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 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...

 

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.) (THE CONVERSATION) A few months ago a group of NASA exoplanet astronomers, who are in the business of discovering planets around other...

 
 By Chris Maple    Sports    January 5, 2020

2020 Hall of Fame luncheon approaches

ALVA, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Ranger Athletics is preparing to host the 2020 Northwestern Sports Hall of Fame luncheon on Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. Ramon Byndom, Steve Gale, Dana Gandolfo Mitrovic and M.L. ‘Mel’ Sharp, will...

 

The Message of Angels

Christmas is almost here. If you are like me, it has been a busy time throughout the month of December. No one experiences many quiet moments as Christmas approaches. Parties, shopping, cooking, greeting cards – always a lot to do this month. Then...

 

Wright of Northwestern selected to D2CCA All-American Second Team

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Northwestern Oklahoma State's Maurice Wright Jr. continues to rack up the postseason accolades as the linebacker has made yet another list, this time an All-American selection. "Congratulation to Maurice Wright on his D2CCA...

 

Treating HIV in the tiniest babies could have huge positive implications for their future

Roger L. Shapiro, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Gbolahan Ajibola, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (THE CONVERSATION) Princess had a rough start in life. She was born HIV-infected. Her mother was often sick, and there was...

 

Wright named GAC Defensive Player of the Year

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Northwestern’s Maurice Wright Jr. was named the Great American Conference Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, following a vote of the Great American Conference’s head football coaches when the league announced its...

 

NFL looking for next generation of stars _ ages 9-12

The NFL is looking for the next generation of youth football stars to help usher in its second century. The league launched a casting call Sunday asking parents and youth coaches of boys and girls ages 9-12 to submit videos of the kids’ best moves...

 

Northwestern to celebrate 1999 National Championship Football Team

Twenty years ago, Northwestern Oklahoma State University's football team brought home the school's only team national championship, completing an undefeated season and winning the National Association...

 

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