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OU-HORNBEAK TRANSFER

Oklahoma guard Je'lon Hornbeak to transfer

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma says sophomore guard Je'lon Hornbeak is transferring from the men's basketball team.

Coach Lon Kruger said Tuesday that it's always disappointing when a player leaves a program, but that everyone wishes Hornbeak the very best.

Hornbeak is from Arlington, Texas, and spent two season at OU where he played 61 games and averaged 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

Hornbeak said in a news release that he met with Kruger and the coach was understanding of his desire for a fresh start and that he'll look back at his time at OU fondly.

Kruger says the team plans to add a player during the late signing period that starts Wednesday.

TULSA-FOOTBALL OPENER

Tulsa football season opener moved up 2 days

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The American Athletic Conference says the Tulsa-Tulane 2014 football season opener will be played two days earlier than previously scheduled.

The game is now scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 28, at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa and will be the first AAC game for both Tulsa and Tulane. It was previously scheduled for Aug. 30.

Kickoff time and whether the game will be televised has not been determined.

Tulsa and Tulane have played 10 times previously with the Golden Hurricane holding an overall 8-2 series lead. Tulane won last season's game 14-7 in New Orleans.

GAC-PLAYERS

GAC names conference baseball players of the week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Great American Conference has named baseball players from Southeastern Oklahoma State, Northwestern Oklahoma State and Arkansas-Monticello its conference players of the week.

Outfield Ryan Salter of Southeastern is the player of the week after hitting .571 to help the Savage Storm to a three-game sweep over Northwestern Oklahoma State.

Northwestern pitcher Eddie Cumpston is co-Pitcher of the week after tossing a no-hitter during a mid-week win last week over Hillsdale Baptist.

UAM's Zach McKnight shares the pitching award after allowing three hits and striking out nine in seven innings of a win over Southern Nazarene.

GAC-SOFTBALL PLAYERS

GAC names conference softball players of the week

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Great American Conference has selected Northwestern Oklahoma State's Lindsay Thorstenson and Arkansas-Monticello's Katie Slaughter as the conference softball Player and Pitcher of the Weeks.

Thorstenson hit .652 with four home runs in one game and six home runs during four weekend games. She went 9-for-9 in Saturday's doubleheader sweep of Southeastern Oklahoma State.

Slaughter went 3-0 last week with two shutouts in UAM's series with Southern Nazarene and gave up just one run in 23 innings during the week.

OKLA ST-WRESTLER HONORED

Okla. St. wrestler is Big 12 scholar athlete

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State wrestler Chris Perry has been named the 2014 Big 12 Wrestling Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The conference announced the award Tuesday.

Perry is a two-time national champion and a senior majoring in education where he has a 3.21 grade point average.

He compiled a 30-1 record this past season - including his second-straight national title.

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