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  • Former Oklahoma State University basketball player Darrell Williams' conviction overturned

    BY NOLAN CLAY, Staff Writer | Updated: 6 hr ago

    Attorneys hope former Oklahoma State University basketball player Darrell Williams can get on with his life.

  • Oklahoma scene: RedHawks return to Brick, host Nashville

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City will play a four-game series vs. the Sounds beginning 7:05 p.m. Thursday.

  • OSU Football: QB Competition Still On?

    John Helsley | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The Big 12 held a spring football coaches teleconference Tuesday.

  • OU baseball: Sooners' late rally comes up short

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Trailing by three runs heading into the bottom of the ninth, Oklahoma loaded the bases and cut the lead to one but failed to provide any more dramtics as the Sooners fell 6-5 to Texas-Arlington on Tuesday night in Norman. Taylor Alspaugh’s one-out single loaded the bases in the ninth for Oklahoma (25-17) and Sheldon Neuse followed with a two-RBI single, cutting the UTA (18-23) lead to one. After OU catcher Mac James grounded out, UTA’s Colin Thornburg got Hunter Haley to fly out to second base and strand the tying and go-ahead runners in scoring postion. The Sooners will travel to Lubbock, Texas this weekend for a three-game series with Texas Tech. Friday night’s opener is set for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch.

  • OU Softball: Pendley powers Sooners past Central Arkansas

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Oklahoma junior Shelby Pendley belted a third-inning grand slam as part of a six-run frame which sparked the Sooners to an 8-0 victory in five innings over Central Arkansas on Tuesday.

  • Big 12 football notebook: Oklahoma loses another commitment

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    For the second time in a week, Oklahoma lost a football commitment. Three-star defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin of Cyprus Falls, Texas, tweeted Tuesday night that he was reopening his recruitment. “This is an hard decision but theres (sic) not a reason that OU still isn’t my number 1,” Lampkin tweeted. “We feel taking the visits is the best thing for me so thats what I’m going to do!” Last week, Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali, the Sooners‘ first commitment for the 2015 class, announced he had withdrawn his commitment as well. Lampkin had been committed to the Sooners since late November.

  • Big 12 football coaches don't see players as 'employees'

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    As the debate rages on about whether or not college football players should be allowed to form a union, Mike Gundy and Bob Stoops say they don’t look at players that way.

  • Two former Oklahoma A&M basketball standouts pass away

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    Don Johnson, an All-American for the Aggies in 1952, died Monday evening at the age of 83. Weldon Kern, a member of OSU's two national championship teams in 1945 and ’46, died Monday evening at the age of 90

  • Oklahoma State baseball: Cowboys' Rob and Donnie Walton coming home to Oral Roberts on Tuesday night

    BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Rob Walton spent 14 seasons as an assistant and head coach at Oral Roberts, with his son Donnie always tagging along, before Rob left to return to OSU. Donnie is now OSU’s starting shortstop.

  • OU gymnastics: Taylor Spears adds individual title for national champion Sooners

    By Charlie Potter, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Spears was the final competitor on the apparatus and the last gymnast to perform a routine on the floor of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. After sticking her dismount, Spears knew she had a solid routine. But she still had not realized just how successful she and her teammates were over the weekend.

  • Oklahoma football: Young but talented wide receivers will get plenty of opportunities this fall

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The only receiver back with any significant game experience is junior Sterling Shepard, leaving room for inexperienced players to make an impact.

  • Oklahoma State football: Why health is the biggest factor for OSU's 2014 offensive line

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The focus of the next three months will center on the continued rehab of Devin Davis and Brandon Garrett, who ideally project as the Cowboys starting tackles but are returning from significant injuries.

  • Oklahoma football: How Baker Mayfield grew up a Sooner fan in Austin, Texas

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    It looks like Baker Mayfield will be relegated to scout-team QB this season, but now he’s playing for the team he grew up rooting for.

  • College softball roundup: Sooners take two of three from Texas; Baylor shuts out OSU

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    No. 12 Oklahoma beat Texas 8-0 in five innings Saturday night, giving it a series win and control of its own destiny in the Big 12 title. A pair of four-run innings keyed the Sooners’ 17th run-rule victory of the season. OU’s Whitney Ellis and Paris Townsend hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, each driving in a pair of runs. Oklahoma’s Destinee Martinez was 3-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Georgia Casey was 2-3 with two runs scored at the top of the lineup. Sophomore Kelsey Stevens (25-7) threw a three-hit shutout, her sixth of the year for the Sooners (34-10, 11-2 Big 12). She struck out seven and walked one.

  • Oklahoma women share NCAA gymnastics title with Florida

    By Tommy Deas, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Sooners finish strong, end up in dead heat with Gators to claim first national crown.

  • College baseball roundup: Cowboys rally again; Sooners fall to WVU

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    No. 13 Oklahoma State rallied for its 16th come-from-behind victory Satrday, defeating Kansas 5-3 at Stillwater’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. With the victory, OSU (28-11, 10-4 Big 12) clinched its fourth consecutive Big 12 Conference series win and kept its stop atop the league standings. Senior Brendan McCurry became the Cowboys’ career saves leader with his 18th. It was his 10th save of the season, which also tied him for the most saves in a single season in school history. A three-run eighth inning that included Tim Arakawa’s go-ahead home run pushed OSU to the win. Arakawa finished the day 2 for 4 with three RBI. Vince Wheeland (4-0) pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief to get the victory, giving up two hits

  • Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer to preside over Oklahoma Senior Follies — but you won't catch him performing

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Barry Switzer will preside over the show, sitting on a throne. He won’t perform. The Senior Follies is intended to reinvigorate the senior community and raise money for Mobile Meals of Oklahoma County.

  • Oklahoma State football: Jimmy Bean finally starting to earn attention on the field

    BY CODY STAVENHAGEN, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Denton Guyer product Jimmy Bean signed in the same class as Guyer teammates Josh Stewart and J.W. Walsh, but spent the past two seasons watching those two thrive.

  • Collected Wisdom: Jake Hager, WWE professional wrestler Jack Swagger and former OU football player

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Jake Hager has turned into one of the most recognized competitors in professional wrestling. Competing as Jack Swagger for the WWE, he’s held the United States Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship over his eight-year career. Hager attended Oklahoma as a two-sport athlete, competing in wrestling and football before committing fully to wrestling as a sophomore.

  • Texas Tech F Jordan Tolbert transferring to SMU

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring from Texas Tech to SMU, with the Mustangs hoping he will be eligible to play next season. Tolbert averaged 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in three seasons as a starter. He was the second-leading scorer and rebounder for the Red Raiders this past season. He led Texas Tech at 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith released Tolbert from his scholarship, and SMU is seeking a waiver that would make him eligible next season. Otherwise, Tolbert will have to sit out until 2015-16. The Mustangs were surprisingly left out of the NCAA tournament and reached the championship of the NIT, losing to Minnesota in Hall of Fame coach Larry Bro