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  • Oklahoma State football: How a summer float trip helped bring a group of Cowboys closer together

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    The vacation’s purpose was mostly an opportunity to unwind as the grind of fall camp neared. But considering the players who attended and their expected roles this season, it meant just a bit more.

  • The Oklahoman's Super 30: Full list for the Class of 2015

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Here’s a look at the full list for The Oklahoman’s Super 30 for the Class of 2015, which ranks the state’s high school recruits. Our final preseason Super 30 will be released in our statewide high school football preview section, coming in the Aug. 24 edition of The Oklahoman. No. 1: Josh Wariboko-Alali, OL, Casady No. 2: Jalin Barnett, OL, Lawton No. 3: Will Sunderland, DB, Midwest City No. 4: Marquise Overton, DT, Jenks No. 5: Dahu Green, WR, Westmoore No. 6: John Kolar, QB, Norman North No. 7: Darryel Patterson, DB, Lawton No. 8: Austin Cantrell, DE, Roland No. 9: McKinley Whitfield, ATH, Spiro No. 10: Josh Little, DE, Millwood No. 11: Warren Wand, RB,

  • OU fan buys to troll Texas fans after spelling error

    Richard Hall | Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 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 […]

  • Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon's high school position coach stunned by allegations

    BY RYAN ABER AND JASON KERSEY, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Ron Rivers, a former NFL player and Joe Mixon’s running backs coach at Freedom High School in Oakley, Calif., was surprised by the allegations and said of Mixon, “He’s not like that.”

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Orlando Brown Jr. qualified and heading to Norman

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Orlando Brown, from Duluth, Ga., is a 6-foot-7, 340-pound prospect who had been committed to Tennessee before a signing-day switch to the Sooners.

  • Super 30: Josh Wariboko-Alali, brother Max dream of playing together at the collegiate level

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Josh Wariboko-Alali is ranked No. 1 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 ranking of the top recruits in the state for the 2015 class following an impressive summer that propelled him from No. 2 on all previous lists.

  • Tuning in: Sunday, July 27

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    SUNDAY MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6:30 p.m., OKC at Nashville, KGHM-AM 1340 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon, Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, TBS (Cox 62) 12:30 p.m., Hall of Fame Induction, MLBN (Cox 264) 1 p.m., St. Louis at Chi. Cubs, FSPLUS (Cox 68)/Cox 703/KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM 6 p.m., Oakland at Texas, FSOK (Cox 37)/KTOK-AM 1000 7 p.m., L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, ESPN (Cox 29) AUTO RACING 6:30 a.m., Formula One, CNBC (Cox 41) Noon, NASCAR, ESPN (Cox 29) GOLF 5 a.m., Russian Open, GOLF (Cox 60) 11 a.m., Senior British Open, ESPN2 (Cox 28) Noon, RBC Canadian, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m., RBC Canadian, KWTV-9 (Cox 10) 2 p.m., LPGA: Inter. Crown, GOLF (Cox

  • Wrestling: Stillwater’s Chandler Rogers wins freestyle national title

    Trent Shadid | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    Oklahoma State freshman and former Stillwater wrestling state champion Chandler Rogers won the freestyle Junior National Championship at 170 pounds in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday. Rogers also finished runner-up in the Greco-Roman competition earlier in the week. He won his fourth high school state title last season after winning three while in Spokane, Wash. Fellow […]

  • Oklahoma football: Freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr., qualified, heading to Norman

    Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma got a bit of good news Saturday, with word that incoming freshman offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Jr. has qualified academically and is on his way to Norman to join the team. Brown, from Duluth, Ga., is a 6-foot-7, 340-pound prospect who had been committed to Tennessee before a signing-day switch to the […]

  • “Ace” Greenberg, Oklahoma City native and former head of Bear Stearns, dies at 86

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The Wall Street legend led Bear Stearns as it grew into one of the most profitable investment banks in history.

  • UNC hires Zac Selmon as Associate Director of Athletics

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    The University of North Carolina has hired Zac Selmon to become the new Associate Director of Athletics. Selmon, a former Wake Forest tight end, is a Norman native and the son of former OU standout Dewey Selmon. He recently worked as the associate director of athletics development at the University of Oklahoma.

  • OKC RedHawks shut out in Nashville

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Four Nashville pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout as the Sounds beat the Oklahoma City RedHawks 2-0 in the opener of a four-game Pacific Coast League series on Friday night at Greer Stadium. Sounds starter Taylor Jungmann (5-5) allowed five hits in six innings to pick up the win. Dustin Molleken, Brent Leach and Rob Wooten followed. Wooten worked a perfect ninth inning to record his sixth save. Nashville scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the third on a Kevin Mattison RBI double and a two-out single from Jason Rogers. Matt Duffy had two of the RedHawks’ hits. OKC starter Tommy Shirley allowed six hits and two runs in six innings, but fell to 0-2. The series continues at 7:05 p.m.

  • Texas A&M's Sumlin: If OU wants to play, we'll take him up on that

    Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, a former Oklahoma assistant under Bob Stoops, fired back at Stoops’ recent comments about the Aggies’ non-conference schedule on Friday night. Sumlin, speaking at a Houston A&M Club event, said he’d be happy to play the Sooners again soon. “Stoops has the right to say whatever he wants,” Sumlin said. […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Power Lunch leftovers – quarterback depth chart, offensive line and more

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    I wrapped up my first Power Lunch chat this afternoon. Here’s a look at some questions that spilled over after the hour was over: Guest: What are your thoughts about Daxx Garman and Mason Rudolph (or JW if you feel so inclined- he seems to be the entrenched starter)? Do you think Rudolph will redshirt […]

  • Super 30: Lawton's Jalin Barnett defies the stereotypes

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Highly recruited offensive lineman isn’t slow, and is an honor student to boot.

  • Live Blog: OU alleged assault investigation

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Check back here for the latest details on the investigation launched by Norman Police and OU into an alleged assault involving a Sooners football player.

  • Blake Griffin replaced by John Wall on US World Cup roster

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been added to the U.S. player pool for this summer's World Cup of Basketball. Wall will replace former OU star Blake Griffin on the roster. Griffin said Thursday that he was pulling out of the U.S.'s player pool for the FIBA World Cup. Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kevin Love are among the players expected to report to training camp July 28-Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.

  • Coach Jerry gives children with Down Syndrome a basketball camp of their own

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Good vibes abounded during the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma’s inaugural basketball camp. It is only for kids born with the genetic condition. And it is every bit as special as you might imagine. The same can be said of Coach Jerry.

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon involved in altercation in Norman

    jason kersey and andrew knittle | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    NORMAN — Norman Police and the University of Oklahoma athletics department are investigating an alleged assault near the OU campus involving a Sooner football player. Norman police responded to the incident at Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman just after 2:30 a.m. Friday morning. No arrests were made. The police report doesn't name the player or players involved. An OU athletics spokesman said the department is aware of the situation and is conducting its own internal investigation. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Two Texas players under investigation 'immediately eligible'

    Published: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    Charlie Strong and the University of Texas had a long day of letting players go on Friday, but at least two players get to stick around. UT announced that two players under NCAA investigation for accepting a meal from an agent are "immediately eligible for competition." Texas officials didn't release the names of the players, but reports of the players  possibly losing their NCAA eligibility surfaced last week.