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OU football players sidelined with injuries

Oklahoma senior linebacker Caleb Kelly and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jordan Kelley will both miss an extended period of time due to lower-body injuries, coach Lincoln Riley announced Thursday evening.

Kelly's injury will require surgery. Kelley already underwent surgery.

Kelly played in 12 games last season and started in the final five. He ranked fourth on the team with 61 tackles. Kelly has started 24 games over his three-year career.

Kelley, a former four-star prospect from Tulsa Union, redshirted last season after appearing in two games.

Devon Boathouse to hold tryouts for Olympic hopefuls

The OKC Boathouse Foundation's National High Performance Center will host tryouts Saturday for athletes looking to participate in the Olympics.

The center is the site of one of three regional tryouts selected by the United States Olympic Committee for The Next Olympic Hopeful program, where elite athletes of all sports backgrounds complete five basic athletic tests to see if they could become Olympic athletes in the sports of bobsled, cycling, rowing, rugby, skeleton and weightlifting.

Athletes may apply through the online portal, TeamUSA.org/NextOlympicHopeful, although walk-ins are welcome. The tryouts are at 1 p.m. at the Devon Boathouse.

Tahlequah woman to receive award

Ericka Downey of Tahlequah, wife of Northeastern Oklahoma State University basketball coach Mark Downey, will receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Most Courageous Award on Monday because of her decision to donate a kidney to basketball coach Billy Gillispie, a person she had never met.

The award will be presented in Minneapolis, which is hosting this week's Final Four.

Gray named honorable mention All-American

Oklahoma State's Vivian Gray was named honorable mention All-American Thursday by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

The Argyle, Texas sophomore averaged 20 points per game for the Cowgirls last season, which ranked second in the Big 12.

Big East opponents named for OSU, OU

Oklahoma State will host Georgetown in December and Oklahoma will travel to Creighton in men's basketball as part of the Big 12/Big East scheduling alliance.

No dates or times for the games have been announced.

Staff reports

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