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August 1, 2014

Former Sooner Adrian Peterson Invited Kids From His Hometown Palestine, TX to Vikings Training Camp

Perhaps a first-round draft choice in 2024 was on hand Friday at Vikings training camp.

Adrian Peterson sure hopes so.

The former Sooner great and current Vikings running back has started an athletic association in his hometown of Palestine, Texas, which features the All Day elite football team, a moniker derived from the 2012 NFL MVP's nickname. At training camp at Minnesota State-Mankato for a few days this week are 10 players from that team, four them Peterson's cousins.

"It's cool giving these young kids an opportunity to experience something that they haven't experienced before," Peterson said. "You never know, it might be something as simple as this that inspires them. It might be just what they need to continue to push them. ... It can be life-changing for them."

Oklahoma Waiting on Paperwork From Mizzou to File Waiver For Green-Beckham

The Sooners brought Dorial Green-Beckham in to help him, given his troubles at Missouri, but also to play him. They’re trying to get him an NCAA eligibility waiver so he doesn’t have to sit out the 2014 season like most FBS transfers.

The problem as of Wednesday night? OU hasn’t been able to file the waiver request because officials are waiting on one last bit of paperwork from Missouri. Green-Beckham’s former school has been cooperative with his new one generally, but now must help once more.

The timeline is critical, given that the Sooners are ultimately at the NCAA’s mercy here.

July 31, 2014

Bob Stoops on His Criticism of the SEC: "I'm Just Stating The Facts"

Toby Rowland introduced Bob Stoops to the Sooner Caravan crowd Wednesday evening as “the man who singlehandedly shut up the SEC.”

During a recent trip to Bristol, Conn., last week, Stoops participated in ESPN’s “car wash,” during which he appeared on several of the network’s television and radio programs and defended his comments about the SEC. Stoops also specifically mentioned Texas A&M’s weak nonconference schedule on one program.

“I'm just stating facts,” Stoops said Wednesday. “I'm not lying about anything, making anything else.

Oklahoma Ranked No. 3 In Preseason Coaches Poll



2014 Amway Coaches Poll (Preseason)
1. Florida State – 1543 (56)
2. Alabama – 1455
3. Oklahoma – 1382 (3)
4. Oregon – 1314 (1)
5. Auburn – 1271
6. Ohio State – 1267 (1)
7. UCLA - 1085
8. Michigan State - 1050
9. South Carolina – 1009 (1)
10. Baylor - 96511. Stanford - 955
12. Georgia - 905
13. LSU - 833
14. Wisconsin - 654
15. USC - 627
16. Clemson - 535
17. Notre Dame - 509
18. Arizona State - 358
19. Ole Miss - 346
20. Texas A&M - 266
21. Kansas State - 25722. Nebraska - 228
23. North Carolina - 175
24. Texas - 14325. Washington - 142

Receiving votes: Missouri (126), Florida (122), Central Florida (102), Mississippi State (74), Oklahoma State (56), TCU (54), Michigan (53), Iowa (49), Miami (45), Duke (41), Louisville (32), Marshall (27), BYU (18), Boise State (13), Louisiana-Lafayette (12), Virginia Tech (12), Texas Tech (8), Minnesota (6), Cincinnati (6), Northwestern (5), Oregon State (4), Fresno State (4), Georgia Tech (2), Houston (2), Arkansas (1), Arizona (1) Northern Illinois (1)

Joe Mixon Investigation Being Hampered By People Pretending To Be Witnesses

The alleged victim in the assault case involving OU freshman running back Joe Mixon is recovering from surgery and now getting death threats.

By now the girl's name and face have been in the spotlight across the country. She's 20 year old Amelia Molitor.

No arrest warrant has been issued for Mixon, because investigators are still working the case, but there are a few bizarre developments they've had to deal with in such a high-profile investigation.

July 30, 2014

Oklahoma Running Back Joe Mixon Suspended From Team

Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon has been suspended from participating in football related activities after an altercation at a sandwich shop in Norman early in the morning last Friday.

An attorney for Mixon, Matt Swain, released that information to News 9 Wednesday afternoon. The University is expected to release a statement on the suspension later Wednesday evening. (News9.com)

UPDATED: University of Oklahoma Athletics Department's statement regarding Joe Mixon: "Joe Mixon is not reporting for team activities at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation."

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Kurt Warner on Sam Bradford: It's Time to Develop Confidence

Kurt Warner and former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford couldn't have taken paths any different to become the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams than the ones that ultimately landed them in the position.

But that doesn't mean Warner can't understand what Bradford goes through in his efforts to prove the job should belong to him well into the future.

In evaluating Bradford, Warner points to the need for an improved supporting cast that's existed almost since his arrival in St. Louis as the No. 1 overall pick in 2010.

Norman PD: Mixon Investigation Ongoing, No Arrest Imminent

The investigation involving Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon could last another week or more, a Norman Police official said Wednesday.

“We are not closer to making an arrest,” Norman Police captain Todd Gibson told the Tulsa World in an e-mail. “and would anticipate having documentation to the Cleveland County District Attorney sometime late next week.”

Oklahoma, Houston to Meet in 2016 Opener

University of Oklahoma will open the 2016 college football season against University of Houston in Advocare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston, according to multiple reports.

The two schools are in the process of finalizing the agreement.

This will be the third meeting between the schools. The Sooners won the previous two matchups, 63-14 in 2004 and 40-14 in the 1981 Sun Bowl.

July 29, 2014

Andrew Howe, Kendric Maple Join OU Wrestling Staff

University of Oklahoma head wrestling coach Mark Cody has announced the addition of two former OU student-athletes and NCAA champions to his coaching staff. Andrew Howe has been hired as an assistant coach, while Kendric Maple will serve as a volunteer assistant coach.

Both Howe and Maple are coming off impressive and decorated collegiate careers. Howe is a four-time All-American, while Maple earned three such honors. The duo joins assistant coach Michael Lightner, who is also an NCAA champion and four-time All-American.

“Our goal through this process was to try to cover every weight class. I think we’ve done that, and we’ve done that with quality people,” Cody said. “With the addition of Andrew and Kendric, we now have three coaches on staff who have met the goals we want for all of our student-athletes. They are all NCAA champions, and all have graduated from the University of Oklahoma with excellent GPAs.