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

(by Chase Goodbread) Big 12 football teams hoping 2016 would be the last year they would have to face Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield could be in for a disappointment. The Big 12's faculty representatives will consider a rule proposal next week at league meetings that, if approved...Read more
(by Mark Kaboly) The starter had to one-up the backup again. What seemed to be scheduled days off for Steelers quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Landry Jones on back-to-back days during the first week of organized team activities at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex turned out to be more. Jones' wife, Whitney, on Wednesday gave birth...Read more
(by Caleb Bailey) The opening weekend of the 2016 college football season is pretty loaded with one of the biggest games being Oklahoma against Houston at NRG Stadium. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield is pretty excited for the season and he let the fans know it in a special...Read more w/video
(by Nick Castillo) Texas sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson and Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield found their way onto CBS Sports' '16 most irreplaceable college football players taking the field in 2016' list. Jefferson made the list at No. 13. In his first season at Texas...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Tyreese Ingram) When Clemson and Oklahoma met in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl, quarterback Baker Mayfield was sitting out after his transfer from Texas Tech University. Although he wasn't able to play, he had a nice sideline view of the 40-6 beat down that his Sooner...Read more
The Missouri football team is taking on a distinctive Oklahoma influence under first-year head coach Barry Odom. Running back Alex Ross of OU is transferring to MU, which hired former OU quarterback and offensive coordinator Josh Heupel as part of the new football staff...Read more
(by Kevin Patra) DeMarco Murray won NFL Offensive Player of the Year for the Dallas Cowboys after toting the rock 392 times for 1,845 yards (4.7 yards per carry average) in 2014. Murray was a bulldozing freight train, carrying 45 times for more than 10 yards and 15 times for 20-plus...Read more w/video
(by Joe Buettner) Oklahoma's seven national championships, 869 program wins, five Heisman Trophy winners and countless All-Americans make for plenty of rich college football tradition. OU's isn't just built on its long list of stats, however. Oklahoma has made plenty of enemies on its way...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Joe Kania) On Wednesday night, the NFL Network named Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to their annual top 100 list, coming in at No. 63. Since entering the NFL, McCoy has become a fixture on the list, appearing in each of the previous four. Despite battling through...Read more w/video
(by Pete Fiutak) What You Need To Know Oklahoma's Offense: It all worked. The Sooners sped things up, found the right quarterback to do everything the attack needed, and the results were tremendous, finishing fourth in the nation in scoring and seventh in total offense...Read more w/video
Barry Switzer is one interesting dude. The Super Bowl winning coach recently sat down with Yahoo Sports writer Frank Schwab to talk about anything and everything about his coaching career with both the Dallas Cowboys and the Oklahoma Sooners. He discussed the 1995 game...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Joe Buettner) No. 10: Dimitri Flowers, junior, fullback. Flowers is a do-it-all fullback, in line with most of coach Bob Stoops' players at the position. Flowers was instrumental as a blocker, giving Oklahoma an athlete with a nice physical presence to create lanes. He's versatile enough to be...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Joe Buettner) No. 15: Dakota Austin, senior, cornerback. When Zack Sanchez was out for three games, Austin made use of his added playing time. He's a bit undersized, but Austin has the speed, experience and the will to be a solid addition to OU's secondary in 2016. He looked good...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Joe Buettner) No. 20: Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, junior, linebacker. Okoronkwo is about as tough on the field as his name is to spell. Oklahoma linebackers have raved about him for quite some time. All he needs is a chance, and it looks like this fall could be his first at a starting role...Read more (Limited number of free article views w/DMN)
(by Tristan Garnett) The Toronto Argonauts can negotiate a contract with Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield, if he decides to play in the CFL someday. Toronto Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray’s career is on its last leg. The 36-year-old is under contract for one more year...Read more
(by Brian Rauf) The Oklahoma Sooners have every expectation of winning the Big 12 and returning to the College Football Playoff this season, but for that to happen, they're going to need some lesser-known players to step up and become stars. Here are three players who could have...Read more
(by Gary Housteau) Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops was back in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday to attend a fundraiser for the local United Way campaign. The 55-year-old Stoops is set to begin his 18th season as the Oklahoma head coach. He was...Read more
POLAND, Ohio -- The United Way of the Mahoning Valley hosted its 11th annual "Champions Among Us" fundraiser Monday evening. The event was held at the Lake Club in Poland. This year's guests of honor were the Stoops Brothers. The valley natives and Cardinal Mooney...Read more w/video
(by Barrett Pfeiffer) That’s right Hog fans, in four short years our Razorbacks might face off against the Oklahoma Sooners. With emails obtained through an Open Records Act request, OU Sports Extra found emails that AD Jeff Long sent to Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione back in June of...Read more
(by Brian Rauf) The Oklahoma Sooners made the College Football Playoff last season after winning the Big 12, and with plenty of star offensive players returning, they're expected to earn another bid in the playoff. Here are three reasons why they'll do just that: 3) Dominant...Read more
(by Bill C.) [snip] The second-best team in the country, per Est. S&P+, underwent a complete identity change midseason. On October 19, in a loss to Miami, OU quarterback Troy Aikman was injured and lost for the season, so after tinkering with more of a pro-style look to suit AIkman's...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Oklahoma's 2016 roster returns plenty of talent from its Big 12 championship team. OU will need a few young guys to step up in the fall, but plenty of players have done so following spring practice. Over the next five days, we'll rank the 25 best players on OU's football...Read more
(by Dan Stack) Oklahoma star quarterback Baker Mayfield made a couple of fans happy after he gave away a signed hat while driving on a speedy highway. While this may be not the safest of venues to try and get an autograph, Mayfield did show a generous side. Here is how it went...Read more
(by Brian Dzenis) YOUNGSTOWN -- Those college football fans lucky enough to score tickets to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley's Champions Among Us dinner will see a rare sight. All four Stoops brothers in the same room. The dinner, which is on Monday at...Read more
(by Murray McCormick) The Saskatchewan Roughriders addressed their offensive-line depth with their first-overall pick in Tuesday’s CFL draft. The Riders selected offensive tackle Josiah St. John when the eight-round draft kicked off on Tuesday. St. John, a native of Toronto, spent three seasons with the University of Oklahoma...Read more

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