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Chicken-Fried News: The ball’s in Nike’s court

Chicken-Fried News: The ball’s in Nike’s court

Oh, this is rich. Literally. Thunder pro-baller Kevin Durant informed Nike last week that he has a deal with Under Armour sports clothing and gear company worth up to $285 million over 10 years, ESPN reported. Durant could turn down the offer if Nike makes a move to match it. But it does show that

Serious play

The rules were simple: kick the ball and run fast. Games ended when the recess bell rang, and final scores were often debated with little, if any, resolution. Many of those same kids have grown up and are reliving their youth in Oklahoma City’s World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA). With competitive and social leagues, there’s

Doubting Pokes

T. Boone Pickens  OSU uber-booster T. Boone Pickens, who was not implicated, said he was “disappointed” in the magazine’s reporting, which details allegations of players and recruits receiving improper payments, academic misconduct, drug abuse and inappropriate sexual conduct between football recruits and members of OSU’s hostess program, Orange Pride. “Many of the sensational allegations go

Oklahomers

Credit: Brad Gregg Stoops and his pride made waves recently in an interview during a Sooner Caravan stop in Tulsa, when he admirably (if not futilely) defended his conference against the big, bad SEC — winner of seven consecutive BCS national championships. “So they’ve had the best team in college football,” he said. “They haven’t

Oklahomers

Credit: Brad Gregg Stoops and his pride made waves recently in an interview during a Sooner Caravan stop in Tulsa, when he admirably (if not futilely) defended his conference against the big, bad SEC — winner of seven consecutive BCS national championships. “So they’ve had the best team in college football,” he said. “They haven’t

Sooner scoop

Jake Trotter Credit: Mark Hancock Now, you can just hit “Refresh” on your browser. News these days includes far more than the paper, TV, radio and magazines. There are dedicated Internet sites, chat rooms and blogs making University of Oklahoma Sooners coverage a near-saturated market. And with the popularity of Oklahoma football, the industry of

Sooner scoop

Jake Trotter Credit: Mark Hancock Now, you can just hit “Refresh” on your browser. News these days includes far more than the paper, TV, radio and magazines. There are dedicated Internet sites, chat rooms and blogs making University of Oklahoma Sooners coverage a near-saturated market. And with the popularity of Oklahoma football, the industry of

Game on

Molly Johnson Before 1972, Molly Johnson’s career would have seemed unlikely at best, and more likely, nigh impossible. In addition to her duties as assistant softball coach at the University of Kentucky, Johnson fields balls at shortstop for the USA Softball National Team. This weekend, she and her teammates take the field in Oklahoma City

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