Oklahoma, coach Lincoln Riley agree to contract extension

Football 01/01/19, 19:49

Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about the second-year coach being lured away by an NFL team.Oklahoma announced Tuesday that contract terms were being finalized and would be subject to approval by the board of regents late this month."We felt it important ...

Alabama toughest challenge for Oklahoma interim DC McNeill

Football 12/23/18, 11:38

Oklahoma interim defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill's unit couldn't slow some of the nation's best offenses during Big 12 play.His toughest challenge yet will come in the national semifinal against Alabama. Led by Heisman Trophy runner-up Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback, the Crimson Tide rank second nationally in points per game and ...

Collier helps No. 1 UConn women rally past Oklahoma, 72-63

Sports 12/19/18, 22:48

Napheesa Collier had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and No. 1 Connecticut overcame a 12-point, second-half half to beat Oklahoma 72-63 on Wednesday night.Katie Lou Samuelson added 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Huskies (10-0) win their 125th consecutive regular-season game and 57th straight nonconference regular-season ...

NFL could come calling for Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley

Sports 12/18/18, 18:13

Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job.It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob Stoops, Riley's high-powered offenses have produced Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield and ...

Oklahoma QB Murray’s 2-sport persistence pays off

Sports 12/04/18, 15:36

Oklahoma's Kyler Murray pulled off an impressive triple play during a brutal 30-hour stretch in April.On a Friday night, he played center field for the Sooners' baseball team. The next day, he played quarterback in the football team's spring game. After that, he played another baseball game Saturday night.It was ...

Porous Oklahoma defense has had season to forget

Sports 11/29/18, 03:00

Ruffin McNeill often uses the acronym FIDO when he talks to his players about dealing with mistakes. It stands for "Forget It and Drive On."Lots of teachable moments right now for McNeill, the interim defensive coordinator for Oklahoma. The Sooners have allowed 449 yards per game this season — on ...

No. 5 Oklahoma’s explosive offense carries shaky defense

Football 11/27/18, 14:29

Oklahoma's offense is statistically one of the best in college football history.It still might not be good enough to get the Sooners a Big 12 title or a slot in the College Football Playoff.Coach Lincoln Riley's team leads the nation in total offense and scoring offense. The Sooners average 8.9 ...

Entrepreneurs flock to University of Oklahoma expo

Business 11/25/18, 01:05

The OU Tom Love Innovation Hub turned into a trade show floor recently, as the inaugural Entrepreneurship Expo brought out investors, onlookers and plenty of ideas.Some came with established ideas, such as Real Kitchen Salsa, the Loveworks, Inc. facilitated company run by middle schoolers. OU alumni living nearby brought their ...

Oklahoma wishbone legends laud Murray’s running ability

Football 11/21/18, 12:30

Oklahoma wishbone masters Jamelle Holieway and Charles Thompson get nostalgic when they watch Kyler Murray bring an electric quarterback run element to coach Lincoln Riley's Air Raid offense.Holieway led Oklahoma to a national championship as a freshman in 1985. He rushed for 2,713 yards in his career, the most of ...

Grier looks in No. 12 WVU’s final home game

Football 11/20/18, 15:48

West Virginia quarterback Will Grier finally is getting his shot at playing Oklahoma.Grier missed last year's meeting with a broken finger and the Mountaineers were blown out in Norman, Oklahoma. The senior will play his final home game Friday and can send No. 12 West Virginia (8-2, 6-2 Big 12) ...

Oklahoma defense struggling heading into W. Virginia game

Football 11/19/18, 21:02

Every week, the story seems the same — Oklahoma gives up a ton of points, yet Heisman contender Kyler Murray puts up crazy numbers and the Sooners pull out a victory.The sixth-ranked Sooners (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) have allowed at least 40 points in victories over Texas Tech, Oklahoma State ...

Murray accounts for 5 TDs, No. 6 Oklahoma beats Kansas

Football 11/17/18, 23:14

Kyler Murray accounted for two of his five touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help No. 6 Oklahoma survive Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr.'s big game in a 55-40 victory Saturday night.Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1 Big 12, No. 6 CFP) moved closer to a spot in the conference championship ...

Oklahoma QB Murray preparing for possible final home game

Football 11/16/18, 15:44

Just like that, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray already could be preparing for his final home game.Murray is squarely into the Heisman race in his only season as a starter. While not completely closing the door a return for his senior year, it's unlikely Murray will play in Norman again after ...

Oklahoma defense still struggling after coordinator change

Football 11/11/18, 15:08

Oklahoma changed defensive coordinators mid-season, yet the results have been painfully familiar.The past two weeks under interim coordinator Ruffin McNeill, the Sooners have been forced to try to win shootouts in the fourth quarter. No. 6 Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 51-46 two weeks ago, then fought off a late 2-point ...

Oklahoma stops late 2-point try, tops Oklahoma State 48-47

Sports 11/10/18, 20:48

Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66 and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late two-point conversion attempt to beat Oklahoma State 48-47 on Saturday.Taylor Cornelius connected with Tylan Wallace on a 24-yard touchdown pass to cut Oklahoma's lead to one with 1:03 to play. Oklahoma State went ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray throws jabs at rival Oklahoma State

Football 11/09/18, 14:59

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has followed in Baker Mayfield's footsteps in more ways than one.Sure, Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy last season, and Murray is one of the top contenders this season. But Mayfield also played mind games with the best of them, and it appears Murray was a willing ...

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray on record pace by spreading wealth

Football 11/08/18, 16:23

Many of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray's best attributes are obvious.His powerful arm helped him get selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft as an outfielder. His speed has helped make him the second-leading rusher for the sixth-ranked Sooners. His ability to bounce back from mistakes has ...

Oklahoma RB Sermon brings stability to unpredictable season

Football 11/05/18, 18:41

Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon couldn't have picked a better time to step up his game.The same week injured running back Rodney Anderson announced he was declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft and reserve running back Marcelias Sutton was lost to a season-ending broken leg, Sermon showed that the backfield ...

Oklahoma WR Morris among former walk-ons making impressions

Football 11/01/18, 12:16

Lee Morris has the look and production of a big-time recruit.At 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds, he is a highlight waiting to happen for Oklahoma. Eight of his 14 career receptions have gone for touchdowns. He's not just a red zone threat — the junior has averaged 22.4 yards per catch ...

Oklahoma coach Riley not interested in the NFL right now

Football 10/29/18, 17:38

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley says he's not interested in the NFL right now.The question came up at his weekly news conference Monday, the same day the Cleveland Browns fired coach Hue Jackson. The 35-year-old Riley, who led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff last season in his first year ...

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