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test(Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends)


Steve Owens was 12 years old when he signed up to play Pop Warner football in Miami, Oklahoma. "It was the most excited I could get," Owens said. "When I got my uniform for the Vikings, my team, it was a feeling I've never forgot. Like a lot of kids, that's how it started. For me, growing up...Read more
(by Randy Chambers) The Akron Zips and Oklahoma Sooners meet early Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. The Akron Zips have won five games in each of the last two seasons and look for a bowl appearance for the first time since 2005. Kyle Pohl returns at quarterback after...Read more
(by Kyle Meinke) The NFL transaction list will grow by the hundreds over the next few days, as teams cut their way down to 75 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday, then 53 by 4 p.m. Saturday. For fans, it's exciting to see guys like undrafted rookie Zach Zenner -- a virtual lock to make the Detroit...Read more
(by John Werner) For Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight, there is nothing more comforting than seeing Sterling Shepard sailing down the sideline to catch a pass. Healthy again after battling a groin injury last season, Shepard is expected to lead the Sooners receiving corps...Read more w/video
(by John Werner) Growing up in Oklahoma City, Sterling Shepard heard all the stories about his late father playing on the Sooners' 1985 national championship team. When the gifted senior receiver sees the Sooners' seven national championship trophies, he wants to be part of...Read more
(by Gregg Rosenthal) If they gave awards for the preseason, Chip Kelly would have Coach of the Year locked down. Sam Bradford, meanwhile, made his case for Preseason Comeback of the Year on Saturday night. Bradford lit up the Green Bay Packers' defense in one quarter...Read more w/video
(by Conor Orr) With outside noise about their messy quarterback situation blaring at an untenable volume, executives in Washington know it's time to reward their best players in the hopes of using them as building blocks for a better tomorrow. On Saturday, left tackle Trent Williams...Read more
(by Ray Dozier) OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops has a knack for turning his teams around after disastrous seasons. His record is 36-5 combined the following season after losing four or more games the previous year. Oklahoma had a disastrous year in 2014....Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) 1. Who runs the show at QB? Oklahoma’s quarterback question will persist throughout the season unless someone can take hold of the job and surpass all expectations. Junior Trevor Knight returns as the incumbent starter after a season full of struggles and mistakes...Read more
(by Daniel Mogollon) Here’s a look at three of Oklahoma’s key games for the 2015 season: Swing Game: November 14 @ Baylor - There are several potential swing games on OU’s schedule: Week 2 @ Tennessee, the Red River Shootout, as well as their final two games of the season...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Baker Mayfield settles in at quarterback early and shows why he’s running the show from the first snap. With a confident quarterback, the passing game begins to develop against Akron before exploding against Tennessee for a big road win. Oklahoma coasts through...Read more
(by Jacob Klinger) PITTSBURGH -- The locker to the left of Landry Jones' doesn't have a name on it. It's indicated by a paper No. 2 and belongs to Michael Vick, the quarterback the Pittsburgh Steelers signed on Tuesday with second-string quarterback Bruce Gradkowski out with...Read more
(by Scott Visy) Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine jumped from high school football to breaking the NCAA single-game rushing record in a matter of months. He led an offense with a subpar quarterback to rank 21st nationally in scoring offense and 11th in rushing yards per game as a...Read more
(by John Keim) ASHBURN, Va. -- Trent Williams knows one thing for certain. His contract is up at the end of the season. Beyond that, he’s not sure what will happen or when. The Redskins say they would like to keep Williams around and it makes sense; he’s a Pro Bowl left tackle. But no...Read more
(by Michael Taglient) Oklahoma football fans should be cautiously optimistic as the dawn of the 2015 season approaches. The Sooners have all the necessary pieces in place to win the Big 12 title. The Oklahoma Sooners finished the 2014 season with an 8-5 record including a disheartening...Read more
(by Dean Blevins) Somehow the OU quarterback debate continues despite the fact that Bob Stoops ended the months --long competition yesterday by announcing his pecking order. Baker Mayfield will start, Trevor Knight the backup and Cody Thomas No. 3. But now, the chatter...Read more
(by Carlos Mendez) Oklahoma knew it was going to have a good quarterback this year. Monday, they decided which one. Baker Mayfield, the former Texas Tech walk-on who became a star in Lubbock then walked away after losing his job before a bowl game, walked on at Oklahoma and won...Read more
(by Tyler Brett) The Oklahoma Sooners have put their quarterback derby to rest this week, naming former Texas Tech Red Raiders transfer Baker Mayfield as the starter in 2015. Mayfield made his mark during the spring and summer in Oklahoma’s new up-tempo, spread offense proving...Read more
(by Mike Florio) It’s not often that a starting defensive end is available for any other team to snatch. In the case of Panthers starting defensive end Frank Alexander, any NFL team looking for a guy to add to the pass-rushing rotation has a shot at claiming Alexander on waivers. It’s happening...Read more
(by Ed Bouchette) Aside from the meaningful injury to center Maurkice Pouncey and a meaningless victory, some other developments emerged from the Steelers’ third exhibition game. Landry Jones looks like a quarterback ready to move into the No. 2 job behind Ben Roethlisberger...Read more
The Oklahoma Sooners lack certainty under center going into the 2015 college football season, yet they still come into the new year as a top-20 team. Bob Stoops’ Sooners rank 19th in the country to get the year started, and if the right quarterback emerges in Oklahoma’s offense, it’s plausible to think they could quickly ascend the ranks.

(by Dean Blevins) NORMAN -- We sat down with OU Head Coach Bob Stoops last week in his office for what has become an extensive, annual preseason interview. Again this year, we waited until his team had gone through enough practices to give him a firm understanding of...Read more w/video
(by Chase Goodbread) Former walk-on Baker Mayfield has beaten out the Oklahoma quarterback who torched Alabama in the Sugar Bowl two years ago, Trevor Knight, and will start in the Sept. 5 season opener against Akron for the Sooners. Sooners coach Bob Stoops confirmed the news...Read more
(by SI Wire) The Oklahoma Sooners will name Baker Mayfield as the team's starting quarterback, according to multiple reports. The Sooners chose Mayfield over incumbent starter Trevor Knight and sophomore Cody Thomas. Mayfield will be entering his junior season. Mayfield won...Read more w/video
(by NFL Highlights) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones finds wide receiver Tyler Murphy for a 22-yard touchdown then an attempted 2-point conversion to try to take the lead...Watch video

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