• Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans believe the potential reward from quarterback Marcus Mariota working with his third head coach in his fourth NFL season outweighs the risk of change.

  • BY JOHN MCKELVEY CNHI Sports Oklahoma

NORMAN — Oklahoma forward Brady Manek sat next to his coach, Lon Kruger, and answered questions, not defiantly, but as if this was any other game, and his performance like any other this season.

  • BY JASON ELMQUIST CNHI Sports Oklahoma

Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy announced defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer will not be retained on Thursday afternoon.

  • TU Athletics

HOUSTON — Martins Igbanu scored a career-high 27 points for Tulsa, but Houston hit an American Athletic Conference record 18 3-pointers en route to a 104-72 win over the visiting Golden Hurricane on Thursday night at H&PE Arena.


MANHATTAN, Kan. – Brandon Averette planted his left foot and drove into Kansas State forward Dean Wade as he drove toward the basket.

  • BY FRED KATZ CNHI Sports Oklahoma

MINNEAPOLIS — Carmelo Anthony had an opportunity to get the Oklahoma City Thunder an extra possession.

  • Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two-time Chili Bowl winner Rico Abreu returned from a 15-week break to win his heat and advance to Saturday night's main event. Abreu had not raced since September because of injuries he suffered in a race at Eldora Speedway. Back in action Wednesday night on the second n…

  • Associated Press

The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press final college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • BY JOHN McKELVEY CNHI Sports Oklahoma

NORMAN — Oklahoma State turned up the pressure, but the Oklahoma men merely brushed it aside in Wednesday's 109-89 Bedlam victory at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • BY FRED KATZ CNHI Sports Oklahoma

LOS ANGELES — Russell Westbrook spent the moments after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Thursday night win bouncing around the court so he could pour water onto his teammates’ heads.

  • TU Athletics

TULSA, Okla. — Corey Henderson Jr. scored a career-high 30 points and Tulsa hit an American Athletic Conference record 17 3-pointers to defeat UConn, 90-88, in double-overtime on Wednesday night at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.


Less than 24 hours following Oklahoma’s loss in the Rose Bowl, rumors circulated about defensive coordinator Mike Stoops, how his future with the program was limited.

  • BY FRED KATZ CNHI Sports Oklahoma

LOS ANGELES — There is no one who thinks about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s longterm prospects more than team general manager Sam Presti.

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  • BY JOHN McKELVEY CNHI Sports Oklahoma

NORMAN — Oklahoma State did its best to stop the Trae Young show. In the end, it could only slow the curtain.

  • Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday offered high-level talks with rival North Korea to find ways to cooperate on next month's Winter Olympics in the South. Seoul's quick proposal following a rare rapprochement overture from the North a day earlier offers the possibility of bette…


PASADENA, Calif. — Baker Mayfield spent a little extra time walking the Rose Bowl field, with the massive eucalyptus trees and San Gabriel Mountains peering over the stadium wall at him during his final collegiate moment.

  • Associated Press

The Lions and Bears showed their coaches the door. Bruce Arians of the Cardinals found it himself. And Vance Joseph of the Broncos remained gainfully employed despite enduring the sort of season that doesn't go down well in Denver.

  • BY FRED KATZ CNHI Sports Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — It smelled like burnt rubber for the final quarter-and-a-half of Wednesday night’s game. But that wasn’t because of what the Oklahoma City Thunder’s offense did to the Toronto Raptors.

  • BY TOM BONE CNHI Sports West Virginia

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Bud Foster’s been through big-college bowl preparations before. Virginia Tech’s defensive coordinator and associate head coach has been on the job for 31 years in Blacksburg, and for the past 25 straight he has been preparing the Hokies’ defense for a bowl game.

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