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Sports
4:44 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Judge Delays Ruling On Controversial Game Call

Judge Bernard Jones
Credit Oklahoma County Judges

An Oklahoma County judge has delayed ruling on a request by an Oklahoma City school to have part or all of a high school football playoff game replayed.

Judge Bernard Jones said Wednesday he will hand down a ruling Thursday morning.

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Sports
7:53 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Judge Halts Oklahoma High School Football Semifinal Pending Protest

A screen capture from the Nov. 28 Douglass-Locust Grove high school football playoff game that ended in controversy.
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An Oklahoma judge says a high school football semifinal will not be played Friday so he can consider whether a team that lost in the quarterfinals is entitled to a replay.

Locust Grove's Class 3A semifinal against Heritage Hall was postponed until next week at the earliest. The Oklahoman's Scott Wright reports a hearing on the injunction will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11.

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Sports
1:15 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

OKC Native Bradford Out For Year With Torn ACL

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford attempts a pass against the Indianapolis Colts.
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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the rest of the season because of a torn knee ligament.

The Rams said Monday the extent of the injury to Bradford's left knee was confirmed after an MRI exam.

Bradford tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers when he landed on his knee after being shoved out of bounds by Panthers safety Mike Mitchell.

Kellen Clemens replaced Bradford, who has thrown for 1,687 yards with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions this season.  

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Here and Now
5:56 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Picking The Gridiron Contenders

Bowl Championship Series (PlayoffPAC/Flickr)

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 3:39 pm

Next season, there will be a new playoff system for big time college football.

A committee, which includes former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, will select the four teams that will play in the semifinals ahead of the championship game.

That system will replace the Bowl Championship Series which has, until now, determined which college teams play for the national championship.

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12:14 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Drugs: Part III Of Sports Illustrated's Report On OSU Football

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Sports Illustrated publishes the third of its five-part series on allegations of misconduct in Oklahoma State University's football program.
  • Source: Cnn
  • | Via: George Dohrmann and Thayer Evans
At around 5:30 a.m. on Feb. 8, 2009, Stillwater police executed a search warrant at the off-campus residence of Oklahoma State junior wide receiver Bo Bowling. An ex-girlfriend, whom police officers found inebriated outside Bowling's home, had told them that Bowling had marijuana in his possession.
OU Football
9:46 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Boren Postpones New Stadium Security Restrictions

OU is lifting new restrictions on purses and seat cushions for Saturday's game.
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New security measures set to take place Saturday as the University of Oklahoma football team opens its season against Louisiana-Monroe at home are being delayed.

An emailed statement from OU President David Boren says fans will be allowed to bring "purses of reasonable size and seat cushions" into the stadium.

Earlier this week, the university was alerting football fans to restrictions that would have limited purses to 10 inches by 10 inches and ban seat cushions and chair backs.

The statement from OU says the university "does not want to unduly inconvenience fans."

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OU Football
4:47 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

For Steve Davis, Faith Was Bigger Than Football

Steve Davis preaches to a national television audience during a Billy Graham crusade in Lubbock, Tex. on Sept. 4, 1975.
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Friends, fellow players, and coaches remembered former University of Oklahoma standout quarterback Steve Davis as much for his prowess from the pulpit as on the gridiron.

Davis, an ordained Baptist preacher and the Sooners' starting quarterback when it won back-to-back national championships in 1974 and 1975, was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into three homes in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.

Pastor Deron Spoo at First Baptist Church in Tulsa said Davis had "very deep faith" and was committed to the church.

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8:53 am
Mon March 18, 2013

OU Football Legend Steve Davis Dies in Plane Crash

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Federal officials are investigating an airplane crash in Indiana that has taken the life of one of the University of Oklahoma's former football stars.
8:35 a.m. Steve Davis, University of Oklahoma football legend, was killed in the South Bend, Ind. plane crash Sunday night, the Saint Joseph County, Ind. coroner's office has confirmed. The other man killed has been identified as Wesley Bryan Caves, 58.