Former Cat Travis Ford is off to fast start at OSU

Travis Ford - photo by Michael Wyke | Tulsa World
- photo by Michael Wyke | Tulsa World

A season and a half ago, State — a school accustomed to Tournament success — hired a basketball coach who had never won an NCAA Tournament game.  , the man who recommended Travis Ford to OSU athletic director Mike Holder, said in a telephone interview last week that it was not a risky hire.  “I never really doubted Travis would be successful there,” Newton said.  Ford celebrated his 50th game on the job when OSU gouged 22nd-ranked 81-52 in a opener Saturday night.

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