, Chr. Heritage 20 Coalgate 18, HUGO 14 Colcord 35, CHOUTEAU 20 Commerce 40, CANEY VALLEY 7 MILLWOOD 56, Crooked Oak 6 Davis 34, MARIETTA 22 LINDSAY 32, Dibble 14 LEXINGTON 20, Elmore City 16 WALTERS 28, Frederick 21 WASHINGTON 35, Hobart 7 STROUD 38, Holdenville 13 ADAIR 52, Kansas 8 Kingston 44, TISHOMINGO 12 VIAN 35, Liberty 6 LUTHER 56, Northeast 6 Okemah 28, PRAGUE 24 Oklahoma Christian 42, WELLSTON 7 NOWATA 33, Oklahoma Union 6 HARTSHORNE 27, Panama 22 WYANDOTTE 21, Pawhuska 20 PAWNEE 28, Perry 14 ANTLERS 28, Pocola 16 Salina 31, HULBERT 21 HENNESSEY 34, Tonkawa 18 Wewoka 38, CHANDLER 34 ATOKA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A MOORELAND 30, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 Cashion 49, OKEENE 7 RUSH SPRINGS 32, Central Marlow 6 Central Sallisaw 42, QUINTON 14 Cordell 42, CARNEGIE 35 CROSSINGS CHR. 21, Crescent 14 HEALDTON 38, Empire 13 Fairview 28, BEAVER 24 AFTON 35, Foyil 8 TALIHINA 42, Gore 0 HOLLIS 44, Hinton 13 Hominy 41, BARNSDALL 20 Hooker 35, SAYRE 14 Ketchum 28, REJOICE CHR. 24 Kiefer 49, YALE 6 STRATFORD 56, Konawa 7 Mounds 22, DRUMRIGHT 16 Oklahoma Bible 28, OKLA. CHR. ACA. 21 Quapaw 21, BAXTER SPRINGS, ARK. 17 MANGUM 34, Snyder 24 FAIRLAND 28, Summit Christian 14 THOMAS 21, Texhoma 14 Velma-Alma 42, WILSON 7 Warner 22, PORTER 14 COMMUNITY CHR. 28, WAYNE 27 MINCO 32, Wynnewood 28 Class B Alex 60, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Allen 54, STROTHER 8 KEOTA 52, Arkoma 6 Caddo 42, GANS 22 DEWAR 56, Canadian 6 WAURIKA 58, Cyril 12 GARBER 54, DC-Lamont 48 Geary 40, MAUD 28 Maysville 48, MACOMB 8 Merritt 52, CANTON 6 Pioneer 48, SEILING 44 Pond Creek-Hunter 42, LAVERNE 40 Porum 38, HAILEYVILLE 34 DAVENPORT 48, South Coffeyville 12 Turpin 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 6 WELCH 28, Watts 22 Waukomis 60, RINGWOOD 12 OAKS 42, Wesleyan Christian 28 WELEETKA 50, Wetumka 20 DEPEW 44, Woodland 34 Class C WAYNOKA 46, Balko 42 Boise City 34, MELROSE N.M. 28 CAVE SPRINGS 48, Bokoshe 0 Bowlegs 28, PAOLI 22 MEDFORD 50, Copan 20 Corn Bible 48, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 28 BLUEJACKET 34, Covington-Douglas 24 Grandfield 56, DUKE 6 COYLE 48, Regent Prep 8 BUFFALO 56, Sharon-Mutual 44 CHEROKEE 34, Shattuck 28 FOX 60, SW Covenant 14 RYAN 34, Temple 20 Thackerville 56, MIDWAY 8 Timberlake 54, PRUE 8 Webbers Falls 36, SASAKWA 16 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 56, Cement 6 HOLLAND HALL 28, Dallas Greenhill 7 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 60, Destiny Chr. 48 CLAREMORE CHR. 54, Eagle Point Chr. 6 CASADY 35, Fort Worth County Day 14 Immanuel Christian 38, LIFE CHR. 8 TULSA NOAH 34, Lighthouse Christian 21 Saturday's Games Independent Mississippi Deaf 48, OSD 28 *Home team in CAPS