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Old rivals Oklahoma, Nebraska meet for 1st time since 2010

Sep. 16, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

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...

'They were as good as we were': Cornhuskers-Sooners '71

Sep. 16, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

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...

Nebraska-Oklahoma provided stage for Black stars in '70s

Sep. 15, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

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...

Thanks for the memories: This isn't your dad's Nebraska-OU

Sep. 14, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

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. 1 and 2 teams in Norman...

Cornuskers-Sooners revival just another game to most players

Sep. 13, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

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. It would...

No. 4 Oklahoma rolls past Western Carolina 76-0

Sep. 12, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler and his teammates felt the pressure after barely beating Tulane in the season opener. The Sooners stewed for a week, then took out their frustration on Western Carolina. Rattler threw five touchdown passes, and...

No. 4 Oklahoma to focus on process vs. Western Carolina

Sep. 09, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

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 held on to beat Tulane 40-35, but the...

No. 2 Oklahoma's defense struggles against Tulane

Sep. 05, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

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. What...

No. 2 Oklahoma holds off Tulane 40-35 to avoid big upset

Sep. 04, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

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. Oklahoma had the...

Tulane moves second home game vs. Morgan St. to Birmingham

Sep. 02, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane has decided to move its second scheduled home football game to Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama, where the university's athletic program relocated temporarily as Hurricane Ida slammed into southeast Louisiana. The Sept. 11 matchup with...