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June 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops' home was burglarized early Wednesday morning, with the thieves making off with a car and other smaller items, police said. According to ESPN.com, the police department has leads in what it is considering a first-degree burglary. Norman, Okla., police Lt. Eric Lehenbauer told the Oklahoman newspaper that several members of Stoops' family were home during the robbery, but no one was harmed. It is not clear whether Stoops himself was at home at the time.
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September 27, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
It's time to get ready-set-hut for two of Saturday's marquee games: Oklahoma at Notre Dame and Mississippi at Alabama. Both are intriguing and consequential, with all four schools dripping with pedigree. The teams enter with an average Associated Press ranking of 14.5 and a combined 12-1 record. You just can't call either game a "rivalry," because that implies competition that goes back and forth. This is not Ali versus Frazier. There's a chance historical momentum can get shifted between now and Saturday's sunset, but for now the story lines all lean toward lopsided.
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December 31, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
The last time Garrett Hartley attempted a field goal in an actual game was more than a year ago, kicking for his high school team in the Texas state championship. Forty-five yards. Wide left. "We lost," he said. The next time Hartley lines up for a kick, the national championship of college football could hang in the balance. That's because Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops has decided to go with the freshman when the second-ranked Sooners face top-ranked USC in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday.
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June 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Oklahoma football Coach Bob Stoops' home was burglarized early Wednesday morning, with the thieves making off with a car and other smaller items, police said. According to ESPN.com, the police department has leads in what it is considering a first-degree burglary. Norman, Okla., police Lt. Eric Lehenbauer told the Oklahoman newspaper that several members of Stoops' family were home during the robbery, but no one was harmed. It is not clear whether Stoops himself was at home at the time.
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December 31, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
Every season about this time, Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops is mentioned in connection with some high-profile coaching job that has opened up around the country. And every season, Stoops says he isn't going anywhere. On Thursday, however, he left the door open a crack. Days before his team will face top-ranked USC in the Orange Bowl, Stoops was asked if Nick Saban's getting nearly $5 million a year to coach the Miami Dolphins stirred any thoughts of going to the NFL. His answer?
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October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
norman, okla. -- Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford wasn't sure how his injured shoulder would hold up to a full day's work. After 49 throws in No. 19 Oklahoma's 33-7 win against Baylor on Saturday, Bradford is ready for next week's rivalry game against No. 2 Texas in Dallas. "I think that's something that we were all curious around here is how I would react to 3 1/2 -4 hours in my pads, on and off, not throwing the whole time, kind of sitting on the bench, coming back and making some throws," Bradford said.
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January 4, 2005 | David Wharton And Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
It is no secret that the difference between last season's Oklahoma team and the one that faces USC in the Orange Bowl tonight is a balanced offense. Last season, the Sooners were not much of a threat on the ground, relying almost entirely on hobbled quarterback Jason White. Now, running back Adrian Peterson has become the focal point of the Sooner attack, which has allowed the team to keep opposing defenses off-balance.
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December 31, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
If USC beats Michigan in Thursday's Rose Bowl to earn Associated Press national championship honors, Sunday night's Sugar Bowl game between Oklahoma and Louisiana State will be for some -- not all -- of the marbles, half of the enchilada, the kit but not the caboodle. Despite its bowl championship series title tag, the Oklahoma-LSU winner would earn only a share of the national championship, thus diminishing the Sugar Bowl in the eyes of many. But not Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops.
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September 27, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
It's time to get ready-set-hut for two of Saturday's marquee games: Oklahoma at Notre Dame and Mississippi at Alabama. Both are intriguing and consequential, with all four schools dripping with pedigree. The teams enter with an average Associated Press ranking of 14.5 and a combined 12-1 record. You just can't call either game a "rivalry," because that implies competition that goes back and forth. This is not Ali versus Frazier. There's a chance historical momentum can get shifted between now and Saturday's sunset, but for now the story lines all lean toward lopsided.
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December 31, 2004 | T.J. Simers
I was up at 8 a.m., 5 a.m. your time, because Uncle Pete was going to address the media, and as all Trojan diehards know, he's the smartest guy around these days. Of course, like his team's defense in most games, he's a slow starter, and quite boring as I learned before making the necessary adjustment to liven up the proceedings. While he warmed up, I thumbed through some of the other stories on the upcoming Orange Bowl and noticed Berry Tramel from the Daily Oklahoman had put together a list of top coaching records in big-time college football since 2000.
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October 11, 2009 | Associated Press
norman, okla. -- Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford wasn't sure how his injured shoulder would hold up to a full day's work. After 49 throws in No. 19 Oklahoma's 33-7 win against Baylor on Saturday, Bradford is ready for next week's rivalry game against No. 2 Texas in Dallas. "I think that's something that we were all curious around here is how I would react to 3 1/2 -4 hours in my pads, on and off, not throwing the whole time, kind of sitting on the bench, coming back and making some throws," Bradford said.
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January 4, 2005 | David Wharton And Helene Elliott, Times Staff Writers
It is no secret that the difference between last season's Oklahoma team and the one that faces USC in the Orange Bowl tonight is a balanced offense. Last season, the Sooners were not much of a threat on the ground, relying almost entirely on hobbled quarterback Jason White. Now, running back Adrian Peterson has become the focal point of the Sooner attack, which has allowed the team to keep opposing defenses off-balance.
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December 31, 2004 | T.J. Simers
I was up at 8 a.m., 5 a.m. your time, because Uncle Pete was going to address the media, and as all Trojan diehards know, he's the smartest guy around these days. Of course, like his team's defense in most games, he's a slow starter, and quite boring as I learned before making the necessary adjustment to liven up the proceedings. While he warmed up, I thumbed through some of the other stories on the upcoming Orange Bowl and noticed Berry Tramel from the Daily Oklahoman had put together a list of top coaching records in big-time college football since 2000.
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December 31, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
The last time Garrett Hartley attempted a field goal in an actual game was more than a year ago, kicking for his high school team in the Texas state championship. Forty-five yards. Wide left. "We lost," he said. The next time Hartley lines up for a kick, the national championship of college football could hang in the balance. That's because Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops has decided to go with the freshman when the second-ranked Sooners face top-ranked USC in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday.
SPORTS
December 31, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
Every season about this time, Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops is mentioned in connection with some high-profile coaching job that has opened up around the country. And every season, Stoops says he isn't going anywhere. On Thursday, however, he left the door open a crack. Days before his team will face top-ranked USC in the Orange Bowl, Stoops was asked if Nick Saban's getting nearly $5 million a year to coach the Miami Dolphins stirred any thoughts of going to the NFL. His answer?
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December 31, 2003 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
If USC beats Michigan in Thursday's Rose Bowl to earn Associated Press national championship honors, Sunday night's Sugar Bowl game between Oklahoma and Louisiana State will be for some -- not all -- of the marbles, half of the enchilada, the kit but not the caboodle. Despite its bowl championship series title tag, the Oklahoma-LSU winner would earn only a share of the national championship, thus diminishing the Sugar Bowl in the eyes of many. But not Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops.
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January 4, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden admitted after Wednesday's 13-2 loss to Oklahoma that his team may have been overconfident after being installed as a double-digit favorite in the Orange Bowl. "I mean, you know, everybody talked about how many pros we got," Bowden said. "I thought we played, offensively especially, that we had been reading our clippings a little bit. That is the way it looked and I am probably correct on that."
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January 3, 2001 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden reacted angrily to Ohio State's firing of Cooper. "It's reached an extreme I wished it never reached," Bowden said of his profession. "It's too easy to fire a coach now." The 71-year-old Bowden doesn't have to worry about job security, but he worries about the standards being set for today's coaches. "When you used to go to a bowl, it was a great honor to go to a bowl," Bowden said. "Now, you get fired for going to a bowl."
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