Oklahoma News
8:36 am
Tue September 30, 2014

NTSB Asks For Medical Records Of Semi Driver In Deadly Softball Bus Crash

National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt and investigator-in-charge Jennifer Morrison view wreckage at the scene in Davis.
National Transportation Safety Board Flickr Public Domain

Oklahoma investigators have not concluded whether a truck driver's inattention caused a highway collision that killed four members of a Texas college softball team.

Monday the Oklahoma Highway Patrol again declined to say what may have distracted 53-year-old Russell Staley from Saginaw, Tex. at the time of the crash Friday night.

National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt said the agency has obtained and delivered subpoenas for Staley's medical records.

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9:05 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Hundreds Attend Vigil For Softball Players After Oklahoma Bus Crash

The four North Central Texas College softball players killed in Friday's crash. Clockwise from top right: Brooke Deckard, Jaiden Pelton, Katelynn Woodlee, Meagan Richardson
Credit NCTC Athletics

Hundreds of people have attended a prayer vigil for victims of a college bus and truck wreck that left four students dead.

Mourners turned out Sunday night at North Central Texas College in Gainesville for a candlelight remembrance and to sing "Amazing Grace."

The accident Friday night on Interstate 35 near Davis, Oklahoma, left a dozen other people on the softball team bus hurt. The players were returning from a scrimmage against Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.

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12:40 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Women's College World Series Staying In Oklahoma City Through At Least 2020

Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame Park in Oklahoma City.
Helluvamatt Wikimedia Commons

The NCAA says it will keep its Division I softball championship tournament in Oklahoma City through 2020 and likely will extend the deal through 2035.

Officials from the NCAA, USA Softball and Oklahoma City announced the agreement Thursday before the opening game of this year's Women's College World Series.

The WCWS has been held at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium every year but one since 1990. The new deal is the third long-term hosting agreement for the NCAA, following similar deals for baseball in Omaha, Nebraska, and outdoor track and field in Eugene, Oregon.

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World Cup of Softball
2:47 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

UPDATE: Ricketts Says She Wasn't Ready For Long-Term USA Deal

Credit University of Oklahoma Athletic Department

Former University of Oklahoma standout pitcher Keilani Ricketts says USA Softball pressured her into signing a long-term contract before she was ready.

Ricketts announced on Twitter Tuesday night that she would not be playing with Team USA this summer.

She clarified her reasons in an interview with The Norman Transcript, saying Team USA told her she had to sign a long-term contract immediately in order to play.

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