OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday again ruled that Oklahoma has no concurrent jurisdiction over crimes committed on tribal lands by non-American Indians against American Indians.
Nebraska (2-1) at No. 3 Oklahoma (2-0), Saturday at noon EDT (Fox).
Line: Oklahoma by 22 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Tulsa (2-0) at No. 9 Ohio State (1-1), Saturday at 3:30 EDT (FS1).
Line: Ohio State by 24 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The mere mention of Oklahoma and Nebraska in the same sentence brings back waves of turkey-filled childhood memories for many college football fans.
At the rivalry’s peak between 1970 and 2000, the programs combined to win nine national championships -- five for Nebraska and four for Oklahoma.
Some things to watch in Week 3 of the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. Nebraska. On the 50th anniversary of their “Game of the Century" 1 vs. 2 matchup, the Sooners and Cornhuskers renew the rivalry that has been dormant since Nebraska left the Big 12 a decade ago.
The 1971 game between No. 1 Nebraska and No. 2 Oklahoma lived up to the hype, with the Cornhuskers winning 35-31 in Norman, Oklahoma.
The schools will celebrate the 50th anniversary of what's known as the “Game of the Century” when they meet on the same field Saturday.
College football's storied history includes a dozen or more games considered among the best ever played. Some have been labeled “Game of the Century” — a title that is reused time and again.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Half a century ago, the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry games offered a grand stage for the best Black college football players while the South dragged its feet on integration.
With Nebraska’s Johnny Rodgers, Rich Glover and Willie Harper and Oklahoma’s Greg Pruitt, Joe Washington, Rod Shoate and brothers Lee Roy, Lucious and Dewey Selmon leading the way, the programs dominated with stars most schools in the South wouldn’t even recruit.
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Ammendola caught the snap, booted the ball with his right leg and sent it soaring downfield 50 yards.
Not a bad punt, right?
Well, the fact the New York Jets rookie placekicker hadn't previously attempted a punt in a game — not college, not high school, not ever — made it even more impressive.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit Tuesday that sought the removal of a commissioner from a state board that regulates a range of industries, including oil and gas production.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A university in southeast Oklahoma that was found to have discriminated against a transgender English professor must reinstate the professor with tenure, a federal appeals court ruled.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's visit to third-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday is a trip down memory lane for the over-40 set of college football fans.
It's the 50th anniversary of the “Game of the Century,” the showdown between the nation's Nos.
Oklahoma health officials said Tuesday that coronavirus hospitalizations appear to be leveling off, but hospital stays are longer due to the delta variant of the virus.
The three-day average of new hospitalizations fell from 1,518 a week ago to 1,352 on Tuesday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which reported a seven-day average of 2,114 new cases daily, down from 2,709 one week ago.
Here is The Associated Press' Oklahoma high school football poll with first place votes in parentheses, records, points and ranking in last week's poll, records through September 13. Points for classes A through 5A based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring.
LEEDEY, Okla. (AP) — A Dewey County man is in the county jail after a Monday double killing in Leedey, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said.
The OSBI said in a press release that two women were found shot to death at an ambulance barn in the western Oklahoma town, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.
Kansas State coach Chris Klieman says he was never worried the Big 12 would disband or become irrelevant, even with the lingering questions about the conference's future when Oklahoma and Texas head to the Southeastern Conference.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board on Monday recommended the governor commute the death sentence of Julius Jones, who has maintained his innocence in a 1999 killing that has garnered national attention.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska-Oklahoma game Saturday is being celebrated by the older generations, the folks who long for the days when the battle of the Big Reds decided the Big Eight champion and often whose national title hopes survived and whose died.
Fifty years later, fans of all ages still ask Johnny Rodgers about that electrifying play.
They want a first-person account of the bobbing, weaving, 72-yard punt return for a touchdown that helped Rodgers and No.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler and his teammates felt the pressure after barely beating Tulane in the season opener.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) —
Jaylen Warren shed three tackles to punch in an 11-yard touchdown run that gave Oklahoma State enough insurance to beat Tulsa 28-23 on Saturday.
The Cowboys trailed 14-7 entering the fourth quarter, but took control of the nonconference game with a Spencer Sanders touchdown throw, LD Brown’s 98-yard kickoff return for a score and Warren’s late run.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request to remove two members of the state's Pardon and Parole Board from a high-profile death penalty case.
The court's brief ruling on Friday denied a prosecutor’s request to remove Adam Luck and Kelly Doyle from considering the commutation request of Julius Jones, who was sentenced to death for the 1999 killing of Edmond businessman Paul Howell.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board will likely recommend that a high-profile inmate's death sentence be commuted unless two board members are barred from taking part in the decision, a lawyer for a county district attorney argued before a state Supreme Court referee Friday.
The Big 12 didn’t even wait for Oklahoma and Texas to leave before expanding and the league may not necessarily be done growing after adding BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has appealed a state judge’s temporary injunction that prohibits the state from banning mask mandates in public schools.
The appeal, filed Thursday, cited the state's sovereign immunity and argued that the law passed earlier this year by the Legislature is constitutional.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court agreed Thursday to hear a prosecutor’s request that two members of the state’s Pardon and Parole Board be prevented from voting on a high-profile death row inmate’s commutation hearing.
The Big 12 is moving swiftly to plug the holes looming with the upcoming departure of Oklahoma and Texas for the Southeastern Conference.
A person familiar with the Big 12′s expansion plans said the conference’s presidents are scheduled to vote on applications for entry into the league at a meeting Friday.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State hosts Tulsa on Saturday in a matchup of teams that competed below expectations in their season openers last week.
Oklahoma State nearly squandered a game in which it was a 38-point favorite, needing some late defensive heroics to escape with a 23-16 victory over Missouri State.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell wants his players to maintain their focus heading into Saturday's game with FCS opponent Murray State.
But that is becoming more difficult with all the buzz surrounding the Bearcats program, including reports Cincinnati could get an invitation to join the Big 12.
Western Carolina (0-1) at No. 4 Oklahoma (1-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (Bally Sports PPV).
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma players became increasingly worried about the score last weekend as Tulane rallied in the second half.
Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said that mindset nearly cost his team.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Marathon will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the race in order to participate in the annual race.
“This Marathon stands for the same resilience of our community we saw (following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing), and we can see now,” Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum Director Kari Watkins said Wednesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The NCAA’s Division I Competition Oversight Committee has approved expanding the Women’s College World Series from seven days to nine, starting with the 2022 event.
The change, announced Wednesday, will eliminate the doubleheader for teams that need to stay alive after losing on the opening day of the event.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — House and Senate budget leaders met Wednesday to outline plans for spending billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds.
Oklahoma is receiving $1.87 billion over the next two years, while another $1.32 billion will flow to cities, counties and towns across the state, said Jeff Bankowski, a partner with Guidehouse, an independent consultant hired by the state to help guide state spending.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office has asked the state's Court of Criminal Appeals to push back execution dates for seven death row inmates based on requirements to give a 35-day notice before any execution.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt removed the only two physicians from the board that oversees the state’s Medicaid agency, just a week after the board voted 7-1 to delay implementing rules on Stitt's plan to privatize some Medicaid services.
The Big 12 survived college football’s last significant conference realignment a decade ago because the league still had Texas and Oklahoma.
With the pending move of its only national championship winners to the Southeastern Conference creating another seismic shift, the Big 12 this time quickly moved into expansion mode.
Here is The Associated Press' Oklahoma high school football poll with first place votes in parentheses, records, points and ranking in last week's poll, records through September 7. Points for classes A through 5A based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Sipping a beer with friends on a weekday afternoon at Wallaby's Bar and Grille, Chris Clough explained life as an Iowa State fan.
“You have to know that you’re going to see so many painful years and you just have to get over it,” he said, “and when you get those years when we're good, you have to hold onto them.”
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma hoped days like this were in the past.
The No. 2 Sooners entered the season among the favorites to contend for the national title in part because the defense had improved significantly the past two years under coordinator Alex Grinch.
Oklahoma State stopped Missouri State on fourth down twice during the last two minutes of the fourth quarter to hold on for a 23-16 victory on Saturday.
The Cowboys botched a kickoff return deep in their own territory after the Bears scored their first touchdown with 3:06 remaining.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Rattler passed for 304 yards and a touchdown and No. 2 Oklahoma, playing a road game on its home field, narrowly avoided a shocking upset by holding on for a 40-35 victory over Tulane on Saturday.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma nearly took its hospitality too far.
The Sooners' game against Tulane was relocated from New Orleans because of Hurricane Ida, and Oklahoma's athletic department and fans went all out to make their guests feel at home.
CLINTON, Okla. (AP) — School officials in Clinton say a fifth grader's claim that he was forcibly held down in a school bathroom by two students who cut his hair have been shown by video evidence to be untrue.
The Big 12 is moving quickly on an expansion plan that could have the conference at 12 schools after Texas and Oklahoma leave, with BYU, Central Florida, Cincinnati and Houston as the “most intriguing” candidates.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — David Ostrowe is resigning as Gov. Kevin Stitt's Digital Transformation and Administration secretary, Stitt's office announced late Friday.
Stitt said in a statement that he had accepted the resignation of Ostrowe, who “will focus on his successful restaurant management business and pursue other personal interests."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of Oklahoma’s prison system ordered a statewide lockdown Friday after several inmates were injured in what authorities say were gang-related attacks.
Corrections Director Scott Crow ordered the lockdown and canceled all visitation through the weekend.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said Friday that he is dropping his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in the first-degree murder case of death row inmate Shaun Bosse.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Overall Oklahoma treasury collections last month exceeded August 2020 by nearly 20%, fueled largely by increased oil and gas production tax receipts, state Treasurer Randy McDaniel reported Friday.