The Norman Transcript

Breaking News

Sports

May 15, 2013

Sooners will face Aggies in Big 12/SEC challenge

NORMAN — The Big 12 and Southeastern Conferences announced a four-season annual men’s basketball challenge that will begin during the 2013-14 season.

Oklahoma’s first game in the series was already on the schedule. It will face Texas A&M Dec. 21 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

The game was already on the Sooners’ schedule. It was the second part of a two-game series with the Aggies that began with OU’s 64-54 win in the 2012 All-College Classic in Oklahoma City.

The majority of the Big 12/SEC Challenge games are scheduled for Dec. 2-6, but the OU-Texas A&M game will take place outside the four-day series window due to scheduling issues.

“The Big 12 is excited to enter into another partnership with the SEC,” Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. “It will add more quality opponents to our schools’ annually strong non-conference schedules and provide an additional avenue to showcase some outstanding intersectional matchups.”

In future years, the two conferences will work with ESPN to schedule all games across consecutive days. ESPN will televise all 10 games on it networks. Start times and television broadcast information will be announced at a later date.

This will be the first “challenge” event for Big 12 men’s basketball since a four-year series with the Pac-10 ran from 2007-10. The Big 12 had a 28-20 advantage in games played in that event.

The Sooners also are slated to meet SEC member Arkansas this season.

Here are the rest of the Big 12/SEC Challenge games:

· Nov. 14: Texas Tech at Alabama

· Dec. 2: Vanderbilt at Texas, Auburn at Iowa State

· Dec. 5: Mississippi at Kansas State, West Virginia at Missouri, TCU at Mississippi State

· Dec. 6: South Carolina at Oklahoma State, Baylor vs. Kentucky (Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas)

· Dec. 10: Kansas at Florida

· Dec. 21: Oklahoma vs. Texas A&M (Toyota Center, Houston, Texas)

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Sports
  • _Y_R3186 Sooners succumb to Longhorns in run-rule shutout

    Oklahoma had its chances. The Sooners put eight runners on base Friday night against Texas, several times with no outs. And stranded every one of them....

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • OU draws even in rout of West Virginia

    As Oklahoma’s players jogged back to the dugout following the top of the first inning against West Virginia, no one appeared overly excited. It was the classic case of masking the emotions....

    April 19, 2014

  • North’s Barrett on track for great stuff

    It was after the guy working the PA at John Jacobs Field Friday afternoon understood The Norman Transcript was in the house when he began singing the praises of Norman North’s Ben Barrett....

    April 19, 2014

  • Pistons Thunder Basketball Thunder set to take on unlikely rival in Memphis

    It’s become an unlikely rivalry. There is no reason for Oklahoma City and Memphis to have an ongoing feud, except that they do and the numbers seem to bear it out....

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sooners advance to Super Six

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Oklahoma, Georgia and LSU advanced to the Super Six of the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships....

    April 19, 2014

  • Woodard powers through

    For most of Friday afternoon, Norman North’s Haley Woodard, the day after notching a goal and an assist against Edmond Santa Fe, was lying down and feeling  sick under the North track and field team’s canopy at John Jacobs Field....

    April 19, 2014

  • Can the Heat flip the switch?

    MIAMI — LeBron James was walking down the hallway that the Miami Heat call “Championship Alley” a few minutes after last season’s NBA Finals, when he decided the time was right to send a message. It wasn’t for his fans....

    April 19, 2014

  • No April, May or June Madness in NBA

    AP National Writer ATLANTA — If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The NBA? No way....

    April 19, 2014

  • Warriors and Clippers take mutual dislike into playoff series

    LOS ANGELES — As much as the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors don’t like each other, they’re a lot alike in some ways....

    April 19, 2014

  • OU V Texas Casey sparks Sooners at the plate against Longhorns

    Oklahoma put runners in scoring position all night, but midway through Thursday’s series opener against Texas, the Sooners couldn’t do much with them. Heading into the bottom of the fifth, they had stranded a handful of runners, including ...

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

Facebook