• Norman North's Quan Hogan, Hollis' Jace Webb add scholarship offers

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks for two Oklahoma high school football prospects. Norman North’s Quan Hogan and Hollis’ Jace Webb have each added multiple scholarship offers in recent days. Hogan, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back ranked No. 6 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruiting list, announced on Twitter earlier this week that he received offers from […]

  • Syracuse travelblog: 23 degrees at 2 a.m.

    Berry Tramel | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Friday was a chill day in Syracuse. And I don’t mean weather wise. Chill would be a little too tropical to describe the weather in Syracuse. Saturday morning about 2 a.m. Eastern time, we walked out of the Carrier Dome and waited for the media shuttle. It was 23 degrees. A variety of Syracuse students […]

  • Five Joules: Energy FC takes on Tulsa Roughnecks FC in season opener

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC is in Tulsa to take on the Tulsa Roughnecks FC in the season opener. This is the first of four meetings between the two. Some are calling this a rivalry, but that depends on your definition of the word. If you think teams can be rivals without ever playing then sure, […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys make two additions to strength and conditioning staff

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State announced the addition of two members to its football strength and conditioning staff Friday: Mark Smith and Anthony Hibbert. Both arrive at OSU after spending the past two seasons at Southern Miss under head coach Todd Monken — the Cowboys’ former offensive coordinator (2011-12). Smith served as the director of strength […]

  • Q and A: Michigan State beat writer Joe Rexrode

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Thanks to Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press for taking the time to participate in a question and answer session ahead of Friday night’s Sweet 16 Oklahoma-Michigan State game in the Carrier Dome (Approximately 9:07 p.m. TBS). Here’s a few insights from Rexrode going into the game: What do Michigan State fans think about […]

  • Oklahoma basketball: Mateen Cleaves talks Eduardo Najera

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    For the Friday Oklahoman, I wrote about the famed Mateen Cleaves-Eduardo Najera collision in 1999. It was a symbol of the hard-nosed basketball played by Michigan State and the Sooners. You can read that column here. I had some insights left over, that didn’t make the column, that I thought I would share. Cleaves, now […]

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: That training calendar on the bathroom mirror tells the story

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    When I started this journey to train for the half marathon at the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, I printed a copy of my training schedule and taped it to the mirror in our bathroom. I’ve since marked off the days. At first, the marks didn’t amount to much.  Seemed like I had forever to get ready and so […]

  • OSU Sports: Catching Up With Larry Reece

    John Helsley | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A happy Friday began with a text message from Larry Reece. And the day quickly got happier. Reece, in Houston battling cancer at M.D. Anderson Hospital, checked in to provide an update to his bout with the Big C — you can read my previous story about his journey here. And the report from the […]

  • Syracuse travelblog: Barbeque in upstate New York

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    No Halls of Fame on Thursday. There was an arena to get to. After driving all over the Great Lakes region for three straight days, writing in the car and touring Halls of Fame, we were stationary Thursday. All day in Syracuse. If you’re not from Syracuse, Syracuse means only a few things. Cold weather. […]

  • Film Room: How bad are the Thunder's current defensive issues?

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Back in mid-November, with nearly half the roster in a suit jacket, walking boor or both, an undermanned but gritty Thunder squad handcuffed the potent Rockets, holding Houston to 69 points on 28 percent shooting. But the Thunder still lost that night, the second of what would be six straight defeats despite giving up less than […]

  • OU basketball: More on Buddy Hield and Lourawls 'Tum Tum' Nairn

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    I wrote about the relationship between Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield and Michigan State freshman Lourawls ‘Tum Tum’ Nairn in advance of their team’s Friday matchup in the Sweet 16 (Approximately 9:07 p.m. at the Carrier Dome, TBS). You can read that story here. For another perspective, you can read what Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free […]

  • Lon Kruger says college basketball has taken a step back

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Michigan State basketball has a rough-and-tumble reputation that is well-deserved. But the Spartans also like to play fast. That makes the OU-Michigan State game Friday night in the Sweet 16 quite interesting. Spartan coach Tom Izzo said OU wants to run and “so do we. So it should be more of a track meet. We […]

  • Oklahoma State wrestling Q&A: Alex Dieringer capped dominant junior season with second NCAA title

    Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahoma State junior Alex Dieringer won his second consecutive NCAA title on March 21 in St. Louis. Dieringer dominated all season at 165 pounds, going 34-0 with 27 bonus-point wins, including 12 major decisions, 11 falls and 4 technical falls. His 14-7 win over Indiana’s Taylor Walsh in the championship finals was Dieringer’s 100th win […]

  • Daniel Orton opens up about Manny Pacquiao, life after the Thunder

    Darnell Mayberry | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Since being waived by the Thunder in October 2013, Daniel Orton has been signed and waived by Washington, signed and waived by Philadelphia, signed and released by two teams in the Chinese Basketball Association and signed, fined and released by a professional team in the Philippines. While playing for one of his teams in China, […]

  • Oklahoma wrestling Q&A: Cody Brewer's aggressive style leads to NCAA title

    Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Oklahoma junior Cody Brewer shocked college wrestling last weekend by winning the 133-pound NCAA title despite being the No. 13-seed at the weight class. Brewer — who is now a three-time All-American — defeated Iowa’s Cory Clark 11-8 in the championship finals, capping his season with a 22-1 record. Four of his five wins at […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: What's at the root of the Thunder's defensive problems?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    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 the Thunder. 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 you enjoy: Thunder […]

  • Oklahoma football: Rodney Anderson suffers sprained MCL, out for remainder of spring practices

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma true freshman running back Rodney Anderson will miss the rest of spring practice after suffering a sprained MCL, coach Bob Stoops said in a radio interview Thursday afternoon. Speaking on WWLS with hosts Mark Rodgers and Dusty Dvoracek, Stoops said he expects Anderson to be fine by the time fall camp begins. […]

  • Syracuse travelblog: A trip to Cooperstown

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    Upstate New York is a beautiful part of the country. Mountains. Lots of waters. Lots of quaint villages. Now, upstate New York in March is no fun. The snow can be gorgeous for about 15 minutes, but I’m already tired of it, after about 30 hours in Syracuse. I’m sure the locals, after a long, […]

  • Tramel: Thunder has struggled against good teams

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    The Thunder lost to the Spurs 130-91 Wednesday night. The score is surprising and more than a little embarrassing. The result is not the least bit surprising. The Thunder is 41-31 this season. Of those 72 games, 37 have come against good teams. The NBA is easily separated between good teams and not-good teams. There […]

  • Weekly Fishing Report

    Ed Godfrey | Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CENTRAL Arcadia: March 23. Crappie fair to good on minnows and jigs in the enclosed dock; starting to move onto riprap to spawn. Bass fair to good on spinnerbaits and chatter baits at 3-5 ft. moving up to spawn. Channel and blue catfish fair on punch bait and cut shad near rocky points and near the […]