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  • Oklahoma football: Destroying the 'wrong place at the wrong time' myth

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 9 hr ago

    JOE MIXON — Wrong place at the wrong time doesn’t always mean unlucky. Sometimes it means you placed yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. What can coaches and teammates do to get through to young players that being out late and around alcohol is a sure way to find trouble?

  • Oklahoma State football: Q&A with wide receivers coach Jason Ray

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Among all the storylines surrounding the 2014 Oklahoma State football team, one position group has avoided the question-mark label and is being hyped as a strength entering the season: wide receivers.

  • WATCH: Big 12 football coaches read mean tweets

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Big 12 coaches took some time out during Big 12 Media Days to read some mean tweets people sent them on Twitter. There's some funny stuff from Paul Rhoads (Iowa State), Dana Holgorsen (West Virginia), Kliff Kingsbury (Texas Tech), Art Briles (Baylor) and Gary Patterson (TCU). Unfortunately Bob Stoops (OU), Mike Gundy (OSU), Charlie Strong (Texas), Charlie Weis (Kansas) and Bill Snyder (Kansas State) didn't participate (although, I'm sure you'd be hard-pressed to find something mean about Snyder).

  • Attorney expresses confidence about Devon Thomas’ case

    Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas made an appearance in Tulsa County District Court on Monday, with a preliminary hearing continued until Aug. 18. Thomas pleaded not guilty to felony charges of shooting with intent to kill, robbery with a firearm and first-degree burglary. Thomas' attorney Steve Hjelm said Monday that he hopes "we get this all behind us," and that he's anxious to question witnesses in the case. Mike Gundy’s stance – to allow the legal process to run its course before making a decision on Thomas’ future with the Cowboys – is the “is the responsible thing for him to do,” says Hjlem.

  • OU football chat: Ryan Aber talks Joe Mixon, recruiting, the Sooners' defense and eligibility for Baker Mayfield and DGB

    staff reports | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Ryan Aber was on an extended version of the OU football chat Monday. Here's the full transcript:

  • NFL: After 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Kevin Williams signed with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    In a state that’s produced Heisman Trophy winners, electric wishbone stars and highlight-reel wide receivers, Kevin Williams’ NFL career has flown under the radar. Of the 80 players with Oklahoma ties on current NFL training camp rosters — other than future Hall of Fame running back Adrian Peterson — one could argue that Williams might have the best shot at being selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Williams, who will celebrate his 34th birthday in August, will not fly under the radar this season. After playing 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Williams signed with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

  • Oklahomans in the NFL: Oklahoma State players in NFL camps

    Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Oklahoma State players in NFL camps K Dan Bailey (Dallas): The only thing missing from a three-year resume is a long overdue spot in the Pro Bowl. The Southwest Covenant product has converted a remarkable 90.8 percent of his field goal attempts (89 of 98). Bailey was close-to-perfect, 28-of-30 last season, including four field goals 50 yards or longer. DL Calvin Barnett (Cleveland): An undrafted free agent, Barnett made a strong impression during OTAs, and will try to carry that momentum into training camp. WR Justin Blackmon (Jacksonville): The two-time Biletnikoff Award winner, the fifth pick of the 2012 draft, is serving an indefinite suspension after his third violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

  • Oklahoma State football: Glenn Spencer's defense not ready for Jameis Winston and 'Noles — yet

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Spencer has already been doing some thinking on the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, the quarterback and trigger man at defending national champion Florida State, which is first up for Spencer’s in-transition defense to start the season.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Trevor Knight loves Sooners' new uniforms

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Trevor Knight said one of his favorite things about them is that Oklahoma’s prolific football history was considered when the new uniforms were designed.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners' other freshman running back, Samaje Perine, impressing team with his speed and strength

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Samaje Perine’s older teammates raved about Perine’s strength at Big 12 Media Days.

  • Cat Conti earns her stripes as football official

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Cat Conti never played sports, let alone had any interest in them, when she was growing up in Southern California. She wanted to be a Hollywood star. Like many wannabe actors, she found herself waiting tables after college. And had it not been for her getting to know a high school coach at the sports grill where she worked, she wouldn't be among the four women who will be on-field officials in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season. The 38-year-old Conti had been assigned to the Southeast Missouri State-Kansas game on Sept. 6, making her the first woman to work a football game in the Big 12 Conference. "The ultimate goal is to be able to do it at the highest level," Conti said.

  • Oklahoma State football: How a summer float trip helped bring a group of Cowboys closer together

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The vacation’s purpose was mostly an opportunity to unwind as the grind of fall camp neared. But considering the players who attended and their expected roles this season, it meant just a bit more.

  • OU fan buys to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon's high school position coach stunned by allegations

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Ron Rivers, a former NFL player and Joe Mixon’s running backs coach at Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif., was surprised by the allegations and said of Mixon, “He’s not like that.”

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Orlando Brown Jr. qualified and heading to Norman

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Orlando Brown, from Duluth, Ga., is a 6-foot-7, 340-pound prospect who had been committed to Tennessee before a signing-day switch to the Sooners.

  • “Ace” Greenberg, Oklahoma City native and former head of Bear Stearns, dies at 86

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The Wall Street legend led Bear Stearns as it grew into one of the most profitable investment banks in history.

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

    jason kersey and andrew knittle | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NORMAN — Norman Police and the University of Oklahoma athletics department are investigating an alleged assault near the OU campus involving a Sooner football player. Norman police responded to the incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests were made. The police report doesn't name the player or players involved. An OU athletics spokesman said the department is aware of the situation and is conducting its own internal investigation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Two Texas players under investigation 'immediately eligible'

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Charlie Strong and the University of Texas had a long day of letting players go on Friday, but at least two players get to stick around. UT announced that two players under NCAA investigation for accepting a meal from an agent are "immediately eligible for competition." Texas officials didn't release the names of the players, but reports of the players  possibly losing their NCAA eligibility surfaced last week.

  • LOOK: Baylor's McLane Stadium photos are spectacular

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Fresh off its first Big 12 football championship in school history, Baylor is riding a wave of momentum into 2014. A new stadium will do that. The Big 12 showed off the latest photos of McLane Stadium, set to open in time for Baylor's home opener against SMU on Aug. 31. OU misses out on the waterfront stadium experience this season (Baylor at OU, Nov. 8) but Oklahoma State gets a taste of Waco's newest attraction on Nov. 22.

  • Charlie Strong's purge at Texas reminiscent of Mike Gundy's first offseason

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    New Texas coach Charlie Strong has dismissed six players during the last two days, including  former Oklahoma prep star Josh Turner on Friday. The Tulsa World's John E. Hoover draws comparison to when Mike Gundy booted nine players from the Oklahoma State program in his first seven months.