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Red River more normal for No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 21 Texas

Oct. 07, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — This is how the second Saturday of October is supposed to be for No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 21 Texas, even though their Red River rivalry won't be a Big 12 game for too much longer. The Sooners (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) and Longhorns (4-1, 2-0) are both nationally...

Ex-Oklahoma QB Thompson's son leads Texas into rivalry game

Oct. 06, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Former Oklahoma quarterback Charles Thompson never imagined he’d even consider putting up the “Hook ‘em Horns” hand gesture. He's done it now, and for good reason. His son, Casey, will start at quarterback for No. 21 Texas (4-1, 2-0 Big 12)...

Today in History

Oct. 05, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2021. There are 87 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 5, 1989, a jury in Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted former P-T-L evangelist Jim...

Rodgers' return vs. Oklahoma still resonates 50 years later

Sep. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

Fifty years later, fans of all ages still ask Johnny Rodgers about that electrifying play. They want a first-person account of the bobbing, weaving, 72-yard punt return for a touchdown that helped Rodgers and No. 1 Nebraska beat No. 2 Oklahoma 35-31 in Norman on...

'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...