• Big 12 coaches not surprised by Oklahoma State, West Virginia games

    Erik Horne | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oklahoma State and West Virginia lost by a combined 16 points to Florida State and Alabama, the respective No. 1 and 2 teams in the country. Strong showing, indeed. So the question of the day was this: What does OSU’s effort against Florida State and WVU’s against Alabama say about the strength of the Big […]

  • Edmond Santa Fe's Calvin Bundage likely out Friday

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Edmond Santa Fe junior safety Calvin Bundage will likely sit out Friday’s game against Southmoore after leaving last week’s game with a head injury. Bundage collided with a teammate on a play against Moore and left the field appearing to be unable to walk straight. He said following the game he was fine and he […]

  • NewsOK Varsity podcast: Talking Class 3A football

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    [brightcove]3792580777001[/brightcove] Welcome to our first NewsOK Varsity podcast. Each week The Oklahoman‘s Varsity crew will talk about the hot topics around the state’s high school sports scene. This week we started with a focus on Class 3A football. Heritage Hall coach Andy Bogert joined to talk about the Chargers’ 2-0 start and upcoming game with […]

  • Guide to No. 10 Mustang at No. 5 Edmond Memorial

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    When: 7 p.m., Thursday Where: Wantland Stadium, 100 N. University Drive Records: Mustang 1-1; Edmond Memorial 2-0 Last week: Stillwater 35, Mustang 26 — Stillwater running back Cameron Mayberry dominated the Broncos, rushing for 242 yards and three touchdowns. Edmond Memorial 35, Edmond North 0 — It was all about the Bulldogs’ defense, as they […]

  • OU holding off on paying for loss-of-value insurance policies for football players

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 7 hr ago

    A recently enacted NCAA rule gives schools the flexibility to pay the insurance premiums for loss-of-value insurance to protect players whose draft stock falls The premium on such a policy was estimated by Yahoo to be $55-60,000. The money, though, isn’t unlimited. Schools can use money from the Student Assistance Fund, which is generally used […]

  • OU DE Charles Tapper expects a big Baltimore crowd Saturday vs. West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Sooners defensive end Charles Tapper’s mom is organizing a bus trip from Tapper’s native Baltimore to Morgantown for Saturday game. The cities are about three and a half hours apart. “We’re trying to get a bus load of at least a hundred deep,” Tapper said. “Trying to. We’ll see if the guys will give me […]

  • Report: OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel a candidate for SMU job

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel is a candidate for the SMU head coaching job, EJ Holland of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. The job came open when June Jones resigned earlier this month two games into the season. Tom Mason is the Mustangs’ interim coach. Heupel, who starred at OU, […]

  • OU WR Durron Neal itching for the end zone

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma junior wide receiver Durron Neal is having the best season of his career so far, already topping last year’s reception and yardage marks. But Neal is still missing something very important—a touchdown. He has 33 catches for 434 yards so far in his career but has yet to find the end zone. He’s had […]

  • OU coach Bob Stoops wants NFL draft declaration pushed back

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that he would like to see the NFL’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft pushed back. Last year, the NFL’s deadline was Jan. 15. With the inaugural College Football Playoff after this season, two teams will play Jan. 12. “That question needs to be raised because that […]

  • West Virginia travelblog: Gotta get back to Gettysburg

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 9 hr ago

    Three states. Three highways. The Allegheny Mountains. A college town that reminds me of something close to home. Pristine villages. Gorgeous views. Quite a day we had Wednesday. We woke up in Uniontown, Pa., were in Morgantown, W.Va., by noon for a couple of football interviews, then headed out for the Pennsylvania Dutch country, reaching […]

  • College football predictions: OU-West Virginia right down the middle

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    How to predict the OU-West Virginia game? How to predict what will happen when the Sooners cross the Cumberland Gap (or get close to it, I forget where it’s at)? How to predict what will happen when the Sooners play in the shadow of Daniel Boone’s homestead (for real, it’s just outside Morgantown)? How to […]

  • NFL predictions: Parity like never before

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Two weeks into the NFL season, and we’ve got parity like never before. The Cardinals leads the NFC West. Not the unbeatable Seahawks. Not the perennially-contending 49ers. The Cardinals. The Giants, Saints, Colts and Chiefs all are 0-2. The Bills lead the AFC East. Every team in the NFC North is 1-1. The Eagles are […]

  • High school football: Staff picks for the top 10 games of Week 3

    Trent Shadid | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Here’s how The Oklahoman’s high school sports staff picked the top 10 football games in Week 3: Scott Wright Norman North 42, Westmoore 35 Heritage Hall 28, Davis 27 McAlester 28, Pryor 24 Cascia Hall 27, Millwood 22 Tulsa Union 31, Broken Arrow 17 Jenks 31, Owasso 24 Wagoner 28, Fort Gibson 22 Christian Heritage […]

  • OU tickets available for three home games, including Bedlam

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Two visiting teams—including Oklahoma State—returned tickets for Oklahoma home games this season and those tickets are now available. Tickets are now available for purchase for the Oct. 18 game against Kansas State and the Dec. 6 game against the Cowboys. Tickets also remain for the game against Kansas on Nov. 22. Bedlam tickets cost $105 […]

  • Sooners will break out new alternate uniforms Saturday at West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN—Oklahoma will debut its new “Bring The Wood” alternate uniforms Saturday when the Sooners play at West Virginia. OU coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that the Sooners would wear the wood grain crimson helmets, cream jerseys with “Oklahoma” on the chest, crimson pants and black shoes. “We just thought we might as well use them since […]

  • Don't expect West Virginia's Kevin White to reprise Tavon Austin role

    Ryan Aber | Yesterday

    Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops might still have nightmares of Tavon Austin. The West Virginia wide receiver moved to running back two years ago when the Sooners played in Morgantown and scorched OU, running for 344 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With the Mountaineers having another dynamic playmaker at wide receiver in Kevin White, […]

  • Walk-On Wednesday: Oklahoma junior kicker Eric Hosek

    Ryan Aber | Yesterday

    NORMAN—Continuing our weekly “Walk-on Wednesday” blog series, this week we feature Oklahoma redshirt junior kicker Eric Hosek. Hosek came to the Sooners from Sherman, Texas. Here’s a look at the first two parts of the series: Senior DB Brandon Young Senior LB Caleb Gastelum, who has since been given a scholarship. How are things going for you? […]

  • Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops happy for quarterback Daxx Garman; 'I just hope he doesn't get too good'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN — When he was Arizona’s head coach, Mike Stoops recruited quarterback Daxx Garman to Tucson. Stoops was fired in the middle of Garman’s true freshman season, and the quarterback transferred to Oklahoma State the following year. Garman, who was ruled ineligible his senior year of high school after moving from Jones to Southlake, Texas, […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Quarterback Daxx Garman yet to commit a turnover through two games

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Considering the five-year gap in his playing career, it would be understandable if Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman struggled early on with decision making. There’s a huge difference between making smart reads in practice as compared to live action.

  • Casady's Josh Wariboko-Alali selected to Under Armour All-America Game

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Casady offensive lineman Josh Wariboko-Alali has been selected to play in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game in January. Wariboko-Alali is ranked No. 1 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 and currently holds 24 Division I scholarship offers. He was once verbally committed to Oklahoma, which remains among his final eight choices including California, Louisville, Ohio […]