• Oklahoma football: Five pressing questions facing the Sooners

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma opens spring football practices Saturday afternoon with several important questions yet to be answered.

  • Oklahoma football: Three position battles to watch in spring practice

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    With Oklahoma beginning spring football practice Saturday, here’s a look at three position battles — other than quarterback — to watch.

  • Blake Griffin nearing return for Clippers

    Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Blake Griffin has intensified his workouts since undergoing elbow surgery and could return as soon as Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The former OU star is close to four weeks removed from surgery to remove a staph infection from his right elbow. If he returns Sunday, Griffin will have sat out 11 games.

  • Report: San Antonio, Houston among cities considering bids for College Football Playoff title games

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    At least 14 cities are considering whether to bid for the 2018, 2019 or 2020 College Football Playoff championship games, according to a report from ESPN. Of the 14, seven already have decided to bid. Atlanta; Charlotte; Jacksonville, Florida; Miami; Minneapolis and San Antonio will bid, sources told ESPN, while the Associated Press reported that Santa Clara, California, also will bid. The deadline to turn in the College Football Playoff's request for proposal for the championship games is late May. The College Football Playoff will announce which cities bid to host the games by the end of May.

  • Another epic collapse for OU basketball

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 6 hr ago

    A lead of more than 20 points on the Big 12 road. In the second half. A classic example of over exuberance. Wilting down the stretch. Flying home with a debilitating defeat. Tell me where you’ve seen this before. OU lost 77-70 at Iowa State on Monday night in what served for the Sooners as […]

  • VIDEO: Brent Musburger seemed really 'invested' in OU-Iowa State

    Erik Horne | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    What is going on here? Iowa State was a six-point favorite Monday night against Oklahoma and play-by-play man Brent Musberger was talking on the ESPN broadcast as if he had some "outside interests" in the game's final score. OU's Buddy Hield went to the line with the Sooners trailing 71-65 -- by six points. Musburger: Some are more interested in this free throw than others. OK, no big deal. Then, with the Sooners down 74-68 -- six points -- the ball goes out with 31.9 seconds left. It's OU's ball, but the referees get together to review who has possession. Fran Fraschilla: I know you don't want them to review that call, do you? Musberger: (Laughs) I don't know what you're talking about. (Laughs) Yes I do, and no I don't. Final score: Iowa State 77, OU 70. Sorry, Brent.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: OU loss jumbles its place in Big 12

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    The certainty is this — Kansas is guaranteed at least a share of the conference title for the 11th consecutive season.

  • Bedlam women's basketball: OSU's Liz Donohoe leads all scorers with 23 points on senior night

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    While the senior Cowgirl didn’t get the outcome she desired, her performance — 23 points, seven rebounds and two steals — was a nice bounceback from Bedlam in Norman when the Sooners held Donohoe scoreless in a 73-54 defeat.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Iowa State comes back from 20-point deficit to beat Oklahoma

    By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    AMES, Iowa — A technical foul turned everything around for Oklahoma — and Iowa State — on Monday night. The No. 15-ranked Sooners were hammering No. 17 Iowa State — up 20 — before a call fueled a huge run and helped boost the Cyclones to a 77-70 men’s basketball win at Hilton Coliseum. The outcome guarantees Kansas a share of the Big 12 regular-season title for the 11th consecutive season. Oklahoma (20-9, 11-6 Big 12) hosts the Jayhawks at 3 p.m. Saturday in the teams’ regular-season finales. The Sooners were hoping to have the game be for at least a share of the Big 12 title. Now, OU has to hope for a West Virginia victory over Kansas on Tuesday to leave that possibility open.

  • Bedlam basketball: Sooners sweep the regular-season series with 66-56 win over OSU

    By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer | Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Sooners sweep the regular-season series

  • Reat and Popeye: How OU honored a family after tragedy

    Jenni Carlson | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Mindy Corporon always hoped her son would end up at Oklahoma, and maybe if she was lucky, she might get to see him sing the national anthem before a game at her alma mater, too. Saturday, both dreams came true — but it was nothing like she had envisioned.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Iowa State

    staff reports | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Can the Sooners keep pace in the Big 12 title race? They'll have to beat Iowa State in Ames. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the Web.

  • 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 […]

  • Vikings GM says team wants Adrian Peterson back

    Published: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said that the team will continue to have "open dialogue" with running back Adrian Peterson and that they've spoken to the former OU star since last Thursday. Spielman said Monday the Vikings are able to have communication with Peterson and that "it's been very clearly stated that we want to have Adrian Peterson back." Prior to a federal judge overturning an NFL arbitrator's ruling on Peterson'a appeal of his suspension, the Vikings could only speak to Peterson through their legal team.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Lon Kruger is not a coach who will panic during tough times

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The longtime college coach and short-term NBA coach is a rarity in college basketball, where most coaches tightly control the game.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners hope to get momentum back vs. Cowgirls

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The Sooners and Cowgirls meet at 7 p.m. inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, where Oklahoma hasn’t won since Jan. 29, 2011.

  • 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 […]

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners can't get going in loss to last-place Kansas

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Mere days after knocking off the team atop the Big 12 women’s basketball standings, Oklahoma lost to the last-place team, falling 65-58 Saturday to Kansas inside Lloyd Noble Center.

  • College softball roundup: OU's Kelsey Stevens no-hits IPFW; UNT sweeps Cowgirls

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Junior Kelsey Stevens threw her first no-hitter as a Sooner as No. 4-ranked Oklahoma swept a doubleheader against Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (0-13) Saturday afternoon in Conroe, Texas, at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex. Stevens (5-0) had 11 strikeouts and one walk in seven innings as OU won 5-0 in Game 1. The Sooners (14-3) run-ruled the Mastodons, 9-0, in five innings in Game 2. In Game 2, OU’s Leslie Miller hit her first home run of the season and finished 2 for 2 with five RBI. Paige Parker (5-2) got the win for OU in Game 2, giving up just two hits and two walks in three innings and striking out four. The Sooners are scheduled to face North Texas in a doubleheader at 10 a.m. Sunday in Conroe.

  • College baseball roundup: Sooners blast BYU; Cowboys fall to Auburn

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    A two-run home run by Sheldon Neuse sparked a big day from the Sooner offense, as OU beat BYU 7-1 in Cashman Park in Las Vegas. The home run for Neuse, who later added a single for a 2 for 4 day, was followed by a solo shot from Anthony Hermelyn. The Sooners also had homers from Hunter Haley and Chris Shaw in the seventh inning. Left-hander Adam Choplick (1-1) picked up the win for OU, striking out seven in six innings and allowing one unearned run on four hits and three walks. Maverik Buffo (0-1) took the loss for BYU (2-10), giving up six hits and four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. The Sooners (9-5) return home for a nonconference game against Arkansas-Little Rock at 6 p.m. Tuesday. COWBOYS FALL TO