A ‘90s Nike commercial might have been accurate – chicks dig the long ball. It’s a rarity, and gets fans to their feet. But it happens so seldom.
Jon Littell signed with his hometown university four years ago as a highly-touted prospect out of Stillwater High who was selected late in the 2014 MLB Draft.
NORMAN — One year ago today, a crowded auditorium at Norman North High School erupted with celebration as Trae Young decided to choose Oklahoma over the lure of basketball powerhouse Kansas.
When Vanessa Shippy found out she was the first Oklahoma State softball player to be named National player of the Week since 2010, she was pleasantly surprised.
LeBron James, for whom it’s not enough to be the world’s best basketball player, a fact his forays into coaching and general managing attest, says Trae Young should go pro as certainly as he brushes his teeth in the morning.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Steven Adams has played 365 games in his career, and he's never made a 3-pointer. Yet, he may be the reason for the drop in the Thunder's behind-the-arc production come the second half of Wednesday's 121-114 victory in Memphis.
It was no love affair for the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team as Kansas State dished up an embarrassing home loss on Valentine’s Day.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony returned to play Tuesday when their Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Neither was on a minutes restriction.
NORMAN — ESPN’s NCAA women’s tournament expert Charlie Creme currently projects four tourney teams from the Big 12: Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook (sprained left ankle) and Carmelo Anthony (sprained right ankle) returned to Oklahoma City Thunder practice Monday. It was the first time they had participated in a practice since turning their ankles during a Feb. 6 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook (left ankle sprain) and Carmelo Anthony (right ankle sprain) each missed a second consecutive game Sunday when the Oklahoma City Thunder took on the Memphis Grizzlies.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Thunder coach Billy Donovan had one obvious and all-encompassing takeaway following Thursday’s unimpressive loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Games look ugly when teams don’t make shots.
Second-year Oklahoma wrestling coach Lou Rosselli is trying to rebuild a program. Sunday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena, Rosselli and his Sooners received an up-close look at the space between here and there.
This past Wednesday was national signing day. Over the years, signing day, and its excruciating lead-up, has become a cottage industry unto itself as outlets like Rivals, Scout, 247sports and every blogger with a college football poster in his bedroom becoming a recruiting expert.
Just this week, Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said junior forward Ijeoma Odimgbe’s scoring numbers weren’t staggering partly because the Sooners rarely ask that of her.
LOS ANGELES — Paul George’s sarcasm can be unrecognizable. George’s deadpan has confused rooms before. That wasn’t the case after the Los Angeles Lakers trounced his Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.
NORMAN — A wiry Trae Young would cut to the front of the warmup lines, and Norman North forward Payton Prince would pull him back.
NORMAN — When Bob Bunton was in Texas during the first week of January watching his star defensive tackle Michael Thompson play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, it seemed clear which colleges were in the hunt for Thompson’s services.
ENID, Okla. — Marlo Hughes, one of six Plainsmen athletes recognized Wednesday at the Enid High School food court on national signing day that are going on to college to continue their athletic careers, had a special message.
LOS ANGELES — The Oklahoma City Thunder’s chances at adding to their team don’t end when the NBA’s trade deadline comes Thursday at 2 p.m. CT.
National signing day is quieter than usual in Norman, since much of the action took place during the new, early December signing date.