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OSU Basketball Player Collapses, Dies After Stairs Workout

Team worked out for 40 minutes in extreme heat

(Newser) - An Oklahoma State basketball player collapsed and died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs Thursday night, the AP reports. An OSU spokesperson says Tyrek Coger, 22, who had recently transferred to the university, did not appear to be struggling during the workout. The temperature around the... More »

OSU Crash Suspect's Dad: 'This Is Not Her'

Adacia Chambers accused of DUI in accident that killed 4

(Newser) - Four people are now dead, dozens more injured, and the father of the woman accused of plowing into an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade under the influence and causing the deaths is mystified. "I can't wrap my brain around this … This is not the person that's... More »

3 Dead After Car Slams Into OSU Homecoming Parade

The driver has been arrested on suspicion of DUI

(Newser) - At least three people were killed and another 22 injured as a car slammed into the crowd at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade Saturday in Stillwater, Oklahoma, NBC News reports. "I can't describe it any more clearly than this: People flying in the air," a graduate... More »

Scientists Create a Healthier Peanut

It's said to be more resistant to disease

(Newser) - If you've been puzzling over ways to get more oleic acid into your body, the USDA has just come through. In a joint venture with Oklahoma State University, the agency has released a brand-new peanut that's said to boast a richer flavor, health benefits, and resistance to crop... More »

Okla. Football Riot Injures 13

Oklahoma State fans tear down goalposts in wild celebration of victory over Oklahoma

(Newser) - Thousands of fans stormed the field and tore down goalposts after Oklahoma State's 44-10 college football victory over archrival Oklahoma, leaving at least 13 people injured, including two in critical condition, medical authorities said early today. Michael Authement, who heads the command post at LifeNet EMS, says that a... More »

Oklahoma State Coaches Killed in Plane Crash

Kurt Budke, Miranda Serna were on recruiting trip

(Newser) - A tragedy out of Oklahoma State University: The women’s basketball coach and assistant coach were killed in a plane crash in Arkansas yesterday. Kurt Budke and Miranda Serna were on a recruiting trip when their single-engine plane crashed in steep terrain about 45 miles from Little Rock. The AP... More »

Ivy League Crimes Are More Equal Than Others

To grab headlines, commit or fall victim to murder at Harvard or Yale

(Newser) - The killing of Yale grad student Annie Le dominated headlines around the world, "but every murder is uniquely dramatic," Jack Shafer writes for Slate. Why this one? It involves a magic word. "Three murders at a Midwestern college equal one murder at Harvard or Yale," Shafer... More »

What We Can Learn From Being Dog-Tired

Sled dogs' metabolism may yield clues on fighting human fatigue

(Newser) - Alaskan sled dogs racing for days on end don’t get tired out the way a human runner would, the New York Times reports, and researchers eager to imitate this fatigue resistance in people—particularly soldiers—say it’s because they’re somehow able to change their metabolism. “Suddenly... More »

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