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July 22, 2014

Report: Adrian Peterson Marries Girlfriend

Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson recently tied the knot, according to TMZ.

The following from TMZ.com.

We spoke to AP's Peterson's rep who confirms the Minnesota Vikings running back recently tied the knot to girlfriend Ashley Brown.

The two were both wearing wedding rings at the Starkey Hearing Foundation gala in Minnesota this weekend -- and when a reporter asked Ashley for her last name, she replied, "Peterson."

We're told Adrian and Ashley have been on-and-off since Adrian's college days.
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Bob Stoops Talks About How Dorial Green-Beckham Ended Up At Oklahoma

There was a time when former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was reportedly headed to an FCS school like Eastern Illinois. There was even some thought that he could sit out a full year and then declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Instead the talented but troubled wideout wound up at Oklahoma and connections to his past life as a five-star, No. 1 recruit were a big reason why.

"First of all, I had a close relationship -- as did Coach Norvell, our receiver coach -- from recruiting Dorial personally as well as with his family," Sooners head coach Bob Stoops said at Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday. "And then through extensive conversations with the people at Missouri and our people, it was something that we felt the person that he is, the potential that he has as a young man and as an individual, that we felt the opportunity to give him a second chance at our place could serve him well and be great for his future and believe in him as a young man and what he's able to maybe continue to become.

Former Sooners Playing in National Pro Fastpitch League

Three members of the Oklahoma softball 2013 senior class have spent their summers playing in the National Pro Fastpitch League.

Keilani Ricketts and Jessica Shults are playing for the first-place USSSA Pride (20-8), while Michelle Gascoigne and the Chicago Bandits (17-9) are two games back in second place. All three players are in their second seasons with their respective organizations.

Shults has appeared in 13 of 28 games for the Pride, but in her limited time as posted an impressive batting line of .316/.435/.526 (batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage). She’s collected six hits in 19 at-bats with a double, home run, four walks and one sacrifice. She ranks third on the team in both OBP and OPS (on-base + slugging).

Bob Stoops: Blake Bell's Quarterbacking Days Are Over

When Blake Bell switched positions from quarterback to tight end, Oklahoma apparently said goodbye to the Belldozer.

Sooners coach Bob Stoops said Bell will no longer take snaps out of the short-yardage formation he made famous over the past three years. He will be a full-time tight end as a senior.

“No, not at all,” Stoops said when asked if Bell will continue seeing time at quarterback. “It’s funny that keeps coming up. When you look at him, he is the prototype tight end. He’s got great hands, great size. He can run.”

Report: Five-Star Defensive Prospect to Visit Oklahoma

Five-star defensive back Kendall Sheffield (Missouri City, Texas/Thurgood Marshall) is reportedly planning to visit University of Oklahoma next week according to ESPN's Gerry Hamilton.

Sheffield (6-0, 180) finished last season with 39 tackles and 3 interceptions. Entering his senior year, he's ranked No. 6 prospect in Texas and nation's No. 29 overall prospect according to 247Sports.com.

Sheffield is fielding offers from Alabama, LSU, Texas, Oklahoma State, among others.

Video: Bob Stoops at Big 12 Media Days

Full press conference of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops addressing the media at 2014 Big 12 media days.



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Transcript of Bob Stoops' Comments at Big 12 Media Days

Transcript of Bob Stoops' Comments at Big 12 Media Days

THE MODERATOR: Coach, welcome, and your opening comments.

COACH STOOPS: Okay. Great to be here, 2014, starting another year here in the Big 12. We're really excited, really, about what our team has done through the winter and spring, and we've had a great summer. So I know our guys are really anxious to get back on the field here next week. And I've got five great players down here with us.

On offense I've got senior tackle Daryl Williams, quarterback Trevor Knight. And then on defense I've got three seniors, two up front, Geneo Grissom, outside linebacker, and then defensive tackle Chuka Ndulue.

And then senior quarterback/nickel back Julian Wilson, who has been a three-year starter, going on three-year starter for us. So you'll get a chance to visit with them here soon. So open it up, I guess, for questions.

Bob Stoops at Big 12 Media Days

Live stream of 2014 Big 12 Media Days in Dallas, Texas.

Bob Stoops will address the media at 10:00 a.m./ET

Defensive Tackle Tyrell Jacobs Commits to OU


Rummel defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs sent out a series of tweets on Monday confirming that the rising senior has committed to Oklahoma.

Jacobs chose the Sooners over Mississippi State, Tennessee, Arizona, Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Miss.

July 19, 2014

Oklahoma Picked to Win Big 12

Oklahoma has been tabbed as the favorite to win its ninth Big 12 championship in the 2014 Big 12 Football Preseason Poll, voted on by media representatives who cover the conference.

Thursday’s announcement from the Big 12 marks the fourth time in the past five seasons that OU has been selected as the preseason favorite.

OU garnered 47 of the 56 first-place votes and 548 total points to top the preseason rankings. Baylor finished second in the rankings with 508 total points and nine first-place votes. The top five is rounded out by Kansas State (377), Texas (376) and Oklahoma State (312).