Black sports history fact #25

Nathaniel “Nate” Northington and the late Greg Page were the first Black athletes to integrate the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference and the first two Black football players signed by the University of Kentucky. Together, they opened the doors for the signing of other Black players for the team and the SEC overall. Northington,born in 1947, and Page ...

Weird round two of Bedlam

Wednesday night going into the second round of Bedlam, everyone expected Oklahoma to blow this game out due to Oklahoma State missing two of their best offensive threats in freshman guard Jawun Evans who blistered OU with 42 points earlier in the season and Jeffrey Carroll. Early on that wasn't the case though, with both ...

Black sports history fact #24

If you grew up in the historic "Eastside" of Oklahoma City, attended Frederick A. Douglass High School or if your a lifelong University of Oklahoma fan you should know about Prentice Gautt. He the first African-American to play football at OU, and paved the way for black student-athletes in all sports at OU. He played ...

Black Sports history fact #23

In 1954, "Meadowlark" Lemon, one of the great Harlem Globetrotters, begins his first season with the Globetrotters' East team. Lemon would wear the famous red, white and blue colors for 24 years. The Globetrotters become the first sports attraction to play under the lights at Chicago's Wrigley Field, as Saperstein arranges for portable lightning to ...

Seeding predictions for the Big 12

This has been a great year for the Big 12 Conference. They are the top-ranked conference in the country right now with a projected 7 teams making the tournament. Here are the squads that I think will make it in and the seeding. 1 seeds:  Kansas (23-4), (11-3) Oklahoma (21-5), (9-5) 3 seeds: West Virginia ...

Black sports history fact #22

Marlin Briscoe paved the way for Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III to tear stuff up on the field. Marlin "the Magician"was the first black starting quarterback in NFL history after being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 14th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. Briscoe was a standout in high school and when ...

Ex-Cowboy Joseph Randle, doing what he does best

As we all know, former Oklahoma State star and ex-Dallas Cowboy running back Joseph Randle clearly enjoys being in the limelight, but not in a good way. He got into plenty of trouble while at OSU and continued the childishness into his professional career, now he's hit rock bottom with yet another run in with ...

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