• Sooners pick up WR commit

    Today at 12:00 AM

    After missing out on one player from Dallas Bishop Dunne last week, Oklahoma was able to secure another. Three-star wide receiver A.D. Miller committed to the Sooners on Sunday night, choosing OU over Kentucky and Cal. Miller (6-foot-4, 175 pounds) visited Norman this weekend. He’s expected to sign Wednesday. Miller is the third wide receiver […]

  • Cowboys add much-needed running back to 2015 class

    Today at 12:00 AM

    Jeff Carr envisioned himself as a Big 12 tailback. So, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound speedster from Temple High School (Texas) brushed off scholarship offers from mid-major and I-AA schools. With just four days left until National Signing Day, Carr was still waiting for the right opportunity.

  • Sooners dig out of an early hole to beat Oklahoma State

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Sooners dug out of an early hole but a big second half by Buddy Hield and Co. helped Oklahoma pull out a 64-56 Bedlam win over Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • Grizzlies bully Thunder, send them to another disheartening setback

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    A night that started on a positive note — Kevin Durant nodding to the trainer after some pregame sprints, confirming he could return after a two-game absence — ended on a sour one, a 85-74 bruising beatdown by the bullies of the West.

  • Oklahoma State can't hold on after fast start

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    As well as things were going for the Cowboys in the first half Saturday night, they left themselves open for much regret. And the regret, realized when Oklahoma rallied for a 64-56 win before an announced sellout of 13,611 at Gallagher-Iba Arena, could last a while.

  • Super Bowl XLIX: 49 people who will impact Super Bowl 49

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The Super Bowl always offers fascinating personalities and story lines. Some you know about, some you don’t. In honor of Super Bowl 49, here are 49 people who will impact your Super Sunday.

  • Collected Wisdom: Eddie Reeser, former Oklahoma City Indians catcher

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Eddie Reeser was a catcher for the 1939 Oklahoma City Indians and is believed to be the oldest living Oklahoma City baseball player. Reeser grew up in Oklahoma County, attending elementary school in Spencer and Choctaw High School.

  • A look at why OU and OSU don't recruit more Oklahoma high school athletes

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    The number of native Oklahomans to sign with either football program out of high school has been small the past several years. In 2014, there were only 23 scholarship players from Oklahoma on the two teams combined.

  • Sooners come to life with fast-break flurries

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    OU trailed by as many as 12 in the first half and by seven at halftime but rallied from both deficits with fast-break flurries.

  • Thunder Chat Recap: Darnell Mayberry on Scott Brooks, Sam Presti, 'untouchable' Serge Ibaka and more

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry was on an extended edition of the Power Lunch chat today, talking Thunder front office, starting lineups and potential coaching changes.

  • Autistic teen sinks 1,000th half-court shot

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    It's like something from a sports movie: A teen in a basketball uniform makes an improbable shot, then gets hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates while the crowd cheers and chants his name. But Nicholas Bennett, a senior at North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia, didn't hit a game-winning basket. His achievement last Saturday was even rarer.

  • Seahawks v. Patriots: How do the fans measure up?

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Forget about football. Seahawks and Patriots fans don't see eye-to-eye on much at all. While Patriots fans are much more likely hang out at concerts and imbibe at bars, Seahawks fans prefer to frequent water parks and the zoo. And unsurprisingly, they prefer to buy in bulk at Costco (COST) (founded in Seattle), unlike their competitors who shop at Sam's Club.

  • OU football: Samaje Perine nominated for ESPN Sport Science Award

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    OU freshman running back Samaje Perine will be in Phoenix on Friday as part of the second annual ESPN Sport Science Newton Awards. In its second year, the Sport Science Newton Awards aren't judged via a voting process, but are based on "unprecedented scientific analysis of thousands of athletic performances" throughout the year. Perine has been nominated in the category of "Outstandind New Limit" for his record-breaking  427-yard, five-touchdown performance against Kansas in November.

  • High school basketball and wrestling results: Saturday, Jan. 31

    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Thursday’s Results Boys City Area Harrah 86, Luther 51 John Marshall 67, Oklahoma Christian 65, OT State Allen 70, Sasakwa 33 Central Sallisaw 54, Webbers Falls 48 Dewar 50, Weleetka 38 Keyes 53, Hardesty 19 Latta 52, Atoka 43 Leflore 57, Buffalo Valley 29 Pawnee 80, Morrison 27 Pryor 54, Collinsville 42 Seiling 69, Laverne 48 Stilwell 84, Sallisaw 40 Tulsa Memorial 54, Okmulgee 52 Wapanucka 67, Calvin 45 Waynoka 60, Freedom 16 Whitesboro 47, Battiest 43 Girls City Area Harrah 88, Luther 33 John Marshall 35, Oklahoma Christian 31 State Caney 62, Buffalo Valley

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Serge Ibaka's down season a key factor in Thunder's struggles

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    When identifying the main stumbling blocks that have led to the Thunder’s disappointing 23-23 record, injuries reign as the most prominent. But among a list that delves deeper, Ibaka’s surprising decline – at the age of 25, in his sixth season – should be somewhere near the top.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Are the Thunder's current issues correctable?

    Anthony Slater | Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    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 […]

  • Oklahoma football: Delayed football stadium renovations should not affect recruiting

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Not even OU president David Boren can command the price of oil, especially when its precipitous drop coincides with a disastrous Sooner season. So the start of the $370 million project likely will be delayed. Not 10 years, not five, but perhaps until December 2016.

  • Football recruiting notebook: Westmoore's Dahu Green expected to visit OU this weekend

    By Scott Wright and Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Green is verbally committed to Washington State, but he received an offer from OU earlier this week with National Signing Day looming next Wednesday.

  • High school basketball: Moore basketball coach Rhonda Fields feels like she's back on the ranch

    By Jacob Unruh | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Wins aren’t necessarily easy to come by with the young Lions team, but the longtime coach is just happy to be back around what she loves. For a small period of time, it appeared basketball was gone forever.

  • Sports media: Fox Sports Southwest to air all Texas Rangers local broadcasts for first time in years

    By MEL BRACHT | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Fox Sports Southwest excited about covering improved Rangers team with new manager Jeff Banister

  • Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook named All-Star reserves

    By Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    All-Star weekend will be held on Feb. 13-15 in New York City, with the All-Star Game set for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday the 15th inside Madison Square Garden.

  • Sports TV listings for Oklahoma City: Friday, Jan. 30; Saturday, Jan. 31; Sunday, Feb. 1

    Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    FRIDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Southmoore at Norman N., KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv BOYS BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m., Southmoore at Norman N., KREF-AM 1400/98.5 FM/www.normansports.tv NBA 7 p.m., Dallas at Miami, ESPN (Cox 29) 9:30 p.m., Chicago at Phoenix, ESPN (Cox 29) NHL 9 p.m., Buffalo at Vancouver, NHLNET (Cox 263) MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5 p.m., Harvard at Princeton, ESPNU (Cox 253) 7 p.m., Monmouth at Fairfield, ESPNU (Cox 253) 9 p.m., Kent State at Buffalo, ESPNU (Cox 253) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m., Florida St. at Georgia Tech, FSPLUS (Cox 68) GOLF 4:30 a.m., Dubal Desert Classic, GOLF (Cox 60) 2 p.m.,

  • Tulsa offers Midwest City defensive lineman and UTEP commit DeMikal Harrison

    Scott Wright | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Midwest City defensive lineman DeMikal Harrison continues to pick up interest since verbally committing to UTEP last weekend. North Texas offered earlier this week, and Tulsa joined the mix with an offer on Thursday, Harrison told The Oklahoman. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder played defensive end for Midwest City, but could also play on the interior of […]

  • Super Bowl 49: Can defense lift Seattle again?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Nobody much remembers, but Super Bowl 48 was not a pick’em game. The Broncos were 21/2-point favorites. Strange, don’t you think? Hard to remember a time when we thought of Denver and Seattle as peers. About 15 seconds after kickoff, it was clear that the Seahawks were not just the better team, but the vastly […]

  • OSU Hoops: Cobbo On The Comeback?

    John Helsley | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Oklahoma State’s win over Baylor Tuesday night was huge, both for its impact on the Big 12 standings and NCAA Tournament hopes, and for how it played out. The Cowboys played with intensity throughout, produced on a strong game plan put in place by the coaching staff and got much-needed offensive contributions beyond the Big […]

  • College basketball: Big 12/SEC Challenge moving to January in 2016

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The Big 12/SEC Challenge is moving to later in the season. The conferences announced Thursday that the third-annual men's basketball event next season would be played Jan. 30, 2016 with the conferences creating a common open date during conference play to accommodate the schedule. “We are excited to move this even to January to provide the Big 12 a unique showcase and help ESPN give the Big 12/SEC Challenge the attention it deserves,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. “Our teams have shown a commitment to scheduling tough non-conference opponents and should be commended for setting a new standard by placing a key non-league matchup in the middle of the conference season.

  • DeMarco Murray says he's prepared to play elsewhere

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray stopped by the Dan Patrick show on Thursday morning (you can watch the entire interview here ), and said that he's prepared to play elsewhere in 2015 if he doesn't re-sign with the Cowboys. "Yeah. I understand the business aspect of it," Murray said when asked by Patrick if he's prepared to play for another team next season. "There's no hard feelings if we can't reach a deal together, but hopefully we can and we'll see what happens." Murray, who led the NFL in rushing in 2014 (1,845 yards), is a free agent entering the offseason. The former OU running back said it wasn't so much about a final pay day or big contract, but "at the end of the day, it's about winning a Super Bowl." "I don't know yet. We're just taking it day-by-day. We're not worried about it too much right now," Murray said of his contract negotiations. "We just wrapped up the Pro Bowl. We'll touch bases when we have to, but right now we don't." Patrick went on to ask Murray if both he and current Cowboys teammate Dez Bryant can both be re-signed. It's been widely debated whether or not the Cowboys can ( or should ) keep Murray, Bryant, or both. "You're asking the wrong guy," Murray said. "Hopefully, when it's all said and done, we both remain there. We've built a great foundation along with coach (Jason) Garrett and the rest of the team. I think that team is heading in the right direction." Murray's former OU teammate Sam Bradford  also addressed questions about his future Wednesday on WWLS 98.1 FM.

  • Andy Murray defends decision to hire female coach

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Andy Murray sounded off against his critics in regards to his coaching relationship with Amelie Mauresmo on Thursday after reaching the Australian Open final, USA TODAY reports. Murray, the world No. 6 and into his first Grand Slam final since winning Wimbledon in 2013, spoke out on court in an interview with Jim Courier on Australia's Channel 7. "A lot of people criticized me working with her," Murray said of Mauresmo, whom he appointed as coach in June of last year. "And I think so far this week we have shown that women can be very good coaches as well."

  • One more way Ralph Terry is amazing -- his hands

    Jenni Carlson | Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Last week, I had the good fortune and absolute honor of crossing paths with Ralph Terry. He is one of the members of the 2015 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame induction class, and while many old-timers and baseball buffs know about him, my knowledge of him was limited. Truth: I’d never heard of him before the […]