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
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?
There was a notable omission this week in the Big 12 baseball ranks.For the first time all season, a majority of the college baseball polls failed to feature a Big 12 team inside the Top 10. All but one poll — Baseball America still has Texas Tech at No. 10 — have slid the league’s teams down as the annual beat-each-other-up-during-conference-play part of the season is winding down.Preseason Top 5 darlings TCU and Texas Tech, traditional powers that are capable of College World Series runs on an annual basis, have dealt with injuries and inconsistent play.TCU is trending upward, winning nine of its last 10 games, but the Horned Frogs are on the NCAA Tournament bubble and in danger of snapping a streak of four consecutive CWS appearances. Texas Tech, meanwhile, has lost seven of its past 10 games, but is still considered one of the stronger teams nationally thanks to the ninth-best RPI.All things considered, in a year when perception may be skewed, one point remains … [Read more...] about Is another postseason run on the horizon for Big 12 baseball?
Sunday May 6, 2018 09:57 AM The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest Written by The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Enid News & Eagle and The Journal Record in Oklahoma City have won the general excellence categories in the 2017 Associated Press-Oklahoma News Executives contest. The best new journalist of the year was Jordan Bishop of the Stillwater News Press.The winners were announced Friday.The Stillwater newspaper took second place in the general excellence category for medium-sized newspapers, while the Norman Transcript was third. Among smaller newspapers, the Tahlequah Daily Press finished second and the Altus Times was third.There was no competition among larger newspapers in this year's round of judging.TODAY'S SPONSOR:A list of winners can be found at http://discover.ap.org/contests/oklahoma-newspaper___The entire list … [Read more...] about Enid, Journal Record win general excellence nod from AP-ONE