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  • Send us your questions for OU and OSU Media Days

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    On Saturday, The Oklahoman will be at media days in Norman and Stillwater for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football. We’ll be asking plenty of questions, and we’re asking for you to give us your best. How do we get your questions? Submit them below in the comments section, via our Facebook page,...

  • Big 12 battered by injuries in Week 1

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    The first week of college football was an injury-filled one for Big 12 teams. The biggest news came out of Austin, where coach Charlie Strong announced that quarterback David Ash will miss the Longhorns’ game against BYU this week due to a concussion. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will get his first...

  • Jim Traber ‘shocked’ that OSU coach Mike Gundy has shut him out

    Mel Bracht | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

      Although some of Jim Traber’s colleagues at The Sports Animal radio network are proclaiming that OSU football coach Mike Gundy has been banned from Traber’s afternoon show, Traber has denied that. Instead, the former OSU quarterback said he has shocked that Gundy has stopped returning his...

  • Charlie Strong: Former Millwood standout Josh Turner 'has done everything we've asked him to do'

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Texas coach Charlie Strong said that former Oklahoma prep standout Josh Turner “has done everything we’ve asked him to do” following Turner’s brief dismissal from the team in July. Turner, the top football prospect in Oklahoma out of Millwood High School in 2011, was kicked off the UT football...

  • 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.  

  • 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. pic.twitter.com/anXBuxO7uV...

  • 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.



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