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After a challenging season, Houston’s Oliver working toward draft day

By Justin Byers | @Justin_A_Byers

Sports Capital Journalism Program

INDIANAPOLIS — A year ago, Ed Oliver, the 2017 Outland Trophy winner from the University of Houston, was the anticipated number one overall pick of the 2018 National Football League Draft. Now, Oliver is not a clear-cut favorite to be a top pick.

“People have me […]

Mayfield’s ‘Wild Ride’ Ends With Heartbreak in Rose Bowl Thriller

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

PASADENA, Calif. –– The second he heard the sound, he knew.

The second he saw it––the ball flying sideways, flat, short and too far to the right––it took no time at all for Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield to realize the reality that was settling in.

The game had […]

Riley Looks to Add Rose Bowl to First-Year Successes

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

Sports Capital Journalism Program

LOS ANGELES –– For a few seconds during his career debut as his team’s head coach, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley simply stood on the sidelines, waiting for the game to continue after the University of Texas at El Paso was called for a holding on third down […]

For the Roses, and a Spot in Atlanta: Who Will Advance?

By Sarah Bahr and Alaa Abdeldaiem | @smbahr14 @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

PASADENA, Calif. – The 104th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will feature programs appearing for just the second time in their histories. Oklahoma, which won here in 2003, and Georgia, which won 75 years ago, will meet in a semifinal of the College Football […]

Oklahoma, Georgia Key to Supreme Court Ruling

By Alaa Abdeldaiem | @Abdeldaiem_Alaa

Sports Capital Journalism Program

LOS ANGELES –– As the University of Oklahoma and the University of Georgia prepare to meet in Monday afternoon’s Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, Andrew Coats, Dean Emeritus of the College of Law at Oklahoma, is aware of the headlines surrounding the game’s national […]