Sooners head into tourney action shorthanded

By Michael Kinney

Back in the hey-day of the Big 8, some of the best matchups on the hardwood occurred whenever Oklahoma took on Missouri.

In the late 1980s and early 90s, the Sooners would roll out players such as Stacy King, Skeeter Henry and Mookie Blaylock. The Tigers would counter with ballers such as Anthony Peeler, Derrick Chievous and Cuonzo Martin. It made for some exciting basketball and great matchups.

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Coale: ‘Basketball was my first and deepest love… 25 years just feels right’

By Michael Kinney

When Sherri Coale arrived at the University of Oklahoma in 1996, the women’s basketball program was in shambles. It was just six years removed from being on the verge of being eliminated altogether. At the time it looked like the former high school coach was going to have a pretty short tenure.

However, something else happened instead. Coale went on to become the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history, lead three teams to the Final Four and become a hall of famer in the process.

That journey came to an end Wednesday (March 17) when Coale announced she was retiring after 25 years at the helm and moving on to another path.

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Sooners roll through HOF Classic

By Michael Kinney

No. 1 Oklahoma made a short trip from its campus in Norman up to Oklahoma City over the weekend for the Hall of Fame Classic. In four games they outscored their opponents 36-7 as they swept through the competition to take the classic title. That included a double-header Sunday that saw the Sooners (22-0) have to hold a tough Liberty team 5-4 in the opener. They came back in the nightcap and run-ruled the Flames 16-0.

Sophomore Kinzie Hansen led the charge Sunday as she blasted three of the Sooner’s seven homeruns on the day at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium.

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Announcer goes on racist rant after prep players take a knee during national anthem

By Michael Kinney

A video has been released on social media seemingly showing announcers at a high school basketball game allegedly using racially disparaging remarks to describe players from one of the teams.

Norman High girls assistant coach Frankie Parks posted the video early Friday morning. It came from Norman’s quarterfinal game against Midwest City at the Oklahoma State 6A Championships.

 In it, announcers on the website NFHS (National Federation of High School) Network can be heard taking offense to watching players from Norman High taking a knee during the national anthem.

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Sooners scramble late to get past struggling Cyclones

By Michael Kinney

Oklahoma came into the Big 12 Championship tournament slumping. In fact, slumping is almost too kind of a word to describe the four game losing streak the team carried with them to close out the regular season.

However, the Sooners supposedly had a bit of good luck on their side. They were going to face Iowa State in the opening round of the conference tourney. Oklahoma had not only swept them in the regular season, but the Cyclones had only two total wins this year.

The matchup was set up to be an easy get-right game for the Sooners.

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Despite pandemic, Not Cho Cheesecake found a home in Oklahoma

By Michael Kinney 

The town of Bethany is just 5.2 square miles. With basically just a couple of main streets, it’s pretty easy to see the entire Oklahoma City suburb in a just few minutes.  

However, for those who choose to speed through the 112-year-old community, it’s very easy to miss one of the hottest eateries in the Oklahoma City area. Situated between a barbershop and a Pho restaurant is Not Cho Cheesecake, a trendy dessert haven for those who love all manner of cheesecakes.  

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