In the end, it was about respect for a military academy and service. Kenneth Murray shook hands with several of the military personnel at the game.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley called running back Trey Sermon the team’s primary running back last week, but also hinted that Marcelias Sutton, T.J. Pledger or Kennedy Brooks would have opportunities to seize the job with quality performances.
Football season brings with it plenty of passion ... it can reveal the best and worst in us, while some can find reason to be upset even over the most uplifting gestures.
Kenneth Murray had more than two dozen tackles, with two major records already in hand. An Oklahoma defense that had been on the field for 44 minutes and 41 seconds of game clock was starting to feel the effects.
It’s difficult to find a bright spot on an Oklahoma State defense that gave up over 621 yards and 41 points in its Big 12 opener against Texas Tech on Saturday night. However, if there was one of any sort, freshman safety Jarrick Bernard was a decent candidate.
Gabby Douglas won the all-around at the 2012 London Olympics, along the way leading the American women to team gold and international women’s gymnastics supremacy.
In his annual pre-training camp press conference, Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti spoke unprompted by questions twice, at the very beginning and at the end.
Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti framed it as positively as he could, suggesting the length of time the Thunder would be without their best offensive and defensive players would not be long.
Being authentic and truthful can perhaps be faked, but football coaches are terrible at it and Lincoln Riley, unless faking it constantly and therefore fooling us constantly, doesn’t even try.
NORMAN — North Texas coach Seth Littrell gave his special teams unit the OK to attempt a “fake” fair catch last week, which resulted in a long touchdown against Arkansas.
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.
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