OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook wanted a foul. He got a travel.
NORMAN — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger will get a warm welcome when he returns to Manhattan, Kansas, Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Steven Adams has learned the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. on a different timeline than the average American. Of course, that’s because the Oklahoma City Thunder center is from New Zealand.
NORMAN — Maddie Manning lunged toward the rim and was met by Baylor center Lauren Cox, who fouled the Oklahoma guard but didn’t allow an easy bucket.
NORMAN — Blown leads in close losses demoralized the Oklahoma men last season. At noon Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center, it will be their opponent trying to get out of the Sooners' old rut.
Oklahoma City Thunder wing Andre Roberson will miss his seventh consecutive game because of left patellar tendinitis when OKC plays at the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.
• Big upside: With 3,049 rushing yards, OU came 29 yards shy of matching its rushing total from 2016 with Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. Top rushers Rodney Anderson, Trey Sermon and Abdul Adams are due back, with an offensive line that will miss left tackle Orlando Brown, but retains enough talent to form a potent rushing attack. It should help smooth over any hiccups as OU transitions quarterbacks.
Now that Mike Gundy is searching for a new defensive coordinator, who are some possible options on his short list to replace Glenn Spencer? Spencer was not only the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, put also worked with the linebackers.
NORMAN — Rayford Young Jr. has been to nearly all of his son's basketball games, but this one will be a little different.
NORMAN — Du’Vonta Lampkin developed into a key piece for Oklahoma’s defensive line, a role he would’ve continued next season had he not formulated another plan.
If you are a Sooners fan, it’s hard to imagine any good came out of Oklahoma’s loss to Georgia in the national semifinal of the so-called College Football Playoff. But, OU’s loss, combined with Clemson’s loss to Alabama actually revealed the folly and ineptitude of the system as it stands.
Less than 24 hours following Oklahoma’s loss in the Rose Bowl, rumors circulated about defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, how his future with the program was limited.
LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook insisted at the Oklahoma City Thunder's Wednesday morning shootaround that a sales pitch for soon-to-be free agent Paul George is far from his mind.