• Public video separates Oklahoma's Joe Mixon from Florida State's De'Andre Johnson

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: 7 hr ago

    DeAndre Johnson’s football career at Florida State is over before it began, and not because he slugged a coed in a bar. Johnson was dismissed from the Seminole squad because that punch was captured on video and released to the public. Such is life in the second decade of the 21st century. It’s not necessarily what you do. It’s what we see you do. Video is the new tribunal. The line of demarcation. If volatile video goes public, justice is swift. Just ask Ray Rice. If public consumption of your offense is limited to mere words, social pressure is less severe. And somewhere in the middle is Joe Mixon, at the tribunal door. A video exists of Mixon punching an OU coed, but you haven’t seen it. At least most of

  • Super 30: Broken Arrow's Rowdy Frederick wants his play to do the talking

    BY JOHN WALKER Staff Writer jwalker@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Few high school players in the state can command attention without speaking quite like Broken Arrow offensive lineman Rowdy Frederick. His name, his large frame, the mullet. It is the topic of conversation when most come to meet Frederick. But Frederick wants to be known for more than his outward appearance. He wants to prove to his fans and future coaching prospects that football is his focus heading into his senior season. “A lot of people see me and think ‘Oh, he’s just another big guy,’ and then they see my hair and go ‘Oh, he’s awesome because of his hair,’” Frederick said. “I don’t care about that. I'd rather be known for my play than anything else.” Frederick comes in sporting a

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Monday with No. 20 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about: 24. Alex Criddle, OL/DL, Tulsa Edison, 6-4, 310 23. Luther Harris, OL, Heritage Hall, 6-6, 350 22. Rico Bussey, WR, Lawton Eisenhower, 6-1, 170 21. Chandler Garrett, QB, Mustang, 6-5, 200 20.

  • NFL standout injured in fireworks accident

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will become the cautionary tale of not playing with fireworks, Yahoo Sports reports. Pierre-Paul, the Giants’ star defensive end who was given the franchise tag this offseason, reportedly suffered a severe hand injury during a fireworks accident on the Fourth of July holiday.

  • Tramel: Please explain why a 10-team Big 12 won't work?

    berry tramel | Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Why can’t the Big 12 thrive with 10 schools? What would two schools add, especially two imperfect-fit schools, which are the only kind available at the moment? Again, dead-serious question. What would 12 provide that 10 doesn’t?

  • Oklahoma City Dodgers: Carl Crawford eats words regarding his football recruitment by Oklahoma

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    A two-sport star at Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, Crawford was recruited by the Sooners entering his senior year in 1999, only to choose to sign with Nebraska.

  • Super 30: Mustang's Chandler Garrett found a peaceful end to wild recruiting process

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    Programs from all parts of the country were calling. Air Force and Wyoming. Kentucky and West Virginia. Notre Dame, Northwestern, Kansas State and Missouri.

  • OU football: Sooners making a strong in-state recruiting push

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    NORMAN — Logan Roberson might not have been speechless but he was awfully close last month when the Harrah offensive lineman committed to Oklahoma. Roberson grew up dreaming of playing for the Sooners and hadn’t even allowed himself to think much of it being a real possibility until OU offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh extended the offer. Once the offer was there, though, Roberson didn’t need any time to think, committing on the spot. Roberson is one of three in-state players among OU’s six commitments for the 2016 class, joining Victory Christian linebacker Jon-Michael Terry and NEO and former Lawton High cornerback Maurice Chandler.

  • Analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of Big 12 expansion candidates

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    BOISE STATE Athletic budget: $45.7 million Enrollment: 22,259 Market: Greater Boise population of 650,288; Idaho population 1.63 million. Football stadium: Albertsons Stadium, opened in 1970 and frequently renovated since. Current capacity 36,387. Fan base: Squishy. Boise State has averaged 34,366 and 32,503 per home game the last two seasons. Television attraction: Strong. Boise State’s brand has gone national. Television clickers will stop on the Broncos, and in the Mountain Time Zone, a late-night window is created. Geography: Problematic. It’s 2,212 miles from Boise to Morgantown, W.Va. Heck, it’s 1,500 miles from Boise to Oklahoma City. Academic standing: Not ranked among the top

  • Super 30: Lawton Eisenhower's Rico Bussey is heart of rebuild

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Bussey did what was expected last season, accounting for 1,200 yards despite Lawton Eisenhower turning to the Wildcat formation for four games when quarterback Bentley Bross was injured.

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Sunday with No. 22 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about:   27. Tiller Bucktrot, OL, Stroud, 6-6, 350 26. Dae Williams, RB, Sapulpa, 6-1, 220 25. T.J. Fiailoa, OL, Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 24. Alex Criddle, OL, Tulsa Edison, 6-4, 310 23.

  • Super 30: Heritage Hall's Luther Harris trimming weight in effort to further career

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Harris was up to almost 390 pounds following offseason surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. As a freshman, he was playing both offensive tackle and defensive tackle at 330 pounds.

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Saturday with No. 23 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about:   28. Drew Dan, WR, Checotah, 6-2, 180 27. Tiller Bucktrot, OL, Stroud, 6-6, 350 26. Dae Williams, RB, Sapulpa, 6-1, 220 25. T.J. Fiailoa, OL, Lawton MacArthur, 6-4, 330 24.

  • OU quarterback Baker Mayfield suffering from shoulder fatigue

    BY RYAN ABER Staff Writer raber@opubco.com | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has shoulder fatigue but does not have structural damage, a source close to the program told The Oklahoman. Mayfield's soreness is due to "simply throwing too many reps," the source said. The source contradicted reports earlier this week that Mayfield suffered a torn rotator cuff. The official Sooners football Twitter account even addressed the report Wednesday night, also characterizing Mayfield's condition as shoulder fatigue. Mayfield, a junior, is competing with Trevor Knight and Cody Thomas for the starting quarterback spot. He sat out last season after transferring from Texas Tech. As a true-freshman walk-on, Mayfield made seven starts for the Red Raiders.

  • Cheers to selling beer at college football games

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    A couple weeks ago, Texas decided to open the tap to serving alcohol at football games. Among schools that play big-time college football, it becomes the 33rd to sell alcohol throughout its stadium. Even though that's only about a fourth of all Division I schools, the total could be counted on two hands not so long ago. And the total now doesn't include schools like Oklahoma and Oklahoma State selling alcohol in premium seating areas such as suites and clubs. Texas is by far the biggest name on the list of schools selling beer and wine at football games, so it seems like it may only be a matter of time before more follow suit. Cheers to that. Many university leaders including OU president David Boren

  • List of major college football programs selling alcohol in their stadiums continues to grow

    BY JENNI CARLSON | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

      ON TAP Major-college football schools that are expected to sell alcohol throughout their stadiums during the 2015 season:  On-Campus Stadiums Akron Bowling Green Cincinnati Colorado State Houston Kent State Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Louisville Minnesota Nevada North Texas SMU Syracuse Texas Toledo Troy Tulane UNLV UTEP Western Kentucky West Virginia Off-Campus Stadiums Connecticut Georgia State Hawaii Massachusetts Memphis Miami San Diego State South Alabama South Florida Temple Texas-San Antonio

  • Super 30: How Lawton MacArthur's T.J. Fiailoa went from hotel floor to big recruit

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    LAWTON — T.J. Fiailoa felt trapped in a hotel room. It was small with only two beds for the five-member family. Fiailoa was a sophomore and already too big for that tiny space at 6 foot 3 and 300 pounds. So, he started finding ways to pass the time. Pushups. Situps. Then he picked up the hotel television and started bench pressing it. Then he picked up his youngest sister, Sauaso, and benched her. Before long, he was squatting his brother, Chris, and sister, Lama. “You ain’t got nothing else,” Fiailoa said. "They liked it, too, so it was pretty fun to them.

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The Oklahoman’s Super 30 recruit rankings for the state’s high school football class of 2016 will continue on Friday with No. 24 on the list. Here are the last five players we’ve written about:   29. Dreyvon Christon, DB, Putnam City, 5-11, 185 28. Drew Dan, WR, Checotah, 6-2, 180 27. Tiller Bucktrot, OL, Stroud, 6-6, 350 26. Dae Williams, RB, Sapulpa, 6-1, 220 25. T.J.

  • Super 30: Sapulpa’s Dae Williams has something to prove

    By Nathan Ruiz Staff Writer nruiz@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Last season, Williams, who also plays safety, rushed for 1,064 yards and 11 touchdowns.

  • Report: Tony Romo, Dez Bryant helping Mavericks NBA free agency pitch

    erik horne | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    According to reports, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant are involved in helping the Dallas Mavericks pitch NBA free agency to players. The two Cowboys stars, as well as owner Jerry Jones, are joining in to sell the Mavericks to free agents including LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, both Texas natives. The irony: Bryant, the former Oklahoma State standout, has yet to come to terms on a long-term deal with Dallas, yet he's working diligently to get NBA free agents to the Mavericks. Pay the man, Jerry.




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