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  • Big 12 Media Days: Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Uncut

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Here are some of the best sights and sounds from Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby’s opening address at Big 12 Media Days on Monday in Dallas: “Numerically challenged” Bob Bowlsby on the Big 12′s name, considering there are only 10 teams: “We’re numerically challenged.” Yeah, I’d say so…...

  • Fill out your own Big 12 football preseason poll

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The media gets to vote. So do the coaches. Why shouldn’t you? Rank the Big 12 teams heading into the preseason and we’ll publish the results in The Oklahoman this week. Thanks for participating.  

  • Alabama coach Nick Saban at SEC Media Days: ‘We need to check ego at the door’

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Alabama coach Nick Saban had some fun things to say at SEC Media Days on Thursday. Among them: All about mindset Saban said losing last 2 games has created “a little bit different mindset w/our players” — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 17, 2014 In case you forgot, Alabama lost in that wild...

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks replay, Donald Sterling, a midseason tournament and expansion

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Adam Silver held court following the NBA’s Board of Governors meeting on Tuesday night. Among the topics:   No expansion Silver: There are no plans to expand at this time and no teams are considering relocation. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 16, 2014 My two cents: Any time you have...

  • What the new College Football Playoff trophy looks like

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Here’s what they’ll all be fighting for this fall. The College Football Playoff Trophy was unveiled in a Monday morning press conference. The trophy stands 26.5 inches tall, is 35 pounds, and is made of 24 karat gold, bronze and stainless steel. A new era, a new trophy.

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook nominated for 2014 ESPY Awards

    mel bracht | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook have been nominated for the 2014 ESPY awards, according to the list of nominations released today. Durant has been nominated in two categories, best male athlete and best NBA player. Westbrook has been nominated for best comeback...

  • Barry Sanders says Adrian Peterson still the NFL's best running back

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, May 27, 2014

    On ESPN’s SportsCenter Tuesday morning, NFL Hall of Famer and former Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders was asked his opinion on who was currently the best running back in the NFL. Last week, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy went on the radio to say that he was the best...

  • Oklahoma sports figures observe Memorial Day across Twitter

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, May 26, 2014

    Numerous sports figures and teams with Oklahoma ties paid respect to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday via Twitter: Happy Memorial Day to all that have served. Thank ya’ll for making the United States of America the best country in the world. — Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) May 26, 2014 Happy Memorial...

  • Durant, Westbrook appear in spoof of 'Game of Thrones'

    Mel Bracht | Published: Fri, May 16, 2014

    The Bleacher Report spoofed HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones” with its “Game of Zones.” Oklahoma City Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook make appearances in the animated piece with other NBA stars, including Kevin Love, LeBron James, Derrick Rose, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan.

  • TNT's Miller credits headline for Kevin Durant's resurgence

    Mel Bracht | Published: Mon, May 5, 2014

    Heading into the second round of the playoffs, TNT polled analysts Reggie Miller, Greg Anthony and Grant Hill on the playoffs so far.

  • Remote Patrol Game 1

    Mel Bracht | Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    By Mel Bracht Unfortunately, I had some transmission problems Saturday night and was unable to email my Game 1 Remote Patrol from my brother-in-law’s home in rural Sequoyah County near Vian.

  • ESPN analysts agree on KD as MVP and Spurs over Thunder in playoffs

    Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    I had an opportunity to ask ESPN NBA analysts Avery Johnson and Jalen Rose a couple of questions about the Thunder of questions on a conference call this afternoon.

  • Jim Ross spends day in ESPN 'car wash'

    Mel Bracht | Updated: Thu, Mar 6, 2014

    ESPN sent this out after WWE legend Jim Ross from Norman did the “Car Wash,” appearing on several shows: Jim Ross is a one-man show – really.

  • Dan Dierdorf discusses 43-year NFL playing and broadcasting career

    Mel Bracht | Published: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    Dan Dierdorf, who retired this season after 43 consecutive years in the NFL as a Hall of Fame player and broadcaster, will be interviewed on the CBS Sports Network’s interview series “ONE2ONE” at 5:30 p.m.

  • TNT’s Miller hopes to see OKC-Indiana matchup in NBA Finals

    Mel Bracht | Published: Mon, Jan 13, 2014

    In a telephone interview last week, TNT analyst Reggie Miller talked about his love for the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise and how he would like to see the Thunder play his former team, the Indiana Pacers, in the NBA Finals.

  • Fox Sports Oklahoma goofs by joining OSU-Lamar game in progress

    Mel Bracht | Published: Mon, Sep 16, 2013

    I heard from sportscaster Ron Thulin after my Remote Patrol item Saturday night on the Lamar-OSU game on Fox Sports Oklahoma.

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