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

DALLAS, Texas (September 2015) When former first round draft pick and NFL wide receiver Mark Clayton broke his Beats headphones during a pre-game workout, he decided it was time to create something more durable that would stay in place no matter the physical activity and sound amazing. On September 1, Clayton will finally bring his LIVV Headphones ( to market with a Kickstarter campaign.

(by Brett Carpenbarger) NORMAN -- With the season just a couple days away, here are nine new faces to watch when the Sooners kick off against Akron. Orlando Brown - LT - Left tackle has been a prestigious position down in Norman over the years, and Brown appears to be the next guy...Read more
(by Sports Xchange) NORMAN, Okla. -- Baker Mayfield's journey to become a starting quarterback has been one of the most remarkable in college football. He's done it twice. When Mayfield arrived on the Oklahoma campus as a walk-on nearly two seasons ago, the Sooners were coming off...Read more
(by Kyle Meinke) ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions were in Ryan Broyles' corner until the bitter end. So why wouldn't they still be in Broyles' corner even after he's out the door? Coach Jim Caldwell offered yet another vote of confidence in the receiver Monday, just hours after Detroit granted...Read more
Reserve your seat to experience one of college football's oldest and most unique rivalries. The 110th meeting between Texas and Oklahoma is set for Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The annual rivalry showdown is staged on a neutral field with the crowd split evenly...Read more
(by Cliff Brunt/AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma is unveiling its Air Raid offense with only Sterling Shepard as a proven gamebreaker at receiver. The 19th-ranked Sooners feel they have the talent and depth to make new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley's system work. They'll finally get...Read more
NORMAN -- Change is a good thing, perhaps a very good thing, with Oklahoma’s defense. The Sooners were 114th in attempting to defend the pass last year. Receivers were running free all over OU’s secondary during an 8-5 season. You could certainly make the case that much of...Read more
(by George M. Thomas) The University of Akron, which says it has a $60 million financial problem, will begin paying stipends to athletes that could cost as much as $700,000 a year. The university will provide the $2,400 for each athlete on a scholarship to stay competitive with other universities...Read more (7 free article views w/Akron Beacon Journal)
(by Dan Vasta) It didn't take long for Bob Stoops to find success after taking over the Oklahoma head coaching job in 1999. Stoops won the BCS National Championship in just his second season, leading the Sooners to a 13-2 win over FSU in the 2001 Orange Bowl. Despite it being his...Read more
(by Chris Wesseling) The past calendar year been a surreal odyssey for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews. Since last summer, Matthews has been shopped around the league, has requested a trade and is now threatening to displace Kenny Stills in three-wide receiver sets...Read more
The Oklahoma Sooners finally kick off their 2015 college football season next weekend, when they host the Akron Zips in front of what should be a wild home crowd at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 5. The 19th-ranked Sooners carry a ton of talent and a good amount...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops met with the media Monday ahead of OU’s season opener against Akron. Here are a few highlights: Opening statement: Stoops: "Starting the year off, I'm excited to be beginning game week. I know everybody is: players...Read more
(by Dave Birkett) The #FreeBroyles movement finally has become reality. The Detroit Lions are planning to waive wide receiver Ryan Broyles today, two days after he asked for his release in a meeting with general manager Martin Mayhew. Broyles shed some light on the move on Twitter...Read more
(by Jordan Greer) You can always count on good ol' J.R. to support a Sooner. Trent Williams became the highest-paid tackle in NFL history after signing a five-year, $66 million extension Saturday with the Redskins. Williams played for Oklahoma from 2006-09, so of course legendary WWE...Read more
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

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