12:16 PM EDT, Sat September 23, 2017
Oklahoma, Baylor are teams streaking in opposite directions

Oklahoma, Baylor are teams streaking in opposite directions

WACO -- While Baker Mayfield never really sensed that Oklahoma's series against Baylor was becoming a rivalry, the quarterback knew it had become quite a challenge.Mayfield has since helped the third-ranked Sooners restore their dominance against the Bears -- and in the Big 12.Two-time defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma (3-0), which has won 16 straight league games, plays Saturday night at Baylor (0-3) in the conference opener for both teams."I wouldn't say it's more exciting because we had a good game two years ago," Mayfield said. "I would say for us it's about being the first Big 12 game...
Oklahoman 17 hours ago
Rookies drive special bond between this year's OU team

Rookies drive special bond between this year's OU team

By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.comWACO, Texas — Kenneth Murray is an early riser. He's up by 6:30 most mornings. That's just who he is, and who he's always been. And it's not just that he's awake at the crack of dawn — the true freshman is productive that early in the morning. Once he got to Oklahoma, the middle linebacker used the extra time while his peers were sleeping to hit the film room.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman 17 hours ago
Baker Mayfield and the Sooners got their swagger in Waco

Baker Mayfield and the Sooners got their swagger in Waco

By Berry Tramel Columnist btramel@oklahoman.comWACO, TEXAS — The last time the Sooners invaded the Brazos River, they were underdogs. Sentimental favorites.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman 17 hours ago
THREE STORYLINES: OKLAHOMA AT BAYLOR

THREE STORYLINES: OKLAHOMA AT BAYLOR

Keeping CeeDee rolling While his targeting ejection ate up most of the attention surrounding CeeDee Lamb this week, the fact the freshman receiver is emerging as a go-to target for Baker Mayfield has been overlooked a bit. Lamb has shown the ability both to make catches in traffic and burn defenders deep.Read more on NewsOK.com
TCU faces numerous challenges vs. OSU in bid to prove there is an elite Big 12 team south of Red River

TCU faces numerous challenges vs. OSU in bid to prove there is an elite Big 12 team south of Red River

Oklahoma and Oklahoma State just might be fated for an epic Bedlam showdown and a Big 12 title game rematch, like so many have predicted.Nothing three games into this season has cast doubt on the conventional wisdom. Oklahoma is third in the AP Top 25 and Oklahoma State checks in at No. 6. Oklahoma whipped Ohio State in the Horseshoe. Oklahoma State went on the road at Pittsburgh and scored touchdowns on seven straight drives. In the first half. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi called the Cowboys "a top-five football team for sure."Against the backdrop, it's now TCU's turn to show the Big 12 has more...
Oklahoma prediction: Will Baylor be able to keep it close against the Sooners?

Oklahoma prediction: Will Baylor be able to keep it close against the Sooners?

No. 3 Oklahoma at BaylorWhen: 5:30 p.m. Saturday in WacoPrevious meeting: Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24 last seasonTV: FS1What's on the line?While Baylor is still technically alive in Joey Galloway's Big 12 Championship prediction, the Bears are staring down the barrel of an 0-8 start to the 2017 season before they face Kansas on Nov. 4. Baylor isn't likely to pick up a W against the Sooners, but they'll need to start racking up wins quickly if they hope to have a shot at a bowl game.For Oklahoma, it's just about keeping the loss column clean for as long as possible. The Sooners are in good...
5 things Oklahoma fans should know about Baylor

5 things Oklahoma fans should know about Baylor

No. 3 Oklahoma (3-0) takes on Baylor (0-3) in its Big 12 opener this weekend, and the Sooners are looking to win their third in a row against the Bears. Baylor has struggled in year one of Matt Rhule's system, but that's to be expected. Even if they haven't shown it, the Bears still have a talented roster. Here are five things OU fans need to know about Baylor: Back to the bad news BearsFor many years, Baylor was the doormat of the Big 12, much in the way Kansas is now. The Bears were hardly an obstacle, to the point that the Sooners won the first 20 games of the series until Robert Griffin...
Oklahoman Sep 21, 2017
MAN OF MANY NAMES: Neville Gallimore gets comfortable with the Sooners

MAN OF MANY NAMES: Neville Gallimore gets comfortable with the Sooners

By Brooke Pryor Staff Writer bpryor@oklahoman.comNORMAN — Neville Gallimore has plenty of nicknames. Big Canada. Big Nev. Anything about being a large human or hailing from the United States' neighbor to the north is good with him. “If they said Big America,” he said, “that would be kind of confusing.” But Canadian Bulldozer? That's one the 6-foot-2, 310-pound native of Ottawa, Ontario, had never heard — at least not until he logged on to Twitter after the Sooners beat Tulane 56-14 last week. That's where he saw a short video clip of one of his nine tackles. The tackle itself was...
Baylor prediction: Does Baylor have what it takes to pull a dramatic upset over Oklahoma?

Baylor prediction: Does Baylor have what it takes to pull a dramatic upset over Oklahoma?

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 23 in Waco, TX.Previous meeting: Oklahoma defeated Baylor 45-24 last seasonTV: FS1What's on the line?Baylor is looking to avoid their first 0-4 start since 1999, when the Bears finished the year 1-10. The Bears will be getting some much needed defensive and offensive help for their game against the no. 3 Oklahoma Sooners. Running back Terence Williams will be making his season debut on Saturday, as will corner backs Grayland Arnold and Taion Sells. Will the return of key starters help the Bears get their first win of the season?The Sooners have played up to...
Oklahoman Sep 20, 2017
What David Boren learned from Bob Stoops' surprise retirement

What David Boren learned from Bob Stoops' surprise retirement

By Brooke Pryor and Ryan Aber Staff WritersNORMAN — Dressed in a navy suit with a crimson-and-gold striped tie, David Boren took a seat on the aluminum bench in between tight end Mark Andrews and left tackle Orlando Brown on the sideline during last Saturday's football game. If the university president plopping down on the team bench between two massive football players surprised anyone around, they didn't show it. Other than being about 55 years older than the guys sitting on either side of him and wearing a collared shirt, Boren hardly seemed out of place. By this point in his nearly...
Could Baker Mayfield be a Drew Brees-type NFL quarterback?

Could Baker Mayfield be a Drew Brees-type NFL quarterback?

Chuck Carlton, Big 12 football beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the league during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights.Question: Baker Mayfield is obviously really good, but can he be a starting NFL quarterback somewhere?Carlton: Don't bet against him. While he isn't a textbook NFL prospect with his lack of size and arm strength, he's beaten long odds before, going back to his time as a walk-on at both Texas Tech and Oklahoma. Could he be a Drew Brees-type QB? It's certainly possible.Question: Gut feeling: Will Oklahoma and...
Oklahoman Sep 20, 2017
NCAA files motion to dismiss in Amani Bledsoe lawsuit

NCAA files motion to dismiss in Amani Bledsoe lawsuit

Brooke PryorThe NCAA has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against the association by OU sophomore defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe.  Bledsoe’s lawsuit, which asks restore a year of eligibility lost to suspension for a failed test of performance-enhancing drugs and cover costs and attorney’s fees, argues that the NCAA bylaws surrounding the student-athlete drug testing are unconstitutional in Oklahoma “because they administer damaging, life-changing, quasi-criminal punishments to student-athletes on strict liability basis without any type of knowledge, intent” or...
Oklahoman Sep 20, 2017
Sooners breaking out alternate uniforms at Baylor

Sooners breaking out alternate uniforms at Baylor

Brooke PryorThe Sooners will kick off conference play in style this weekend.  When the OU football team hits the field in Waco, Texas on Saturday, it will be wearing the Rough Riders alternate uniform.  #RoughRiders Saturday vs.Read more on NewsOK.com
Oklahoman Sep 20, 2017
Walk-on Wednesday: WR Chase Nevel

Walk-on Wednesday: WR Chase Nevel

Brooke PryorChase Nevel didn't particularly have a favorite college football team growing up. He was all about the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions and Reggie Bush. But he always kept an eye on Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison. He wanted to be just like Peyton Manning's wide receiver and worked hard to achieve that dream. So when he graduated from Catoosa without a Division I offer, Nevel went to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M for a year and a half, grinding away in Miami with the goal of finding his way to a collegiate football powerhouse. Even still, he didn't attract the big time...

While they're both very good, here is why Oklahoma gets the nod over Oklahoma State

Matt Mosley, contributor to SportsDayDFW.com and columnist for Texas Monthly, answered questions during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Question: Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are clearly the class of the Big 12. Which will end up coming out on top?Matt Mosley: I think Baker Mayfield is the best QB in the country right now...even though he came after me on Twitter last night. Rudolph is tremendous as well, but he can't extend plays as well as Mayfield. It may come down to who has the best defense...and I would lean to the Sooners in that department. Motley picks off anything in...

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