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Two Dead in Oklahoma Lake Accidents

KOCO – A Norman man was killed Saturday at Lake Eufaula after surfing behind a boat, falling and being struck by the boat’s propeller as it backed up toward him, according to a Department of Public Safety news release. Braxton Byrd, 23, was killed around 6 p.m. roughly a mile south of Porum Landing Boat Ramp on Lake Eufaula. He was pronounced dead at the scene less than an hour later. Byrd was wearing a life preserver, DPS said.
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Oklahoma Target Micah Tease Commits to Arkansas

Oklahoma lost a big one on Monday. Micah Tease, a 4-star athlete in the 2023 class from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, gave his verbal commitment to play college football at Arkansas. He picked the Razorbacks over OU, Notre Dame, USC and Texas A&M. The Sooners have been...

Norman man dies in boating accident at Lake Eufaula

LAKE EUFAULA, Okla. — A Norman man died after a boating accident on Lake Eufaula Saturday evening, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Troopers said Braxton G. Byrd, 23, of Norman, was surfing behind the boat he was on when he fell and then the boat circled around to get him and the operator went into reverse and Byrd was struck by a propeller.

Two drowning deaths on Oklahoma lakes mar holiday weekend

A Norman man was killed Saturday at Lake Eufaula after surfing behind a boat, falling and being struck by the boat's propeller as it backed up toward him, according to a Department of Public Safety news release. Braxton Byrd, 23, was killed around 6 p.m. roughly a mile south of...

Oklahoma football: July could be firecracker month for 2023 OU recruiting

There’s been some concern expressed among experts and fans alike about a slower than normal recruiting start for the 2023 Oklahoma football class. That same concern is not shared by OU head coach Brent Venables and his staff, however, and for good reason. Now that the summer heat is bearing down on the plains and elsewhere, things are expected to heat up for the OU 2023 recruiting effort, with a couple of big announcements expected on the 4th of July and throughout the rest of the month.

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Skepticism about more conference realignment

Following last week’s announcement of USC and UCLA making an earth-shattering move to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten, talk immediately moved to the possibility of super conferences taking over college football. I mentioned previously I’m skeptical that major consolidation is coming in the very near future. Here...

Oklahoma football: Jackson Arnold may be best QB of the 2023 class

The Oklahoma football Sooners have been referred to as QBU for quite a while. This is for good reason. Oklahoma has four Heisman Trophy quarterbacks, five Associated Press Player of the Year QBs, and since 2000 the most Heisman finalists at the QB position. And then there’s Landry Jones, who was none of the above but is Oklahoma’s all-time leading passer and the leader among the Power Five conferences.

Ole Miss wins College World Series title, beating Oklahoma

OMAHA, Neb. — Of all of the Ole Miss baseball groups, in all of coach Mike Bianco’s 22 years, after all of the ups and downs and heartbreaks and shut losses and tribulations and downright bummers, this is the crew that lastly brings a trophy again to Oxford.

Oklahoma Lands Commitment from Norman North Prospect

Oklahoma obtained a verbal dedication on Sunday from an area highschool star within the 2023 recruiting class. Chapman McKown, a operating again and return man at Norman North, introduced his verbal pledge to the Sooners through Twitter. McKown instructed AllSooners he was born and raised in Norman, however he hasn’t...

Man dies after boating incident on Lake Eufaula

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Saturday around 6 p.m., a deadly incident occurred on Lake Eufaula, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrol. A 2018 Moomba was being operated by a 22-year-old woman. Braxton G. Byrd, a 23-year-old man from Norman, was surfing behind the boat. Byrd fell off the surfboard into...
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OU football: 3-star 2023 linebacker Phil Picciotti commits to Sooners

Three-star class of 2023 linebacker Phil Picciotti announced his commitment to Oklahoma via Twitter on Monday. The No. 8 ranked player in Pennsylvania according to 247Sports' Composite rankings chose the Sooners over Michigan, Auburn and Nebraska. Picciotti's commitment comes over a month after he took an official visit to Norman...

OU Sooners Sports Minute

Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson selects the Mount Rushmore for OU women's sports. She selects four women who have made a huge impact on Sooner athletics. One Mount Rushmore is for softball — and the other is for all of OU women's sports. ... Former Sooner men's basketball coach Lon Kruger was selected for induction into the College Basketball Hall of Fame. ...  Oklahoman staff writer Justin Martinez takes a look at the draft stock of several players now that the College World Series is done. This article originally appeared on Oklahoman: OU Sooners Sports Minute