Building team chemistry can prove just as important as technique and skill on the playing field.
Before naming Jalen Hurts his starting quarterback, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley tried to paint a picture of what preseason camp had been like for the Alabama transfer.
Oklahoma State has one of the best wide receiving corps in the country – ranked No. 8 in Division I by Athlon Sports – but that didn’t keep receivers coach Kasey Dunn from wanting to add something following the spring season.
At the time, Lincoln Riley called Baker Mayfield’s victory in Oklahoma’s 2015 quarterback competition a 15-round “prize fight” that came out pretty close.
Hercules Mata’afa arrived at Washington State as a three-star prospect expecting to be a rushing linebacker. He spent his freshman season on the scout team before Alex Grinch came on as defensive coordinator in 2015.
After the defensive line — which ranked in the top 10 of sacks in Division I football last year — lost nearly the entire two-deep roster, the new wave of players has been an enigma for Cowboy fans.
NORMAN — As Oklahoma practiced earlier this month, Ruffin McNeill oversaw a small cluster of outside linebackers doing a drill within a corner of OU’s rugby complex.
Oklahoma State University’s wrestling tradition has permeated through Stillwater for decades, and has created generations of wrestling enthusiasts in Stillwater.
When Deondrick Glass made his commitment to Oklahoma State on ESPN at the Blue-Gray Football Classic, he proclaimed he wanted to win the Heisman Trophy as a true freshman.
NORMAN — Lincoln Riley didn’t name a quarterback Tuesday or hint at when that might occur, saying he wasn’t any closer to that decision now than he was weeks ago.
Bob Stoops knew there was little time to waste when he became Oklahoma’s head football coach in 1998. The Sooners were swooning from an unfamiliar losing era.
Oklahoma’s offensive line looked like a blank slate this past spring. Not even Creed Humphrey, the group’s lone returning starter, was participating as he got healthy from injury.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Patrick McKaufman was supposed to be an integral part of the Oklahoma State offense last year after the departure of OSU’s deep corps of wide receivers from the 2017 season.
Patty Gasso knew little of Oklahoma as a state before accepting OU softball's head coaching position.
NORMAN — Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley broke into a celebration that was captured by program’s media team, when Jeremiah Criddell committed to Oklahoma over Oregon on signing day last December.
Chanse Sylvie couldn’t help but stand out in his blue vest. With the Oklahoma safety’s shoulders rolling out the top of his sleeves, he had to have been one of the most physically imposing employees working for Walmart this summer.
Kyler Murray takes the field for the first time as an NFL quarterback when his Arizona Cardinals host the Los Angeles Chargers in a preseason game Thursday night.
NORMAN — Multiple outlets are reporting Oklahoma defensive back Tre Norwood has suffered a knee injury and it’s unclear whether he’ll return this season.
NORMAN — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts’ soaking-wet undershirt was stretched over his back as he carried his shoulder pads. The OU rugby fields were empty by the time he walked off them.
Chuba Hubbard may have been Oklahoma State’s fifth-leading receiver a year ago with 22 catches for 229 yards – with a long of 54 – but he may just be scratching the surface in becoming a multi-faceted tailback.
Alabama graduate transfer Jalen Hurts was the center of Oklahoma's local media day last week as reporters surrounded his table awaiting every word from the man projected to be the Sooners' new starting quarterback.
Editor’s note: The Transcript is looking at all 12 Oklahoma football games for the 2019-20 season, ranking them from 1st (best) to 12th (worst), factors include difficulty, venue, entertainment value and anticipated margin.
With the season opener less than a month away, and the Oklahoma State football team nearly a week into fall camp, Cowboy coach Mike Gundy felt Tuesday was a good time to ramp up the competition with his Cowboys as they held their first day in full pads.
The number “129” has been present in Oklahoma’s football facility since spring practice, with coaches using the Sooners’ national ranking in passing yards allowed a year ago as a motivational reminder.
New Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch says a change in attitude and culture is more important than any changes in schemes as the Sooners try to restructure an unit that ranked 101st in total defense and 130th in pass defense a year ago.
NORMAN — It’s difficult to see exactly what happened to Robert Barnes on the night of Dec. 29, 2018, when Oklahoma was playing Alabama in the Orange Bowl. But in the aftermath, he couldn’t practice football at full strength for nearly eight months.
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