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Ryan Aber
Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The Oklahoman, Aber worked for the Muskogee Phoenix, Southwest Times-Record in Fort Smith, Ark., and the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas.

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OU football: Sooners pick up commit from four-star WR

Jalil Farooq is the fourth Sooners commitment in the 2021 class from the Washington, D.C. area

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OU football at Iowa State: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

No. 18 OU at Iowa State When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday TV: ABC (Cox 8/HD 705, Dish 5, DirecTV 5, U-verse 5/HD 1005) Radio: KRXO-FM...

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OU football: Offensive line struggling to find groove for Sooners

Offensive line struggling to find groove for Sooners OU’s offensive line was supposed to be one of its strengths this season....

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OU football: Spencer Rattler, Sooners' offense shook in second-half meltdown vs. Kansas State

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler trudged off Owen Field slowly, his eyes mostly straight ahead. OU’s redshirt freshman quarterback...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 38-35 loss over Kansas State

NORMAN — OU opened Big 12 play with a stunning 38-35 loss to Kansas State on Saturday at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial...

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OU football: Stoops — Drake, that is — finds the end zone for Sooners

Drake Stoops scored his first career touchdown Saturday against Kansas State

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OU football: Tulsa players making big impact for Sooners' defense

NORMAN — Alex Grinch would just as soon not have to travel across the country looking for players who fit into his “Speed D.”...

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OU football: After 'better than expected' opener, student section biggest change for Sooners' second home game

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley has a message for Sooners fans. “We want you here,” Riley says in a video that will be played Saturday...

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OU football: Spencer Rattler's arm is off the charts, but his running ability might be needed soon also

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler wowed with his arm in his collegiate starting debut. His pinpoint accuracy on his 24-yard pass to...

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OU football: Ronnie Perkins remaining engaged through suspension, Alex Grinch says

NORMAN — Ronnie Perkins won't be on the field for OU on Saturday against Kansas State.Perkins, along with wide receiver Trejan...

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OU football: Chanse Sylvie named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

NORMAN — OU senior cornerback Chanse Sylvie was named to the 2020 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the groups announced...

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Riley again slams 'archaic' NCAA rule that led to suspension of three Sooners

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley took a deep breath as he searched for the right words. That still wasn't enough time. "It's a good...

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OU football: Contact tracing leads coaches — and players — through a rollercoaster

NORMAN — OU wasn’t the only team that went down to the wire on whether it would play its season opener. Kansas State coach...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says he's 'very happy' with running back group

NORMAN — It’s no secret that Sooners coach Lincoln Riley wasn’t happy with the way his team ran the ball against Missouri State...

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OU football: Sooners Oct. 3 game against Iowa State game time remains up in the air

The Sooners' first road game of the season will be at 11 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.

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OU athletics: Sooners' COVID-19 testing numbers improving

As of Monday, 20 active cases remain among OU athletes

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OU football: Sooners can't afford another slip-up against Kansas State

NORMAN — Late last October, OU looked like it was rolling toward yet another College Football Playoff berth when it ran up...

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Kansas State at OU football: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

Kansas State at No. 3 Oklahoma When: 11 a.m. Saturday TV: Fox (Cox 12/HD 712, Dish 25, DirecTV 25, U-verse 25/HD 1025) Radio:...

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OU football: Marvin Mims' high school coach says Sooners freshman receiver 'just has another gear'

NORMAN — When the young player sat down in Frisco (Texas) Lone Star High football coach Jeff Rayburn’s office almost five years...

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OU men's basketball: Brady Manek named Oklahoma AAU's Jim Thorpe Player of the Year

NORMAN — OU men's basketball forward Brady Manek was named the Jim Thorpe Oklahoma Athlete of the Year on Friday by the...

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OU football: Sooners changing student section guidelines after 'disappointing' behavior in opener

School warns student sections could be reduced or eliminated if students don't comply with new changes

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OU football: Tre Norwood happy to be back healthy again for Sooners

NORMAN — There were few OU players more excited to start the season than Tre Norwood."Just being out there and being able to...

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OU football: 'Race to 26' turnovers remain a focus after solid first showing by Sooners' defense

NORMAN — Delarrin Turner-Yell got the first one, but OU still has a long way to go. Turner-Yell recorded his first career...

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OU football: Jeremiah Hall says Sooners used to 'higher standard' so COVID-19 protocols are easy to follow

NORMAN — Several OU players this week said that seeing their fellow students not wearing masks or not following the protocols...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says contact tracing holds 'excruciating' for Sooners

OU football coach Lincoln Riley said Tuesday that a "high majority" of players held out for contact tracing never wound up...

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OU football: Marvin Mims, Seth McGowan emerge as potential stars in Sooners' opener

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler was the star of OU’s season-opening 48-0 blowout of Missouri State on Saturday. There’s zero doubt...

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OU football: Absences don't keep Sooners from dominating Missouri State

NORMAN — Count Alex Grinch among those who let out a sigh of relief after the Sooners’ season opener against Missouri State was...

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OU football: The return of the Schooner and pay-per-view problems among bests and worsts

NORMAN — OU blew out Missouri State 48-0 on Saturday night in a season-opener unlike any in the Sooners' long history.

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College football: Sooners up to No. 3, Cowboys rise to No. 11 in AP poll

There's usually not a lot of movement in the Associated Press poll after a weekend where just one ranked team lost.But this...

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OU football: Running game needs work, Lincoln Riley says

NORMAN — Of the 608 total yards for OU’s offense in Saturday’s 48-0 win over Missouri State, just 124 came on the...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 48-0 win over Missouri State

OU posts its first shutout since 2015 and first home shutout since 2013

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OU football: 'Sooners For Humanity' initiative announced

NORMAN — Before Saturday’s season opener against Missouri State, the OU athletics department announced the “Sooners For...

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OU football: Merv Johnson announces retirement from Sooners' radio booth

Longtime OU football assistant coach and radio analyst Merv Johnson announced his retirement Friday after 41 years with the...

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'A pretty good compromise': OU football fan honors late father with cardboard cutout instead of spreading ashes at Sooners' stadium

NORMAN — Lee Mitchell grew up loving the Sooners. Raised in Norman, Mitchell’s family taught him to be an OU football fan from...

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OU football: Creed Humphrey, Pat Fields named captains

Humphrey was a captain last season for the Sooners, while Fields will be in the role for the first time

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OU football: Depth chart released, questions and answers

NORMAN — OU released its first depth chart Wednesday prior to Saturday’s season opener against Missouri State at 6 p.m. at...

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OU football: Spencer Rattler says 'pressure is a privilege' following Jalen Hurts, Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield as Sooners' QB

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler got thrown into the fire. In the summer before his freshman year in high school, Rattler didn’t figure...

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Riley: Sooners to stop releasing virus data for competitive reasons

From the time OU football players reported back to Norman on July 1 until late August, the Sooners' COVID-19 testing data was...

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Riley: 'No change' in status for suspended players

Ronnie Perkins, Rhamondre Stevenson and Trejan Bridges expected to miss the first few games of the season

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'Just one of one': Why OU transfer receiver Obi Obialo is one of college football's most unique players

NORMAN — Obi Obialo didn’t make an appearance in the 2016 Bedlam game. But Obialo was there at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma...

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OU football: Isaiah Thomas', LaRon Stokes' roles could grow with Jalen Redmond's opt-out

NORMAN — A few weeks after OU lost its top returning running back to an opt-out decision, the Sooners appear to have lost one...

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Missouri State at OU football: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

Missouri State at No. 5 Oklahoma When: 6 p.m. Saturday TV: Pay-per-view Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7; KEBC-AM 1560 Line: Off...

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'I’m ready for it': Spencer Rattler era as Sooner QB begins four years after committing to Lincoln Riley & OU football

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley had a hunch that Spencer Rattler was different the first time he turned on a clip of the then-high...

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OU football: A look at Sooners' quarterback depth chart

QB depth chart Spencer Rattler (6-1, 205, RFr.): The top-rated quarterback of the 2019 class unsurprisingly earned the starting...

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OU football: Sooners announce game-day policies, seating information

NORMAN — OU announced game-day procedures for 2020, with the stadium capacity reduced to approximately 25 percent of its normal...

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OU football: Spencer Rattler has 'Baker Mayfield' energy, Brayden Willis says

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler’s physical strengths were known commodities going into this season, OU H-back Brayden Willis said...

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OU football: Sooners register to vote, 'Everybody wanted to do it'

NORMAN — Just after last Friday’s march as a show of unity against racial injustice, OU’s football team registered to vote, at...

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OU football: Fan cutouts available for Sooners football games

'That's gonna be funny,' Sooners receiver Obi Obialo says

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OU football: Spencer Rattler named Sooners' starting quarterback, Lincoln Riley says

Spencer Rattler beat out Tanner Mordecai for the starting job

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OU women's basketball: Sooners coach Sherri Coale apologizes after former players' claims of racial insensitivity

NORMAN — After a weekend of her former players relaying their feelings on racial insensitivity during their time playing at OU,...

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Former Sooners accuse Coale of racial insensitivity

Gioya Carter and T'Ona Edwards tweeted that Coale was unsympathetic to issues affecting Black players

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners made 'this march today of solidarity' to protest racial injustice

Friday morning, OU's players emerged from the locker room and walked to the practice field.

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OU football: Sooners staying engaged when in quarantine

NORMAN — Sooners offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh was careful not to say why several of his players had missed practice...

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OU football: Former Sooner Parnell Motley thriving in Bucs camp

Former Sooners cornerback Parnell Motley has been raising eyebrows in camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, despite entering the...

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OU football: Sooners' CB depth much better, Roy Manning says

After playing just three players at the position a year ago, the Sooners will have more players ready to contribute, Manning says

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OU football's Bill Bedenbaugh thrilled with Sooners depth at offensive line: 'I'm good with where these guys are at'

NORMAN — Count Bill Bedenbaugh among those happy OU’s season got pushed back a couple weeks. “Two weeks ago, if we had played...

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OU football: Tailgating prohibited on OU's campus in 2020, homecoming canceled

OU clarifies its mask policy for football games in 2020

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OU football: Position group virtually wiped out by COVID tests before recent scrimmage

Riley declined to identify the position group but said the Sooners had just one player at the position available in a recent...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley biography released Tuesday

Brandon Sneed's 'Sooner: The Making of a Football Coach' was released Tuesday

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OU football: Lincoln Riley declines to confirm Kennedy Brooks' decision to opt out for 2020

NORMAN — OU coach Lincoln Riley didn't confirm Tuesday the recent report that running back Kennedy Brooks had decided to opt...

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OU football: Six players tested positive for COVID-19 in past week

OU had six football players test positive for COVID-19 last week, a week after nine OU football players tested positive upon...

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OU basketball: Sooners add reclassified guard Josh O'Garro to 2020 class

NORMAN — OU added 6-5 guard Josh O'Garro to its roster Monday after O'Garro began classes at the school.The four-star prospect,...

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College football 2020: Sooners No. 5 in preseason AP poll, Cowboys No. 15

OU is No. 5 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, and OSU came in at No. 15 in the initial poll released...

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OU football: For Lincoln Riley's Sooners, face masks are essential part of uniform

NORMAN — It doesn’t take an entire practice, especially in the August heat, for Charleston Rambo’s mask to be dripping wet....

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OU football: Charleston Rambo says 'it's time' to be the Sooners' No. 1 receiver

NORMAN — After his five-catch, 116-yard, two-touchdown performance against UCLA last September, Charleston Rambo said that was...

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OU football: Charleston Rambo ready to make leap, but Sooners 'not asking' him to be CeeDee Lamb

After a productive sophomore season a year ago, Charleston Rambo is ready to step into a role as the Sooners’ top receiving...

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OU football: Three Sooners on Senior Bowl watch list

Cornerback Tre Brown, running back Rhamondre Stevenson and defensive lineman LaRon Stokes are on the Reese’s Senior Bowl Top...

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OU football: David Ugwoegbu taking to Sooners' inside LB position

A year ago, David Ugwoegbu became a rotational player at rush linebacker as a freshman.

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OU football: Spencer Rattler up to second in Heisman odds

NORMAN — OU quarterback Spencer Rattler has yet to play meaningful snaps in college football. He hasn’t even been named the...

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OU football: Alex Grinch says watching video of the Sooners' defense, 'you see a brand'

NORMAN — Alex Grinch didn’t get a great night’s sleep Tuesday. “There’s a lot of things we’ve got to get corrected,” the OU...

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OU football schedule breakdown: Longhorns figure to be biggest challenge for Sooners in 2020

NORMAN — OU’s schedule took on a slightly different makeup when the Big 12 announced its revamped schedule last week. Either...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley announces batch of injuries

NORMAN — The early part of preseason camp hasn't exactly been kind to OU football, even before the six-day break necessitated...

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Report: OU running back Kennedy Brooks to opt out of 2020 season

NORMAN — Saturday, OU coach Lincoln Riley said none of his players had expressed a desire to opt out of the 2020 season due to...

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OU football: Grant Calcaterra returning to football, entering transfer portal

Almost a year ago, Grant Calcaterra walked away from football after the latest in a series of concussions he suffered at...

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OU football: Nine players test positive for COVID-19 as team returns

NORMAN — A week ago, OU coach Lincoln Riley was in a tough position.There was plenty of uncertainty swirling about the...

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OU football: Joe Castiglione says fans will be required to wear masks at Sooners games

NORMAN — Joe Castiglione has had doubts, he admitted Friday, that a college football season could happen this fall. “I’m...

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OU football: Fans split going to games even with reduced capacity

NORMAN — Greg Immel has been sitting in the same spot for OU football games for 45 years — back row in the north end zone....

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OU football: Sooners planning on 25% fan capacity

NORMAN — It’s been a long time since OU football played in front of a less-than capacity crowd at home. That figures to change...

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Big 12 moves forward with fall football: 'Making adjustments on the fly are going to be part of this'

The Big 12 Conference's presidents and chancellors gathered virtually Tuesday to make a decision that could make or break not...

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OU football: Jalen Redmond arrested for suspicion of DUI

NORMAN — OU redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Jalen Redmond was arrested early Wednesday morning in Norman for suspicion of...

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OU football: Sooners planning for 25 percent stadium capacity in 2020

NORMAN — OU is planning on having fans in the stands when its football season kicks off Sept. 12 against Missouri State.There...

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College football: Big 12 announces COVID-19 protocols

In announcing the decision to move forward with a plan to play football and other sports in the fall, the Big 12 also released...

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OU football: Sooners opener set for Sept. 12, OU-Texas date unchanged

NORMAN — There might not be a state fair going on right outside the doors, and the stands are unlikely to be anywhere close to...

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OSU and OU football: Loss of college football could be financially devastating for state athletic departments

NORMAN — Just a few weeks after her team’s season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, OU women’s basketball coach Sherri...

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Reports: Big 12 to move forward with fall football

NORMAN — On the same day two of the five Power 5 conferences pulled the plug on college football this fall, the Big 12 decided...

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Former OKC Thunder assistant Monty Williams has Suns rolling

The Phoenix Suns have been the hottest team in the NBA since seeding games began and they kept rolling right along Monday,...

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Suns' Deandre Ayton misses first quarter vs. OKC Thunder after skipping COVID-19 test

Fighting for a playoff spot, the Phoenix Suns were without their second-leading scorer for the start of Monday's game against...

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OKC Thunder game against LA Clippers tip-off time set for Friday

The seeding-game finale between the Thunder and Clippers will tip off at 5:30 p.m. Friday

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Unexpected introduction to hockey led to a career for Oklahoma City native

Nick Fleehart didn’t expect his first trip to visit his then-girlfriend’s family in Calgary, Alberta to be a life-changing...

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OU football: Sooners pause preseason camp amid college football uncertainty

NORMAN — With uncertainty over this college football season swirling, OU has halted practice. The Sooners also had one player...

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OU football: Sooners QB Spencer Rattler ready for big stage but 'realizes he’s got to work'

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler has played just a handful of collegiate snaps, seeing mop-up duty in three games as a freshman last...

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Former OU football coach John Blake remembered for compassion, humor: 'He was a great human being'

The booming voice on the other end of the line left no doubt who was calling. “What up, Freak?” the caller said as soon as...

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OU football: Sooners pause training camp with season start date uncertain

One Sooners football player tested positive for COVID-19 during two rounds of testing this week

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OU football: Alex Grinch no fan of electronic whistle but glad to be back preparing for season

NORMAN — OU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch isn’t exactly fond of the small, handheld device. Grinch would rather have a...

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College football 2020: Sooners come in No. 6 in preseason coaches' poll, Cowboys No. 16

The Sooners and Cowboys are two of four Big 12 teams in the initial coaches' poll

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OU football: Sooners' game at Army officially canceled for 2020 season

The Sooners will have to wait a little longer to make the trip to Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y.

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Report: Sooners' LB Caleb Kelly suffers knee injury

SoonerScoop.com reported that both Kelly and QB Tanner Mordecai had suffered injuries recently

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OU football: Three-star CB Damond Harmon commits to Sooners

OU's run of recruiting success among defensive backs continued Saturday when Damond Harmon, a three-star cornerback from...

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OU football: Former Sooners star Rickey Dixon dies after lengthy battle with ALS

Rickey Dixon, the former hard-hitting OU defensive back with a penchant for picking off opposing quarterbacks, died Saturday...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners' return to practice has 'been a long time coming'

NORMAN — With both players and coaches wearing masks, OU returned to the practice field Friday. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley,...

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OU football: SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sooners game vs. Tennessee off

NORMAN — OU's football schedule took its first hit Thursday.The SEC voted to move to a conference-only schedule for 2020,...

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OU football: No positives in latest round of COVID-19 testing

NORMAN — For the fourth consecutive week, no OU football player tested positive for COVID-19.Overall, 186 student-athletes and...

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OU football: Sooners aiding Missouri State testing

For now, OU is doing what it can to keep its schedule intact, especially the Aug. 29 opener against Missouri State.OU athletic...

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Report: OU football game vs. Tennessee could be in peril

Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday that the SEC was moving toward a conference-only schedule

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OU football: Sooners AD Joe Castiglione says no decision imminent on fans in the stands for 2020

Castiglione says school has studied models allowing from 'more than 50 percent' capacity to no fans

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OU football: Lincoln Riley's contract extended through 2025 season

NORMAN — Amid the uncertainty of college football’s immediate future, a contract extension for OU football coach Lincoln Riley...

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OU football: Sooners' opener vs. Missouri State moved up to Aug. 29

OU's season opener against Missouri State has officially been moved up to Aug. 29, Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Weatherford's Ethan Downs, an OU commit, trying to live up to those who paved his way

WEATHERFORD — Ethan Downs remembers what it was like not to be one of the stars. Downs, now an unquestioned star football...

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'It's all up in the air': OU's Lon Kruger preparing for all possibilities as Sooners return to workouts

NORMAN — OU men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger is still navigating exactly how to make things work in this new climate. The...

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OU football: John Blake, former Sooners coach and player, dies at age 59

John Blake, the former OU nose guard who later served as head football coach from 1996-98, died Thursday morning at age 59,...

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OU football fans booked for historic Sooners' trip to Army 'still clinging to a thread of hope'

NORMAN — Beth Ann and Marc Niketas have been looking forward to Sept. 26, 2020, for more than a decade. It’s been nearly 11...

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'That’s when I fell in love with OU': How the 2012 Bedlam football game fueled Lathan Van Ausdall's dream of being a two-sport Sooner

NORMAN — Ryan Walters hasn’t coached at OU for eight years, but Missouri’s defensive coordinator is still paying some dividends...

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OU football: Creed Humphrey, Adrian Ealy on Outland Trophy watch list

NORMAN — OU offensive linemen Creed Humphrey and Adrian Ealy were named to the Outland Trophy watch list on Tuesday.The Outland...

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OU football: Sooners get commitment from 2022 WR Jordan Hudson

NORMAN — July has been a big recruiting month for OU football.The Sooners have added three commits from the 2021 class.Tuesday,...

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Butkus Award watch list includes OU's DaShaun White, OSU's Amen Ogbongbemiga and Malcolm Rodriguez

Oklahoma State is one of six schools in the country with multiple players on the Butkus Award watch list.

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OU women's basketball player only positive among latest round of Sooners' COVID testing

NORMAN — One women's basketball player was the only positive among the latest round of COVID-19 testing in the OU athletic...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Choctaw cornerback and OU commit Jordan Mukes has 'scary' potential

CHOCTAW — Jordan Mukes wasn’t sure about giving football another try. “I started dribbling a basketball, started dunking in...

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'We’ve got to have football': OU and OSU home games are vital for many business in Norman and Stillwater

College football Saturdays are big business at O’Connell’s in Norman. OU fans pour into the historic Campus Corner bar and...

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OU football: Caleb Williams, top QB in 2021 class, commits to Sooners

Lincoln Riley has developed a reputation as the best in college football at developing quarterbacks.

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Four-star CB commits to Sooners, kicking off big recruiting day

What could turn into a massive recruiting day for OU started off with a bang Saturday afternoon when four-star cornerback...

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'We need to learn our lessons now': Sooners' Lincoln Riley says education of players paramount in having 2020 college football season

NORMAN — When OU football coach Lincoln Riley settled in to watch his daughter’s softball game Thursday night, he had a mask on...

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OU football: Caleb Williams' decision looms large for Sooners on Saturday

OU’s 2021 recruiting class figures to have some fireworks Saturday night.

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OU football: Sooners coach Lincoln Riley hoping for national standards on testing

While Sooners coach Lincoln Riley wouldn’t pinpoint a specific plan for continued COVID-19 testing Friday, he said OU would...

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OU coaches, athletic director to have pay cut by 10%

NORMAN — With revenue diminished from the cancellation of spring sports, and uncertainty looming for the future, OU’s athletic...

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No student-athlete services will be affected by Wednesday's cuts

NORMAN — OU's athletics department announced budget cuts of approximately $13.7 million Wednesday, cost-cutting measures due to...

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OU football: Seven Sooners test positive for COVID-19, seven more had active cases before testing

Twelves coronavirus cases remain active among OU football players

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OU football: Four questions as Sooners open workouts Wednesday

NORMAN — A couple weeks after most Power 5 football teams commenced organized workouts, OU will open its facilities beginning...

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Ahead of return to campus, OU football releases coronavirus protocols

NORMAN — With OU football players returning to campus beginning Saturday and facilities opening Wednesday, the school released...

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As OU football players prepare to return to campus, school releases coronavirus protocols

NORMAN — With OU football players set to return to campus beginning Saturday, and facilities opening Wednesday, the school...

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OU football: Sooner Schooner builder Don Werner thrilled to be maker of iconic wagon

NORMAN — Don Werner isn’t the biggest college football fan around. “Oh, somewhat,” he said when asked if he follows the sport....

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OU student-athletes surpass 3.0 GPA for 17th consecutive semester

NORMAN — OU student-athletes recorded a 3.17 grade-point average in spring 2020, extending their school-record streak of GPAs...

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Upgraded Sooner Schooner revealed

NORMAN — The Sooner Schooner is ready for action. After an accident last season left OU searching for a replacement for the...

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Upgraded Sooner Schooner revealed

After the Sooner Schooner toppled against West Virginia last season, OU has a more stable Schooner

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DJ Gasso, son of Patty Gasso, hired as Utah softball assistant

NORMAN — After two seasons as a graduate assistant under his mother, OU softball coach Patty Gasso, DJ Gasso has been hired as...

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Athlete A: Netflix documentary focuses on former OU gymnast Maggie Nichols, first to report Larry Nassar abuse

NORMAN — Maggie Nichols was just 15 years old when she was sent to USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar for a back...

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Decision on State Fair of Texas will determine what OU-Texas looks like in 2020

The OU-Texas game in early October is about much more than football. It’s the Midway and Fletcher’s Corny Dogs and Big Tex and...

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Former Sooner Roy Finch charged with felony assault and battery

NORMAN — Former OU running back Roy Finch was charged Wednesday with felony domestic assault and battery "resulting in great...

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OU football: Sooners pick up commitment from Oregon defensive end

Oregon hasn't exactly been one of OU football's recruiting hotbeds.

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Stoops latest Sooner to join HOF ballot

NORMAN — Josh Heupel and Roy Williams, two of the players who helped make OU national champions in 2000, are back on the...

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OU football: Bob Stoops, Josh Heupel, Roy Williams on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

NORMAN — Josh Heupel and Roy Williams, two of the players who helped make OU national champions in 2000, are back on the...

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'It can't just be mere words': OU athletes among marchers in Norman

NORMAN — For the second consecutive weekend, Justin Broiles was marching. A week earlier, it was in his hometown of Oklahoma...

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'I want to make a change': OU men's basketball assistant Carlin Hartman part of Coaches Coalition for Progress

NORMAN — OU assistant men’s basketball coach Carlin Hartman struggled, like many did, after seeing the video of George Floyd’s...

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OU football coach Lincoln Riley amplifies Black Lives Matter message: 'All lives can't matter until the black lives do too'

NORMAN — There are no easy ways to figure out to navigate being the head coach of a predominantly black football team, OU coach...

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Organized by 16-year-old, Norman protest peaceful

NORMAN — Wearing a long-sleeve black shirt and black pants, Lirey Munoz was burning up walking down Main Street on Tuesday...

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'We shouldn’t be numb to it': OU football player Chanse Sylvie forms plan for police reform, seeks coalition

NORMAN — Chanse Sylvie was enraged watching the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer....

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Where are they now? The 2000 WCWS champion Oklahoma Sooners

Where are they now? What members of the 2000 national champion OU softball team are up to: Kelli Braitsch, SS: Braitsch has...

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'They were definitely our nucleus': Sooners' 2000 WCWS title team built on Oklahoma talent

NORMAN — Her first memory of playing in the Women’s College World Series was a simple one for OU’s Ashli Barrett. Before their...

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OU football: Chanse Sylvie working to stay sharp ahead of senior season

NORMAN — Chanse Sylvie only has one more opportunity. So recently, after working at home over the past two months, Sylvie...

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OU's Maggie Nichols, Jalen Hurts nominated for Big 12 Athlete of the Year awards

OU women's gymnast Maggie Nichols and quarterback Jalen Hurts are among the nominees for the 2019-20 Big 12 Athlete of the Year...

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OU athletics announces transition to digital ticketing

NORMAN — OU will fully transition to digital ticketing for all sports, as well as for football parking, the athletic department...

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'I’ve dreamt of this': OU pitcher Cade Cavalli ready for MLB Draft

NORMAN — Cade Cavalli can barely contain the anticipation. “It’s crazy exciting,” the OU right-handed pitcher said of the...

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OU men's basketball: Sooners schedule home-and-home with Florida

The Sooners will play at least three SEC opponents in 2020-21

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College football: OU, OSU coaches learning new methods for virtual recruiting

Todd Bradford is always busy, but like so many people, the Oklahoma State director of football recruiting has seen his work...

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OU football: 2021 commitment list

Here’s a look at the football players committed to OU for 2021: Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown (School) Ethan Downs DE 6-4 235...

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'A front-row seat to the magic': Sherri Coale says Courtney Paris' addition a big boost

NORMAN — Courtney Paris knew her playing career was wrapping up during the winter while playing overseas for Turkey's...

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Sooners pick up commitment from five-star WR Mario Williams

NORMAN — OU's 2021 recruiting class picked up some serious momentum Friday. First, the Sooners added five-star wide receiver...

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OU football: Four-star OLB Clayton Smith commits to Sooners

Smith is the Sooners' second big commitment Friday, joining five-star WR Mario Williams

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OU football: Sooners pick up commitment from five-star WR Mario Williams

NORMAN — OU's 2021 recruiting class picked up some serious momentum Friday.Five-star wide receiver Mario Williams announced his...

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'We've gotta be patient': Sooners coach Lincoln Riley pushes for restraint in college football return

NORMAN — OU coach Lincoln Riley wants football back badly and says it will happen. But Riley says he’s pushing against his own...

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Courtney Paris returning to OU as assistant coach

NORMAN — Courtney Paris is back in Norman. The biggest star in OU women’s basketball history was named an assistant coach for...

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OU places program record 13 on Academic All-Big 12 baseball team

NORMAN — A program-record 13 OU players were named to the Academic All-Big 12 baseball team, the conference announced...

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Courtney Paris returning to Sooners as assistant coach

Paris replaces Coquese Washington on Sherri Coale's staff

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OU football: A Caleb Williams commitment could boost Sooners, but he's in no rush

NORMAN — When quarterback Brock Vandagriff decommitted from OU on New Year’s Day, it appeared to be a big hit for the Sooners’...

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Harroz: ‘Belief’ is there for sports in fall

During his address at the OU Board of Regents meeting Friday, Joseph Harroz Jr., the school’s interim president, said he...

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OU women's basketball selected as Play4Kay national winners

NORMAN — OU's women's basketball team was selected as the Play4Kay National Division I BCS winner, the Kay Yow Cancer Fund...

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OU interim president Joseph Harroz Jr.: Working on solutions 'daily' for athletics in the fall

Planning for football season 'being worked on in a very aggressive and planful way,' Harroz says

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'They have a feel of an NCAA Tournament game': Sooners' Lon Kruger excited for OU-Arkansas neutral-site series

NORMAN — OU is trying to bring a bit of the feel of the Red River Showdown game to the hardwood. The neutral-site environment...

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OU men's basketball: Sooners, Arkansas to play neutral-site hoops series in Tulsa

The first meeting will take place Dec. 12, with a second scheduled for Dec. 11, 2021.

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Former OU football coach Bob Stoops helps host lunch for first responders

Former OU football coach Bob Stoops, along with Constellation Brands and LaLuna Taco Taxi, hosted a Cinco de Mayo luncheon...

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OU football: Five-star QB Caleb Williams has Sooners in final three

The top dual-threat quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class has OU in his final three.

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OU football: Creed Humphrey leads the way among potential 2021 Sooners draftees

NORMAN — OU’s Creed Humphrey figured to have been a high pick if he’d have entered the NFL Draft this year. Humphrey was one...

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OU football: Theo Wease, Marvin Mims could be asked to fill gaps without Jadon Haselwood

NORMAN — Jadon Haselwood was looking forward to big things in 2020 for OU. “As a unit, period, the offense is going to be...

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NFL Draft: How the Sooners figure to fit in with their new clubs

NORMAN — One of the biggest surprises of Friday’s second-day of the NFL Draft came when the Philadelphia Eagles swept away...

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Undrafted OU, OSU standouts agree to NFL deals

Former Oklahoma State cornerback A.J. Green was expected to be drafted by most NFL Draft analysts, but when he wasn’t, Green...

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Outlook 2020: 'Don’t be afraid to be hot pink in a beige world,' Annie Hanson says

Name: Annie Hanson, 29, University of Oklahoma assistant athletic director, recruiting strategy and administrative engagement....

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NFL Draft: OSU's A.J. Green goes undrafted, eyes free-agent deal

A painful week didn’t get any better for Oklahoma State cornerback A.J. Green. With his NFL Draft stock slipping since his slow...

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NFL Draft: Parnell Motley, Nick Basquine, Lee Morris among undrafted Sooners

Parnell Motley's career has had plenty of ups and downs.

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Eagles pick Jalen Hurts in second round

Jalen Hurts’ remarkable story continues. Even after he showed significant improvement, Hurts wasn’t expected to be picked until...

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NFL Draft: OU's Neville Gallimore picked by Dallas Cowboys in the third round

The first two days of the NFL Draft have had a very Sooners feel for the Dallas Cowboys.

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NFL Draft: Sooners LB Kenneth Murray picked No. 23 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers

When Kenneth Murray was a senior in high school, he wrote down a set of short- and long-term goals on a piece of paper.

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NFL Draft: Sooners WR CeeDee Lamb picked No. 17 overall by Dallas Cowboys

Lamb is the second Sooners standout to be taken by the Cowboys in the first round, joining Roy Williams in 2002

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NFL Draft: With OU's Kenneth Murray 'everybody that’s talked with him trusts this kid with their life'

NORMAN — During his first two seasons at OU, Kenneth Murray put up eye-popping numbers. In 2018 alone, Murray had 155 tackles —...

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SoonersXtra: 2020 NFL Draft preview

Listen to the latest episode of the SoonersXtra podcast.

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OU women's basketball: Deer Creek's Skylar Vann signs with Sooners

Vann, a 5-foot-10 guard, recently switched her commitment from Temple.

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OU women's gymnastics: Sooners' Maggie Nichols wins AAI Award

OU's Maggie Nichols was named the winner of the AAI Award, the top award in women's collegiate gymnastics.

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Why I love sports: OU football coach Lincoln Riley turned disappointment to motivation

Editor's note: Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley tells The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber why he loves sports and the role it played...

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NFL Draft: OU's Parnell Motley confident film and pro day will help overcome combine snub

NORMAN — Parnell Motley is choosing to stay optimistic. Things haven’t always worked out for Motley, both during his OU career...

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OU men's basketball: Sooners guard Jamal Bieniemy to transfer

OU guard Jamal Bieniemy will transfer, sources confirmed to The Oklahoman.

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OU's Joe Castiglione: Issue of waivers for spring athletes complex, but Sooners supportive of returnees

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said Thursday the program was "supportive" of providing the funding necessary to extend...

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NFL Draft: OU's CeeDee Lamb says DeAndre Hopkins comparisons are 'huge compliment'

ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. compared former OU receiver CeeDee Lamb to DeAndre Hopkins on SportsCenter on Wednesday.

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Just like this coronavirus outbreak, the 1918 flu pandemic had large impact on Oklahoma, college football

More than a century ago, as now, there was plenty of uncertainty over the future of college football

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OU football: Lincoln Riley spending time working out with Bennie Wylie, watching Tiger King

NORMAN — OU coach Lincoln Riley said work is relatively normal for him right now.

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OU's Lincoln Riley: Jalen Hurts to the Cowboys makes sense

NORMAN — The NFL and quarterbacks were a big theme of OU coach Lincoln Riley's appearance on ESPN's First Take on Monday...

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OU's Maggie Nichols: Winter sports athletes deserve one last chance to compete

NORMAN — Maggie Nichols and the OU women's gymnastics team were supposed to spend last weekend in the NCAA Regionals at Lloyd...

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Flu season: How the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic changed college football in Oklahoma

College football fans crowded into Boyd Field on Nov. 16, 1918, to watch the Sooners take on Arkansas. “The fans, so long...

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How Oklahoma City reacted to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic

Churches, schools and many businesses were shuttered and the streets were mostly empty. People were asked to avoid crowds....

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Outlook 2020: 'You can’t jump from little things to big things,' Nadia Comaneci says

NORMAN — When Nadia Comaneci lit up the sports world more than 40 years ago, gymnastics wasn’t ready for it. In the 1976...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says 'by September, the world is going to need football'

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley can’t imagine a fall without football. “I feel by September, the world is going to need football,” the...

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Choctaw DB Jordan Mukes commits to Sooners

NORMAN — OU football might be on pause for a bit but recruiting isn't.The Sooners picked up a commitment Monday from Choctaw...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Big 12 releases updated guidelines for athletic programs

Sunday, the Big 12 announced new guidelines that go into effect Monday for the conference's athletics programs.The guidelines...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley calls for level playing field for Power 5 programs during coronavirus pandemic

NORMAN — OU coach Lincoln Riley said he’s hoping guidance from the NCAA soon on uniform rules for college football programs...

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Olympic postponement a 'relief' for gymnasts, says OU and former U.S. coach Mark Williams

NORMAN — Mark Williams spent much of the past two weeks scrambling. Williams, OU’s men’s gymnastics coach and the coach of the...

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Ryan Aber: Playing baseball in the front yard, watching the Cubs on WGN fueled love of sports

I’d always hoped for the near impossible fly ball. The one that was destined to barely clear the fence, if not for the leaping...

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OU football: Former Sooners RB Trey Sermon heading to Ohio State

Just more than a week after he announced his intentions to transfer from the Sooners, Sermon tweeted a photo of himself in an...

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OU football: Kenneth Murray has been planning for NFL Draft success for awhile

NORMAN — A little more than 40 months ago, Kenneth Murray sat down and wrote down a list on a single sheet of paper. One...

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OU women's gymnastics: Maggie Nichols 'couldn't ask for a better ending' even with 'heartbreaking' cancellation

NORMAN — Maggie Nichols has tried to focus on the positives in the last week-plus since a series of announcements derailed what...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Stunning end to season ‘breaks my heart’

NORMAN — Oklahoma baseball coach Skip Johnson said Thursday was a fairly normal day, despite the constant changes going on...

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'It’s competition every day': Former Cowboys and Sooners explain the value of spring football practices

The Big 12 Conference’s announcement on Friday that spring sports had been canceled came with a glimmer of hope for football...

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OU football: Trey Sermon 'looking forward to what’s next' after three seasons with Sooners

NORMAN — OU’s running back depth took a hit Saturday. Trey Sermon, the Sooners’ leading rusher over the last three seasons,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'In their coaches' eyes, they're the national champions,' Sooners' K.J. Kindler says

K.J. Kindler was still wrapping her head around two back-to-back bombshells.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: 'It breaks my heart,' OU baseball coach Skip Johnson says

NORMAN — OU baseball coach Skip Johnson said Thursday was a fairly normal day, despite the constant changes going on...

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Sooners' Trey Sermon entering transfer portal

Sermon will be a graduate transfer and have immediate eligibility.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cowboys and Sooners react to NCAA cancellations

College reaction to NCAA canceling winter/spring championships OSU coach Mike Boynton to Jeff Goodman: “Seniors, if they want,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU's Joe Castiglione says give serious consideration to extending eligibility for athletes affected by cancellations

NORMAN — OU’s Maggie Nichols was set to wrap up one of the most decorated careers in NCAA women’s gymnastics history next...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU announces suspension of athletic competitions and workouts

NORMAN — OU announced Thursday that it was suspending all athletics competitions and out-of-season practices and workouts,...

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'I want to hit the guy in the nose every time': Jalen Hurts solid at OU's Pro Day but wanting more

NORMAN — Former OU quarterback Jalen Hurts didn’t want to hear about his solid performance at the NFL Combine recently. He...

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OU football: CeeDee Lamb wouldn't mind a reunion with Kyler Murray in Arizona

Lamb has been heavily connected with the Cardinals, who have the No. 8 overall pick in next month’s NFL Draft.

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'I don't wish first years on anybody': OU DC Alex Grinch hitting the ground running in year two

NORMAN — Alex Grinch isn’t a fan of building a defense, even if it’s been a necessary part of his role as OU’s defensive...

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'Hype man': OU's Ashlynn Dunbar making the most of her move from volleyball to basketball

NORMAN — In the aftermath of OU’s volleyball season ending at Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament, Ashlynn Dunbar wasn’t sure...

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OU Pro Day: CeeDee Lamb gets another chance to impress NFL scouts

NORMAN — After his stellar pass-catching outing at the NFL Combine, OU receiver CeeDee Lamb will get another chance to wow NFL...

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OU football: Five players with something significant on the line in spring practice

NORMAN — OU kicks off spring football practice Tuesday as the Sooners work toward their April 18 spring game. The Sooners will...

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OU baseball week in review: Bats come alive, Graham gets hot, Prater strong

NORMAN — OU kept up its hot start to the season last week with a series win over San Diego State and a pair of mid-week...

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OU football: DeMarco Murray, Jamar Cain's contract details released

NORMAN — Some of the contract details for new OU running backs coach DeMarco Murray and outside linebackers/defensive ends...

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'Perseverance is at an all-time high': Former OU star Frank Alexander making the most of his XFL chance

ARLINGTON, Texas — Frank Alexander thought his football career was over. “It got to a point where things were coming down on me...

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OU women's gymanstics: Maggie Nichols powers Sooners over No. 4 Michigan

NORMAN — Earlier in the week, OU superstar gymnast Maggie Nichols asked Sooners football coach Lincoln Riley to be there for...

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Texas Tech at OU women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV/streaming info

Texas Tech at OU When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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'Like watching a lotus flower': Jade Degouveia unlocks a new-found confidence for top-ranked Sooners

NORMAN — OU women’s gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler has coached plenty of the sport’s top athletes. But as she prepares for...

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Michigan at OU women's gymnastics start time, TV info, three things to know

No. 4 Michigan at No. 1 OU When: 7:15 p.m. Friday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: FS Oklahoma Plus (Cox 68) Records: OU...

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Class A girls basketball: Okarche holds off Vici in state quarterfinal

BETHANY — Okarche’s once promising lead lead had all but withered away by the time Rachel McDowell stepped to the free-throw...

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Class A girls basketball: Big third-quarter fuels Hydro-Eakly blowout

BETHANY — Hydro-Eakly coach Jeremy Tharp wasn’t gentle with his team at halftime.

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TCU at Oklahoma women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV/streaming info

Oklahoma at TCU When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Where: Schollmaier Arena; Fort Worth, Texas TV: Fox Sports Southwest Plus Radio: KOKC-AM...

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OU baseball week in review: Acker's no-hitter, strikeouts and first-career home runs

NORMAN — Even without Dane Acker's no-hitter Sunday, OU baseball had a stellar weekend at the Shriners Hospitals for Children...

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Acker’s no-hitter, strikeouts and first-career home runs

NORMAN — Even without Dane Acker's no-hitter on Sunday, OU baseball had a stellar weekend at the Shriners Hospitals for...

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OU baseball: Dane Acker throws Sooners' first no-hitter since 1989

The Sooners' last solo no-hitter came in 1989 vs. Old Dominion

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OU football: Neville Gallimore shines, Kenneth Murray hurt in NFL Combine

Neville Gallimore finished up his second 40-yard dash at Saturday’s third day of the NFL Scouting Combine and Rich Eisen of the...

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OU women's gymnastics: Maggie Nichols returns to No. 1 Sooners' lineup in dominating win vs. No. 6 Denver

NORMAN — Maggie Nichols bounced across the floor with confidence and there was little doubt OU assistant Tom Haley was going to...

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Denver at OU women's gymnastics: Start time, TV info, three things to know

No. 6 Denver at No. 1 OU When: 11:15 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: ESPNU (Cox 253) Three things to know •...

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OU women's gymnastics: From doodle to dazzle, K.J. Kindler takes a hands-on approach to leotard design

NORMAN — When Olivia Trautman saw the jeweled crimson and white leotard laid out Tuesday at the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center,...

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Stanford vs. OU women's gymnastics: Start time, how to watch, three things to know

No. 1 OU (13-0, 2-0 Big 12) vs. No. 25 Stanford (3-9) When: 6:45 p.m. Friday Where: Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City...

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OU baseball: Sooners use 21 hits to blow out Texas Southern in home opener

NORMAN — OU baseball’s run total stood out at the end of a 14-1 blowout win over Texas Southern in the Sooners’ home opener...

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OU baseball week in review: Sooners start season strong

NORMAN — OU baseball hit the road to start the season and had a strong start, taking two out of three from Virginia in the...

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OU football: Newest coaching hires give Sooners staff a more youthful feel

NORMAN — Jamar Cain wanted to clarify something Wednesday when he was introduced as OU’s defensive ends and outside linebackers...

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OU women's basketball: Looking to take the next step now that Ana Llanusa is back

NORMAN — Ana Llanusa got sick of the big, inflatable ball. When the Sooners’ junior guard was dealing with back spasms and disc...

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Kansas State at OU women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV/streaming info

Kansas State at OU When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: FS1 (Cox 67) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3...

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OU women's gymnastics: Maggie Nichols' two Perfect 10s lift Sooners to blowout victory

NORMAN — Maggie Nichols just keeps on making the spectacular look routine. Nichols got Perfect 10s on each of her first two...

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OU baseball: Jason Ruffcorn hoping for more in final collegiate season

NORMAN — Jason Ruffcorn had an opportunity to live out his dream — to play professional baseball last year after OU’s season...

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OU baseball: Three storylines entering 2020 season

NORMAN — OU’s baseball season begins Friday in Pensacola, Florida, with the first of a three-game series against Virginia....

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Reigning, no defending: K.J. Kindler's approach keeps Sooners pushing for more

NORMAN — A giant banner hangs on the southeast wall of the Sam Viersen Gymnastics Center, above the area where the OU women’s...

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OU women's gymnastics vs. WVU & TWU start time, TV info, three things to know

Up next Who: No. 1 Oklahoma (11-0) vs. West Virginia (5-5) and Texas Woman's (3-5) When: 6:45 p.m. Friday Where: Lloyd Noble...

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2020 OU baseball schedule

Fri., Feb. 14: u-Virginia, 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 15: u-Virginia, 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 16: u-Virginia, 11 a.m. Tue., Feb. 18: Texas...

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'You just know': Why DeMarco Murray was a 'no-brainer' hire for Lincoln Riley on OU's coaching staff

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley isn’t used to being on the other side of eyeball emojis. Riley’s signature Tweet when OU adds a...

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Bedlam women's basketball: Cowgirls learn a lesson, take round 2 against Sooners

NORMAN — A little more than a month ago, OSU received a hard lesson. While the sting of that Bedlam loss in Stillwater might...

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Avoiding the Groundhog Day cycle: Gabby Gregory learning quickly for Sooners

NORMAN — OU freshman Gabby Gregory doesn’t want a repeat of the last Bedlam meeting. In that game, Jan. 8 in Stillwater, the...

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OSU at OU women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV/streaming info

Oklahoma State at Oklahoma When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman Streaming: SoonerSports.tv Radio: OSU —...

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'I want to win — win big': Bob Stoops disappointed in Renegades' season-opening loss

ARLINGTON, Texas — There was plenty that was familiar. The visor. The gait. Bending over and resting his hands on his knees...

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'She had to go 5 mph, 10 mph, 15 mph': How Sooners' Olivia Trautman has worked back from a preseason injury

NORMAN — Olivia Trautman knew something was wrong right away. During the floor exercise warmups for OU’s preseason intersquad...

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OU men's gymnastics: Gage Dyer, Sooners bounce back to beat Iowa

NORMAN — OU’s Gage Dyer stuck his landing on the high bar and stood motionless for a moment as the crowd inside McCasland Field...

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OU at Texas Woman’s University gymnastics start time, three things to know

No. 1 OU (10-0, 1-0 Big 12) at Texas Woman's (3-4) When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Kitty Magee Arena, Denton, Texas TV: None Three...

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OU baseball: Cade Cavalli calling his own pitches for Sooners this season

OU baseball coach Skip Johnson talks all the time about the importance of his pitchers having conviction in what they’re doing,...

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'It’s nothing short of a miracle': How OU's Gage Dyer took an unusual path to gymnastics stardom

NORMAN — Gage Dyer knows his story isn’t the norm. The junior OU gymnast knows that starting gymnastics as a teenager and...

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Iowa State vs. OU women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV/streaming info

OU at Iowa State When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa Streaming: Cyclones.tv Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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OU football scholarship breakdown heading into 2020 season

NORMAN — OU added two players to its 2020 signing class Wednesday, with defensive end Reggie Grimes and cornerback Joshua...

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OU football: Meet the Sooners' 2020 recruiting class

Here's a look at the Oklahoma recruiting class for 2020: Name;;Pos.;;Ht.;Wt.;;Hometown (School) Nate...

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OU football: Three most likely to contribute and three likely to redshirt from Sooners' 2020 class

NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has plenty of notable holes to fill — at quarterback, receiver and defensive line among...

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West Virginia at Oklahoma women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

West Virginia at OU When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: FS Oklahoma Plus (Cox 68) Radio: KOKC-AM...

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OU football: Time for Sooners' defense to turn recruiting expectation into production

NORMAN — For Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch, it’s time to turn talk into action. It’s not that the Sooners weren’t...

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Sherri Coale picks up 500th win in record comeback

Sherri Coale won her 500th career game in surprising fashion Sunday, as Oklahoma came back from a 22-point halftime deficit to...

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OU football: Three pressing questions for Sooners recruiting as signing day nears

NORMAN — Wednesday could be a very quiet day for OU. Here’s a look at three questions that could be addressed during the late...

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OU women's basketball: Sooners' Sherri Coale picks up 500th career win with big comeback

Sherri Coale won her 500th career game in surprising fashion Sunday, as Oklahoma came back from a 22-point halftime deficit to...

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'He was always there when I needed him': New Sooners assistant Jamar Cain has made strong impression on his players

NORMAN — Jeff Allison was just poking his head into the defensive line coaching room at Fresno State to joke with a close...

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OU vs. Kansas women’s basketball lineups, TV info, things to know

OU at Kansas When: Noon Sunday Where: Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kan. TV: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3 FM/1400 AM...

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'This is a loss for us': Sooners beat Iowa State handily but Maggie Nichols' slip is part of an uneven performance

NORMAN — By the time OU star Maggie Nichols slipped Friday night and came crashing to the floor instead of gliding along the...

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OU football: Jamar Cain announced as Sooners' outside linebackers coach

Jamar Cain comes to Norman after spending last season coaching the defensive line at Arizona State

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Iowa State at OU women’s gymnastics TV info, things to know

No. 16 Iowa State at No. 1 Oklahoma When: 6:45 p.m. Friday Where: Lloyd Noble Center TV: Fox Sports Plus (Cox 68) Records: OU...

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OU football: Sooners hire Arizona State's Jamar Cain as outside linebackers coach

Arizona State defensive line coach Jamar Cain will take over as the Sooners' outside linebackers coach, according to multiple...

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Sooners' Cade Cavalli, Cowboys' Kaden Polcovich and Bryce Osmond earn preseason All-Big 12 baseball honors

State schools dominated the preseason All-Big 12 honors released Wednesday.OU right-handed pitcher Cade Cavalli was named the...

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'The wheels fell off the wagon in the second quarter': Texas blows past Sooners 70-53

NORMAN — Two weeks ago, win No. 500 seemed imminent for OU women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale. But after Tuesday’s 70-53...

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OU football: There's some risk with DeMarco Murray, but could be plenty of reward for Sooners

DeMarco Murray didn’t take the traditional route to get into coaching. He didn’t toil as a graduate assistant or spend time...

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OU football: Sooners' Mykel Jones transferring to Tulane

OU wide receiver Mykel Jones has found a home for his final season of eligibility.

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OU football: DeMarco Murray named Sooners running backs coach

DeMarco Murray will join the Sooners as running backs coach, 247Sports reported Sunday

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OU women's golfer to compete in Augusta National Women's Amateur

OU junior Kaitlin Milligan, a Norman native, will compete in the second Augusta National Women's Amateur

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OU football: Defensive transfers not a big cause of concern for Sooners

NORMAN — In early January, it seemed like a different Oklahoma defensive player was popping up on the NCAA’s transfer portal...

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OU women's gymnastics: Quick adjustments helps Sooners stay No. 1

NORMAN — Anastasia Webb’s performance on the balance beam against Arkansas on Monday didn’t make headlines the next day. The...

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OU vs. Kansas State women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

OU at Kansas State When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kan. TV: None Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3...

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OU football: Sooners assistant coach Ruffin McNeill stepping down to care for father

OU assistant head coach and outside linebackers coach Ruffin McNeill is stepping away from football to return to North Carolina...

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OU vs. Texas Tech women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

OU at Texas Tech When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock, Texas TV: None Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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'Maggie's chasing 10s every time': Maggie Nichols' big day lifts Sooners' women's gymnastics to win over Arkansas

NORMAN — For any other women’s collegiate gymnast, scoring a 39.900 in a meet is a career day. Maggie Nichols is making a habit...

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OU women's basketball: Sooners fall to TCU in Sherri Coale's first bid for win No. 500

NORMAN — Oklahoma women's basketball coach Sherri Coale will have to wait for No. 500. Sitting on 499 career victories, Coale’s...

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OU women's gymnastics: Sooners hoping new setup keeps the crowds growing

NORMAN — Jordan Draper still gets chills when she thinks about the Sooners’ women’s gymnastics team’s meet against UCLA last...

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OU football: Jay Boulware leaves for Texas, but Sooners can fill coaching void several ways

NORMAN — Sooners coach Lincoln Riley is looking for a new assistant coach after Jay Boulware’s departure to Texas. Boulware,...

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'There's just a very good vibe between them right now': Q&A with Sooners coach Sherri Coale

NORMAN — Sherri Coale has a chance to reach a special milestone Sunday. Heading into OU’s home game against TCU, Coale has 499...

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TCU at Oklahoma women's basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

TCU at Oklahoma When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: FSOK (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3 FM/1400...

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Report: Sooners' Jay Boulware a candidate for Texas special teams coach

NORMAN — Longtime OU assistant Jay Boulware could be headed across the Red River.Boulware has emerged as the leading candidate...

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'I couldn't see myself going to another school': Q&A with Sooners' gymnast Carly Woodard

NORMAN — Carly Woodard had Division I offers coming out of the Fuzion Gymnastics program in the Kansas City area. Missouri,...

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OU football: Sooners' Levi Draper is reportedly entering transfer portal

OU linebacker Levi Draper will enter the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report.

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OU football: Sooners pick up commit from 2022 linebacker

Kobie McKinzie is OU's first commitment of the 2022 class

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West Virginia vs. Oklahoma women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

Oklahoma at West Virginia When: 6 p.m., Wednesday Where: WVU Coliseum; Morgantown, W.Va. TV: Nexstar Radio: KOKC-AM 1520,...

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Sooners' K Gabe Brkic named Freshman All-American

Brkic made all 17 of his field-goal attempts in 2019 to earn FWAA Freshman All-America honors

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OU football: Sooners' secondary was undersized in 2019, but reinforcements are coming

NORMAN — Woodi Washington was in the right position. But there was little he could do. Not long after being inserted into the...

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OU football: Looking at Sooners' depth at defensive back for 2020

NORMAN — Tre Norwood was expected to play a big role for the Oklahoma secondary in 2019. But after his season-ending injury in...

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OU football: Looking at Sooners' depth at linebacker for 2020

NORMAN — OU will have a big hole to fill at middle linebacker in 2020 after Kenneth Murray decided to leave for the NFL Draft....

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Iowa State at Oklahoma women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

OKLAHOMA VS. IOWA STATE •When: 1 p.m. Saturday •Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman •TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma •Radio: KOKC 1520...

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OU women's gymnastics: K.J. Kindler says Sooners 'jumped that hurdle' in opener

NORMAN — The top-ranked OU women’s gymnastics team hits the road for the second consecutive weekend as the Sooners visit No....

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Sooners' Creed Humphrey announces return for junior season

OU center Creed Humphrey announced Friday that he would return for his redshirt junior season

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Sooners' DC Alex Grinch potentially a candidate for Washington State head coaching job

Grinch's name percolated as a potential candidate to replace Mike Leach at Washington State shortly after Leach moved on to...

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UCLA WR Theo Howard announces transfer to Oklahoma

The expected graduate transfer announced his intention to transfer to the Sooners on Twitter and Instagram

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Bedlam women's basketball: Tip time, broadcast info, starting lineups

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater TV: Fox Sports Network (Cox 37/HD...

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Jonathan Gray, Sheldon Neuse named to D1Baseball.com Big 12 All-Decade team

Former OU pitcher Jonathan Gray and shortstop Sheldon Neuse were each named to the Big 12 All-Decade team by D1Baseball.com

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Sooners' Jalen Hurts accepts invite to Senior Bowl

The former OU quarterback has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Alabama.

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OU football: Looking at Sooners' depth at defensive line for 2020

OU will have plenty of turnover on the defensive line in 2020, with Neville Gallimore, Marquise Overton and Kenneth Mann gone...

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'We’ve got to just keep building': Sooners' defense improved in Alex Grinch's first year but still has work to do

ATLANTA — In the hushed locker room at Mercedes-Benz Stadium after OU was shellacked by LSU, Tre Brown was steadfast. Despite...

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'Here, it’s like family to me': Ragan Smith the latest elite gymnast to join Sooners

Ragan Smith grew up dreaming of Olympic glory. The gold medal hanging around her neck. The national anthem playing. The...

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Baylor at OU women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

OU vs. No. 6 Baylor When: 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: FS Oklahoma (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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OU football: Looking at Sooners' quarterback room for 2020

NORMAN — No position at Oklahoma has had the kind of success under Lincoln Riley that quarterbacks have. The Sooners’ starting...

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Big 12 women's basketball: Five questions facing OU and OSU as conference play opens

The Big 12 is set to open conference play in women’s basketball this weekend, with the first Bedlam matchup of the season set...

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OU football: Chandler Morris announces commitment to Sooners

NORMAN — When Lincoln Riley answered questions about OU’s quarterback future Sunday morning in Atlanta before heading back to...

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OU football: Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray entering NFL Draft

Murray is the second OU underclassman to declare for the draft, joining wide receiver CeeDee Lamb

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OU football: Top 2021 quarterback recruit Brock Vandagriff decommits from Sooners

Brock Vandagriff, the top quarterback prospect in the 2021 class, decommitted from OU on Wednesday.

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OU football: Sooners' running back room in good shape for 2020

NORMAN — While there are concerns at plenty of positions next football season, it’s hard to be too worried about OU’s running...

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OU football: New quarterback battle just beginning in Norman

ATLANTA — Spencer Rattler was a little surprised when Lincoln Riley called his name Saturday night. Late in Oklahoma’s 63-28...

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Quarterbacks, defense and looking ahead: Takeaways from Lincoln Riley on Sunday morning

Riley isn't worried the Sooners' lack of College Football Playoff success could hurt OU in the future

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'It hurts me in my heart': Jalen Hurts' dream of winning national title at OU falls painfully short

ATLANTA — In the blink of an eye, LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson was in the backfield. Another blink, and Chaisson had his...

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Five observations from Oklahoma's Peach Bowl loss to LSU

LSU dominated Oklahoma from start to finish to advance to the College Football Playoff Championship Game with a 63-28 Peach...

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'The one that got away': Turmoil at LSU helped OU land former Tigers fan CeeDee Lamb

ATLANTA — Ask CeeDee Lamb where he’s from and he’ll give the easy answer. Houston. The hometown listed on the roster. “It’s...

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OU football: Four key matchups for Sooners, LSU in Peach Bowl

ATLANTA — Here are four matchups that figure to go a long way toward deciding the College Football Playoff game between...

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College Football Playoff: Six Sooners and Tigers to watch in the Peach Bowl

Of course Jalen Hurts and Joe Burrow made the list.

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College Football Playoff: Sooners avoid trash talk before Peach Bowl

Before Thursday's Peach Bowl Media Day, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley coached his players on how to answer questions about LSU

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College Football Playoff: Sooners top LSU in Battle for Bowl Week

The Sooners won two out of the three events against LSU this week. OU won the “Football Feud”, a Family Feud-style game show,...

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College Football Playoff: LSU coach Ed Orgeron thinks Clyde Edwards-Helaire will play

LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Friday running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had not practiced yet this week

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College Football Playoff: Lincoln Riley says Peach Bowl not about Big 12 vs. SEC

Riley said the Peach Bowl was in part about conference pride, but quickly drew the distinction that it wasn’t about Big 12 vs. SEC

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OU football: Defensive lineman Jalen Redmond expected to play expanded role vs. Tigers

ATLANTA — A year ago, Oklahoma defensive lineman Jalen Redmond felt detached from the team, although he was with teammates in...

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Delarrin Turner-Yell: Injury 'frustrating' but trying to help Sooners any way he can

Oklahoma safety Delarrin Turner-Yell has been trying to stay positive after suffering a broken collarbone in practice last week

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Jadon Haselwood: 'Very excited' to be back in Georgia

Jadon Haselwood's return to his home state — he went to high school in nearby Ellenwood, Georgia — has been special.

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'I'm ready': Sooners' Jeremiah Hall says he can play tailback if needed

Redshirt sophomore fullback Jeremiah Hall said Thursday that he was prepared to spend some time at tailback if needed

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LSU's Ja’Marr Chase on OU’s Parnell Motley: ‘I want him to put his hands on me’

Ja'Marr Chase on Parnell Motley: 'Nothing stands out about him too much'

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LSU linebacker on Sooners: 'We're going to dominate them'

'O-line's not great, back's not great," Queen said, in part, of Oklahoma's offense

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OU football journal: Sooners battle-tested going into Peach Bowl

ATLANTA — Oklahoma is the only team in the College Football Playoff with a loss. The Sooners also played six games decided by...

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'Coach, you have to be committed to it': How OU's Lincoln Riley helped Ed Orgeron and LSU implement the counter play

ATLANTA — When LSU coach Ed Orgeron met Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley at the NFL Draft last spring, he didn’t want to engage in...

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OU football: CeeDee Lamb 'can’t wait to see' why LSU is called DBU

ATLANTA — CeeDee Lamb has been one of the best receivers in Oklahoma history. This season, Lamb has 58 catches for 1,208 yards...

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OU football: Jalen Hurts and Alex Grinch are 'birds of a feather' for Sooners

ATLANTA — As much as any two figures, Jalen Hurts and Alex Grinch have defined Oklahoma’s run to the College Football Playoff....

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ESPN's Todd Blackledge: Clyde Edwards-Helaire's injury 'a critical thing for LSU' vs. OU

ATLANTA — Todd Blackledge has served as a college football analyst for 25 years, starting at ABC Sports in 1994, moving to CBS...

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'I should've taken her last name': Grinch jokes get old for OU defensive coordinator

Grinch has heard just about every joke imaginable that comes with having a last name synonymous with "How the Grinch Stole...

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College Football Playoff: Lincoln Riley doesn't air 'dirty laundry' but confirms 3 Sooners out vs. LSU

ATLANTA — When Oklahoma’s bus rolled up to the Sooners’ hotel Monday afternoon, Ronnie Perkins, Rhamondre Stevenson and Trejan...

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College Football Notebook: OU's Merv Johnson injured in car accident

Sooners radio analyst Merv Johnson will not travel to the Peach Bowl after being involved in a car accident Sunday afternoon...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley confirms three Sooner suspensions for Peach Bowl

Sooners coach Lincoln Riley confirmed that Trejan Bridges, Ronnie Perkins and Rhamondre Stevenson would not play in the Peach Bowl

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LSU DE Rashard Lawrence: Jalen Hurts is a 'game-changer' for Sooners

Lawrence said there's plenty different about Hurts now and in 2017 when he faced Hurts at Alabama