A conversation between guard Maddie Manning, pictured, and center Vionise Pierre-Louis has...

How a conversation between seniors changed the Sooners' season

Sports Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

NORMAN — Some 20,000 feet above Texas, Maddie Manning couldn't sleep. The Oklahoma women's basketball team had just lost by four points to TCU, a team it had beaten by 13 less than three weeks earlier. The Sooners had...

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  • Young OU receivers ready to shine in spring practice

    Young OU receivers ready to shine in spring... By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com | Updated: 10 hr ago

    With less than a month to go until the start of spring football practice, The Oklahoman is analyzing the state of the Sooners’ position groups. Today, we’ll look at the wide receivers, tight ends and fullbacks who will participate in OU’s spring practice.

  • How Vernon Turner is turning records and rankings on their heads

    How Vernon Turner is turning records and... By Jenni Carlson Columnist  jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 25, 2018

    Vernon Turner hasn't been high jumping all that long, but he's already put his name in plenty of records and rankings.

  • Could Vernon Turner be one-and-done?

    Could Vernon Turner be one-and-done? By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Feb 25, 2018

    Vernon Turner is one of the best high jumpers in the world -- and the Yukon High product is only a freshman at OU. Is his next move to turn pro?

  • Why Vernon Turner is scaling great heights at OU

    Why Vernon Turner is scaling great heights at OU By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Vernon Turner might not look like a superhero, but he can fly. Look out, Baker Mayfield and Trae Young — the OU high jumper is coming for the title of best athlete on campus.

  • OU high jump phenom Vernon Turner finishes second at Big 12 indoor

    By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    Vernon Turner faced another world-class high jumper Saturday at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. Texas Tech senior Trey Culver got the best of the OU phenom, who went 7 feet, 5 3/4 inches.

  • Trae Young gets plenty of help as OU beats K-State, ends losing streak

    Trae Young gets plenty of help as OU beats... By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.com | Updated: 7 hr ago

    OU's offensive slump ends as the Sooner role players come through against the Wildcats.

  • Trae Young scores 28, Sooners end six-game losing skid

    Trae Young scores 28, Sooners end six-game... By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Updated: 8 hr ago

    The Sooners beat the Wildcats 86-77 to snap a six-game losing streak thanks in part to Trae Young once again looking like the player who took college basketball by storm until the skid that started Jan. 16 at Kansas State.

  • Ramped up defensive intensity fuels Sooners

    Ramped up defensive intensity fuels Sooners By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Feb 24, 2018

    Less than five minutes into Saturday’s game against Kansas State, Oklahoma’s Christian James reached into a passing lane near the top of the key as Barry Brown passed it to Dean Wade.

  • Long-range shooting woes nearly bury Sooners

    Long-range shooting woes nearly bury Sooners By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com | Updated: 11 hr ago

    Though OU (16-12, 11-6 Big 12) led by double-digits for nearly 33 minutes of Saturday afternoon’s 79-61 win against Texas Tech, the Sooners’ shaky 3-point shooting prevented them from pulling away until late in the fourth quarter.

  • Sooner seniors spark team turnaround

    Sooner seniors spark team turnaround By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    NORMAN — Some 20,000 feet above Texas, Maddie Manning couldn't sleep. The Oklahoma women's basketball team had just lost by four points to TCU, a team it had beaten by 13 less than three weeks earlier. The Sooners had a sub-. 500 record and were just 5-5 in the Big 12. With time quickly...

  • OU basketball: Sooners coach Lon Kruger sticking with new-look lineup

    OU basketball: Sooners coach Lon Kruger... By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    NORMAN — For Oklahoma's Kameron McGusty and Kristian Doolittle, being in the starting lineup Monday at Kansas wasn't too much of a departure from the norm. Doolittle started 25 games as a freshman before his semester-long suspension relegated him to the bench this year after the suspension was...

  • Oklahoma vs. Kansas State men's basketball lineups, tipoff, TV info

    Oklahoma vs. Kansas State men\'s basketball... By Ryan Aber, Staff Writer, raber@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    The Oklahoma Sooners host the Kansas State Wildcats at 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma women's basketball lineups, tipoff time and TV info

    Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma women\'s basketball... By Brooke Pryor, Staff Writer, bpryor@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    The Oklahoma Sooners host the Texas Tech Red Raiders at noon Saturday.

  • Two truths about Trae Young that have emerged during Sooner slide

    Two truths about Trae Young that have emerged... By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Feb 23, 2018

    Not much is certain these days concerning Oklahoma men's basketball. But two truths about OU phenom Trae Young have become more and more clear during this Sooner swoon.

  • Maddie Manning relishes Senior Night win

    Maddie Manning relishes Senior Night win By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    The treacherously icy roads kept most fans away from the Lloyd Noble Center for Wednesday night’s 80-71 win against Iowa State (12-15, 6-10 Big 12), but it didn’t matter: Manning finally got her Senior Night.

  • Q&A with OU softball coach Patty Gasso: 'If we play it safe, it’ll never be good enough'

    Q&A with OU softball coach Patty Gasso: \'If we... By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    With the aftereffects of the flu still hanging around, the No. 4 Sooners are preparing for their 13th consecutive appearance in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic where they’ll face Arizona State, Team Japan, Arizona, North Carolina and Brigham Young on the heels of their first loss of the season.

  • Power Lunch: Chat live with OU writer Ryan Aber

    Power Lunch: Chat live with OU writer Ryan Aber Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Chat about the Sooners with OU beat writer Ryan Aber at 12:30. Send in your questions now.

  • OU, OSU drop in ESPN/USA Softball poll

    By Brooke Pryor | Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    After dropping the first game of the season over the weekend, the Oklahoma softball team fell a couple of spots in the weekly poll.

  • Iowa State's Kyle Kempt gets extra year of eligibility

    Iowa State\'s Kyle Kempt gets extra year of... By Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Kempt was a hero of Iowa State's renaissance 2017 season; now he gets the chance to quarterback the Cyclones in 2018

  • Mayfield listed as top-10 pick in Kiper's mock draft

    Mayfield listed as top-10 pick in Kiper\'s mock... By Brooke Pryor | Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Baker Mayfield went from the No. 13 pick to the No. 6 pick in Mel Kiper's Mock Draft 2.0.

  • Sooners offer free admission to Senior Night

    By Brooke Pryor | Published: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Due to threat of inclement weather, the OU women's basketball game against Iowa State on Wednesday night will be free.

  • Former OU assistant Jim Dickey dies

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Dickey, a member of Chuck Fairbanks' OU staffs, coached Kansas State to the 1982 Independence Bowl

  • How a former OU gymnast made his full-length movie debut in "Black Panther"

    How a former OU gymnast made his full-length... By Jenni Carlson Columnist jcarlson@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Feb 21, 2018

    Former OU gymnast Chad Crumley went looking for his big break as a movie stuntman. Safe to say, he found it. His first full-length movie credit is in the new blockbuster "Black Panther."

  • Sooners add walk-on tight end

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    Oklahoma added walk-on tight end Dane Saltarelli on Tuesday. Saltarelli announced his decision on Twitter

  • OU basketball: Time running out for Trae Young turnaround

    OU basketball: Time running out for Trae Young... Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    LAWRENCE, KAN. — Trae Young believes that moment is coming. The moment when he hits a big shot and suddenly he's the Trae Young that was the college basketball darling in early January vs. the Trae Young that's become, well, human over the last month. “Usually when stretches go on like this,...

  • OU's unconventional Senior Night changes vibe of game

    OU\'s unconventional Senior Night changes vibe... By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    NORMAN — Gabbi Ortiz has started 116 games in her career, and she doesn't expect start No. 117, coming on Wednesday night against Iowa State, to feel any different from the other 116 games in her four years at Oklahoma. While the game against Iowa State is designated as the Sooners' Senior...

  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma women's basketball lineups, tipoff time and TV info

    Iowa State vs. Oklahoma women\'s basketball... By Brooke Pryor, Staff Writer, bpryor@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    The Oklahoma Sooners host the Iowa State Cyclones on senior night at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

  • OU football spring preview linebackers and edge-rushers: Kelly primed to take leadership role

    OU football spring preview linebackers and... By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    With less than a month to go until the start of spring football practice, The Oklahoman is analyzing the state of the Sooners' position groups. Today, we'll look at the linebackers and edge-rushing defensive ends who will participate in OU's spring practice. Scholarship players lost: Ogbonnia...

  • Never turn down a trip to Allen Fieldhouse

    Never turn down a trip to Allen Fieldhouse By Berry Tramel | Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    An invitation from Castiglione results in a memorable trip to KU's historic coliseum

  • Sooners postpone home baseball opener

    Sooners postpone home baseball opener By | Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    The Oklahoma Sooners postponed Wednesday's home baseball opener against Abilene Christian to a later date due to inclement weather.



Ryan Aber

Trae Young scores 28, Sooners end six-game...

The Sooners beat the Wildcats 86-77 to snap a six-game losing streak thanks in part to Trae Young once again looking like the...

Read more Ryan Aber columns | Visit Ryan Aber's Blog


Brooke Pryor

Young OU receivers ready to shine in spring...

With less than a month to go until the start of spring football practice, The Oklahoman is analyzing the state of the Sooners’...

Read more Brooke Pryor columns | Visit Brooke Pryor's Blog


Berry Tramel

Trae Young gets plenty of help as OU beats...

OU's offensive slump ends as the Sooner role players come through against the Wildcats.

Read more Berry Tramel columns | Visit Berry Tramel's Blog


Jenni Carlson

How Vernon Turner is turning records and...

Vernon Turner hasn't been high jumping all that long, but he's already put his name in plenty of records and rankings.

Read more Jenni Carlson columns | Visit Jenni Carlson's Blog


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