All posts tagged "Baker Mayfield"

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Sooners’ remarkable new facility shows there isn’t much that’s idle at Oklahoma

    NORMAN — Hanging on a wall at an unseen junction of sparkling newness and ancient glory is...

  • Oklahoma Sooners
    WATCH: Sooners Speak Following Practice 8/14

    Head Coach Lincoln Riley, offensive tackle Orlando Brown, receiver Jeff Mead and quarterback Baker Mayfield spoke to...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield’s Heisman chances, Oklahoma’s playoff hopes, and other bold predictions for the Sooners

    Baker Mayfield's Heisman chances, Oklahoma's playoff hopes, and other bold predictions for the Sooners. Jeff Badet will have...

  • Andrew Gilman
    A different style of leadership

     You don’t have to be an Oklahoma football fan to love Baker Mayfield’s story. It’s about persistence...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: New Sooner WR Jeff Badet likes Baker Mayfield’s reason for returning: a ‘natty’

    NORMAN — Jeff Badet was looking for a destination, somewhere he could play big-time college football and...

  • Media
    WATCH: OU Media Day Coverage

    Lincoln Riley Baker Mayfield Mike Stoops Jordan Thomas Jeff Badet’s interesting story on getting to OU Jeff...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Does it matter who runs the football at OU? Yes, and the candidates are plentiful

    NORMAN — There is a prevailing thought out there that it really doesn’t matter who Baker Mayfield...

  • OU Football
    The Dawn Of A New Era

    Oklahoma Begins 2017 Season With First Practice Lincoln Riley entered the newly renovated Gaylord-Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Pulse, problems and prognostication

    Seems like there a lot of questions, and not too many answers this summer as far as...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Football: Sooners QB Mayfield won’t miss games after arrest

    OU Football: Sooners QB Mayfield won’t miss games after arrest. He will be eligible to play in the...

  • OU Football
    Baker Mayfield Given 35 Community Service Hours/Alcohol Education

    Following an arrest for Public Intoxication among other things in February, Baker Mayfield was given 35 hours...

  • Inside Sports
    Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma’s football coach

    Lincoln Riley, 33, takes over as Oklahoma’s football coach. NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Just three years ago, Lincoln Riley...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Lincoln Riley is an extension of Bob Stoops, and might just be the ideal man for the job

    NORMAN — Lincoln Riley’s understated demeanor belies his intense competitive streak. His humble upbringing in Muleshoe, Texas,...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Sooners saddened, shocked by Bob Stoops’ unexpected retirement

    NORMAN — Oklahoma linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo was so disappointed on Wednesday to learn that Bob Stoops was...

  • Local College Sports
    The Best Of OU’s Opponents

    With Baker Mayfield at the helm and the Sooners in the top 10 of the way too...

  • College
    Why Baker Could Win the Heisman in 2017

    It’s a difficult thing for Sooner fans to reckon with, but the Baker Mayfield era at Oklahoma...

  • Local College Sports
    OU football journal: Motley ends spring with a bang

    Author: Ryan Aber / Source: NewsOK.com Oklahoma sophomore cornerback Parnell Motley makes a play in the Sooners’ spring game...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: As Sooners conclude a successful spring, coaches praise OU’s newest addition to the staff

    NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops “felt good about” the final week of spring practice following the...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners 2017 College Football Preview, Schedule, Prediction, Depth Chart

    Author: Randy Chambers / Source: sportschatplace.com USA TODAY Sports Offense: The Sooners enter another season with one of the...

  • OU Football
    Fogle’s Final Spring Football Thoughts

    Can we throw the hay in the barn at this point for the OU football team? I...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield: Bob Stoops not to blame for Oklahoma players’ off-field issues

    Author: Gabrielle McMillen / Source: Sporting News Baker Mayfield (Getty Images) Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has taken responsibility for...

  • Local College Sports
    OU striving for return to ‘Oklahoma Standard’

    Author: Bob Przybylo / Source: Scout.com USA Today Sports OU excelling on the field, but falling short off it....

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Red/White performances show us … don’t worry about 2017, Sooner Nation

    NORMAN — Nothing wrong with Oklahoma’s 2017 roster that a spring scrimmage won’t fix. All the weeping...

  • Local College Sports
    AIR COMFORT SOLUTIONS: Murray gives Sooners much-needed depth at quarterback

    Author: Berry Tramel / Source: NewsOK.com OU quarterback Kyler Murray throws a pass during Saturday’s Red-White Game at Gaylord...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Football: Oklahoma Sooners QB Mayfield faces uncertainty after arrest

    Source: Times Record By Cliff Brunt, The Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. — Baker Mayfield is trying his...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: As new spring dawns, Stoops’ loyalty to Oklahoma puts him on an elite list

    NORMAN — Maybe we’ve begun to just take it for granted, the Oklahoma Sooners opening spring practice...

  • Local College Sports
    First look: OU in 2017

    First look: OU in 2017. Returning starters on defense (8) DE Neville Gallimore (RS Soph. His season was ended in Week 2 in 2015 and before the season in 2016. Either way, Lincoln Riley is ready to make this spot matter again. – Suspended for the first half of 2016 season, Lampkin showed what he could...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Suspending Baker Mayfield is a no-brainer for Bob Stoops, for several reasons

    The dilemma facing Bob Stoops on what to do about Baker Mayfield is no dilemma at all....

  • Local College Sports
    Bob Stoops should strip Baker Mayfield of his captain status

    Bob Stoops should strip Baker Mayfield of his captain status. Mayfield hurt himself. Hurt his image. Hurt his standing with OU fans, a particularly forgiving bunch of loyalists but who expressed collective disgust over the police report out of Fayetteville, Ark. When the officer asked Mayfield to come to him, Mayfield began walking away, the officer...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield Deserving of All the Way-Too-Early Heisman Hype

    We’re speaking, of course, of starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, who will be back in 2017 for his third season as the Sooner starting QB. He ranked second on the country in yards per completion (15.6) and fourth in both pass completions of at least 40 yards (22) and average points responsible for in...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested Saturday morning in Arkansas. According to police officer notes of the incident, Mayfield told an officer responding to an assault and battery report he was trying to break up the altercation. At that point the officer said he asked Mayfield to come...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners QB Mayfield arrested in Arkansas

    Sooners QB Mayfield arrested in Arkansas. According to the Washington County Sheriff's office official website, Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield was booked at 8:21 a.m. Saturday morning on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. Mayfield was one of two Sooners who were finalists for the Heisman Trophy this past season. It's...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield arrested

    Oklahoma Sooners QB Baker Mayfield arrested. Quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Oklahoma Sooners was arrested early Saturday morning in Fayetteville, Ark., and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. Mayfield, a 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist, was arrested at 2:56 a.m. and was released from the Washington County (Arkansas) Jail at 11:23...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma star QB Baker Mayfield charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest

    Oklahoma star QB Baker Mayfield charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest. x This video is not available. x This video is geo-restricted. Ads keep our content free for all to enjoy so please turn off any ad blockers to keep watching. x Playback statistics CBSi Player 1.9.0 Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested and booked early...

  • Local College Sports
    Mayfield arrested for fleeing cops, intoxication

    Mayfield arrested for fleeing cops, intoxication. He was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing, according to the Washington County (Arkansas) sheriff's office. The person who flagged the officer was yelling at Mayfield, who told the officer he had been trying to break up an altercation. The report stated Mayfield had slurred...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield Arrested in Arkansas

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield Arrested in Arkansas. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas early Saturday morning on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, fleeing and resisting arrest. I imagine he was able to slip away from their grasp more than once before being cuffed. As we all know, he’s quite elusive! Who’s going...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield charged with intoxication, fleeing

    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield charged with intoxication, fleeing. Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and Heisman finalist Baker Mayfield was arrested in Fayetteville, Ark. early Saturday morning on four charges. Mayfield was charged with public intoxication, fleeing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. He was released from Washington County Jail at 11:23 a.m. CT. Per a police report obtained by NFL.com,...

  • John Hoover
    Bob Przybylo, Dylan Buckingham, Sam Mayes, and John Hoover Talk Mayfield’s Arrest with The Producer’s Show

    Bob Przybylo, our Oklahoma Recruiting Insider Dylan Buckingham, host of the Dylan & Todd Show, Weekdays 9-12 on...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Quick, we need your opinion on Baker Mayfield

    Baker Mayfield got arrested early Saturday morning and it’s not that big of a deal. Or Baker...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas

    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield arrested in Arkansas. He was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing, according to the Washington County (Arkansas) sheriff's office. The person who flagged the officer was yelling at Mayfield, who told the officer he had been trying to break up an altercation. The report stated Mayfield had...

  • John Hoover
    Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield arrested overnight in Fayetteville

    University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested late Friday night in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and faces multiple...

  • Local College Sports
    5 Newcomers for the Oklahoma Sooners to Watch in 2017

    5 Newcomers for the Oklahoma Sooners to Watch in 2017. Openings at receiver and linebacker create opportunities for fresh faces to make a mark at OU this fall The Oklahoma Sooners will enter the 2017 season as one of the top-ranked teams in the country thanks in large measure to the return of...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Offensive line may be the Sooners’ top asset

    “We have a great group coming back and a great group coming in. You may get some playing time. But I want every guy that we have on the offensive line to work like you are a starter. In the past few seasons, Oklahoma has been forced to play young players. “Being able to have the...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma, Auburn lead overvalued teams in initial FPI rankings

    Oklahoma, Auburn lead overvalued teams in initial FPI rankings. Oklahoma Sooners Getting star quarterback Baker Mayfield back for another season was a huge coup for the Sooners, who finished last season on a 10-game winning streak. The last time the Tigers started a season this high in any ranking, they barely finished above .500. That...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma surges to Red River Rivalry win as Texas’s defensive woes persist

    Oklahoma surges to Red River Rivalry win as Texas’s defensive woes persist. The Sooners avenged last season’s loss to the Longhorns and have now won five of the last seven meetings in the storied rivalry. You have to believe that the defense, under a coach known for defense in Bob Stoops, will continue to...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops’ initial comments about Mayfield, Mixon, Perine and others on past signing days

    Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops' initial comments about Mayfield, Mixon, Perine and others on past signing days. Stoops called it one of the best group’s he’s had in 19 seasons as the Sooners’ head coach. … Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine (2014) “Joe Mixon and Samaje Perrine are two very physical, tough backs. Joe is 6-2,...

  • Local College Sports
    Bob Stoops lauds Oklahoma’s offensive haul on Signing Day

    Bob Stoops lauds Oklahoma’s offensive haul on Signing Day. Oklahoma in 2017 brings back one of the sport’s most accomplished quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield but must replace three other valuable offensive players in Heisman finalist Dede Westbrook and star running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. Fortunately for Sooners coach Bob Stoops, he addressed...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield Owns OSU Commit on Twitter

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Baker Mayfield Owns OSU Commit on Twitter. Fua Leilua, a junior college defensive tackle who is committed to Oklahoma State, decided it was a good idea to share his confidence in his new program on Twitter. Baker, of course, saw Fua’s tweet and decided to chime in on the subject. You can’t...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU’s Quarterbacks of the Future

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: OU’s Quarterbacks of the Future. OU’s defensive commits are not only talented, but a vast improvement over the school’s last several classes. Murray wanted to be the guy this season, but will instead become the Big 12’s best backup and X factor. Personally, I think Murray will probably earn the starting role...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma State football: A look at the Cowboys’ defensive tackles

    Oklahoma State football: A look at the Cowboys' defensive tackles. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World Our position-by-position look at Oklahoma State football moves inside… The Oklahoma State junior ended up having a breakout season, leading the Cowboys with seven sacks and four blocked kicks. He was named the defensive MVP of the Alamo Bowl before declaring his...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners’ offensive line

    Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' offensive line. As Oklahoma prepares for the 2017 season, let’s take time to look back at last year’s 11-2 campaign and look forward to expectations at different position groups. Last season The offensive line is always an underappreciated group. Oklahoma’s group was very appreciated by its skill players...

  • Local College Sports
    Three offseason questions: Oklahoma Sooners

    Three offseason questions: Oklahoma Sooners. Nobody in the Big 12 lost more talent in the backfield than Oklahoma, which will be replacing a pair of All-Big 12 rushers in Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. Unfortunately for the Sooners, that hasn't been very often. Considering he'll be returning from another major injury, it's unclear what impact...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Sooners officially welcome early enrollees to campus

    Oklahoma football: Sooners officially welcome early enrollees to campus. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, back for another season, set the tone for an important date on the OU recruiting calendar with a Twitter post Tuesday: “Our 2017 early signees are here,” Mayfield’s post read. “They have some straight dog in ’em. Can’t wait to push them...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield’s call to arms to Oklahoma targets eyeing Sooners

    x This video is not available. Please try again in a few minutes. x This video is geo-restricted. We are experiencing technical difficulties, please try again in a few minutes. Ads keep our content free for all to enjoy so please turn off any ad blockers to keep watching. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has some unfinished business...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners’ quarterback position

    Oklahoma football: A look at the Sooners' quarterback position. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World As Oklahoma prepares for the 2017 season, let’s take time to look back at last year’s 11-2 campaign and look ahead to expectations at different position groups. Mayfield completed a school-record 70.9 percent of his passes and ended with 40 touchdown passes. His...

  • Local College Sports
    Season report card: Oklahoma Sooners

    Despite starting the season 1-2 following losses to Houston and Ohio State, Oklahoma roared back to become the first Big 12 team in seven years to run the table in league play. Here's a closer look at Oklahoma's season with the Sooners' season report card: Heisman finalists Dede Westbrook, No. 11, and Baker Mayfield...

  • Local College Sports
    5 college teams on the rise for 2017

    This year we saw the rise of Washington and Louisville into genuine contenders, so which five teams should we be looking to as potential participants in the College Football Playoff in 2017? The play of freshman quarterback Sam Darnold was key, and he was the nation’s sixth-highest-graded quarterback over his final four games. So...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners see College Football Playoff, national title in their future

    Sooners see College Football Playoff, national title in their future. The permeating thought was the Sooners were ready to win a national championship in 12 months. They compromised the most talented backfield OU coach Bob Stoops has ever had and the best at OU in decades. But seeing wide receiver Jeffrey Mead play well against...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield is College Football’s Most Fun Player

    Baker Mayfield is College Football's Most Fun Player. © Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports Lamar Jackson, Louisville's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, finished the season accounting for 51 total touchdowns. Clemson's Deshaun Watson is presently getting ready to throw thunderbolts at the Alabama defense in next week's title game. Pregame chatter centered on how the high-flying Sooners...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield Sets Single-Season NCAA Passing Efficiency Record

    Baker Mayfield Sets Single-Season NCAA Passing Efficiency Record. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield went 19 of 28 for 296 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in Monday's 35-19 Sugar Bowl win, numbers that were good enough to give him the NCAA’s FBS record for single-season passing efficiency with 196.4. Mayfield broke the previous record...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners’ big stars key Sugar victory

    BUTCH DILL Credit: AP Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Auburn, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in New Orleans. Joe Mixon emerged from his recent controversy with big plays that had teammates lifting him off his feet in celebration. 14...

  • Local College Sports
    Sugar Bowl Win Caps Sweet Season

    Sugar Bowl Win Caps Sweet Season. Quarter-by-Quarter Team 1 2 3 4 14 Auburn 7 6 0 6 19 7 Oklahoma 0 14 14 7 35 Team Stats Stat 17 Auburn 35-19 in the Sugar Bowl on Monday night. Auburn (8-5), which wound up in the Sugar Bowl despite dropping its last two Southeastern Conference games...

  • Andrew Gilman
    2016 turned out just like most thought

    The competition, obviously, wasn’t the same, but the Sugar Bowl performance by the Sooners on Monday night...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners roll over Auburn to claim Sugar Bowl

    Kyle Phillips | CNHI OklahomaOklahoma took a 35-19 win Monday against Auburn in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. OU out-rushed and, more importantly, out-defended the Tigers for four quarters. The Sooners wanted to use Monday night as a way to prove perception and reality are different things. When it did, OU dominated. Running...

  • Local College Sports
    Final: Baker Mayfield wins MVP honors as Oklahoma tops Auburn

    Getty Images NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrates after defeating the Auburn Tigers 35-19 during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Baker Mayfield passed for 296...

  • Local College Sports
    Sugar Sweet Sooners Smack Auburn 35-19

    The first quarter ended with with Auburn on top 7-0. Baker Mayfield connected on a 13 yard touchdown strike with Mark Andrews to tie the game up at seven. Baker Mayfield found Dede Westbrook for 25 yards on fourth down inside the five. Joe Mixon closed out the drive on a three yard touchdown run...

  • Local College Sports
    University of Oklahoma Sooners beat Auburn Tigers in Sugar Bowl

    University of Oklahoma Sooners beat Auburn Tigers in Sugar Bowl. With hours left to go, the University of Oklahoma Sooners got ready to take on the Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl. All rights reserved. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Baker Mayfield passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns, including one scoring pass to fellow Heisman...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners Easily Handle Auburn In Sugar Bowl

    First Downs 22 28 Passing Yards 154 296 Rushing Yards 185 228 Penalties-Yards 6-63 10-100 3rd Down Conversions 5-15 5-10 4th Down Conversions 3-3 1-1 Punts-Avg 5-49.2 3-45.7 Turnovers: 1 0 Time of Possession 26:42 33:18 Statistical Leaders Passing C-Att Yds Long Pettway (AUB) 24 101 0 16 Mixon (OKLA) 19 91 2...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Sooners took offense to all the SEC talk, then walked the Sugar Bowl walk

    NEW ORLEANS — As the confetti rained down, the Oklahoma Sooners bounced and roiled, chanting, waving, a...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Think about how Baker Mayfield altered the path Oklahoma was on

    NEW ORLEANS — It’s a fair question to ask, an impossible question to answer, but a fun...

  • College
    Baker Mayfield’s legend can only grow

    Baker Mayfield is well on his way to legendary status at The University of Oklahoma. He’s already...

  • NCAA Football
    How OU can avoid the sour taste of Sugar Bowl defeat

    In a few days the Oklahoma Sooners will be playing the Auburn Tiger’s in the Sugar Bowl....

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Baker Mayfield and his big dreams ‘will be tested’ by Auburn defense

    NEW ORLEANS — Baker Mayfield recalls his experience getting to know Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson during...

  • Local College Sports
    Line leading the way for Sooners

  • Local College Sports
    Sugar Bowl: Sooners playing with a chip on their shoulder

    Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Bobby Evans (71) and Joe Mixon (25) celebrate a touchdown by wide receiver Geno Lewis (5) during NCAA football action between OU and OSU in Norman on December 3, 2016. The Sooners continue to stand as one as they prepare for Monday night’s Sugar Bowl game against Auburn. “The one...

  • Local College Sports
    Strong performance against Auburn could bring validation for o-line

    NORMAN — When Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield announced he would return for the 2017 season, he cited several reasons. One was the five guys in front of him. That offensive line, however, was the significant development of the 2016 season. With even a below average performance against Auburn on Monday at Sugar Bowl, Mayfield will...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners’ O-Line seeks validation against Auburn

    Brown, a second team All-American, hasn’t allowed a sack all season. One was the five guys in front of him. That offensive line, however, was the significant development of the 2016 season. With even a below-average performance against Auburn on Monday at the Sugar Bowl, Mayfield will have the most efficient season an OU quarterback...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Football: Sooners hope for strong performance against Auburn

    The Oklahoma Sooners have two Heisman contenders in quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook. That offensive line, however, was the significant development of the 2016 season. With even a below average performance against Auburn on Monday at Sugar Bowl, Mayfield will have the most efficient season an OU quarterback has ever had and...

  • Local College Sports
    Guerin Emig: Lincoln Riley’s return is a gift for the Sooners

    Guerin Emig: Lincoln Riley's return is a gift for the Sooners. Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley (center) and quarterback Baker Mayfield form a powerful offensive duo at Oklahoma. Maybe Bob Stoops did. He works for a head coach who gives his assistants plenty of room to do their jobs, and plenty of time to stay connected...

  • Local College Sports
    Game Primer: OU vs. Baylor

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Who Will Step Up In the Sugar Bowl?

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Who Will Step Up In the Sugar Bowl?. But there are a handful of OU players who are still trying to make their case for 2017, guys who will either step up or fall back as other talents move up and become the team’s playmakers. Lots of players can make a...

  • Local College Sports
    Auburn offense vs. Oklahoma defense getting overlooked ahead of Sugar Bowl

    Auburn offense vs. Oklahoma defense getting overlooked ahead of Sugar Bowl. AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson knows where the attention is going in the buildup to the Sugar Bowl. If we don’t score points, we won’t win. We’ve proven that through the whole year, so we know what we have to do.”...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Who knows how the Sooners will play

    There are so many intangibles for every bowl game. Aside from the playoff games, and perhaps a...

  • Local College Sports
    McCaffrey and Fournette now, perhaps a bunch of Sooners later?

    Oklahoma’s 2016 national championship hopes have been transferred to 2017. Provided UTEP or Tulane doesn’t stun the Sooners the first or third week of next season — Ohio State looms in Week 2 — and they can run the Big 12 slate yet again, they would seem to have every chance to be...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners already eyeing the biggest prize in 2017

    Kyle Phillips/The Norman TranscriptOU linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo said it was an easy choice to announce he’s returning to the Sooners for his senior season. “I’m coming back (to OU next season).” That makes four potential underclassmen who could have entered the 2017 NFL Draft choosing to return to campus. The quarterback said the offensive...

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    VIDEO: Baker Mayfield at Practice

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  • Local College Sports
    Sooners opt for school instead of draft

    “I’m coming back (to OU next season).” That makes four potential underclassmen who could have entered the 2017 NFL Draft choosing to return to campus. Mayfield's choice appears to have been a catalyst for OU's locker room recruiting efforts, yet momentum to remain in school was supplied by other forces, too. The quarterback said...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Insider: Sooners already eyeing the biggest prize in 2017

    “I’m coming back (to OU next season).” That is four potential underclassmen who could enter the 2017 NFL Draft that said they’re staying in school. Mayfield's choice seems like a catalyst for OU's good fortune. The quarterback said the offensive line, which will return every player that started a game this season, made his...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners Football | Hot Links: Dede Westbrook, Orlando Brown and Baker Mayfield Earn AP All-America Honors

    Happy Monday, Sooner fans! We’re still five days away from the start of bowl season, but there’s plenty of recruiting action going on. Speaking of which, the Sooners could be getting a “Boom” in the very near future. Junior college wide receiver Marquise Brown will be announcing his college decision at 2 p.m. CT today,...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners 2017 football schedule

    Oklahoma Sooners 2017 football schedule. The Oklahoma Sooners have won the Big 12 the last two seasons. The Oklahoma Sooners have won the Big 12 in back-to-back seasons in 2015 and 2016. However, for as good as Oklahoma has been the last two years, the Sooners don’t have a national championship to show for it. Here...

  • Local College Sports
    2016 season review: Oklahoma bounces back to win Big 12

    2016 season review: Oklahoma bounces back to win Big 12. Though the Oklahoma Sooners didn't make a return trip to the College Football Playoff, they became the first team to run the table in Big 12 play in seven years and captured their 10th Big 12 title. What went right: Quarterback Baker Mayfield improved...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says he’s ‘not part of’ school’s background check process

    Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops says he's 'not part of' school's background check process. Coach Bob Stoops (left) leaves the field as an OU player carries the Bedlam trophy. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World Related story: Twice arrested on domestic violence complaints, OU’s Dede Westbrook took a complicated route to stardom Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield, Dede Westbrook...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners 2016 Team Awards

    Oklahoma Sooners 2016 Team Awards. Once he got healthy after a rough September, Big 12 defenses couldn’t cover him. Over the course of two straight drives in the second half, he carried the ball 17 times as the Sooners salted away the win. Defining Moment: End of First Half vs. Oklahoma State As the first...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners Finish Third & Fourth in the Heisman

    Sooners Finish Third & Fourth in the Heisman. Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma) 361 (26) 4. Mayfield leads the nation in pass efficiency rating (197.8; the NCAA single-season record is 191.8; next highest Power 5 figure this year is 176.5), completion percentage (71.2) and yards per pass attempt (11.1; only one other player is above...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Heisman Trophy glory, explained on one voter’s ballot

    The Heisman Trophy ballot is never easy. Some years, it’s easier than others to vote for three...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Twitter reaction to Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook being Heisman finalists

    Oklahoma football: Twitter reaction to Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook being Heisman finalists. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook both received invitations to New York City for the Heisman Trophy ceremony Monday, becoming the first pair of players from the same school to do so since USC in 2005. They are joined...

  • Local College Sports
    No longer the underdog, Oklahoma QB Mayfield still has fire

    Baker Mayfield FILE - In a Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield starts to throw a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia, in Morgantown, W.Va. Mayfield made his name as an underdog with something to prove. He's still an emotional sparkplug, but...

  • Local College Sports
    Billy Sims Weighs in on Mayfield, Westbrook

    He definitely could have played with me back in the day, I guarantee you. So hopefully he can talk to those other guys — those running backs we've got — (and convince them to do the same). 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims with Dede Westbrook Friday night in New York. Q: What do you...

  • Local College Sports
    2 Sooners at Heisman presentation, but Louisville QB is favorite

    2 Sooners at Heisman presentation, but Louisville QB is favorite. NEW YORK — Together, Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook were practically unstoppable for Oklahoma. Westbrook is a big play waiting to happen, a receiver who can turn just about any play into a long touchdown. “I would be so much more nervous than I am...

  • Local College Sports
    Where ESPN projects Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook would go in NFL Draft

    Where ESPN projects Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook would go in NFL Draft. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World File ESPN's Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. gave their NFL Draft projections for the five Heisman Trophy finalists, including OU's Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. Mayfield already announced that he intends to return to the Oklahoma Sooners...

  • Local College Sports
    OU insider: Two Heisman finalists shows how dominant the Sooners are with the ball

    The Heisman Trophy is supposed to go to college football best player. But the best offense is college football belongs to the Sooners. OU averaged 51.1 points a game. Oklahoma State snapped the ball just 62 times last Saturday. The Sooners played solid defense in the second half. In a 60-minute game, OU possessed the ball for...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Slighted again: The Baker Mayfield saga

    Deshaun Watson was named the nation’s best quarterback for the second season in a row. Hard to...

  • Local College Sports
    Westbrook becomes OU’s first ever Biletnikoff Award winner

    But about that pair from Oklahoma … Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook are certainly deserving: Mayfield led the country with a 71.2 completion percentage and threw for 3,669 yards (ninth nationally), while Westbrook finished with 1,311 yards over Oklahoma’s last nine games. But about their path … Mayfield and Westbrook are not only...

  • Local College Sports
    Westbrook Wins OU’s First Biletnikoff Award

    ATLANTA — On the evening before he travels to New York with teammate Baker Mayfield for Heisman Trophy festivities, Dede Westbrook got his postseason awards tour off to a successful start Thursday when he was named the first Biletnikoff Award winner in University of Oklahoma history as college football's outstanding receiver for...

  • College
    A vote spilt will cost Mayfield and Westbrook

    For the first time since 2005, two Heisman Trophy finalists have been selected from one team. In...

  • Local College Sports
    Tigers draw tough matchup against Sooners

    Tigers draw tough matchup against Sooners. John Wild/The Villager That year it was Auburn that featured the star quarterback (Pat Sullivan) and the electric receiver (Terry Beasley) while the 1971 Sooners counted on a strong running attack for success. For this season’s Sugar Bowl the Tigers will be counting on their ground attack while...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Leads the Way in All-Big 12 Selections

    NORMAN — Head coach Bob Stoops, wide receiver Dede Westbrook and offensive lineman Orlando Brown each took home individual honors and a conference-best seven Sooners were named to the All-Big 12 First Team as the Big 12 announced its football awards Wednesday. A senior, Westbrook was tabbed the Big 12 Offensive Player of...

  • Local College Sports
    2016 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced

    All-Big 12 Honors Notebook: Dede Westbrook garnered Oklahoma's sixth Offensive Player of the Year Award and second consecutive. Reed is the sixth K-State player named as Defensive Newcomer of the Year, and the first since Arthur Brown in 2011. Michael Dickson is Texas' first Special Teams Player of the Year. Willis is the fifth player...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: The Sooners’ rich history with the Heisman Trophy

    Only Notre Dame (seven), Ohio State (seven) and USC (six) have more Heisman winners than Oklahoma. Jason White (2003) The Tuttle High School graduate overcame two ACL injuries to guide Oklahoma to a BCS title berth after passing for 3,744 yards and 40 touchdowns in his junior season. Quarterback U. While White wasn’t able to...

  • Local College Sports
    Two OU Sooners make the Heisman finalist list

    Two OU Sooners make the Heisman finalist list. You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Please click here to continue. The 2016 Heisman Trophy finalists include two Oklahoma Sooners. Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook are in the top five. Also on the list are University of Louisville quarterback Lamar...

  • Local College Sports
    2016 ESPN.com All-Big 12 team: Sooners’ Heisman finalists lead way

    The speedy Heisman finalist's production in nine Big 12 games was truly ridiculous: 1,311 receiving yards, 17 total TDs, 23 yards per catch and 50 yards per TD play. WR James Washington, Oklahoma State: This was another impressive season for the dangerous downfield threat, with more than 1,200 receiving yards, nine scores and...

  • Local College Sports
    2 Sooners Among Heisman Trophy Finalists

    2 Sooners Among Heisman Trophy Finalists. Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook of the Oklahoma Sooners celebrate after the game against the Baylor Bears on November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. This time in New York with the Heisman Trophy on the line. The Atlantic Coast Conference quarterbacks...

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    VIDEO: Westbrook, Mayfield Heisman Finalists

    Baker Mayfield Dede Westbrook

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    Mayfield, Westbrook Named Heisman Trophy Finalists

    Mayfield, Westbrook Named Heisman Trophy Finalists. NORMAN — For the first time since 2004 and for the fifth time ever, a school has produced a pair of official Heisman Trophy finalists in the same season. Oklahoma accomplished the feat Monday when quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook were named finalists for college...

  • Local College Sports
    Heisman Trophy: Jackson, Watson, Peppers and two Sooners named finalists

    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson runs with the ball during a game against Kentucky on Nov. 26. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images) Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is a Heisman Trophy finalist for the second consecutive season, joining Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers and Oklahoma teammates Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook. Just like...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners capture conference crown

    Saturday began with two state teams competing for the Big 12 title. Oklahoma State would then put together two touchdown drives. Chris Carson and Mason Rudolph both scored on 6-yard touchdown runs. Now trailing by seven, the Sooners got the response they needed. Oklahoma got touchdown runs from Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, along with another...

  • Local College Sports
    Big 12 Week 14 Power Rankings: Sooners rolled through league

    Big 12 Week 14 Power Rankings: Sooners rolled through league. (1:47) Our updated Big 12 Power Rankings after the league crowned its champion and completed the regular season: 1. Oklahoma (previous ranking: 1): The Sooners' season won't end with a College Football Playoff appearance, but that doesn't make their 9-0 steamrolling of the Big...

  • College
    VIDEO: Bedlam Postgame

    Bob Stoops Baker Mayfield Mike Stoops Lincoln Riley

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    Mayfield Wins Burlsworth Trophy for Second Time

    Mayfield Wins Burlsworth Trophy for Second Time. SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Oklahoma redshirt junior quarterback Baker Mayfield became the first ever two-time winner of the Burlsworth Trophy Monday. The award has been given annually since 2010 to college football's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. Mayfield, who was joined by Northwestern wide receiver...

  • Local College Sports
    Though not playoff bound, Sooners deliver season worth celebrating

    Though not playoff bound, Sooners deliver season worth celebrating. Later, the Sooners celebrated the program’s 10th Big 12 championship in a new locker room still under construction. “I wanted the seniors to have a piece of it, a taste of it, what they’ve left behind,” coach Bob Stoops said. But Oklahoma’s playoff fate ultimately was...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield Says He’ll Return For Senior Season

    Baker Mayfield Says He'll Return For Senior Season. After his team won a second consecutive Big 12 championship Saturday, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield said he will return for his senior season "I'm coming back," Mayfield said after the No. 9 Sooners defeated No. 10 Oklahoma State 38-20. "I'll be here for another year for the...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: OU overpowers Oklahoma State en route to 10th Big 12 Championship in program history

    9 Oklahoma survived a slow start and string of injuries to knock off No. 10 Oklahoma State, 38-20, and clinch a second consecutive Big 12 title. The Sooners (10-2, 9-0 Big 12) lost wide receiver Dede Westbrook, cornerback Jordan Parker and, briefly, running back Samaje Perine to injury against the Cowboys, but quarterback Baker...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield breaks yardage record vs Tulsa

    Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield breaks yardage record vs Tulsa. Baker Mayfield set a school record for most offensive yards in a single game during the fourth quarter of Oklahoma's contest against Tulsa. Mayfield surpassed 554 total yards with just under eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Mayfield tied the record with a three-yard rush...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield says he’ll forgo NFL, return to Oklahoma next season

    Baker Mayfield says he’ll forgo NFL, return to Oklahoma next season. On the heels of leading the Sooners to a Big 12 title over Oklahoma State, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters he’ll return to school in 2017. Oklahoma won the annual Bedlam Game 38–20, with Mayfield throwing for 288 yards and three touchdowns...

  • College
    When it rains, it pours: Cowboys get Drenched by OU on Scoreboard

       As the rain came down in Norman on Saturday, the Big 12 title came down to...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield announces he will return for his senior season

    Baker Mayfield announces he will return for his senior season. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield celebrates after the Bedlam college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Oklahoma won 38-20. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman Oklahoma...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield to return for senior season

    Baker Mayfield to return for senior season. Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma's offense will be in good hands next season as star quarterback Baker Mayfield announced Saturday he will return in 2017 for his senior campaign. "I'll be here another year for a three-peat," the standout pivot said following the Sooners' second-straight Big...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners top Oklahoma State to win Big 12 title

    Sooners top Oklahoma State to win Big 12 title. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield completed four of five passes in the third quarter for 42 yards and a touchdown, Samaje Perine ran for 110 of his 239 yards in the third, while Joe Mixon rushed for a 79-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners beat Oklahoma State 38-20 to win Bedlam; capture Big 12 Championship

    Oklahoma Sooners beat Oklahoma State 38-20 to win Bedlam; capture Big 12 Championship. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. 11 Oklahoma State 38-20 on Saturday in a matchup that decided the Big 12 champion. Westbrook caught four passes for 111 yards before being knocked...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield says he’ll return as Oklahoma’s quarterback in 2017

    Baker Mayfield says he’ll return as Oklahoma’s quarterback in 2017. Baker Mayfield told reporters after his Bedlam victory that he’ll be back in Norman in 2017. The ultimate goal is to play for a national championship." — Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) December 3, 2016 In further comments, he broached the topic of fighting for initial eligibility...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: Mayfield plays his ‘best,’ makes good on title promise, vows to return

    NORMAN — Eleven weeks have passed since Baker Mayfield stood in Oklahoma’s makeshift interview room and swore...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield announces he’ll return for senior year

    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield announces he'll return for senior year. Getty Images Oklahoma junior quarterback Baker Mayfield will be back for his senior year in 2017. After leading the Sooners to a 38-20 victory over rival Oklahoma State for the Big 12 Championship on Saturday, Mayfield finally announced his plans for his future. "I'm...

  • Local College Sports
    Mayfield powers Sooners to Big 12 title, but CFP seems like long shot

    Mayfield powers Sooners to Big 12 title, but CFP seems like long shot. Fortunately for the Sooners, they had another. Behind quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma overcame the loss of wide receiver Dede Westbrook to coast past Oklahoma State 38-20 on a rainy Saturday to capture its 10th Big 12 championship and clinch a berth...

  • Local College Sports
    How to watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: Live stream, game time, TV

    How to watch Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: Live stream, game time, TV. With a conference crown on the line, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State will meet in both teams' regular season finale. For the second straight season, Bedlam will decide the Big 12 champion. The Sooners (9-2, 8-0) have won eight straight games since losing to...

  • Local College Sports
    Smart move: Sooners struggle to pick between two Heisman contenders

    Smart move: Sooners struggle to pick between two Heisman contenders. Oklahoma left tackle Orlando Brown winced at the thought this week of choosing between his teammates. For whom would he vote in the Heisman Trophy race, Baker Mayfield or Dede Westbrook? “Do I have to answer this question?” Brown said, smiling uncomfortably. Oklahoma has the luxury...

  • Local College Sports
    Crazy Dream Coming True

    In a word, Dede Westbrook's senior season at Oklahoma has been crazy. On his achievements at OU: "It's been crazy and very humbling for me," Westbrook said. "My years of college are almost finally up. Know what else is crazy? Despite having one of the most prolific passing offenses this millennium, no OU receiver has...

  • HS Football
    VIDEO: Bedlam Practice w/Mayfield, Flowers, Riley

    Baker Mayfield Dimitri Flowers Lincoln Riley

  • College
    Big 12 Player of the Year?

      With all the talk around Oklahoma with Dede Westbrook and Baker Mayfield being their 2 Heisman...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Rolls Over Kansas on Homecoming

    OU Rolls Over Kansas on Homecoming. Quarter-by-Quarter Team 1 2 3 4 First Downs 11 24 Total Yards 170 538 Pass Comp-Yards 21-121 20-271 Rushes-Yards 28-49 38-267 Penalties-Yards 6-40 6-45 3rd Down Conversions 5-18 5-12 4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-3 Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-1 Interceptions 2 0 Time of Possession 29:55 30:05 NORMAN (AP)...

  • Local College Sports
    OSU focused on slowing down OU run game

    OSU focused on slowing down OU run game. The Cowboys have done a decent job slowing enemy running backs, and look to do so again Saturday. Cowboys' First Focus: Slowing OU Run Game STILLWATER – Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook find themselves in the Heisman Trophy conversation...

  • Local College Sports
    Can Oklahoma State exploit the Oklahoma secondary?

    They all play for OU, they are All-American caliber players, and... they are all on the offensive side of the ball. On the other side of the ball, after giving up 40+ points to both Ohio State and TCU at the beginning of the season, the defense has been written off as sub...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Sooners prepare to face improved Oklahoma State defense

    Oklahoma football: Sooners prepare to face improved Oklahoma State defense. 10 Oklahoma State this week as the Sooners look to win a second consecutive Big 12 Championship. Their defense has progressively gotten better, and they’ve done a good job of stopping the run and establishing the line of scrimmage." Oklahoma State's defense is middle-of-the-road in...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook listed as ESPN’s best player in college football

    Oklahoma WR Dede Westbrook listed as ESPN's best player in college football. AP FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) carries a Baker Mayfield pass in for a touchdown in front of Kansas State defensive back D.J. The Oklahoma Sooners have two Heisman contenders in quarterback...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Football: Sooners Mayfield, Westbrook to make final Heisman pushes

    OU Football: Sooners Mayfield, Westbrook to make final Heisman pushes. The Oklahoma Sooners have two Heisman contenders in quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Dede Westbrook. 11 Oklahoma State on Saturday in what amounts to a Big 12 title game. Though he and the Sooners were impressive in a 58-23 win over Oklahoma State in their...

  • Local College Sports
    OSU Football: Cowboys Focused On Stopping Run First

    OSU Football: Cowboys Focused On Stopping Run First. Chad Whitener and the Cowboys are committed to slowing OU's running game. But first and foremost, the Cowboys are dialed in to running backs Joe Mixon and Semaje Perine. “We need to focus on stopping the run,” said OSU middle linebacker Chad Whitener. “That’s something they lean on...

  • Local College Sports
    Homophobic sign about OU football players found hanging from the Oklahoma State student union

    Homophobic sign about OU football players found hanging from the Oklahoma State student union. A photo of a homophobic sign hanging from the Oklahoma State University student union regarding two OU football players began circulating Twitter late Nov. 28. The photo was originally shared on social media early Monday morning by the Twitter account...

  • Local College Sports
    Big 12 early look: So you’re telling me there’s a chance?

    Big 12 early look: So you're telling me there's a chance?. This season in the Big 12 boils down to one game. 10 Oklahoma State on Saturday. The last chance: Since Oklahoma lost to Ohio State on Sept. 17, the likelihood that the Big 12 would miss out on the College Football Playoff for a...

  • Local College Sports
    Dede Westbrook says he and Baker Mayfield deserve Heisman invites

    “But he’s still, while he finishes the semester, welcome to rehab.” Quick was awarded the starting CB position opposite Jordan Thomas the week before he was injured against TCU. “Most definitely Baker,” Westbrook said Monday. Why not invite both players to the Heisman ceremony in New York a little more than a week and...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners Football: The Heisman Race Heats Up

    Even though Jackson has put up eye-popping stats all season and will likely head to New York on December 10 still the front-runner for the college game’s most prestigious honor, his and the Cardinals’ performances over the last few weeks have cast some doubt on his seeming invincibility and have made things...

  • Local College Sports
    Ohio State fan pens open letter to Sooner fans

    Ohio State fan pens open letter to Sooner fans. The Ohio State fan said that during their trip to Norman, Sooner fans were “kind, gracious, and generous in extending a warm welcome.” To the Oklahoma Sooner Family: I’m not able to speak on behalf of everyone from Buckeye Nation but, I personally can’t...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners campaign for Mayfield, Westbrook to win Heisman

    Sooners campaign for Mayfield, Westbrook to win Heisman. NORMAN, Okla. — Quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook have been playing at an elite level in 2016, with Mayfield a finalist for the Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Awards and Westbrook one for the Biletnikoff. Of course, with that, they’ve also thrown themselves into...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Counting Our Blessings

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Counting Our Blessings. Where would the Sooners be without these two this season? After a year as a walk-on at Texas Tech, Baker came to Norman seemingly on a whim after Trevor Knight’s Sugar Bowl performance, and most of us thought the news of his arrival in Norman to be quite...

  • College
    VIDEO: Bedlam Practice Report (Mayfield, Riley, Westbrook)

    Lincoln Riley Baker Mayfield DeDe Westbrook

  • College
    Your too early Bedlam preview

    For the second year in a row, Bedlam will serve as a de facto Big 12 Championship...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Football: Notable Numbers From a Sooner Statement Saturday

    If all you saw was the final score, it would be easy to jump to the conclusion that Sooner quarterback Baker Mayfield had another banner night in leading his team to its eighth conference win without a loss and just a single victory away from a 10th Big 12 championship for OU...

  • Local College Sports
    Two Sooners Finalists for Major Awards

    Two Sooners Finalists for Major Awards. A pair of Oklahoma football players are one of three finalists for three major national college football awards. OU quarterback Baker Mayfield is a finalist for both the Maxwell Award and the Davey O’Brien Award, while receiver Dede Westbrook is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. The Maxwell Award...

  • Local College Sports
    Baker Mayfield Named Maxwell, O’Brien Awards Finalist

    Baker Mayfield Named Maxwell, O'Brien Awards Finalist. Baker Mayfield is one of three finalists for the Maxwell Award, given by the Maxwell Football Club to the outstanding collegiate player of the year, as well as one of three finalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, issued by the Davey O'Brien Foundation. Mayfield ranks...

  • Local College Sports
    Mayfield, Westbrook Finalists for Major Awards

    NORMAN — Two of their sport's most successful players all season, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook were named finalists for major awards Monday and will attend The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 8 in Atlanta, where the winners will be announced. Mayfield is one of three finalists for the Maxwell...

  • Local College Sports
    No. 8 Oklahoma at No. 10 West Virginia: Sooners use fast start to win Big 12 prime-time showdown

    10 West Virginia: Sooners use fast start to win Big 12 prime-time showdown. “I’m just proud of our guys — in a game of this importance — to come in and play and win in a strong way,” OU coach Bob Stoops said. “Obviously it will be good to have a little rest and...

  • Local College Sports
    Cowboys, Sooners humming headed into Bedlam

    Cowboys, Sooners humming headed into Bedlam. “They’re kinda playing like we are,” said Mayfield, who said he watched the Cowboys dismantle TCU on Saturday just before his Sooners did the same to West Virginia. “It’s the right time of the year to play well.” Indeed, with neither having lost since September, the Sooners and...

  • Local College Sports
    Top 25 polls: Sooners and Cowboys crack the top 10 with Bedlam on the horizon

    Top 25 polls: Sooners and Cowboys crack the top 10 with Bedlam on the horizon. Oklahoma is ranked No. 7 in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the Amway Coaches Top 25 Poll, while Oklahoma State is No. OU and OSU both improved to 9-2 overall following impressive road victories. The Bedlam rivals will...

  • OU Football
    Oklahoma Beats West Virginia 56-28, Forces Pivotal Bedlam Game

    The No. 9 Sooners handled business in a wintry Morgantown, beating the Mountaineers 56-28. With Oklahoma State’s...

  • College
    WHITE OUT: Sooners beat West Virginia despite Weather

    As the forecast called for snow to fall upon the field in Morgantown yesterday, the Oklahoma Sooners...

  • Local College Sports
    No. 10 WVU routed by Sooners in Big 12 showdown

    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A marquee matchup turned into a lopsided win for Oklahoma, and the Sooners now only have rival Oklahoma State in the way of back-to-back Big 12 titles. Oklahoma (9-2, 8-0 Big 12, No. “It’s as good as it gets.” West Virginia (8-2, 5-2, No. The Mountaineers entered the game with the...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma football: Sooners travel to face the West Virginia Mountaineers

    Oklahoma football: Sooners travel to face the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Mountaineers have recorded 10 interceptions this season, with cornerback Rasul Douglas leading the way with six. Howard has passed for 2,562 yards and 17 touchdowns this season. Howard threw three interceptions against Texas last week but still managed to lead West Virginia to victory. Advantage:...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma should be on upset alert against West Virginia

    Oklahoma should be on upset alert against West Virginia. Since joining the Big 12 Conference in 2012, West Virginia has beaten every team in the league except Oklahoma. The Sooners (8-2, 7-0 Big 12) defeated the Mountaineers (8-1, 5-1) in each of the past four seasons by an average of 10.5 points, with only...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners embrace what the road offers

    Sooners embrace what the road offers. A run like that, eight games heading into Saturday’s game at No. The Sooners closed their last regular season with back-to-back road wins over top-11 teams. It’ll be fun, and you get excited to go try and play and take a win away from somebody in their own house.”...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners-Mountaineers winner will have slim playoff hope

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) passes against Baylor during the second half of a NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. Oklahoma won 45-24. Mayfield has 21 touchdown passes over the past five games, which is the most by a Sooners quarterback in a five-game span. 2 — Times in...

  • Local College Sports
    The Oklahoma fan’s rooting guide to make the College Football Playoff

    The Sooners took two Ls early in the season to Houston and Ohio State but currently ride a seven-game winning streak. 11 Oklahoma State two weeks from now. 9, Oklahoma would need a little bit of help from college football's trademark Chaos over the final three weeks. 2 Ohio State beats Michigan State No. 9 Oklahoma...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Forecasting the future: 25 picks for the playoff bound Sooners (maybe)

    Some say it may rain, or snow or be really windy this Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va., Some...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners have grown fond of the road

    A run like that, eight games heading into Saturday’s game at No. The Sooners closed their last regular season with back-to-back road wins over top-11 teams. It’ll be fun, and you get excited to go try and play and take a win away from somebody in their own house.” That kind of mentality isn’t...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners duo among 15 Walter Camp Award semifinalists

    Sooners duo among 15 Walter Camp Award semifinalists. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, center, was named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Tuesday. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westbrook are among 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp Award, given annually to the...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Insider: Sooners embrace what the road offers

    OU Insider: Sooners embrace what the road offers. A run like that, eight games heading into Saturday’s game at No. The Sooners closed their last regular season with back-to-back road wins over top-11 teams. It’ll be fun, and you get excited to go try and play and take a win away from somebody in their...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma fans shouldn’t expect the same old results against West Virginia

    Staff Photographer Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) calls out a play in the second half during the Red River Showdown between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park in Dallas Saturday October 8, 2016. Oklahoma Sooners beat Texas Longhorns 45-40. West Virginia, whose body of work really...

  • College
    Despite early losses, Mayfield and Westbrook spark Heisman talks and playoff whispers

    On the first day of October, the Fort Worth sky appeared to be falling on the 2016...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners will be challenged by WVU defensive star Rasul Douglas

    Rasul Douglas has become West Virginia's best defensive player. West Virginia cornerbacks coach Blue Adams isn't hinting at whether he plans to use Douglas to cloak Westbrook on Saturday night when No. 10 West Virginia meets the eighth-ranked Sooners. Oklahoma (8-2, 7-0 Big 12, No. "This Westbrook guy is a good player. Douglas has been a...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Odds, Football Pick

    Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Odds, Football Pick. Oklahoma is 4-0 against West Virginia since the latter joined the Big 12 five years ago, covering the last two meetings with two double-digit wins. Why the Oklahoma Sooners can cover the spread OU remained perfect in conference play and extended its winning streak...

  • Local College Sports
    Mayfield, Sooners’ coast past Baylor 45-24 in big game

    NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield might have played his way back into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Baylor quarterback Seth Russell appears to be lost for the season. 25 Baylor 45-24 on Saturday in a game marred by Russell’s injury. Russell passed for 148 yards and ran for 70 before getting injured, but he threw...

  • Local College Sports
    Lamar Jackson No. 1, followed by Mayfield and Ward Jr. in PFF QB ranking

    1, followed by Mayfield and Ward Jr. in PFF QB ranking. 3 quarterbacks on this list go head-to-head this week, with Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Houston’s Greg Ward Jr. facing off on Thursday night. That game also has major College Football Playoff implications, as the Cardinals remain in the mix to make the final...

  • Local College Sports
    Nation’s top triplets fueling Oklahoma’s return to playoff hunt

    Nation's top triplets fueling Oklahoma's return to playoff hunt. (1:00) NORMAN, Okla. -- In their first trip to West Virginia, four years ago, the Oklahoma Sooners faced one unstoppable set of offensive triplets. “The good news is, there’s only one ball, so only one of them can have it at a time,” West Virginia...

  • Local College Sports
    CFP Top 25: Sooners’ focus remains aimed on West Virginia, not latest rankings

    CFP Top 25: Sooners' focus remains aimed on West Virginia, not latest rankings. The Sooners moved up to No. NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield met reporters wearing a College Football Playoff pullover on Tuesday night. “It’s a situation where you think about it as the same thing as last year,” Mayfield said Tuesday following...

  • Local College Sports
    OU Football: Sooners’ Mayfield among Burlsworth Award finalists

    OU Football: Sooners' Mayfield among Burlsworth Award finalists. SPRINGDALE — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk and Northwestern receiver Austin Carr are this year's finalists for the Burlsworth Award, which honors the top college football player who began his career as a walk-on. Mayfield is the 2015 winner of the award...

  • Local College Sports
    Mayfield Named Burlsworth Trophy Finalist

    Mayfield Named Burlsworth Trophy Finalist. NORMAN — One year after winning the award, Oklahoma redshirt junior quarterback Baker Mayfield was named Tuesday as one of three finalists for the 2016 Burlsworth Trophy, issued by the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club to college football's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on. The trio was...

  • Local College Sports
    Star Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and a teammate did a heartrending gymnastics routine, including Celine Dion

    Star Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and a teammate did a heartrending gymnastics routine, including Celine Dion. It's not news that Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield can chuck a football. But you probably didn't know Mayfield also has quite the aptitude for gymnastics, as he demonstrates in a new video the Sooners put out. Mayfield and former...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: After beating Baylor, do Sooners have championship mettle?

    NORMAN — With Baylor no match for the Oklahoma Sooners this time, the Big 12 Conference championship...

  • College
    Sooners In Driver’s Seat For Big 12 After Win over Iowa State

      Thursday night games are always weird, but Oklahoma took care of business against the Cyclones of...

  • College
    No weather, no upset, no worries if there’s no running backs: 25 predictions on tonight’s OU-ISU game

    When it comes to fixing your defense, it takes practice. It takes discipline. Even takes some luck. And it sure doesn’t hurt to have Kansas and Iowa State back-to-back on the schedule either. Such is life these days for the Sooners, who have proven to be non-contenders against the elite of college...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: 18 hours, 14 TDs, 2 college football games and 1 gloriously epic day

    STILLWATER/NORMAN — It was indiscernible when fear turned to elation. I don’t know exactly when panic became...

  • College
    OU Bashes Cupcake Kansas

    The Jayhawks of Kansas came down to Norman to face the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, and the...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Yes, it was only KU, but Sooner defense shows badly needed improvement

    NORMAN — Yes, we know. It was Kansas. It was just the lowly Jayhawks. But pitiful as...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Home Improvement: Sooners get Kansas to help out around the (defensive) house

    NORMAN, Okla. – The tonic that cures all comes to town for Saturday’s game against the Sooners....

  • College
    VIDEO: Texas Tech Postgame (Mike Stoops, Bob, Riley, Mayfield)

    Mike Stoops Baker Mayfield Bob Stoops Lincoln Riley

  • College
    Mayfield and Mixon Saves Stoops’ Defense in Victory

    1,708 yards, 75 first downs, 124 passing attempts, and 45 minutes of no defense. Those numbers tell...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Mayfield can draw motivation from nothing; how will he react tonight in Lubbock?

    Credit Baker Mayfield for saying all the right things this week. But don’t buy it. Not for...

  • Andrew Gilman
    The week that’s made for Mayfield: 25 predictions on OU-Tech

    Seems like every week in this space, we talk about Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and his motivation,...

  • College
    Will Baker’s Success Topple Kingsbury’s Job?

    Baker Mayfield’s story has been told more times this week than ever before, and for good reason....

  • College
    Charged up for Lubbock

    If there ever was a week made for Baker Mayfield, this is it. A real-life, revenge situation...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: After whipping K-State, seems being Baker Mayfield is a pretty cool deal

    NORMAN — These days, Baker Mayfield is living a decidedly charmed life. The Oklahoma quarterback has a...

  • John Hoover
    Sooners blow out K-State with big passes, bigger defense

    NORMAN — Big 12’s best defense, huh? The Oklahoma Sooners would politely disagree. OU beat Kansas State...

  • College
    What do we know about the Sooners at this point? Not much, maybe

    What a conference start for the Sooners. Tied at the top at 2-0 and sure it sounds...

  • College
    VIDEO: Texas Postgame Press Conference

    Baker Mayfield Mike Stoops Bob Stoops

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: With Perine, Westbrook finally healthy for Sooners, all things are possible

    DALLAS — This Oklahoma team suddenly just looks different. Not different than vintage Oklahoma teams. Not even...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Sooners and Texas should be a ‘record’ breaker

    DALLAS – Earlier this week Texas coach Charlie Strong said when it comes to Oklahoma and Texas...

  • OU Football
    OU/Texas: Behind the mug

    Talking to Bob Stoops after his weekly press conference he reiterated that even after 18 years OU-Texas...

  • College
    MEDIA: Bob, Mike Stoops, Lincoln Riley vs TCU Reaction

    Bob Stoops VIDEO AUDIO Bob Stoops TCU POSTGAME AUDIO Mike Stoops VIDEO AUDIO Mike Stoops Baker Mayfield...

  • College
    OU gets by TCU with a roller coaster win

    Oklahoma traveled down to Fort Worth on Saturday afternoon to face the Horned Frogs of TCU. Coming...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Sooners vs. Horned Frogs: 25 Predictions for This Saturday

    The Sooners are Born Again. Well, either that or the slow crawl toward death begins Saturday.  That’s about...

  • NCAA Football
    Know Your Enemy: Texas Christian Horned Frogs

    Week 4—the week in which most Big 12 teams open conference play—has some pretty big implications. Texas...

  • Local College Sports
    OU football: Baker Mayfield has plenty of motivation against TCU

    NORMAN — The chip on Baker Mayfield’s shoulder is legendary. Every slight — both real and perceived...

  • John Hoover
    PODCAST: Eddie Radosevich of SoonerScoop tells Further Review how losing to Ohio State impacted the Sooners’ big recruiting weekend

    SoonerScoop’s Eddie Radosevich dropped by Further Review with Hoover and Rew this week to break down how...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Why Baker Mayfield’s big-game struggles resurfaced against Ohio State

    NORMAN — So what’s next for Baker Mayfield? Well, TCU, for one, after an open date. Lots...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Sooners are good, just not good enough

    We were fooled. OK, maybe not we, but certainly I was. It’s OK. I’m not too proud...

  • OU Football
    Stoops and Mayfield Ohio St. postgame comments

    Erik Gee got comments from OU quarterback Baker Mayfield and head coach Bob Stoops after the Ohio...

  • John Hoover
    OU-Ohio State notebook: Baker’s rant, fading corners, Mixon’s troubles, Perine’s problems

    NORMAN — After losing 45-24 to Ohio State on Saturday night, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was despondent....

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Like Clemson last year, this OU team wasn’t ready for the likes of Ohio State

    NORMAN — It was the matchup that college football wanted. But it was not the matchup that...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Bulletin Boards and Buckeyes

    It’s OkIahoma and Ohio State – the elite of college football coming together in Norman in what...

  • John Hoover
    PODCAST: With Ohio State in town, Barry Switzer joins Further Review to look back on ’77 and ahead to Saturday

    Barry Switzer visited Further Review with Hoover and Rew on Thursday and discussed Austin Kendall’s “attitude,” Baker...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Just like at OU last year, Tulsa goes to Ohio State ‘with the mindset to win’

    What chance does Tulsa have Saturday against Ohio State? “We’re going up there,” TU coach Philip Montgomery...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Post-Houston, a check of OU’s recruiting rankings tells a sobering story

    NORMAN — With a weekend to digest Oklahoma’s disastrous season opener, listening to Bob Stoops’ postgame quotes...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Baker, Mason and Dane may be the golden age of quarterbacks in Oklahoma

    College football fans in Oklahoma, do you realize how lucky you are? It’s been maybe eight years...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: For 2016 Sooners, physical football needs to happen much earlier

    NORMAN — No more speculation. No more guessing. No more predictions. It’s game week. Football is here....

  • NCAA Football
    OU’s Next Backfield Hero: Rodney Anderson

    The backfield is already loaded, and that’s before you consider the impact Baker Mayfield can have in...

  • College
    VIDEO: OU Media Day Bob, Mike Stoops, Riley, Mayfield, Evans

    Bob Stoops Mike Stoops Lincoln Riley Baker Mayfield Jordan Evans

  • College
    PODCAST: The one and only Phil Steele talks Sooners, Cowboys, Golden Hurricane and Big 12 with Further Review

    College football expert Phil Steele stopped by The Franchise to talk Sooners, Cowboys, Golden Hurricane, Big 12...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Sooners’ 2015 leaders are gone now, but did set a strong example for this year’s team

    DALLAS — When does leadership become important? Really, what is leadership? Where does it come from? At...

  • OU Football
    Best Case/Worst Case for 2016 OU Football

    With a Heisman Hopeful in Baker Mayfield and great runners like Perine and Mixon, there is much hope...

  • John Hoover
    Interview: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield

    Listen to Tuesday’s breakout session with OU quarterback Baker Mayfield during Big 12 Media Day:

  • John Hoover
    Kingsbury: Texas Tech voted for ‘Baker Mayfield Rule’

    DALLAS — Do you believe Kliff Kingsbury? Most of Sooner Nation probably does not. Asked on Monday...

  • NCAA Football
    Preseason All Big-12 Team

    The big 12 media published its preseason All Big-12 team and it features nine Oklahoma Sooners and...

  • John Hoover
    PODCAST: CBS’ Brad Nessler talks college football with Hoover & Rew

    CBS’ Brad Nessler, formerly of ABC and ESPN, stopped by Further Review with Hoover and Rew to...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Sooners coach Bob Stoops on Big 12 championship game: ‘Hey, let’s go’

    TULSA — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops likes the Big 12’s decision last week to add a football...

  • John Hoover
    Baker’s back: Big 12 restores Mayfield’s lost year; QB will be eligible for Sooners’ 2017 season

    LAS COLINAS, Texas — Everyone probably should have learned way back in September not to count out...

  • John Hoover
    “Baker Mayfield Rule” revisited, passes this time

    Baker Mayfield got his year of eligibility back after the Big 12 revisited and revoted on a...

  • John Hoover
    Castiglione says “Baker Mayfield Rule” not dead yet

    LAS COLINAS, Texas — Maybe leadership in the Big 12 Conference got the message. After voting down...

  • John Hoover
    Big 12’s proposed “Baker Mayfield Rule” fails in 5-5 vote

    LAS COLINAS, Texas — Baker Mayfield will not be playing football at Oklahoma in 2017. Unless, of...

  • John Hoover
    VIDEO: Joe Castiglione on why the Big 12 voted down the “Baker Mayfield Rule”

        VIDEO: OU athletic director Joe Castiglione talks about the Big 12 Conference’s decision to not pass...

  • John Hoover
    VIDEO: Watch today’s press conference from Big 12 spring meetings

    VIDEO: Today’s press conference with commissioner Bob Bowlsby and athletic directors chairman Sheahon Zenger from Big 12...

  • College
    Just Like Football

    Pat Forde of Yahoo nailed it in his tweet “Story of Oklahoma’s revenue sports season: semifinal ceiling.” ...

  • Halftime
    Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine for special needs

    The Red Carpet was stretched around the world and landed for the first time in Oklahoma City’s,...

  • College
    Bakers Intramural Sports Days

    Before Baker Mayfield was known as Oklahoma’s Starting quarterback he was breaking the ice with intramural sports....

  • College
    Baker Mayfield Wins Sporting News Player of the Year

    Despite being snubbed for the Heisman, Baker Mayfield is still taking home some hardware. Congrats to Mayfield...

  • College
    Baker Mayfield Wins Burlsworth Award

    On Monday, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Burlsworth award, awarded yearly to the best college football...

  • Halftime
    Let The Heisman Campaign Begin.

    Oklahoma’s big win over Baylor last week has started the Baker Mayfield Heisman Campaign. The University of Oklahoma...

  • College
    OU Blitzes QB Mayfield for the Heisman

      The Baker Mayfield for Heisman campaign is picking up a full head of steam.  Mayfield’s  “Heisman...

  • NCAA Football
    OU’s Defense Leaves More Questions than Answers

     Sports are cruel. Last week we were singing the praises of Mike Stoops and his defense for...

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