• The Oklahoman's Class A rankings: Thomas finally takes No. 1 spot, Hominy enters the top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Thomas has been ranked in the Class A top three all season, and saw two different teams hold the top spot, once getting passed up for the No. 1 ranking. But this week, there’s no debating that Thomas deserves the No. 1 position after a 53-14 win over then-No. 10 Minco, paired with No. 1 […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 3A rankings: Cushing cracks the top 10

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    The most notable Cinderella of the playoffs in any class is Cushing, which finally reached the Class 3A top 10 after its second-round rout of Marlow last week. Cushing entered the playoffs as a No. 4 seed in its district and promptly upset then-ranked Bethany, a district champion, in the opening round. The top four […]

  • Kendrick Perkins responds to Marreese Speights: "It's his world, I'm just living in it"

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Warriors backup center Marreese Speights torched the Thunder for a surprising  28 points on Sunday night. Then after the game, he made some surprising comments — jokingly crediting Kendrick Perkins by ripping the Thunder big man’s game. “It’s just that Perk always has something to say,” Speights told reporters. “He thinks he’s a tough guy, […]

  • Oklahoma football: Quarterback Trevor Knight will miss third straight week of practice

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Monday that quarterback Trevor Knight will be held out of practice again this week while he recovers from a neck injury. “Our doctors continue to evaluate him week to week,” Stoops said. “They still don’t want him to be out on the field yet this week and they […]

  • Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participate in 'most' of Thunder practice

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook participated in ‘most’ of Thunder practice on Monday afternoon, including contact drills for the first time since their injuries. “They did participate and looked good,” Scott Brooks said. The superstar duo continues an accelerated path toward recovery, with each expected to return at some point during the early part of their […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners make list of final seven schools for five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has struggled to pick up commitments from linebackers for its 2015 recruiting class, but got a bit of good news on that front Monday. Five-star linebacker prospect Malik Jefferson tweeted his final seven schools, and Oklahoma was on the list along with Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, TCU and UCLA. Jefferson, a […]

  • Waco travelblog: Baylor's McLane Stadium a jewel on the Brazos

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    New stadiums are rare in college football. Expanded stadiums, yes. Renovated stadiums, sure. But new stadiums? Not so much. I would count Boone Pickens Stadium as new. But with a renovated twist. It wasn’t built from scratch. Same as Amon Carter Stadium at TCU. Both gorgeous stadiums with all kinds of cool amenities. But both […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Fort Gibson overtakes top spot as semifinals approach

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Only two teams that entered the playoffs ranked No. 1 have been eliminated so far, and Class 4A’s top team, Anadarko, was one of them. All season, the question loomed, “Could anyone beat Anadarko?” The Warriors seemed untouchable against 4A competition, but injuries and stiff performance by Metro Christian, particularly on defense, halted the Warriors’ […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboy coaches on the decision to burn Mason Rudolph's redshirt in game 11

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Mike Gundy pulled the redshirt off freshman quarterback Mason Rudolph in Oklahoma State’s 11th game. How tough was that decision? Gundy wouldn’t tell Saturday night following the Cowboys’ 49-28 loss to Baylor in Waco, saying, “We did what we thought was best for our team.” Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich added a little more context. “It’s […]

  • VIDEO: OU running back Samaje Perine's record-setting day recreated by Taiwanese animators

    Erik Horne | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Taiwanese animators paid OU running back Samaje Perine the ultimate compliment – they digitalized his record-setting running game. And it’s ridiculous. I don’t know if there’s really a proper explanation for a lot of the things that transpire in this video. It has its funny parts, but it’s also insensitive to serious OU injuries to […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: No. 1 Bixby, No. 2 Lawton will meet for title

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    With the Nos. 1 and 2 teams winning their semifinal matchups, there weren’t any changes to be made to the Class 6A-II rankings this week. Lawton and Bixby will face off for the first-ever 6A-II gold ball on Dec. 5 at Moore Stadium. This will be the final poll until after the season: Class 6A-II […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: Union, Jenks set up for 1-vs.-2 rematch

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    They met in Week 2, when Jenks was No. 1 and Tulsa Union was No. 2. Union took the first meeting, and has held the top spot ever since. Jenks finally worked its way back up to No. 2 this week after defeating Owasso last Friday night in the Class 6A-I semifinals. And now, Union […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Top four hold their spots heading into semifinals

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Ever since Guthrie’s fall from No. 1 in the final week of the regular season, Lawton MacArthur, Skiatook, McAlester and Ardmore have held the top four spots in the Class 5A poll. As the semifinals arrive, those are the four teams still standing, which means there were no changes in The Oklahoman’s top 10 this […]

  • How the College Football Playoff should think: TCU over Mississippi State

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    I’ve got some bad news for college football. It’s not going to be a dramatic Tuesday night. Tuesday nights have become must-see television, as the College Football Playoff committee releases its rankings. But not a lot happened Saturday, which is to be expected when you’ve got a run of dud games. Alabama-Western Carolina. Oregon-Colorado. Mississippi […]

  • Video: Garth Brooks performs "People Loving People" on the American Music Awards

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Check out this video of Oklahoma country music legend Garth Brooks singing on Sunday’s American Music Awards. Brooks performed via satellite from one of his sold-out “Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood” shows in Greensboro, N.C. The Tulsa-born and Yukon-bred superstar perform “People Loving People,” the first single from his recently released comeback album […]

  • Kristin Chenoweth to appear on "The Chew" TODAY

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Tony- and Emmy-winning actress/singer Kristin Chenoweth, who hails from Broken Arrow, will appear today on the cooking-theme talk show “The Chew,” which airs at noon on ABC. As previously reported, Chenoweth has been making the TV rounds in support of her newly released first live CD, “Coming Home.” A PBS concert special, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming […]

  • Oklahoman.com: Holding the newspaper on your phone

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    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 […]

  • What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 24, 2014: Laugh with comedian Kyle Kinane

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Today’s featured event: Hear stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane at 8 tonight at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (formerly City Arts Center), 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma comics Spencer Hicks, BradChad Porter and Cameron Buchholtz. For tickets and information, go to www.ticketstorm.com. For more events, go to newsok.com/events. […]

  • Marreese Speights on Kendrick Perkins: "He thinks he's a tough guy...but his game is terrible"

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    The Thunder did its primary defensive duty about as well as can be expected on Sunday night, limiting Steph Curry and Klay Thompson to a combined 35 points on an inefficient 11-of-35 shooting. But in OKC’s 91-86 loss, the Thunder was burned by an unlikely foe — Marreese Speights. Golden State’s backup big man had a […]

  • Carrie Underwood wins American Music Award

    Brandy McDonnell | Published: Sun, Nov 23, 2014

    Checotah native Carrie Underwood was among the winners on tonight’s American Music Awards. She was named Favorite Female Artist – Country over Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert and up-and-comer Kacey Musgraves. Here is the full winners list, via Billboard.com: Artist Of The Year  Iggy Azalea Beyoncé Luke Bryan Eminem Imagine Dragons John Legend Lorde One Direction […]