Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games gives Malaysia tourism a big push READ: LOOK: Filipinos in Lebanon go all out in support of Gilas Pilipinas Already missing the services of June Mar Fajardo (strained calf) and Christian Standhardinger (stiff neck and shoulder), the Philippines also had to deal with Raymond Almazan’s foul woes and Calvin Abueva’s sprained ankle after he slipped in the paint at the 2:01 mark of the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Calvin Abueva being helped off to the bench. Photo from Fiba.comBut the Phoenix rookie came to the rescue as he drilled seven triples to finish with 25 points for the Philippines, which awaits the winner of the playoff between Japan and Korea for its next match up. He also had four assists.The quarterfinals are slated on Wednesday. Romeo struggled to get his offense in the game, but made a living from the charity stripe, canning six of his seven freebies to finish with 10 markers, three assists, and two rebounds in the win.READ: Gilas Pilipinas routs Iraq, stays unscathed in Fiba Asia CupQatar remains winless in its three outings.Elhadary paced the Qataris with 23 points, six assists, three rebounds, and three steals in the losing effort, while Saad got a double-double of 18 markers, 11 boards, three dimes, and two steals.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 80 – Wright 25, Cruz 13, Norwood 10, Romeo 10, Castro William 6, Pogoy 5, Almazan 4, Aguilar 3, Abueva 2, Jalalon 2.QATAR 74 – Elhadary 23, Saad 18, Erfan 9, Abdelhaleem 8, Al-Muftah 6, Mohamed 6, Mohmmed 4, Abdelkawy 0, Al-Darwish 0, Al-Rayes 0.Quarters: 25-16, 41-27, 59-47, 80-74. READ: Gilas PH squad underdog no moreWright wasn’t the only one who got going from downtown as the team shot 15-of-42 from three.Carl Bryan Cruz added 13 markers on a 3-of-9 shooting from three, while Gabe Norwood shot 2-of-4 from beyond the arc to wound up with 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.Norwood’s three-pointer at the 7:49 mark of the third quarter gave the Philippines a 20-point edge, 49-29, but Qatar leaned on Mansour Elhadary and Abdulrahman Saad to slice the lead down to as low as five, 75-70, with 2:06 to play.Photo from Fiba.comHowever, Wright was there to restore order as he banged a corner three, followed by the dagger floater from Terrence Romeo to seal the deal for Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Matthew Wright. Photo from Fiba.comBanking on its torrid three-point shooting, Gilas Pilipinas snared the top seed in Group B with an 80-74 victory over Qatar Sunday in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.Matthew Wright compensated for the Filipinos’ problems up front and caught fire to help them sweep Group B of the continental tilt, which also included China and Iraq.ADVERTISEMENT Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Teen gunned down in Masbate LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings
Will South Africa’s justice system benefit from the 24-hour coverage given to the Oscar Pistorius trial?. (Image: Media Club South Africa) • A media guide to the Oscar Pistorius trial • The media and open justice • Paralympic heroes back in South Africa • South Africa‘s justice system goes hi-tech • Crime in South Africa Sulaiman PhilipJudge Thokozile Masipa’s courtroom is no different to the others in the North Gauteng high court, with dark wood panelling making it august and almost claustrophobic. Hard wooden benches can, at a pinch, hold 50 people, far too few seats to accommodate the probing hordes of media who’ve descended on the courthouse, and the country, for the trial of Oscar Pistorius, charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.In the scrum of global interest in the case, South African media houses Eyewitness News and Multichoice applied for permission to broadcast the trial live. On Tuesday 25 February Gauteng judge president Dunstan Mlambo ruled that all trial audio, and selected video, could be broadcast on radio, TV and online. A blanket ban on media coverage, he said, would be a case of the bench abandoning the “noble principles of open justice”. “Court proceedings are in fact public, and this objective must be recognised.”Multichoice’s DSTV 24-hour pop-up channel dedicated to the trial will be broadcast for the duration. Along with the live stream from the courtroom, it will air 78 documentaries as well as analysis from a team of 150 experts.George Mazarakis, the new channel’s executive producer, explained. “Clearly we are not going to simply sit there and do salacious reporting. That’s not what we do. Our aim is to inform and educate our viewers. So it’s an opportunity for us to unpack those things in intelligent and a responsible manner, and at the same time to make it compelling television. Which is what we hope we achieve as a matter of course.”Watch: Gauteng judge president Dunstan Mlambo’s ruling on trial coverage‘International precedent’Many South African media commentators have called Mlambo’s decision ground-breaking, bringing the country in line with other democracies. But others have a more nuanced view.Professor Anton Harber, director of the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at Wits University, agrees that Mlambo’s ruling brings South Africa closer to the international trend toward more open justice. More importantly, 20 years into democracy, it reinforces the strength of the country’s institutions.“It shows a maturity and self-confidence that we can open our justice system up like this,” Harber says. “I think it is an excellent sign of the implementation of the principle of transparency embedded in our constitution. And the judge gave a powerful, carefully considered and well-argued judgement that I suspect will stand as an international precedent.”In his ruling, Mlambo said he hoped it would dispel the perception that the South African justice system was easier on the rich than on the poor. But Harber, in his regular Thursday op-ed piece in Business Day newspaper, argued that the media circus around the Pistorius trial may reinforce rather than dispel the notion. “In fact, they will see the very opposite: they will see rich people’s justice. They will see how money allows you to have teams of the most skilled people to trip up the prosecution, and of media people to watch your back. You will see the courts on their best behaviour under the scrutiny of the world. This is not how most South Africans experience the justice system.”Dario Milo, a media and constitutional lawyer, argues that Pistorius’s ability to finance the best defence is a testament to the fairness of the South African system. “Oscar has right to a fair trial and the right in law to brief whomever he wishes to. Legal systems around the world have access-to-justice hurdles for the poor. The question of beefing up state support for poor litigants is one that rests solely with the state.”If local TV channels are anything to go by, South Africans love courtroom dramas. But most of this programming has made them more familiar with the American legal system than their own.Harber has argued the Pistorius trial could play a vital role in educating the masses, by providing an accurate view of what goes on in a South African courtroom. “This trial is entertainment, but if a 24-hour channel dedicated to the legal system is a result, we all win.”Countering the Twitter effect Pistorius’ bail hearing a year ago was the South African equivalent of OJ Simpson’s infamous highway chase two decades ago. In the Pistorius case it was Twitter rather than TV helicopters that made the audience eyewitnesses to proceedings. The immediacy of the journalist’s tweets pre-empted scheduled radio and TV news schedules.Chris Roper, editor in chief of the Mail & Guardian Online, argued recently that the trial has reinforced a perception of South Africa as a tabloid nation. “Traditional media outlets rushed to publication with facts that were at best misinformed and sometimes just plain wrong. Social media reputations were forged by a stream of unverified opinion and journalists became judged on how close they were to real-time events rather than veracity of information, on the speed of publishing rather than caution.”Mlambo expressed reservations about this trend in his ruling. “The so-called trial by media inclinations cannot be in the interest of justice as required in this matter and have the potential to seriously undermine the court proceedings that will soon start.”Harber is also concerned about the impact of Twitter on trial coverage. “Instead of having journalists explain the complicated flow of a court case, there will be instant reaction to everything said: untested allegations, disputed evidence and dodgy witnesses.”Pistorius, his legal and public relations team have embraced social media. This is after hard lessons learned about the power of platforms such as Twitter in shaping perceptions. The news agency that broke the story of the murder in the early hours of Valentine’s Day in 2013 did so on Twitter.Anger over Pretorius’s reported nights out in Pretoria and holidays in Mozambique crystallised on social platforms. The biggest misstep was a perhaps a statement released on his personal website and Twitter to his 302 000 followers, calling the death of Reeva Steenkamp “a tragic accident” – an assertion whose truthfulness only the trial will decide. A new Twitter account @OscarHardTruth is an attempt to balance, and guide, the conversation.Legal ethics and social mediaBut media lawyer Milo believes the role of social media is being overstated. “Judges are trained to consider only the facts presented as evidence. However, a sustained campaign of negative reporting against Pistorius, for example, could undermine the administration of justice.” As lawyers on both sides are bound by legal ethics, he argues, it is unlikely that either side would be party to the media circus around the trial.A study by the University College of London on the effect of media of trials threw up an interesting finding: media coverage swayed juries, but had no influence on judges. Juries are not used in the South African justice system. The Pretorius case will be tried by a high court judge, advised by two assessors.
In the kickoff show, The Usos reclaimed the SmackDown Tag Team Championships from The New Day after they hit Big E with a double superkick followed by a double frog splash.Neville also became a two-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, avenging his loss against Akira Tozawa last Monday on Raw after nailing a Red Arrow on the Japanese champion’s back.In the night’s other matches, Finn Balor showed his demon side against Bray Wyatt, topping the Eater of Worlds following his Coup de Grace.John Cena beat Baron Corbin with an Attitude Adjustment to open the show, while Randy Orton survived a pre-match attack from Rusev and needed only one RKO out of nowhere to come away with the quick victory.Big Cass, on the other hand, needed a pair of Big Boots and an Empire Elbow to pin the Big Show despite his former tag team Enzo Amore escaping the Shark Cage suspended above the ring.The Miz and his Miztourage gained a measure of redemption against Jason Jordan and the Hardy Boyz after the reigning Intercontinental Champion connected with a Skull Crushing Finale on Raw general manager Kurt Angle’s son for the pinfall win. Lesnar reversed a Spear attempt from Reigns and turned it to an F5 for the pinfall victory.The win assured the WWE Universe that Lesnar will stay with the company after Paul Heyman’s earlier pronouncements that they will leave WWE if he loses the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJinder Mahal continued his reign as the WWE Champion, beating Shinsuke Nakamura thanks to the distraction of the Singh Brothers.The King of Strong Style was primed to hit the Modern Day Maharaja with the Kinshasa before the Indian twins interjected themselves in the match, allowing Mahal to connect with the Khallas. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brock Lesnar successfully defends his WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Photo by WWE.comBrock Lesnar escaped his toughest test yet to successfully defend his WWE Universal Championship in the fatal-4-way main event of SummerSlam Monday (Manila time) at Barclays Center.The Beast Incarnate survived Roman Reigns spearing him through the barricade, Braun Strowman driving him through two announce tables and crushing him with another, and Samoa Joe locking him in a Coquina Clutch as he fought back and defied the doctor’s orders.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments AJ Styles also completed the trifecta of titlists who retained their title as he beat Kevin Owens with the Styles Clash to keep his United States Championship.However, other champions weren’t so lucky as five titles changed hands in the night.Uneasy as their alliance was, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins wagered on and claimed the Raw Tag Team Championship from Sheamus and Cesaro after Rollins nailed Cesaro with the Ripcord Knee, followed by Ambrose hitting the Dirty Deeds.Sasha Banks won her fourth Raw Women’s Championship, forcing Alexa Bliss to tap out to her Bank Statement.Natalya submitted Naomi with the Sharp Shooter to win the SmackDown Women’s title, her first in six years.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH squash team unhurt after bus crash ahead of SEA Games event Read Next
NBA: New Thunder recruits Anthony, George try to lure Wade to OKC View comments Harden, who finished second to Russell Westbrook in MVP voting last season, is thrilled about the opportunity to pair with such a dynamic player. He believes Paul’s skillset will make things easier for him.“It’s a relief,” he said. “But it’s not just anybody that I’m getting off the ball giving it to. I’m giving the ball to somebody that can do the same thing I can do even better.”Paul is a nine-time All-Star who has averaged 18.7 points, 9.9 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals over his 12-year career, though he has been dogged with criticism in recent years for failing to help the Clippers get out of the second round of the playoffs. Los Angeles reached the postseason in each of Paul’s six seasons with the team, but the Clippers were eliminated in the first round three times and in theWestern Conference semifinals three other times.He readily admits that his only motivation for opting in for the last year of his contract so the Clippers could deal him was to chase a title.“I came here with one purpose, one goal in mind and that’s to win a championship,” he said. “And the cool part is being here with a guy like James that has those same aspirations.”ADVERTISEMENT Since the trade, some have questioned how the two point guards will coexist in Houston. General manager Daryl Morey has no worries about that and said he doesn’t have to see the pair in a game to know that he’s right.“They’ve been playing in gyms around the country and out of the country all summer,” he said. “Just from my watching it and coach (Mike D’Antoni) has watched it even more than me — we’re 100 percent certain it’s going to work.”D’Antoni, who enters his second season in Houston, said the three have had plenty of conversations about how they’ll play together and what it will look like. He knows there will be growing pains along the way, but he believes the fact that both players want it to work will go a long way.“We have little things to work out but, again, both of them are very willing to do whatever it takes to be the best that we can be,” D’Antoni said. “Now we’ve just got to figure out what that is and keep improving on it all year.”Harden ranked second in the league with 29.1 points per game and first with 11.2 assists. He had 64 double-doubles last year after combining for just 67 in the first seven seasons of his career, and he notched 22 triple-doubles after getting just nine total before last season.His brilliant season was marred by a poor performance in Game 6 of the conference semifinals when the Rockets were eliminated with a 39-point loss to the Spurs. Harden didn’t attempt a shot until halfway through the second quarter of the blowout and finished with 10 points to tie a season low.He denies that he paid any attention to the criticism he received after that loss, asking, “What did they say?” about the naysayers.But he doesn’t deny that he should have done more in that game and vows to do just that this season.“Obviously I played terrible,” he said. “It didn’t end in a championship so that’s frustrating. (I’ve) just got to get better. Won’t blame anybody but myself.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Houston Rockets’ Chris Paul chases a basketball amid lighting and fog machines while he takes part in a promotional video shoot during an NBA basketball media day, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — Chris Paul and James Harden have spent so much time together since he was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets in June that he’s learned the most important facts — and some that aren’t as vital — about his fellow All-Star teammate.“He likes french fries just as much as I do, first and foremost,” Paul said with a laugh.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Then he got serious about why he’s so excited to join Harden and a Houston team that lost to the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals last season.“He loves to hoop,” Paul said. “You got some guys that like and enjoy to play basketball, and he’s one of the guys who loves it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter spending countless hours together on and off the court in the last few weeks, Paul and Harden can’t wait to see how their pairing will work as the Rockets open camp on Tuesday.“We did a lot of traveling, playing pickup games here and there and stuff like that, so you are antsy to actually get out there with the full crew and see what it looks like,” Paul said. 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While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 7. Texas Tech (4-7, 2-6) Trend: DownMissing out on a bowl game will certainly stir up some chatter on Kliff Kingsbury’s job status. The only problem? Texas Tech still owes him $9 million until his contract expires in 2020. Last week’s no show effort (a 66-10 loss to Iowa State) will have many wondering if Kliff is the right man for the job. (Next up: vs. BAY)6. Iowa State (3-8, 2-6) Trend: UpThis is a football team that has been getting better almost each and every week. They will face another big test at home when the Mountaineers roll into Ames. (Next up: vs. WVU)5. TCU (5-5, 3-4) Trend: Down If Head Coach Gary Patterson has a voice left, he might want to save all of it that he can for a chance to become bowl eligible this week. TCU has owned Texas since joining the Big 12 and will look to continue that trend on Friday. (Next up: @ TEX)4. Kansas State (6-4, 4-3) Trend: UpBill Snyder casted a spell down in Waco and came away victorious. After a huge win by their rivals, the Sunflower State matchup suddenly becomes a little more interesting. (Next up: vs. KU)3. West Virginia (8-2, 5-2) Trend: NeutralAfter a disappointing performance on national television, this team needs a bounce-back win. Dana Holgorsen will need to bring a little bit of crazy this weekend when his team travels to Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday. (Next up: @ ISU)Here’s the @ScoopHD ‘uncut’ video from midfield prior to Saturday nights OU/WVU game. Had my head on a swivel. pic.twitter.com/mER1gjbqRX— Eddie Radosevich (@Eddie_Rado) November 20, 20162. Oklahoma State (10-1 I mean 9-2, 7-1) Trend: UpMullet? Check. Beat TCU? Check. Mike Gundy’s mullet won’t lose any hair this week as the Cowboys have the week off to prepare for a huge showdown for Bedlam. (Next up: BYE)1. Oklahoma (9-2, 8-0) Trend: UpThere is no hotter team in the Big 12 than the Sooners right now. Oklahoma has won 15 straight conference games dating back to last season, which is the longest streak in a decade. (Next up: BYE) Another guest post from our friend Derek Duke of Heartland College Sports. Here are his Big 12 power rankings with two weeks left in the season.10. Baylor (6-4, 3-4) Trend: Down (In Flames)This team has lost 4 straight games, which is the longest losing streak in the Big 12 currently. It is time to starting looking for a new coaching staff because this season is over. (Next up: @ TTU)9. Texas (5-6, 3-5) Trend: Down (Finished)Charlie Strong lost again this week, so that means he is fired right? Yes, it actually does mean he is fired this time. Losing to a horrific Kansas team that hasn’t beaten your program since 1938 will cause people to pack your bags for you when you get home. (Next up: vs. TCU)8. Kansas (2-9, 1-7) Trend: UpCongrats to Head Coach David Beaty on his first Big 12 win. Kansas beat Texas, no not in basketball but football! I wonder where the Kansas fans actually took those goalposts to? (Next up: @ KSU)Perry Ellis’ freshman year! https://t.co/zDSXRc1PRb— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) November 20, 2016
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Bob Stoops weighed in on the mullet in the Big 12 teleconference earlier in the day.“It’s growing on me through the season,” Stoops said on the media call. “Maybe I wasn’t such a fan early on, but I’ve come to really like it.”He also talked more seriously about his relationship with the head coach in Stillwater.“He’s done an awesome job. His teams are always disciplined and fundamentally sound. Mike has done a great job. I’ve always felt that way. He’s done it the right way. We always communicate well and have a lot to talk about when we’re at coaching meetings. I think a lot of Mike as a person and a coach.”I hope the mullet is flowing around in front of Stoops as Gundy does laps on his field to celebrate his second Big 12 title in six seasons. Mike Gundy said on Monday that he has not washed his hair in three days and he’s not sure what to do with his mullet after this season is over.“We had Thanksgiving then I was deer hunting,” so I hadn’t washed my hair in like three days. I noticed it looked a little different then so I went ahead and washed it this morning … it’s not really curly, but it’s a mullet now. It’s definitely hit the mullet stage. At some point I’m going to have to decide what to do with it.”Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy on deer hunting over Thanksgiving with a mullet: pic.twitter.com/JFXqrwRaVl— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 28, 2016
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways. The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. If you were a four-star wide receiver, wouldn’t you literally jump at the chance to start your collegiate with an established, record-setting QB like Mason Rudolph?Well, Oklahoma State’s top-rated recruit Tylan Wallace (No. 73 on the ESPN 300 ranking) just happens to be in that boat and is thrilled about the announcement that Mason Rudolph and James Washington will be returning for their senior seasons, as he told ESPN’s Jeremy Crabtree.“It’s going to help me a lot to be able to learn from a guy like James,” said Wallace. “He can break it down for me like nobody else can and that will only help me as a player. And I can’t wait to catch passes from Mason.”The Cowboys, who have a chance to end the season on a good note with an Alamo Bowl win Thursday night, should be set to make another run at a Big 12 title with a ton of returning (and incoming) playmakers on offense.RudolphJusticeWashington AtemanMcCleskeyLacyStonerJohnsonCarrWallaceHubbardKing???— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) December 27, 2016
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The wait is over. Former Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor was selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 10th pick in the 6th round (194th overall).Taylor is a good fit for Miami’s 4-3 defense. With Taylor, they address a need for depth behind Ndamukong Suh and former Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips.The Dolphins were the fourth-ranked NFL defense in points allowed in 2016. Their season ended with a loss in the wildcard game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was Miami’s first postseason appearance since 2009.Taylor tweeted this shortly after the announcement.It’s a blessing to be apart of @MiamiDolphins Organization ready to get to work! ??— Vincent Taylor (@BallOut_96) April 29, 2017Taylor is the 20th selection from OSU in the Mike Gundy era. A Cowboy has been taken in nine straight NFL Drafts.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. There have been some changes to Oklahoma State’s non-conference football schedule for this fall. We’ll have a couple of weeknight games to start the year so tell that friend who has the gall to get married during football season to circle these two weekends if he wants you to come.The season opener against Tulsa which was originally scheduled for Saturday September 2 has been moved to Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. CDT and will air on FS1.The Week 2 road game at South Alabama has also been rescheduled. It will now be a Friday night game, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. CDT and will be on ESPN2.The game at Pittsburgh will air on either ABC or ESPN2 and remains as scheduled on Saturday, September 16 at 11:00 a.m. CDT.Here’s a look at the schedule as it looks now.vs. Tulsa – August 31 at 6:30 p.m.at South Alabama – September 8 at 7:00 p.m.at Pittsburgh – September 16 at 11:00 a.m.vs. TCU – September 23 at TBAat Texas Tech – September at TBABye Weekvs. Baylor – October 14 at TBAat Texas – October 21 at TBAat West Virginia – October 28 at TBAvs. Oklahoma – November 4 at TBAat Iowa State – November 11 at TBAvs. Kansas State – November 18 at TBAvs. Kansas – November 25 at TBA
Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, we’ve begun building out future schedules on this site. We have 2017 right here and 2018 here. We also have 2016 with links to all the 10 Thoughts from those games last year. You can access in the “Football” dropdown at the top of the page. 2022Central MichiganArizona State 2018Missouri StateSouth AlabamaBoise State While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 2019@ Oregon StateMcNeese State@ Tulsa 2020Oregon StateTulsaWestern Illinois 2021RiceTulsa@Boise State Oklahoma State has scheduled non-conference games with the Missouri State Bears in 2018 and the McNeese State Cowboys in 2019, FBSchedules reports:Oklahoma State to host Missouri State in 2018, McNeese State in 2019 – https://t.co/IPAR7YjiJx pic.twitter.com/6QE2aKsRAm— FBSchedules.com (@FBSchedules) June 29, 2017According to FBSchedules.com, Missouri State and McNeese State will receive a $400,000 and $475,000 guarantee, respectively, for their games against OSU.AdChoices广告Oklahoma State is 7-0 all-time against Missouri State, while their contest with McNeese State will be the first meeting between the two.This addition rounds out the non-conference schedule for both years. In 2018, alongside their game against the Bears, the Cowboys will host South Alabama and Boise State. In 2019, the Cowboys are scheduled to travel to Oregon State and Tulsa in addition to the McNeese State game at home.Here’s their current non-conference schedule for future years. 2017Tulsa@ South Alabama@ Pittsburgh YearOpponent 1 Opponent 2 Opponent 3 2023@ Arizona StateSouth Alabama