• Oklahoma football: Tim Kish hopes his linebackers play better this fall than they bowl

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma linebackers coach Tim Kish enjoys showing his players a side of him they don’t normally see. That’s why Kish and his linebackers went bowling Wednesday night. “That’s just to get the guys together and do something outside from football and have some fun,” Kish said Thursday. “It’s a close group. They really […]

  • Oklahoma football: Stoops delights Jerry Montgomery

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Bob Stoops went on ESPN and was in rare form. He defended the Big 12, he took issue with Nick Saban’s “consolation” Sugar Bowl talk and generally was as feisty as in his best days. Sooners loved it. So did Stoops’ staff. “He’s the man,” said OU defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery. “He’s from Youngstown, […]

  • OU fan buys TexsaSports.com to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    If there’s one thing the Texas Longhorns learned today, it’s to never give Sooner fans an opening to mess with you — because they will. Earlier today it was revealed the University of Texas misspelled Texas in the footer of every page of their Player Profile Media Guide. The link should say TexasSports. Instead, it […]

  • OSSAA releases preliminary ADM for 2014-15 school year

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 17 hr ago

    The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association released the preliminary Average Daily Membership for the upcoming school year on Thursday with a few noticeable changes for schools around the Oklahoma City metro. The list will not be finalized until the OSSAA Board of Directors meeting on Aug. 13, but can be found here. Football districts for […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Van Malone challenges his cornerbacks

    Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Justin Gilbert was a Thorpe Award finalist last season for Oklahoma State. He was one of the best cornerbacks in OSU football history. And now Gilbert is gone to the NFL. And cornerback remains a team strength. Such is the ascent of Mike Gundy’s program that the Cowboys could lose a star and be just […]

  • What would the Thunder look like if all Oklahoma City’s stars came home like LeBron James?

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    An interesting exercise started when Elite Daily’s Joseph Millord presented a blog answering what every NBA team would look like if the stars from that NBA city went home like LeBron James. The premise is intriguing. What if Chicago natives played for the Bulls? Dallas natives for the Mavericks? Oklahoma City natives for the Thunder? […]

  • Oklahoma football: Defensive tackle Jordan Phillips receives medical hardship waiver after 2013 back surgery

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips received a medical hardship following the back surgery that cost him most of last season. Phillips, from Towanda, Kan., is listed as a redshirt sophomore on the team’s official roster, and OU spokesman Pete Moris confirmed that Phillips received the hardship from the Big 12 Conference. The 6-foot-6, […]

  • Why Cavs shouldn't trade for Kevin Love

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers trade for Kevin Love, they will be the favorites in the NBA’s Eastern Conference next season. If the Cavs don’t trade for Love, they will be the favorites in the East. So we’re talking a matter of degrees here. And if I was general manager of the Cavs — you know, […]

  • Oklahoma City Energy FC ties Harrisburg on the road

    Chris Brannick | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City Energy FC played Harrisburg to a 3-3 draw on Wednesday night in Harrisburg, Pa. Energy FC dug itself out of a 2-0 hole early in the first half after allowing Harrisburg’s Matt Bahner and Pedro Ribeiro to score. Dan Delgado got Energy FC on the board in the 37th minute and Kyle Greig […]

  • Norman North's Haley Woodard commits to Oklahoma State

    Jacob Unruh | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Norman North multi-sport star Haley Woodard has chosen what field she will pursue in college. Woodard verbally committed to play soccer for Oklahoma State, she announced on her Twitter page. “never thought I’d like orange.. but excited to say I have officially committed to play soccer at OSU!,” she tweeted. Woodard was instrumental in leading […]

  • Douglass' Dameko Doddles commits to Wyoming

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Douglass’ Dameko Doddles verbally committed to Wyoming on Wednesday, Trojans coach Willis Alexander told The Oklahoman. Doddles is ranked No. 24 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 and his lone scholarship offer came from the Cowboys. It is unclear whether Doddles will play receiver or safety at Wyoming after excelling his junior season at both positions […]

  • T. Boone Pickens writes Rickie Fowler a 'thank you' letter after British Open

    Erik Horne | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma State billionaire booster T. Boone Pickens took time out to write former OSU golfer Rickie Fowler a handwritten letter for some kind words the British Open runner-up said on TV. Fowler called Pickens his “good friend” in a recent CNBC interview, and Pickens responded with this letter, saying he was following Fowler’s chase of the Claret Jug […]

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops talks Sugar Bowl

    Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Bob Stoops sat down at his appointed post, in the corner of the ballroom in Dallas’ Omni Hotel on Tuesday, and accepted his 90-minute sentence with aplomb. Stoops was in a good mood, knew he would face some Dorial Green-Beckham questions, knew he would be asked about the college football playoff and Big 12 scheduling […]

  • Dallas travelblog: Pickups, RC Cola & mascots

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Big 12 Media Days are over. A few observations: * Charlie Strong is boring. Maybe the new Texas coach is great on the recruiting trail and in the locker room. But he does not win in the court of public relations. Of course, Mack Brown did win in the latter, and it didn’t save his […]

  • Oklahoma football: Tom Farniok proud of little brother Derek's development

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Iowa State senior offensive lineman Tom Farniok represented the Cyclones at Big 12 Media Days, and spoke some about his brother, OU junior Derek Farniok. Farniok started the Sooners’ 33-24 Bedlam upset of Oklahoma State after starting tackle Tyrus Thompson was injured the week before. “He played well,” Tom Farniok said. “He had […]

  • Oklahoma football: Senior Geneo Grissom likes playing outside linebacker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma senior Geneo Grissom said defensive coordinator Mike Stoops approached him before the Sugar Bowl and told him they planned to eventually move him from defensive end to linebacker. “I thought he was kidding so I kinda brushed it off,” Grissom said. “Going into the spring, they said, ‘No, we’re really moving you.’ […]

  • Bedlam quarterbacks Trevor Knight, J.W. Walsh have developed friendship off the field

    Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DALLAS — Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight and Oklahoma State quarterback J.W. Walsh spoke together at a church in Yukon last week, and have developed a friendship over the past couple years, Knight said Tuesday. “We had Sooner fans and Cowboys fans all came together for the glory of God,” Knight said. “It was pretty cool.” […]

  • The Best of Bob Stoops from Big 12 Media Days

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Bob Stoops was in a pretty good mood at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday. From photo bombing his wife to getting a smoothie, Stoops entertained and even dropped some insight along the way. On Dorial Green-Beckham Coach Bob Stoops said DGB had potential as a man and as an individual. Made no mention of […]

  • OU football: Nick Saban had to convince team to play in 'consolation game' against Sooners

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Maybe Shawn Oakman wasn’t all wrong. Maybe Alabama doesn’t care about non-National Championship bowl games. The Baylor defensive end said Monday at Big 12 Media Days that “You realize if it’s not the national championship, Alabama don’t even care who they play,” essentially discrediting OU’s momentum-building win over the Crimson Tide in this year’s Sugar […]

  • Big 12 football: Speed of game always a concern

    Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Big 12 officiating director Walt Anderson said the rules committee in the offseason talked about possibly letting the clock run after a first down, as a way to speed up the game. The idea was tabled for a year. “I know it will come up at least for discussion this next year,” Anderson said. Anderson […]