OPINION: NFL commissioner urges respect for 'the shield'
Roger Goodell's plea for respect from team owners and league execs reflects the NFL commissioner's deep concerns over how successive scandals are tarnishing the image of pro football.
NLRB ruling: Northwestern players can unionize
A federal agency ruled Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University can create the country’s first union of college athletes.
RedHawks single game tickets now on sale
Single-game tickets for the Oklahoma City RedHawks 2014 season, along with tickets to the Bedlam game and Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, are now on sale to the general public.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 800-745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. The RedHawks box office on South Mickey Mantle Drive is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be reached at 218-1000. Tickets are also available through okcredhawks.com.
Single-game ticket prices range from just $7-$19. The 2014 home schedule will feature 11 fireworks nights, including the season opener April 11 against the New Orleans Zephyrs and the Independence Day celebration July 4 against the Iowa Cubs.
OPINION: Early excitement of NCAA tourney packed into a handful of games
A spread of at least 10 points decided most of last weekend's games in the NCAA tournament while just a few contests - notably Kentucky vs. Wichita State and Iowa State vs. North Carolina - helped the event live up to its billing.
SLIDESHOW: Edlam soccer, 'Dogs at Wolves
The Edmond Memorial soccer teams traveled to crosstown rival Edmond Santa Fe Tuesday night. The No. 7 Wolves topped eighth-ranked Memorial, 3-2, while the Lady Bulldogs beat the Santa Fe girls, 3-1.
Oklahoma Christian’s Hamilton named to NCCAA All-America 2nd-team list
Roz Hamilton’s statistics didn’t necessarily stick out on an Oklahoma Christian women’s basketball team whose primary quality was balance. But there was no denying Hamilton’s importance to the Lady Eagles.
The NCCAA recognized that value, naming Hamilton to the All-America second-team list at this week’s NCCAA Championship at Grace College.
It’s the latest in a long list of awards for Hamilton, a 6-foot-1 senior forward from Idabel, who earlier this month was named to the All-NCCAA Central Region honor list as well as the All-Heartland Conference second-team list.
UCO’s 13-game winning streak comes to an end
A trio of winning streaks came to an end in the first game, but Central Oklahoma bounced back with a second-game rout to split a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association doubleheader with Fort Hays State (Kan.) at the University of Central Oklahoma Saturday.
The Bronchos entered the day having won 13 games in a row before Fort Hays prevailed 4-1 in the opener to halt that streak along with a run of 35 straight home wins and 14 consecutive regular-season conference victories dating back to last season.
Lady Bulldogs sweep relays for title
The Lady Bulldogs from Edmond Memorial claimed gold medals in all four relay races en route to 197 points and a convincing team championship in the annual Santa Fe High School Invitational Track and Field Meet March 13.
Edmond North got a sweep in the sprints from Jade Patton and gold medals from Jaci Smith in both the 1600 and 3200 to claim the runner-up trophy with 114 points. Abigail Stanley won the pole vault to pace the Lady Antlers from Deer Creek to third place with 82 points and Edmond Santa Fe rounded out a local sweep in fourth place with 78 points.
The Lady Wolves’ Emily Hart picked up a gold medal in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15:01.
Santa Fe’s Hunter clears 6-8 in high jump
Edmond Memorial’s boys track squad claimed medals in 16 of the 17 events at the annual Santa Fe Invitational Track and Field Meet March 13 to pile up 209 points for the team championship.
Host Santa Fe had gold-medal performances from Demetrious Jones, Brandon Rhone and Josiah Hunter, who cleared 6-8 to easily win the high jump, while scoring 110 points and the runner-up trophy. The Deer Creek boys, paced by first-place finishes by Bryce Balenseifen, Landon Huslig and Cole Verble, finished in third place with 79 points and Edmond North had a gold medalist in Blake Crouch to finish with 58 points.
North boys sparkle outside of pool
The Huskies of Edmond North swim team received the Class 6A state academic trophy at the state swimming championships last month at the Edmond Schools Aquatic Center.
North sported a 3.91 GPA.
From left, front, Gage Parsons and Mitchell Ford. Middle, Caden Anderson, Joe Short, Patrick Han, Matt Baier and Michael Lee. Back, Braden Schmidt and Parker Lewis.
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