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OSU-Baylor game, the Big 12 Tournament's marquee game, ended at 12:28 a.m.

The eight-team format of the Big 12 Tournament makes for an event that is unmarketable

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OSU's list of NFL standouts is impressive

OSU's top 10 NFL careers don't even include the likes of Jerry Sherk and R.W. McQuarters

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From the NBA to college coaching with no campus experience is tough

Even a Fab Five resume' does not guarantee likely success for Howard at Michigan

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Tulsa's Jerry Rhome & Billy Guy Anderson changed college football

In the last few days, I’ve written multiple times about the OSU-Tulsa series and Mike Leach. And that sparked memories in...

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Late-night at Othello's formed Leach/Switzer bond

Leach learned the wishbone and Switzer learned the Air Raid over pasta and wine at Othello's

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Sooners, Cowboys and Thunder with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m.

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Pac-12 paid out less money in 2017-18 than the year before

Pac-12 continues to struggle in comparison to other Power 5 conferences.

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George joins club of top-three in voting for both MVP and Defensive Player of the Year

Only 15 players in 37 years have been top-three in both MVP and Defensive Player of the Year voting, and the Thunder's...

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Football scheduling can be difficult for Tulsa

The Golden Hurricane hasn't enticed too many Power 5 opponents to come to Tulsa, but the new OSU series that starts in 2024...

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McCoy one of the Sooners' greatest NFL players ever

McCoy was a star with the Sooners and with Tampa Bay

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Ibaka runs hot and cold but still has his moments with the Raptors

Ibaka's numbers not that far off from his Thunder days

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Diallo played aggressively but mostly smart as an NBA rookie

Diallo didn't mesh well in mainstream Thunder lineups

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Donovan did OK coaching Westbrook

Donovan's fourth season with the Thunder ends in disappointment; how did he do?

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Injured Roberson helped develop Terrance Ferguson

Did Roberson mentor himself out of a job? It's possible

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Big 12 name worked then, it works now

Big 12 is not the most colorful name for a conference, but it's probably the best choice for this league

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys.

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Stoops skips the Mumme tree and goes straight to the source for an offensive coordinator

Stoops has hired Mike Leach and Lincoln Riley, why not the founder of the Air Raid?

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Patterson's shooting slumped, and out of the lineup he went

Patterson's shooting hasn't panned out for Thunder

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Softball could give OU its fourth national player of the year this school year

Kyler Murray, Yul Modauer and Maggie Nichols have been the best in their sport; now Sydney Romero or Giselle Juarez could be...

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Noel report card shows a player who helped the Thunder

Noel dunked well and blocked shots, but other aspects of his game were lacking

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The Eastern Conference was the big loser in the NBA draft lottery

The West has ruled the NBA for two decades, and that won't be helped by Zion Williamson headed to New Orleans

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George's value to the Thunder trumped any other player's value to their team

George posted career highs in most statistical categories, all while playing with two bum shoulders

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Why Golden State and Milwaukee have the advantage

Warriors still can win with star power, while Bucks have a big depth advantage over Toronto

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Nader took good shots but didn't pass much

Nader worked himself into the Thunder rotation, then was replaced

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Was Kawhi's series-winner a bad shot, too?

We've now had two walkoff series-winning shots in the 2019 playoffs, after having scant few in NBA history

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Morris had some career lows during his time with the Thunder

Morris was disenchanted with the Thunder, but at least it didn't fester

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Westbrook's aggression and shot selection need some tinkering

Westbrook as energetic as ever, but his game still could use some adjustments

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Thunder report card: Jerami Grant's efficient shooting has turned him into a valuable player

Grant's general game has improved mightily in three seasons since arriving from Philadelphia

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Fenway Park gets a bowl game, and baseball wants even more

Four college football teams were bowl eligible with nowhere to go last season, but that problem is about to be rectified

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Few 20-year-olds have shot as well and as often as Ferguson this season

Ferguson's solid defense and shooting makes for an intriguing prospect

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Can Golden State beat Houston without Durant?

The Warriors suddenly look a lot like the 2016 Warriors, except they don't play the same way.

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. and chat live with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys.

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Felton had a generally positive effect on the Thunder

Felton didn't play much through two thirds of the season but then joined the Thunder rotation

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Schroder's shooting was better, but his playmaking was not

Schroder's report card carries mostly solid grades for his first Thunder season

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Burton played well when teamed with Thunder's primary players

Burton didn't shoot well from either line -- the 3-point or foul line

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Oklahoma State's over/under win total set at 6

Take the over on OU winning 10 games this regular season

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Abrines seemed on the rise, but then his season went splat

Abrines' defense was better, and he's clearly well-respected, but Abrines' departure from the Thunder remains mysterious

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Steven Adams played well with Paul George but struggled in other areas

Steven Adams played great through January but struggled thereafter

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Cardinals, Dolphins given longest odds to make the NFL playoffs

Kyler Murray and Josh Rosen together again, this time as the quarterbacks of the NFL's least inspiring teams

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Pac-12 puts itself at a scheduling disadvantage

Missing out on the College Football Playoff has some questioning Pac-12 scheduling philosophy

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Most recent first-round draft pick quarterbacks have had to sit for awhile

Murray given the keys to Arizona's offense immediately, which has not been the norm in the NFL in recent years

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys.

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Notre Dame and Michigan have longest NFL Draft streaks

Cornhuskers' talent level has slipped, hence Nebraska's fall in college football

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College football's overtimes should be designed to pick a winner, not extend the game

Alternating 2-point conversions starting with the fifth overtime is a terrible idea for college football

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things Oklahoma City Thunder and NFL Draft.

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Overall No. 1 picks usually flourish as NFL quarterbacks

Especially in the last 50 years, busts are few and far between among quarterbacks taken overall No. 1 in the draft

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Donovan seems unsure about future

Billy Donovan talks about the future, but will he have one with the Thunder?

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Sooners to play Houston on a Sunday night

ESPN moves OU-Houston season opener to Sunday night

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Portland travelblog: Lots of radio duty on a Denver layover

We had a three-hour layover in Denver on Monday, flying from Oklahoma City to Portland. I needed all of it. I’ve been besieged...

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Enes Kanter has held his own against Steven Adams

The Thunder's supposed advantage in the paint has not played out in the playoff series against Portland

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Thunder starters have struggled against Portland

Thunder starting lineup historically has been great, but this year was a little different, and these playoffs have been a lot...

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Kendall, Allison staging QB derby at West Virginia

Kendall not assured of starting spot with Mountaineers, and he knows it

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Former OU quarterback hits three home runs in a single game

Thomas slowly moving up the Dodgers' organizational chain

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Rockets have been the NBA's most impressive playoff team

The Thunder and the Jazz rank as two of the three least-impressive teams so far in these NBA playoffs.

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Berry answers questions from readers.

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Blazer headquarters aren't too different from Thunder headquarters

Visits with an old friend and the Blazers' head coach highlight a Monday in Portland

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Schedule change allows the NBA to see the Masters

Moda Center seems like most NBA arenas, even though it's 24 years old

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Portland, Oregon, is a Pacific Northwest Austin

A day of travel, work, watching golf and the NBA, and finding a place to eat on our first day on the NBA playoff road.

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Can Indiana threaten Boston in the East?

The Eastern Conference playoffs look like chalk, at least for the first round

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What upsets will occur in the Western Conference playoffs?

Nurkic's injury puts the Blazers in a vulnerable position against the Thunder

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Blazers draw the Thunder, even though Portland did its best to avoid OKC

Back-to-back crazy nights in the NBA leave the Thunder with a series against Portland

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OSU-McNeese State game will be streamed on ESPN+

Big 12's third-tier rights, except for OU and Texas, will move to ESPN's new digital platform

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Two different experiences at two D.C. museum

The Newseum made me proud to be an American; the Holocaust Museum was quite sobering

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George has left behind his reputation of missing in the clutch

George still misses some game-winners, but he's made four of them this year, and they are hard to make

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Berry Tramel: Kennedy's gravesite sits regally over a gorgeous view of Washington, D.C.

Arlington National Cemetery, once the home of Robert E. Lee, is a beautiful and somber spot in the Virginia hills.

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Cavaliers survive Texas Tech and didn't breathe easy since the OU game

Virginia survives fourth straight dramatic finish, showing that survival is what matters most in the NCAA Tournament

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A special Christmas gift means the Tramels are in D.C.

The National Portrait Gallery and dinner at Clyde's highlight our first night in D.C.

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The Bible Museum is a contemporary jewel in D.C.

Oklahoma City's Green family has built a fabulous Bible museum in Washington, D.C.

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The pioneer of Oklahoma sportstalk radio is honored

Eschbach has been around since the Bud Wilkinson days of Oklahoma football

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Berry Tramel: The Markieff Morris experiment isn't working

The Thunder was rolling when Patrick Patterson was banished to the bench; since then, the Thunder has slumped

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel answered questions from readers Thursday morning.

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Hoffman out at Mercer, Williams out at Stetson

College basketball coaching carousel can be difficult to monitor

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Lakers, Knicks have fewest NBA wins over the last six years

How deep is the Lakers' slide? Worse than Phoenix's or Orlando's or Sacramento's over the last six years.

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Stoops, Izzo each won a title in 2000, and the next is still to come

Stoops took some heat for never winning another title; Izzo seems to have avoided such scrutiny

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Russell Westbrook's 20-20-20 night allows the Thunder to exhale

There were some issues with Westbrook's historic night, but chasing Wilt Chamberlain wasn't one of them

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One-sided games the rule in NCAA women's tournament

Late-game dramatics are rare in this NCAA women's tournament

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It's no longer just Kansas in Big 12 hoops

In the last four seasons, three Big 12 schools have made the Final Four, giving the conference much-needed parity

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Westbrook's 'next question' act is about control

Westbrook likes to run things, and the Thunder has been quite accommodating in letting him do exactly that

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Hurts sets high standard for Sooners

Hurts talks like the Oklahoma standard needs to be set higher

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Berry Tramel: 17 schools have made the Final Four the last 5 years

College basketball has parity that college football can only dream about

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For more than 50 years, Harold Harmon has been chronicling Southeastern State athletics

Southeastern to honor Harold Harmon for his 50-plus years of writing about the university athletic teams

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Al Miller was the first to coach Carl Albert to a state championship

Miller was a big winner at Tuttle and Carl Albert, then retired after his first state championship

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Berry Tramel: Who is UCLA waiting on? Kelvin Sampson, Chris Beard, Billy Donovan?

The Bruins obviously are waiting on a coach whose team remains alive. Is that coach in the NCAA Tournament or the NBA?

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Have Thunder fans cooled on Russell Westbrook?

Thunder fans are starting to question Westbrook more and more

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Only two technicals for the Thunder in the last five games, none from George or Westbrook

The Thunder has been better behaved since Westbrook's one-game suspension, and that's a good thing.

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Berry Tramel: NFL's death penalty needed an appeals process -- and got it

Adding pass interference to replay review is a good idea, and here's why

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Are college basketball coaches more venerable than college football coaches?

Coaches who can coach tend to stick around in college sports

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

"Oh, Westbrook is never on the same page with anyone. He's never going to come close to real analysis. But you're right about...

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OU-Clemson series stirs memories of a Sooner football train

From the early years of OU football, trains have played a part

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Getting home from South Carolina was not easy

Spending the night in the Atlanta airport and taking an Uber from Dallas were only part of the adventures in getting home

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Carolina's Horseshoe brings serenity to an urban campus

From the capitol to the campus, Columbia has history and beauty

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One-sided games have been the rule, not the exception, this March

Where has all the drama gone? Central Florida-Duke was a classic, but this NCAA Tournament is woefully lacking in great games.

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Ballparks and a street festival in downtown Columbia

Touring historic Columbia unveiled all kinds of great treasures

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Manek has shot much better since ditching Larry Bird look

Manek feels better since going back to the buzz cut, and his game backs it up

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Reality show feel comes to a pizza joint in Columbia

Google maps betrayed me in the morning, and a moral dilemma struck in the evening

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Big 12 could have led conference standings after NCAA's first round

Cyclones' 62-59 loss to Ohio State denies the Big 12 the lead in conference standings for the NCAA Tournament

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Avoiding the Duke hordes in Columbia, South Carolina

An early tipoff time means an early press conference, which is always a good thing at the NCAA Tournament

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OU band provides atmosphere when the Sooner fans are few

The NCAA Tournament funds the travel of pep bands, and teams like OU take advantage of it

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The Golding family has a lot of Joes

The great-nephew of OU's all-American halfback, Joe Golding, will coach in the NCAA Tournament against Kentucky

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What adventures await in Columbia, South Carolina?

Historic Columbia hosting NCAA Tournament, and it's a fresh venue for Oklahomans

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Backup QB to Mildren & Warmack dies at age 72

Ripley led a stirring comeback in the 1968 Bluebonnet Bowl against SMU

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Like usual, Big 12 leads other leagues in NCAA Tournament participation

Six of 10 Big 12 teams are in the 68-team bracket, and since the advent of of the 10-team format, 64 percent of Big 12 teams...

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The Thunder seems headed for eighth place in the West

The Thunder is headed in the wrong direction as the regular season nears completion

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Duke basketball: You can't miss with good material

How will the Sooners fare in the NCAA Tournament? Here are my predictions

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Read an unedited transcript of today's chat with columnist Berry Tramel.

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OCU women make NAIA title game; Southwestern women reach Elite Eight

Both OCU and Southwestern add to already glorious women's basketball histories

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Thunder has missed Westbrook's offense when he's sat

The Thunder held up well early in the season when Westbrook was sidelined; will that happen tonight?

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Former OSU coaches are dancing while the Cowboys and Cowgirls sit at home

Ford and Goodenough didn't get the job done in Stillwater, but they're getting the job done at Saint Louis and Abilene...

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New NET rankings help bracketologists

The NCAA regionals seems fairly even, which is not surprising, since this committee is doing an excellent job

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Final NCAA Tournament projections: OU in Des Moines

The Sunday games finally have ended, the results are in and it’s time to see the real NCAA Tournament bracket, after weeks and...

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NCAA Tournament projections: Do the Sooners fall to Dayton?

The bubble stayed secure most of Saturday, until Oregon walloped Washington; which will be the odd team out?

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Offense was awful for the Thunder against Golden State

Thunder makes less than 33 percent of its 2-pointers vs. Golden State, and you know what that means

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Could Sooners end up in Des Moines?

The NCAA basketball committee sweats over selections and seeds, but the site assignments are done quite rapidly and orderly

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Longhorns' loss to Jayhawks puts UT season in peril

Does the NCAA basketball committee want to make history by taking a .500 team?

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Western Conference seeding two through eight figures to be wild

Thunder has scheduling advantage down the stretch

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Berry Tramel: Why did Oklahoma Joe's change its name?

The Muehlebach Hotel is an ancient Kansas City institution; Joe's Bar-B-Que is of more recent vintage

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

Chat about the Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners with columnist Berry Tramel at 11 a.m. Send in your questions now.

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KC has retained its baseball history, even in an empty lot

Municipal Stadium, where Kansas City teams from the Monarchs to the Chiefs played, is gone, but history is preserved at the...

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James' jumper is only a 2-pointer, so OU loses to West Virginia

Just like the Buddy Hield game in 2016, replay review after the buzzer costs the Sooners in the Big 12 Tournament

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Kansas City travelblog: The Great War is not forgotten in Kansas City

For almost 100 years, Kansas City has kept alive the artifacts and spirit of World War I

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Fans don't have carte blanche to say anything

Jazz fan and Westbrook get into it, and it's not Westbrook's fault

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Lee Roy Sr. helped motivate wrestling icons

Lee Roy Smith Sr. and his wife Madalene raised a remarkable family in Del City

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Berry Tramel: Sooners given decent odds to make College Football Playoff

Hurts joins Lawrence and Tagovailoa as front-runners for 2019 Heisman Trophy

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Rick Gosselin makes case for Gutowsky

Kingfisher-bred Gutowsky was an NFL star of the 1930s

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No secret why Thunder is 4-0 vs. Blazers this season

Thunder makes Lillard and McCollum work for their shots

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Green leads Kingfisher to 4A semifinals

Kingfisher holds Elgin to 27.5 percent shooting in Class 4A quarterfinals

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Class 4A boys basketball: Brock Davis leads Tulsa Holland Hall into state quarterfinals

Davis' 10 fourth-quarter points propel Dutch past Anadarko

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Class 4A boys basketball: John Marshall beats Tulsa Central

Bears break away from Tulsa Central with 3-point barrage

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Lincoln Riley always has had a home run threat with the Sooners

Does OU have a receiver in the mold of Dede Westbrook or Marquise Brown?

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Lakers' slump leaves LeBron looking dejected

30-35 Lakers are 6.5 games out of the playoff line, so this is a lost season for LeBron

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Victory over Baylor shows OSU basketball still is fighting

In a Big 12 having an historically successful season, the Cowboys are fighting against long odds

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Is Jalen Hurts 'in a battle' with Tanner Mordecai?

Will Hurts be like Mayfield and Murray, going from quarterback derby to immediate sensation?

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Berry Tramel: Will K-State treat Sooners kindly for beating Kansas?

OU's victory over Kansas ended the Jayhawks' 14-year streak of Big 12 basketball championships, an achievement that should be...

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Berry answers questions from readers.

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$70,000 grant from College Football Playoff gives school new look

The Big 12 is investing in three elementary schools in the cities of its championship games

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OKC is in third place in the West, but the schedule gets tougher

Projections show that the Thunder, Blazers, Jazz, Rockets and Clippers all could finish tightly bunched

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Berry Tramel: Rhule says Jets talk "cool experience"

Baylor keeps its football coach, but others will come calling for Rhule

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Thunder offense has cratered without Paul George

Thunder survives the shell of the Grizzlies, rallying from a 13-point deficit midway through the fourth quarter

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Harrison was star of OU's Game of the Century

Jack Mildren's high school teammate also was Mildren's favorite Sooner receiver

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Berry Tramel: KU's hopes of extending title streak are about 12.5 percent

Barring major upsets, the Jayhawks need three tossup games to go their way, including KU's game in Norman

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Foul or play defense? Did Donovan choose wrong?

The Thunder was in a tough spot with 28 seconds left and no timeouts, down two points to Philadelphia

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Berry Tramel: Why did Jason Witten return to the Dallas Cowboys?

Did the struggles on Monday Night Football push Witten back to the Cowboys?

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Murray standing tall at 5-foot-10

An extra inch and added bulk make Murray bigger than we all thought, and NFL scouts will start to drool

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Could Diallo return to the rotation against Sixers?

Thunder is short of wings vs. Philadelphia, so Donovan should take this chance to find out how the young players are developing

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Berry Tramel: Five Cyclone teammates enjoying NBA adventure

Of the 2015-16 Iowa State basketball team, five have made the NBA, despite no first-round draft picks.

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Memorable night in Lubbock not marred by defeat

With no reason to believe they could win, the Cowboys believed anyway, and darn near did

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things OKC Thunder, OU Sooners and OSU...

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Griffin, Hield, Young give Sooners plenty of star power

OU's top three NBA scorers rank No. 3 among schools in NBA point production

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Could Felton give Thunder some wing depth?

Donovan used three point guards vs. Denver because that's the way the Nuggets play, but could Raymond Felton help against other...

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Ex-Kansas State president suggests Big 12/Pac-12 alliance

Big 12/Pac-12 alliance for every non-conference game isn't likely to be considered, since it would disrupt other schedules and...

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Jones said he would be heavily involved in the Cowboys -- and he has been

Thirty years after firing Tom Landry, Jones still is doing what he said he would, which is be involved in every Dallas Cowboys...

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Sooners have a decent chance to make the NCAA Tournament

NCAA Tournament teams with losing conference records suddenly has become trendy

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If K-State falls in Lawrence, the Big 12 race is alive and well

Kansas, two games behind, hangs by a thread in seeking its 15th straight Big 12 basketball title

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Berry Tramel: Bama changing its scheduling model

Alabama starting to add home-and-home series to its non-conference schedule

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Morris twins have had remarkably similar careers

Marcus Morris was considered the better player at Kansas, then Markieff was considered better early in their pro careers, but...

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How has college basketball exploited Zion Williamson?

Duke has lifted Williamson's marketability to heights he never could have reached without college basketball

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Sampson has Houston ranked No. 9 with a 25-1 record

Travis Ford has Saint Louis on the road to improvement, but Brad Underwood struggling at Illinois

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Which set of twins is the NBA's best ever?

Four notable set of twins have dotted the NBA, and the Thunder now has ties to half of them

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OU's conference record is weak, but rest of resume' seems strong

Out of 14 teams from the major conferences on ESPN's Bubble Watch, OU ranks fifth in the NET, which is what the basketball...

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Baseball has changed, but great stories remain

Moore and Tettleton: the game has changed, but great stories remain

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Why does the NBA go dark for several days in February?

The NBA could own the slow sports month of February if it would just move the All-Star Game

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Thunder has tough foes but lots of home games down the stretch

If the Thunder schedule conducive to catching Denver? Not really, but the Nuggets have a tough road, too

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Some mock drafts have Murray No. 1; others not so high on him

Are NFL scouts still puzzled by Murray? Mock drafts seem to say so

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Higgins crosses the country on a nightly basis to referee games

From Stillwater on Monday night to Bloomington, Indiana, on Tuesday night, Higgins makes a mad dash to get to games

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Log on at 11 a.m. to chat live with The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel. He'll be talking all things Thunder, Cowboys and Sooners.

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Can Morris play on the perimeter for the Thunder?

Morris figures to cut into Patrick Patterson's playing time, but if Morris and Patterson could play together, the Thunder might...

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Are short quarterbacks prone to more interceptions?

LeBaron was a great story, but did he set back short quarterbacks 55 years?

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Berry Tramel: When keeping records, don't be contrary to fact

You can have OKC-only records and you can have Thunder franchise records that include Seattle, and that's only historically...

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Berry Tramel: K-State still leads, but KU is coming in Big 12 basketball race

Iowa State's victory in Manhattan keeps the Big 12 basketball race competitive

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Berry Tramel: Neal Brown a great hire at West Virginia

Ranking the 27 head coaching hires in major college football shows West Virginia got the best fit

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Berry Tramel: Lakers, Pelicans both hurt by Anthony Davis' public trade request

Keeping things private would have better served the Lakers, the Pelicans and probably Davis himself

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Seems clear: Clippers just wanted out from under Griffin's contract

With two blockbuster trades the last two winters, the Clippers are trying to set themselves up for free agency, all at...

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Does the Joe Flacco trade affect Kyler Murray?

All kinds of NFL teams need a quarterback, but more for the future, and that's not a bad thing for Kyler Murray

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Could Mike Stoops be defensive coordinator for his brother?

Kentucky is looking for a defensive coordinator, and Mike Stoops is without a coaching job

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Reeves generally played well vs. Shaq

O'Neal generally gives no ground on old foes, but he gives respect to "that damn Big Country"

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Iowa AD should be a wash for Big 12 on football committee

Iowa's Barta replaces Ohio State's Smith on the most important committee in college athletics

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Berry Tramel: Steve Owen ranks as greatest Oklahoman to coach in the NFL

Only 10 men raised in Oklahoma have become NFL head coaches; Zac Taylor becomes the 11th

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Lots of history by Westbrook & George, and it just missed being a little more

George joins Westbrook in the triple double brigade, becoming just the 10th teammates to do so in the same game

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Westbrook and George both record triple doubles in victory over Portland

Raymond Felton and Dionte Burton also key the Thunder's victory over the Trail Blazers

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Picking the NFL should have been easy for Murray

Making it big in the NFL is a lot safer bet for Murray than making it big in major league baseball

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Berry Tramel: Wildcats have a game-and-a-half lead over Kansas

With Iowa State's fall, K-State moves into position to unseat the Jayhawks as Big 12 basketball kings

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Luck and Stoops have much in common

Luck comparesStoops' role with the XFL to Al Davis' role with the Oakland Raiders in the 1960s

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Could the Thunder's search for help come from within?

With no trade, and with the buyout market already drying up, perhaps the Thunder's search for roster help comes from the roster...

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Trade rumors took their toll on Grizzlies

While much of the NBA stressed out over possible trades, the Thunder relaxed, knowing no deal was likely

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Football history is littered with failed minor leagues

Stoops will coach the XFL's Dallas franchise, but the XFL was tried once before, and it failed

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No state teams likely to be in either NCAA Tournament

Not since 1982 have the OU and OSU men's and women's basketball teams been shut out of the NCAA Tournament, but it's likely to...

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Sixers fortify tremendous starting lineup

Sixers go all in on winning the Eastern Conference, while the Clippers say never mind to making the Western Conference playoffs

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Schroder OKC's best bench player since James Harden

The competition is fierce, but Schroder hanging in with the NBA's best sixth men

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14-year major leaguers join Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Will Shields, Patty Gasso, Mickey Tettleton, Mike Moore, Lou Henson and Kendall Cross join Stoops in class

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Power Lunch: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

Berry chats about the Thunder, Sooners and Cowboys with readers.

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From Claude Arnold to Darrell Royal to Paul Thompson, one-year OU quarterbacks have thrived

Can Jalen Hurts excel as a one-year Oklahoma quarterback? He's got some good history to channel

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Smart's 3-pointers help lift Boston past OKC

Smart was fantastic in his first two games against the Thunder a few years ago, and he returned to that level of play Sunday.

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Both Kansas State and Baylor rank ahead of Kansas

While the Big 12's good teams take a run at ending Kansas' domination, OU and OSU battle to stay out of last place.

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Why was this throwback Super Bowl automatically boring?

Rams-Patriots was suspenseful -- any snap could have determined the game.

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Warren Spahn, Gordie Howe or Ben Hogan?

Athletes excelling in their 40s is all the rage, but we've seen it before.

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Kristaps Porzingis trade could affect Thunder

Wesley Matthews could become a Thunder target if the Knicks buy out his contract

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Presidents open to reviving UT-A&M series

Dormant since 2011, the Longhorn-Aggie could return, but there are scheduling issues

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Berry Tramel: Patriots have been better in the post-season

Of New England's eight Super Bowls, only one failed to be a great game that went down to the wire

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Most fans, but not all, want Durant to stay away

The bitter feelings toward Durant have not subsided in Oklahoma City

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Power Lunch: Chat live with columnist Berry Tramel

Columnist Berry Tramel answered your questions today.

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Schroder outshines even Paul George vs. Orlando

Schroder has been lighting up opponents in the second half of January games, and Orlando was a prime example Tuesday night

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Berry Tramel: Most NBA Finals teams are good on both sides of the ball

Thunder's offensive improvement is good news for OKC's playoff prospects

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Sooners have become a horrible home team

Not long ago, OU basketball couldn't win on the road. But now the Sooners are getting browbeaten at home, and the season is in...

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Gooch struggled to reach PGA Tour but now is playing well

Gooch finishes tied for third and fourth in two most recent PGA Tour stops

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Budenholzer showed Presti the ropes

As a 23-year-old intern, Presti was guided through his early San Antonio days by the guy who now coaches Milwaukee

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Giving NBA teams a heads-up is a gift from superstars

Leaving without warning can be a major blow to NBA franchises; Davis gives New Orleans the chance to get something for his...

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Kansas now ranks No. 1 in Big 12 rankings

Big 12 wins six of 10 vs. the SEC, helping its bragging rights in basketball

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Paul George keys Thunder victory over Milwaukee

Defense on the Greek Freak key as the Thunder beats Milwaukee 118-112

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Short-handed Cowboys face a long season

Staying upbeat will be a problem for an OSU basketball team that is down to six players it can count on.

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Thunder sloppy in win over New Orleans

Does the Thunder play down to the competition? It seems so

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Bieniemy's future looks bright as a freshman sensation

Kruger has had plenty of quality freshman guards; where does Bieniemy fit in?

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Berry Tramel: Quarterback transfer market stays hot and heavy

Once an OSU commitment, Nick Starkel now is leaving Texas A&M, and his replacement in Cowboy recruiting, Keondre Wudtee, is...

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Berry Tramel: Are part-time players deserving of spots in Cooperstown?

Mariano Rivera and Lee Smith go into the Hall of Fame with far fewer credentials than hundreds of starting pitchers

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Ferguson, Patterson key Thunder 3-point turnaround

Thunder has climbed to 25th in NBA 3-point shooting, which is a big improvement from last place

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Russell Westbrook renews feud with Damian Lillard

Who knows the genesis of Westbrook's chip on his shoulder vs. Portland, but it's very much real?

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Berry Tramel: Expect the reactionary NFL to change replay review

The outrage over the officiating in the Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game has not subsided. The failure to call pass...

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Terrible week for OU and OSU basketball teams

Sooners and Cowboys each go 0-2 and drop into the bottom tier of the Big 12

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AFC East has enhanced New England's dynasty

The Patriots usually have homefield advantage and take advantage of it, but this AFC title game, New England is on the road

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Thunder slump is the worst in OKC history

The Thunder slump continues. Five losses in six games. Porous defense. Lackadaisical play. Upset defeats.

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Odds established on Murray's NFL destination

Which NFL team will take the plunge on Murray? Too early to tell

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Blocking Austin Kendall's immediate eligibility was wrong

Restricting player movement is always a bad look in college football

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New playoff committee makeup offers more diversity

Three coaches go off, but only one goes on, in College Football Playoff committee

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Football players can sometimes help the basketball team

With OSU basketball shorthanded, maybe Mike Boynton should look to the football team

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Hawks torch the Thunder reserves

When Paul George and Steven Adams sit, the Thunder is in trouble

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PG13 leads Rudy Gobert in ESPN voting

Thunder seems capable of winning few awards, but defensive player of the year is within George's reach

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NFL offers Murray best chance to be a star or a starter

Comparing NFL draft data and baseball draft data, Murray's chances with football are much greater

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Auctioneer doesn't really have Waner's plaque

Auction house has a framed photo of the Cooperstown plaque, not the plaque itself

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Bobby Martin almost never made it to Southern Nazarene

Martin arrived in Bethany in 1972 and has spent more than 40 years on campus as point guard, head coach and athletic director

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OU 3rd, OSU in 8th in Big 12 rankings

Home teams haven't been dominating in Big 12 play, which should make for a wild year

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Mahomes first Big 12 quarterback to win NFL playoff game

Big 12 and Big Eight quarterback pedigree has not translated to NFL success

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Oklahoma's closest NFL franchises have not fared well

It's been since 1995 for Dallas and 1993 for Kansas City to make the conference championship games

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Is Ferguson turning into a shooter?

Ferguson has been a valuable defender for the Thunder, but two straight games he's become an offensive force

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TLC would help defense for the Thunder bench

Abdel Nader gave the Thunder bench an offensive boost, but maybe it's time to shore up the defense

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OSU's 2019 opening foe retains its QB

Luton gets a sixth year because of injuries

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Hurts has entered NCAA's transfer portal

Hurts gave Alabama three seasons and now has graduated, so he can transfer and play immediately

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Berry Tramel: Only seven teams have a winning record against OKC over the last three seasons

Thunder has the NBA's sixth-best record over the last three seasons

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Berry Tramel: Kingsbury was not successful at Tech but now gets an NFL gig

The NFL coaching pool apparently was shallow, if the Cardinals have resorted to hiring Kingsbury

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Is Ryan Saunders the youngest NBA coach of the last 40 years?

When the NBA used player-coaches, 20somethings often led teams, but those days are gone

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Why is Waner's plaque up for auction?

Lots of memorabilia is available at Leland's auction, but it's kind of sad

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Clemson beats Bama by dominating the interior

The little plays lift Clemson to rout of Alabama for the 2018 national championship

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Bama is much more tested than is Clemson

The national championship game matches two teams billed as elite; but is Clemson in Alabama's class?

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Presidents offer no support for College Football Playoff expansion

College presidents will make the decision on playoff expansion, and they will be hard to convince

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The stories are wild about the pride of Cotton Plant

Switzer's Arkansas teammate was a legend in southern Arkansas

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New OU defensive coordinator was given a lift by his mother's brother

At both Toledo and Missouri, Pinkel impacted his nephew's coaching career

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Take three road teams in the NFL playoffs

Cowboys don't look strong going into wild-card game against Seattle

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Thunder defense is strong; offense a work in progress

Thunder even holding its own from the 3-point line, as long as you account for defense

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2019 Big 12 schedules look much like 2018 schedules

OU's 2019 non-conference schedule highlighted by UCLA & Houston

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Is Houston a better job than West Virginia?

Holgorsen never quite was a great fit in Morgantown

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Texas' Sugar Bowl victory lifts Big 12

Big 12 goes 4-3 in bowl games, which ranks as the best winning percentage among Power 5 conferences

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Flying United usually leads to trouble

Getting home from South Florida was quite the ordeal

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Lots of waiting, then the action comes fast in the Orange Bowl pressbox

A night game offers lots of challenges for college football writers on deadline

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Friends & family convene in Fort Lauderdale

The day before a bowl game can be relaxing, especially when friends and family convene.

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ESPN panel says Riley is NFL's top coaching target

Pool of NFL assistants might be depleted

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Nick Saban's job interviews are five-hour skull sessions

Alabama's co-defensive coordinator has made an impact in his first year in Tuscaloosa

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Saban calls Kyler Murray "one of the most dynamic players that I have ever seen"

Saban values helping coaches rehabilitate their careers

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Orange Bowl Media Day goes quite smoothly

Hard Rock Stadium has a new look and a new name since the Sooners last played in the Orange Bowl

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Headed to the Orange Bowl on Christmas Day

Traveling on Christmas can be a bummer, but some things went well

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Seabreeze Boulevard has changed over the years in Fort Lauderdale

Walking the waterfront in Fort Lauderdale is a cool experience

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Golding has been mentioned for OU job

First-year Alabama assistant coach could be on Lincoln Riley's short list, but first there, there's an Orange Bowl

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Sooners are 3-1-1 all-time vs. Alabama

OU has won three straight against Bama, but will that help in the Orange Bowl?

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Sooners have four-game losing streak in Miami

Only past losing streaks in Dallas, Lincoln and College Station trump OU's current four-game losing streak in Hard Rock Stadium

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Lincoln Riley has competition in Cleveland

Browns have been impressive since Williams became head coach

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Recruiting has changed in the social media age

OU's album covers and OSU's video games help sell the football programs to recruits

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Recap: Power Lunch live chat with Berry Tramel

We're just a little more than a week away from OU's Orange Bowl matchup vs. Alabama and OSU's Liberty Bowl matchup vs....

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Hield 14th in all-time NBA 3-point shooting

Hield lights up the Thunder, and he's been doing that routinely, but he's also doing it against most NBA teams

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Sooners practice on National Signing Day

New calendar still taking some time to get used to, but Riley seems to have embraced it in Norman

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Westbrook started melee vs. Chicago

Boylen says skirmish was no big deal, and he's probably right

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A tale of meeting Bear Bryant & Goober Pyle

Bama fans have two epic coaches that have shaped their football program

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Thunder ranks strong in point differential

OKC schedule has been easy, except the Thunder has played its fair share of road games

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From coaches jumping to players skipping, it's hard to gauge a bowl team's attitude

Despite upheaval, there are some things you can count on in bowls, starting with Army

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Riley, Coach K agree on College Football Playoff

Riley wants conference champions rewarded but admits he's not sure how to implement an expanded playoff

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From hot prospect to out of a job in literally two weeks for DeFilippo

Will Lincoln Riley answer the NFL's siren song? He'd have to think long and hard about security

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Heisman butchering of Tagovailoa's name inexcusable

Not getting Tagovailoa's name right was inexcusable on the part of Heisman trustee Vasili Krishnamurti.

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None of the six players gone from the 2017-18 Thunder roster now is in the NBA

Thunder's upgraded roster is defined by who came in and who went out

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Another hook-and-lateral miracle is connected to the Fiesta Bowl

Dolphins' desperate trick play had its genesis in Boise State's epic Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma

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Locksley will remain with Crimson Tide through the playoff

Nick Saban doesn't seem to keep an offensive coordinator long, but it doesn't impede Alabama

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Russell Westbrook's foul shooting is alarming

Can the Thunder overcome horrific foul shooting to challenge in the Western Conference?

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Ferguson fitting in nicely as Roberson replacement

Donovan's lineup experiments seem to have found the right starting lineup

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Alabama's X factor is an explosive offense

Riley talks about Alabama as the Sooners and Crimson Tide prepare for the Dec. 29 Orange Bowl

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Murray won every region except the South

Tagovailoa carried the South in a close vote, but otherwise, Murray's Heisman margins were solid

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Westbrook now has five of the 46 monster triple doubles in NBA history

Only Oscar Robertson and Wilt Chamberlain have had more of the monster triple doubles, when you count 15 as the standard.

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Berry Tramel: Should Big Ten scrap divisional format for championship game?

Commissioner Jim Delany says Big Ten has talked about changing to Big 12 style title game

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Taylor brothers coaching top two quarterbacks in 2016 NFL Draft

The success of Zac Taylor with the Rams and Press Taylor with the Eagles have people wondering if they could be the next...

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Despite McCarthy's departure, the NFL has more long-standing coaches than ever before

With six coaches entering this season with at least a decade of longevity, this is the golden age for NFL stability

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OKC's propensity for big comebacks continues

Thunder trailed by 23 but rallies to beat Brooklyn behind PG13's points in the final 7:12

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Only Notre Dame has a more impressive Heisman history than do the Sooners

Notre Dame, OU, Ohio State, Southern Cal and Michigan round out the top five of Heisman Trophy voting.

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Lincoln Riley's success impacts Ohio State decision

The Buckeyes have usually gone outside the program to replace a football coach, but not this time

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A quick trip to Arlington for the Big 12 Championship Game was quite memorable

The atmosphere at JerryWorld was superb, just not as good as at the Cotton Bowl in October

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Bob Bass dies at age 89

Before building the Spurs' winning culture, Bass did the same at Oklahoma Baptist University

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For 30 years, Snyder was a Middle American institution

Few people ever changed a place like Bill Snyder changed Manhattan, Kansas

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Big 12 underdog in all four bowls against SEC

West Virginia vs. Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl is the only Big 12 favorite among seven teams in the post-season

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College Football Playoff committee is honorable

From the OU/Georgia debate to 1 a.m. votes, we discuss the College Football Playoff selections

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As the playoff announcement nears, Sooners in good shape

Things mostly went well for the Sooners on Saturday, and now they await their fate with the College Football Playoff comimttee

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UCF faces tough task without McKenzie Milton

Without injured quarterback, Central Florida seeks to make a major bowl

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A Big Ten title would help soothe the pain of a troubled Ohio State season

The Zach Smith scandal hangs over Ohio State like a stormy day, but a Big Ten championship always helps clear the skies

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Bama-Georgia could produce committee room intrigue

If Georgia upsets Alabama, let the politicking begin for the College Football Playoff

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Few Power 5 schools ever have won four straight conference titles

No Big 12 school has won four straight conference football championships, but that can change Saturday in Arlington

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Blowout loss to Purdue holding back Buckeyes

The College Football Playoff committee never has selected a team with a blowout loss to a mediocre team

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Mayfield doubles down on Hue Jackson feud

Mayfield says he's not a 'cookie-cutter quarterback'

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Kyler Murray's offense is better than Sam Bradford's 2008 offense

The 2008 Sooners ran off a wild run of offensive explosions, but it's not as efficient as Murray's 2018 Sooners

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Mullens tries to explain why OU is ahead of Ohio State

Most of the questions for Rob Mullens on Tuesday night were about the OU-Ohio State comparison, and the playoff committee...

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Ties to Central Michigan athletic director could make Stoops a candidate

Cale Gundy, Bill Bedenbaugh and Mike Yurcich also mentioned as Chippewa candidates

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Sooners and Buckeyes have fascinating comparisons

Will the Buckeyes' 29-point loss to Purdue keep costing Ohio State?

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Tom Herman counting on Ehlinger's competitiveness against OU

Ehlinger's shoulder has hurt since the Baylor game, but he's worked through it

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Tom Herman hires Beaty as a consultant for Big 12 title game

Longhorns seek help from fired Kansas coach

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Longhorn receiver about to play OU for the fifth time

New NCAA redshirt rule means Longhorn senior will get plenty of looks at the Sooners

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Will two Big 12 teams make major bowls?

With the Sugar Bowl contract, Big 12 likely to get two teams into major bowls

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19 hours on the ground for OU-West Virginia trip

The drive from Pittsburgh to Morgantown is gorgeous; alas, that's about all there was time for in a quick trip to the OU-West...

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Crazy numbers from Sooners' victory in Morgantown

The offensive numbers for both the Sooners and Mountaineers were typically wild in OU's 59-56 victory

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Chip Kelly's Bruins on the upswing

UCLA got off to a rough start but has played much better down the stretch

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Hokies could miss bowl for first time in 26 years

Virginia Tech was patient with Frank Beamer; the Hokies aren't likely to be as patient with Fuente

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Either Baylor or Tech will become bowl eligible

Texas Tech once was riding high, but now the Red Raiders are on the cusp of not becoming bowl eligible

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Could Clint Bowen keep his job at KU?

Bowen is a Jayhawk institution, but his tenure could be coming to an end after the game against Texas

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No Sooners-Mountaineers rematch likely now

OU-West Virginia in Morgantown has become a virtual Big 12 semifinal

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SEC transfers quarterback OU-West Virginia showdown

In 2015, Grier quarterbacked Florida for half the season and Murray quarterbacked Texas A&M for three games; now they...

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Russell Wilson can become Seattle's winningest QB

Wilson and Dave Krieg are tied at 70 for the most victories in Seahawk history

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Are OU and Ohio State offenses similar?

Sooner defense becoming a hot topic in discussions about College Football Playoff

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Will OU finish with Big 12's worst defense?

The Sooner offense is historically great, but the Sooner defense might be the worst in school history

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AP poll ranks Army, but playoff committee passes

Beating Army helps OU's strength of schedule, but the College Football Playoff committee is not so impressed

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Berry Tramel: Why Notre Dame should be No. 1

Maybe it changes after Saturday, but for now, Notre Dame deserves to be ahead of Alabama

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Patterson takes to Twitter to renounce rumors

On the recruiting trail, it's open season on talking about opponents, so Patterson fires back

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Berry Tramel: Kliff Kingsbury back on the hot seat

Red Raiders, with quarterback uncertainty, plays Baylor with a bowl berth on the line

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Herman hopes quarterback can start throwing Tuesday

Shane Buechele played well in relief of Ehlinger, but Texas hopes to have its quarterback return for Kansas

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Sooners could be headed to Fiesta Bowl

If OU doesn't win the Big 12, the Fiesta Bowl seems a distinct possibility

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Iowa State could make Big 12 championship game

On The Longhorn Network, the Longhorns host ISU in a virtual Big 12 elimination game

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Longhorn defense has faltered this season

Texas offense has risen this season, but the Longhorn defense has been lit up by the Big 12's best offenses

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Berry Tramel: Take OSU over West Virginia

Mountaineers are favored in Stillwater, but they were unbeaten and ranked 10th two years when they came to OSU and lost

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Berry Tramel: Orange back in national spotlight

Syracuse has a notable tradition in college football, but it's gone dormant for almost 20 years

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MacIntyre has brought stability to Boulder, but is it enough?

Denver television station reports that MacIntyre is out, and it might be true if Buffaloes don't turn things around

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Upset special: Arizona over Washington State

Washington State still in hunt for College Football Playoff; Arizona still in hunt for Pac-12 championship

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Take the Cowboys in an upset of West Virginia

College football's final two weekends will sort out some wild divisional races

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Berry Tramel: Rams-Chiefs is the NFL's game of the year to date

The NFL's global branding initiative has backfired with Azteca Stadium conditions prompting a change in venue to the LA Coliseum.

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How much time did the committee spend on the Sooners?

Lots of questions, but not a lot of answers, after three weeks of College Football Playoff rankings

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Bedlam defenses sink well into the Big 12's bottom tier

OU is No. 7, OSU No. 10 in Big 12 defense, but they're actually quite close together in a jumbled heap at the bottom

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Power Lunch: Chat recap with columnist Berry Tramel

The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel addresses questions from readers.

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Sooners stay No. 6 in rankings

Top 10 stays the same in the College Football Playoff committee's rankings

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Thunder made better use of Carmelo than Rockets

Carmelo wasn't great in OKC after 10 games, but he got better

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Will the Sooners fall in committee rankings?

The college football top 10 is getting more stable as we hit the homestretch of the season

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Ehlinger, Purdy keep teams contending

Iowa State, Texas play in virtual elimination game for Big 12 Championship

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How many Big 12 teams will become bowl eligible?

Two Big 12 matchups this week feature both teams seeking bowl eligibility