• OSU Hoops: Thoughts On Vegas Title Win

    John Helsley | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thoughts from Oklahoma State’s 73-58 win over Tulsa Wednesday night in Las Vegas, where the Cowboys improved to 6-0 in winning the championship of the MGM Grand Main Event. After a spurt midway through the first half, OSU took control in a game that was never close after that, with the Cowboys owning a 25-point […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 27, 2014: Skate at the Devon Ice Rink

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Happy Thanksgiving! Skate the Devon Ice Rink from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, Reno and Robinson in downtown. The Devon Ice Rink is part of the 13th annual Downtown in December celebration. Check out my feature on Downtown in December Friday. For more information, go to www.downtownindecember.com. For […]

  • Loretta Lynn to play Jan. 29 show at Hard Rock Casino Tulsa; tickets on sale Friday

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 9 hr ago

    CATOOSA – “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn will perform in concert Jan. 29 at the The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 770 W Cherokee Street. Tickets start at $40 and go on sale Friday For ticket and information, call (918) 384-7625 or go to The Joint section […]

  • 10 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a day for spending time with family and friends and, yes, enjoying some delicious food. But it’s also a time to be thankful for what we have in this life. The following 10 stories are happy and heartfelt, and represent the best that we as people have to offer — and be thankful […]

  • Rodney Carrington bringing laughs to Shawnee's Grand Casino Dec. 27-28

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    SHAWNEE – Oklahoma comedian and singer-songwriter Rodney Carrington is planning a two-night stand Dec. 27-28 at the Grand Hotel Casino and Resort, Interstate 40 at Exit 178. Tickets to Carrington’s “Camouflage and Christmas Lights” start at $55. For tickets and information, call 964-7777 or go to www.grandboxoffice.com. -BAM

  • Oklahoma City's annual “Hip Hop Nutcracker” adding beats to classic Dec. 5-7

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Thu, Nov 27, 2014

    Members of RACE Dance Company join forces with students from seven Oklahoma City Public High School dance programs for the return of Oklahoma City’s annual “Hip Hop Nutcracker.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bishop McGuinness High School, 801 NW 50. General admission tickets can be purchased at a […]

  • Thunder waives guard Sebastian Telfair, trims roster to 15

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    In a surprise move, the Thunder has waived point guard Sebastian Telfair. The team announced the news Wednesday night, hours after its home win over Utah. Telfair came into the season projected to be the Thunder’s third string point guard but ended up playing a prominent role for a team that has been decimated by […]

  • How would the BCS rank teams in the 2014 season?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 9 hr ago

    For 15 years, this was the time of year when we dwelled on the Bowl Championship Series. Yep, the late, great BCS. The standings came out on Sunday nights, and college football fans studied them like they were taking a biochem mid-term. How could their teams elevate into the top two and play for the […]

  • Walk-On Wednesday: Sophomore DT Kane Snowden

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 10 hr ago

    NORMAN—Kane Snowden was sitting at the Cate Center on OU’s campus eating a meal when his phone rang. It was a friend who’d gone through walk-on tryouts with him not long before. “Congratulations Kane,” the friend said. “No. 59 on OU’s football team.” It didn’t take long for the tears to start streaming down Snowden’s […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Pentatonix has a hit with holiday album "That’s Christmas To Me," performing during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Vocal sensations Pentatonix soar into the holiday weekend with their new holiday album “That’s Christmas To Me” jumping to No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart, according to a news release. Plus, the group is holding on to the No. 1 spot on the Holiday Album Chart for the fifth consecutive week, selling more than […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: David Cook's new song "Wait for Me"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    “American Idol” Season 7 winner David Cook, who has Tulsa ties, released a new single, “Wait for Me,” Monday via iTunes. “The song itself is different; it’s more piano based, and that was a conscientious effort with writing the new stuff,” Cook told The Hollywood Reporter. “The angle was creating music I wasn’t comfortable creating […]

  • Wednesday Video Spotlight: Garth Brooks sings old hit and new single on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" before canceling other TV appearances

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 14 hr ago

    Oklahoma country music superstar appeared on Tuesday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where he and his band raced through his classic hit “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)” and then Brooks sat down with just his guitar to give an emotional performance of his new single “Mom.” The longtime Owasso resident also […]

  • Five observations from Oklahoma's 75-65 win over UCLA

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 15 hr ago

    Oklahoma had a huge start to the Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas on Wednesday, beating No. 22 UCLA 75-65 in an unusual setting for college basketball in a ballroom at the Atlantis resort. The Sooners play Butler at noon Thursday. Here are five takeaways from the win for the Sooners (3-1): *What a homecoming. […]

  • Movie review: “Penguins of Madagascar”

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 16 hr ago

    A version of this review appears in Wednesday’s Life & Food section of The Oklahoman. 2 1/2 of 4 stars. Movie review: “Penguins of Madagascar” The super-spy wannabes seize the big-screen spotlight for the first time with the “Madagascar” spin-off, a funny, frenetic and ultimately forgettable romp. The super-spy wannabes seize the big-screen spotlight for […]

  • Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Terri Walker marry in Tulsa

    William Crum | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and television sales executive Terri Walker married Wednesday in the bride’s hometown of Tulsa. The city’s new first lady plans to leave KTUL-TV in Tulsa to reside in Oklahoma City with her husband. The mayor and Mrs. Cornett met on a blind date a couple of years ago. Oklahoma City’s […]

  • Comic company shares wishes for a 'Valiant' Thanksgiving

    Matthew Price | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Valiant sent out the above image with the greeting “Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Valiant Entertainment!” Valiant is set to launch a new series in early December, “The Valiant.”  Here’s what the release said about that: On December 10th, Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, Ninjak and the rest of Valiant’s most formidable heroes join a battle ten millennia in […]

  • Oklahoma football: Why did Samaje Perine get just five carries vs. Baylor?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 19 hr ago

    Samaje Perine has rushed for 1,428 yards this season, including 640 yards the last two games. Not bad for a guy who didn’t even start Saturday against Kansas. But not starting, everyone can understand. Cale Gundy’s explanation — get Keith Ford back in a rhythm, his third game returning from injury — was adequate. Starting’s […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 26, 2014: Hear Dawn & Hawkes at the Blue Door

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Hear Austin, Texas-based indie folk/Americana duo Dawn & Hawkes at 8 tonight at the Blue Door, 2805 N McKinley. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.bluedoorokc.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM

  • Interview and video: Set in a fictional long-lost Oklahoma settlement, 'PleasureTown' podcast revives the radio drama tradition

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 21 hr ago

    A version of this story appears on the cover of Monday’s Your Life section of The Oklahoman. ‘PleasureTown’ podcast revives the radio drama tradition About a year ago, Oklahoma native Erin Kahoa and Texas native Keith Ecker, who are now both based in Chicago, started the “PleasureTown” podcast, which delves into the lives of colorful […]

  • Carl Albert's Audrie LaValley commits to Oklahoma

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Carl Albert freshman softball player Audrie LaValley verbally committed to Oklahoma recently, her coach Colin White told The Oklahoman. LaValley, who is the younger sister of former Carl Albert baseball star and MLB fourth-round draft pick Gavin LaValley, had a stellar freshman season in which she hit .504 with seven homers and 57 RBIs while […]