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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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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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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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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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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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OU football: Sooners aiding Missouri State testing

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

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

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

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

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

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OU football now 16th in 2021 team recruiting rankings

After nabbing the No. 1 quarterback in the class on the Fourth of July, and earning a surprising mid-July three-star commit,...

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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Big 12 football: Virtual media day set for Monday

The Big 12’s annual football media days have undergone significant changes this year, but fans will still have an opportunity...

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Carlson: Why OU football shouldn't be the only one moving openers to Week Zero

Wednesday marks a significant date — one month until the start of college football. Maybe. All of college football is up in...

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

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

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Carlson: Why former OU football player Josh Norman had a 40th birthday to remember

This might make a few of you feel old — players who were on OU’s 2000 national championship football team are turning 40....

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Former OU softball star Paige Parker joins Tulsa coaching staff

Tulsa softball head coach Crissy Strimple announced the team has added former Oklahoma All-American pitcher Paige Parker to...

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College football 2020: After talk of collaboration, conferences go their own way

Plans for the college football season, if it is played, should start coming into focus this week. They will trickle down from...

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Opinion: Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says to expect 'disruptions' to 2020 college football season

If Major League Baseball can’t get through one week of its abbreviated season without a coronavirus-related cancellation, what...

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Welcome to 'The Dirty Meadow': Home of Korn Ferry golfers and ex-Sooners Grant Hirschman, Max McGreevy and Charlie Saxon

It’s not long after you walk in “The Dirty Meadow” — more on that later — that you realize it’s a golf-friendly house. Maybe...

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Max McGreevy, Edmond Santa Fe and OU alum, earns first win on Korn Ferry Tour

Max McGreevy had a simple message for his caddie Sunday afternoon. The former Edmond Santa Fe and University of Oklahoma...

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Opinion: Re-discovering that there’s no one-size-fits-all for college football

So now, we’re in a staring contest. Who will be the first to decide the fate of 2020 fall college football: College football’s...

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Texas, Oklahoma rise to top of the Big 12 football recruiting rankings

The 2021 Big 12 football recruiting rankings are beginning to take a familiar shape as Oklahoma begins pushing its way towards...

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How OU's Spencer Rattler and other college stars stand to benefit from advanced NIL rules

OU football has been ahead of the curve when it comes to helping players begin to establish their own personal brands in...

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

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

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NCAA Board of Governors kicks decision on fall sports amid COVID-19 pandemic to August

The NCAA Board of Governors elected not to make any decisions at their meeting Friday about the fate of fall sports, instead...

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

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

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

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

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Oklahomans had a personal attachment to fallen Sooner

50 years ago this week, Kalsu was killed in Vietnam, but many Oklahomans remember him

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Tramel: John Blake remained popular with OU football, despite losing

John Blake had a big personality. Friendly and warm and genuine. If he had any animosity in his bones, no one between Sand...

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OU football: For third consecutive week, Sooners report no active COVID-19 cases

For third consecutive week, Sooners report no active COVID-19 cases For the third consecutive week, OU football’s COVID-19 test...

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John Blake timeline: Former OU football coach had a trailblazing career

Former OU player and head coach John Blake died of a heart attack. He was 59. Blake had a career in football few can replicate,...

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Big 12 presidents could wait two more weeks, maybe longer, before making fall sports decisions

Big 12 presidents are comfortable waiting two more weeks and maybe longer before making any definitive decisions about the...

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

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

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

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

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NCAA football oversight asks board for time on fall sports

The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association's Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether...

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Tramel: The Oklahoman digital campaign is vital to the city and the state

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OU baseball: Enid's Blake Priest commits to Sooners

Enid pitcher Blake Priest committed to the Sooners on Wednesday.

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Playing college football in the spring might sound easy but plenty of hurdles and questions exist

During an education roundtable last week with Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials, LSU coach Ed Orgeron...

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OU football: Fans will not be allowed to attend Sooners at Army with New York order

With college football in 2020 still hanging in the balance, OU’s season has already taken a significant hit. OU is...

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

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

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Uncertainty abounds as college football teams scramble to find games

Arkansas State's opener at Memphis on Sept. 5. was still on the schedule as of Tuesday. That much athletic director Terry...

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

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

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Tramel: Former OU football star Bob Kalsu gave the ultimate sacrifice 50 years ago today in Vietnam

Bob Kalsu will forever be 25. Forever the fun-loving man’s man who exuded confidence. Forever the golfer who drove par-4’s and...

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OU football: Sooners get commitment from 2022 WR Jordan Hudson

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

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OU men’s golf: Norman North’s Jake Hopper commits to Sooners

The Norman North golfer announced Monday night on Twitter he has committed to OU.

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

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

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

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

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OU football: If Army game gets called off, which team could the Sooners face instead?

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state, OU’s highly anticipated game at Army is looking increasingly less likely. The...

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Opinion: Pandemic impacting finances, spending at OU, OSU, but both have one big thing in their favor — no allotments

Budget cuts have been made at Oklahoma State. Nothing has been formally announced, but deputy director of athletics Chad...

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Opinion: It's time to admit college football this fall is a pipe dream

The tough news keeps coming, as the calendar keeps rolling, and as we sit some six weeks away from the college football season,...

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Are college football players the 'guinea pig' for COVID-19 protocol planning at universities?

It was late June, two days before a college football player left home for school and voluntary workouts, when he got a group...

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

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

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Big 12 football: OU, OSU predicted to finish 1-2 in conference title race

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding a 2020 college football season, one aspect remains constant: OU was selected as the...

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OU basketball: Sooner men's, women's teams to return to workouts on July 20

OU men's and women's basketball teams will begin voluntary workouts beginning on July 20, the teams announced on Friday in a...

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OU football: Sooners gain commitment from three-star ATH Caleb Johnson

Three-star athlete Caleb Johnson committed to play for Oklahoma on Thursday, marking the 12th commitment for Lincoln...

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NCAA lays out guidance for athlete testing, other safety protocols for college sports

The NCAA Sport Science Institute released its latest return-to-sports guidelines and recommendations Thursday for athletes...

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OU football: Sooners post zero positive COVID-19 tests, no active cases among players, staff

OU football released new COVID-19 testing information Thursday morning and announced zero positive tests and 18 total...

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All-Big 12 preseason football team: OSU's Chuba Hubbard and OU's Spencer Rattler receive top honors

There may not be a college football season this fall thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But if we get one, the expectation is...

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'It's working': OU chief COVID officer praises football program's safety protocols, testing numbers after two weeks

Dr. Dale Bratzler is often swamped with disheartening news. As OU's chief COVID officer, Bratzler is tasked with planning how...

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Big 12 football virtual media days postponed until Aug. 3

The event was originally scheduled for July 20-21

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OU football: Sooners RB Kennedy Brooks named to Doak Walker Award watch list

Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks was added to the Doak Walker Award watch list on Wednesday. The award is presented to the...

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Former OU football star Kenny Stills facing felony charge after arrest at Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville

Kenny Stills, a wide receiver for the NFL's Houston Texans, is among the 87 protesters facing felony charges after being...

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Opinion: College football's wait-and-see crowd are waiting to see what you — yes, you — do to stop spread of coronavirus

The Southeastern Conference isn’t ready to make a decision about football. Here’s guessing the Big 12 won’t be either. When the...

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Future of Big 12 football season? Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says 'it's too early' to decide

Future of Big 12 football season? Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says 'it's too early' to decide

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OU baseball: Sooners gain commitment from Owasso grad David Sandlin

OU baseball coach Skip Johnson landed a commitment from pitcher David Sandlin, who announced the news Tuesday on Twitter.

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OU football assistant coach DeMarco Murray a part of potential New York Mets ownership group

Oklahoma running backs coach DeMarco Murray is involved in a bid to purchase the New York Mets, per a report from...

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More than $100 million at stake if other Power 5 schools eliminate non-conference games

On Friday, New Mexico State — which heavily relies on revenue from football guarantee games — learned that one of its big-money...

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OU football: QB Caleb Williams, five-star Sooners commit, has plan to become No. 1 pick in NFL Draft

Caleb Williams’ seven-step plan begins with reaching the next level of competition, which the five-star quarterback out of...

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Opinion: Bobby Petrino gets another chance in the Ozarks. His first game back vs. OU should 'be a lot of fun'

Bobby Petrino is back in the Ozarks. In Springfield, Missouri, the gateway to all of Branson’s jollity. Petrino is 143 miles...

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Opinion: What's an NBA halftime performer do when there's no halftime? Red Panda cleans her house — a lot

Rong Niu is excited about the return of the NBA. She has cleaned her house more times than she can count. She has watched her...

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Medical experts: Plan for conference-only football has merit, is step in right direction

Scheduling flexibility, the mitigation of risk that comes with travel and the ability to share testing protocols were the...

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Castiglione seeks open date after each of OU's first two games

Sooners ask for waiver to play Missouri State in Zero Week

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Opinion: Big Ten's conference-only football schedule is understandable, but Big 12 won't follow for now

In March, during the early days of the pandemic, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby spoke about the cooperation among the Power 5...

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OU football: Sooners report no new cases of COVID-19, five total recoveries

OU released its second round of testing results Thursday afternoon, and it reported no new positive coronavirus out of 89 total...

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With no State Fair of Texas, could OU-Texas become a night game?

Sooners and Longhorns always play in the daytime, but that could change in 2020

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Polio didn't stop Clancy's love of sports

From All-State football to the Journalism Hall of Fame, Clancy loved sports

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'A special, special talent': Latrell McCutchin's commitment a big recruiting win for OU football

It hasn’t taken long for Latrell McCutchin to capture the hearts of Sooner fans. The four-star cornerback committed to OU on...

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Some fans agree on Redskins name change; some don't

Readers split on change of Washington Redskins name

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Opinion: OU-Texas football without the State Fair would be weird. I've seen it — sort of

Opinion: OU-Texas football without the State Fair would be weird. I've seen it -- sort of

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Opinion: State Fair of Texas cancellation casts an ominous feeling for 2020 college football season

When Iowa canceled its State Fair a month ago, we figured the worst. The State Fair of Texas was shaky. Texans are serious...

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OU football: Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl up to Sooners, Longhorns after State Fair of Texas cancellation

The Red River Showdown will look different the next time the Sooners and Longhorns line up on the gridiron. They may play in...

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John Marshall High School had a powerhouse wrestling program in the 1960s

Editor of Amateur Wrestling News got his start at John Marshall

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State Fair of Texas canceled, but Joe Castiglione hopes Red River Showdown can go on at Cotton Bowl

For the first time since World War II, the State Fair of Texas has been canceled, the fair's board announced Tuesday morning.

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OU football: Caleb Williams' 'main goal right now' is recruiting more top prospects for Sooners

Last week was eventful for Caleb Williams. Williams, who is ranked as the No. 1 dual threat quarterback by the 247Sports...

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Q&A with ESPN’s Paul Finebaum: College football will 'keep moving the invisible deadline' on 2020 season

To those who don’t follow college football closely, Paul Finebaum might seem to have had a meteoric rise through the...

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Gurney says Mark Emmert's time is passed as NCAA president

Former OU athletics chief of academic is harsh in his assessment of Emmert

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

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

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Opinion: Recruiting OU football coach Lincoln Riley to take a $640,000 pay cut? Easy sell for Joe Castiglione.

Lincoln Riley had an in-home visit last week. He wasn’t the one visiting a recruit, though. Instead, Joe Castiglione paid a...

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Opinion: Moving 2020 college football season to spring might be only salvation in coronavirus pandemic

My pal Carey Murdock asked Lincoln Riley a question near the end of his Zoom press conference Friday. What OU defensive lineman...

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Opinion: Want football this fall? Don't be selfish. Wear a mask to slow COVID-19 spread

INDIANAPOLIS — Until we get a vaccination for the coronavirus, you’re the best hope we’ve got. Yes, you. And you and you. Also:...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Opinion: Fourth of July 2020 feels different for new U.S. citizen Franco Sui Yuan

Franco Sui Yuan moved from Los Angeles to Chicago to Oklahoma City, then back to Los Angeles, then back to Oklahoma City for...

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Terry Maxon remembers fondly the Sooners & the Rangers

The Game of the Century & Nolan Ryan's sixth no-hitter is not a bad list of games

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College basketball: Five-star prospect Daimion Collins has OU, OSU in top 10

Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are contenders for a five-star basketball prospect from Texas.Six-foot-8, 190-pound center Daimion...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twelves coronavirus cases remain active among OU football players

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Opinion: Uncertainty of starting college football on time grows as NCAA hands off hard questions

As the calendar turns to July, a month that is slated to bring the opening of college football preseason camps, social media...

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OU football: Four questions as Sooners open workouts Wednesday

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

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Opinion: 'Athlete A' Netflix documentary reminds us of OU gymnast Maggie Nichols' greatness on and off the mat

Maggie Nichols felt the love during her OU career. We lauded her. We praised her. We cheered her. It wasn’t enough. It can...

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Why I love sports: For Berry Tramel, watching grandkids play are most-cherished memories

The field sat at the bottom of a hill next to our house in Joplin. I was in first grade. We spent two years in Missouri,...

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OU football: COVID officer says school doing 'everything we possibly can' with players set for return

Dale Bratzler was announced as OU’s chief COVID officer on June 8, and since then, the state of Oklahoma has seen more than...

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Opinion: Players' actions could determine college football's fate

Many are the people who will make or break this college football season. With the coronavirus cases surging and the sport’s...

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Opinion: Story behind the story of 'Athlete A' and the USA Gymnastics scandal

In March 2016, I was recovering from a serious heart attack. My mother, for whom I’d been the primary caregiver for more than...

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Ahead of return to campus, OU football releases coronavirus protocols

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

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

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

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

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

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Edmond-based Skinz League founder confident in safety protocols after Buddy Hield tests positive for coronavirus

The Skinz League adopted a new policy for its games Wednesday night. “For preventative measures and everyone’s safety, we now...

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

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

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Upgraded Sooner Schooner revealed

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

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Report: Buddy Hield tests positive for coronavirus

Sacramento Kings guard and former OU star Buddy Hield has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to The Athletic.

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Upgraded Sooner Schooner revealed

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

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

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

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Blake Griffin starts podcast to address mental, physical health

Former Sooner Blake Griffin is set to launch "The Pursuit of Healthiness," a podcast that will feature a famous lineup of...

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

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

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Ancer playing well but still seeking first win

He’s as smooth on the course as the silky tequila he’s associated with, and while Abraham Ancer hasn’t broken through on the...

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Former OU star Abraham Ancer still hasn't won, but he keeps getting closer

He’s as smooth on the course as the silky tequila he’s associated with, and while Abraham Ancer hasn’t broken through on the...

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Baker Mayfield urges Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute Julius Jones' death sentence

Baker Mayfield urges Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute Julius Jones' death sentence

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Why I love sports: Wayne Wells is a true Oklahoma sports hero

Editor's note: Three-time Olympic wrestler and former coach R. Wayne Baughman, who won the 1962 NCAA title while at OU, follows...

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College marching bands ponder pandemic performances: 'Didn't cover this in ... how to be a band director classes'

At the barest of bare minimums, the Michigan Marching Band could play “The Victors” with 32 people. If necessary, a song that...

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As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?

Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before...

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PGA: Webb Simpson edges former Oklahoma standout Abraham Ancer for RBC Heritage championship

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Nothing about this RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament was normal. So maybe it was...

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

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

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Bennie Owen's 98-year-old daughter cherishes the memories of OU football's founding father

Dorothy Ann Bryan’s knees are gone, but otherwise she’s in great health, which puts her ahead of the curve, considering she is...

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OU projecting $25 million decrease in athletic department revenue in 2021

The OU Board of Regents is projecting at least a $25 million decline in revenue for the athletic department for the fiscal year...

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Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby says thinking football teams won't test positive for COVID-19 'not realistic'

At the moment, Texas has no plans to stop voluntary football workouts even though 13 Longhorns have tested positive or presumed...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says Sooners have had 'a player or two' exposed or tested positive for coronavirus

OU football coach Lincoln Riley said in an interview on ESPN's Golic and Wingo show that multiple of his players have either...

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Former Sooner Roy Finch charged with felony assault and battery

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

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Dr. Anthony Fauci: Football players need a 'bubble,' season 'may not happen' with coronavirus second wave

The returns of the NBA, WNBA, MLS, and NWSL amid the COVID pandemic are predicated around forming a "bubble" environment for...

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'The best softball facility bar none': USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium, home of the WCWS, goes from gem to crown jewel with recent renovations

Full disclosure: Craig Cress has a vested interest in Hall of Fame Stadium. He’s the executive director of USA Softball, which...

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Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray says he will kneel for national anthem in 2020 NFL season

Kyler Murray made a declarative statement on Wednesday when he talked to reporters about how, “I will always stand up for...

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OU football: Sooners pick up commitment from Oregon defensive end

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

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Opinion: Big 12 football coaching jobs rank right with Pac-12, behind on the SEC

Big 12 ranks right with Pac-12, behind on the SEC, in status of football jobs

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Trailer for 'Athlete A' documentary featuring Maggie Nichols released, film set to premiere June 24

A trailer for 'Athlete A,' a documentary centering on former OU gymnast Maggie Nichols' sexual assault allegations against...

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Stoops latest Sooner to join HOF ballot

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

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

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

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Opinion: Can OU football form a new 'Triplets' leadership team of Lincoln Riley, Joe Castiglione and Joe Harroz?

Bob Stoops coached Sooner football for 18 years and six months. OU had one president during that time. Lincoln Riley had three...

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New name, images, likeness lawsuit against NCAA could put hundreds of millions of dollars at stake

Attorneys acting on behalf of two current college athletes on Monday filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and the...

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OU planning for a 'dynamic' ticket experience

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'We never put anything in front of that': Lincoln Riley urges players to focus on mental health during time of pandemic, racial strife

With OU football players returning to campus on July 1 for voluntary workouts, the program will see its first step in a return...

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COVID-19 cases haven't deterred college football's quest to return, but when would they?

For all of the questions that lack answers, the biggest — for sports in our portion of the world, at least — keeps inching...

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OU football: President Joe Harroz calls Sooners' financial impact 'eye-opening and certainly a focus during the pandemic'

NORMAN — Joe Harroz arrived at Georgetown University for law school in 1989, fresh off an OU economics degree. He arrived...

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As college football begins its return, coronavirus cases at some schools show the roadblocks that may lie ahead

DALLAS — Not along ago, Texas football coach Tom Herman saw new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich scribbling away on a...

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OU football: For president Joe Harroz, the 2020 college football season is a constant topic for Sooners and Big 12 in pandemic

You want percentages on the upcoming football season? OU president Joe Harroz will give you a percentage. Seventy percent....

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Trae Young on losing social media followers for protesting racial inequality: 'That's OK. That's necessary'

In the past, professional athletes often faced immediate backlash for speaking out on racial issues. Some lost endorsement...

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Opinion: We might be seeing a wild, wild west of college football and coronavirus testing

As college football players have returned to campus for voluntary workouts this month, we’ve seen a parade of announcements...

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Why I love sports: R. Wayne Baughman's All-American life made special by countless people

Editor's note: Three-time Olympic wrestler and former coach R. Wayne Baughman, who also was a three-time All-American and 1962...

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‘That’s what it should look like’: OU’s Skip Johnson sees loss of entire weekend rotation to MLB Draft as representative of program’s strength

Skip Johnson likely faces the daunting task of replacing his entire weekend rotation of pitchers going into the 2021 season...

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Big 12 basketball: OU's Lon Kruger, OSU's Mike Boynton say teams will have Nov. 3 Election Day off to vote

Oklahoma's Lon Kruger and Oklahoma State's Mike Boynton, along with the eight other Big 12 men's basketball coaches, released a...

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OU football: Athletic director Joe Castiglione says coronavirus testing for team could cost up to $18,000

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione shared some insight Friday morning about the pricing for coronavirus tests the Sooners...

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Opinion: If Kirk Ferentz leaves Iowa, would the Hawkeyes try to lure back a Stoops brother?

Kirk Ferentz is one of the more anonymous head coaches in college football history. He’s been Iowa’s coach for 21 years, which...

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Florida governor signs college athlete NIL compensation bill

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed into law a bill that will allow college athletes in the state to earn money from...

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Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young, family agree to donate $4 million for multi-sport facility in Norman

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young is once again in the spotlight for his work in Norman. Young, the former OU guard and Norman...

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MLB Draft: OU catcher Brady Lindsly goes in fourth round to Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals selected an OU pitcher in the first round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday. They added a Sooner catcher...

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Pete Kron, longtime OU assistant track coach, dies at 74

Oklahoma Baptist University assistant track and field coach passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 74.

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MLB Draft: OU's Dane Acker selected in fourth round by Oakland Athletics

Dane Acker "pitched a no-no earlier this year. He'll fit right in."

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MLB Draft: OU's Levi Prater selected in third round by St. Louis Cardinals

NORMAN — Oklahoma left-handed pitcher Levi Prater was drafted in the third round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals on...

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Joe C. says he learned much from protesters while marching with them Saturday

Castiglione says we've reached a tipping point in systemic oppression

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MLB Draft: OU pitcher Cade Cavalli selected in first round by Washington Nationals

OU junior pitcher Cade Cavalli was selected with the No. 22 overall pick Wednesday in the first round of the MLB Draft by...

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MLB Draft: Marlins select former Mustang star Daxton Fulton in second round

Fulton, the 6-foot-6, 220 pound left-handed pitcher from Mustang High School, was selected No. 40 overall in the Major League...

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OU football: Sooners center Creed Humphrey selected to Walter Camp preseason All-American team

The 2020 college football season is months away, but the honors are starting to roll in for Creed Humphrey.

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How 'The Last Dance' on Michael Jordan and the Bulls gave Trae Young offseason motivation

For five consecutive weeks, Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young spent his Sunday evening the same way nearly five million other...

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‘It was a total shock’: OU softball signee Jayda Coleman earns Gatorade National Player of the Year honor

OU softball signee Jayda Coleman was surprised when she learned she had been named Gatorade National Softball Player of the...

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MLB Draft: OU commit Ed Howard selected by Chicago Cubs

Oklahoma baseball commit Ed Howard was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday.Howard, a...

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OU is planning for fans, but making no predictions

Among the changes are digital ticketing and electronic concessions

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OU athletic director Joe Castiglione wants to make Nov. 3 election mandatory day off for student-athletes and staff

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione on Wednesday discussed the importance of voting and how the athletic department can...

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College baseball: NCAA grants roster relief for 2020-21

College baseball programs were granted some roster relief from the NCAA on Wednesday.According to D1Baseball.com, the NCAA...

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NCAA finalizing plan for extended college football preseason

After the pandemic wiped out spring practice for most major college football teams, an NCAA plan to extend the preseason by two...

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‘Everything just depends on the draft’: OU's Skip Johnson, OSU's Josh Holliday prepare for roster challenges with shortened MLB Draft

Between a shortened MLB Draft and every collegiate player receiving an additional year of eligibility, some college baseball...

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OU softball great Lauren Chamberlain headlines ESPN all-time team

As far as college softball first basemen go, Lauren Chamberlain is the People's Champ.

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Former UAB quarterback now a country music star

Watson Brown coached Hunt with Alabama-Birmingham

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Building bubbles: Cautious first steps toward college football season

College football is scheduled to kick off in less than three months and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that games...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley, three years after filling Bob Stoops' shoes, has Sooners on right path with a few steps left to take

In just three years, Lincoln Riley has taken over one of the most prestigious brands in college football, put his stamp on the...

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Why I love sports: Former Sooners broadcaster Bob Burke blessed to discover St. Louis Cardinals on KMOX in 1955

Editor's note: Oklahoma City attorney Bob Burke, an original member of the boards of the Jim Thorpe Association and the...

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

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

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NCAA President Mark Emmert: 2020 college football season could look dramatically different

In a telephone call this week with Congressional leaders and several professional sports executives, NCAA President Mark Emmert...

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

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'They just want justice for him': Trae Young, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin request Gov. Stitt to commute sentence of Oklahoma inmate on death row

NBA stars Trae Young, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin wrote to Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's Pardon & Parole Board,...