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'It's heartbreaking, gut-wrenching': ESPN softball crew feeling incomplete on week of canceled Women’s College World Series

Jenny Dalton-Hill sat on her porch and needed about 20 seconds to articulate her answer when asked what losing the 2020 Women’s...

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OU women's gymnastics: Maggie Nichols named Big 12 female athlete of the year

Former Oklahoma gymnast Maggie Nichols won the Big 12 Female Athlete of The Year for the second time in her career.

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Why I love sports: SEC Network's Dari Nowkhah 'smallest kid in my class' determined to live out dream

Editor's note: SEC Network lead anchor Dari Nowkhah, a Tulsa native and OU graduate, tells The Oklahoman why he loves sports....

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College football's lessons from 1918: Old pandemic is a murky guide for sports

The image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social...

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Sooners plan to resume well after many other Power 5 schools

Voluntary workouts are not the traditional organized summer workouts

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West Virginia ranks No. 1 among Big 12 nonconference schedules

Texas, as usual, plays a great schedule, too

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'It’s softball time in Oklahoma': After 30 years in Oklahoma City, the WCWS has forged a bunch of memories

The Women’s College World Series was scheduled to start this week, for its 30th run in Oklahoma City. Alas, the coronavirus...

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Why I love sports: OU baseball coach Skip Johnson says, 'It reveals passion. It determines your future.'

Editor's note: OU baseball coach Skip Johnson tells The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber why he loves sports. Sports means relationships....

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These Duke doctors are working with NFL, Big 12 to mitigate coronavirus spread among teams

In the more than two months since the suspension of all NBA activities ushered in an unprecedented era without sports,...

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

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

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OU football: TV pioneer Johnny Shannon was a Bud Wilkinson-era staple

Johnny Shannon enjoyed doing things nobody ever did. And so Shannon did them, for WKY-TV over four decades. Shannon shot the...

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'Well, we’re watching grass grow': WCWS absence leaves a hole in OKC hearts

Drive across the parking lot to Hall of Fame Stadium, and you can’t stop looking up. If you’ve been to softball’s field of...

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Morning roundup: SEC, Big 12 to allow football workouts on campus next month

COLLEGES SEC, Big 12 to allow football workouts on campus next month Southeastern Conference schools will be able to bring...

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Coaches, ADs cash in on academic success as schools brace for financial woes

Amid financial difficulties related to the coronavirus pandemic, there are some aspects of college sports business proceeding...

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Momentum growing for fans this college football season

Gov. Greg Abbott has talked with Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby

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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Ex-Sooner Dionnah Jackson-Durrett ready for her new role as the instructor of Texas' point guards

Over the course of her basketball career, Dionnah Jackson-Durrett has traveled to Austin plenty of times. In February of 2002,...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley says players back on campus is 'ridiculous.' Will he bring them back in wake of NCAA vote?

Lincoln Riley took on the Southeastern Conference last week. He’s not the first Sooner coach to take aim at the SEC; Bob Stoops...

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NCAA allows resumption of voluntary team activities in Division I football and basketball

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday voted to allow athletes in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball to resume...

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

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

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OU athletics announces transition to digital ticketing

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

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College football players could face coronavirus testing every two or three days upon return

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday he envisions college football players needing to be tested for COVID-19...

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Opinion: As college football plans are discussed, it's time for athletes to have a say

College athletes, your moment of ultimate leverage has arrived. It’s time to use it. All over the country right now, coaches...

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

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

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OU football: Some optimistic that fans could be in the stands this season

Let’s get straight to the biggest question in these parts since Who Shot J.R.? Will we have football in the fall? I’m generally...

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

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

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Morning roundup: OU wrestling adds Virginia Tech transfer Mitch Moore

COLLEGES OU wrestling adds Virginia Tech transfer Mitch Moore OU wrestling coach Lou Rosselli announced the addition via...

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OU football: Army game at Michie Stadium could be imperiled by pandemic

OU-Army at historic Michie Stadium already was in danger once. Now it’s in danger again. The long-scheduled game, set for Sept....

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Pete Carroll or Bob Stoops: Which was the better hire?

ESPN ranks Saban, Swinney 1-2 in best coaching hires of the last quarter century

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NCAA medical chief explains what it might take for college football to return in 2020

Two weeks from the date some college athletics departments are targeting for allowing athletes to start returning to campus for...

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College football: Texas at Oklahoma State figures to be Big 12's most important game

We don’t know if or when college football will start, and we don’t know which games will remain intact, but to remind us of...

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

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

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Why I Love Sports: OU's Jade Degouveia had competitiveness honed by gymnastics

Editor’s note: Former OU gymnast Jade Degouveia tells The Oklahoman why she loves sports. I think more than anything right...

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Oklahoma football season: Hope for the best, prepare...

Just like most every college football season, the anticipation is half the fun. Bedlam in Norman, which has become the best...

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OU football: 2021 commitment list

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

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OU football: Building players' brands the new order in the NCAA

Endorsements and social-media money are coming to college athletes. Coming very soon. Going to be voted on in January. Likely...

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

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

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Sooners pick up commitment from five-star WR Mario Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OU cut her team, but sports eventually won her back and changed her life. She wants the same for kids living through the pandemic

Editor's note: This is the latest in an occasional series about former athletes who find themselves on the front lines of the...

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If Pac-12 goes conference-games only, an OSU-Michigan game makes a lot of sense

The pandemic could wreak havoc on college football scheduling

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Courtney Paris returning to OU as assistant coach

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

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OU football: Pandemic gives football coaches a chance for precious time with their families

When Alex Grinch says goodnight to 10-year-old Tyler and 8-year-old Corbi, the OU defensive coordinator adds a followup. “I’ll...

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

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

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Courtney Paris returning to Sooners as assistant coach

Paris replaces Coquese Washington on Sherri Coale's staff

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'It's something out of dream': Shortening of MLB Draft leaves local OU, OSU, high school stars facing tough decisions

Dominic Johnson’s draft stock was supposed to take a big leap this spring. The speedy outfielder felt better than ever in four...

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Eliminating non-conference games would help administrative decisions

Leagues discussing all kinds of ways to save college football

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What if Troy Aikman had caused Mike Gundy to go to OU?

My what-if series of Oklahoma sports concluded recently, and it seems to have been well-received. I enjoyed writing the series...

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Why I love sports: OU football sideline reporter Chris Plank blessed to be a part of 'the ultimate uniter'

Editor's note: OU football sideline reporter Chris Plank tells The Oklahoman why he loves sports. I was Marcus Allen with a...

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

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

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NCAA's name, image and likeness issue begs this question: What's the going rate for athletic endorsers?

The NCAA’s name/image/likeness debate reached new ground last week when its board of governors approved recommendations that...

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Harroz: ‘Belief’ is there for sports in fall

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

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NCAA's Mark Emmert says he can't see sports starting if schools are online-only

NCAA President Mark Emmert said Friday night he does not think sports can return at schools operating in an online-only...

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OU women's basketball selected as Play4Kay national winners

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

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

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

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Opinion: Get ready for college football chaos this summer, with no one in charge and leagues itching to play

For all its pageantry and popularity, college football has long been a disorganized, beautiful disaster with nobody in charge...

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With CeeDee Lamb on the field, the Dallas Cowboys’ offense might be as ‘Dak friendly’ as it can get

It was more than 10 years ago, 2009 to be exact, when Jerry Jones coined the phrase “Romo Friendly.” The Cowboys owner was...

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

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

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Big 12 schools intend to open in fall, giving football hope

All 10 schools in the Big 12 Conference expect their campuses to be open in the fall, a key step toward launching fall sports....

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OSU football: Chuba Hubbard wins Cornish Trophy

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State star running back Chuba Hubbard is now officially the top Canadian player in the country.Hubbard...

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

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

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Opinion: ESPN poll confirms Trae Young’s superstar potential and one big weakness

It’s a great sign for the Atlanta Hawks that Trae Young is even included in ESPN’s poll on which young player that NBA...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Frontline workers thanked with free tacos, cameo from Bob Stoops

Shelter-in-place rules are being relaxed, but kindness is not taking a vacation. On Tuesday, frontline workers who have been...

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

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

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Opinion: 10 ways colleges should cut bloated athletic spending during pandemic

ORLANDO, Fla. — We all know the dire economic repercussions for college athletics if there is no football season this fall — or...

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NFL Draft: Carson Wentz embracing Philadelphia Eagles' decision to select Jalen Hurts

The Philadelphia Eagles' decision to draft Jalen Hurts in the second round has been one of the most intensely debated NFL...

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Don Shula, NFL's winningest coach, had intensity that made him legendary

Uwe von Schamann used to sit in on the offense's meetings during his playing days with the Miami Dolphins. He didn't have to be...

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

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

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New NCAA rule can't harm parity -- there isn't any in college football

A small collection of schools are getting a bigger chunk of the talent

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Referee Mike Defee shares stories from the cauldron of Big 12 football

Outgoing Big 12 referee Mike Defee’s tales from the front: On OSU coach Mike Gundy: “Mike was great. Mike’s competitive. He’s...

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Big 12 football will miss Mike Defee, but retiring referee 'won’t be a stranger'

Big 12 referee Mike Defee noticed Orlando Brown early in Brown’s OU career. Of course, Brown was hard to miss at 6-foot-7, 350...

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

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

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Why I love sports: OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coales says 'sports magnify everything'

Editor's note: OU women's basketball coach Sherri Coale tells The Oklahoman why she loves sports. Sports are a whetstone....

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2021 NFL mock draft: OSU's Chuba Hubbard, OU's Creed Humphrey make the cut in this way-too-early projection

Projecting the future of this mad, mad, mad, mad world is a fool’s errand. Lucky for you I’m a completist fool and couldn’t...

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NCAA game-changer: What's next for athletes, schools, shoe companies and video games?

From the moment the NCAA acknowledged it had no choice other than allowing college athletes to earn income from their name,...

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NFL Draft 2021: Meet the Big 12’s top 20 prospects entering the 2020 college football season

The NFL Draft concluded last Saturday night with 21 players from the Big 12 finding new homes in professional football. It was...

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Why is CeeDee Lamb getting No. 88? The Dallas Cowboys’ complicated history with numbers.

The Dallas Cowboys handed CeeDee Lamb No. 88, which begs the question, If the number is so cherished why not just retire it?...

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OU football: What if Troy Aikman didn't break his ankle against Miami? The Dallas Cowboys' dynasty might not have happened.

Miami defenders Jerome Brown and John McVeigh sandwiched Troy Aikman, Aikman’s ankle fractured, football history was changed...

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Why I love sports: Former OU gymnast Bre Showers says, 'They're what make me me'

Editor’s note: Former OU women’s gymnast Bre Showers tells The Oklahoman's Ryan Aber the role sports plays in her life. My...

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Opinion: NCAA softens name, image and likeness stance, and chaos will follow

INDIANAPOLIS — Take what you know about college athletics, stare at it for a moment, and shred it into mulch. Now dump it onto...

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

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

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Dallas Cowboys rookie WR CeeDee Lamb lands famed No. 88 jersey

DALLAS — CeeDee Lamb’s jersey is available on the NFL’s official marketplace. The number brings news. The Cowboys wide receiver...

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With no true wishbone, would Gundy have been a Sooner?

Gundy chose OSU over OU in large part because he wasn't a classic wishbone quarterback

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Athletes' endorsements is coming soon to the NCAA

Establishing a range of market value will be difficult for the NCAA in name/image/likeness reform

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‘Absolute monster’ Trent Williams welcomed by 49ers teammates

George Kittle first encountered Trent Williams on New Year’s Eve 2009 in El Paso, Texas. Nearly 11 years later, they will be...

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NCAA takes step toward allowing athletes to earn income from endorsements, social media content

The NCAA took a dramatic step Wednesday toward allowing college athletes to earn income for things like product endorsements...

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Undrafted NFL free agents have made their mark from OU and OSU

Wahoo McDaniel had the best pro career among undrafted Sooners. Tony Banfield was a three-time first-team all-AFL cornerback.

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

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

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Opinion: In Trent Williams trade, Pro Bowl OT and 49ers emerge as winners as Washington pays for mistakes

The Washington Redskins’ Trent Williams saga came to an end Saturday after a trade with the San Francisco 49ers on Day 3 of the...

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Curbside lunch at Ray's barbeque has its advantages

Ray was a cool-dude Sooner, and he remains a prince of a fellow

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NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles’ selection of Jalen Hurts, factoring in Carson Wentz, unprecedented

The Eagles aren’t the first team in the NFL to expend a high draft pick on a quarterback when they already had an established...

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Social media content delivery platforms are ready to cash in along with college athletes

Imagine a major-college quarterback with a sizable social media following who posts entertaining and informative updates about...

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NFL Draft: As Dallas Cowboys receive praise, one area is not to be overlooked

A top-level NFL executive, one with his own draft board and no skin in the NFC East game, took a round-by-round look Sunday at...

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‘All-time’: Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys elated after NFL Draft haul

Jerry Jones said credit the yacht. “I don’t know why,” the Cowboys owner said late Saturday from aboard his Bravo Eugenia,...

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Why I love sports: Jan Lane Warner has live quite the sporting life

Editor's note: Jan Lane Warner, former executive director of the OU Tip In Club and widow of former OU men's basketball coach...

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Undrafted OU, OSU standouts agree to NFL deals

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

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Opinion: Eagles' pick of QB Jalen Hurts puzzled many, but NFL Draft move makes sense for Philadelphia

In one of the most fascinating moves on Day 2 of the NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles used their second-round pick on...

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

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

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Former Sooners lineman Trent Williams traded to 49ers from Redskins

The San Francisco 49ers acquired seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins on Saturday....

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

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

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

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

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Eagles pick Jalen Hurts in second round

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

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NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys pick OU's CeeDee Lamb, follow trend of powerful offenses adding even more punch

When it came time for the Dallas Cowboys to make their first draft pick the other night, owner Jerry Jones appeared on our TVs...

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

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

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Seeing player and team personnel in their homes was a fun way to view the draft

The NFL Draft had become too glitzy; that was fixed by the remote telecast

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NFL second-round mock draft 2020: Where do OU's Jalen Hurts, best available players land?

The 2020 NFL draft resumes at 6 p.m. CT on Friday night. In anticipation of Round 2 – and with so many quality players still on...

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NFL Draft first-round winners, losers: Cowboys and Chargers shine selecting pair of Sooners

The first round of the 2020 NFL draft is complete. And, yes, there may be six rounds yet to go, but opening night of the...

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NFL Draft: The Dak Prescott story gives OU's Jalen Hurts hope in the pros

The streak is over. A Sooner quarterback did not go No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft. Now we go about the business of seeing if...

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

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

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

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

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NFL Draft: Sooners' history with draft helpful for recruiting

Five OU players are hoping to hear their names called during the NFL Draft in the coming days, and that can be just as big for...

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

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

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2017 Sooner offense among best in OU history

Only two starters not drafted off 2017 OU offense

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NFL Draft: Lincoln Riley getting a lot of questions about Lee Morris

On a conference call Wednesday, Lincoln Riley said Lee Morris is one of the players he gets asked about a lot.

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SoonersXtra: 2020 NFL Draft preview

Listen to the latest episode of the SoonersXtra podcast.

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NFL mock draft 2020: Former Sooners CeeDee Lamb, Kenneth Murray set to be AFC East rivals?

The 2020 NFL draft is nearly here. Hopefully it will dually provide relief to sports fans starved for an event that often...

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48 years ago, summer football magazines were all the rage

Street and Smith's 1972 yearbook is a nice stroll down Memory Lane

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Steve Zabel says NFL labor agreement will be a 'wonderful deal' for retired players

Steve Zabel was on the front lines of labor negotiations with the National Football League. Fifty years ago, Zabel and the...

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Transfer quarterbacks going first overall the new NFL Draft trend

Mayfield had the best career at his original school

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

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

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NFL Draft: Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray set up to participate in draft virtually

The OU linebacker is one of 58 prospects selected to participate virtually in the 2020 draft.

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

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

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NFL Draft: Why OU receiver CeeDee Lamb is making this process look easy

NORMAN — CeeDee Lamb sprinted toward a sideline packed with spectators during OU Pro Day, turned to locate the football, looked...

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Opinion: Vikings have reported interest in OT Trent Williams, but does it make sense?

The Vikings are looking to upgrade their offensive line in 2020, a subject on which I could probably just do a “ctrl+c” to copy...

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OU football All-American Zac Henderson, true freshman starter on 1974 title team, dies at age 64

Henderson's 15 career interceptions rank high on all-time OU list

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College football coaching staffs starting to trend younger, including Lincoln Riley's Sooners

Charlotte coach Will Healy was making the rounds at a men's basketball game not long after being hired in December 2018 when an...

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Why I love sports: Winning with Bud Wilkinson only part of a great sport odyssey for Chuck Bowman

Editor's note: Former Oklahoma football player and high school coach Chuck Bowman tells The Oklahoman why he loves sports....

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NFL Draft: Stigma, success rate paint bleak picture for Big 12 defensive backs at next level

The numbers don’t project good odds for players like Oklahoma State’s A.J. Green or OU’s Parnell Motley. We’re not talking...

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OU men's basketball: Help from transfer guards could come early for Sooners

NORMAN — The transfer portal has been flowing both ways for OU in recent weeks, and the Sooners could see the benefits of the...

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OU football: Sooners' recruiting efforts continue without spring game

NORMAN — Had the coronavirus pandemic not shuttered the sports world, OU football’s spring game would have been played...

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McDaniel became a wrestling star after OU

McDaniel's run to Chickasha mimicked a Shawnee-to-OKC run

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Why I love sports: Toby Rowland got hooked on sports at young age

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Sooners play-by-play man Toby Rowland tells The Oklahoman why he loves sports. My favorite place in...

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NFL Draft: Mel Kiper Jr. talks draft chances for Sooner defenders

ESPN NFL analyst Mel Kiper Jr. shared his thoughts on the defensive draft prospects coming out of OU on a conference call...

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OU women's basketball: Sooners sign forward Heavenly Greer

OU women's basketball announced the signing of forward Heavenly Greer on Wednesday.

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Bob Bowlsby, other conference commissioners say no college sports until campuses reopen, per Dennis Dodd

Vice President Mike Pence had a conference call Wednesday with the College Football Playoff Management Committee, CBS Sports'...

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NFL Draft: Mel Kiper Jr. says Jalen Hurts likely to be drafted in second round

The NFL Draft is just over a week away, and Jalen Hurts’ name is getting "hot."

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Kickoff, extra point rules appealed to Stoops

XFL commissioner Oliver Luck liked the 25-second play clock

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College athletics: Coronavirus fallout will alter the look

Dropped sports, cut scholarships could be result of economic fallout

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OU men's basketball: Sooners land transfer commitment from Elijah Harkless

Cal State-Northridge guard Elijah Harkless announced his intentions to transfer to the OU with a video on Twitter on Tuesday...

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Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops enjoyed the XFL experience

Bob Stoops doesn’t sound like a coach who finally has football out of his blood. Stoops returned to the gridiron this year...

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Why I Love Sports: OU coach Patty Gasso developed tight bond with mom through sports

Editor's note: Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso tells The Oklahoman's Abby Bitterman why she loves sports and how they built...

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Bobby Bell has hunted with more than a century of Sooner football

Bell's hunting partners have included two of the patriarchs of Sooner football

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Murray considered a late first-round pick at linebacker

Hurts and Gallimore figure to be second-day selections in the NFL Draft

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Wilkinson corresponded with fans after every game for 17 years

Wilkinson tried to provide insight on his Sooners

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OU men's basketball: Sooners land UNT transfer Umoja Gibson

Former North Texas guard Umoja Gibson announced his intention to transfer to OU on Twitter on Monday.

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Good soldier on furlough: no writing for The Oklahoman

The first week is over; two more to go

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Berry Tramel: OU legend Bennie Owen was a man of many hats and many talents

Bennie Owen is the most underrated figure in OU athletics history. You know him as the name behind OU’s playing surface. Owen...

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Chris Paul, Trae Young eliminated from H-O-R-S-E tournament

Trae Young and Chris Paul were the favorites to win the NBA Horse Challenge, but both were dealt first-round exits Sunday night.

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All-City wrestling: OU commit Tate Picklo is backbone of Mustang wrestling

MUSTANG — Tate Picklo had high expectations heading into the 2019-20 wrestling season. The Mustang star was full of confidence...

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

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

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Why I love sports: Our love letter to the games that have molded us

Throughout the coming weeks, the sports staff of The Oklahoman — as well as readers, local sports and civic leaders — will open...

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Trae Young, Chris Paul favorites in H-O-R-S-E tournament

Young is a 2-to-1 favorite to win the event, according to odds from BetOnline. Paul is just behind Young with 5-to-2 odds.

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Looking for good news about a 2020 college football season? Enter OU's Lincoln Riley.

When college football returns — some say if it returns, but I’m in the when camp — it will be different. With little or no...

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

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

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OU football: Why the Sooners aren't locking onto any one plan for 2020 season — and why that's a good thing

Joe Castiglione doesn’t have a plan for restarting college football — he has many of them. Truth is, college football is flush...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NFL mock draft 2020: Where will former Sooners CeeDee Lamb and Kenneth Murray land in first round?

There might be an even bigger mystery surrounding the 2020 NFL draft than the picks themselves. As the league forges ahead...

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

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

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Chris Paul, Trae Young to participate in H-O-R-S-E competition

Local stars Chris Paul and Trae Young will participate in a nationally televised H-O-R-S-E competition.

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College athletics face a financial storm. Runaway coaching salaries will be first to come under scrutiny.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby held a teleconference in late March, and one of the interesting questions asked concerned the...

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OU women's basketball: Norman High's Kelbie Washington commits to Sooners

Norman’s Kelbie Washington announced her commitment to the Sooners on Wednesday morning via Twitter.

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College baseball talent level to go up with change to draft

As disappointing as it's been to have the college baseball season shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan coach...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: What does the science say about sports' return? We asked

Linda Thompson has heard the dire predictions about sports in the coronavirus era. She knows some have said the NBA season will...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Maggie Nichols' plea for another year is right — but that doesn't mean it will happen

Maggie Nichols wants another senior year. Hard to blame her. She's one of the thousands of college athletes who had seasons...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Remember the Titans wins movie bracket challenge

There were a lot of great movies in the bracket, but, in the end, Remember the Titans is the winner.

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Why I love sports: OU coach Lon Kruger's family revolved around baseball when he was growing up

Editor's note: Oklahoma men's basketball coach Lon Kruger tells The Oklahoman's Abby Bitterman why he loves sports and the role...

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While adjusting to life during coronavirus pandemic, Gerald McCoy 'extremely excited' for new challenge with Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was having a “busy day” on Thursday. His 1-year-old son, Mars, had struggled to...

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

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

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March Madness bracket challenge: Vote for the best NCAA team of all-time, including 1992 Duke, 1968 UCLA and more

There is no NCAA Tournament in this coronavirus world of 2020. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be a bracket.

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Outlook 2020: Gasso hopes impact extends beyond softball field

In her 26th season at OU, Patty Gasso, 57, has become one of the best known figures in college softball. The Sooners have made...

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Riley says abbreviated preseason practices wouldn't cripple the game

Riley says physical conditioning is the first step toward getting the game going

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OU softball: Seniors officially announce return for 2021 season

Juarez, Mendes and Saile made their return official on Thursday night. The announcement came from a joint statement they all...

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Berry Tramel: College football season could start in January in order to get in a full season

Oklahoman Brett McMurphy, who has forged quite the career as a national college football writer, polled NCAA Division I-A...

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Cyclones trying to make up $5 million shortfall

Iowa State acts swiftly after cancellations of Big 12 and NCAA tournaments creates a financial crisis

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OU football: Sooners have third-best odds to win a Power 5 league

Only Clemson and Ohio State are given better chances than the Sooners to win a Power 5 Conference

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Why Kaitlin Milligan is enjoying walking the dog instead of walking Augusta National this week

NORMAN — Kaitlin Milligan went on a walk around the neighborhood with her mom and sister the other afternoon. The sun was out....

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March Madness bracket challenge, Final Four, championship: Vote for the best sports movie, including Rocky, Bull Durham, The Sandlot and more

The Oklahoman compiled a list of the 64 greatest sports movies and put them into this bracket — because March is still bracket...

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Trae Young, Kevin Durant to participate in NBA 2K Players Tournament

Trae Young and Kevin Durant are among the 16 players set to participate in the NBA 2k Players Tournament.

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OU football: Recruiting 'different' without campus visits

With all the changes this spring caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, college football recruiting is still going strong, but even...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley hasn't considered the possibility of not having college football season

Lincoln Riley hasn’t considered the possibility of not having a college football season this fall.

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OU football: No spring practice is 'disappointing' for early enrollees

Spring football practice is canceled right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and at OU there is one group that is probably...

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

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

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High school football: Former OU, UCO player Carter Whitson excited to rebuild Putnam City’s program

Carter Whitson embraces the task of rebuilding a high school football program. It’s why he accepted a position as head football...

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'Loved the three years we had him': Lincoln Riley talks about Trey Sermon transferring

OU coach Lincoln Riley spoke positively about running back Trey Sermon during a teleconference Tuesday after Sermon announced...

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OU football: Lincoln Riley thinks 15-20 practice will be enough to get Sooners ready for season

It can be hard right now for coaches to plan going forward when so much is still up in the air because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Oklahoma high schools have produced few outstanding NFL running backs

Gutowsky and Dickie Post head the list of great pro running backs from Oklahoma

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: NCAA eligibility decision is right, but road ahead is rough

The NCAA Division I Council was set to vote Monday afternoon on whether spring-sport athletes who had their seasons cut short...

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'We are celebrating with the student-athletes ': Joe Castiglione releases statement in response to NCAA decision on spring sport eligibility

OU athletics director Joe Castiglione released a statement Monday evening in response to the NCAA's decision to give...

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Choctaw DB Jordan Mukes commits to Sooners

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

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OU men's basketball: Corbin Merritt enters transfer portal, per reports

Corbin Merritt has entered the NCAA transfer portal, the Norman Transcript reported Monday.

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NCAA votes to allow spring-sports athletes extra year of eligibility

College athletes who participated in a spring sport this season will get another year of eligibility.The NCAA Division I...

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