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April 2, 2014

OSU’s Bias, OU’s Ellenberg named AP All Americans

State briefs

Oklahoma State’s Tiffany Bias and Oklahoma’s Aaryn Ellenberg have each been named an honorable mention All-American by The Associated Press.

The women’s All-America basketball teams were announced Tuesday.

Both Bias and Ellenberg were previously named to the All-Big 12 team.

The first team included Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, Baylor’s Odyssey Sims, Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, Notre Dame’s Kayla McBride and Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas.

OKC's Durant named Player of the Month

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant has been named the NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for March.

The selection was announced Monday after Durant averaged 34.5 points per game in addition to 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game to help the Thunder to a 10-4 record during the month.

Durant became the first player to average at least 33 points per game in three consecutive months since Michael Jordan during the 1989-90 season.

The Charlotte Bobcats’ Al Jefferson was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month.

UCA’s Rowell named regional wrestler of the year

University of Central Oklahoma national champion wrestler Casy Rowell has been named Central Region Wrestler of the Year.

The selection was made in a vote of the region’s 17 head coaches and announced Tuesday.

Rowell is now one of four regional winners on the ballot for NCAA Division II National Wrestler of the Year.

The 133-pound Rowell won the national title March 15 in Cleveland with a 3-2 overtime victory over defending champion Daniel DeShazier of Nebraska-Kearney. Rowell was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.

OU's Clark chosen to play in College All-Star Game

NORMAN — University of Oklahoma senior forward Cameron Clark has been chosen to play in the 2014 Reese's Division I College All-Star Game, which will be played as part of Final Four Friday.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Tuesday that Clark is one of 21 college seniors selected for the game.

The game will be played starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and will broadcast on a tape-delayed basis Saturday at 11 a.m. by CBS.

Clark is one of 11 members of the West All-Stars and will be coached by Stanford's Johnny Dawkins. Maryland's Mark Turgeon will coach the East All-Stars.

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  • Hooper.jpg Sparking the flame

    Sequoyah High School’s Justin Hooper looking to lead this year

    Last season was Justin’s last chance to play alongside Cody at Sequoyah High School.
    Justin had to battle to win the Indians starting tailback. The coaching staff did not know who was going to be the Indians starting running back coming into fall practice.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NSU-fishing-team.jpg NSU teams compete in fishing tournament

    Three teams from Northeastern State University’s Bass Fishing Team competed in the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Tournament on Grand Lake in Grove on Saturday, June 21.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Johnson, East win easily at All-State

    Jake Johnson was able to hold off Lawton MacArthur’s Trent Meisel at the Class 5A state tournament in May. On Monday at the All-State tournament at Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Johnson had it much easier against Meisel.

    July 29, 2014

  • McMillan-blackboard.jpg Hometown brothers team up for RiverHawks football

    Northeastern State’s football program will include a pair of hometown brothers for the 2014 season.
    Mason McMillan returns for his sophomore season, and this year he will be reunited with his younger brother, Kourtland. The brothers graduated from Tahlequah High School – Mason in 2013, followed by Kourtland in 2014. At Tahlequah, Mason and Kourtland shared the gridiron for one season.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Yurcich ready for second season

    With the 2014 season on the brink, Mike Yurcich, Oklahoma State University football offensive coordinator, is ready for his second year at the helm after coaching a powerful offensive squad a year ago.

    July 28, 2014

  • James_Ethan-(12)-vs.#2CC63C.jpg Back on the line

    RiverHawks’ Ethan James returns to the line healthy and ready for 2014

    RiverHawks offensive lineman Ethan James will enter the 2014 season healthy – something the team, and James, were not in 2013.

    July 25, 2014 2 Photos

  • Sooners shifting several positions

    Experience comes from encountering the same things in the same ways over and over again. Oklahoma’s Geneo Grissom and Julian Wilson have that at defensive end and nickleback in bunches.
    However, both will be seeing new things when practice begins. Grissom is moving to outside linebacker. Wilson will be getting a look at cornerback as his senior season begins

    July 25, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Better police needed for college teams enticed to cheat

    The NCAA once cracked down on colleges that went too far luring top prospects, then it targeted teams that lathered players with special treatment. That was until the NCAA's get-tough approach backfired, rendering it ineffective and creating an opportunity for those who want to play dirty.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • BobBowlsby.jpg Media Week: Change is coming

    Changes are coming to college athletics.
    That was the theme of the state of the conference speech by Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby on the first day of Big 12 Football Media Days.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Peterson.jpg Cowboy quandary: OSU defense trying to replace seven starters

    A year after the best defensive team in the Mike Gundy era, the questions now surround how those few returning starters and second-year defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer can maintain that high level of efficiency.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

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