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Jun 23, 2015
Here’s a list of known scholarship offers to Oklahoma high school football players from NCAA Division I FBS and FCS schools to date: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union, RB: Navy Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow, WR: Montana Abe Anderson, Metro Christian, LB: North Dakota Jordan Brown, Stillwater, WR: Arkansas St., Army, Navy, Southern Miss, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Wyoming Tyler Brown, Lexington,...
Football recruiting: Who has offers?
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Jun 23, 2015Here’s a list of known scholarship offers to Oklahoma high school football players from NCAA Division I FBS and FCS schools to date: Tyler Adkins, Tulsa Union, RB: Navy Samuel Akem, Broken Arrow, WR: Montana Abe Anderson, Metro Christian, LB: North Dakota Jordan Brown, Stillwater, WR: Arkansas St., Army, Navy, Southern Miss, Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Wyoming Tyler Brown, Lexington, OL: TCU (committed), Arizona St., Arkansas St., Houston, Illinois, Memphis, North Texas, Sam Houston St., SMU, Stephen F. Austin, Tulsa, Utah St., Wyoming Tiller Bucktrot, Stroud, OL: Tulsa Manuel Bunch, Roland, QB: Air Force, Army Calvin Bundage, Edmond Santa Fe, DB: Arizona, Arizona St., Arkansas, Houston, Iowa, Iowa St., Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., Oregon, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Tulsa Rico Bussey, Lawton Eisenhower, WR: Air Force, Arkansas St., Army, Davidson, UL-Lafayette, UL-Monroe, Missouri St., Navy, North Texas Garrett Collins, Beggs, WR: Air Force Caleb Colvin, Owasso, DE: Army Alex Criddle, Tulsa Edison, OL: Army, Central Arkansas, Harvard, Hawaii, Navy, Tulane, Vanderbilt Tristan Crowder, Bartlesville, DE: Central Arkansas, Illinois St., Missouri St., Wyoming Drew Dan, Checotah, WR: Air Force, Army, Navy, Wyoming Breyden DeSpain, Oologah, WR: Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin T.J. Fiailoa, Lawton MacArthur, OL: Arkansas St., North Texas, Stephen F. Austin, Utah St. Mason Fine, Locust Grove, QB: Austin Peay Rowdy Frederick, Broken Arrow, OL: Arkansas St., Houston, North Texas, Sam Houston St., Texas Tech, Tulsa Chandler Garrett, Mustang, QB: Wyoming (committed), Air Force Scotty Gilkey, Broken Arrow, QB: Eastern Illinois, UL-Monroe, Louisville Butch Hampton, Piedmont, K: Western Michigan (committed) Luther Harris, Heritage Hall, OL: North Texas, Ohio, Tulsa Justice Hill, Tulsa Washington, RB: Oklahoma State (committed), Houston, Louisville Quan Hogan, Norman North, RB: Arkansas St., Colorado St., Ohio, Tulsa, Utah St., Wyoming Noah Jones, Southmoore, DE: Texas Tech (committed), Army, Houston, Kansas, Kansas St., Navy, New Mexico St., North Texas, Ohio, Toledo, Tulsa Lenard Leviston, John Marshall, QB/ATH: Air Force Jeremy Lewis, Lone Grove, RB: Arkansas St., Memphis, Nebraska, Ohio, Stephen F. Austin, Texas St., Tulsa, Wyoming DeShawn Lookout, Westmoore, WR: Arkansas St. (committed to OU for baseball) Kyle Mayberry, Tulsa Washington, DB: Arkansas St., Army, Austin Peay, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Kansas St., Missouri St., Navy, Nevada, Sam Houston St., South Dakota, Stephen F. Austin, Utah St., Washington St., Wyoming Tevin McDaniel, Heritage Hall, ATH: Air Force Patrick McKaufman, Douglass, QB/ATH: Grambling St. Jimmy McKinney, Oologah, LB: Air Force, Arkansas St., Army, Colorado St., Kansas St., Missouri St., Navy, North Texas, Ohio, Stephen F. Austin, Toledo, Utah St., Wyoming Tramonda Moore, John Marshall, OL/DL: Grambling St., Montana, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St. A.J. Parker, Bartlesville, DB: Air Force, Central Arkansas, Sam Houston St., Wyoming Austin Quillen, Jenks, DB: Vanderbilt (committed), Appalachian St., Arizona, Arkansas St., Army, Colorado St., Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana Tech, Navy, Rice, Tulsa, Washington St., Wyoming Logan Roberson, Harrah, OL: Oklahoma (committed), Arkansas St., Illinois, UL-Monroe, New Mexico, North Texas, Stephen F. Austin, Toledo Brandon Scott, Owasso, OL: Army, Central Arkansas, Lamar, Sam Houston St. Quint Scoufos, Sallisaw, ATH: Sam Houston St. Dillon Stoner, Jenks, WR/DB: Oklahoma St. (committed), Arkansas, Arkansas St., Kansas, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Washington St., Wyoming Jon-Michael Terry, Victory Christian, LB: Oklahoma (committed) Corey Tipsword, Norman North, DL: Lamar Max Wariboko-Alali, Casady, DB: Iowa, Louisville, SMU, Tulsa, UCLA Walter Watson, Del City, OL/DL: Missouri State Jace Webb, Hollis, OL: Army, Louisville, North Texas, Ohio, Tulsa, Wyoming K.J. Wells, Idabel, ATH: Houston, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma St., Sam Houston St., TCU, UTEP, Wyoming Wyatt Whitmarsh, Southmoore OL: Central Arkansas Blake Williams, Mustang, TE/FB: North Carolina Dae Williams, Sapulpa, RB: Army, Navy, New Mexico, SMU Micah Wilson, Lincoln Christian, QB: Boise St. (committed), Colorado St., Harvard, Illinois St., Liberty, Nevada, UNLV, Wyoming, Yale Terry Wilson, Del City, QB: Nebraska (committed), Arizona St., Arkansas St., Colorado, Houston, Indiana, Memphis, New Mexico St., Oregon, San Diego St., Texas Tech, UNLV Shiloh Windsor, Ada, LB: Wyoming Compiled from staff and web reports
Jun 17, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Undrafted running back Tyler Varga fits right into the Colts' locker room.Here, players routinely tout their alma maters and playfully trade barbs with guys who attended rival schools. So when Varga pulls out a camouflage baseball hat with the blue letter "Y," it barely draws a response from his new teammates — with one notable exception.Zack Hodges, an undrafted rookie from...
Harvard, Yale players take rivalry to Colts' locker room
By MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press | Jun 17, 2015INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Undrafted running back Tyler Varga fits right into the Colts' locker room. Here, players routinely tout their alma maters and playfully trade barbs with guys who attended rival schools. So when Varga pulls out a camouflage baseball hat with the blue letter "Y," it barely draws a response from his new teammates — with one notable exception. Zack Hodges, an undrafted rookie from Harvard, knows exactly what that darned letter signifies: He's still chasing the former Yale star around a football field, this time in the NFL. It's becoming the game within The Game. "It's cool," Varga said. "It's a little friendly competition." Friendly, maybe, but the passion hasn't subsided. Ask Hodges about the rivalry and he quickly notes he went 4-0 against Yale. Ask Varga about his memories from playing in the series and he simply shuts it down. "They've gotten the best of us the last couple of years, so I don't want to talk about it," the 5-foot-11, 222-pound running back said, conveniently omitting he ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns and caught four passes, including one for a TD, in November's a 31-24 loss, Harvard's eighth straight win in a series that dates to 1875. But these two former opponents have found they have a lot in common, too. In addition to attending schools better known for producing presidents, lawyers and CEOs than athletes, they're both long shots to make a team with Super Bowl aspirations. They're trying to become the first Harvard and Yale grads to play on the same NFL team since 2008, according to STATS. The last time it occurred quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, of Harvard, and tight end Nate Lawrie played for the Bengals. Lawrie, an Indianapolis native, also was the last Yale player to appear in an NFL regular-season game. Hodges and Varga also took non-traditional paths to the NFL. Varga was born in Sweden, grew up in Canada and started his college career at the University of Western Ontario. After one year there, he transferred to Yale, where he became one of the best backs in school history. Last year's Ivy League offensive player of the year became the first Yale alum to receive a Senior Bowl invite in 60 years. And the premed major spent draft weekend preparing to defend his thesis on a possible breakthrough for Type 2 diabetes. Hodges, meanwhile, overcame more daunting challenges. His father died when he was 1 year old. Hodges' mother, who got remarried and then fled an abusive relationship, struggled to make ends meet. There were times the Atlanta native and his mother were homeless, hungry and thirsty. After she died, when Hodges was age 14, he was taken in by extended family. Though he attended three high schools in three states in three years, he never let the chaotic circumstances stop him. Hodges wound up at Harvard and is now one semester away from earning his degree in government. He was twice voted the Ivy League's defensive player of the year, and the 6-foot-3, 235-pound college defensive end is trying to succeed as an NFL linebacker with more at stake than just a dream job. "It's a great opportunity. I think I realized, before all these cameras were in my face, that I have a chance to influence people in the way that I carry myself and the way that I play this craft," he said during the Colts' rookie minicamp. "Second, it's a chance for my family, it's a chance for some security." Hodges and Varga understand their next chapter in life is about more than just an old college rivalry, which may explain why these old college rivals have temporarily put away the gloves and become members of the mutual admiration society. "He's a very talented running back and I have a lot of respect for him," Hodges said after participating in a Play 60 camp on the Colts' indoor practice field. "Kind of our whole careers, we have been fighting for recognition in our conference and in our league." Now the two Ivy League prospects find themselves in a different kind of battle. They're both trying to beat out bigger, faster, better-known football players for roster spots, and it will take everything in their arsenal — grit, determination, study skills and intelligence — to succeed. And to the chagrin of Hodges, it also means wearing hats and colors more suitable for a guy like Varga. "For me, the biggest thing coming to the Colts is learning to wear so much blue," Hodges said, smiling. "But I have my own ways of taking care of my boys (at Harvard) and keeping that crimson on my chest." ___ Online: AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
Certain chemicals in marijuana may kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and prevent the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors.That’s the National Cancer Institute reporting findings from preclinical trials — the kind of research that typically leads to more in-depth testing.But nearly a half-century ago the folks who write the checks for the cancer institute — the U.S. government — proclaimed...
U.S. policy keeps medical marijuana research funding low
Donald Bradley, Associated Press | Jun 9, 2015Certain chemicals in marijuana may kill cancer cells, shrink tumors and prevent the formation of blood vessels that feed tumors. That’s the National Cancer Institute reporting findings from preclinical trials — the kind of research that typically leads to more in-depth testing. But nearly a half-century ago the folks who write the checks for the cancer institute — the U.S. government — proclaimed marijuana a stoner-only drug and stamped it Schedule I, lumping it with heroin and LSD. That early war-on-drugs salvo cut the world’s biggest funder out of medical marijuana research. Had the U.S. cut checks back then to turn the big research labs loose we might know by now that marijuana is nothing more than a good buzz, as promising as the smoke that spills out of Jeff Spicoli’s van. Or, who knows? Marijuana-based drugs could be improving lives today. Maybe even saving some. Because while America was just saying no, research — much of it from other countries — has shown that marijuana derivatives called cannabinoids and cannabidiol can trigger the body’s natural defenses to fight things such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Crohn’s disease and epilepsy. A Canadian study concluded cannabis reduced pain and improved sleep for sufferers of neuropathic pain. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league is monitoring research being done in Israel on marijuana being used to treat traumatic brain injury. Health organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, increasingly say the Schedule I label stands in the way of scientific research. But the federal government continues to stick to its Nixon-era stance — even when calls for change come from its own agencies. “That’s my definition of chaos,” said J. Michael Bostwick, a psychiatrist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and author of “Blurred Boundaries: The Therapeutics and Politics of Medical Marijuana.” “The federal government needs to change its position so this research can take place,” Bostwick said. So it’s a catch-22: marijuana being on the Schedule I list impedes research that could show it doesn’t belong there. Medical marijuana as treatment Who can change this? That’s another fight. Earlier this year, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called on Congress to do it. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Tennessee Democrat, quickly reminded Holder that the attorney general already had the authority to reclassify marijuana. The easiest route would be for the Drug Enforcement Administration to act. But in 2011, the agency rejected a petition, filed nearly a decade before, to do so after hearing opposition from the Department of Health and Human Services. It appears now that change could come from Congress, where bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate. In March, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican presidential candidate with a libertarian bent, joined Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Corey Booker of New Jersey in introducing legislation that would change marijuana to a Schedule II drug. That would mean the federal government recognizes its medical value but that the drug can be abused, much like prescription opiates. The 23 states that have approved medical marijuana would also be protected from federal intervention. The Obama Administration has made it clear that it would let those states play by their own rules. But his successor is not obligated to do likewise. More states could soon join the 23 — even deep-red places like Kansas and Missouri are taking a look. Pot bills went further in Kansas this year than they ever have. Missouri last year passed a Republican-pushed bill legalizing a low-THC cannabidiol for treatment of severe epileptic seizures. There’s still plenty of opposition. Opponents typically argue that conventional drugs are safer and that “medical marijuana” is simply an incremental ploy to get recreational pot. Indeed, in California and elsewhere it’s become common for doctors to set up shop in or next to dispensaries specifically to diagnose dubious conditions like pain from old high school football injuries. “You’re not seeing a lot of medical support for marijuana and these state legislatures are giving pot a free rein,” said Eric Voth, a Topeka physician and longtime marijuana opponent who heads the Institute on Global Drug Policy and speaks on behalf of the national Drug Free America. A common volley from advocates is that doctors who oppose marijuana research are probably trying to protect the prescription drug business. But if the government should loosen its grip, Mahmoud A. ElSohly would instantly become the country’s best-known pot farmer. He’s got 12 acres up and growing in the middle of campus at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where the spring has been warm and rainy. A scientist and professor, ElSohly heads the federal government’s marijuana patch. His crop is where any research project approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would get its plants. An Overland Park man with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Diesease, said legalization of marijuana for medical purposes is long overdue. He’s 55, father of five and grandfather of six, and uses marijuana to help with pain and spasticity. He splits his time at a second home in Colorado where marijuana is legal. “I used to take 30 to 50 pills a day — OxyContin, oxycodone, hydrocodone,” said the man, who asked that his name not be used. “Now I’m down to zero and not zoned-out on opiates all the time.” Cannabis chemistry So these cannabinoids and cannabidiol (CBD) — what do they do? Scientists say humans have a unique communication system in the brain. When receptors are triggered by cannabinoids, they transmit signals throughout the body. This “endocannabinoid system” provides the infrastructure for marijuana’s effect on humans Sometimes that’s simply the euphoric feeling of getting high. But researchers increasingly find that those chemical charges may go through the body and kill cancer cells, ease neuropathic pain, calm seizures from epilepsy, help control blood sugar, relieve glaucoma’s intraocular pressure and perform a host of other benefits. All this has changed minds — perhaps most famously Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and a neurosurgeon. For years an opponent of medical marijuana, Gupta in August of 2013 apologized for misleading the country. “We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my own role in that,” he said. The new information has also led to a changed political climate in which polls now show most Americans favoring legalization of marijuana. The findings prompt even longtime marijuana opponents to acknowledge their promise. Voth says that something called “Charlotte’s Web,” a cannabidiol with little of the buzz component of marijuana, appears to be effective in treating children with epilepsy. But he and others reject many other claims about marijuana. In December, Samuel T. Wilkinson at Yale University’s School of Medicine released a study that showed treatment of PTSD suffered when patients smoke marijuana, although some patients swear by it. Wilkinson previously released a paper that linked marijuana use to schizophrenia. And while the American Glaucoma Society says that marijuana eases intraocular pressure, the relief lasts only three hours. So patients need to smoke several times a day. The society advises against marijuana use as a treatment. Hard to imagine the FDA would ever approve “crude marijuana” — joints and bong hits that put smoke in the lungs. But derivatives can come in many smokeless forms where the components and dosages can be better controlled. That said, many patients would say don’t cut short the healing power of a good doobie. Here’s a summary of other research: Multiple sclerosis The Multiple Sclerosis Society says studies suggest that a marijuana extract, usually administered in a spray beneath the tongue, may lessen symptoms of spasticity, pain related to spasticity and frequent urination. But a clinical trial in Great Britain provided unclear results. An instrument used to measure spasticity showed little improvement even as participants reported, anecdotally, improved spasticity and less pain. “In other words,” the study said, “participants reported feeling improvements that could not be confirmed by the study physicians.” John Zajicek, a professor at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, led a study to evaluate oral cannabis extract in treating 400 patients. Results showed stiffness lessened by twofold in the group taking the marijuana compared to the placebo. Improvements were also noted in body pain, spasms and sleep quality. The American Academy of Neurology recognizes the potential, but does not support legalization of marijuana treatment. Epilepsy There’s been a migration of parents to treating their children with marijuana. The poster child for this movement was Charlotte Figi, a toddler who suffered Dravet Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can cause epilepsy. “If I were Charlotte Figi’s parents and lived in Colorado, I would have done exactly what they did,” Orrin Devinsky, a professor of neurology and neurosurgery, and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at New York University, says on the Epilepsy Foundation’s website. In 2013, researchers in the neurology department at Stanford University released a survey of 19 parents who opted for cannabis to treat a child’s seizures. These parents, on average, had previously tried 12 approved anti-epileptic drugs with little or no satisfaction. Sixteen, or 84 percent, reported reduction in their childen’s seizure frequency while taking CBD. Two said their child became seizure-free with eight reporting a greater than 80 percent improvement. “Parents,” researchers wrote, “report a high rate of success in reducing seizure frequency with this treatment. We can not verify the doses or the children’s response to cannabis. Nonetheless, the overall positive results on seizure control suggest that further studies are warranted.” Cancer The National Cancer Institute says preclinical trials on mice suggest cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth and block the development of blood vessels that feed tumors. Studies also show that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Another study, on mice, showed that a compound called delta-9-THC killed the cells in liver cancer and may have the same effect on lung cancer and breast cancer cells. A laboratory study of cannabidiol in estrogen cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while leaving normal cells alone. Despite advances in pharmacology, vomiting and nausea associated with chemotherapy remain a distressing part of cancer treatment. Trials show that patients experience less of those effects with marijuana derivatives and smoked marijuana. Still, the cancer institute and the American Cancer Society say more proof is needed before they recommend marijuana. Crohn’s disease A prospective trial at Meir Medical Center in Israel showed complete remission in five of 11 patients suffering Crohn’s disease who were given cannabis twice daily. Authors of the study said it had been reported for years that marijuana lessened painful symptoms of the inflammatory bowel disease, but the finding had not been proven in a controlled trial. The study compared 21 patients who did not respond to conventional treatment. Half were given marijuana cigarettes. The other half were given a placebo — marijuana cigarettes with the THC removed. The results, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, showed improvement in the cannabis group. Those subjects also reported improved sleep and appetite. Alzheimer’s disease In findings published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at the University of South Florida say delta-9 THC may prevent the abnormal production of amyloid beta, the culprit found in most aging brains that may cause the disease. “Also, the low concentrations of THC enhance mitrochondrial function, which is needed to supply energy to a healthy brain,” said Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and USF’s college of pharmacy. “This shows great potential.” Old cure To all of this, William Brook O’Shaughnessy might say, “Well, yeah.” O’Shaughnessy, born in 1809, was an Irish physician famous for his early work in India using cannabis to treat rheumatism, infant convulsions and chronic pain. He is widely considered the man who introduced marijuana into modern medicine. Who knows, without him, two cannabinoids — dronabinol and nabilone — approved by the FDA may not be in use today. Advocates are pushing for more and they are not buying the argument that marijuana can be dangerous and abused. Look at the prescription opiates, such as OxyContin, that are not only addictive but blamed for many deaths, they say. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said the argument against marijuana as medicine is a combination of politics and business — “It’s not a medicine if it’s not made by pharmaceutical companies or approved by the FDA.” As for his organization’s work, he said: “We’re not doing this because we’re pro-marijuana. We are pro-responsible drug policy.” At this point, even Eric Voth thinks change is coming. “There is tremendous pressure out there for medical marijuana,” Voth said. “So no, I won’t be surprised when it happens.” To reach Donald Bradley, call 816-234-4182 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ——— ©2015 The Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Mo.) 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Oklahoma State football: 2016 quarterback commit Nick Starkel looking forward to opportunity as a CowboyMay 9, 2015
Starkel — a 6-foot-3, 185-pound prospect from Liberty Christian (Texas) High School — verbally pledged to OSU in April
Oklahoma State football: 2016 quarterback commit Nick Starkel looking forward to opportunity as a Cowboy
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | May 9, 2015Nick Starkel received a Junior Day invite to Oklahoma State last winter and didn’t want to go. Back then, college recruiters told Nick — a 6-foot-3, 185-pound junior quarterback from Liberty Christian High School (Argyle, Texas) — he didn't have major college football talent. Nick figured he only got the call because OSU needed a passer to scout his teammate, receiver Justus Lee, who was also invited to the Stillwater showcase. But with the nudging of his father, Murray, he changed his mind and made the trip. Nick is sure glad he did. The Cowboys offered him a scholarship on January 28, and less than three months later, Nick verbally committed. He’s the first and currently only quarterback in OSU’s 2016 signing class. Murray says the family is still “overwhelmed” by the opportunity ahead for their son. But at just 17 years old, Nick is no stranger to unexpected life changes. “He’s very flexible and adaptable, very quick to make friends and insert himself into a team situation,” Murray said. “When he comes to Oklahoma State, he’ll be able to adapt and immediately get into the organization.” Murray spent more than 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, sending his family on a nationwide tour. Nick was born in Pittsburgh. From there, his home changed from New York-to-Kansas-to-California-to-Louisiana, and finally, Texas. “It helped me become a more outgoing person to reach out to people and make friends,” Nick said. “I definitely had to come out of my shell a little bit.” Turns out, the last move was crucial to his football future, too. From seventh to ninth grade, Nick developed his skill set in a Southlake Carroll High School feeder program: a Texas powerhouse with a history of developing top-tier quarterbacks like Chase Daniel (Missouri) and Greg McElroy (Alabama). With Nick’s tall stature, strong arm, book smarts (he currently holds a 3.8 GPA), and quick decision making — paired with the school’s state-of-the art indoor practice facility and pass-happy offense — it appeared he might be next in line. But Nick never got his chance to star at Southlake. He transferred to Liberty Christian in nearby Argyle for his sophomore season to attend a faith-based school, the opportunity to also run track, and for an increased chance at early varsity playing time on the football field. “Some people would say that I left because I was scared of competition,” Nick said. “But no, that’s not true. I had to come over here and win a job, too.” He did just that his junior season, beating out a senior for the starting gig. Nick completed 66 percent of his passes for more than 1,600 yards and 19 touchdowns. Even then, it wasn’t until a visit from OSU offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich this offseason that Nick’s dreams of playing for a power-five program were realized. “He was the first person to tell me I had Division-I talent,” Nick said. “He was the first guy to say, You’ve got something special.” Added Murray: “They had an immediate bond. They’re very like-minded.” But of course, verbal commitments are non-binding and Nick’s recruitment is far from over. He was named the quarterback MVP at a Dallas Rivals camp in March. And on April 24, Nick tweeted he received an offer from Yale. “You know what?” Murray said he told his son. “Yale has a great graduate program.” For now, Nick’s main focus lies on his senior season at Liberty Christian and his quest for a state championship. But the kid who spent his entire childhood moving city to city envisions Stillwater as the perfect setting for his college career. “I hope nothing changes,” Nick said. “I really feel at home at Oklahoma State.”
Apr 30, 2015
Barrett ran the 1,600 meters in 4:09.97 Thursday afternoon in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet at Deer Creek, breaking the state record, which had been set earlier this year by Deer Creek’s Bryce Balenseifen.
High school notebook: Norman North's Ben Barrett sets state record in 1,600 meters
By Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh | Apr 30, 2015It’s been quite a year for distance runners in boys track, and Norman North’s Ben Barrett added to it with a record-setting performance Thursday. Barrett ran the 1,600 meters in 4:09.97 Thursday afternoon in the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet at Deer Creek, breaking the state record, which had been set earlier this year by Deer Creek’s Bryce Balenseifen. Calvin Miller of Westmoore was on the verge of yet another milestone, coming a fraction of a second away from breaking the state record in the 800 meters. Miller’s winning time of 1:51.83, just off the record time of 1:51.70, held by two runners, Justin Nobles of Elgin and Quintell Wilson of Edmond North. Balenseifen and Barrett, perhaps the most talented pair of distance runners to come through the state in several years, both competed in Thursday’s meet, but did not go head-to-head, with each running just one race. Balenseifen finished second in the 800 prior to Barrett winning the 1,600. With Barrett being in Class 6A, and Balenseifen in 5A, the two rarely cross paths on the track. But they have become friends and push each other from a distance. Earlier this year, Balenseifen set the 1,600 record at 4:11.57 and still holds the record in the 3,200 at 9:16.20. While competing in a national event in California, Barrett broke the 9-minute mark in the 3,200 at 8:57, though it does not qualify for the state record mark since it was accomplished in an out-of-state competition. Barrett is headed to North Carolina State for college, while Balenseifen will stay close at Oklahoma State. OKLAHOMA STATE OFFERS NORMAN NORTH’S LINDY WATERS III Scholarship offers for Norman North junior shooting guard Lindy Waters III have gone from a steady flow to a roaring wave over the last few days. Lower-level Division I programs like Northeastern and Loyola-Maryland helped Waters’ offer list reach double-digits, then Harvard and Yale brought an Ivy League presence to the recruiting game. Cincinnati came in as well, and on Wednesday night, the first major offer dropped. Oklahoma State entered the pursuit of the versatile 6-foot-6 Waters, who is playing on the Adidas circuit with the Oklahoma Wizards this summer. He averaged 16.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game for Norman North last season. Waters becomes the third player in the state’s 2016 recruiting class with an offer from Oklahoma State. Putnam City West guard Tre Evans is already verbally committed to the Cowboys, and Mustang guard Jakolby Long has an offer as well. OFFERS POURING IN FOR DEL CITY’S WILSON, LEXINGTON’S BROWN Last week’s offers from Nebraska and Colorado were just the start for Del City quarterback Terry Wilson. Three more scholarship offers have come in this week, with two more from Power Five conferences. Arizona State and Texas Tech joined San Diego State in offering the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior over the last few days. Lexington’s Tyler Brown continues to show himself as one of the fastest rising prospects in the state’s 2016 recruiting class. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound offensive tackle just received his first offer in mid-April. North Texas and Tulsa were the first to offer Brown, and now, Houston, Wyoming and Utah State have come in as well. Texas Tech and Oklahoma are among the bigger programs showing interest in Brown. OFFICIALS’ HALL OF FAME CLASS ANNOUNCED The Oklahoma Officials Association announced its Hall of Fame class Monday that will be inducted Saturday, July 25, at Westmoore High School. Four officials will be honored that day: Marvin Barbee of Roff, Gary Easley of Claremore, Fred Burris of Lawton and Dale “Bud” Campbell of Sallisaw. Easley and Burris both worked as basketball and football officials, calling state championship games, several state tournaments and All-State contests. Barbee is a former director of officials for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. He has worked in football, basketball, softball and baseball during his 43-year career. Campbell has officiated four state basketball tournaments and still works as a basketball official observer. IVY ADDING OFFERS Former Muskogee defensive end Tramal Ivy added two scholarship offers Thursday after his first season at Butler Community College. Ivy was offered by Minnesota and Arkansas State, he said on his Twitter account. As a senior in 2013, Ivy was a dominant player for the Roughers. He was on The Oklahoman’s All-State team and Super 30 with offers from Kansas State, Memphis, Northern Colorado, San Diego State and Washington State. He ultimately chose Butler after failing to qualify academically. He played in six games for the Grizzlies, recording eight tackles and 21/2 sacks.
New Mizzou AD specializes in fundraising, facilitiesDave MatterSt. Louis Post-DispatchCOLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mike Aresco had mixed feelings Monday. The commissioner of the American Athletic Conference was happy for his friend, Houston athletics director Mack Rhoades, who accepted the same position at Missouri. Aresco was sad for his conference, which lost one of its core leaders.On Monday, Aresco...
New Mizzou AD specializes in fundraising, facilities
Dave Matter, Associated Press | Mar 10, 2015New Mizzou AD specializes in fundraising, facilities Dave Matter St. Louis Post-Dispatch COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Mike Aresco had mixed feelings Monday. The commissioner of the American Athletic Conference was happy for his friend, Houston athletics director Mack Rhoades, who accepted the same position at Missouri. Aresco was sad for his conference, which lost one of its core leaders. On Monday, Aresco said he sent Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive an email: "It's bittersweet for me, but you're getting a great AD." Missouri sure hopes he's right. Shortly after Monday's 50-minute closed executive session of the University of Missouri system board of curators, the school named the 49-year-old Rhoades the new leader of its athletics department. Rhoades will be formally introduced during a 2 p.m. news conference Tuesday at the MU Student Center and plans to take over AD duties next month. Mike Alden, who served in the position since 1998, will stay on MU's athletics payroll through Aug. 31 before moving to the MU College of Education faculty, he said Monday on MU's Tiger Talk radio show. Alden met with Rhoades on Monday and plans to attend Tuesday's news conference at Rhoades' request, Alden said. Alden gave his successor a strong endorsement, calling him "one of the best ADs in the country." "He's unbelievably hard working," Alden said. "He's focused. He's a guy who has great speaking ability, great fundraising ability. ... He has an opportunity to take us to even greater heights as we go forward." "I would describe (Rhoades) as the best of the best," Aresco said. "He's a gentleman and a class act. .... I consider him on all matters a voice of reason. He's gifted, he's smart, committed and extremely knowledgeable." "I am delighted to welcome a leader with a track record of enhancing the student-athlete experience and a proven record in fundraising and facility development," Missouri chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said in a prepared statement. "We found the right fit at the right time to take Mizzou athletics to even greater heights." Loftin headed Mizzou's six-week search to replace Alden, who announced Jan. 29 that he was stepping down. When Loftin was president at Texas A&M he interviewed Rhoades for the Aggies' AD position in 2012 before hiring South Carolina's Eric Hyman. Rhoades took over as AD at Houston in 2009 after holding the same position at Akron. He previously worked in the athletics departments at Texas-El Paso, Marquette and Yale. "Success begins with great people and I look forward to working with our talented student-athletes, coaches and staff to keep the athletics program among the nation's elite," Rhoades said. At Akron and Houston, Rhoades earned his reputation as a tireless fundraiser. At both schools he oversaw the construction of new football stadiums, most recently Houston's $120 million on-campus TDECU Stadium. Under Rhoades' watch, Houston's athletics revenue grew from $31.3 million in 2009 to $42 million in 2013, according to USA Today's annual report. Donor contributions doubled during his time there, peaking at $4.3 million during the 2013 fiscal year. Unlike Mizzou's athletics department, Houston relies on a significant university subsidy -- as much as $26 million in 2013. At Missouri, Rhoades will work with a budget in excess of $85 million, nearly double what Houston spent on athletics. Fundraising "is a real strength for him because he's really good with people," said UTEP AD and former Mizzou football coach Bob Stull, Rhoades' boss in El Paso from 1998-2005. "He's very warm, very polite. .... He's very good at cultivating donors and also does a good job with coaches. He listens and tries to help them." Rhoades has a track record that signals an aggressive approach toward hiring -- and firing -- his head coaches. Of the 13 head coaches he inherited for 17 varsity teams at Houston, only two remain at the school. Rhoades' high-profile coaching hires haven't always worked out. After Houston's men's basketball team won the 2010 Conference USA tournament and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 18 years, Rhoades fired coach Tom Penders and replaced him with former Texas Tech coach James Dickey. Four years later, Dickey was gone -- he stepped down for what was described as "private family matters" -- after coaching Houston to a 64-62 record. To replace Dickey, Rhoades made one of last year's more compelling hires with Kelvin Sampson, who arrived with 500 victories as a college head coach and 13 NCAA Tournament appearances but was slapped with a five-year NCAA show cause penalty for making impermissible phone calls to recruits at Oklahoma and Indiana. The NCAA has since eliminated most of the contact rules Sampson broke. He spent six seasons in exile as an NBA assistant before Rhoades hired him last year. Houston finished the regular season 12-18 in Sampson's debut year. In football, Rhoades inherited coach Kevin Sumlin from the previous regime, then promoted assistant Tony Levine when Sumlin left for Texas A&M after the 2011 season. Levine lasted just three seasons before Rhoades fired him in December with a 21-17 record. Rhoades replaced Levine with Tom Herman, who helped lead Ohio State to the national championship as offensive coordinator. 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Air Force football recruiting: Signing day listBrent BriggemanThe Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)Because of the appointment process involved with entry into the Air Force Academy, and the fact that athletes are still recruitable to other teams while at the prep school, signatures collected by Air Force on national signing day are not technically binding and, subsequently, not released to the...
Air Force football recruiting: Signing day list
Brent Briggeman, Associated Press | Feb 5, 2015Air Force football recruiting: Signing day list Brent Briggeman The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Because of the appointment process involved with entry into the Air Force Academy, and the fact that athletes are still recruitable to other teams while at the prep school, signatures collected by Air Force on national signing day are not technically binding and, subsequently, not released to the media. #BoltBrotherhood Tweets The following is an unofficial list compiled by The Gazette's Brent Briggeman of players who are expected to commit to the Falcons on Wednesday. The list was gathered through social media, recruiting sites and other sources. It will be updated throughout the day on Wednesday as more information becomes available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any needed changes to the information listed. Other Air Force recruiting coverage: 2015 Air Force signing day recruits (with video links below each profile) Tyler Adams DT 6-3 240 Goodyear, Ariz. (Estrella Foothills) Recorded 13 tackles for loss -- including four sacks in nine games as a senior; lists 40 time at 5.0 and vertical at 29 inches. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1662743/highlights/180136384 Yaquarri Adams DB 6-0 170 Lithonia, Ga. (Arabia) One of the latest commitments in the class, as he announced his intentions on Tuesday night. He lists a 470-pound squat. Goes by the name Dre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwRW-wYHpIc Justin Agner QB 6-1 200 Woodstock, Ga. Also held an offer from Navy. Threw for 2,071 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for 402 yards and nine scores. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igiv_ss0_Ns Miles Alexander RB/CB 5-10 183 Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest) A burner with 4.44 speed. Ran for more than 1,300 yards as a junior. A native of Kansas City area, with its jazz-rich background, and is named after legend Miles Davis. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1489984/highlights/206703382 Garrett Amy WR 5-8 170 Dallas, Texas (Dallas Jesuit) Caught 61 passes for 1,346 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1793217/highlights/209758375 Eric Autry K/P 6-3 175 Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview) A kicker who can move a little, boasting a 4.85 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3370174/highlights Sam Barry QB/DB 6-2 190 Colleyville, Texas (Grapevine) One of just three members of this Air Force class to receive a three-star rating (his from 247Sports.com). Held an offer from Northern Colorado. Runs a 4.64 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/776201/highlights/99489377 Streator Bates TE 6-3 220 Phoenix, Ariz (Brophy Prep) Caught 28 passes for 337 yards and five TDs. Doubled up as kicker, booting a 47-yard field goal. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2584364/highlights/220478391 Ryan Brand QB 5-10 190 Detroit, Mich. (U. of Detroit Jesuit HS) Three-star recruit according to several sites. Was invited by Trent Dilfer to the Elite 11, though his only other offer was Indiana State. "I would bet on Ryan Brand," Dilfer told USA Today. "I would stake my reputation on that kid. He'll do it. He will make it. He plays big. He eats up a lot of space physically, emotionally and mentally. When you're around him, you feel him. I just love this kid." http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1550176/highlights/168961375 Curran Brandt LB 6-1 205 San Mateo, Calif. (Aragon) Made 76 tackles with seven sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/817620/highlights/167785376 Tommy Bruns OLB 6-3 205 Kings Mill, Ohio (Kings) Was a finalist for the National Football Foundation That's My Boy Award, given for success in football, academics and school/community activities. Led team to an 11-1 mark in 2014. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1578770/highlights/143125378 Jaylen Burgess RB 5-11 210 Maryville, Tenn. Had an offer from Army and was at West Point when Air Force won there in November. Rushed fore more than 1,000 yards in helping his team repeat at 6A champions. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1473615/highlights/161772375 Harris Cannon FB 6-2 210 Oviedo, Fla. Bruiser who could play tight end or fullback. Runs a 4.80 40. Had considered walking on at Central Florida. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1694755/highlights/204382377 Nick Capella OL 6-6 273 Ventura, Calif. (St. Bonaventure) Named the Marmonte League Offensive Lineman of the Year. Also carries a 3.51 GPA, scored a 28 on the ACT and is a member of the National Honor Society. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1598432/highlights/206789379 Eric Carrera SS 6-1 200 St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers) Displays size, speed and ball-hawk skills that helped Christian Brothers to a perfect 15-0 season and a state title. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/540170/highlights/175545378 Cameron Castleberry WR 6-3 175 Keller, Texas (Fossil Ridge) Runs a 4.7 40 with a 28-inch vertical. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1914957/highlights/209688381 Campbell Clarkson OL 6-4 245 Houston, Texas (St. Thomas) Rare combination of 500-pound squat, 28-inch vertical and 4.99 40 with a frame that large. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/650778/highlights/207556387 Ronald Cleveland WR 5-9 165 Franklin Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy) Has family history in the Army, Navy and Air Force and held an offer from Navy. Will be used as a slot receiver and kick returner. "Any way to get me on the field and let me try to do something with the ball," he told The Tennessean. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/313855/highlights/214416375 Dalton Collins LB 6-1 200 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Admiral Farragut) Played quarterback and linebacker in high school. Runs a 4.67 40 and has a 33-inch vertical. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1097552/highlights/184333375 Blake Davis OL 6-2 270 Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County) Played center and defensive tackle in high school. Also had an offer from Charleston Southern. Benches 340 pounds, squats 550 and runs a 5.1 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/923121/highlights/175448383 Lesley Dalger WR 6-5 205 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Westminster Acad.) Caught 31 passes for 482 yards and a touchdown, including 10 for 170 in his team's lone loss. Has a 38-inch vertical to go with that tall frame. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3945947/highlights/163626380 Malik Dawkins DB 6-0 175 Conyers, Ga. (Rockdale County) Could profile as a tall cornerback for the Falcons with a 4.48 40 and a 38-inch vertical. Is a sprinter for the track team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3188837/highlights/168200376 Luke Dekker DT/C 6-3 240 Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva) Brother of former Falcons tight end Travis Dekker. Scored a 26 on the ACT and carries a 3.69 GPA. Moved to center as a senior and earned first-team all-state honors. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2997949/highlights/215589378 Cole Delgado OL 6-5 240 Phoenix, Ariz. (Pinnacle) The offensive tackle is one eight players in this Air Force recruiting class listed at at least 6-foot-5. Also plays first base for his school's baseball team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2678101/highlights/185622375 Ryan DeLung OL 6-4 275 Glendale, Ariz. (Mountain Ridge) Honor student benches 365 pounds, squats 525, runs a 4.99 40 and, according to 247Sports.com, had an offer from Nevada. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2774873/highlights/77106400 Michael DeVries DL 6-2 250 Lafayette (Centaurus) The in-state two-way lineman runs a 4.84 40, according to his hudle.com profile, and plays basketball. Credited style of d-line coach Tim Cross for helping draw him to the academy. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/412936/highlights/105788377 Steve Dinneen OLB 6-5 220 Mountain View, Calif. (Saint Francis) Piled up 41 solo tackles and 14 sacks in 13 games and was named his league's top defensive lineman. Also had an offer San Diego. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1171374/highlights Dylan Draper OLB 6-4 208 Colorado Springs (Discovery Canyon) The Gazette's 3A-A Football Player of the Year after guiding the Thunder to an 11-1 record with 167 tackles, 17 sacks, four interceptions, four fumble recoveries and four blocked punts. He also had 367 receiving yards with two touchdowns. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1586740/highlights/211097382 Cade Erwin S 5-11 180 Flower Mound, Texas (Marcus) The free safety had initially committed to North Texas and also had offers from Southern Methodist, Eastern Michigan and Texas State. Averaged about eight tackles a game last year with two interceptions. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/911068/highlights/163558377 Cole Fagan LB 6-1 220 St. Petersburg, Fla. (Admiral Farragut) Runs a 4.86 40 with a 29.5-inch vertical, 350-pound bench press and 545 squat. Also a star wrestler, going 46-3 last year. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1398310/highlights/170142375 Blake Fall DB 6-0 190 Newhall, Calif. (Hart) The safety picked off three passes and defended four others in eight games according to MaxPreps. He also caught six touchdown passes. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2223330/highlights/175510383 Kyle Floyd S 6-3 205 Humble, Texas Held offers from Army and Cornell. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1624629/highlights/87772375 Matt Gaiter OL 6-4 250 Littleton (Chatfield) The in-state lineman held offers from Northern Colorado and South Dakota State. Was also recruited by Colorado State and Wyoming. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/961164/highlights/198865380 Gavin Graham DB 6-2 200 Austin, Texas (Anderson) Brother of Air Force basketball player Hayden Graham gave up basketball after his junior year, bulked up by 20 pounds and earned the D1 offer he sought. The only problem, his dad said, was paying for all the food that helped him put on that extra weight. "I'd be full because we just ate two hours ago and he'd want to eat again," said William Graham, a six-year starter for the Detroit Lions. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/805484/highlights/199275385 Parker Hammond OL 6-4 240 Colorado Springs (Pine Creek) Local recruit part of the dominant Pine Creek squad that has won back-to-back state titles and dominated Colorado Springs 4A for the better part of a decade. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2736321/highlights/177799377 Tristyn Hanson LB 6-1 212 Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North) Held offers from Illinois State and North Dakota. Runs a 4.68 40 and carries a 3.9 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/489427/highlights/175727380 Ben Harris DE 6-6 230 Peculiar, Mo. (Raymore-Peculiar) A three-sport athlete (football, basketball, baseball) has 4.99 40 speed to go with a large frame. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1181294/highlights/163748387 Alex Heil OL 6-2 250 Cleveland, Ohio. (Benedictine) Helped his team amass 4,200 rushing yards and a state title. He played guard, tackle and started the final four games at defensive tackle after a teammate was injured. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/672585/highlights/171453386 Danny Highland DE 6-3 240 Loveland (Thompson Valley) The in-state two-way lineman had offers from Chadron State and Cornell and interest from Wyoming, according to the Denver Post. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1800113/highlights/97020377 Elijah Hill K/P 6-3 195 Tumwater, Wash. Averaged 40.8 yards per punt as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1413322/highlights/164467379 Zach Honnold OLB 5-11 203 Clermont, Fla. (East Ridge HS) Made 75 tackles with three sacks as a senior. Falcons likely to look at him at the spur position, the hybrid defensive back/linebacker spot. "At one point it was Dartmouth and Valparaiso, but as soon as I stepped on [Air Force's] campus, there was no other choice," Honnold told the Orlando Sentinel. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1395129/highlights/171437379 Noah Hoxie OLB 6-2 215 Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville West) Physical tools include a 4.6 40, 31-inch vertical and 295-pound bench press, according to his hudl.com profile. Had offers from Army, Princeton and Yale, among others. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1351714/highlights/170778377 Braden Hucks ATH 5-11 185 San Angelo, Texas (San Angelo Central) District MVP threw for 3,070 yards and 32 touchdowns and ran for 1,339 yards and 22 touchdowns. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1601972/highlights/210893375 Jamie Hudson QB 6-1 210 Austin, Texas (Vandegrifft) Threw for 3,315 yards, 36 touchdowns and just four interceptions while rushing for 1,215 yards and 15 touchdowns, leading his team to the Class 5A, Division I semifinals. Was one of 25 finalists for the Mr. Texas football award. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/534034/highlights/207967400 RJ Jackson TE 6-4 215 Beloit, Kan. Versatile athlete who played fullback, tight end, defensive end and linebacker, throws the shot put, runs on relay teams and has logged a 52-second 400-meter time in track and plays basketball. Had an offer from Wyoming. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/931254/rj-jackson Ryan Jacobs K 6-2 172 Arlington, Texas (Lamar) All-state academic first-team honors, all-state honorable mention as a kicker. Hit 11-of-14 field goals, with two of the three misfires coming as the result of blocks. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/676764/highlights/105811400 Jalen Johnson RB 5-9 165 Avondale, Ariz. (Westview) Ran for 2,615 yards and 37 touchdowns over the past two years. Also caught 24 passes and returned kicks. Had an offer from Army. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1248238/highlights/205752375 Dominieke Jones DB 6-1 170 South Jordan, Utah (Bingham) Had 53 tackles, three interceptions and eight passes defended. Had offers from Army, Wyoming and Jacksonville State. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1637947/highlights/160857375 James Jones IV DB 6-1 180 Denver (Mullen) The in-state defensive back with 4.5 speed reportedly had offers from Army, Navy, Eastern Washington and Hawaii, among others. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1546520/james-jones-iv Garrett Kauppila SS 6-2 195 Rocklin, Ga. Safety picked off a pair of passes this past season, runs a 4.61 40 and claims to never have had a GPA under 4.0. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/147960/highlights/164478375 Josiah Klingenberg DE 6-3 240 Fort Worth, Texas (All Saints) Made 17 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks over the past two years. Also throws the discus and runs the 200 and 400 in track. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/372938/highlights/163764378 Griffin Landrum OL 6-1 283 Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth) Had 93 pancake blocks as a senior. Held an offer from Army. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1731008/highlights/172981376 Patrick Lee DT 6-3 248 Kennesaw, Ga. (Mount Paran) Runs a 4.87 40 with a 29-inch vertical. Helped his team to a state championship as a senior. Two-time all-region, 165 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 18 sacks. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/933547/highlights/162256375 Jacob Littlefield LB 6-0 200 Las Vegas, Nev. NevadaPrepReport.com calls Littlefield one of the most productive and active defenders in the state, crediting him with 200 tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions over the past two years. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/622556/highlights/199089375 Jake Matkovich WR 6-5 175 Milwaukee, Wisc. (Marquette Univ. HS) Was the Al Toon Award winner, given to the best receiver in Wisconsin after setting state records with 1,725 yards and 22 touchdowns. Had offers from Drake, Northern Iowa and Valparaiso. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1562086/highlights/206764381 Nick Maxey OL/LS 6-0 240 Phoenix, Ariz. (Pinnacle) Long-snapper had an offer from Cornell. No. 4 by Prokicker and No. 7 by Khol's in national long snapper ratings. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/867932/highlights/85553401 Drew McAdams DB 6-1 185 Coppell, Texas The football and lacrosse player made 69 tackles as a senior for a 6-5 squad. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1295821/drew-mcadams Sean McKinney OL/DL 6-2 265 Davidson, NC (Cox Mill) Late addition signed and committed on Wednesday. Levi McQuinn OLB 6-0 201 Fort Myers, Fla. Had an offer from James Madison. Being looked at for the spur position. Also an all-state wrestler and carrying a 4.4 GPA. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1635099/highlights/18913373 Malik Miller RB 5-10 200 Griffin, Ga. Runs a 4.52 40 with a 37.5-inch vertical, according to his hudl.com profile. Initially committed to Furman. Full stats are not available, but he had 1,579 rushing yards and 26 total touchdowns through 10 games as a senior, all victories for his team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1259833/highlights/172307378 Stone Miller DE 6-4 245 Mason, Mich. Two-way lineman earned all-state honors with 98 tackles and nine sacks for an 8-4 team. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2993489/highlights/167717382 Chris Musselman LB 6-1 210 San Tan Valley, Ariz. (Poston Butte) Runs a 4.57 40. He is the first player from his high school program to commit to a Division I program. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1459105/highlights/160963376 Torre Parker Jr. ATH 5-10 180 Wildwood, Fla. Versatile player who runs a 4.66 40. He often played quarterback in high school, but might fit in elsewhere for the Falcons. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1222384/highlights/179591375 Carson Pearlman LB 6-2 215 Fort Myers, Fla. (Evangelical Christian) Versatile player who caught 10 touchdown passes this year and starred on defense with 118 tackles. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/936977/highlights/176475377 Jared Pulu OLB 6-4 225 Federal Way, Wash. Missed five games with an injury, but returned to help his team make a deep playoff run. The youngest of four brothers, including Andru, who played at Washington and had a free-agent look with the Seattle Seahawks. "There's no doubt he's the best," Andru told the Seattle Times. Jared reportedly had interest from Boise State, Colorado and Army. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1513147/highlights/107979382 Josh Rice OL 6-1 290 Lake Nona, Fla. Had at least 11 offers, including Army, Navy, Marshall, Georgia Southern and Georgia State. Benches 385 pounds, squats 545 and runs a 5.55 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/877132/highlights/214371386 Nick Searcy OL 6-2 270 Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah) The center and competitive weightlifter had offers from Coastal Carolina and Davidson. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1371301/highlights/167613381 Matt Smith ATH 6-1 237 Bakersfield, Calif. (Bakersfield Christian) Ran for more than 6,000 yards in high school will naturally get a look at running back. However, he is versatile enough to fit in elsewhere, too. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/430795/highlights/139941377 Dailen Sutton DB 6-1 170 Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne) Runs a 4.52 40 and has a 32.4-inch vertical. Had offers from Miami of Ohio, S.F. Austin and Yale. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1407975/highlights/172397376 Corey Taylor II RB 5-10 200 Tulsa, Okla. (Holland Hall School) Reports a 4.5 40, 37.2-inch vertical, 350-pound bench press and 450 squat. Ran for 1,233 yards and nine touchdowns, while adding 57 tackles and three sacks as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/631268/highlights/204318380 Lorenzo Thomas LB 6-2 220 Tulsa, Okla. (Union) Runs a 4.76 40. From the same Oklahoma powerhouse as former Falcons QB Kale Pearson. Had offers from Penn and Tulsa. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1597188/highlights/175167377 Nolan Thompson WR 6-4 190 Huntington Beach, Calif. Caught 40 passes for 682 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games as a senior. Father played in backfield for UCLA, brother played as San Jose State. Had an offer from Navy http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1564786/highlights/160530375 Sam Turner TE 6-3 203 Fort Myers, Fla. Spent his junior year solely as a blocking tight end, but said he worked on his route-running in the offseason and amassed 300 receiving yards as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2583808/highlights/195416388 Samuel Valleroy TE 6-3 255 Guyton, Ga. (South Effingham) A local magazine reported that Valleroy has wanted to be an aerospace engineer since the seventh grade and is thrilled to have the opportunity to play at a program that offers that major. He also had an offer from Army http://www.hudl.com/athlete/510262/highlights/91057375 Tyler Vaught ATH 6-1 170 Maryville, Tenn. Played a little at receiver as a junior before guiding team to unbeaten state championship run as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1473492/highlights Jonathan Vogt OL 6-4 277 Canutillo, Texas Tackle had an offer from New Mexico State. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1931244/highlights/214817378 Bryce VonZurmuehlen S 6-0 180 Coppell, Texas Second-team all-district cornerback. Picked off a pass and blocked a kick as a senior. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1295823/bryce-vonzurmuehlen Ethan Walton LB 6-1 220 Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview) Led his team with 85 tackles as a senior. Runs a 4.69 40. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2634994/highlights/199495392 Jacob Welborn DL 6-5 270 Dripping Springs, Texas Runs a 5.2 40, benches 295 pounds and squats 375 according to his hudl.com profile. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2644058/highlights Mitchell Williams OL 6-4 275 Bentonville, Ark. Earned all-state honors after helping his team to back-to-back state titles. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/410625/highlights/118577376 Parker Wilson RB 5-11 215 Coppell, Texas Starred at fullback in a prolific rushing offense. http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/tx/coppell/coppell-high-school/parker-wilson Arion Worthman QB 6-0 205 Normal, Ill. (University) A rarity with 4.43 speed while weighing in over 200 pounds, with those numbers from his hudl.com profile. Held six offers, including Army, Illinois State and several Ivy League programs http://www.hudl.com/athlete/673541/highlights/185741376 Daniel Zivney K 5-11 190 College Station, Texas (A&M Consolidated) First-team all district as a receiver and punter. Ran a 4.47 40 at a combine in Jan. 2014. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1434051/highlights/118800378 ——— ©2015 The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 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Dec 26, 2014
Ramon Richards says his dreadlocks “kind of make me who I am.” Richards can now shake them with confidence, too, having survived an ahead-of-schedule arrival with the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Ramon Richards fueled by dreads, not big-play dread
By John Helsley, Staff Writer, email@example.com | Dec 26, 2014STILLWATER — Ramon Richards’ dreadlocks are immediately recognizable in the Oklahoma State secondary, sprawling out from underneath the team’s various helmets to make him easily identifiable. On good plays … and bad. And he’s experienced plenty of both this season as a true freshman rushed into duty at the high-exposure spot of cornerback. As for the look, Richards said the dreads represent more than a fashion statement. “They kind of make me who I am,” said Richards, who’s been working on growing his hair since his freshman year in high school. “I feel like they make up 70 percent of the athleticism that’s instilled in me, so I take pride in my dreads.” Athletic dreads? “Special dreads,” Richards said with a smile. “Athletic ability comes with it. And when I do something very athletic, I like to get out and shake them.” Richards can now shake them with confidence, too, having survived an ahead-of-schedule arrival with the Cowboys. A standout quarterback at Brackenridge High in San Antonio, he was recruited to play on defense, although with proper time for learning and adjusting to a new position. Except Richards pushed the process with a strong preseason. Then circumstances — an injury to starting corner Ashton Lampkin — pushed it further, throwing Richards on the firing line in the conference opener against Texas Tech. “First play, they threw a fade my way,” Richards said. “I got called for pass interference. Then the next possession they caught a fade ball on me (for a touchdown). “But the possession after that I got my first interception of the season. That just shows I’ve had plenty of ups and downs this season. That’s just part of the game.” That’s part of playing corner, especially in the Big 12. Also part of playing the position: getting past the mistakes. Richards has done that, recovering from bad coverage and bad reads on routes at times that have led to notable big plays receivers have registered against him. But he’s made plays, too, leading the Cowboys with three interceptions and generally showing an aptitude for making in-game adjustments and settling down and settling in. “He has come a long way,” said OSU junior corner Kevin Peterson. “He had never played corner before, really never played much defense before. I just tell him that since he got here that he’s a hard worker and he doesn’t get nervous, and plays with good technique. And he gets better and progresses game in and game out. “He got thrown into the fire early. Congratulations to him for surviving it and getting better. He was up to the challenge.” Richards deserves credit as well for putting himself in position to endure the challenge. Ideally, he’d have gotten on the field in spot duty, taking baby steps in his transition from offense to defense. Not ideal to him, but the coaching staff’s version of an ideal scenario. Richards had other plans, which took root in preseason camp. “August was all about getting my technique down,” he said. “When fall camp started, I wouldn’t say I was rusty, because I never started off as a cornerback. It was more of a building stage. And I started getting extra hours in. And then eventually, in the middle of fall camp, coaches started seeing my improvement. And at the end of fall camp, I earned the spot behind KP and Ashton. “Fall camp was long, but it was very much needed. Without fall camp, I probably wouldn’t be playing.” Then, when Lampkin went out against Texas Tech in the season’s fourth game, talk of Richards turned from promising to pressing. “As the backup, you let it play through,” he said. “We have two great corners in Ashton Lampkin and Kevin Peterson. So as the backup, you wait for your name to be called. “Then Ashton got hurt and my name was called. And I had to make the best out of it.” Richards has been making the best of things most of his life. He was born with a rare spinal condition that prompted doctors to suggest he’d face growth and developmental problems and possibly even struggle to walk. Raised in San Antonio’s inner city, Richards and his family managed to get by with little. Still, he finished in the top 10 percent of his class, excelling in school to the point that Harvard and Yale and Rice recruited him. Now, as a true freshman, he’s a recognizable key cog in OSU’s secondary — the guy with the dreads. And a guy with ever-developing confidence. “The first game, I had to get my feet wet,” Richards said. “The first couple of games I was playing not to get beat, rather than playing to win. “Now, I want to play every game — every play — to win. And the first play I want to set the tone and let that receiver know I’m here.”
FRIDAY NBA 7 p.m., New York at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 7 p.m., L.A. Clippers at Houston, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL Noon, N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 3 p.m., Chicago at Anaheim, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6 p.m., Winnipeg at Boston, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7:30 p.m., Minnesota at Dallas, FSPLUS (Cox 68) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 10 a.m., N. Illinois at W. Michigan, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m.,...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Nov. 28-Sunday, Nov. 30
Nov 27, 2014FRIDAY NBA 7 p.m., New York at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 7 p.m., L.A. Clippers at Houston, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL Noon, N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 3 p.m., Chicago at Anaheim, NHLNET (Cox 263) 6 p.m., Winnipeg at Boston, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7:30 p.m., Minnesota at Dallas, FSPLUS (Cox 68) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 10 a.m., N. Illinois at W. Michigan, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Nebraska at Iowa, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 11 a.m., W. Kentucky at Marshall, FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m., UCF at South Florida, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Houston at SMU, CBSS (Cox 249) 1:30 p.m., Arkansas at Missouri, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Stanford at UCLA, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Arizona St. at Arizona, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) 2:30 p.m., Colorado St. at Air Force, CBSS (Cox 249) 7 p.m., Virginia at Virginia Tech, ESPN (Cox 29) 7:30 p.m., East Carolina at Tulsa, ESPNU (Cox 253)/KRMG-AM 740 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., McAlester vs. Lawton MacArthur, KRXO-FM 107.7 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Orlando Classic, ESPN (Cox 29) Noon, New Orleans at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) 1 p.m., Atlantis Tournament, ESPN (Cox 29) 1:30 p.m., Orlando Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Wooden Legacy, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 3 p.m., Yale at Providence, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Oklahoma vs. Wisconsin, ESPN (Cox 29), KRXO-FM 107.7 3:30 p.m., Minnesota vs. Georgia, ESPNU (Cox 253) 5:30 p.m., Orlando Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., St. John’s vs. Gonzaga, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Bradley at TCU, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Barclays Classic, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7 p.m., Las Vegas Inv., FS1 (Cox 67) 8 p.m., Orlando Classic, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 8 p.m., North Texas at Arkansas, SECN (Cox 275) 8:30 p.m., St. Louis vs. Mississippi St., CBSS (Cox 249) 9:30 p.m., Las Vegas Inv., FS1 (Cox 67) 10:30 p.m., Wooden Legacy, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 p.m., Great Ala. Shootout, CBSS (Cox 249) 1 a.m. (Sat.) Great Ala. Shootout, CBSS (Cox 249) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m., Kentucky vs. Oklahoma, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM GOLF 7 p.m., Australian Open, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 7:30 p.m., OKC at Texas, KXXY-FM 96.1 VOLLEYBALL 10:30 p.m., USC at UCLA, ESPNU (Cox 253) Saturday NBA 6 p.m., New Orleans at Washington, NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 6 p.m., Buffalo at Montreal, NHLNET (Cox 263) 9 p.m., Chicago at Los Angeles, NHLNET (Cox 263) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., West Virginia at Iowa St., FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m., North Texas at UTSA, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Georgia Tech at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., S. Carolina at Clemson, ESPN (Cox 29)/KRXO-FM 107.7 11 a.m., Michigan at Ohio State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 11 a.m., Kentucky at Louisville, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Illinois at Northwestern, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Cincinnati at Temple, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Rice at La. Tech, CBSS (Cox 249) 11:30 a.m., Syracuse at Boston Coll., FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1:30 p.m., Grambling St. vs. Southern, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., Baylor at Texas Tech, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Florida at Florida State, ESPN (Cox 29) 2:30 p.m., Michigan St. at Penn St., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2:30 p.m., Mississippi St. at Mississippi, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., UAB at S. Mississippi, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Rutgers at Maryland, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., San Jo. St. at S. Diego St., CBSS (Cox 249) 3 p.m., Kansas at Kansas State, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., Tennessee at Vanderbilt, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., UConn at Memphis, ESPNews (Cox 254) 6 p.m., Wake Forest at Duke, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Pittsburgh at Miami, Fla., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Midd. Tenn. St. at UTEP, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:45 p.m., Auburn at Alabama, ESPN (Cox 29)/KGHM-AM 1340 7 p.m., Oregon at Oregon State, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 9:15 p.m., Utah St. at Boise St., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9:30 p.m., Washington at Washington St., FS1 (Cox 67) 9:30 p.m., Nevada at UNLV, ESPNU (Cox 253) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Tulsa at Wichita State, KRMG-AM 740 3 p.m., G. Washington at Seton Hall, FSOK (Cox 37) 6 p.m., Corpus Christi Classic, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Barclays Classic, NBCSN (Cox 251) 8 p.m., Emerald Classic, CBSS (Cox 249) 8:30 p.m., Barclays Classic, NBCSN (Cox 251) 10:30 p.m., Great Ala. Shootout, CBSS (Cox 249) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Texas State at OSU, KGFY-FM 105.5 5 p.m., Oklahoma vs. Illinois, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM COLLEGE WRESTLING 7:30 p.m., OSU at Minnesota, KSPI-AM 780 AHL 7 p.m., OKC at San Antonio, KXXY-FM 96.1 GOLF 7 p.m., Australian Open, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S SOCCER 11:30 a.m., Sunderland vs. Chelsea, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) VOLLEYBALL 1:30 p.m., Florida at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) Sunday NFL Noon, Oakland at St. Louis, KGHM-AM 1340/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM Noon, Washington at Indianapolis, KRXO-FM 107.7 Noon, New Orleans at Pittsburgh, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, San Diego at Baltimore, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 3:25 p.m., New England at Green Bay, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:20 p.m., Denver at Kansas City, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) NBA 2 p.m., Chicago at Brooklyn, WGN (Cox 2) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Army at Duke, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., Texas at UConn, ESPN2 (Cox 28) Noon, Orlando Classic, ESPN (Cox 29) 1 p.m., Air Force at Texas Tech, FSOK (Cox 37) 1 p.m., Providence at Kentucky, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 1 p.m., Wooden Legacy, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1:30 p.m., Stanford at DePaul, FS1 (Cox 67) 2:30 p.m., Iona at Arkansas, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Orlando Classic, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 3 p.m., Wooden Legacy, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., USC at New Mexico, CBSS (Cox 249) 3:30 p.m., Delaware at Villanova, FS1 (Cox 67) 5 p.m., Cal at Fresno State, CBSS (Cox 249) 5:30 p.m., Orlando Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9 p.m., Wooden Legacy, ESPN2 (Cox 28) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon, Duke at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) 2 p.m., Marist at Baylor, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 5:30 p.m., Tennessee at Texas, FS1 (Cox 67) VOLLEYBALL 7:30 p.m., Selection Show, ESPNU (Cox 253) CANADIAN FOOTBALL 5:30 p.m., Hamilton vs. Calgary, ESPN2 (Cox 28) MEN’S SOCCER 8:20 p.m., Los Angeles at Seattle, ESPN (Cox 29)
Nov 21, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The memories of the last Lafayette-Lehigh game in which George Hossenlopp played still sting 50 years later.The former Lafayette quarterback was part of college football's most-played rivalry three times, including the 100th meeting in 1964. He never did win one. That last game against Lehigh and his childhood friend, Joe Weis, ended in a 6-6 tie. To this day, Hossenlopp thinks...
Lehigh-Lafayette rivalry reaches 150 on big stage
RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press | Nov 21, 2014NEW YORK (AP) — The memories of the last Lafayette-Lehigh game in which George Hossenlopp played still sting 50 years later. The former Lafayette quarterback was part of college football's most-played rivalry three times, including the 100th meeting in 1964. He never did win one. That last game against Lehigh and his childhood friend, Joe Weis, ended in a 6-6 tie. To this day, Hossenlopp thinks about what he could have done differently. The two old high school teammates from New Jersey will face off again — sort of — on Saturday at Yankee Stadium, though this time it's only for the coin toss. They will be the honorary captains when Lehigh and Lafayette play for the 150th time. And if Lafayette wins, Hossenlopp is adding it to his record. "That's why I'm going to be rooting hard," he said. "It will feel like I was part of it." This is rivalry season in college football. Last week, Auburn and Georgia played for the 118th time in the Deep South's oldest rivalry. Southern California-UCLA meet for the 83rd time on Saturday, and Harvard and Yale play for the 131st time. There's the Iron Bowl (Alabama-Auburn) and the Egg Bowl (Mississippi-Mississippi State), the Territorial Cup (Arizona-Arizona State) and the Apple Cup (Washington-Washington State). There is Army-Navy. None of have played more often than Lehigh and Lafayette, two Patriot League schools with a combined enrollment of about 10,000, located 17 miles from each other in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Lehigh University in Bethlehem and Lafayette College in Easton first began playing football against each other in 1884 — twice per season at first and three times in 1891. They didn't play in 1896 because of a dispute over eligible players, but they haven't missed since. "You can't have one without the other. Salt and pepper," said Andy Coen, who is in his ninth season as Lehigh's coach. "That connection right there gives the staying power to this rivalry. We played through World War I. We played through World War II. We played through the Kennedy assassination. All these different events that have transpired, where other rivalries took a year off, this rivalry has never taken a year off." Hossenlopp and Weis grew up in Nutley, New Jersey, played together on the same state high school championship football team, and then headed west to the blue-collar industrial towns tucked in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania for college. They became captains of the teams, and their personal rivalry meant as much as the one between the schools. "We kind of laughed about putting a little bit extra into hitting your friend," said Weis, 71, who now lives with his wife of 47 years in Salt Lake City. They both quickly got the message about how important the season finale was to the locals. "It doesn't matter what we do as long as we beat Lafayette," Weis recalled. Weis' Lehigh team did just that the first two meetings, both one-score games. The 1963 game was delayed a week due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In 1964, both teams were completing forgettable seasons. Lehigh had won once and Lafayette not at all entering the game. Weis, who played halfback and defensive back, doesn't remember all that much about it. He recalls catching a pass for a long-gainer and taking a big hit that left him with a concussion. They're not sure, but Hossenlopp thinks he might have been in on that hit. Hossenlopp's memory is much clearer. Losses have a way of lingering. He said late in the game with the score tied, he helped march Lafayette down to the Lehigh 4. Lafayette coach Kenneth Bunn chose to go for a touchdown after his special teams had already missed a field goal and an extra point. Hossenlopp called the plays and four times called for a run. Lafayette came up less than a yard short. "I do pretty constantly think about the plays I called in the last series of downs from the 4, when we couldn't punch it into the end zone and Joe's guys stopped us just a couple of inches short," said Hossenlopp, 71 and now living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, with his wife of 49 years. "I wish I had a more pleasant thought, but that's what I think about. What should I have done? What could I have done differently? I should have thrown the ball up at least once." The 150th game has some similarities to the 100th. A year after Lehigh and Lafayette played for the Patriot League title, the Mountain Hawks (3-7) and Leopards (4-7) have nothing but pride on the line. Lafayette leads the series 77-67-5. There is one huge difference between game No. 100 and No. 150. For only the second time and first since 1891 when the game was played in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, the game will be played at a neutral site. A crowd of 50,000 is expected at Yankee Stadium. Lafayette's Fisher Stadium, where the game would have been played this season, holds about 13,000. Single-game tickets range from $6-$25. Students get in free. Specifics of the financial agreement with the Yankees were not disclosed, but the schools expect to make about seven times what they would make for a game on campus. "We gave up a home game. That was a huge decision obviously, one that in a lot of circles was not popular, particularly the vendors in the Lehigh Valley," Lafayette coach Frank Tavani said. Hossenlopp said he's thrilled to have the rivalry on a "big stage." And the current players know that no matter the outcome they are about to become a part of history the way Hossenlopp and Weis are now. ___ Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphdrussoAP
SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 p.m., Mustang vs. Tulsa Union, KNAH-FM 99.7 NBA 7 p.m., Dallas at Houston, NBATV (Cox 256) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FS1 (Cox 67)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM 11 a.m., S. Alabama at S. Carolina, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11 a.m., UTSA at W. Kentucky, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Minnesota at Nebraska, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Penn State at Illinois,...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 22-23
Nov 21, 2014SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 p.m., Mustang vs. Tulsa Union, KNAH-FM 99.7 NBA 7 p.m., Dallas at Houston, NBATV (Cox 256) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FS1 (Cox 67)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM 11 a.m., S. Alabama at S. Carolina, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11 a.m., UTSA at W. Kentucky, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Minnesota at Nebraska, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Penn State at Illinois, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Chas. Southern at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Northwestern at Purdue, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., SMU at UCF, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Fordham at Army, CBSS (Cox 249) 11 a.m., Tulsa at Houston, KRMG-AM 740 11:30 a.m., Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11:30 a.m., Yale at Harvard, NBCSN (Cox 251) 1 p.m., Beth.-Cook. vs. Florida A&M, ESPNCL (Cox 255) 2:30 p.m., Wisconsin at Iowa, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., Boston College at Florida St., KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Mississippi at Arkansas, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Arizona at Utah, ESPN (Cox 29) 2:30 p.m., Texas Tech at Iowa State, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Georgia St. at Clemson, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2:30 p.m., Syracuse at Pittsburgh, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Florida Int. at North Texas, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Lehigh at Lafayette, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Louisville at Notre Dame, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., New Hampshire at Maine, NBCSN (Cox 251) 3 p.m., Stanford at California, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., W. Carolina at Alabama, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., S. Florida at Memphis, ESPNews (Cox 254) 3 p.m., Cent. Ark. at Sam Hou. St., Cox 3 6 p.m., Samford at Auburn, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Miami (Fla.) at Virginia, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Florida Atl. at Mid. Tenn. St., KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:30 p.m., Oklahoma State at Baylor, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KXXY-FM 96.1 6:30 p.m., Vanderbilt at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 6:30 p.m., Missouri at Tennessee, ESPN (Cox 29) 6:30 p.m., Richmond at William&Mary, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7 p.m., USC at UCLA, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at Memphis, CBSS (Cox 249) 9:15 p.m., Boise St. at Wyoming, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9:30 p.m., Fresno State at Nevada, ESPNU (Cox 253) AUTO RACING 12 a.m., Formula One Qualifying, NBCSN (Cox 251) NHL 6 p.m., Montreal at Boston, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7 p.m., Los Angeles at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 12:30 p.m., LPGA: CME Group Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 8:30 p.m., MasterCard Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Coaches vs. Cancer, truTV (Cox 48) 7 p.m., Missouri St. at Texas Tech, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 8:30 p.m., Coaches vs. Cancer, truTV (Cox 48) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Missouri St. at OSU, KGFY-FM 105.5 AHL 7 p.m., Charlotte at OKC, KGHM-AM 1340 COLLEGE WRESTLING 9 a.m., OSU at Lindenwood Tourney, KSPI-AM 780 MEN’S SOCCER 9 a.m., Man. City vs. Swan. City, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11:30 a.m., Arsenal vs. Man. United, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) VOLLEYBALL 3 p.m., Kansas at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) DIVING 10 a.m., Texas Invitational, LHN (Cox 274) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Detroit at New England, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Cincinnati at Houston, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) Noon, Cleveland at Atlanta, KGHM-AM 1340 3:05 p.m., St. Louis at San Diego, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 3:25 p.m., Miami at Denver, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:15 p.m., Dallas at N.Y. Giants, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/KGHM-AM 1340 NBA 6 p.m., Golden State at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/NBATV (Cox 256)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM NHL 6 p.m., Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, NHLNET (Cox 263) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Florida State vs. UMass, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., Puerto Rico Tip-Off, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1:30 p.m., Notre Dame vs. Providence, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2 p.m., Northwestern St. at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7 2 p.m., Newman at Wichita St., Cox 703 3 p.m., USF at N.C. State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., N.C. Central at Creighton, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Puerto Rico Tip-Off, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4 p.m., Fla. Atlantic at Georgia, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 5 p.m., Montana State at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 5 p.m., Paradise Jam, CBSS (Cox 249) 5:30 p.m., Charleston Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) 5:30 p.m., Puerto Rico Tip-Off, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Tennessee St. at Vanderbilt, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., N. Arizona at Mississippi, SECN (Cox 275) 8 p.m., Charleston Classic, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 8 p.m., Paradise Jam, CBSS (Cox 249) GOLF 12:30 p.m., LPGA: CME Group Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., NIT Preseason, CBSS (Cox 249) MEN’S SOCCER 7 a.m., Crystal Pal. vs. Liverpool, CNBC (Cox 41) 12:30 p.m., New York at New England, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 4 p.m., Seattle at Los Angeles, ESPN (Cox 29) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Florida at Arkansas, SECN (Cox 275) 12:30 p.m., Conference USA, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1 p.m., Kentucky at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Missouri at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) CANADIAN FOOTBALL Noon, Montreal at Hamilton, ESPN (Cox 29) AUTO RACING 7 a.m., Formula One, NBCSN (Cox 251)
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Associated Press | Nov 20, 2014The supervisor is Fred Lief, followed by Jay Cohen at 5 p.m. and Vin Cherwoo at 1 a.m. The New York sports desk can be reached at 800 845-8450, ext. 1630. Sports Photos, ext. 1918; graphics, ext. 7636; agate, ext. 1635. AP stories and accompanying photos also can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com For reruns, call the Service Desk (800 838-4616) or your local AP bureau. All Times EST. TOP STORIES FBN--WINTRY WEATHER-BILLS BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's "impractical" now for the Bills to host the Jets on Sunday because of the snowstorm battering the Buffalo area. The storm has dumped more than 5 feet of snow since Monday night, with more coming. The Bills missed a second straight day of practice. By John Wawrow. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. FBN--CHIEFS-RAIDERS OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders, 0-10 and looking for their first victory in more than a year, play the first-place Chiefs. Still, Kansas City coach Andy Reid is wary of this longtime rivalry: "When you go to the Black Hole, you better be ready." By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:25 p.m. BOX--TIM DAHLBERG MACAU — No one questions Chris Algieri's toughness, not after he got up from two first-round knockdowns and fought half-blinded to win a decision win in his June title fight with the feared Ruslan Provodnikov. Now, this undefeated boxer with a master's degree in clinical nutrition, awaits Manny Pacquiao this weekend. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 750 words, photos. FBN--VICK-CHANGING THE GAME In the 13 years since his arrival as the fastest man on the field who also happened to have the best arm, Michael Vick's impact has been felt — in the way quarterbacks and offenses evolve in high school, college, and eventually, the pros. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 950 words, photos. NEW/DEVELOPING SOC--FIFA-WCUP PROBE GENEVA — FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question. Domenico Scala, the independent chairman of FIFA's financial monitoring panel, will study the report by American prosecutor Michael Garcia. By Graham Dunbar. SENT: 400 words, photos. FBN--PETERSON APPEAL The NFL players' union appeals the league's suspension of Adrian Peterson. In a letter obtained by the AP, the NFLPA calls Commissioner Roger Goodell's punishment "unprecedented, arbitrary, and unlawful" and demands that an independent, neutral arbitrator hears Peterson's case. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 400 words, photos. — With: — VIKINGS-PETERSON'S SON-BOND — Judge adds bond conditions for man charged in death of Adrian Peterson's son. SENT: 250 words. BKN--IVERSON-NIKE SNEAKER PHILADELPHIA — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA star questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 650 words, photos. BBO--OWNERS MEETINGS KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Baseball owners unanimously approve a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed Bud Selig as commissioner early next year. Owners also discuss a variety of issues, among them pace of play, instant replay and domestic violence initiatives. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 650 words, photos. GLF--LPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP NAPLES, Fla. — The biggest payout in women's golf is on the line when the LPGA Tour season finale gets starts at the CME Group Tour Championship. Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park and Lydia Ko can claim a $1 million bonus by winning the tournament. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. TEN--DAVIS CUP FINAL-DRAW LILLE, France — Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 650 words, photos. NFL FBN--TEXANS-BLUE HOUSTON — Alfred Blue didn't spend any time feeling sorry for himself when he didn't hear his name called until the sixth round of this year's NFL draft. Houston's rookie running back remembered something coaches had long told him: "It's not where you begin, it's how it ends." By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. FBN--REDSKINS-KERRIGAN ASHBURN, Va. — In contrast to, say, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Kerrigan is perhaps the most drama-free member of the Washington Redskins. He leads the team with 7 1/2 sacks, even though he's been playing hurt. By Joseph White. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m. — Also: — FBN--EAGLES-TURNOVERS — By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. — FBN--49ERS-RELIABLE BOLDIN — By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m. — FBN--PACKERS-PROTECTING RODGERS — By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m. — FBN--BRONCOS-LATIMER — By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m. — FBN--BEARS-CUTLER — By Andrew Seligman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL FBC--RUGBY-STYLE PUNTING PHOENIX — The never-ending battle for field position has a new weapon: the rugby-style punt. More teams are turning to the end-over-end punts that are tough to defend and sometimes tougher to catch. By College Football Writer John Marshall. SENT: 750 words, photos. FBC--T25-BAYLOR-RIGHT AT HOME Playoff-contending No. 6 Baylor, going for its second Big 12 title in a row, has two home games and a neutral-site game to finish the regular season. The Bears have won 26 of their last 27 such games. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m. FBC--T25-COLORADO ST-HART'S RESURGENCE FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Tailback Dee Hart's making the most of a fresh start with No. 22 Colorado State after transferring from Alabama over the summer. He's rushed for 909 yards and 11 TDs, helping the Rams to their best start since 1994. By Pat Graham. SENT: 750 words, photos. FBC--THE GAME CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard has gotten used to beating Yale in The Game — eight straight victories. But there's something nice about both teams being at their best for one of college football's oldest rivalries. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. — Also: — FBC--T25-KANSAS ST-WEST VIRGINIA — By John Raby. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. — FBC--T25-NORTH CAROLINA-DUKE — By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. start. — FBC--CALIFORNIA-GOFF'S TEAM — By Antonio Gonzalez. SENT: 700 words, photos. — FBC--EAST CAROLINA-HARDY'S RECORD — By Aaron Beard. SENT: 600 words, photos. COLLEGE BASKETBALL BKC--T25-KENTUCKY-POWERHOUSE PLATOONS LEXINGTON, Ky. — No. 1 Kentucky is college basketball's answer to the U.S. national team, with two platoons of NBA-caliber talent. The Wildcats feature nine players of at least 6-foot-6 going all out. They don't need to pace themselves because they know relief is minutes away. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m. NBA BKN--TIMBERWOLVES-RUBIO RECOVERS MINNEAPOLIS — Ricky Rubio was playing some of his best ball with the Timberwolves when he went down Thursday with a badly sprained ankle that will keep him out for a while. The Spanish point guard discusses his injury. By Basketball Writer Jon Krawczynski. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 6 p.m. AUTO RACING CAR--F1-MERCEDES RIVALRY ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg intensifies entering the final race of the season, with Rosberg taunting his Mercedes teammate by urging him to "drive cleanly." By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 600 words, photos. — With: — CAR--F1-DRIVER CHANGES — Two-time Formula One champ Fernando Alonso leaving Ferrari after season; will be replaced by four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 650 words, photos. — Also: — CAR--NASCAR-KAHNE-HENDRICK — Hendrick Motorsports gives driver Kasey Kahne three-year contract extension. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 550 words. FEATURES BBN--MARLINS-LORIA'S LEGACY MIAMI — By agreeing to pay Giancarlo Stanton $325 million over the next 13 years, Jeffrey Loria gets to keep one of baseball's premier sluggers with the Marlins. Whether that deal comes with some goodwill for the oft-controversial owner remains to be seen. By Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m. HKO--LOGISTICS MADE EASY Logistics for neighborhood sports leagues is no easy thing. What players are available? Who's supplying the snacks? Now there's an app — with an assist from former NHL player Bret Hedican — helping organizers put their focus where it is needed most — on the games. By Ira Podell. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m. BASEBALL — BBA--BLUE JAYS-MARTIN — Catcher Russell Martin discusses the next phase of his career after signing a $82 million, five-year contract with the Blue Jays. By Ian Harrison. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 6 p.m. — BBO--JAPAN-MLB ALL-STARS — Japan beats MLB All-Stars 6-4 in exhibition game. SENT: 200 words. GOLF — GLF--WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP — Rory McIlroy shares first-round lead at season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. SENT: 350 words, photos. — GLF--AUSTRALIAN MASTERS — Defending champ Adam Scott trails by six strokes after first round of Australian Masters. SENT: 350 words. — GLF--CALLAWAY INVITATIONAL — Opening round of unofficial event involving PGA, LPGA and Champions Tour players at Pebble Beach. UPCOMING: 400 words by 8 p.m. OTHER NEWS — SPORTS BETTING — Judge expects to rule by Friday on whether New Jersey can partially lift the ban on sports gambling. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 600 words, photos. — BOX--JERMAIN TAYLOR-SHOOTING — Jermain Taylor charged in August shooting in Arkansas; boxer could face up to 26 years in prison. SENT: 150 words. — BKC--TARKANIAN HOSPITALIZED — Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian, 84, hospitalized for pneumonia. SENT: 130 words, photos. — OLY--RIO-GOLF COURSE-LAWSUIT — Construction on golf course for 2016 Rio Olympics could be halted because of legal obstacles. By Jenny Barchfield and Stephen Wade. SENT: 450 words, photos. — SOC--BRAZIL-PELE'S SON — Pele's 44-year-old son released from jail in Brazil to appeal money laundering conviction. SENT: 130 words, photos. — BOB--RUSSIA-DOPING — Russian national two-man bobsled champion tests positive for banned substance. SENT: 100 words. CAPSULES — BKN--NBA CAPSULES. — HKN--NHL CAPSULES. — FBC--TOP 25 CAPSULES. — BKC--TOP 25 CAPSULES. — BKW--TOP 25 CAPSULES. ___ Thursday's Time Schedule (EST) NFL Kansas City at Oakland, 8:25 p.m. NBA L.A. Clippers at Miami, 8 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. NHL Minnesota at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Arizona at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 9 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Carolina at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Florida at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. College Football (Top 25) No. 12 Kansas State at West Virginia, 7 p.m. No. 25 Duke vs. North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. College Basketball (Top 25) Men No. 10 Texas vs. Iowa at New York (Madison Square Garden), 7 p.m. No. 12 Villanova vs. Bucknell, 8 p.m. No. 15 Virginia Commonwealth vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore, 7 p.m. No. 16 San Diego State vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 10:30 p.m. No. 17 Connecticut vs. College of Charleston at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 12:30 p.m. No. 22 SMU at Indiana, 8 p.m. No. 23 Syracuse vs. California at New York (Madison Square Garden), 9 p.m. No. 24 Michigan vs. Detroit, 6 p.m. Women No. 2 South Carolina vs. Clemson, 7 p.m. No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 10 Texas, 9 p.m. No. 7 Duke at Old Dominion, 7 p.m. No. 12 Louisville vs. Belmont, 7 p.m. No. 17 West Virginia at Mississippi State, 8 p.m.
FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Jenks vs. Owasso, Cox 703/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Lawton vs. Tulsa Washington, KRXO-FM 107.7 NBA 7 p.m., Brooklyn at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 7 p.m., Cleveland at Washington, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Chicago at Portland, ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., UTEP at Rice, FS1 (Cox 67) 8:30 p.m., San Jose St. at Utah St., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 8:30...
Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 21-23
Nov 20, 2014FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7 p.m., Jenks vs. Owasso, Cox 703/www.coxhshub.com 7 p.m., Lawton vs. Tulsa Washington, KRXO-FM 107.7 NBA 7 p.m., Brooklyn at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM 7 p.m., Cleveland at Washington, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Chicago at Portland, ESPN (Cox 29) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m., UTEP at Rice, FS1 (Cox 67) 8:30 p.m., San Jose St. at Utah St., ESPN2 (Cox 28) 8:30 p.m., Air Force at San Diego St., CBSS (Cox 249) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Texas A&M vs. Charleston, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1:30 p.m., Akron vs. Miami (Fla.), ESPNU (Cox 253) 1:30 p.m., Dayton vs. UConn, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 3 p.m., Seton Hall vs. Nevada, CBSS (Cox 249) 4 p.m., Puerto Rico Tip-Off, ESPNU (Cox 253) 4 p.m., 2K Sports Classic, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 5:30 p.m., LSU vs. Old Dominion, CBSS (Cox 249) 6 p.m., Charleston Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., 2K Sports Classic, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Stanford vs. UNLV, truTV (Cox 48) 7 p.m., Wis.-Milwaukee at OSU, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/KXXY-FM 96.1 7 p.m., La.-Monroe at Florida, SECN (Cox 275) 8 p.m., Marshall at Louisville, ESPNU (Cox 253) 8:30 p.m., Temple vs. Duke, truTV (Cox 48) 9:30 p.m., Kansas St. at Long B. St., FSPLUS (Cox 68) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m., Bradley at Oklahoma, FCS (Cox 271)/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM GOLF 12:30 p.m., LPGA: CME Group Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 8:30 p.m., MasterCard Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) AHL 7 p.m., Charlotte at OKC, KGHM-AM 1340 COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m., UMass-Lowell at N. Dame, NBCSN (Cox 251) WOMEN’S SOCCER 3 p.m., Texas vs. Notre Dame, LHN (Cox 274) VOLLEYBALL 5 p.m., Mississippi St. at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) DIVING 5 p.m., Texas Invitational, LHN (Cox 274) SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 1 p.m., Mustang vs. Tulsa Union, KNAH-FM 99.7 NBA 7 p.m., Dallas at Houston, NBATV (Cox 256) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m., Kansas at Oklahoma, FS1 (Cox 67)/KRXO-FM 107.7/KOKC-AM 1520/103.1 FM 11 a.m., S. Alabama at S. Carolina, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 11 a.m., UTSA at W. Kentucky, FSOK (Cox 37) 11 a.m., Minnesota at Nebraska, ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m., Penn State at Illinois, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m., Chas. Southern at Georgia, SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m., Northwestern at Purdue, ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m., SMU at UCF, ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m., Fordham at Army, CBSS (Cox 249) 11:30 a.m., Virginia Tech at Wake Forest, KSBI-52 (Cox 7) 11:30 a.m., Yale at Harvard, NBCSN (Cox 251) 1 p.m., Beth.-Cook. vs. Florida A&M, ESPNCL (Cox 255) 2 p.m., Tulsa at Houston, KRMG-AM 740 2:30 p.m., Wisconsin at Iowa, ESPN2 (Cox 28)/KGHM-AM 1340 2:30 p.m., Boston College at Florida St., KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 2:30 p.m., Mississippi at Arkansas, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2:30 p.m., Arizona at Utah, ESPN (Cox 29) 2:30 p.m., Texas Tech at Iowa State, FSOK (Cox 37) 2:30 p.m., Georgia St. at Clemson, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 2:30 p.m., Syracuse at Pittsburgh, ESPNU (Cox 253) 2:30 p.m., Florida Int. at North Texas, KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 2:30 p.m., Lehigh at Lafayette, CBSS (Cox 249) 2:30 p.m., Louisville at Notre Dame, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 2:30 p.m., New Hampshire at Maine, NBCSN (Cox 251) 3 p.m., Stanford at California, FS1 (Cox 67) 3 p.m., W. Carolina at Alabama, SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., S. Florida at Memphis, ESPNews (Cox 254) 3 p.m., Central Ark. at Sam Hou. St., Cox 703 6 p.m., Samford at Auburn, ESPNU (Cox 253) 6 p.m., Miami (Fla.) at Virginia, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Florida Atl. at Mid. Tenn. St., KOCB-34 (Cox 11) 6:30 p.m., Oklahoma State at Baylor, KOKH-25 (Cox 12)/KXXY-FM 96.1 6:30 p.m., Vanderbilt at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 6:30 p.m., Missouri at Tennessee, ESPN (Cox 29) 6:30 p.m., Richmond at William&Mary, NBCSN (Cox 251) 7 p.m., USC at UCLA, KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 7 p.m., Cincinnati at Memphis, CBSS (Cox 249) 9:15 p.m., Boise St. at Wyoming, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 9:30 p.m., Fresno State at Nevada, ESPNU (Cox 253) AUTO RACING 12 a.m., Formula One Qualifying, NBCSN (Cox 251) NHL 6 p.m., Montreal at Boston, NHLNET (Cox 263) 7 p.m., Los Angeles at Dallas, FSOK (Cox 37) GOLF 12:30 p.m., LPGA: CME Group Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) 8:30 p.m., MasterCard Masters, GOLF (Cox 60) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Coaches vs. Cancer, truTV (Cox 48) 7 p.m., Missouri St. at Texas Tech, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 8:30 p.m., Coaches vs. Cancer, truTV (Cox 48) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., Missouri St. at OSU, KGFY-FM 105.5 AHL 7 p.m., Charlotte at OKC, KGHM-AM 1340 COLLEGE WRESTLING 9 a.m., OSU at Lindenwood Tourney, KSPI-AM 780 MEN’S SOCCER 9 a.m., Man. City vs. Swan. City, NBCSN (Cox 251) 11:30 a.m., Arsenal vs. Man. United, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) VOLLEYBALL 3 p.m., Kansas at Texas, LHN (Cox 274) DIVING 10 a.m., Texas Invitational, LHN (Cox 274) SUNDAY NFL Noon, Cleveland at Atlanta, KGHM-AM 1340 Noon, Detroit at New England, KOKH-25 (Cox 12) Noon, Cincinnati at Houston, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 3:05 p.m., St. Louis at San Diego, KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 3:25 p.m., Miami at Denver, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 7:15 p.m., Dallas at N.Y. Giants, KFOR-4 (Cox 4)/KGHM-AM 1340 NBA 6 p.m., Golden State at OKC, FSOK (Cox 37)/NBATV (Cox 256)/WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m., Florida State vs. UMass, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1 p.m., Puerto Rico Tip-Off, ESPNU (Cox 253) 1:30 p.m., Notre Dame vs. Providence, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 2 p.m., Northwestern St. at Oklahoma, FSOK (Cox 37)/KRXO-FM 107.7 3 p.m., USF at N.C. State, ESPNU (Cox 253) 3 p.m., N.C. Central at Creighton, FS1 (Cox 67) 3:30 p.m., Puerto Rico Tip-Off, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 4 p.m., Fla. Atlantic at Georgia, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 5 p.m., Montana State at Kentucky, SECN (Cox 275) 5 p.m., Paradise Jam, CBSS (Cox 249) 5:30 p.m., Charleston Classic, ESPNU (Cox 253) 5:30 p.m., Puerto Rico Tip-Off, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 6 p.m., Tennessee St. at Vanderbilt, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 7 p.m., N. Arizona at Mississippi, SECN (Cox 275) 8 p.m., Charleston Classic, ESPN2 (Cox 28) 8 p.m., Paradise Jam, CBSS (Cox 249) GOLF 12:30 p.m., LPGA: CME Group Tour, GOLF (Cox 60) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m., NIT Preseason, CBSS (Cox 249) MEN’S SOCCER 7 a.m., Crystal Pal. vs. Liverpool, CNBC (Cox 41) 12:30 p.m., New York at New England, KFOR-4 (Cox 4) 4 p.m., Seattle at Los Angeles, ESPN (Cox 29) VOLLEYBALL 11 a.m., Florida at Arkansas, SECN (Cox 275) 12:30 p.m., Conference USA, FSPLUS (Cox 68) 1 p.m., Kentucky at Mississippi St., SECN (Cox 275) 3 p.m., Missouri at Texas A&M, SECN (Cox 275) CANADIAN FOOTBALL Noon, Montreal at Hamilton, ESPN (Cox 29)
Nov 5, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright predicts the score of every game in the state.
Week 10 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Nov 5, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 148-24 (86.0 pct.) Overall record: 1,291-297 (81.3 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A TULSA UNION 48, Edmond North 12 Enid 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Class 5A Altus 49, NORTHWEST 0 TULSA EDISON 28, Grove 24 Class 3A Heritage Hall 24, PURCELL 14 Hilldale 35, TULSA ROGERS 14 Class 2A Adair 44, REJOICE CHR. 20 VIAN 28, Panama 21 CHANDLER 49, Shawnee JV 20 Class C BUFFALO 38, Laverne JV 22 TIPTON 56, SW Covenant 6 Independent U.S. GRANT 28, Capitol Hill 27 Friday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 17 BARTLESVILLE 30, Claremore 14 Edmond Santa Fe 38, NORMAN 10 Jenks 42, YUKON 7 Lawton 35, CHOCTAW 14 STILLWATER 34, Lawton Ike 28 MUSTANG 42, Moore 13 TULSA WASHINGTON 31, Muskogee 13 SOUTHMOORE 21, Norman North 20 Ponca City 21, SAPULPA 14 OWASSO 38, Putnam North 10 BIXBY 42, Sand Springs 31 Westmoore 35, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A Carl Albert 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Coweta 21, TAHLEQUAH 14 Del City 30, CHICKASHA 27 ARDMORE 28, Duncan 14 LAWTON MACARTHUR 48, El Reno 14 Guthrie 35, DEER CREEK 21 McAlester 49, TULSA MEMORIAL 12 SKIATOOK 42, Noble 18 MCGUINNESS 28, Piedmont 17 COLLINSVILLE 30, Tulsa East Central 13 SHAWNEE56, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Kelley 28, DURANT 14 PRYOR 17, Tulsa NOAH 14 Western Heights 35, GUYMON 34 Class 4A Ada 21, HARRAH 20 Anadarko 42, WEATHERFORD 7 Broken Bow 28, MULDROW 14 WOODWARD 20, Cache 17 Catoosa 28, WAGONER 24 CASCIA HALL 34, Cleveland 17 Clinton 28, ELK CITY 21 NEWCASTLE 30, Elgin 7 Fort Gibson 42, STILWELL 13 GLENPOOL 27, McLoud 21 METRO CHR. 35, Sallisaw 24 BRISTOW 20, Tecumseh 16 POTEAU 32, Tulsa Central 6 OOLOGAH 44, Tulsa McLain 6 Tuttle 42, SANTA FE SOUTH 0 Vinita 26, MIAMI 20 Class 3A Bethany 27, JOHN MARSHALL 22 LITTLE AXE 34, Bethel 8 PERKINS 44, Blackwell 20 KINGFISHER 35, Centennial 0 BEGGS 42, Checotah 34 MEEKER 28, Comanche 12 Cushing 30, MANNFORD 6 MARLOW 26, Dickson 8 Douglass 42, BRIDGE CREEK 7 ROLAND 21, Eufaula 14 Idabel 40, HEAVENER 7 Inola 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LOCUST GROVE 54, Jay 7 Jones 28, STAR SPENCER 14 BERRYHILL 35, Lincoln Christian 31 Lone Grove 34, SULPHUR 12 PLAINVIEW 33, Madill 13 BLANCHARD 28, Mount St. Mary 27 Okmulgee 35, MORRIS 6 SEMINOLE 35, Pauls Valley 7 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Seq. Tahlequah 28 Sperry 40, DEWEY 13 VICTORY CHR. 28, Stigler 22 SPIRO 42, Valliant 7 Verdigris 35, KELLYVILLE 6 Westville 27, TULSA WEBSTER 13 Class 2A HUGO 24, Antlers 21 WYANDOTTE 28, Caney Valley 7 COMMERCE 30, Chelsea 14 HULBERT 21, Chouteau 6 Crooked Oak 34, WELLSTON 14 Davis 49, KINGSTON 20 Dibble 32, FREDERICK 28 COLCORD 31, Haskell 21 Hennessey 21, CHISHOLM 20 LEXINGTON 28, Hobart 24 OKEMAH 36, Holdenville 12 WILBURTON 20, Liberty 6 Lindsay 35, WALTERS 20 Marietta 28, COALGATE 14 Newkirk 27, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 18 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Northeast 6 Nowata 38, PAWHUSKA 7 Oklahoma Christian 49, LUTHER 35 TULSA UNION JV 28, Oklahoma Union 21 Perry 35, ALVA 8 HARTSHORNE 49, Pocola 6 Prague 40, HENRYETTA 12 Prime Prep 35, MILLWOOD 21 Salina 27, KANSAS 13 Stroud 42, WEWOKA 12 ATOKA 21, Tishomingo 20 PAWNEE 22, Tonkawa 18 Washington 49, MANGUM 6 Class A Barnsdall 28, YALE 14 SAYRE 21, Burns Flat-Dill City 20 APACHE 48, Carnegie 8 Cashion 54, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 28 VELMA-ALMA 45, Central Marlow 6 TALIHINA 35, Central Sallisaw 14 HOLLIS 28, Cordell 21 OKEENE 35, Crescent 7 Crossings Christian 34, WATONGA 14 KIEFER 42, Drumright 6 RUSH SPRINGS 28, Empire 22 AFTON 49, Fairland 6 SAVANNA 42, Gore 7 RINGLING 21, Healdton 20 Hinton 27, SNYDER 22 TEXHOMA 30, Hooker 26 Ketchum 49, FOYIL 6 WAYNE 28, Konawa 21 Minco 32, ELMORE CITY 28 Mooreland 34, BEAVER 26 Morrison 28, HOMINY 27 Mounds 34, PORTER 20 Quapaw 20, SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 14 Thomas 36, FAIRVIEW 20 Warner 26, QUINTON 22 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 40, Wilson 6 Wynnewood 28, STRATFORD 14 Class B Alex 48, GEARY 8 Allen 38, CYRIL 24 MAYSVILLE 56, Bray-Doyle 6 Caddo 54, ARKOMA 8 WETUMKA 52, Canadian 6 KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 48, Canton 22 Davenport 56, OAKS 8 Depew 60, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 Dewar 48, KEOTA 22 PORUM 48, Gans 38 WELEETKA 52, Haileyville 6 Laverne 58, MERRITT 8 WAURIKA 52, Macomb 6 TURPIN 56, Pioneer 8 Pond Creek-Hunter 60, WAUKOMIS 14 SEILING 44, Ringwood 40 MAUD 48, Strother 8 GARBER 58, Welch 6 Class C CHEROKEE 48, Boise City 24 FOX 56, Bokoshe 6 THACKERVILLE 52, Bowlegs 6 Corn Bible 48, DUKE 8 Coyle 66, BLUEJACKET 20 DC-Lamont 54, COPAN 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 42, RYAN 34 MIDWAY 36, Prue 28 CAVE SPRINGS 54, Sasakwa 8 Sharon-Mutual 48, TYRONE 20 Shattuck 44, BALKO 24 GRANDFIELD 50, Temple 22 MEDFORD 36, Timberlake 34 Waynoka 56, GRACEMONT 6 Webbers Falls 48, PAOLI 14 Saturday’s Game SPC Championship At Dallas Jesuit Casady 28, Dallas Episcopal 24 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 30, 2014
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Freshmen don't play much at Kansas State.It's not a hard and fast rule, of course. More like a rule of thumb. But that's the way it's been in Bill Snyder's program, where just about every freshman who steps on campus better be ready to redshirt his first season with the hopes of playing the following year.Elijah Lee was ready to do that, too. But the athletic linebacker...
Linebacker Lee rare freshman standout at K-State
DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press | Oct 30, 2014MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Freshmen don't play much at Kansas State. It's not a hard and fast rule, of course. More like a rule of thumb. But that's the way it's been in Bill Snyder's program, where just about every freshman who steps on campus better be ready to redshirt his first season with the hopes of playing the following year. Elijah Lee was ready to do that, too. But the athletic linebacker from suburban Kansas City has turned out to be the rare exception, playing so well Snyder can't keep him off the field. "He is a talented guy," Snyder said. "He runs around and makes plays. He is a bright young fellow. Right now, it is at the level of needing experience. Every repetition he gets in practice, every repetition he gets in a game just adds to his strength." Oh, that bit about being bright? Yale once recruited him to play basketball. There was never really a doubt that Lee would stick with football, though. There was never much doubt that he wound up at Kansas State, either. He committed to the Wildcats relatively early in the recruiting process, and then held firm to his commitment when Iowa, Missouri and others tried to pluck him away during his senior season at Blue Springs (Missouri) High School. That wound up being a good thing for Kansas State. Lee impressed Snyder and his defensive staff enough during fall camp to warrant playing time in the opener, and he ended up with two sacks in a victory over Stephen F. Austin. That led to something else rare at Kansas State: acclaim from Snyder for a freshman. "I do not want that to be the kiss of death for any of them," he said in praising a bunch of newcomers, Lee among them. "They still all have a long way to go." That is clear in the case of Lee, who has proven his ability to get to the quarterback — he has 3 1/2 sacks this season — but is still learning the nuances of run defense and dropping into pass coverage. But that will come with time and experience. He's gotten more of both after Mike Moore sustained a season-ending injury. "I have become more confident, especially in this game (last week against Texas)," Lee said, "because I got to play more than I usually do because we played our base package." He'll do that again Saturday when Kansas State (6-1, 4-0 Big 12) plays Oklahoma State. While his learning curve remains steep, Lee has already made a believer of the veterans on the Kansas State defense. His never-slow motor combined with raw physical ability is impressive enough, but so is his vast maturity — a rarity for someone fresh out of high school. "He's just been a great student of the game," Kansas State defensive back Morgan Burns said. "He's spent a lot of time with the older guys that have been through the system, asking questions and trying to learn the defense. I think that shows a lot of maturity on his part." Kansas State linebacker Will Davis praised Lee for his relentless optimism. "He definitely does not act like a true freshman walking around the complex or at practice. He brings the same mindset that a junior or senior would," Davis said. "I feel like his biggest upside is his maturity that he brings every day. He is never down or out like a normal freshman might be some days after a bad practice or a bad play. He always has a good mindset." Kansas State has a history of producing talented linebackers, especially in the two-plus decades that Snyder has been in charge. Elijah Alexander and Percell Gaskins started the run in the early 1990s, Mark Simoneau and Ben Lever highlighted a flood of them to the NFL in the early 2000s, and Arthur Brown was a second-round pick of the Ravens last year. Whether Lee lives up to their lofty standards will be played out over the next few years. But at least for now, the freshman linebacker is off to a good start. "Elijah has done well. He's making improvements," Snyder said. "He's going to be a very fine player. He was good enough as a freshman to move up to the backup role at the onset of the season. The more playing time he gets, the better he gets."
Oct 29, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state.
Week 9 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 29, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 147-27 (84.5 pct.) Overall record: 1,143-273 (80.7 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Broken Arrow 40, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Norman North 42, MOORE 7 LAWTON EISENHOWER 28, PC West 22 Class 5A TULSA MEMORIAL 48, Tulsa Hale 6 Class 3A Mannford 40, CENTENNIAL 30 Class 2A Crooked Oak 34, NORTHEAST 20 Class A QUINTON 28, Hilldale JV 12 Class C Bluejacket 54, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 CAVE SPRINGS 56, Immanuel Christian 8 Friday’s Games Class 6A JENKS 45, Edmond Memorial 20 STILLWATER 28, Enid 17 MIDWEST CITY 28, Lawton 27 BIXBY 42, Muskogee 14 Owasso 24, EDMOND NORTH 7 BARTLESVILLE 28, Ponca City 24 Putnam City 30, NORMAN 27 CLAREMORE 21, Sapulpa 14 Southmoore 20, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 10 Tulsa Union 35, MUSTANG 21 Tulsa Washington 34, SAND SPRINGS 17 CHOCTAW 56, U.S. Grant 6 WESTMOORE 31, Yukon 28 Class 5A Altus 28, DUNCAN 14 GUTHRIE 35, Carl Albert 28 Chickasha 27, EL RENO 20 Collinsville 28, PRYOR 7 Coweta 34, TULSA EDISON 18 LAWTON MACARTHUR 42, Del City 28 McGuinness 38, WESTERN HEIGHTS 12 Noble 28, DURANT 24 ARDMORE 49, Northwest 0 Piedmont 34, GUYMON 22 MCALESTER 28, Shawnee 27 Skiatook 30, TULSA KELLEY 17 DEER CREEK 54, Southeast 8 Tahlequah 28, GROVE 14 Class 4A Anadarko 20, NEWCASTLE 13 HARRAH 31, Bristow 7 ELK CITY 28, Cache 21 Cascia Hall 21, TULSA MCLAIN 7 TUTTLE 27, Glenpool 17 McLoud 48, SANTA FE SOUTH 14 Metro Christian 50, TULSA CENTRAL 16 CATOOSA 31, Miami 20 SALLISAW 34, Muldrow 12 Oologah 28, VINITA 7 FORT GIBSON 42, Poteau 28 BROKEN BOW 28, Stilwell 24 ADA 56, Tecumseh 7 Wagoner 38, CLEVELAND 24 Weatherford 28, ELGIN 14 Woodward 21, CLINTON 20 Class 3A Beggs 35, HEAVENER 7 Berryhill 47, KELLYVILLE 7 Bethany 30, MOUNT ST. MARY 13 CUSHING 28, Blackwell 21 STAR SPENCER 27, Capitol Hill 12 Checotah 24, HILLDALE 21 DICKSON 35, Comanche 14 VERDIGRIS 30, Dewey 7 Douglass 21, BLANCHARD 14 Idabel 35, EUFAULA 34 Jones 42, BETHEL 7 Kingfisher 28, HERITAGE HALL 27 Little Axe 28, PAULS VALLEY 7 Locust Grove 50, INOLA 6 Madill 35, BRIDGE CREEK 24 LONE GROVE 28, Marlow 21 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Meeker 28 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 42, Morris 6 LINDSAY 42, Perkins 40 Plainview 28, SULPHUR 12 Roland 49, VALLIANT 0 PURCELL 28, Seminole 24 Seq. Claremore 34, KEYS (PARK HILL) 20 LINCOLN CHR. 30, Seq. Tahlequah 21 Spiro 26, STIGLER 12 Tulsa Rogers 42, OKMULGEE 35 SPERRY 34, Tulsa Webster 18 Westville 42, JAY 20 Class 2A Adair 42, CHOUTEAU 7 VIAN 28, Antlers 14 MARIETTA 28, Atoka 27 PRAGUE 35, Chandler 34 Chisholm 35, PERRY 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 28, Chr. Heritage 21 DAVIS 49, Coalgate 7 Colcord 34, SALINA 14 Commerce 28, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 STROUD 30, Henryetta 14 Hobart 20, FREDERICK 13 Hugo 35, TISHOMINGO 14 Hulbert 28, CANEY VALLEY 7 HASKELL 42, Kansas 7 Lexington 28, DIBBLE 27 MILLWOOD 42, Luther 35 HENNESSEY 40, Newkirk 8 HARTSHORNE 26, Okemah 22 Panama 42, LIBERTY6 Pawhuska 28, CHELSEA 24 Pawnee 20, ALVA 12 Pocola 28, WILBURTON 13 Tonkawa 24, CRESCENT 20 Washington 35, WALTERS 28 Wewoka 30, HOLDENVILLE 16 NOWATA 42, Wyandotte 28 Wynnewood 49, WELLSTON 0 Class A Afton 28, KETCHUM 21 Apache 35, HINTON 7 Barnsdall 24, FAIRLAND 12 Beaver 27, SAYRE 7 THOMAS 56, Burns Flat-Dill City 8 Cashion 49, WATONGA 7 RINGLING 45, Central Marlow 6 MINCO 28, Community Christian 24 Elmore City 32, KONAWA 12 CORDELL 49, Empire 21 HOOKER 21, Fairview 14 QUAPAW 28, Foyil 24 Hollis 35, SNYDER 8 Hominy 42, MOUNDS 14 Kiefer 14, MORRISON 7 Mangum 20, CARNEGIE 12 Okeene 28, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 24 CROSSINGS CHR. 38, Okla. Christian Aca. 14 Rush Springs 28, VELMA-ALMA 21 CENTRAL SALLISAW 32, Savanna 28 Stratford 35, WAYNE 7 REJOICE CHR. 28, Summit Chr. 16 Talihina 55, PORTER 6 Texhoma 24, MOORELAND 22 Warner 20, GORE 12 HEALDTON 49, Wilson 6 DRUMRIGHT 21, Yale 6 Class B CANADIAN 38, Arkoma 24 TURPIN 56, Canton 28 Cyril 40, MACOMB 8 DEPEW 48, Garber 44 ALLEN 64, Geary 48 Keota 52, GANS 6 SEILING 56, Kremlin-Hillsdale 24 Maud 48, BRAY-DOYLE 12 ALEX 50, Maysville 48 POND CREEK-HUNTER 54, Merritt 34 Oaks 54, WELCH 6 CADDO 38, Porum 28 Regent Prep 48, WATTS 8 LAVERNE 56, Ringwood 6 WOODLAND 44, South Coffeyville 24 Waukomis 48, PIONEER 40 Waurika 34, STROTHER 28 DEWAR 50, Weleetka 32 DAVENPORT 54, Wesleyan Christian 8 Wetumka 52, HAILEYVILLE 6 Class C Boise City 42, SHARON-MUTUAL 34 DC-LAMONT 44, Buffalo 20 Corn Bible 54, GRACEMONT 6 Coyle 60, COPAN 12 Destiny Christian 54, TEMPLE 6 Fox 44, THACKERVILLE 34 Midway 34, BOWLEGS 30 Mt. View-Gotebo 48, DUKE 8 SASAKWA 54, Paoli 6 MEDFORD 48, Prue 20 TIPTON 56, Ryan 8 GRANDFIELD 52, SW Covenant 6 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 34, Timberlake 28 BALKO 44, Tyrone 12 Webbers Falls 54, BOKOSHE 6 Independent OKC PATRIOTS 42, Word of Life (Wichita) 28 Saturday’s Game CASADY 34, Houston Chr. 31 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S.
The Oklahoman's Week 8 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 22, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 152-22 (87.4 pct) Overall record: 996-246 (80.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Santa Fe 35, PUTNAM CITY 28 Class 5A Guthrie 56, SOUTHEAST 6 Class 3A Victory Christian 34, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 2A U.S. GRANT 28, Northeast 22 Class A COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 32, Konawa 20 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 27, SAPULPA 14 TULSA WASHINGTON 24, Bixby 17 Claremore 21, PONCA CITY 20 SOUTHMOORE 20, Edmond North 17 Jenks 30, BROKEN ARROW 20 ENID 34, Lawton Eisenhower 28 Midwest City 28, CHOCTAW 27 TULSA UNION 45, Moore 7 OWASSO 28, Mustang 21 YUKON 24, Norman 20 LAWTON 28, Prime Prep (Texas) 27 NORMAN NORTH 34, Putnam North 24 Sand Springs 26, MUSKOGEE 22 Stillwater 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 20 Westmoore 28, EDMOND MEMORIAL 24 Class 5A Ardmore 30, ALTUS 22 CARL ALBERT 35, Deer Creek 28 Duncan 48, NORTHWEST CLASSEN 8 SKIATOOK 34, Durant 7 DEL CITY 37, El Reno 17 COWETA 28, Grove 14 MCGUINNESS 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 42, CHICKASHA 10 McAlester 56, TULSA HALE 6 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 14, Pryor 10 TAHLEQUAH 24, Tulsa Edison 20 Tulsa Kelley 28, NOBLE 18 SHAWNEE 30, Tulsa Memorial 14 Western Heights 34, PIEDMONT 26 Class 4A Ada 44, BRISTOW 16 METRO CHR. 38, Broken Bow 12 CASCIA HALL 33, Catoosa 20 OOLOGAH 34, Cleveland 24 Clinton 28, CACHE 24 ANADARKO 34, Elgin 0 WOODWARD 21, Elk City 7 Fort Gibson 42, MULDROW 6 Harrah 35, TECUMSEH 6 Newcastle 21, WEATHERFORD 14 POTEAU 28, Sallisaw 27 GLENPOOL 35, Santa Fe South 6 STILWELL 27, Tulsa Central 22 Tulsa McLain 28, MIAMI 21 Tuttle 34, MCLOUD 14 WAGONER 42, Vinita 7 Class 3A Beggs 49, MORRIS 6 BETHANY 24, Blanchard 20 MEEKER 38, Bridge Creek 14 BLACKWELL 28, Centennial 14 Cushing 35, BETHEL 8 BERRYHILL 42, Dewey 7 MOUNT ST. MARY 34, Dickson 20 SPIRO 32, Heavener 14 Heritage Hall 40, MANNFORD 12 Hilldale 21, EUFAULA 20 WESTVILLE 27, Inola 13 John Marshall 26, DOUGLASS 22 LINCOLN CHR. 45, Kellyville 12 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 31, Keys (Park Hill) 17 Locust Grove 56, SEQ. CLAREMORE 7 Lone Grove 35, COMANCHE 7 Marlow 28, PLAINVIEW 24 CHECOTAH 41, Okmulgee 14 JONES 35, Pauls Valley 20 KINGFISHER 45, Perkins 21 Purcell 28, LITTLE AXE 14 Sperry 42, JAY 14 SEMINOLE 38, Star Spencer 20 ROLAND 34, Stigler 12 Sulphur 21, MADILL 20 IDABEL 56, Valliant 6 Verdigris 24, TULSA WEBSTER 20 Class 2A Alva 28, TONKAWA 21 WYANDOTTE 34, Chelsea 24 Chisholm 38, PAWNEE 6 Davis 48, ATOKA 6 Dibble 28, HOBART 22 LEXINGTON 30, Frederick 16 CHOUTEAU 20, Gore 13 Hartshorne 28, ANTLERS 17 SALINA 28, Haskell 27 HENRYETTA 21, Holdenville 7 ADAIR 49, Hulbert 7 COLCORD 42, Kansas 12 Kingston 42, COALGATE 14 Marietta 28, HUGO 27 Millwood 28, CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 21 PERRY 35, Newkirk 14 Nowata 56, CANEY VALLEY 6 HENNESSEY 35, OKC Legion 27 Okemah 30, WEWOKA 14 Oklahoma Christian 48, CROOKED OAK 12 PAWHUSKA 27, Oklahoma Union 20 Prague 32, LIBERTY 6 Stroud 35, CHANDLER 34 Vian 44, POCOLA 12 Walters 41, HEALDTON 31 LINDSAY 30, Washington 27 LUTHER 49, Wellston 7 PANAMA 33, Wilburton 13 Class A HOLLIS 28, Apache 22 CROSSINGS CHR. 27, Carnegie 24 Cashion 54, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 12 WILSON 21, Central Marlow 20 Central Sallisaw 44, WARNER 6 Drumright 22, BARNSDALL 12 STRATFORD 33, Elmore City 14 Hinton 30, MANGUM 13 Hooker 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 6 Ketchum 35, FAIRLAND 6 Morrison 56, YALE 6 KIEFER 35, Mounds 0 Oklahoma Bible 33, CRESCENT 18 SAVANNA 38, Porter 12 AFTON 42, Quapaw 6 TALIHINA 48, Quinton 7 Rejoice Christian 56, FOYIL 6 Ringling 42, RUSH SPRINGS 8 MOORELAND 54, Sayre 7 CORDELL 44, Snyder 14 HOMINY 35, Summit Christian 14 FAIRVIEW 28, Texhoma 24 Thomas 42, BEAVER 12 Velma-Alma 35, EMPIRE 28 OKEENE 28, Watonga 21 WYNNEWOOD 45, Wayne 14 Class B Alex 48, MAUD 12 MAYSVILLE 54, Allen 18 WETUMKA 48, Arkoma 8 Bray-Doyle 28, WAURIKA 26 KEOTA 54, Caddo 28 PORUM 40, Canadian 12 OAKS 56, Depew 8 Dewar 60, HAILEYVILLE 6 WELEETKA 48, Gans 8 Geary 48, CYRIL 28 Laverne 56, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 MERRITT 60, Pioneer 48 Pond Creek-Hunter 54, RINGWOOD 20 Seiling 52, CANTON 6 Strother 42, MACOMB 12 Turpin 48, WAUKOMIS 34 SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 42, Watts 28 DAVENPORT 56, Welch 6 Wesleyan Christian 40, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 GARBER 38, WOODLAND 34 Class C Balko 44, BOISE CITY 34 Bluejacket 48, PRUE 12 Bokoshe 28, PAOLI 24 SHATTUCK 56, Buffalo 20 Cave Springs 60, BOWLEGS 12 TIMBERLAKE 54, Copan 8 DC-LAMONT 42, Covington-Douglas 22 SW COVENANT 56, Duke 8 Fox 52, MIDWAY 6 TEMPLE 48, Gracemont 16 Grandfield 54, CORN BIBLE 8 COYLE 64, Medford 12 RYAN 38, Sasakwa 22 CHEROKEE 48, Sharon-Mutual 20 Thackerville 42, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 8 Tyrone 38, WAYNOKA 30 Independent CASADY 28, Arlington Oakridge 24 Dallas HSAA 42, TULSA NOAH 28 Fort Worth All Saints 35, HOLLAND HALL 21 Regent Prep 64, OKC PATRIOTS 42 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 54, ARKANSAS DEAF 48 Monday’s Game Capitol Hill 28, OCS JV 14 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 15, 2014
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.
The Oklahoman's Week 7 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Oct 15, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 143-31 (82.2 pct.) Overall record: 844-224 (79.0 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 38, SAPULPA 14 Broken Arrow 37, WESTMOORE 31 Choctaw 40, STILLWATER 35 Lawton 48, LAWTON EISENHOWER 8 Muskogee 28, CLAREMORE 7 Norman North 31, EDMOND NORTH 20 TULSA UNION 21, Owasso 13 Sand Springs 30, PONCA CITY 6 ENID 28, Tahlequah 24 Tulsa Washington 35, BARTLESVILLE 0 Yukon 28, PUTNAM CITY 27 Class 5A ALTUS 32, Chickasha 12 PRYOR 28, Coweta 18 DUNCAN 34, El Reno 13 TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24, Grove 21 DEER CREEK 42, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ARDMORE 28 McAlester 42, NOBLE 14 CARL ALBERT 28, McGuinness 14 Shawnee 35, DURANT 6 COLLINSVILLE 40, Tulsa Edison 33 TULSA KELLEY 44, Tulsa Hale 6 SKIATOOK 28, Tulsa Memorial 20 GUTHRIE 42, Western Heights 20 Class 4A Cache 30, ELGIN 27 Cascia Hall 31, VINITA 14 WEATHERFORD 27, Elk City 12 Glenpool 33, TECUMSEH 8 McLoud 34, BRISTOW 26 FORT GIBSON 44, Metro Christian 34 CLEVELAND 24, Miami 21 TULSA CENTRAL 21, Muldrow 20 Oologah 28, CATOOSA 17 Poteau 30, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 42, Santa Fe South 6 SALLISAW 34, Stilwell 14 ADA 28, Tuttle 26 Wagoner 38, TULSA MCLAIN 12 Class 3A BLANCHARD 45, Bridge Creek 16 OKMULGEE 35, Capitol Hill 20 Coalgate 34, VALLIANT 6 PLAINVIEW 28, Comanche 7 Douglass 28, BETHANY 27 Heritage Hall 36, CUSHING 18 Jay 21, INOLA 20 KEYS (PARK HILL) 28, Kellyville 18 Kingfisher 35, BLACKWELL 7 Lincoln Christian 38, DEWEY 20 Lone Grove 42, DICKSON 7 MARLOW 21, Madill 14 PERKINS 44, Mannford 12 Meeker 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 27 CHECOTAH 42, Morris 12 Pauls Valley 35, CENTENNIAL 34 Purcell 35, BETHEL 6 Roland 32, HEAVENER 7 LOCUST GROVE 56, Seq. Tahlequah 12 IDABEL 21, Spiro 20 EUFAULA 22, Stigler 17 BEGGS 38, Tulsa Rogers 20 BERRYHILL 42, Tulsa Webster 6 Verdigris 34, SPERRY 16 SEQ. CLAREMORE 35, Westville 21 Class 2A Adair 40, HASKELL 16 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 35, Alva 7 Antlers 31, LIBERTY 7 KINGSTON 35, Atoka 0 CHELSEA 28, Caney Valley 7 Chandler 45, HOLDENVILLE 20 Chouteau 28, KANSAS 21 Chr. Heritage 42, WELLSTON 6 Colcord 30, HULBERT 26 Hartshorne 44, WILBURTON 12 Hennessey 40, PERRY 20 OKEMAH 36, Henryetta 17 DAVIS 42, Hugo 0 Lindsay 28, HOBART 7 Luther 49, CROOKED OAK 20 Millwood 56, NORTHEAST 6 Newkirk 28, PAWNEE 14 Nowata 20, VIAN 8 COMMERCE 28, Pawhuska 24 PANAMA 26, Pocola 20 STROUD 34, Prague 30 Salina 27, TULSA NOAH 21 MARIETTA 20, Tishomingo 12 CHISHOLM 48, Tonkawa 8 Velma-Alma 28, FREDERICK 14 Walters 36, LEXINGTON 12 Washington 32, DIBBLE 20 WEWOKA 20, Wayne 14 Wyandotte 30, OKLAHOMA UNION 16 Class A Afton 42, REJOICE CHR. 20 MORRISON 44, Barnsdall 8 Beaver 34, HOOKER 12 TEXHOMA 28, Burns Flat-Dill City 6 STRATFORD 30, Community Christian 21 APACHE 34, Cordell 28 Crescent 22, WATONGA 20 CASHION 36, Crossings Christian 14 RINGLING 34, Empire 12 QUAPAW 22, Fairland 18 SUMMIT CHRISTIAN 20, Foyil 16 Healdton 42, CENTRAL MARLOW 8 Hinton 28, CARNEGIE 22 Ketchum 24, CENTRAL SALLISAW 20 Kiefer 35, HOMINY 21 MINCO 30, Konawa 20 HOLLIS 42, Mangum 6 THOMAS 40, Mooreland 8 Okla. Christian Aca. 34, OKEENE 24 Porter 28, GORE 20 Savanna 24, QUINTON 18 FAIRVIEW 36, Sayre 6 DRUMRIGHT 20, SeeWorth Aca. 16 Talihina 49, WARNER 14 RUSH SPRINGS 34, Wilson 14 Wynnewood 28, ELMORE CITY 21 MOUNDS 34, Yale 6 Class B WAUKOMIS 48, Canton 24 Davenport 50, OKC PATRIOTS 22 Dewar 54, GANS 18 Garber 48, WATTS 8 ARKOMA 52, Haileyville 6 Keota 58, CANADIAN 8 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 GEARY 36, Macomb 16 ALLEN 54, Maud 12 Maysville 56, CYRIL 6 TURPIN 44, Merritt 38 Oaks 46, WOODLAND 20 WETUMKA 42, Porum 40 Ringwood 36, PIONEER 28 LAVERNE 54, Seiling 20 South Coffeyville 38, WESLEYAN CHR. 34 Strother 38, BRAY-DOYLE 24 ALEX 56, Waurika 8 DEPEW 52, Welch 6 Weleetka 54, CADDO 8 Class C Balko 52, SHARON-MUTUAL 6 Bluejacket 48, MEDFORD 34 SASAKWA 54, Bowlegs 8 Buffalo 28, TYRONE 22 FOX 36, Cave Springs 20 Coyle 58, DC-LAMONT 24 Immanuel Christian 42, COPAN 30 WEBBERS FALLS 40, Midway 20 Mt. View-Gotebo 56, GRACEMONT 6 DESTINY CHRISTIAN 54, Paoli 8 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 38, Prue 18 GRANDFIELD 44, Ryan 12 Shattuck 56, LIFE CHRISTIAN 6 SW Covenant 38, TEMPLE 28 Thackerville 52, BOKOSHE 6 CHEROKEE 48, Timberlake 8 Tipton 58, DUKE 6 Waynoka 38, BOISE CITY 36 Independent Regent Prep 60, CLAREMORE CHR. 12 Friday’s Games Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, NORMAN 24 Jenks 42, EDMOND SANTA FE 21 Midwest City 42, PUTNAM CITY WEST 16 Putnam North 35, MOORE 31 MUSTANG 34, Southmoore 24 Class 5A DEL CITY 49, Northwest 12 Piedmont 35, SOUTHEAST 16 Class 4A NEWCASTLE 30, Clinton 12 ANADARKO 34, Woodward 7 Class 3A John Marshall 32, SULPHUR 18 Little Axe 28, STAR SPENCER 12 Seminole 28, JONES 20 Victory Christian 30, HILLDALE 27 Independent FORT WORTH ALL SAINTS 35, Casady 20 DALLAS ST. MARKS 28, Holland Hall 22 Saturday’s Game Independent U.S. GRANT 28, OKC Legion 22 *Home team in CAPS
Oct 10, 2014
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Glenn Spencer checked in on Ramon Richards before his senior season at Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, liking what he saw in the player, yet seeking further intel on the person. That’s when Brackenridge coach Willie Hall pulled Spencer into his office for a deeper conversation. “I was trying to ask about the intangibles,” said Spencer, Oklahoma State’s defensive...
OSU football: Ramon Richards one of several freshmen rising up to help Cowboys
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org | Oct 10, 2014LAWRENCE, Kan. – Glenn Spencer checked in on Ramon Richards before his senior season at Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, liking what he saw in the player, yet seeking further intel on the person. That’s when Brackenridge coach Willie Hall pulled Spencer into his office for a deeper conversation. “I was trying to ask about the intangibles,” said Spencer, Oklahoma State’s defensive coordinator. “And he started telling me about this kid. And I didn’t know the coach that well, and I thought, ‘Yeah, well….’ “But he kept on and on. And I went, ‘Are you serious? All this in one kid?’ “This is a tremendous human being, not just a great athlete.” The athlete side of Richards is apparent now, as he’s made the transition from prep quarterback to contributing cornerback for the Cowboys as a true freshman, even starting and thriving a week ago against Iowa State as Ashton Lampkin sat with an ankle injury. Richards is but one example of the promising youth that dominates OSU’s roster, offering hope not only for coming seasons, but also for now, whether in prominent or partial roles. Saturday’s game at 21-point underdog Kansas should afford more exposure to the Cowboys’ kid corps. Richards, too, is a greater example of persistence and perseverance, beating seemingly stacked odds every step of his way. Born with a rare condition that found his spine fused in several places, Richards had to overcome an outlook provided by doctors’ that he’d face growth and developmental problems and possibly even struggle to walk. Now he runs stride-for-stride with Big 12 receivers. Raised in San Antonio’s inner city, Richards didn’t have much growing up. He and his family lived in a cramped one-bedroom apartment. When the water was shut off, they showered at grandma’s house. “A lot of parents have been in the same situation and gave up, and they didn't," Richards told the San Antonio Express-News in August of 2013. "I don't want them to feel that they did that for nothing." First-year players at OSU are not available to the media, yet stories of Richards’ rise against adversity are plentiful in San Antonio. He finished in the top 10 percent of his class, excelling in school to the point that Harvard and Yale recruited him. Despite warnings from his own teammates that Brackenridge could never be good enough to win a playoff game, by his junior season Richards was leading them to the school’s first postseason win since 1997. And after returning from a mid-season injury, Richards and the Eagles returned to the playoffs again a year ago. A dual-threat quarterback and one of the most exciting players in the area, Richards passed for 1,995 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for 1,183 and 19 more TDs as a junior. A concussion cost him several games as a senior, but he still managed to throw for 1,630 yards and 13 scores, while adding 642 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. He was named to the Texas High School Football All-Elite Team for Class 4A Region IV. In February, Richards signed with OSU, despite harsh numbers that suggest how hard it is for players from San Antonio’s inner-city schools to find Division I scholarships. Of the 260 players from the San Antonio area to gain Division I football scholarships since 2000 Richards is one of 10 came from San Antonio Independent School District schools. "When I got that (first) offer, in my mind it became true that it was possible," Richards told the Express-News. "It was real." What else was real: OSU’s interest in Richards. San Antonio was Spencer’s recruiting area, but he got help from Van Malone, who now serves as Richards’ position coach at corner. “Van would come back from a visit and say, ‘Guys, wow. This kid’s got it all together,’” Spencer said. “Education is very important with him. He’s very respectful. Perfect Cowboy. I wish we could hit like that with all of them.” And Richards has been a hit. He was forced into the fire against Texas Tech when Lampkin went down in the first quarter. A true college football baptism going against Tech’s spread passing attack, Richards had some rocky moments, including a pair of pass interference calls. But he also intercepted a pass and finished with a breakup and five tackles. Last week against Iowa State, with several days of first-team reps behind him, Richards shut down his side of the field. “He’s been really good,” Spencer said. “The defensive staff, we played a couple of different defenses that we hadn’t played before last week, just with him in mind. And then as the game went on you said, ‘OK, this kid’s holding his own pretty good. Let’s let him play.’ “He’s responded well.” Lampkin’s status for the Kansas game is questionable, but he’ll return to the lineup when healthy again. Still, Richards has earned the trust of Cowboys coaches. “I’m just proud; proud of him,” Spencer said. “He’s had success and had a smile on his face. And that makes it all worthwhile.”
Oct 8, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for all of this week’s games.
Week 6 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 8, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 150-26 (85.2 pct.) Overall record: 701-193 (78.4 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Mustang 52, NORMAN NORTH 48 Putnam City West 45, CAPITOL HILL 12 Tulsa Union 42, SOUTHMOORE 14 Class 5A LAWTON MACARTHUR 35, Duncan 13 McGUINNESS 44, Southeast 6 TULSA EDISON 34, Tulsa East Central 20 Class 3A Jones 28, LITTLE AXE 21 HERITAGE HALL 38, Perkins 34 Class A CROSSINGS CHRISTIAN 28, Okeene 20 Independent U.S. GRANT 34, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Friday’s Games Class 6A MUSKOGEE 28, Bartlesville 7 TULSA WASHINGTON 42, Claremore 12 Edmond North 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 24 Edmond Santa Fe 31, YUKON 28 MIDWEST CITY 28, Enid 7 CHOCTAW 35, Lawton Eisenhower 28 OWASSO 42, Moore 6 BROKEN ARROW 38, Norman 10 BIXBY 40, Ponca City 17 EDMOND MEMORIAL 31, Putnam City 20 SAND SPRINGS 27, Sapulpa 7 LAWTON 28, Stillwater 24 JENKS 34, Westmoore 31 Class 5A DEL CITY 28, Altus 27 Ardmore 44, EL RENO 12 Carl Albert 42, PIEDMONT 13 Collinsville 21, GROVE 16 Deer Creek 32, WESTERN HEIGHTS 28 Durant 38, TULSA HALE 6 Guthrie 56, GUYMON 6 COWETA 28, Maize South (Kan.) 24 TULSA MEMORIAL 30, Noble 27 CHICKASHA 45, Northwest 12 Pryor 27, TAHLEQUAH 14 McALESTER 34, Skiatook 24 SHAWNEE 21, Tulsa Kelley 17 Class 4A Ada 49, SANTA FE SOUTH 6 Anadarko 42, CACHE 0 GLENPOOL 21, Bristow 20 SALLISAW 24, Broken Bow 21 Cascia Hall 28, OOLOGAH 22 Cleveland 26, TULSA McLAIN 20 CLINTON 28, Elgin 7 TUTTLE 35, Harrah 34 WAGONER 33, Miami 16 METRO CHRISTIAN 38, Muldrow 12 Newcastle 35, ELK CITY 8 Poteau 34, STILWELL 7 McLOUD 34, Tecumseh 20 FORT GIBSON 40, Tulsa Central 20 CATOOSA 24, Vinita 21 WOODWARD 28, Weatherford 21 Class 3A VICTORY CHR. 28, Beggs 24 Berryhill 33, SPERRY 16 LONE GROVE 38, Bethany 34 PAULS VALLEY 21, Bethel 20 Blackwell 21, MANNFORD 14 Blanchard 28, MEEKER 24 Checotah 30, TULSA ROGERS 22 Cushing 42, CENTENNIAL 12 Eufaula 27, VALLIANT 14 STIGLER 35, Heavener 14 Hilldale 31, OKMULGEE 20 Idabel 21, ROLAND 20 VERDIGRIS 33, Inola 16 John Marshall 45, BRIDGE CREEK 18 DEWEY 28, Kellyville 20 LOCUST GROVE 56, Keys (Park Hill) 6 Kiefer 42, MORRIS 6 Kingfisher 31, SEMINOLE 28 Lincoln Christian 44, TULSA WEBSTER 26 Madill 28, COMANCHE 12 DOUGLASS 35, Mount St. Mary 10 Plainview 20, DICKSON 14 JAY 28, Seq. Claremore 21 Seq. Tahlequah 35, WESTVILLE 24 PURCELL 28, Star Spencer 14 SPIRO 34, Stroud 28 MARLOW 21, Sulphur 18 Class 2A CHISHOLM 36, Alva 8 Cashion 42, PERRY 20 NOWATA 44, Chelsea 7 Coalgate 28, ATOKA 24 ADAIR 38, Colcord 28 Commerce 16, WYANDOTTE 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Crooked Oak 12 Davis 40, TISHOMINGO 6 WASHINGTON 36, Frederick 12 WALTERS 28, Hobart 27 PRAGUE 42, Holdenville 28 HASKELL 28, Hulbert 20 Kingston 30, HUGO 8 MARIETTA 33, Konawa 18 LINDSAY 38, Lexington 12 POCOLA 22, Liberty 16 Luther 42, DIBBLE 30 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Northeast 6 CHANDLER 50, Okemah 28 Oklahoma Union 14, CANEY VALLEY 12 Panama 32, FOYIL 12 KANSAS 20, Pawhuska 14 HENNESSEY 49, Pawnee 8 Salina 28, CHOUTEAU 7 Tonkawa 20, NEWKIRK 14 Vian 38, HARTSHORNE 28 MILLWOOD 44, Wellston 6 HENRYETTA 34, Wewoka 12 ANTLERS 35, Wilburton 6 Class A HINTON 35, Central Marlow 14 Cordell 28, MANGUM 21 Crescent 28, OKLA. CHRISTIAN ACA. 24 Empire 40, WILSON 16 Fairview 42, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 14 CENTRAL SALLISAW 42, Gore 8 Hollis 46, CARNEGIE 12 Hominy 34, YALE 7 MOORELAND 28, Hooker 27 Morrison 34, DRUMRIGHT 12 Mounds 26, BARNSDALL 22 Oklahoma Bible 42, WATONGA 18 KETCHUM 40, Quapaw 20 Quinton 30, PORTER 12 Rejoice Christian 28, FAIRLAND 20 HEALDTON 30, Rush Springs 14 APACHE 48, Snyder 14 MINCO 28, Stratford 27 AFTON 24, Summit Christian 20 Texhoma 35, BEAVER 13 Thomas 56, SAYRE 6 RINGLING 28, Velma-Alma 12 Warner 21, SAVANNA 20 ELMORE CITY 28, Wayne 21 Wynnewood 35, COMMUNITY CHR. 28 Class B Alex 56, STROTHER 6 Allen 54, WAURIKA 8 Arkoma 48, PORUM 12 MACOMB 28, Bray-Doyle 24 DEWAR 48, Caddo 8 WELEETKA 52, Canadian 6 MAUD 34, Cyril 32 DAVENPORT 58, Depew 12 Gans 44, HAILEYVILLE 6 MAYSVILLE 56, Geary 8 Laverne 54, CANTON 8 Medford 42, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 34 Pioneer 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 38 Pond Creek-Hunter 64, SEILING 50 Turpin 48, RINGWOOD 44 OAKS 42, Watts 20 WAUKOMIS 48, MERRITT 30 GARBER 52, Wesleyan Christian 6 KEOTA 54, Wetumka 8 Woodland 48, WELCH 16 Class C Boise City 54, BUFFALO 18 MIDWAY 44, Bokoshe 8 DESTINY CHR. 48, Bowlegs 8 Cherokee 56, BALKO 8 BLUEJACKET 58, Claremore Christian 12 Copan 42, PRUE 34 COYLE 54, Covington-Douglas 20 DC-Lamont 40, TIMBERLAKE 22 RYAN 48, Duke 12 SW COVENANT 34, Gracemont 20 Grandfield 38, MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 24 THACKERVILLE 44, Paoli 12 FOX 56, Sasakwa 6 Sharon-Mutual 48, WAYNOKA 42 CORN BIBLE 48, Temple 18 Tipton 62, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CAVE SPRINGS 52, Webbers Falls 6 Independent Casady 28, FT. WORTH COUNTRY DAY 21 Holland Hall 24, DALLAS GREENHILL 14 Immanuel Chr. 42, WORD OF LIFE (KAN.) 34 OKC Legion 28, TULSA NOAH 24 Regent Prep 58, LIFE CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game Independent OSD 42, IOWA DEAF 36 *-Home team in CAPS
Oct 1, 2014
The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright makes his picks for every game in the state
Week 5 Oklahoma high school football picks
BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Oct 1, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 149-28 (84.2 pct.) Overall record: 551-167 (76.7 pct.) Thursday’s games Class 6A Broken Arrow 44, PUTNAM CITY 20 Class 5A El Reno 38, NORTHWEST 14 Western Heights 42, SOUTHEAST 6 Independent CASADY 35, Dallas Greenhill 20 HOLLAND HALL 28, Fort Worth Country Day 24 Friday’s games Class 6A Bixby 34, BARTLESVILLE 20 LAWTON IKE 28, Canyon Creek, Texas 24 Choctaw 38, PUTNAM CITY WEST 14 Edmond Memorial 34, YUKON 13 Edmond North 28, MOORE 20 Jenks 38, NORMAN 17 Lawton 28, ENID 13 Midwest City 24, STILLWATER 21 Muskogee 28, PONCA CITY 20 TULSA UNION 42, Norman North 28 MUSTANG 35, Putnam North 17 Sand Springs 21, CLAREMORE 14 OWASSO 48, Southmoore 7 Tulsa Washington 30, SAPULPA 6 Westmoore 35, EDMOND SANTA FE 28 Class 5A TULSA EDISON 49, Capitol Hill 6 ARDMORE 38, Chickasha 14 Coweta 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 20 Del City 42, DUNCAN 40 PRYOR 28, Grove 22 CARL ALBERT 49, Guymon 7 Lawton MacArthur 35, ALTUS 7 McAlester 45, TULSA KELLEY 17 McGuinness 21, DEER CREEK 20 GUTHRIE 38, Piedmont 6 Shawnee 28, SKIATOOK 24 Tahlequah 21, COLLINSVILLE 14 NOBLE 42, Tulsa Hale 6 Tulsa Memorial 38, DURANT10 Class 4A WEATHERFORD 28, Cache 14 Catoosa 30, CLEVELAND 20 ANADARKO 40, Clinton 14 Elk City 34, ELGIN 14 Fort Gibson 28, BROKEN BOW 16 HARRAH 24, Glenpool 7 ADA 42, McLOUD 13 POTEAU 24, Metro Christian 21 Oologah 28, MIAMI 17 Sallisaw 38, TULSA CENTRAL 8 TECUMSEH 28, Santa Fe South 27 Stilwell 24, MULDROW 14 Tulsa McLain 30, VINITA 22 Tuttle 21, BRISTOW 20 CASCIA HALL 28, Wagoner 17 NEWCASTLE 28, Woodward 24 Class 3A Beggs 38, OKMULGEE 12 Berryhill 28, VERDIGRIS 27 Blanchard 24, MARLOW 21 BETHANY 42, Bridge Creek 14 SULPHUR 21, Comanche 14 LOCUST GROVE 49, Dewey 7 MADILL 28, Dickson 6 Heavener 21, VALLIANT 20 Heritage Hall 38, BLACKWELL 13 SEQ. TAHLEQUAH 28, Jay 24 John Marshall 28, MOUNT ST. MARY 14 Kingfisher 35, CUSHING 28 DOUGLASS 34, Meeker 24 HILLDALE 35, Morris 8 OKC Legion 40, MANNFORD 20 Perkins 49, CENTENNIAL 22 LONE GROVE 42, Plainview 27 JONES 24, Purcell 20 Seminole 49, BETHEL 7 Seq. Claremore 27, INOLA 16 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 30, Sperry 27 Spiro 31, EUFAULA 12 Star Spencer 28, PAULS VALLEY 24 IDABEL 40, Stigler 14 ROLAND 27, Tulsa Rogers 20 Tulsa Webster 21, KELLYVILLE 18 LITTLE AXE 24, U.S. Grant 22 Victory Christian 37, CHECOTAH 16 Westville 27, KEYS (PARK HILL) 22 Class 2A Adair 48, KANSAS 12 Antlers 20, POCOLA 16 Atoka 16, WILBURTON 14 COMMERCE 44, Caney Valley 14 Chandler 48, WEWOKA 34 COLCORD 34, Chouteau 6 Hartshorne 26, PANAMA 16 Haskell 32, CHELSEA 7 Hennessey 34, TONKAWA 8 Henryetta 28, SAVANNA 24 Hugo 24, COALGATE 20 Hulbert 21, SALINA 20 ELMORE CITY 22, Lexington 14 Lindsay 32, DIBBLE 20 DAVIS 35, Marietta 7 Millwood 49, CROOKED OAK 12 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 28, Morrison 27 ALVA 28, Newkirk 24 Nowata 44, OKLAHOMA UNION 6 PERRY 28, Pawnee 7 Prague 36, OKEMAH 24 Stroud 27, HOLDENVILLE 20 KINGSTON 31, Tishomingo 8 Vian 42, LIBERTY 6 Walters 30, FREDERICK 12 Washington 28, HOBART 27 CHISHOLM 34, Watonga 7 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 49, Wellston 6 Wyandotte 20, PAWHUSKA 14 Class A Afton 48, FOYIL 14 HOMINY 28, Barnsdall 21 QUAPAW 21, Baxter Springs, Kan. 20 FAIRVIEW 24, Beaver 20 Carnegie 28, CORDELL 24 RUSH SPRINGS 26, Central Marlow 18 Community Christian 28, WAYNE 22 Crossings Christian 20, CRESCENT 16 Drumright 18, MOUNDS 14 SUMMIT CHR. 28, Fairland 14 Healdton 26, EMPIRE 12 Hollis 48, HINTON 20 SNYDER 20, Mangum 14 WYNNEWOOD 32, Minco 28 Mooreland 35, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 RINGLING 33, OKC Patriots 14 CASHION 44, Okeene 7 Okla. Christian Aca. 28, OKLA. BIBLE 24 WARNER 34, Porter 22 CENTRAL SALLISAW 38, Quinton 20 KETCHUM 40, Rejoice Christian 28 HOOKER 28, Sayre 12 Stratford 44, KONAWA 6 Talihina 56, GORE 6 Thomas 28, TEXHOMA 21 VELMA-ALMA 42, Wilson 14 KIEFER 52, Yale 7 Class B ALEX 54, Bray-Doyle 6 MERRITT 52, Canton 8 Davenport 58, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 12 WOODLAND 42, Depew 38 Dewar 56, CANADIAN 6 CADDO 38, Gans 24 DC-LAMONT 44, Garber 20 PORUM 34, Haileyville 30 Keota 48, ARKOMA 28 Kremlin-Hillsdale 36, TURPIN 20 Laverne 44, POND CREEK-HUNTER 38 MAYSVILLE 54, Macomb 6 Maud 34, GEARY 24 Oaks 52, WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 6 Ringwood 42, WAUKOMIS 22 Seiling 56, PIONEER 8 ALLEN 40, Strother 12 CYRIL 44, Waurika 30 Welch 34, WATTS 28 Weleetka 42, WETUMKA 38 Class C Bluejacket 42, COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 28 SHARON-MUTUAL 54, Buffalo 12 Cave Springs 56, BOKOSHE 6 Cherokee 28, SHATTUCK 24 Coyle 58, REGENT PREP 12 GRANDFIELD 54, Duke 8 Fox 48, SW COVENANT 8 Medford 56, COPAN 8 THACKERVILLE 52, Midway 6 Mt. View-Gotebo 44, CORN BIBLE 14 Paoli 42, BOWLEGS 20 TIMBERLAKE 42, Prue 14 Ryan 34, TEMPLE 28 Sasakwa 40, WEBBERS FALLS 16 Tipton 56, GRACEMONT 6 BALKO 50, Waynoka 44 Independent DESTINY CHRISTIAN 56, Wright Christian 20 Life Christian 36, IMMANUEL CHR. 24 Tulsa NOAH 48, LIGHTHOUSE CHR. 20 Saturday’s games Class 2A Luther 50, NORTHEAST 12 Independent OSD 48, MISSISSIPPI DEAF 38 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa...
The Oklahoman's Week 3 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 17, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every game in the state. Last week’s record: 127-51 (71.3 pct.) Overall record: 262-98 (72.8 pct.) NEWSOK VARSITY STATS APP: Stats, schedules, scores and more in the palm of your hand from The Oklahoman Thursday’s Games Class 6A Choctaw 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 21 EDMOND MEMORIAL 28, Mustang 24 Norman 21, MOORE 14 LAWTON 42, Sapulpa 14 Class 5A Tulsa Edison 48, TULSA HALE 8 Class 4A ANADARKO 28, Midwest City JV 0 Class 3A Tulsa Webster 28, CAPITOL HILL 24 Wynnewood 34, CENTENNIAL 16 Class A KIEFER 42, Beggs JV 20 Quapaw 28, JOPLIN, MO. JV 24 Friday’s Games Class 6A ENID 17, Bartlesville 14 TULSA UNION 31, Broken Arrow 17 MIDWEST CITY 24, Del City 22 STILLWATER 21, Edmond North 14 Fayetteville, Ark. 28, MUSKOGEE 21 Jenks 31, OWASSO 24 LAWTON MACARTHUR 56, Lawton Ike 28 Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 SHAWNEE 35, Ponca City 14 PUTNAM CITY 28, Putnam City West 24 GUTHRIE 30, Sand Springs 18 CLAREMORE 20, Siloam Springs, Ark. 14 EDMOND SANTA FE 32, Southmoore 20 BIXBY 34, Springdale, Ark. 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 28, Tulsa East Central 12 Yukon 24, DEER CREEK 21 Class 5A Ardmore 17, GAINESVILLE, TEXAS 12 Carl Albert 24, DUNCAN 8 Catoosa 28, GROVE 14 Chickasha 31, CACHE 28 Collinsville 27, SKIATOOK 20 ADA 19, Durant 12 Elk City 35, ALTUS 28 DALHART, TEXAS 28, Guymon 24 McGuinness 24, WEATHERFORD 13 TULSA CENTRAL 32, Northwest 22 NOBLE 28, Piedmont 21 McALESTER 28, Pryor 24 TAHLEQUAH 21, Sallisaw 20 Southeast 44, U.S. GRANT 28 COWETA 18, Tulsa Kelley 10 TULSA MEMORIAL 33, Tulsa NOAH 21 Western Heights 34, EL RENO 28 Class 4A MANNFORD 20, Bristow 12 Broken Bow 26, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 POTEAU 28, Campus, Kan. 24 Cascia Hall 27, MILLWOOD 22 CLEVELAND 35, Cushing 28 TUTTLE 35, Elgin 7 Harrah 27, PERKINS 20 MULDROW 19, Heavener 13 Meeker 32, TECUMSEH 20 Metro Christian 36, SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21 Newcastle 45, BLANCHARD 28 Nowata 28, MIAMI 20 Oologah 20, GLENPOOL 14 CLINTON 38, PLAINVIEW 21 Seminole 42, McLOUD 8 Mount St. Mary 44, SANTA FE SOUTH 16 LOCUST GROVE 42, Stilwell 17 Tulsa McLain 27, HILLDALE 22 Vinita 21, DEWEY 20 Wagoner 28, FORT GIBSON 22 Woodward 35, TULSA ROGERS 12 Class 3A BEGGS 28, Berryhill 24 KINGFISHER 42, Bethany 35 PRAGUE 28, Bethel 14 FREDERICK 18, Comanche 12 Douglass 34, STAR SPENCER 20 CHECOTAH 27, Eufaula 24 JAY 28, Gravette, Ark. 27 Hennessey 30, JONES 28 STIGLER 21, Henryetta 14 Heritage Hall 28, DAVIS 27 VALLIANT 18, Hugo 12 SPERRY 22, Inola 16 John Marshall 42, CROOKED OAK 8 Kansas 32, WESTVILLE 14 VIAN 44, Keys (Park Hill) 16 IDABEL 28, Konawa 24 KELLYVILLE 31, Liberty 22 OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN 42, Lincoln Chr. 38 Lindsay 28, PAULS VALLEY 12 Little Axe 45, CHANDLER 42 KINGSTON 26, Madill 21 OKEMAH 28, Morris 12 OKC Legion 30, DICKSON 20 ROLAND 35, Okmulgee 18 Purcell 34, LEXINGTON 20 Sanger, Texas 44, LONE GROVE 31 Spiro 42, HASKELL 22 BRIDGE CREEK 28, Sulphur 27 Tonkawa 22, BLAKCWELL 18 ADAIR 34, Verdigris 24 Victory Christian 48, SHILOH CHR. 12 MARLOW 28, Washington 24 Class 2A ANTLERS 32, Atoka 20 LUTHER 40, Cashion 37 SALINA 34, Chelsea 14 Chisholm 26, THOMAS 24 Colcord 30, COMMERCE 16 Dibble 32, WAYNE 28 CANEY VALLEY 24, Drumright 20 OKLAHOMA UNION 21, Fairland 14 Hartshorne 26, COALGATE 20 Healdton 18, TISHOMINGO 14 Hobart 28, ALVA 22 Hominy 28, PAWHUSKA 14 MOUNDS 28, Hulbert 27 RINGLING 29, Marietta 13 Northeast 35, OKLAHOMA CHR. ACADEMY 28 Okeene 16, NEWKIRK 12 WARNER 24, Panama 22 Pawnee 26, YALE 20 CHOUTEAU 28, Porter 14 Quinton 30, POCOLA 8 Savanna 20, WILBURTON 14 WALTERS 24, Snyder 16 WEWOKA 30, Stratford 20 Stroud 20, PERRY 8 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 22, Talihina 14 HOLDENVILLE 16, Wellston 14 MARIONVILLE, MO. 20, WYANDOTTE 12 Class A Apache 42, CROSSINGS CHR. 7 HOLLIS 28, Beaver 14 CENTRAL MARLOW 20, Carnegie 14 Community Christian 24, SUMMIT CHR. 20 Cordell 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 8 MOORELAND 22, Crescent 14 VELMA-ALMA 24, Elmore City 16 CENTRAL SALLISAW 22, Foyil 6 Hinton 28, EMPIRE 14 Ketchum 20, GORE 12 Minco 27, RUSH SPRINGS 16 MORRISON 28, Oklahoma Bible 27 BARNSDALL 24, Rejoice Christian 20 MANGUM 14, Sayre 8 HOOKER 28, Syracuse, Kan. 6 Texhoma 32, at VEGA, TEXAS 12 FAIRVIEW 14, Watonga 13 Class B Alex 48, ALLEN 22 CYRIL 54, Bray-Doyle 28 Caddo 34, CANADIAN 16 RINGWOOD 42, Canton 20 Coyle 54, WELCH 8 Davenport 48, GARBER 16 Depew 44, WESLEYAN CHR. 30 Dewar 60, ARKOMA 24 WETUMKA 42, Gans 24 KEOTA 56, Haileyville 6 MERRITT 48, Kremlin-Hillsdale 20 Laverne 56, TURPIN 6 MAUD 48, Macomb 8 Oaks 52, SOUTH COFFEYVILLE 28 Pond Creek-Hunter 46, PIONEER 12 Seiling 56, WAUKOMIS 38 GEARY 34, Strother 28 MAYSVILLE 34, Waurika 20 Weleetka 54, PORUM 8 Woodland 56, WATTS 6 Class C Bluejacket 42, TIMBERLAKE 34 SHATTUCK 58, Boise City 8 WAYNOKA 48, Buffalo 6 Cave Springs 36, MIDWAY 28 COVINGTON-DOUGLAS 42, Copan 30 Destiny Christian 60, BOKOSHE 6 Duke 34, TEMPLE 20 Fox 54, PAOLI 8 Grandfield 54, GRACEMONT 8 DC-LAMONT 52, Medford 6 BALKO 54, OKC Patriots 6 Ryan 48, SW COVENANT 22 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, Sharon-Mutual 34 Thackerville 48, SASAKWA 6 Tipton 58, CORN BIBLE 12 CHEROKEE 48, Tyrone 0 Webbers Falls 34, BOWLEGS 28 Independent Casady 28, TRINITY VALLEY 24 ARLINGTON OAKRIDGE 34, Holland Hall 14 WRIGHT CHRISTIAN 42, Life Christian 34 Regent Prep 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 28 Saturday’s Game OSD 48, LOUISIANA DEAF 44 *-Home team in CAPS
Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola...
The Oklahoman's Week 2 high school football picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 10, 2014Every week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last week’s record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Season record: 135-47 (74.2 pct.) Thursday’s Games Class 6A Bixby 28, TULSA EAST CENTRAL 24 EDMOND SANTA FE 44, Moore 20 NORMAN NORTH 38, Yukon 17 Class 4A SANTA FE SOUTH 35, SeeWorth Aca. 14 Class 3A Locust Grove 45, KANSAS 12 Class 2A Pocola 36, Poteau JV 14 Class B DEPEW 40, OSD 24 Independent Wright Christian 46, Eagle Point Chr. 28 Friday’s Games Class 6A Bartlesville 28, CASCIA HALL 17 Bentonville, Ark. 17, BROKEN ARROW 7 Deer Creek 21, NORMAN 17 Edmond Memorial 20, EDMOND NORTH 14 Enid 28, SAND SPRINGS 24 Guthrie 44, PONCA CITY 10 TULSA UNION 31, Jenks 28 DEL CITY 55, Lawton Eisenhower 28 LAWTON 28, Lawton MacArthur 27 Midwest City 21, CARL ALBERT 20 Owasso 35, MUSKOGEE 14 CHOCTAW 42, Putnam City 28 Putnam North 28, PUTNAM WEST 24 Rogers, Ark. 21, CLAREMORE14 Sapulpa 48, TULSA HALE 12 WESTMOORE 28, Southmoore 20 MUSTANG 45, Stillwater 28 TULSA WASHINGTON 49, Tulsa Central 8 Class 5A ANADARKO 42, Altus 8 Ardmore 28, DURANT 12 WESTERN HEIGHTS 40, Capitol Hill 12 COLLINSVILLE 28, Catoosa 14 GROVE 22, Jay 18 Liberal, Kan. 35, GUYMON 14 McAlester 35, COWETA 28 McGuinness 17, TULSA KELLEY 14 Noble 28, CHICKASHA 14 NORTHWEST 35, Northeast 28 Pryor 24, WAGONER 20 Shawnee 35, DUNCAN 14 Skiatook 20, OOLOGAH 14 ELK CITY 31, Southeast 24 Stilwell 14, TAHLEQUAH 13 Tulsa Edison 30, TULSA MEMORIAL 22 Weatherford 17, PIEDMONT 13 Woodward 20, EL RENO 12 Class 4A HOBART 27, Cache 20 HERITAGE HALL 24, Clinton 21 HILLDALE 17, Fort Gibson 14 BEGGS 32, Glenpool 27 BROKEN BOW 28, Idabel 22 HARRAH 27, Jones 20 ADA 31, Madill 28 CLEVELAND 30, Mannford 10 Marlow 24, ELGIN 17 McLoud 30, PERKINS 20 VERDIGRIS 27, Miami 24 SPIRO 28, Muldrow 6 Oklahoma Christian 24, METRO CHR. 20 Poteau 34, VAN BUREN, ARK. 28 Seminole 49, TECUMSEH 7 SALLISAW 28, Stigler 20 BRISTOW 30, Stroud 22 TULSA McLAIN 28, Tulsa NOAH 24 NEWCASTLE 28, Tuttle 27 NOWATA 21, Vinita 17 Class 3A Berryhill 35, CUSHING 28 NEWKIRK 20, Blackwell 16 LEXINGTON 21, Bridge Creek 20 KELLYVILLE 34, Caney Valley 18 BLANCHARD 24, Casady 20 Chandler 28, MEEKER 21 Checotah 32, HENRYETTA 14 Chr. Heritage 42, MOUNT ST. MARY 28 LITTLE AXE 34, Crooked Oak 16 Davis 42, SULPHUR 14 PAWHUSKA 28, Dewey 24 LINDSAY 30, Dickson 17 HARTSHORNE 34, Eufaula 10 Haskell 14, MORRIS 13 John Marshall 38, CENTENNIAL 26 Kingfisher 40, HENNESSEY 20 VICTORY CHRISTIAN 49, Lighthouse Chr. 7 Lincoln Christian 42, HOLLAND HALL 14 Lincoln, Ark. 28, KEYS (PARK HILL) 21 Lone Grove 42, HUGO 7 BETHANY 45, OKC Legion 8 Okemah 28, BETHEL 12 PLAINVIEW 26, Pauls Valley 13 WASHINGTON 18, Purcell 12 Roland 35, SEQ.-TAHLEQUAH 14 Salina 21, INOLA 14 Seq. Claremore 28, SPERRY 6 COMANCHE 14, Tishomingo 13 Tulsa Rogers 26, TULSA WEBSTER 22 U.S. Grant 22, OKMULGEE 18 KINGSTON 35, Valliant 7 Vian 28, HEAVENER 6 COLCORD 27, Westville 22 Class 2A Adair 46, WYANDOTTE 6 COMMERCE 28, Afton 26 Alva 24, OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21 TALIHINA 41, Antlers 16 Barnsdall 21, OKLAHOMA UNION 20 PANAMA 28, Central Sallisaw 20 Chouteau 24, KETCHUM 16 SAVANNA 42, Coalgate 14 Empire 20, WALTERS 14 CHISHOLM 42, Fairview 20 CHELSEA 27, Foyil 16 Holdenville 20, ATOKA 14 Hominy 28, PAWNEE 18 FREDERICK 30, Mangum 12 ELMORE CITY 18, Marietta 14 TONKAWA 28, Morrison 21 CRESCENT 28, Perry 6 LUTHER 35, Prague 20 Rush Springs 30, DIBBLE 16 Summit Christian 46, LIBERTY 6 Warner 27, HULBERT 14 Wewoka 28, KONAWA 21 QUINTON 22, Wilburton 6 Yale 28, WELLSTON 20 Class A SYRACUSE, KAN. 20, Beaver 16 SNYDER 29, Burns Flat-Dill City 7 COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 34, Carnegie 20 CORDELL 21, Central Marlow 20 MINCO 28, Crossings Christian 21 Drumright 16, PORTER 14 TEXHOMA 22, Gruver, Texas 14 STRATFORD 24, Healdton 22 Hollis 42, HOOKER 6 Humboldt, Kan. 27, QUAPAW 14 Kiefer 42, REJOICE CHRISTIAN 14 CASHION 35, Mooreland 16 Mounds 28, GORE 7 THOMAS 21, Okeene 7 WAYNE 32, Okla. Christian Aca. 13 HINTON 24, Sayre 14 WYNNEWOOD 35, Velma-Alma 34 APACHE 37, Wilson 20 Class B Allen 56, MACOMB 6 Arkoma 38, GANS 26 Canadian 28, HAILEYVILLE 24 ALEX 44, Cyril 6 Garber 48, OAKS 20 Geary 56, BRAY-DOYLE 42 Keota 42, WELEETKA 34 WAURIKA 38, Maud 20 Maysville 56, STROTHER 22 SEILING 44, Merritt 28 CANTON 34, Pioneer 28 DEWAR 56, Porum 6 Ringwood 48, KREMLIN-HILLSDALE 8 WELCH 32, South Coffeyville 28 POND CREEK-HUNTER 48, Turpin 12 DAVENPORT 54, Watts 6 LAVERNE 58, Waukomis 20 WOODLAND 42, Wesleyan Christian 20 Wetumka 40, CADDO 28 Class C Balko 42, ROLLA, KAN. 28 BOKOSHE 28, Bowlegs 24 Cherokee 54, BUFFALO 8 RYAN 44, Corn Bible 28 Covington-Douglas 34, MEDFORD 30 Coyle 54, PRUE 16 BLUEJACKET 56, DC-Lamont 40 Fox 60, WEBBERS FALLS 14 DUKE 48, Gracemont 44 CAVE SPRINGS 28, Paoli 24 Regent Prep 54, COPAN 38 Sasakwa 42, MIDWAY 26 Shattuck 58, SHARON-MUTUAL 28 MT. VIEW-GOTEBO 38, SW Covenant 22 TIPTON 56, Temple 8 Thackerville 54, GRANDFIELD 52 Timberlake 34, WAYNOKA 24 BOISE CITY 40, Tyrone 14 Independent Destiny Christian 40, OKC PATRIOTS 16 CLAREMORE CHR. 42, Immanuel Chr. 14 Saturday’s Game Class 3A Douglass 28, MILLWOOD 24 *Home team in CAPS
Defending state champion Kingfisher blasted Woodward 38-0 behind a smothering defense and strong running game Friday night. Junior running back Nick Smith rushed for 103 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns for the top-ranked Yellowjackets. Smith also kicked a 53-yard field goal. Kingfisher’s defense limited Woodward to three first downs and 67 yards of total offense as linebacker...
High school football roundup: Defending champion Kingfisher blanks Woodward
Compiled by Ed Godfrey, from staff reports | Sep 5, 2014Defending state champion Kingfisher blasted Woodward 38-0 behind a smothering defense and strong running game Friday night. Junior running back Nick Smith rushed for 103 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns for the top-ranked Yellowjackets. Smith also kicked a 53-yard field goal. Kingfisher’s defense limited Woodward to three first downs and 67 yards of total offense as linebacker Trey Weoman recorded a team-high 11 tackles. The Yellowjackets’ defense also intercepted three passes, including a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown by defensive tackle Kolton Mueggenborg, who also had eight tackles. Defensive backs Wendell Prim and Trey Borelli also had interceptions as Woodward completed just one pass. Kingfisher’s first score of the game was on a 67-yard pass to Jace Sternberger from quarterback Docker Haub. Giles has big night for Western Heights Running back Gerald Giles rushed for 303 yards on just 12 carries as Western Heights belted U.S. Grant, 54-2. Giles scored three touchdowns, including two 80-yard runs as the Jets led 29-0 after the first quarter. Quarterback J.T. Lewis was 7 of 10 passing for 165 yards and four touchdowns for Western Heights. Duke leads Bethany to victory Bethany quarterback Kyle Duke accounted for four touchdowns and 294 yards of total offense to lead the Bronchos to a 32-26 victory over Marlow. Duke was 19 of 30 through the air for 211 yards with no interceptions and a touchdown. On the ground, Duke ran for three more scores, rushing for 83 yards on 20 carries. Guthrie rolls over Duncan Guthrie compiled 409 yards in total offense, including 323 on the ground, as the Bluejays pounded Duncan 47-6 at Jelsma Stadium. Senior running back Idae Alexander scored three touchdowns while rushing for 197 yards on 25 carries. Alexander added his fourth touchdown and the final score of the game on a 95-yard kickoff return. Cashion trounces Yale behind Liebman’s four TDs Cashion running back Blakely Liebman scored four touchdowns as the fifth-ranked Wildcats rolled to a season-opening 50-14 victory over Yale. Liebman scored on runs of 15, 1 and 1 yards and also returned a punt 61 yards for a score. Payton Maroney returned a kick 90 yards for a touchdown for the Wildcats. Cashion quarterback Matt Harman was 17 of 19 passing for 201 yards in the game. The Wildcats led 44-0 at halftime. Lindsey to LittleJim deady connection for Christian Heritage Quarterback Spencer Lindsey tossed three touchdown passes in the first quarter to lead Christian Heritage to a 35-7 victory over Santa Fe South. Gabe LittleJim caught two TD passes and had 83 of Christian Heritage's 202 total passing yards on the night. Joseph Lemieux added two rushing touchdowns as Christian Heritage held Santa Fe South scoreless for the first three quarters. Standlee, Bagwell lead Meeker past Prague Jake Standlee returned two interceptions for touchdowns as Meeker downed Prague, 35-22. Wide receiver Levi Bagwell caught four passes for 91 yards and returned a kickoff 75 yards for a score for Meeker. Bagwell and Standless combined for 299 all-purpose yards. Fourth quarter surge carries Hennessey past Elgin Abraham Ortega had 220 yards of total offense, including 125 receiving, as Hennessey defeated Elgin, 30-7. Ortega made an impact on both sides of the ball, recording five tackles and a sack while playing defensive end. He scored twice, one on a 4-yard run and the other on an 80-yard reception from Tony Mendoza, who also added a 10-yard touchdown run for Hennessey. The Eagles broke open a close game with a 17-point fourth quarter. OCS shuts out Ringling Senior running back Luke Frankfurt rushed for 131 yards on 12 carries to lead Oklahoma Christian to a 29-0 victory over Ringling in a battle of ranked teams. Frankfurt scored on a 33-yard run while Connor Sykes added a 3-yard scoring run for the Saints. Corbin Mez caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Thomas Qualls. Ringling is ranked No. 2 in Class A while Oklahoma Christian is No. 10 in Class 2A. Seminole nips Harrah behind Harvey’s five touchdowns Seminole quarterback Doc Harvey rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more as the Chieftains edged Harrah, 34-32. The senior quarterback carried the ball 19 times for 111 yards and tossed touchdown passes of 46 yards to Max Guest and 23 yards to Dake Reese. Reese also gained 127 yards on 19 carries for Seminole, ranked No. 4 in Class 3A. Sheppard’s two TDs carries Little Axe Little Axe's Jacob Sheppard had touchdown runs of 27 and 25 yards as the Indians defeated Lexington, 22-15. Sheppard rushed for 133 yards on 17 carries and had two receptions for 37 yards. CORRECTION: Two Christian Heritage football players' names -- Spencer Lindsey and Joseph Lemieux -- were spelled incorrectly in Saturday's editions. Lindsey threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter to lead Christian Heritage to a 35-7 victory over Santa Fe South, while Lemieux added two rushing touchdowns. (This story has been corrected.)
Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.
High school football: The Oklahoman's Week 1 picks
By Scott Wright | Sep 3, 2014Each week, The Oklahoman’s Scott Wright will predict the score of every high school football game in the state. Last year’s record: 1,551-364 (81.0 pct.) Thursday Class 6A Edmond Memorial 28, SOUTHMOORE 24 NORMAN NORTH 31, Norman 13 Class 5A COLLINSVILLE 28, Oologah 20 Weatherford 44, SOUTHEAST 20 Class 4A Broken Bow 34, VALLIANT 6 Cleveland 40, HOMINY 8 ALMA (ARK.) 35, Poteau 20 Roland 35, MULDROW 10 Class 3A WASHINGTON 35, Bridge Creek 12 INOLA 28, Chelsea 13 VELMA-ALMA 22, Comanche 16 CASADY 42, Heritage Hall 38 Kingston 14, DICKSON 12 DOUGLASS 48, Northeast 12 Locust Grove 42, Salina 8 Class 2A Crescent 28, NEWKIRK 14 PANAMA 40, Gore 14 Hartshorne 44, HOLDENVILLE 12 Talihina 48, WILBURTON 6 Oklahoma Union 14, QUAPAW 13 Class A Carnegie 28, BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY 12 Class B GEARY 42, Canton 38 DEER CREEK-LAMONT 40, Kremlin-Hillsdale 22 POND CREEK-HUNTER 42, Medford 12 BLUEJACKET 48, Welch 20 Class C Shattuck 56, Pioneer JV 6 Friday Class 6A JENKS 56, Bixby 16 Choctaw 35, SAPULPA 20 PRYOR 28, Claremore 22 STILLWATER 30, Deer Creek 27 Edmond Santa Fe 24, EDMOND NORTH 20 Fayetteville (Ark.) 35, LAWTON EISENHOWER 14 Lawton 28, SALINA (KAN.) CENTRAL 21 McALESTER 42, Muskogee 28 Mustang 28, YUKON 21 BROKEN ARROW 31, Owasso 17 ENID 28, Ponca City 20 Putnam City 28, PUTNAM CITY NORTH 27 DEL CITY 42, Putnam City West 20 Tulsa East Central 28, BARTLESVILLE 24 SAND SPRINGS 40, Tulsa Hale 12 SOUTHLAKE (TEXAS) CARROLL 35, Tulsa Union 28 MIDWEST CITY 21, Tulsa Washington 20 Westmoore 35, MOORE 7 Class 5A Ada 14, ARDMORE 13 Ashdown (Ark.) 28, DURANT 24 ANADARKO 42, Chickasha 17 Coweta 28, WAGONER 27 GUTHRIE 27, Duncan 21 CALR ALBERT 21, El Reno 7 Grove 28, MIAMI 21 HUGOTON (KAN.) 24, Guymon 14 Lawton MacArthur 33, CLINTON 27 JOHN MARSHALL 32, Northwest Classen 13 Shawnee 28, MCGUINNESS 14 Skiatook 21, PIEDMONT 20 FORT GIBSON 28, Tahlequah 16 NOBLE 21, Tecumseh 14 TULSA MEMORIAL 28, Tulsa Central 12 TULSA KELLEY 34, Tulsa Edison 30 WESTERN HEIGHTS 28, U.S. Grant 22 Vernon (Texas) 27, ALTUS 21 Class 4A McLOUD 35, Bethel 14 TUTTLE 28, Blanchard 21 CUSHING 27, Bristow 24 PAMPA (TEXAS) 28, Elk City 18 Glenpool 35, BERRYHILL 34 SEMINOLE 28, Harrah 27 Hennessey 35, ELGIN 14 CASCIA HALL 28, Holland Hall 20 CACHE 20, Iowa Park (Texas) 17 VINITA 20, JAY 13 TULSA McLAIN 14, Mannford 7 Newcastle 28, PAULS VALLEY 14 Sallisaw 31, CATOOSA 28 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE 42, Santa Fe South 7 Spiro 28, STILWELL 24 METRO CHRISTIAN 35, Tulsa NOAH 27 Woodward 21, KINGFISHER 20 Class 3A Beggs 40, EUFAULA 14 Centennial 28, CAPITOL HILL 12 Chandler 24, OKMULGEE 14 Hartford (Ark.) 28, WESTVILLE 12 Heavener 21, ATOKA 14 STIGLER 28, Hilldale 21 Hugo 35, IDABEL 14 LINCOLN CHRISTIAN 48, Kansas 12 KIEFER 22, Kellyville 16 CHECOTAH 38, Keys (Park Hill) 8 LITTLE AXE 27, Lexington 24 PURCELL 28, Lindsay 21 LONE GROVE 41, Marietta 14 BETHANY 28, Marlow 21 Meeker 20, PRAGUE 18 HENRYETTA 22, Morris 20 CROOKED OAK 28, Mount St. Mary 24 Nowata 38, DEWEY 12 TULSA ROGERS 21, OKC Legion 18 VERDIGRIS 28, Pawhuska 22 SEQ.-CLAREMORE 21, Perkins-Tryon 14 Perry 30, BLACKWELL 14 Plainview 24, SANGER (TEXAS) 21 TULSA WEBSTER 34, SeeWorth Academy 6 OKEMAH 28, Seq.-Tahlequah 20 ADAIR 44, Sperry 21 MILLWOOD 21, Star Spencer 20 WYNNEWOOD 32, Sulphur 17 MADILL 28, Tishomingo 22 Class 2A Caney Valley 22, BARNSDALL 20 Chisholm 28, OKEENE 24 Chouteau 36, FOYIL 14 AFTON 24, Colcord 22 STROUD 28, Commerce 21 Frederick 21, ELECTRA (TEXAS) 20 HASKELL 14, Ketchum 13 MOUNDS 34, Liberty 12 Luther 28, TONKAWA 27 HOBART 42, Mangum 14 Minco 28, DIBBLE 12 OCS 24, RINGLING 20 MORRISON 35, Pawnee 16 Pocola 28, CENTRAL SALLISAW 21 HULBERT 14, Porter 7 Savanna 32, ANTLERS 20 Stratford 35, COALGATE 14 Thomas 21, ALVA 7 Walters 40, WILSON 16 Wellston 28, DRUMRIGHT 14 Wyandotte 42, FAIRLAND 14 Class A Apache 44, RUSH SPRINGS 20 TEXHOMA 28, Booker (Texas) 24 Central Marlow 20, SNYDER 16 Community Christian 31, OCA 20 Cordell 24, SAYRE 12 REJOICE CHRISTIAN 34, Crossings Christian 24 EMPIRE 28, Elmore City 21 OKLAHOMA BIBLE 21, Fairview 20 ELKHART (KAN.) 28, Hooker 14 KONAWA 30, Quinton 28 BEAVER 31, Stanton County (KAN.) 14 Summit Christian 35, WARNER 21 Watonga 28, HINTON 8 Wayne 35, HEALDTON 16 HOLLIS 42, Wellington (Texas) 21 CASHION 48, Yale 14 Class B Arkoma 44, BOKOSHE 8 ALEX 44, Caddo 38 Cave Springs 48, WATTS 8 Cherokee 56, PIONEER 0 Claremore Chr. 42, S. COFFEYVILLE 28 WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN 28, Copan 14 MERRITT 44, Corn Bible 24 GARBER 56, Covington-Douglas 20 Davenport 54, WELEETKA 34 Dewar 60, WOODLAND 28 DEPEW 38, Haileyville 34 Keota 56, IMMANUEL CHRISTIAN 14 CYRIL 44, Life Christian 28 SASAKWA 38, Macomb 6 Maud 56, BOWLEGS 6 Maysville 44, PAOLI 12 Mountain View-Gotebo 42, BRAY-DOYLE 6 Oaks 56, GANS 8 WEBBERS FALLS 48, Porum 8 Ryan 42, WAURIKA 12 Seiling 56, SHARON-MUTUAL 38 Strother 40, CANADIAN 32 RINGWOOD 56, Timberlake 38 Waukomis 56, BUFFALO 8 Wetumka 48, ALLEN 42 Class C WAYNOKA 38, Duke 28 Gracemont 40, PRUE 24 Grandfield 56, OKC PATRIOTS 14 BALKO 48, Moscow (Kan.) 18 DESTINY CHR. 44, Southwest Covenant 28 THACKERVILLE 56, Temple 12 Tipton 54, FOX 42 BOISE CITY 28, Wiley (Colo.) 24 Wright Christian 34, MIDWAY 28 Saturday Class 3A Victory Christian 42, JONES 28 (at Choctaw) Class 2A DAVIS 28, Vian 22 (at Choctaw) Class A Mooreland 42, CHISHOLM JV 14 Independent Missouri Deaf 54, OSD 48 *Home team in CAPS
Oklahoma State football: Candidates for eight freshmen Mike Gundy says will play against Florida StateAug 26, 2014
The Oklahoma State coach has said twice in the past week that at least eight true freshmen will play in the season opener on Saturday. But Gundy hasn't identified those players. Here's a closer look at eight new faces who have the potential to fill those roles.
Oklahoma State football: Candidates for eight freshmen Mike Gundy says will play against Florida State
By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Aug 26, 2014STILLWATER — Among all the statistics that show Oklahoma State’s inexperience this season, none have quite the punch as a certain sound bite coach Mike Gundy gave during a radio interview on Monday. The Cowboys, he said, will play at least eight true freshmen on Saturday against Florida State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “I mentioned to them as a team in a group setting, I said, ‘You guys have a great opportunity … you’re playing high school ball last year and now you get to play the returning national champions.’ I kind of looked at some of them and they looked at me,” Gundy recalled in an interview with SiriusXM College radio. “And I said, ‘Now, you guys do know you’ve got to go out there and play?’ I kind of joked with them a little bit.” If Gundy’s prediction becomes a reality, those freshman Cowboys will have quite the story to tell their grandkids someday — about their first college football game coming against the reigning Heisman winner in an NFL stadium on prime-time TV. It also shows why the Vegas odds are against the Cowboys. Those freshmen step in as 17 starters from last season are gone. But paired with the unknown is optimism. The final word out of fall camp was that the incoming class was focused and prepared to a level that surprised even the most veteran Cowboys. “A lot of these young guys are actually really mature for their age,” senior defensive tackle James Castleman said. “A lot of these young guys came in with the attitude; they want to kill, they want to play. Football comes first for a lot of them. They’re not expecting to be redshirted … they’re expecting to get out there and make plays.” Gundy hasn’t identified those eight freshmen he says will play. But if you examine that crop of young Cowboys in terms of OSU’s most glaring needs this season, a few stand out as legitimate candidates. Here’s a look at eight possible options for true freshmen who might play Week 1 and beyond this season. — — — LB Justin Phillips / 6-0, 215 / Pearland, Texas Phillips is one freshman who likely won’t be fazed by the setting on Saturday. He completed his high school football career eight months ago inside AT&T Stadium with a loss in the state title game. Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer specifically mentioned Phillips as a standout in the Cowboys’ final fall camp scrimmage. High school credentials: Phillips finished his senior year at Pearland (Texas) High School with 86 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. He also returned a fumble 88 yards for a touchdown in the state championship game. Other offers included Baylor, Boise State and Iowa State. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “Justin Phillips has really showed up. He can tackle.” — Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer — — — LB Gyasi Akem / 6-1, 210 / Broken Arrow, Okla. Akem certainly looks the part with his physique and athleticism. The Broken Arrow product was among the top-10 most highly touted outside linebacker recruits in the nation last season. If given the opportunity, he could provide needed depth at linebacker and on special teams in 2014. High school credentials: At Broken Arrow, he recorded 67 tackles, one sack and one interception last season to earn all-state honors from The Oklahoman. Akem received offers from more than dozen top programs, including Oklahoma, Clemson, Kansas State, Baylor and Tennessee. Rivals ranking: 4 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “He could have the size to play multiple positions, like inside linebacker or outside linebacker.” — Spencer. — — — LB Kirk Tucker / 6-2, 190 / Tucker, Ga. Tucker is one of the potential replacements for Shaun Lewis at “star” linebacker, a hybrid position that requires length and speed. Those both seem to be strong attributes for Tucker, whose reported 40-yard dash time is 4.55 seconds. High school credentials: Tucker put up impressive numbers as a safety at Tucker (Ga.) High School his senior year: 55 tackles, eight sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles. He held scholarship offers from Oregon, Ohio State, Stanford and others. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “He’s a safety; outside linebacker and the first thing that jumps out at you on film is his blitz skills and he’s a very aggressive player.” — Spencer. — — — CB Juwan Offray / 5-11, 180 / New Orleans Offray’s signing is an example of the OSU recruiting staff’s range outside Texas and Oklahoma. His talents will likely land him in the defensive backfield rotation and on special teams. Offray is hyper-athletic as a former three-sport standout. High school credentials: Offray played at New Orleans’ Edna Karr High School, a powerhouse in southeast Louisiana, where he was an all-state selection. Offray also played offense and defense in an All-American game. He had offers from Nebraska and South Alabama. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “He is going to play corner for us, but then will also provide, especially early in his career, big-time depth on special teams.” — Cornerbacks coach Van Malone. — — — CB Ramon Richards / 6-0, 180 / San Antonio Richards is a project player with a ton of upside. He starred mostly at quarterback in high school and played sparingly in the defensive backfield. But Richards’ athletic ability was off the charts. So coaches offered him a spot at cornerback, and because of depth issues, Richards could be utilized early in his career. High school credentials: Richards passed for 1,630 yards with 13 touchdowns and rushed for 642 yards with 13 additional scores for Brackenridge High School in San Antonio. That earned him first-team all-area honors. Richards had a choice of schools that included Harvard, Yale, Rice and Houston. Rivals ranking: 2 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “What he has is great ability with the ball in his hands, just like what we used to watch with Justin Gilbert, so that excites us.” — Malone. — — — WR James Washington / 6-0, 193 / Stamford, Texas Tyreek Hill was the most hyped Cowboy on offense throughout fall camp. Washington was a close second. His acrobatic skill set and early success in practice have given coaches the difficult choice to either redshirt or play the freshman in a deep group of wideouts. High school credentials: Washington won the Class 1A state championship his senior season at Stamford (Texas) High School. He played on both sides of the ball last year; exceeding 1,300 yards receiving while recording 42 tackles and seven interceptions. Washington had scholarship offers from Texas, TCU, Texas Tech and others. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “Still raw, but he has a great, great athletic gene, I guess you’d call it, because he’s down the field fast. He has great leaping ability, very springy. Soft hands.” — Receivers coach Kasey Dunn. — — — WR Chris Lacy / 6-3, 191 / DeSoto, Texas Coaches are likely debating whether to redshirt Lacy, too. His size, length and speed could make him an immediate deep threat starting this season. He averaged more than 20 yards per catch last year. The Cowboys would love that kind of production in 2014. High school credentials: Lacy was the offensive MVP of a DeSoto (Texas) High School team that reached the state semifinals. He also hauled in 16 touchdowns. Lacy’s offer list included Arizona State, Missouri and Iowa. Rivals ranking: 3 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “I think our system here fits Chris’ skill set very much, so I think it will be a great match and he’s going to have a promising future at Oklahoma State.” — Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. — — — QB Mason Rudolph / 6-4, 217 / Rock Hill, S.C. Here’s the wild card of the group. If both of the other Cowboy quarterbacks struggle early and often in the opener, Gundy might throw Rudolph out there to see how the true freshman responds. If coaches feel like Rudolph is the sure-fire quarterback of the future, there’s no better teacher than experience. High school credentials: Rudolph won a state title last season at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C., and passed for 4,377 yards and 64 touchdowns. He ran a spread offense similar to the Cowboys. Rudolph had offers from Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame and others. Rivals ranking: 4 stars Highlight tape: Quotable: “Mason’s very familiar with that offense and feels real comfortable throwing the ball down the field and gets it out really well. He spins the ball tremendously.” — Yurcich
Morrison returns veteran quarterback and offensive line.
High school football: District A-6 preview
By Chris Brannick | Aug 25, 2014Morrison returns six players on both sides of the football from a team that went 11-2 last season. The Wildcats swept through district play with a 6-0 record before losing to eventual state champ Ringling in the semifinals. Coach Corey Bales said the team will lean on Jordan Quintana for most of its support. The quarterback will work behind an offensive line that has four seniors. “Jordan’s a great runner and a great thrower,” Bales said. “But you can’t run him 30 times and expect him to stay healthy.” Morrison graduated its leading rusher and leading tackler from last season. Bales said Austin Hunsinger will move from defensive end to middle linebacker to help. “He’s got a big job, but I think he’s up for it,” Bales said. “He’s been in the thick of things. He’s a three-year starter.” SOPHOMORES LEAD HOMINY Hominy will once again rely on the running of Tanner McElwey. The sophomore rushed for nearly 1,000 yards as a freshman. “He had almost 1,000 yards and didn’t play in two games last year. He put on 20 to 25 pounds, and he’s expecting bigger this year,” Hominy coach Scott Harmon said. Hominy has a quarterback competition brewing, and Harmon said it’s a good one. Junior Armony Lowery and freshman Daven Collins, who switched from receiver, are battling for the starting job. Senior defensive end Charles Crawford will play an important role in Hominy’s defense. Harmon said Crawford isn’t the strongest kid, but he uses his quickness to get to the quarterback and changes directions as good as anyone. EXTRA POINTS Drumright coach Chuck Terry has one son calling the plays and another taking snaps. Dylan Terry, a former Southern Nazarene quarterback, joins his dad to help junior quarterback Logan Terry turn around a Drumright program that only won one game in 2013… Mounds moves down to Class A from 2A after going 6-4 last season. District A-6 Coaches’ Poll 1. Kiefer (11-2) 2. Morrison (11-2) 3. Mounds (6-4) 4. Hominy (6-6) 5. Barnsdall (5-6) 6. Drumright (1-9) 7. Yale (5-5) *Last year’s record in parentheses