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Fundraising for Koch Arena upgrade about three-fourths done

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State's efforts to renovate and expand Koch Arena is nearing its fundraising goal. The university foundation and athletic department said in a statement Thursday they have raised nearly three-quarters of the $12...

 

Wichita businessman Wink Hartman running for Kansas governor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita oilman Wink Hartman is entering next year's Kansas gubernatorial race. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2lSog7x ) reports that Hartman announced Wednesday that he is starting a campaign for the Republican...

 

17-year-old boy arrested in southern Kansas killing

CANEY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old has been arrested in a southern Kansas killing. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that the teenage boy has been booked into the Southeast Kansas Juvenile Detention Center on...

 

Keystone XL developer renews effort to build in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline said Thursday that it is once again seeking state approval for a route through Nebraska. TransCanada said it has filed an application with the state commission that regulates oil...

 

Joey, the indoor pet squirrel, guards home against burglary

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said. The unidentified teenager told officers that the squirrel's attack...

 

Woman wanted for throwing rocks at jail to attract Valentine

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Police say a Colorado woman threw rocks at a local jail in an attempt to get the attention of her love interest on Valentine's Day. The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/2lbSCBL ) that Pueblo County deputies say they...

 

Vienna cafe bills patrons to charge cellphones over drinks

VIENNA (AP) — A Viennese cafe owner has a message for customers who dawdle over drinks while charging their cellphones: Pay up. And Galina Pokorny says that instead of complaining when they see a power charge on their bills, customers should read...

 

Cheeky tribute: Patriots fan gets Brady tattoo on backside

BOSTON (AP) — Several people came into Boston Barber & Tattoo Co. on the day of New England Patriots Super Bowl victory parade seeking team tattoos, but one request was a little cheekier than the others. A man, wearing a No. 12 Tom Brady jersey,...

 

Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — You can still pass "Go" and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won't be able to do it with the thimble game piece. Voters have rejected the thimble, an integral part of the game since being added to...

 

Men's Basketball Wins Final Regular-Season Road Game

ALVA, Okla. – The East Central University men's basketball team picked up its fifth-straight victory and moved into a three-way tie for first in the Great American Conference with an 89-74 victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State and a loss by...

 

Women's Basketball Rides Away with Win over Rangers

ALVA, Okla. – The East Central University women's basketball team came back from a 14-point deficit in the first quarter to claim a 67-56 road victory over Northwestern Oklahoma State in Great American Conference action. The Tigers (11-12, 10-9...

 

Bison Win Road Finale

WEATHERFORD – Oklahoma Baptist won their 2017 road finale, whipping Southwestern Oklahoma State, 95-82, Thursday. The Bison posted their most points in a Great American Conference game in its two seasons. OBU hot 53 percent from the field, knocked...

 

Storm Fall in Series Opener to SAU

DURANT, Okla. – What started out as a pitcher's duel for six innings saw Southern Arkansas score four runs over the seventh and eighth innings as Southeastern dropped the series opener on Friday 5-1 at The Ballpark in Durant. The loss dipped the Sa...

 

Cook's 34 Points Not Enough to Lift SE to Win

BETHANY, Okla. – Despite rallying from an 18-point deficit, Southeastern was unable to hold onto a slim second half lead at Southern Nazarene, falling 78-74 on Thursday night in Bethany, Okla. The loss drops the Savage Storm to 9-16 overall and...

 

Starters Power SE to Win in Battle of the Storms

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern recovered from a rough second quarter and a nine-point halftime deficit, putting all five starters in double-figures en route to a 91-85 victory over Southern Nazarene on Thursday night in Bethany, Okla. The win lifts...

 

Savage Storm Gives Crimson Storm a Scare

Savage Storm Gives Crimson Storm a Scare BETHANY, Okla. — Despite giving up a 17-point second half lead, and trailing by as much as five with three minutes left, Southern Nazarene survived a scare from Southeastern Oklahoma State in a 78-74 win...

 

Battle of the Storms

BETHANY, Okla. — Southern Nazarene didn't have enough gas in the tank to come back and beat Southeastern Oklahoma State, as they dropped a close 91-86 contest to the Savage Storm Thursday night. Abby Boyd led the Crimson Storm (11-11, 8-10 GAC) in...

 

Baseball Shutout in Conference Opener

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Not the start SWOSU Baseball was looking for in the Great American Conference season opener against Arkansas Tech on Friday, as the Bulldogs were run-ruled in seven innings 17-0 while only collecting two hits on the day. Jason...

 

Lady Bulldogs Cruise Past Lady Bison to Punch Ticket

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – SWOSU Women's Basketball defeated Oklahoma Baptist 87-59 on Thursday evening inside the Pioneer Cellular Event Center. The Lady Dawgs built a healthy 25 point first-half lead to go into the locker room with breathing room and...

 
 By Doug Self    Sports    February 17, 2017

Bulldogs Baffled by Hot-Shooting Bison

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Oklahoma Baptist shot 52.8% (28-for-53) from the field – including 60.7% (17-for-28) in the second half – while hitting 13 three-pointers as they handed SWOSU a 95-82 defeat on Thursday evening at the Pioneer Cellular...

 

Another close loss for Eagles as they drop OT heartbreaker to Rogers State

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 16, 2017) – Against the best team in the Heartland Conference, Oklahoma Christian was right there on Thursday night, like the Eagles have been against most league foes this basketball season. But as has happened all too often,...

 

Findley records 600th career win as Lady Eagles crush Rogers State

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 16, 2017) – It's not often a basketball coach can sit back and enjoy the moment when her team is winning, but that was the feeling Stephanie Findley had Thursday night watching her Lady Eagles take apart Rogers State. Of all of...

 

Hillcats Run Win Streak to Six with Two Wins at 8-State Classic

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – The Rogers State softball team continued its winning streak with two victories to start the UAM 8-State Classic on Friday (Feb. 17). Megan Rosewell pitched a gem in the first game for a 7-0 win over Nebraska-Kearney in the...

 

Hillcats Win Seventh Straight with Overtime Over Eagles, 98-94

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Rogers State men used overtime Thursday evening inside the Eagles' Nest to skim past the Oklahoma Christian Eagles, 98-94, for the Hillcats seventh straight win. RSU got off to a hot start in overtime with a 7-1 run behind a pai...

 

Eagles Fly Past Hillcat Women, 70-45

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Rogers State women struggled shooting Thursday inside the Eagles Nest as the Oklahoma Christian Eagles soared past the Hillcat women, 70-45. The Hillcats flashed sharp shooting early but were unable to stretch the success from...

 

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