• Media notes: Former OU running back Spencer Tillman leaves CBS Sports in 'mutual agreement'

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Tillman, a former OU running back, plans to be on air this fall in some capacity

  • Berry Tramel chat recap: Heisman talk, OSU's hoops 'rise', and Big 12 Tournament picks

    staff reports | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Berry Tramel jumped on the Power Lunch chat live from H&H Shooting Sports to talk Thunder, Sooners, Cowboys and more. Here's the recap.

  • Will college football's Big Bowl go cold weather?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Arlington, Texas; Glendale, Ariz.; and Tampa were handed the first three Big Bowls, the college football national championship game. The maiden game at JerryWorld was such a success, more cities want in on the action. Seven cities have decided to bid, and seven more are considering bidding, on the championship games following the 2017, 2018 […]

  • Looking at the Big 12 basketball scenarios

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    There’s still one mid-week game lest to play in the Big 12 as Oklahoma State hosts TCU on Wednesday night. But it’s not too early to look ahead to this weekend’s games and how the conference standings could shake out after Saturday’s finales (Friday for Texas Tech at Baylor), especially since the finish of the […]

  • Oklahoma State basketball: OSU-TCU admission will be free to public

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Anticipating the winter weather expected overnight, Oklahoma State closed its Stillwater campus for Wednesday. OSU’s basketball game against TCU remains scheduled. And the school has announced that admission is free to the public. Tip time is 8 p.m. at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Oklahoma football: Will Baker Mayfield once again make the most of an opportunity?

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    With Trevor Knight’s struggles in 2014 and a new offensive coordinator in Lincoln Riley, OU is staging another quarterback battle. Baker Mayfield, who sat last year out due to NCAA transfer rules, will be right in the thick of that competition, and those who know him best expect him to win it.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: A closer look at each of OSU's seniors

    By John Helsley | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The list includes three starters — Le’Bryan Nash, Michael Cobbins and Anthony Hickey — plus Marek Soucek and walk-ons Christien Sager and Alex Budke. The group has been a part of 77 wins and two trips to the NCAA Tournament, while combining to score 3,629 points during their careers.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Nothing has come easy for Michael Cobbins at OSU

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    For Michael Cobbins and his parents, it’s been a five-year journey known as much for rehabs as rebounds, with the Oklahoma State forward fending off various ailments — a toe one time, a dislocated shoulder another, then an Achilles tear that robbed him of the second half of last season.

  • Oklahoma baseball: Craig Aikin gets six hits as Sooners roll Arkansas-Little Rock

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Craig Aikin went 6-for-7 at the plate — including his first collegiate home run — with six RBIs and four runs scored as the Sooners totaled 23 hits. It was the highest offensive output since 2011 for OU (10-5)

  • Media notes: ESPNU celebrates 10th anniversary with look back at launch in Stillwater

    BY MEL BRACHT | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The network launched on March 4, 2005, with ‘ESPNU College GameDay.’

  • Oklahoma football: Five pressing questions facing the Sooners

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma opens spring football practices Saturday afternoon with several important questions yet to be answered.

  • Oklahoma football: Three position battles to watch in spring practice

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    With Oklahoma beginning spring football practice Saturday, here’s a look at three position battles — other than quarterback — to watch.

  • Blake Griffin nearing return for Clippers

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Blake Griffin has intensified his workouts since undergoing elbow surgery and could return as soon as Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The former OU star is close to four weeks removed from surgery to remove a staph infection from his right elbow. If he returns Sunday, Griffin will have sat out 11 games.

  • Former OSU wrestler Johny Hendricks has a new restaurant in Texas

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Johny Hendricks has won an NCAA wrestling national championship and a UFC title. Now, he's trying to win in the kitchen. Hendricks is financially backing Big Rigg Steakhouse in Midlothian, Texas, which he opened in January. He's working with family members and even bussing tables. In the piece from the Dallas Morning News, Hendricks talks about focusing on giving back to Midlothain, the town he's settled with his wife and three daughters.

  • Report: San Antonio, Houston among cities considering bids for College Football Playoff title games


    At least 14 cities are considering whether to bid for the 2018, 2019 or 2020 College Football Playoff championship games, according to a report from ESPN. Of the 14, seven already have decided to bid. Atlanta; Charlotte; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami; Minneapolis and San Antonio will bid, sources told ESPN, while the Associated Press reported that Santa Clara, California, also will bid. The deadline to turn in the College Football Playoff's request for proposal for the championship games is late May. The College Football Playoff will announce which cities bid to host the games by the end of May.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer John Helsley

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Can the Cowboys improve their NCAA Tournament credentials? What should you look for in OSU baseball's upcoming homestand? Ask John Helsley on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • VIDEO: Brent Musburger seemed really 'invested' in OU-Iowa State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    What is going on here? Iowa State was a six-point favorite Monday night against Oklahoma and play-by-play man Brent Musberger was talking on the ESPN broadcast as if he had some "outside interests" in the game's final score. OU's Buddy Hield went to the line with the Sooners trailing 71-65 -- by six points. Musburger: Some are more interested in this free throw than others. OK, no big deal. Then, with the Sooners down 74-68 -- six points -- the ball goes out with 31.9 seconds left. It's OU's ball, but the referees get together to review who has possession. Fran Fraschilla: I know you don't want them to review that call, do you? Musberger: (Laughs) I don't know what you're talking about. (Laughs) Yes I do, and no I don't. Final score: Iowa State 77, OU 70. Sorry, Brent.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: OU loss jumbles its place in Big 12


    The certainty is this — Kansas is guaranteed at least a share of the conference title for the 11th consecutive season.

  • Bedlam women's basketball: OSU's Liz Donohoe leads all scorers with 23 points on senior night

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    While the senior Cowgirl didn’t get the outcome she desired, her performance — 23 points, seven rebounds and two steals — was a nice bounceback from Bedlam in Norman when the Sooners held Donohoe scoreless in a 73-54 defeat.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Iowa State comes back from 20-point deficit to beat Oklahoma

    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    AMES, Iowa — A technical foul turned everything around for Oklahoma — and Iowa State — on Monday night. The No. 15-ranked Sooners were hammering No. 17 Iowa State — up 20 — before a call fueled a huge run and helped boost the Cyclones to a 77-70 men’s basketball win at Hilton Coliseum. The outcome guarantees Kansas a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for the 11th consecutive season. Oklahoma (20-9, 11-6 Big 12) hosts the Jayhawks at 3 p.m. Saturday in the teams’ regular-season finales. The Sooners were hoping to have the game be for at least a share of the Big 12 title. Now, OU has to hope for a West Virginia victory over Kansas on Tuesday to leave that possibility open.