Oklahoma Sooners (Football)

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    July 15, 2014

    Tesla's Jeff Keith: "Management Told Us Everything About Nikola Tesla"

    When they formed in the early 1980's, Tesla was a pleasant anomaly, a group of regular guys from California that for some reason got lumped in with the seemingly endless array of hair metal and glam bands. Although Tesla's music always had its pop/metal side, the band members themselves seemed a lot ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Dallas Cops Busted Four Cotton Bowl Ticket-Takers for Accepting Bribes During Texas-OU

    In the lead up to this weekend's UT-Oklahoma matchup, there was talk that dispirited Longhorns fans weren't all that interested in watching their team get pummeled by the heavily favored Sooners. The evidence? Tickets for the burnt-orange side of the stadium were going for a paltry $209 each on the ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Here Are the Sickest Red-River-Rivalry Burns Traded by the Texas/OU Student Newspapers

    Even now, legions of fans are descending on the State Fair for the legendary (and lopsided) match-up between the Big 12's bitterest rivals. But before the cries of "Texas Fight!" and the invalid moaning of "Boooomer" carom through the Cotton Bowl, the schools' respective editorial boards traded some ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Man Who Will Turn Cotton Bowl Facade into Public Art Likes Glass. And Light

    Much has been written about the now-certain $25 million renovation and expansion of the Cotton Bowl and the subsequent announcement that the stadium will host the annual cross-border skirmish between  the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma (and their football teams) through at l ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Texas-OU is Staying at the Cotton Bowl

    If you build it dump $82 million into it, they will come. Mayor Mike Rawlings sends word today that it's a lock: The annual, traffic-snarling blood feud between the University of Texas and Oklahoma University known as the Red River Shootout will be played in the Cotton Bowl at least through 2020. ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Texas and OU, Count Your Money: The Cotton Bowl's $25 Million Facelift is a Lock

    The backdrop, the pageantry, the Fried Everything: There are plenty of reasons the folks at Texas and Oklahoma wouldn't mind keeping the schools' annual rivalry at the Cotton Bowl. But these are college football guys we're talking about, so you can't underestimate the Big R. The schools split $10 ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    October 6, 2011
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    September 22, 2011

    If Texas and OU Need More Seats to Stay at the Cotton Bowl, Well, There Is Room to Expand

    ​It's been all of three years, almost to the day, since then-Mayor Tom Leppert and Tennell Atkins played a game of catch on the Cotton Bowl field to formally commemorate the end of $57 million worth of redos, $30 million of which was paid for out of the 2006 bond program with the State Fair of Tex ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Will This Conference Clustereff Be Good for College Football?

    ​It's not a matter of if, but merely when. The Big 12 is kaput. When the Board of Regents at OU and Texas yesterday empowered their respective school presidents (David Boren and Williams Powers) to explore new conference affiliations, it officially signaled the beginning of the end for the I ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    No Matter Where Texas and Oklahoma Wind Up, Texas-OU Will Survive in Dallas ... or Arlington

    ​After a meeting last weekend of school power brokers -- including UT president William Powers and OU grand poobah David Boren -- it's clear that Texas-OU Weekend will survive regardless of where the Longhorns and Sooners wind up in this chaotic restructuring of conferences. According to a so ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    A&M to the SEC! Texas as an Independent?! The Big 12 and Texas-OU is Kaput?

    ​As we speak I'm told University of Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director DeLoss Dodds are planning an informal lunch with state power brokers at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin to discuss the feasibility of the Longhorns becoming a football independent. Hell ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    With USC Out, Oklahoma Should Be 2004 National Champs

    Like it never happened?​When Ben Johnson was stripped of his 100-meter gold medal in the 1988 Olympics, it was awarded to second-place finisher Carl Lewis. When Carter High School was ripped of its 1988 Texas State 5A Football Championship, it was given to the team it beat in the titl ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    OU 28, Texas 20: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Pretty sure the Sooners and Longhorns are just mediocre football teams. But I'm certain Texas was absolutely gutted -- in emotion and field-position -- by nine penalties. 9. The Longhorns will lose Oct. 16 at Nebraska, giving Texas three consecutive losses for the first time since 1 ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    Report: Week Two of The Shiner Rising Star Contest's Semi-Finals

    ​Shiner Rising Star UpdateLove & War in Texas in Grapevine September 30, 2010Semi-Final Round, Week TwoAs was the case a few weeks ago, we weren't able to sit in as judge for the latest Shiner Rising Star happening--a shame, really. One of the two best bands from the first round of the entire ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    September 28, 2010

    The Top 5 Best Games in the History of Texas-OU

    ​Here's hoping that Saturday's Texas-OU game at the Cotton Bowl is better than last year's yawny 16-13 Longhorns' victory. The memorable 45-35 game in 2008 was a little more like it. Still, with pedestrian quarterbacks Garrett Gilbert and Landry Jones and what I think are two medioc ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    SI Cover Jinx: University of Texas?

    ​Not sure I get all the hype over Texas this year. I know the Big 12 media picked Oklahoma to win the South, but Texas is ranked No. 4 by Sports Illustrated and - uh-oh - on the cover this week. Last time I checked UT lost a quarterback named Colt McCoy and a receiver called Jordan Shipley an ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Big 12 Football: OU over UT

    ​The media hath spoken in regards to the 2010 Big 12 Conference football season and the winners are ... Oklahoma. And Nebraska. We'll get to the full pre-season predictions after the jump, but in picking OU over Texas in the South apparently the Big 12 media thinks Landry Jones will be a bett ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    April 7, 2010

    Are You Ready for Some (College Bowl Game) Football?!

    ​While Cowboys Stadium is a greedy, event-eating monster and Texas Stadium is an icon about to be reduced to novelty-act rubble, the Cotton Bowl is still a living, breathing attraction. Barely. Later this month in Phoenix the NCAA will likely grant certification to the start-up Dallas Footbal ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Do You Trust Jerry Jones in the NFL Draft?

    ​A month from tonight - that's right, tonight - the NFL Draft will commence in prime for the first time. Currently with the 27th overall pick, what will your Dallas Cowboys do? A safety? Perhaps Southern Cal's Taylor Mays or Texas' Earl Thomas? An offensive lineman for when, not if, Flozell A ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV: Century in the Making

    ​In Texas, the old saying goes, there exist only two sports: Football. And spring football. God, after all, decreed Texas Stadium have a hole in its roof so he could look down upon his favorite team. Right? From the old wooden Fair Park Bowl through the Cotton Bowl, Texas Stadium and now the ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Super Bowl XLV to Bring Quite the Collection of Gridiron Greats to Woodrow Next Week

    ​Tony Fay started working for the Dallas Mavericks in 1987 as the media relations intern; by the time he left in '99, he was director of communications -- which was no easy feat back then, given that was six months before Mark Cuban bought the then-struggling franchise just off a lockout season. T ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Who's More "Inspiring": Sully Sullenberger, Michael J. Fox or Local Air Force Major?

    Courtesy BeliefnetMajor Tobin Griffeth and Capt. Katie Illingworth​That's more or less the question being posed over on Beliefnet, where readers are being asked to vote for "The Most Inspiring Person of 2009." Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the former Alex P. Keaton are among the nominees, ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    October 19, 2009

    Over The Weekend: Erykah Badu, The Cannabinoids and Shiny Toy Guns' Soundclash at Victory Plaza

    The Cannabinoids feat. Erykah Badu and Shiny Toy GunsVictory PlazaOctober 16, 2009Better Than: a Texas-OU tennis match. Check out photos from the show here in our slideshow. Continuing the time-honored tradition of competition between Texas and Oklahoma, fans at Victory Plaza were treated once aga ... More >>

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    October 18, 2009

    Tailgating It at Texas-OU

    Photos by Danny FulgencioA few shots before kick-off? Sure, why not.​By 8 a.m. Saturday Oklahoma had pumped its trucks and minivans into Texas to clog Interstate 35 worse than a fat man's aorta. A normally 40-minute drive to Fair Park took well over two hours. It was a fine time to contemplate th ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    October 15, 2009

    Texas to Get Revenge on OU for Last Year's Loss. Wait ... What?

    ​Dear Oklahoma, I am indeed a bitch. Sincerely, Karma Last year the Oklahoma Sooners were whipped by the Texas Longhorns in their annual mid-October showdown in the Cotton Bowl. Both teams lost one game all season, yet somehow - inexplicably - it was Oklahoma, through a discombobulated nation ... More >>

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    May 8, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.8.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Looks like The Ticket's parent company - Cumulus Media - is asking forcing employees to take five unpaid days off before June 30. Ouch. Maybe not a big deal to on-air talent with six-figure sala ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    The Top 10 Best Current Rivalries in Sports

    To be a true sports rivalry - more than just a plethora of games between teams in close proximity (see Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals) - the meetings between opponents must: *Take place at an advanced level, with championships on the line. *Feature sustained excellence by both teams ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Florida 38, Oklahoma 30

    UPDATE: Our Village Voice sister paper in Palm Beach will be live blogging from the game tonight. Pop Quiz: A) I'm jazzed about tonight's BCS National Championship Game, pitting the two best teams in college football this season. B) I'm mildy interested, even though I think Southern Cal, Texas ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Texas v. Ohio State: The Siesta Bowl

    Was watching the Cotton Bowl with some buddies on lower Greenville when Ole Miss sacked Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for a game-clinching safety. While most of the joint emitted a primal scream, spiked their red-n-black hats, or ordered another mind-numbing shot, one dude sat and ... More >>

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    January 2, 2009

    Whitt's End

    *In 2009, I'm going to change. Totally change. I'm going to develop an appreciation for sour cream, reality shows and Brett Favre. I will start tipping 20% to every waitperson because, after all, that's what I'm supposed to do. I will be understanding of white pickup trucks that tailgate me and ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Texas Fight: After "Freakiness" in Dallas, Recruit Chose OU Over UT

    Lufkin High School's Jamarkus McFarland, a highly coveted defensive tackle, committed to the University of Oklahoma yesterday; Merry Christmas, Sooner Nation. And it's a double kick to the Longhorns' pants: The University of Texas had hoped to land the 6-foot-3, 280-pounder, but instead a post-Texas ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    OU Gotta Be Kidding: Oklahama to Face BYU at Jerryworld in '09?

    That's what The Oklahoman is speculating this afternoon: OU and Brigham Young will kick off the 2009 college football season at Jerryworld in Arlington. And Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops didn't do much to stifle the speculation when asked for a comment today. Said Stoops, "Has that been released? A ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Texas Tech v. Ole Miss. One Last Cotton Pickin' Time

    So, you jazzed about the old Cotton Bowl's final matchup? The Only Team To Beat Florida vs. The Only Team To Beat Texas. Maybe it's just me, but I'm intrigued by Mississippi vs. Texas Tech.

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    December 1, 2008

    Don't Mess With Texas. Oh Crap, Too Late.

       I don't love Texas. I don't hate Oklahoma. But what transpired yesterday in the Big 12 is absolute bullshit.   I know life ain't fair, but college football should be. Or at least it should use common sense trying.   Let me apologize to Texas. I posted some of the bes ... More >>

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    October 11, 2008

    Scenes from the Shootout

    Hillary Whitehead While we wait for all the Longhorns and Sooners fans to clear out of town, it's worth revisiting the scene from outside the Cotton Bowl this morning, where our photographer Hillary Whitehead trained her lens on some of the best Longhorn hairdos and Sooner cheerleader routines bef ... More >>

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    June 2, 2008

    Cotton Bowl to Jerry Jones: Take, Um, That?

    Sad that the proud ol' joint is being saddled with Division II football. Seems every week we’re learning what $1.1 billion (with a B) will buy. A Super Bowl here. An NBA All-Star Game there. Throw in some classic college football rivalries and a Big 12 Conference Championship Game. But to ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    The King is Dead...Long Live the Cowboys

    Shocking, but oh-so-sweet. Bill Parcells sent joyful shock waves through Cowboyville minutes ago when the head coach announced he was resigning. In a statement, released through the team, Parcells said: "I am retiring from coaching football. I want to thank Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones for their ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    The Biggest Loser

    First, we get buried beneath the Arctic Blast's sub-zero temperatures and six feet of ice. And now Dallas is about to get dumped on again. Somehow amidst the downed power lines and white-out conditions comes news that Saturday's Big 12 Championship Game between old Big 8 rivals Oklahoma and Nebrask ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Bleeding Orange and Red

    Shropshire chronicles the Red River Shootout

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    October 3, 2006

    The Cotton Bowl Ain't No Kyle Field

    Even a good Longhorns fan has to acknowledge that Kyle Field's one of the greatest college football venues ever. The Cotton Bowl, not so much. For a year now, Mayor Laura's been banging the same drum: If, which is to say when, the annual Texas-Oklahoma game finally leaves Dallas and moves back to Au ... More >>

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    September 15, 2006

    Heisman Hand-off

    Given the starts to UT and Vince Young's respective seasons, well, let's pretend it's still 2005 and the Longhorns are rolling toward the title. Because this year, not so much. I know, you're sick of Michelle Wie talking about wanting to play in a Ryder Cup and then going out and firing another 77. ... More >>

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    May 4, 2006

    Cotton Comes to Dallas (Well, Stays, Actually)

    On April 25, the Austin American-Statesman's Kurt Bohls insisted the annual University of Texas-University of Oklahoma game at the Cotton Bowl was a goner come 2008. (OK, so he reported that someone close to UT and the Cotton Bowl said it was "80-20 that Texas will leave" the Red River Shootout, for ... More >>

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    April 25, 2006


    Writing in the Austin American-Statesman today, sports columnist Kirk Bohls says the annual University of Texas-University of Oklahoma game at the Cotton Bowl is damned near a done-gone deal: "'I think it's 80-20 that Texas will leave,' said someone with connections to both Texas and the Cotton Bo ... More >>

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    December 11, 2003

    Last Call

    The career of Dallas sportswriter Jim Dent was skyrocketing, then booze and bad behavior caused a hard landing

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    September 7, 2000

    Fallen Star

    A small town turns away from a football hero convicted of drug crimes

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