Gus Angelone had a massive pumpkin pulled over his head just like he does every time the Cleveland Browns play.
The day Russell Westbrook does a media member any favors and the day the Thunder, as an organization, quit letting him run the entire media show may be never.
Roger Gantz is a lifelong Oklahoman, the last 41 years spent in Stillwater. He’s been a fan of the Dodgers since 1952, well before the move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles. In all that time, he had never been to a game in Dodger Stadium. Until Father’s Day, 2019.
Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a series as we look at all 12 Oklahoma football games for the 2019-20 season. Ranked from 1st (best) to 12th (worst), factors include difficulty, venue, entertainment value and anticipated margin. Last week: No. 11 Kansas. This week: No. 10 Kansas State.
Joan was in frail health, but she was there, accompanied by her caretaker. She wasn't going to miss this, especially not at the ballpark that she and Paul gave to Enid in memory of their son.
Sinclaire Johnson saw a flash of yellow right in front of her as she blocked out the heat from the sun beating down on the red track, focused on one moment.
Brad Dalke was just 12 years old when he became the subject of a tongue-in-cheek online blog that his family actually found funny.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti and his wife, Shannon, announced a $600,000 donation Thursday to The Children’s Hospital at OU Medicine.
Bobby Witt Jr. told a group of reporters that he’d hardly been sleeping lately, after winning a high school state championship and being selected by the Kansas City Royals in two weeks’ time.
Editor’s note: This is the first look at all 13 Oklahoma football games for the 2019-20 season. Ranked from 1st (highest) to 12th (lowest), factors include difficulty, venue, entertainment value and anticipated margin.
Paul George had already undergone one surgical procedure on one of his shoulders this offseason. Tuesday, it was the other shoulder’s turn.
The words coming out of Coquese Washington’s mouth should make fans, current and lapsed, of Oklahoma’s women’s basketball program very happy.
There is still time to purchase tickets for the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club’s annual R2 Memorial Dirt Drags before the event. Tickets purchased in advance are $50 then at the gate the day of the event where it will jump to $75. Kids under 12 get in free.
The NBA draft is less than 10 days away and, unlike last season, the Thunder actually have a first-round selection with the 21st pick.
Stillwater Police Officers responded in large numbers to what at first appeared to be a life-threatening situation Sunday morning at Prime Place Apartments. Police now say that there was no crime scene, and no caller found after they searched the apartment complex following claims of hostages being held and pipe bombs in the area.
Maybe the most impressive thing about the Thunder's Deonte Burton, who saw his two-way contract torn up in March for an actual NBA contract, is his arc.
Jim Ryun doesn’t understand why this happened, how two years after not making his junior high track and field team he became an Olympian.
Northern Oklahoma College in Enid won the school’s first Division II NJCAA National Championship this season, and six Edmond High School graduates were a big reason for the hardware.
It all started with a flyer, a trailer and a competition.Ryder Gibson, a 9-year-old who has spina bifida, has received 47 medals — including two gold and one silver in basketball — in the seven years he’s competed at the Endeavor Games.In the words of Gibson, it takes “practice and practice and practice.”He works on dribbling and shooting drills, but in his downtime he also plays the video game Fortnite.“I think my favorite is the default (character),” Gibson said.He plays basketball against kids at school. When he’s at home, his parents help him practice on the living room floor.“My dad always throws free throws,” Gibson said. “He misses 50% of them.”His mom, Christi Gibson, who is a personal trainer, said when he was younger, Ryder didn’t like the gun fire at the beginning of a race in track.“Dad would go with him to the starting line and I would be at the finish line,” she said.There would be a warm embrace at the end of the race where Ryder would hug his mom. He ran against his own age group for some time, but then he eventually started to compete against the older competitors.“He just beat everyone in his division,” Brian Gibson, his dad, said.He is a coach for Ryder and volunteers for Oklahoma Adaptive Sports Association (OKASA). Brian coaches Ryder to not worry if someone pulls ahead. Ryder competes above his normal division. His dad and coach likes to remind him that he's racing against the clock — Ryder's in his own division.A victory for Christi is the consistency of Ryder’s competitiveness even if he’s tired.“I feel that he comes back every year, he gets faster and stronger,” she said. “It’s a long day, but he still gets out and does it.”Brian said the family is naturally competitive — even from the day Ryder was born.“It gives him a chance to be competitive,” he said.According to Brian, the team practices track at Bishop McGuinness High School when the fields aren’t muddy or saturated.Besides basketball and track, Ryder also competes in archery. Nobody knows how he signed up for the competition and they don’t practice archery.“He shoots one arrow a year and it’s at Endeavor Games,” Christi said.However, it’s not a one shot and done.“One year there were two people who got bullseyes,” Brian said. “It was him and one of the older competitors.”The family of three travels all over the country together and, because Ryder is an only child, they don’t have to give up quality time.“It’s just him,” Christi said.
The miles Tyler Berge has run have always been for something. When she runs the 4K for Cancer this summer, she’ll instead be running for someone — her younger sister, Tatum.
Oklahoma was approaching one month without much recruiting news, despite the presence of signs. On several different occasions Lincoln Riley had tweeted his signature eyeball emoji, which indicates a verbal commitment.
“All I could think about is, ‘Do it for the boys, do it for the sophomores that are leaving. This is the last game for them and put it all out on the line for them.” — Brandon Hudson, freshman pitcher
The first two games of the season, games the Thunder were forced to play without Russell Westbrook, Hamidou Diallo received less than 10 minutes of court time.
OKLAHOMA CITY — You have to feel for Lynnsie Elam, and if there’s softball justice in the world, the Chickasha sophomore will win a national championship before she leaves Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Shay Knighten will remember the walk-off home run she hit against Alabama during her Women’s College World Series debut for a long time.
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