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DALLAS — Kennedy Brooks ran for 217 yards and two go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 33-yard romp with 3 seconds left, and sixth-ranked Oklahoma beat No. 21 Texas 55-48 on Saturday in the Red River rivalry that will soon move to the Southeastern Conference.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s NCAA Division II colleges and universities could save considerable money on transportation costs if forced by lawmakers to compete in an all-Oklahoma conference, but such a move could complicate student-athlete recruiting and football seasons, officials said.

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The Sooners’ effort and focus in last week’s game against Tulane had been questioned by players and coaches heading into Saturday, and there was pressure for the team to dominate the Caramounts. The Sooners were expected to win big, and they’ll face a tougher test next week against Nebraska.

On the same day the Big 12 Conference confirmed its expansion with the addition of four new universities, the Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents approved sweeping improvements to its athletics facilities to boost student athlete recruitment, academics, safety and amenity experiences. Funding for all projects will be from private donors.

With Oklahoma State football just two weeks away from opening its season against Missouri State inside Boone Pickens Stadium, Cowboy coach Mike Gundy had an update on injuries sustained during the fall camp – or those still returning from late-season issues.

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According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo! Sports, the Big 12 Conference has sent a “cease and desist” letter to ESPN amid the growing shift in conference realignment.

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In a joint statement released by Oklahoma and Texas on Monday morning, both universities announced that they do not plan to renew their grant-of-rights agreement with the Big 12 after it expires in 2025.

The Sooners are bound to be the big-ticket item at Big 12 Media Days in Arlington this week, but the storylines involving the rest of the league bring some intrigue, too.

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The Plainsmen have a day off before hosting the Connie Mack Qualifier from Thursday to Sunday at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. Enid begins the qualifier on Thursday against the Wichita Grays at 2:30 p.m.

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After spending the last two seasons at Butler County Community College, former Drummond and Cimarron pitcher Garrett DeHaas has chosen to sign with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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NEWTON, Kan. — Former Kingfisher golfer Mason Overstreet kickstarted his professional career last weekend with a win and then qualified for a Korn Ferry Tour event two days later with a (-6) 66 at Sand Creek Station Golf Course Monday, June 14, 2021.

Oklahoma State and Alabama have agreed to a home-and-home football series, with the Crimson Tide visiting Stillwater on Sept. 23, 2028 and the Cowboys traveling to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 15, 2029. The two schools have met only once before, with Oklahoma State a 34-31 winner over Alabama at the 2006 Independence Bowl.The upcoming series with Alabama is the latest in home-and-home Power-Five scheduling from Oklahoma State, who already has lined up future dates with Arizona State (2022 and 2023), Arkansas (2024 and 2027 and again in 2032 and 2033), Oregon (2025 and 2026) and Nebraska (2034 and 2035).Looking back and not counting bowl games, OSU has scheduled a number of Power Five opponents in recent years, headlined by a home-and-home series with Georgia (2007 and 2009) and neutral site openers against Mississippi State (2013) and Florida State (2014).A look at OSU's upcoming non-conference games against Power Five opponents:

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The Western Oklahoma Pioneers can clinch their first national championship since 2011 with a win over the Bengals at 7 p.m. on Friday. If LSU-Eunice wins, the deciding game will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Pepperdine capped an impressive run at Grayhawk Golf Club with a series of clutch shots down the stretch Wednesday, clinching the national championhip in a a 3-2 win over Oklahoma on Clay Feagler’s two-putt from 35 feet on the Raptor Course’s difficult 18th hole.

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