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  • Power Lunch: Chat with sports editor Mike Sherman

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 21, 2016

    Join sports editor Mike Sherman to talk Sooners, Cowboys and Thunder in the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m.

  • NCAA Softball: A closer look at eight WCWS contenders

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Eight teams will converge on Oklahoma City in early June for the Women’s College World Series. Here is a look at the current top-8 in the NCAA softball RPI rankings, which were last updated Monday.

  • Oklahoma Softball: Sooners freshman Shay Knighten named Big 12 Player of the Week

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer, kfredrickson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    Knighten — a former prep star at Sunny Hills High School (Buena Park, Calif.) — was 7-of-9 at the plate with three runs scored, including a home run, eight runs batted in and two stolen bases. Her performance helped fuel three-straight wins against Texas.

  • College football satellite-camp supporters have the wrong message

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    College football, for now, has banned the use of satellite camps, a trend in which schools host or co-host camps off their campuses, usually out of state and usually in fertile recruiting grounds. For the Wednesday Oklahoman, our man Jason Kersey wrote about the Big 12's view of the ban. You can...

  • Oklahoma football: Wide receiver John Humphrey announces he will transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma redshirt freshman wide receiver John Humphrey has decided to transfer, he announced Wednesday afternoon on his Twitter account. The news comes as a big surprise considering the big opportunity available for all the receivers on Oklahoma’s roster entering 2016. The speedy...

  • Oklahoma State football shows continued improvement in latest APR figures

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Wed, Apr 20, 2016

    The Oklahoma State football program’s multiyear Academic Progress Rate made a big jump in 2015, according to the latest APR figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday. OSU football posted a 947 multiyear APR, which is 13 points higher than last year’s score and took the Cowboys from dead last...

  • Texas Tech announces future series with North Carolina State

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Texas Tech announced Tuesday it has agreed to a future home-and-home football series with North Carolina State. The pair of nonconference foes will meet in Lubbock, Texas, in 2022 and again in Raleigh, N.C., in 2027. While much of the Big 12 has been criticized in recent years for soft...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops visits Michigan State, old friend Mark Dantonio

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio have been friends for more than 30 years, since both were Big Ten graduate assistant coaches in the mid-1980s. The Sooners wrapped up spring practices last week, so Stoops traveled to East Lansing, Mich., to spend a few days with...

  • Baylor coach Art Briles seeks "training by professionals" to address sexual violence issues with team

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    The arrest of three former Baylor football players — Tevin Elliott, Sam Ukwuachu and Shawn Oakman — on sexual assault charges over the past four years has certainly brought a negative spotlight on coach Art Briles' program. During a Big 12 coaches teleconference on Tuesday, Briles...

  • OU baseball: Sooners looking to gain positive momentum from Wednesday's Bedlam game

    By Ryan Aber Staff Writer raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    It’s not just another opponent Oklahoma has Wednesday, though. The Sooners will host their Bedlam rivals, Oklahoma State (6 p.m., FOX College Sports-Atlantic).

  • Big 12 football: Several league coaches hope satellite camp ban will soon be reversed

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    The NCAA Division I Council passed a rule eliminating satellite camps earlier this month, although an intense backlash from coaches, recruits and their families have cracked the door back open, creating the possibility of a reversal.

  • Kansas coach David Beaty: Jayhawks' off-season workout numbers a positive sign

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    As David Beaty enters his second year as Kansas’ head coach, he is starting to notice small signs that things could be looking up for the long-suffering Jayhawk football program. The workout numbers Beaty rattled off during Tuesday’s Big 12 coaches’ teleconference speak for themselves. At...

  • Texas coach Charlie Strong says Shane Buechele hasn't won quarterback job yet

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    Texas’ quarterback situation took an interesting turn at last weekend’s spring game when true freshman and early enrollee Shane Buechele dazzled fans, throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns. Buechele far outpaced senior Tyrone Swoopes, who completed just 4 of 16 pass attempts for 71 yards...

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says Sterling Shepard will be a 'fabulous' NFL player

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said that he expects former Sooner receiver Sterling Shepard to be “fabulous” at the next level. Shepard, a former Heritage Hall standout, caught 233 career passes for 3,482 yards and 26 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Sooners. Last year, he led...

  • Oklahoma edges LSU, dethrones Florida in gymnastics final

    Brian Gosset Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) | Updated: Tue, Apr 19, 2016

    The two schools with the fewest NCAA titles went wire-to-wire Saturday night in the 2016 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships. In front of a crowd of 8,338 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Oklahoma edged Louisiana State, Alabama and three-time defending champion Florida to win the second...



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