• 'Foxcatcher' closely mirrors Schultz family's story — and is a punch in the gut to viewers

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    “Foxcatcher,” the movie about the relationship between the Schultz brothers, OU wrestling icons who won Olympic gold medals, and John du Pont, the eccentric billionaire, has come to Oklahoma. And it’s a gut punch to anyone who knew the Schultzes or knows of their tragedy.

  • Oklahoma football: A look at potential candidates for OU's open receivers and cornerback coaching positions

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Oklahoma has two openings on its coaching staff after the firing of receivers coach Jay Norvell and the retirement of cornerbacks coach Bobby Jack Wright. Here’s a look at a few potential candidates for those two spots.

  • Live Coverage: Oklahoma vs. Baylor

    staff reports | Updated: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    Oklahoma goes for the season sweep of Baylor tonight in Waco. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • Oklahoma basketball: TaShawn Thomas looking for redemption

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Thomas needed some basketball cleansing after his performance in the 85-78 loss at Kansas — 1 for 7 from the floor with just four points plus six turnovers.

  • Former OU assistant Josh Heupel officially hired at Utah State

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel has officially been named Utah State's new assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, as announced Friday by Utah State. Heupel spent the last nine years working on the OU football staff before  being dismissed earlier this month along with wide receivers coach Jay Norvell . Heupel is joining the staff of head coach Matt Wells, a Sallisaw native. "We are very excited to add Josh Heupel to our coaching staff,"  Wells said in a statement. "Josh brings a tremendous pedigree and accomplishments to Utah State and the offensive side of the ball. Our philosophies are very similar in how to move the football and I'm looking forward to a seamless transition this season with our offense. I'm excited to welcome Josh, his wife Dawn, and their two children to the Aggie football family."

  • Report: Josh Heupel to Utah State as offensive coordinator

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Former OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel will reportedly be named the offensive coordinator at Utah State. Heupel was  fired from the Sooners staff earlier this month, but Scout.com reports that the longtime OU assistant will land on his feet with the Aggies. Heupel served as the Sooners’ co-offensive coordinator for the last four seasons after spending five seasons as the quarterbacks coach. Heupel will join fellow Oklahoman Matt Wells on the Aggies staff. Wells, Utah State's head coach and a native of Sallisaw,  is quickly becoming a rising star in the college football coaching ranks.

  • Pat Smith, Steve Zabel, Ralph Terry among 2015 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame inductees

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    OKLAHOMA SPORTS HALL OF FAME — The 2015 inductees into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame will be Kurt Burris, Jack McCracken, Pat Smith, Ralph Terry, Yojira Uetake and Steve Zabel.

  • Berry Tramel chat recap: Russell Westbrook, Dion Waiters as a Thunder starter and DeflateGate

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    Berry Tramel answered various questions on the Power Lunch chat from H&H Shooting Sports on Wednesday.

  • Who should Jerry Jones keep, DeMarco or Dez? The choice here is Dez

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    The Cowboys are up against it with the salary cap, Dez and DeMarco both are free agents, and the numbers just don’t add up to keep both playmakers that ignited the Cowboys’ 12-4 season.

  • Report: Braxton Miller enrolled at Ohio State for spring semester

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    For whatever it's worth, Braxton Miller appears to have made plans to be on Ohio State's campus this spring. The  Columbus Dispatch's Tim May reports that Ohio State has confirmed that Miller is enrolled in classes in Columbus for the spring semester. Miller, who graduated from Ohio State in December with a degree in communications, hasn't made a clear indication if he's coming back to Ohio State next season. Miller missed the entire 2014 season with a shoulder injury, setting the stage for J.T. Barrett, then Cardale Jones, to establish themselves as capable quarterbacks in Columbus. Barrett was on the Heisman shortlist before getting injured late in the season and Jones went on to start the final three games of the season for the Buckeyes, leading them to a national championship victory over Oregon. Should Miller transfer, he would be immediately eligible to play in 2015. As CBSSports.com's Jerry Hinnen points out, Miller's enrollment in classes doesn't necessarily mean he'll be at Ohio State for the start of the 2015 season, but it’s also not a goodbye from Braxton. From Hinnen: "Enrolling at Ohio State would hardly preclude Miller from transferring over the summer or even beforehand, but it's worth noting it doesn't appear to be a necessary step towards a potential out of the Buckeyes' uber-crowded depth chart at quarterback." Miller's name has been thrown around in transfer rumors to numerous schools. The Oklahoman's Jason Kersey  wrote here that it wouldn't be a bad idea for new OU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to give Miller a call.

  • OU fires mascot for 'unsportsmanlike behavior'

    BY ERIC BAILEY World Sports Writer | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    It appears that Bedlam basketball may have gone a bit too far last weekend. An unidentified person in the Oklahoma mascot uniform — dressed as one of the Sooner Schooner ponies — was dismissed from their duties for showing unsportsmanlike conduct during Oklahoma’s 82-65 win over visiting Oklahoma State on Saturday night at the Lloyd Noble Center. The school did not identify the person in the mascot uniform or pinpoint what exactly happened, but did issue the same statement to the Tulsa World that it did to Oklahoma City TV station KFOR on Monday night.

  • OU football: Could Sooners flip four-star WR Van Jefferson?

    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    With Signing Day just two weeks away, OU may be getting ready to make a push in recruiting Four-star receiver Van Jefferson (Ravenwood/Brentwood, Tenn.) is committed to Georgia, but recruiting analyst Barton Simmons of 247sports.com says the 6-foot-2, 183 pounder came away impressed with his visit to OU over the weekend. From Simmons: "Sources have indicated that Jefferson's visit to OU over the weekend blew him away and he had a great in-home with Bob Stoops on Monday night. Though he's committed to Georgia, many have seen Jefferson's recruitment as a Ole Miss-Georgia battle but Oklahoma's January push is going to be tough for either program to beat." Jefferson has been committed to Georgia since Aug. 2014 and has offers  from a slew of SEC schools such as Florida, Georgia, Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tennessee. Jefferson has also been offered by Ohio State and Clemson, among others. He's scheduled to visit Florida on Jan. 30. Jefferson is ranked as the No. 13 wide receiver in the country by 247Sports.com

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    What do we take from the Sooners' narrow loss to Kansas? Are Bob Stoops and the Sooners going to close strong in recruiting? OU writer Ryan Aber will be on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m. Get your questions in here.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Early shooting propels KU over Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Kansas hit its first eight 3-pointers and hit nine in the first half to build a 19-point lead and eventually win 85-78 over the Sooners.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Kansas survives scare from Sooners, 85-78

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    No. 20-ranked Oklahoma came back from a 20-point first-half deficit to take a lead late, but No. 11 Kansas turned things around in the final minutes, extending its home winning streak over the Sooners to 14 with a 85-78 win.

  • Bedlam women's basketball notebook: OSU's Martin, Donohoe struggle offensively in Bedlam loss

    By Jason Kersey and Trent Shadid | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s top two scorers, seniors Brittney Martin and Liz Donohoe, were held without a point over the opening 20 minutes of Monday’s 73-54 loss to Oklahoma at the Lloyd Noble Center. Martin, the Cowgirls’ leading scorer at 13.2 points per game, missed all three of her first-half shot attempts while playing 18 minutes. Martin also struggled to find her rhythm in the second half, finishing with six points on 3 of 12 from the field. Donohoe, a former Edmond North standout averaging 12.8 points per game, was also 0 for 3 in the first half and put up just one shot in the second half as she finished scoreless in 22 minutes. “(Donohoe) is a little beat up right now,” said OSU coach Jim Littell. “We’ve got

  • Bedlam women's basketball: Gioya Carter leads Sooners to Bedlam rout

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Carter’s newfound ability to slow the game down — and her resulting scoring flurry — has coincided with Oklahoma’s remarkable winning streak, which reached seven games after Monday’s 73-54 victory over the Cowgirls inside Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Lincoln Riley does not have all the answers — but that's OK

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Before anyone in the Sooner Nation starts calling for another offensive coordinator’s head, take a deep breath and consider this uncertainty a good thing. It shows that Riley is flexible. Adaptive. Responsive.

  • Bedlam women's basketball: Sooners rout Cowgirls, 73-54

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    OU sophomore Gioya Carter led all scorers with 18 points, and junior forward Kaylon Williams added 16 points and four rebounds for the Sooners, who improved to 12-5 overall and 6-0 in the Big 12 Conference.

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. Kansas

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    The rugged road through the Big 12 continues for Oklahoma, as the Sooners take on No. 14 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.