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Tramel: OU football report card produces F's for ball & lead protection

Kansas State stunned Oklahoma 38-35 in a wild college football game at Owen Field on Saturday in which OU led 35-14 late in the...

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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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Tramel: Same old Sooner defense leads to 38-35 loss to K-State

NORMAN — NFL veteran Gerald McCoy, a massive reminder of better defensive days, gave a first-half interview with SoonerVision...

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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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College football Week 4 winners and losers include Auburn, Mississippi State, Big 12

Your team is terrible. Every team is terrible. The Big 12 is terrible — on that we can all agree. Kickers are terrible....

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Tramel: Oklahoma State ranks No. 1 in Big 12 football

OSU, Texas and Baylor have not lost, but everyone else in the Big 12 has

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Moore played 13 seasons with the New Orleans Saints

Moore was a mainstay on OU's great 1972 defense

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OU football: A look at the Sooners' 38-35 loss to Kansas State by the numbers

.333: Spencer Rattler’s fourth-quarter completion percentage (4 of 12). .897: Spencer Rattler’s completion percentage through...

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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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Tramel: Do not fear the tailback shortage of Oklahoma football

NORMAN — The NCAA suspended Rhamondre Stevenson, apparently over a marijuana test. Trey Sermon transferred to Ohio State,...

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Kansas State at OU football: Kickoff time, betting odds, matchup breakdown

No. 3 Oklahoma vs. Kansas State, 11 a.m. Saturday ON THE AIR TV FOX • KOKH-25 • Cox 12/HD 712 • Dish 25 • DirecTV 25 • U-verse...

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OU football: 3-2-1 kickoff for No. 3 Sooners vs. Kansas State

Here’s a look at some keys to keep an eye on when No. 3 Oklahoma hosts Kansas State to open Big 12 play Saturday morning. 3...

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Opinion: Expanding College Football Playoff fair thing to do in this unprecedented season

For a sport that has forever said “we can’t” or “it’s too complicated” whenever big ideas are brought to the table, college...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Five questions that need answering ahead of Week 4 in college football

There's much to discuss leading into Week 4 of the college football season. First and foremost is the start of the Southeastern...

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Navy's comeback vs. Tulane bolsters BYU's rout of Navy

Hold on for a wild ride as the pandemic creates crazy times for college football rankings

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Here's a list of 15 great candidates for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Who should go into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame? Here's a list to get you started

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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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Big 12 leaves some wiggle room in its schedule for makeup games

ACC has played eight of its 11 scheduled conference games so far

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Best quarterbacking leads to victories in the NFL

Of the top eight NFL quarterbacks in QBR, seven are unbeaten

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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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Start of SEC kickoff brings boost to college football season

Fewer conferences. Fewer teams. Fewer games. No #Pac12AfterDark. (Or #Pac12BeforeDark, for that matter.) Canceled games....

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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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Tramel: As Dallas Cowboys just showed us, onside kicks aren't dead yet

Bobby Proctor sidled up to Uwe von Schamann with barely a minute left in the 1977 Oklahoma-Ohio State game. Proctor, Barry...

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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 women's basketball: Sooners offer three Putnam West freshmen

Taliya Parker and Shamar Bert announced their offers with a Twitter post on Monday night. Caya Smith’s offer was confirmed by...

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OU basketball: Sooners land commitment from four-star guard CJ Noland

NORMAN — Four-star shooting guard CJ Noland is going to be a Sooner.The Waxahachie, Texas, senior announced Tuesday evening his...

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OU football falls to No. 15 in 2021 team recruiting rankings

A jump from Wisconsin has sent Oklahoma back down to No. 15 in Rivals latest 2021 team rankings, but with Big 12 play set to...

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Carlson: How a sports trailblazer became a casualty in OU coronavirus cutbacks

NORMAN — Debbie Copp remembers her dad always having a copy of the serenity prayer in his billfold. He was a recovering...

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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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Tramel: Hold your nose and rank OSU No. 1 in the Big 12

Cowboys or Longhorns? Who's No. 1 in the Big 12?

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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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Carlson: How Spencer Tillman's injured hamstring turned Rich Leitka into an OU football behind-the-scenes pillar

Sitting inside his nice, big house the other day, Spencer Tillman thought about the nice, big houses his daughters have been...

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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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Bennie Owen's daughter was a Sooner to the very end

Dorothy Ann Bryan had quite the life and quite the legacy, as Bennie Owen's youngest daughter

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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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Tramel: NFL predictions & can Adrian Peterson catch Emmitt Smith?

Peterson & Gore taking aim at all-time NFL rushing record

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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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Tramel: College football predictions; can OSU avoid the upset bug?

Can Oklahoma State get the Big 12 football back on track?

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Carlson: Why OU, OSU football should be aware home field isn't the advantage it used to be

The public address announcer didn’t need to say much. “It’s thiiiiiird down!” he bellowed. The purple-clad crowd at Kansas...

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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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Tramel: How OU football great Bob Kalsu saved Dan Ruster from Vietnam

Former Sooner Dan Ruster was profoundly affected by Bob Kalsu's death, and they didn't even know each other

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Tramel: Sitting in the seats for OU football vs. Missouri State for the first time in 42 years

NORMAN — I settled into my seat, Section 44, Row 15, just up from Owen Field’s south end zone, and felt at home even though I...

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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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Carlson: How an OU football fan with a couple extra seats made a special day for couple denied season tickets

The email arrived while I was still working on my first cup of coffee Saturday morning. It was from Dow Dozier, an OU fan and...

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Tramel: College football rankings should have Louisiana-Lafayette No. 1

College football rankings are going to be dicier than ever in this pandemic season

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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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Sooner running game was lacking vs. Missouri State

OU quarterbacks were interesting, but offensive line appeared to need work vs. Missouri State

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Tramel: Big 12 football power rankings after a miserable Saturday

The Big 12 goes 0-3 against the Sun Belt and damages the playoff hopes of OU, OSU and Texas

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Carlson: Why OU quarterback Spencer Rattler went into airplane mode and helped the Sooners take flight

NORMAN — Watching the ball spiral through the Oklahoma haze toward his intended receiver, Spencer Rattler suddenly realized how...

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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: Sooners' season-opening win vs. Missouri State by the numbers

The Spencer Rattler era got off to a smooth start Saturday as OU routed FCS-level Missouri State 48-0. Here are some of the key...

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Carlson: OU football report card all As after season-opening shutout of Missouri State

OU will face much tougher opponents than Missouri State the rest of the season, but in a 48-0 victory, the Sooners played with...

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Winners and losers from college football Week 2: Sun Belt on rise, Big 12 takes hit

The Sun Belt, which began sponsoring football in 2001, has won nine times against 70 losses in games against Big 12...

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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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For OU football fans, the new-look gameday means a new approach: 'The memories are more important'

NORMAN — Just feet from campus, three older gentlemen dressed in crimson and cream lounged under a canopy in lawn chairs facing...

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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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No. 5 OU vs. Missouri State football: Kickoff time, betting odds, matchup breakdown

No. 5 Oklahoma vs. Missouri State, 6 p.m. Saturday ON THE AIR TV • Pay-per-view (Go to SoonerSports.com for more information)...

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OU football: Missouri State president says game 'was in serious jeopardy' until Friday's test results

Missouri State President Clif Smart told the university's board of governors Friday that the school's football game was, at one...

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Tramel: The Spencer Rattler era for OU football arrives on Owen Field with plenty of hype

NORMAN — Spencer Rattler’s starting debut Saturday night on Owen Field arrives with much hype. Think Beatles 1964. Think...

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Morning roundup: Bedlam soccer postponed due to COVID-19 protocols

COLLEGES Bedlam soccer postponed due to COVID-19 protocols Oklahoma State will open its women's soccer season Saturday at...

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3-2-1 Kickoff: Counting down to OU football vs. Missouri State

Here’s a look at some keys to keep an eye on when No. 5 Oklahoma hosts Missouri State to open the season Saturday night: 3...

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Carlson: Why 5,000 OU football season-ticket holders didn't get seats — and why it's a total bummer

James and Linda Love punctuated some of the biggest moments of their lives with OU football games. First date? OU-Texas in...

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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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Bears haven't made I-AA playoffs since 1990

Missouri State's football success over the years has been meager

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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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Big 12 women's soccer: Cowgirls, Sooners set to kick off 2020 season with Bedlam

The Big 12 women's soccer season begins Friday with Bedlam. Oklahoma State will travel to Oklahoma for a 7 p.m. match on John...

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OU's Sooner Schooner will run on field as football gameday traditions remain in new ways: 'We feel like we can safely do that'

NORMAN — Even as the COVID-19 pandemic forced nearly daily challenges, Drew Gaschler had one goal the past few months. Safely...

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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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NFL 2020 season: Get to know Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray, CeeDee Lamb and all players with Oklahoma ties in the league

The 2020 NFL season will surely be one of the most bizarre ones in the history of the league. The coronavirus pandemic will...

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Blowouts were the norm in Week 1; expect no less in Week 2

Sooners vs. a Division I-AA opponent always means a blowout

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Missouri State quarterback Jaden Johnson finally lands with Bobby Petrino

Jaden Johnson wanted to play for Bobby Petrino. Petrino wanted Johnson to play for him. It seemed a natural fit. Johnson was a...

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10 changes to watch for as college football season kicks off

The 2020 college football season is going to take some getting used to. There are fewer teams and fewer games and fewer...

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'We got lives outside of our jerseys': OU football players looking for fair treatment on, off field

NORMAN — The Big 12 Conference released its new public-service announcement, “You See Us Differently,” on Wednesday to confront...

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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: Alex Grinch wants players to create own energy with less fans in stadium

NORMAN — Too many times last season, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch felt like players waited for a big play to...

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OU football: Brendan Radley-Hiles learns from Peach Bowl ejection

NORMAN — Oklahoma nickelback Brendan Radley-Hiles’ 2019 season ended in the worst way possible.With an ejection for...

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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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Coaches must keep teams safe but also need to win

Southern Miss shows us that coaches have to win, even in the pandemic season of 2020

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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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Tramel: Big 12 coaches more important than ever during the pandemic

At Kansas State, the defensive ends are learning a little defensive tackle, the nickelbacks are learning a little cornerback...

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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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Big 12 football teams could enter national anthem controversy

Will Big 12 teams be on the field for "The Star-Spangled Banner"?

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Carlson: Longing for a taste of normalcy? Sure, college football is back, but how about a Fletcher's corny dog?

I’ve never had a Fletcher’s corny dog at the State Fair of Texas. There. I admit it. Over the past couple decades, I have...

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For college football on TV, 'the season itself is the story'

The networks that televise college football are adjusting to a smaller inventory of games because many conferences won't be...

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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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Steve Zabel prospered as a two-way Sooner star half a century ago. Here's why two-way college football stars are 'more possible' in 2020.

In 1968, Oklahoma football coach Chuck Fairbanks made a choice that would dramatically change tight end Steve Zabel’s career....

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Big 12 timeline: It was a long, hot, news-filled summer

Things usually heat up before the college football season kicks off, but this year — all around the country, but especially...

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Big 12 football 2020 season preview: Team outlooks, players and games to watch

Baylor 2019: 11-3, 8-1 Top returning players: LB Terrel Bernard; QB Charlie Brewer; CB Raleigh Texada Outlook: New head coach...

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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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Carlson: Why the defenses will determine if OU, OSU football take the next steps

Offense is sexy. Of course it is. We love the thrill of seeing touchdowns scored. Short runs. Long passes. No matter how the...

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Tramel: Bedlam’s Star Spencers, OU’s Rattler & OSU’s Sanders, could be headed for a title showdown

Spencer Sanders was born Dec. 15, 1999. Spencer Rattler was born nine months later, Sept. 28, 2000. Spencer was a popular name...

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Big 12 football: Texas' Sam Ehlinger, Iowa State's Brock Purdy top rankings of quarterbacks

Quarterback talent across the Big 12 will be on display even more with just three of the Power 5 conferences beginning play...

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College football: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence leads rankings of nation's top quarterbacks

College football is back this week with several star quarterbacks across the country — even without the Big Ten and Pac-12....

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Big 12 sets football game cancellation thresholds

The minimum number of total players required is 53

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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: Norman may limit bar capacity on game day

NORMAN — With the return of college football less than two weeks away, the Norman City Council is considering a move to limit...

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Carlson: Why OU quarterback Spencer Rattler is now ready for the spotlight and the job

Being in the spotlight is part of being the starting quarterback at OU. Spencer Rattler will soon find that out. But the...

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Big 12 football preseason power rankings: Can Spencer Rattler and OU hold off Texas and OSU in 2020?

A season saddled with question marks begins with a certainty within the Big 12: Oklahoma is the lead dog until proven...

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Texas doesn’t have a quarterback controversy in 2020, but what is the Longhorns’ backup plan?

To be clear, Texas has a starting quarterback. Full stop. Period. End of discussion. Sam is still the man. Sam Ehlinger enters...

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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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Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals agree to four-year contract extension

The Cincinnati Bengals and running back Joe Mixon agreed Tuesday to a four-year contract extension worth $48 million, a person...

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Carlson: Why OU's journey to finding answers about Sherri Coale, women's basketball has only begun

Sherri Coale issued an apology and Joe Castiglione vowed to listen in a pair of written statements released over the weekend....

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40 years ago, Sooners went hard after Thompson with a massive contract offer

John Thompson already was a Washington, D.C., icon in 1980, but OU made him an offer that was hard to refuse

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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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College football players find voice with social justice demonstrations

Several programs in the Bowl Subdivision representing most of the conferences planning to play this fall turned Thursday and...

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Sooner Summit shows value of recruits making pitch to others during pandemic: 'It's still super important'

Jordan Mukes doesn’t consider himself a social person. That’s why Choctaw High School’s star safety didn’t plan to stay in...

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Tramel: Half a century ago, Clifford Ray found social problems at OU but persevered and still loves his school

NORMAN — Clifford Ray arrived in the summer of 1967, from Union, South Carolina, a town of about 10,000. Ray came to OU with...

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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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Carlson: OU football coach Lincoln Riley listened and learned, and we can, too

NORMAN — Lincoln Riley, clad in a black shirt and pants just like his players and assistants, stepped out from the group to say...

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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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Carlson: How OU football walked a tight rope that all of college football may soon face due to COVID-19

To understand the high-wire act that is college football, listen to what Lincoln Riley had to deal with last week. The OU coach...

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Odds released on Big 12 title hopes and victories

Sooners a heavy favorite to win the Big 12, but OSU's odds are the same as Texas'

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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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College football: OSU's Chuba Hubbard, OU's Creed Humphrey named to AP preseason All-American first team

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and Oklahoma center Creed Humphrey were both named to The Associated Press preseason...

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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: Sooners land commitment from four-star 2021 DT Kelvin Gilliam

For the second time in the month of Aug., the Sooners have added to their 2021 recruiting class. Oklahoma is hitting the...

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TCU QB Max Duggan out after tests reveal health issue

TCU QB Duggan out after tests reveal health issue TCU starting quarterback Max Duggan could miss at least the start of the...

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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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NCAA eligibility ruling solves some problems, creates others

For the college athletes who are heading into a season of uncertainty brought on by COVID-19, the NCAA's decision to not charge...

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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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Ranking the Big 12's non-conference games

Baylor, Kansas State and Iowa State added potentially dangerous opponents

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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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Carlson: Why college football isn't the only fall sport dealing with drama, difficulties

That first preseason practice has been described lots of ways. Grueling. Difficult. Exhausting. But none of that fit this year...

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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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#ThrowbackThursday: OU's Sims signature standout in 1979

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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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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Same data. Same research. But different conclusions on safety of college football

Dr. Michael Ackerman, a genetic cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, knows what launched him from the sidelines into helping to...

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Dallas Cowboys newcomer Gerald McCoy out for season with leg injury

FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his...

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College basketball: NCAA aiming to make decision about start of season in September

A decision on the direction of the college basketball season is coming in September.NCAA senior vice president of basketball...

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Tramel: Football in a pandemic is not colleges' biggest problem

Assorted college football conferences have postponed their seasons until the spring. Others, including our accustomed Big 12,...

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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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Baker Mayfield admits he was 'lost' in chaotic 2019 with Cleveland Browns

BEREA, Ohio — Baker Mayfield knew he needed to drop some weight, and maybe a little of the attitude. If there was anything the...

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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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Tramel: Please, OU & OSU football fans, show some grace on ticket distribution

Think of your worst enemy. Now think of the ultimate revenge. Fire ants and molasses. A Netflix account that shows only...

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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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Carlson: Why Big 12 believes playing is safer option for athletes' health

Bob Bowlsby knows the coronavirus is dangerous. Lest you believe the Big 12 commissioner has failed to grasp the severity of...

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Power 5 Conferences have the autonomy they desired

The Power 5 has no centralized leader, because they wanted no centralized leader

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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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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby hopes non-football sports will have NCAA championships in fall

Division I must maintain 50 percent or more participating schools to hold an NCAA championship in a fall sport

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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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Carlson: Why Big Ten, Pac-12 postponements made the saddest of days

Tuesday evening, as the shock of the afternoon’s news started to settle in and the darkness of the future’s reality began 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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Tramel: Why a temporary Big 12/Nebraska alliance could work

Scott Frost went rogue Monday. The Nebraska football coach suggested that if the Big Ten canceled its 2020 fall football...

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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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NFL apparently ready to play Saturday games

Could NFL play Saturday quadrupleheaders if college season is scrapped?

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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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#WeWantToPlay: Top college football players call for creation of players association

With the 2020 college football season seemingly on the brink due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, players flocked to...

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says conference has made no decision on fall football season yet

There’s no immediate movement for the Big 12 Conference to shut down the 2020 fall football season, commissioner Bob Bowlsby...

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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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Tramel: What are we doing? How could college football possibly be played this fall?

I had the television off, my head down and my fingers working feverishly, typing out a really cool basketball story that now...

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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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Tramel: Independence is not all it's cracked up to be in college football

Notre Dame won college football’s 1977 national championship. Also in the final AP poll of that season? No. 5 Penn State, No....

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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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Five teams snubbed by this year's preseason Amway Coaches Poll

With apologies to Thomas Jefferson, we hold these truths to be self-evident. Not every team is going to make the Top 25 of the...

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Five teams overrated in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll

Clemson overrated at No. 1? Not likely. There may be a case for Ohio State to lead the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, but the...

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Outlooks for the Top 25 college football teams in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll

The preseason Amway Coaches Poll, with outlooks for the top 25: 1. Clemson (14-1) Points: 1,589 (38 first-place votes)....

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Opinion: COVID-19 will affect college football season. But how will it inform rankings of Amway Coaches Poll voters?

For the first time in the modern history of the Amway Coaches Poll, teams will have to deal with two opponents every week in...

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Tramel: 90-year-old Merrill Green had a profound impact on two OU football dynasties

Merrill Green has lived in Bryan, Texas, for 48 years. So you can understand the parade. Spend almost half a century in a...

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NCAA releases requirements for schools hoping to play fall sports, leading Division III to cancel fall championships

Respective division classifications in college athletics now know how and when to determine whether to play sports in the...

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Tramel: College Football Playoff committee will be guessing more than ever

We finally have a plan for the college football season. Ten-game seasons for the Power 5 conferences (the ACC might play 11)....

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How college football conferences are handling their schedules amid coronavirus pandemic

Each of the Power Five conferences have announced amended schedules for the 2020 season that either remove non-conference games...

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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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Rescheduling college football games never are easy

Rescheduling OU-Army & OU-Tennessee games will be like a Rubik's Cube

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Big 12 sets college football schedule with nine conference games, one non-conference

The Big 12 will play 10 football games during the coming season should teams be able to compete amid the ongoing coronavirus...

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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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Sooners could need a game for Sept. 12; UNT or Houston are available, for now

Big 12 presidents' decision could ignite a wave of rescheduling

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Why the Philadelphia Eagles took OU's Jalen Hurts early in NFL Draft after paying Carson Wentz $108 million

PHILADELPHIA — This isn't Howie Roseman's first rodeo. He's had his football judgment questioned more times than he can count...

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OU football commit Jordan Mukes learning from new Choctaw assistant, former Texas Tech DB Tre Porter

CHOCTAW — Nearly a decade ago, Tre Porter lined up across from Oklahoma receiver Kenny Stills. At the snap, Stills sprinted...

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Tramel: Big 12 Conference can no longer wait on declaring what 2020 football season will look like

Back in the spring, when college football season first seemed imperiled, the thoughtful among us advised no rush. Plenty of...

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Carlson: Former OU football great Rickey Dixon had a bite much worse than his bark

Rickey Dixon was the antithesis of a Barry Switzer era player. Dixon wasn’t brash. He didn’t have that swagger. He didn’t flash...

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College football may not be able to plan its way through a pandemic. Here's why.

College football is doing its darnedest to have a season. Some folks think such a thing would be foolish or dangerous or both,...

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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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Tramel: Big 12 becomes last league standing, so it's time to decide on football schedule

Earlier Thursday, OSU athletic director Mike Holder suggested that patience is “the buzzword” in this pandemic-stricken...

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College football ticket dilemma: 'For every two seats that are put together, I’m killing 20 seats'

Beginning in May, when it became apparent the coronavirus pandemic would linger beyond the spring and summer, athletics...

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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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Big 12 cancels virtual football media day

The conference initially postponed the event from July 20-21 to Aug.3

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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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Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles lineman and former OU football star, tests positive for coronavirus

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson tested positive for coronavirus and was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list...

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