The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference all canceled their basketball tournaments Thursday because of concerns about coronavirus, putting the playing of the NCAA Tournament in doubt.
The NCAA basketball tournaments are on — for now — though the buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments will take place in mostly empty arenas.
An improbable finish had an improbable hero in NOC Enid's 13-12 come-from-behind victory over North Iowa Area Community College Tuesday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. The teams combined for 29 hits in the contest.
Behind a career-night from redshirt freshman guard Zach McDermott, the Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets downed Connors State 98-86 in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Region 2 Tournament Thursday in Shawnee.
The Jets (16-14, 7-9), the No. 5 seed, take on the No. 4 Cowboys (22-8, 9-7) Thursday at 3 p.m. in Shawnee at Oklahoma Baptist University’s Mabee Center.
As the Northern Oklahoma College Enid basketball teams hit the road Monday at Murray State for their final road games of the regular season, neither are necessarily where they hoped to be as they prepare for the postseason.
Northern Oklahoma College Enid extended its winning streak to three games after the Jets (4-5) defeated Iowa Central Community College (0-1) Friday afternoon at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win.
NORMAN — Lincoln Riley smirked, because he had a story to tell that not even DeMarco Murray knew was public knowledge within the Oklahoma coaching staff.
Congratulations to both Austin Whitehead and Bailey Brown on their successes at the collegiate level as they continue to positively represent Enid and Northwest Oklahoma student-athletes.
❝We did a thousand other things that cost us the game. We have to worry about the things we can control and just hope we get a fair shake on the other end.❞ — NOC Enid coach Scott Morris
Northern Oklahoma College Enid women's basketball team snapped a a two-game skid last week as the men look to avoid a two-game skid when both teams host Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, at the Mabee Center.
The Sooners have lost six of eight away games this year, but faced a different setback late Tuesday after a 69-61 loss at Texas Tech.
The road to get to this point hasn’t been easy and it won’t be getting easier. The Jets will have a difficult road test at 7:30 tonight against No. 9 NOC Tonkawa (20-3, 6-3), a team that previously beat them by 20 points. Women play at 5:30.
A comeback victory by the Jets gave NOC Enid a split of the conference doubleheader. Seminole had used a 25-7 run in the fourth quarter to hand the Lady Jets their third straight loss, 67-56.
Northeast Nebraska’s offense slammed the door on Northern Oklahoma College Enid as the Hawks swept the Jets in a Sunday afternoon doubleheader at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
The prestige that comes with being the new head coach of the Northern Oklahoma College Enid baseball program still hasn’t worn off for Scott Mansfield, even six months later.
The Jets open the season with a weekend (1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday) doubleheader against No. 11-ranked Northeast Nebraska, a 2019 World Series participant at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.
It was a rough night for both the Northern Oklahoma College Enid men's and women's basketball teams as NOC Enid was swept by Eastern Oklahoma in a pair of Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference games.
Northern Oklahoma College Enid's basketball teams will be looking to make it back-to-back road conference wins when they travel to Eastern Oklahoma on Thursday.
Kingfisher junior basketball standout Bijan Cortes, considered one of the top players in the state, announced his commitment to the University of Oklahoma in a tweet Sunday night.
Murray State jumped out to an 11-0 lead to start the game, proving too much to overcome for the Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets; Alaijah Stewart scored 30 points — including five treys in the first quarter — as Murray State beat the Lady Jets, 69-62 in the women's game.
NOC Enid head coach Scott Morris called it the team's most complete game of the year but said the impetus for the game, and the Lady Jets' current three-game winning streak, was NOC Enid's 69-49 loss to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on Jan. 9.
WACO, Texas — MaCio Teague had 16 points, fellow transfer Davion Mitchell had 13 and Baylor held on to win its first-ever home game as the No. 1 team, beating Oklahoma 61-57 on Monday night.
Both the Northern Oklahoma College women and men used key defensive plays at the end of the game to pull off a sweep of Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Connors Thursday night at the Mabee Center.
Northern Oklahoma College Enid's men came back from an eight-point deficit in the last 1:40 to force overtime, but still fell to Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Northeastern A&M, 84-82 Thursday.
Northern Oklahoma College Enid's men's and women's basketball teams will be taking a deep dive back into conference play with a trip to Miami to visit Northeastern Oklahoma A&M on Thursday.
A timeout might have been the biggest play in No. 21-ranked Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s 59-54 escape over upset-minded Dodge City (Kan.) Saturday at the Mabee Center.
Big 12 fans can only hope this year’s results were a fluke, but the level of separation between the Big 12 and the top conferences has been something that has been developing over recent years and fans would be justly concerned.
OU Defensive Coordinator Alex Grinch and Head Coach Lincoln Riley likely have been planning around the loss of their best defensive player for some time. Murray began popping up on mock draft boards midway through the fall.
As we are about to turn the last page on the 2019 calendar we can't let it pass without a look back at two of our area's more memorable sports moments — championship moments ...
The Cowboys (8-4) have won three straight bowl games and won four of their last five games this season to reach a bowl for the 14th straight year.
When the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy were announced on Monday, there was one glaring omission. But instead of being disappointed, Oklahoma State's standout running back Chuba Hubbard should be breathing a sigh of relief.
Lincoln Riley strongly emphasized quarterback Jalen Hurts’ impact in Norman during his one and only season with Oklahoma.
Oklahoma could exhale Saturday night after the final chip that all but cemented its place in the College Football Playoff had fallen.
The Oklahoma State men's basketball team is still struggling to find its footing with starting sophomore point guard Isaac Likekele out with illness.
The Lady Jets (10-1, 3-0) didn't let a slow start or a double-digit deficit against their rival Lady Mavericks (3-11, 0-2) affect them in a 97-66 blowout win Thursday inside the Mabee Center in Enid.
Fierce rivals Northern Oklahoma College Enid and NOC Tonkawa enter their first "Baby Bedlam" game of the season Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Mabee Center on opposite sides of the path to success.
Why was the Sooner Special play Saturday against OSU unstoppable? #ENE sports writer Tim Godfrey takes a look at what the defense should have done in this College Football Minute video.
Oklahoma cornerback Parnell Motley put away some demons in the Sooners' 34-16 win over arch-rival Oklahoma State Saturday.
This Week's Circulars
FAIRVIEW - Graveside service for Arveda Ruby Monahan-Hunter, 94, is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020, at the Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Okla. Please observe social distancing. Arrangements are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.
SEILING - You will be able to watch a stream of the service on the Facebook page Shaw and Redinger Funeral Homes at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from First Christian Church, Seiling.
ENID - Graveside services for Kenneth, 79, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Marshall Lion's North Cemetery, Pastor Steve Meier officiating. Under the kind guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. Remembrances shared online at www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com.
SEILING - You will be able to watch a stream of the service on our Facebook page, Shaw and Redinger Funeral Homes at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2020, from the First Christian Church, Seiling.
- Mayor issues stay-at-home order, closes some businesses
- UPDATED: 2 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Garfield County, OSDH reports
- UPDATED: Enid woman dies in Monday morning accident
- Businesses closing in 19 targeted counties, elderly must stay home
- 1 person possibly injured in downtown rollover crash
- Lockdown begins; essential services open
- Ponca City man still battling COVID-19 with wife in quarantine
- OSDH: Deaths up to 3 as positive COVID-19 cases jump to 106 in Oklahoma
- State superintendent will recommend school buildings remain closed
- Schools officially shuttered for rest of year; online lessons start April 6