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Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 17 Iowa St. seeks milestone win at No. 6 Oklahoma St.

Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

Iowa State drew national attention by beating Oklahoma earlier this month. The 17th-ranked Cyclones could take perhaps a bigger step when they visit Oklahoma State. For all their improvement in recent years, the Cyclones have yet to play in a Big 12 championship game under fifth-year coach Matt Campbell. Iowa...

Group falls short after trying to remove Norman councilwoman

Oct. 15, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman who launched a petition drive seeking to oust a City Council member did not have the number of signatures needed to force a recall election, the city clerk acknowledged in a legal filing. Ward 3 Councilor Alison Petrone filed a lawsuit on Sept. 22 against...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 file photo, a reduced size Oklahoma band performs in the stands in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State in Norman, Okla. Marching bands, part of the game since its beginning more than a century ago, are idled or toned down across the country. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

A different tune for college marching bands in a pandemic

Oct. 2, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As the Oklahoma marching band’s rendition of “Sweet Victory” filled Memorial Stadium, everything was in place on the field. More than 300 Pride of Oklahoma members formed a perfect pattern from one goal line to the other during an elaborate performance for the game...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020 file photo, Norman Mayor Breea Clark listens during a city council meeting in Norman, Okla. The Norman City Council has voted to require masks be worn inside personal homes if more than 25 people are present in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The council voted 5-3 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2020, for the ordinance that takes effect immediately and expires Nov. 30, 2020, despite objections from residents that such a requirement violates their constitutional rights. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

City of Norman sued over mask mandate inside private homes

Oct. 2, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The leader of a group that tried to recall the mayor of Norman and three city councilors is suing the city over an ordinance requiring masks be worn in private homes if more than 25 people are present. The lawsuit filed Thursday by Unite Norman co-founder Sassan Moghadam alleges the...

Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) passes in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki).

No. 18 Oklahoma visits Cyclones looking to rebound from loss

Oct. 1, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

No. 18 Oklahoma (1-1, 0-1 Big 12) at Iowa State (1-1, 1-0), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Oklahoma by 7. Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-6-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? It's still early, but this is a must win for the Sooners, whose hopes for a fourth straight College Football Playoff appearance took a...

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki).

Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35

Sep. 26, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday's game against No. 3 Oklahoma as a four-touchdown underdog overcame it all to pull off one of the biggest stunners of the season. Skylar Thompson passed...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020 file photo, Norman Mayor Breea Clark listens during a city council meeting in Norman, Okla. The Norman City Council has voted to require masks be worn inside personal homes if more than 25 people are present in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The council voted 5-3 Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2020, for the ordinance that takes effect immediately and expires Nov. 30, 2020, despite objections from residents that such a requirement violates their constitutional rights. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki File)

Norman City Council requires masks at indoor house parties

Sep. 23, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Norman City Council voted to require that masks be worn indoors at house parties if more than 25 people are present to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the college town — a step that angry residents said would infringe on their rights. The council voted 5-3 on Tuesday...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 file photo, fans in the student section are pictured before an NCAA college football game between Missouri State and Oklahoma, in Norman, Okla. To achieve greater compliance with the University of Oklahoma's COVID-19 policies, the university's Athletics Department is announcing additional measures that will be implemented for the next home football game. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

OU changes student section rules for upcoming football games

Sep. 18, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma announced a number of changes on Friday to its student seating section for next week's football game after what it described as “disappointing behaviors" by students during last week's season opener in Norman. OU announced in a press release it plans...

Norman clerk: Group falls short in attempt to oust mayor

Sep. 14, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A group of citizens in Norman, Oklahoma, that was seeking to oust the mayor over her push to reallocate police funding has fallen short of the number of signatures needed to force a recall election, city officials said Monday. City Clerk Brenda Hall said in a statement the group did...

Missouri State coach Bobby Petrino, left, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley shake hands after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)

Oklahoma COVID-19 cases threatened game against Missouri St.

Sep. 13, 2020 12:20 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley confirmed after the No. 5 Sooners' opening victory over Missouri State that the game Saturday night had been jeopardy of being postponed or canceled because of the Sooners' COVID-19 cases. Earlier, the Springfield News-Leader reported that Missouri State...