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Vigils held nationwide for nonbinary Oklahoma teenager who died following school bathroom fight

Feb. 25, 2024 03:09 AM EST

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Vigils took place across the nation on Friday and Saturday for an Oklahoma teenager who died the day after a fight in a high school bathroom in which the nonbinary student claimed to be a target of bullying. Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old Oklahoma student who...

Vigil held for nonbinary Oklahoma teenager who died following a school bathroom fight

Feb. 25, 2024 00:57 AM EST

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than two dozen people gathered at an Oklahoma church for a vigil for Nex Benedict, a nonbinary teenager who died one day after a fight in a high school bathroom. The vigil at All Saints Episcopal Church in McAlester was organized by the McAlester Rainbow...

McCollum's buzzer-beating 3-pointer in OT lifts Oklahoma over OSU 84-82 in final game of Bedlam

Feb. 24, 2024 19:23 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Javian McCollum's dramatic 3-pointer as time expired in overtime gave Oklahoma an 84-82 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday, sending the basketball version of Bedlam out with a bang. Oklahoma had called timeout with 12.5 seconds left and McCollum took...

Sahara Williams 20 points power No. 23 Oklahoma women past Oklahoma State, 91-56

Feb. 24, 2024 16:51 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Freshman Sahara Williams scored 20 points and No. 23 Oklahoma ran away from rival Oklahoma State in the second half to post a 91-56 victory Saturday, the Sooners' 20th win of the season. The victory gives Oklahoma its 14th Big 12 Conference win of the season,...

No. 5 Texas' defense overwhelms UCF in 87-56 victory

Feb. 24, 2024 15:16 PM EST

ORLANDO, FL (AP) — Madison Booker had 22 points and five assists to lead No. 5 Texas to an 87-56 victory over UCF on Saturday for its eighth straight win. The Longhorns (26-3, 13-3 Big 12) held the Knights (12-14, 3-13) to four points in the second quarter to take a 21-point lead...

Video shows Oklahoma nonbinary teen after attack in school bathroom, the day before their death

Feb. 23, 2024 20:57 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police on Friday released video of the moments before and after a fight in an Oklahoma high school bathroom where the mother of a nonbinary student says the 16-year-old was knocked to the floor, and in a 911 call their mother made the next day she expressed concern about a...

SEC's Sankey visits, talks with trustees, leaders at South Carolina on changing sports landscape

Feb. 23, 2024 12:29 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey told University of South Carolina trustees the league's union with the Big Ten Conference was created to provide leadership for a challenging landscape in college athletics. It is not, he said, a breakaway...

Inside the enduring movie homes of Jack Fisk, production design legend

Feb. 23, 2024 09:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack Fisk, the legendary production designer, has been down a lot of roads in his life. He goes looking down back roads for movie locations and hillsides on which to plop down mock houses. He’s been to the Solomon Islands for “The Thin Red Line” and the Canadian Rockies for...

Oklahoma State and Oklahoma meet for conference matchup

Feb. 23, 2024 03:47 AM EST

Oklahoma Sooners (18-8, 6-7 Big 12) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-14, 4-9 Big 12) Stillwater, Oklahoma; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Javian McCollum and the Oklahoma Sooners visit Javon Small and the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Big 12 action. The...

How the death of a nonbinary Oklahoma teenager has renewed scrutiny on anti-trans policies

Feb. 22, 2024 22:11 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The death of a 16-year-old nonbinary high school student in Oklahoma whose family says was bullied has renewed scrutiny of anti-trans polices and political rhetoric over gender identity. Nex Benedict identified as nonbinary and used they/them pronouns,...