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


(by AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma wide receiver Jordan Smallwood has suffered a left ACL injury and could miss the first two games of the season. The team made the announcement on its Twitter account. Smallwood, a sophomore, caught three passes for 21 yards last season...Read more
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(by Ryan Gerbosi) You don’t win 850 games and seven national championships without making a few enemies along the way. Oklahoma has its share of rivalries, and while a few aren’t active, they hold an important place in college football history. Here are the Sooners’ five biggest rivalries...Read more
(by John Taylor) With rumors and speculation swirling that there was some type of an issue with Keith Ford, Bob Stoops confirmed as much Monday morning. According to Oklahoma’s Twitter account, the head coach acknowledged that Ford has been indefinitely suspended from the OU football...Read more
(by Mike Sielski) Josh Heupel had watched the surreal scene on TV late last summer - the quarterback he'd helped coach to a Heisman Trophy hopping on his right leg, leaving his left leg to dangle in the air at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Sam Bradford had locked his left knee...Read more
(by Luke McConnell) SYRACUSE, New York - The talk all week centered on Michigan State's experience in March; a program and a coach in Tom Izzo accustomed to the big stage. It all seemed to shortchange a very good Oklahoma team making its first Sweet 16 appearance...Read more
(by John Wawrow/AP) It took four years for coach Lon Kruger to rebuild the Oklahoma Sooners into bona fide NCAA Tournament contenders. The Sooners still have a few steps to take before they can be regarded as Elite Eight worthy. Oklahoma (24-11) withered under Michigan State's...Read more
(by Zach Schonbrun) SYRACUSE -- It has become almost trite and half-expected: Tom Izzo coaching Michigan State deep into the N.C.A.A. tournament, pushing all the right buttons at all the right times in March. But after a 62-58 victory Friday night over a rock-solid Oklahoma...Read more
(by AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night. Counted out for nearly done in February, the Tom Izzo...Read more w/video, stats
(by Jeff McLane) Sam Bradford never finished better than 18th in the NFL in completion percentage in four seasons with the Rams, and yet, when Chip Kelly was asked what separated the quarterback from Nick Foles, he said "overall accuracy." The numbers don't support the Eagles...Read more
[snip] It's the first of two spring games set to be televised. Oklahoma's spring game on Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. CT at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium also will be telecast live and will include a one-hour OU SOONER SPORTS GAMEDAY pregame show at 1:00 p.m...Read more
(by Dean Blevins) SYRACUSE, New York - You could sense it. See it in their eyes. The body language and spoken words made it clear: The Sooners realize they are about to play the biggest games to date of their young lives. And they're confident as they arrived here in Syracuse...Read more w/video
(by John Wawrow/AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Michigan State coach Tom Izzo isn't sure where his career would have led had he accepted the Atlanta Hawks' offer some 15 years ago. "I'd have probably been fired a week later," Izzo said with a self-deprecating smile on Thursday. And Oklahoma coach...Read more
(by Andrew Beaton) Lon Kruger is college basketball’s master builder. The Oklahoma Sooners, who play Michigan State in the NCAA tournament on Friday (TBS, 10:07 p.m. ET), are the fourth different program Kruger has taken to the Sweet 16. In a sense, the Oklahoma coach is the Bill Parcells...Read more
(by Mike Griffith) SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- For all the talk about Oklahoma's uptempo offense, the Sooners will tell you the reason they're still in the NCAA basketball tournament is defense. No. 3 seed Oklahoma (24-10) plays No. 7 seed Michigan State (25-11) at approximately 10:07 p.m...Read more
(by Cliff Brunt/AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Buddy Hield's game-changing play against Dayton offered a snapshot of what he has become in clutch situations. With Oklahoma up by four points and just over a minute remaining against the Flyers in the round of 32, Hield missed a handoff from point...Read more
(by Tim Marcin) After two early NCAA tournament exits in 2013 and 2014, No. 3-seeded Oklahoma (24-10; 12-6) has surged this year into the Sweet 16 to face perennial contenders and No.7-seeded Michigan State (25-11; 12-6) on Friday in Syracuse. The Sooners will hope to push through...Read more
(by Phil Sheridan) PHOENIX -- Five years ago, the Philadelphia Eagles had Sam Bradford graded as the best NFL quarterback prospect in a decade. That was long before Chip Kelly was head coach of the Eagles, as Andy Reid was in charge of the team’s draft. “When he was scouted...Read more
(by Omari Sankofa II) On Sunday against Virginia, head coach Tom Izzo had to plan for Virginia’s slow, methodical offense that eats up much of the shot clock. On Friday against Oklahoma, Izzo expects the exact opposite. “Run, run, run, run, run, man,” Izzo said during his weekly press conference...Read more
(by Tim Griffin) Oklahoma has a hole at tight end, where expected producer Taylor McNamara announced last night he will transfer for USC this fall. The fourth-year senior will use the graduate transfer exemption to immediately join the Trojans' roster. It will open up playing time at the position...Read more
(by Paul Dehner, Jr.) The first wave of free agency came and went with former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham still on the market. The Bengals didn't make a significant run at their former first-round draft pick and current unrestricted free agent, but as the team enters preparation...Read more
(by Gary Klein) USC, desperately thin at tight end, will add some depth before next season. Taylor McNamara, who played at Oklahoma the last three seasons, announced Monday on Twitter he would join the Trojans this summer. McNamara would be eligible immediately under the...Read more
(by Kyle Austin) The Sweet 16 is a fitting place for Tom Izzo and Lon Kruger to reunite. Both have shown impressive consistency in getting to the second weekend of the NCAA basketball tournament, but in different ways. Izzo's Michigan State Spartans and Kruger's Oklahoma...Read more
(by Andrew Holleran) Joe Mixon, a former five-star running back who was suspended for the entire 2014 season due to an alleged assault, has rejoined the Oklahoma football program. The 6-foot-2, 211-pound running back officially got back onto the Sooners’ squad in February...Read more w/video
(by Joe Rexrode) Someone with the technology and the interest could put a 1998 Michigan State-Illinois game on next to Friday's Sweet 16 game between MSU and Oklahoma and detect some prevailing basketball patterns. "It'd probably look pretty similar," said Oklahoma coach...Read more

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