• Former Oklahoma and Sam Houston State QB Rhett Bomar hired as coach at Texas' Freer High

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Former University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State standout quarterback Rhett Bomar was announced as the new head football coach at Freer High School, the school district announced on Tuesday. Bomar, who played high school football at Grand Prairie, has been working as an assistant at Alief Taylor and also spent two seasons coaching for his father, Jerry, at Orange Grove. Bomar began his college career at Oklahoma in 2004, and started for much of the 2005 season leading the Sooners to a Holiday Bowl victory against Oregon. But less than a year later, Bomar was dismissed from the team for a violation of NCAA rules.

  • Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo: I would have taken pay cut for DeMarco Murray

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep former Sooner DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles. "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said while appearing on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,' that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends.' 'You're really worried about me? I would take $5 million less if it meant getting you back'. He knew that."

  • T. Boone Pickens says Travis Ford deserves more time at Oklahoma State

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Following reports of Oklahoma State considering buying out Travis Ford's contract, Ford can at least take solace in having the support of the Cowboys' most influential booster. "I'm in Travis Ford's camp. He deserves more time at #OKState. Go Pokes!," billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens said via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. If Oklahoma State was to buy out Ford's deal, it would cost the university at least $9.6 million - the full remainder owed from a 10-year contract extension Ford received in 2009.

  • Former OU coach Jeff Capel remains Arizona State target

    staf reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Jeff Capel is still in the NCAA Tournament with Duke as an assistant, and Arizona State is still after the former Oklahoma coach. Capel met with Arizona State officials on Monday, which reportedly "went well," according to CBSSports.com sources. Capel became an assistant with Duke after being fired from OU in 2011. Duke will play Michigan State in the Final Four on Saturday in Indianapolis.

  • Ronald Reagan speeches used for Alzheimer's detection

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Despite years of research, an effective method to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia has eluded the medical community. With early detection, many experts believe the progression of the diseases can be slowed or even prevented, Yahoo Health reports. But a new study from researchers at Arizona State University suggests that an effective method of early detection may be on the horizon — and it involves analyzing the speaking patterns of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1994 and died in 2004.  

  • Access the secret menus on your smartphone

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    So you think you’re a smartphone expert. You know your iPhone orAndroid phone inside and out and you constantly help your friends and family with their mobile problems. Well, we hate to break it to you, but there are still plenty of things that even the savviest smartphone users out there don’t know about, BGR reports. For example, did you know that your iPhone or Android phone has tons of secret hidden menus that you can only access by dialing special codes into the phone app?

  • NY Gov. Bans Non-Essential State Travel To Indiana Because Of New Anti-Gay Law

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has issued a ban on all non-essential state-sponsored travel to Indiana, citing the new anti-gay "religious freedom" law as the reason behind the ban. Cuomo released a statement on his decision Tuesday.

  • Alabama baby born without a nose

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    An Alabama couple received a shock when their baby was born without a nose in early March. Now, young Eli is happy and healthy while his parents prepare to bring him home from the hospital, reported AL.com. Eli Thompson was born March 4 in Foley, Ala. to parents Brandi McGlathery and Troy Thompson. He has complete congenital arhinia, an extremely rare condition with only about 37 cases worldwide, FOX News reports.

  • USC athletic director skipping CFP meetings in Indy to honor his gay son

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Haden, like many others, is protesting Indiana's newly signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

  • ‘My Son Had His First Birthday Party In Prison’

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Jayla Currie never quite pictured her son Jayden’s first birthday party the way it happened on March 27: in a small guarded room at the Indiana Women’s Prison, with donated presents and a sheet cake for the guests, who were prison staffers, Yahoo Parenting reports. But she was grateful for it, too, because as an inmate of the WeeOnes Nursery Program, Currie is able to spend not only milestones with her son, but every single day.

  • LeBron James Says He Only Has Three Friends In NBA, None Are His Teammates

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    No, LeBron James isn't best friends with Kevin Love. And yes, that's perfectly OK. As media and fans try to split hairs over the uncertain chemistry between James and his new Cleveland Cavaliers teammate, LeBron isn't making any bones about it: They aren't best friends, The Post Game reports. But that's not a diss.

  • Couple retired in their 30s, now travel the world

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Most people don’t think about retiring until they are at least 65-years-old. This couple couldn’t wait that long, Yahoo Travel reports. After scrimping and saving, Jeremy and his wife Winnie were able to retire two years ago. At the time, Jeremy was just 38 and Winnie 33. Today, the couple tells Forbes that they travel around the world, chronicling their journey on the blog GoCurryCracker.com.

  • Fewer men and women in the US are dying from cancer

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    (Reuters Health) – - The rate of people being diagnosed or killed by cancer in the U.S. is stable or decreasing for men and women, according to a new report. “For the main cancers, it’s really pretty much good news, incidence and mortality is decreasing,” said Recinda Sherman, an author of the new report from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) in Springfield, Illinois.

  • Here's how to play Pac-Man on Google Maps

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Google has not been shy about professing its love for video games. Try Google searches for "do a barrel roll" and "zerg rush" right now and see what we mean, USA TODAY reports. In time for April Fools' Day tomorrow, Google is using Maps to pay tribute to a classic: Pac-Man.

  • Hillary Clinton also used iPad for e-mail

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Hillary Rodham Clinton e-mailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal e-mail address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. The dispute over her e-mails has cast a shadow over Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination who is widely expected to announce her candidacy next month.

  • 6 things you didn't know about marshmallow Peeps

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Easter is coming up and that means the return of those yellow, marshmallow treats called Peeps. The popular, chick-shaped candy has been around for more than 60 years. USA TODAY shares some surprising facts about these iconic marshmallow confections...

  • Ouch! What Harry Reid said about Jeb Bush in 2016

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a cantankerous sort who sometimes mangles his words, had some nice things to say about GOP senators running for president during a CNN interview. Jeb Bush? Not so much. USA TODAY reports Reid, a Nevada Democrat, surprised many last week when he announced he’ll retire at the end of this term in January 2017. 

  • OU football: Sooners' odds 15-to-1 to win College Football National Championship

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    It's March so you know what that means: Way-too-early College Football Playoff winner predictions. On Tuesday, Westgate Las Vegas Sportsbook released its latest College Football National Championship odds, and Oklahoma was listed at 15-to-1 to win the 2016 national title. The Sooners are currently getting the same odds as Auburn and 2014 Big 12 co-champion Baylor. Leading the way is defending champion Ohio State, which is currently a 4-1 favorite. Alabama (7-1), TCU (8-1) and USC (12-1) are the other teams with better odds than the Sooners. Bovada.lv has OU at 20-to-1 and Oklahoma State at 75-to-1 odds to win the title.

  • The trials of Russell Crowe: pranked by Jacko, goaded by paparazzi, threatened by al-Qaida

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    He is famously combative when it comes to the press and the public. But is Russell Crowe more sinned against than sinning? As he happily promotes his directorial debut The Water Diviner, he sets the record straight

  • Gay marriage ban not biased because it bars gays and straights from marrying same gender, Kentucky governor says

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Beshear's lawyer argues gay marriage ban not discriminatory in Supreme Court brief




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