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  • Send us your questions for OU and OSU Media Days

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    On Saturday, The Oklahoman will be at media days in Norman and Stillwater for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football. We’ll be asking plenty of questions, and we’re asking for you to give us your best. How do we get your questions? Submit them below in the comments section, via our Facebook page, or to the […]

  • Oklahoma football: Police still investigating Joe Mixon allegations; no charges expected Monday

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NORMAN — Norman Police are still investigating assault allegations against highly-touted Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon, and charges aren’t likely to be filed Monday, the district attorney’s office told The Oklahoman. Mixon is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a female OU student at Picklemen’s Gourmet Cafe on Campus Corner early Friday morning. Norman Police […]

  • NBA All-Star Game: Extending break not a bad idea

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver is considering extending the all-star break from four days to seven days, according to the Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale. Which is not a bad idea. The all-star schedule is crazy for some players. Some players have to play on Thursday night and be at some all-star functions by noon Friday. That’s […]

  • Did OU fail Joe Mixon?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Brent Clark is a Norman attorney, OU football historian and a former NCAA investigator. He’s also a friend of mine and a close observer of all kinds of things. Brent sent me an interesting take on the Joe Mixon situation. I thought I would share it. And the title will grab you. HOW THE UNIVERSITY […]

  • Norman North point guard Trae Young offered by Connecticut

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Several Division I basketball programs around the region have long been pursuing Norman North point guard Trae Young, but the 6-foot-1 sophomore made a national splash Monday morning. Defending national champion Connecticut offered Young, the son of former Texas Tech player Rayford Young, according to the family. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa have already offered […]

  • Patriot-1 graphic novel seeks funding on Kickstarter

    mprice | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Kevin Powers’ Kickstarter campaign for the graphic novel “Patriot-1″ has three days remaining to raise its $10,000 budget. What’s the story? Here’s the description: Patriot-1 is the story of Staff Sergeant Ken Baker, a Delta Force operator who is the lone survivor of an attack in Afghanistan. Upon escaping captivity, he finds himself embroiled in […]

  • Oklahoma football: Kicker commit Austin Seibert talks trash to Texas fans

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    NORMAN — College football fans don’t typically get really excited about kicker commitments. Kickers also aren’t usually known as big-time smack talkers. After this weekend, OU kicker commit Austin Seibert has laid waste to both stereotypes. The Belleville, Ill., prospect — who committed to OU on May 10 — nailed a 66-yard field goal to […]

  • Byron Scott's bad timing continues

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Byron Scott once had a magic touch. Every coaching job he got turned to, well, maybe not gold, but turned to success. Scott retired from playing in the NBA in 1997. He was (mostly) Laker sharpshooter in the glory days of Magic and Kareem; Scott had a big name and a good name. He was […]

  • Video: New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' teaser trailer hits YouTube after Comic-Con

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    After a couple of high-concept teaser trailers that focused on President Snow (Donald Sutherland), fans finally got to see a teaser for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ that showcased heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., over the weekend. The footage prominently features the late Philip Seymour Hoffman […]

  • Monday Catchy Quote No. 325

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    A catchy quote from a movie, TV show or other source to brighten the beginning of your week: Emily Barham: You lack principles, Charlie. Isn’t there anything you would die for? Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: Sure. I’d die for you, if it ever came to that. Emily Barham: I really believe you would. Lt. […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 28, 2014: Hear Camille Harp and Handsome Devils at The Deli

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – Hear local singer-songwriter Camille Harp play a free and smoke-free show from 7 to 9 tonight at The Deli, 309 White Street. Norman band The Handsome Devils will take the stage at 10 p.m. For more information, go to thedeli.us/2014. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. -BAM

  • Video: Oklahoma City Theatre Company dives into diverse 2014-2015 season

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman.  Oklahoma City Theatre Company embraces diversity with 2014-2015 season The Oklahoma City Theatre Company faced controversy last year surrounding its production of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” but that hasn’t stopped the community theater group from selecting more provocative works […]

  • Video: Reduxion Theatre hits the accelerator with 2014-2015 "Scandalous Season"

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    A version of this story appears in the Sunday Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City’s Reduxion Theatre Company hits the accelerator with ‘Scandalous Season’ The nonprofit Reduxion Theatre Company is boosting its number of productions from four to six while expanding its Classics for Kids program, making its mission of “revisiting the […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 27, 2014: Hear Larry Mitchell Trio play a Summer Breeze concert in Norman

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    Today’s featured event: NORMAN – The Larry Mitchell Trio takes the stage at 7:30 tonight in Norman’s Lions Park at the corner of  Flood and Symmes, as part of the Summer Breeze free concert series presented by The Depot (formerly known as the Performing Arts Studio). The Larry Mitchell Trio is a dynamic rock instrumental […]

  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • Wrestling: Stillwater’s Chandler Rogers wins freestyle national title

    Trent Shadid | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Oklahoma State freshman and former Stillwater wrestling state champion Chandler Rogers won the freestyle Junior National Championship at 170 pounds in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday. Rogers also finished runner-up in the Greco-Roman competition earlier in the week. He won his fourth high school state title last season after winning three while in Spokane, Wash. Fellow […]

  • Oklahoma football: Freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr., qualified, heading to Norman

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma got a bit of good news Saturday, with word that incoming freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr. has qualified academically and is on his way to Norman to join the team. Brown, from Duluth, Ga., is a 6-foot-7, 340-pound prospect who had been committed to Tennessee before a signing-day switch to the […]

  • Hot morning in western Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    If you’ve stepped outside at all today, you already know that it’s going to be a hot weekend. One town had already passed the 100-degree mark before noon, and several others aren’t far behind. Take a look at the Oklahoma Mesonet weather network’s top 15 temperatures, as of 11:35 a.m. Saturday: 1 – Buffalo 100.5F […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on July 26, 2014: See the Internet Cat Video Festival today at the Myriad Gardens

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Today’s featured event: As previously reported, the nationally touring Internet Cat Video Festival will be sauntering into Oklahoma City today at the Great Lawn of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Curated, compiled and edited by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Internet Cat Video Festival has been lauded by NPR, The New York Times, The […]

  • Video: JJ Cale died one year ago today - Stream Eric Clapton tribute album "The Breeze" and see the mini-doc on TV this weekend

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    JJ Cale, the Oklahoma City-born singer/songwriter/producer who became known as one of the primary pioneers of the Tulsa Sound, died one year ago today in La Jolla, Calif., of a heart attack. He was 74. As reported then, Cale wrote songs that became some of the biggest rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 1970s for […]