February 5, 2016

OU Baseball Fourth in Big 12 Coaches Poll

The University of Oklahoma baseball team placed fourth in the Big 12 Coaches Preseason Poll as announced by the conference office on Thursday morning. The Sooners received 45 points on their way to their highest position since being the league’s preseason favorite in 2013.

Last season, Oklahoma went 34-27 overall and finished third in the Big 12 with a 13-11 conference record, including series wins at Texas, Kansas State and West Virginia as well as home series wins over Texas Tech and Kansas.

Ty Darlington Accepts Bobby Bowden Fellowship of Christian Athletes Award

Ty Darlington is going to need a bigger mantel.

For the third time in three months, the former Oklahoma football center was bestowed a national honor Tuesday when he received the 2015 Bobby Bowden Award, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, during a lunch ceremony in downtown Oklahoma City that featured the award's namesake.

Already the recipient of the National Football Foundation's Campbell Trophy as the nation's most outstanding football scholar-athlete, and the Wuerffel Trophy, which is college football's premier award for community service, Darlington claimed the Bowden Award as the Football Bowl Subdivision player "who epitomizes a student-athlete." The Bowden Award winner "must conduct himself as a faith model in the classroom, on the field, on campus and in the community, and must carry at least a 3.0 GPA."

February 4, 2016

Graduate Assistant Chip Viney Named Special Teams Quality Control Coach

Oklahoma defensive graduate assistant coach Courtney “Chip” Viney will stay with the program as a special teams quality control coach, Bob Stoops announced Wednesday.

Viney had been a graduate assistant the last three years, and his time as a GA had run out, as he recently graduated with a master’s degree.

W Gymnastics: OU Trio Sweeps Weekly Big 12 Honors

Following an impressive showing at the Metroplex Challenge last weekend, three members of the No. 2 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team have swept the Big 12 weekly awards, the conference announced Tuesday.

Junior Chayse Capps picked up the Gymnast of the Week award, while junior McKenzie Wofford was named the Event Specialist of the Week and freshman Nicole Lehrmann earned Newcomer of the Week accolades.

February 3, 2016

University of Oklahoma Athletics Sets GPA Record, Ties Another

The 2015 fall semester was, yet again, a record-setting one for University of Oklahoma student-athletes in the classroom.

The Sooners set an OU Athletics Department standard by achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better for the eighth straight semester. The department's 3.06 cumulative GPA also tied the fall 2013 and fall 2014 marks as the highest in recorded school history.

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