• Former Sooner quarterback Justin Fuente will be a hot commodity after Memphis success

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Fuente, hired away three years ago from Gary Patterson’s TCU staff, produced records of 4-8 and 3-9 his first two seasons. But this year, Memphis lost only to UCLA (42-35), Ole Miss (24-3) and Houston (28-24). Memphis hadn’t won a conference title in 43 years and hadn’t posted at least nine wins in 51 years. And the mood of the city and the school known for basketball has changed.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up important commitment from linebacker Ricky DeBerry

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: 16 hr ago

    What Oklahoma desperately needs are linebackers, and DeBerry became the Sooners’ first linebacker commit in the 2015 recruiting class.

  • Oklahoma basketball: OU coach Lon Kruger developed affinity for Vegas when he coached at UNLV

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Kruger and the No. 15-ranked Sooners take on No. 16 Washington at 8:05 p.m. Saturday in the MGM Grand Showcase in Las Vegas.

  • Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' scholarship linebackers

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up its first linebacker commitment in the 2015 recruiting class Friday, when four-star, Mechanicsburg (Va.) Atlee product Ricky DeBerry chose the Sooners.

  • DeMarco Murray still practicing, Weeden misses for personal reasons

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray attended practice for the third-straight day and team owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show that Murray looks like he's on schedule to play Sunday against the Colts. Both Murray and offensive guard Zack Martin are listed as questionable. "Murray and Martin, I’m pretty positive about having the ability to play them and to get that decision,” Jones said Friday on KRLD/105.3 FM. “Both of those guys, you should be able to count on them." More in doubt is the status of right tackle Doug Free, who is doubtful with an ankle injury. Backup quarterback and former Oklahoma State standout Brandon Weeden missed Friday's practice for personal reasons.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up commitment from three-star safety Kahlil Haughton

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 20 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up its second defensive commitment in one day Friday afternoon, when three-star safety Kahlil Haughton announced he’d chosen the Sooners. Haughton — from Midway High in Waco, Texas — chose Oklahoma over offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Texas Tech, among others. Haughton’s announcement came only hours after the Sooners picked up […]

  • Seven OU players playing in postseason all-star games

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Three more Oklahoma players—tight end Blake Bell, fullback Aaron Ripkowski and guard Adam Shead—accepted invitations to play in postseason all-star games when the trio was chosen to play in the 2015 East-West Shrine Game. Here’s a look at all the current Sooners who have accepted invitations to play in the games: EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME 3 p.m., Jan. 17, […]

  • OU football: Sooners take awesome Christmas card photo

    erik horne | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Some OU football players are in the holiday spirit. Several of the Sooners sent out a Christmas photo over Twitter Friday morning. Included in the photo are roommates/teammates Ty Darlington, Cody Thomas, Connor Knight, Grant Bothun and Joey Palange. “Merry Christmas from my roommates to yours! @G_BO_ @connor_knight15 @TyDarlington56 @codythomas_12 @JoeyFingaz47,” Trevor Knight tweeted out Friday morning. There's too much awesome in this photos. In no particular order: Palange mean-mugging while holding a massive five-pronged fork. Tacky sweaters. Darlington's very small tie. Random life-sized Bob Stoops. Miniature red tree. Cody Thomas sunglasses.

  • Four-star linebacker Ricky DeBerry commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Yesterday

    Oklahoma picked up a major linebacker commit Friday morning when Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee’s Ricky DeBerry committed to the Sooners. DeBerry (6-foot-2, 231 pounds) chose the Sooners over Virginia. The Rivals four-star outside linebacker also had offers from Alabama, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and USC among others. DeBerry came to Norman on his first […]

  • College football: Oklahomans playing in bowl games

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Bowl season begins Saturday with a five-game slate and every bowl game — from the New Orleans Bowl to the College Football Championship Game on Jan. 12 — will feature some connection to Oklahoma. Here is a rundown on those connections: Saturday NEW ORLEANS BOWL, 10 a.m. (ESPN) Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Nevada: Wolfpack tight ends coach Cheston Blackshear was born in Oklahoma City before his family moved to Jacksonville, Fla. NEW MEXICO BOWL, 1:20 p.m. (ESPN) Utah State vs. UTEP Utah State: Aggies head coach Matt Wells is a Sallisaw native. His brother, Luke, is the Aggies’ co-offensive coordinator and spent 1999-2001 as an offensive student assistant for Oklahoma.

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Previewing the Russell Athletic Bowl with Clemson beat writer Aaron Brenner

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Welcome to the home of “The Non-Fiction Writers,” NewsOK.com’s OU football podcast from beat writers Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber. The podcast’s name is a nod to legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who has famously referred to reporters as “fiction writers.” You can click on the link below to listen and download the […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Questions for columnist Berry Tramel? Ask away at 11 a.m.! Berry will be chatting live from H&H Shooting Sports on everything from bowl season, to Tyreek Hill to the Thunder's surge into the playoff race.

  • Oklahoma football: OU quarterback Trevor Knight said injury was 'a scary moment'

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    “When you lose feeling in your limbs, it’s something you obviously don’t wanna go through,” Knight said. “It’s a strange feeling.”

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Julian Wilson injures shoulder, Geneo Grissom also out of Russell Athletic Bowl

    By Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Oklahoma senior cornerback Julian Wilson, who was replaced late in the season by freshman Jordan Thomas, will miss the Russell Athletic Bowl after separating his shoulder in practice Monday. Thomas will start at the spot opposite Zack Sanchez. Wilson suffered a broken thumb in the loss to Baylor and has seen only limited time since and has struggled when he’s played. Also out for the Dec. 29 bowl game is senior linebacker Geneo Grissom, who suffered a knee injury in the win over Texas Tech in mid-November. “Geneo Grissom is probably a week or 10 days short of his target date to return to play,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. Grissom said he anticipated running back Samaje Perine and offensive lineman

  • Stoops: Boulware didn't want to re-kick in Bedlam

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Wednesday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops once again took responsibility for the decision to re-punt with 1:01 remaining in the Bedlam game. If Oklahoma had declined a running into the kicker penalty, Oklahoma State would’ve needed to drive 85 yards with no timeouts with a freshman quarterback. Instead, Tyreek Hill returned the second punt for a […]

  • Bob Stoops: Frank Shannon expected to return to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that he expected suspended linebacker Frank Shannon to return to the team next season. “If he continues to do what he’s supposed (to),” Stoops said. “He’s serving his suspension, and from what I understand, once that’s lifted he would be allowed to return.” Shannon was suspended from the university […]

  • Sooners CB Julian Wilson, LB Geneo Grissom out for Russell Athletic Bowl

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Oklahoma senior cornerback Julian Wilson, who was replaced late in the season by freshman Jordan Thomas, will miss the Russell Athletic Bowl after separating his shoulder in practice Monday. Thomas will start at the spot opposite Zack Sanchez. Wilson suffered a broken thumb in the loss to Baylor and has seen only limited time since […]

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks about Joe Mixon in light of Tyreek Hill

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Bob Stoops says any future decision made about Joe Mixon hasn’t been made more difficult because of Tyreek Hill’s dismissal the Oklahoma State football team. Hill, the hero of Bedlam with his last-minute, 92-yard punt return on Dec. 6, was charged last week with domestic abuse by strangulation. Mike Gundy dismissed Hill from the team […]

  • OU rewind: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops opened up to the media about Frank Shannon, Joe Mixon, injuries, his critical Bedlam decision and more in a special bowl season press conference Wednesday. Watch the press conference and read the recap from NewsOK.com.

  • DeMarco Murray practicing with Dallas Cowboys

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

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