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Baseball Announces Schedule Changes For Opening Weekend

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:05
STARKVILLE, Miss. – To ensure an enjoyable fan experience for baseball fans, the Mississippi State baseball team has moved up the times of its first three games of the season at Dudy Noble Field.

DSK: I didn't know of prostitutes

CNN World - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:04
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn denied knowing that prostitutes were involved in sex parties he joined, as he took the stand Tuesday for the first time in his high-profile trial on pimping charges.
Categories: International News

Friend: Cops question Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend

CNN - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:46
A friend of Bobbi Kristina Brown said police have questioned Brown's boyfriend about bruises on the young woman's chest after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub January 31.
Categories: National News

Brian Williams meets with boss as fact-checking moves ahead

Business News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:27
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MSU Climbs Four Spots To No. 15 In USA Today Coaches Poll

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:26
STARKVILLE, Miss. – A day after climbing four places into the Top 15 of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, the Mississippi State women's basketball team made a similar rise to 15th in Tuesday's USA Today Coaches Poll.

Coke CEO calls 2015 a 'transition year'

Business News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:53
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Hundreds of ISIS social media accounts shut down

Business News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:50
Hundreds of social media accounts apparently linked to terrorist group ISIS have been shut down.

Imperiled monarch butterfly to get $3M boost

CNN - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:34
The monarch butterfly, which has been imperiled in recent years by environmental problems, habitat loss and crop changes, is finally getting some good news.
Categories: National News

NFR legacy strong in Guymon

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 13:04

GUYMON, Okla. – There is a powerful rodeo legacy in Texas County, Okla.

It might be the vast grasslands or the Western heritage that encompasses the landscape. It might be that there is a terrific proving ground just miles away from the county seat, at Oklahoma Panhandle State University.

Cort Scheer

Cort Scheer

The reality, though, is that this vast land is home to many of the greatest cowboys who have ever made a living on the rodeo trail. Those that still compete are already making their plans to return home for the Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Henry C. Hitch Pioneer Arena.

“I love that rodeo,” said Cort Scheer, the 2014 Reserve World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider from Elsmere, Neb. “I’ve never won it, but that’s on the bucket list. In fact, it’s closer to the top of the bucket list. It’s pretty much a hometown rodeo.”

Scheer is a four-time qualifier to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and is one of five men who competed in Las Vegas this past December with ties to the area. He was joined by Taos Muncy, Tyler Corrington, Joe Frost and Trevor Brazile.

Trevor Brazile

Trevor Brazile

Brazile, the 21-time world champion who earned steer roping and all-around gold buckles in 2014, grew up near Gruver, Texas, just south of Guymon. He is the King of the Cowboys with world titles in three of four roping disciplines and a record 12 all-around championships. In Vegas, Brazile won more than $191,000 in team roping and tie-down roping.

Now living in Decatur, Texas, he is a multi-time Pioneer Days Rodeo champion. That’s one of a couple of comparisons he shares with Muncy, a two-time world champion saddle bronc rider from Corona, N.M. While a sophomore at Panhandle State, Muncy won the college bronc riding championship, then followed it up in December with the world title.

Joe Frost

Joe Frost

He added another championship in 2011. His run in 2014 was worth a sixth-place finish. He is one of just three men to have won a college championship and a world championship in the same discipline in the same calendar year, joining all-around titlist Ty Murray and bull rider Matt Austin.

Frost had a chance at that run. As a junior at Panhandle State, he won the college bull riding title, then qualified for the NFR. From Randlett, Utah, he pocketed nearly $105,000, winning two go-rounds and finishing second in the average. He also finished as the Reserve World Champion.

Corrington is from Hastings, Minn., but now lives near Gruver. He earned more than $26,000 in Las Vegas and finished 11th in the world standings. His traveling partner, Scheer, had a big payday in the City of Lights, cashing in for more than $93,000. He won the opening round and finished second in the average.

Now they’re eyes are set on Texas County the first weekend in May. For Scheer, he’ll carry on a strong legacy that comes with being a Panhandle State rodeo team alumnus.

“With that, you’ve got motivation and pressure,” he said. “You want to make them all proud. I don’t know if I’ll ever do what they did, but I’m dang sure going to try.”

That’s quite a quest. In all, cowboys with ties to the Oklahoma Panhandle own 12 gold buckles: saddle bronc riders Billy Etbauer (5), Robert Etbauer (2), Muncy (2), Tom Reeves and Jeff Willert, and team roping heeler Jhett Johnson.

“It’s an honor to ride in front of those guys,” Scheer said. “Guymon is made for bronc riding. A lot of guys say it’s South Dakota, but after the Etbauers moved down here from there, this is bronc riding territory. There are a lot of old guys around this area that rode broncs and rode them right.

“There ain’t no sugar-coating going on around here. You have a lot of world champions on the back of the bucking chutes. You can just get better because of the level of competition.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Google wants you to kick this robot puppy

Business News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:50
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Capturing snowflakes under a microscope

CNN - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:32
Categories: National News

Photos: Fighting in Ukraine

CNN World - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:24
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in the country has left more than 5,000 people dead since mid-April, according to the United Nations.
Categories: International News

Read Kayla Mueller's letter to her family

CNN - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:22
The family of Kayla Mueller, an American woman held captive by the Islamist terror group ISIS, said Tuesday that it has received confirmation that she is dead. Mueller's relatives on Tuesday released a handwritten letter that they say she wrote while in captivity in spring 2014.
Categories: National News

Read Kayla Mueller's letter to her family

CNN World - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:21
The family of Kayla Mueller, an American woman held captive by the Islamist terror group ISIS, said Tuesday that it has received confirmation that she is dead. Mueller's relatives on Tuesday released a handwritten letter that they say she wrote while in captivity in spring 2014.
Categories: International News

Can J.C. Penney and Sears avoid RadioShack's fate?

Business News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:19
RadioShack has filed for bankruptcy. Could J.C. Penney and Sears -- two other struggling American retail icons -- be next?
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