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  • Dallas Cowboys: QB Brandon Weeden still a work in progress

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Brandon Weeden had a little bit of a rough night on Saturday in the Dallas Cowboys preseason game vs. the Baltimore Ravens.  The former Oklahoma State standout quarterback went 10-for-19, throwing for 129 yards an an interception. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said he also struggled a little with his decision making at the line. But Garrett said Weeden is a work in progress and that he'll get "better and better."

  • Florida State receiver ineligible because of grades

    Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Florida State wide receiver Isaiah Jones has been declared academically ineligible. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Saturday that Jones still will attend FSU and practice with the Seminoles. The 6-foot-4 sophomore caught two passes for 31 yards in five games in 2013, but he had five receptions for 81 yards to lead the Gold squad in the Seminoles' spring game in April. He was part of a large group of receivers competing for starting jobs after FSU lost senior Kenny Shaw and Kelvin Benjamin entered the NFL draft early.  Florida State opens the season Aug. 30 in Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State.

  • Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart to throw out first pitch at Red Sox game

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart will perform in Boston Saturday night, but not on the basketball court.  According to the Boston Celtic's Twitter account, he is throwing out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox's game against the Houston Astros. 

  • Mo'Ne Davis throws shutout at Little League World Series

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Mo'Ne Davis became the first female in Little League World Series history to throw a shutout, as the 13-year-old struck out eight and allowed only two hits in Taney, Pa.'s 4-0 win over Nashville in the first round. Davis didn't walk a batter for Taney and only needed 70 pitches in six innings. Taney will face the winner of Texas-Rhode Island on Sunday at 7 p.m. (ESPN2).

  • Watch something bad happen to James Harden

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Okay, it’s not that bad. Now that James Harden’s leading a conference rival and not coming off the Thunder’s bench though, we’ve gotta take what we can get. And what we got today was The Beard and a handful of his USA Basketball teammates taking their turn at the ice bucket challenge that’s gotten so […]

  • Former Sooners WR Jalen Saunders involved in single-car accident

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Former OU receiver Jalen Saunders was involved in a single-car accident Friday morning on the way to the New York Jets training facility in New Jersey. Newyorkjets.com reports that Saunders was taken to a hospital and is being monitored there as a precaution. He won't travel with the team to Saturday's preseason game in Cincinnati. Saunders was drafted in the fourth round (104th overall) by the Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft. He had one reception for 1 yard and returned two punts for 11 yards in the Jets' first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.

  • OSU football commit Jaylon Lane to play in Semper Fidelis All-American Game

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma State football commitment Jaylor Lane announced Friday that he has commited to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Game. Lane, a four-star defensive back out of Nacogdoches, Texas, committed to the Cowboys in May . He has offers from numerous schools, including Florida State, LSU, Florida, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Georgia, Ohio State and Texas A&M. He is one of 10 commitments for OSU in the 2015 recruiting class. Three Oklahoma prep players were selected to the game  from the Class of 2014 -- Douglass defensive end Deondre Clark, Jenks safety Steven Parker and Tulsa Union tight end Carson Meier.

  • OU featured in Nike 'Week Zero' college football-themed shoe collection

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Nike unveiled some sweet new college football themed versions of the new Nike Lunar collection, dubbed the Nike Lunar TR1 "Week Zero" in honor of eight top Nike programs. OU is included in the mix of the personalized trainers, along with Texas, Michigan State, Oregon, Florida State, Alabama, Georgia and Ohio State. The shoes are set to release Aug. 27.

  • Bob Stoops rides the Sooner Schooner into OU practice

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    The Sooners coach rode onto the field in the Sooner Schooner following practice, cowboys hat and all, delivering ice cream to the players.

  • OU football: Pay-per-view details on season opener against Louisiana Tech

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    FOX Sports Oklahoma has announced details on the pay-per-view broadcast of OU's season opening game against Louisiana Tech on Aug. 30. From SoonerSports.com: "The game is being televised on a pay-per-view basis because it wasn't selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage." Viewers outside the state of Oklahoma can view the game via live stream on SoonerSports.tv for $54.99, or the game can be paired with an annual subscription for $109.99. Cable TV subscribers must have digital cable to order the game. A list of program providers and PPV channels is listed here .

  • OU football: Tennessee names Justin Worley starting quarterback

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that Justin Worley is the Volunteers starting quarterback. Whether Worley will be the starter when Tennessee comes to Norman on Sept. 13 is another question. The Sooners and Volunteers begin their home-and-home series this season, with OU traveling to Knoxville in 2015. Worley, a 6-foot-4, 224-pound senior, led the Vols in passing in 2013 with 1,239 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He completed 55.6 percent of his passes (109-of-196). Worley hails from Rock Hill, S.C., and attended the same high school as Oklahoma State freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph.

  • WATCH: Kevin Durant in new 'The Badd35t' Foot Locker commerical

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    "This kid out there putting in work. He's the baddest player alive. He just doesn't know it." Maybe that was Kevin Durant once. In his latest "The Badd35t" commercial for Nike and Foot Locker, Kevin Durant says he was that kid. Durant tweeted out video of his latest spot on Thursday afternoon. "They say you're too skinny. Too weak. Too nice. "They said all that to me too. "Just go get a ball. Find a hoop. "Then when you're ready ... I'll be waiting."

  • Big 12 releases full men's basketball conference schedule for 2014-15

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Big 12 released its 2014-15 men's basketball composite schedule Thursday. For the first time in conference history, nearly every Big 12 conference game will be televised nationally, with all 90 league contests slated for national or regional broadcast in 2014-15. Oklahoma State opens the Big 12 slate against Kansas State in Stillwater on Jan. 3 at either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. (ESPNU), while OU tips off conference play at home against Baylor Jan. 3 at 3 or 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2). Dates, times and television listings are subject to change.

  • Adrian Peterson won't play in Vikings preseason game Saturday

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Will Adrian Peterson play at all this preseason? Two games down, two to go, according to Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, who said Thursday that Peterson is a no-go for preseason Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings won 10-6 against the Oakland Raiders  in their preseason opener without Peterson, who was resting.

  • Former Longhorns QB Vince Young takes job at University of Texas

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

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  • OU football: Eric Striker lands on College Football Top 50 Players list

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    USA Today gives us its top 50 college football players for 2014, and OU's Eric Striker is on the list. From The Big Lead's Ty Duffy: Striker made a name for himself his sophomore year, notably with three sacks and a forced fumble against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Expect Oklahoma to move him around to make plays, whether that’s as a pass rusher or a nickel back. Only one Big 12 player (Bryce Petty, No. 9) lands in the top 10. Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is understandably No. 1.

  • Dez Bryant gets into apparel, merchandise with 'ThrowUpTheX'

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

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  • Report: Kevin Durant meets with Under Armour

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell says that Kevin Durant met with Under Armour on Wednesday at its headquarters in Baltimore, Md. Durant is a shoe free agent after spending his entire professional career with Nike. The Thunder forward's endorsement deal with Nike expired in July. Durant was reportedly offered a deal in excess of $30 million annually by Under Armour , which operates out of Durant's home state. Nike and Adidas are also reportedly after Durant. The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player  released his latest shoe -- the Nike KD7 -- in June.

  • Adrian Peterson talks about self-made life changes

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Ten months after the death of his son, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he has made some major changes in his life. The former OU star tells ESPN.com that the death of his 2-year-old son in October was a reality check for him. He learned only two months earlier that he was the boy's father and had been planning to meet him before the boy died Oct. 11. Joseph Robert Patterson, who was dating the boy's mother at the time, was charged with murder and manslaughter after he allegedly assaulted the child.

  • Dorial Green-Beckham shouldn't be eligible to play for Sooners says one writer

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Where CBSSports.com columnist Gregg Doyel says Dorial Green-Beckham should be eligible , his colleague Dennis Dodd counters, taking a page out of the NCAA rule book. From Dodd: "In applying for the waiver, Oklahoma apparently is invoking a little-known clause that allows players to transfer immediately “for reasons outside [their] control … "Even the NCAA calls it the 'run off' rule, meant to be applied if a team oversigns in recruiting. The interpretation protects a kid from being pressured out of a program or being 'cut' for performance. Nowhere in the guidelines does it say anything about a stud receiver -- after three legal run-ins -- being eligible right away." Dodd proposes that, despite OU's confidence that Green-Beckham stands a good chance of gaining immediate eligibility , "someone somewhere is misapplying a rule to get a star receiver on the field right away. "To buy this logic, someone somewhere is equating screwing up with being run off," Dodd says.