Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bob Stoops Impressed With OU Softball's Championship Run

Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops took time to answer a few questions from The Oklahoman while attending game 1 of the WCWS Finals.

From The Oklahoman:
Q. What's your impression of this OU softball team?
A. "I love watching them. It's fun. This is an exciting game to watch. I might want to watch it more than baseball. It goes a little quicker for my pace. I want things happening, and they do a good job."
Q. What do you make of this 31-game win streak?
A. "Again, give Patty and her staff for being able to touch the right buttons. And her team, to receive the right message and want to play the way they do and with a young team. You've got to give them all the credit in the world. They're on a great run, and I just wish them the best of luck finishing. They can do it."

The Sooners play Auburn in game 2 of WCWS tonight at 7 p.m./CT on ESPN and Wednesday (game 3 if necessary) at 6 p.m./CT on ESPN.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Big 12 Reverses Course: QB Baker Mayfield Will Be Eligible in 2017

In a reverse of a vote a day earlier, the Big 12's Faculty Athletic Representatives voted 7-3 Thursday to pass a rule change allowing Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield to continue his Sooners career into 2017.

Without the passage of a rule change, Mayfield would've been considered a senior by the Big 12 in the upcoming season but would've had the ability to transfer outside of the conference after graduation to compete for another year in 2017.

Report: Big 12 Reconsidering "Baker Mayfield Rule"

The Big 12 is reconsidering a potential rule change regarding transfers for walk-ons less than a day after conference faculty representatives failed to reach a majority vote on the measure.

The new rule-change proposal will have "different language" than the original proposal, according to a report by ESPN's Jake Trotter.

From ESPN.com:
One day after voting down a rule proposal that would've made quarterback Baker Mayfield eligible at Oklahoma for the 2017 season, the Big 12 is reconsidering the rule change with different language, several sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

The rule-change proposal, which failed to generate the necessary majority to pass after a 5-5 vote Wednesday among the Big 12's faculty athletic representatives, would've allowed walk-ons to transfer within the Big 12 without losing a season of eligibility.

Sources said part of the new language being discussed would allow a walk-on's school to offer a scholarship to keep him. If the walk-on then still elected to transfer within the conference, the player would face the league's transfer eligibility restrictions.


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Big 12 Fails to Pass "Baker Mayfield Rule"
Baker Mayfield May Get Extra Year of Eligibility

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Softball: Paige Parker Headlines OU's All-American Trio

For the fourth time in the last five seasons the Oklahoma softball team has at least three representatives on the NFCA All-American teams, released Wednesday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Sophomore Paige Parker was named to the All-America First Team, while senior Erin Miller and freshman Shay Knighten were each selected to the All-America Second Team. OU was one of nine teams to have at least three All-Americans, and it’s the sixth consecutive season that OU has had at least one member on the first team.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Former Sooner Rickey Dixon Makes College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame announced the 2017 ballot on Wednesday and former University of Oklahoma standout Rickey Dixon earned a spot as one of 75 players listed from the Football Bowl Subdivision.

A 1987 consensus All-American, Dixon became the first Sooner to win the Jim Thorpe Award, given to college football's top defensive back. He earned first-team All-Big Eight honors as a junior and senior in 1986 and '87, and finished his career with 170 total tackles and 17 interceptions. The 17 career interceptions are one shy of the OU record while his nine picks in 1987 still stand as the school single-season standard.

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