• By Fred Katz | Thunder Beat Writer
  • Updated

LOS ANGELES — They say you can’t see something that isn’t there. But the Thunder intently stared at a void for 48 straight minutes Monday night.

  • By Jordan Bishop | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
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During the fourth quarter, Rick Wilson was exhausted but he had to get through the pain.

  • Fred Katz | CNHI Oklahoma

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.

  • By Fred Katz | Thunder Beat Writer
  • Updated

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.

  • By Jason Peake | jpeake@joplinglobe.com

The Four State Franchise will be featured globally next month, as Buffalo Run Casino & Resort will host ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Feb. 10.

  • By John Shinn | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
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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.

  • By Clay Horning | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
  • Updated

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).

  • By Jimmy Gillispie | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.

  • By Fred Katz | Thunder Beat Writer

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.

  • By John Shinn | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.

  • By Fred Katz | Thunder Beat Writer

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. 

  • Tony Capobianco | CNHI Oklahoma

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.

  • John Shinn | CNHI Oklahoma

UPDATE: Joe Mixon confirmed on his Twitter account Thursday evening that he intended to enter the NFL Draft.

  • By Dave Ruthenberg | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.

  • By John Shinn | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.

  • By John Shinn | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.

  • By Jeff Hopper | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.

  • By Tony Capobianco | CNHI News Oklahoma

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.

  • By John Shinn | Transcript Sports Writer

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.

  • By John Shinn | CNHI News Oklahoma

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.

  • By John Shinn | CNHI News Oklahoma

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.

  • By Jimmy Gillispie | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.

  • By Ron Holt | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

Back in the day, a majority of high school athletes played multiple sports because it was fun participating and being able to hang with their buddies.

  • By Clay Horning | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

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.