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  • Oklahoma State basketball: Brad Underwood's recruiting focus extends far ... even to Turkey

    By John Helsley Staff Writer jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    With the bulk of last season’s roster returning, and four players signed to the 2016 class already, much of OSU’s recruiting has focused on the future, with several offers out for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

  • OU tennis: Spencer Papa's return to Oklahoma is another stepping stone on the path to his ultimate goal

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    Papa is back in Oklahoma, where he first learned the game and where he now plays for OU. Not only is he one of the best players for one of the best college programs in the country, a team that starts its postseason run Friday at the Big 12 Championships in Stillwater, but he is also one of the...

  • NCAA reverses course on satellite camp ban

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    In the aftermath of the NCAA Division I Council’s ban on satellite camps earlier this month, there was intense backlash from coaches, recruits and their families, who argued that it would unfairly cost under-the-radar — but talented — prospects opportunities. Apparently those voices were...

  • OU's recruiting gap on OSU has been wide

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    In the last seven Big 12 football seasons, OU is 5-2 in Bedlam. Which, of course, makes OSU 2-5. But the programs have been remarkably close in record. In those seven years, the Sooners are 45-16 in Big 12 play. OSU is 43-18 in Big 12 play. Which means in games against the rest of the...

  • OU beat writer Jason Kersey bidding farewell to The Oklahoman after nearly a decade

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    I pulled off Broadway Extension and into the parking lot, turned the key to park my 2003 Hyundai Accent, grabbed my three-ring binder of work examples and took a deep breath. Waiting for me inside the old Oklahoman headquarters — the tower off Broadway Extension and Britton Road — was sports...

  • Oklahoma State football: A look at Cowboys with a shot to be selected in the NFL Draft

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    The 2016 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in Chicago with the first round and continues with the second and third rounds Friday, then concludes with Saturday's fourth through seventh round. Here's a look at Oklahoma State players who have a shot to be drafted: DE Emmanuel Ogbah; 6-4;...

  • Oklahoma State football: Emmanuel Ogbah awaits NFL Draft as outsider opinions vary on selection

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    He posted top-three positional marks in the 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jumps, at the NFL Scouting Combine. He worked out separately for more than a dozen teams. He finished the final semester of a four-year OSU academic career.

  • Oklahoma football: A look at Sooners with a shot to be selected in the NFL Draft

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    The 2016 NFL Draft begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in Chicago with the first round and continues with the second and third rounds Friday, then concludes with Saturday's fourth through seventh rounds. Here's a look at Oklahoma players who have a shot to be drafted: WR Sterling Shepard; 5-10; 194;...

  • Weather alters OU-Iowa State series

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer, jkersey@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Oklahoma's weekend Big 12 Conference series at Iowa State has been altered slightly because of the weather forecast in Ames, Iowa. Instead of playing one game a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as originally scheduled, the Sooners and Cyclones will play a doubleheader Friday at 2 p.m. and 4...

  • College softball: Eight for OKC

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Here is a look at the current top-8 in the NCAA softball RPI rankings, which were last updated Monday.

  • OU football: Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard a hot prospect entering the 2016 NFL Draft

    By Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Many experts believe the former Oklahoma standout will be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft on Friday during the second or third round. But according to one of them, scouts didn’t only recently begin drooling over Shepard.

  • McGuinness OL Owen Condon's recruitment taking off

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Michigan became the latest school to visit McGuinness sophomore offensive lineman Owen Condon as he continues his rapid rise on the recruiting circuit. Irish coach Justin Jones confirmed Michigan’s visit Wednesday to see the 6-foot-7, 315-pound tackle who recently picked up three scholarship...

  • Is new Big Ten TV contract a problem for the Big 12?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    The Big Ten is close to an agreement that would provide FOX with half the conference’s television rights and would pay approximately $250 million per year to the conference, according to a report in the Sports Business Daily. You can read that story here You can do some fun math with that...

  • Sam Bradford has good reason to be angry

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    Sam Bradford is not happy. The former OU quarterback, the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, wants to be traded from the Philadelphia Eagles, and he has good reason. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Bob Ford wrote an excellent piece on the Bradford situation, which you can read here. The cliff notes...

  • OU-Iowa State softball series schedule changes due to weather

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    NORMAN -- Oklahoma's softball series at Iowa State this weekend has been changed due to rain in the forecast. OU and Iowa State will play a doubleheader Friday at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. and a single game at noon Saturday. Oklahoma is 38-7 and ranked No. 9 in the country, and in first place...



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