Atlanta Hawks guard and former Norman North and OU star Trae Young holds up sign during a protest in response to the death of George Floyd on Monday, June 1, 2020, at Andrews Park in Norman, Okla.
❝I grew up here in Norman, everywhere I go I try to represent this city the best I can. I know this country is in a messed up place right now. For me, I just think it’s important that we all stick together and stand up for what’s right.❞ — Trae Young
Late Saturday and throughout Sunday, many paid tribute to Sutton and expressed condolences to his family as news of his passing Saturday evening at age 84 spread.
Eddie Sutton lived long enough to find out he is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but not long enough to see his enshrinement.
STILLWATER — John Smith has a bust in several Halls of Fame around the world, but the one he will enter this year has a little more meaning for the Oklahoma State wrestling coach.
Trejan Bridges, Ronnie Perkins and Rhamondre Stevenson — all likely contributors next season — are awaiting answers after OU initiated a process with the NCAA, which suspended the players for reportedly failing a drug test.
Riley believes mishandling the reintegration process would compromise health and safety for players, who were recruited on the promise that they would receive top care from their schools.
While we continue to deal with so much uncertainty, it nonetheless is a positive sign some sports locally are beginning to offer us a potential sports Christmas in June. That is, unless the government grinch steps in.
What Oklahoma’s backcourt has recently lacked in continuity, Sooners head coach Lon Kruger has generally made up for with taking advantage of the transfer portal.
University of Oklahoma interim president Joseph Harroz said “the intent is to have — and the belief right now is there will be — sports in the fall” during the scheduled OU Board of Regents meeting Friday.
Now they’ll pivot as undrafted free agents, hoping to prevail in the NFL like former Sooner defensive back Tony Jefferson, who has become a poster child for that route.
The Eagles selected Hurts in the NFL Draft’s second round at No. 53 overall Friday, making him the third former Oklahoma player taken this week.
If the coronavirus pandemic had not shut down the NBA combine, there’s a chance Isaac Likekele might not be returning to Oklahoma State.
The Los Angeles Chargers, by way of a trade with the New England Patriots, selected Murray with the 23rd overall pick in Thursday’s draft, making him the second linebacker taken overall.
Scouts like everything else about him, from his build to his leadership, and everything in between that occurred at OU and Alabama. Few people, if any, speak poorly of Jalen Hurts’ character.
Cornerback A.J. Green, who graduated this year, is the only Oklahoma State product expected to hear his name announced throughout the three-day draft – according to draft analysts – and many have pegged him as a candidate for Day 3, falling somewhere between the fourth and sixth rounds.
When someone like seven-time Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series champion Matt Holliday makes an appearance in your video, it also lends instant credibility.
Even while pulling double duty as Oklahoma’s baseball coach, Jack Baer couldn’t hide from spring football. He had no desire to either.
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State football would have been preparing for one of its biggest recruiting weekends of the spring this week, prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Phil Forte, Markel Brown and Jeffrey Carroll will be joined by Mike Cobbins, Thomas Dziagwa, Marshall Moses, Le’Bryan Nash, Lindy Waters and Brian Williams. The Stillwater Stars will be playing in Wichita, aiming to become one of eight regional winners to advance to Dayton, Ohio.
While pay cuts have already been announced around the Big 12 Conference landscape, Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy is wanting to play the waiting game.
The Big 12's amended policy that now allows coaches four hours of virtual activity with players per week must have Lincoln Riley feeling encouraged.
STILLWATER — Eddie Sutton, Oklahoma A&M graduate of 1958 and coach of two Final Four Oklahoma State men’s basketball teams, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020.
On paper, it might look like mop-up duty. There were few games last season that Caleb Kelly was healthy enough to compete in, so little action that he was able to retain that year of eligibility.
NORMAN — Lincoln Riley’s signature tweet, featuring a lone eyeball emoji, to hint an Oklahoma verbal commitment might come less frequently this off-season as it has in the past.
Dane Acker made it a few seconds into his postgame interview before the ice bath arrived. His teammates, Cade Cavalli and Conor McKenna, made sure to empty the entire bucket.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma provided a much-needed boost to its NCAA Tournament resume with a 65-51 win over No. 22 Texas Tech on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Miles McBride had 11 points in his first start, Sean McNeil also scored 11 and No. 17 West Virginia took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving coach Bob Huggins another milestone win.
NORMAN — Lincoln Riley smirked, because he had a story to tell that not even DeMarco Murray knew was public knowledge within the Oklahoma coaching staff.
The Sooners have lost six of eight away games this year, but faced a different setback late Tuesday after a 69-61 loss at Texas Tech.
Kingfisher junior basketball standout Bijan Cortes, considered one of the top players in the state, announced his commitment to the University of Oklahoma in a tweet Sunday night.
WACO, Texas — MaCio Teague had 16 points, fellow transfer Davion Mitchell had 13 and Baylor held on to win its first-ever home game as the No. 1 team, beating Oklahoma 61-57 on Monday night.
By the time Gabby Gregory’s long-range shot sailed well past the rim in the final seconds, Sunday’s game had gotten away from Oklahoma.
NORMAN — The NCAA transfer portal is highly active this time of year, and with Oklahoma heading into its second season with a new defense, that has been especially true the past two months.
Big 12 fans can only hope this year’s results were a fluke, but the level of separation between the Big 12 and the top conferences has been something that has been developing over recent years and fans would be justly concerned.
This Week's Circulars
ENID - Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, June 5, Orion Baptist Church, Pastor Mickey Flynn officiating. Burial in Orion Cemetery under guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Stittsworth's. www.stittsworthfuneralservices.com
- Updated: Protesters march in downtown Enid in reaction to George Floyd's death
- OSDH: 80 new COVID-19 cases, including 2 in NW Okla., 5 more deaths reported Saturday
- Teen leads authorities on 2-county pursuit
- Riots erupt overnight in Oklahoma City in protest of George Floyd incident
- Family of seven loses home to Wednesday afternoon fire
- OSDH: 88 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported Sunday; active cases increase
- OSDH: 68 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Friday, three more deaths reported
- REAL ID test run points out some issues
- Marsau Enterprises keeps employees busy during slowdown with community service
- OSDH: 41 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths reported Thursday in Oklahoma