August 30, 2023

Oklahoma schools address football security concerns following shootings at games

In the aftermath of three separate shootings around football games in the Oklahoma area, the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletics Association (OSSAA) is trying of different strategies to keep everyone safe. A 16-year-old boy died during a game in ...

October 11, 2022

Oklahoma OKs NIL Opportunities for High School Student-Athletes

Oklahoma has become the latest state of allowing high school student-athletes to profit off of their name, image, and likeness (NIL) without giving up their amateur status. A recent story from Scorebook Live detailed the decision by the Oklahoma S...

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...