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Oklahoma Football-Hoops Duo Challenge Tebow-Horford for Greatest of Century

The overwhelming Heisman Trophy vote for Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield, coupled with new Value Add Basketball Rankings showing Oklahoma’s Trae Young as the best basketball player of the century so far; gives the Sooners a chance to challenge Florida’s Tim Tebow and Al Horford as the greatest football-basketball duo of the century.

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Sooner Surge: Oklahoma Up to No. 2 Behind Alabama in AP poll

Three of the top six teams from last week defeated other ranked teams on Saturday, creating an early shake-up near the top of the AP Top 25. The Sooners jumped three spots after winning 31-16 at Ohio State. The last time the Sooners were this close to being No. 1 was 2011.

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Sooner Surprise: Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops Retires at 56

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops abruptly announced his retirement Wednesday, a stunning offseason move by the 56-year-old future Hall of Famer who led the Sooners to 11 conference championships and a national title in 18 seasons.

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Watch: Student-Athletes From Each Final Four Team Perform National Anthem

Just before tipoff Saturday, student-athletes representing each Final Four school performed a touching national anthem. The singers were: Oklahoma volleyball player Madison Ward, Villanova women’s basketball player Karlie Crispin, North Carolina men’s soccer player Nico Melo and Syracuse men’s track and field athlete Chevis

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Oklahoma: 25 Student-Athletes to Watch in 2015-16

Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah hopes to keep Oklahoma State on top of its football rivalry with Oklahoma, while Buddy Hield’s surprising decision not to go to the NBA gives the Sooners hope of a big NCAA run.