OU interviews Central Oklahoma coach Terry Evans - Guerin Emig, Tulsa World
The Tulsa World has learned that Central Oklahoma coach Terry Evans interviewed for the University of Oklahoma basketball job last Tuesday night. It is the first known interview OU has conducted since Jeff Capel was fired as Sooners coach March 14.
Shortly after OU athletic director Joe Castiglione made the change, Evans told the World: "The opportunity to go back and coach at a place where I had a lot of success would be a dream come true, to be honest with you."
The question was whether Evans, who has won 193 games in nine years at NCAA Div. II UCO, would be given the opportunity to make that pitch to Castiglione. He got that chance Tuesday.
A source close to Evans said the interview lasted three hours, and did not appear to be cursory.
Castiglione has kept details of his 2½-week search under a tight lid. Some information, however, has begun to leak out.
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Track & Field Weekly Release: Five earn weekly awards - LSC Office
Five track and field student-athletes earned Lone Star Conference Athlete of the Week honors for their efforts, league officials announced today.
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Sergio Rios, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, So., Brownsville, Texas, James Pace HS
Rios continued his winning streak in the 400-meter hurdles last week at the LSU Tiger Relays. In his preliminary heat he clocked a career best 52.18 that ranks #2 in the nation. In the finals, he posted a time of 52.55 to win. He has now won the 400 hurdles at all four invitationals he has competed in this year. He also ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished seventh, but had a time of 3:14.81 which is an NCAA Division II provisional mark.
Austin Slone, Angelo State University, So., Friendswood, Texas, Friendswood HS
All Slone wanted was a clean jump at the North Texas Spring Classic (2/26). He scratched on five of six attempts in the long jump, but then posted the third-best triple jump in the nation and second in the Lone Star Conference with a personal-best of 50’4.5” on his very first attempt as he bested four Division I athletes to win the event. The mark was nearly a foot and a half longer than his previous provisional mark this season and the sophomore from Friendswood, Texas, hit two more marks that would have ranked among the top in Division II before the end of his series.
Jonathan Lindsey, West Texas A&M University, So., Strawn, Texas, Strawn HS
Lindsey set an NCAA Divisional II provisional mark in the discus throw last weekend with a toss of 171’ 11”, while taking first-place in the event at the CSU-Pueblo Open. The sophomore thrower beat out all of his competition, which included Division I athletes from Colorado and Wyoming and his mark was more than two meters further than his next closest competitors.
Elodie Barre’, University of the Incarnate Word, Fr., Yutz, France, Notre Dame Thionville HS
At the Victor Lopez Invitational at Rice University, Barre’ gained one provisional spot for the NCAA D-II National Championships and improved her status in another event. She ran a 24.37 in the 200-meters to finish second and earn a provisional standing, while setting a school record. Then, Barre’ went 18’ 9.75” in the long jump to improve on her previous 18’ 7”which was a provisional distance. In the 100-meters she ran a 12.13 to finish second and to just miss the provisional standard of 12.05. The 12.13 in the 100 was also just off the UIW mark of 12.12.
Jayda Spencer, Angelo State University, Jr., Del Rio, Texas, Comstock HS
Spencer hit a provisional mark in the discus with a season-best throw of 147’5” at the North Texas Spring Classic which was also the fifth-best throw in Division II this season. She finished fifth in the event, behind four Division I athletes, and was one of four Rambelles among the top six in the javelin, with her second-place throw of 119’2”. Spencer became the second Rambelle to hit a provisional mark in the discus and has the third-best throw in the Lone Star Conference this season.
Tennis Weekly Release: UIW's Ballenger, MSU's Lewis earn weekly awards - LSC Office
Incarnate Word's David Ballenger and Midwestern State's Abbie Lewis picked up Lone Star Conference Player of the Week honors for their performances, league officials announced today.
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TENNIS ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
David Ballenger, University of the Incarnate Word, Jr., Nacogdoches, Texas, Nacogdoches HS
Ballenger was undefeated in three matches last week. In two non-conference tilts against Newman and Dallas Baptist he played at No. 5 and 4 singles, respectively, and won both times in straight sets, losing three games in only one set. In the long LSC match at Southeastern Oklahoma, Ballenger was at No. 2 singles and won in straight sets again. In doubles action, he and his partner played at No. 2 all week with three victories.
Abbie Lewis, Midwestern State University, Fr., Wichita Falls, Texas, Rider HS
Lewis helped lead Midwestern State to a 3-0 week with a win over No. 20 Central Oklahoma at home and triumphs over Washburn and Northwest Missouri State on the road. She teamed with Leah Roberts to take all three matches at No. 2 doubles, then took both matches played at No. 4 by beating Anto Rossini of Central Oklahoma 6-3, 6-2, and Alyssa Castillo of Washburn 6-3, 6-2. MSU has won three straight and seven of their last nine matches.
Cameron men’s and women’s tennis coach James Helvey garnered his 600th career win on Saturday after both Aggie teams picked up wins over St. Edward’s.