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  • Oklahoma State football: Cornerback Ramon Richards fueled by dreads, not big-play dread

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Ramon Richards says his dreadlocks “kind of make me who I am.” Richards can now shake them with confidence, too, having survived an ahead-of-schedule arrival with the Cowboys.

  • Oklahoma fooball Q&A: Sterling Shepard say he's 'been feeling a ton better'

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    A groin injury suffered Nov. 1 at Iowa State has kept OU receiving star Sterling Shepard virtually sidelined ever since. Shepard repeatedly has tried to play but was unable to continue. He plans to play Monday in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Clemson.

  • OU football: Defensive tackle Matt Romar injured at practice

    Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    OU defensive tackle Matt Romar was carried off the field in a stretcher and had his neck immobilized at bowl practice in Orlando. An OU spokesman said Romar was taken to the hospital in an ambulance as a precaution. Romar, a redshirt freshman, has recorded nine tackles in 12 games for the...

  • West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett to retire from football

    Published: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    Multiple concussions in a little over a year have led to the end of Clint Trickett‘s football playing career. West Virgina coach Dana Holgorsen confirmed Friday that Trickett, the Mountaineers' starting quarterback, will not play in the Liberty Bowl on Monday against Texas A&M. Following...

  • West Virginia QB Trickett retires from concussions

    Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — West Virginia senior quarterback Clint Trickett is retiring from football because of concussions and won't play in the Liberty Bowl on Monday against Texas A&M. Trickett said Friday that he had endured five concussions over the last 14 months. "It would be dangerous for...

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Ryan Aber

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Dec 26, 2014

    We're days away from OU vs. Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Talk about the matchup with Sooners beat writer Ryan Aber on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners eighth on Forbes' list of College Football's Most Valuable teams

    Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Texas is still on top, but the gap is closing as Notre Dame, Michigan and others draw nearer. The Longhorns are now worth $131 million, down 6 percent from a $139 million valuation last year. Oklahoma comes in at No. 8 with a valuation of $93 million.

  • BC-BKC--Colorado-Hawaii Box

    Updated: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Booker 6-14 7-10 22, Gordon 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 5-13 4-4 15, Hopkins 0-1 0-0 0, Scott 7-11 9-12 23, Talton 0-1 0-0 0, Fletcher 0-0 0-0 0, Thomas 1-2 0-0 3, Collier 0-3 1-4 1. Totals 20-48 21-30 66. Nevels 5-12 0-0 12, Bobbitt 3-4 2-2 9, Webster-Chan 4-6 1-2 12, Valdes 1-8 0-0 2, Thomas 2-6...

  • BC-BKC--Ohio-Nebraska Box

    Updated: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    Ndour 4-10 4-5 12, Campbell 3-8 0-1 8, Willis 4-12 4-4 15, R. Taylor 3-6 0-0 7, Laster 3-5 2-2 8, Setty 2-8 1-3 6, Mompremier 0-0 0-0 0, S. Taylor 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 20-53 11-15 58. Rivers 3-5 2-2 8, Pitchford 4-9 0-0 9, Parker 1-3 0-0 3, Petteway 6-14 9-13 22, Shields 7-14 7-7 22, Webster...

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners' offense should be at full strength for Russell Athletic Bowl

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    The 2014 season will be seen as tremendously disappointing, win or lose Monday. At the very least, though, the Sooners should get one more game with all of their top offensive playmakers healthy. Facing Clemson, which leads the nation in total defense, the Russell Athletic Bowl could be a good...

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Steven Parker, Jordan Thomas still adjusting

    BY JASON KERSEY AND RYAN ABER | Published: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    The Sooners have started true freshmen Steven Parker and Jordan Thomas at safety and cornerback, respectively, several times this season.

  • K-State's Snyder still penning old-school notes

    Updated: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The letters come on Kansas State stationery, always written in purple, felt-tip pen. The scrawling handwriting is unmistakable, the looping letters clear and distinct. Each is unique, though, tailored to a player who was injured. Perhaps had a great game. In an era of...

  • Oklahoma State football: Zac Veatch's move to tight end bolsters Cowboy offensive line

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    Veatch played nearly every snap as OSU’s starting right guard up until the Baylor game. By switching back to tight end, the Cowboys added an experienced blocker on the edge to fuel significant improvement from the unit.

  • TCU's Gary Patterson wins AP coach of the year

    By RALPH D. RUSSO | Published: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    TCU coach Gary Patterson embraced changed and joined an exclusive club. Patterson was voted college football coach of the year by The Associated Press on Wednesday, joining Nick Saban as the only two-time winners. The AP coach of the year has been awarded since 1998. Patterson, in his 14th...

  • CSU-Pueblo's Allen wins 2014 Cliff Harris Award

    Updated: Wed, Dec 24, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A senior defensive end who led Colorado State-Pueblo to the NCAA Division II national championship has won the 2014 Cliff Harris Award. The Little Rock Touchdown Club named Darius Allen as the top defensive player in small-college football Wednesday. CSU-Pueblo won its...



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