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January 2, 1986 | By DICK WEISS, Daily News Sports Writer
It didn't take long for Barry Switzer to start celebrating last night after Oklahoma put away Penn State, 25-10, in the Orange Bowl. By the time the Sooners' coach reached the podium outside his locker room, he already was wearing a national championship cap. This time last year, Switzer was wearing egg on his face. Switzer openly politicked for Oklahoma as the No. 1 team in the country throughout preparations for last year's Orange Bowl. But when it came time to put up or shut up, Washington defeated the Sooners, 28-17, dashing any hopes Oklahoma had of upstaging undefeated Brigham Young in the wire service polls.
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January 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
PERRY JONES III had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Pierre Jackson added 16 points and No. 6 Baylor bounced back after its first two losses of the season to beat host Oklahoma, 77-65, last night. The Bears (18-2, 5-2 Big 12) led throughout but needed a strong finish to put away the Sooners, who were within 62-60 in the final 5 minutes. Quincy Acy contributed 13 points and three blocks for Baylor, which shot 54 percent to get back on the winning track after losses to Kansas and Missouri, both Top 10 teams.
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August 27, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Miami and Oklahoma, the last two national champions, hope to wind up playing in the Fiesta Bowl in January for another title. For now, they'll share in a little history. Without playing a game, Oklahoma moved into a tie with the Hurricanes for No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. It's just the fourth tie in the 66-year history of the poll. Oklahoma can thank Florida State, which began the season at No. 3 but fell to fifth this week after having to hold on for a 38-31 victory over Iowa State on Saturday night.
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January 13, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
There were discouraging words for Buddy Ryan coming out of the University of Oklahoma yesterday. Ryan last week said that he would attempt to trade up so that the Eagles would have an opportunity to draft All-America linebacker Brian Bosworth. But Bosworth said yesterday there's a good chance he will stay at Oklahoma next season rather than turn pro. "If I had to make a decision today, I'd stay in college," he said after an appearance on NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman.
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September 19, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The Pacific-10 Conference, finding merit in Oklahoma's complaints about the officiating in its loss to Oregon, issued a one-game suspension yesterday to the officiating crew and the instant-replay officials who worked the game and an apology to the Sooners. The Ducks won the game, 34-33, after scoring two touchdowns in the final 72 seconds. "Errors clearly were made and not corrected, and for that we apologize to the University of Oklahoma, coach Bob Stoops and his players," Pac-10 commissioner Tom Hansen said in a statement.
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March 28, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, For The Inquirer
When Dinjiyl Walker transferred to the Academy of the New Church in 2010, he fit in with the other Division I prospects who filled that team's roster. But his previous two years in his hometown of Vaughan, Ontario, had set him back academically, and as a result he watched his teammates and opponents take Division I opportunities he was seldom offered. "I had just a few schools that were interested and wanted me, but they didn't know if I was going to be eligible," said Walker, a reserve for Oklahoma as the Sooners prepared to face Michigan State on Friday night in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. "They were scared to with my grades.
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October 1, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Sam Bradford's status for Oklahoma's game against Miami is still a mystery. Sooners coach Bob Stoops skipped his usual postpractice interview session yesterday, instead sending team spokesman Kenny Mossman to tell reporters there was no update on the quarterback's status. The Heisman Trophy winner has missed No. 8 Oklahoma's last two games after spraining an AC joint in his right shoulder in the season-opening loss to BYU. Stoops has said Oklahoma would spend the week watching Bradford's recovery and determine whether he can play Saturday against the 17th-ranked Hurricanes, perhaps as late as game day. He has said Bradford has not had any setbacks in his recovery, but refused to give any details on what he has been able to do in practice.
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December 25, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Stacey King scored 31 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and blocked 6 shots last night in Honolulu to lead Oklahoma (No. 12 AP, No. 13 UPI) to a 151-99 thrashing of Dayton in the Chaminade Christmas Classic. In another game, Virginia downed Georgia, 87-54. Mel Kennedy scored 20 points for Virginia (5-5). Willie Anderson had 18 for Georgia (7-3). La Salle was to play Chaminade later last night. The Sooners (9-0) broke 100 points for the seventh time this season. They had halves of 72 and 79 points, converting 60 of 102 shots, including 11 of 25 three-pointers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1990 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Everyone knows the song "Oklahoma. " Well, they know how it begins: "Ohhhhk-la-homa . . . " From there on, the way most people sing it, the song goes something like la-de-la la-la-la-la-de- de. But that first word is a killer - among the most rousing pieces of lyric in the history of musical theater. It was written in 1943, but just about everyone can still belt out that opening. Or at least hum it. And the show from which it came, Oklahoma!, remains a staple of dinner theater and other theatrical venues.
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September 8, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
A triumphant day for Oklahoma athletic director Steve Owens turned tragic when his wife found their son dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police discovered the body of Steven Blake Owens, 25, after responding to a call about 7:55 p.m. Saturday of a gunshot victim in northwest Norman, Okla. Preliminary indications revealed no sign of foul play, and police said the gunshot wound appeared to be self-inflicted. The case still was under investigation. Owens, the 1969 Hesiman Trophy winner while at Oklahoma, released a statement yesterday, saying he and his wife Barbara were "deeply saddened by this tragic loss of our son, Blake.
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June 23, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
A FAMILY is unfolding in a rented flat in Los Angeles for the first time right now - six sisters and their big brother, crying, laughing, confiding and bumping shoulders in all the bathrooms they never got to fight over. They have the same parents, similar features and talents, and some even had shared the same weird dreams about their teeth falling out. Sometimes they'd lie awake at night under different roofs in adoptive homes in South Jersey or out in Oklahoma with a loving grandfather, wondering where the others were and why it had to be this way. The woman who gave birth to all seven is smiling in South Jersey, knowing that her children are together for the first time.
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March 28, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, For The Inquirer
When Dinjiyl Walker transferred to the Academy of the New Church in 2010, he fit in with the other Division I prospects who filled that team's roster. But his previous two years in his hometown of Vaughan, Ontario, had set him back academically, and as a result he watched his teammates and opponents take Division I opportunities he was seldom offered. "I had just a few schools that were interested and wanted me, but they didn't know if I was going to be eligible," said Walker, a reserve for Oklahoma as the Sooners prepared to face Michigan State on Friday night in the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16. "They were scared to with my grades.
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January 12, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pieces of Oscar Hammerstein II's legacy remain scattered about his former Doylestown farmhouse. There's the room where he wrote the lyrics for Oklahoma! The long porch where he strolled after the success of South Pacific . And the master bedroom where he died of stomach cancer in 1960, about a year after the debut of The Sound of Music . "This is where he felt at home," his grandson Will Hammerstein said Thursday during a tour of the property, previewing the cultural institution he hopes to bring to Doylestown.
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November 21, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks' air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute, and host Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 18 Oklahoma, 65-63, on Wednesday night. The Bluejays (3-0) used a 24-4 run to get back in the game after a dismal first-half shooting performance. Austin Chatman hit two free throws to make it a four-point game with 24 seconds left, but Oklahoma still had a chance after Brooks missed three free throws in the last 14 seconds.
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November 6, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It is better than the boondoggle that was the Bowl Championship Series method for deciding a national college football champion. Let's give the College Football Playoff system that much and nothing more. It's kind of like saying it was better when baseball finally decided to use replay for disputed home run calls even as it allowed a perfect game to be wiped out by a botched ruling at first base. Nearly six years passed before baseball finally made things right by instituting an extensive replay system in 2014.
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August 8, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"INTO THE STORM" is a "Sharknado" movie with a troubling lack of sharks. But there is a whale of sorts - an EF5 (big) tornado pursued o'er the amber waves by the Ahabian storm chaser (Matt Walsh), whose obsessive zeal to find and film a gigantic tornado endangers his overworked and fearful crew. They track a super cell to a town in Oklahoma where a high school principal (right-sized Richard Armitage, from the "Hobbit" movies) watches nervously as clouds approach a packed graduation service.
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January 24, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
MOBILE, Ala. - Oklahoma corner Aaron Colvin crumpled at the end of a one-on-one passing drill in Tuesday afternoon's South team Senior Bowl practice. In the stands, Colvin's agent, Ken Sarnoff, immediately feared the worst. Sarnoff worked his way down to the field, where an orthopedist on hand already was manipulating Colvin's right knee. It felt loose. Quickly, Colvin was loaded into a car for transport to an MRI clinic. Sarnoff jumped into his rental car and the caravan sped off. "It's the most devastating thing I've experienced in 16 years in the business," Sarnoff said yesterday from Pensacola, Fla., where he accompanied Colvin to the clinic of famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
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November 21, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
  Marcus Smart scored a career-high 39 points, and No. 7 Oklahoma State (4-0) raced past No. 11 Memphis, 101-80, on Tuesday night in Stillwater, Okla. Smart, who bypassed the NBA draft after last season's early exit from the NCAA tournament, finished with five three-pointers. The sophomore easily topped his previous career high of 28 points set last season against Oklahoma. Nick King had 23 points for Memphis (1-1). Duke 83, East Carolina 74 - Rodney Hood scored a career-high 30 points to help the sixth-ranked Blue Devils (4-1)
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September 13, 2013 | By Wendy Rosenfield, For The Inquirer
Your response to Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life and Times, Episode 1 , will depend on your response to the hipster aesthetic. If you're on board with the idea that everyone is special in his/her own way, that no life detail is too inconsequential or private to languish in obscurity, that an unremarkable white, suburban, upper-middle-class childhood deserves the bittersweet, stylized treatment of an experimental staged-musical version of a...
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September 12, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Boosters and assistant coaches at Oklahoma State handed out tens of thousands of dollars to players for at least a decade as the program grew into a national power under coaches Les Miles and then Mike Gundy , according to a Sports Illustrated article released Tuesday. The article, which quoted several former players by name, said some players received $2,000 to $10,000 annually, with a few stars receiving $25,000 or more. Eight players told SI they received cash, while 29 others were named by team- mates as taking money.
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