• Hey, OU fans, Berry Tramel needs your help

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    We’re doing a project next week for the OU-Texas game, and I need your help, Sooner fans. Or heck, Texas fans, too, I suppose. We’re doing a project on the new tradition of 11 a.m. kickoffs, which has become the standard in recent years. I’m curious how the 11 a.m. kickoffs have changed your OU-Texas […]

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Should Reggie Jackson be the starting SG?

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of OKC’s only professional team. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder Buddies - 09/30 (

  • Five-star guard Jawun Evans commits to Cowboys

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Oklahoma State’s 2015 basketball recruiting class received a needed jolt Wednesday, with five-star point guard Jawun Evans committing to the Cowboys.

  • Serge Ibaka is a stretch four and he's not afraid to let you know about it

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Following Wednesday’s practice, after Ibaka told the gathered media he’d like to take even more threes this season, a local TV reporter asked if he was becoming a stretch four, leading to this exchange.

  • Alex Ross has unique personality, talent

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Teammates call him a ‘character,’ but running back is becoming more known for his big plays on the field.

  • The tight end is alive and well in Stillwater

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Blake Jarwin and Jeremy Seaton provide a boost as blockers for the run game and also as receivers who shouldn’t be ignored.

  • How a very good football coach became The Biggest Loser

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    COMMENTARY — Tennessee Tech’s Watson Brown has 200 Division-I losses as a head coach. But logging that many Ls is a sign of just how good a coach he really is.

  • Jay Boulware defends Sterling Shepard

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    No one questions Sterling Shepard’s fantastic skills at wide receiver, but so far this season, he’s struggled in his newest role as a punt returner.

  • Cashion off to hot start in Class A

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    The Wildcats lead Class A with 224 points scored, and their 82-0 win over Crescent last week is the highest point total by any team this season regardless of class.

  • Steven Adams shows up at Thunder Media Day with glorious mustache

    Anthony Slater | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    As he enters his second year in the NBA, Steven Adams is expected to add different dimensions to his game. And he has already started the transformation. Stone Cold Steve Adams showed up at Media Day on Monday with a new tattoo on his right arm and a mustache that had people buzzing. It is real…and it is glorious:

  • Ron Gardenhire fired as Twins manager

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The Minnesota Twins fired Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending the run of one of the longest-tenured managers in Major League Baseball. Gardenhire spent 13 seasons as Twins manager, joining the team as skipper in 2002. But the Twins have lost 90 or more games for four consecutive seasons. Gardenhire is a graduate of Okmulgee High School.

  • The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Three new teams enter the poll

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    So far this season, the Class 4A rankings have had the most fluctuation from week to week, and the latest poll was no different. Three teams that were unranked a week ago – Weatherford, Metro Christian and Oologah — unseated three top 10 regulars. Wagoner, Sallisaw and Clinton dipped out of the poll this week to make […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-II rankings: Picking the best one-win team

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Deciphering the top 10 in Class 6A Division II isn’t easy right now, considering only eight teams in the class have more than one win. So the ninth and 10th spots are guaranteed to go to teams with 1-3 records, and comparing those teams can be a challenge. For this week, Ponca City and Lawton […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 6A-I rankings: The East keeps rising

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Putnam City gave Jenks a scare for 2 1/2 quarters, but otherwise it was a dominant week for the East in four matchups with Westside teams. Owasso showed off the strength of its defense yet again, and proved that it can put up some points, too, in a 45-20 win over Norman North. The win further […]

  • The Oklahoman's Class 5A rankings: Ardmore moves up after big win

    Scott Wright | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    No team in Class 5A had a more resounding start to the district season than Ardmore, which thumped Del City 63-26 on Friday night. And for their efforts, the Tigers find themselves in the top five this week, jumping over Carl Albert and Pryor. Otherwise, there was little movement in the poll, though a few […]

  • Oklahoma football: Red River game set for 11 a.m. kickoff

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    NORMAN — The annual Red River Rivalry game between Oklahoma and Texas will kick off at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday morning. The game will be telecast nationally on ABC. The Sooners (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) will make two straight trips to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. OU plays at […]

  • Kevin Durant talks unfiltered on Thunder, OKC and his future

    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    In an Interview with USA TODAY Sports, Kevin Durant spoke enough to shut down all the rumors that speak about his future and also reinforced what OKC means to him. Kevin Durant knows how people are eager to know about his future and it doesn't surprise him at all, but at the same time he can't predict the future as all what he is thinking of currently is his present. He enjoys settling down at Oklahoma City as well as playing beside his teammates.

  • OSU football: Daxx Garman named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday. Garman had his most prolific game as an OSU starter against Texas Tech on Sept. 25, passing for 370 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for another score in the Cowboys' 45-35 win in Stillwater. Other Big 12 weekly awards went to Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks (Defensive Player of the Week) and Kansas State wide receiver/punt returner Tyler Lockett. Hicks recorded 11 tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception in Texas' 23-0 win over Kansas -- the Longhorns' first shutout since 2005. Lockett, a Tulsa Washington alumnus, had 143 punt return yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, and 256 all-purpose yards in Kansas State's 58-28 win over UTEP.

  • How the committee should think: Florida State, A&M rank 1-2

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Saturday was a great example of the results of games can change a team’s status. Take the Missouri-South Carolina game, for example. A week after Mizzou lost at home to Indiana, the Tigers went to South Carolina and won 21-20. It’s hard to get too excited about Missouri 172 hours after losing to Indiana. Thus […]

  • Live Coverage: Thunder Media Day

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Thunder season is officially here. Join Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater and The Oklahoman sports team at noon as we bring you live coverage of Thunder media day with quotes, photos, video and more.

  • Live Coverage: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The Sooners are coming off a bye week and are gearing up for TCU. Bob Stoops steps to the podium at noon for his weekly press conference. Follow our live coverage here with Ryan Aber, Jason Kersey and The Oklahoman sports team.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OSU writer Kyle Fredrickson

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    The Cowboys are coming off a big win. Next up is Iowa State. Talk about Oklahoma State football with Kyle Fredrickson on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma State football: Cowboys respond to physical test of facing high-tempo offense

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    OSU’s defense played a season-high 91 snaps against Texas Tech and coach Mike Gundy once again said he’s concerned about depth at linebacker and in the secondary

  • Dallas Cowboys: Cowboys dominate Saints 38-17

    By Mike Baldwin | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Former Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Tony Romo threw for 262 yards and three scores.

  • Up next for Oklahoma State football: A closer look at Iowa State

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    The Cowboys face the 1-3 Cyclones at 11 a.m. Saturday

  • Remington Park: Tonito M. wins Oklahoma Derby

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Tonito M. went off at 5-1 odds and hung in the pack for much of the Grade 3 race before sweeping to the lead with about a sixteenth of a mile left and pulling away for a 2 3/4-length win over 50-1 long-shot Bay of Biscay. Tonito M. ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.41 on the fast track.

  • Oklahoma football uniforms: How the public responded to the Sooners' new alternate uniforms

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Kenny Mossman, OU’s senior associate athletic director for external operations, said for the most part, student-athletes and their contemporaries loved the Sooners’ alternate uniforms. However, some longtime fans prefer the traditional look

  • Oklahoma football uniforms: Fans weigh in in favor of the new alternate uniforms

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    OU fans on both sides had strong opinions of the alternate “Bring the Wood” uniforms the Sooners wore last week at West Virginia. Drew Jackson, Oklahoma City: “I like the traditional ones, but it’s nice to see a switch every now and then. It gets players and young fans fired up.” Billy Dyer, New York: “They aren’t gimmicky. They had a theme and stuck to it with a retro twist. I like the “Oklahoma,” 47 straight and the wood details.” Taylor Jolley: “I liked them for one game per season, but definitely already miss the regular unis. Good recruiting pitch, though.” Kevin Lewis, Norman: “It definitely took some getting used to, but I wouldn’t care if the Sooners wore trash bags and leather

  • Oklahoma football uniforms: Fans weigh in against the new alternate uniforms

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    Larry Adler: “They’re not as big a deal as I figured. Not a fan of alternate uniforms but I’m old and these are different times.” Bill Perryman, Dallas: “The alt uniforms are better than OSU, Baylor or Oregon alts but still prefer classic uniforms.” Adam Jacquez, North Carolina: “I’m 21-years old and I thought they were pretty ugly. Didn’t feel like I was watching my team.” Todd Brown, Piedmont: “U-G-L-Y you ain’t got no alibi, you ugly. Or at least the alt unis were.