NORMAN — The day after he became the University of Oklahoma's all-time rushing leader, Samaje Perine announced plans to take his career to the next level.


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SHAWNEE — The East Central women’s basketball team used a big first quarter to knock off Oklahoma Baptist 63-47 Saturday afternoon at the Noble Complex.

SHAWNEE — East Central senior Ishmael Donzo dominated the paint to the tune of 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the Tigers pull away from host Oklahoma Baptist 91-72 Saturday inside the Noble Complex.

ARLINGTON, Texas — After another improbable throw from Aaron Rodgers that propelled the Green Bay Packers to a playoff win, coach Mike McCarthy was asked if it was the best one yet from his star quarterback.

Friday, Jan. 13

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VANOSS — The Asher girls basketball team had to weather a late Vanoss storm before finally turning back the pesky Lady Wolves 48-43 Friday evening inside the Kenneth D. Smith Memorial Field House.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Homer Elementary student Kodie Pinley won the Pee Wee Barrel Racing championship at the 2nd Annual Miniature Rodeo World Tour Finals held Jan. 12-15 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Starting in the All-Star game is no guarantee for Russell Westbrook.

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Thursday, Jan. 12

Southwestern scored points at a frenetic pace and the East Central University women’s basketball team finally stopped keeping up in a 78-57 loss to the Lady Bulldogs Thursday night inside the Kerr Activities Center.

For almost seven minutes of Thursday night’s Great American Conference battle between the East Central men’s basketball team and visiting Southwestern, the Bulldogs had the upper hand.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

  • Jimmy Gillispie | CNHI Oklahoma

Five days after the biggest road win of the season and eight days before the Big 12 opener, Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball team trudged through Thursday’s home game.

Oklahoma Sooners

NORMAN — Three years ago, Oklahoma ended a season in New Orleans celebrating a bowl victory, 11-2 season and firmly believing it had turned a corner. The permeating thought was the Sooners were ready to win a national championship in 12 months.

  • Norman Transcript Editorial Board

As Sooner fans emptied out of Owen Field following OU’s loss to Ohio State on Sept. 17, the pouring rain was an apt backdrop for the defeated look they carried. After all, the Sooners had just gotten run over by the Buckeyes, 45-24, in the worst home performance of Bob Stoops’ illustrious OU career. 

  • 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 — 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 John Shinn | CNHI Sports Oklahoma

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger spent five seasons establishing a culture. Every drill, practice and game were about making progress.


  • By Fred Katz | Thunder Beat Writer
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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 Fred Katz | Thunder Beat Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder have assigned injured point guard Cameron Payne to their D-League affiliate Oklahoma City Blue, the team announced Sunday. Payne, who has yet to play this year, will begin a rehab assignment there.

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