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Oklahoma QB Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Aug. 17, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Hurts has had all the answers since transferring from Alabama in January. One question had the new Oklahoma quarterback stumped. When asked what he does besides football and studying, he paused. "Um. I don't know," he said. Football and studying, that pretty much it? "Yeah."...

Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate

Aug. 16, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is outlined in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government. In a letter Thursday to the speaker of the Cherokee Nation...

OxyContin maker Purdue agrees to provide research data

Aug. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin has agreed to provide access to proprietary research and other data to researchers at Oklahoma State University to help them find causes and treatments for drug addiction. Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma announced the agreement...

Missouri man sentenced for shooting at FBI in Oklahoma

Aug. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to nearly 32 years in prison for shooting at an FBI SWAT team in northeast Oklahoma when they tried to arrest him for threatening Texas police officers. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores says 50-year-old Brian Kirk Marshall of Pattonsburg, Missouri, was...

Bahamas Bowl sponsorship pays off again for Illinois village

Aug. 14, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chad Bruner is a huge football fan. One day last December, he was sitting in a big leather chair in his Oklahoma City home when the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl caught his attention. It wasn't anything about the play on the field. Looking back, Bruner couldn't even remember which schools were...

Death penalty sought against MMA fighter in 2 Texas deaths

Aug. 13, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BELTON, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors in Texas plan to seek the death penalty for a professional MMA fighter accused in the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a shallow grave in Oklahoma. The Bell County District Attorney's Office has filed formal notice to seek the death penalty against Cedric...

Former Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis dies at age 50

Aug. 13, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former University of Oklahoma running back Mike Gaddis, who former coach Barry Switzer called the best running back from the state of Oklahoma he ever signed, has died. He was 50. Switzer told The Associated Press Tuesday that Gaddis' father-in-law told him Gaddis died Monday at his...

Parts of South and Midwest grapple with dangerous heat wave

Aug. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday eclipsed 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) in one town and climbed nearly that high in others. With temperatures around 100 degrees (37...

Red River rematch could happen again in Big 12 with Texas-OU

Aug. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

Red River rivals Oklahoma and Texas met twice last season for the first time in 115 years, when the Sooners won their fourth consecutive Big 12 championship by avenging their only regular-season loss. Oklahoma now has another transfer quarterback — former national championship winner Jalen Hurts —...

Oklahoma St choosing between QBs Brown, Sanders

Aug. 12, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has a blessing or a problem, depending on your perspective. Gundy has two quarterbacks he considers capable of starting in redshirt senior Dru Brown and redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders. He said he is open to playing both and is in no hurry to...