ENID, Okla. —
Gale selected to play in
Texas vs. Nation game
Alva’s Mitchell Gale, who finished his collegiate career at Abilene Christian as both the school’s and Lone Star Conference’s leading passer, has been selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game Feb. 2 in Allen, Texas.
The game pits players from Texas, or who play college football in the Lone Star State against all-stars from the rest of the nation.
According to the game’s website, Gale will be teammates with Oklahoma State guards Jonathan Rush and Lane Taylor and linebacker Alex Elkins, Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown and defensive linemen David King and Stacy McGee.
Other players with Oklahoma ties on the team are Tulsa running back Wilie Carter and East Central defensive end Armonty Bryant.
Enid’s Dupy to play in
All-Star game today
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — College football seniors are once again using the site of the old Blue-Gray game to try to impress pro teams.
The first Raycom College Football All-Star Classic is being held Saturday in the Montgomery stadium that hosted the now-defunct game that was a Christmas Day tradition until a decade ago.
The quarterbacks include Purdue’s Robert Marve for the Stripes team and Pittsburgh’s Tino Sunseri for the Stars. Tulsa center Trent Dupy of Enid will be playing for the Stars along with Air Force linebacker Alex Means and Northestern Oklahoma State offensive lineman Michael Bowie, formerly of Oklahoma State.
Two OSU players — offensive lineman Jonathan Rush and defensive lineman Nigel Nicholson will join Oklahoma defensive lineman Jamarkus McFarland on the Stripes team.
ENID, Okla. —
Gale selected to play in
Lunt transferring to Illinois
Former Oklahoma State starting quarterback Wes Lunt is transferring to Illinois, returning to his home state after giving the Illini little consideration out of high school.
Lunt is from Rochester, Ill., and started five games last season as a freshman for the Cowboys, but was sidelined by an injury. He was the first true freshman to open the season as the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State since at least 1950.
The highly regarded Lunt will have to sit out this fall under NCAA transfer rules, but when he’s available in 2014 could be an instant upgrade for a struggling Illinois program and coach Tim Beckman, who is headed into his second season in Champaign. Beckman is a former OSU assistant coach.
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Danny Green scored 24 points and broke Ray Allen’s finals record for 3s in a series with 25. Tony Parker had 26 points for San Antonio.
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Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing closing holes at Merion. A par on the 18th hole gave him an even-par 70, and that was good enough to become the first Englishman in 43 years to win America’s national championship.
Rose hit 5-iron to the first cut of rough, pin-high on the 17th for an easy par. He smashed the most important tee shot of his career down the middle on the final hole, about 15 feet short of the famous Ben Hogan plaque. And his 4-iron rolled near the pin and settled against the collar of the green.
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