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August 28, 2013

University of Tulsa senior to miss season opener

State briefs

TULSA — The University of Tulsa says senior safety Demarco Nelson will miss the season opener at Bowling Green Thursday night because of academic ineligibility.

The school says Nelson is ineligible per the NCAA’s Progress Toward Degree Requirement.

Nelson’s eligibility for the rest of the season is pending review after an appeal was submitted by the university on Tuesday.

Nelson is a four-year senior from Glenpool.

Oklahoma St. cross country team is preseason No. 1

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University’s men’s cross country team has been named No.1 in the nation in a preseason poll by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Cowboys are the defending champions and winners of three of the past four NCAA titles.

OSU earned 10 of the 12 first-place votes in the national poll.

The Cowboys return four scorers from a year ago — three of whom are now seniors who finished in the top 25 as individuals.

Tom Farrell finished ninth overall in 2012, while teammates Shadrack Kipchirchir and Joseph Manilafasha finished 18th and 24th, respectively. Shane Moskowitz, who finished 53rd last year, also returns.

OSU coach Dave Smith says it’s nice to be recognized, but OSU has to back up its preseason ranking.

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