• 1985 #3 Oklahoma at #17 Oklahoma State 1 of 1

    Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Were you at the 1985 Ice Bowl?


    By Brianna Bailey  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    Since 1996, Salvation Army bell ringer Willie Robinson has used song to help keep the season bright while filling donation kettles at metro area stores.

  • High school football: Cashion pulls muddy upset over Hollis

    By Scott Wright Staff Writer swright@oklahoman.com | Updated: 21 min ago

    Thanks to consistent rain over the last two days, Cashion’s field quickly turned to a mud pit. Water puddled along the sidelines, and icicles hung from the metal railing at the front of the bleachers.

  • OSU women's basketball: Kaylee Jensen, Brittney Martin score 21 points each as OSU trims Oral Roberts

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    The Cowgirls improved to 5-0 on the season. They next play at 7 p.m. Monday against Washington State in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners plan on keeping emotions in check as they enter another hostile environment

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: 2 hr ago

    OU senior defensive end Charles Tapper laughed when asked about the Boone Pickens Stadium environment and said fans there — especially the Cowboys’ famed “Paddle People” — can be pretty annoying to visiting players.

  • Law enforcement official says 1 police officer killed in attack at Planned Parenthood

    Updated: 31 min ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Law enforcement official says 1 police officer killed in attack at Planned Parenthood.

  • OU vs. OSU football: Bedlam foes on the field; Bedlam bros on the beach

    By Jenni Carlson, Columnist, jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — The image of five guys in swim trunks would rate as fairly harmless in the history of spring break photos. They are standing side by side, arms around each other's shoulders, and they are smiling. Mundane, right? Except for who is in the photo — Baker Mayfield, Mason Rudolph, Trevor Knight, Cody Thomas and Daxx Garman. Oklahoma and Oklahoma State quarterbacks. Sooners and Cowboys. Together. During a week when crimson and orange just don't mix, it's hard for some fans to wrap their heads around such a thing.

  • Bedlam football: A look at Bedlam homewreckers through the years

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER – The Cowboys and Sooners stand strong at home, holding overwhelming advantages in their own stadiums this millennium. Except when it comes to Bedlam. Since 2000, the home team has lost eight times, with OU claiming six wins in Stillwater and OSU prevailing twice in Norman. Most of the games have been close and dramatic. And heartbreaking. And some have wrecked championship dreams. Here is a look at some of the Bedlam home-wreckers: 2014: Cowboys, 38-35, OT Mason Rudolph and Brandon Sheperd led the offense, but it was Tyreek Hill – thanks to Bob Stoops' immediately infamous decision to re-kick – who scooted 92 yards with a second-chance punt return to tie it with 45 seconds remaining.

  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer. Demonstrators stood shoulder to shoulder in a cold drizzling rain to turn the traditional start of the holiday shopping season on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile into a high-profile platform from which to deliver their message: The killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald — captured on a squad-car video made public earlier this week — was another example of what they say is the systemic disregard police show for the lives and rights of black people.

  • Bedlam football: Home-field advantage? More like home-field disadvantage

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Bedlam is a lopsided series. One hundred and nine times the in-state rivals have played, and the crimson has creamed the orange in more than three-fourths of those games. Whether you side with Oklahoma, which says the Sooners have won 84 games, or with Oklahoma State, which says the Sooners have won merely 83, that remains a Sooner slanted series. Which makes the record of the home team in recent years stand out like crimson on The Strip. Since Bob Stoops' arrival: the home team is 8-8. Since Mike Gundy's arrival: the home team is 5-5. Home-field advantage? Feels more like a disadvantage. Doesn't matter how you slice it.

  • OU football: Turns out Mike Stoops knows what he's doing

    By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Mike Stoops believes in himself. I think we all can agree on that.  For all the many attributes that Ron and Dee Stoops bred into their six children in that house on Youngstown's Detroit Avenue, few were as potent as confidence. But last autumn, Mike Stoops admits he doubted himself. Admits he questioned the coaching acumen he had relied upon for almost three decades. “There's so much noise around you, it'll affect you in a lot of ways,” Stoops said. “The best of us, you'll second guess a lot of things.” The 2014 OU defense was dinged in a 37-33 loss at TCU and dented in a 31-30 home loss to Kansas State. Then Baylor took apart the Sooners 48-14 at Owen Field, and the Sooner defense was under

  • Standoff ends with gunman at Planned Parenthood

    By SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press | Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman was arrested Friday hours after opening fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, wounding multiple people and engaging in gun battles with police inside the building, officials said. At least 11 people, including five police officers, were taken to hospitals, police Lt. Catherine Buckley said. Authorities were still trying to determine if anybody was left inside the building. Authorities were expected to spend several hours investigating unspecified items the gunman left outside the building or carried inside, Buckley said. An unknown number of people were evacuated during the standoff — some wrapped in blankets in the blowing snow — to a nearby Veterans A

  • Sports on TV: Tuning in for Saturday, November 28

    Compiled By: Todd Schoenthaler Staff Writer tschoenthaler@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Nov 27, 2015

    SATURDAY NBA 7:30 p.m. Denver at Dallas NBATV (Cox 256) NHL 6 p.m. Washington at Toronto NHLNET (Cox 263) 7 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota FSOK (Cox 37) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. Iowa State at West Virginia FS1 (Cox 67) 11 a.m. Ohio State at Michigan KOCO-5 (Cox 8) 11 a.m. SMU at Memphis ESPNews (Cox 254) 11 a.m. Louisville at Kentucky SECN (Cox 275) 11 a.m. Cincinnati at East Carolina CBSS (Cox 249) 11 a.m. Virginia Tech at Virginia ESPNU (Cox 253) 11 a.m. Georgia at Georgia Tech ESPN2 (Cox 28) 11 a.m. Clemson at South Carolina ESPN (Cox 29) 11 a.m. Southern Mississippi at Louisiana Tech FSOK (Cox 37) 11:30 a.m. Boston College at Syracuse FSPLUS

  • Live Coverage: Prep Football Playoffs

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Follow live updates of tonight's high school football playoffs from our prep coverage team and more from around the web.

  • Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance. Justice Anthony Kennedy's order also stops the certification of any winners pending further direction from him or the entire court. Native Hawaiians are voting to elect delegates for a convention next year to come up with a self-governance document to be ratified by Native Hawaiians. Voting ends Monday. A group of Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians is challenging the election, arguing Hawaii residents who don't have Native Hawaiian ancestry are being excluded from the vote. It's unconstitutional for the state to be involved

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Springs mayor says standoff at Planned Parenthood has ended with arrest of suspect.

  • Who is the real widow?

    By Nolan Clay Staff Writer nclay@oklahoman.com | Updated: 2 hr ago

    This is a tale of two women in a fight over who is the real widow of a karaoke-loving biker.

  • Power outages reported in central, northwest Oklahoma Friday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 2 hr ago

    More than 1,000 power outages are being reported in Yukon City Friday evening. A number of outages are also reported in northwestern parts of the state.

  • UPDATE: Flooding closes eastern Oklahoma highways, roads slick in western Oklahoma, travel discouraged

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Flooding has closed two Pittsburg County highways in Oklahoma Friday. Roadways are slick in western parts of the state. Travel is discouraged.

  • Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country. On the Republican side, Jeb Bush would phase out tax credits for solar power. Rival Marco Rubio wants to cut the federal gas tax by 80 percent. There are stark differences between the two parties on energy and environment issues that underscore the sky-high stakes for both sides of the debate in the 2016 presidential race. After President Barack Obama's two terms, business and environmental groups see a game-changing election.