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  • 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’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’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...

  • Big 12 football: Texas teams dominate Player of the Week honors

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman and kicker Chris Callahan each earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors for their play against Oklahoma. Coleman, the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, had 15 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Callahan, the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, had...

  • Big 12 football: TV listings, times announced for Nov. 15 OU and OSU games

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    The Big 12 Conference announced the following times and TV listings for its Nov. 15 slate of games. Oklahoma State’s final home game of the season will be aired nationally on FOX at 6:30 p.m.: Big 12 football schedule for Nov. 15 TCU at Kansas, 2 p.m. (FS1) Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m. (ABC […]

  • NewsOK Sports recognized as 2014 EPPY Award 'Best Sports Website' finalist

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    This month, Editor and Publisher Magazine released its 2014 EPPY Award finalists and winners, and was honored as one of five finalists for “Best Sports Website with 1 million unique monthly visitors.” Among the finalists for the award were prestigious websites such as...

  • Baylor’s Briles says QB Bryce Petty was fine against Texas

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Did Texas provide the blueprint to beating Baylor? Well, no, but how about a blueprint for slowing the Bears down? Following Saturday’s game, Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty said his head was “still spinning” thinking about the Texas defense. Baylor won 28-7, but Petty finished just 7-of-22 for...

  • Big 12 football: Iowa State AD Jamie Pollard fined $25,000 for comments after Oklahoma State game

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads said he supported Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard following Pollard’s controversial comments about Big 12 officiating on Saturday. “Very much so,” Rhoads said. Pollard was critical of the conference’s referees after ISU’s 37-20 loss to Oklahoma State, saying...

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