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4:45 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Russell Athletic Bowl and Cactus Bowl For Oklahoma Teams

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Clemson and Oklahoma will meet in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29 in the matchup of Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 12 foes.

The game will be played in the renovated Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium. It is the silver anniversary of game.

No. 18 Clemson (9-4) is making its sixth appearance in Orlando, its last coming in the 2005 Champs Sports Bowl when it earned a victory over Colorado. The Tigers finished second in the ACC's Atlantic Division behind unbeaten Florida State.

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OU Football
5:13 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

For Chuck Fairbanks, Wishbone a "Tremendous Gamble" With Two Decades of Results

Former University of Oklahoma head football coach Chuck Fairbanks
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Former University of Oklahoma football coach Chuck Fairbanks, who led the Sooners for six seasons during the resurgent 1970's, coaching a Heisman Trophy winner and installing the legendary Wishbone offense, has died after battling brain cancer. He was 79.

"It was a big gamble, a tremendous gamble," Fairbanks told author J. Brent Clark about installing the Wishbone three games into the 1970 season. "I wouldn't advise anyone to do it."

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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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