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  • Oklahoma women's gymnastics: Sooners advance to Super Six

    By Charlie Potter, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma finished ahead of Georgia and LSU, which received team scores of 197.3 and 197.1, respectively.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Jenni Carlson

    staff reports | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Join Jenni Carlson on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., where she'll be taking your questions on the Thunder vs. Grizzlies and more.

  • College softball: OSU beats Baylor, OU whips Texas

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Simone Freeman of Oklahoma State, Kelsey Stevens of Oklahoma have a good game in the circle.

  • College football: Q&A with Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Hancock spoke Thursday at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame’s quarterly leadership luncheon about the impending four-team playoff. Here are some excerpts on his talks:

  • College baseball: West Virginia manhandles Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    West Virginia scored five runs in the top of the first inning, and starting pitcher John Means made it stand up as the Mountaineers whipped Oklahoma 7-0 on Thursday in Big 12 baseball before 818 fans at Mitchell Park.

  • OU football: Frank Shannon's status at OU remains very much in limbo

    By Jason Kersey and Nolan Clay | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Title IX matters in OU’s ongoing investigation into sexual assault allegations against linebacker Frank Shannon.

  • College baseball: Too much Bedlam baseball?

    By John Helsley | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Bedlam series hasn’t even gotten real yet, with three Big 12 games coming next month. If things spun just right, OU and OSU could conceivably face off 10 times, with potential meetings in the Big 12 Tournament and the Super Regional round of the postseason.

  • Former OU coach Sunny Golloway goes off at Auburn

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Former OU baseball coach Sunny Golloway is at a crossroads at Auburn as the Tigers have lost 10 of their last 14 games and Golloway is fresh off of suspending four upperclassmen. In a story by al.com, Golloway criticized his players, assistants and himself in a 13-minute interview Thursday. "You can print this," Golloway said. "Is the program going to change Golloway or is Golloway going to change the program? That's really where I'm at right now. That's the crossroads I'm at."

  • Oklahoma football: Peyton Manning stops by Sooners film session

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was in Stillwater Wednesday to talk to the OSU student contingent. On Thursday, the five-time NFL Most Valuable Player made his way to Norman. OU walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield posted a photo of himself and Manning at the Sooners facilities on Thursday. "Opportunity of a lifetime to get to sit in on a film session and talk football with arguably the greatest of all time. Such a blessing to get to meet Peyton Manning and hear some advice."

  • DA declines to prosecute OU's Frank Shannon; School to determine his future

    By Jason Kersey and Nolan Clay | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NORMAN - Prosecutors weeks ago declined to file sexual assault charges against Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Thursday. The district attorney said Shannon was not charged based on the woman's wishes at the time and based on the facts that were presented. He explained the woman said she did not want Shannon prosecuted. He also said it was unclear from the accounts of both the woman and the player "what had actually taken place." Shannon's future at the University of Oklahoma will be determined through an appeals process there over the allegation that he sexually assaulted a female student at his off-campus apartment early on the morning of Jan. 20.

  • OU football: Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon accused of sexual assault

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon has been accused of sexually assaulting a female student at his off-campus apartment Jan. 20, according to a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation report obtained by The Oklahoman.

  • Oklahoma football: Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali has decommitted from the Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NORMAN — After being committed to Oklahoma for nearly a year, Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali has decommitted from the Sooners. Wariboko-Alali’s decommitment was first reported by Rivals.com, and he subsequently confirmed the report. Wariboko-Alali (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) had been committed to the Sooners since late June. His younger brother, Max, a 2016 recruit, picked up his first Division I offer earlier in the week when Louisville became the first to offer the defensive back. Rivals reported that Wariboko-Alali called Sooners offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh nearly a week ago to inform him of his decision. Wariboko-Alali said the Sooners remained in consideration.

  • College baseball: Sooners, Cowboys played a classic

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The game didn’t count in the Big 12 baseball standings, yet as a Bedlam clash, it mattered plenty in the two dugouts, even as the innings and the hours piled up Tuesday night.

  • Blake Griffin would support use of medical marijuana in NBA

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin told Rolling Stone magazine he'd be in support of medical marijuana use in the NBA. Griffin said that players struggle with the side effects of pain killers, and marijuana would be a better alternative. From Rolling Stone: "It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense."

  • Three OU commits, two OSU commits on ESPN 300

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ESPN released its updated ESPN 300 ranking of the top recruits of the 2015 class Wednesday.

  • Oklahoma football: A look at 25 Sooners who could have a breakout 2014 season

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma enters the 2014 season with enormously high expectations, but there are still plenty of questions surrounding the team.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Join Berry Tramel on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m., where he'll be answering your questions live from H&H Shooting Sports on the Thunder heading into the playoffs, spring football and more.

  • College baseball: Sooners outlast Cowboys in 18 innings

    By John Helsley | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State 12-9 in a game that lasts 5 hours, 52 minutes.

  • OU football: Trevor Knight's unimpressive performance nothing to worry about

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Oklahoma fans concerned after Trevor Knight’s showing in Saturday’s Red-White Game probably should take a deep breath.

  • Whitney Wofford wanted to reach out and touch someone

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Wofford wasn’t the most recognizable athlete at Sooners for N7, an event done recently by OU athletes to promote healthy, active lifestyles to Native American kids. Trevor Knight was there. So were Ryan Spangler and Isaiah Cousins. Everyone knows who they are and what they do.