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Former OU football coach Bob Stoops takes new job with Fox pregame show

Bob Stoops is back in college football. Just not on the sidelines. The former OU coach is joining Fox’s college football...

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‘It’s too many this year’: Barry Switzer pained by recent deaths of his former OU football players

Barry Switzer took the stage at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, dozens of his players among the mourners at Grant Burget’s...

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Big 12 men's basketball tournament is set: Find out when OU, Oklahoma State play

The Big 12 Tournament picture gained a lot more clarity Thursday night, as only four games remain that will have an impact on...

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College softball: What we learned about OU, Oklahoma State from March 5-7

The home field was a welcome sight for the Oklahoma and Oklahoma State softball teams this weekend. The top-ranked Sooners and...

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby bullish about future as college basketball tournaments near

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said it could be "a matter of years" before its schools recover from the...

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'The start of something new': Sooners share Big 12 wrestling title with Oklahoma State

TULSA — Dom Demas bounced to his feet and flexed his muscles. He was a Big 12 champion once again. Demas, Oklahoma’s 141-pound...

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First-round Bedlam matchup set and a look at other Big 12 women's basketball tournament scenarios

The Big 12 women's basketball tournament pairings are set after Sunday's results.Baylor earned the top spot even with two games...

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OU football: Why Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge could be a difference-maker quickly for Sooners

As Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge’s virtual visit with OU wrapped up last spring, Sooners defensive coordinator Alex Grinch looked in...

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Big 12 wrestling: Daton Fix leads Oklahoma State into championship round, but Sooners carry Day 1 lead

TULSA — With a year to think about himself and his wrestling, Oklahoma State’s Daton Fix dove in deep. Serving a one-year...

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How to watch OU vs. Kansas State women’s basketball: TV/streaming, game time, lineups

OU vs. Kansas State When: 3 p.m. Sunday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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Tramel: OU basketball slumping, but Sooners coach Lon Kruger finds the sunny side

Lon Kruger is not so much an eternal optimist. It’s more like he’s in an eternal good mood. Kruger finds the sunny side. Sooner...

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Top-ranked OU softball hits three homers in win over Missouri

COLLEGES Top-ranked OU softball hits three homers in win over Missouri In a top 20 matchup, No. 1 Oklahoma defeated No. 17...

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OU football: Sooners planning for 'full capacity' at home games in 2021 season

When Jon Harrison caught the touchdown pass to put the Sooners ahead of Nebraska nearly 50 years ago, the crowd around Owen...

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OU women's gymnastics: No end in sight to Sooners' success as K.J. Kindler reaches milestones in Year 15

When K.J. Kindler was contacted by Joe Castiglione in the spring of 2006 about the OU women’s gymnastics coaching job, Kindler...

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'We have to correct it': OU basketball slumps into Big 12 Tournament after loss to Texas

The Sooners had their chances the rest of the way despite missing six of their next seven shots after Harmon’s dunk.

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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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OU men's golf: Garett Reband loses PGA Tour exemption, but propels Sooners to Cabo team title

SAN ANTONIO — There's not one, but if they gave out an award for fortitude at the collegiate golf level, Oklahoma's Garett...

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OU vs. Texas men's basketball: How to watch live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 16 Oklahoma vs. No. 15 Texas When: 8 p.m. Thursday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, Dish 140,...

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OU basketball: Brady Manek’s confidence a work in progress heading into what could be his final home game

NORMAN — Brady Manek wore a green shoelace in his left shoe in OU’s Bedlam loss Saturday at home. The Sooners wore the laces...

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Tramel: Why NFL timing helps Jalen Hurts and hurt Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow retired from baseball last week. Perhaps you’re like me. You didn’t know Tebow still was playing baseball. The Tebow...

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How to watch OU vs. TCU women’s basketball: TV, game time, lineups

OU vs. TCU When: 5 p.m. Thursday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, DirecTV 675,...

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OU basketball: Reeling Sooners 'have to bounce back' after Bedlam sweep

STILLWATER — There’s no choice, Austin Reaves said. After OU dropped a 79-75 heartbreaker to Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba...

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OU basketball: Three things we learned from Sooners' Bedlam loss to Oklahoma State

Monday, it was a pair of in-state players — Boone, from Tulsa, and Harrah’s Brady Manek for the Sooners — coming up big.

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Tramel: Can Texas Tech transfer Alan Bowman repeat the Baker Mayfield story?

A Texas high school quarterback wins the Texas Tech starting job as a true freshman, has a quite promising start, but injuries...

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College baseball: What we learned about OU, Oklahoma State over the weekend

Welcome back, college baseball. The season got into full swing last week with both OU and Oklahoma State off to a strong start....

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College softball: What we learned about OU, Oklahoma State over the weekend

College softball season is off to a potent start for No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 8 Oklahoma State. The Sooners continue to use their...

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Bedlam basketball: 3 takeaways from Oklahoma State's 79-75 win over OU for series sweep

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State guard Chris Harris Jr. brought out the broom and a celebration at midcourt soon followed.The broom...

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Oklahoma State basketball: Kalib Boone gets boost from strong finish in OT Bedlam win over Sooners

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State senior guard Bryce Williams’ 3-pointer was wild, hitting off the backboard and the rim before...

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OU basketball's biggest problem in recent slump? The 'biggest four minutes of the game'

Umoja Gibson came off the screen and had daylight — not that he needs much to get off the shot. The OU guard fired up a...

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Big 12 spring football preview: Can Cyclones surge past Sooners to 2021 title?

College football never stops. Even though the season ended just more than a month ago, preparations are already full speed...

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OU recruiting director and Tulsa assistant coach are college football's power couple. Meet Team Hanson

Zach and Annie Hanson sat on the floor in their kitchen and ate eggs out of a plastic to-go container. They didn’t have any...

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How to watch OU at Oklahoma State: Monday's Bedlam basketball, live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 7 Oklahoma at Oklahoma State When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, Dish...

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How to watch OU vs. Texas Tech: women’s basketball: TV/streaming, game time, lineups

OU vs. Texas Tech When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM,...

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'Eyes wide open': Why OU basketball is excited about a quick Bedlam turnaround after losing OT classic

NORMAN — De’Vion Harmon didn’t quite pull an Aaron Rodgers in his postgame press conference after No. 7 OU fell to Oklahoma...

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OU women's basketball: Sooners rally late to beat Texas in overtime

WOMEN OU rallies late to stun Texas in overtime The scoreboard at the Erwin Center read 59-58 as Texas' Charli Collier walked...

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Tramel: Cade Cunningham's 40 points & Oklahoma State's overtime victory remind us how great Bedlam can be

A victory push from Kalib Boone. Chest bumps from Isaac Likekele, Chris Harris and Bernard Kouma. A head hug from Keylan...

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OU football: Grant Burget, Barry Switzer's original halfback with Sooners, dies at age 69

OU football’s Barry Switzer era began with a game at Baylor on Sept. 15, 1973. The Sooners won 42-14, but Switzer was...

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OU basketball: Takeaways from the Sooners' 94-90 Bedlam loss

NORMAN — It wasn’t the prettiest game, but Bedlam rarely is.There were turnovers all over the place, stretches of...

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Bedlam basketball: 3 takeaways from Oklahoma State's 94-90 overtime upset of OU

NORMAN — Cade Cunningham dribbled, crossed over and stepped back, creating just enough space between himself and Elijah...

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'Everybody listens to him': Why Sooners guard Austin Reaves has OU basketball set for NCAA run

NORMAN — Austin Reaves arrived at OU with a reputation. Spot-up shooter. 3-point specialist. It was a reputation earned by...

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How to watch OU women's basketball at Texas: women’s basketball: TV/streaming, game time, lineups

OU at Texas When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Erwin Center in Austin, Texas TV: Longhorn Network (Cox 274) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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How to watch Oklahoma State at OU basketball: Bedlam, live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

Oklahoma State at No. 7 Oklahoma When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: ABC (KOCO-5, Cox 8/HD 705, Dish...

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Vote: Trae Young or J.T. Realmuto? George Kittle or Christopher Bell? Meet OKC metro’s ‘30 Under 30’

A couple Sundays ago, after watching the Thunder's unexpected win against the Bucks, I flipped over to the Daytona 500. The...

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Maggie Nichols 'starting at the ground level' as a student assistant coach for OU women's gymanstics

NORMAN — Sweat dripped off Maggie Nichols’ forehead as she scrambled around earlier this month inside Hamilton Gymnasium in...

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'It’s in God’s hands': This former Sooners assistant took leap of faith trying to climb coaching ladder

Editor's note: Undeniable — The Oklahoman’s four-part series examining the lack of Black coaches in men’s college basketball —...

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OU football: Sooners holder Spencer Jones injured in viral bathroom fight video

The video of OU football player Spencer Jones getting into a fight at Logie’s on the Corner in mid-February has been viewed...

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Tramel: Was UCF's pick of Gus Malzahn the best move 2021 college football coaching carousel?

Only 15 schools in major college football switched coaches for 2021; here's how they rank

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Tramel: Have COVID interruptions stopped Brady Manek's and OU basketball's momentum?

Manek's second straight 1-of-7 shooting game contributes to another poor Sooner performance

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How to watch OU at TCU women’s basketball: TV/streaming, game time, lineups

OU at TCU When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Where: Schollmaier Arena in Fort Worth, Texas Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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OU basketball: 3 takeaways from Sooners' 62-57 loss at Kansas State

The No. 7 Sooners struggled to find much of a rhythm before seemingly taking control, only to see Kansas State senior Mike...

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Big 12 basketball schedule updates: What to know about Sooners, Cowboys

OU and Oklahoma State’s final schedule is set.The Big 12 announced the makeup games for the remainder of the season Tuesday...

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OU basketball: How the Sooners are keeping focused in rare lull in Big 12 schedule

Lon Kruger wishes his OU team didn’t go through a swoon to start the second half of Saturday’s eventual win at Iowa State. He...

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'A barrier breaker': How Georgetown’s John Thompson inspired generations of Black basketball coaches

Editor's note: Undeniable — The Oklahoman’s four-part series examining the lack of Black coaches in men’s college basketball —...

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OU at Kansas State men's basketball: How to watch, live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 7 Oklahoma at Kansas State When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Where: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas TV: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD 721,...

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Why Big 12 basketball schedule-makers have a mess on their hands? It’s not just about the Baylor Bears

Baylor still has nine games left to play and could be facing back-to-backs

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OU football: The next R.W.? Billy Bowman could be for Sooners what McQuarters was for Cowboys

NORMAN — After R.W. McQuarters declared for the NFL Draft 23 years ago, then-Oklahoma State coach Bob Simmons said there would...

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Tramel: Big 12 Now can be frustrating, but streaming ballgames is here to stay

As the OU-West Virginia basketball game hit crunch time on Valentine’s Eve, reaching overtime and then another, the score...

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Tramel: OU basketball turned desperate, in a good way, to win at Iowa State

OU gets its first win at Iowa State in a decade, but it wasn't easy

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Why have OU football, Oklahoma State fared so much better than Texas? Here's Steve Sarkisian's challenge

Some interesting survey results came out of Texas recently. Nothing to do with power grids or blackouts, by the way. Dave...

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OU basketball: Three takeaways from Sooners' win at Iowa State

OU had not made a 3-pointer in more than 12 minutes when Umoja Gibson caught a pass in transition and fired a long shot in one...

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How to watch OU vs. Baylor women’s basketball: TV, game time, lineups

No. 7 Baylor at Oklahoma When: 1 p.m. Sunday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722,...

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Tramel: Darrell Royal, Jim Owens lead the OU football alums ranking of head coaches

Bud Wilkinson produced a bunch of great head coaches from his OU player ranks

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West Virginia-Texas, Texas Tech-Kansas top Big 12 slate

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12 Conference: Game of the weekend After the Big 12 had three of its five midweek...

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OU baseball: Three things to know about the 2021 Sooners

NORMAN — Last season, Skip Johnson’s OU baseball team was looking like a contender for a berth in the College World Series. The...

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OU at Iowa State men's basketball: How to watch, live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 9 Oklahoma at Iowa State When: 5 p.m. Saturday Where: Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa TV: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD 721, Dish 143,...

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'Where’s the exit?': Why Iowa State's Hilton Coliseum has tortured OU basketball for the past decade

NORMAN — Cade Davis still has the videos on his cell phone. Flares being lit in the cramped, cold gym. Firecrackers popping....

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OU football: Sooners pick up 2022 tight end commit Jason Llewellyn

It didn't take Joe Jon Finley long to reel in his first commit as an OU assistant.

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Carlson: Thunder's Mark Daigneault isn't only up-and-coming coach in the house. Meet his wife, Ashley Kerr

Ashley Kerr took a chance leaving Florida for Oklahoma. As an aspiring coach, she had a good gig working for the Gators, and...

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Carlson: Due to COVID-19, college basketball teams should consider this detour on road to NCAA Tournament

Word out of the Pacific Northwest is, Gonzaga may opt out of its conference tournament. Seems like a no-brainer for the Zags...

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OU basketball: How Lon Kruger's ever-changing starting lineups have developed deepest Sooners team in years

NORMAN — During OU's run to the Final Four in 2016, Sooners coach Lon Kruger started the same lineup 37 consecutive times. The...

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Tramel: OU football has played against the MAC less than any other major-college conference

Kent State will become just the fourth Mid-American Conference opponent for the Sooners

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OU basketball: Sooners' game vs. Texas postponed due to winter weather

The winter weather that's moved across Oklahoma and Texas has affected OU's schedule once again.

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Tramel: Mike Stoops made a 'career-saving' decision to work for Nick Saban after OU football tenure ended

Mike Stoops sounds the same. Same as he did when pounding the coaching-booth table for Kansas State and when being the brash...

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Stoops apologized, then gave Riley an out

The Texas debacle left Mike Stoops knowing Riley was in a bad spot

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Tramel: How the Big 12 is challenging Big Ten for college basketball supremacy

Both Big 12 & Big Ten have seven teams likely headed for the NCAAs, but the Big Ten has some longshots, too

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Carlson: What does Big 12 football schedule predict for OU, OSU? Here's what we read in the tea leaves

College football schedule makers double as soothsayers. Readers of tea leaves. Gazers into crystal balls. Why? Because of TV....

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Tramel: Can former Sooners QB Josh Heupel last long enough to coach Volunteers vs. OU football in 2024?

Sept. 7, 2024, could provide an interesting reunion on the banks of the Tennessee River. If Josh Heupel can last that long as...

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OU football: Sooners' secondary starting to fit the mold Alex Grinch has long desired

NORMAN — OU’s secondary took a big leap forward in 2020. That’s easy to see just from the stat sheet. After the Sooners’...

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Sooners stun No. 19 West Virginia women with 4th quarter rally

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Madi Williams scored 21 points and Taylor Robertson 20 and Oklahoma pulled off a surprise 72-71 win over...

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College basketball winners and losers: OU flexes Big 12 muscle; Villanova suffers upset in Big East

On the same day the NCAA Tournament selection committee rewarded the Big 12 Conference with five teams in its month-early top...

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OU basketball: Sooners' 2OT win at West Virginia is 'definitely a push forward to the postseason'

In yet another nail-biting moment at the close of a wild game, OU found a way to come out on the right side. West Virginia had...

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Tramel: 'Big-time' win for Lon Kruger's Sooners at West Virginia caps special day for OU basketball

Lon Kruger stopped to grab a headset before exiting the West Virginia Coliseum court Saturday. The broadcast crew wanted a...

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OU basketball: 3 takeaways from Sooners' win over West Virginia

Austin Reaves scored 28 points, hitting a jumper with less than 25 seconds left in double overtime to give No. 12 OU a 91-90...

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OU basketball: How Jalen Hill's Las Vegas background molded him into being vital to Sooners' success

Growing up in Las Vegas, Jalen Hill was a bit different than most of the players who wind up playing big-time college...

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OU at West Virginia men's basketball: How to watch livestream, game time, lineups

No. 12 Oklahoma at No. 14 West Virginia When: Noon Saturday Where: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. Streaming: ESPN+/Big 12...

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How to watch OU at West Virginia women’s basketball: Streaming info, game time, lineups

Oklahoma at No. 19 West Virginia When: 6 p.m. Saturday Where: WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, W.Va. Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC...

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OU men's golf: Sooners climb to No. 1 atop pair of rankings

COLLEGES OU men's golf climbs to No. 1 atop pair of rankings The Oklahoma men's golf team moved into the nation's top spot in...

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OU women's gymnastics: Why Metroplex Challenge podium meet is 'hugely important' for Sooners' progress

NORMAN — OU hopes its women’s gymnastics season ends with a triumph at the Fort Worth Convention Center. This weekend figures...

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Tramel: Long wait for football is over with FCS opener of Tarleton State-McNeese State

Every Super Bowl comes with sadness, no matter the final score. Football is finished. The gridiron goes dark for at least six...

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OU football: Where does Caleb Kelly slot in among Sooners' linebackers after returning from injury?

NORMAN — OU’s linebacking corps entered 2020 with plenty of questions and a massive hole to fill after Kenneth Murray made the...

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OU basketball: Sooners vs. West Virginia tops this weekend's Big 12 slate missing Baylor

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12 Conference: Game of the weekend No. 12 Oklahoma heads to No. 14 West...

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Big 12 football: 10 things to know about Sooners, Cowboys and rest of league's 2021 schedule

The Big 12 released its 2021 football schedule Thursday and there was plenty of intrigue — both for OU and Oklahoma State as...

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OU softball: Sooners set NCAA record in season-opening rout at UTEP

EL PASO, Texas — The idea of playing one of college softball's best-ever programs often looks better on paper than it does on a...

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OU football: Three takeaways from Sooners' 2021 schedule

The Big 12 football schedule was released Thursday, filling in the conference portion of OU's schedule.

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OU softball: Three things to know about the 2021 Sooners

NORMAN — Patty Gasso described the fall as “business as usual” for her Oklahoma softball team, and she hopes the squad can keep...

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Tramel: OU basketball's Elijah Harkless latest example of Lon Kruger's coaching acumen

Lon Kruger is quite a basketball coach. Even if sometimes we forget. Kruger has been head coach of teams that have had our...

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OU football: Will Jalen Redmond be the key to keeping Sooners' DL improving?

NORMAN — When Alex Grinch arrived as OU’s defensive coordinator, defensive line was one of the biggest issues. While the...

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OU softball: Sooners' road to 2021 Women's College World Series will start in El Paso

NORMAN — OU’s softball season will begin Thursday in El Paso, Texas, Sooners coach Patty Gasso announced Tuesday. OU, ranked...

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Carlson: OU football’s Lincoln Riley promoted Dennis Simmons. Here's a title the Sooner assistant can add

Lincoln Riley and Dennis Simmons might seem an unlikely tandem. Riley is a small-town guy from the wide-open spaces of West...

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OU vs Iowa State women’s basketball: How to watch, game time, lineups, three things to know

OU vs. Iowa State When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520...

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College basketball world mourns Lew Hill, ex-OU assistant who 'represented the best of all we could want’

NORMAN — Lew Hill’s eyes lit up when he started talking about Isaiah Cousins. Hill, the former OU assistant who was a major key...

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Tramel: Why Jalen Hurts' philanthropy shows the former OU quarterback has a rare 'generous spirit'

Jalen Hurts was in Oklahoma for barely a year. We hardly knew him, and that wasn’t just because of the limited time. Hurts was...

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Tramel: Big 12 basketball teams help each other with March Madness

Sooners, Cowboys still in great position for good NCAA Tournament seeding

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OU football: Sooners topple Texas for Big 12 recruiting crown for 2021 class

After three straight top-10 classes, Texas slipped back into the teens and lost the Big 12 football recruiting crown to...

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Carlson: OU football fans had love-loathe relationship with Bookie Radley-Hiles. Here's why Lincoln Riley is all love.

He’s been called a lightning rod. An embarrassment. A bum. Probably a few other things we can’t print in a family newspaper,...

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OU football: Will Marvin Mims fill Sooners' void at kick returner in 2021?

NORMAN — Marvin Mims’ first touch in college happened on special teams. The yardage of Mims’ punt return in the opening...

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OU basketball: Lew Hill, UTRGV head coach and former Sooners assistant, dies at 55

NORMAN — Longtime OU basketball assistant Lew Hill, who was in his fifth season as the head coach at Texas-Rio Grande Valley,...

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OU football: Can Austin Stogner continue to emerge as a star for Sooners?

NORMAN — Perhaps no position, outside of quarterback, has been as vital to the success of Lincoln Riley’s offense during his...

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OU basketball: Takeaways from Sooners' 79-72 win over Iowa State

NORMAN — Brady Manek’s scoring numbers didn’t jump off the page, but Manek played a major role in Saturday’s 79-72 OU win over...

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OU basketball: Brady Manek carves out new role, Austin Reaves returns to his as Sooners top Iowa State

NORMAN — Brady Manek didn’t score during the decisive stretch of Saturday’s 79-72 win by No. 9 OU over Iowa State. But Manek’s...

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OU women's gymnastics: Sooners still looking for consistency heading into road stretch

K.J. Kindler is still looking for consistency for her team. “We certainly haven’t had a meet yet and by that I mean a great...

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Bedlam wrestling: Sooners will try to carry momentum into Bedlam dual vs. Oklahoma State

NORMAN — Three valuable wins last week, including one over a ranked Stanford squad, gave the OU wrestling team a boost at...

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OU at Oklahoma State women's basketball: How to watch Bedlam, live stream, tip time, lineups

Oklahoma at Oklahoma State When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: OSU — KGFY...

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OU men's basketball: How Jim Molinari sets foundation for Sooners' defensive success

NORMAN — After a 36-point blowout over TCU in mjd-January, OU’s Alondes Williams broke into a broad smile when asked about Jim...

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OU baseball: Why Skip Johnson's Sooners are expecting Peyton Graham and Wyatt Olds in 2021

NORMAN — When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the college baseball season last March, OU was riding high. The Sooners were 14-4...

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OU vs. Iowa State men's basketball: How to watch live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 9 Oklahoma vs. Iowa State When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman TV: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD 721, Dish 143,...

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OU football: Sooners get commitment from Raleek Brown, top RB in 2022 class

Raleek Brown, from California power Mater Dei, is the top-ranked all-purpose back in the 2022 class

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OU football: Can Tennessee transfer Eric Gray make a big impact for Sooners' backfield in 2021?

NORMAN — Much like offensive line, running back was a bit of an issue early in the season for OU. In the first three games,...

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OU football: Dennis Simmons elevated to Sooners' assistant head coach/passing game coordinator

Outside receivers coach Dennis Simmons has been a huge part of OU’s offensive revival since Lincoln Riley’s arrival in 2015....

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OU men's basketball: Sooners game next week vs. No. 2 Baylor postponed

NORMAN — OU's home game against No. 2 Baylor, scheduled for Feb. 10, has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the...

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Tramel: Why OU basketball can make a deep NCAA Tournament run in this crazy COVID season

Some teams, like Tech, can take advantage of Reaves' absence

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OU football: Which Sooners in 2021 class are ready to play right away, redshirt?

NORMAN — Even with all players having the option to return, OU still has several holes to fill, whether they be left by...

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How OU football used transfer portal to create quiet National Signing Day: 'It’s a reality that we all live in now'

NORMAN — There was no scrambling in the OU football offices leading up to Wednesday’s National Signing Day. The Sooners didn’t...

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Five programs worth highlighting on college football's second signing day

Want to win the national championship? Scratch that: Want to compete for the national championship? Then you'd better win on...

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Tramel: Transfer portal has upstaged National Signing Day — and there's nothing wrong with that

When the Baker Mayfield craze hit Norman in 2015, I called my pal, OU historian Mike Brooks, and suggested we do an all-time...

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Why the Sooners are ready for Austin Reaves' return from COVID protocol: 'He’s a big win guy'

LUBBOCK, Texas — With just more than a minute to go Monday night at Texas Tech, Lon Kruger once again put the ball in Elijah...

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OU football: Mario Williams, Billy Bowman can be impact freshmen for Sooners in 2021

NORMAN — Due to injury and suspension, the OU wide receiver corps took on a much different look than expected in 2020. Jadon...

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OU vs. Texas women’s basketball: How to watch, TV, game time, lineups

OU vs. Texas When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37) Radio: KOKC 1520 AM,...

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OU football: Sooners DB Bookie Radley-Hiles enters the transfer portal

The Oklahoma Sooners have seen some success as of late with the NCAA’s transfer portal. The team added three players from...

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OU basketball: Sooners jump to No. 9 in latest AP Top 25 poll

Sooners jump to No. 9 in AP Top 25; Cowboys 24th in coaches poll Gonzaga and Baylor have continued their season-long run atop...

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OU men's basketball: Takeaways from the Sooners' 57-52 loss to Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas — OU's win streak is over, but the Sooners didn't go away quietly.The Sooners pushed No. 13 Texas Tech to the...

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Sooners' surge in January has OU basketball aiming even higher: 'We gotta be special, even though we’re never satisfied'

It wasn’t long ago that OU was on the NCAA Tournament bubble, bouncing from side to side from game to game, staring down a...

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Tramel: Big 12 basketball in great shape for NCAA Tournament

OU is as high as a No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament projections

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OU football: Spencer Rattler is a Heisman contender but Sooners QB depth behind him important

NORMAN — For the first time in Lincoln Riley’s tenure at OU, there were some significant growing pains at quarterback in 2020....

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OU at Texas Tech men's basketball: How to watch live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 24 Oklahoma at No. 10 Texas Tech When: 8 p.m. Monday Where: United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD...

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OU football: Will Tennessee transfer Wanya Morris step to the front of Sooners' offensive line in 2021?

NORMAN — After returning their offensive line intact a year ago, there are plenty of questions surrounding the group entering...

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Carlson: OU football recruiting approach is genius amid COVID changes. Here's what Lincoln Riley did.

Lincoln Riley is a known offensive savant. A pundit of playcalling. A guru on grass. But it’s looking more and more like his...

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Tramel: Brady Manek returns to form right on cue for OU basketball vs. Alabama

What goes around comes around, especially in a pandemic. So Lon Kruger’s basketball team, which beat short-handed Texas earlier...

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How Elijah Harkless sparked OU basketball's upset of Alabama: 'We’ve got some unique talent'

NORMAN — Dave Kleckner doesn’t have to convince anyone about Elijah Harkless’ value any more. Not when the college basketball...

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OU women's gymnastics: Ragan Smith playing bigger role, Audrey Lynn return possible late in year

After earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Year honors last season, Ragan Smith is playing a much bigger role for this year’s OU...

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

OU at Kansas State When: 1 p.m. Sunday Where: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF...

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OU men's basketball: Takeaways from Sooners' 66-61 win over Alabama

NORMAN — Playing without a pair of starters, including leading scorer Austin Reaves, OU found a way to win against a top-10...

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'He does all the dirty work': How OU basketball's Elijah Harkless is giving Sooners surprising boost

NORMAN — Late in the first half Tuesday night against Texas, Elijah Harkless was being a pest in all the right ways. Guarding...

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OU vs. Alabama men's basketball: How to watch live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 9 Alabama at No. 24 Oklahoma When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, Dish 140,...

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Carlson: OU coach Lon Kruger is the Ned Flanders of college basketball. Here's why.

Lon Kruger gets fired up. Oh, sure, he does. Take the final seconds of OU’s nail-biter against Texas on Tuesday. After Jalen...

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Five things OU fans should know about Alabama basketball

Here are 5 things to know about the Alabama Crimson Tide as it heads to Norman to face the Oklahoma Sooners in the SEC/Big 12...

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OU football player tracker: Which Sooners are staying and who is leaving?

NORMAN — OU coach Lincoln Riley has been rebuilding his roster a bit lately after a rash of players deciding to enter the NFL...

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Former Sooners DC Mike Stoops leaves Alabama football analyst role for Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator job

Florida Atlantic wasted no time finding a new defensive coordinator. The Owls hired former OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops...

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OU football: How former Sooners fared in film review of Day 2 at Senior Bowl practice

The second day of practice at the Senior Bowl is akin to Saturday at a major golf tournament. You could call it “moving day” if...

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Tramel: Time for Josh Heupel to exit Scott Frost Boulevard

Frost & Heupel both won big at Central Florida, but Frost has cratered at Nebraska; will Heupel?

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Senior Bowl film observations: How former OU football players fared on Day 1

Like everything else in the world, the Senior Bowl is a bit different this year due to COVID-19. Fewer people are in Mobile,...

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Carlson: Tennessee Vols got a good football coach in Josh Heupel, but what did the former Sooner get?

Tennessee has named Josh Heupel as its next football coach. Good for Tennessee. For Heupel? We’ll see. Heupel, of course, is...

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Opinion: Should college basketball conference tournaments be canceled to minimize COVID risk?

For the next seven weeks, the first, second, third and fourth priority for college sports is making sure the NCAA men’s...

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OU football: Running back Eric Gray to transfer from Tennessee to Sooners

The Oklahoma Volunteers. Lincoln Riley and his coaching staff have been active since the end of the 2020 season. The Sooners...

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OU football: The Big 12's talent deficiency begins on recruiting trail, but Sooners finding ample success

A close look at the state of recruiting within the Big 12 reveals the origin of national disrespect. Pundits point to the NFL...

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OU vs. Kansas women’s basketball: How to watch, live stream, game time, lineups

OU vs. Kansas When: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3...

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OU basketball: 3 takeaways from Sooners' upset of Texas

OU had little going its way.For nearly the final 4 minutes, the Sooners did not make a shot. Short-handed Texas was rallying...

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Texas AD Chris Del Conte replaces OU's Joe Castiglione on College Football Playoff committee

The College Football Playoff committee is replacing a Sooner for a Longhorn. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte is one of...

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Tramel: Could OU football have thrived under Larry Scott's Pac-16?

Larry Scott lost his job last week. He was Pac-12 commissioner for almost 11 years. The Pac presidents fired him over general...

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OU at Texas men's basketball: How to watch live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

No. 24 OU at No. 5 Texas When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas TV: ESPN2 (Cox 28/HD 721, Dish 143,...

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OU football: Tennessee DB Key Lawrence announces he will transfer to Sooners

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Tennessee DB Lawrence announces transfer to OU Another one of Tennessee football's former top recruits is...

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OU basketball: How Jalen Hill's improvements are helping Sooners build depth

Jalen Hill’s right arm stayed elevated, wrist curled toward the floor, long after the shot left his hand. In the second half of...

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OU football: Game of the Century anniversary and other takeaways from the Sooners' 2021 non-conference schedule

NORMAN — OU officially released its 2021 non-conference schedule Monday.Though the schedule is as expected, here's three...

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Tramel: Big 12 could be underdogs in majority of SEC Challenge games

The Big 12 is considered one of the nation's best basketball leagues this season, but will that hold up vs. SEC?

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OU football: In Joe Jon Finley, former Sooners say it's 'easy to want to play for a guy like that'

NORMAN — It didn’t take long for the young coach to make an impression on newly arrived Taylor McNamara. As then-tight...

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OU men's basketball: De'Vion Harmon's faith, Austin Reaves' second half help Sooners upset No. 9 Kansas

It wasn’t an act of defiance or confrontation. Instead, it was a moment of confidence in the player who has been OU’s top...

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Carlson: OU men's basketball gets best game from De'Vion Harmon after Sooner guard's worst week

Watching his teammates dribble out the final seconds of the game, De’Vion Harmon waved his arms, then clapped his hands and...

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Tramel: How OU football alum Daryl Williams connected with Bills Mafia

Daryl Williams drove home from Bills Stadium on Sept. 13, his first game as a Buffalo blocker. The Bills had beaten the Jets...

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OU men's basketball: Takeaways from Sooners' 75-68 win over Kansas

NORMAN — De'Vion Harmon had another big day, Austin Reaves came on strong in the second half and OU pulled off a 75-68 win over...

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OU men's basketball: After return from COVID-19, Brady Manek's role figures to expand vs. Kansas

NORMAN — Sitting at home two Saturdays ago, Brady Manek was a mess. Manek was in Harrah while his OU teammates were more than...

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How to watch OU vs. Kansas men's basketball: Live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

OU vs. No. 9 Kansas When: 11 a.m. Saturday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: ESPN (Cox 29/HD 720, Dish 140, DirecTV 206,...

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Carlson: Mike Stoops at Texas would've been something for OU football fans — something bizarre

A member of the Stoops family in burnt orange. Yep, a Texas Longhorn. For about 12 hours, it was happening. A report surfaced...

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How OU gymnast Spencer Goodell used his COVID lockdown to prepare for ‘statement’ junior year

Spencer Goodell turned a challenging, lengthy offseason into a pivotal opportunity. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the...

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

OU at No. 9 Baylor When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas Streaming: ESPN+ Radio: KOKC 1520 AM, KREF 99.3...

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Mike Stoops to Texas? Steve Sarkisian says former Sooners DC won't be Longhorns' LB coach, per report

There are conflicting reports that former Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops wasexpected to join Steve Sarkisian's...

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Big 12 sets up back-to-back Bedlam basketball matchups between OU, Oklahoma State

Back-to-back Bedlam is happening.Last week’s postponed men’s basketball game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State has been...

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Tramel: OU-Nebraska, Clemson-Georgia among college football's top 2021 non-conference games

From Ohio State-Oregon to Notre Dame-Southern Cal, great non-conference games should return to the gridiron in 2021

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OU football's Bob Kalsu, OSU football's Mike Gundy headline 2021 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame class

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced its latest class of inductees Wednesday. Headlining the 2021 class are OSU football...

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Tramel: Elijah Harkless has brought a blue collar to OU basketball

Will Kruger stick with four-guard lineup now that Manek has returned?

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Tramel: Turning 60 years old just means more memories to add to the stash

Thirty years ago this week, I penned a column for the Norman Transcript on turning 30 years old. Funny thing about math. Some...

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OU men's basketball: Three takeaways from Sooners' win vs. Kansas State

NORMAN — Alondes Williams streaked toward the basket and elevated, slamming the ball home just before the buzzer to put a...

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Morning roundup: Sooners, Cowgirls in D1 Softball's preseason Top 10

COLLEGES Sooners, Cowgirls in D1 Softball's preseason Top 10 The Big 12 has four top-25 teams in the D1 Softball preseason...

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OU football: Sooners add Penn State transfer QB Micah Bowens II

NORMAN — The NCAA transfer portal was fruitful for OU for the second consecutive day Tuesday, when Penn State quarterback...

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OU football: Joe Jon Finley joins Sooners staff

NORMAN — Joe Jon Finley is headed back to OU.The former Sooners tight end was announced Tuesday as associate head coach for...

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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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Tramel: San Diego Padres' Ted Leitner credits Oklahoma State for a great broadcasting career

Leitner, a New Yorker, got his broadcasting start as an OSU undergrad

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Carlson: Tired of Alabama, Ohio State and Co. always in College Football Playoff? Here's a fix

A week has passed since the college football season came to a close with Alabama and Ohio State playing for the national...

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How to watch OU vs. Kansas State men's basketball: Live stream, TV channel, game time, lineups

OU vs. Kansas State When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Lloyd Noble Center in Norman TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722, Dish...

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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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Tramel: Tennessee's firing of Jeremy Pruitt reminds us that college football job security is shaky

Good jobs don't mean just prime opportunity; job security should matter, too

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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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Tramel: Baker Mayfield hasn't had a cocoon like Patrick Mahomes enjoys, but give it time

Baker Mayfield is the old man of quarterbacks in the American Football Conference playoffs. He’s also the least accomplished....

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What Baker Mayfield has in common with Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning and Bo Jackson

Baker Mayfield is not the first athlete to have success as a pitchman in a series of commercials for the same product. Here are...

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Carlson: Browns' NFL Playoff success isn't Baker Mayfield's only win. Here's how his commercials took off.

Matt Dillon marvels at Baker Mayfield’s output and efficiency. Time can be short. Direction can be minimal. Pressure can be...

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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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OU women's gymnastics: Sooners to host Utah in top-three showdown

For the first time in coach K.J. Kindler’s 15-year tenure as OU women's gymnastics coach, the Sooners will welcome Utah for a...

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Morning roundup: Former Broken Arrow ace to join Phillies bullpen

MLB Former Broken Arrow ace will join Phillies bullpen The Philadelphia Phillies and reliever Archie Bradley have reportedly...

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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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Tramel: With Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, this is the golden age of aged quarterbacks

Older quarterbacks once were a playoff rarity, but that's no longer the case

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Bedlam men's basketball: Oklahoma State vs. OU game postponed due to positive COVID-19 test

The first Bedlam men’s basketball matchup is postponed due to COVID-19.

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