BY Staff and Wire reports
Saturday, February 23, 2013
2/23/13 at 3:09 AM
Track and field
ORU's Whitt sets record with title: ORU's Jack Whitt won the Southland Conference pole vault championship Friday at the Southland Conference Indoor Championships in Norman.
The senior set the ORU indoor record, Southland indoor championships record, facility record, and had the top mark in the NCAA during the 2013 season with a mark of 5.61 meters (18-4.75 feet).
TU upsets No. 6 Texas: No. 24 Tulsa upset No. 6 Texas during the first day of the Texas Invitational on Friday.
The Golden Hurricane (9-3) took down a top-10 team for the first time since 2009, when TU defeated No. 10 Oklahoma during NCAA Regional play.
TU also defeated Utah State 8-0 (5 innings) in its first contest of the day.
Junior Aimee Creger picked up her first save of the season, striking out six of the 12 batters she faced.
OU stays perfect: No. 1 Oklahoma improved to 13-0 with a 5-2 win over UC Santa Barbara (8-3) on Friday at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Palm Springs, Calif.
Brittany Williams went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the OU offense.
Michelle Gascoigne (7-0) got the win, while Keilani Ricketts came on in relief for her first save of the year.
State championship in Tulsa: High school bowling teams from across the state will be competing Saturday at the Oklahoma State Championship Bowling Tournament at Andy B's, 8711 S. Lewis Ave. Bowling begins at 10 a.m., with finals expected to start around 2:30 p.m.
OSU smashes Illinois: Top-ranked Oklahoma State delivered a destructive 33-3 performance over No. 8 Illinois in the NWCA National Duals quarterfinals on Friday at the University of Minnesota.
The Cowboys will be back in action at 1 p.m. Saturday to take on No. 6 Missouri in the National Duals semifinals.
TU falls to Texas A&M: The No. 17 Tulsa men's team dropped a 5-2 decision to No. 14 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, on Friday.
The Golden Hurricane fell to 5-5 on the season, while the Aggies improved to 8-3.
OU women win: The 36th-ranked University of Oklahoma women's team won the last three matches for a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Iowa on Friday.
NSU women win: The Northeastern State women's team upset No. 28 Tarleton State 6-3 Friday afternoon.
The RiverHawks (7-1) won their sixth straight match, while the TexAnns (3-5) have now lost three of their last four matches.
Defending champ Ferrer reaches semis in Argentina: Defending champion David Ferrer advanced to the semifinals of the Copa Claro clay-court tournament with a 6-2, 6-1 victory Friday over Fabio Fognini of Italy.
Singapore police question alleged mastermind over fixing: The Singapore Police Force has confirmed it is questioning the man who allegedly masterminded the rigging of hundreds of soccer games.
"Dan Tan Seet Eng, a Singaporean who has been named in reports so far, is currently assisting Singapore authorities in their investigations," the police said in a statement issued late Thursday.
The announcement came after Italian police arrested Tan's alleged associate, Slovenian Admir Suljic, on Thursday.
Suljic, accused of criminal association aimed at sporting fraud, flew to Milan from Singapore to turn himself in to the authorities. He is considered a key figure in the probe into match-fixing from 2009-11.