• Big 12 spread offenses taking their lumps

    Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    Gary Pinkel’s Missouri offense seemed to be at the top of the class. With stars like quarterback Chase Daniel and receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Tigers appeared unstoppable. OU football notebook: Bob Stoops stands by former assistant Mark Mangino

  • Texas Longhorns' Dan Buckner backs up talk

    Friday, September 11, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas — Dan Buckner likes to talk. No, like really talk. Like late-shift radio DJ talk. Quick start for Miami running back Graig Cooper Colorado needs a quick fix for running game College football notebook: Colt McCoy undaunted by Sam Bradford's injury

  • Longhorns' Acho brothers don’t fit Texas prep mold

    Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas — In Texas, which annually produces many of the top high school players in the country, private schools are considered the shallow end of the talent pool. Big 12 notebook: Missouri not looking to live down to expectations; Mike Leach says Texas Tech 'balanced' Staff picks for Week 2 college football games (PDF)

  • Zac Robinson is chasing top gun status at OSU

    Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    STILLWATER — Quarterback Mike Gundy’s status could fall this football season. But if it does, coach Mike Gundy’s status will rise. All-time OSU quarterbacks Comparison between Mike Gundy and Zac Robinson OSU notebook: Jamal Mosley still learning tight end position Georgia wideout A.J. Green on the verge of a breakout

  • Debunking the mystery of BYU

    Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    Next weekend, fans of Oklahoma and Brigham Young will congregate outside Cowboys Stadium for tailgate parties, with one discernible difference. OU football notebook: Sooners announce captains Fast facts about BYU Famous BYU alums College football notebook: Missouri boots backup quarterback Blaine Dalton

  • Big meeting put Sooner offensive line on same page

    Thursday, August 27, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    NORMAN — On a late night in early July, they gathered. Seniors Brian Simmons and Trent Williams sent out the call: meet at Williams’ house. What they’re saying about OU’s offensive line Fans can still get in to see OU-BYU OU football notebook: Jay Norvell sees freshman receiver Jaz Reynolds playing

  • OU baseball: Sooners bolster schedule with more road games this season

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    After a 34-27 record last season failed to produce an NCAA Tournament berth for Oklahoma, Sooners, coach Pete Hughes overhauled the schedule this year. Oklahoma will play mostly road games this season as Hughes aims for his first postseason appearance in his third year at the helm.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys suffer 63-56 defeat at TCU

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    With last-place TCU's win over OSU, the Horned Frogs now have company from the Cowboys in the Big 12 basement.

  • A little clarity on Anadarko's Division I football history

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Over the weekend I wrote how Anadarko’s Kelby Bailey became the program’s second football player to sign with a Division I school last week. You can read that here. That information came from Anadarko coach Kent Jackson, who is also an alumnus and near life-long Anadarko resident. But thanks to an email from reader Larry Jenkins, I’ve since learned of a few more Anadarko players to follow the Division I path. With a few names to go by, I found them in The Oklahoman’s archives, though there was little information. Fullback John Compton joined Oklahoma out of high school, where he played one varsity season in 1953 as a sophomore under famed coach Bud Wilkinson. Quarterback Don Kelin also

  • Big 12 basketball: Iowa State forward Jameel McKay remains suspended from Cyclones

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Without star forward Jameel McKay, Iowa State battled back from a two-point halftime deficit Saturday against Oklahoma State to win 64-59 in Stillwater. It appears the Cyclones will once again be without McKay when they travel to Texas Tech on Wednesday. “(McKay) will practice today,” ISU coach Steve Prohm said on Monday's Big 12 coaches' teleconference, “but he is still suspended indefinitely.” McKay — a 6-foot-9, 225-pound, senior — was suspended last week as a result of what Prohm would only call a practice-related incident. McKay had previously started all 22 of ISU's games averaging 12.4 points and 9 rebounds. However, Prohm did leave the door open for McKay to make his return when the Cyclones

  • OU men's basketball: OU returns home to play a hot Texas club

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    The Sooners are 0-2 this season in Big Monday games. That’s the bad news. The good news? Both of those games came on the road in two of the toughest road environments in not only the Big 12 but the nation — Kansas on Jan. 4 and Iowa State on Jan. 18.

  • OSU basketball: For Cowboys, it's a tough time for transition

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    It’s a tough time to be in transition in the Big 12, where five teams rank in the top 16 and another — streaking Texas — bids to break in and seventh-place Kansas State can knock off No.1 Oklahoma.

  • OSU women's basketball: Brittney Martin scores 32 in Cowgirls’ sixth straight win

    By Jordan Bishop, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Oklahoma State whipped Texas Tech 70-57 in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

  • The Collected Wisdom of R.W. McQuarters

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    R.W. McQuarters Former Booker T. Washington, OSU and NFL Standout Age: 39 Hometown: Tulsa When R.W. McQuarters' picked off Tony Romo in the end zone with nine seconds left in a 2007 NFC Playoff game, the Giants stayed alive on their run to a ring. A few weeks later, McQuarters and the Giants finished it with what ranks as one of sport's biggest upsets, taking down the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl 42. The Pats entered as a 12-point favorite. Before that, McQuarters was a three-sport star at Booker T. Washington and a key player in Oklahoma State's rise to relevance. He famously didn't go to Oklahoma, due in part to Howard Schnellenberger.

  • OU Football: Evaluating OU's class of 2017, re-evaluating the meaning of commitment

    By Jason Kersey Staff Writer jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    NORMAN — There's an old recruiting maxim uttered by dozens of college football coaches through the years: It's like shaving; do it every day or, pretty soon, you'll look like a bum. That's why there's no rest for coaches around the country, despite having just signed their 2016 classes Wednesday. It's on to 2017, and Oklahoma is already off to its best start in years. The Sooners have five commitments, each ranked among the nation's top 250 prospects by Rivals.com.

  • OSU Football: DeSoto teammates L.D. Brown and A.J. Green bring speed, length

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    STILLWATER — L.D. Brown and A.J. Green never planned on being teammates beyond DeSoto High School. Brown had scholarship offers to play running back at places like Arizona State and Oregon State. Green, a cornerback, had Louisville, Missouri and Wisconsin among his options. Everything changed in Stillwater, Brown said. “We took our official (to OSU) at the same time and we both just knew right then and there, ‘Oh yeah, we're going here.'” Only six of 21 players in OSU's signing class hail from Texas. But the addition of Brown and Green gives the Cowboys two dynamic playmakers from one of the Lone Star state's most prolific programs.

  • Oklahoma basketball journal: Spangler tweaks knee in Sooners' loss

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Spangler landed awkwardly after missing a layup in the game’s opening minute and was hobbled, but stayed in the game until nearly midway through the first half before leaving. He received some treatment on the bench and returned shortly thereafter, playing 37 minutes.

  • Oklahoma Christian's John Moon scores 50 in perfect 20 for 20 night

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Oklahoma Christian junior John Moon had one of those can't-miss games Saturday night. So much the former Crescent standout never did. Moon scored 50 points on a perfect 20 of 20 night to lead Oklahoma Christian to a 104-92 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State. Moon played all but one minute of action on Saturday adding a 10 of 13 from the free-throw line and pulling down eight rebounds. The 7-footer is averaging 22.6 points per game this season. His previous best was 38 points earlier this year, he also scored 37. Moon broke three school records on the night. 50 points broke the previous Oklahoma Christian record of 44. Moon also broke school records for field goals in a game and field-goal percentage which also broke

  • OSU Basketball: What Brittney Martin’s big season means to opposing coaches

    By Kyle Fredrickson Staff Writer kfredrickson@oklahoman.com   | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State senior Brittney Martin has earned the respect of her teammates and coaches as the Cowgirls' unquestioned leader this season. But her group of admirers has grown outside the program, too. Martin enters No. 25 OSU's 1 p.m. Sunday home matchup against Texas Tech as the nation's No. 14 scorer (21.1) to go along with 11 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game. Those marks also rank first among Big 12 players.   Opposing coaches have often gushed about Martin's talent and demeanor following OSU victories this season. Here's a sampling of what some had to say about the Cowgirl senior. Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale: “Brittney Martin is, in my opinion, the Big 12 Player of the Year at this point.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Top-ranked Sooners upset at Kansas State

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Sooners (19-3, 7-3 Big 12) have now lost four consecutive games in Manhattan.

  • Super Bowl: Three Oklahomans worth rooting for on Sunday

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    If you're after a rooting interest, look no further than Chris Harris, Antonio Smith and Corey Nelson.

  • Oklahoma State basketball journal: Jawun Evans' status grows ever doubtful

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Evans, OSU’s leading scorer in conference play, was listed as “day-to-day” heading into Saturday.

  • OU Basketball: Sooner women roll post TCU

    By Trent Crabtree For The Oklahoman | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    NORMAN — Poor shooting starts have plagued Oklahoma women's basketball team this season. Losses to North Texas and at Oklahoma State come to mind. It happened again Saturday against TCU, only this time it wasn't fatal. Oklahoma beat TCU 77-64 at Lloyd Noble Center, jumping out to a 10-2 lead then struggling to find a rhythm against TCU's zone defense. OU went 2-of-12 from three-point range in the first half then pulled away with a series of scoring runs. The most important of these runs came with 8:04 left in the game. Down 55-52, the Sooners outscored the Horned Frogs 15-3 over the next five minutes. Shooting 67 percent in the second half helped.

  • High school sports: College signing list

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Baseball Spencer Ard, Weatherford (Redlands) Cole Ballinger, Edmond North (Cisco College) Justice Beck, Southmoore (Ark.

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys fade late in loss to Cylcones

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    The Oklahoma State University Cowboys were without injured point guard Jawun Evans, while the Cyclones didn’t have big man Jameel McKay.

  • Anadarko OL Kelby Bailey signs with Air Force

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Sat, Feb 6, 2016

    Anadarko offensive lineman Kelby Bailey quietly put together his best season of his career, and it paid off Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound tackle became the second football player in school history to sign with a Division I program when he signed a Certificate of Intent with Air Force. “I’m a very humble guy,” Bailey told the Lawton Constitution. “I’m just going to play football somewhere, and I’ve got to earn my spot when I get there. But I feel very blessed. I’d like to think this could pave the way and open doors for future football players at Anadarko. It’s hard work, of course.