• Maybe Bo Pelini can get along better with his new boss

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Bo Pelini unloaded on his former employer. The fired Nebraska football coach was hired Wednesday to coach his hometown team, Youngstown State, but that news was overshadowed by the Omaha World-Herald’s report of Pelini’s Dec. 2 speech to his Cornhuskers players, after he was fired. Pelini unloaded on Nebraska administration in general and athletic director […]

  • Edmond Native Brad Okwuono Ranks High In MLS Mock Draft

    Chris Brannick | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Edmond native Boyd Okwuono to Portland? Could be, according to Nate Sulat at MLSsoccer.com. The MLS SuperDraft is less than a month away Sulat has released his first Mock Draft. Okwuono played for Edmond Memorial before heading to Chapel Hill and dominating the ACC and any other North Carolina opponents. Okwuono was on the ACC […]

  • Former Deer Creek QB Joel Blumenthal signs with Northwestern State

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Former Deer Creek standout quarterback Joel Blumenthal has signed with Division I Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Blumenthal spent the past two seasons at Butler Community College. This past season, he played in all 10 games and completed 63 percent of his passes for 604 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. He also carried the […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: How much will Russell Westbrook's early absence hurt his MVP case?

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope […]

  • Stoops: Boulware didn't want to re-kick in Bedlam

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Wednesday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops once again took responsibility for the decision to re-punt with 1:01 remaining in the Bedlam game. If Oklahoma had declined a running into the kicker penalty, Oklahoma State would’ve needed to drive 85 yards with no timeouts with a freshman quarterback. Instead, Tyreek Hill returned the second punt for a […]

  • Bob Stoops: Frank Shannon expected to return to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that he expected suspended linebacker Frank Shannon to return to the team next season. “If he continues to do what he’s supposed (to),” Stoops said. “He’s serving his suspension, and from what I understand, once that’s lifted he would be allowed to return.” Shannon was suspended from the university […]

  • Sooners CB Julian Wilson, LB Geneo Grissom out for Russell Athletic Bowl

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Oklahoma senior cornerback Julian Wilson, who was replaced late in the season by freshman Jordan Thomas, will miss the Russell Athletic Bowl after separating his shoulder in practice Monday. Thomas will start at the spot opposite Zack Sanchez. Wilson suffered a broken thumb in the loss to Baylor and has seen only limited time since […]

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks about Joe Mixon in light of Tyreek Hill

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Bob Stoops says any future decision made about Joe Mixon hasn’t been made more difficult because of Tyreek Hill’s dismissal the Oklahoma State football team. Hill, the hero of Bedlam with his last-minute, 92-yard punt return on Dec. 6, was charged last week with domestic abuse by strangulation. Mike Gundy dismissed Hill from the team […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Bedlam win still resonates, despite Tyreek Hill's arrest

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    For five days, the OSU football team reveled in a victory that came out of nowhere — a 38-35 overtime win in Bedlam that ended a five-game losing streak, propelled the Cowboys into a bowl game and gave them state bragging rights. Then came the arrest of Bedlam hero Tyreek Hill on a domestic abuse […]

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 104-92 win in Sacramento

    Anthony Slater | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 104-92 win in Sacramento: 1. Hot starts – When the Thunder has hit patches of struggles over the years, it’s often been related to a string of cold play to open games. The Kendrick Perkins/Thabo Sefolosha starting lineup received steady criticism over the years. And the sluggish first quarters have remained an occasional […]

  • Volleyball helps make OKC the city of champions

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Penn State won the 2014 NCAA wrestling championship on an Oklahoma City mat. Florida won the 2014 NCAA softball championship on Oklahoma City soil. And Saturday night, Brigham Young or Texas or Penn State or Stanford will win the 2014 NCAA women’s volleyball championship on an Oklahoma City court. It’s been quite a calendar year […]

  • Thomas' Trent Dunaway wins final Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Thomas quarterback Trent Dunaway pulled away Tuesday to win The Oklahoman’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll by nearly 150 votes. Dunaway threw four touchdown passes in the Terriers’ 28-0 shutout of Cashion in the Class A championship. He topped both Trever Merrell of Davis and Connor McGinnis of Heritage Hall with a total […]

  • Oklahoma football: Remembering Howard Schnellenberger's ego

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Howard Schnellenberger was hired to coach Sooner football 20 years ago today. We had no idea what we were in for. Including Schnellenberger’s ego. The Colonel had quite the ego. Books will be written and movies made, he said, about OU football. Schnellenberger was right. A new book about the Sooners comes out about every […]

  • HS football: A little something to restore your faith in humanity

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of writing about Team Roberts. It was the story of Crossings Christian linebacker Christian Osterhout and how he became part of coach Chris Roberts’ family after both of his parents died within a couple years of each other. Their story was so inspiring that the NFL named […]

  • 10 most popular Google searches of 2014

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Google has just shared what the top Internet searches of 2014 are, and none of them are too surprising. Google actually shares two lists: the searches that trended in the United States, and the searches that trended globally. This post will list both. Get to it! No. 10 – Ukraine Ukraine made headlines across the […]

  • Oklahoma football: 20 questions about Howard Schnellenberger

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    This is the 20th anniversary of Howard Schnellenberger’s hiring as the Oklahoma football coach. I’m doing a series of blogs on the Colonel, who is my favorite coach to cover in 37 football seasons in the newspaper business. But while I loved dealing with Schnellenberger, I have to take some credit, too, because I sensed […]

  • Oklahoma football: Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Howard Schnellenberger's hiring

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    I was stunned by the note in the Tuesday Oklahoman from our man Scott Munn. Today is the 20th anniversary of OU’s hiring of Howard Schnellenberger. In honor of the Colonel, I’m writing a series of blogs today about the man who coached the Sooners in the final year of the Big Eight Conference. Wow. […]

  • Day 36 of the #healthy65 challenge: Watch out, Herschel, 100 situps a day

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Someone the other day asked me how my situps were going. Slow, I said. Very slow. But consistent. A bout a month ago, I blogged about newsside reporter Juliana Keeping’s 65-day health challenge. You can read that blog here. Juliana asked all participants to do one healthy thing per day, from Nov. 10-Jan. 13 . […]

  • DeMarco Murray might fall short of landmark season

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    DeMarco Murray rushed 31 times for just 81 yards Sunday night against the Eagles. And suddenly, the Dallas Cowboys tailback is no cinch to reach 2,000 yards, even before the news Monday that Murray faces hand surgery. Dallas executive Stephen Jones said Murray has not been ruled out for the game this Sunday against the […]

  • Thunder, Kings trending in different directions

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone was fired on Sunday, just as the Thunder comes rolling into town on Tuesday. Sacramento was the polar opposite of the Thunder when the two teams met on Nov. 9. The Kings entered the game as one of the early surprises in the league — winners of five consecutive games, […]