• OKC Thunder: Dion Waiters to play, come off the bench against Kings

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Wednesday that Dion Waiters will make his debut tonight against the Sacramento Kings. Brooks said Waiters will come off the bench for the Thunder, who acquired the third-year guard from the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-team trade on Monday.

  • PHOTO: This Dez Bryant haircut is amazing

    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    San Antonio's Joe Barber is back with another Texas-themed masterpiece. A Dez Bryant-themed masterpiece. Barber put this brilliant design of the former Oklahoma State receiver on the head of one of his patrons. "Let's start off the New Year with a little 'HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS'!!," he said on Instagram . "much love to the best receiver in the NFL @dezbryant." Bryant and the Cowboys play the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the NFC playoffs Sunday.

  • Barry Switzer says he'd run 'what Oregon and Auburn run' if coaching today

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Only four assistants promoted to head coach in college football history have gone on to win a national championship early in their tenure. Barry Switzer is one of them. In a story leading up to the national title game between Oregon and Ohio State, ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel writes about Oregon's Mark Helfrich possibly adding his name to a list that includes Bennie Oosterbaan at Michigan, Switzer, John Robinson at USC and Larry Coker at Miami. Switzer said times are different, but he loves what Helfrich and Oregon is doing, heaping praise on their offense. The man who ran the wishbone nearly his entire 16-year run at OU would run things like the Ducks if still on the sidelines. "If I were coaching today, I would be running what Oregon and Auburn run," Switzer said. "I would be up-tempo, like Oregon, and I would have more option, like Auburn."

  • News 9: Watonga HS Grad Becomes NFL Team Doctor

    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    WATONGA - The small town of Watonga has something in common with NFL bad boy, 'Johnny Football.' The Cleveland Browns' quarterback became a patient of 1991 Watonga High School graduate Sean Cupp, News 9 reports. Cupp, who was valedictorian of his class, was recently named the Cleveland Browns' lead team doctor. Dr. Cupp graduated from Oklahoma University in 1995 and spent the past decade working in sports medicine for the University of Kansas.

  • OU football: Sooners get commitment from defensive lineman Gabriel Campbell

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    A day of change for OU football ended on a bright note, as three-star defensive lineman Gabriel Campbell (Yazoo City, Miss.) committed to the Sooners. Campbell (6-foot-6, 250 pounds) picked the Sooners over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, among others. Campbell is the 19th commitment in the Sooners 2015 recruiting class, and the third on the defensive line, joining Kenneth Mann (Burleson, Texas), Marquise Overton (Jenks) and OU's most recent commit Neville Gallimore (St. Catherines, Canada). Campbell's commitment is another big recruiting victory for Jerry Montgomery, who was announced as the Sooners' new co-defensive coordinator Tuesday.

  • Johnson, Pedro, Biggio, Smoltz voted into Baseball Hall of Fame

    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Baseball writers elected four players for the first time since 1955, with Martinez, Johnson and Smoltz earning induction on the first try Tuesday. Biggio made it on the third attempt after falling two votes shy last year. The quartet will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26.

  • OU football: Dorial Green-Beckham to enter NFL draft

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced Tuesday that wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham  told him last week that he intendes to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Green-Beckham, who transferred to OU in the summer of 2014 after being kicked off the Missouri football team, practiced with the Sooners this season, but never saw game action after his appeal for immediately eligibility was denied by the NCAA. Back in November, Stoops said he wasn't concerned if Green-Beckham would declare for the NFL without playing a down for the Sooners. Green-Beckham (6-foot-6, 225 pounds) has been projected as a possible first-round pick in the upcoming draft. "I'm always concerned that all of my players -- including him -- make an intelligent decision," Stoops said back in November . In his final season at Missouri, Green-Beckham had 59 receptions for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns.

  • OU football: Jerry Montgomery promoted to co-defensive coordinator

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops' announced at his press conference on Tuesday that defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery will be promoted to co-defensive coordinator. "Jerry's a guy I feel is a rising star in this profession," Stoops said. Stoops says he anticipates Mike Stoops to return as co-defensive coordinator with the newly-promoted Montgomery. Montgomery has also been a  key defensive recruiter for the Sooners. Montgomery joined the Sooners' staff in 2013 follwoing successful stints at Northern Iowa and Michigan.

  • OU football: Josh Heupel 'eternally grateful' following stint as Sooners coach

    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Following  reports of his dismissal Tuesday morning as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Monday morning, Josh Heupel  sent out a message via his Twitter account. "It's been an honor to be a part of The University of Oklahoma for 14 years," Heupel said. "Oklahomans and Sooners fans have embraced me as a a coach and as a player, including that magical National Championship season. My wife Dawn and I are eternally grateful to the OU players and the Norman community. I am thankful for the many friendships we have formed and also our nonprofit The #14 Foundation, that has helped children in need across the State of Okalhoma. We will always cherish our time in Norman and look forward to new opportunities."

  • Jaguars writer says 'good chance' Justin Blackmon plays this season

    Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Jaguars.com writer John Oehser opened up his mailbag on Monday and one of his questions was about former Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Blackmon, who hasn't seen the field since the 2013 season, is still suspended indefinitely by the NFL. When asked if Jaguars GM David Caldwell's recent comments on Blackmon were just a smoke screen to keep draft strategy a secret, Oesher said Jacksonville's stance of "Blackmon as a luxury" is "simply based on logic." "I’m on record saying that I think there’s a good chance Blackmon plays for the Jaguars in 2015," Oesher said. "But that doesn’t mean the Jaguars’ stance on Blackmon is a smoke screen. The Jaguars risk nothing by retaining Blackmon’s rights and if he returns they have the services of a player who could be very, very good. "If he doesn’t return, they are building their roster at receiver enough to feel good about the position going forward. It truly is that simple."

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant named Western Conference Player of the Week

    Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Two games were all Kevin Durant needed to lock up Western Conference Player of the Week honors. Playing in his first two games since missing six in a row with an ankle sprain, Durant averaged a league-best 39.0 ppg in wins over the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards. Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";}

  • St. Louis Rams owner plans to build NFL stadium in Los Angeles

    Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    The owner of the St. Louis Rams plans to build an NFL stadium in Inglewood, which could pave the way for the league's return to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times reports that Rams owner and billionaire real estate mogul Stan Kroenke has joined forces with Stockbridge Capital Group, which owns the nearly 300-acre Hollywood Park site. Stockbridge and the Kroenke Group plans to add an 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue to the space.

  • OU basketball: TaShawn Thomas named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

    Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Oklahoma forward TaShawn Thomas was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week for his performance against George Mason and No. 22 Baylor, both victories for the Sooners. The senior transfer from Houston averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds those games, hitting 68.5 percent of his shots. It was a Sooner State sweep in the Big 12 basketball awards this week, as Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte was named the Big 12 Player of the Week .

  • Report: Former Tulsa Union standout, OU graduate assistant Zac Spavital targeted by Texas Tech

    Published: Mon, Jan 5, 2015

    Multiple sources are reporting that Texas Tech is attempting to upgrade its staff with Houston defensive coordinator David Gibbs and defensive backs coach/recruiting coordinator Zac Spavital. Spavital, 32, a former Tulsa Union and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M standout, was a three-year defensive graduate assistant at OU from 2005-2007. In that span, the Sooners won a pair of Big 12 championships and appeared in two Fiesta Bowls. He is the older brother of current Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital, who also starred at Union. Houston recently brought in former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman as its new head coach, replacing Tony Levine.

  • Report: OU's Mike Stoops to interview with LSU

    Published: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    OU defensive coordinator Mike Stoops is scheduled to interview for the same position at LSU with head coach Les Miles, according  to News9.com's Dean Blevins. Miles is looking to replace John Chavis, who left LSU for Texas A&M, where coach Kevin Sumlin fired struggling defensive coordinator Mark Snyder.

  • VIDEO: James Castleman smashes a Washington defender on 48-yard gain

    Published: Sat, Jan 3, 2015

    Oklahoma State defensive end James Castleman scored Oklahoma State's first touchdown and may have had the TWO best plays of the night on offense. In the fourth quarter, Castleman, playing tight end, caught a short pass from Mason Rudolph, turned upfield, lowered his helmet and obliterated two Washington defenders for a 48-yard gain. Watch the paint fly. (GIF via @ CJZero )

  • VIDEO: UCLA's Jim Mora Jr. blows off postgame handshake from Kansas State's Bill Snyder

    erik horne | Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    UCLA beat Kansas State 40-35 in the Alamo Bowl, another tough loss for a Big 12 team in bowl season. But did Bruins coach Jim Mora Jr. turn out to be the biggest loser? At the end of the game, Mora pulled away quickly from Kansas State coach Bill Snyder as the Wildcats legend was trying to give him a postgame handshake. In the postgame presser, Mora claimed he didn't realize he disrespected Snyder.

  • VIDEO: James Washington makes one-handed grab for Oklahoma State's 2nd touchdown

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Freshman-to-freshman with a bit of flash. Oklahoma State went ahead 14-0 on Washington at the end of the first quarter as Mason Rudolph connected with fellow first-year player James Washington for a 28-yard touchdown. Washington beat the Huskies' defense and reached out for a sweet one-handed grab. The Cowboys first touchdown was  pretty much the exact opposite - a short TD run from none other than defensive tackle James Castleman. (Vine via @pistolsguy )

  • VIDEO: 300-pound James Castleman scores first touchdown for Oklahoma State against Washington

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Oklahoma State went all 1985 Chicago Bears in the early stages of the Cactus Bowl, as defensive tackle James Castleman took a direct snap for a touchdown. Castleman's 1-yard TD run and the PAT after gave Oklahoma State a 7-0 lead on Washington at 9:53. It was the capper on an 11-play, 84-yard opening drive for the Cowboys. According to our John Helsley, OSU radio broadcaster Dave Hunziker said Cowboys coach Mike Gundy promised Castleman a carry on offense long ago. Well, Gundy (and Castleman) came through tonight. (Vine via @pistolsguy )

  • VIDEO: Steven Adams, Nick Collison have the greatest handshake in the NBA

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    If you've seen this, great. If not, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. While FOX Sports' Leslie McCaslin does her normal pregame duties, witness the awkward glory which is Steven Adams and Nick Collison doing a four-second staredown-of-a handshake in the background.  This isn't new from the Thunder frontcourt duo. Even better: Notice Kevin Durant waiting his turn to the right of the screen as Adams and Collison complete their gaze ritual. Sometimes even the MVP has to wait. (h/t Chris Hanneke )




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