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With eye on SEC, Oklahoma, Texas move toward leaving Big 12

Jul. 26, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Texas took the first formal step Monday toward moving to the Southeastern Conference, notifying the Big 12 they would not be renewing an agreement that binds the league’s members through 2025. The schools sent out a joint statement that made no mention of...

SEC takeover: Expansion would just mean more power, wealth

Jul. 25, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

Barring a dramatic change of direction, Texas and Oklahoma are moving toward taking the Red River Rivalry to the Southeastern Conference in a seismic shift that will have repercussions in college sports from coast to coast. According to multiple...

Dilapidated Panhandle wind farm towers to be cleaned up

Jul. 25, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The owner of a dilapidated Oklahoma Panhandle wind farm has presented plans to clean up the most dangerous of the wind turbine towers. The plans are to address dangerously broken-down towers and turbines of the 60-tower KODE Novus I and II wind farm...

Muhammad Ali’s grandson fighting to continue ‘family legacy’

Jul. 25, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nico Ali Walsh sat in a parking lot in Reno six years ago and pleaded with the greatest boxer of all time to tell him to stop fighting. He was 14, months into his amateur career and full of doubt if this future was for him. Growing up, he was always...

Escapee from Oklahoma prison recaptured hours later

Jul. 24, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

TAFT, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma state prison inmate serving a sentence for escape was recaptured less than five hours after escaping a minimum security prison in eastern Oklahoma on Saturday, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections. Robert Youngblood,...

The Latest: Oklahoma new virus cases top 1,000 for third day

Jul. 23, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures. The...

New commissioners thrust into conference realignment chaos

Jul. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Conference realignment is back on the table in college sports just as three Power Five conferences are breaking in relatively new commissioners. While the Big 12 is trying to keep Oklahoma and Texas from being poached by the Southeastern Conference,...

Stitt taps Tulsa man for AG despite 'not qualified' rating

Jul. 23, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa attorney whom the American Bar Association rated as “ not qualified " to serve as a federal judge was tapped Friday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to serve as the state's next attorney general. After a two-month search that began in May...

Oklahoma police fatally shoot armed man in Duncan

Jul. 23, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Police in Duncan fatally shot an armed man who pointed the weapon at officers, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting. Officers responding to reports of a domestic disturbance on Thursday were...

New Oklahoma virus cases top 1,000 for 3rd consecutive day

Jul. 23, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of newly reported coronavirus cases in Oklahoma topped 1,000 for a third consecutive day on Friday and the seven-day average of new cases has nearly quintupled in less than a month, according to Oklahoma State Department of Health figures. ...