• Halftime notes: Baylor 28, Oklahoma State 14

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    (McLane Stadium before kickoff) WACO, Texas — Another week. Another early hole for Oklahoma State. A few halftime thoughts as the rain has died down at McLane Stadium. THE MASON RUDOLPH ERA BEGINS In Daxx Garman’s absence (concussion symptoms), OSU coach Mike Gundy chose the freshman-in-waiting over the practice-squad freshman. How did Mason Rudolph handle […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Everything you need to know about Mason Rudolph before his first start

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WACO, Texas — If Cowboy Radio Network’s Dave Hunziker is correct, freshman Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will make his first-career start tonight against Baylor. His bio on the OSU athletics website: . . And here’s everything else you need to know about the Rudolph, courtesy of The Oklahoman: >> Rudolph was recruited by OSU […]

  • Oklahoman.com: Holding the newspaper on your phone

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 13 hr ago

    I had the opportunity to speak with a longtime subscriber a couple of weeks ago. She’s been reading The Oklahoman every day for years and likes holding the printed newspaper, but she’s comfortable with technology and also uses our products on her mobile devices. She has downloaded The Oklahoman’s iPad app, The Oklahoman iPad Print […]

  • Media report: Freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph 'likely' to start against Baylor

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WACO, Texas — Freshman Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is “likely” to start against Baylor tonight, according the Cowboy Radio Network’s Dave Hunziker. Rudolph — a 6-foot-4, 217-pound, four-star recruit from Rock Hill, S.C., who ran a wide-open spread offense in high school — is two games away from completing a redshirt season. But starting […]

  • Douglass defense overpowers Lone Grove

    Scott Wright | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Lone Grove came into Friday night’s Class 3A second-round playoff game averaging 408 yards of total offense and 37 points per game, but the numbers didn’t frighten the Douglass defense. The Trojans allowed just 211 yards in a 33-0 shutout at Lone Grove to advance to the quarterfinal round, where Douglass will host top-ranked Locust […]

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

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    A wide range of top performances across the Oklahoma City metro highlighted the second week of the playoffs, 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 […]

  • OU football: Samaje Perine broke the Internet ... and an NCAA record

    Erik Horne | Updated: 14 hr ago

    OK, so he’s not Kim Kardashian, but OU running back Samaje Perine did break the NCAA single-game rushing record with 427 yards on Saturday. Here’s what people were saying on the web: So Samaje is atop the trending list….wonder why?! @samajp32 #BoomerSooner Congratulations again #SamajePerine pic.twitter.com/WTZ8p2vtm0 — Boomer15 (@Boomer145) November 22, 2014 #BeastMode #Sooners #Boomer […]

  • Halftime thoughts: Oklahoma 24, Kansas 0

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma leads Kansas 24-0 at halftime on Owen Field. Here’s a look at three things that stood out, three things to watch for in the second half and some halftime statistics. THREE THINGS THAT STOOD OUT 1. Samaje Perine: After a 200-yard performance at Texas Tech last week, the freshman phenom didn’t even get […]

  • Shepard tries to play, leaves again for Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    For the second consecutive game, Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard started for the Sooners but for the second consecutive game, quickly left. Shepard played on the Sooners’ first offensive series—a three-and-out that featured all run plays. After OU held Kansas to a three-and-out, Shepard returned the punt 10 yards but appeared to aggravate the groin injury […]

  • Earthy work: Former Oklahoma geologist hopes he’s found second career as an artist

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    [brightcove]3904072638001[/brightcove] A version of this story appears on the front page of Saturday’s The Oklahoman. Earthy work: Former Oklahoma geologist hopes he’s found second career as an artist After a series of oil-field injuries cut short his career as a consulting well-site geologist, Oklahoma City resident Joeallen Gibson Jr. has worked for the past four […]

  • Oklahoma football: Senior strong safety Quentin Hayes leaves Kansas game with ankle injury

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma senior safety Quentin Hayes left the Sooners’ game against Kansas early in the first quarter with an apparent ankle injury. According to OU radio sideline reporter Chris Plank, athletic trainers took Hayes to the OU locker room to further evaluate his right ankle. Hayes has started 24 consecutive games for Oklahoma at […]

  • Video: Trisha Yearwood makes media rounds for her new album "Prizefighter: Hit After Hit"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    As previously reported, longtime Owasso resident Trisha Yearwood released this week “Prizefighter: Hit After Hit,” her 12th studio album and first in seven years. As you can see embedded below, she has been making the media rounds to promote the new release. The album, released via Sony Music Nashville, combines 10 of her best-known hits […]

  • OSSAA announces semifinal locations, times

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association announced the locations for all semifinal football games next week with all games being Friday at 7 p.m. Both Class 5A semifinals will be in the Oklahoma City metro with Lawton MacArthur and McAlester, last year’s state runner-up, playing at Choctaw. Skiatook and Ardmore will play at Yukon. The […]

  • Davenport's defense delivers ninth shutout

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 17 hr ago

    Davenport coach John Greenfield his starting to get an idea how good the Bulldogs’ defense is this season. After beating No. 7 Maysville 24-0 Friday, No. 2 Davenport now has nine shutouts in 12 games this season. The Bulldogs have allowed a total of 22 points this season, no more than eight in one game. […]

  • Pregame primer: Six must-read stories before Oklahoma State faces Baylor

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    WACO, Texas — Over the past few years, there hasn’t been much of a need for Mike Gundy to coach spirit and attitude. Players don’t hang their heads often when you’re consistently among the Big 12’s best. But as Oklahoma State enters tonight’s matchup with Baylor amid a four-game skid, it’s become priority number one. […]

  • Oklahoma football: Senior tight end Blake Bell out for Kansas game with strained knee

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 18 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma senior tight end Blake Bell will miss today’s home game against Kansas with a strained knee suffered last weekend at Texas Tech, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman. Bell was seen in street clothes during pregame warmups. The Wichita, Kan., native switched positions from quarterback during the last offseason […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two players with something to prove against Kansas

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 19 hr ago

    NORMAN — 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 today against Kansas. ABER: Sophomore safety Ahmad Thomas. I could easily through Steven Parker here as well as probably Quentin Hayes, as the Sooners safeties have struggled lately. […]

  • Oklahoma football: Kansas game kickoff delayed until at least 12:30 p.m.

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 19 hr ago

    NORMAN — Kickoff for Oklahoma’s Saturday morning game against Kansas has been delayed until at least 12:30 p.m. due to lightning in the area, the school announced. The Sooners (7-3, 4-3 Big 12 Conference) and Jayhawks (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) were scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. An OU athletics department spokesman said that […]

  • Oklahoma football: Two bold predictions about OU-Kansas

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 19 hr ago

    NORMAN — Here is the final of our three pregame blog posts to preview Oklahoma’s home game against Kansas. Here, Ryan Aber and I each make one bold prediction for this morning’s game. ABER: Cody Thomas throws for 250 yards, three touchdowns and two or less interceptions. Those numbers aren’t lofty by OU standards but […]

  • Oklahoma football: More from Sooner fans who aren't attending the Kansas game

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    NORMAN — Kickoff for Oklahoma’s home game against Kansas has been delayed by at least 90 minutes to 12:30 p.m., possibly creating even more of a hassle for fans in attendance. I wrote about OU fan unrest and the possibility of several thousand empty seats in today’s newspaper. You can read that story here. But, […]