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  • Tramel: After 49 years, Channel 4 will never be the same

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    In 1966, the Braves were in Milwaukee, the Marines were in Vietnam and the Beatles were in mop-tops. In 1966, Jim Mackenzie coached the Sooners. Phil Cutchin coached the Cowboys. Eddie Sutton coached Southern Idaho Junior College. In 1966, Channel 4 hired Bob Barry. And for 49 years, a Bob...

  • OSU football: Oklahoma State, Oregon State agree to home-and-home series

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Oklahoma State and Oregon State have agreed to a home-and-home football series, with the two schools meeting in Corvallis on Aug. 31, 2019 and in Stillwater on Sept. 5, 2020, it was announced today. The two schools have never previously met on the football field. Under head coach Mike Gundy,...

  • OU, OSU land six players on Athlon All-America teams

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Athlonsports.com released its 2015 All-America teams on Thursday and several Sooners and one Cowboy are on the list. OU has two offensive players and two defensive players on Athlon's All-America squads. Linebacker Eric Striker and defensive back Zack Sanchez lead the way as second-team...

  • Ten most important 2015 Sooners: No. 2, senior linebacker Eric Striker

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    NORMAN — Continuing our 10-part blog series on the players whose performances will be most critical to the Sooners’ success in 2015, here’s a look at No. 2. NO 2: ERIC STRIKER Position: Outside linebacker Class: Senior 2014 stats: 68 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two fumble...

  • OU's 2014 football team was better than the Sugar Bowl squad says Athlon

    Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    In the last two seasons, one Oklahoma team went 11–2 and upset Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Another went 8–5 and got offensive coaches fired. At initial glance, one team is clearly better than the other, but Athlon Sports says otherwise. The magazine took a look at Football Outsiders' F/+...

  • Boren says Big 12 should expand, but be selective

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Boren expressed his desire to see the league expand back to 12 teams — if the right fit is available — at the board of regents meeting on OU’s campus and said the perception that the TV deal could hold back a possible expansion was inaccurate.

  • 2016 Tennessee athlete Devin Harper commits to Oklahoma State with the help of another future Cowboy's father

    BY KYLE FREDRICKSON | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Harper, from Karns High School in Knoxville, has the size and speed to match the Cowboys’ star linebacker position

  • Media notes: Russell Westbrook gets ESPY nomination for best NBA player

    By  Mel Bracht Staff Writer mbracht@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has been nominated for Best NBA Player in the 2015 ESPY Awards. Westbrook led the NBA in scoring with 28.1 average and put up 11 triple-double performances, seven more than his closest competition. Also nominated in the category are Golden...

  • OU athletics: University president David Boren says no beer at OU events

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

      University of Oklahoma president David Boren dismissed the idea that beer sales would be permitted at football and other athletic events any time soon.   “I don’t think it creates a very good game day environment,” Boren said. “That’s my view.”   Texas will begin...

  • Le'Bryan Nash talks about 'long process' leading up to NBA Draft

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Former Oklahoma State forward LeBryan Nash has put in a lot of work and travel to get himself in front of teams leading up to Thursday's NBA Draft. Mark Cooper of the Tulsa World wrote about how Nash traveled the country on his own to attend workouts for nine teams, including the Brooklyn...

  • Tramel: Big 12, Bedlam rivals could be helped by backloaded football schedule

    By BERRY TRAMEL | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    College football’s roving capital settled in the Magnolia State last October. Mississippi State was ranked No. 1 the week of Oct. 21; Ole Miss was ranked No. 3. Both were unbeaten and untied, and dreams of an Egg Bowl showdown for national supremacy spread from Biloxi to Tupelo. It was a...

  • Bradford-Griffin combo No. 2 on best combined college football-basketball seasons list

    Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    What are the 10 best individual performances from college football and basketball in the same season? ESPN.com ranked the best combinations and OU's 2008-09 duo of Sam Bradford and Blake Griffin ranked second behind the iconic year from Bo Jackson and Charles Barkley at Auburn in 1983-84....

  • OU Board of Regents approves additional funding for football stadium renovation

    ryan aber | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    SOONERS PROJECT -- Additional $105 million coming from private funds, donations, ticket revenue

  • VIDEO: Marcus Smart makes half-court shot lying on his back

    Published: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Marcus Smart shot pretty well from 3-point range in his first season in the NBA. By the looks of it, his range extends to about half-court. The former Oklahoma State guard was back in his hometown of Flower Mound, Texas, for a camp on Tuesday, and he showed off some trick shot magic by making...

  • Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray to star in Sunday Night Football intro

    Erik Horne | Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    They may not be teammates anymore, but Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray apparently can still get along in the same space. The two were part of a photo and video shoot for NBC's Sunday Night Football opening in which Bryant and Murray posed in front of a green screen and took questions from a...



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