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TCU vs. Baylor Debate Has A Simple Solution…Scoreboard!

Since I don’t have a dog in the fight when it comes to college football’s first ever playoff you’ll have to excuse me for jumping in the middle of someone else’s argument. There's no doubt in my mind that TCU is playing the best football in the Big Twelve. They've won six games in a row and have a legitimate Heisman contender in quarterback Trevone Boykin. There's also no doubt in my mind that, the way things stand right now, that if the Big 12 were to get a team in the playoff then that team should be Baylor. Both teams have impressive resumes and in a perfect world both would get...

Turnovers Doom Sooners In Battle 4 Atlantis Championship | Badgers Win 69-56

The Sooners had a few things going for them in the first half of Friday's Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. They were beating #2 Wisconsin on the boards and on the free throw line. They also had a couple of knocks against them. They were inconsistent from the floor and they were turning the ball over like it was a used mattress. When the rebounds and free throws stopped in the second half the game turned south quickly. A one-point halftime deficit grew to fifteen in just seven minutes. Shots weren't falling for Oklahoma and the handles on the ball were greased. The final stat line read...
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Friday Locks | Bringing You Some Thanksgiving Leftovers

Everyone had a winning record last weekend but me. I'm hoping that Auburn can lead me back to the winner's column this week. Name Last Week Season Matt 1-2 23-15-1 St. Sooner 2-1 20-19 Donnie 2-1 18-19-1 Rich 2-1 19-20 St. Sooner My Thanksgiving leftovers in Friday Locks form... an ode to the football fowl (except Oregon, because scr#w Oregon). I'll take South Carolina (+4.5) to beat the spread over Clemson, because Gamecocks would make fine eating.. I'll snag Virginia Tech (+1) in the slight upset over Virginia.  Per Wikipedia, "The team...

Battle 4 Atlantis | Oklahoma Sooners Shut Down Butler 59-46, Advance To Title Game

The Oklahoma Sooners have continued to improve defensively outputting one of their best performances in over a decade. Heading to the Bahamas the potential for a 1-2 record in the Battle 4 Atlantis remained a possibility against a stacked field. However, Buddy Hield and the rest of the squad remain unbeaten after bouncing the Bulter Bulldogs 59-46 to advance to the championship round. "Our guys' awareness defensively was as good as it's been all year," Kruger said. "We really had five guys working together, which is what you're supposed to do on the defensive end." In the opening round of...

Thanksgiving Day Football Thread | How Do You Prefer Your Turkey?

Happy Thanksgiving Sooner Nation. How do you want that Turkey cooked? Here we are at the final Thursday of November which means food and football...and lot's of it. We've even got a little Sooner Hoops mixed in. Here's your viewing guide and an important question. OU Basketball Tip Off Teams TV Noon Oklahoma vs. Butler ESPN NFL Kickoff Teams TV 11:30 AM Chicago at Detroit CBS 3:30 PM Philadelphia at Dallas FOX 7:30 PM Seattle at San Francisco NBC College Football Kickoff Teams TV 6:30 PM TCU at Texas Fox Sports 1 6:30 PM LSU at Texas A&M ESPN Make sure...

Buddy, Basketball, & The Bahamas - Oklahoma's Star Guard Returns Home To Battle 4 Atlantas

Junior guard Buddy Hield lived in Freeport until his junior year of high school When Oklahoma men's basketball coach Lon Kruger recruited Buddy Hield to play for the Sooners he told him that he'd try to get some games in the Bahamas. He told him again and again during the recruiting process and it ultimately became a factor in Hield's decision to commit to OU. On Wednesday Kruger made good on his promise at the Sooners tipped off against UCLA in the eight-team Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. It was the first time that Buddy (a Freeport native) had been back to play college basketball in the...

Ranting And Raving | What UCLA Basketball Fans Are Saying About 75-65 Loss To Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Sooners scored their first ever win over UCLA in basketball in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, in the Bahamas, on Wednesday afternoon with a final score of 75-65. It was also Oklahoma's first win over a ranked opponent this season and the Bruins first loss. As we've typically done through the football season we thought we'd troll on by SBN's UCLA site to see what the discussion was about. We were pretty high on Bruins guard Bryce Alford in our game thread but surprisingly they weren't in theirs. UCLA was ranked #22 nationally and undefeated going into the game but you...

Oklahoma Sooners Advance In Battle 4 Atlantis With 75-65 Win Over UCLA

Invited to take part in the Battle 4 Atlantis, the Oklahoma Sooners are making the most of the situation. Facing a ranked opponent, Buddy Hield led the charge in his home country as the crimson and cream recorded a double digit win over the #22 UCLA Bruins. The occasion marked the second time on the day that a ranked squad found themselves relegated to the consolation side of the bracket. In the first half, the Sooners quickly jumped out to 5-0 start but the length and athleticism of the Bruins showed up shortly after. Consistently moving from a zone to man defense, UCLA found a way to keep...

CFB Playoff Rankings | Oklahoma Sooners Move Up One Spot This Week

The Oklahoma Sooners continue to move up in the latest CFB Playoff Rankings. However, the bigger story remains the race for the final spot in the four team bracket. While the rest of the power five conferences await conference title games on December 6th, the Big XII hopes its round-robin format proves worthy. Ultimately, the Baylor Bears possess a legitimate argument when looking at the head-to-head match-up against TCU. Of course that's assuming the Bears can get past Kansas St. Further down the road, Art Briles can make a case to leap frog tOSU as well knowing "best" of the B10 has a...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting / Sooners Pick Up 1st Commit of 2016

Jean Delance is an elite junior who unofficially visited the Sooners this past weekend to watch Samaje Perine make history. He must have really liked what he saw, because earlier today he announced on twitter that he had committed to the Sooners. Glad to say I will be attending College Oklahoma University!!! pic.twitter.com/BoSnqsZvYc— Jean Delance (@JeanDelance74) November 25, 2014 Jean (think of Jean-Claude Van Damme) to help you pronounce his first name plays for North Mesquite High School in Mesquite, TX is physically intimidating. He checks in at 6'5" 270lbs. and is still a junior in...

Sooner Nation Podcast | The Samaje Perine Effect

The bill paying job has my schedule messed up and therefore the podcast schedule has been messed up as well. We're doing our best to get back to normal and hopefully it'll be corrected soon. In this episode we discuss the impact Samaje Perine has had on Oklahoma's offense during the last two games. Is Josh Heupel finally changing his ways? Was he forced to change or was he without any other choice due to an injured quarterback and weather elements? Use The Media Player To Listen To The Podcast We also discussed the possibility of Perine's rise resulting in transfers for the other...

Men's College Basketball | Battle 4 Atlantis Early-Season Tournament Preview

The Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas hosts a stacked field featuring multiple ranked opponents. For that single reason, this early-season tournament potentially reveals nation title contenders as well as pretenders. Action tips-off on November 26th and the schedule is as follows: Battle 4 Atlantis Schedule Date Game Matchup Time (ET) TV Nov. 26 1 North Carolina vs. Butler 12 p.m. ESPN2 Nov. 26 2 UCLA vs. Oklahoma 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 Nov. 26 3 Wisconsin vs. UAB 7 p.m. AXS TV Nov. 26 4 Florida vs. Georgetown 9:30 p.m. AXS TV Nov. 27 5 Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner 1...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting / JUCO WR is Commit # 16

JUCO WR Dede Westbrook let the world know via twitter that he committed to the Sooners. I finally came to my decision.. There's only one..#BoomerSooner I will be taking my talents to Norman, OK in January..#Sooners — Dede Westbrook  (@DshizzzNitssss) November 25, 2014 It's obvious that the Sooners need playmakers at WR. After Sterling Shepard went down with a groin injury the passing game took a huge hit. The Sooners had hoped that Dorial Green-Beckham would have been ruled eligible for this season, but that never happened. The commitment of Westbrook should really help fill that...

Opinion: Why I Now Hope the Big 12 Gets Left Out of Playoff

I don't want any Big 12 team in the final 4 teams this year competing for a National Championship. I'm sure I would be singing a different tune if OU were still undefeated or had even just 1 loss. That is not the case, and therefore, I don't want Baylor or TCU to represent the Big 12. It's not that I have some undying hatred for either program, but I am tired of the Big 12 in it's current format. On December 6th college football could very well be treated to match ups such as: Alabama vs. Georgia UCLA vs. Oregon FSU vs. GTech tOSU vs. Wisconsin Each of the other Power 5 conferences have...

Oklahoma Sooners MBB Drops Out Of AP Poll

The Oklahoma Sooners found themselves labeled as a sleeper in the Big XII by at least two members of the media. However, a 2-point loss to a quality opponent on the road seems to have quickly changed their minds as OU sits just outside of the top 25 nationally. A win over UCLA on Wednesday in the Battle For Atlantis may once again shift the opinions of the media. AP Poll Rank School Record Pts 1 Kentucky Wildcats (62) 5-0 1,622 2 Arizona Wildcats 3-0 1,493 2 Wisconsin Badgers (3) 4-0 1,493 4 Duke Blue Devils 5-0 1,473 5 North Carolina Tar Heels 3-0 1,315 6 Louisville...

MONDAY MORNING BULLETPOINTS - 11/24/14

"Because Samaje Perine, y'all." Happy Monday, Sooners fans! I would generally send out my hopes that everyone managed to stay dry out there this past weekend, but for this particular last weekend, I’ll make an exception. Because Samaje Perine. I’m seriously jealous of Toby Rowland. I would love to have this guy’s job, even though I know he’s far better at it than I would ever be. The following bulletpoint would be how I might have called one of Samaje’s big rushing touchdowns from last Saturday: "First and ten, Sooners line up at their own 34. I-formation, Perine behind...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting / Sooners Pick Up Commit #15

This season has shown that the Sooners need help in the secondary. This weekend they hosted several players who could provide immediate help. One of these was cornerback Will Johnson who plays for Monroe Community College in New Rochelle, NY. Johnson, originally from Towson, Maryland has flown under the radar, but could fill a definite need in the Sooner secondary. Johnson left the weekend uncommitted, but most thought that his commitment would follow soon. And that was the case. Current Sooner Charlies Tapper was one of the first to let the everyone know of Johnson's commitment. S/O my...

Oklahoma Sooners Find Scoring Options In 90-68 Win Over NSU Demons

The Oklahoma Sooners found a few scoring options outside of Buddy Hield in Sunday's 90-68 win over the Northwestern St. Demons. Throughout the first nine minutes of play the star guard remained scoreless until finally finding himself at the free throw line. As the final buzzer rang, Hield quietly poured in 16 points. The open window of opportunity let a few others players pick up the slack. By the time the Sooners returned to the locker room, Isaiah Cousins racked up 15 points and continues to stuff the stat sheet. He would finish the game with a team high 20 points along with seven...

Oklahoma Sooners Defense Allows 103 Total Yards In 44-7 Blowout Win Over Kansas Jayhawks

With the rain pouring down, the Oklahoma Sooners appeared to be focused and well prepared for what the Kansas Jayhawks were going to throw at them. After the delay, the defense quickly got to work on the field making the Jayhawk offense uncomfortable. Rightfully so, all media outlets have focused on the performance Samaje Perine laid down on Saturday. That leads me to the most overlooked stat of the day. That stat manifests itself in knowing the Sooners held their opponent to a mere 103 total yards of offense. The last time a defense in Norman could boast such a feat the year was 2009. Each...

Oklahoma Sooners MBB | Quick Opponent Preview: Northwestern St. Demons

The Oklahoma Sooners return home after suffering their first loss of the season on the road. Looking to refocus, defense remains the key to the season. Through two games, Lon Kruger and his squad are holding opponents 35% shooting while giving up a mere 59 points per game. On Sunday afternoon, OU hopes to continue their progression as they host Northwestern State. Three Quick Things To Know Northwestern State possesses three players averaging double-digits in scoring. Leading the way, Zeek Woodley averages 19 points and shoots 56.4% from the field on a squad picked to finished second in...