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Oklahoma basketball: Sooners at home in must-win game with Kansas State

It’s come down to this in the men’s Oklahoma basketball season. The Sooners must win two of their final three regular-season games to stay off the dreaded NCAA Tournament selection bubble. The stretch run begins Saturday with now-unranked Oklahoma men’s basketball team hosting Kansas State. The last time these two team met, in Manhattan, Kansas, […] Oklahoma basketball: Sooners at...
Via Stormin in Normin
17 hours ago

Oklahoma softball squad hopes flu bug has bugged out

After winning its first five games, the Oklahoma softball team ran into a mean-spirited opponent that is hard to fight off. Half of the team came down with flu symptoms as OU was getting ready to head to New Mexico for a second consecutive weekend of early season tournament play. In addition to battling health […] Oklahoma softball squad hopes flu bug has bugged out - Stormin in...
Via Stormin in Normin
20 hours ago

Hot Links: Baker Mayfield is a magnet for hot takes and stupid statements

Lazy analysts and annoying trolls continue to spew ignorance about Baker Mayfield. Wow! Is it Friday, already? Hello once again, friends and fans. The ice is melting just in time for the weekend, and the Oklahoma Sooners are in line for another packed weekend across the sports landscape. Softball is underway, baseball’s home slate starts up Saturday morning, and basketball looks...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
22 hours ago

12 players who will take college football by storm in 2018

College football lost a majority of its most popular players to the NFL, but there’s a new wave of superstars ready to earn the spotlight in 2018.While offensive players — particularly quarterbacks and running backs — typically draw the most attention, we’ve also included a couple of defenders expected to have a breakout year. Some of these athletes are recognizable, but they’ll...
Via Sportsnaut
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

BUBBLE WATCH: Oklahoma’s NCAA Tournament chances are waning

Oklahoma took college basketball by Sooner storm over the season’s first two months, winning with a freewheeling style and Trae Young’s nightly one-man show. Once the calendar flipped to 2018, the Sooners hit a Big 12 roadblock. College basketball’s toughest conference has taken a toll on Oklahoma and its fabulous freshman, pushing the Sooners onto the NCAA Tournament bubble. “It...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Oklahoma basketball: Three Sooners earn Academic All-Big 12 honors

Three Oklahoma basketball players were named to the Academic All-Big 12 Team this week. Redshirt sophomore forward Matt Freeman and junior guard Rashard Odomes earned All-Big 12 First Team honors, and junior center Jamuni McNeace was named to the second team. Freeman is one of five Big 12 student-athletes to be named the first team […] Oklahoma basketball: Three Sooners earn Academic...
Via Stormin in Normin
1 day ago

Mel Kiper’s latest 2018 NFL mock draft has Jets choosing Baker Mayfield over Josh Rosen

ESPN’s Mel Kiper is out with his second mock draft of 2018. In this one, he has the Jets picking Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield with the sixth selection. This is another team I expect to be in on Kirk Cousins, and the Jets have to add a quarterback this offseason. Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg aren’t long-term answers. So why Mayfield over Josh Rosen here? It’s close...
Via Gang Green Nation
1 day ago

OU basketball: Three things to know in Sooners final 3 regular-season games

We’re now six miserable games into an OU basketball slide that threatens to ruin an otherwise rewarding season. What’s worse, there is no indication that a reversal of fortunes is imminent, and with only three regular-season games remaining, times have gotten a bit desperate for Oklahoma basketball. College basketball experts are saying that if the […] OU basketball: Three things...
Via Stormin in Normin
1 day ago

RJ’s Thoughts: The five primary wide receivers on Oklahoma’s radar

Five elite wide receivers - including one OU commit - are squarely on Oklahoma’s radar. What’s good, fam? I am not on a step mill. Let’s take a closer look at five primary wide receiver targets - including a current OU commit - the Oklahoma Sooners coaching staff is focusing on. ARJEI HENDERSON - No. 49 overall, No. 8 WR Perhaps no wide receiver in the 2019 class on the Sooners...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
2 days ago

NBA scouts still backing Trae Young despite slump

Oklahoma star Trae Young once looked like the collegiate player of the season, but a recent slump has seen his star fade somewhat.That has not had a huge impact on NBA scouts, who are willing to dismiss Young and the Sooners’ second half swoon.“If you are a Trae Young fan, the slump does not affect your thinking at all,” one NBA scout told Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma football: Former Sooner assistant Jim Dickey dies

Jim Dickey, a former member of the Oklahoma football family, died this past weekend in Houston. He was 83 years old. Dickey served under Sooner head coach Chuck Fairbanks for three seasons from 1970-72. He coached the OU defensive backs. The Sooners were 11-1 in both 1971 and 1972 and finished the season ranked No. […] Oklahoma football: Former Sooner assistant Jim Dickey dies -...
Via Stormin in Normin
2 days ago

Trae Young no longer a shoo-in for college Player of the Year

One reason for the dramatic decline of Oklahoma basketball since the middle of January is that Trae Young has not been the same player he was earlier in the season. It’s not that the nation’s leader in scoring and assists is any less talented or capable than he was in the first half of the […] Trae Young no longer a shoo-in for college Player of the Year - Stormin in Norman - Stormin...
Via Stormin in Normin
2 days ago

Hot Links: Toronto claims CFL rights for Baker Mayfield, Sooners earn preferred walk-on commitment, and more!

The Argos have claimed Baker Mayfield’s CFL rights juuuuuuust in case. How’s it going, everyone? On-campus classes have been cancelled at the University of Oklahoma today, but we’re not shutting things down here at the Machine! In case you missed it, today’s scheduled baseball home-opener against Abilene Christian has been postponed due to the icy weather, so try to stay safe if...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
2 days ago

Sooners make final cut for elite 2019 receiver Arjei Henderson

The five-star WR from Richmond, Texas, originally committed to Oklahoma over a year ago. On Feb. 14, 2017, elite 2019 receivers Arjei Henderson and Theo Wease simultaneously announced commitments to the Oklahoma Sooners at one of the program’s Junior Day recruiting events. Only sophomores at the time, Henderson and Wease soon concluded that their decisions had been rushed, and both...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
3 days ago

Oklahoma basketball: Numbers that matter from a nightmare game

Men’s Oklahoma basketball has scored more than100 points four times this season. On Monday night, the Sooners had that done to them. The Kansas Jayhawks shot a sizzling 61 percent and took no prisoners in a 104-74 shellacking of a downtrodden Oklahoma team that has lost six consecutive games and finds itself in real danger […] Oklahoma basketball: Numbers that matter from a nightmare...
Via Stormin in Normin
3 days ago

Hot Links: Cale Gundy owns Texas A&M assistant Tim Brewster on Twitter

Tim Brewster has been running his mouth about the SEC, so Oklahoma assistant Cale Gundy decided to step in. Hello once again, friends and fans. I hope you all made it safely to wherever you may have had to go this morning with the torrential downpour in and around the Oklahoma City metro. Now that you’re all dry and settled, just trash the memory of that basketball game from last...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
3 days ago

Oklahoma assistant trolls Texas A&M coach

Allegiances of college football coaches will change as their location does. That’s simply a part of recruiting. Still, it’s hilarious when they’re caught contradicting a past pitch.And Oklahoma assistant Cale Gundy has the receipts.Gundy shared a picture of Texas A&M tight ends coach Tim Brewster — who is also the Aggies’ recruiting coordinator — calling the ACC the nation’s...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Young prospects are beginning to fashion their game after Steph Curry

Trae Young is likely the first of many prospects that will try to imitate Steph’s style of play. The NBA has fallen in love with the three-pointer in recent years, and a huge part of that is the rise of Stephen Curry. Shooting a high volume of three-pointers in a myriad of different ways—spot-up, off the dribble, off screens, and more—breaks defenses if you hit them at efficient...
Via Golden State of Mind
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker Mayfield won't attend the NFL draft

Baker Mayfield is one of many potential high draft picks as we approach the 2018 NFL Draft. But he’s not going to be in attendance when the event takes place. And there’s a very good reason for that.“He said he will not be attending the NFL Draft in Arlington at the end of April.  He will watch it with his family.”To be fair, Mayfield doesn’t owe us anything, let alone an explanation...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma basketball: Sooners’ troubles continue with blowout loss to Kansas

They weren’t given much of a chance coming in, and they didn’t put up much resistance once they were there, as Kansas continued the misery for Oklahoma basketball fans, beating the wobbling Sooners in blowout fashion, 104-74. The Jayhawks, now 22-6 and 11-4 in the Big 12, dominated the Monday game from start to finish, […] Oklahoma basketball: Sooners’ troubles continue with blowout...
Via Stormin in Normin
4 days ago

Young vows OU will 'get better' as skid grows

Freshman Trae Young said he isn't worried after he and Oklahoma continued to struggle with a 30-point loss to Kansas -- their sixth straight defeat in which he was limited to a career-low 11 points.
Via ESPN
4 days ago

Oklahoma falls at Kansas for sixth straight loss

Sooners have to win one eventually...right? The Oklahoma Sooners picked up their sixth consecutive loss as the fell 104-74 at Kansas on Monday night. Poor shooting and bad defense once again did the Sooners in. As it turns out, those two things are kind of important if you want to win basketball games. Who knew? Kansas started the game on a 20-4 run and never looked back. OU was...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
4 days ago

Baker Mayfield rejects Johnny Manziel comparisons with NFL combine near

FORT WORTH, Texas — Baker Mayfield doesn’t like comparisons to Johnny Manziel, although the Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma wasn’t surprised by them after an arrest and other antics during his time with the Sooners. At a stop in his home state of Texas to accept the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback, Mayfield said Monday he and Manziel were “two completely different...
Via The Denver Post
4 days ago

Several OU basketball records have fallen this season or will shortly

The most OU basketball wins in a single season is xx. That record is not in jeopardy this season, but one already has gone down and a couple of others are soon to follow. Sooner Superman Trae Young hasn’t been all that super lately, but he still leads the nation, as a true freshman, in […] Several OU basketball records have fallen this season or will shortly - Stormin in Norman ...
Via Stormin in Normin
4 days ago

Oklahoma basketball: Sooners drop out of the top 25

It’s been a difficult and disappointing couple of weeks for Oklahoma basketball. Since Jan. 29, the Sooners have gone from a record of 15-5 and ranked No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings to 16-10 and out of the rankings. With a pair of losses, on the road and Texas Tech and at […] Oklahoma basketball: Sooners drop out of the top 25 - Stormin in Norman - Stormin in Norman...
Via Stormin in Normin
4 days ago
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