The Northeastern State women's basketball team fell to Emporia State, 78-64, Saturday at NSU Event Center and suffered its first loss of the season.

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Ja Havens' debut at Northeastern State got off to a sour note Saturday with the RiverHawks failing to make a late comeback and dropped their season opener to Emporia State 76-66 inside the NSU Event Center.

The Northeastern State women's soccer program, under head coach Chase Wooten, picked up seven signees last week.

Northeastern State's men's basketball games vs. Northwest Missouri and Missouri Western on Nov. 19 and 21 will not be played as scheduled due to positive COVID-19 cases for the RiverHawks.

Northeastern State had 14 student-athletes sign a National Letter of Intent across three sports Wednesday.

Senior women’s basketball guard Cenia Hayes is the first four-year player at Northeastern State University under head coach Fala Bullock. She’s the go-to player for the RiverHawks on the court and in the community as the fan base grows.

Both Northeastern State basketball teams have been picked to finish near the bottom of the MIAA Preseason Coaches Polls that were released Tuesday.

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced on Thursday that it’s moving forward with the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.

WARNER – The Connors State Shotgun Shooting Sports Team opened their season in Lincoln, Neb. at the Midland Ice-Out Shoot September 19-20, 2020. Connors State College placed 6th overall team with several individual awards.

The Oklahoma home game experience will not be the same this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.OU will reduce Oklahoma Memorial Stadium’s capacity to 25% and introduce enhanced health and safety measures throughout the venue.OU begins its 2020 against Missouri Stateat 6 p.m. today, which will host roughly 20,300 spectators in the seating bowl and 2,400 others in suites and loge boxes if all available seats are occupied.Here are a few important notes for those planning on attending the game:Mask policyFans will be required to wear a cloth or surgical-style mask that covers both the nose and mouth while inside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, as well as on campus, during a game.Not every face covering will be accepted, including clear face shields, gaiters, buffs, bandanas or masks with valves. Although ifyour mask does not meet OU’s requirements, approved masks will be available for purchase on campus.SeatingOU’s home games will look more like a game in the fourth quarter with a lopsided score, but for the entire game.OU has reduced its stadium capacity, pivoting to “family” seating pods of 2 to 8 tickets.Seats will be arranged to allow for no one to have someone sit behind or in front of them to allow for social distancing. Each pod will also have direct access to an aisle.The minimum space between any two pods in the stadium is three seats.OU will also block off the front six rows of the stadium.TicketsOU’s home game tickets will be digital this season. Attendees can access their tickets with the SoonerSports2Go app. Tickets can also be transferred through the same app.The university says there will be barriers at all ticket booths.Ticket resolution areas can be found at Gates 5 and 7, or at the main ticket office.Tickets will have preferred gate entry locations based on spectators’ seats.There will be an increased number of express lanes throughout the stadium for spectators not bringing in a bag.ConcessionsOU’s myriad concession stands will be 100% cashless this year and offer a new way to order select items.Spectators can place concession-stand orders on the SoonerSports2Go app and retrieve their items at designated pick-up locations.OU will continue its refillable popcorn and soda program this season; although, concession stands will provided prepackaged items for spectators to transfer into their personal containers.The concession stand’s mobile ordering feature will also extend to retail and chairback purchases.ParkingThe SoonerSports2Go app is equipped with WAZE, which will help attendees find designated parking lots. SoonerSports.com has a complete parking map for those that wish to plan ahead.Also, the Lloyd Noble Center bus shuttle will only be available to “at-risk (65 and over) and ADA patrons,” according to the athletics department.TailgatingOU has prohibited tailgating on its campus and parking areas for the 2020 season.Other tailgating-esque events, including the Boomer Bash, Sooner Club Tailgate, Tailgate Guys, Varsity O Tailgate and Walk of Champions are also canceled.Other notes• Restroom and elevator capacity will be limited to allow for distancing• Over 200 hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the stadium• OU will continue to police its clear-bag policy• Concourse seating will be reduced or eliminated in certain areas of the venue.• Apple Pay will be accepted at all concession and retail stands.• Cash-to-card kiosks will be stationed throughout the stadium.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The MIAA CEO Council has announced emergency action for the Association and its member institutions in regard to the 2020-2021 athletic seasons and campus sport activities.

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournament was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around.

The Big Ten is on the verge of canceling football this fall, a historic move in the midst of a global COVID-19 pandemic that has infected more than 5 million people and claimed more than 160,000 lives in the United States.

Christian Cook, a 2020 Northeastern State basketball signee, had a strong performance in Saturday’s Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Large School All-State game at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Eight future Northeastern State football players participated in the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association All-State game Saturday at Oklahoma Baptist University’s Crain Family Stadium in Shawnee.

Three of the 10 Northeastern State men’s basketball signees are frontcourt players.

Head coach Ja Havens has brought aboard Obi Agu, Jack Rusch and Trey Sampson in his first recruiting class at NSU.

Ja Havens’ first signing class needed some immediate help at the guard positions.

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The start to Northeastern State University’s 2020 football season has just been pushed back further due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced on Monday a plan to delay the start of all sports to the week of Sept. 28. Intercollegiate athletic practices will not begin until the week of Aug. 31.

Wide receiver DaShawn Williams and defensive lineman Ian McCullough have signed to continue their football careers at Northeastern State.

After four stints as interim athletic director at Northeastern State, Matt Cochran’s moment has arrived.

Cochran was introduced as the new NSU Director of Athletics in what was an emotional press conference Wednesday morning at the NSU Event Center.

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