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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s Division 2 colleges and universities could save considerable money on transportation costs if forced by lawmakers to compete in an all-Oklahoma conference, but such a move could complicate student-athlete recruiting and football seasons, officials said.

While Oklahoma State is progressing toward having most players who play every down healthy by Saturday’s season opener against Missouri State, one impact player on special teams appears to be ready to roll come 6 p.m. Saturday in Boone Pickens Stadium.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The faces were familiar. The memories shared were special. Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams’ thoughts of Billy Donovan are still meaningful to him three years after leaving Oklahoma City following the tragic loss of his wife Ingrid.

An offensive foul was called away from he ball with 3:09 remaining in the third quarter when Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook stepped a couple feet outside the boundaries of the court in Denver Tuesday night. That's when a very young fan, standing up from his seat, used his left hand to poke Westbrook’s right arm.

Former Muskogee High and Oklahoma Sooner defensive lineman Stacy McGee was placed on the physically unable to perform list by the Washington Redskins, the team announced. 

College football fan bases have learned during the past two decades, first with the Bowl Championship Series era and now as a part of the College Football Playoff, the importance of scheduling.

As Oklahoma State embarks on enhancing the fan experience inside its football stadium with misters for the hot early-season games, more concessions and a 5-story video board, there remains one notable omission.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Tim Tadlock and Chris Beard, two of Texas Tech’s most popular athletic figures, shared an enlightening moment earlier this month when detailing the stark contrast between the draft process in their respective sports.

OU 14, KANSAS 6 — OU Cade Cavalli and Brylie Ware had a pair of three-run home runs. OU had four home runs and 12 hits to avoid a series sweep at Lawrence, Kan. OU finishes 34-21 and 14-10 in Big 12 play going into the postseason tourney.

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The Transcript is running a Thunder evaluation series, publishing one article a day on a different Oklahoma City player. We will start with the guards. Monday’s player is Russell Westbrook.

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The New York Knicks have agreed to a trade that would send 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls’ 2018 second-round pick to complete the deal.

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The University of Texas and Texas Christian University are welcoming two Houston-area football programs onto their campuses this week as nearly unprecedented storms continue to pound southeast Texas.

TULSA — In a season of offensive transition, Tulsa running back DeAngelo Brewer is a constant.


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