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From Ohio State-Oregon to Notre Dame-Southern Cal, great non-conference games should return to the gridiron in 2021
Daigneault explains why turnovers were unusually high against Denver
Will Kruger stick with four-guard lineup now that Manek has returned?
Leitner, a New Yorker, got his broadcasting start as an OSU undergrad
Good jobs don't mean just prime opportunity; job security should matter, too
Big 12 hoops faces a scheduling logjam
It's too early to bemoan the Thunder's draft status with all these close wins
Older quarterbacks once were a playoff rarity, but that's no longer the case
College athletic departments could nee help navigating NIL
Anthony Davis and LeBron James have the skills of smaller players but are in science-fiction bodies
The Thunder doesn't force a bunch of turnovers, and that cost it against San Antonio, but OKC's defense has been solid
Rockets' draft picks, headed to OKC, should be about where the Thunder needs them to be
Cowboys led by 16, lost the lead, then rallies to beat KU
The more playoff games, the less interest players will have in bowl games
Wilson's offensive history runs from the I formation to the modern spread
Sooners, Cowboys settle into middle of the Big 12 basketball pack
Thunder has provided Gilgeous-Alexander a solid environment in which to thrive
Mayfield's success in Cleveland is underrated, and now he takes the Browns to the playoffs
Adams helped Russell Westbrook get many a triple double and now has one of his own
Baylor's ferocious defense puts the Bears at the head of the Big 12 class
The Thunder shoots a bunch of 3-point shots but makes relatively few
Tramel: Oklahoma State's turnover-fueled meltdown vs. West Virginia could cost Cowboys come Selection Sunday
OSU failed to condense the game, and soon enough, West Virginia was back with plenty of time
A year ago, Big 12 teams were 32-58 on the road in conference play, but that has reversed early this season
OSU's trip to 1976 Tangerine Bowl included a swaying upper deck
Back in Orlando for another bowl game, and things seem a little normal
Hodge was a wrestling legend, all the way to the end
The NFL is slow to tread on Christmas Day dinners, ever since 1971
Predictions for the NBA season center on who will finish first -- and who will finish last
Black Knights have no opponent for Independence Bowl
The other playoff teams had 11-game schedules; that's a big difference from Ohio State's six
From the Big 12 to the SEC to the Big Ten, many league title games are blowouts
Cyclones providing the toughest opponent yet for OU in the Big 12 Championship Game
Stressful times are not optimal for making playoff decisions
The Murray-Hurts loser will be hard-pressed to reach the postseason
Tramel: Why is Ohio State ranked so much higher than Southern Cal by College Football Playoff committee?
Why is Ohio State ranked so much higher than Southern Cal?
OKC and other small markets should cheer Antetokounmpo's decision to sign a contract extension with Milwaukee
Can the OU-Iowa State winner make the playoff? It's a longshot
The OU-Iowa State winner will need some help to reach the four-team playoff
Iowa State and Baylor biggest differences from Big 12 preseason poll
We'll never know if the Sooners would have stayed above the Cyclones in Big 12 offensive efficiency
Big Ten could have served two masters by following its own rules
NFL playoff probabilities are fascinating as we hit the homestretch of the season
There's a reason Big Ten teams have combined for only two victories over teams with winning records
Akers began a trend of Texas firing coaches who were successful against OU
It's a strange season when Indiana is a pivotal player in the College Football Playoff
TCU's new football addition and the Stockyards highlight a trip to Fort Worth
Sooners, Cyclones dominate Big 12 point differential
Some NFL scheduling moves should remain permanent after the pandemic
Playing Baylor will mean OU will reach the required eight games of conference play to qualify for the Big 12 title game
Jaret Patterson could have broken Perine's record with only 19 more yards
If Houston now trades Harden, the Thunder's draft status should improve
In this crazy season, would you put it past the Big 12 to have a six-way tie for second place?
The Cyclones' elevation was good news for the Big 12
Oklahoma State has become a defensive team; how will that fare against TCU?
With so many cancellations, games played becomes a huge criteria for College Football Playoff
OSU's road to Arlington is fairly narrow
Committee chairman Gary Barta says the eye test more important than ever in this COVID-stricken season
North Carolina-Notre Dame will have a big impact on College Football Playoff
Big 12 COVID protocols give the Sooners some grace if West Virginia game can't be played
In the putrid NFC East, every game is big, especially when they play each other
Committee at least gives OU a chance at moving into playoff contention
Ranked 11th, will the two losses prevent OU from challenging for a College Football Playoff berth?
It's usually close but rarely low-scoring when OU visits Morgantown
With two losses already, the Sooners seem unlikely to challenge for a playoff berth
All kinds of crazy scenarios still exist in Big 12 football
Good luck putting together a Thunder depth chart
The Thunder still has some cards to play to accumulate more draft picks
NFL kickers are better than ever at long-distance field goals
Al Horford and the Thunder's United Nations draft highlight Day 3 of a wild NBA week
NBA schedule format seems solid in this pandemic season
Sooners have the No. 1 Big 12 offense, and OSU has perhaps the Big 12's best defense
OU is just 3-2 vs. OSU when the Cowboys are ranked higher in the AP poll
Big Ten has a lot of ground to make up in college football
OKC has 16 first-round draft picks over the next seven drafts
Can OSU win out and make the playoff committee take a hard look?
If the NFL expands the playoffs to 16, teams like Minnesota, Atlanta and Houston have even more hope
A rash of canceled and postponed games reminds us that the Big 12 is doing a good job
Mark Daigneault becomes first G League coach to ascend to the parent team's top job
Big 12 defenses still holding steady in this strange season
The ACC and SEC both appear capable of placing multiple teams in the playoff
OSU still controls its own destiny
With a six-game schedule, Pac-12 hopefuls have no margin for error
Cooper Rush and Garrett Gilbert: We know them well in Oklahoma
West Virginia and Baylor have excellent defenses so far, but neither appears to be a title contender
The MAC brings mid-week entertainment to college football
Big 12 Championship Game scenarios offer a myriad of possibilities
Tramel: Too many College Football Playoff contenders for four slots in this COVID season for a 10-1 OSU to be safe
The SEC might get three teams into the College Football Playoff
The Sooners might need help to reach the Big 12 Championship Game
OSU is 7-3 vs. Texas since the end of the 2009 season
Tua Tagovailoa joins the brigade of young NFL quarterbacks
The Big 12 is producing amazing defensive numbers compared to recent years
Wins are rewarded more than losses are penalized, which is not a college football staple
A flat tire, an old friend, new restaurants and a found jacket; lots happened on a trip to Fort Worth
Don't count out Iowa State, which lost in Stillwater but has an easy schedule ahead
The Big Ten schedule sets up for an Ohio State-Wisconsin conference title game
NFC East teams are 1-14-1 vs. the AFC North & NFC West
Oklahoma State stands between Iowa State and owning this Big 12 race
After a few hours in Burlington, it was nice to get back to the New England countryside
Lake Placid and upstate New York are a gorgeous neighbor to New England
OSU's defensive efficiency is excellent, but the competition is about to improve
How will the College Football Playoff committee react to the new pack of unbeatens
The Mohawk in western Massachusetts is a glorious drive.
Inactivity mars Big 12 football season
On a college football Saturday with scant access to college football, New Hampshire adventures were more than sufficient to...
Gray and gloomy Maine made for a great juxtaposition for autumn's brilliance
New Hampshire is where beauty and history collide
From Craig Morton to Dak Prescott, the Cowboys have had good seasons even after losing the starting quarterback
New England's fall foliage doesn't disappoint on Day 1 in New Hampshire
The OU-Army cancellation opened the door for a New England vacation
After Saturday, only the Alabama-Georgia winner will be unbeaten in the SEC
Going 20 days between games hasn't happened with the Cowboys in 102 years
A good friend remembered, 50 years after his death
Clemson, without the stage of SEC showdowns, is No. 3 in the rankings based on what teams have done
Dupont was a Philadelphia Flyer bully, but he was a hero to an Oklahoma City stick boy
Miami's future is bright, but you never know what the future holds
Kansas State's victory at TCU makes it even more difficult for the Sooners to get back into the Big 12's top two
Lamb's performances against Texas make him an all-timer in the storied series
Yurcich's offenses put up 47 and 52 points his final two seasons against OU but didn't win
Will the NFC East champion have just six victories? It's possible
A 6-3 Big 12 record means a longshot to make it to the conference championship
SEC teams dominate poll, with tough conference games out of the gate
Iowa State beat OU once between 1961 and 2017; now the Cyclones have beaten the Sooners twice since
OU is 66-to-1 to win it all, Texas is 80-to-1 to win it all, and then comes OSU at 100-to-1
Sooners fall to No. 8 in Big 12 rankings
Lunch at Hickory Park and a tour of ISU campus is the benefit of staying in Ames
In 2020, Chinese pizza qualifies as a sense of normalcy
Does the Lakers' Game 1 dismantling of Miami mean the NBA Finals are over?
A 10-way tie at 1-1 isn't likely in the Big 12, but remember, this is 2020
Cowboys should dominate the NFC East, which has turned into an abysmal division
The NBA Finals storylines could have a profound impact on the NBA going forward
Shane Illingworth quarterbacked OSU to victory over West Virginia; he's not the first Cowboy backup to come through
Mississippi State's victory at LSU propels Bulldogs to No. 1 in the rankings based on what you've done
KSU stays the course under second-year coach
Rivers is coaching royalty in the NBA.
OSU, Texas and Baylor have not lost, but everyone else in the Big 12 has
Only the 1995 Rockets have won an NBA title as lower than a fourth seed
Moore was a mainstay on OU's great 1972 defense
Hold on for a wild ride as the pandemic creates crazy times for college football rankings
Who should go into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame? Here's a list to get you started
ACC has played eight of its 11 scheduled conference games so far
Of the top eight NFL quarterbacks in QBR, seven are unbeaten
Swinford got Sayers' number because who thought a freshman walkon would ever get to wear the jersey?
Was money a motivating factor in Donovan taking the Bulls job?
Baylor and TCU make their season debuts Saturday against teams that already have played
Cowboys or Longhorns? Who's No. 1 in the Big 12?
Dorothy Ann Bryan had quite the life and quite the legacy, as Bennie Owen's youngest daughter
Butler won the 1980 200-meter Olympic Trials but didn't get to compete in Moscow
Peterson & Gore taking aim at all-time NFL rushing record
Can Oklahoma State get the Big 12 football back on track?
Just like Toronto a year ago, Nuggets and Heat prove there is more than one way to championship contention
Former Sooner Dan Ruster was profoundly affected by Bob Kalsu's death, and they didn't even know each other
Westbrook looked lost & confused with the Rockets
College football rankings are going to be dicier than ever in this pandemic season
Texas' Taylor Hearn and Toronto's Julian Merryweather are OBU alums
OU quarterbacks were interesting, but offensive line appeared to need work vs. Missouri State
The Big 12 goes 0-3 against the Sun Belt and damages the playoff hopes of OU, OSU and Texas
Missouri State's football success over the years has been meager
Enjoy this NFL season while you can; we don't know if it will be interrupted
Sooners vs. a Division I-AA opponent always means a blowout
Saints over Chiefs is the Super Bowl pick
Homer Hulme had a hero. Pete Runnels played for the 1949 Chickasha Chiefs in the Sooner State League, in baseball’s Class...
Southern Miss shows us that coaches have to win, even in the pandemic season of 2020
Will Big 12 teams be on the field for "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
Miles says "This is our sport, this is our time"
OSU's ban on credentials for Pistols Firing needs to end
Here's a reason for watching each college football game this weekend
Every NBA team faces an uncertain off-season, but none moreso than the Rockets
The Yankees hammered the Pirates in the 1960 World Series -- but the Pirates won the Series
Paul has an extensive playoff history -- the Thunder will be the fourth franchise for whom he's played in a Game 7
A good plan for the Thunder: Have Chris Paul shoot more
John Thompson already was a Washington, D.C., icon in 1980, but OU made him an offer that was hard to refuse
Dort has been key to the Thunder defense, but now he must make shots to keep the OKC season alive
The Thunder's shooting and ball security were horrible, and defense wasn't exactly spiffy, either
Some readers are empathetic with the Thunder players, but others say they are through with the NBA
Sooners a heavy favorite to win the Big 12, but OSU's odds are the same as Texas'
James Harden is the greatest Sun Devil, but Lu Dort is moving up the list
Department of defense: Built like the Pentagon, Dort gives the Thunder a chance against Harden
Dennis Schroeder comes up big for OKC in Game 3 victory
Baylor, Kansas State and Iowa State added potentially dangerous opponents
Is a series-opening blowout loss to Houston a sign of things to come?
Will Reynolds be included on Hall of Fame's Golden Days Committee ballot?
Going into the post, with Gallinari and Adams, is the Thunder's best bet
Breakfast on the deck in Overland Park, then a tour of old times in Joplin
Houston's point differential ranks 15th among the Thunder's 20 all-time playoff foes
The Plaza is a Kansas City landmark
The Negro League Museum & World War I Museum make for a great day in KC
A trip to Kansas City brings some much-needed familiarity during a pandemic
The Thunder beats Miami, but did either team care?
The Power 5 has no centralized leader, because they wanted no centralized leader
Could NFL play Saturday quadrupleheaders if college season is scrapped?
Tramel: Thunder looks likely for fifth or sixth seed
Baseball has had more elderly coaches/managers than the NBA or the NFL
Thunder has looked good in NBA bubble play
Rescheduling OU-Army & OU-Tennessee games will be like a Rubik's Cube
Big 12 presidents' decision could ignite a wave of rescheduling
Highway 3 offers a tour of Oklahoma's southeast corner
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Will the Thunder and Jazz meet in the playoffs, too?
It's easy to mix up Natchez & Natchitoches, but each has its charm
Reviving downtowns is a cool thing, be it Mississippi or Oklahoma
Antebellum homes dominate Vicksburg
Buc-ee's is essential while traveling during a pandemic
Roberson's absence trumps Alex Smith's and Tony Conigliaro's
50 years ago this week, Kalsu was killed in Vietnam, but many Oklahomans remember him
Miami's game at Michigan State was canceled; would the Hurricanes play in Stillwater?
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The NBA should have had voters cast provisional ballots in March if resumption of play wasn't going to be included
Jazz among teams treated well by NBA schedule-makers
Would Washington Warriors work as a replacement for Redskins?
Sooners ask for waiver to play Missouri State in Zero Week
Sooners and Longhorns always play in the daytime, but that could change in 2020
From All-State football to the Journalism Hall of Fame, Clancy loved sports
Readers split on change of Washington Redskins name
The love for baseball lasted until age 14
The Game of the Century & Nolan Ryan's sixth no-hitter is not a bad list of games
Opinion: Can Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy learn new tricks? Mike Holder is counting on it.
Holder says Gundy/player relationship was "the missing link" in Cowboy football
Payne has largely been a lottery bust
Sports fans love their memories as much as they love their sports
Sutton movie dives deeply into relationship of Eddie and Sean
NBA exhibition games, which might feel like the Orlando bubble, typically are lower-scoring than regular-season games
Will the NBA bubble require teams to generate their own excitement?
Big Country movie joins Eddie Sutton documentary in ESPN lineup
Nationals never would have won the World Series under this format
Knowles was a head coach at Cornell
Baylor in 2004 missed the Big 12 Tournament after being banned from the NCAAs
Director Christopher Hunt says ESPN deal is a dream come true
The Kendrick Perkins/Kevin Durant beef continues, but perhaps Perk has ended the feud with his emotional soliloquy Friday to...
Sam Presti's right-hand man headed for Detroit
Big 12 ranks right with Pac-12, behind on the SEC, in status of football jobs
The Chuba Hubbard firestorm seems to have subsided; maybe it can last
Sooners have season tickets available
Castiglione says we've reached a tipping point in systemic oppression
Among the changes are digital ticketing and electronic concessions
Watson Brown coached Hunt with Alabama-Birmingham
Porter brought softball to the Olympics
Conference realignment begat some crazy geography; is it time for an adjustment?
A convoluted plan to restart the NBA seems like trying to please everybody
Some Big Ten schedules fall woefully short
Visits by Ohio State, Michigan highlight Pac-12 non-conference home schedules
ACC teams generally have better non-conference schedules than does the SEC
Voluntary workouts are not the traditional organized summer workouts
In this rebooted NBA season, can Gallinari finish strong?
Sutton could tell stories, and didn't mind doing just that
Gov. Greg Abbott has talked with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby
Can Gilgeous-Alexander keep up his hot shooting when the NBA resumes?
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SFA had academic issues over nine sports and six years
Bazley's improvement had stagnated even before the injury
J.W. Walsh now an offensive analyst at Texas
Schröder has been a 42-percent 3-point shooter since November rally against Warriors
ESPN ranks Saban, Swinney 1-2 in best coaching hires of the last quarter century
Thunder among the last NBA teams to open their facilities
Adams is not a rhythm player, so he should be ready to go when the Thunder resumes
Can Ferguson save a season that has been mostly lost?
The pandemic could wreak havoc on college football scheduling
Frequent testing figures to be part of any resumption of play
Leagues discussing all kinds of ways to save college football
Baseball's 1981 split season didn't go great
Shula is 43 wins ahead of Belichick
A small collection of schools are getting a bigger chunk of the talent
NFL draft shows the rich get richer
Gundy chose OSU over OU in large part because he wasn't a classic wishbone quarterback
Establishing a range of market value will be difficult for the NCAA in name/image/likeness reform
Green coached Bristow to 1958 state championship
Wahoo McDaniel had the best pro career among undrafted Sooners. Tony Banfield was a three-time first-team all-AFL cornerback.
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Ray was a cool-dude Sooner, and he remains a prince of a fellow
The NFL Draft had become too glitzy; that was fixed by the remote telecast
Speedy Ruggs jumps both Jeudy and Lamb in NFL Draft
Filling in some gaps on Sutton's glorious career
Only two starters not drafted off 2017 OU offense
Street and Smith's 1972 yearbook is a nice stroll down Memory Lane
Mayfield had the best career at his original school
Henderson's 15 career interceptions rank high on all-time OU list
Cool Chicks Wear Orange and now give away free socks
McDaniel's run to Chickasha mimicked a Shawnee-to-OKC run
NBA's pathway program appeals to high school stars
Playoff upsets were more prevalent in five-game series era
XFL commissioner Oliver Luck liked the 25-second play clock
Dropped sports, cut scholarships could be result of economic fallout
Bell's hunting partners have included two of the patriarchs of Sooner football
Hurts and Gallimore figure to be second-day selections in the NFL Draft
Wilkinson tried to provide insight on his Sooners
The first week is over; two more to go
Writing about sports never seemed like work
No active baseball player died of the pandemic of 1918
Riley says physical conditioning is the first step toward getting the game going
Division I ranks are booming in college basketball
Iowa State acts swiftly after cancellations of Big 12 and NCAA tournaments creates a financial crisis
If the Thunder finishes in the NBA top 10, it loses its first-round pick
Jimmy Carter's boycott over the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan still engenders ill will
Gutowsky and Dickie Post head the list of great pro running backs from Oklahoma
Owen was a many of many hats and many talents
Star of 1949 NCAA finals team hasn't been forgotten
Big 12 expects all leagues to soon be in lockstep
Founding father of Sooner athletics was a man for all seasons
Cowboys like their tight ends, now it's Jarwin and Bell who hold those jobs
"Hoosiers" inspired a trip to Hinkle Fieldhouse for Owens family
Stephenson loomed large in family, business, education, religion, sports and media
Newton could provide the playmaking needed for the weapon-short Patriots
The IOC was trying to serve two masters; that won't work in a pandemic
From Marcus Dupree to Abdul Adams to Dexter Bussey, Sooners have lost their share of running backs
Mayfield, after two just years, is in the upper half of NFL quarterback job longevity
‘Wrestling is a grind. It’s six months of beating down your body, and it’s pretty demoralizing to work all that time to...
Union chief blames the federal government, but that's beside the point now
Baker Mayfield's statue unveiling is among the affected activities
No high-profile jobs have come open in college basketball
Brady, at 43 years old, is not the quarterback he once was
The Truman Library is undergoing renovations but soon will enhance the remembrance of the 33rd president
The seasons are gone; no reason to keep the wound fresh with a bracket
Stoops told his players "there's more important things than playing games"
Coronavirus scare will change the Big 12 Tournament.
XFL kickoff rules are designed to cut down on injuries
The Tanner Mordecai-Spencer Rattler derby is expected to go into August
The Cowboys have a 17-14 record; would 20-15 get OSU into the NCAA Tournament?
OKC has had some memorable victories in this 40-24 season
I heard a couple of “angry” references the other day concerning OU’s basketball loss to Texas on Tuesday night.
Point differential is a major analytic, but other teams have survived not winning by big margins
If OU loses to TCU and West Virginia beats Baylor, the Sooners are playing a first-round game in Kansas City
Lots of scenarios for Big 12 Tournament matchups
The Thunder have seen enough of the NBA’s elite, thank you very much. Back-to-back games against the Bucks (a 133-86 Milwaukee...
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Cowboys appear locked into the 8-9 game in Kansas City
Jones has seven interceptions in three games for Bob Stoops' Renegades
Thunder launching heaves with much more regularity
Texas' four-game winning streak has UT in contention for the NCAAs
With Ben Simmons out, 76ers turn to Owasso's Milton
Expansion and player movement has hurt NBA parity
Berry Tramel: Garth Brooks' Barry Sanders jersey brings out the idiots, thinking he was endorsing Bernie Sanders
Social media crowd can't figure out the difference between Bernie Sanders and Barry Sanders
Berry Tramel: Humble Reed, loquacious Ryans tell great stories at Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame luncheon
Reed thanks Ray Soldan for the switch from Hubert to Hub
Berry Tramel: Only the Lakers, Bucks and Raptors have a better record against the league's worst teams than Thunder
Remaining schedule doesn't hold promise that OKC can climb past fifth
Did Arkansas' hiring of Sam Pittman represent the worst coaching hire in Division I-A?
Switzer and some of his greatest players will reminisce about the glory days during a Sooners Helping Sooners fund-raiser
Sooners play well at Chesapeake Arena in much-needed victory over Texas Tech
Player safety shunned as NFL follows the money
The only consistency about Adams' foul shooting is inconsistency
A win over Texas Tech would give the Sooners another much-needed Quad 1 victory
Oregon's point guard is that rare, four-year college starter