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Oklahoma football: Russell Athletic Bowl against a tough Clemson defense could be a 'money game' for Blake Bell

newsok.com — NORMAN - The final game of Blake Bell's collegiate career could be among the most important in determining his future. The senior tight end gets an opportunity to showcase his still new blocking skills against the top total defense in America when Oklahoma faces No.
Dec 21, 2014

Oklahoma football: Russell Athletic Bowl against a tough Clemson defense could be a 'money game' for Blake Bell bit.ly/13Si7yz

Big 12 football: OSU's Mike Holder pushing tougher nonconference scheduling to Big 12 colleagues

newsok.com — STILLWATER - Mike Holder is chairman of the Big 12 athletic directors this year. Which means Holder has to talk more than he prefers. But the Marlboro Man says his message to colleagues last week was clear in the wake of Baylor and TCU being bypassed by the College Football Playoff committee.
Dec 21, 2014

'I would eliminate Baylor.' OSU AD with some strong comments to The Oklahoman on nonconference skeds newsok.com/osus-mike-hold…

Dec 21, 2014

RT @AndrewGreif: Okla. St.'s AD would like to schedule games with Oregon: "I’ve never seen a game in Autzen. I’d love to see that." m.newsok.com/big-12-footbal…

Dec 21, 2014

Yes please. RT @AndrewGreif: OkSt.'s AD would like to schedule games with Oregon: "I’ve never seen a game in Autzen." bit.ly/13sd5rL

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Center for Biological Diversity wants Texas horned lizard declared an endangered species in Oklahoma

newsok.com — The Center for Biological Diversity along with concerned scientists and citizens in Oklahoma have petitioned the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to declare the Texas horned lizard an endangered species in the state.
Dec 21, 2014

Center for Biological Diversity wants Texas horned lizard declared an endangered species in Oklahoma okne.ws/1wXHYP5

Karl White of Luther plans to open History of Fishing Museum in Branson, Mo.

newsok.com — Longtime fishing tackle collector Karl White, 75, said he sold property in Oklahoma to finance the purchase and renovations of the 10,000-square-foot building located at 225 N Wildwood in Branson, site of a former restaurant. It's been rezoned from commercial to special use already, he said.
Dec 21, 2014

Karl White of Luther plans to open History of Fishing Museum in Branson, Mo. okne.ws/1Cfg6uh

Collected Wisdom: Grant Hill, TV analyst and former Duke and NBA player

newsok.com — After a legendary career at Duke University, where he won two national championships, Grant Hill spent 19 seasons in the NBA, playing with Detroit, Orlando, Phoenix and the Los Angeles Clippers. Hill averaged 21.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.6 steals over his first six seasons before ankle injuries derailed what would have been an all-time great career.

Downtown Big Screen is worth seeing in person

newsok.com — It's been more than a year since The Oklahoman reported that it was moving downtown. That was Nov. 18, 2013. I saw the drawings. I heard about the location that would be renovated for our arrival. I was looking forward to it as much as everyone else in our company.

Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 21

newsok.com — Food/flowers: White peony bouquets from Trochtas were on the tables, which were covered with red and gold cloths. Executive chef Kurt Fleischfresser and manager Enis Mallaliu presented the food and wines. All menu items had a lemon theme since lemon is the honoree's favorite flavor.

Oklahoma City Thunder roundtable: Breaking down the Thunder season after the first trimester

newsok.com — With all that has already happened, it's hard to believe the NBA season is only a third old. But that's where we stand, with the Thunder's home game against the Pelicans on Sunday taking us past the first trimester. What have we learned? Who has surprised? Disappointed?
Dec 20, 2014

My biggest surprise so far? Serge Ibaka's 3-point shooting. My biggest disappointment? Serge Ibaka's 3-point shooting bit.ly/1wQfA2F

Dec 20, 2014

RT @anthonyVslater: Thunder roundtable: Breaking down OKC's season 1/3rd of the way through -> newsok.com/article/5378024

Dec 20, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder roundtable: Breaking down the Thunder season after the first trimester bit.ly/1Clzbbs

Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners lose DE commitment Tyrell Jacobs

newsok.com — A day after Oklahoma picked up two important defensive commitments, it lost one of its longtime defensive end commits. Tyrell Jacobs, a three-star prospect from Metairie, La., decommitted Saturday. Jacobs had been committed to the Sooners since July. Jacobs' decommitment leaves OU with one defensive end commit in its 2015 recruiting class, Kenneth Mann from Burleson, Texas.
Dec 20, 2014

Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners lose DE commitment Tyrell Jacobs bit.ly/1JB91Gu

Dec 20, 2014

Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners lose DE commitment Tyrell Jacobs bit.ly/1JB91Gu

Sign of the times: The Oklahoman's Big Screen

newsok.com — The testing of The Oklahoman's Big Screen is nearly finished and the first step of the company's move back to downtown Oklahoma City begins Monday with programming in bright lights that will include news, weather, advertising, sports and fun. Redevelopment of Century Center, 100 W Main, is almost complete and The Oklahoman is set to begin moving downtown in February.

Poetic license: Oklahoma artist and poet Kerri Shadid expands her creativity as the Skirvin's new artist in residence

newsok.com — Through fall 2015, the airy studio in the northwest corner of the landmark Skirvan hotel's first floor will be the permanent home for Edmond native Kerri Shadid's popular Poetry Stand, for which she writes spontaneous custom poems on the spot, as well as a place for her to marbleize paper and fabric, host marbling workshops and explore other types of creative expression.
Dec 21, 2014

Poetic license: Oklahoma artist and poet Kerri Shadid expands her creativity as the Skirvin's new artist in residence bit.ly/1AIuabK

OU and OSU bowl travel: A look at the cost of driving and flying to the bowls

newsok.com — As of Saturday, gas prices dropped below $2 per gallon at some fuel stations in 24 different states, according to GasBuddy.com. That's good news for OU and OSU fans planning holiday road trips to their bowl destinations. Here's the average cost of fuel in each state on the route to both the Cactus Bowl and the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Dec 20, 2014

OU and OSU bowl travel: A look at the cost of driving and flying to the bowls bit.ly/13OSuP0

OU and OSU bowl travel: A look at affordable hotel options

newsok.com — If you don't mind the comfort of a low-budget room, hotels are available in and around Orlando and Tempe for less than $100. Motel 6 has five options within 20 miles of Orlando for $69 a night or less (Dec. 28-30). Days Inn has two options in Tempe for less than $90 (Jan.
Dec 20, 2014

OU and OSU bowl travel: A look at affordable hotel options bit.ly/1Cljlh7

OU and OSU bowl travel: A look at the entertainment in Tempe and Orlando

newsok.com — Have a few extra days built into your bowl trip and want to check out some non-football attractions? For OU fans Walt Disney World is open every day around the game and is located about 30 miles southwest of Orlando. The 27,000-acre entertainment complex features four theme parks, two water parks and four golf courses.
Dec 20, 2014

OU and OSU bowl travel: A look at the entertainment in Tempe and Orlando bit.ly/1Cljlxr

Weatherford's D.J. Kurtenbach helping out community through Cleats for Kids, 4-H project

newsok.com — For the last six years now, D.J. Kurtenbach has been heavily involved in Oklahoma Cleats for Kids, gathering used shoes and other athletic gear for children who need them. But this year, Kurtenbach - the son of Weatherford football coach Dan Kurtenbach - has taken his philanthropic efforts to a new level as part of a 4-H project.
Dec 20, 2014

Weatherford's D.J. Kurtenbach helping out community through Cleats for Kids, 4-H project bit.ly/13OMdCY #okpreps

OU and OSU bowl travel: Tickets are about the only thing that will be inexpensive this bowl season

newsok.com — Want to travel to watch the Sooners or Cowboys in their 2014 bowl games? It won't be cheap. The holidays are a tough time to try traveling to Orlando, which is a popular Christmas destination for families hoping to visit Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
Dec 20, 2014

OU and OSU bowl travel: Tickets are about the only thing that will be inexpensive this bowl season bit.ly/1HhC65K

Arizona Cardinals' Tony Jefferson making most of opportunity

newsok.com — When the Cardinals drafted free safety Deone Bucannon in the first round, it was assumed former Oklahoma safety Tony Jefferson would fill a backup role with Arizona.
Dec 20, 2014

Arizona Cardinals' Tony Jefferson making most of opportunity bit.ly/1HhuuAh

Food truck operators in Oklahoma City say they face scrutiny, rules that put their businesses at risk

newsok.com — When Big Truck Tacos saw one of its two trucks shut down last month at an outdoor food market in MidTown, it was just the first of three visits in 24 hours by health inspectors.
Dec 20, 2014

@TyMcCarthy22 @downesphoto You don't know the half of that story. Read 2nd page of this story on Pizza Town: newsok.com/food-truck-ope…

Oklahoma football: Longtime defensive end commit Tyrell Jacobs decommits from Sooners

newsok.com — NORMAN - A day after Oklahoma picked up two important defensive commitments, it lost one of its longtime defensive end commits. Tyrell Jacobs, a three-star prospect from Metairie, La., decommitted Saturday. Jacobs had been committed to the Sooners since July. Jacobs' decommitment leaves OU with one defensive end commit in its 2015 recruiting class, Kenneth [...]
Dec 20, 2014

Oklahoma football: Longtime defensive end commit Tyrell Jacobs decommits from Sooners bit.ly/1JAcgOw