• Heritage Hall's Connor McGinnis to walk on at Oklahoma

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Heritage Hall quarterback Connor McGinnis has finally found a home. McGinnis said he will be a preferred walk-on at Oklahoma next season, joining the program he’s loved since he was little. He will also be around his father Don, who is the Sooners’ team orthopedist. “Since was little it has always been a goal of […]

  • The Non-Fiction Writers podcast: Talking spring football, the quarterback battle and men's hoops

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    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 […]

  • Thunder starting lineup in a constant state of flux

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    D.J. Augustin started for the Thunder on Sunday against the Lakers. So did Kyle Singler. Enes Kanter, too, making 60 percent of the Thunder lineup guys who had been with the team just 10 days. Crazy. For the Monday Oklahoman, I wrote about the Thunder’s myriad injury problems. You can read that column here. But […]

  • OU basketball in great shape for Omaha

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    OU has set up itself for quite a final week of college basketball’s regular season. OSU has set up itself for some concern. The Sooners survived TCU on Saturday and remain in the hunt for a Big 12 championship. But the Cowboys didn’t survive Texas Tech, losing at Lubbock to run their losing streak to […]

  • Readers weigh in on Kansas State's court-rushing

    Berry Tramel | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Last Friday, I wrote about fan behavior and Kansas State’s infamous court-rushing by students after a victory over Kansas. You can read the column here and a subsequent blog here. But I received some interesting emails from readers with various points of views. I thought I would share them. Tom, a Kansas fan: “I almost […]

  • Five observations from the Thunder's 108-101 win over the Lakers

    Anthony Slater | Yesterday

    Here are five observations from the Thunder’s 108-101 win in Los Angeles: 1. Nice win - Entering Sunday night on a two-game slide, this set up as a mildly important bounceback opportunity for a depleted Thunder team. The losses in both Phoenix and Portland were excusable. But an 0-3 road trip, capped by a defeat at the hands […]

  • OKC Thunder reveal new sleeved alternate home jerseys to debut Sunday

    Anthony Slater | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The sleeved jersey craze which has swept the NBA the past couple seasons has finally made its way to Oklahoma City. On Sunday night, the Thunder announced a new alternate jersey to debut next Sunday at home against the Toronto Raptors. It’s an all-white get-up with a blue collar and Thunder logo planted on the front […]

  • Norman North's Trae Young high in Rivals rankings

    Scott Wright | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Norman North sophomore Trae Young came in at No. 30 on the most recent Rivals.com national basketball recruit rankings for the 2017 class. Young, a 6-foot-1 point guard, has 10 scholarship offers already, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Oral Roberts, Baylor, SMU and Connecticut, among others. Texas Tech, where Young’s father, Rayford, played collegiately, has […]

  • Bridge Creek's Raegan Rogers dealing with hamstring injury

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    As the spring sports season officially opens this week, Bridge Creek will be without its star softball player Raegan Rogers. Rogers, who has signed with Oklahoma, recently hurt her hamstring during a workout. She will miss the first four games of the season and return following spring break. It’s a tough blow for a player […]

  • OU football: Defensive tackle signee Marquise Overton wins wrestling state title, may wrestle for Sooners

    Trent Shadid | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Three weeks after singing his National Letter of Intent to play football at Oklahoma, Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton won a wrestling state title at 285 pounds in Class 6A. Overton scored a 3-1 decision over Midwest City’s Korey Walker in the championship finals at State Fair Arena on Saturday night to finish his season […]

  • OKC Thunder: A closer look at Russell Westbrook's historic February

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Following a pair of free throws and a feathery 26-foot bomb — his fifth 3-pointer already in the first half — Kevin Durant had 30 points. The four-time scoring champ has compiled a catalog of monster games over his first eight years in the league. But he’d never scored 30 in a first half — until this mid-December night at […]

  • A deeper look at the Thunder's terrible injury luck this season

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Just a couple days before the Thunder was set to tip off its season against Portland in late October, OKC’s final training camp practice opened to a media crowd that entered with questions about an already depleted roster. Were there any updates on the foot fractures to both Kevin Durant and Mitch McGary? What about the recently sprained MCL […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC falls 4-1 to Columbus Crew SC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC won its first preseason match of the 2015 season and did it over a Major League Soccer team. Two weeks later, Energy FC is 1-2-1 following a 4-1 loss on Saturday to the Columbus Crew Soccer Club in Bradenton, Florida in a consolation final of the IMG Suncoast Classic. Columbus got […]

  • Russell Westbrook undergoes tests after taking a shot to the face in the Thunder's loss at Portland

    Darnell Mayberry | Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook underwent medical tests before leaving the arena following Friday’s game at Portland after taking a knee to the side of the face. The team did not make Westbrook available to the media after the game, and it’s unclear what type of injury he sustained or what he was being evaluated for. […]

  • Five Joules: Oklahoma City Energy FC takes on Columbus Crew SC

    Chris Brannick | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Oklahoma City Energy FC on Saturday takes on its third MLS opponent in two weeks when it faces Columbus Crew SC in Bradenton, Florida at the IMG Suncoast Classic. Here are my Five Joules for match. This matchup features both No. 2 finishers from group play. Oklahoma City (Group A) defeated Toronto, lost to New […]

  • Weatherford hits long buzzer-beater to edge short-handed Classen SAS

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    The season came to an abrupt and odd end Friday for Classen SAS. The 15th-ranked Comets lost 83-82 to Weatherford in a Class 4A regional tournament consolation game on a buzzer-beating shot beyond halfcourt from Alexa Harvey while also having just four players on the court the final portion of the game. Classen SAS had […]

  • Winter weather forces some basketball playoff postponements

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Potential for winter weather across the state has already wreaked havoc on the high school basketball playoffs with a plethora of postponements for Friday’s games. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association also bumped the start time for Saturday’s state wrestling championships to 4:30 p.m. Here is a list of postponements across the state in basketball, […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Seven things we learned from Mike Gundy's interview on Triple Play Sports Radio

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has been allowed little rest since the Cowboys capped the 2014 season with a Cactus Bowl victory against Washington. He can thank another offseason marked by an assistant coaching carousel for that.  A quick refresher for how it all went down. — Cornerbacks coach Van Malone accepted the […]

  • NBA pulls back the veil more on officiating

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Remember the Seinfeld episode where Kramer worms his way into viewing a surgery? Kramer urges Jerry to join him. “We’ll open ‘em up and saw through the bone,” Kramer says. “Gneeerrrr (imitating saw noise)! We’ll see what’s INSIDE bone!” Well, the NBA is inviting us into the operating room balcony. We’re going to see what’s […]

  • OKC Memorial Marathon: It's snowing! Plan accordingly

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    It’s snowing, which apparently is becoming a thing in Oklahoma. I’m fine with this — except when it messes with my half-marathon training. I’ve said before that I don’t mind running in the cold. In fact, I prefer it. But snow and ice? I prefer to avoid that. But this weekend, avoiding it seems impossible. And […]