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  • Here are some OU players who can help Sterling Shepard

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    OU UPDATE -- If Sterling Shepard is healthy, count on him flourishing in the OU Air Raid. But who's going to help? Ryan Aber and Jenni Carlson discuss in this OU Update.

  • Oklahoma football: Nila Kasitati named to Polynesian player of the year watch list

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma senior right guard Nila Kasitati was named to the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award watch list, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced Tuesday. The award is presented annually to the best Polynesian college football player that displays great...

  • Oklahoma State baseball adds six transfers

    john helsley | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Oklahoma State's recent recruiting classes have been high-ranked and productive. Josh Holliday's latest class could offer immediate impact, too, with the program announcing the addition of six junior college transfers, including Garrett Benge, a former Yukon High standout who was named NJCAA...

  • Kirk Herbstreit hasn't forgotten his Boone Pickens Stadium earthquake experience

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Kirk Herbstreit will never, ever forget his trips to Stillwater. The Internet won't let him, either. The ESPN college football analyst reminded everyone on Tuesday just how spooked he was while broadcasting at Oklahoma State's Boone Pickens Stadium in 2011. Herbstreit (who was perched...

  • Tennessee football using Jack Daniel's theme for 2015 tickets

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Double tap if you love the look of our 2015 tickets! A photo posted by Tennessee Football (@vol_football) on Jul 27, 2015 at 6:27pm PDT // // I'm not a whiskey drinker myself, but this is cool. The University of Tennessee is embracing its state's whiskey-industry roots with a Jack...

  • Blake Bell talks about transition from OU quarterback to NFL tight end

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Former OU tight end Blake Bell, a rookie with the San Francisco 49ers, sat down with csnbayarea.com to talk about his continuing evolution from a college quarterback to an NFL pass catcher. Bell, who was selected by the 49ers in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, says he's still learning...

  • Former OU defensive back Aaron Colvin could have a breakout season for Jaguars

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Aaron Colvin has played only six NFL games, but he's shown promise as a potential play-making cornerback. The former OU standout missed most of his rookie season with the Jacksonville Jaguars recovering from a torn ACL  suffered during Senior Bowl practice in Jan. 2014....

  • Oklahoma football: Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley talks growing up in interview with hometown TV station

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Throughout Lincoln Riley’s enormously successful coaching career, he’s never forgotten where he came from. That was evident on the trip I took last month to Muleshoe, Texas to report on a profile of Oklahoma’s new offensive coordinator, and is also evident in a recent telephone interview Riley...

  • Tramel: Would two five-team divisions work in the Big 12?

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    I received an email from an OU fan named “Steve,” with no last name, which is too bad, because he had something really interesting to say. I thought I would share it: “I know you hate message boards, so you would never see my post. But I had this idea and want to share it with you. I...

  • Oklahoma football: Could less of Samaje Perine mean more?

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Perine has lost some weight and could be paired in the same backfield with Joe Mixon.

  • Oklahoma volleyball: Madison Ward's musical talent goes far beyond Oklahoma

    BY RYAN ABER | Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The Oklahoma volleyball player remains serious about sports, but music — singing, songwriting and playing the guitar and other instruments — takes a huge role in her life now.

  • Oklahoma State football: All eyes fixed on Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The small sample sure was impressive, with Rudolph directing Bedlam and bowl wins and pumping optimism into 2015 as perhaps the Big 12’s most intriguing quarterback.

  • With Henry Iba's help, Jumpin' Jack McCracken became a giant in the game

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Jumpin’ Jack died 57 years ago. But the man who rarely talked about himself still is being talked about. McCracken, a 1929 Classen High School graduate and Henry Iba’s first basketball star, next week will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

  • NFL: DeMarco Murray 'not worried about' recent criticism

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Former Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray isn’t taking any more shots at former Dallas Cowboys’ teammate Joseph Randle, even as a couple of other high-profile former stars have agreed with Randle.

  • Former OU All-American and NFL player Steve Zabel found his life's work after football

    BY JASON KERSEY Staff Writer jkersey@opubco.com | Published: Sat, Jul 25, 2015

    Zabel will enter the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, Aug. 3 because of his athletic prowess. He was a first-team All-American football player at Oklahoma — where he played tight end and linebacker — then spent 10 years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and...



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