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Sooners Celebrate Half a Big 12 Title

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- On Thursday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops gathered his team and informed the players that if they beat TCU on Saturday, they would be receiving championship rings and hats, regardless of what happened later in the evening. 

Stoops, fresh off coaching the Sooners to a 24-17 win to clinch at least a share of the Big 12 title, received the customary Gatorade shower as time expired. 

Oklahoma's win gives the Sooners an 8-1 record in Big 12 play, which will be the same record as Kansas State if the Wildcats beat Texas later tonight. The problem? Kansas State beat Oklahoma on the Sooners' home field in September. Oklahoma State won the Big 12 title outright in 2011, the first season without a championship game. If Kansas State wins tonight, it...

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