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The arts at Oklahoma State University are getting a major boost.

Today, OSU President Burns Hargis announced a gift of $25 million from OSU alums Ross and Billie McKnight in support of programming the school’s new performing arts center.

Hargis says it takes more than just bricks and mortar to create a world-class university venue for performance art.

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Oklahoma State University officials introduced their new men’s basketball coach Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

Brad Underwood says he can’t promise wins, but he does expect discipline and tenacity from his players.

"I can promise you this: you're not gonna find a group of guys who are gonna take that court every single day work any harder. We're gonna guard, We're gonna rebound. We're gonna make life tough as hell on everybody we play, on every single possession."

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Oklahoma State has hired Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood as its men's basketball coach at Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State made the announcement in a news release Monday.

"I named three things that I was looking for in the new head basketball coach at Oklahoma State: character, coaching style and fit," says Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder. "Brad Underwood gets the highest marks in each of those categories."

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Oklahoma State and Travis Ford have agreed to end the basketball coach's tenure.

OSU athletic director Mike Holder announced Friday "that the school and Ford will part ways."

Ford had a 155-111 record in eight years at OSU, but just one NCAA Tournament win. The team went 12-20 this season and 3-15 in the Big 12.

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A prosecutor says she expects to file about 12 new charges and drop two others against a woman accused of driving her car into Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade last fall, killing four people and injuring dozens of others.

Payne County District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said Tuesday after a hearing that more injured victims of the Oct. 24 crash have been found and two people initially thought to be victims were not injured by the crash.

The City of Stillwater, American Airlines and Oklahoma State University announced Friday the arrival of nonstop American Airlines jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) from Stillwater Regional Airport (SWO). The new service was announced at an event at the Stillwater airport and followed the Stillwater City Council’s unanimous approval of the agreement with American Airlines.

The entire Oklahoma State University men's basketball team will be wearing the number "10" on their jerseys Wednesday evening when they take on Baylor University in Stillwater.

The 8 p.m. game comes 15 years since the plane crash that killed 10 members of the OSU basketball team, coaches, and support staff.

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The woman charged with driving into a crowd and killing four people during the Oklahoma State homecoming parade has been found competent to stand trial.

A Payne County judge issued the ruling in the case of 25-year-old Adacia Chambers after receiving a report on her competency. Chambers had been sent to the Oklahoma Forensic Center to determine whether she understood the charges and could assist in her defense.

Defense attorney Tony Coleman has said Chambers is mentally ill and he requested a report by a psychologist who found that she was mentally ill.

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Malian student Assoumane Maiga about the situation in his country after the deadly hotel attack last Friday. Maiga's wife and family live in Bamako.

Maiga is a postdoctoral student at Oklahoma State University.

TRANSCRIPT:

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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After weeks of publicity, a judge has issued a gag order in the case of the woman suspected of driving her car into a crowd of spectators at the Oklahoma State University Homecoming Parade.

Adacia Avery Chambers made her second appearance in court to be arraigned on four counts of second degree murder and 46 counts of assault, but while she was there, District Judge Louis Duel also ruled on motions filed by the prosecution.

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