Watching the games, I saw a bunch of Sooner fans, including several I know. I ran into Donnie Lynn, an Oklahoma City lawyer who played football for the 1980 Norman Tigers, one of the first teams I ever covered for the Norman Transcript. He told me he was on a 9 p.m. Southwest flight that was nonstop to OKC. Had been added by Southwest after the Orange Bowl announcement. United and Southwest don’t converse; they have no agreement to help each other’s fliers, probably because it would be terribly one-sided.Anyway, I hopped on my phone and checked out that Southwest flight. Full. Drats.The Dish had called and was hoping I could bring her a Starbucks Frappuccino. I said sure. Turns out, the Starbucks was down by our gate, so I walked down there, got a Starbucks, delivered it and told the Dish I was going back to see the final few minutes of the games.When I got back to Margaritaville, I ran into Jason Kersey of The Athletic and Tyler Palmateer of the Transcript. Both were on … [Read more...] about Fort Lauderdale travelblog: Being saved by Southwest Airlines
Published 11:26 am CST, Friday, December 7, 2018 FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates on the sidelines after throwing a touchdown against Oklahoma during the second half of the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Murray was named The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. less FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) celebrates on the sidelines after throwing a touchdown against Oklahoma during the second half of the Big 12 Conference ... more Photo: Jeffrey McWhorter, AP Photo: Jeffrey McWhorter, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Oklahoma quarterback … [Read more...] about Murray the Big 12 offensive player of year, OU’s 4th in row
Franklin defensive back Travis Perry breaks up a pass to Bishop Brady receiver A.J. Cipriano in the end zone during the second quarter at Franklin High School on Saturday, September 29, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff Franklin linebacker Taryn Laramie blocks a field goal attempt during the second quarter against Bishop Brady on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Franklin High School. There was a penalty on the play but Brady still failed to score at the end of the first half. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff Franklin fullback Devin Savage runs through the Brady secondary during the first half on Saturday, September 29, 2018. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff By JAY McAREE Monitor staff Saturday, September 29, 2018 Print Football NHIAA Bishop Brady Green Giants Franklin Golden Tornadoes Jay McAree FRANKLIN – Three plays, three turnovers and a 7-0 deficit. That was how the Franklin High football team opened Saturday’s game against Bishop … [Read more...] about High schools: Franklin football routs Brady to remain unbeaten
By JAY McAREE Monitor staff Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Print NHIAA field hockey Merrimack Valley Pride Ever since its season-opening win over Hollis-Brookline, the Merrimack Valley field hockey program has been searching high and low for a spark.The Pride are hopeful it found one Tuesday.Determined to put the team’s lengthy five-game losing skid far behind it, MV dug deep in front of its home crowd, breaking a scoreless tie in the final minutes to knock off Sanborn, 1-0.“It was huge for us to win tonight,” said first-year MV coach Jennifer Otis. “Today was kind of a turning point. I told (the team) that today’s game was huge and we needed to come out aggressive and ready to win in order to be competitive in our division.”It was a much-needed Division II victory for the Pride (2-5), which hasn’t been on the winning side since Aug. 31, was shutout four times during its losing streak and lost by one goal twice – 3-2 against Pelham … [Read more...] about High schools: MV field hockey tops Sanborn, ends losing skid
By Jon Becker | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 3, 2018 at 12:43 pm | UPDATED: August 3, 2018 at 12:43 pm Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley just made things a little uncomfortable for the Oakland A’s. Riley indicated Friday that two-sport star Kyler Murray, the presumed starting quarterback for his fifth-ranked team, could play for the Sooners’ football team the next two seasons. This would qualify as some unexpected news to the A’s. Oakland, after all, signed Murray to a reported $4.6 million deal in June with the understanding he’d play just one more season for the Sooners before becoming a full-time baseball player. This is Kyler Murray’s last year at OU, right? Lincoln Riley isn’t so sure. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/Jg6XoNG4dS — Tyler Palmateer (@Tpalmateer83) August 3, 2018 “We’ll see if it’s his final year,” Riley told reporters Friday at Oklahoma’s third practice … [Read more...] about Could A’s lose top pick to Oklahoma football for next two years?