Mark Travis

  • joined Nov 11, 2010
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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Mark Travis a Sports Media major at Oklahoma State University that dedicates his free time to writing about sports. He is a member of the Pro Basketball Writer's Association, a dog lover and an aspiring magician.

He founded his own sports website called But The Game Is On in 2008 and has been credentialed by the NBA, USA Basketball and Nike to cover events across the globe. He also writes NBA columns for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and has been credentialed to cover the Mavericks and Spurs in the post-season over the past two years. The highlight of his young career was covering Games 6 and 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals in Miami for the Caller-Times, which means he was permitted into the Heat lockerroom for the post-game celebration while Drake was denied entrance.

In October of 2013, Travis became an editor at Cowboys Ride For Free and delivers in-depth coverage of the football and basketball programs at Oklahoma State University for SBNation.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Texas Rangers
  • NBA Los Angeles Lakers
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks
  • NCAAF Oklahoma St. Cowboys
  • NCAAB Oklahoma St. Cowboys
  • NHL Dallas Stars
  • Boxing Floyd Mayweather
User Blog

Upon Further Review: Getting Defensive

As we've come to expect from Mike Gundy's teams, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are dominating teams with their defense. Wait...

2013-14 OSU Men's Bball Preview: It's about Smart

Oklahoma State's basketball program has Final Four aspirations this season thanks to a strong returning cast, and it all starts with the best player in program history.

Upon Further Review: Johnny's Rebellion

After an injury scare that had us all holding our breath, Johnny Football returned to action and led the Aggies on a painless comeback that seemed inevitable as soon as the ball was in his hands.

Taking A Page From The Packers Playbook

Mike Yurcich can look at what the Green Bay Packers have done with their jack-of-all-trades playmaker for guidance on how to spark the Pokes running game.

O Running Game, Where Art Thou?

For the first time in Mike Gundy's tenure at Oklahoma State, the Cowboys are struggling to find a running game.

Pro Pokes: Blackmon and Bryant Dominate

Our first installment of Pro Pokes takes an in-depth look at Justin Blackmon and Dez Bryant's success in week five.

Is Josh Stewart Getting Enough Touches?

Oklahoma State's most dynamic playmaker needs to see the ball more for the offense to operate more efficiently.

Upon Further Review: Issues Everywhere On Offense

Oklahoma State's offense got poor play from everybody on the field against West Virginia.


Commit Jeff Newberry Ready To Follow Smart's Path

Oklahoma State recently received a commitment from top-ranked junior college point guard Jeff Newberry. A big reason Newberry chose Oklahoma State was to build upon the legacy Marcus Smart has established.

CRFF Interview: Mark Talks With Samantha Vicent

Mark talks with Samantha Vicent about the Sports Illustrated series and the current state of the Cowboys (and Giants).

Marcus Smart The Pro

Marcus Smart figures to be the best pro player that Oklahoma State basketball has ever produced.

Marcus Smart The Cowboy

Why OSU's brightest star chose to put aside the money and fame to return to Stillwater for his sophomore season.

Marcus Smart The Person

Against all odds, Marcus Smart has arrived as a superstar in college basketball.

OSU To Play In Inaugural MGM Grand Showcase

The Cowboys will take on the Colorado Buffaloes on December 21st at the Garden Arena in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In Sequence: Smart "steals" the show...literally

Oklahoma State's pride and joy is standing out at Team USA's mini-camp on both ends of the floor.

Marcus Smart Invited To Team USA Mini-Camp

Oklahoma State's star will have a chance to go toe-to-toe with NBA superstars like Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Paul George in Las Vegas this summer.

The Doctrine of Tim Duncan

Duncan may have shown a crack for the first time in game seven, but one crack will never undo what Duncan has already delivered.

The Evolution Of The Knicks

My column on the evolution of Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton.

Chris Davis is blasting off

My column on Chris Davis, his fast start and why I always thought he could do this.

NCAA Tournament Preview: When Oregon has the ball

The Ducks can't shoot the ball, don't have a dominant post presence and rely heavily on their freshman point guard to create offense. In other words, they are just like Oklahoma State.

NCAA Tournament Preview: When OSU has the ball

The Ducks have a strong defense - nearly as strong as Oklahoma State's. How will the Cowboys attack them tomorrow afternoon?

Is OSU Hitting A Wall?

Oklahoma State's offense faltered against Kansas State, resulting in an early exit from the Big 12 tournament. Will the Cowboys be able to fix their offensive issues in time for the Big Dance?

Pau Gasol won't affect playoff chase [UPDATED]

According to Mike D'Antoni, the Lakers will be without versatile big man Pau Gasol for the remainder of the regular season.

Markel Brown: OSU's Unheralded Star

While Smart and Nash are the Cowboys' stars, Markel Brown has emerged as a force on one of the best teams in the nation.

Tiago Splitter continues positive growth

My piece on Tiago Splitter continuing to get better in his third year with the Spurs, with an in-depth look at his work on the pick-and-roll on both ends of the floor.

My mixtape about Manu Ginobili

My mixtape about Manu Ginobili

Jim Buss frustrated with the Lakers' slow start

Top Laker executive Jim Buss talked to USA Today Sports about his feelings on LA's rough start to what was supposed to be a dream season.

Report: Lakers may move Pau to the bench

An NBA practice that has become more and more common over the past few years may soon be taking place in Los Angeles.


Video: Dwight's new Foot Locker/adidas commercial

Did you know that Dwight Howard's favorite hobby is ghost hunting? Didn't think so.

TMZ: Devin Ebanks being sued for sexual assualt

There's more drama in Lakerland today as forward Devin Ebanks is being sued for sexual assault, according to TMZ.

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