March 15, 2021

Announcer Caught Using Racial Slur Toward OK Girls’ Basketball Team for Kneeling

An Oklahoma high school basketball announcer was caught on tape using racial slurs toward a girls basketball team that kneeled for the national anthem late last week. According to a report in AL.com, the incident took place before a game between N...

July 25, 2017

Oklahoma facing shortage of basketball, football referees

Just one month before the fall high school sports season begins, Oklahoma is facing a significant shortage of qualified referees for football and basketball. Oklahoma is not alone, as more than a dozen states have expressed concern over their refe...

January 20, 2016

Oklahoma lawmaker questions athletics broadcasting contracts

An Oklahoma lawmaker says he plans to challenge the legality of agreements between the state's athletic association and networks that broadcast high school games. In a news release sent Wednesday, Rep. Bobby Cleveland was critical of the Oklahoma...

November 12, 2015

Oklahoma athletic association approves prayer policy

Oklahoma coaches and athletes will now have an opportunity to pray at games, an act of faith that has caused controversy this fall in at least a few states. [caption id="attachment_14610" align="alignright" width="317"] Photo: © BrokenSphere / Wi...

July 6, 2015

Legislators debate issue of prayer at Oklahoma football games

Oklahoma legislators have vowed to fight a policy by the state activities association that bars student-led prayer over the public address system at high school football games. Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association Executive Director E...

October 16, 2014

Oklahoma enticing recruits with Wheaties boxes

College coaches are getting more creative with their recruiting efforts these days — like sending letters to their cats — and now Oklahoma is getting in on the act.These photos were found on Twitter from a couple of Sooner football recrui...


Accounting For As Many Sports As Possible During A Facility Renovation

Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.) athletic director Bob Diefenderfer and head football coach Grant Gower agree that when it comes to renovating, keeping all of your teams in mind (not just the largest teams) is vital, and give us a look at how t...

October 2, 2012

Renovating to catch up to growth

Deer Creek High School (Okla.) keeps adding students ... and now has incredible athletic facilities to house them Approaching Deer Creek High School (Edmond, Okla.) from the east, you travel down a mostly nondescript two-lane road, which intersects ...