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Jeffrey Carroll just wanted help on a math problem. Carroll, then a student at Coyle Middle School in Rowlett, Texas, was never the star pupil. He struggled mightily in school for as long as he could remember. While friends would dream of playing college sports, Carroll didn’t believe he would ever be smart enough to meet the academic qualifications. After his teacher was unable to help him understand the problem, Carroll went to Rodney Elder, another teacher at Coyle. Elder, a math major in college, calmly explained the problem to Carroll step by step. Much to his surprise, Carroll understood. He was new to the school and the city, having moved there from Virginia after his parents divorced. His mom, Kathleen Foley, gave him a choice: move with her to Texas or stay with his dad. Still, Carroll missed his father, whom he used to watch play games of 5-on-5 on blacktop courts in Virginia.

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Now in his fourth season with the Cowboys, Jeffrey Carroll, a redshirt junior, is finally making good on the promising ability Rodney Elder saw in him long ago.

That’s where Elder came in. Both soft spoken, they developed a bond. Carroll started coming to see him whenever he needed help on homework. Soon, their conversations started to shift to other topics. They talked

about sports and the games that took place the night before. One day, Elder asked Carroll if he played any sports. “I play basketball, but I’ve never gotten serious with it,” Carroll said. “Why not?” Elder asked.

“I just didn’t think I was good enough or didn’t have people to train me,” Carroll said. “I can train you and help you out if you want to,” Elder replied. Elder played basketball

in college for two years at Kilgore Junior College and two years at East Texas Baptist University. He spent 10 years after college as a coach at various universities. He and Carroll, along with a few other players, met in the gym when school let out and practiced until Carroll’s mother came to pick him up. “He saw something in me that even I didn’t see in me back then,” Carroll said. “I told him I thought I couldn’t make it to college. He said, ‘I guarantee I can help you get to college.’ I would say since then, he’s stuck with me to this day. He still comes to the games. He’s had the biggest impact on my life. “He probably saved me.”

Moving in, moving up

Carroll began to blossom into a basketball talent. In ninth grade at Rowlett High School, he dunked for the first time during pregame for a junior varsity scrimmage. He was so excited he ran to tell Elder, who was in another gym and didn’t get to witness the dunk. Although he was excelling on the court, school was still a challenge. He still sought Elder’s help and went to his house to work on problems. One night, Carroll was there and said he didn’t feel like driving back to Foley’s house. He asked Elder whether he could stay there. Elder said yes, and Carroll slept there. In the morning, Carroll made an announcement that surprised Elder. “I’m bringing my stuff back,” Carroll said. “I’m moving in.” That was in his 10th grade year, and Carroll lived with Elder until he graduated high school. Three weeks after Carroll made that declaration, Elder got the paperwork filed and became his legal guardian.


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The move also helped Carroll academically. Elder was a stickler to Carroll, which turned out to be exactly what he needed. He kept him on a schedule and made sure he was keeping up with his assignments, going to class and putting in the work he needed to graduate. “It wasn’t a thing that we could let slide by living with me because my family, we was all raised to go to college and did that,” Elder said. “It was something that was expected. I just had to get him used to putting the same work ethic into his schoolwork that he did to basketball. I had to get him to understand that. I always had to tell him, ‘Without the books, you ain’t gonna be able to go to school. Then all this is for nothing.’” It was that kind of structure, Elder believes, that Carroll needed. He began to see improvement in his classes after moving in with Elder and graduated with above a 3.0 GPA, Elder said. It wasn’t only the schoolwork Elder helped Carroll with. He was there for the first breakup to reassure Carroll he would be all right. With no kids of his own, Elder found out he enjoyed the role of a father and came to love Carroll as a son. The first time Carroll called him that, though, he was taken aback. It was about a month after they started living together, and Carroll sent him a text message. At the end of the message, he called Elder “Dad.” “I looked down and said, ‘Dad?’” Elder said. “‘OK. I FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

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Jeffrey Carroll sends a floater over Baylor’s Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. on Feb. 8 in GallagherIba Arena. Carroll is averaging 17.5 points and 6.7 rebounds a game this season.

see it’s taking hold a little bit here.’” Not long after, Elder began referring to Carroll as his son. As Carroll started to gain the attention of more colleges, he made a deal with Elder. Elder is not big into social media, but it was important to Carroll. Elder promised him when he committed, he would tweet the news. Carroll committed to Oklahoma State after making a visit to Stillwater. He was in then-coach Travis Ford’s house when he opened his phone and saw the tweet. “It made my whole day,” he said. “He never takes the time to tweet. I would always bug him about it like, ‘Man, tweet something.’ He would say, ‘I don’t have nothing to tweet.’ It’s still there on his Twitter now. From time to time, I’ll go back and look at it and see how far we came.”

Growing pains

Carroll didn’t want to redshirt. He told Ford and his family in Rowlett he was upset about the possibility of sitting out a year. But that’s what ended up happening in his first season at OSU. The second tallest player on his team in high school, Carroll was accustomed to playing the post, but the Cowboys needed him on the wing. He had some experience playing the position from his time with the Dallas Mustangs in AAU during the summer. Still, guarding smaller and faster players was a challenge for him. He needed the extra year to adjust to the pace and position. He put on weight and said though he didn’t agree with it at the time, he is glad he did it. “It ended up being the best decision basketballwise that I’ve ever made,”

Carroll said. “I would be sitting in a hard spot right now. I would be in my senior year just starting to break out.” Carroll is arguably the most improved player in college basketball this season. After averaging 8.2 points last season, he is scoring 17.5 per game this year. His 9.3-point spike is the highest of any player in the country averaging 17 or more points per game. Carroll said he didn’t perform to his full potential last season after an illness took hold of him before the Kansas game at home in mid-January. He went to get McDonald’s the night before the game and then went to bed. “I woke up at 3 in the morning, and it felt like someone was stabbing me in the stomach,” he said. “I didn’t know what it was, but I couldn’t even go get help from anyone. I just stayed up the entire night.”


He continued to play, but the illness took its toll on him. He battled it for two months and lost 20 pounds. “I was like a skeleton,” he said. “I couldn’t even play. Physically, I couldn’t even drive up the court. I would get hit and be knocked over so easy. I think that sickness just did it for me. I was scared. I didn’t know what it was. The doctors didn’t know what it was. It was kind of like some freak incident. I was thinking, ‘Am I done playing basketball this quick?’” When the illness finally went away, the season was over. Ford was out as OSU’s coach and Brad Underwood was in. Carroll decided to stay with the Cowboys. In the offseason, Underwood had a conversation with Carroll about expectations. “Wayne Seldon left; (Georges) Niang left; Buddy Hield left,” Underwood told him. “The premier wing players in this conference left. So, why not you, Jeff?” That night, Carroll went home and stewed over what his coach told him. As he lay in bed he thought, ‘Why not me?’ So far, he’s proven Underwood right. He is not only scoring more but also doing it more efficiently. His 54.6 percent mark from the field and 44.6 percent mark from 3 are the best shooting percentages of his career. He is also averaging close to seven rebounds. Underwood said he knew it was possible. “I looked at his body and his athleticism and watched him in workouts and knew he could be as good a player as there is in this league,” Underwood said. “Jeffrey’s worked. He’s reaping those

rewards, and he’s figured out, ‘Get to the foul line, I can score. Offensive rebound, I can score.’ That all sets up his ability to shoot the ball from 3, which he’s as good a shooter as there is out there.”

Father and son

Although the distance doesn’t let them see each other as much as they would like, Carroll and Elder still stay in touch. Elder said he believes Carroll is more confident this season and that is the reason for his transformation. “The talent has always been there; it’s just the confidence wasn’t with it,” he said. “Now I think he’s got that supreme confidence and feeling that he really belongs.” Carroll has another year left at OSU. With the way he is playing, he might even land a spot on an NBA roster once he leaves college. After believing he would never make it to college, he has Elder to thank for where he is. No matter how high Carroll rises or whether he does achieve his goal, Elder said he will gladly help him with whatever he needs. “He means the world to me,” Elder said. “We’ve been through the good, the bad, the ugly. I would do anything for him, and he knows it. Just whatever he needs, any time he needs me, he knows I’m always there for him.” It’s what fathers are for.

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Kyle Crutchmer has never seen John Smith become nervous or shaky. The poise and experience of Oklahoma State’s wrestling coach might prove to be the difference as the Cowboys enter postseason play, coming off their first undefeated season since 2005. OSU breezed through its 14-dual schedule, outscoring opponents 441-94. The dominance is nothing new to Smith, who has his Cowboys sitting atop the collegiate ranks. Not far behind, though, is Penn State, which stands undefeated after 13 duals. Like OSU, the No. 2 Nittany Lions have made light work of their competition. Despite facing Ohio State and Iowa in hostile environments, Penn State has been equally as dominant as OSU, outscoring its competitors 469-92. Smith has coached the Cowboys to an undefeated season six times throughout his 26-year career. In each of the past two instances, they finished as national champions. Sunday’s NWCA Dual Championship Series against the Nittany Lions could prove to be a preview of the top contenders at this year’s NCAA Championships in St. Louis. “It’s one of those meets that does and can make a difference at the end of the year,” Smith said. “How you perform here, and what FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

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you feel like after the dual meet, and all that’s left is conference and NCAA championships. So competing well is gonna be important on Sunday.” In last season’s Dual Championship Series, OSU travelled to Rec Hall only to fall to the Lions 29-18.

However, the Cowboys weren’t at full force. Smith’s squad was missing three starters from its usual starting lineup. Crutchmer was lost for the season after suffering a right foot injury against Oklahoma 16 days prior. Joe Smith was held out of the lineup because of injury, as well as Chandler Rogers, whose father died shortly before. “Last year was a struggle for everyone,” Smith said. “We ended up competing well up there, (but it) definitely wasn’t enough. … But I feel better from the standpoint that our last couple matches have been

good. We seemed to wrestle better than we have all season long. And for that reason, maybe that gap has closed over the last couple weeks.” Smith has reason to believe this year’s bout could go differently, as only three starters who faced the Nittany Lions in 2016 are slated to wrestle Sunday. On paper, Penn State is expected to win. Its lineup boasts a hoard of studs, including a pair of top-ranked and No. 2 wrestlers. Dean Heil, Kaid Brock and Preston Weigel are the lone Cowboys favored to win their matches. Brock’s match could prove to be


crucial, as he’ll likely face unranked George Carpenter. Penn State’s other wrestlers can pile up points in a hurry, so the Cowboys’ chances of victory might depend on whether Brock can capitalize with bonus points against his inferior opponent. It doesn’t have the advantage on paper, but OSU will have thousands of screaming fans in orange on its side. When Iowa came to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Jan. 15, almost 8,000 fans crammed into the seats surrounding the raised mat as the Cowboys exacted revenge on the Hawkeyes, who defeated OSU in its

first dual of the 2015-16 season. As of Thursday afternoon, more than 10,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday’s matchup. “It fires you up,” Crutchmer said. “For an away guy, it could startle him a little bit; it can question him. It can make him think a little bit more. Having it at home, we need our fans to be real loud, and they do a real good job at it. We need to have our fans really into this match, and this’ll be a big thing for us.” Although the dual has received plenty of attention in the weeks leading to Sunday, Smith said he wouldn’t start thinking about the actual matchups until Thursday. Instead, he said he would focus on preparing his wrestlers for the NCAA Championships, when it matters most. “The program is used to it,” Smith said. “It’s just a matter of remaining there and being stubborn about never giving that up. We sometimes take it for granted that soon, that we are gonna be in the middle of it. That’s not the case. The case is, we have to earn it each and every year, and if your student-athletes don’t buy into the high standards that are set, it’s gonna be a struggle getting there. “I’m looking forward to it. … Get your ticket. Come enjoy it.” Luke Garza is a sports media junior from Gig Harbor, Washington. He can be reached at PAGE 5

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Nicole McMurray created a tree-filled landscape in an oil painting (top) based on an microscopic image of bark (right).

During Research Week, the Office of the Vice President for Research and the OSU School of Visual and Performing Arts organize the art competition, “Where Art Meets Science.” The top works will become part of OSU’s permanent collection and be displayed in the Henry Bellmon Research Center.


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Growing up, Andrew Steadley always wanted to be a philanthropist. With the recent creation of the Andrew M. Steadley Memorial Scholarship, Steadley’s legacy will inspire future Student Government Association members for years to come. In honor of their late son, Lissa and Miller Steadley decided to create a scholarship in memory of the impact Steadley had on Oklahoma State University. Steadley, an agribusiness senior from Bixby, was found dead in his Stillwater home Jan. 20. He served as an SGA senator representing the Off-

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Campus Student Association and ran for SGA president in 2016. “We have gotten way too much credit as a part of this whole process,” Miller Steadley said. “God had a plan for Andrew. God was working in Andrew to do something. To us, it’s obvious. We can come here and hear the stories.” Lissa and Miller Steadley

met Monday with Jill Johnson, the senior director of development and team lead at university programs, and Lee Bird, the vice president for student affairs, to discuss how to form this endowment. The annual $1,250 scholarship will be for SGA members, sophomore or older, who have the same motivation and compassion

Steadley did. For the Steadley family, this scholarship is a way for Steadley’s life to continue inspiring others. They said they plan to make a video describing the scholarship, which will be posted on the OSU Foundation’s website. “It’s not about extending his name,” Lissa Steadley said. “It’s about this amazing thing that was going on here. It’s such a good thing and should continue. If this scholarship can encourage others, we will help encourage it too.” Steadley was born in 1994 in Russia, when the abortion rate was about 2-to-1. He was adopted from Blagoveshchensk, Russia, when he was 3. “Andrew had every strike

against him,” Lissa Steadley said. “But that didn’t matter to him. He was going to find a way. He always found a way.” Steadley transferred to OSU from Tulsa Community College his junior year with the goal of becoming SGA president. Although he lost the 2016 SGA presidential election, he continued to serve and put others before himself. “That’s integrity,” Lissa Steadley said. “That’s caring. That’s one of the things that makes me the happiest. That’s the kind of person we want this scholarship to help.” The scholarship will be awarded for the first time during the Fall 2017 semester. The Steadleys hope to raise

$50,000, and several people have already donated to the fund. Checks can be sent to the OSU Foundation and made out to the Andrew M. Steadley Memorial Scholarship. Those who wish to send a check through campus mail can send it to the OSU Foundation with “ATTN: Jill Johnson.” “I’ll be writing a check,” Bird said. “I believe in it. He was a great kid, and I miss him. I miss that goofy smile and talking to him, so I’m happy to be a part of it, too.”

fore beating South Carolina twice in a Super Regional. The Cowboys’ run through the Palmetto State allowed them to advance to Omaha, Nebraska, for the 20th time in program history. Holliday said the Cowboys’ trip to Arizona, which concludes with a game at Arizona State on Tuesday, could help the team grow in the same way the UNC sweep did. “Playing good teams on the road early in the year is a great way to start that process,” Holliday said. “As we saw last year, it was a painful way to start it, but the run our team made last year would not have been possible if not for the lessons learned early in the season.

“We grew into that team, but we weren’t at the beginning of the year.” The Cowboys’ rotation this weekend will feature a pair of 2016 All-Big 12 honorees and a Stillwater High product. Senior righthander Tyler Buffett will draw OSU’s opening day start after a season that saw him post a 2.81 ERA, a 9-3 record and nine saves, earning a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team. A Collegiate Baseball Preseason AllAmerican, Buffett returned to OSU after being the Astros’ seventh-round draft pick, one of only two picks in the first 10 rounds of the 2016 MLB Draft to not sign. Right-hander Jensen Elliott, a member of the Big

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Coach Josh Holliday is certain the Cowboys’ South Carolina celebrations would not have been possible without the North Carolina heartbreak. For the fifth straight year under Holliday, the Oklahoma State baseball team will open its season away from Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The Cowboys face Grand Canyon in a three-game series beginning Friday in Phoenix. OSU is coming off its first trip to the College World Series since 1999. The season’s finish came after the Cowboys’ worst start under Holliday. OSU FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017


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began 2-5 thanks to a fourgame losing streak, all walkoff losses, three of which

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12 All-Freshman Team a year ago, will follow Buffett. Elliott was second on the Cowboys in starts a year ago, finishing with a 9-3 record and 3.50 ERA. Sophomore southpaw Carson Teel will close out OSU’s rotation in the opening weekend. Teel, who grew up in Stillwater, had a 2.70 ERA in 17 relief appearances last year. With senior Trey Cobb out until conference play, junior Blake Battenfield will serve as the Cowboys’ closer in Arizona, OSU pitching coach Rob Walton said. Freshman Jonathan Heasley was also in contention for the role, but Walton said the coaching staff wanted him to “get his feet wet first.” Sophomore Joe

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Lienhard and freshmen Trey Riley and Parker Scott will also see time in middle relief. Battenfield, a righthander, has earned the ninth, though, Walton said. Posting a 3.68 ERA last year, Battenfield, who missed most of 2015 with a right shoulder injury, could shift into the role of midweek starter as the season goes on. “He’s worked hard, and

he’s throwing the ball the best that he has,” Walton said. Veteran leadership will be important for not only the pitching staff, but also the position players. Center fielder Ryan Sluder, a senior, said the Cowboys have “really good chemistry,” and they’ll get the chance to develop that further on their first road trip. “You got no worry in the world, and you’re out there just going to play with your best friends and coaches going to war,” Sluder said. “It’s the best time.” Nathan Ruiz is a sports media senior from Reno, Nevada. He can be reached at





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2136 W. Sunset 4Bed-2Bath $1580 1205 N. Ramsey 4Bed-1Bath $1250 236 S. Lewis 4Bed-3Bath $1400 1525 E. Virginia 3Bed-3Bath $1245

15 or more Days.......................................25¢ per word/per day Logos and graphics are available at an additional cost of $1 per day. Borders are also available for a flat rate of $2.


1 3 Deadline for Classifieds – Noon the business day prior to pub- 7 S lication 1 2134for W. Display Arrowhead 425days N. Jardot Deadline – Noon two business prior to publi- 3 3Bed-1.5Bath $1200 2Bed-2Bath $700 7


2022 W. Admiral 3Bed-1Bath $1200

826 W. 8th 2Bed-1.5Bath $640

213 N. Donaldson 3Bed-2Bath $1050

1201 W. 9th 2Bed-1Bath $600

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(New Low Price!)102 S. Lowry 2Bed-1Bath $575 For 7 lines. Each additional line 50¢. Each Line is approx. 14 106 S. Grandview 118 S. Park characters wide. Graphics at an $550 additional 3Bed-1Bath $885 and logos available 2Bed-1Bath cost. Society squares are for campus organizations, depart1000 E. Brooke 201 S. Hartford ments3Bed-1Bath and the greek$875 community only. 2Bed-1Bath $550 3820 W. 15th 3Bed-2.5Bath $900

1415 E. Cedar 3Bed-1.5Bath $850

Business Squares 108 W. Husband Court 3Bed-2Bath $850

612 N. Husband 2Bed-1Bath $500


1102 W. Tyler 2Bed-1Bath $500

For 7 lines. Each additional line $1.00. Each Line is approx. 14 characters wide. Graphics and logos available at an addi7613 W. 6th 811 S. Hester $750 1Bed-1Bath $550 tional3Bed-2Bath cost. 1115 S. Orchard 3Bed-1Bath $825

240 S. Lewis #A 1Bed-1Bath $600

117 W. Husband Court 2Bed-2Bath $820

507 W. Maple 1Bed-1Bath $550

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5604 N. Jardot 1Bed-1Bath $520

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By Nancy Black Tribune Content Agency Today’s Birthday (02/17/17). Explore uncharted frontiers this year. Travel and investigation flourish, especially with coordination and teamwork. Reaching a turning point in a relationship this month leads to a lucrative surge. A shift in personal priorities in September sets the stage for fresh romance. Discover love together. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Attend to shared finances. Tally up totals and reconcile accounts. Share tasks with your partner. Roll with any obstacles. Let family know if plans change. Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Collaboration flowers wordlessly. Keep your side of the bargain, and things work out. Build toward long-term goals. Ignore rumors or gossip. Patiently clarify miscommunications. Share results. Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Get physically involved in a project. Build some sweat equity. Work with someone who has impressive skills. Discuss future options. Your efforts are paying off. Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Relax and enjoy entertaining pursuits with someone interesting. Share perspectives. Practice arts, skills and talents. Play games. Quick action wins a prize. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Home and family require more attention. Catch up on household maintenance and chores. Financial misunderstandings spark easily; avoid financial discussion. Clean up a mess. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Write and express your story. Reveal and then abandon a preconception. Stand up for yourself. Refuse to be bullied or disrespected. Share with heart and dignity. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- Keep generating income; it’s good for your morale and bookkeeping. Cajole someone into paying up. Follow through on what you said. You can accomplish great things. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Wear your super suit. It’s time for action, not words. You’re especially powerful; don’t run over anyone. Use finesse rather than force. Repair something you’ve long tolerated. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Hide away somewhere peaceful and crank the tunes. You can get a lot done privately. Review the past, as you lay foundations for what’s next. Creativity percolates. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is an 8 -- Stick to your team plan. Satisfying results are within reach. Disagreements arise easily, though, so keep your peace. Avoid antagonizing folks. Keep your word. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Make a career move. An opportunity’s ripe. Talk is cheap; keep quiet and show what you can do. Ignore critics and risky business. Step closer to a dream. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 9 -- Take a trip to explore a subject of your fascination. Read, study and find new pieces to the puzzle. Make a far-reaching discovery


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