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  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: 8 min ago

    Get your questions in to OU writer Jason Kersey on the Power Lunch chat. He'll be on at 11 a.m. with a look-ahead to Tulsa and to talk about the Sooners' opener against Louisiana Tech.

  • Oklahoma State football: J.W. Walsh-led offense's strength lies in run game, but Mike Gundy still wants to air it out

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    There’s no doubt Walsh is the established starter, but Gundy once again opened the door to multiple quarterbacks playing this season during a press conference Monday. He said Daxx Garman, the junior quarterback who has received rave reviews for his deep ball, is still in the mix.

  • Oklahoma football: Sterling Shepard's biggest fan isn't crazy about his new role in the return game

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Scary memories from Oct. 30, 1988 — when she watched her husband Derrick knocked unconscious during a kick return — are why Cheri Shepard is uneasy about her son Sterling taking over as Oklahoma’s punt returner.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: In defeat, Cowboys gain momentum

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Immediately following the game, many of the Cowboys took to Twitter, signaling pride in their effort of a 37-31 close call.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners' Eric Striker compares Kenneth Dixon's flop to LeBron James

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Late in the second quarter of Saturday's 48-16 win over Lousiana Tech, Bulldogs’ running back Kenneth Dixon and Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker got tangled up a bit after a play. When Striker raised his arm, Dixon fell back like he’d been hit forcefully. There was no flag on the play, which...

  • Big 12 notebook: From Ames to Waco, critical injuries across the conference

    By Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    The first week of college football was an injury-filled one for Big 12 teams. The biggest news came out of Austin, where Texas coach Charlie Strong announced that quarterback David Ash will miss the Longhorns’ game against BYU this week due to a concussion. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will get...

  • Baylor QB Petty has 2 cracked small bones in back

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty has two cracked small bones in his back. Petty had an MRI on Monday, a day after taking an early shot to his back and playing only the first half of the 10th-ranked Bears' season-opening 45-0 win over SMU. The diagnosis was two cracked...

  • Glenn Spencer says defense did not do enough to beat Seminoles

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Updated: 15 hr ago

    But whether Spencer likes it or loathes it, that 37-31 loss to Florida State was a win for the OSU defense. A win for Spencer, too.

  • No. 10 Baylor shows off dominant defense in opener

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Offensive-minded Baylor coach Art Briles spent a lot of time during the offseason trying to convince everyone how good he expected the Bears to be on defense. There are plenty of reasons to start believing him after a strong defensive performance by the No. 10 Bears in their...

  • Big 12 teams play top foes unexpectedly close

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams. Then there were those games against the nation's top two teams — and most recent national champions — that weren't as lopsided as predicted. "I don't think anyone really that's involved in the Big 12 finds that as a big...

  • Big 12 coaches not surprised by Oklahoma State, West Virginia in marquee games

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    Oklahoma State and West Virginia lost by a combined 16 points to Florida State and Alabama, the respective No. 1 and 2 teams in the country. Strong showing, indeed. So the question of the day was this: What does OSU’s effort against Florida State and WVU’s against Alabama say about the strength...

  • Big 12 battered by injuries in Week 1

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    The first week of college football was an injury-filled one for Big 12 teams. The biggest news came out of Austin, where coach Charlie Strong announced that quarterback David Ash will miss the Longhorns’ game against BYU this week due to a concussion. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will get his first...

  • Big 12 football: Texas quarterback David Ash to miss BYU game

    By JIM VERTUNO , AP Sports Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, was injured again and will miss this week’s game against BYU. Ash took several hard hits in a 38-7 win over North Texas. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong says Ash didn’t show any symptoms during...

  • Live Coverage: Mike Gundy's Press Conference

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy addresses the media following a strong Week 1 effort against Florida State. Follow our live coverage, presented by Bob Moore Kia of Edmond, at 1 p.m.

  • Live Coverage: Bob Stoops' Press Conference

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops speaks with the media to begin Week 2 of the college football season. Follow our live coverage at noon, presented by Bob Moore Kia of Edmond.



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