NORMAN — Seated on the floor she will soon grace as Oklahoma’s women’s basketball coach, Jennie Baranczyk had her husband and three children by her side and parents behind her.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The faces were familiar. The memories shared were special. Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams’ thoughts of Billy Donovan are still meaningful to him three years after leaving Oklahoma City following the tragic loss of his wife Ingrid.

Former Major League Baseball All-Star Matt Holliday has joined the Oklahoma State baseball coaching staff as an assistant coach and will be responsible for the Cowboys’ offensive development and outfield play.

The rebuilding of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the wake of the trades of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Jerami Grant is clearly on. However, tanking may be difficult.


Reported days ago, the organization made its official announcement of the deal that sent Russell Westbrook to Houston and Chris Paul and two first-round draft picks to Oklahoma City Tuesday evening.


For the first time in five years, Oklahoma State will head into its fall camp with uncertainty as to who will be the starting quarterback.

Those fawning over Russell Westbrook’s time in Oklahoma City, apoplectic that cheering for him now means rooting for a different uniform and it’s all unimaginably horrible, are wrong.

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According to reports that surfaced Thursday evening from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young, Russell Westbrook has been traded to the Houston Rockets.


Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team Tuesday, as multiple reports emerged saying he hasn’t been with the team this summer.

Keeping a roster spot open is not unheard of in the NBA, yet 15 players is the maximum and given the flurry of reporting since free agency began.

Jalen Hurts spent plenty of the past spring watching highlights of Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray — quarterbacks who, as Hurts will attempt, parlayed transfers to Oklahoma into wild success.


Oklahoma received a commitment from the nation’s top-ranked 2021 recruit, one day after one of the school’s back-to-back Heisman Trophy winners was in Norman conducting a youth football camp earlier this week.

The Oklahoma Wildlife Management Association will sponsor a sporting clay event June 15 at the Side X Side Ranch, located at 41998 E. County Road 1600 near Wynnewood.

Sydney Romero doubled in OU’s 3-0 win over Northwestern Friday, which matched Lisa Carey’s school record of 56 career doubles.

Russell Westbrook, for all of his media difficulty and general man-of-mystery-ness, still has moments of clarity, when he lets you know right where he is.

Oklahoma, having gone six seasons without returning to the Women’s College World Series, finally made it back.

The NCAA softball Norman Regional, scheduled to run Friday through Sunday, includes Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Cade Cavalli wouldn’t mind if his recovery schedule were one day shorter. If so, he’d be slated to start for Oklahoma against rival Oklahoma State in downtown Tulsa, about 15 miles from where he grew up.

It is not entirely clear that Billy Donovan will return as Thunder coach. The only thing that became clear Monday was that OKC general manager Sam Presti is expecting him back.


Damian Lillard hit a 37-footer over a lunging Paul George just after midnight, Oklahoma time, and the Thunder’s offseason of discontent officially began.

The football world has been entranced by Kyler Murray’s draft position for months. All eyes figure to be on the former Oklahoma quarterback when the NFL Draft begins Thursday in Nashville.

About four hours before Oklahoma football’s spring game, Shane Beamer was standing inside Will Rogers Airport, waiting on an important arrival.

Skip Johnson tends to draw at least one positive aspect from an Oklahoma loss. Two weeks ago, it was starter Levi Prater’s ability to settle down after two shaky innings.

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