All posts tagged "Big 12 Conference"

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    Oklahoma Baseball: Sooners’ Climb in Polls Slowed by Bedlam

    Source: Stormin in Norman Oklahoma baseball has spent over a month defying the experts, and with Big...

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    OSU spring practice: Catching up with the Cowboys after spring break

    Source: OSU Sports Extra BUY THIS IMAGE Oklahoma State running back Jeff Carr runs at the Cowboys’...

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    OU coach Bob Stoops supports Big 12 conference championship game

    Author: Bob Przybylo / Source: Scout.com Bob Przybylo/Scout It’s a guaranteed rematch, but OU coach Bob Stoops is in...

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    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...

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    Win and Return Home: OU Takes on Washington

    Author: Tyler Pigg / Source: OU Athletics CHAMPIONSHIP BASICS Making its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance and 18th straight under...

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    Sooners Fall to Texas, 4-1

    Author: Ann Marcelli / Source: OU Athletics NORMAN – The No. 39. Oklahoma women’s tennis team suffered its second...

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    John E. Hoover: With Brad Underwood’s shocking departure to Illinois, OSU must examine its AD’s ability to do the job

    TULSA — It was fun while it lasted, but the Brad Underwood era is over at Oklahoma...

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    John E. Hoover: Bill Self comments on Brad Underwood’s exit to Illinois

    TULSA — During Saturday’s off-day press conference at the BOK Center, I asked Kansas coach Bill Self,...

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    John E. Hoover: Brad Underwood leaving Oklahoma State for Illinois

    Oklahoma State basketball coach Brad Underwood is leaving Stillwater to take the job at Illinois. Illinois athletic...

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    John E. Hoover: With Rob Lowe, Tyler Self and minds on Sunday, Kansas’ big victory becomes big celebration for Big 12

    TULSA — By the time the final horn sounded on Kansas’ 100-62 NCAA Tournament victory over UC...

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    NCAA Notebook: Self, Shake, Kamari return, Mason unfazed by praise; Motley the monster

    TULSA — Bill Self is back. And by all accounts, that is a good thing. Self grew...

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    John E. Hoover: When NCAA Tournament times get tough, count on Kansas

    TULSA — Whatever innate quality it takes to perform in clutch time, to not panic when things...

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners a Six Seed in NCAA Women’s Tournament

    Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners a Six Seed in NCAA Women’s Tournament. 6 seed in the Oklahoma City Region. They will play the No. 11 seed Gonzaga Bulldogs at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle on Saturday. Gonzaga, OU’s first-round opponent, is 26-6 on the season and, like the Zag men, champions of the West Coast Conference. OU’s streak of...

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    Sooners Set for Virginia Roadtrip

    47 Oklahoma women’s tennis team will hit the road and play back-to-back matches at Old Dominion and VCU this week. The pair of matches will Oklahoma’s first on the road since the Sooners traveled to Arkansas on Feb. 5 in just their second match of the season. In singles play, Oklahoma is led by...

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    OU 17-for-2017: OG starters between Cody Ford, Dru Samia, Ben Powers?

    OU 17-for-2017: OG starters between Cody Ford, Dru Samia, Ben Powers?. Bob Przybylo/Scout The OU 17-for-2017 countdown continues with a look at the interior offensive line. Expectations are high. Questions abound. Yep, it’s time for Oklahoma spring football. The Sooners, coming off an 11-2 season where they won the Big 12 championship and the Sugar Bowl, will...

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    Oklahoma women’s gymnastics: Sooners end regular season undefeated against Bears, head to Big 12 Championship

    Oklahoma women's gymnastics: Sooners end regular season undefeated against Bears, head to Big 12 Championship. The team dominated in event awards with at least one Sooner in each top spot and senior Chayse Capps taking the all-around title with a 39.625. As the away team, the Sooners opened on bars with senior Chayse Capps’s...

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    Big 12 Bracketology Anyone? Cowboys Fate?

    © Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports The Selection Show comes down on Sunday afternoon and the certainties seems to be that Kansas will be a top seed and that Oklahoma State is in, but could wind up nearly anywhere except Tulsa and against nearly anyone except a top seed or a Big 12...

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    Guerin Emig: The Cowboys, already a success story, should cut loose in the NCAA Tournament

    Guerin Emig: The Cowboys, already a success story, should cut loose in the NCAA Tournament. — Oklahoma State wasn’t anywhere near the NCAA Tournament this time last year. Thousands pay attention to college basketball until it’s time to fill out a bracket, skip work and absorb roughly 12 straight hours of the NCAA Tournament...

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    OU 17-for-2017: Will Steven Parker, Jordan Thomas be foundation of secondary?

    USA TODAY Sports OU 17-for-2017 continues asking about the leadership skills of Steven Parker and Jordan Thomas in the secondary. Expectations are high. Questions abound. Yep, it’s time for Oklahoma spring football. The Sooners, coming off an 11-2 season where they won the Big 12 championship and the Sugar Bowl, will no doubt be expected to...

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    Monte Morris’ near triple-double leads Iowa State past Oklahoma State

    Monte Morris’ near triple-double leads Iowa State past Oklahoma State. Bob Cousy, down there is the best point guard in the country,” Prohm said by way of introducing Morris in a media session after the Cyclones defeated Oklahoma State 92-83 in a Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal game. “He’s not going to say it, so...

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    Oklahoma State Cowboys 2017 Spring Football Preview

    Oklahoma State Cowboys 2017 Spring Football Preview. Mike Gundy and the Cowboys will take the spring to focus on finding replacements for departed defenders Among the more surprising stats in college football, Oklahoma State has won at least 10 games in five of the last seven seasons. Replenishing the defensive interior The Cowboys lost...

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    OSU men’s basketball: For Cowboys, NCAA Tournament offers an escape

    Time for something new, something outside the Big 12, for Oklahoma State. Iowa State dumped the Cowboys for a third time Thursday, 92-83 at the Sprint Center, ousting OSU from the Big 12 Tournament in a game that featured a Groundhog Day feel, with the Cyclones again firing in an array of 3-pointers,...

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    OSU basketball: Cowboys lose 92-83 to Iowa State in Big 12 tournament

    OSU basketball: Cowboys lose 92-83 to Iowa State in Big 12 tournament. Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans shoots over Iowa State’s Solomon Young in Thursday’s Big 12 Conference quarterfinal game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Jeffrey Carroll had a different answer: “Transition defense, absolutely.” Mitchell Solomon said OSU had problems rotating: “Help...

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    Four-Star OL Owen Condon is Set to See Some Top College Programs During Spring Break

    Four-Star OL Owen Condon is Set to See Some Top College Programs During Spring Break. Scout 300 offensive lineman Owen Condon will be using his spring break to swing through the Southeast and take a closer look at a few programs in the Southeastern Conference. Owen Condon, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive tackle from Oklahoma...

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    Cowboys to face Cyclones in Big 12 Tournament

    Cowboys to face Cyclones in Big 12 Tournament. Searching for the program’s first Big 12 Tournament victory in three years, the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team will have to avenge a loss from last week. On Thursday, OSU will begin the second day of the 2017 Big 12 Tournament as the No. 4 seed Iowa...

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    OU men’s basketball: Sooners fall, but help is on the way

    OU men's basketball: Sooners fall, but help is on the way. Soon enough, so were the Sooners. A spoonful of Trae Young makes the medicine go down. “I feel like we can be scary good next year,” said James, a sophomore who was a quality sixth man a year ago on the Final Four run...

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    Guerin Emig: Sooners can’t let losing season compromise their winning culture

    Guerin Emig: Sooners can't let losing season compromise their winning culture. The Sooners weren’t going to change the course of their season in Kansas City, though. Should OU fans be worried that all of the work that went into the previous five years, work that raised the profile and changed the culture of this...

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    OSU basketball: Top-ranked Jayhawks hold off Cowboys in thriller

    Oklahoma State’s Jawun Evans drives into Kansas’ Frank Mason III on Saturday during the Cowboys’ 90-85 Big 12 loss to the No. Both teams played great,’ ” OSU coach Brad Underwood said. 1 Jayhawks (28-3, 16-2), never catching up enough because of defense (KU shot 55.2 percent) and rebounding (KU held a 42-30 advantage). In...

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    OSU’s Evans, Carroll, Forte earn All-Big 12 honors

    Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans was named to the All-Big 12 First Team, while Jeffrey Carroll and Phil Forte earned second team and honorable mention honors, respectively, the league announced on Sunday. This marks the first time since 2014 in which the Cowboys had three players named all-conference, and OSU joins Kansas,...

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    OU men’s basketball journal: Sooners enter Big 12 tourney in do-or-die mode

    OU men's basketball journal: Sooners enter Big 12 tourney in do-or-die mode. — Oklahoma enters this week's Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament knowing that its next loss will mark the end of the season. “It's definitely different,” Sooners junior Khadeem Lattin said. “It's a different atmosphere, it's a different environment, but I think that only...

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    Sooners Open Big 12 Championship against TCU

    Sooners Open Big 12 Championship against TCU. Oklahoma (11-19, 5-13 Big 12) opens its week in Kansas City against TCU (17-14, 6-12 Big 12) for the first round of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. OU last faced the same team in back-to-back games when it met Texas A&M in the opening...

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    Joe Castiglione defends the NCAA selection committee

    Joe Castiglione defends the NCAA selection committee. ] My premise: the 10-team Big 12 format is hurting the conference this year in hoops, because NCAA Tournament bubble team Kansas State had an 8-10 conference record, built in part by the Wildcats playing two games each against the league’s four elite teams. Meanwhile, the 15-team...

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    Cowboys Set To Battle Cyclones In Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal

    4 seed Iowa State (20-10, 12-6 Big 12) take the Sprint Center floor. • Three-time Big 12 Player of the Week Jawun Evans is one of just four power conference players nationwide averaging at least 16 points and 6 assists in conference play. • KenPom ranks the Oklahoma State offense No. • Oklahoma State is...

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    Most exciting newcomer: Oklahoma Sooners

    Most exciting newcomer: Oklahoma Sooners. This is not necessarily the best recruit or transfer or the most impactful; rather, it's the guy who demands your attention when he’s on the field. Cornerback Justin Broiles and linebackers Addison Gumbs and Levi Draper have the look of instant impact defenders. Running back Marcelias Sutton and wideout Marquise...

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    Oklahoma State bracketology update: Cowboys enter Big 12 tournament in 7-9 seed range for NCAA

    But the close games at Iowa State Tuesday and at home against Kansas Saturday were a missed opportunity for OSU to cement its place as a top-7 seed. The Cowboys get another shot at Iowa State Thursday in a game that could help OSU make sure it stays off the 8-9 seed line...

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    Cowboys Shatter Points Record with Eight Big 12 Champions

    Collica became the eight wrestler in school history to win four conference titles, while Heil and Boyd claimed their third and Smith, Crutchmer and Weigel each won their second. All 10 OSU starters advanced to Sunday's final round, setting up a dual-like event where the Cowboys were matched up with many of the...

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    OSU Basketball: Evans Headlines 3 Cowboys On All-Big 12 Teams

    OSU Basketball: Evans Headlines 3 Cowboys On All-Big 12 Teams. Jawun Evans dueled senior point guards Monte Morris and Frank Mason III on almost even terms last week. Sunday, Evans joined them on the All-Big 12 First Team, as voted by the conference coaches. Along with Evans, Jeffrey Carroll made the Second Team and Phil...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners fall in the Big 12 tournament after poor shooting performance

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners fall in the Big 12 tournament after poor shooting performance. Coming off one of their worst shooting performances of the season, the Sooners were looking to get back on track against West Virginia. Nothing changed in the second half, as Oklahoma eventually fell to the Lady Mountaineers 82-58, ending their...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners fall to West Virginia in Big 12 Championship

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners fall to West Virginia in Big 12 Championship. West Virginia knocked No. The Sooners (22-9, 13-6 Big 12) fell to the Mountaineers 82-58 inside Chesapeake Energy Arena in the first round. The Sooners had six turnovers in the first quarter and shot just 3-13, 23 percent, from the field. Oklahoma continued to...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners trail West Virginia at the half, 48-24

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners trail West Virginia at the half, 48-24. 19 Oklahoma (22-8, 13-5 Big 12) is trying to win its fifth Big 12 Championship this weekend, but currently trail West Virginia (20-10, 8-10 Big 12) 48-24 at halftime in the first round of the tournament. After finishing the regular season with a...

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    OU men’s basketball: Sooners top TCU in regular season finale

    NORMAN—Kameron McGusty tied a career high with 22 points, leading Oklahoma to a 73-68 win over TCU in the teams’ regular-season finale at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners had struggled to finish off games all season but found a way against the Horned Frogs, making several big defensive stops late to avoid the...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Turnovers plague Sooners in Big 12 Tournament loss

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Turnovers plague Sooners in Big 12 Tournament loss. Manning turned the ball over and West Virginia hit a three pointer. The next thing you know, OU had allowed WVU to score 10 unanswered points and ended the first quarter down 16. Manning said she thought that the Sooners were going to be...

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    VIDEO: TCU @ OU Postgame Press Conference

    OU Head Coach Lon Kruger, Kameron McGusty, Khadeem Lattin, and Kristian Doolittle speak to the media following...

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    Notepad: Sooner men half-good all season

    The Oklahoma men beat TCU 73-68 Saturday inside Lloyd Noble Center to finish its regular season 11-19 and 5-13 in the Big 12 Conference. And, when Dante Buford hit a driving layup to close the first half, putting OU up 33-31, it seemed possible the Horned Frogs had the Sooners right where they...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners are seeking Big 12 Championship run

    19 Oklahoma (22-8, 13-5 Big 12) as it prepares for the Big 12 Championship and the NCAA tournament. This weekend, Oklahoma will begin its postseason in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City for the Big 12 tournament. “I think it’s go time,” Coale said. “This group of seniors understand that this is it, and...

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    Sooners earn win on senior day, rematch vs. TCU in Big 12 tournament

    Sooners earn win on senior day, rematch vs. TCU in Big 12 tournament. USA TODAY Sports OU earned a win on senior night, 73-68, vs. TCU. The Sooners, 11-19 overall and 5-13 in conference play, will rematch the Frogs at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening in the No. OU was up 61-59 heading into the final...

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    Cowboys Dominate First Session at Big 12 Championships

    TULSA, Okla. – The second-ranked Oklahoma State wrestling team made quick work of the first session of the Big 12 Championships Saturday at the BOK Center, with all 10 wrestlers notching bonus-point wins to advance into the event semifinals. The Cowboys combined for five pins, three technical falls and two major decisions to...

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    Big 12 Wrestling: John Smith’s Cowboys are heavy favorites, but a legendary coach is also striving for bigger goals

    Big 12 Wrestling: John Smith’s Cowboys are heavy favorites, but a legendary coach is also striving for bigger goals. STILLWATER — Days before a dual meet against Penn State that attracted more fans than any event in the history of Gallagher-Iba Arena, Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith stood with his hands in...

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    OU women’s basketball: Sooners leaning on ‘fighter’ mentality entering Big 12 Tournament

    OU women’s basketball: Sooners leaning on ‘fighter’ mentality entering Big 12 Tournament. Oklahoma's Peyton Little (10) sets up for a shot giving the Sooners a three-point lead with two seconds remaining during the second half as the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) defeat the Texas Longhorns 74-73 in NCAA, women's college basketball at...

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    Sooners in Tulsa for Big 12 Championship

    Sooners in Tulsa for Big 12 Championship. Oklahoma Probable Lineup (with Big 12 seed) Weight Wrestler Class Record 125 No. 4 Christian Moody RFr. 9 Jacob Rubio RSo. 3 Mike Longo Jr. 16-7 149 No. 18 Oklahoma wrestling teams is set to begin its postseason run this weekend at the Big 12 Championships, held Saturday and Sunday,...

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    OU 17-for-2017: Is this Jeffery Mead’s breakout year?

    OU 17-for-2017: Is this Jeffery Mead's breakout year?. Yep, it’s time for Oklahoma spring football. The page officially turns to 2017, and although things look rosy for OU, there are still plenty of unanswered questions going forward. We’ll take a look at one pressing question each day leading up to OU starting spring practice March...

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    OU 17-for-2017: Caleb Kelly’s potential?

    Bob Przybylo/Scout OU's 17-for-2017 asks is there a ceiling for linebacker Caleb Kelly? The Sooners, coming off an 11-2 season where they won the Big 12 championship and the Sugar Bowl, will no doubt be expected to be in the national championship and playoff hunt once again. The page officially turns to 2017, and...

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    Forte/Cowboys Deal With Sr Night and Kansas

    Head coach Brad Underwood and Oklahoma State seniors Phil Forte and Leyton Hammonds and the rest of the Cowboys prepare to face number one Kansas on Saturday for Senior Night. I don’t know how I am going to be going into that game. Last year his Senior Day would have come against Texas, but...

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    DE Dante Stills talks Big 12, ACC, BIg Ten visits

    Dante Stills (Harvey Levine/SCOUT) Fairmont (W. Va.) High defensive end Dante Stills talks about visits on his schedule. Basketball season is keeping defensive end Dante Stills, the top player in West Virginia, from making junior day visits, but he plans on changing that soon. The Fairmont High standout...

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    Cowboys Aim for Fifth-Straight Big 12 Title

    Returning Big 12 Champs Head coach John Smith returns five reigning Big 12 Champions and six total in Dean Heil, Anthony Collica, Joe Smith, Nolan Boyd, Preston Weigel and Kyle Crutchmer. Boyd and Heil are both hunting their third Big 12 Championship. 1 Dean Heil (OSU) dec. No. 2 Anthony Collica (OSU) 2-1 157: No. 7...

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    Five Sooners Earn All-Big 12 Recognition

    Five Sooners Earn All-Big 12 Recognition. NORMAN, Oklahoma - Five University of Oklahoma women’s basketball players earned recognition as the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Awards were announced Wednesday by the conference office. The redshirt senior finished the regular season second on the team in scoring with 12.4 points a contest and leads the Sooners...

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    Texas Rangers to investigate Baylor handling of sex assaults

    Texas Rangers to investigate Baylor handling of sex assaults. Media: Brandpoint AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top law enforcement agency has opened a preliminary investigation into Baylor University and how it handled reports of sexual and physical assault over several years. A group of state lawmakers had called Tuesday for the Rangers to investigate...

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    Women’s college basketball: A combined six Sooners and Cowgirls earn All-Big 12 honors

    Women's college basketball: A combined six Sooners and Cowgirls earn All-Big 12 honors. Oklahoma State junior forward Kaylee Jensen headlined the group as the only player with first-team honors. Pierre-Louis ranked eighth among league players in scoring (14.1) and rebounding (7.7). Two more Sooners, senior guard Maddie Manning and junior guard Gabbi Ortiz, were given...

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    Four Sooners Headed to NCAA Championships

    The meet, hosted by Texas A&M at Gilliam Indoor Track, opens at noon Friday, March 10, and the final event is scheduled to start Saturday at 6:45 p.m. Pipi and McClain have already added a postseason title to their career résumés with Big 12 titles last weekend in the same events they...

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    OU spring football questions: 17-for-2017

    OU spring football questions: 17-for-2017. USA TODAY Sports One day closer to start of OU spring football, and it's time to start asking the questions to follow coming up for Sooners. Expectations are high. Yep, it’s time for Oklahoma spring football. The Sooners, coming off an 11-2 season where they won the Big 12 championship and...

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    Iowa State Seniors Prove Too Much For OSU

    Oklahoma State’s 5-game road win streak ends in Ames as the Cyclones celebrate their seven seniors, including...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma State bracketology update: Cowboys have opportunity to move this week against 2 ranked teams

    Carroll led the Cowboys with 17 points. Kurt Steiss/for the Tulsa World It’s safe to say Oklahoma State will be in the NCAA Tournament. Two more wins this past week against Kansas State and Texas Tech gave OSU nine in conference play, which seems like a benchmark for an at-large bid. A quick look at...

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Next up for Sooners Is Soon-to-Be-No. 1 Kansas

    1 Kansas. Kansas is the only team in the Big 12 against whom Oklahoma has a losing record all-time. The Sooners are 66-145 against the Jayhawks and have not won in Lawrence since 1993, and that was by three points. The Jayhawks are led by senior point guard Frank Mason, who leads the Big 12...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Poor shooting dooms the Sooners on senior night

    19 Oklahoma (22-7, 13-4, Big 12) struggled on senior night, losing to No. 2 Baylor (28-2, 16-1 Big 12) 103-64. The Lady Bears went on to spoil the Sooners senior night, winning 103-64. Oklahoma struggled offensively, shooting just 13 percent in the first quarter, and 29 percent for the game. That’s not a game that plays...

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    Sooners can’t hold big lead against top-ranked Kansas

    Sooners can't hold big lead against top-ranked Kansas. Kansas’ Josh Jackson (left) battles for a rebound with Oklahoma’s Khadeem Lattin during the Jayhawks’ win Monday in Lawrence, Kan. Orlin Wagner/ Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. — Oklahoma continued its strong fight in road games — leading top-ranked Kansas by a dozen points at one...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners fall to Baylor on senior night, 103-64

    2 Baylor (28-2, 17-1 Big 12) defeated No. 19 Oklahoma (22-8, 13-5 Big 12) 103-64 on Monday night on senior night in Norman. The first quarter was rough for Oklahoma. By the end of the first Baylor was up 18-4 and OU had shot just 13 percent. Back-to-back threes from senior Derica Wyatt and redshirt senior...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners trail No. 2 Baylor 44-22 at the half

    2 Baylor 44-22 at the half. Coming off a win over TCU, No. 19 Oklahoma (22-7, 13-4 Big 12) is looking to finish out the regular season on a high note, but currently trails No. 2 Baylor (27-2, 16-1 Big 12) at half, 44-22. The Lady Bears started the game on a 7-0 run and led...

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    Cowboy Hoops Prepares for Huge Week, ISU 1st

    Oklahoma State head basketball coach Brad Underwood has led the Cowboys to a streak of 10 wins in their last 11 games and five straight road wins in the Big 12. Oklahoma State head basketball coach Brad Underwood said it on Saturday after the 80-63 win over Texas Tech, he said he doesn't...

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    OSU men’s basketball: Underwood has his team rolling, his own star shining

    Well how about those Cowboys — and Underwood — now? •Underwood took over a program that went 12-20 and failed to win a conference road game a year ago. Only one team ever, Maryland's 1985-86 squad, has started 0-6 in league play and rallied to make the Tournament. They play hard. And they've become a really...

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    Cowboy Duo Named Big 12’s Best

    Cowboy Duo Named Big 12’s Best. IRVING, Texas – Oklahoma State picked up its first two Big 12 Conference weekly award winners today as Garrett Benge was named the Big 12 Player of the Week while Travis Wacker earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors. The duo helped lead the Cowboys to three...

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    Cowboys Keep Pushing For Better Seed

    The streak extends to five games as the Cowboys keep rolling through the Big 12 the second...

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    Cowboys Have Reached A New Expectation

    Oklahoma State's expectations continue to increase with postseason play just around the corner following the 10th win in the last 11 games on Saturday. I've been careful from the beginning about expectations for this Oklahoma State basketball team. After 0-6 start to Big 12: I'm hoping for maybe six wins in the conference, which...

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    No. 16 Sooners Close Home Slate with No. 4 Baylor

    16/16 Oklahoma (22-7, 13-4 Big 12) looks for its 11th consecutive home win inside Lloyd Noble Center as the Sooners close the regular season with No. The Sooners, who will be at least the No. The first 1,000 fans will receive a free Oklahoma basketball t-shirt as they enter Lloyd Noble Center. • Against Big...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Manning’s return sparks the Sooners

    16 Oklahoma (21-7, 12-4 Big 12) is looking to gain momentum going into the postseason, and the return of senior Maddie Manning could be the spark they are looking for. After upsetting No. Manning was averaging 12.9 points per game before her injury, and playing some of the best basketball of her career. Senior Peyton...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners defeat TCU 73-64 in final road game

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners defeat TCU 73-64 in final road game. 16 Oklahoma defeated TCU 73-64 on Saturday night in Forth Worth, Texas. The Sooners (22-7, 13-4 Big 12) and the Horned Frogs (12-16, 4-13 Big 12) stayed close throughout the beginning of the game, with OU leading 19-18 at the end of the...

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    Texas Tech at Oklahoma State: Cowboys impress Tech coach with fifth straight victory

    Texas Tech at Oklahoma State: Cowboys impress Tech coach with fifth straight victory. Oklahoma State’s Jeffrey Carroll dunks against Texas Tech on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. Carroll led the Cowboys with 17 points. After his team fell to the Cowboys for the second time this year, this one an 80-63 drubbing in Gallagher-Iba...

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    Cowboys’ 2017 goals exceed trip to Omaha

    Hatch had just completed his redshirt sophomore season for the Oklahoma State baseball team, earning Big 12 Pitcher of the Year honors and guiding the Cowboys to the College World Series semifinals with a 23-inning scoreless streak. He has done so with his players and with a fan base that hadn’t seen its...

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    Sooners know it’s not all about right now

    Sooners know it's not all about right now. NFL coaching great Bill Parcells famously said, “You are what you’re record says you are,” and it’s hard to disagree. Given that, the Oklahoma men are 9-18 and 3-12 in the Big 12 Conference heading into today’s today’s home game against Kansas State. “Next season will come...

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    Sooners focus maintained on Kansas State, not next season

    Sooners focus maintained on Kansas State, not next season. OU (9-18 overall, 3-12 Big 12) only has three regular-season games remaining including Saturday’s 5 p.m. home game against Kansas State. In practice, they’ve done a good job of remaining enthusiastic and working hard. Oklahoma has lost 10 games by six points or less. “Even when we...

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    Must-win and trap games of 2017: Oklahoma Sooners

    Must-win and trap games of 2017: Oklahoma Sooners. Up next: the Oklahoma Sooners. Must-win game: Oct. 28 vs Texas Tech Sandwiched between three monster games against Texas, at Kansas State and at Oklahoma State is the Oct. 28 bout against Texas Tech. And though Oklahoma won't have to face Mahomes next season, Tech will still...

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    How can Texas football beat the Sooners?

    How can Texas football beat the Sooners?. This week we're running a series on the teams capable of dethroning two-time defending Big 12 champ Oklahoma next season. We continue the series with the Texas Longhorns: How the Longhorns can beat OU: For starters, hire one of the two head coaches who beat Oklahoma in...

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    OSU Wrestling: Cowboys Earn Top-Eight Spots In Coaches Poll

    OSU Wrestling: Cowboys Earn Top-Eight Spots In Coaches Poll. The Big 12 will be allocated 39 automatic bids to the NCAA Championships, while all 10 Cowboy starters received rankings in at least one poll. Eight Cowboys earned top-eight spots in the Coaches Panel poll, including Kaid Brock (133, No. 11 at 125 pounds, and redshirt...

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    Four Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

    Four Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors. NORMAN — Four University of Oklahoma men’s basketball student-athletes were named to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the conference announced Thursday. Senior forward C.J. Cole and redshirt freshman forward Matt Freeman earned first-team honors while senior guard Daniel Harper and redshirt sophomore center Jamuni McNeace were selected...

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    OSU Basketball: Underwood returns to alma mater as red-hot Cowboys win again

    The Cowboys won for the ninth time in 10 games and ran their road winning streak to five, improving to 19-9 overall. Now they’ve won five straight conference road games, tying the 2012-13 team for the most in the Big 12 era. • Back in Stillwater, the return of the rowdy continues, too, with...

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    Sooners Ready for Big 12 Indoor Championship

    Those five meets and the results that occurred have laid the foundation leading up to this weekend. “I feel really good about our preparation, experience and health,” says head coach Jim VanHootegem. No one is ever fully healthy, but we have to feel good that we are a relatively healthy team going into this...

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    Is Road-Court Advantage A Thing?

    One of the hottest teams in college basketball pulls out their fifth-straight road win and wins in...

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    Two Sooners Pick Up Awards After OU Records Third-Best Score In School History

    Two Sooners Pick Up Awards After OU Records Third-Best Score In School History. 1 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team to its third-best score in program history, freshman Maggie Nichols and junior Stefani Catour have received weekly accolades from the Big 12. Nichols has been named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Week, while Catour is...

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    Cash Earns Cowboys’ Second Straight Big 12 Weekly Honor

    IRVING, Texas – Oklahoma State tennis' Julian Cash was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. Cash's nomination marks the second straight week that a Cowboy has earned the conference honor after Arjun Kadhe achieved the feat last week. Tuesday's announcement marks the third time that Cash has...

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    Oklahoma men’s basketball: Sooners trail Baylor 36-26 at halftime

    Oklahoma men's basketball: Sooners trail Baylor 36-26 at halftime. Oklahoma (9-17, 3-11 Big 12) struggled through the first half against No. 9 Baylor (22-5, 9-5 Big 12) and trail 36-26. Baylor finished the half with a 19-12 rebounding edge, including seven offensive rebounds that led to 7 second chance points. Through the first 10 minutes of...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys travel to Manhattan a different team than their first meeting with Kansas State

    Think about all that has changed since Oklahoma State last played Kansas State. It was an OSU team that, for all its ability to beat other teams for a half and to play them close, was brutal defensively in crunch time. In the past nine games — eight of them wins — the Cowboys...

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    Sooners Pick Up Two More Big 12 Awards

    Sooners Pick Up Two More Big 12 Awards. - Little Canada, Minn. - Bested her own all-around program record with a huge 39.925 - Scored a 10.0 on beam, her second perfect score on the event and fourth overall - Has earned eight Big 12 awards, the most ever in a single season...

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    A Look At OSU’s Resume

    With four games left until the Big 12 tournament and then the Big Dance, Oklahoma State continues...

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    Women’s college basketball: Oklahoma claims Team of the Week

    Women's college basketball: Oklahoma claims Team of the Week. RELATED: UConn, Mississippi State are 1-2 in latest DI Women’s Basketball Committee reveal The Sooners, 21-6 overall and in sole possession of third place in the Big 12 Conference with a 12-3 record, currently own the league’s longest active winning streak with five straight...

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    Oklahoma State bracketology update: Cowboys continue to rise with two more wins

    Oklahoma State bracketology update: Cowboys continue to rise with two more wins. TYLER DRABEK/For the Tulsa World. After one bump in the road a week-and-a-half ago against Baylor, Oklahoma State is back to being among the hottest teams in the Big 12. The Cowboys won both their games this past week to increase their winning...

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    Jawun Evans Notches Third Big 12 PoW Honor

    Jawun Evans Notches Third Big 12 PoW Honor. USA Today Sports Jawun Evans won his third Big 12 Player of the Week honor on Monday, tying Baylor's Johnathan Motley for the most by any player in the conference this season. Oklahoma State point guard Juwan Evans tied Baylor big man Johnathan Motley as the...

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    Sooners Take on Bears Tuesday in Waco

    Oklahoma (9-17, 3-11 Big 12) heads to Waco for its second-to-last road game of the 2016-17 season. 9/9 Baylor (22-5, 9-5 Big 12) will face the Sooners coming off of back-to-back losses against Texas Tech and Kansas. Offensively, Odomes averaged 1.9 points per game in 2015-16 and is scoring 10.6 points a night in...

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    Underwood Leading Cowboys Into Showdown At K-State

    Underwood's Cowboys have won four straight Big 12 road games, and eight of their last nine games overall. This is the 12th of 13 scheduled appearance on ESPNU for the Cowboys this season. In the final eight minutes of the last two games, Jawun Evans scored a combined 26 points on 11-of-14 (.786) shooting...

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    Oklahoma took advantage of the Texas recruiting powers faltering in 2016

    The Sooners did it on the recruiting trail as well, landing their best-ranked signing class (eighth nationally) since 2008. Bob Stoops & Co. certainly stuck the landing. In fact, Stoops isn’t just the longest-tenured coach in the Big 12 (Bill Snyder’s on his second stint at Kansas State). None of the state’s top-10 players went...

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    What’s Next For Brad Underwood’s Team?

    After one of the worst conference starts in college basketball, OSU mens basketball has become one of...

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    Instacap: Oklahoma State Completes Comeback to Sweep Bedlam Series

    THAT .. was Bedlam. Jawun Evans and Rashard Odomes absolutely burned the house down at Gallagher-Iba Arena, but the Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-9, 7-7 in the Big 12) pulled off an incredible 14-point comeback to stun the last place Oklahoma Sooners, winning 96-92 in Stillwater Saturday night and sweeping the season series against...

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    Sooners fail to capitalize on Bedlam opportunities

    Sooners fail to capitalize on Bedlam opportunities. STILLWATER—Once again, Oklahoma had a late lead. This one saw Oklahoma lose a double-digit lead late in a 96-92 Oklahoma State win in a sold-out Gallagher-Iba Arena. Of those 11 conference losses, four have come by five or fewer points. Oklahoma has been within striking distance late in almost...

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    Sooners serve Texas first Big 12 loss of the season

    19 Sooners almost had the game completely in the bag. All that was left was the official game-ending buzzer to seal No. Texas took a timeout to regroup after Little's 3-pointer, advancing the ball across midcourt for the inbound. No big deal, still 0.6 seconds on the clock. The 6-foot-9 freshman took a deep breath of...

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    No. 19 OU Wins Thriller Over No. 8 Texas, 74-73

    8 Texas, 74-73. The win marks OU's seventh straight at home over the rival Longhorns (21-5, 14-1 Big 12), who entered Saturday's game with the nation's second-longest winning streak at 19 games. 19/19 Oklahoma (20-6, 11-3 Big 12) looks for its fifth straight win and its seventh straight home victory over Texas on Saturday...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners continue to win, despite injuries

    19 Oklahoma (20-6, 11-3 Big 12) has won its last four games, but are facing a red hot team on Saturday against No. With injuries to seniors Maddie Manning and T’ona Edwards, the Sooners have been looking to other players to step up. Manning, arguably Oklahoma’s best player, was averaging 16 points a contest...

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    Pre-NFL Combine Draft Report

    One Oklahoma State senior that should not look down on the fact that he was not invited is safety Jordan Sterns, who has earned a solid reputation on and off the field with NFL scouts and also enhanced that in Mobile, Ala., at the Senior Bowl. He along with fellow Cowboy seniors not...

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    Cowboys Ousted From ITA Indoors By No. 3 Ohio State

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The 11th-seeded Oklahoma State men's tennis team was knocked out of the ITA National Indoor Championship main draw on Saturday, as the Cowboys fell to No. 50 in the nation, were the first to fall on Friday, as the were knocked off by by 25th-ranked Hugo Di Feo and Martin...

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    Bedlam Basketball Looks Like A Sellout

    Bedlam Basketball Looks Like A Sellout. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are expected to play in front of a sold-out crowd inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday night as they go for their first sweep of Bedlam rival Oklahoma since 2004. He has taken orders at a local fast food restaurant. He has moved his weekly call-in...

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    Cowboys Clash with Penn State for National Dual Title

    This much was to be expected heading into the season, as head coach John Smith returned 2016 NCAA Champion at 141 pounds Dean Heil, along with All-Americans Nolan Boyd, Anthony Collica and Joe Smith from an NCAA runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in Madison Square Garden last spring. Turning in their eighth...

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    Big commits at OU, Texas could signal challenge to Kansas’ Big 12 dominance

    Big commits at OU, Texas could signal challenge to Kansas’ Big 12 dominance. Kruger, 64, has been at Oklahoma since 2011. Young selected OU over Kansas and Oklahoma State. Next season, both teams will be led by highly recruited freshmen point guards. Much as Young selecting Oklahoma over KU, Coleman choosing to play for UT instead...

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    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...

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    OU baseball: Key players and key storylines for OU baseball entering the 2017 season

    OU baseball: Key players and key storylines for OU baseball entering the 2017 season. Sooners to watch Oklahoma lost its biggest offensive cog last season — Sheldon Neuse —but returns plenty, especially on the offensive side. The leading returning home run man on the team with eight last season in just 44 games set...

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    OU men’s basketball: Young’s commitment speeds up Sooners’ return to relevance

    OU men's basketball: Young's commitment speeds up Sooners' return to relevance. In a transition year coming off a Final Four season and with a young team, the Sooners pulled off perhaps their biggest victory since last spring's NCAA Tournament on Thursday, when Norman North five-star point guard Trae Young committed to the Sooners. OU...

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    Oklahoma football preview: Sooners 2017 schedule, roster and three things to watch

    Oklahoma football preview: Sooners 2017 schedule, roster and three things to watch. Bob Stoops enters his 19th season with another team that could make a run at the College Football Playoff. The Sooners are ranked No. When is Oklahoma's spring game? 2017 Oklahoma roster Oklahoma's roster will be updated in the spring and summer here. Oklahoma has...

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    OSU Hoops: Cowboys Beat TCU To Win Fourth Consecutive Road Game

    OSU Hoops: Cowboys Beat TCU To Win Fourth Consecutive Road Game. FORT WORTH, Texas - Leyton Hammonds scored 21 points, Jeffrey Carroll added 17 and Oklahoma State continued its Big 12 surge with a 71-68 victory against TCU on Wednesday night. Jawun Evans had 16 points and a career-high 12 assists as the Cowboys...

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    New Jersey ATH Travon King has Big Ten, ACC, AAC, Big 12, SEC schools on him

    Camden (N.J.) Wilson athlete Travon King is making Big Ten, ACC visits, and is adding offers. As Travon King embarks on a midwest tour of five schools in the next few days, much of his comparisons will be with in-state Rutgers. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound King, an intriguing athlete from Camden (N.J.) Wilson, picked up...

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    McNeace’s double-double helps Sooners beat Longhorns 70-66 (Feb 14, 2017)

    Playing for the first time without standout senior guard Jordan Woodard – who suffered a career-ending knee injury in a game three days earlier – Oklahoma hung on to beat Texas 70-66 on Tuesday night. One of those games was at Texas on Jan. 23, in which they blew a five-point lead in...

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    Coach confidential: Favorite Big 12 recruits of 2017

    Coach confidential: Favorite Big 12 recruits of 2017. He can be a big-time defender.” Kansas CB Hasan Defense: "Really under the radar until the last couple of games of the year. Oklahoma RB Kennedy Brooks: “Brooks has been a hammer as a tailback for three years consistently.” Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown: “He's exactly what...

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    Game thread: Texas vs. Oklahoma

    Game thread: Texas vs. Oklahoma. x This video is not available. This video may have expired or is otherwise 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. This video is not available on your platform. The Longhorns (10-15, 4-8 Big...

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    Can Cowboys Get Another Road Win?

    Can Cowboys Get Another Road Win?. Oklahoma State has already won this season at Texas Tech, Oklahoma and West Virginia, but head coach Brad Underwood's road warriors will be looking to add to that list against TCU on Wednesday night. "Last year we would go directly to the hotel, but now we go...

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    OU begins spring practice March 21

    OU begins spring practice March 21. Bob Przybylo/Scout OU returns to the field March 21 for spring practice. It’s a little bit later than last couple of years, but that’s OK. Oklahoma will begin its spring football practice March 21, released by the Big 12 on Tuesday afternoon and confirmed by an OU spokesman. It...

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    D.C. No. 1 RB Mychale Salahuddin has Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Big 12 offers

    Washington (D.C.) Woodson running back Mychale Salahuddin talks recruiting. It is a loaded 2018 class at Washington (D.C.) Woodson as a quartet of prospects seem to add offers daily, and one emerging player is a powerful, smooth running back. He will be at Virginia on Wednesday, Virginia Tech...

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    Sooners Named 2015-16 Best in College Sports

    Sooners Named 2015-16 Best in College Sports. The OU football team became the first of six Oklahoma teams to finish in the final four of their sport when it made the College Football Playoff after earning its ninth Big 12 title. But it was the wild card sports that set the Sooners above the...

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    OU Faces Texas Tuesday at LNC

    Oklahoma (8-16, 2-10 Big 12) opens its week with Texas (10-15, 4-8 Big 12) on Tuesday before heading to Stillwater for the second round of Bedlam on Saturday. Along with McGusty’s 21 points, the two became the first pair of OU freshmen to both score 20 points in the same game since 1976. In...

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    Two Sooners Honored by Big 12

    Two Sooners Honored by Big 12. Big 12 Award Winners Event Specialist of the Week AJ Jackson - Jr. - Belton, Mo. - Contributed a career-high 9.975 on floor in the Perfect 10 Challenge - Added a 9.9 on vault and has now scored at least a 9.9 on vault and floor in five...

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    Cowboy Baseball 2017: The Pitching Staff

    Cowboy Baseball 2017: The Pitching Staff. Oklahoma State opens the 2017 season Friday, and expectations are again high for the Cowboys under fifth-year head coach Josh Holliday. OSU is ranked as high as No. 11 nationally in the preseason polls, and Big 12 Conference coaches picked the Cowboys to finish second in the league standings. OSU's...

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    Oklahoma Women’s Basketball: Sooners Reach 20 Wins for 15th Time in Big 12

    Oklahoma Women’s Basketball: Sooners Reach 20 Wins for 15th Time in Big 12. The Sooner women polished off Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday for the 13th consecutive time and the 24th time in the last 25 meetings between the two schools. This one didn’t come easily, however. For the second straight game, the Lady...

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    Samaje Perine, Dede Westbrook, Charles Walker to represent OU at NFL Combine

    Samaje Perine, Dede Westbrook, Charles Walker to represent OU at NFL Combine. USA TODAY Sports Three former Sooners will be in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine next month. Three former Oklahoma football players will represent the Sooners at next month’s NFL Combine as the official list was released Monday morning. Running back Samaje Perine, wide...

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    Oklahoma State bracketology update: Cowboys are in good position with six games to go

    OSU’s Jawun Evans (1) drives in during a men's college basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Saturday, February 11, 2017. If anything, Oklahoma State’s (16-9, 5-7 Big 12) recent run of success continues to help it rise in terms of seeding. First, here...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: Five takeaways from OSU’s 84-71 win over Texas

    Two things Brad Underwood wants to see? Following the win over Texas, Oklahoma State is now the eighth-best 3-point shooting team in the nation, at a cool 40.8 percent. OSU has actually shot 3s better in Big 12 play than it did in the nonconference. Jeffrey Carroll and Forte are second and third in conference...

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners Struggles Rage on

    A season that clearly has not gone the way Sooner fans would like it, may have gotten even worse in the loss at Iowa State. Senior point guard Jordan Woodard went down on the floor with just under seven minutes to go in the game with what appeared to be an injury to...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners pick up road win against Texas Tech

    19 Oklahoma (20-6,11-3 Big 12) defeated Texas Tech 64-56 on Saturday night for its fourth straight win. The Sooners were again without redshirt senior Maddie Manning, who suffered an MCL sprain against Oklahoma State Feb. 4. At the end of the first quarter senior Gioya Carter was leading the Sooners in scoring with five...

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    Did Lucky Shot Play Role In Win Over Texas?

    Did Lucky Shot Play Role In Win Over Texas?. Davon Dillard's rim-rattling dunk and Jeffrey Carroll's shot-clock beating 3-pointer were among the highlights in Oklahoma State's win over Texas. Despite several run out lay-ups and a few follow slams there were many times the Cowboys struggled with offensive play around the basket and came...

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    Cowboys Use Runs To Derail Longhorns

    Pat Kinnison Oklahoma State struggled to score in the first 10 minutes but came alive with a 20-2 run and never looked back en route to Saturday afternoon's 84-71 victory over Texas inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. Carroll was 7-of-19 shooting and scored 18 points to tie Phil Forte for team-high scoring honors. Davon Dillard (career-high...

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    Game thread: Texas vs. Oklahoma State

    Game thread: Texas vs. Oklahoma State. 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. The Longhorns head to Oklahoma State to take on the Cowboys and finish out the season series on Saturday. Oklahoma State...

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    OSU wrestling overpowers Big 12’s other Cowboys

    OSU wrestling overpowers Big 12's other Cowboys. “I thought it was a good match. Nolan Boyd, who hasn’t lost a match since the Iowa dual Jan. 15, remained on a tear. Not to be outdone, Preston Weigel picked up a trio of four-point near falls, a takedown and a two-point near fall. This was Weigel’s first...

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    Cowboys Overpower Wyoming, 32-3

    After Meredith got on the board with an escape from starting in the down position, Heil struck first with a takedown that was followed by a reversal from Meredith. "He's wrestled me differently every time we've wrestled, which is kind of hard because I like to feel out my wrestler before I...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners thriving after career night from Vionise Pierre-Louis

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners thriving after career night from Vionise Pierre-Louis. Record: 19-6 overall, 10-3 Big 12 Up next: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Texas Tech, FSP Player to Watch Vionise Pierre-Louis Pierre-Louis had the best performance of her career earlier this week in a 90-87 double-overtime win against West Virginia. The center scored 33...

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    Three Pitchers Combine For Shutout of Nebraska

    OU - Knighten 2 1 1 2 2 0 NEB - Perry 3 0 2 0 0 0 Game Notes Oklahoma now trails the all-time series against Nebraska, 44-43, but leads 30-22 since Patty Gasso became OU's coach in 1995 ... OU is 5-2 against the Huskers since NU left the Big...

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    Sliding Sooners succumb under Mountaineer pressure

    Sliding Sooners succumb under Mountaineer pressure. Freshman Jordan Shepherd, who had played in seven of OU's previous 10 Big 12 contests, recorded his best outing of the season. ‒ OU, which committed 12 turnovers in an 89-87 overtime win at West Virginia Jan. 18, had 23 turnovers Wednesday. Jordan Woodard and McGusty posted five apiece...

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    OU Hoops: Sooners Look To End Skid Against Iowa State On Saturday

    OU Hoops: Sooners Look To End Skid Against Iowa State On Saturday. The grueling competition throughout Big 12 play continues for the Oklahoma basketball team when the Sooners travel to Ames for a matchup with the Cyclones on Saturday at 5 p.m. The most baffling thing in 53 yrs has been mysterious play of...

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    John E. Hoover: Once again, Big 12 misses the mark with Baylor ‘penalty’

    The Big 12 Conference finally penalized Baylor on Wednesday. Only, it really didn’t. The headline — “Big...

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    Cowboy Baseball 2017: The Outfielders

    Cowboy Baseball 2017: The Outfielders. Oklahoma State opens the 2017 season next week, and expectations are again high for the Cowboys under fifth-year head coach Josh Holliday. OSU is ranked as high as No. 11 nationally in the preseason polls, and Big 12 Conference coaches picked the Cowboys to finish second in the league standings. Holliday's...

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    SEC, Big Ten, ACC, Big 12 recruiting top players in Washington, D.C.’s 2018 class

    SEC, Big Ten, ACC, Big 12 recruiting top players in Washington, D.C.'s 2018 class. Edward Hendrix is a receiver with a big frame and an impressive early offer list, and one of a group of very talented players in Woodson's 2018 class. Hendrix already holds offers from Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse...

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    Big 12, Pac-12 Programs Among Potential Spring Visits for 2018 Edge Defender Joseph Ossai

    Big 12, Pac-12 Programs Among Potential Spring Visits for 2018 Edge Defender Joseph Ossai. Scout caught up with Ossai at The Opening Houston regional camp, where he said he plans to check out Big 12 and Pac-12 programs this spring. "Man, OU was nice. "I think I'm going back up there in the...

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    Cowboys Host Wyoming, Oklahoma to Close Regular Season

    OSU will face Wyoming Friday night at 7:30 p.m., before returning to host the 17th-ranked Sooners on Sunday at 2 p.m. Watch the Cowboys Fans can catch Friday's dual with Wyoming on FloWrestling. This much was to be expected heading into the season, as head coach John Smith returned 2016 NCAA Champion at...

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    National Title Defense Begins in Mexico

    4 p.m. Friday RV/RV Nebraska 11 a.m. Saturday #13/13 Washington 3:30 p.m. NORMAN - Beginning its 46th season and ranked 1st unanimously in both the NFCA and USA Softball preseason polls, reigning national champion and five-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma opens the 2017 season this weekend at the Puerto Vallarta College...

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    OU first, OSU second in ESPN’s post-signing day Big 12 power rankings

    OU first, OSU second in ESPN's post-signing day Big 12 power rankings. By Jake Trotter ESPN.com Immediately following signing day, Mark Schlabach updated his Way-Too-Early Top 25 for the 2017 season. In concert, we have updated our Way-Too-Early Big 12 Power Rankings for 2017 below: 1. Oklahoma Sooners (previous ranking: 1): The Sooners signed a...

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    Cowboy Baseball 2017: The Infield

    Cowboy Baseball 2017: The Infield. Oklahoma State opens the 2017 season next week, and expectations are again high for the Cowboys under fifth-year head coach Josh Holliday. OSU is ranked as high as No. 11 nationally in the preseason polls, and Big 12 Conference coaches picked the Cowboys to finish second in the league standings. Holliday's...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: What the Cowboys are trying to do has not been done in 31 years

    To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. TYLER DRABEK/For the Tulsa World. There is a reason the prospects for Oklahoma State seemed glum when the Cowboys stumbled to their sixth consecutive loss to start Big 12 play. Until … this March? Oklahoma State could become the first team...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Football: #SoonerSquad17 Proves Bob’s Still Got It

    Oklahoma had six five-star recruits in that class. Oklahoma was on top of the recruiting world. Only a handful of teams — maybe USC, maybe Florida — were recruiting as consistently well as the Sooners. Since 2010, it’s been more or less expected that Bob Stoops would recruit a good-but-not-great class to Norman, coach them...

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    Two Sooners Receive Conference Recognition

    - Austin, Texas - Scored a season-high-matching 9.925 on bars and added a season-best 9.85 on beam in OU's first-place finish against Denver, Nebraska and TWU - Currently ranked in a tie for fifth place nationally on bars Newcomer of the Week Maggie Nichols - Fr. - Little Canada, Minn. - Scored a...

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    Fresh Off Top-10 Road Win, Cowboy Basketball Hosting No. 6 Baylor

    7 West Virginia in a pair of road contests last week, and can now boast a Big 12-best five-game win streak. 7 West Virginia, OSU is 49-117 all-time against AP top-10 teams. The last time OSU played consecutive conference games on the road, won both, and beat a ranked team in the process was...

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    No. 19 OU Welcomes WVU Tuesday Night

    19/22 Oklahoma (18-6, 9-3 Big 12) goes for its ninth straight home win on Tuesday night as the Sooners host West Virginia (16-7, 4-7 Big 12) inside Lloyd Noble Center at 7 p.m. CT. In Big 12 play, the Sooners rank third in scoring and field goal percentage defense, holding their opponents to...

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    Sooners hope to capitalize on pass-rushing with return to 4-3 base defense

    Sooners hope to capitalize on pass-rushing with return to 4-3 base defense. OU ranked 111th nationally in pass defense, with troubles on the defensive line and in the secondary making for a frustrating defensive season despite OU’s Big 12 title and Sugar Bowl victory. “That’s (something) we’ll concentrate on in the spring. With the amount...

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    The Cowboys keep riding

    The Oklahoma State Cowboys put another big win on their resume and increase their win streak to...

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    OSU men’s basketball journal: Cowboys add statement to winning streak, taking down No. 7 West Virginia

    Saturday at West Virginia, the Cowboys added a statement in an 82-75 win over the No. 7 Mountaineers. The Cowboys broke through against an accomplished team, ending a 12-game losing streak to ranked foes in the process. OSU hadn't beaten a ranked team since upsetting No. OSU has now won five straight for the first time...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: OU Lose Back-and-Forth Battle in Lubbock, 77-69

    The Sooners tipped off in Lubbock just minutes after the third Big 12 team (West Virginia) went down at home on a wild Saturday. Here’s how it all played out: Both teams went back and forth through the first five minutes of the game. An and-1 from Rashard Odomes and a Kameron McGusty three...

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    OU men’s basketball: Sooners fall late at Texas Tech

    OU men's basketball: Sooners fall late at Texas Tech. The Sooners once again fell apart late Saturday night as their losing streak stretched to five consecutive games with a 77-69 loss to Texas Tech at United Supermarkets Arena. Oklahoma rallied from a 10-point deficit early to take the lead in the second half and...

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    Oklahoma at Texas Tech: Sooners begin fight to escape last place in the Big 12

    Oklahoma at Texas Tech: Sooners begin fight to escape last place in the Big 12. Oklahoma Coach Lon Kruger calls a play from the sidelines during the Big 12 Bedlam basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Oklahoma Sooners at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. Monday Jan. 30, 2016. TYLER...

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    OSU men’s basketball: Cowboys hope to turn around earlier loss to West Virginia

    OSU men's basketball: Cowboys hope to turn around earlier loss to West Virginia. Brad Underwood still grimaces when reminded of Oklahoma State's earlier 92-75 loss to West Virginia. Before his team's noted defensive adjustment, setting off a four-game winning streak. And just in time for a Mountaineers rematch, Saturday in Morgantown. Are the Cowboys ready this...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys feel like a different team heading into second meeting with West Virginia

    Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys feel like a different team heading into second meeting with West Virginia. TYLER DRABEK/For the Tulsa World. Brad Underwood was on his way home from a recruiting trip when he decided to watch the film of Oklahoma State’s first meeting with West Virginia. “Whoa, didn’t recognize us,” Underwood said. Now, after that...

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    Sooners Hit the Road Against Texas Tech

    First up for the Sooners is a Saturday evening contest with Texas Tech (15-7, 3-6 Big 12) in Lubbock, Texas. • In his most recent outing, McGusty scored a career-high 22 points against Oklahoma State (Jan. 30). McGusty ranks second among all Big 12 freshmen in scoring during conference play with 15.8 points. Should he...

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    Cowboys Put Four-Game Win Streak On Line In Morgantown

    7/12 West Virginia to face a Mountaineers squad that handed them their most lopsided Big 12 loss - a 92-75 defeat to open conference play on Dec. 30. The redshirt junior is only playing 2.4 more minutes per game this year, but boasts a scoring improvement of +9.0 points per game over his...

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    Big 12 Baseball: Cowboys 2nd, Sooners 6th In Preseason Poll

    Big 12 Baseball: Cowboys 2nd, Sooners 6th In Preseason Poll. Oklahoma State was picked second in the Big 12 Coaches Preseason Poll, revealed Thursday by the conference office. Oklahoma, trying to get back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013, was picked sixth in the poll. “Texas Tech returns a good team. I...

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    Sooners Cruise Past KU on Field Trip Day

    Points 52 89 56.3% 81.3% Rebounds 33 42 Assists 10 20 Turnovers 19 18 Blocks 4 13 Steals 14 10 Individual Leaders Category Fan Field Trip Day. Four Sooner starters scored in double figures, led by senior guard Maddie Manning with 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting (3-of-3 from 3-point range). Freshman center Nancy Mulkey blocked a...

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    Three Sooners named to player of the year watch list

    Three Sooners named to player of the year watch list. Oklahoma softball had three players, junior pitcher Paige Parker, sophomore first baseman Shay Knighten and sophomore third baseman Sydney Romero, named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year top 50 watch list. 1 in the preseason poll, are trying to defend their...

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    Jayhawks can’t slow Sooners, 89-52

    Oklahoma (17-6, 8-3 Big 12) not only shot above average in the second meetings between the Jayhawks (7-15, 1-10 Big 12), but connected on a season-high 59.3 percent of its attempts from the field, including a 6-of-14 (46.2) mark from the 3-point line. Her 14 points marks her 12th double-digit scoring performance of...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners dominate first half, lead Kansas 47-28

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners dominate first half, lead Kansas 47-28. As was to be expected, No. 18 Oklahoma (16-6, 7-3 Big 12) handled its business in the first half against Kansas (7-14, 1-9 Big 12) and leads 47-28 at the halftime break. Early on offense, the Sooners were able to get whatever they wanted around...

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    Signing day ’17: Sooners boast loaded recruiting class

    The Big 12 isn't the conference it once was. You can see the dropoff in national titles (none since 2005), top 25 rankings - and yes, recruiting. The blame can be cast in many directions, but you can't place any of it on Oklahoma. Oklahoma has signed strong classes; they're consistently in the top 20...

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    OSU is in position for NCAA Tournament

    Lunardi had OSU as an 11 seed, playing a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio. The other Big 12 teams in Lunardi's field, and their seed, are No. 11 OSU. A team with a high-standing RPI almost always makes the tournament. A team with a low-standing RPI almost never makes the tournament. The Cowboys might not get...

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners’ Decline Hits Big 12 Rock Bottom

    For the first time in seven consecutive games – and the first time since 2004 in Norman – Oklahoma State has won a Bedlam basketball battle over archrival Oklahoma, defeating the Sooners 68-66 on Monday night. Just when it appeared that Oklahoma had secured the victory with a rebound by Kamerom McGusty of...

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    Field Trip Day, Kansas Up Next for the Sooners

    20/20 Oklahoma (15-5, 6-2 Big 12) goes for its eighth straight home win when it hosts Kansas (7-14, 1-9 Big 12) on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. CT at Lloyd Noble Center for Sooner Jr. • During OU's five home Big 12 games, Peyton Little and Maddie Manning are both averaging over 15.0 points...

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    The Sidelines: Jeff Capel discusses filling in for Coach K and Duke’s improved play

    The Sidelines: Jeff Capel discusses filling in for Coach K and Duke’s improved play. My latest bracket includes 11 ACC teams. Were that to hold come Selection Sunday it would tie a record the old Big East set in 2011. The ACC currently has one fewer team (15) than the Big East did that year. Mind...

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    OU No. 1 in NFCA Preseason Poll for First Time

    Team Year Oklahoma 2017 Arizona State 2012 Washington 2010 Arizona 1998 Previously, OU’s best preseason ranking was No. 1 in the preseason poll. Oklahoma received all 32 first-place votes to join Arizona State in 2012, Washington in 2010 and Arizona in 1998 as the only teams to earn the distinction. Oklahoma is one of four...

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    OSU has put itself in position for the NCAA Tournament

    Lunardi had OSU as an 11 seed, playing a First Four game in Dayton, Ohio. The other Big 12 teams in Lunardi’s field, and their seed, are No. 11 OSU. A team with a high-standing RPI almost always makes the tournament. A team with a low-standing RPI almost never makes the tournament. But among those five games...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: Five takeaways from OSU’s 99-71 win over Arkansas

    This offense keeps getting better Oklahoma State averaged 1.41 points per possession Saturday. “Jawun Evans I thought maybe played one of his best games of the year, just from controlling the game,” OSU coach Brad Underwood said. But when the point guard is going good, rebounding can be a part of his game. Some proof...

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    Oklahoma shattered one of its Big 12 football trophies while moving it

    Oklahoma shattered one of its Big 12 football trophies while moving it. The following photo simply proves that the Oklahoma Sooners have won too many Big 12 Conference football championships. Good News: We have 9 others.#BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/TeXnur0RTn — Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) January 28, 2017 Here is a closer look at what the trophy looks...

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    No. 20 Sooners Fall at No. 2 Baylor

    .667 .800 Rebounds 55 44 Assists 27 9 Turnovers 13 17 Blocks 8 2 Steals 9 6 Individual Leaders Category The Sooners were the first team to lead Baylor (21-1, 10-0 Big 12) after the opening frame since the Lady Bears faced Connecticut earlier this season. The Lady Bears finished with a .500 field...

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    As Sooners have struggled, Cowboys have found their game

    As Sooners have struggled, Cowboys have found their game. Tonight, it’s the first of the regular season's two Bedlam contests, when the Cowboys visit Lloyd Noble Center. “I thought Florida did great … They’re a really good team. After playing at least 34 minutes in three straight games, he played 27 and scored eight points...

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    OU women’s basketball: No. 2-ranked Baylor crushes No. 20 Sooners

    OU women's basketball: No. 2-ranked Baylor crushes No. 20 Sooners. WACO, TEXAS — Alexis Jones had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and No. 2-ranked Baylor beat No. 20 Oklahoma 92-58 on Sunday in Big 12 women's basketball. Jones joined former center Brittney Griner as the only Bears player to record a triple-double. Oklahoma (16-6, 7-3) got 15...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys’ recent run of success goes up against long streak of futility at Norman Monday

    Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys' recent run of success goes up against long streak of futility at Norman Monday. But never a team that could pull off a win in Norman. The last Cowboys team to win on OU’s home court — in a 65-52 romp on Feb. 16, 2004 — eventually went to the...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners give up 15-0 run, trail No. 2 Baylor at the half

    2 Baylor at the half. Facing one of the best teams in the country, No. 20 Oklahoma (16-5, 7-2 Big 12) is currently trailing No. 2 Baylor (20-1, 9-0 Big 12) at halftime, 45-32. Baylor then started the second quarter on a 15-0 run, giving them a 45-32 lead at the half. As a team, Oklahoma struggled...

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    Sooners Host Bedlam Showdown on Monday

    For the 232nd time, Oklahoma (8-12, 2-6 Big 12) and Oklahoma State (13-8, 2-6 Big 12) will meet on the hardwood for Bedlam basketball. • Freshman guard Kameron McGusty has scored at least nine points in every Big 12 game and has registerd double figures in the past eight outings. His January resume includes...

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    Sooners take care of business, Longhorns hope to finish strong with signing day approaching

    Sooners take care of business, Longhorns hope to finish strong with signing day approaching. Oklahoma will have the conference's best class. And the drain of top Texas talent away from the Big 12 continues, with the top seven committed state recruits in the 247Sports composite headed outside of the conference. Oklahoma is seventh in the...

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    Cowboys Bring Three-Game Win Streak Into Bedlam Showdown

    Game Center Opponent: Oklahoma (8-12, 2-6 Big 12 Big 12) Date/Tipoff: Jan. 30, 2017 / 8 p.m. Central Series: OU leads 136-95 • In Norman: OU leads 83-26 Tickets: SoonerSports.com TV: ESPN (Bob Wischusen & Fran Fraschilla) Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker & John Holcomb) Satellite Radio: Sirius 84, XM 84...

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    Baylor Lady Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners – Preview and Game Thread

    2 ranked Baylor Lady Bears take on the No. 20 ranked Oklahoma Sooners in top 25 NCAA women’s basketball. Today's game features two of the nation's best shot-blocking teams, yet the shot blocking desparity between the two is as great as Baylor’s NCAA leading scoring margin of 39.9 points per game. That victory interrupted a...

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    Gators bite Sooners in Big 12-SEC Challenge

    Gators bite Sooners in Big 12-SEC Challenge. NORMAN — Florida coach Mike White has the utmost respect for Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger. 25 Florida beat Oklahoma 84-52 in the Big 12-SEC Challenge. “To come to Oklahoma and beat a Lon Kruger team by one point would have felt great.” Hayes’ previous career high was 14...

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    Phil Forte becomes first Cowboy with 300 3-pointers as OSU rolls past Arkansas

    Phil Forte becomes first Cowboy with 300 3-pointers as OSU rolls past Arkansas. Oklahoma State’s Phil Forte drives into Arkansas defenders during a Big 12/SEC Challenge game in Stillwater on Saturday. TYLER DRABEK/For the Tulsa World STILLWATER — As he turned his head to sprint back on defense after becoming the first Oklahoma State...

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    Oops! Oklahoma broke one of its many Big 12 championship trophies

    Oops! Oklahoma broke one of its many Big 12 championship trophies. After the win, the Sooners were awarded the Big 12 title trophy, which features a glass bowl with each conference team’s logo etched in it. It’s been a few months since the Sooners won and took home this hardware, and unfortunately we learned that...

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    Big 12 trophy falls, breaks during move for Sooners

    Big 12 trophy falls, breaks during move for Sooners. One of Oklahoma's Big 12 championship trophies did not make it to the other side of the street. With their south end zone football facility still under construction, the Sooners have been shuttling their championship hardware back and forth from their temporary facility to the...

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    Sooners down one Big 12 Championship trophy

    Sooners down one Big 12 Championship trophy. There's one fewer Big 12 championship trophy in Norman. Saturday afternoon, offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley tweeted the groundbreaking news that one of Oklahoma's 10 glass Big 12 championship trophies had shattered after falling off a hand truck. Bad News: The Big 12 Championship Trophy was broken today. Good News:...

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    Gallagher-Iba Arena is rocking again

    The shots are starting to fall for Oklahoma State basketball. In front of a sellout crowd on...

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    Chomped: Sooners crushed by Gators in Big 12/SEC challenge loss

    Chomped: Sooners crushed by Gators in Big 12/SEC challenge loss. OU had its worst shooting performance of the season, going 18 of 65 from the field, 27.7 percent. All-around it was a dreadful offensive outing and coach Lon Kruger can't have it become a trend as OU returns to Big 12 play Monday, hosting...

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    OSU men’s basketball: Cowboys rout Razorbacks 99-71

    STILLWATER – Oklahoma State romped to a big early lead Saturday, then continued on to a rout of Arkansas, 99-71, at a sold-out Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys scored the game’s first nine points and never trailed, winning their third straight in a Big 12/SEC Challenge matchup between one-time rivals. Forte entered the game three...

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    OU Hoops: Sooners Struggle Offensively In Blowout Loss To No. 25 Florida

    25 Florida. Norman - Jordan Woodard failed to score a point as Oklahoma dropped its third consecutive game on Saturday with an 84-52 loss to No. 25 Florida inside the Lloyd Noble Center. OU struggled offensively throughout most of the game and shot only 28.1 percent from the field with only four assists as the...

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    OU Florida: Post Game Press Conference: Raw Audio

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    Florida crushes Sooners in SEC/Big 12 Challenge game

    Florida crushes Sooners in SEC/Big 12 Challenge game. NORMAN – Oklahoma couldn’t keep pace with No. 25 Florida on Saturday afternoon, as the Gators captured an 84-52 victory over the Sooners in an SEC/Big 12 Challenge game. It was the Sooners’ third consecutive loss and most lopsided defeat this season. Oklahoma (8-12) was paced Rashard Odomes’...

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    Oklahoma men’s basketball: Sooners trail Florida 43-28 at halftime

    Oklahoma men's basketball: Sooners trail Florida 43-28 at halftime. The first half of the Big 12/SEC Challenge against No. 25 Florida was a struggle offensively as the Sooners trail the Gators 43-28 at the break. Oklahoma shot just 24 percent in the first half (hitting only eight of its 33 looks) and failed to connect...

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    No. 20 OU Travels to No. 2 Baylor on Sunday

    2/2 Baylor (20-1, 9-0 Big 12) as the Sooners travel to Waco, Texas, Sunday to face the Lady Bears. The Sooners are 1-2 against ranked opponents so far this season. 20/20 Oklahoma won its seventh straight home game with a 78-63 victory over Iowa State Wednesday. The Sooners hit 10 3-pointers against Iowa State, their...

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    Preview: Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

    The Hogs come into Stillwater on a four-game winning streak, and a win Saturday would give Arkansas their best start to a season in almost 20 years. OSU is has won two in a row in Big 12 play and a victory over Arkansas would give the Cowboys their best win of the...

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    After recent losses, topping Gators would sure suit Sooners

    After recent losses, topping Gators would sure suit Sooners. It doesn’t get any easier for coach Lon Kruger’s Sooner men. Four games ago they finally got on the Big 12 board, taking care of Texas Tech at Lloyd Noble Center. Next, they stunned then-No. Instead, Iowa State came to Norman and prevailed in double overtime and,...

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    Sooners Down Iowa State, 30-12, in Ames

    OU vs. Iowa State Final Results 125 Christian Moody (OU) dec. Kyle Larson (ISU), 5-3 133 No. 12 Earl Hall (ISU) dec. Trae Blackwell (OU), 4-0 141 Mike Longo (OU) tech. 13 Clark Glass (OU dec. Colston DiBlasi (ISU), 5-4 165 No. 10 Lelund Weatherspoon (ISU) fall Matt Reed (OU), 4:48 184 Carson Powell (ISU)...

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    This week in Oklahoma State basketball: Three storylines and five numbers to know

    This week in Oklahoma State basketball: Three storylines and five numbers to know. I love games against well-coached, hard-playing teams and I think they make you better.” Defensive adjustment The difference in defense in OSU’s two wins compared to its six losses is drastic. In the six losses, OSU allowed 85.7 points per game...

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    This week in Oklahoma basketball: Sooners try to rebound from two disappointing losses and other storylines

    This week in Oklahoma basketball: Sooners try to rebound from two disappointing losses and other storylines. Two close losses spoiled the momentum and now the team is desperate for a victory entering Saturday’s SEC/Big 12 Challenge game against Florida. “It might almost be better to have a young team because they bounce back with...

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    UA vs. Oklahoma State — two improving teams

    UA vs. Oklahoma State — two improving teams. Given Oklahoma State’s nonconference slate included neutral site victories against UConn and Georgetown, victories at Tulsa and at Wichita State and a 1-point loss at then No. 11 West Virginia plus always tough Kansas State and Iowa State, the Cowboys’ bad record never was that bad,...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners defeat Iowa State 78-63

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners defeat Iowa State 78-63. Oklahoma (16-5, 7-2 Big 12) defeated Iowa State 78-63 on Wednesday night in Norman. Manning led the Sooners with 21 points while Little followed with 16, Pierre-Louis with 15 and Ortiz with 14. The Sooners started out the game 0-5 from the three point line, but ended...

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    Cowboys set for time away from Stillwater

    Cowboys set for time away from Stillwater. Cowboy fans won’t be able to watch Oklahoma State wrestling in Stillwater for a while. 1 OSU starts a two-weekend road trip Friday that features four duals. During the Cowboys’ three-dual road trip, they wrestled only one dual a week. Sometimes it’s not a disadvantage; it can be an...

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    Men’s Oklahoma Basketball Is Down This Season, But Against Serious Competition

    Men’s Oklahoma Basketball Is Down This Season, But Against Serious Competition. It has not been a good season for men’s Oklahoma basketball record wise, but the level of the competition the Sooners have gone up against has been as good as any team in the country. The Sooners are 8-11 overall and 2-6 in...

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    Sooners Set for Contest at Iowa State

    2017 Record 3-0-0 3-1-0 2017 Ranking No. 1 Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team competes in its second straight Big 12 road meet this weekend, facing Iowa State at 6:30 p.m. CT on Friday in Ames, Iowa. OU has posted the highest road average in the nation in each of the last three seasons. Freshman Maggie Nichols...

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Sooners Gashed by Horns in Hoops at Texas

    In a game featuring the two youngest teams in the Big 12, the Texas youngsters played just a little better than the Oklahoma basketball newcomers as the Longhorns outlasted the Sooners 84-83 to take round one in this season’s basketball edition of the Red River Showdown. Two huge three-point shots by Texas with...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners lead Iowa State 38-28 at the half

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners lead Iowa State 38-28 at the half. Coming off a big win over rival Oklahoma State, the Sooners are looking to stick to their winning ways against Iowa State, and lead the Cyclones at the half 38-28. 20 Oklahoma (15-5, 6-2 Big 12) is 10-1 at the Lloyd Noble Center...

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    Help is on the way: Oklahoma Sooners

    Help is on the way: Oklahoma Sooners. With signing day just around the corner, we've been breaking down where Big 12 teams have the biggest positional need on their rosters -- and how those Big 12 teams are addressing that need in recruiting. We continue this series with the Oklahoma Sooners: Position of need:...

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    Doolittle and McGusty shine bright at Texas, but Sooners’ late-game issues remain

    AUSTIN, Texas — With less than 11 seconds to go against Texas Monday night, Oklahoma guard Kameron McGusty seemed unlikely to be open for an inbound pass The Sooners had a two-point lead. Texas might lose, but Woodard wasn’t going to beat it. If he makes those two free throws, this season’s first edition...

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    No. 20 Sooners Clash with Iowa State Wednesday

    20/20 Oklahoma (15-5, 6-2 Big 12) goes for its sixth straight home win when it hosts Iowa State (11-8, 2-6 Big 12) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners, who rallied in the fourth quarter for a 68-62 victory over Oklahoma State on Sunday, are 10-1 at home...

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    No. 21 Oklahoma State vs. Southeastern Louisiana: Cowboys blow out FCS foe; Sanders scores first OSU TD

    21 Oklahoma State vs. Southeastern Louisiana: Cowboys blow out FCS foe; Sanders scores first OSU TD. 21 Oklahoma State vs. Southeastern Louisiana observations: Mason Rudolph shows off athletic side No. 21 Oklahoma State vs. Southeastern Louisiana game pulse: Jhajuan Seales is the player of the game No. They also showed glimpses of a rebuilt offensive...

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    Seven Big 12, two AAC teams in ESPN’s latest Bracketology

    Seven Big 12, two AAC teams in ESPN's latest Bracketology. From Staff Reports The Big 12 is projected to have seven bids in this year's NCAA men's basketball postseason tournament, including the two 1-seeds at Tulsa's first two rounds. Baylor and Kansas are once again projected to be the top teams coming to Tulsa...

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    Sooners fall to Longhorns at the buzzer

    “Once I shot it, I knew it felt good,” said Jones, who scored 16 points and went 3 for 3 from 3-point range. Just two days earlier, OU let a six-point lead evaporate in the final two minutes of the first overtime of Saturday’s 92-87 double-overtime loss to Iowa State. Monday, OU lead by...

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    OSU basketball: Evans’ big night leads Cowboys past TCU

    OSU basketball: Evans' big night leads Cowboys past TCU. Oklahoma State’s Davon Dillard throws down a big game-ending dunk during a Big 12 matchup between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Jan. 23, 2017. The Oklahoma State point guard brought the...

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    TCU at Oklahoma State notebook: Dillard gives Cowboys a spark off the bench

    TCU at Oklahoma State notebook: Dillard gives Cowboys a spark off the bench. Oklahoma State's Davon Dillard shoots a layup during a Big 12 matchup between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Wednesday Jan. 23, 2017. TYLER DRABEK/For the Tulsa World. Dillard, a...

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    Big Road Score Keeps Sooners at No. 1

    Big Road Score Keeps Sooners at No. Oklahoma Team Rankings Ranking Score Overall 1 197.900 Vault 2 49.475 Bars 1 49.433 Beam 1 49.433 Floor 1 49.558 Individual Rankings Gymnast Event Rank Score Chayse Capps As a team, OU is ranked in first place on bars (49.433 average), beam (49.433) and floor (49.558) and...

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    Manning leads Sooners’ 2nd half comeback to beat Oklahoma State, 68-62

    Manning leads Sooners' 2nd half comeback to beat Oklahoma State, 68-62. The senior guard scored 11 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and No. 20 Oklahoma rallied for a 68-62 win over Oklahoma State on Sunday in the 100th women's basketball game between the Bedlam rivals. Oklahoma was within 21-19 after Ortiz's basket...

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    Sooners try to bounce back at Texas after exhausting two-game stretch

    Sooners try to bounce back at Texas after exhausting two-game stretch. We'd play three games a day. It won't be too bad.” It’s not uncommon for AAU teams to play three games in a day during those summer tournaments. The Sooners had a six-point lead with a little less than 2 minutes to play. It was...

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    No. 20 OU Rallies for Bedlam Win, 68-62

    Stat Comparison Category Points 62 68 62.5% 80.0% Rebounds 39 31 Assists 14 9 Turnovers 21 9 Blocks 2 6 Steals 3 9 Individual Leaders Category Points Jensen - 18 Manning - 20 Rebounds Holt - 12 Pierre-Louis - 6 Assists Loecker - 6 Three players - 3 Steals Three players - 1 Edwards -...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners trail 31-22 at halftime in Bedlam

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners trail 31-22 at halftime in Bedlam. After falling to Texas last week, the Sooners looked to bounce back against in-state rival Oklahoma State, but currently trail at halftime 31-22. 20 Oklahoma (14-5, 5-2 Big 12) is trying to get back to its winning ways today, but are facing a tough...

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    Cowboys Hosting Horned Frogs After Key Road Victory

    Underwood's .820 career win percentage is also tied for the eighth best ever for a fourth-year head coach. Forte is averaging 15.9 points per conference game, which ranks eighth in the league. • Jeffrey Carroll has scored at least 21 points in each of his last four games, including a career-high 25 points at...

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    Oklahoma women’s gymnastics: Sooners continue season winning streak against West Virginia

    1 Sooners took to the road for first time this season and pulled out a win over Big 12 opponent West Virginia 197.925-195.550, according to a report by SoonerSports. Freshman Maggie Nichols scored a perfect 10 on vault with her Yurchenko 1 ½ and held the highest score on each event. She also set...

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Overcoming Adversity Is Enemy of Good for Young Sooners

    It’s been a frustrating season so far for Oklahoma basketball fans. The OU men, however, have slipped to 8-10 overall and 2-5 in Big 12 action after failing to hold on to leads in both halves and in overtime against Iowa State on Saturday. Head coach Lon Kruger, who is just three wins away...

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    Bonus Points Push Sooners to Big Win Over WVU

    Bonus Points Push Sooners to Big Win Over WVU. OU vs. West Virginia Final Results 125 Christian Moody (OU) fall Devin Brown (WVU), 6:13 133 Cory Stainbrook (WVU) dec. Jacob Rubio (OU), 4-2 141 Mike Longo (OU) dec. Joe Wheeling (WVU), 7-2 149 No. 8 Dylan Cottrell (WVU), 8-5 174 Matt Reed (OU) tech. Brown...

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    Nichols’ Record Night Fuels Sooners

    Nichols' Record Night Fuels Sooners. Team Scores Vault Bars Beam Floor 48.950 48.800 48.600 49.200 Event Winners Event Gymnast Score Vault Maggie Nichols (OU) 10.0 Bars Maggie Nichols (OU) 9.925 Beam Maggie Nichols (OU) 9.975 Floor Maggie Nichols (OU) 9.975 Maggie Nichols (OU) 39.875 OU Team Highs Event Gymnast Score Vault Maggie Nichols 10.0 Bars...

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    OU Iowa State: Post Game Press Conference: Raw Audio

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    Bedlam Returns to Norman on Sunday

    20/20 Oklahoma (14-5, 5-2 Big 12) faces in-state rival Oklahoma State (12-5, 2-4 Big 12) for the 100th all-time meeting on Sunday at 2 p.m. CT inside Lloyd Noble Center. • Sunday's matchup marks the 100th all-time meeting between Bedlam rivals Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Last season, the Cowgirls, defeated OU, 71-69, to snap...

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    This week in Oklahoma basketball: Sooners soaring with confidence heading into Iowa State contest

    Oklahoma’s Kameron McGusty shoots pat Texas Tech’s Anthony Livingston as the OU men defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders 84-75 in NCAA, college basketball at The Lloyd Noble Center on Jan. 14, 2017 in Norman, Okla. STEVE SISNEY/The Oklahoman World Sports Writer Oklahoma men’s basketball extra 12-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12 Conference...

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    Sooners growing more confident in Big 12 slate

    Sooners growing more confident in Big 12 slate. NORMAN - You could tell Wednesday's 89-87 overtime victory over No. "I don't think we've had a chance to soak it in yet, but it (the win over West Virginia) was huge for us going forward," point guard Jordan Woodard said. Woodard scored 20 points against...

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    OU Returns Home for Contest with Iowa State

    7/8 West Virginia, Oklahoma (8-9, 2-4 Big 12) plays three of its next four games inside Lloyd Noble Center. He is third in the Big 12 in scoring with 17.7 points per game. His January resume includes a career-high 20 points against Kansas State (Jan. 7) and a 17-point performance at West Virginia (Jan....

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    Cowboy Basketball Headed West Seeking Big 12 Win

    Carroll is the Big 12's only player ranked inside the league's top seven in scoring (4th, 17.2 ppg), rebounding (7th, 7.1 rpg) and field goal percentage (5th, .584), and he has scored 20 points or more eight times this season, including the last three games. Currently, Underwood's .818 career win percentage is tied...

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    Focusing on Progress

    “Those spontaneous celebrations, it’s hard to put a value on those,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. The venture to Morgantown is the longest road trip in Big 12 Conference play for OU athletics every season (1,137 miles one-way), and it can seem considerably longer after a loss. The Sooners now own a 9-4 series...

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    Sooners Travel to WVU for First Road Meet

    Oklahoma 2017 Record 2-0-0 1-1-0 2017 Ranking No. Freshman Maggie Nichols and senior Chayse Capps have competed all-around in both of OU’s meets, while senior Charity Jones (VT, BB, FX) and sophomore Brenna Dowell (VT, UB, FX) appeared on three events. The Sooners finished 2016 with a scoring average of 197.576 and a record of...

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    Sooners’ momentum continues to grow

    NORMAN — You could tell Wednesday’s 89-87 overtime victory over No. The smile was still there, though. “I don’t think we’ve had a chance to soak it in yet, but it (the win over West Virginia) was huge for us going forward,” point guard Jordan Woodard said. Woodard scored 20 points against the Mountaineers with...

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    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...

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    OSU basketball: Kansas State keeps Cowboys winless in conference play

    OSU basketball: Kansas State keeps Cowboys winless in conference play. STILLWATER — Through much of this early Big 12 Conference schedule, Oklahoma State faded late on the defensive end in losses. K-State attacked from the outset, shot 56.3 percent from the floor and scored 48 points in the paint to hand OSU yet another...

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    GFOMS Garners High Marks in Experience Ranking

    NORMAN — Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium was recognized this week by Scout.com's Stadium Journey website as one of the best stadium experiences in the United States and Canada for 2016. The University of Oklahoma's football stadium ranks No. 51 on the list of the 100 best athletics venues (the site reviewed a...

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    Oklahoma men’s basketball: Sooners top West Virginia 89-87 in overtime thriller

    In an exciting and back-and-forth game, Oklahoma (8-9, 2-4 Big 12) topped No. 7 West Virginia (15-3, 4-2 Big 12) 89-87 in Morgantown, West Virginia, for its second straight conference win. Oklahoma led 37-34 at the halftime break, a lead it stretched to 40-35 in the early stages of the second half, but then...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners give up late run, fall 86-68 to Texas

    Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners give up late run, fall 86-68 to Texas. After beating Texas Tech on Saturday, the Sooners lost their second Big 12 game of the season to their rival Texas, 86-68. 20 Oklahoma (14-5, 5-2 Big 12) traveled to Austin, Texas, Tuesday night to face one of its biggest rivals, No. 12...

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    Kansas State has its way with Oklahoma State inside, wins 96-88

    Kansas State has its way with Oklahoma State inside, wins 96-88. Johnson closes in during the Wildcats’ 96-88 win over the Cowboys on Wednesday at Gallagher Iba Arena in Stillwater. At the other end, though, Kansas State had a layup line. The Wildcats, like almost every team Oklahoma State has faced lately, got everything they...

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    Softball Team Signing Autographs Sunday

    Softball Team Signing Autographs Sunday. NORMAN – Fans will have the opportunity to meet the defending national champion University of Oklahoma softball team this Sunday afternoon as the squad will be signing autographs prior to the women’s basketball game against Oklahoma State. The five-time defending Big 12 champions and three-time national champions will be...

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    EDITORIAL: Even with slow start, Kruger, Sooners deserve support, trust

    The OU men’s basketball team has struggled this year with a 7-9 record, a 1-4 conference record and a seven-game losing streak they snapped last Saturday against Texas Tech. The Big 12 conference features three teams in the top 10, so the rest of the schedule isn’t going to get any easier. Losing a...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Preview and Game Thread

    Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Preview and Game Thread. West Virginia looks to threaten the decade-long reign KU has held over the conference, as OU hopes for its biggest win of the season. The game that really put West Virginia in the spotlight defensively was their 89-68 dominant route of the then-No. West...

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    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...

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    OU Women: Sooners Fall To No. 12 Texas In Austin

    OU Women: Sooners Fall To No. 12 Texas In Austin. Joyner Holmes scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, and Ariel Atkins poured in 19 points before fouling out and twelfth-ranked Texas defeated No. 20 Oklahoma 86-68 in a Big 12 Conference showdown Tuesday night. A Lashann Higgs layup sparked a 10-2 run as the Longhorns (13-4,...

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    No. 20 Sooners Fall at No. 12 Texas Tuesday Night

    12 Texas Tuesday Night. Points 86 68 .619 .947 Rebounds 45 33 Assists 17 10 Turnovers 16 16 Blocks 3 5 Steals 6 7 Individual Leaders Category Points Holmes - 20 Pierre-Louis - 16 Rebounds Taylor - 11 Pierre-Louis - 7 Assists Taylor - 4 Ortiz - 4 Steals Atkins - 3 Three Players -...

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    Sooners Hit the Road to Face West Virginia

    Oklahoma is coming off of an 84-75 win over Texas Tech on Saturday in which Jordan Woodard (27 points) and Rashard Odomes (24 points) combined to score 51. The senior guard, who has started 116 games for the Sooners, is third in the Big 12 scoring race with 17.5 points per game. Odomes has...

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    1,000th Cowboy Game In GIA Pits Underwood Against K-State

    Game Center Opponent: Kansas State (13-4, 2-3 Big 12) Date/Tipoff: Jan. 18, 2017 / 8 p.m. Central Series: K-State leads 78-52 • OSU leads 33-24 in Stillwater Tickets: okstate.com/tickets or call 877-ALL-4-OSU TV: ESPNU (Anish Shroff & Tim Welsh) Webcast: ESPN3.com Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker & John Holcomb) Satellite Radio:...

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    Sooners want to beat Texas for where it might take them

    Sooners want to beat Texas for where it might take them. Not from Texas, who they meet tonight at Frank Erwin Arena in Austin, to Oklahoma State, who they meet Sunday in Stillwater. “It is a big opportunity,” junior point guard Gabbi Ortiz said. “If you snag a road game, that’s good not only for...

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    OU Women: No. 12 Texas Hosts No. 20 Sooners On Tuesday

    20 Sooners On Tuesday. Related: Peyton Little Leads No. In fact, the host team has won seven consecutive regular season meetings leading up to this game, with UT beating OU by six points in Austin last year. Longhorns are rolling Unlike the Sooners, UT is coming off a road win over a ranked opponent as...

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    Sooners snap losing streak with win over Texas Tech

    Sooners snap losing streak with win over Texas Tech. Let’s win the next 20 minutes!” The Sooners did, snapping a seven-game winning streak with an 84-75 victory over Texas Tech. By the second half Saturday night, all the rust was gone. But the Sooners (7-9, 1-4 Big 12) didn’t need Woodard to bail them out. The...

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    OU Trio Receives Big 12 Accolades

    Big 12 Award Winners Gymnast of the Week Chayse Capps - Sr. - Plano, Texas - Recorded a 39.700 in the all-around, the second-best total of her career - Secured the beam title (9.975) and shared the top score on vault (9.925) - Has tied the conference record with the 13th Big...

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    Top-25 Showdown Awaits OU Tuesday at Texas

    20/25 Sooners (14-4, 5-1 Big 12) take on No. • Oklahoma and Texas meet for the 53rd time on Tuesday with the Longhorns leading the all-time series, 28-24. • OU has held its opponent to season lows in scoring in back-to-back games (Iowa State, 57, and Texas Tech, 45). • Tuesday's matchup with Texas marks...

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    POKE SCARE: Jayhawks rally to drop upstart OSU Cowboys

    The Cowboys (10-7, 0-5 Big 12), who defeated the Jayhawks in February of 2013 in Allen, led by four points at halftime, KU awakening in the second half to win, 87-80. Frank Mason scored 22 points, Devonte Graham 21, Josh Jackson 20 (10 of 17 from the free-throw line) and Svi Mykhailiuk 14. OSU...

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    Sooners Have a Successful Start to Season

    Sooners Have a Successful Start to Season. “We needed to see people step up in this meet and compete and we saw that today. Dexter Neboh was in a field with a lot of really good jumpers and he saw what veteran guys at this level jump like. In addition to the winning mile relay,...

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    Kansas holds off Oklahoma State 87-80 for 35th straight Big 12 home victory

    Kansas holds off Oklahoma State 87-80 for 35th straight Big 12 home victory. “Today I thought Frank was average but competed hard and did a good job on Jawun the second half, really good,” KU coach Bill Self said. The Big 12 has some good point guards,” Mason added. … I told the team I’m...

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    Sooners Take Second Place at Virginia Duals

    Sooners Take Second Place at Virginia Duals. 19 Arizona State 11 Christian Moody matched up with ASU’s Joshua Krammer in the 125-pound bout, and the two were knotted at 0-0 at the end of the opening frame, but Moody went to work over the next two periods, tallying six takedowns and a reversal...

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    OSU men’s baskebtall: Five thoughts on OSU’s 87-80 loss to Kansas

    OSU men's baskebtall: Five thoughts on OSU's 87-80 loss to Kansas. Oklahoma State lost again, this time 87-80 at Kansas to fall to 0-5 in the Big 12 Conference. Yet this one seemed different, in a better way, for the Cowboys. The Jayhawks finished with 16 offensive rebounds, with eight coming off their own missed...

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    OU women’s basketball: Sooners top Texas Tech, 66-45, at home

    NORMAN — No. 22 Oklahoma ran away early from Texas Tech, 66-45, on Saturday. Peyton Little scored 18 points, while Vionise Pierre-Louis added 10 with 11 rebounds, to help the Sooners win their second straight game. Gabbi Ortiz scored 10 points for the Sooners (14-4, 5-1 Big 12), whose fast-paced offense led to a 14-4...

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    Sooners Host Red Raiders on Saturday Night

    Oklahoma (6-9, 0-4 Big 12) plays its second game at Lloyd Noble Center in five days when it hosts Texas Tech (13-3, 2-2 Big 12) for a Saturday night conference showdown. The Sooners will look for continued production out freshman Kameron McGusty, who is leading the team in scoring during Big 12 play...

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    Sooners Have Point Guard Back To Host Texas Tech

    Sooners Have Point Guard Back To Host Texas Tech. Oklahoma's men's basketball team will try to get their first win in Big 12 play this Saturday at 7:30 when they host Texas Tech at the Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners are 0-4 in conference play, but are showing signs of improvement, and they now...

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    Kansas-Oklahoma State lineups, tipoff time, TV, facts, figures

    Oklahoma State at No. Oklahoma State averages 88.6 points per game, second in the Big 12, and has a plus-9.8 scoring margin. Oklahoma State has dropped 10 consecutive conference games, six to close last season and four this year. Jeffrey Carroll scored 21 points against Iowa State for his sixth 20-point game. Phil Forte had 24...

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    No. 22 OU Welcomes Texas Tech to LNC Saturday

    22/25 Oklahoma (13-4, 4-1 Big 12) looks to win its 12th straight game over Texas Tech (11-5, 3-2 Big 12) as the Sooners host the Lady Raiders inside Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday. • Oklahoma and Texas Tech meet for the 55th time on Saturday as the Sooners host the Lady Raiders inside...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: Five takeaways from OSU’s 96-86 loss to Iowa State

    Oklahoma State basketball: Five takeaways from OSU's 96-86 loss to Iowa State. With a 96-86 defeat at home to Iowa State in a game the Cowboys led in the second half, OSU is 0-4 in Big 12 play for the first time. Against an Iowa State team that plays small, Underwood rolled with a...

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    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...

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    No. 22 Sooners Top Iowa State in Ames, 67-57

    22 Sooners Top Iowa State in Ames, 67-57. Points 57 67 Points Carleton - 15 Pierre-Louis - 18 Rebounds Burkhall - 11 Pierre-Louis - 16 Assists Buckley - 5 Two Players - 3 Steals Burkhall - 3 Five Players - 1 Blocks Carleton - 2 Two Players - 2 AMES, Iowa – Vionise Pierre-Louis...

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    Sooners take some positive strides in loss to Kansas

    Rebounding, blocks and steals were areas where OU excelled. But the return of Jordan Woodard was the psychological boost OU needed as much as a physical one. In the second half we needed a spark, too, and he came in and gave us that.” Woodard only scored seven points Tuesday night. Woodard hadn’t played since...

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    Oklahoma’s biggest needs for 2017

    With both declaring for the draft, the Sooners now have a massive hole in their backfield. They do have some interesting replacement options. Abdul Adams, who was a freshman this past season, turned heads in fall camp, but was sparingly used during the season despite not redshirting. With questions surrounding the in-house options, the Sooners...

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    Cowboys Picked To Finish Third In Big 12 Preseason Poll

    IRVING, Texas – The Oklahoma State men's tennis team was picked to finish in third place in the Big 12 Preseason Coaches Poll, the league announced today. This marks the second straight year the Cowboys have been selected to finish third in the preseason poll and is the highest such mark for OSU...

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    Oklahoma State is No. 7 in ESPN’s way-too-early top 25 for 2017; Sooners are 10th

    Oklahoma State is No. 7 in ESPN's way-too-early top 25 for 2017; Sooners are 10th. Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy lifts the Alamobowl trophy after defeating Colorado during the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, December 29, 2016. ESPN’s way-too-early top 25 for next season indicates the Cowboys might be. ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach has Oklahoma...

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    Oklahoma men’s basketball: Sooners remain winless in Big 12 after 81-70 loss against Kansas

    Oklahoma men's basketball: Sooners remain winless in Big 12 after 81-70 loss against Kansas. Oklahoma (6-9, 0-4 in Big 12) failed to contain Kansas' (15-1, 4-0 in Big 12) second-half onslaught in 81-70 loss at home. This game is the seventh consecutive loss for the Sooners. The Sooners led the second-ranked Jayhawks 36-27 at halftime. Oklahoma's...

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    No. 2 Jayhawks flex muscles in second half, roll past Sooners 81-70

    2 Jayhawks’ 81-70 win over the Sooners at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman on Tuesday night. 2 Kansas. KU had only trailed in two other games at halftime this season. The Jayhawks had rebounded to get wins over Duke and Davidson, but the nine-point deficit to the Sooners was the largest so far this season. The...

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    OU Football Finishes in Top 5 of AP, Coaches Polls

    OU Football Finishes in Top 5 of AP, Coaches Polls. NORMAN — The Oklahoma football team parlayed its nation-long 10-game winning streak into top-five final rankings in the AP and Amway Coaches Polls that were released Tuesday. 5 in the AP Top 25 Poll. OU's No. 3 finish in the Coaches poll is its highest since...

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    Oklahoma State basketball: How a dinner without cellphones could help the Cowboys turn around their fortunes in Big 12 play

    Oklahoma State basketball: How a dinner without cellphones could help the Cowboys turn around their fortunes in Big 12 play. Teammates would need to talk to each other. “I firmly believe that.” When Oklahoma State lost to Texas last Wednesday, junior Jeffrey Carroll mentioned after the game that a lack of communication on the...

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    Top 25 polls: Bowl wins vault Sooners and Cowboys to high finishes in rankings

    Top 25 polls: Bowl wins vault Sooners and Cowboys to high finishes in rankings. Oklahoma was voted in the top five, while Oklahoma State celebrated its highest finish in five years in both the Associated Press and Amway Top 25 Coaches polls released on Tuesday. It is the highest finish in the coaches poll...

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    No. 22 OU Takes On Iowa State in Ames Wednesday

    • Oklahoma and Iowa State meet for the 61st time in series history Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT inside Hilton Coliseum. She leads the Sooners in scoring at 13.6 points per game. The Sooners rank second in the Big 12 in scoring with 82.2 point per game and boasts the league's top 3-point shooting...

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    Top 25 polls: Sooners extend NCAA record for top-five finishes in AP; Cowboys nearly crack top 10

    Top 25 polls: Sooners extend NCAA record for top-five finishes in AP; Cowboys nearly crack top 10. Oklahoma claimed top five spots in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches Top 25 polls released on Tuesday. Coaches plotted the Sooners at No. OU (11-2) won the Sugar Bowl against Auburn, repeated as Big 12 champions...

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    No. 2 Jayhawks take on struggling Sooners in Norman

    2 Jayhawks take on struggling Sooners in Norman. Some things do, like Oklahoma’s plunge from Final Four team a year ago to the basement of the Big 12 through three conference games. Oklahoma enters Tuesday night’s first meeting between the teams riding a six-game losing streak and still without its best scorer, Jordan Woodard. “To...

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    Oklahoma State football: Cowboys are No. 7 in ESPN’s way-too-early top 25 for 2017

    Oklahoma State football: Cowboys are No. Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy lifts the Alamobowl trophy after defeating Colorado during the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on Thursday, December 29, 2016. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World Is Oklahoma State the Big 12 favorite in 2017? ESPN’s way-too-early top 25 for next season indicates the Cowboys might be. Washington, Wisconsin...

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    AP Top 25 poll: Sooners extend NCAA record for top-five finishes; Cowboys at No. 11

    AP Top 25 poll: Sooners extend NCAA record for top-five finishes; Cowboys at No. 5 in the final AP ranking. OU (11-2) won the Sugar Bowl against Auburn, repeated as Big 12 champions and - following Alabama's loss to Clemson in Monday's College Football Playoff championship game - possesses the nation’s longest current winning...

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    OSU Men’s Basketball: Cowboys fall short of upset over No. 2 Baylor

    2 Baylor. WACO, Texas – The Cowboys were better Saturday, the best they've been in the Big 12. Maybe that's a testament to Baylor, which figures to move atop the AP Poll after holding off a gritty effort from Oklahoma State, 61-57, at a sold out and rowdy Ferrell Center. “I think they...

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    No. 20 OU Faces Road Test at No. 17 WVU

    • Oklahoma looks for its first road win at West Virginia in series history as the Sooners travel to Morgantown, W. Va. for a Sunday afternoon matchup with the Mountaineers. • Oklahoma also has scored 80-plus points in three straight Big 12 games for the first time since the 2007-08 season. In Big 12...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas State Preview and Game Thread

    Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs. Kansas State Preview and Game Thread. With only 17 regular season games left, the Sooners would need to win nearly 75 percent of their games to have a chance at making the tournament. How do the Sooners stack up against the Kansas State Wildcats? Kruger has faced the Wildcats 10...

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    OSU men’s basketball: Underwood, Cowboys seek turnaround

    OSU coach Brad Underwood is still working on changing the culture with his Cowboys. WACO, Texas — Oklahoma State hunkered down after its Wednesday night loss at Texas, working on fixes to help the Cowboys emerge from their first losing streak of the season. Mental fixes. With another road game scheduled for Saturday...

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    Sooners Seek First Win Inside Bramlage Coliseum Since 2012

    •One of the youngest teams in both the Big 12 and the nation, Oklahoma has seen its freshmen and sophomores play a large role for the Sooners this season. OU freshmen have played a total of 176 minutes (most in Big 12) and have scored 43.9 percent of OU’s points in Big 12...

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    Sooners and Wildcats Square Off Saturday

    2/4 Baylor, TCU, Kansas State, No. •One of the youngest teams in both the Big 12 and the nation, Oklahoma has seen its freshmen and sophomores play a large role for the Sooners this season. OU freshmen have played a total of 176 minutes (most in Big 12) and have scored 43.9 percent of...

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    Cowboys Closing Texas Two-Step With Baylor Showdown

    Game Center Opponent: 2/3 Baylor (14-0, 2-0 Big 12) Date/Tipoff: Jan. 7, 2017 / 6 p.m. Central Series: OSU leads 54-24 (Tied 17-17 in Waco) Tickets: baylorbears.com TV: ESPNews (Mark Neely & Mark Plansky) Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker & John Holcomb) Satellite Radio: XM 84, Sirius 84 (Baylor call) Internet...

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    Trust in the Process Yields Sweet Reward

    For Stoops, it was only the third time in 44 games (.932) his team had lost at home against a non-conference opponent in his 18 seasons with the Sooners. "We'll keep working to improve and do our best to have a better showing when we get back on the field here in...

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    Oklahoma Football: Sooners Lead an Upswing in Big 12 Bowl Performance

    It had been two years since Oklahoma football prevailed in a postseason bowl, and more years than that since the Big 12 had a reasonable showing during bowl season. That is the best postseason record by the Big 12 in five seasons and the second best in the league’s 21-year history. The 2016 postseason...

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    Oklahoma women’s basketball: Sooners win in overtime thriller

    After a late three-pointer in regulation from Gabbi Ortiz, the Sooners beat Kansas State in an overtime thriller, 85-80. After leading for the entire game, including a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter, the Sooners found themselves down three with only 28 seconds remaining. Junior guard Gabbi Ortiz then made the play of...

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    Oklahoma Basketball on Rebound: Same Old, Same Old for Sooners

    Oklahoma Basketball on Rebound: Same Old, Same Old for Sooners. OU lost the ball game 60-57 and, as a result, the Sooners’ season record dropped to 6-7 and below .500 for the first time since Lon Kruger’s first season in 2011-12. The team that finished last season with a Final Four appearance now occupies...

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    Sooners Open 2017 Campaign Ranked No. 12

    The Sooners return four integral players from their 2016 campaign: seniors Florin Bragusi, Alex Ghilea and Andrew Harris, as well as junior Spencer Papa. "I know our guys will come out highly motivated. Harris and Ghilea, two heavily-relied upon seniors, were featured in the Oracle/ITA preseason singles rankings, released in September. 24 singles player. Bertsch...

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    Oklahoma State men’s basketball: Second-half drought costly for Cowboys in loss at Texas

    Oklahoma State men's basketball: Second-half drought costly for Cowboys in loss at Texas. Oklahoma State guard Jeffrey Carroll (30) is blocked by Texas forward Jarrett Allen (31) as he tires to score during the first half of OSU's 82-79 road on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The Big 12, however, is an...

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    Sooners, Cowboys should dominate Big 12 football again in 2017

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma and Oklahoma State football teams finished the Big 12 Conference in first and second place respectively in 2016, and after impressive bowl performances, the Sooners and Cowboys have sent notice to the rest of the conference that they will be back atop the league again in 2017. Running back...

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    No. 20 Sooners Topple No. 25 K-State in OT

    20 Sooners Topple No. 25 K-State in OT. Points 80 85 Points Middlebrook - 15 Manning - 20 Rebounds Willock - 9 Manning - 11 Assists Wesemann - 4 Three Players - 4 Steals Three Players - 2 Mulkey - 2 Blocks Martin - 2 Pierre-Louis - 4 NORMAN – The No. 25/RV Kansas State on...

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    OSU men’s basketball: Texas offers opportunity for OSU

    OSU men's basketball: Texas offers opportunity for OSU. AUSTIN, TEXAS — Phil Forte said all the right things, pointing out that Oklahoma State is still early into the grind that is the Big 12 Conference schedule and insisting on the importance of focusing only on the task at hand. 2-ranked Baylor, then...

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    TCU rallies late for 60-57 win over struggling Sooners

    TCU rallies late for 60-57 win over struggling Sooners. FORT WORTH, Texas — Alex Robinson scored eight of his 18 points in a second-half run that put TCU ahead for the first time and the Horned Frogs held on to beat Oklahoma 60-57 on Tuesday night. After an Oklahoma miss, Robinson made a floater. Kameron...

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    OU Hosts K-State for Top-25 Matchup Wednesday

    The Sooners scored 50-second half points in Sunday's 87-72 home victory over TCU. • Oklahoma is 36-25 all-time against Kansas State and has won 16 out of the last 18 meetings. • Redshirt senior guard Peyton Little claimed her second career Big 12 Player of the Week honor, averaging 20.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and...

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    Auburn football: What Bob Stoops, Sooners said about Auburn after the Sugar Bowl

    Auburn football: What Bob Stoops, Sooners said about Auburn after the Sugar Bowl. Very good football team and played a good game tonight.” Stoops on adjusting to Auburn’s defense after early possessions: “Really just execution. Same thing defensively. The execution early. Once we settled down and recognized what they were doing, we handled it really well.”...

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    Oklahoma men’s basketball: Sooners reliquinshes late lead in 60-57 loss to TCU

    Oklahoma men's basketball: Sooners reliquinshes late lead in 60-57 loss to TCU. Oklahoma (6-7) suffered its fifth straight loss in 60-57 road loss to TCU (12-2) as the Sooners are 0-2 in Big 12 Conference play. TCU ended the game on a 12-3 run to clinch the win against Oklahoma. The Horned Frogs earned their...

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    OU women’s basketball: Little key to Sooners’ success

    OU women's basketball: Little key to Sooners' success. OU guard Peyton Little, right, picked up Big 12 weekly honors for her stellar performances against Kansas and TCU. “I think we just talked about it at halftime and knew what we needed to differently in the second half,” Little said. I don't know our numbers, but...

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    Mulkey Named USBWA National Freshman of the Week

    Mulkey Named USBWA National Freshman of the Week. NORMAN – Oklahoma center Nancy Mulkey has been named the National Freshman of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USWBA), the organization announced on Tuesday. Mulkey is the first OU women’s basketball player to be named USBWA Freshman of the Week, although Courtney...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Why We Hate You: SEC Edition

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Why We Hate You: SEC Edition. Oklahoma may not be in the playoffs this year, but they’ve still earned a spot in one of college football’s major bowl games. Every football championship the conference claims since 2000 was won by only one of four teams, though: LSU, Florida, Auburn, and Alabama. This...

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    Joe Mixon’s actions a sour note on an otherwise sweet night for Oklahoma Sooners

    Joe Mixon's actions a sour note on an otherwise sweet night for Oklahoma Sooners. Joe Mixon celebrates this TD, 2nd quarter, to make the score 13-7 during the 83rd annual Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans Monday, January 2, 2017. But somewhere in the second quarter it turned into something else,...

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    Sooners have to raise the bar

    After last Friday’s 26-point loss to now second-ranked Baylor dropped the Sooners to 6-6 overall and 0-1 in the Big 12 Conference, the depths of this season’s rebuilding job is deeper than anyone expected. Progress is hard to find from a team that has now lost four straight and is one game into...

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    OSU football: Why OSU will have to earn any title it wins next season

    OSU football: Why OSU will have to earn any title it wins next season. But if the Cowboys win a Big 12 title next season, they'll have earned it. But if the Cowboys win a Big 12 title next season, they'll have earned it. OSU throttled Colorado in the Alamo Bowl with potent offense, aggressive...

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    Bob Stoops, Gus Malzahn: Sugar Bowl Press Conference: Raw Audio

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    BOWL PREDICTIONS: Sooners by 7

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    Why the Sooners should defeat Auburn

    (Photo by Chris Landsberger) The Big 12 is looking good in bowl games. The Big 12 is 3-1, with Baylor providing a shocking rout of Boise State, Kansas State popping Texas A&M and OSU pounding Colorado. What does that mean for the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl? Well, it’s not bad news, especially with the...

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    John E. Hoover: After the fireworks, it was a 38-8 Alamo Bowl party for Oklahoma State

    SAN ANTONIO — First, the fireworks exploded, white-hot bursts of light, streaking skyward. Then, a rainbow of...

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    National pregame: Clemson in an upset special, and Bob Stoops on the hot seat

    This year, the Alabama-Washington Peach Bowl kicks off at 2 p.m. (Oklahoma time) Saturday, also New Year’s Eve, with the Clemson-Ohio State Fiesta Bowl following at 6 p.m. The College Football Playoff is using the excuse of it being a Saturday, when everyone knows the problem is New Year’s Eve. Last year, the semifinals...

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    Sooners Open Big 12 Play Friday vs. Baylor

    Sooners Open Big 12 Play Friday vs. Baylor. • Head coach Lon Kruger has used five different starting lineups throughout the first 11 games of the 2016-17 season. In Oklahoma’s past two games, Kruger has started freshman Jordan Shepherd at point guard. Shepherd entered his first start (Dec. 17 vs. Memphis) averaging just 2.7 points...

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    Baylor-Oklahoma Preview and Prediction

    Oklahoma may be the second worst team in the Big 12. They have five losses and return just two starters from last season’s Final Four team. Baylor also lost three starters and is ranked fourth. Jordan Woodard, the Sooners senior point guard, is one of the best players in the Big 12. The Sooners are currently...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Manning’s leadership has Sooners in good place entering conference

    Manning's leadership has Sooners in good place entering conference. It’s only five games, Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale was quick to point out. And that’s the story the Sooners are believing will continue to play out as they begin play tonight in what may be a tougher-than-ever Big 12 Conference. The Sooners (9-3) tip...

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    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...

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    No. 24 OU Begins Big 12 Play at Kansas Thursday

    24 OU Begins Big 12 Play at Kansas Thursday. The 27 steals by the Sooners against Portland State are tied for the sixth-most in a single game in Division I this year. The freshman has recorded at least one block in every game this year to begin the season. The 27 steals, by the Sooners...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Football: How to Win Bowl Games and Influence Voters

    West Virginia was the only team to put on a respectable play in non-conference play, but they followed that with two losses to conference foes. Unfortunately, this is the world in which Big 12 fans now find themselves. Outside of perhaps Oklahoma, no team needs a bowl win to boost its reputation more than...

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    Maddie Manning Named Big 12 Player of the Week

    Maddie Manning Named Big 12 Player of the Week. NORMAN – Oklahoma redshirt senior guard Maddie Manning has been named Big 12 Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week following her performances last week against Xavier, California and Portland State at the Puerto Rico Classic. She shot a combined .393 (13-of-33) from the floor, including...

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    Kansas opens Big 12 play with Sooners

    Kansas opens Big 12 play with Sooners. The Jayhawks own a 6-5 record, including a 5-3 mark at home, heading into the start of their 2017 league slate. The Jayhawks are averaging 67.7 points per game and have a +1.6 scoring margin. The Sooners own a 9-3 mark in 2016-17, including a 2-1 record on...

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners ready to get physical vs. Auburn in the Sugar Bowl

    Oklahoma football: Sooners ready to get physical vs. Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. They have a lot of capable players. A really good running back, some skill guys that can make things happen. The one game OU learned the most from was its last non-conference game: The 45-24 loss to Ohio State on Sept. 17...

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    Kelly’s development gives Sooners defensive bulk they lacked in September

    Kelly's development gives Sooners defensive bulk they lacked in September. One of the more interesting aspects of bowl games is finding out whose conference best prepared which teams. A really good running back, some skill guys that can make things happen. The one game OU learned the most from was its last non-conference game. “I think...

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    Game Primer: OU vs. Baylor

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Young Sooners Have Fallen on Hard Times

    When was the last time you had Oklahoma and Texas at the very bottom of the Big 12 standings heading into the new year and the most competitive part of the four-to-five month college basketball season? “Our guys know that we’ve got a ways to go,” said Kruger in his postgame comments at...

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    OSU men’s basketball: Previewing the Cowboys’ matchup with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    OSU men's basketball: Previewing the Cowboys' matchup with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. * When: noon, Thursday * Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater * Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1 * TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37, HD 722; U-Verse 754, HD 1754; DirecTV 679; DISH 416) Three Things To Know * The Cowboys have scored at least 101...

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    Big 12 All-Freshman Team for 2016

    Big 12 All-Freshman Team for 2016. The Big 12 had several key players depart after the 2015 season but several new faces emerged as the league’s future stars as freshmen in 2016. Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill and West Virginia running back Kennedy McKoy are two other players with a bright future on...

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    7 Sooners, 4 Cowboys make ESPN’s top 25 Big 12 players of 2016 list

    7 Sooners, 4 Cowboys make ESPN's top 25 Big 12 players of 2016 list. From Staff Reports Before the Big 12 kicks off its bowl season next week, ESPN ranked the 25 best Big 12 players of the 2016 season. Oklahoma Sooners' Heisman finalists, receiver Dede Westbrook and quarterback Baker Mayfield, were 1-2 on...

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    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...

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    Alamo Bowl Preview: Oklahoma State’s 2016 season

    12 Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) finished the season falling short of a Big 12 Championship with a 2-2 record against ranked teams. Week 4: Sept. 24, 2016 at No. Week 5: Oct. 1, 2016 vs. No. OSU rallied from being down 17 points behind James Washington’s eight catches for 152 yards and...

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    Memphis Stops Sooners Home Non Conference Hoops Streak

    You need to have the Adobe Flash Player to view this content. Christian James’ three pointer gave the Sooners a 13 point lead, their biggest of the game, with seven minutes until half time. As OU tried to drum up a big second half after leading by nine at the break. With under a minute...

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    Big Brother? Prove It

    Big Brother? Let me start by saying to OU fans that I know where you’re coming from. A big part of the thanks was owed to a juco-transfer named Tyreek Hill who was the fastest player in the conference, if not the country. But his latest text, which referenced a recent Bedlam remark I had...

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    John E. Hoover: After its worst PR week in decades, did OU football dip to 1989 standards?

    It’s been more than a quarter century since Oklahoma football has suffered like this from its own...

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    Sooners Host Memphis Saturday on CBS

    Sooners Host Memphis Saturday on CBS. The 11:30 a.m. CT contest is the second-straight season the Sooners and Tigers have faced off. The Sooners opened the 2015-16 season with an 80-78 win over the Tigers at FedEx Forum, marking Oklahoma’s first ever visit over Memphis. • Coming off of a career-high-tying 28 points against Wichita...

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    Softball Season Tickets on Sale Monday

    Softball Season Tickets on Sale Monday. NORMAN – Season tickets for the 2017 Oklahoma softball season go on sale Monday morning at 10 a.m. CT. Don’t miss out on the chance to watch the Sooners as they seek a second straight national championship and sixth consecutive Big 12 title. General admission tickets are available...

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    Throwback Thursday: Significance Of 2009 Meeting Between OSU, Colorado

    STILLWATER, Oklahoma - When Oklahoma State and Colorado face off in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29, it will mark the 47th meeting between the two former Big Eight and Big 12 Conference foes. Weeden went on to rewrite the Oklahoma State record book and Blackmon went on to win the Biletnikoff...

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    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...

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    Transfer players were proven contributors for Cowboys this season with more on the way

    Transfer players were proven contributors for Cowboys this season with more on the way. The Russell Okung Award for outstanding newcomers: Defensive end Tralund Webber. Oklahoma State’s Ramon Richards (7) celebrates with first-year junior college transfers DeQuinton Osborne (91) and Tralund Webber (89) after an Osborne interception in the third quarter against the Kansas...

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    John E. Hoover: After Dede Westbrook report, Joe Castiglione explains OU’s process of background checks

    NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma was at the leading edge of college athletics when it instituted...

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    Oklahoma State’s Road to San Antonio

    Oklahoma State’s Road to San Antonio. After a 2-2 start to the season, the Cowboys rattled off a seven-game winning streak to bring their record to 9-2 and set up a winner-take-all showdown for the Big 12 championship against Oklahoma on the final day of the regular season. Though the Cowboys fell short in...

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    Bears to open 2017 Big 12 play vs. Sooners, end with Frogs

    Bears to open 2017 Big 12 play vs. Sooners, end with Frogs. The Big 12 released its 2017 conference schedule Tuesday that will conclude with the return of the league’s championship game Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Bears will open the season against Liberty on Sept. 2 at McLane Stadium. Liberty recently...

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    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...

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    2017 Big 12 schedule: Oklahoma meets West Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend as Bedlam gets moved

    2017 Big 12 schedule: Oklahoma meets West Virginia on Thanksgiving weekend as Bedlam gets moved. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images) Oklahoma's conference schedule got quite the shakeup when the Big 12 released its 2017 slate Tuesday afternoon. Take a look at the Sooners' complete 2017...

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    Four key Big 12 matchups for the 2017 football season

    On Tuesday, Big 12 Conference officials released the 2017 college football schedule. The biggest change from the...

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    John E. Hoover: OU’s Westbrook investigation was lacking, but Stoops is talking about it

    NORMAN — Bob Stoops was quite a bit more forthcoming Tuesday than most expected. It was widely anticipated that Stoops would clam up during his pre-Sugar Bowl press conference whenever he got his first question about Sunday’s report in the Tulsa World regarding wide receiver Dede Westbrook’s two domestic violence arrests in...

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    Bedlam moves up as Big 12 releases ’17 slate

    Bedlam moves up as Big 12 releases '17 slate. With the Big 12 adding a championship game, Bedlam will have a new date. To minimize the possibility of the championship game featuring a rematch from the previous week, the Oklahoma-Oklahoma State rivalry has been moved from the final weekend to Nov. 4. Bedlam has decided...

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners’ 2017 schedule released

    Oklahoma football: Sooners' 2017 schedule released. The Big 12 released the entire conference schedule for the 2017 season on Tuesday, which one big change from the 2016 slate. In an effort to avoid a late-season Bedlam rematch in the Big 12 Championship game, the Sooners' and Cowboys' annual matchup will now be played on...

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    2017 Oklahoma State Big 12 Schedule released

    2017 Oklahoma State Big 12 Schedule released. The Big 12 released the league schedules for all 10 members today. Oklahoma State’s full schedule can be seen below. Notably, this year OSU and OU will face off in Stillwater on Saturday, November 4th. As we previously predicted, Bedlam will not be the final regular season game for...

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    OU’s 2017 Big 12 Football Schedule Announced

    OU's 2017 Big 12 Football Schedule Announced. NORMAN — Oklahoma's 2017 football schedule was finalized Tuesday with the release of next year's Big 12 Conference slate. After hosting UTEP (4-8 this year) on Sept. 2, playing at Ohio State (11-1; College Football Playoff) on Sept. 9 and hosting Tulane (4-8) on Sept. 16 in...

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    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...

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    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...

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    OU football: Turning a corner? Oklahoma’s defense finished on a high note

    NORMAN — After Oklahoma finished off a 38-20 Bedlam win over Oklahoma State on Dec. 3, Sooners defensive coordinator Mike Stoops shared embrace after embrace with his players. “He's a players' coach, and he knows exactly what he's doing so we always have his back.” Stoops has...

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    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...

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    Slighted again: The Baker Mayfield saga

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

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    Dede Westbrook Sooners’ first Biletnikoff winner

    Dede Westbrook Sooners’ first Biletnikoff winner. OKLAHOMA – Oklahoma senior wide receiver Dede Westbrook became the school’s first ever Biletnikoff Award winner for the nation’s best receiver. Westbrook was also recently named a Walter Camp First-Team All American and named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the year by the Associated Press and coaches. The...

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    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...

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    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...

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    OU-Texas Tech; OSU-Central Michigan were Big 12’s top games of the season

    OU-Texas Tech; OSU-Central Michigan were Big 12's top games of the season. From Staff Reports ESPN's Max Olson ranked the high scoring shootout between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Tech Red Raiders and the controversial Oklahoma State-Central Michigan games as the Big 12's best this season. Here's excerpts of what he wrote on each:...

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    Notebook: Gundy ‘fully committed to Oklahoma State’

    “As everybody knows, I’m fully committed to Oklahoma State,” Gundy said. “Fortunately enough, I’ve been around really good players. With the Cowboys facing Colorado, which lost the Pac-12 championship game, in San Antonio, Gundy said the rumors surrounding him won’t be a distraction for his players. “That’s just what happens,” Gundy said. Our players will be...

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    Big 12 football: Coaches name a combined 23 Sooners and Cowboys to All-Big 12 teams

    Big 12 football: Coaches name a combined 23 Sooners and Cowboys to All-Big 12 teams. OU won 38-20. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman If it wasn't already decided that Oklahoma and Oklahoma State fielded the most talented teams in the Big 12 this season, a coaches vote all but confirmed it on Wednesday. OU...

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    Oklahoma Football: Bob Stoops, Orlando Brown Receive Big 12 Honors

    Oklahoma Football: Bob Stoops, Orlando Brown Receive Big 12 Honors. Oklahoma football added more hardware to its already jam-packed trophy case on Wednesday when the Big 12 named Bob Stoops and offensive lineman Orlando Brown as individual award winners for the 2016 college football season. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports Stoops, who...

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    Bob Stoops, Dede Westbrook, Orlando Brown lead Oklahoma’s Big 12 honorees

    Bob Stoops, Dede Westbrook, Orlando Brown lead Oklahoma's Big 12 honorees. JOEY JOHNSON/For the Tulsa World Related: See the All-Big 12 team Conference champion Oklahoma predictably led the way when the league released its coaches All-Big 12 honor roll Wednesday. Bob Stoops was named Chuck Neinas Coach of the Year for the sixth time,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: Oklahoma vs ORU Preview and Game Thread

    OU needs to get a win in both of these games to avoid dropping three games before conference play starts. Oklahoma lead a good Wisconsin team at half, and were only down 64-60 with 10:16 to play in the game. Oklahoma should not run into any scoring problems against this Golden Eagle team, considering...

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    Oklahoma State football: Last matchup with Colorado helped lay groundwork for 2011 national championship run

    Oklahoma State football: Last matchup with Colorado helped lay groundwork for 2011 national championship run. The Brandon Weeden era at Oklahoma State began when the quarterback came off the bench to rally the Cowboys to a victory over Colorado in a prime-time Thursday night game in 2009. But that’s what Colorado is to Oklahoma...

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    Defense vs offense as Auburn Tigers take on Oklahoma Sooners in Sugar Bowl

    Defense vs offense as Auburn Tigers take on Oklahoma Sooners in Sugar Bowl. "Very impressed," Malzahn said. "You're talking about a big-time offense to go with a very good defense. "It's going to be a huge challenge," Malzahn said. The Sooners have the third-highest scoring team in the country (44.7 average) and also...

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    Sooners Host Oral Roberts Wednesday

    For the sixth time in the last seven seasons, Oklahoma (5-2) is set to face in-state foe Oral Roberts (1-7) in a non-conference matchup. Since the start of the 2013 season, OU has gone 22-1 at the LNC in out-of-conference play and has won 15 straight home non-conference games. After averaging 2.9 points per...

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    Strong second half propels Sooners past Cowboys to win Bedlam, Big 12 title

    Strong second half propels Sooners past Cowboys to win Bedlam, Big 12 title. Sports Correspondent Oklahoma‘s offense turned on the heat in its 38-20 Bedlam win against Oklahoma State Saturday at Owen Field to win the Sooners their 10th Big 12 title. However, there was a time when the Cowboys (9-3) appeared in control...

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    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...

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    OSU football: Five things to know about Colorado, the Cowboys’ Alamo Bowl opponent

    OSU football: Five things to know about Colorado, the Cowboys' Alamo Bowl opponent. OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden, right, celebrates with his teammates after a 2009 win against Colorado at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater. 12 Oklahoma State will meet No. Here are five things Cowboys fans should know about the Colorado Buffaloes: CU is led...

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    OSU football journal: Cowboys flip from Bedlam disappointment to bowl excitement

    Oklahoma State's Chris Carson runs with the ball as Oklahoma's Ogbonnia Okoronkwo defends during the Bedlam game on Saturday in Norman. Carson said the Cowboys are ready to move on and prepare for the Dec. 29 Alamo Bowl against Colorado. Saturday's 38-20 Bedlam loss left a sour taste...

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    Oklahoma State football: A look back at the Cowboys in the Alamo Bowl

    Oklahoma State football: A look back at the Cowboys in the Alamo Bowl. Blackmon finished the 2010 season with school records of 111 catches and 1,782 yards. The Alamo Bowl has not been kind to Oklahoma State over the years. Here is a limited history of Oklahoma State in a game considered the best of...

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners stay at No. 7 in AP poll

    Oklahoma football: Sooners stay at No. 7 in AP poll. Oklahoma couldn't gain any ground in the final AP poll, holding at No. 7 after a win over Oklahoma State in a de facto Big 12 championship game. The Sooners were jumped by Penn State, which moved to No. 5, and slipped past Wisconsin, which fell to...

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    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...

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    Glass Named Big 12 Co-Wrestler of the Week

    Glass Named Big 12 Co-Wrestler of the Week. The Brandon, Fla., native tallied a 3-1 decision over No. 4 Chandler Rogers in the Sooners’ dual with Oklahoma State on Friday night inside McCasland Field House. The 165-pound bout was knotted at 1-1 at the end of regulation, but Glass registered a takedown in sudden victory...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma State football: Cowboys set for Alamo Bowl against old Big 12 foe Colorado

    Oklahoma State football: Cowboys set for Alamo Bowl against old Big 12 foe Colorado. “We love San Antonio in a special way,” defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said Sunday. Not only will Oklahoma State take its bowl trip to San Antonio in a few weeks, it will do so for a juicy matchup with an...

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    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...

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    College football: Sooners ranked No. 7 in last regular season AP Poll, OSU at No. 13

    7 in last regular season AP Poll, OSU at No. NORMAN — After the 38-20 win against Oklahoma State, Big 12 champion Oklahoma finished the regular season ranked No. 7 in The Associated Press poll. The top-four teams remained unchanged from a week ago with Alabama keeping the top spot followed by Ohio State, Clemson...

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    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...

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    Did you see that Perine run?

    With time running out and a hole open wide in front of him, Samaje Perine didn’t score...

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    OU to Face Auburn in Sugar Bowl

    OU to Face Auburn in Sugar Bowl. Only undefeated teams Alabama and Western Michigan have a longer winning streak than OU. Mayfield, a redshirt junior quarterback who is one of three finalists for the Maxwell Award as the college player of the year, leads the nation in passing efficiency rating (197.8; the NCAA single-season...

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    We Too Deep Rings True in 10th Title Run

    For this year's Oklahoma football team, the next man up helped claim the next Big 12 Championship. We've missed all kinds of guys this year. Stoops said he's liked every Big 12 title his teams have won — no matter where the venue — but claimed this year's crown on Owen Field was special. #Dede4Heisman...

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    Bowl assignments seem set: OU to Sugar, OSU to Alamo

    Bowl assignments seem set: OU to Sugar, OSU to Alamo. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman NORMAN – OU's 38-20 victory over OSU on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game virtually assures that the Sooners will play in the Sugar Bowl and the Cowboys will play in the Alamo Bowl. The College Football...

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    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...

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    OU Accepts Sugar Bowl Bid

    OU Accepts Sugar Bowl Bid. The Sooners are headed back to the Sugar Bowl! Fresh off its 10th Big 12 title, Oklahoma (10-2, 9-0 Big 12) will face Auburn (8-4, 5-3 SEC) on January 2 in New Orleans. OU student and public tickets will go on sale Tuesday at 1 p.m. Big 12 Champions... Again...

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners to play Auburn in the Sugar Bowl

    Oklahoma football: Sooners to play Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. 7 in the final College Football Playoff rankings released Sunday morning, sending the Sooners to the Sugar Bowl as the Big 12 champion. Their opponent will be the No. 14 Auburn Tigers, a top-ranked SEC team that's not going to the College Football Playoff. It's the...

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    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...

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    Sooners Drop Big 12 Match to Top-Ranked Cowboys

    OU vs. OSU Final Results 125 No. 3 Anthony Collica (OSU) dec. No. 14 Davion Jeffries (OU), 10-5 157 Jonce Blaylock (OSU) dec. No. 5 Preston Weigel (OSU) dec. No. 13 Clark Glass got the Sooners only win of the night with a 3-1 sudden victory decision over No. Rogers escaped in the third to take the...

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    Sooners’ Senior Pins Thank You

    Sooners' Senior Pins Thank You. The win clinched the Sooners 10th Big 12 title under Bob Stoops. From a young age I was always told to "leave things better than you found them" and that has been the primary goal I've had in mind while doing what I've came here to do at OU. Many...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma wins Bedlam to grab another Big 12 title: Three things to know

    Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma Recap 0:25 Loading Oklahoma is the champion of the Big 12 -- again. 10 Oklahoma State 38-20 to win the Bedlam rivalry, which was a de facto Big 12 Championship Game. While the Big 12 is all but officially out of the playoff, this does settle at least one spot...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma LIVE score and stats (12/03/16), College football, Big 12

    Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma LIVE score and stats (12/03/16), College football, Big 12. 2nd Qtr 1:28 Mason Rudolph 6 yd run (Ben Grogan kick) 4th Qtr 9:35 Joe Mixon 79 yd run (Austin Seibert kick) Saturday, the Oklahoma State Cowboys led by Mike Gundy travel to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma to...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 Champions Gear & Apparel 2016

    Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 Champions Gear & Apparel 2016. And thanks to online sports apparel retailers Fanatics and FansEdge, you can get the newest Sooners Big 12 title gear for yourself. Whether you’re in the market for a jersey, hoodie, shirt, hat or collectible, you’ll be certain to find what you’re looking for. Here are...

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    Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma 2016: Time, live stream, TV schedule, and 3 things to know for Bedlam

    Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma 2016: Time, live stream, TV schedule, and 3 things to know for Bedlam. It may not technically be a conference championship game, but Bedlam will once again settle the Big 12 crown when Oklahoma State travels to Norman to face Oklahoma on Saturday. The Pokes and Sooners are on the...

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    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...

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    John Werner’s college picks: WVU should ice Bears; Sooners take Bedlam; K-State drops TCU

    Baylor (+17) at No. But even a highly motivated Baylor team would have difficulty winning in Morgantown, one of the toughest places to play in the Big 12. 11 Oklahoma State (+11.5) at No. Expect the Sooners to continue the tradition. The Wildcats have won their last two on the road over Iowa State and Baylor...

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    No. 10 Oklahoma State at No. 9 Oklahoma: Sooners can take Big 12 dominance to another love, plus other storylines

    9 Oklahoma: Sooners can take Big 12 dominance to another love, plus other storylines. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World Big 12 domination A victory would give Oklahoma its 10th Big 12 title, all under the leadership of coach Bob Stoops. No other school has more than three Big 12 championships. The Sooners enter with 15 consecutive conference wins,...

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    OU football: Sooners hope to celebrate Big 12 title on home field

    Oklahoma celebrates a Big 12 championship at Stillwater's Boone Pickens Stadium. The Sooners have a chance to clinch a conference title at home this year in a virtual conference championship game against Oklahoma State. Celebrating a Big 12 championship in front of their home fans. “It just makes it that much sweeter when we win,”...

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    Oklahoma State at Oklahoma prediction, pick, line, odds: Bedlam for the Big 12 title

    10 Oklahoma State vs. No. 11 Oklahoma State will play in Norman on Saturday, and this year's Bedlam game will determine the Big 12 champion. However, before Oklahoma can think about a playoff berth, the Sooners must first get past in-state rival Oklahoma State, which beat the Sooners the last time this game was...

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    Oklahoma wrestling: Sooners prepare for Bedlam battle

    Oklahoma wrestling: Sooners prepare for Bedlam battle. The Sooners and Cowboys will battle it out Saturday in Bedlam, in a de facto Big 12 championship game, but the original Bedlam sport will be played on Friday night in Norman. Back in the early days of the rivalry, at Oklahoma State’s Gallagher Hall, a newspaper...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Why We Hate You – Oklahoma State Edition

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Why We Hate You - Oklahoma State Edition. Conference play comes to an end this week for the Sooners, who face Oklahoma State for an opportunity to run the table in the Big 12. Bob Stoops is 13-4 against the Pokes. To Oklahoma State, this is the game of the year. This is...

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    Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys: Time, TV channel, live score updates, how to watch live stream online

    Oklahoma Sooners vs Oklahoma State Cowboys: Time, TV channel, live score updates, how to watch live stream online. In this Oct. 15, 2016 file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) carries around Kansas State defensive back Kendall Adams (21) in the first quarter in Norman, Okla. The Oklahoma Sooners have two Heisman contenders in...

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    Bedlam rivalry developing larger meaning

    The annual Bedlam game is the most anticipated game in the state. Gundy is only 2-9 in Bedlam games as the Cowboys' coach, but both wins have come in the past five years. The Cowboys clinched their first Big 12 championship in 2011 after defeating the Sooners for the first time in the Gundy...

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    Sooners need their stars to shine

    Here are the Sooners that need big games to secure another conference title. Running backs Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine combined for over 300 yards in the Sooners’ last game at West Virginia. Remember the last time the Cowboys played at Owen Field in 2014. Expect the Sooners to ride those running backs from the...

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    No. 12 OU Falls at No. 17 Kentucky, 82-68

    Points 82 68 .850 .467 Rebounds 34 35 Assists 16 19 Turnovers 11 17 Blocks 2 6 Steals 2 9 Individual Leaders Category Despite four Sooners (5-1) scoring in double figures, OU could not overcome the Wildcats’ (6-1) .492 (29-of-59) shooting percentage from the floor. Vionise Pierre-Louis logged her third double-double of the season, finishing...

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    Oklahoma No. 9, Oklahoma State No. 10 in penultimate College Football Playoff rankings

    9, Oklahoma State No. The results of this past weekend did little to help Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, as the two schools came in ninth and 10th, respectively, in the penultimate College Football Playoff ranking on Tuesday. While the rankings mean Saturday’s Bedlam clash for the Big 12 title is also a meeting of...

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    Sooners Set to Host Top-20 Bedlam Matchup

    Sooners Set to Host Top-20 Bedlam Matchup. Christian Moody RFr. 2-1 (0-0) 133 Trae Blackwell Jr. 1-4 (1-1) 141 Mike Longo Jr. 3-2 (1-1) 149 No. 14 Davion Jeffries So. 13 DaWaylon Barnes Jr. 3-2 (0-2) 165 No. 11 Clark Glass RSr. 16 Oklahoma wrestling team (1-1) will host No. 1 Oklahoma State (2-0) on Friday, Dec. 2 at...

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    Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Prediction

    Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Oklahoma Sooners Preview and Prediction. When the Sooners and Cowboys meet, great football games tend to follow. Four of the last six contests in the series have been decided by nine points or less, and two have gone to overtime. Saturday’s edition will make it five. In 11 games this season, OU...

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    Oklahoma prediction: Can Sooners use ground game to blow past Bedlam rival Oklahoma State?

    Oklahoma prediction: Can Sooners use ground game to blow past Bedlam rival Oklahoma State?. 10 Oklahoma State at No. For Oklahoma State, this game is an opportunity to secure a Sugar Bowl berth for the second year in a row. Last season, the Pokes were badly beaten by Ole Miss but would have an opportunity...

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    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)...

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    Sooners believe short break won’t affect their precision

    Sooners believe short break won’t affect their precision. In basketball, coaches call timeouts to try to end one of those. With the kind of game we have coming up, it’s not hard to get their attention right now.” One of the more interesting aspects of the 111th edition of the Bedlam rivalry is the...

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    This week in Oklahoma State football: Biggest issues addressed

    Aside from a CFP berth, the Cowboys seem destined for the Alamo or Russell Athletic bowl. Win, and the Cowboys go to the Sugar Bowl as the Big 12 champion. Lose, and the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio gets the pick of the Big 12 non-champions. Here are some of the recent bowl projections for...

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    Blake Jarwin Is Glad OSU Answered His Letter

    Blake Jarwin Is Glad OSU Answered His Letter. Pat Kinnison Growing up in Tuttle, Oklahoma, Blake Jarwin was an OU Sooner fan and looked up to former Sooner quarterback Jason White. But Saturday the Oklahoma State senior will be trying to walk off OU's Memorial Stadium field with a second consecutive victory. Growing up a...

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    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...

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    Week 14 in the Big 12: What to watch for

    playBrad Edwards explains why he doesn't see the Big 12 getting a team into the final top four of the College Football Playoff rankings. (0:50) The storylines to watch in the final week of the Big 12 season: Will the Bedlam winner have any playoff hope? By the time Bedlam rolls around, the Oklahoma...

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    Bedlam Could Be The Best QB Matchup In Big 12 History

    Bedlam Could Be The Best QB Matchup In Big 12 History. I decided to use QB rating to put together a list. For example, Donovan Woods was 2nd in the conference in QB rating as a freshman in 2004 (see for yourself). I love Donovan but I think we all know he wasn’t the second-best...

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    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...

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    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...

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    High Stakes Bedlam … Yet Again

    High Stakes Bedlam … Yet Again. STILLWATER – The Bedlam football game is Saturday in Norman and for the second straight year, it's a winner-take-all battle for the Big 12 championship featuring two teams who both carry top-10 national rankings into the contest. Saturday's game marks the sixth time in the last nine years...

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    OSU Football: Cowboys ‘healthier’ in this year’s quest for Big 12 title

    OSU Football: Cowboys 'healthier' in this year's quest for Big 12 title. Oklahoma claimed the Big 12 championship and advanced to the College Football Playoff. "We just look at it as any other game, try not to get too caught up in the hype or the emotions of it," said senior running back...

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    Champions: An Illustrated History

    Champions: An Illustrated History. OU has won nine Big 12 championships, with no other program during that span winning more than two. OU is 100-9 at home under Stoops, with all 109 of those sellouts. As OU gets set to host Bedlam with its 10th Big 12 title on the line Saturday, we take a...

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    OU Football: Sooners defense ready to test Rudolph

    OU Football: Sooners defense ready to test Rudolph. Hide caption FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2012, file photo, Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay (24) scores the game-winning touchdown against Oklahoma State in overtime of an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma kept its Big 12 title hopes alive with a...

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    Sooners focus solely on 9-0 league finish as Oklahoma State looms

    Sooners focus solely on 9-0 league finish as Oklahoma State looms. "Never, never, never," Stoops said Monday, interrupting a question at his weekly news conference about whether another Big 12 crown might serve only as consolation if Oklahoma beats the rival Cowboys but fails to receive a spot Sunday in the four-team...

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    “Bizarro Bedlam” coming?

    Mike Gundy is sporting a mullet. Bob Stoops has been cracking more jokes with the media. Rick...

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    Bill Haisten: This defense is OSU’s freshest and most physical since the 2011 championship season

    Oklahoma State cornerback Ramon Richards and an Oklahoma State fan celebrate a Nov. 19 victory at TCU. “I would tend to agree with that, yes,” OSU coach Mike Gundy said on Monday. Flowers and Sterns were on the field for Bedlam 2015, but neither they nor their defensive teammates were physically capable of getting...

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    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...

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    Bob Stoops, Mike Gundy Concerned About Possible Back-To-Back Games

    Bob Stoops, Mike Gundy Concerned About Possible Back-To-Back Games. Both Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops and Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy would like to see the Big 12 do something about possible back-to-back games before the conference championship game returns next season. With the Big 12 deciding to bring back its title game next season, the two...

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    OSU Enters The Latest ESPN Power Rankings

    OSU Enters The Latest ESPN Power Rankings. For the first time this season, Oklahoma State is ranked in a Top 25 poll. ESPN has the Cowboys at No. Jawun Evans is arguably the best guard in the country, and Okie State has knocked off UConn and Georgetown. The Cowboys are currently 5-1 on the season and...

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    OU Football: Michiah Quick no longer with Sooners

    OU Football: Michiah Quick no longer with Sooners. Oklahoma cornerback Michiah Quick, who showed promise early in the year after moving over from wide receiver, is no longer with the Sooners, Bob Stoops announced Monday. Quick moved into the starting lineup to begin Big 12 play after Dakota Austin struggled and Parrish Cobb was...

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    Who could OSU face in their two likely bowl destinations?

    At this point that could be a number of options: Florida - The 8-3 SEC East champs will face Alabama in the SEC championship game on Saturday. The “dark horse” candidates to win the East at the start of the year finish 8-4 in second place behind Florida. I could include Texas A&M here...

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    Playoff ramp for Sooners and Cowboys appears closed as Bedlam week arrives

    11 Oklahoma State (9-2, 7-1) will determine the Big 12 Conference title and a trip to the Sugar Bowl. Neither team caught a break while taking the week off. The Big Ten’s hopes of getting two teams in the playoff strengthened. 8 Penn State to that conference’s title. 9 Colorado both earned their way into the...

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    OSU football: Cowboys consistently near the top of the Big 12

    OSU football: Cowboys consistently near the top of the Big 12. Oklahoma State 59-26 (.694) 3. Missouri 27-14 (.659)* 4. Nebraska 19-13 (.594)* 5. Kansas State 47-38 (.553) 8. Oklahoma State 38-15 (.717) 3. Kansas State 35-18 (.660) 3. Oklahoma State 25-10 (.714) 3. Kansas State 20-15 (.571) 6. Kansas 3-33 (.083) *no longer a Big 12 member

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    Oklahoma State Takes Top 10 Ranking Into Bedlam

    STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State football team is ranked No. 11 in this week's Associated Press poll and is No. 10 in the Amway Coaches poll, it was announced today. Winners of seven in a row and nine of their last 10 true road games, the Cowboys (9-2 overall; 7-1 Big 12) are hunting their...

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners hold, Cowboys slide in the AP poll

    Oklahoma football: Sooners hold, Cowboys slide in the AP poll. Oklahoma held at No. 7 in the AP poll following its second bye week, but Oklahoma State fell to No. The Sooners are the highest ranked Big 12 team in the AP Poll, followed by the No. 14 West Virginia. Ohio State, which knocked off the Sooners...

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    OSU football journal: Mike Yurcich nominated for Broyles Award

    Oklahoma State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich is one of 40 coaches nominated for the Broyles Award. Mike Yurcich nominated for Broyles Award Oklahoma State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich is one of 40 coaches nominated for the Broyles Award, given to the...

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    Tramel: Cowboys have ascended up the Big 12 food chain

    Tramel: Cowboys have ascended up the Big 12 food chain. Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy's presence has helped OSU climb the Big 12 food chain from doormats to perennial contenders. On a sweltering September day in 1996, OSU football made its Big 12 debut. The Cowboys lost to Texas...

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    Here Are The 4 Bowl Games Oklahoma Could Wind Up Playing In

    Here Are The 4 Bowl Games Oklahoma Could Wind Up Playing In. If OU beats arch-rival Oklahoma State Saturday, the Sooners will win the Big 12 and keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive. Neither of those things seemed likely when Oklahoma started the year 1-2. With so much left to be determined, there are...

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    BEDLAM BUMMER: Why Sooners and Cowboys shouldn’t get used to playing late in the regular season

    BEDLAM BUMMER: Why Sooners and Cowboys shouldn't get used to playing late in the regular season. That track record will most certainly force conference schedule makers to push regular-season Bedlam back next year when the Big 12 title game returns. + Bedlam has become a de facto Big 12 title game in recent years,...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Big 12 Power Rankings, Bowl Projections, Viewing Guide & Gambling Picks

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Big 12 Power Rankings, Bowl Projections, Viewing Guide & Gambling Picks. Big 12 Power Rankings Oklahoma (9-2, 8-0) - Oklahoma got off to a quick start and beat West Virginia in Morgantown by what ended up being a comfortable margin, but don’t read into it too much. Even still, Oklahoma may...

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    Will rest disrupt Sooners’ momentum?

    They’re the only Big 12 Conference teams taking the week off and two of six that wrap-up the regular season on Dec. 3. The Sooners are happy to have the rest. “It was the most physical game I’ve played in a long time, I think. But time off, especially late in the season, can change...

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

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    OSU Bowl Predictions: Week 13

    OSU Bowl Predictions: Week 13. OSU improved their record to 9-2 (*10-1 if you ask Gundy) after they trounced the Horned Frogs on Saturday 31-6. Win Bedlam and the Cowboys are Big 12 champs and either heading to the Playoff or back to the Sugar Bowl for a second straight season. Sugar Bowl vs Tennessee...

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    While Sooners rest, what happens to momentum?

    They’re the only Big 12 Conference teams taking the week off and two of six that wrap up the regular season on Dec. 3. Most called the 56-28 victory over West Virginia the most physical game they’ve played. “It was the most physical game I’ve played in a long time, I think. But time off,...

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    Cowboys Rise Into Top 10 of College Football Playoff Rankings

    Cowboys Rise Into Top 10 of College Football Playoff Rankings. STILLWATER – The Oklahoma State football team jumped a spot to No. 10 in this week's College Football Playoff rankings this week. The Cowboys' ascent in the rankings comes at the heels of a 31-6 rout of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, last weekend. 18 in...

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    Your too early Bedlam preview

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

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners move to No. 8 College Football Playoff rankings

    Oklahoma football: Sooners move to No. Oklahoma moved to No. 8 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings after a 56-28 win over West Virginia Saturday in Morgantown. With one game to play, the Sooners still have an outside shot at making the College Football Playoff. However, a Big 12 title is not yet a certainty...

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    Oklahoma State football: Bob Stoops believes Oklahoma State is a one-loss team

    Oklahoma State football: Bob Stoops believes Oklahoma State is a one-loss team. "In my mind, they've only got one loss if you play by the rules," Stoops said after the Sooners' 56-28 win over West Virginia. The flag allowed the Chippewas to get an untimed down and run one play. "They review everything...

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    Cowboys Facing Tar Heels For First Time Since ’46 Title Game

    Cowboys Facing Tar Heels For First Time Since '46 Title Game. 4/4 North Carolina • Date / Tipoff: Nov. 22, 2016 • 5:30 p.m. HAT (9:30 p.m. Central) • site: Lahaina Civic Center • Maui Invitational Second Round • Series: OSU leads 1-0 • OSU 43, UNC 40 on March 26, 1946 in...

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    Sooners beat back the elements, West Virginia to set up Bedlam showdown for Big 12 title

    Sooners beat back the elements, West Virginia to set up Bedlam showdown for Big 12 title. It was time for the team that had run off eight straight wins since September ended to put up of shut up. By the second quarter, the Sooners were the only ones talking. It only took a little over...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma Football Point After: Making Sense of Sooners’ Mountain Massacre

    Oklahoma stunned the Mountaineers with 21 points in the first quarter and 13 more in the second before West Virginia was able to put any points on the scoreboard. Oklahoma’s 34-7 halftime margin was its largest in Big 12 play this season and proved to be all the Sooners needed to record their...

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    Oklahoma football: Three takeaways from Bob Stoops press conference

    Oklahoma football: Three takeaways from Bob Stoops press conference. Oklahoma wide receiver Dede Westbrook (11) breaks away from West Virginia linebacker Justin Arndt before running for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson) NORMAN — Bob Stoops held...

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners took a unique path to reach a familiar place

    Now, the Sooners are entering a highly similar situation, but they got here in a way that proves no two years are quite alike. This time, OU has a bye week before the Dec. 3 showdown against Oklahoma State in Norman. “Last year, I would’ve said I didn’t want (a bye),” OU coach Bob...

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    Oklahoma football: Sooners, Oklahoma State kickoff time announced

    Oklahoma football: Sooners, Oklahoma State kickoff time announced. Oklahoma's matchup with in-state rival Oklahoma State on Dec. 3 will be played at 11:30 a.m., the Big 12 announced Monday morning. #Big12FB: Kickoff times and TV information for Week 14 (Dec. 3).

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    John E. Hoover: Has Texas further weakened the Big 12 by botching Charlie Strong’s exit?

    NORMAN — Texas can’t help being Texas. Whether it’s stumbling over the exit of UT icons like...

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    VIDEO: Bedam Press Conference (Stoops, J. Evans, Geno Lewis)

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    5 takeaways from Oklahoma’s weekly presser: Amid chaos, are Sooners keeping one eye on the playoff?

    In his weekly presser on Monday, Stoops addressed OU’s playoff hopes, new facilities, his team’s pregame scuffle with West Virginia and more. According to Stoops, however, all the Sooners can do is play well against their in-state rivals in two weeks. Sure, the Sooners have defeated two of its biggest Big 12 opponents in...

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    Oklahoma State football: Bob Stoops believes Cowboys are one-loss team

    Oklahoma State football: Bob Stoops believes Cowboys are one-loss team. Central Michigan's Corey Willis (8) prepares to catch a toss from Jesse Kroll (88) as Oklahoma State's Jordan Sterns (13), Tre Flowers (31) and Darius Curry (2) look on during a college football game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys (OSU) and the Central...

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    OSU football: Cowboys lead Big 12 in turnover margin entering Bedlam

    OSU football: Cowboys lead Big 12 in turnover margin entering Bedlam. OSU's Lenzy Pipkins, center, intercepts a pass during the second half of Saturday's game against TCU in Fort Worth, Texas. STILLWATER — The last time Oklahoma State won the Big 12, capped by a 44-10 Bedlam victory...

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    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Another High-Stakes Bedlam for the Big 12

    Oklahoma Sooners Football: Another High-Stakes Bedlam for the Big 12. OU is 3-2 in its’ last five matchups against the Cowboys, with last year’s blowout win in Stillwater propelling the Sooners into the College Football Playoff. The same stakes are in play this season, and in two weeks the winner of Bedlam will be...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Ten Reasons Why OSU’s Win Over TCU Mattered

    • Marked the Cowboys' fourth win in five tries against TCU since the Horned Frogs joined the Big 12 in 2012. • Improved the Cowboys to 7-1 in Big 12 play this season, marking the fourth time that OSU has won seven or more conference games in a season under Mike Gundy. For perspective...

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    OSU football journal: Cowboys looking forward to a Bedlam showdown for Big 12 title

    “We're playing a good team,” Gundy said. Bedlam for the Big 12 championship. Still, this team might just now be peaking, winners of seven straight, the latest a 31-6 beatdown of TCU, in Fort Worth. They're better balanced on offense, with a running game that keeps coming on — and hopes to add starting guard...

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    OU football: FiveThirtyEight predicts Sooners to make College Football Playoff

    OU football: FiveThirtyEight predicts Sooners to make College Football Playoff. Oklahoma inched closer to a Big 12 championship and remains in the College Football Playoff conversation with its 56-28 road win over West Virginia on Saturday. The Sooners (9-2, 8-0 Big 12) set up a de facto Big 12 title game against No. 11 Oklahoma...

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    Big 12 Week 12 Power Rankings: It all comes down to Bedlam

    Big 12 Week 12 Power Rankings: It all comes down to Bedlam. Oklahoma (previous ranking: 1): The best defense in the Big 12 could not stop Oklahoma's offense, nor could a blizzard. After Oklahoma's impressive win Saturday at West Virginia, all that's left is Bedlam. Oklahoma State (2): The Cowboys' 31-6 road win at TCU...

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    Sooners Down NDSU In Big 12 Opener

    Dalton Duffield (OU), 23-7 (6:35) 133 Trae Blackwell (OU) fall Albert Landeros (NDSU), 2:19 141 Mike Longo (OU) maj. dec. Taylor Nein (NDSU), 13-2 149 No. 12 Davion Jeffries (OU) dec. Mitch Friedman (NDSU), 9-2 157 Clay Ream (NDSU) dec. No. 18 Andrew Fogarty (NDSU), 4-2 174 Carter Nielsen (NDSU) dec. Hayden Hansen (OU),...

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    Big Opportunity Awaits in Norman

    But for the first time ever, Oklahoma has an opportunity to claim the Big 12 crown while playing on its home field. After a six-year hiatus, the Big 12 Conference championship game will return next season at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Junior running back Samaje Perine led the Sooners with 160 yards rushing...

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    Mistakes, turnovers send WVU reeling vs. Sooners

    19 in yards per game and No. No WVU team has ever scored fewer points with that many yards. “The difference between us and a championship team,” running backs coach JaJuan Seider said, “is a championship team doesn’t beat itself.” WVU (8-2, 5-2 Big 12) committed four turnovers. In the two losses this season, WVU...

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    OSU-Oklahoma again perfectly illustrates why the Big 12’s championship game will be so dumb

    An OU win gives the Sooners the championship outright, and an OSU win gives it to the Cowboys on a head-to-head tiebreaker. It’s a really cool thing that this isn’t happening in 2017, though, or in any year afterward. Every other league that has a championship game has something the Big 12 lacks: divisions. Each...

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    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...

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    Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook shakes off defender for 75-yard TD vs West Virginia

    Oklahoma’s Dede Westbrook shakes off defender for 75-yard TD vs West Virginia. Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook has been on an absolute tear this season, and he was back at it again on Saturday against the West Virginia Mountaineers. It has been a fantastic season for Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Dede Westbrook. After a...

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    Oklahoma Basketball: Unranked Sooners Have a Top-10 Schedule, According to ESPN

    Oklahoma Basketball: Unranked Sooners Have a Top-10 Schedule, According to ESPN. Oklahoma basketball spent most of last season ranked among the nation’s top 25 men’s teams. The Sooners begin the 2016-17 season unranked. Based on the number of votes cast by the media members who vote in the Associated Press poll, Oklahoma would rank 38th...

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    Oklahoma vs. West Virginia: Live Score, Highlights for Sooners vs. Mountaineers

    Oklahoma vs. West Virginia: Live Score, Highlights for Sooners vs. Mountaineers. That’s why Saturday night will serve as an elimination game for one of these teams, as the No. 9 Sooners (8-2) are set to take on the No. 14 Mountaineers (8-1) in Morgantown. We’ll find out at kickoff, which will be televised nationally by ABC...

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    Oklahoma Sooners football vs West Virginia Mountaineers: Live score updates, TV channel, how to watch live stream online

    Oklahoma Sooners football vs West Virginia Mountaineers: Live score updates, TV channel, how to watch live stream online. Quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) of the Oklahoma Sooners scores in front of safety Orion Stewart (28) of the Baylor Bears November 12, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. 9 Oklahoma Sooners can wrap...

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    How to watch Oklahoma vs. West Virginia: Live stream, game time, TV

    How to watch Oklahoma vs. West Virginia: Live stream, game time, TV. Oklahoma and West Virginia will do battle on Saturday night with Big 12 superiority and potential College Football Playoff implications on the line. The conference-leading Sooners (8-2, 7-0) defeated Baylor last week and have now won seven straight after dropping two of...

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    Smash and dash, Cowboys run wild on Horned Frogs

    I couldn’t believe my eyes at halftime of Saturday’s game between TCU and Oklahoma State. The Cowboys...

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    Oklahoma football: Predicting the score of the Sooners’ game at West Virginia

    Oklahoma football: Predicting the score of the Sooners' game at West Virginia. 9 Oklahoma can potentially clinch its 10th Big 12 title under Bob Stoops on Saturday at No. 14 West Virginia. The Sooners and Mountaineers are slated to play the primetime ABC game in an atmosphere that is likely to be wet and cold...

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    Cowboys Outgun TCU in Fort Worth, 31-6

    Box Score 31 Oklahoma State 9-2 , 7-1 6 TCU 5-5 , 3-4 Score By Quarters Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Oklahoma State 7 3 14 7 31 6 0 0 0 6 • Postgame Notes • PDF Final Stats • Photo Gallery • Updated Season Stats Through 11 Games FORT WORTH,...

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    Oklahoma State Cowboys hammer TCU Horned Frogs: Live updates recap, score and stats

    Mason Rudolph (2), Justice Hill (27) and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will look for their seventh victory in a row when they visit the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday. The 11th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys won their seventh game in a row and remained in control of their own destiny in the race for...

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    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
    The Big 12’s final 3: Scouting OSU, WVU, and OU

    If Oklahoma State wins against TCU and Oklahoma beats West Virginia, then Bedlam becomes a conference title game. What they have been able to find is a QB and some receivers that are as good as anyone else in the conference at creating nightmarish conditions for every other Big 12 D’s cornerbacks. Their goal...

  • Local College Sports
    No. 13 Oklahoma State at TCU: Cowboys offensive line faces challenge in TCU pass rush, and other storylines

    13 Oklahoma State at TCU: Cowboys offensive line faces challenge in TCU pass rush, and other storylines. Can offensive line hold its own against TCU pass rush? TCU leads the Big 12 in sacks with 34 on the season, led by defensive tackle Aaron Curry, who has 9. The OSU offensive line has allowed just...

  • Local College Sports
    OU football: Sooners seeking rare feat of going unbeaten in Big 12 play

    OU football: Sooners seeking rare feat of going unbeaten in Big 12 play. Going through a college football Power-5 conference unscathed is rare and difficult. Win those two games, and OU not only would make Big 12 history but could be in the discussion for a College Football Playoff berth. Since Oct. 29, OU has...

  • Local College Sports
    Game Primer: OU at West Virginia

    • The Sooners and Mountaineers own a combined 12-1 league record this season, with the lone defeat suffered by West Virginia at Oklahoma State (37-20 on Oct. 29). • OU is 383-71-6 (.839) all-time as a top-10 team, 108-25 (.812) under Stoops. Baker Mayfield threw for 300 yards and accounted for three TDs, Joe...

  • Local College Sports
    Sixteen Sooners earn Academic All-Big 12 football honors

    Sixteen Sooners earn Academic All-Big 12 football honors. Sixteen Oklahoma football players were named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 team, the conference announced Thursday. The Sooners had 11 first-team selections, led by senior receiver Grant Bothun, who earned first-team honors for the fourth consecutive year. Redshirt freshman quarterback Connor McGinnis was one of six...

  • Local College Sports
    Sooners Face Northern Iowa in Semifinals

    • OU is 13-4 when playing in-season tournaments games under Lon Kruger, including 4-1 in second-round games. The Sooners have won at least two games and finished in third place or better in all five in-season tournaments under Kruger. Oklahoma shot 32-of-62 (.516) from the field against Tulane on Thursday after going 37-of-63 (.587)...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma vs. West Virginia 2016 odds: Sooners eye an 8th straight win in Big 12 play

    Oklahoma vs. West Virginia 2016 odds: Sooners eye an 8th straight win in Big 12 play. The Sooners will look to knock off another conference rival with a road win this Saturday against the West Virginia Mountaineers. In the last four meetings between these two teams, Oklahoma is 4-0 SU. But since then, Oklahoma is...

  • Local College Sports
    No. 13 Oklahoma State at TCU: Cowboys looking to stay on Bedlam collision course

    13 Oklahoma State at TCU: Cowboys looking to stay on Bedlam collision course. For Oklahoma State to knock off the Horned Frogs on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas, it will likely need quarterback Mason Rudolph to have a big day. So can the Cowboys’ improved offensive line keep the quarterback upright? The Cowboys (8-2, 6-1...

  • 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...

  • Local College Sports
    16 Sooners Earn All-Big 12 Football Honors

    16 Sooners Earn All-Big 12 Football Honors. NORMAN, Oklahoma - Sixteen University of Oklahoma football student-athletes were named to the 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Team, the conference announced Thursday. The Sooners were represented by 11 first-team selections and five second-team honorees. Oklahoma's 16 selections were fourth most in the league and its 11 first-team honorees...

  • 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
    Fifteen Earn Academic All-Big 12 Football Honors

    Fifteen Earn Academic All-Big 12 Football Honors. The Sooners were represented by 10 first-team selections and five second-team honorees. Oklahoma's 15 selections and 10 first-team honorees both tied for fourth most in the league. To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher (either cumulative or over the two previous semesters) and must have...

  • Local College Sports
    BIG 12 FOOTBALL Sooners seek league title

    While Oklahoma and West Virginia meet this weekend in a top-10 showdown with huge implications for the Big 12 title, there are plenty of teams farther down in the conference standings that can still end up eligible for a bowl game. 13 Oklahoma State (8-2, 6-1) and West Virginia (8-1, 5-1) are the...

  • 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
    Sooners Face West Virginia In Big 12 Title Chase

    Sooners Face West Virginia In Big 12 Title Chase. 9 CFP) at No. 10 West Virginia (8-1, 5-1, No. 14 CFP), 8 p.m. (ABC) Line: Oklahoma by 2½. Oklahoma can wrap up the Big 12 championship with a win over the Mountaineers coupled with an Oklahoma State loss at TCU. West Virginia can take the title if...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma Drops Four-Setter at K-State

    Oklahoma Drops Four-Setter at K-State. .264 .333 Digs 40 52 Blocks 8.0 9.0 Individual Leaders Category Oklahoma K-State Kills Spann - 16 Zumach - 17 Assists Alford - 45 Brand - 51 Digs Gardiner - 11 Kober - 15 Blocks Hazelwood - 5 Reininger - 5 NORMAN, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma...

  • Local College Sports
    Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. TCU Horned Frogs Betting Odds, College Football Pick

    Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. TCU Horned Frogs Betting Odds, College Football Pick. College football pick, via Odds Shark computer: 38.4-38.2 Cowboys (College football picks on every game) Why the Oklahoma State Cowboys can cover the spread Since starting 2-2 this season, OSU is 6-0 SU and 4-2 ATS after outlasting Texas Tech last...

  • Local College Sports
    Mason Rudolph will throw all over TCU — if he has time | 5 things to know about Oklahoma State

    Mason Rudolph will throw all over TCU -- if he has time | 5 things to know about Oklahoma State. AP FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph screams after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia,...

  • 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
    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...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Sooners’ Dede Westbrook once dodged rocks, now dodges & rocks defenders

    NORMAN — There was no way Dede Westbrook could have stayed inbounds. No way. And yet, there...

  • Local College Sports
    WVU needs consistency on offense vs. Sooners

    WVU needs consistency on offense vs. Sooners. Prior to the beginning of the season, few people expected West Virginia would be 8-1 heading into a top 10 showdown with Oklahoma. However, WVU has exceeded expectations and won eight of its first nine games. “Need to play better. If we want to win we need to play...

  • Local College Sports
    Cats Eye Season Sweep of Sooners Wednesday

    ·K-State and Oklahoma are the top two teams in the Big 12 in terms of assists/set. ·Kansas State is third in the Big 12 in team kills/set with 13.87, which ranks 47th nationally. ·OU is 4-6 over its last 10 matches and is 2-2 in its last four. ·The Sooners lead the Big 12 with...

  • Local College Sports
    OSU Football: Cowboys control own destiny, can win Big 12

    OSU Football: Cowboys control own destiny, can win Big 12. 17 Baylor, the only Big 12 team that has beaten Oklahoma State (35-24 back on Sept. 24). "Each week I talk to them about the importance of focus, and fortunately, we've had big wins, and whether you have a big win or you...

  • Local College Sports
    OSU Football: Cowboys Talk TCU

    It should be a great game. On playing TCU after their bye week: "There will be a few things that are different. We take it a play at a time. On being able to run the ball: "It's good for our whole offense. On what they're working on this week to prepare for TCU: "They're always...

  • Media
    VIDEO: West Virginia Press Conference

    Bob Stoops Orlando Brown Jordan Evans Dede Westbrook

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Chaos rules college football in November, but Sooners, Big 12 won’t benefit

    NORMAN — Chaos across the college football landscape is the only hope the Big 12 Conference champion...

  • College
    Stoops Pissed on 9 Wins He Didn’t Get

    Bob Stoops is 100-9 at home as the Sooners head coach, but with Bob, those 9 games...

  • 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...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Feel bad for OSU because there’s no chance Cowboys are going to the playoff

    It’s OK to feel bad for Oklahoma State football. It’s totally allowed and understandable. Feel bad because...

  • Media
    VIDEO: Baylor Postgame – Bob, Riley

    Bob Stoops Lincoln Riley

  • College
    Defense Delivers, Sooners Squash Bears

    Heading into Saturday’s game, all signs pointed to a huge shootout between the Oklahoma Sooners and the...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Time to punish Baylor football, Baylor U and Bears fans — and here’s how

    NORMAN — Enough, Baylor. America has had enough of your flippant attitude. College football fans have had...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Bob Stoops on Brenda Tracy and the continuing noise coming out of Baylor

    NORMAN — Given the context of the weekend and all the troublesome noise that continues to come...

  • 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: OU suspends Joe Mixon for Thursday’s game at Iowa State

    Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has been suspended for Thursday night’s Big 12 Conference game at Iowa...

  • Media
    VIDEO: Iowa State Press Conference (Bob, Riley, Brown, J Evans, Andrews)

    Bob Stoops Lincoln Riley Orlando Brown Jordan Evans Mark Andrews

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: More than a few obstacles in Sooners’ way on road to Big 12 championship

    NORMAN — The task at hand this week for the Oklahoma Sooners is to prove that last...

  • Media
    VIDEO: Kansas Postgame

    Bob Stoops Mike Stoops Lincoln Riley

  • 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...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: West Virginia’s defense is good, but motivated Cowboys showed they were better

    STILLWATER — After consecutive stellar performances by the West Virginia defense against two of the Big 12...

  • College
    Gundy keeps it 100, hands Mountaineers first loss

    Oklahoma State’s victory Saturday could be a product of many things. It could be that West Virginia’s...

  • John Hoover
    PODCAST: Fox Sports’ Joe Davis reflects on OU-Tech, previews OSU-WVU and describes the impossible task of replacing Vin Scully

    Fox Sports’ Joe Davis had network play-by-play duties for Oklahoma’s record-smashing 66-59 victory at Texas Tech. He...

  • College
    Ranking the best Big 12 press conferences

    The weekly press conference is a big deal for America’s college football coaches. It’s their chance to...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: If playing defense in Big 12 is so hard, then why is West Virginia so good at it?

    NORMAN — Playing defense in the Big 12 Conference is hard. So they say. West Virginia defensive...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Time for Mike Stoops to go? Big brother Bob says no way

    NORMAN — Sooner Nation, raise your hand if you want Mike Stoops out. Wow, that’s a lot...

  • Media
    VIDEO: Kansas Press Conference

    Bob Stoops Dede Westbrook Dimitri Flowers Steven Parker

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

    Mike Stoops Baker Mayfield Bob Stoops Lincoln Riley

  • College
    Cowboys fend off upset minded Jayhawks

      It’s becoming more apparent that you don’t just storm into Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas and...

  • College
    VIDEO: Monday Practice Report (Riley, Westbrook)

    Lincoln Riley Dede Westbrook

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Big 12 Conference expansion was always just a bluff to get more money

    The Big 12 Conference spent hundreds of thousands of dollars paying two independent consulting firms to figure...

  • John Hoover
    Full transcript of Bob Bowlsby/David Boren press conference

    Media Conference Monday, October 17, 2016 Commissioner Bowlsby/President Boren Press Conference THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon and welcome...

  • College
    VIDEO: Texas Tech Press Conference (Stoops, Jordan Evans, Gallimore, Andrews)

    Bob Stoops Neville Gallimore Jordan Evans Mark Andrews

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Here’s what the Big 12 needs to do today, but probably won’t

    NORMAN — The Big 12 Conference has a rare opportunity to make a good decision today. When...

  • 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...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Big-play Sooners outlast Longhorns in Red River Rivalry

    DALLAS — Baker Mayfield passed for a series record 390 yards and three touchdowns — including 232...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Checklist is long for Sooners to avoid a fourth straight Red River letdown

    NORMAN — Bob Stoops went down the list, checking off each item, as though reviewing a shopping...

  • Columns
    John E. Hoover: After an emotional victory, Gundy not happy with Pickens’ comments

    STILLWATER — Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy definitely isn’t happy that billionaire booster Boone Pickens spouted...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: Like it or not, Boone Pickens owns OSU — but what’s his endgame?

    Billionaires don’t become billionaires because they’re dumb. Billionaires do become billionaires, however, because they can be ruthless....

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: For all its toxicity, the train wreck at Baylor is compelling to look upon

    For good or for bad, Baylor is quickly becoming the Big 12 Conference’s most compelling team. And...

  • HS Football
    PODCAST: Marcus Dupree on today’s induction into the Mississippi Hall of Fame, the state of the Sooners and the greatness of Samaje Perine

    Former University of Oklahoma running back Marcus Dupree was inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame...

  • 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...

  • John Hoover
    John E. Hoover: This season offers no easy fix, but Bob Stoops must not lose this team

    NORMAN — Let’s be blunt: this is not an easy fix. The system-wide failures Oklahoma exhibited on...

  • 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...

  • Andrew Gilman
    Bet on it: Bob Stoops as an underdog is completely average

    Oklahoma and coach Bob Stoops head into Saturday’s game against Ohio State as a slight underdog. It’s...

  • 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: What if all this Big 12 expansion talk is really just a clever ruse?

    Big 12 Conference leadership has been talking tough lately. But what if the league has an ulterior...