Oklahoma St. Rumors & News

  • Oklahoma State's Tyree Griffin to transfer

    Tulsa World "Point guard Tyree Griffin will transfer from Oklahoma State, marking the second departure from the program this week. An OSU spokesperson confirmed Saturday that Griffin, who just completed his sophomore year, will leave. The news was first reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Griffin, a..." May 15

  • Reports: Oklahoma State Has Hired SFA’s Brad Underwood As New Basketball Coach

    College Spun "Oklahoma State has found its new basketball coach. According to multiple reports, the Cowboys have hired Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood to take over the vacancy left after Travis Ford was fired. The 52-year-old Underwood has been the head coach of SFA since 2013. Prior to that, he had..." March 22

  • Travis Ford out as Oklahoma State coach after eight seasons

    ESPN "Oklahoma State and coach Travis Ford mutually agreed Friday to part ways, ending Ford's eight-year run at the school that ended with a 12-20 season. "I like Travis Ford and his family," athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Friday. "He worked very hard at his job. Unfortunately, we..." March 19

  • Travis Ford era with Cowboys likely done, source says

    ESPN "Oklahoma State is expected to part ways with coach Travis Ford, a source close to the situation told ESPN. Ford is expected to meet with athletic director Mike Holder on Monday, the source said. Ford, 46, was at Oklahoma State for eight seasons. The Cowboys went 12-20 overall and 3-15 in the..." March 12

  • Kansas State 75, Oklahoma State 71

    The Sports Xchange "Kansas State held off a late rally by Oklahoma State to score a 75-71 victory Wednesday in the opening game of the Big 12 tournament at Kansas City, Mo. The Wildcats, who had two big runs in the first half to open a 40-23 halftime lead, will play top-seeded and No. 1-ranked Kansas in the..." March 09

  • No. 23 Texas ends regular season with road win

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Texas looked for someone to provide some energy on Friday night. Eventually, reserve guard Kerwin Roach Jr. gave the No. 23 Longhorns what they needed. Roach scored all 15 of his points in the second half, including nine in the final 4 1/2 minutes, lifting Texas..." March 05

  • Niang leads No. 21 Cyclones to emotional win over Cowboys

    The Sports Xchange "Georges Niang warned that he might cry on Iowa State's Senior Night. And he did. Then Niang, the winningest player in Cyclones history, ditched the soft side and got tough on Oklahoma State, adding to his legacy in 21st-ranked Iowa State's 58-50 win at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa...." February 29

  • No, 14 West Virginia turns Paige on Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Jaysean Paige isn't a starter, technically. Still, the West Virginia guard plays starter minutes and provides starter impact. And Paige did all that again Saturday, leading the No. 14 Mountaineers past Oklahoma State 70-56 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Paige entered..." February 27

  • No. 3 Oklahoma routs rival Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "NORMAN, Okla. -- When he arrived at Oklahoma after spending his freshman season away from home, Ryan Spangler made no secret of the fact he disliked the Sooners' in-state rivals. "I couldn't go orange," Spangler said before his first Bedlam game. Wednesday, in his final regular-season..." February 25

  • OSU's Jawun Evans is out for year, says Travis Ford

    Tulsa World "After a loss that guarantees Oklahoma State will finish no better than eighth in the Big 12, Travis Ford announced that Jawun Evans is out for the season. Ford offered no further details on the specifics of Evans’ shoulder injury. When asked if Evans would need surgery, Ford said: “Possibly...." February 22

  • Texas Tech 71, Oklahoma State 61

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Texas Tech's push for the NCAA postseason continued Saturday night when the Red Raiders won their fourth straight, beating Oklahoma State 71-61 in a Big 12 game at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Guard Toddrick Gotcher scored 21 of his game-high 24 points in the second half,..." February 21

  • Selden, No. 2 Kansas shoot past Oklahoma State

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas junior guard Wayne Selden struggled to rediscover his shooting form of early January, when he established a career-high scoring total in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. After netting 33 points in an overtime win against Kentucky, Selden failed to score in double figures..." February 16

  • Oklahoma State 58, Kansas State 55

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State seemed headed for another fade to the finish on Saturday, only to find late life and pull out a 58-55 overtime win over Kansas State. The Cowboys (12-13, 3-9), who had lost five straight Big 12 games -- all after leading at the half -- rallied down the..." February 13

  • Oklahoma State's Forte unlikely to return this season

    Tulsa World "Ford losing hope Forte will return: There was plenty to be happy about regarding Oklahoma State’s victory Saturday against TCU. Mitchell Solomon returned after rolling his ankle and not practicing since Sunday, logging 18 minutes. OSU forced 15 turnovers, 10 of those steals. The Cowboys looked..." January 04

  • Oklahoma State lands four-star guard Lindy Waters III

    College Basketball Talk "Friday morning Oklahoma State addressed a major need in its 2016 recruiting class, landing a player who just happens to call Norman (home of their biggest rival) home. 6-foot-5 shooting guard Lindy Waters III, announced via Twitter that he’ll be a Cowboy. The four-star prospect, who attends..." November 06

  • Cowboys get 2nd commitment in 24 hours with addition of 6-7 Cameron McGriff

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma State's class of 2016 commitment list, a clean slate for the longest time, is quickly taking shape. In a span of 24 hours, Cowboys basketball coaches picked up two commits, the latest coming Monday from 6-foot-7, 215-pound forward Cameron McGriff. Sunday, 6-5 Florida shooting guard..." September 22

  • Former Cal commit Dillard heading to Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "Davon Dillard, a borderline Top-100 recruit in the Class of 2015 has decommited from Cal and will head to Oklahoma State, sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday night. The 6-5 wing is a freak athlete and is an exceptional get for Travis Ford and the Cowboys just three months prior to the start..." July 02

  • Former Washington F Jernard Jarreau to transfer to Oklahoma State, according to report

    Tulsa World "So many Oklahoma State losses in the final quarter of last season played out in similar fashion: Overwhelming, backbreaking offensive rebounds and preventable baskets by the opponent. Here in early May, it appears Oklahoma State has added a veteran post player into the mix to try and..." May 06

  • Oklahoma State AD Mike Holder publicly commits to Travis Ford

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder released a statement Tuesday designed to end speculation that Travis Ford might not return as the school's men's basketball coach. "Travis Ford is our head coach ...," Holder said. "He will be our head coach moving forward." Holder's statement..." April 01

  • Sources say OSU considering buyout of men's basketball coach Travis Ford

    The Oklahoman "Always a source of discussion and debate outside the program, Travis Ford’s job status has become an issue inside at Oklahoma State. Multiple sources have told The Oklahoman that OSU is considering a buyout of the basketball coach’s rich contract. Key word: considering. The cost of firing..." March 31

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • LeBryan Nash is loving college even if he never planned to be a senior

    CBS Sports "Folks love to insist recruiting rankings guarantee nothing, and that's technically true, I guess. But the rankings are, at least at the top, remarkably good indicators of the nation's best talent each and every year. And if you find yourself in the top 10 there's a better-than-great chance you'll..." December 16

  • Report: Former Oklahoma State guard leaves his junior college

    College Basketball Talk "Stevie Clark’s time at Oklahoma State did not go smoothly, as the former four-star recruit was dismissed from the program in the middle of the season following a number of run-ins with the law. Clark had since transferred to Indian Hills CC, but according to a report from Eric Bossi of..." October 20

  • Five-star PG Jawun Evans commits to Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "In a class with limited high-end point guards, Jawun Evans became a hot commodity during his high school career. Moving from South Carolina to Texas midway through high school made things even more interesting. A terrific spring and summer period meant Evans was a priority recruit, and it was..." October 01

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Cajuns Hoops Officially Adds OSU Transfer Brian Williams

    KATC.com "Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball coach Bob Marlin announced on Wednesday that Baton Rouge native Brian Williams has transferred to play for the Ragin' Cajuns after spending the past three seasons at Big 12 Conference member Oklahoma State. Williams, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward, will..." June 19

  • Report: Stevie Clark signs with Indian Hills CC

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma State point guard Stevie Clark has reportedly signed with Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA). Clark, who was dismissed from OSU in February, averaged 5.3 points and 2.7 assists per game for the Cowboys as a freshman. The former Douglass High School standout will suit..." June 17

  • Former LSU guard Anthony Hickey is eligible to play at Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU point guard Anthony Hickey will be immediately eligible to play for Oklahoma State for the 2014-15 season, according to the school. LSU coach Johnny Jones confirmed last week that LSU signed off to make that possible. The former LSU point guard was told last month that he would not..." June 16

  • Report: LSU transfer Anthony Hickey likely heading to Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "Led by its deep and talented perimeter group, Oklahoma State went to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments. However, with the early departure of Marcus Smart, the graduation of Markel Brown and the dismissal of Stevie Clark, coach Travis Ford needs reinforcements. And Ford might have found what he..." June 12

  • Brother of Serge Ibaka to play for Oklahoma State

    Tulsa World "The younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder big man Serge Ibaka is transferring to Oklahoma State, according to JucoJunction.com. The website reports Igor Ibaka, a 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, will sit out the upcoming season and will become eligible in 2015." June 12

  • Welcome to the U, Kamari Murphy

    State of the U "It's been a long and at times frustrating offseason for Coach L and staff in their pursuit of a big. Well today the hard work finally payed some dividends as UM picked up a commit from Oklahoma State transfer Kamari Murphy. The Brooklyn, NY native averaged 6.1 ppg, while hauling in 6.3..." June 11

  • Kamari Murphy's transfer is a blow to sinking Oklahoma State

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "When Marcus Smart announced he was returning to Oklahoma State last spring instead of entering the NBA draft, it appeared the Cowboys were well positioned to make a deep NCAA tournament run this past season and contend in the Big 12 for years to come. Oh, how quickly things change. Not only..." May 08

  • Oklahoma State player Le’Bryan Nash arrested Monday for oustanding speeding ticket

    Tulsa World "Oklahoma State basketball player Le’Bryan Nash was arrested Monday morning following a routine traffic stop by campus police, the Stillwater Police Department confirmed Tuesday. OSU police officers pulled Nash over for speeding around 9:45 a.m. Monday, and called Stillwater police officers..." April 30

  • Four-star G Jared Terrell receives release from Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma State signee Jared Terrell has received a release from his letter of intent with the Cowboys, his AAU coach told CBSSports.com. "Not a good fit at this time," Expressions Elite coach Ty Boswell said in a text message. Terrell, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Brewster Academy (N.H.),..." April 25

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Why Travis Ford's contract has been a burden for him and OSU

    The Oklahoman "Mike Holder admits he made a mistake. Admits that giving Travis Ford a 10-year contract hasn’t worked out. Such largesse rarely does. “Ten years is a long time,” said Holder, OSU’s athletic director. In September 2009, OSU announced a contract extension for its basketball coach that in..." March 31

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBS Sports "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Zags outlast Oklahoma State, 85-77

    Gonzaga Bulletin "Eighth-seeded Gonzaga took advantage of closely officiated game, OSU’s 15 missed free throws and 26 points from Kevin Pangos to dispatch the ninth-seeded Cowboys Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In a battle of free throws — the two teams combined to shoot 78 total — the..." March 21

  • Marcus Smart's chance at redemption

    The Oklahoman "Marcus Smart came back to win. The NBA fame and fortune, ballin’ with the big boys, even taking on LeBron James and Kevin Durant — all that was put on hold, in part because of what happened last March in the NCAA Tournament, when Oklahoma State was quickly ushered out by Oregon. “Oh man,..." March 19

  • Kansas 77, Oklahoma St. 70

    ProSportsDaily "Andrew Wiggins had 30 points, eight rebounds and three steals to lead the Jayhawks past the Cowboys in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City. Wayne Selden Jr. added 14 points and Tarik Black matched a career best with 12 rebounds as top-seeded Kansas (24-8) advances to face..." March 14

  • KU survives Oklahoma State rally and escapes with 77-70 overtime win

    Kansas City Star "The new Kansas is sprawled out in a Sprint Center locker room, exhausted and jubilant after an overtime victory. The new Kansas is Brannen Greene munching on potato chips, and Jamari Traylor cracking jokes, and Wayne Selden Jr. stone-faced on one side of the room, answering questions in short..." March 14

  • Oklahoma St. 80, Texas Tech 62

    ProSportsDaily "Marcus Smart delivered 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals as the Cowboys routed the Red Raiders in the first round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City. Markel Brown scored 20 points and made three 3-pointers as eighth-seeded Oklahoma State (21-11) advances to play..." March 13

  • Oklahoma St. 77, Kansas St. 61

    ProSportsDaily "Phil Forte III tied a season high with 23 points to help the host Cowboys pick up their fourth straight win following a seven-game slide. Marcus Smart had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals for Oklahoma State (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), which has greatly enhanced its NCAA..." March 04

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Senior night emotional for Markel Brown

    The Oklahoman "Before OSU’s 77-61 win over Kansas State Monday night, Markel Brown, Marcus Smart and Mason Cox were recognized on Senior Night at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Brown and Cox are seniors. While Smart is only a sophomore, he was saluted, too, having already announced he’ll be entering this summer’s NBA..." March 04

  • Marcus Smart scores 21 points to help OSU upset No. 5 Kansas

    The Oklahoman "Marcus Smart rose up to fire a 3-pointer late Saturday night, and many in jam-packed Gallagher-Iba Arena gasped, some even shouted “No! No!” Smart had already missed 6 of 7 tries from the arc, and with the Cowboys clawing back to within one, trying another hardly seemed wise. Then Smart’s..." March 02

  • Preview: OSU-Kansas

    Pistols Firing "It’s difficult to insult the Jayhawks because anything you throw at them, they can just come back with “10 straight conference titles, Rock Chalk.” It’s that arrogance that makes them so insufferable. Well, that and of course the unending tradition of success. It’s so fascist of them to not..." March 01

  • Cowboys clinging to NCAA Tournament life

    The Oklahoman "The Cowboys claim NCAA Tournament life yet. The pulse might be faint, even leaning toward life support, yet it is detectable. And the Big 12 champion Kansas Jayhawks offer a cure. A miracle cure? Perhaps, based on simple perception. Still, inside an energized Gallagher-Iba Arena, with..." March 01

  • NCAA Tournament projections (3/1): Baylor, Oklahoma State have work to do

    Dallas Morning News "Most teams are winding down the regular season and hoping to lock up an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament before the conference tournaments begin in about a week. Some area teams, like Texas and SMU, are sitting pretty heading down the stretch. For others, like Oklahoma State and Baylor,..." March 01

  • Marcus Smart thriving since suspension

    SB Nation "Marcus Smart is again looking like the player who was crazy not to go pro after one year of college. The jury is still out on whether Marcus Smart's decision to return to Oklahoma State for his sophomore season was—ahem, cough—intelligent. The player that surged to the top of awards lists and..." February 26

  • SMU's big win has Mustangs looking good; Baylor, OSU on the bubble

    Dallas Morning News "It's the part of the year where ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi is updating his projections almost nightly, so you can bet tensions are high in gyms across the nation. While some teams, like Baylor, have played their way back into the NCAA Tournament picture, others, like Oklahoma State,..." February 25

  • Oklahoma St. 76, Texas Christian 54

    ProSportsDaily "Phil Forte made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points as the visiting Cowboys knocked off the Horned Frogs in Big 12 play. Marcus Smart scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and also made five 3-pointers as well as contributing eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals for Oklahoma..." February 25