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  • OU football: Samaje Perine superlatives: What they’re saying about the Sooners’ freshman running back

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    How can he just be a freshman? Many people were asking that question after Samaje Perine bowled over West Virginia Saturday night. The true frosh’s performance running the ball elicited some of the best quotes of the night on Twitter: Evans reaction to Perine’s power = nature video in which lion tries to take down […]

  • Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma at West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—Oklahoma and West Virginia are tied at 24 at the half here at Milan Puskar Stadium. Here are a few quick thoughts, things to watch moving forward and stats from the first half. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT -Samaje Perine is a beast and Alex Ross can flat out sprint. Without Keith Ford, we […]

  • OU football: Mixed reactions to Sooners’ alternate jerseys

    Erik Horne | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    OU is breaking out its alternate jerseys for the first time this season tonight against West Virginia. The new duds have been met with mixed reactions from the public. The current players love them, and so do the former Sooners. But some past players expressed a little saltiness for not getting a shot to wear […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two pressing questions about the Sooners’ game at West Virginia

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 16 hr ago

    CORAOPOLIS, Pa. — Fourth-ranked Oklahoma opens Big 12 Conference play tonight at West Virginia. The Oklahoman’s crew is staying near the Pittsburgh airport, hence the dateline on this post. This is the first of three pregame blog posts from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each ask a pressing question that we hope to see […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two players with something to prove Saturday at West Virginia

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 16 hr ago

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Here is the second of three pregame blogs from Ryan Aber and I. Here, we each pick one Oklahoma player who has something to prove tonight against West Virginia. ABER: Julian Wilson. Going back to the secondary, Wilson will get tested quite a bit in this one and OU’s tackling better be […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two bold predictions about Saturday’s game at West Virginia

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 16 hr ago

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Here is the final of our three pregame blog posts to preview Oklahoma’s game at West Virginia. Here, Ryan Aber and I each make one bold prediction for this evening’s game. ABER: The Sooners won’t score in the fourth quarter. Two years ago, OU scored 12 fourth-quarter points (all in the final […]

  • Kevin Durant takes part in coin toss at Westmoore vs. Norman North

    Trent Shadid | Updated: 18 hr ago

    MOORE — Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant served as the honorary captain on Friday night at Moore Stadium as Westmoore hosted Norman North. The 2013-14 NBA Most Valuable Player joined the team captains at midfield for the coin toss. Durant stayed on the Westmoore sideline for the first half of the game. He […]

  • Kevin Durant shows up at Westmoore-Norman North football game, shows off throwing arm

    Anthony Slater | Updated: 19 hr ago

    With NBA training camp less than two weeks away, Kevin Durant has made his way back to Oklahoma City. But basketball season can wait a bit. Durant is still in football mode, having attended the Redskins home opener last Sunday and, on Friday night, showing up at the Norman North-Westmoore high school football game. Here […]

  • Without QB John Jacobs, No. 1 Shawnee falls to Ponca City

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Ponca City ended a 14-game losing streak that dated back to Oct. 19, 2012, with a 21-14 upset of Class 5A No. 1 Shawnee Friday. Adam Nicholas’ 7-yard touchdown run capped a 94-yard drive for the game-winning touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Ponca City shortened the game with a plodding, run-heavy offense that produced […]

  • Bill Young earns first win as Yukon head coach

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    It took a 16-point fourth quarter to seal it, but Yukon gave Bill Young his first head coaching victory, 36-30 over Deer Creek Friday night. The Millers got an interception return touchdown from Nick Bryant, a TD run by quarterback Christian Gordon and a 39-yard field goal from Branden Brus to cap the victory. Young […]

  • Cashion's Blakely Liebmann leads way in win over Luther

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    After struggling to run the ball consistently against Mooreland in Week 2, Class A No. 4 Cashion had little problem doing that in a 52-36 win over Luther. There was certainly no problem with Blakely Liebmann running the ball. He finished with 128 yards on 18 carries, while also catching two passes for 82 yards. […]

  • Tuttle gets first win under Brad Ballard

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Tuttle is in the win column. After an 0-2 start under new coach Brad Ballard, the Tigers scored 37 unanswered points in a 37-7 win over Elgin. “It was great for me personally, but for those kids it was beautiful,” Ballard said. “We’re trying to improve each week. Again, we’re young and sometimes it’s baby […]

  • The Oklahoman's Fans' Choice Player of the Week poll

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Week 3 featured some dominant games from players across the Oklahoma City metro, and fans can now voice their opinion on who had the best performance. The weekly Fans’ Choice Player of the Week poll for the Oklahoma City-area is live online at NewsOK.com/Varsity. Pick one of the selections from the poll below, or write […]

  • West Virginia travelblog: The best seat in the house

    Berry Tramel | Published: Sat, Sep 20, 2014

    Pennsylvania is quite a state. Gettysburg, the Amish Country, Hershey (which we didn’t get to), the Erie Canal (also didn’t make) and a dozen other places in the middle of the state. Philadelphia and all its history on one end. Pittsburgh and all its splendor on the other. Pennsylvania is an underrated state. A place […]

  • Dana Holgorsen: No moral victory for Alabama game

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen is in the spotlight this week, with the Sooners playing at West Virginia in a showdown game. I wrote about Holgorsen for my Friday column, which you can read here. I met Holgorsen in preseason 2010, his year as the OSU offensive coordinator, and have closely followed his Mountaineer career. […]

  • Guide to Southmoore at No. 9 Edmond Santa Fe

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Wantland Stadium, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond Radio: KGHM-AM 1340 Records: Southmoore 0-2; Edmond Santa Fe 1-1 Last week: Westmoore 20, Southmoore 7 — Southmoore’s defense limited Westmoore’s high-powered offense, but the SaberCats still couldn’t find a rhythm on offense. Edmond Santa Fe 49, Moore 21 — Running back Darran […]

  • Guide to Class A No. 4 Talihina at Class 2A No. 7 Christian Heritage

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Christian Heritage Academy, 6400 S. Sooner Road (behind First Southern Baptist Church) Records: Talihina 2-0; CHA 2-0 Last week: Talihina 52, Antlers 14; Christian Heritage 21, Mount St. Mary 15 Players to watch: Talihina — Alan Lockhart, QB. Lockhart accounted for five touchdowns last week — three on the ground […]

  • Guide to Yukon at Deer Creek

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Deer Creek, 6101 NW 206th, Edmond Radio: KZLS-AM 1640; KTOK-AM 1000 Online: www.coxhshub.com Records: Yukon 0-2; Deer Creek 0-2 Last week: Norman North 42, Yukon 28 — Norman North was too much offensively, jumping to an early lead and dominating throughout the game. Norman 14, Deer Creek 7 — The […]

  • Guide to Class 6A-1 No. 8 Edmond North at Class 6A-II No. 5 Stillwater

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: Stillwater High School, 1224 N Husband St Records: Edmond North 1-1; Stillwater 2-0 Last week: Edmond Memorial 35, Edmond North 0 — The Huskies’ offense went dormant against crosstown rival Edmond Memorial. They were limited to just 22 yards of offense and four first downs. Stillwater 35, Mustang 26 — […]

  • Guide to Lincoln Christian at Class 2A No. 9 OCS

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Friday Where: OCS, Interstate 35 and Second, Edmond Records: Lincoln Christian 2-0; Oklahoma Christian School 2-0 Last week: Lincoln Christian 49, Holland Hall 3 — The Bulldogs smothered Holland Hall on the ground, rushing for 293 yards and allowing just a field goal in the third quarter. OCS 43, Metro Christian 32 […]