Nerd alert! Edith Fuller, a home-schooled 5-year-old from Oklahoma, qualified for the National Spelling Bee after winning the Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling Bee Saturday. She will be the youngest-ever dweeb to compete in a national spelling bee.
After deliberating for more than 45 hours over four days, an Oklahoma City jury has found ex-police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty on 18 of the 36 charges he faced for assaulting at least 13 black women.
On Friday night, I had the distinctly fat and drunk pleasure of attending Drink Craft Beer's Boston Cheese and Beer Fest. The pleasure was provided by the obvious means—one of the cheeses had cumin seeds right inside it! the beers were mostly good and occasionally excellent!—and also via some less obvious routes.
The audio on the recording is clear and crisp. The boy slurs his words slightly, but the sentiment is unmistakable.
This past week, four of the top five teams in the Associated Press College Football Poll hailed from the SEC West Division. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, among others, wondered aloud whether ESPN's ownership of the brand-new SEC network, which launched this year, might be responsible for such a coincidence.
One of Oklahoma's five-star recruits was charged today with one misdemeanor count of acts resulting in gross injury after prosecutors say he knocked a woman unconscious in a Norman restaurant, and then just left.
An Oklahoma student says one of the university's football recruits punched her in the face last week, leaving her with four broken bones, The Oklahoman reported.
Less than three minutes into the game against Oklahoma, the Fighting Irish found themselves in an early two-touchdown hole. This was not the start Notre Dame wanted.
Two Oklahoma teenagers, ages 15 and 16, were charged with first-degree murder in the thrill killing of college baseball player Chris Lane, and will be tried as adults. A third was charged as an accessory.
This is just insane. An Australian man playing baseball for East Central University in Oklahoma was shot and killed by three kids, aged 15, 16 and 17, because they were bored. Seriously, that's what one of the kids reportedly told police.
The Midwesternest piece of Memorial Day Weekend news has broken, and it is that the self-proclaimed World's Largest Brat Fest has achieved its destiny by grilling and bunning perhaps the world's largest brat.
You probably remember Brian Bosworth as the crazy linebacker with weird hair who was good in college but sucked in the NFL and once got trucked by Bo Jackson. Regardless of what you know about The Boz, though, you probably wouldn't expect him to be the kind of guy who sends tweets like this from The xx concert:
Lost in the madness of the actual game was this female fan and her loyalty, dedication and love for Baylor football. At great personal risk, she swung her way across the field to take part in celebrating Baylor's stunning upset of Oklahoma. It must have been exhilarating for her and everyone else who took part, for…
"Sometimes you'd rather be lucky than good."
Do it geographically. Had to split up that raging Orioles/Nationals rivalry, but this is the easiest way to go. Oh, and I had to move the Mariners to Oklahoma City. I hope that doesn't bother anyone.
Leave it to Las Vegas to sate all our needs. Even those we didn't know we had before. (I'm looking at you midget escort service.) Everyone knows that the idea of a playoff is so awfully complicated that it would require a Manhattan Project-level commitment before anything could happen. Or, you know, a sports book…
It's Oklahoma and Florida for the BCS Title—an imperfect end to a season when no football team was perfect. Except, you know, Utah and Boise State. But they don't really count. What with their small conferences and even smaller media markets and exposure. The BCS is fair and impartial. Except, you know, this is a…
Of all the ridiculous aspects of the BCS system, the conference championship game pisses me off more than any other because it points out the flagrant hypocrisy of the college presidents. In the same time period when they've fought a college football playoff because of the time it would add to the season, they've…
Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State late Saturday night 61-41. This score was enough to vault the Sooners ahead of Texas in the BCS Standings and, as a result, send them into the Big 12 Title Game against Missouri courtesy of the fifth tiebreak. (The sixth tiebreak was, in a nice nod to BCS totalitariianism, "Who does Kim…
Texas beat Texas A&M 49-9 yesterday. They're now 11-1. But unless you were in Texas you had no idea this game was happening. Even I didn't think to check this score until late Thursday night. That's because I spent Thanksgiving with family. Included in part of my day was a trip to Ford Field to watch the Titans…