Many years ago, a former professional wrestling announcer warned viewers to “watch out for flying chairs.”
According to the logical analysis by Oklahoma State wrestling coach John Smith, the rivalry has returned between Oklahoma State and Iowa – the two winningest college wrestling programs.
Oklahoma City has a good chance to win its next two games. At the very least, it will be favored to do so, even if the couplet is on the road. At Minnesota and Sacramento, respectively, don’t present the biggest challenges of the season. But they do kick off the most difficult stretch of the year.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City forward Andre Roberson told reporters Tuesday that Memphis “disrespected” his Thunder during the Grizzlies’ 34-point drubbing of OKC a couple of weeks ago. The two teams met again Wednesday night. And during the morning’s shootaround, Russell Westbrook made a point to say he agreed with Roberson’s comments from the previous day.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The oddsmakers placed a 100 percent chance on Wednesday night’s game between Memphis and Oklahoma City ending ugly. They were right.
In what seemed like a heartbeat, Oklahoma State went from looking like it was going to win its first conference game of the season to losing another Big 12 contest.
NORMAN — At least Tuesday started with the first good news Oklahoma has felt since December. Senior guard Jordan Woodard was cleared to play after missing the previous five games. A leg injury benched him for the Dec. 21 game against Auburn. The last four were due to an undisclosed illness.
NORMAN — For about nine minutes Tuesday night, Oklahoma’s problems were gone. The anchor of that six-game losing streak was gone. Shots were falling, and Lloyd Noble Center was rocking.
Oklahoma women’s point guard Gabbi Ortiz has rediscovered her basketball game, and if she can keep it going at Iowa State (10-5, 1-3 Big 12) tonight, that would be a very good thing for the Sooners (12-4, 3-1).
Needing a victory to put a “one” in the Big 12 Conference win column, the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team welcomes a team it hasn’t beaten in nearly four years to town Wednesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City wing Andre Roberson didn’t want to throw the game film out after the Thunder got drubbed in Memphis on Dec. 29.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Chicago wing Jimmy Butler showed up at Monday morning’s shootaround with a fever. He ended up playing against Oklahoma City in the evening’s game, but didn’t look like himself out of the gate, not that it mattered. At least, not to Russell Westbrook.
It’s easy to look at Jordan Woodard’s absence as the root of Oklahoma’s woes. The senior guard is the Sooners’ leading scorer and most experienced player.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City went to a seldom-used strategy at the start of Saturday night’s win over Denver: The Thunder posted up power forward Domantas Sabonis. And when it worked, they kept going back to it.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City point guard Cameron Payne was at the scorer's table during the first quarter of Saturday night's win over Denver, about to come into an NBA game for the first time all season. But he had to wait.
ENID, Okla. — On Saturday at 8 p.m. the Central National Bank Center will serve as the starting point for Championship Bull Riding's year-long nationally televised Road to Cheyenne professional bull riding tour. It's going to be pretty evident that it's a young man's game.
NORMAN — After Oklahoma’s final practice at the Superdome, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops gave his team a simple message. He said the toughest, most physical team would win the Sugar Bowl.
ARLINGTON, Texas - It was with a mix of anticipation, apprehension and even some excitement that was felt as the Cotton Bowl game approached. Not so much, for the game, but for the venue. After all, we were about to enter, for the first time, the realm of Jerry World, the audacious $1.3 billion 100,000-seat home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.
NORMAN — Like they had once before this season to Oral Roberts, the 20th-ranked Oklahoma women died Wednesday night at Lloyd Noble Center. Only, this time, they came back to life.
NORMAN — Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of the epic Oklahoma-Kansas triple overtime thriller from 2016. The matchup between teams ranked atop both major polls was as competitive as college basketball gets in January.
NEW ORLEANS — Shortly after the confetti stopped raining down in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Monday night, University of Oklahoma President David Boren defended the decision to keep OU running back Joe Mixon following the 2014 misdemeanor assault charge that stemmed from the then-freshman punching a female OU student.
That surely was an Alamo Bowl that Oklahoma State fans won’t soon forget, as the Cowboys thoroughly dismantled the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday night in San Antonio, Texas.
Our younger readers might not recognize the the Clash classic “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” but it's a question many top college football players ask themselves after finishing their third year at school.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Jordan Woodard, Oklahoma’s leading scorer, did not make the trip for Tuesday’s 60-57 loss to TCU. It is the third straight game the Sooners lacked their most proven player.
NEW ORLEANS — The last four months have been some of the toughest Oklahoma has experienced. The sluggish start, midseason injuries and departures and the Joe Mixon saga at the end were all part of a taxing season.
Oklahoma’s career rushing mark of 4,122 yards will stand. Tuesday, Samaje Perine announced he's giving up his final season of eligibility and entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
NEW ORLEANS — How much can a team change in three months? Oklahoma’s resounding 35-19 victory over Auburn Monday night in the Allstate Sugar Bowl provided a definitive answer.
STILLWATER – Three days after West Virginia came into Gallagher-Iba Arena and throttled the home Cowboys, Brad Underwood, Phil Forte and Leyton Hammonds talked about that loss and the upcoming contest at Texas.
NEW ORLEANS — After giving up 75 yards the first 6 minutes after the kick, Oklahoma finished 60 minutes by giving up only 221 more and 91 of that the last 2:30 seconds, long after the game had been decided.