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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 men's basketball: Why Sooners' adjustments missing Brady Manek could continue to pay dividends

Before missing OU’s game at Kansas on Jan. 9, Brady Manek had been a fixture in the Sooners’ starting lineup. After missing the...

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How to watch OU at Iowa State women’s basketball: Live stream, game time, lineups

OU at Iowa State When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3...

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OU football: Tennessee transfer OL Wanya Morris commits to Sooners

Wanya Morris was supposed to play against OU in 2020. Now, it looks like he'll be playing for the Sooners in 2021.

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OU women's gymnastics: After Audrey Lynn's injury, No. 2 Sooners bounce back to beat No. 3 Utah

NORMAN — OU’s women’s gymnastics team didn’t have much time to process a major loss that happened just before the No. 2 Sooners...

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OU football: Where Creed Humphrey, Ronnie Perkins and other Sooners could land in NFL Draft

NORMAN — With a flurry of announcements over the last couple of weeks, the players leaving OU for the NFL Draft have mostly...

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'That dude who knows Baker Mayfield': Former OU football walk-on Joe Palange reveling in friend's & Browns' success

Joe Palange’s life changed April 26, 2018. That’s when two of Palange’s worlds — growing up in the Cleveland area as a...

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OU basketball: Three takeaways from Sooners' 82-46 win over TCU

NORMAN — De’Vion Harmon was wide open under the basket.Late in Saturday night’s eventual 82-46 win over TCU at Lloyd...

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How OU center Kur Kuath's game is expanding for Sooners: 'You’re going to have to respect guarding me'

NORMAN — Kur Kuath hesitated for the slightest of moments, then let it fly. On Saturday inside Allen Fieldhouse, OU’s 6-foot-10...

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OU football: Former Sooners coach Bob Stoops to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Stoops will becoe the fourth Sooners coach inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

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OU women's gymnastics: Anastasia Webb, Carly Woodard add to repertoire but result is same as Sooners win

NORMAN — As she walked down the Lloyd Noble Center tunnel to be introduced before Sunday’s OU women’s gymnastics season opener,...

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OU women's gymnastics: After disappointment in 2020, Sooners return as title contenders once again

NORMAN — Nearly 10 months ago, OU’s women’s gymnastics team was No. 1 and poised to make a run at a second consecutive national...

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OU football: The five most important Sooners of the 2020 season

NORMAN — It was a wild season for OU football. From the 0-2 start to Big 12 play to the four-overtime thriller in the Red River...

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OU basketball: Without Brady Manek, Sooners turn to defense but come up short at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — There was no din roaring through Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon when OU took on No. 6 Kansas. No fans...

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OU football in the CFP, Iowa State back in New Year's Six bowl — our early predictions for the Big 12 in 2021

It's never too early to look ahead to next season in college football. With the Big 12 riding high off a rare 5-0 run in the...

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OU men's basketball: Three takeaways from Sooners' 63-59 loss to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Once again, OU came to the brink of winning at Allen Fieldhouse but just as they have on every visit in the...

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OU football: Sooners DE Ronnie Perkins declares for NFL Draft

OU defensive end Ronnie Perkins became one of the top defenders in college football in 2020 after returning from a suspension.

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TCU's Trevon Moehrig breaks Big 12 drought in winning Jim Thorpe Award

There was a time when the Big 12 Conference dominated the Jim Thorpe Award ceremony. From 2001-06, five Big 12 players won the...

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OU football: Sooners RB Rhamondre Stevenson entering NFL Draft

A little more than a week after a monster game in the Cotton Bowl, OU running back Rhamondre Stevenson announced his next move.

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

OU at Texas Tech When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Where: United Supermarkets Arena, Lubbock Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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OU football: Kennedy Brooks and Jalen Redmond returning to Sooners, but Tre Norwood declares for NFL Draft

Running back Kennedy Brooks and defensive lineman Jalen Redmond figured to be big pieces for the Sooners this season before...

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OU women’s basketball vs. West Virginia lineups, tipoff, how to watch

OU vs. West Virginia When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman Streaming: SoonerSports.tv Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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Cotton Bowl notebook: OU football team fires back at Florida LB after Sooners' rout: 'They aren't Big 12'

ARLINGTON, Texas — Isaiah Thomas made his mark this season in knowing when to strike. He usually has done it on the field,...

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OU football: How interceptions set the tone of Cotton Bowl — and beyond — for Sooners

ARLINGTON, Texas — Isaiah Thomas extended his left arm in the air and extended his index finger. Less than three minutes into...

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OU Sooners: Spencer Rattler's growth and the 21 things to look forward to in 2021

NORMAN — There’s plenty to look forward to in 2021 at OU, not only in football but in all sports. From the Sooners’ quarterback...

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OU football: Five takeaways from the Sooners' 55-20 Cotton Bowl win over Florida

ARLINGTON, Texas — OU’s offense broke out in a big way and the Sooners’ defense made it a nightmare day for Kyle Trask in a...

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OU football: Why Sooners' Ronnie Perkins, Rhamondre Stevenson could see big benefit from Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas — In early December, even with OU’s Big 12 Championship Game berth already in hand, Sooners defensive end...

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OU football: Who has the edge betweeen Sooners WR Marvin Mims & Florida Gators CB Kaiir Elam in Cotton Bowl

ARLINGTON, Texas — Here are four of the key matchups that figure to go a long way toward deciding the Cotton Bowl between...

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OU football: Who will Florida QB Kyle Trask throw to vs. Sooners in Cotton Bowl after opt-outs?

ARLINGTON, Texas — Here’s a look at some keys to keep an eye on when No. 6 OU plays No. 7 Florida in the Cotton Bowl on...

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OU football: Ryan Dougherty replaces Shane Beamer on Sooners' coaching staff for Cotton Bowl

Dougherty to take over Beamer's spot for Cotton Bowl ARLINGTON, Texas — With Shane Beamer’s focus on special teams during his...

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OU football: Why Nik Bonitto is savoring Sooners' Cotton Bowl matchup against Florida

NORMAN — Perhaps no one on OU’s roster was as fired up as rush linebacker Nik Bonitto when the bowl matchups were announced....

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OU vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff women's basketball: How to watch, lineups, tipoff, matchups

Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Oklahoma When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: Fox Sports Plus (Cox 68) Radio: KOKC...

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OU football: Sooners' LB Nik Bonitto makes AP All-America second team, Creed Humphrey on third team

Sooners' center Creed Humphrey and Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar, a Norman native, earned third-team honors

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OU football: Toby Rowland to miss Cotton Bowl, Chris Plank will call Sooners' game vs. Florida

OU radio broadcaster Toby Rowland will miss the Cotton Bowl after testing positive for COVID-19 on Christmas Day.

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OU football: How Spencer Jones made a leap of faith in leaving Liberty to live out his Sooner dream

NORMAN — Spencer Jones could barely get to his car before the tears starting flowing. “I can’t remember the last time I...

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OU football: How lessons Spencer Rattler learned from bench continue to help him and Sooners

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler didn’t expect things to be easy in his first season as OU’s starting quarterback. But Rattler also...

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OU football: What's Sooners defensive lineman Perrion Winfrey's key for development? Turning disruption into production.

NORMAN — Take a look at the stat book from the Big 12 Championship Game and it’d be impossible to know OU defensive lineman...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says 2020 Sooners a lot like 2016 team. Is he right?

OU started 1-2 and looked like their season could snowball in a negative direction. This season? No, it was 2016, Lincoln...

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OU's Spencer Rattler, Isaiah Thomas and OSU's Tylan Wallace headline AP All-Big 12 team

OU might not've been happy with the coaches' All-Big 12 released last week, but the Sooners received a bit more consideration...

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OU football: Sooners center Creed Humphrey says shot at national title could lure him back for another year

NORMAN — Creed Humphrey could’ve left last year, might’ve been a first-round draft pick. But the OU center decided to come...

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OU football: Jeremiah Hall wins Media Cooperation Award

Hall joins a group of winners that includes Baker Mayfield, Eric Striker and Zack Sanchez

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OU football: Sooners CB Tre Brown to enter NFL Draft, skip Cotton Bowl

OU cornerback Tre Brown, who made three critical plays to help the Sooners win the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday, has...

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OU football: Florida LB says Cotton Bowl about proving Sooners 'not on their level'

Florida linebacker James Houston IV’s answer after being asked about playing OU in AT&T Stadium started out innocently...

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OU football: Sooners' offense has slowed down in last two games, but still plenty effective

NORMAN — Dan Mullen chuckled at the assumption. “Looks like Lincoln (Riley)’s still putting up an awful lot of points there,”...

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OU football: Florida's offense, Sooners' defense making their marks heading into Cotton Bowl

NORMAN — The difference was evident Saturday. As good as OU’s offense has been this season, the Sooners’ defense carried them...

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OU football: Five things to know about Florida Gators, Sooners' Cotton Bowl opponent

Oklahoma will face Florida in the Cotton Bowl at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Here are...

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OU football: Sooners backup QB Tanner Mordecai enters transfer portal

Backup QB Mordecai enters transfer portal OU backup quarterback Tanner Mordecai announced Sunday that he was entering the...

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OU football: Sooners headed to Cotton Bowl to play Florida

The Sooners and Gators have played just once before — in the 2009 BCS title game

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OU football: Sooners' defense turns snub into motivation in Big 12 Championship Game win

ARLINGTON, Texas — After yet another Big 12 title, yet another Big 12 Championship Game win, yet another big day from Tre...

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OU football: How Sooners held Iowa State's Breece Hall to season-low rushing total in Big 12 title game

OU defense holds Hall to season low ARLINGTON, Texas — The nation’s leading rusher couldn’t turn the momentum for his team on...

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OU women's basketball vs. South Dakota lineups, tipoff, TV info

OU vs. South Dakota When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM,...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 27-21 win vs. Iowa State for Big 12 title

OU kept its streak of conference championships alive with a wild 27-21 win over Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship Game at...

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OU football: Will the Sooners be able to slow down Iowa State's Breece Hall in Big 12 Championship Game?

Here’s a look at some keys to keep an eye on when No. 10 OU plays No. 6 Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship Game on...

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OU football: Sooners WR Trejan Bridges expected to be available for Big 12 Championship Game

ARLINGTON, Texas — OU wide receiver Trejan Bridges, who hasn’t played since last year’s Big 12 Championship Game, is expected...

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OU football: Sooners' secondary much improved — but Cyclones present a major challenge in Big 12 championship

ARLINGTON, Texas — Pat Fields dropped to his knees as his hands went to his head in disbelief. The OU safety had just dropped a...

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OU football: Four matchups between Sooners vs. Cyclones that could decide Big 12 champion

ARLINGTON, Texas — Here are four of the key matchups that figure to go a long way toward deciding the Big 12 Championship Game...

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OU football: Who are the three key players for Sooners, Cyclones in Big 12 championship game?

Oklahoma will try to win its sixth consecutive Big 12 football championship Saturday when the Sooners face Iowa State (11 a.m.,...

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OU football: How Theo Wease's season took off after Sooners' loss at Iowa State

NORMAN — Reviewing OU’s 37-30 loss at Iowa State on Oct. 3, Spencer Rattler made a decision. “Get the ball to Theo a little...

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OU football: Robert Barnes at safety for now, says Sooners DC Alex Grinch

Robert Barnes staying at safety — for now It would’ve seemed unlikely that Robert Barnes would have much impact on the Big 12...

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OU football: QB Caleb Williams fuels Sooners' 2021 recruiting class — on the field and off

NORMAN — OU made quite the splash in June 2019 when Brock Vandagriff, then the top-ranked player in the 2021 class according to...

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OU football: Meet the Sooners' 2021 recruiting class

Here’s a look at the 16 players who signed with OU on Wednesday: Player, Pos., Ht., Wt., Hometown (School) Billy Bowman, ATH,...

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OU football: Sooners' 2021 recruiting class, announcements, team rankings

Check out Oklahoma football's early 2021 recruiting class.

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OU football: Iowa State's Matt Campbell calls Mount Union teammate Alex Grinch 'glue' of defense

Campbell: Grinch was ‘glue’ of Mount Union defenses Count Iowa State coach Matt Campbell among the fans of Oklahoma defensive...

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OU football: Sooners' defensive improvement paying big dividends on recruiting trail

NORMAN — When OU defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux started recruiting Kelvin Gilliam Jr., he sold the four-star defensive...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners balancing National Signing Day, Big 12 title game

Riley: Sooners have been preparing for signing day, title game duo NORMAN — The advent of the early signing period for football...

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OU football: Why Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy, Sooners' Spencer Rattler are 'elite' in different ways

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler and Brock Purdy starred in high school less than 45 miles away from each other, well removed from Big...

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OU football: Why Sooners DL Isaiah Thomas makes strong case for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year

NORMAN — Alex Grinch wasn’t making a grand plea. He wasn’t trying to lobby voters after Isaiah Thomas turned in his best...

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Big 12 Championship Game: OU football vs. Iowa State broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

Big 12 Championship Game No. 11 OU vs. No. 7 Iowa State When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas TV:...

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Texas State vs. Oklahoma women’s basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

OU vs. Texas State When: 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM,...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley would love to play Ohio State, but logistics make it impossible

The Sooners will face Iowa State in the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 19

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OU football: Sooners' strong pass rush helping to create turnovers on the back end

NORMAN — For much of Alex Grinch’s first season and a half as OU’s defensive coordinator, the Sooners’ lack of turnovers were a...

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

OU at Kansas When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas TV: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3 FM/1400...

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OU football: How Sooners' secondary depth went from 'alarming' to 'much improved' in Alex Grinch's second season

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley shudders at the thought. What would’ve happened if the Sooners would’ve been in a position a year ago...

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OU football: How final pieces of Shane Beamer's plan came together with Sooners

NORMAN — Shane Beamer’s playbook began to be come together not long after he arrived at South Carolina to coach cornerbacks for...

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OU football: Why Sooners coach Lincoln Riley isn't backing down from West Virginia game

Beamer reportedly headed to South Carolina OU assistant Shane Beamer wasn’t at Saturday night’s game. The Sooners’ Assistant...

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OU football: How Alex Grinch's unusual week didn't slow down Sooners' defense vs. Baylor

NORMAN — Alex Grinch’s disembodied voice boomed at practice last week. Grinch wasn’t quite The Great and Powerful Oz, running...

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OU football at West Virginia: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

No. 11 Oklahoma at West Virginia When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia TV: ABC (Cox...

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

OU at Georgia When: 11 a.m. Sunday Where: Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, Georgia TV: SEC Network (Cox 275) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM,...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 27-14 win over Baylor

The Sooners clinched a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game with the win

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OU football: Will Bob Stoops be on the sidelines with a headset on once again for Sooners vs. Baylor?

Here’s a look at some keys to keep an eye on when No. 11-ranked OU hosts Baylor on Saturday: 3 players to watch Nik Bonitto:...

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OU football: Why DeMarco Murray coaching Rhamondre Stevenson is 'surreal' for Sooners RB

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley’s words about Rhamondre Stevenson could’ve very easily been Bob Stoops’ talking about DeMarco Murray a...

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OU football: Adjusted coronavirus quarantine guidelines could benefit Sooners quickly

NORMAN — The Centers for Disease Control’s newly released quarantine guidelines have been immediately implemented by OU...

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OU football: In addition to Bob Stoops, a look at some other potential substitute coaches for Sooners

NORMAN — While Bob Stoops may be the biggest addition to OU’s coaching staff this week as it hopes to get in Saturday’s home...

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Bob Stoops keeping 'low profile' while helping Sooners' coaching staff

NORMAN — Bob Stoops doesn’t take a backseat to anyone when it comes to Sooners’ football history. That comes along with being...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners 'got a shot' to face Baylor this weekend after COVID shutdown

NORMAN — Turns out, OU’s success early in the season at avoiding COVID-19 was a double-edged sword. Though the Sooners got...

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OU football: South Carolina candidate Shane Beamer could be the first branch of Lincoln Riley coaching tree

NORMAN — When Shane Beamer left Georgia to become an assistant at OU nearly three years ago, he made the move with his career...

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OU football vs. Baylor: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

OU vs. Baylor When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Gaylord Family—Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman TV: Fox (KOKH-25, Cox 12/HD 712,...

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OU men's basketball: Sooners' scheduled game with Florida pushed to next season

NORMAN — OU's men's basketball team might open its season this week, but it won't be against Florida.The Sooners and Gators,...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners 'will be a worse program' when Brendan Radley-Hiles is gone

NORMAN — The messages flood social media beginning moments after Brendan Radley-Hiles was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct...

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OU football coach Lincoln Riley knows why Sooners own third quarter: 'Really good pregame and halftime speeches'

OU has been a fast-starting team all year. After jumping out to a 21-7 lead last week in the win over Oklahoma State, the...

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OU football: Sooners' game at West Virginia postponed due to COVID-19

The Sooners and Mountaineers will instead play Dec. 12

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How Torrance Marshall's winding road to OU football helped bring Sooners the 2000 national title

NORMAN — Things couldn’t have set up better for Torrance Marshall in December 2000. Not only was Marshall’s OU squad in the...

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

Houston at OU When: Noon Wednesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: Fox Sports Southwest (Cox 68) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM,...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley backs Shane Beamer's candidacy; Grant Calcaterra's return; COVID testing data

Riley backs Beamer's candidacy at South Carolina Shane Beamer, OU’s assistant head coach for offense seemed like a longshot to...

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OU football: How Sooners coach Lincoln Riley channeled 'The Godfather' to dial up a score in Bedlam

NORMAN — At 37, Lincoln Riley wasn’t more than a decade away from being born when the now-classic movie “The Godfather” was...

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OU women's basketball: Taylor Robertson's profile, depth issues and Courtney Paris' coaching key in 2020-21

NORMAN — OU women’s basketball is coming off a 12-18 season that ended with an eight-game losing streak. It was the Sooners’...

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OU men's basketball: De'Vion Harmon hopes added mid-range makes him — and the Sooners — better offensively

NORMAN — De’Vion Harmon’s freshman season didn’t exactly go the way he had planned. Harmon expected to come in and have...

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OU football at West Virginia: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

No. 14 OU at West Virginia When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown TV: ABC (Cox 8/HD 705, Dish 5,...

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OU football: How the Sooners' defense turned near-misses into takeaways in Bedlam rout

NORMAN — When Alex Grinch gathers his OU defense every Thursday, one of the things on the agenda is a video of some of the...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 41-13 Bedlam win

OU started hot yet again and then things stayed tight until the fourth quarter before the Sooners pulled away to beat OSU 41-13...

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Why Spencer Rattler's rivalry experience should help OU's quarterback in Bedlam: 'You have to experience it'

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler’s physical talent was never in question. It was on display last season in the few games he got into as...

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How OU receiver Jadon Haselwood raced back from injury to the Sooners: 'You either respond or you pout'

NORMAN — Jadon Haselwood didn’t need to look far for inspiration coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered...

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OU football: Nik Bonitto's versatilty figures to be a big asset for Sooners in Bedlam

NORMAN — Roger Harriott knew he had a big-time athlete on his roster not long after being around Nik Bonitto. The question for...

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OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale says 'environment that is inclusive for all' is the goal

NORMAN — This offseason was a learning experience for OU women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale. She watched — and listened — as...

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OU football: Chuba Hubbard, Cowboys present a unique challenge for stingy Sooners' run defense

NORMAN — OU hasn’t had a ton of success slowing down Chuba Hubbard the last two seasons. Hubbard has topped the 100-yard mark...

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OU football journal: Lincoln Riley against CFP delay, Austin Stogner's status remains uncertain

NORMAN — Monday, the spate of postponements and cancellations across college football continued when the Texas A&M-Ole Miss...

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Big 12 Championship Game set for Dec. 19, tickets on sale Friday

The Big 12 Championship Game is officially set for Dec. 19.The date of the game had been a bit up in the air, due to the...

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OU football: Turnovers finally coming for Sooners' defense — and they're going to need more

NORMAN — After OU’s loss to Kansas State, Sooners defensive coordinator Alex Grinch struggled to explain his group’s stunning...

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Bedlam football: No. 14 OSU at No. 18 OU kickoff time, betting lines, matchup breakdown

No. 14 Oklahoma State at No. 18 Oklahoma When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman TV:...

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Sooners have one of the most iconic looks in college football: 'It’s hard to get too far away from them'

NORMAN — There are iconic looks in all sports. The pinstripes of the New York Yankees. The Dallas Cowboys’ star. The Showtime...

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Bedlam football: ESPN's College GameDay heading to Norman

The ESPN show hasn't been to Norman since 2012.

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OU football: Former Sooners end Paul Benien Jr. dies at 80

Benien was one of a large group of Sooners who suffered food poisoning before the 1959 season opener at Northwestern

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OU football: Sooners one of nation's best at drawing opponents into penalties

NORMAN — By the time OU’s Sept. 26 loss to Kansas State was finished, the three-play sequence in the second quarter was largely...

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OU men's basketball: Player tests positive for COVID-19

An OU men’s basketball player recently tested positive for COVID-19, spurring a change in the Sooners’ practice structure, a...

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OU football: Drake Stoops ready for his Bedlam chance after looking up to Sooner 'superheroes'

NORMAN — More than anyone on the OU roster, Drake Stoops grew up immersed in Bedlam. For years, he watched as his dad, Bob...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Austin Stogner is 'fine' after injury in Sooners' win vs. Kansas

While OU quarterback Spencer Rattler returned Saturday after taking a shot to his hip on a second-quarter touchdown in a 62-9...

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OU football journal: Spencer Rattler injury 'nothing serious,' strange double turnover, secondary improving

NORMAN — OU quarterback Spencer Rattler looked uncomfortable after returning from a hip pointer he suffered on a second-quarter...

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OU football: Rhamondre Stevenson leaves no doubt who is Sooners' RB1

NORMAN — Rhamondre Stevenson didn’t have to lift his shirt to make another statement Saturday. In OU’s 62-9 drubbing of Kansas,...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 62-9 win vs. Kansas Jayhawks

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler could’ve dove. He could’ve sidestepped. But OU’s quarterback didn’t hesitate to initiate contact with...

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OU vs. Kansas football: Kickoff time, betting odds, matchup breakdown

Oklahoma vs. Kansas, 2:30 p.m. Saturday ON THE AIR TV ESPN • Cox 29/HD 720 • Dish 140 • DirecTV 206 • U-verse 602/HD 1602...

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OU football: 3-2-1 kickoff for Sooners vs. Kansas Jayhawks

NORMAN — Here’s a look at some of the key players and major questions when No. 19 Oklahoma hosts Kansas at 2:30 p.m. Saturday,...

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How OU quarterback Spencer Rattler is avoiding costly turnovers after early struggles: 'It ain’t high school no more'

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler was surprised to find himself standing next to Lincoln Riley on the sidelines instead of running OU’s...

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OU football: Rhamondre Stevenson brings 'Las Vegas flair' to Sooners' backfield

NORMAN — Rhamondre Stevenson couldn’t keep the thoughts away. Coming off a broken foot in October 2015, Stevenson returned only...

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OU football: Sooners safety Pat Fields advocates for NCAA rule change; Lincoln Riley gives update on Caleb Kelly's recovery

Sooners safety Pat Fields advocates for NCAA rule change OU safety Pat Fields agrees with Sooners coach Lincoln Riley that...

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OU football: Ronnie Perkins made an immediate and strong impact on Sooners' defense

NORMAN — Ronnie Perkins bounced around nervously in the end zone at Jones AT&T Stadium last Saturday night. The OU...

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OU football journal: Sooners cut down on penalties, Saturday's broadcast moved, LaRon Stokes questionable

NORMAN — In the season’s first four games, OU averaged 9.5 penalties for more than 87 yards. In the past two games, the...

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OU football: Sooners H-back Brayden Willis' political activities go far beyond casting a ballot

NORMAN — Throughout his young life, Brayden Willis wanted to make a difference when he saw things he felt were wrong. “Even...

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OU football: Four-star recruit Billy Bowman Jr. finds 'the best fit' in committing to Sooners

Four-star recruit Bowman Jr. commits to Sooners When Billy Bowman Jr. was in kindergarten, OU barely made his top 10. Luckily...

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OU football vs. Kansas: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

No. 19 OU vs. Kansas When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman TV: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD...

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OU football: How a returning Rhamondre Stevenson could be a transformative figure for Sooners' offense

LUBBOCK, Texas — Rhamondre Stevenson lifted his shirt to reveal a message. “I’m back,” Stevenson’s undershirt read. Stevenson’s...

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OU football: Tre Norwood's interceptions, Spencer Rattler's poise and defensive line depth punctuate blowout win

Norwood takes advantage of opportunity with two interceptions LUBBOCK, Texas — The ball just seemed to find Tre Norwood’s hands...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 62-28 win over Texas Tech

Rhamondre Stevenson, Ronnie Perkins, Tre Norwood and Spencer Rattler helped the Sooners blow past Texas Tech

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OU football: 3-2-1 kickoff for Sooners at Texas Tech

Here’s a look at some of the key players and questions ahead of OU’s meeting with Texas Tech at 7 p.m. Saturday at Jones...

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OU vs. Texas Tech football: Kickoff time, betting odds, matchup breakdown

Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Saturday ON THE AIR TV Fox • KOKH-25 • Cox 12/HD 712 • Dish 25 • DirecTV 25 • U-verse 25/HD...

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OU football: Theo Wease making a name for himself in Sooners' crowded receiving corps

Doing some reflecting after OU’s 37-30 loss at Iowa State on Oct. 3, Sooners redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler came...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley on election day without practice, frustration with NCAA and Theo Howard primed for a breakout

Lincoln Riley on election day without practice Count Sooners coach Lincoln Riley as one of those who isn’t completely on board...

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OU football: As views on marijuana shift, Lincoln Riley says punishment 'not right' for suspended Sooners

NORMAN — It’s hard for James Allen to remember a time when he wasn’t around marijuana. “Cannabis was always floating around at...

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OU football: Jamar Cain's perfectionism, relationship-building helping shape Sooners' defensive line

NORMAN — Sonny Puletasi was never going to be good enough for the coach. “Good isn’t good enough for him,” Puletasi said of...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley on TCU's late timeouts, injury and suspension updates

NORMAN — OU led by 16 points in the final minute Saturday when, after Spencer Rattler took a knee for the second consecutive...

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Big 12 basketball schedule takeaways: Cade Cunningham & Oklahoma State take spotlight

The Big 12 basketball schedule was released Monday on both the men’s and women’s sides. Here are five takeaways from OU’s and...

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OU football: The good, the bad and the ugly of the first half of the Sooners' season

FORT WORTH, Texas — OU reached the midpoint of the regular season after Saturday’s 33-14 win at TCU. The Sooners’ first five...

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OU football at Texas Tech: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

No. 24 Oklahoma at Texas Tech When: 7 p.m. Saturday TV: Fox (KOKH-25, Cox 12/HD 712, Dish 25, DirecTV 25, U-verse 25/HD 1025)...

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OU football: Marvin Mims' speed is special, but he shows off complete package of receiver skills in Sooners' win over TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas — Spencer Rattler planted his feet and let it fly. The OU quarterback might not have put quite everything he...

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OU football notebook: T.J. Pledger's big day, Gabe Brkic's bounce-back and a strange first-quarter call

FORT WORTH, Texas — T.J. Pledger had his second consecutive big day for OU on Saturday, running for 122 yards and a touchdown...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 33-14 win over TCU

FORT WORTH, Texas — For the first time since its season opener, OU didn't have to sweat down to the wire, beating TCU 33-14 on...

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OU football: 3-2-1 kickoff for Sooners at TCU

Here’s a look at some of the key players and questions ahead of OU’s meeting with TCU at 11 a.m. Saturday at Amon G. Carter...

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OU football: Austin Seibert knows exactly how Gabe Brkic feels — and how to bounce back from a devastating miss

FORT WORTH, Texas — As soon as OU’s Gabe Brkic’s kick sailed wide two weeks ago to send the Red River Showdown to a fourth...

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OU vs. TCU football: Kickoff time, betting odds, matchup breakdown

Oklahoma at TCU, 11 a.m. Saturday ON THE AIR TV ABC • KOCO-5 • Cox 8/HD 705 • Dish 5 • DirecTV 5 • U-verse 5/HD 1005 Radio •...

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OU men's basketball: Sooners' non-conference schedule announced

NORMAN — The OU men's basketball team will open the season at home Nov. 25 against Texas-San Antonio, the first of seven...

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OU football: Austin Stogner, like Mark Andrews before him, is a matchup nightmare for Sooner opponents

NORMAN — Austin Stogner is the latest headache-inducing player for defensive coordinators who have to figure out a way to slow...

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2021 SEC/Big 12 men's basketball challenge pairings: OU to play Alabama; OSU to host Arkansas on Jan. 30

OU will host Alabama, while Arkansas will visit OSU on Jan. 30 as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge, the leagues announced...

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OU football: How do the Sooners fix their fourth-quarter woes? Lincoln Riley has a solution

NORMAN — OU’s offense in the first quarter of games this season has been like a Ferrari. High-powered. Smooth. Sleek. The...

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Suspended Sooners remain in NCAA limbo

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley offered no update on the status of suspended players Trejan Bridges, Rhamondre Stevenson and Ronnie...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says 'process is still ongoing' with suspended Sooners

NORMAN — OU coach Lincoln Riley offered no update on the status of suspended players Trejan Bridges, Rhamondre Stevenson...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley worried about message of one-time transfer rule

NORMAN — Count OU’s Lincoln Riley among the group of coaches who aren’t exactly sold on a rule that would allow all...

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OU football: Sooners game at Texas Tech set for 7 p.m. kickoff

NORMAN — OU's Oct. 31 game at Texas Tech will kick off at 7 p.m. and be televised on Fox, the Big 12 announced Monday.It'll be...

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OU football: Sooners' secondary rotation could continue to grow after bye week

NORMAN — If there’s ever time like the last seven months, OU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is ready. “I got a lot of notes...

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OU football at TCU: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

Oklahoma at TCU When: 11 a.m. Saturday TV: ABC (KOCO-5, Cox 8/HD 705, Dish 5, DirecTV 5, U-verse 5/HD 1005) Line: OU by 6½...

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OU football: Nik Bonitto's expanded skillset has become a valuable weapon for Sooners

NORMAN — Nik Bonitto took a couple slow steps to his left, almost bouncing as he followed along with the quarterback. The OU...

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OU football: Sooners DC Alex Grinch says 'consistency continues to escape us'

The Sooners have been outscored 31-0 in the final eight minutes of regulation this season

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OU women's basketball: Ana Llanusa to miss upcoming season

NORMAN — OU senior guard Ana Llanusa will miss the upcoming season due to injury, Llanusa announced on Twitter."I ask the...

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OU football: First-year Sooners DL Perrion Winfrey 'can affect the football game'

Winfrey had a blocked kick and assisted on a sack against Texas

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OU football: Why T.J. Pledger's breakthrough game big for more than just him

NORMAN — T.J. Pledger took some time to bask in the moment after turning in the game of his OU career against Texas. Walking...

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OU football: OL transfer Chris Murray is eligible, Sooners coach Lincoln Riley confirms

NORMAN — OU offensive lineman Chris Murray, who transferred from UCLA in the offseason, recently was declared eligible by the...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says 'classy' move by Big 12 to acknowledge clock error

NORMAN — The Big 12 on Monday acknowledged a timing error in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Sooners win over Texas. Saying in...

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OU football: Sooners' Oct. 24 game at TCU set for 11 a.m.

NORMAN — For the third time in its first five games, OU will kick off at 11 a.m.The Big 12 announced Monday that the Sooners'...

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OU football: Third-quarter drive shows promise of Sooners' offense, wears down Longhorns

DALLAS — In the Sooners’ first three games of the season, moving the ball on the ground was difficult. The offensive line that...

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OU football: Bests and Worsts from the Sooners' 53-45 win over Texas

Winfrey's block, Rambo's catch among highlights for Sooners in wild Red River Showdown win

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OU football: Sooners' defense — and Tre Brown — come up with redemption in wild Red River win

DALLAS — After running down the field in celebration, Tre Brown had to take a moment. OU’s senior cornerback bent over, hands...

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 53-45 win over Texas in Red River Showdown

Tre Brown's intercepts Sam Ehlinger in the fourth overtime to finish off a wild day in Dallas

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OU football: Spencer Rattler leaves game, Tanner Mordecai in at QB

Rattler was struggling before appearing to suffer an injury to his throwing arm

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OU football: Four matchups that could decide Red River Showdown

Here are four of the key matchups that figure to go a long way toward deciding Saturday’s Red River Showdown: 1. Oklahoma CB...

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OU football: Penalties have been a major problem for Sooners and could factor in again Saturday

DALLAS — Nik Bonitto saw a lane to the quarterback and jumped on it. The OU linebacker chased down and dove at Brock Purdy,...

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OU football: Ronnie Perkins out vs. Texas, according to reports

Perkins had to complete steps before being reinstated from suspension and those steps were not able to be completed

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OU football: Sooners pick up commitment from 2022 five-star WR

Luther Burden is the top wide receiver in the 2022 class

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Red River Showdown: Here are the three Sooners and three Longhorns to watch

Oklahoma 1. Quarterback Spencer Rattler: Quarterback play is a major factor in any OU-Texas game but with the Sooners’ running...

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OU football: Sooners' defense has been terrifying so far — for the Sooners, not the opposition

Be afraid, be very afraid. OU’s defense isn’t transforming into a fly, but instead seems to be transforming back into the group...

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OU football: In Sam Ehlinger vs. Spencer Rattler matchup, Sooners have a rare experience deficit at QB against Texas

NORMAN — Sam Ehlinger was asked this week what advice, looking back on his three previous years quarterbacking Texas against...

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OU football: Red River Showdown could be just what the doctor ordered for a Sooners team needing a jolt

NORMAN — Losses tend to linger in Sooner Nation. The rarity of their occurrence — not only in the Lincoln Riley era but also...

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OU football: Will Ronnie Perkins be more than 'moral support' for Sooners vs. Texas

NORMAN — OU’s defense is expected to get a major boost back Saturday when defensive end Ronnie Perkins is expected to make his...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley not worried about perception of Big 12 this season

Riley not worried about perception of Big 12 this season NORMAN — Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said he isn’t worried about the...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says 'no change' in Ronnie Perkins' status, despite report

Ronnie Perkins still likely to play in Saturday's game against Texas

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OU athletics: One positive COVID-19 test among 703 tests among athletes and staffers last week

NORMAN — OU athletes went through 584 COVID-19 tests and staffers went through 219 last week with only one positive result, the...

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OU football vs. Texas in Red River Showdown: Broadcast info, betting lines, matchup breakdown

No. 22 Texas vs. OU When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas TV: Fox (Cox 12/HD 712, Dish 25, DirecTV 25,...

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OU football: Iowa State loss shows that Alex Grinch and the Sooners' defense have a tall task awaiting them

AMES, Iowa — Pat Fields seemed stunned as he struggled to explain OU’s latest disappointment, a 37-30 loss to Iowa State on...

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OU football: Bests and worsts from Sooners' 37-30 loss to Iowa State

Cyclones' celebrations, OU's tackling among the best and worst things about Saturday night's game

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OU football: Pat Fields says 'chalk it up to the game' about penalties against secondary

The Sooners' secondary was called for seven penalties in the loss to Iowa State

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OU football: Five takeaways from Sooners' 37-30 loss to Iowa State

OU struggled for a second consecutive game, falling 37-30 to Iowa State on Saturday night at Jack Trice Stadium.

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OU football: Ronnie Perkins' suspension lifted, likely to return vs. Texas

AMES, Iowa — OU got some good news in the lead-up to Saturday night's game against Iowa State.It probably won't help the...

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OU football: How will Sooners QB Spencer Rattler handle his first road start at Iowa State? Lincoln Riley isn't worried

NORMAN — Nerves can be a tricky thing. Regardless of a person’s confidence in themselves — and others’ confidence in them —...

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OU football: 3-2-1 kickoff for No. 18 Sooners at Iowa State

Here’s a look at some keys to watch when No. 18 Oklahoma travels to Iowa State on Saturday. 3 players to watch Adrian Ealy: The...

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OU football: Why Drake Stoops has a chance to make his mark for Sooners

NORMAN — There’s no running from his last name for Drake Stoops, certainly not playing for the team that his dad coached for 18...

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OU football: Alex Grinch says there's 'no magic bullet' for fixing Sooners' defense

NORMAN — Alex Grinch isn’t backing down from his emphasis on creating turnovers. “You got to throw work at it,” the OU...

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OU football: 'No. Heck no,' Lincoln Riley says of backing away from turnover emphasis

NORMAN — OU coach Lincoln Riley said the evaluation of the changes that need to be made on defense continues, but don’t figure...

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OU football: Spencer Rattler's struggles 'natural evolution of a quarterback'

Spencer Rattler's struggles in Saturday's 38-35 loss to Kansas State aren't unexpected for a redshirt freshman, Sooners coach...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners need to ditch cruise-control mentality after taking big leads

NORMAN — In the locker room, his team leading 21-7 at halftime Saturday, OU defensive coordinator Alex Grinch talked to his...

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OU football: Turnover problem grows for Alex Grinch and Sooners' defense

NORMAN — Alex Grinch made it clear immediately upon his January 2019 arrival in Norman that turnovers would be a focus for OU’s...

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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: 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: 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...