• Clinton officially names Philip Koons new football coach

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Philip Koons said he was at the right place at the right time. After ending a 21-year stint at Tuttle with his resignation in April, Koons was officially named head coach of another tradition-rich program Friday at Clinton. “I left a heck of a program to go to an even better one,” he told The […]

  • Oklahoma football hero Jerry Anderson honored by hometown

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

      Barry Switzer called Friday morning. He had just heard some interesting news. Not big news, really, in the grand scheme of things. But interesting. Dear to Switzer’s heart. Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Friday named a city street after Jerry Anderson, its hometown hero. And Anderson was a hero in every sense of the word. Anderson, […]

  • Oklahoma football: Officials feel confident about Dorial Green-Beckham's chances for immediate eligibility

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 13 hr ago

    NORMAN — University of Oklahoma officials feel very confident about their chances to get wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham approved for immediate eligibility with an NCAA waiver, sources told The Oklahoman. OU still hasn’t filed the appeal yet, but plans to send it to the NCAA soon after they receive additional documentation from Missouri. According to sources, OU will […]

  • Vin Scully: Still going strong after 65 years

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Dodgers announced this week that Vin Scully will return to their broadcast booth in 2015. That will be Scully’s 66th season with the Dodgers. I repeat, 66th season. We don’t hear Scully so much anymore out this way, not like we did in the ‘70s and ‘80s, when he not only called the Dodgers […]

  • Why does the coaches poll still exist?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The coaches poll is out — Florida State No. 1, followed by Alabama, OU, Oregon and Auburn — and just in time to beat the August rush. The poll was released Thursday, with a date of July 31. It’s exciting for everyone. But I have a question. Why do we need a coaches poll anymore? […]

  • The Oklahoman's Fall Sports Media Day set for Aug. 20

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The Oklahoman’s annual Fall Sports Media Day has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 20, and this year it will be featured at a new location. The event will be held at McGuinness High School, 801 N.W. 50th Street, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ending at 7:30. Each Oklahoma City-area high school participating in football, fastpitch […]

  • Kevin Durant: Proof market size doesn’t matter

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    You don’t have to play basketball in a big market to be marketable. Want proof? Look no further than Kevin Durant. The NBA’s MVP is playing for a team in the U.S.’s 41st largest television market. That’s a smaller market than 24 other NBA cities, yet Durant has more endorsements than LeBron James. Heck, Durant […]

  • Father of a disciplined Sooner thanks Bob Stoops

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The views on the Joe Mixon case keep coming. All sides. Mixon is being treated with kid gloves because he’s a football player. Mixon is being railroaded because he’s a football player. The media is protecting Mixon. The media is roasting Mixon. But every few hours, something really interesting and/or really insightful comes along. I […]

  • Does San Antonio Raiders have a ring to it?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    The Oakland Raiders are at it again. The spirit of Al Davis is alive and well, in the form of Mark Davis, son of the late Raiders owner. Mark Davis is chatted with San Antonio officials about the feasability of moving the Raiders to Alamo City. Back in the day, Al Davis shopped his franchise […]

  • Oklahoma State football: A look back at the team's performance when featured matchup for ESPN's College GameDay

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    When does the 2014 college football season season start? When South Carolina hosts Texas A&M on August 28? Or when Lee Corso puts on a mascot head and does something terrifying and hilarious? Like Punxsutawney Phil — the groundhog whose shadow reports coming weather in February — Corso and his wild antics as part of ESPN’s […]

  • Kevin Durant Q&A: Focus on 'great fans in Oklahoma City'

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    On Wednesday, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant sat down with ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell in Las Vegas to talk about his impending free agency in 2016, if he’s keeping up with the Washington Wizards, and the constant talk on social media about his next destination. You can watch the interview here. Q: […]

  • OU football: Joe Mixon investigation could last another week or more

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    The investigation involving Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon could last another week or more, a Norman Police official said Wednesday. “We are not closer to making an arrest,” Norman Police captain Todd Gibson told the Tulsa World in an e-mail. “and would anticipate having documentation to the Cleveland County District Attorney sometime late next […]

  • Hail to OSU for renewed Tulsa series

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Oklahoma State and Tulsa have announced a football and basketball series, and that’s very good for the state and very good for the concept of common sense. OSU-Tulsa and OU-Tulsa are games that ought to be played on a regular basis. In football, OSU-Tulsa was a staple for decades. The Cowboys and Golden Hurricane played […]

  • Sooners rank second in conference-chances odds

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

      Florida State is the biggest favorite to win one of the Power 5 conferences of college football. And it’s not particular close. According to Bovada (www.Bovada.lv), the odds of the Seminoles winning the Atlantic Coast Conference title are 4/11. That means Florida State is more than twice better than even odds of winning the […]

  • Oklahoma football: Hello, Houston

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The Houston Chronicle reports that an OU-University of Houston game is being finalized to kick off the 2016 season at NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium).  And if the Sooners indeed play in Houston, only one question arises. What took the Sooners so long? Houston is a big city for the university, both for football recruits […]

  • Kevin Durant on 2016: ‘Who knows what will happen’

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Kevin Durant told reporters at Team USA Basketball camp on Tuesday that he loves it in Oklahoma City, but doesn’t know what will happen when free agency hits in 2016. “I’m going to do what’s best for me,” Durant said. It’s hard to talk about that right now when I’ve got two years left in […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Good news from academics

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    OSU football is out of the NCAA academic hoosegow, and that’s very good news for the Cowboys. OSU’s Academic Progress Rate was amended, and the program no longer faces APR sanctions for the 2014 season. The NCAA had restricted OSU to 18 hours of football activity per week, two less than the maximum, and the […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC: Kyle Greig named United Soccer League Pro division Player of the Week

    Chris Brannick | Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    The United Soccer League Pro division on Tuesday named Oklahoma City Energy FC forward Kyle Greig its Player of the Week for week 19. This is the second time Greig has earned the award, the first coming in week 3. Greig, a 24-year-old from Olathe, Kansas, scored three goals in two matches for Energy FC […]

  • LA swap: Lakers, not Clippers, suddenly have ownership problem

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    A judge has ruled that Shelly Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers, presumably to Steve Ballmer, but no matter, whoever ends up owning the Clips will be a big improvement over Donald Sterling. Meanwhile, Jerry Buss is still dead. Which means the seismic shift of Los Angeles basketball continues. The Lakers once had one […]

  • Trevor Knight, Ty Darlington among OU athletes leading weekly prayer circles on South Oval

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    NORMAN — When OU athletes are wrapping up their annual mission trip to Haiti, they always challenge themselves to find ways to bring what they’ve learned back to Norman. Gymnast Becca Clark suggested a regular prayer circle on the South Oval. Quarterback Trevor Knight excitedly jumped on board, and the spiritual group of athletes have […]