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  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    From Staff Reports | Updated: 2 hr ago

    Talk about everything from the world of OU, OSU and the Thunder with sports editor Mike Sherman in today's Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • Is Memphis right for Big 12 expansion?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Memphis-based advertising, marketing and communications professionals have put together a presentation with the goal of supplementing the pitch presentation for Big 12 membership recently distributed by the University of Memphis. The presentation was made for sports journalists in the Big 12...

  • Houston mayor predicts Cougars will beat Sooners by at least two touchdowns

    darnell mayberry | Updated: 23 hr ago

    Sylvester Turner is the mayor of Houston. He's also a graduate of the University of Houston. And he just provided some offseason bulletin board material for OU as the Sooners football team heads into its season opener against the Cougars on Sept. 3 at NRG Stadium in Houston. In a Q&A...

  • Big 12 data: Expansion increases playoff chances

    Berry Tramel | Yesterday

    A Chicago research firm, hired by the Big 12, has supplied the conference with some information: its best opportunities for the College Football Playoff would be to expand to 12 schools and stage a championship game. To which millions of people across Middle America, from the south of Texas to...

  • OU baseball: Sooners cruise to win over Oral Roberts

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma started a four-game homestand with a 12-3 drubbing of Oral Roberts on Tuesday at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The Sooners wasted no time getting runs on the scoreboard. Sheldon Nuese had the bases loaded in the bottom of the first when he knocked in a two-RBI single scoring...

  • OSU basketball coach Brad Underwood's transition helped by Phil Forte, Leyton Hammonds

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    STILLWATER — Brad Underwood's early impressions of an inherited Oklahoma State roster have been limited. Still, what the new Cowboys coach has seen, he's liked, especially from seniors-to-be Phil Forte and Leyton Hammonds. “I'm ecstatic about Leyton Hammonds and Phil Forte from a...

  • Cleveland Browns' Emmanuel Ogbah hopes to help franchise's turnaround

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, | Published: Tue, May 3, 2016

    Emmanuel Ogbah leaned back in a leather sofa, one hand clutching a phone and the other shaking his father's hand, with an expression equal parts elation and shock. From his family's Houston home, the former Oklahoma State star discovered he was the first pick of the second round Saturday in...

  • NFL Draft: Eric Striker goes undrafted, but becomes social media sensation after his speech to family aired live on ESPN

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Former Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker was one of hundreds of NFL Draft hopefuls who didn’t hear his name called this weekend, but he still managed to shine because of a heartfelt speech broadcast on ESPN. Late in the seventh round, ESPN went live to Striker’s draft watch party, where dozens...

  • OU football: Following disappointing draft and viral speech, Eric Striker doing just fine

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Striker is the 15th recipient of the Otis Sullivant Award, which is given annually by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation to an OU faculty or staff member or student who exhibits “keen perceptivity.” The honor comes with a $20,000 award.

  • Oklahoma State football: Jeff Naple honored as Big 12's Video Coordinator of the Year

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State football video coordinator Jeff Naple is the recipient of a Big 12 honor, it was announced Monday. Naple was named the league's 2015-16 Video Coordinator of the Year by a majority vote among Big 12 peers, and handed out by the Collegiate Sports Video...

  • College baseball: Cowboys approaching projected potential

    By John Helsley Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    Finally, perhaps, the Pokes are becoming the club everyone expected them to be when the season began.

  • Tulsa Memorial's Isaiah Thomas offered by Alabama

    Updated: Mon, May 2, 2016

    An in-state target for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State added a big scholarship offer to his impressive list over the weekend. Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas was offered by defending national champion Alabama.  Thomas, who is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior, tweeted news of the...

  • College softball: Cowgirls take two from UNLV

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 1, 2016

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Oklahoma State and Nevada-Las Vegas got to play two softball games on Sunday. OSU came out on top in both games, beating the Runnin' Rebels 4-1 in the opener and 11-6 in the nightcap at Eller Media Stadium. Madi Sue Montgomery and Vanessa Shippy had big games at the...

  • NFL Draft: Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick former OU linebacker Devante Bond in sixth round

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Devante Bond’s willingness to fight back from what looked like the premature end to a promising football career paid off in a big way Saturday. Bond was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Bond was the fourth Sooner off...

  • NFL Draft: Carolina Panthers select Zack Sanchez early in the fifth round

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2016

    Zack Sanchez was known at Oklahoma as a high-risk, high-reward corner. So it wasn’t a surprise when Sanchez took the risk by leaving the Sooners a year early to enter the NFL Draft. In the short-term at least, the move paid off with Sanchez being picked 141st overall in the fifth round by...


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