Chuba Hubbard has been afforded an opportunity in the United States many athletes dream about.
OKLAHOMA CITY — If the 46 points the Thunder allowed in the third quarter can be glossed over as something other than the primary takeaway from Oklahoma City’s final preseason game, a 124-119 loss to Memphis Wednesday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, then Devon Hall can be.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Thunder coach Billy Donovan explained before Wednesday’s tip that Andre Roberson would not be playing in Oklahoma City’s final preseason game.
It was a bit of déjá vu in Lubbock, Texas, the last time Oklahoma State stepped onto the field, bringing back memories of the 2018 season when the Cowboys would follow up good outings against ranked opponents by falling flat on their faces against more mediocre opponents.
It’s homecoming week at Oklahoma State with the Cowboy football team set to host Baylor on Saturday afternoon, but it’s also a homecoming for an OSU alumnus.
One of the biggest questions facing Oklahoma was how would Alex Grinch's defense react to facing a true offensive test? After a great performance against Texas, the Sooners left few if any doubts.
Oklahoma State has created what the university claims is “America’s Greatest Homecoming” surrounding the Cowboy football game. And this week, it will be the same for the fans, but it’s starting to grow as an important aspect for the football program, as well.
Jalen Hurts did something out of the ordinary after Oklahoma's game against Kansas, delivering an opening statement at his press conference the following week.
Austin Kendall’s return to Norman hinges on his recovery following an injury in West Virginia’s 38-14 loss to Iowa State on Saturday.
OKLAHOMA CITY — When both games are preseason games and one is against the New Zealand Breakers, who are in NBL and not the NBA, do two games denote a trend?
Alex Grinch has coached in big rivalry games, including Ohio State-Michigan and Washington-Washington State. But the 50-50 split of the Cotton Bowl will be different.
OKLAHOMA CITY — If Chris Paul is traded after the season or even mid-season, as many expect, he’ll likely still have made his mark on the Thunder.
Lincoln Riley’s a busy guy the second weekend in October. It just so happens that his priority as Oklahoma’s football coach is beating Texas, not eating in Texas.
TULSA — Dallas’ two best players, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, were both being rested by coach Rick Carlisle, surely making it easier for Oklahoma City to gain its 119-104 preseason opening victory inside BOK Center Tuesday night.
While there is work to be done following Oklahoma State’s loss to Texas Tech and in preparation for a presently undefeated Baylor team on Oct. 19, Cowboy coach Mike Gundy has scaled things back during OSU’s open week.
TULSA — Through Thunder training camp, much discussed topics have included Chris Paul, the squad’s lone superstar, ball movement as a big part of the offense, how coach Billy Donovan might manage three different point guards and the back-on-the-court-again Andre Roberson.
Oklahoma’s defensive failures against Texas last season were encapsulated on a third-and-21 play, starting when Longhorn receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey caught a pass at the line of scrimmage.
Sam Cosmi has been studying up on Oklahoma's defensive linemen, particularly nose guard Neville Gallimore and end Ronnie Perkins.
OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s the first of a quartet of preseason games afforded the Thunder when they meet the Dallas Mavericks at 7 tonight inside Tulsa’s BOK Center. And when Oklahoma City has the ball, there are a couple of things to look for, independent of who’s on the floor.
Tom Herman wound up OK, proving himself a winner as the head coach at Houston and parlaying that success into his current position at Texas.
EDMOND — The Thunder broke itself in half for Sunday’s Blue and White Scrimmage and in so doing put Chris Paul, Steven Adams and Danilo Gallinari on the same team, all but assuring the White squad would emerge victorious 76-60.
EDMOND — It’s about made shots and grabbed rebounds and ball movement, defense and efficiency, too, but it is also about the talk for the Oklahoma City Thunder this season and it was on full display at the organization’s annual Blue and White scrimmage, which commenced Sunday at the Oklahoma City Blue’s training facility.
When Enid head football coach Rashaun Woods took the job he was upfront about the challenges facing the Plainsmen in his first year after coming over from John Marshall High School.
LaRon Stokes was in a unique situation last December. He signed with Oklahoma despite no knowledge of would be hired as its new defensive coordinator.
Trejan Bridges was still working with the defense Monday, about a week after news of Oklahoma’s experimentation with him on defense caused a stir.
This Week's Circulars
Charles Frederick "Freddie" Marks, Sr., died Oct. 12, 2019. Born Aug. 29, 1929, and raised in Edmond, Okla., he was the middle child of five and the third of four boys born to Mary Alice McCaulley Marks and Luther W. Marks II. Freddie's early life as part of a third-generation family active …
Dana Leon Stilwell, age 71, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Oct. 10, 2019. He was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Dana proudly served in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Robin Stilwell. Arrangements by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. For condolences and full obit see ww…
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