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10 Rangers to Watch: Steven Deckard

The Northwestern Oklahoma State Athletic Department will be announcing ten Rangers throughout the summer that Ranger fans can expect to make direct impacts on their team's success. These athletes are leaders for their respective sports and will be...

 

Tramel leads UCO to MIAA Tourney title

EDMOND, Okla. – Ashleigh Tramel's grand slam helped stake Central Oklahoma to an early lead and the No. 21-ranked Bronchos survived some anxious moments before turning back Emporia State 10-6 to cap...

 
 By Ralph D. Russo    Sports    June 25, 2017 

Style vs safety: Do too many football helmets pose a risk?

Oregon football players used three helmets last season — green, black and white — that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. The Ducks were pioneers in football fashion and other schools have followed, using helmets to make a...

 
 By Glen Farley    Sports    June 23, 2017

BASEBALL: Nesseralla relieved to have opportunity with the Rox

BROCKTON, Mass.—He is one of a select few on the Brockton Rox. Brandon Nesseralla isn’t relying on a GPS to guide him around the area. “I still know where I am,” the Rox right-hander said. “I drive around and I know exactly where I am. We...

 
 By Ted Harbin    Sports    June 23, 2017

Allen, Devers finish CNFR in top 10

For the second straight year, two Northwestern Oklahoma State University steer wrestlers finished among the top 10 at the College National Finals Rodeo. Joby Allen of Alva and Cody Devers of Perryton, Texas, finished fourth and 10th, respectively,...

 
 By Jenna Fryer    Sports    June 23, 2017

Day becomes 1st Israeli driver to race at NASCAR's top level

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Alon Day will become the first driver from Israel to compete in NASCAR's top Cup series this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. Day will drive for BK Racing in No. 23 Toyota. The 25-year-old from Tel Aviv as named Israel's 2016...

 

Johnson Named Oklahoma Chapter College Player of the Year

OKLAHOMA CITY – The final award for the 2016 East Central University football season has been awarded to sophomore Louden Johnson by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and The National Football Foundation. He was named the Tigers NFF Oklahoma...

 
 By Melissa Repko    Sports    June 22, 2017

Ex-Cowboy Emmitt Smith high-tech foe of fake collectibles

DALLAS (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith has signed hundreds of helmets, jerseys and scraps of paper. But with each autograph he knows is his, the former Dallas Cowboys running back worries about the fakes that may one day be passed on...

 

Warren Sapp to donate brain for medical research

MIAMI (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is donating his brain for medical research. Sapp announced on social media Tuesday that his brain will go to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death. The 44-year-old said in a statement...

 
 By Doug Ferguson    Sports    June 21, 2017

Agent: Tiger Woods in a clinic for handling pain medication

Tiger Woods has checked into a clinic to get help dealing with prescription medication for pain and a sleep disorder, and his agent is not sure how long he will stay. Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said Tuesday he could not disclose the...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    June 21, 2017

New Oklahoma coach Riley's deal starts at $3.1 million

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lincoln Riley already had a major upgrade in his job title. Now, the Bowl Subdivision's youngest head coach has the financial upgrade to match. Oklahoma's Board of Regents on Tuesday approved a five-year deal that starts at...

 

Oklahoma names Skip Johnson head baseball coach

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has promoted Skip Johnson from pitching coach to head baseball coach. The school made the announcement in a news release Monday. Johnson spent one season at Oklahoma after spending the previous 10 years as an...

 

SE Sends Four to CNFR Finals

CASPER, Wyo. – Heading into the final day of qualification at the College National Finals Rodeo, Southeastern's women are sitting in fifth place while the men are in 20th with four competitors set to compete for national titles in the finals on...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Sports    June 18, 2017

Goldbugs baseball off to a great start in the tournament

The Alva High School Goldbugs baseball team is hosting a tournament with five other teams competing, and the Goldbugs are off to a 3-0 start, kicking off the tournament Friday in the first game,...

 

10 Rangers to Watch series: Kelsi Wilson

The Northwestern Oklahoma State Athletic Department will be announcing ten Rangers throughout the summer that Ranger fans can expect to make direct impacts on their team's success. These athletes are leaders for their respective sports and will be lo...

 

Berry Earns National Championship

CASPER, Wyo. – Southeastern's Denver Berry closed out the 2017 College National Finals Rodeo by winning the steer wrestling national championship on Saturday night in Casper, Wyo. Berry's finish lifted the men's team to an eighth place finish, whil...

 
 By KW Hillis    Sports    June 18, 2017

Oklahoma coach dedicates award to late son

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — James "Coach" Suttles, recently named the Oklahoma Education Association Support Professional of the Year, said his life would probably have been entirely different if it hadn't been for the death of his 3-year-old son James...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    June 18, 2017

SWOSU Rodeo Concludes 2016-17 Season at CNFR

CASPER, Wyo. – SWOSU Rodeo had five individuals competing at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) last week in Casper, Wyo., but the Bulldogs were the victims of tough luck as none of the competitors advanced to the short round on Saturday...

 

Madarang's Three Game-Winning Goals Leads the Philippine to First-Ever Asian Cup

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Rogers State women's soccer signee Eva Madarang helped the Philippine National Team advance to the 2018 AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, scoring a team-high four goals in five qualifying games. Madarang scored the...

 

Mayfield accepts guilty plea for 3 misdemeanors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A prosecutor says Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was fined $300 and ordered to pay court costs after accepting a guilty plea to three misdemeanors following his arrest earlier this year in Fayetteville, Arkansas....

 

7th-annual Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament to be held on June 23

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Southern Arkansas University is pleased to announce that the 7th-Annual Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament, presented by Mustard Seed Wealth Management, will take place on Friday, June 23 at the Magnolia Country Club. The...

 
 By Leslie Nation    Sports    June 16, 2017

AHS Baseball hosts summer baseball tournament

Alva High School Baseball, headed by Scott Baugh, will host a summer baseball tournament starting today and ending on Sunday, June 18. Six teams, including the Alva Goldbugs, will compete in this three-day event that will be held on Crenshaw Field...

 

Ryan Bowen selected to lead baseball program

Northwestern Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Brad Franz announced the hiring of Ryan Bowen as head baseball coach. Bowen has been the lead assistant at Great American Conference foe Southeastern Oklahoma State for the past five seasons where the...

 

Rangers ready for college finale

Ten Rangers are ready to ride for college rodeo's most coveted title. Six men and four women from the Northwestern Oklahoma State University have earned the right to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo, set for June 11-17 at the Casper...

 
 By Barry Wilner    Sports    June 16, 2017

1st 2 claims in NFL concussion settlement total $9 million

The first two claims in the NFL's billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits. The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania overseeing the process was notified Thursday through a...

 

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