NORMAN — As Oklahoma tested players at the offensive tackle positions this preseason, in one case converting a guard into a tackle, it also evaluated a close competition at center.
NORMAN — Among secondary violations that the University of Oklahoma recently self-reported to the NCAA was 2019 wide receiver Arjei Henderson exceeding the 48-hour window allotted for an official visit, according to The Oklahoman.
ARLINGTON, Texas — For a brief moment Saturday night, TCU gave off the glowing appearance it was headed for its biggest non-conference regular-season win in more than a decade.
ARLINGTON, Texas — A few media members surrounded ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor and her interview subject, seconds after No. 4 Ohio State had kept its College Football Playoff goals afloat by surviving a scare from No. 15 TCU.
Normally, that interview subject would have been Urban Meyer, the embattled Buckeyes coach who was serving out the third and final game of his suspension stemming from a tumultuous offseason. Instead, Interim Coach Ryan Day inserted himself into the spotlight for a brief moment.
Oklahoma will experience the pageantry of facing Army for just the fourth time in school history. Saturday’s game at Owen Field will be an experience both schools’ players will cherish for different reasons.
AMES, Iowa — People watching at Jack Trice Stadium probably figured David Montgomery would shed tackles. For more than a year, Iowa State’s brute running back has built a reputation for doing so.
I finally had the opportunity Saturday, after coming up now on 10 years as an Enid resident, to attend the annual Cherokee Strip parade through downtown Enid.
Amen Ogbongbemiga saw a crease in the Boise State punt block coverage – just like his coach told him there would be – and he made a play that changed Saturday’s contest at Boone Pickens Stadium.
AMES, Iowa — When Oklahoma linebacker Curtis Bolton was hit in the groin area, causing a stoppage during Saturday’s game at Iowa State, he went to the sideline briefly.
Psychological discussions are ideally suited for quiet, dark corners of dusty coffee shops or college campus libraries. Or glazed-over dorm rooms filled with incense.
OU president James Gallogly said during Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting he plans on making a recommendation at a later date to regents about beer sales at athletic events.
NORMAN — OU President Jim Gallogly will join softball coach Patty Gasso, the university’s police chief and the university’s student body president in a parachute jump as part of the OU Army ROTC 100th anniversary celebration before the football game with Army.
In the wake of Wednesday’s announcement that Russell Westbrook is likely out at least four weeks after undergoing precautionary arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, Thunder fans might be thankful for the offseason moves made by general manager Sam Presti.
NORMAN — Oklahoma sophomore Kenneth Murray was primed for a breakout year after feeling through his freshman season at middle linebacker. Many expected to see his name inked high atop the Sooners’ postgame box scores.
Ben Powers motivates himself by remembering how Kansas and Kansas State didn’t pursue him as a standout at Kaupen Mt. Carmel (Wichita) High School.
Maybe the loss can just be absorbed, right? Maybe Oklahoma, which might be the nation’s best team two games into the season, can just keep going.
Mike Gundy walked up to the podium wearing a gray sweatshirt. When he walked away, he was donned in a black-and-white striped referee uniform.
Taylor Cornelius didn’t throw for as many touchdowns Saturday night as he did in the previous week, but he did get a much more glowing review – at least halftime – from his head coach.
Antonio Perkins was recognized over the public-address system while standing on the sideline. He overlooked the field where he set an NCAA record 15 seasons ago, returning three punts for touchdowns in a single game.
You likely saw the video Oklahoma football produced last season just days before the Rose Bowl — the one with former linebacker Eric Striker in Southern California, rhyming a revamped version of Malcolm Kelly’s famous freestyle.
NORMAN — Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley isn’t unlike most college football coaches, in that he’s a confident guy who holds a powerful position. But he’s not especially braggadocios, either.
Late in the first half last Thursday against Missouri State, I began to see grumblings across social media about the Oklahoma State quarterback situation.
It was thought Addison Gumbs would rehabilitate the season-ending knee injury he suffered last week and return in 2019 as a redshirt sophomore at Oklahoma.
NORMAN — Seventh-ranked Oklahoma still doesn’t know whether it will see Wilton Speight or Dorian Thompson-Robinson at quarterback when facing UCLA on Saturday (Noon, FOX).
Five-hundred-forty minutes, or one-twelfth, of the Big 12 football year is in the books, and the information gleaned may not be anything we didn’t know already.
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- Ada man held without bail on rape, kidnapping and assault charges
- Pontotoc County man charged with lewd molestation
- Ada man charged with assaulting Sheriff's deputies; three arrested
- Trooper arrested on DUI, firearm possession charges
- Byng teacher among five finalists for a presidential award
- Ada turned away by powerful Duncan defense
- Cougars to host No. 10 Duncan
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- East End Eats
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