• Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' scholarship linebackers

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up its first linebacker commitment in the 2015 recruiting class Friday, when four-star, Mechanicsburg (Va.) Atlee product Ricky DeBerry chose the Sooners.

  • DeMarco Murray still practicing, Weeden misses for personal reasons

    Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray attended practice for the third-straight day and team owner Jerry Jones said on his weekly radio show that Murray looks like he's on schedule to play Sunday against the Colts. Both Murray and offensive guard Zack Martin are listed as questionable. "Murray and Martin, I’m pretty positive about having the ability to play them and to get that decision,” Jones said Friday on KRLD/105.3 FM. “Both of those guys, you should be able to count on them." More in doubt is the status of right tackle Doug Free, who is doubtful with an ankle injury. Backup quarterback and former Oklahoma State standout Brandon Weeden missed Friday's practice for personal reasons.

  • OU football: Sooners take awesome Christmas card photo

    erik horne | Published: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Some OU football players are in the holiday spirit. Several of the Sooners sent out a Christmas photo over Twitter Friday morning. Included in the photo are roommates/teammates Ty Darlington, Cody Thomas, Connor Knight, Grant Bothun and Joey Palange. “Merry Christmas from my roommates to yours! @G_BO_ @connor_knight15 @TyDarlington56 @codythomas_12 @JoeyFingaz47,” Trevor Knight tweeted out Friday morning. There's too much awesome in this photos. In no particular order: Palange mean-mugging while holding a massive five-pronged fork. Tacky sweaters. Darlington's very small tie. Random life-sized Bob Stoops. Miniature red tree. Cody Thomas sunglasses.

  • College football: Oklahomans playing in bowl games

    Published: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Bowl season begins Saturday with a five-game slate and every bowl game — from the New Orleans Bowl to the College Football Championship Game on Jan. 12 — will feature some connection to Oklahoma. Here is a rundown on those connections: Saturday NEW ORLEANS BOWL, 10 a.m. (ESPN) Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Nevada: Wolfpack tight ends coach Cheston Blackshear was born in Oklahoma City before his family moved to Jacksonville, Fla. NEW MEXICO BOWL, 1:20 p.m. (ESPN) Utah State vs. UTEP Utah State: Aggies head coach Matt Wells is a Sallisaw native. His brother, Luke, is the Aggies’ co-offensive coordinator and spent 1999-2001 as an offensive student assistant for Oklahoma.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Dec 18, 2014

    Questions for columnist Berry Tramel? Ask away at 11 a.m.! Berry will be chatting live from H&H Shooting Sports on everything from bowl season, to Tyreek Hill to the Thunder's surge into the playoff race.

  • Oklahoma football: OU quarterback Trevor Knight said injury was 'a scary moment'

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    “When you lose feeling in your limbs, it’s something you obviously don’t wanna go through,” Knight said. “It’s a strange feeling.”

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Julian Wilson injures shoulder, Geneo Grissom also out of Russell Athletic Bowl

    By Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and Berry Tramel | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Oklahoma senior cornerback Julian Wilson, who was replaced late in the season by freshman Jordan Thomas, will miss the Russell Athletic Bowl after separating his shoulder in practice Monday. Thomas will start at the spot opposite Zack Sanchez. Wilson suffered a broken thumb in the loss to Baylor and has seen only limited time since and has struggled when he’s played. Also out for the Dec. 29 bowl game is senior linebacker Geneo Grissom, who suffered a knee injury in the win over Texas Tech in mid-November. “Geneo Grissom is probably a week or 10 days short of his target date to return to play,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. Grissom said he anticipated running back Samaje Perine and offensive lineman

  • OU rewind: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops opened up to the media about Frank Shannon, Joe Mixon, injuries, his critical Bedlam decision and more in a special bowl season press conference Wednesday. Watch the press conference and read the recap from NewsOK.com.

  • DeMarco Murray practicing with Dallas Cowboys

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

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  • OU football: Juco recruits Dede Westbrook, William Johnson, Jamal Danley sign with Sooners

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    OU officially welcomed three junior college players to the football team on Wednesday as wide receiver Dede Westbrook, offensive lineman Jamal Danley and defensive back William Johnson all signed with the Sooners.

  • Oliver Luck leaving WVU, playoff committee for position at NCAA

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck is leaving the school to become the second in command under NCAA president Mark Emmert. Luck was also a member of the inaugural College Football Playoff selection committee as the Big 12 representative. He will have to be replaced by a Big 12 athletic director on next year's selection committee. The five power conferences (SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12, Big 12 and ACC) are all represented on the CFP committee by an athletic director.

  • Oklahoma basketball: TaShawn Thomas, Ryan Spangler lead Sooners past Oral Roberts

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The No. 15 Sooners pounded the ball inside to TaShawn Thomas, and Ryan Spangler had a big day as well as OU beat Oral Robert 85-53 at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Man, 22, faces 10-year sentence in burglarizing Bob Stoops' home

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    A man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a break-in at the home of University of Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops has been sentenced to a 10-year suspended prison sentence, with nine months to serve in the Cleveland County jail.

  • Big 12 officiating crew will work first College Football Playoff title game

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Being left out of the first playoff has allowed the Big 12 to be tasked with providing a neutral officiating crew available for the first College Football Playoff Championship Game. CBSSports.com reports that the Big 12 will be responsible for selecting an "all-star" crew for the Jan. 12 title game in Arlington, Texas. According to national officiating coordinator Rogers Redding, each official will be selected individually on merit by Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson.

  • OU's Striker, Perine, Kansas State's Tyler Lockett on AP All-America teams

    By The Associated Press | Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine and junior linebacker Eric Striker were recognized as AP All-Americans on Tuesday. Perine and Striker were each named to the AP’s All-America Third Team. Kansas State wide receiver Tyler Lockett, a Tulsa Washington alumnus, was named to the All-America Second Team as an all-purpose player. The only freshman to make any of the three teams were Perine and Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, a redshirt freshman. The Associated Press All-America team. FIRST TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback — Marcus Mariota, junior, 6-foot-4, 219 pounds, Oregon Running backs — Melvin Gordon, junior, 6-1, 213, Wisconsin; Tevin Coleman, junior, 6-1, 210, Indiana.

  • OU football: Samaje Perine on USA Today's Freshman All-America team

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    In addition to four players on College Football Playoff teams, Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine made the cut on USA Today's Freshman All-America Team, released Tuesday. Perine is one of only three Big 12 players on the team, joining Baylor linebacker Taylor Young and Kansas State kicker Matthew McCrane. Perine rushed for 1,579 yards and 21 touchdowns, and set the single-game FBS rushing record with 427 yards against Kansas. Perine was recognized as an  ESPN True Freshman All-American on Monday. Clemson, who OU will play in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29, has one representative on the All-America team in wide receiver Artavis Scott (68 receptions, 851 yards, seven touchdowns).

  • Blake Griffin reaches scoring milestone in Clippers rout of Pistons

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Danny Manning was sitting out the final weeks of his rookie season after reconstructive knee surgery on the day Blake Griffin was born. Another Clippers No. 1 pick passed Manning on the franchise's all-time scoring list on Monday. Griffin scored 18 points to lead the Clippers to a 113-91 win over the Detroit Pistons, in the process passing Manning for fifth all-time in Clippers scoring history. Griffin, the former OU and Oklahoma Christian star, has 7,122 career points over five seasons and 332 games, while Manning scored 7,120 points in 373 games with the Clippers.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The Sooners are preparing for the bowl clash against Clemson. Who will suit up at quarterback? Ask OU writer Jason Kersey all of your Sooners questions on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Smartphones were firing at OSU games

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Stillwater crowds used an average of 769 gigabytes during each home football game, equivalent to more than 2.1 million social media posts with photos, AT&T said.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Dinjiyl Walker adjusting to backup role

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    “I’m getting used to it and just trusting the coaches to make the right decisions and play me wherever they feel fit,” Walker said.