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  • Oklahoma State football: TV and broadcast information for OSU-Florida State

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    TV: ABC * Cox: 8/705 * Dish: 5 * DirecTV: 5 * U-Verse: 5/1005 RADIO: KXXY-FM 96.1 ABC’s new No. 1 college football broadcast team makes its season debut with Chris Fowler replacing Brent Musburger as play-by-play announcer. Fowler, 52, a 1985 University of Colorado graduate, is well familiar with analyst Kirk Herbstreit since they have worked together on ESPN’s “College GameDay” show for 19 years. Herbstreit, 44, a former Ohio State quarterback, has broadcast Saturday night games since 2006. Heather Cox, 44, a former standout volleyball player, joined ESPN in 1994 and also serves as a reporter for coverage of the NBA, college basketball and WNBA.

  • OSU football: The Oklahoman's picks for OSU vs. Florida State

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Here is a look at how our crew picked Saturday’s game and their headline predictions.

  • Class 5A football: Deer Creek administrators keeping big picture in mind

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    EDMOND — When Bob Diefenderfer arrived at Deer Creek in the fall of 1997, the high school had less than 400 students and played Class 3A athletics. When he retired last spring after 17 years — the last 12 as the school’s athletic director — Deer Creek was the 34th-largest school in the state, well on its way to the Class 6A level, and had built some of the nicest athletic facilities in the state. It’s been a speedy growing process at Deer Creek, a school district with a uniquely rural feel right on the edge of the city, to the west of Edmond’s metro area and north of Oklahoma City. Athletics has been a huge part of the growing process. The school has won 20 state championships in a variety of sports in the

  • Class 5A football: Preseason rankings

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    1. Shawnee (9-3): QB John Jacobs is the playmaker, but Tristan Wyatt leads a talented offensive line that makes the Wolves go. 2. Lawton MacArthur (10-3): Senior QB Will Collins has the Highlanders firmly in the state championship discussion after throwing for 29 touchdowns last season. 3. McAlester (12-2): QB Dalton Wood guides an offense with an experienced line. 4. Guthrie (14-0): Must replace star RB Kai Callins, but Idae Alexander rushed for 1,200 yards in a secondary role. 5. Carl Albert (9-3): Depth is a concern for the Titans, but talent and coaching are not. 6. Del City (7-4): Junior QB Terry Wilson is primed for a breakout season, and senior WR/CB Davion Freeman returns as a big-play

  • Blanchard football scrimmage: Jace Sternberger, Kingfisher defense strong in Class 3A championship rematch

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Sternberger and Kaden Jackson — both on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 — wreaked havoc on defense as the Yellowjackets allowed little yardage in a 12-play series and full quarter.

  • College Football Playoff: Why the playoff makes nonconference games more important

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Nonconference showdowns aren’t just elimination games and resume boosters for teams. Now, nonconference showdowns are yardmakers for conferences. They are the chief metric by which leagues can be compared. And comparing leagues is far more important than ever before.

  • Southmoore scrimmage notebook: Southmoore defense, quarterbacks shine

    By Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    “We’ve been planning on our defense doing some things for us and relying on them,” said Southmoore coach Jeremy Stark. “I think they did that for us tonight. They caused the turnovers and got the offense back on the field to take advantage of it.”

  • Mustang Preview notebook: Oklahoma State commit John Kolar sharp on rain-shortened night

    By Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Norman North coach Wade Standley didn’t get all the work he had hoped for, but he still saw plenty of positives to draw from in Mustang’s rain-shortened Pigskin Preview scrimmage Thursday night at Bronco Stadium.

  • High school football: District B-1 preview

    By Chris Brannick and Ed Godfrey | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Position battles taking palce at Pond Creek-Hunter. Panthers hope to knock off defending state champion Laverne.

  • Oklahoma football: Jeff Salmond's groundkeeping crew lives for fall football Saturdays

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Saturday is a hugely important day for Bob Stoops, Trevor Knight and the rest of Oklahoma’s football team as they open the 2014 season against Louisiana Tech. But it’s also a big day for Jeff Salmond and his groundkeeping crew, who have spent this week — and, really, the past several months — getting Owen Field’s grass ready both practically and aesthetically for the season.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Zac Veatch's future always loomed 'large'

    By John Helsley | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    As a prep standout at Broken Arrow, Zac Veatch was known for his versatility. Yet it was always understood that Veatch would grow into an offensive lineman.

  • Oklahoma's state parks, tourist areas prepare for Labor Day weekend

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Lakes, parks and other tourist areas across Oklahoma are preparing for Labor Day weekend.

  • Class 4A football: Preseason rankings

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT, JACOB UNRUH AND TRENT SHADID | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    With seven starters back on each side of the ball, the Anadarko Warriors are looking to make their fourth straight title game and win a third title.

  • Class 4A football: A new but familiar face takes over storied Clinton program

    BY JACOB UNRUH, Staff Writer, junruh@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    MAKING OF A CHAMPIONS: TRADITION — Mike Lee led Clinton to nine titles since 1996, and Philip Koons led Tuttle to two. Now, Koons is taking over the storied program from Lee, meshing the winning traditions in search of another gold ball.

  • Boot Camp 4 Paws will benefit dog rescue group in Noble

    By CHRIS SCHUTZ, For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    Boot Camp 4 Paws on Labor Day will benefit pit bull terrier rescue group in Noble.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: RedHawks win home finale, move closer to playoff berth

    By Mike Baldwin | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma City finishes the regular season with four games at Iowa. If the RedHawks qualify for the playoffs, Games 1 and 2 will be next Wednesday and Thursday at The Brick.

  • Oklahoma City RedHawks: Cal Ripken Jr. offers thoughts on state of baseball

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The Hall of Fame shortstop was in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. He threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the RedHawks’ regular-season finale.

  • Oklahoma State football: The ups and downs of Jameis Winston

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    COMMENTARY — Florida State quarterback is a Heisman winner and leads the No. 1 team in the country into Saturday night’s game against OSU. But no player in the country is more polarizing.

  • Pro football: Roy Finch's make-it-or-break-it game on Thursday vs. New York Giants

    By Mike Baldwin: | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    New England’s preseason finale against the Giants is Finch’s final opportunity to make an impression before coach Bill Belichick and his staff whittle the roster to 53 players before Saturday’s cut deadline.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners' introduction video is an intense project every year

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Steve Sturges’ Oklahoma City-based company, VI Marketing and Branding, collaborates with SoonerVision — OU athletics’ video production group — to bring the annual intro video from concept to the finished product.