Oklahoma-Texas rewind: Jump in front, fall behind, and win

BY JOHN ROHDE Special for SoonerSports.com Oct. 14, 2017 For the third straight game, the Oklahoma football team pounced early on its opponent for an early lead, only to eventually end up trailing. This Saturday was the same, yet different, … Continued

It’s Iowa State week, time for Dimitri Flowers to bloom

BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Oct. 5, 2017 In a routine game, Oklahoma senior fullback Dimitri Flowers continually will block opposing players and create opportunities for teammates. He also might catch an occasional pass or two. Whatever his duty, … Continued

Sooners survive Bear attack to keep winning streaks alive

BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Sept. 24, 2017 Oklahoma’s collection of various winning streaks remained intact Saturday night. “Bearly.” The winless Baylor Bears were four-touchdown underdogs at home, but continually clawed at the No. 3-ranked Sooners before eventually succumbing … Continued

Oklahoma struggles, then scores 49 straight against Tulane

BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Sept. 16, 2007 NORMAN – In the post-game huddle after last Saturday night’s 31-16 triumph at No. 2-ranked Ohio State, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley instructed his team to put the historic victory behind them because … Continued

Ohio State win was fun, but Sooners still have work to do

  BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Sept. 11, 2017 Oklahoma’s 31-16 victory at No. 2-ranked Ohio State last Saturday figures to resonate throughout the rest of this season and beyond. Many of the Sooners’ achievements were historic. There was … Continued

BILL SELF: From ORU, to Tulsa, to Illinois, to Kansas, to Springfield

  BY JOHN ROHDE (Reprinted from 2017 Commemorative Yearbook & Enshrinement Program) Sept. 8, 2017 Bill Self was asked if he remembered what happened when his Oral Roberts team played on Dec. 2, 1994. Self paused briefly, then asked for … Continued

No longer boxed in, Emmanuel Beal returns to Columbus

  BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor Sept. 7, 2017 A pint-sized Emmanuel Beal thought boxing might be his destiny while growing up in Grand Rapids, Mich. Beal was determined, energetic, tough and athletic, but he also was on the small … Continued

Baker Mayfield spreads the wealth in season-opening rout

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor Sept. 2, 2017 Last month, Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield tweeted the following: “Y’all are going to have to show some respect for my receivers. People saying I don’t have help, say what you want about me. … Continued

The Sooners’ Life of Riley is upon us

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor Aug. 31, 2017 Bob Stoops said he felt prepared going into his first game as Oklahoma’s head football coach in September 1999, but he still had some anxiety. “I was always anxious before games,” Stoops admitted. … Continued

Looking for an early season lift, OU hoops team heads Down Under

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor Aug. 4, 2017 When the Oklahoma men’s basketball team heads Down Under on a 12-day, four-game venture, the trip will offer many benefits. The most beneficial aspect came before the Sooners even boarded the plane. … Continued

MARK HAYES: No hiding his Hall-of-Fame success

BY JOHN ROHDE Golf Oklahoma Magazine Contributor June 22, 2017 After hiding himself underneath the familiar Amana “bucket” hat that became his signature, Mark Hayes no longer can avoid the acknowledgement he richly deserves. One of the greatest junior players … Continued

Those closest to Bob Stoops share their keen insight

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor June 12, 2017 Five days have passed since Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops announced his sudden retirement at age 56. Even those closest to him were stunned when Stoops shared the news last Wednesday. Sooners … Continued

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