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February 22, 2015

Report: Adrian Peterson Wants to Play For Dallas Cowboys

Former Oklahoma and current Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly has made it known that he would like to play for the Cowboys, according to a report from Bleacher Report. But team officials have no desire to accommodate Peterson's trade demands.

The report said that Peterson has spoken with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to request a trade. Despite that, Spielman and other team officials will not entertain the idea of dealing Peterson to any team, "especially not to the Cowboys," per the report.

February 21, 2015

OU's Buddy Hield On Watch List For Jerry West Award

Oklahoma junior guard Buddy Hield is one of 16 members named to the watch list for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award. The announcement was made by The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hield leads the Big 12 Conference in scoring with 17.2 points per game. He is one of four Sooners among the top 15 in the league in field goal percentage, placing 13th with a .435 shooting mark. The junior ranks sixth in the Big 12 in free throw percentage (.791) and is fifth overall with 41 steals.

Named after Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual honor in its inaugural year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men’s college basketball. A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 16 candidates.
“As one of the best jump shooters to play the game, Jerry West’s drive for perfection is what set him apart,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “He is a basketball icon and we are delighted to be awarding this honor in his name.”

February 20, 2015

Jeff Fisher: Sam Bradford Ahead of Schedule on His Rehabilitation

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Friday that former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford is ahead of schedule on his rehabilitation, according to ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner.

Bradford sat out this season after tearing his ACL in a preseason game in August. He was limited to only seven games in 2013 with the same injury.

Fisher was also asked about a report that Bradford recently was granted permission to seek a trade. "I was surprised to hear that -- not surprised -- but no, that's inaccurate," Fisher said. "We talked about what our plans are for him." (SI.com)

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Judge Dismisses Suit to Release Joe Mixon Surveillance Video

A Cleveland County judge dismissed a lawsuit regarding a video that shows a physical dispute between Joe Mixon and Amelia Molitor.

The judge cites that the video does not "depict an arrest or show the cause of an arrest," because Mixon was never arrested by an officer. In August, Mixon appeared at the Cleveland County jail on his own and was then released.

The lawsuit was filed by Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters against the City of Norman and the Norman Police Department. OAB claims the city of Norman violates the Open Records Act by not releasing the video the public.

February 19, 2015

OU Spring Game Set For April 11

Kickoff for the OU Spring Game presented by U.S. Fleet Tracking is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

New for 2015, fans will be able to purchase tailgating cuisine from some of the area’s top food trucks as part of the Great Food Truck Tailgate. In addition to enjoying live music and kids' amusement rides, the OU Spring Sale will feature a number of vendors selling a wide variety of apparel and Sooners’ merchandise.

OU Football season ticket holders will be receiving information on how they can reserve their free tickets for the contest with their 2015 ticket renewal packet. Fans renewing their season tickets before Feb. 28 can extend their payments over four months without incurring any processing fees. The deadline for all season-ticket renewals is March 31.

Season ticket holders are eligible to request the same number of seats for the OU Spring Game as they have for regular season games. University of Oklahoma students will also receive free admission to the game by showing a current OU ID at the gate. OU Kids Club members will also receive complimentary admission.

It's Official: Diron Reynolds Named Defensive Line Coach

University of Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops named Diron Reynolds to his staff as defensive line coach Thursday. Reynolds most recently served at Stanford University following over a decade of coaching in the NFL ranks with Indianapolis, Miami and Minnesota.

“Diron is a great fit for our staff with his knowledge and ability to instruct the fundamentals we’ve been using in our defensive system,” said Stoops. “He’s an excellent teacher who learned from respected coaches on both the college and NFL level.”

“I’m thrilled to join Coach Stoops and his staff at the University of Oklahoma,” Reynolds said. “I’ve always respected the great tradition of Oklahoma Football, and it’s truly a blessing to join a team with such rich history and passionate fans. I can’t wait to get to Norman to begin working with the staff and the talented student-athletes at Oklahoma.”

Report: Sooners to Hire Diron Reynolds as Defensive Line Coach

Stanford staffer Diron Reynolds will become the new defensive line coach at Oklahoma, a source told FOX Sports.

A 1994 grad of Wake Forest, Reynolds had spent about a decade as an NFL assistant. Before his time at Stanford, Reynolds spent five seasons with the Vikings as an assistant defensive line coach. He spent the 2007 season with the Miami Dolphins as a defensive line coach and spent five seasons in Indianapolis as a member of Tony Dungy's staff, where he served as a defensive quality control coach. (FOX Sports)

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February 17, 2015

Baseball: Jake Elliott Tabbed Big 12 Pitcher of the Week


Sophomore right-handed pitcher Jake Elliott (Coppell, Texas) claimed Oklahoma baseball’s first weekly award of the season by being named the Big 12 Co-Pitcher of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Elliott shares this week’s award with Baylor’s Sean Spicer.

Elliott, the first righty to start opening day for the Sooners since 2011, pitched seven-scoreless innings and surrendered just two hits, while striking out four as he picked up the win in a 6-1 victory over Notre Dame.

Tennis: Sooners Crowned 2015 ITA National Indoor Champions

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Photo Credit: SoonerSports.com
The Oklahoma men’s tennis team claimed its first ever national indoor championship with a 4-2 victory over No. 1 USC in the finals of the 2015 ITA Men’s Team National Indoor Championship Monday afternoon in Chicago.

In a rematch of last year’s NCAA championship with the Trojans, the Sooners snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat in doubles, successfully defending six match points, to jump out to a 1-0 lead.

OU picked up singles wins from senior Dane Webb at No. 3 and junior Axel Alvarez at No. 2 to push the Sooners’ lead to 3-2. For the second day in a row, sophomore Alex Ghilea delivered the clinching point for OU, winning at No. 5 to give Oklahoma its first ever national indoor championship.

“These things are years and years in the making as far as effort goes," sixth year head coach John Roddick said. "It seems like a long time to get here. When you do, you have to enjoy it, and I think our guys are excited. For our program, it’s massive. I haven’t checked my phone, but it’s blowing up. Just to say that we’re national champions, just to put those two words together is a huge thing for any program, especially ours coming from where we did. To know that we belong, and that we can win this kind of tournament."

Doubles started slowly for the Sooners. At the No. 2 spot sophomore Andrew Harris and freshman Spencer Papa fell to the 38th-ranked duo of Max De Vroome and Eric Johnson 6-1. The Sooners were also down breaks at No. 1 and No. 3 and momentum was firmly with the Trojans.

Former Oklahoma RB Brennan Clay Arrested in Alleged Assault

Former University of Oklahoma running back Brennan Clay was arrested in January after an incident with his wife, according to Dallas County court records.

Authorities said Clay was arrested on Jan. 27. According to court documents, officers who were called to the home found the victim crying and upset. She said Clay had kicked in the door earlier and began arguing with her.


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