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  • WATCH: Georgia State's Ron Hunter falls out of chair celebrating NCAA Tournament upset of Baylor

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    When Big 12 Tournament winner and No. 3-seed Iowa State lost to UAB 60-59 in its opening game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, I was as stunned as anyone. At least the Big 12 still had Baylor, another 3-seed, going up against 14-seed Georgia State, right? Wrong. R.J. Hunter hit a DEEP 3 for […]

  • VOTE: The Dallas Cowboys' starting running back in 2015 should be ...?

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Who should be the starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys next season? Adrian Peterson’s agent reportedly says he’s done in Minnesota. The NFL Draft is deep at running back. Oh, and the Cowboys might have the best ball carrier in the NFL on their roster already. Which makes for an...

  • TNT's Charles Barkley praises Thunder for acquiring inside scoring threat

    Mel Bracht | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who regularly has criticized the Oklahoma City Thunder for its lack of an inside scoring threat, heartily endorsed the Thunder’s trade Thursday that brought Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter to the Thunder. Barkley spoke on the pregame show before TNT’s telecast of the...

  • The Oklahoman sports department wins second consecutive APSE ‘Grand Slam’

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    The Oklahoman sports department has hit back-to-back grand slams. On Tuesday, The Oklahoman was officially announced as one of select media groups nationwide to earn the distinction of “grand slam” winner in the Associated Press Sports Editors contest in Orlando, Fla. It’s the second consecutive...

  • What Big 12 football teams would look like in rival colors

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jan 14, 2015

    Ever wonder what OU’s jerseys would look like in burnt orange? How about Texas if its colors were crimson and cream? If you’re a fan of each school, the answer is probably a resounding “no.” But someone went through the effort of creating images of what Big 12 schools would look like if they wore...

  • Big 12 football: Oklahoma 25-to-1, Oklahoma State 50-to-1 to win 2015 College Football Playoff

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Despite its ugly finish to the 2014 season, Oklahoma is still one of the Vegas favorites to win the 2015 College Football Playoff. According to Bovada.lv’s football futures, OU is a 25-to-1 favorite to win the championship. Ohio State is the super-early odds leader at 5-to-1, followed by TCU...

  • Thank you, Doug McNiven ... and all of our readers

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    A few weeks ago, we here at The Oklahoman put out a call for the biggest Michigan State fan in the Oklahoma City area who was a subscriber to the paper. Numerous people responded to the call on social media, and we selected Doug McNiven as the recipient of an autographed football from former MSU […]

  • Bob Bowlsby says if he was on committee, TCU (not Baylor) would be No. 4

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    With the Big 12 missing out on a spot in the College Football Playoff, and the “One True Champion” slogan of the conference under fire, commissioner Bob Bowlsby has had a tumultuous weekend. On Monday, Bowlsby went on the Dan Patrick radio show to talk College Football Playoff and the Big 12...

  • Utah State coach, Sallisaw native Matt Wells among odds leaders for Nebraska job

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Dec 1, 2014

    Former Nebraska player Scott Frost is the early favorite to become the next head coach in Lincoln. An Oklahoma native is in the mix as well. Frost, who’s currently the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach of second-ranked Oregon, is Bovada.lv’s 5-to-2 favorite to replace Bo Pelini, who was...

  • Jim Thorpe Award finalists announced by Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced its three finalists Tuesday for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. Alabama junior safety Landon Collins, Oregon senior defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Louisville junior Gerod Holliman are...

  • Oklahoma sports fans: What are you thankful for in your sports world?

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    If you’re a sports fan in Oklahoma, you know that times are rough. OU and OSU football are down. The Thunder is struggling. But Thanksgiving is coming, so we’re looking for things in your sports world for which you’re still thankful. Could be funny. Could be serious. Send your thoughts to Jenni...

  • Big 12 football: KU’s Bowen OK with goal post teardown

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Kansas fans stormed the field and tore down a goal post following the Jayhawks’ 34-14 win over Iowa State – KU’s first Big 12 victory in seven games. Iowa State dropped to 2-7, which suggests that the Jayhawks had no reason to celebrate so wildly. KU interim coach Clint Bowen was OK with the...



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