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October 30, 2014

Joe Mixon Reaches Plea Deal, Avoids Jail Time

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon issued an apology and entered an Alford plea to a misdemeanor charge for punching a woman at a Norman restaurant on July 25.

In an Alford plea, a defendant can maintain that he is innocent but allow a court to pronounce him guilty, acknowledging that sufficient evidence exists for a jury to find him guilty.

Mixon received a one-year deferred sentence, will be responsible for 100 hours of community service and will have to partake in cognitive behavior counseling. He entered an Alford plea on the charge of acts resulting in gross injury/outraging public decency.

October 29, 2014

WBB: Sooner Scrimmage Set For Thursday

Join the OU Women’s Basketball team for its annual scrimmage at the Lloyd Noble Center Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Admission is free for the event and doors will open at 5 p.m.

The event will allow fans a sneak preview of the Sooners - which includes seven returnees, two returning redshirts and six newcomers – for an intrasquad scrimmage. OU head coach Sherri Coale, in her 19th year at the helm, will introduce the squad and wear a microphone during the event to describe the action on the court.

Fans of all ages attending the event are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes and kids 12 and under will be able to Trick-or-Treat with the Sooners around the Lloyd Noble Center concourse.

Additionally, the 2014-15 schedule poster will be given away and the 6th Man Award will be presented.

Members of the Fast Break Club are invited to remain afterwards for their annual autograph session and pizza dinner with the team following the event.

To join the OU Fast Break Club, call the OU women's basketball office at (405) 325-8322. Benefits of membership include an OU Women’s Basketball newsletter and media guide, invitations to select pre-season and post-season events including luncheons with Sherri Coale, and the opportunity to play in the Fast Break Club Golf Tournament.

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Report: Surveillance Video of Joe Mixon Altercation Will Not Be Released As Scheduled

Surveillance video showing an altercation involving freshman Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon and a female at a Norman, Oklahoma restaurant will not be released as scheduled, according to a local media report.

It's unclear when the video will be released to the public, it was scheduled to be released on November 1st by the Cleveland County District Attorney's office after multiple open records request by members of the media.

Mixon, 18, who was originally scheduled for trial on October 27th, is now expected for a jury trial mid-January of 2015.

October 28, 2014

Cross Country: Sooners Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

Led by junior Brandon Doughty and sophomore Kelsey McKee, who received special recognition for 4.00 grade point averages, eight members of the University of Oklahoma men’s and women’s cross country teams were named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Cross Country Team, the conference announced Tuesday.

Senior Alex Deir (communication), Doughty (multidisciplinary studies), sophomore Eric Graf (communication), sophomore Elena Arriaza (health and exercise science), McKee (Spanish) and sophomore Bryce Perry (management) earned first-team honors while sophomore Jacob Burcham(mechanical engineering) and sophomore Kyle Polman (accounting) were named to the second team.

It is Doughty’s third consecutive appearance on the first team and Graf’s first appearance with the first team after being named to the second team in 2013 as a redshirt freshman. McKee, Perry, Arriaza, Burcham and Polman were named to the Big 12 Rookie All-Academic team as true freshmen in 2014 for cross country and track and field.

October 27, 2014

VIDEO: Bob Stoops Press Conference (Week 9)


The Sooners head coach Bob Stoops talks about how his team will move forward after a second tough loss, and looks ahead to a morning matchup with Iowa State.

Video via NEWSOK.com

October 26, 2014

Gerald McCoy Signs Mega Extension Worth Nearly $100M

Tampa Bay announced on Saturday that star defensive tackle and former Sooner Gerald McCoy signed a seven-year extension. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the pact is worth up to $98 million with a base of $95.2 million and $51.5 million in guarantees, according to a source who has seen the contract.

The deal keeps McCoy under contract in Tampa through 2021 and -- for now -- maintains him as the league's highest-paid defensive tackle.

It's a massive amount of money for a player set to anchor Tampa's defense for years to come. Rapoport was told that McCoy and the Bucs exchanged countless proposals, working tirelessly on the extension since before training camp. Both sides wanted this to happen. (NFL.com)

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October 23, 2014

Prosecution's Request to Remove Judge From Adrian Peterson Case Denied

A Texas judge swept aside a possible block Wednesday to a Dec. 1 trial for former Sooner and Minnesota Vikings MVP Adrian Peterson’s felony child abuse case.

Retired Texas Judge Jeff Walker declined the prosecution’s request to take Judge Kelly Case off the case.

Montgomery County, Texas, prosecutors had claimed Case is biased against their office. District Attorney Brett Ligon noted that Case had recently referred to him as a “media whore.” Peterson’s defense attorneys wanted to keep Case on the bench, saying the prosecutor hadn’t met the high standard necessary to remove the judge.

Baseball: Free Halloween Game to be Played Oct. 30

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The University of Oklahoma baseball team and head coach Pete Hughes invite the community out to L. Dale Mitchell Park for the team’s Second Annual ALS Awareness Halloween Game on Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 pm. Admission is free for fans and kids of all ages, who are encouraged to arrive in costume. The Sooners will take the field for an intra-squad scrimmage dressed in costume for the event.

Kids attending the game in costume will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat at the field and meet with players. Kids in costume will also be invited down to the field for a picture with the team at the conclusion of the game. Gates will open at 5:00 pm.

Last year an estimated 600 fans were on hand as familiar characters from Monsters, Inc., The Flintstones, Batman and Robin and more played between the lines. The game is the centerpiece of OU’s #StrikeoutALS campaign. The game will count as one of the team’s community service projects in its 2014-15 19 Ways campaign, an effort to impact the Norman community in 19 different ways throughout the academic year.

October 22, 2014

Coach Sherri Coale and Players Talk Upcoming Season at Annual OU Media Day

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The Oklahoma women’s basketball team officially began the 2014-2015 season with its first official practice on the floor of the Lloyd Noble Center Monday.

Head coach Sherri Coale and the Sooners gathered with members of the media in the Chesapeake Courtside Club above the practice facility of the Lloyd Noble Center for the Sooners’ annual media day before hitting the hardwood for their first full practice of the year.

“We have had a couple of training camps,” Coale said. “We have a defensive training camp and an offensive training camp where we go four days a week for each. That’s the look that we have had primarily. They have great energy; they seem to have a great deal of confidence and great chemistry together. We’re just young, unproven and we have to earn our way.”

The Sooners’ fifteen-person roster features five freshmen and six sophomores. Many of those youngsters are expected to play key roles for the Coale’s squad. One place that youth will be on display is at point guard, where freshman Gabbi Ortiz, sophomore T’ona Edwards and redshirt sophomore Maddie Manning are competing for the starting job.

Ford, Walker Expected to Return to Practice This Week

OU coach Bob Stoops anticipates running back Keith Ford returning to practice this week. Defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said defensive lineman Charles Walker is expected to return from a sprained knee this week, too.

The Sooners have been without Ford for the last four games. He was their leading rusher in the first three games, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and scoring five touchdowns.

Walker hasn’t played since suffering a knee sprain against Tulsa on Sept. 6. (Norman Transcript)

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