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Buddy Ryan, a native of Frederick, Oklahoma who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, has died. He was 82.

His agent, James Solano, said Ryan died Tuesday in Kentucky. He did not give a cause.

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Brooks Thompson, a first-round NBA draft pick and former Texas-San Antonio men's basketball coach, has died.

A UTSA statement announced Thompson died Thursday. He was 45. Sports information spokesman Jordan Korphage said Friday that Thompson died in San Antonio. Korphage says Thompson had been ill in recent months. No cause of death was immediately released.

Orlando in 1994 made Thompson the 27th pick in the draft. He also played for Utah, Denver, Phoenix and New York during four seasons in the NBA.

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The woman charged with crashing her car into a crowd at the Oklahoma State homecoming parade and killing four people is seeking an insanity defense.

An attorney for Adacia Chambers filed a notice last week in Payne County District Court that he would raise the "question of (Chambers') mental illness or insanity at the time of the offense."

Chambers has pleaded not guilty to four counts of second-degree murder and 42 counts of assault and battery in the Oct. 24 crash.

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A woman accused of driving her car into Oklahoma State's homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

Adacia Chambers entered her plea Wednesday in Payne County District Court after previously waiving her right to a preliminary hearing.

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.

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