Per multiple reports, during the second quarter of last weekend’s game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys, a Cowboys equipment manager was assaulted by Sooners fans. The manager reported suffered a broken rib in the altercation.
“The OU Athletics Department is aware of the interaction during Saturday night’s game between some fans and an Oklahoma State team staff member,” the Sooners said in a statement. “The matter was immediately turned over to the OU Police Department and is under investigation with the athletics department’s full cooperation. No matter the outcome of the investigation, physical contact by any fan with an employee of any team is unacceptable. The department condemns the behavior of the involved fans, and once the individuals are identified, they will be banned from attending any future OU Athletics events.”
Talk about a tense rivalry.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Rearrange the schedule all you want, No. 20 Texas must keep winning to stay in Big 12 hunt
Austin American-Statesman: Tom Herman: Texas knows ‘that you can’t win ’em all till you win the first one’
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: It took Texas long enough to honor Julius Whittier, but we’ll take it
Austin American-Statesman: No. 19 Texas’ optimism cannot be masked: ‘Our guys feel like we can be really good’
Dallas Morning News: Tom Herman sings praises of QB Sam Ehlinger, 2017 recruiting class heading into Texas’ senior day
Dallas Morning News: While Texas vs. A&M is a thing of the past, the rivalry is alive and well for in-state recruiting
Dallas Morning News: With Big 12 destiny still in hand, Texas seniors reflect on four years on the Forty Acres
247Sports: Morning Brew: Oh, those 11 a.m. kicks, Julius Whittier and more
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jonathon Brooks prefers the underrated tag
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas extends five new offers on the 2021, 2022 recruiting trails
247Sports: Brenen Thompson aiming to lead Spearman to first state title
247Sports: 2022 quarterback Conner Weigman excited about Texas offer
247Sports: Mike at Night: Why elite prospects keep leaving the state
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Matt Campell’s Iowa State team could be best in school history
Our Daily Bears: With three games remaining, Baylor football needs positive momentum going into the offseason
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia now set to face South Dakota State in men’s basketball opener
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: The current state of Tennessee football and Hugh Freeze are made for each other
SB Nation: Our experts preview the top 25 men’s college basketball teams
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- As was the case earlier this year prior to the 2020 college football season, the 2020-2021 Texas Longhorns basketball season will come with its own COVID-era safety measures, such as cleaning and sanitization standards, as well as who’s eligible to buy tickets this year. You can read more at Texas Sports’ official safety measures statement at the link.
- Let the folks at the Austin American-Statesman’s HookEm.com crew break down what, exactly, is at stake in this weekend’s showdown against the Iowa State Hawkeyes.