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NFL bringing more staff back to HQ with saliva virus tests

The NFL is preparing to return most of its employees to team headquarters in Midtown Manhattan later this month and staffers going back to the office will have to take saliva COVID-19 tests every two weeks. No more than half of the 780-member staff...

 

Ranger Dugout Club to host 12th Annual Golf Tournament Aug. 29

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger Dugout Club has announced the 12th Annual Dugout Club Golf Tournament will take place on Aug. 29 at the Alva Golf and Country Club. With a four-man scramble format, the event is set...

 

Broncos' Ja'Wuan James skipping 2020 over COVID-19 concerns

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Right tackle Ja'Wuan James informed the Denver Broncos on Monday that he's opting out of the 2020 season over coronavirus concerns. The Broncos were counting on their headliner from last year's free agent class to bounce bac...

 

The crazy ride of 2020

What a ride this year has been! I never thought that we would still be dealing with masks, quarantine, and the general confusion that has defined our lives for the past seven months. I am grateful that we live in a relatively safe area and those who...

 

Military chief: Troops were issued bayonets in DC unrest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C., last month in response to civil unrest over the killing of...

 

White House: Trump not briefed on 'unverified' bounties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn't briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in...

 
 By ARNIE STAPLETON    Sports    June 7, 2020

NFL players both eager & anxious to return during pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Seasonal colds and the flu spread through NFL locker rooms just about every year, sending some players home sick while others slog through practices hoping they'll feel better by game day. Last December, the Patriots flew two...

 
 By John Clapp    Local    June 5, 2020

What the Bible says about racism

I am really struggling to write this article. I'd much rather preach and write sermons than articles, but tonight that is not the story. Tonight, I find myself like most of you, angered, confused, worried and absolutely tired of social media and all...

 
 By ARNIE STAPLETON    Sports    May 6, 2020

Lock excited for Elway's endorsement, offensive makeover

At least in one sense it's been an ideal offseason for Drew Lock. Broncos GM John Elway declared the second-year passer his established starter. Then, he went out and added old hands and fast feet in the kind of offensive makeover quarterbacks...

 
 By Chris Maple    Local    May 3, 2020

2020 Football Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction canceled

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s football program has made the difficult decision to cancel the Annual Football Golf Tournament and Benefit Auction set for June 5-6. For the first time in 24 years, the tournament and...

 

Broncos, Raiders, Chargers add speed to try to catch Chiefs

With their blazing speed on offense, the Kansas City Chiefs ran away from their AFC West brethren en route to their first Super Bowl title in half a century. So, explosiveness was a common theme on the draft boards of rival general managers John...

 

SEALs tried to locate US citizen taken by Afghan militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days following the capture of an American contractor in Afghanistan earlier this year, Navy commandos raided a village and detained suspected members of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network while the U.S. intelligence...

 
 By Chris Maple    Local    April 12, 2020

Piekarski to lead Lady Rangers soccer

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University director of athletics Brad Franz has announced Alex Piekarski will take over as the new head coach of the Rangers women's soccer program. Piekarski takes the helm as the sixth head coach, as he...

 
 By Hector Chapa    Regional    April 5, 2020

Why wear face masks in public? Here's what the research shows

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Hector Chapa, Texas A&M University (THE CONVERSATION) With the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have...

 
 By Rev. John Clapp    Local    April 3, 2020

The blessing of a thorn

What a time of history it is that we find ourselves facing. A month ago, lives were normal. All of us were making plans for the spring – graduations, reunions, summer vacations; like I said, normal. Then came the storm. A microscopic virus has...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    March 6, 2020

Northwestern breaks eight school records at GAC Championships

NORMAN – The Northwestern Oklahoma State track and field team wrapped up the Great American Conference Championships inside of the Mosier Indoor Facility Saturday, breaking eight school records, setting 35 new personal best and collecting 15...

 

Ranger Softball victorious in mid-week contest

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball cruised to a mid-week victory over Southwest Baptist Tuesday afternoon, defeating the Bearcats 12-3. Game Two was called off in the third inning due to weather. Kalie Johnson supplied...

 

Ranger track headed to GAC championships

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University's indoor track and field team aims for a strong finish in the Great American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships beginning today (Friday) at the Mosier Indoor Facility in Norman. "We...

 

A diminished Victoria's Secret is sold

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body type. The comp...

 

McClatchy files for bankruptcy protection

The publisher of the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star and dozens of other newspapers across the country has filed for bankruptcy protection. The newspaper industry has been devastated by changing technology that has sent the vast majority of...

 
 By John Clapp    Local    February 7, 2020

How we suffer

The oldest book of the Bible addresses the singular aspect that all humanity faces, that of suffering. The ancient poem of Job addresses human suffering on a level that few would ever experience. The Book of Job opens with, “There was a man in the...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    January 31, 2020

Barnes, McDonald, Malloy set new records for Lady Rangers

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University women's track and field team finished Day Two of the DeLoss Dodds Invitational. Just as Day One did, Day Two caused the record books to shuffle. Setting a new record for the Lady Rangers was...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    January 26, 2020

Northwestern looks for continues success in second season

ALVA, Okla. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University women's track and field team is set to open their 2020 schedule on Friday at the DeLoss Dodds Invitational, hosted by Kansas State University. The Lady Rangers are set to continue to build...

 

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback,...

 

An Earth-sized planet found in the habitable zone of a nearby star

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Ravi Kumar Kopparapu, NASA (THE CONVERSATION) A few months ago a group of NASA exoplanet astronomers, who are in the business of...

 

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