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Some stocks up, some down at Big 12 Media Days

Sooners, Mountaineers, Horned Frogs and Cowboys look good in Frisco

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Why Tulsa Washington's Dax Hill is state's top recruit

Tulsa Washington star Dax Hill is the state's first five-star recruit since Gerald McCoy in 2006. He's also No. 1 on The...

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Would playoff be different if only champs were eligible?

Ohio State in 2016 and Alabama in 2017 would not have made the playoff is only conference champions were eligble

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Riley, Murray encouraged by Sooners' defensive direction

Sooners' coach Lincoln Riley said at Big 12 Media Days that defensive recruiting must improve, but said he felt that things...

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The Oklahoman's Super 30: Millwood's Marcus Major Jr. taking Adrian Peterson comparison in stride

Millwood's Marcus Major Jr. has been compared to NFL great Adrian Peterson by former University of Oklahoma fullback J.D....

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Oklahoma's Jonathan Alvarez redshirted a year ago, now he's on the Rimington Award preseason watch list

Oklahoma center Jonathan Alvarez is one of five Big 12 centers on the Rimington Award watch list

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Sooners gymnast Maggie Nichols in group receiving Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs

The University of Oklahoma gymnast was honored along with more than 100 survivors for their bravery speaking out about the...

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Heisman winner Baker Mayfield adds ESPY Award to his trophy collection

The Baker Mayfield trophy tour hit Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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Oklahoma gained the commitment of four-star cornerback Jaden Davis on Wednesday

Four-star cornerback Jaden Davis is Oklahoma's sixth 2019 commitment since June 1

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The former Sooners pitcher and graduate assistant was hired after Melyssa Lombardi left to take the head coaching job at Oregon

The former Sooners pitcher was hired after Melyssa Lombardi was named Oregon's head coach

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Riley doesn't budge; Gundy doesn't flinch

Tom Herman's star has faded a little in his second year at Big 12 Media Days.

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Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson and Oklahoma State's Justice Hill are two of six Big 12 running backs on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award

Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson and Oklahoma State's Justice Hill are two of six Big 12 running backs on the preseason watch list...

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The Oklahoman is hiring a beat writer to cover OU's men's basketball, football, softball and gymnastics teams.

Interested in joining The Oklahoman's award-winning sports team and covering one of the premier athletics departments in the...

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Planned Norman development lacks quirks that create lively districts

For the past year, I've followed coverage by fellow reporters at The Oklahoman of an ambitious proposal to develop a 500-acre,...

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Stability now rules the Big 12

The Big 12 has been successful on the field and with revenues, banishing realignment talk

State's oldest inmates: 'We’re too old to continue committing crimes'

NewsJul 15, 2018

When Donald Vaughan went to prison for murder, he was 19 years old. Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, Marilyn Monroe was a star and this newspaper cost five cents.

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OU football: Lincoln Riley not ready to take over Bob Stoops' role as thorn in SEC's side

FRISCO, TEXAS — The comment came near the end of a long, coherent answer of a question from the radio host about Big 12...

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Kansas linebacker Khalil Herbert attended Stoneman Douglas High School through his junior football season

Kansas linebacker Khalil Herbert attended Stoneman Douglas High School through his junior football season

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What's Lincoln Riley's plan for improving the defense?

FRISCO, TEXAS — Lincoln Riley knows Oklahoma needs a stronger defense to win a national championship. That much was clear in...

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Why Lincoln Riley must play quarterback situation close to the vest

Kyler Murray's deal with the Oakland A's earlier this summer seemed to show the world Lincoln Riley's hand. But the OU coach...

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Big 12 commissioner: impact of sports gambling legislation unclear

FRISCO, TEXAS — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby opened the league's media days Monday with a nearly 40-minute discussion of the...

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Cyclones learned how to win in Norman

38-31 upset of third-ranked Sooners propelled Iowa State's season but also laid a foundation for the future

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Patterson lauds Sooner offense

TCU coach says Sooner offense was one of two best he's ever faced

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Murray, Anderson among those named to Maxwell Award Watch List

Murray and running back Rodney Anderson made the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given to the college football player of the...

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Will Mike Gundy respond to Mike Holder?

Not all questions will be answered at Big 12 Media Days, but these could be

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Sooners' Big 12 dominance, defensive stability among the questions entering Media Days

FRISCO, TEXAS — For the first time since 2013, Oklahoma will not have a quarterback present at Big 12 Media Days. The Sooners...

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Sooners given fourth-best chance to reach College Football Playoff

Odds on winning conferences are a great indicator of College Football Playoff chances

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Would new OU arena help bring back millennials?

Millennials are looking for a place to live, work and play. Would a new OU arena provide that?

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Who will help lead the Sooners' this year?

OU isn't bringing a quarterback to Big 12 Media Days, but Lincoln Riley is giving other players a chance to step up.

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OSU has switched one form of hypocrisy for another

Universities are supposed to be establishing an ideal, but that is lost when selling alcohol at football games

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A look back at the top moments of DeMarco Murray's career

Former Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray announced his retirement from football Friday. Murray still holds the Sooners'...

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Former Sooner star running back retires from NFL

Running back DeMarco Murray has retired after seven seasons in the NFL. "It's been a long time thinking, the last year or two...

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Rogers coached the Oklahoma City Twisters

The Oklahoma City Twisters lasted only one season, and coach Darryl Rogers lasted less than that

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Graduate transfer guards the key to Sooners' NCAA Tournament hopes

NORMAN — No one outside of the Oklahoma locker room is talking about a deep run in the NCAA Tournament for the Sooners this...

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Oklahoma picked to win fourth consecutive Big 12 title

Oklahoma was selected No. 1 in the Big 12 Preseason Media Poll with 46 of 52 first-place votes and 509 total points. It's the...

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Big 12 considering challenge series with Big East

In lieu of going to 20 conference games, Big 12 basketball is considering a challenge series with another conference.

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OU adds righty transfer pitcher from FIU

The Sooners recently lost a pitching coach, but now they're gaining a new pitcher.

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OU high jumper Vernon Turner's future is up in the air

Vernon Turner, one of the top high jumpers in the country, will not return to Oklahoma for his sophomore season.

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Bedlam coaches named to 2018 Dodd Trophy watch list

Oklahoma State's Mike Gundy and Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley were among 20 named to the watch list for 2018 Dodd Trophy, an award...

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Bedlam running backs top preseason All-Big 12 team

Oklahoma has six offensive players on the preseason All-Big 12 team while Oklahoma State has three including running back...

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Hansen back to lead Arkansas State

Arkansas State has a team making noise, but it won't get the chance to play the Razorbacks

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Oklahoma high jumper Vernon Turner announced his decision to transfer after a successful freshman season

Oklahoma's Vernon Turner, who set school records in the high jump as a freshman, announced his decision to transfer Wednesday

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Football gods have treated OU just fine on quarterbacks

The Sooners will have Murray for just one year, but that's OK, since they thought they would get Mayfield for just two seasons

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Oklahoma's annual autograph and picture day for children ages 14 and under will be held July 22

Oklahoma's annual autograph and picture day for children ages 14 and under will be held July 22

Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

LifeJul 14, 2018

A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some of the systemic problems plaguing the jail and the criminal justice system that feeds into it.

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Sooners show off new Jordan Brand football uniforms

NORMAN — Oklahoma's season-opener against Florida Atlantic is still about two months away, but the Sooners are already giving...

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OU, OSU player representatives announced for Big 12 Media Days

The quarterbacks are staying at home. With quarterback competitions in Norman and Stillwater, neither OU nor OSU will bring a...

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Sooners and Cowboys gear up for Big 12 Media Days

With quarterback competitions in Norman and Stillwater, neither OU nor OSU will bring a signal caller to the conference's...

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Melyssa Lombardi officially announced as Oregon's head coach

Oklahoma's longtime pitching coach and former catcher was named Oregon's head coach Monday afternoon.

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OU teases new Jordan Brand uniforms

At 9 a.m. Monday morning, the Oklahoma football Twitter account released a 30 second video of OU's new Jordan Brand uniforms.

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Why OU softball faces a challenge — and why Sooner coach Patty Gasso seems up to it

Patty Gasso hasn't had to hire many pitching coaches, but with Melyssa Lombardi leaving for Oregon after two-plus decades, OU...

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Why the Sooners are focusing on the 2020 recruiting class

With Darion Green-Warren's decision, Oklahoma has four verbal four-star commitments in the 2020 recruiting class, and the...

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Longtime OU softball assistant Melyssa Lombardi leaving to become Oregon's head coach

Longtime Oklahoma softball assistant coach Melyssa Lombardi has accepted the head-coaching job at Oregon, a source confirmed to...

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After star turn at OU, Trae Young tries to find his footing in the NBA

After a slow start at the Utah Summer League, former OU star Trae Young picked things up for the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday in...

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NCAA prepares minority coordinators for head coaching jobs

The NCAA is putting some of its rising coaching candidates through its Champion Forum to better prepare them for the interview...

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OU grabs commitment from second 4-star defensive back in three days

OU adds fifth Rivals 100 player to 2019 class

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What kind of coach will Jeff Long look for at Kansas?

David Beaty seems a lame-duck coach at Kansas after the hiring of athletic director Jeff Long

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Darion Green-Warren announced his commitment to the Sooners with a three-minute long video posted on Twitter

Darion Green-Warren announced his commitment to the Sooners with a three-minute long video posted on Twitter

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OU's Riley: 'Throw Georgia in the Big 12 ... no way they are a top five defense in the country'

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Tuesday on an ESPNU Radio show that Georgia would not be a top five defense if it were...

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Jenks' Latham looking to follow in father's footsteps

Brady Latham is an offensive lineman for Jenks high school, standing at 6-foot-5 and 287 pounds. His father, Bob Latham, played...

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Millwood's Major commits to Sooners, group of 2019 class together at Dallas-area event

On the day when Millwood running back Marcus Major announced his commitment to stay close to home and play for Oklahoma, a big...

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Millwood running back Marcus Major Jr. announces he's committing to OU

Millwood running back Marcus Major Jr. burst onto the scene last year as he helped lead Millwood to its second straight...

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Does OSU football recruiting need to improve?

OSU graduate Barry Walker has produced research that suggests the Cowboys are recruiting above, not below, their expected level.

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Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker is one of two winners of the Big 12's Sportsperson of the Year awards

Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker is one of two winners of the Big 12's Sportsperson of the Year awards

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Riley is best at coordinating offenses

Riley drawing raves from even the NFL, so why would he ever give up coordinating the Sooner offense?

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OU's Moore ready for second chance after Last Chance U

Tramonda Moore, a John Marshall product and a member of OU’s 2019 signing class, expects to be one of the players featured on...

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Why elementary-school homework spurred a children's book about Sterling Shepard

Ashleigh Shepard decided long ago that she wanted to write a children's book that would appeal to her younger brother. Instead,...

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Why Atlanta hopes Trae Young is its Steph Curry

Atlanta got its guy Thursday night in the NBA Draft, and Trae Young was that guy. Why? Hawks GM Travis Schlenk is looking for...

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Norman’s Trae Young is looking to leave his mark in Atlanta

Former Oklahoma, Norman North star Trae Young picked by Dallas Mavericks No. 5 overall before being dealt to Atlanta Hawks

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What did Baker Mayfield say on FS1 interviews?

Mayfield, who also did an interview with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe earlier in the day to promote an upcoming four-part...

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Trae Young picked No. 5 overall by Dallas, reportedly traded to Atlanta

Trae Young picked No. 5 overall by Dallas, reportedly traded to Atlanta

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Oklahoma scene: OU, OSU golfers named All-American

Oklahoma State and Oklahoma golfers were named All-Americans on Thursday.

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ESPN teases Body Issue that includes OU alum Lauren Chamberlain

ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue won't hit newsstands until next week, but the sports media behemoth is giving a...

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Bowlsby: Three new bowl games does not mean more bowls

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said that the NCAA approving three new bowls to begin play in 2020 does not guarantee the total...

GOP House members who opposed tax package for teachers defend their position in runoff primaries

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Most of the state House incumbents in runoff primaries are having to defend their votes against tax hikes for teacher pay raises.

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Baker Mayfield discusses Rose Bowl, Manziel comparisons in FS1 interviews

After months of jabs and critiques from brash FS1 personality Colin Cowherd, former Oklahoma quarterback and No. 1 NFL Draft...

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Why Trae Young is the most fascinating player in the NBA Draft

Trae Young became college basketball's most polarizing player this past season. Now, he's carried that title into the NBA...

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Trae Young can keep OU's remarkable streak going

Trae Young looks like a likely top 10 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, making Oklahoma just the fifth school to have top 10 picks...

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Oklahoma Scene: Former OU star Chamberlain to appear in ESPN Body Issue

Former Oklahoma softball player Lauren Chamberlain will appear in the 10-year anniversary issue, on newsstands June 29.

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Riley long had been on Boren's radar

This time, Boren seemed to know that Bob Stoops was serious about leaving his post

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What will OU's new softball stadium look like?

At its Tuesday meeting, Oklahoma Board of Regents approved a proposal that will allow the Sooners to move forward with design...

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How much money will Lincoln Riley make next year?

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione isn’t waiting for other programs to seriously court Lincoln Riley before giving his...

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Trae Young signs deal with Adidas ahead of NBA Draft

Former Sooners point guard Trae Young is an Adidas man.  Young, a projected lottery pick in Thursday's NBA Draft,...

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Riley gets significant pay raise

Fresh off a Rose Bowl berth in his first season as Oklahoma's head coach, Lincoln Riley is getting a raise.

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Switzer's seven-minute resignation speech called for NCAA reform

Switzer resigned on a surreal June 19, 1989.

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OU can begin looking at designs for new softball stadium

The Oklahoma Board of Regents approved a proposal that will allow OU to move forward with design plans for a new softball...

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Chamberlain to appear in ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

Former Oklahoma softball player Lauren Chamberlain will appear in the 10-year anniversary ESPN Body issue, on newsstands June 29.

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Stoops didn't take OU offer immediately

Stoops had to be talked into OU job, then still went to talk with Iowa officials in 1998

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Why David Boren kept former Sooners coach John Blake three years

Boren says Blake meant well but ended up dropping hints of a lawsuit

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For Carol Stoops, life moves on in a great way

As the one-year anniversary of the Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops' retirement has caused many to reflect on the news that shocked...

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Boren wanted to fire Schnellenberger even earlier

Regents made Boren wait to fire Schnellenberger until he had more evidence

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Oklahoma's Trae Young, Alabama's Collin Sexton headline list of point guards in NBA Draft

There's little question about where to start when looking at the top point guard prospects in the NBA Draft: Trae Young and...

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Pitt, USC rank 1-2 in toughest nonconference schedules

Panthers play Penn State, Notre Dame and Central Florida

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Big 12 football schedules rank high

Five of college football's top 22 nonconference schedules are in the Big 12

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Murray gets taste of big leagues in Oakland

Oklahoma quarterback and Oakland Athletics draft pick Kyler Murray donned a green baseball uniform Friday afternoon and took a...

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Tulsa native Tease earns OU football scholarship

Two years after walking on to the Oklahoma football team, wide receiver Myles Tease was put on scholarship.

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Murray officially signs with Oakland

Kyler Murray, selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, officially signed with the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

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OU proposes plan for new softball facility

A proposal for the construction of a new softball facility is up for approval at the Oklahoma Board of Regents Meeting next week.

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OU football ticket packages available

The entry-level season ticket packages will go on sale on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The available tickets were originally reserved for...

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Former OSU pitcher Chris Reilly scouted OU's Kyler Murray for A's

As the Oakland Athletics' area scout for Oklahoma, former Oklahoma State pitcher Chris Reilly played a large role in the...

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How big will Lincoln Riley's raise be?

Riley — and his assistants — could get another raise at Tuesday's Board of Regents Meeting. The contracts for Riley and his...

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Could the Sooners' softball team get a new complex?

A proposal for the construction of a new softball facility is up for approval at the Oklahoma Board of Regents Meeting next week.

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NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another...

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Big Ten football schedules honorably

Give Big Ten football credit. The Big Ten schedules honorably. * Few games against I-AA opponents (only two in 2018, Illinois...

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Murray expected to join Oakland Athletics after OU's 2018 football season

Murray will forgo his senior season in 2019 and begin his professional baseball career with the Oakland Athletics organization...

Will voters elect more female senators?

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In a state where only seven of 47 state senators are female, two women and seven men entered the District 30 primary. Both women and one man advanced. Historically, few women run for Oklahoma's Legislature. Those who do are elected at a...

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Browns' Mayfield waits turn as backup

Along with learning a new playbook, offensive system, football-obsessed city and everything else that comes with being a...

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NCAA announces rule changes to protect transfer, redshirt players

The NCAA announced changes to rules involving transfers and redshirt procedures Wednesday.

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Lowary, Pendley sign contracts to play professional softballl

Paige Lowary and Nicole Pendley's collegiate softball careers ended less than two weeks ago, but the former Sooners are already...

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Coaches know how to reach Omaha

Quick exits in conference tournaments seem to help teams reach the College World Series

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Nebraska AD Bill Moos revs up trash talk ahead of renewed rivalry with Oklahoma

The resurrection of the Oklahoma-Nebraska football rivalry is still a couple years away, but Nebraska Athletic Director Bill...

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Bobby Witt Jr., whose father starred at Oklahoma, is projected as the top overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft

Bobby Witt Jr., whose father starred at Oklahoma, is projected as the top overall pick in the 2019 MLB draft

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How the SEC schedules itself to more success

The SEC scheduling formula guarantees success for its 14 schools

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Staying in the draft shouldn't cost athletes their eligibility

Athletes should retain their eligibility in football and basketball even if drafted, so long as they don't sign with an agent.

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Ranking the Big 12 non-conference schedules

Texas, West Virginia and OU atop the rankings, like usual in a conference that is quite consistent in its schedule.

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Charley Sarratt's foot played a role in OU football history

Charley Sarratt died last Sunday in Edmond at age 94. Sarratt was an OU halfback in the late 1940s, recruited by Jim Tatum in...

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90-year-old Lisak was a standout for Bud Wilkinson

68 years after playing for Bud Wilkinson, Ed Lisak still a Sooner loyalist

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USC at Texas promises to be huge come September

Marquee non-conference games are bigger than ever in college football

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Texas-USC ranks as biggest Big 12 game of 2018

Longhorns can strike a blow for Big 12 supremacy and stake themselves as a Big 12 contender

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Charley Sarratt dies at age 94

Sarratt and Jim Tatum teamed to make for a memorable moment in the 1946 Army game.

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Sooners' Jake Irvin, Lily Miyazaki; Cowboys Vanessa Shippy earn Big 12 Scholar-Athlete honors

Oklahoma baseball's Jake Irvin, tennis player Lily Miyazaki and Oklahoma State softball player Vanessa Shippy each won Big 12...

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Four-star defensive end Marcus HIcks is the Sooners' third defensive end commitment and the third 2019 commit in a week for Oklahoma

Four-star defensive end Marcus Hicks announced early Friday morning that he was committing to Oklahoma over a group of schools...

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Jordan Woodard, other former OU standouts to host youth basketball camps in July

Jordan Woodard, a starter on Oklahoma's 2016 Final Four team, is joining with three former Sooners women's basketball standouts...

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Former OU and Norman North star Trae Young is hosting a youth basketball camp Aug. 1-2 in Norman

Former OU and Norman North star Trae Young is hosting a youth basketball camp Aug. 1-2 in Norman

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OU football succession plan works perfectly

Stoops says Riley "has proven" he will be a great leader for OU

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McMillen leaving after almost 20 years with the Sooners

Bob Stoops' right-hand man for almost 20 years is leaving the university at age 55

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Former OU star Trae Young works out for Orlando Magic

The Orlando Magic took another step forward in their draft evaluation process on Thursday, hosting University of Oklahoma point...

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Stoops wanted free time, and now he's got it

A year ago today, Stoops resigned from coaching the Sooners and has discovered some things about himself

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MLB Draft notebook: Kyler Murray reportedly reaches deal with A's

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray reached a deal to play baseball with Oakland but also play quarterback for the Sooners this fall.

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Oklahoma's two-sport standout Kyler Murray appears ready to sign with the Oakland A's, Jon Heyman reported Wednesday

Oklahoma's two-sport standout Kyler Murray appears ready to sign with the Oakland A's, Jon Heyman reported Wednesday

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Sooners' 2018 signee Thompson out with ACL tear

Oklahoma is bringing in plenty of reinforcements for the defensive line with the 2018 class, but one of them won't be ready...

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Why Sooners Murray, Mayfield and Young are so marketable

Mayfield and Murray are the faces of their respective drafts, but Young has become the same in the NBA Draft

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Sooners have two top 50 picks for first time

Kyler Murray wasn't the only Oklahoma outfielder to go off the board Monday night in the opening rounds of the Major League...

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Lincoln Riley on Kyler Murray: 'He's going to have some great options going forward'

A day after Oklahoma quarterback/outfielder Kyler Murray was taken No. 9 overall in the Major League Baseball Draft by the...

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Sooners have two offensive lineman in the 2019 class

The Sooners have their second offensive lineman of the 2019 class.  Marcus Alexander, a three-star guard from Sunnyvale,...

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A's wouldn't draft Murray without a plan

Murray's desire to play football AND baseball pays off with No. 9 overall draft slot

EPA wants to remove lead from a Superfund site in Bristow to protect its workers

NewsJul 8, 2018

Lead contamination at a former Creek County oil refinery is so extensive the Environmental Protection Agency says it must excavate much of the contamination soon to protect workers who are removing contaminants on the remainder of the property.

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Sooners' Kyler Murray picked No. 9 by A's in MLB Draft, likely to continue football career

Kyler Murray's baseball future was likely sealed Monday night. His football career might've been put on a timer. Murray was...

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Why an OU fan's first pitch is a memory to last

Memories are being made at the Women's College World Series, but none is any better than the ones made by Maggie Golden. The...

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Sooners' baseball season ends in regional-finale loss to Mississippi State

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Oklahoma's baseball season has come to a close. The No. 3 seed Sooners were eliminated by No. 2 seed...

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Steele Walker, Oklahoma's junior outfielder, is the second Sooners player taken in Monday's first two rounds

Oklahoma outfielder Steele Walker was picked by the Chicago White Sox with the No. 46 overall pick

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Report: Former Thunder assistant Monty Williams joining Sixers staff

Former Thunder assistant Monty Williams is back on an NBA bench.

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Oklahoma's quarterback and center fielder Kyler Murray was taken in the top 10 of the Major League Baseball Draft

Oklahoma's quarterback and center fielder Kyler Murray was taken in the top 10 of the Major League Baseball Draft

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As standout seniors exit, another Sooner star is born

Watching Jocelyn Alo dislocate another wrestler's shoulder, Patty Gasso instantly knew she wanted the Hawaiian on Oklahoma's...

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OU-Army likely to be on pay-per-view

Fox's selection of OU-Florida Atlantic likely leaves OU-Army for pay-per-view

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Former Sooner Rickey Dixon on 2019 College Football Hall of Fame ballot

For the third year in a row, former Oklahoma defensive back Rickey Dixon is one of 76 players on the College Football Hall of...

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Sooners' loss to Washington ends great OU era

OU seniors close out careers with a defeat that doesn't detract from glorious careers

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Mississippi State whips Sooners, forces 'if-necessary' game

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Oklahoma will have to put this one behind it quickly. No. 2 seed Mississippi State (34-26) jumped all over...

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OU committed three errors in the WCWS

After rarely committing errors in the regular season, the Sooners struggled to replicate the same crisp defense in the Women's...

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Parker closes career short of WCWS championship series

Sitting on the dais, Paige Parker tugged at the thin, threadbare, red-and-white bracelet with her left hand, the same hand that...

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Parker's career ends against Washington in WCWS

The No. 4 Oklahoma softball team fell to No. 5 Washington 3-0, losing to the Huskies for the second time in this year's Women's...

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Nathan Wiles' gem lifts Sooners to 4-0 win over Samford

The No. 3 seed Sooners (38-23) blanked No. 4 seed Samford (37-25) 4-0 on Saturday night in Dick Howser Stadium thanks to a...

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OU doesn't lead the Big 12 in morning kickoffs

Some schools actually play more morning kickoffs than the Sooners

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Plenty of home runs to go around at WCWS

There hasn't been a shortage of home runs through the first three days of the Women's College World Series

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Paige Parker deals a pair of shutouts to keep OU's WCWS title hopes alive

Paige Parker threw a second complete-game shutout Saturday night, blanking No. 2-seed Florida 2-0 in the Sooners’ second...

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Sooners rank just fourth in Big 12 early kickoffs

The changing landscape of television has prompted more early kickoffs in college football

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Cowboys don't mind opening on Thursday

OSU cooperates with Fox by moving Missouri State game to Thursday, Aug. 30

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Sooners get commit from four-star defensive end

Oklahoma picked up one commitment, then lost another Saturday.

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Florida's season ended with a 2-0 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday night

Florida coach Tim Walton saw why Paige Parker and Jocelyn Alo pair up to make Oklahoma so dangerous in the circle and at the plate

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Alo ties NCAA single-season freshman record home run record

Crushing the first pitch she saw from USA Softball’s Player of the Year Kelly Barnhill, Oklahoma freshman Jocelyn Alo set the...

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Sooners advance to rematch with Washington

Paige Parker threw her second complete game Saturday, striking out eight in OU's 2-0 win against the Gators.

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Jarrian Jones announced his decision to flip from Oklahoma to Mississippi State on Saturday

Three-star safety Jarrian Jones had been committed to Oklahoma since April but flipped to Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon

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Big 12 reports $365M revenue, increases for 12th year in row

The Big 12 Conference had another record revenue year, and the money is expected to keep increasing in the near future.

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Wodach's hit, Parker's complete game seal win against ASU

Oklahoma beat ASU 2-0 and will face Florida in another elimination game at 6 p.m. tonight.

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What Marita Hynes thinks of the WCWS

Wearing a visor and a black-and-white checkered shirt, Marita Hynes leaned on a short wall under the overhang at the Hall of...

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OU gets 12th commitment of 2019 class

Joseph Wete, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound product of Washington, D.C.'s Gonzaga College High School, is ranked as Rivals' No. 200...

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OU-UCLA game still likely to be played despite California ban on state-funded travel to Oklahoma

Travel ban is not expected to impact OU-UCLA game in Norman in September because contracts for a home-and-home series were...

Health Department says medical marijuana rollout on schedule despite chaos

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The past two weeks have brought chaos as the Board of Health passed regulations their top lawyer said weren’t legal, two groups sued, the attorney general told the board it overstepped its authority, the top health department lawyer resigned in...

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Gasso embraces climb from elimination bracket

Unlike the last two years, the Oklahoma softball team wasn't at Hall of Fame Stadium on the first Friday in June. While the...

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Oklahoma rallies past Mississippi State 20-10 in NCAA baseball opener

Five Sooners had at least three hits and third-seeded Oklahoma rallied past second-seeded Mississippi State 20-10 Friday in the...

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Will UCLA still travel to Norman for the OU football game?

A California ban on state-funded travel now includes Oklahoma, but it isn't likely to affect the OU-UCLA football game.

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Lincoln Riley: Confident Kyler Murray will be part of Sooners' football team this season

With Kyler Murray a projected high pick in next week's MLB Draft, Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley says he's not concerned...

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Sooner offense stumbles for first time in postseason

On a day when Washington defeated OU 2-0 in the Women's College World Series, a near-hit was the offensive highlight for the...

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Why did Paige Parker re-enter OU's loss to Washington?

The Sooners were 'flat' against Washington, but the pitching had nothing to do with it.

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Was Washington's sixth-inning diving catch legal?

With two runners on base and two outs in the sixth inning, Shay Knighten drilled a hard hit to right field. As the Sooners took...

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A look at the four teams in the Tallahassee Regional: Florida State, Mississippi State, Oklahoma and Samford

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL No. 1 Florida State Record: 43-17, fourth in ACC Atlantic Division regular season Tournament history: The...

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The pest: Oklahoma's Cade Harris' sharp eye makes life difficult for opposing pitchers

NORMAN — Last Thursday at Bricktown Ballpark, Texas' Nolan Kingham and Chase Shugart were bothered on the mound. Cade Harris,...

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OU drops first game at WCWS since 2016

After putting up a perfect record through the regional and super regional, Oklahoma opened the Women's College World Series...

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Big 12 announces Sooners football kickoff times and TV channels for four games

Oklahoma’s football season will kick off at 11 a.m. Sept. 1, the Big 12 announced Thursday.

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Sooners bond through keys to success

The keys are OU’s postseason symbol, something that started as an inside joke and later took on a more significant meaning...

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ESPN's Jessica Mendoza loving growth of softball

When former National League MVP Bryce Harper comes up wanting to talk about Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker, Jessica Mendoza...

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Former Sooner tight end Jermaine Gresham helps passenger catch flight

Navigating airline luggage allowances and fees can be a nightmare, but former OU tight end Jermaine Gresham came to the rescue...

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With Walker and Murray questionable, DeRenzo could continue to play a big role for Sooners

Oklahoma, the No. 3 seed, opens the regional with an 11 a.m. Friday game against No. 2 Mississippi State.

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WCWS journal: OU's Paige Parker an All-American again

Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker was named an All-American for a fourth straight season one day before the Women's College World...

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Lea Wodach a steady force, leader behind plate for Sooner softball

OU catcher Lea Wodach is a steady force behind the plate in her final season before she works to become a coach.

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Women's College World Series tickets, parking and fan info

The Women's College World Series begins Thursday in Oklahoma City.

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How each Women's College World Series team made it to OKC

Meet the eight teams advancing to the Women's College World Series.

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The Sooners will open the season with two true road games for the first time since 1977

Oklahoma's non-conference basketball schedule includes games against Notre Dame, Wichita State, Creighton and USC.

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Darrell Hohmann was a friend to many

Former OU basketball player impacted lives in his hometown of Lone Wolf

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Sooners not feeling pressure ahead of Women's College World Series

NORMAN — Patty Gasso can't explain it. Whatever it is that freshman Jocelyn Alo does at the plate is practically...

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Alo becomes OU's first Freshman of the Year since Paige Parker

Alo, who leads the nation with 28 home runs, was named the NFCA Freshman of the Year on Tuesday, just two days before she’s set...

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Fourth-seeded Oklahoma lost 3-2 to fifth-seeded Auburn in the match play quarterfinals of the NCAA men's golf championship at Karsten Creek Golf Club

Fourth-seeded Oklahoma lost 3-2 to fifth-seeded Auburn in the match play quarterfinals of the NCAA men's golf championship at...

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Why Sooner slugger Jocelyn Alo's talents are as soaring as her home runs

Jocelyn Alo has answered every question as powerfully as she hits a softball. The OU freshman is as good as they come, and if...

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After having his score dropped on the first three days of the NCAA men's golf championships, Garett Reband provided OU with a boost on Monday

After having his score dropped on the first three days of the NCAA men's golf championships, Garett Reband provided OU with a...

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Broc Everett of Augusta University won the NCAA men's golf individual title in a playoff over Auburn's Brandon Mancheno

Broc Everett of Augusta University won the NCAA men's golf individual title in a playoff over Auburn's Brandon Mancheno

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Oklahoma State opens against Texas A&M and OU will face Auburn in the first round of match play

Top-seeded Oklahoma State could meet rival Oklahoma, the No. 4 seed, in the semifinals of match play in the NCAA men's golf...

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The SEC and Big 12 conferences will meet in three of the four match play quarterfinals on Tuesday

The SEC and Big 12 conferences will meet in three of the four match play quarterfinals on Tuesday

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Irvin, Walker to go against familiar face as Sooners draw Mississippi State in regional opener

Oklahoma earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will head to Tallahassee, where they'll take on Mississippi State on...

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Tallahassee Regional breakdown

TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL The Teams No. 1 Florida State (43-17): The Seminoles have drawn 381 walks, 25 more than any other team in...

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Oklahoma fell one spot to fifth place in the team standings after shooting 2 over par in Sunday's third round at Karsten Creek

Oklahoma fell one spot to fifth place in the team standings after shooting 2 over par in Sunday's third round at Karsten Creek

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Duke shot a course-record team score of 12-under-par 276 to move into the lead entering the final round of the NCAA men's golf championships

Duke shot a course-record team score of 12-under-par 276 to move into the lead entering the final round of the NCAA men's golf...

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Oklahoma softball: Time, TV channel for Women's College World Series

Oklahoma's road to a third straight NCAA softball title will start Thursday afternoon against Washington.

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Wrestling Hall of Fame to honor Nancy Schultz

Nancy Schultz Vitangeli to receive Order of Merit from National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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The Collected Wisdom of Clay Overcash, Oklahoma baseball assistant coach

A scout for the Chicago White Sox for nearly two decades, Clay Overcash decided to step away from that life last summer when...

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Edmond North influence being felt in NCAA men's golf championships

Three former Edmond North golfers are competing for three different teams in the NCAA men's golf championships at Karsten Creek...

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Brad Dalke helps Oklahoma close strong in second round

Dalke was 3 under par on the back nine Saturday to help the Sooners hold onto a spot in the top five

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Oklahoma State freshmen handle nerves at NCAA men's golf championships

Oklahoma State freshman golfers Matt Wolff and Austin Eckroat are among the Cowboys' three lowest scorers at the NCAA...

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Sooners await NCAA baseball fate after 10-3 loss to Baylor in Big 12 tournament

Without their two best bats for most of the weekend, Oklahoma was fighting uphill battle in the Big 12 Tournament.

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Sooners clinch Women's College World Series berth, beat Razorbacks 9-0

The Oklahoma Sooners are heading back to the Women's College World Series.

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How did OU celebrate making the WCWS?

OU lists all the years of the WCWS berths on panels in the outfield in white lettering. When the team wins the title, the year...

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Sooners' Devon Perez strong in return to starting role

Oklahoma senior Devon Perez has been a mainstay in the rotation for the last two seasons but fell out of the weekend role...

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Sooners' baseball falls to Baylor, eliminated from Big 12 Tournament

After Saturday's loss, the Sooners now await their NCAA Tournament fate. Baylor will play either TCU or West Virginia for the...

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Sooners beat Razorbacks 7-2 in super regional opener

Jocelyn Alo and Shay Knighten each hit solo home runs and host Oklahoma defeated Arkansas 7-2 in Game 1 of its NCAA softball...

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Sooners, Cowboys start strong on shortened first day of NCAA men's golf championships

Defending champion Oklahoma and top-ranked Oklahoma State were both near the top of the leaderboard when play was halted...

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Kyle Tyler pitches Sooners past Jayhawks 4-2 in Big 12 tournament elimination game

The Sooners (36-22) will face Baylor at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Bears need one win in two games to advance to Sunday’s...

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OU baseball: Sooners' bullpen helps shut door on Kansas

Kyle Tyler was really good Friday. The Oklahoma bullpen came through in a big way as well. The combination of Lane Ramsey,...

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NCAA golf journal: Rain softens Karsten Creek's bite

With softer greens and less wind, Karsten Creek played easier than some might players have expected on Friday

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Mariah Lopez makes first NCAA tournament appearance

After staying in the dugout for Oklahoma’s first three games, sophomore pitcher Mariah Lopez made her NCAA Tournament debut on...

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NCAA golf Q&A: On-Site meteorologist Renny Vandewege

The NCAA's on-site meteorologist Renny Vandewege was busy on Friday, with two separate weather delays and multiple storms...

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Why you should cheer for Hannah Sparks this weekend

NORMAN — Hannah Sparks can't help but be wowed every time she hears her name over the public address system at Marita Hynes...

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OU's success should mean Big 12 stability

Sooner success in all sports, including football, never has been greater, so why think about realignment?

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Defending champion Oklahoma and top-ranked Oklahoma State will be in the same groups for the first two days of the tournament at Karsten Creek Golf Club in...

Defending champion Oklahoma and top-ranked Oklahoma State will be in the same groups for the first two days of the tournament...

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OU golf: Sooners' Brad Dalke looking to cement legacy in NCAA championships

STILLWATER — Brad Dalke grew up wanting to go to the University of Oklahoma. His father played football for the Sooners. His...

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How are Arkansas and Oklahoma softball connected?

NORMAN — Though Oklahoma didn't play Arkansas in the 2018 regular season, the Sooners know the Razorbacks pretty well. Thanks...

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Oklahoma eliminates top seed Texas from Big 12 Tournament

Blake Brewster hit a solo homer in the third inning and No. 4 seed Oklahoma eliminated top seed Texas from the Big 12...

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Big 12 baseball tournament schedule, ticket, TV info

Three theme nights are scheduled at the ballpark, starting with the Tailgate Party on the Mickey Mantle Plaza from 3-6 p.m....

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OU softball super regional tickets more expensive than OU football season opener on secondary market

Tickets for OU's super regional against Arkansas are pretty steep on the secondary market.

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Big 12 baseball tournament is turning off the fans

Bad ball and long games are plaguing a tournament that is serving only as a warmup for next week's NCAA regionals

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Oklahoma State will host South Carolina while Oklahoma will host Vanderbilt in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge next January 26.

The Big 12 lost the challenge for the first time last season after a split in 2017.

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Why the softball-playing Clifton sisters will have a weekend like no other

Caleigh Clifton has become an anchor for the OU softball team's dynamic defense, but she won't be the only Clifton sister...

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Big 12 baseball tournament journal: Walker misses Sooners’ tournament opener

Walker was held out with what was described by Sooners coach Skip Johnson as a muscle strain above the hip. He suffered the...

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Women's golf journal: Arizona freshman Hou overcomes early nerves

Karsten Creek Golf Club passed its first test, with the men's national championship set to begin on Friday

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Women's golf Q&A: Alabama coach Mic Potter encouraged by what's ahead

Top-ranked Alabama narrowly came up short against Arizona in the NCAA women's golf championship

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The final pairing in the match play championship needed one extra hole before Arizona could claim its third national title in program history

The final pairing in the match play championship needed one extra hole before Arizona could claim its third national title in...

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Sluggish start puts Sooners in the hole in tournament-opening loss

The Sooners got off to a rough start in the opener of the Big 12 Tournament and could never recover, eventually falling 4-0 to...

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Alo is a finalist for another postseason award

OU freshman phenom Jocelyn Alo is one of three finalists for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Freshman of the Year.

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Berry Tramel: Take the under on OU and OSU win totals

Over/under numbers set high for OU and OSU

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