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June 3, 2015

Vest, Robin Receive Prentice Gautt Scholarship

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Recent University of Oklahoma graduates Jessica Vest (softball) and Alec Robin (men’s gymnastics) were among the 20 student-athletes from Big 12 Conference schools who were named recipients of the 2014-15 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship, the league office announced Tuesday.

The scholarships are named in honor of the late Dr. Prentice Gautt, a former Big 12 Conference staff member and student services' pioneer who passed away in March 2005. Gautt, who earned his undergraduate degree from OU in 1960, broke new ground in 1956 as the first African-American football student-athlete at the university under Hall of Fame head coach Bud Wilkinson.

A two-time All-Big Eight Conference football selection and CoSIDA Academic All-American, Gautt played professionally for the Cleveland Browns in 1960 and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1961-67.

June 2, 2015

OU Baseball: Tasin an Olerud Award Semifinalist


University of Oklahoma baseball's Robert Tasin (Klein, Texas) has been named a semifinalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, presented by the College Baseball Foundation. Tasin, a right-handed pitcher and left-handed hitter, is one of 10 players to land on the semi-finalist list.

The award is given annually to the nationals top combo pitcher-position player. Olerud, a first baseman and left-handed pitcher at Washington State from 1987-89, was a consensus All-American and the Baseball America Player of the Year in 1988. A third round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 1989, Olerud went on to a 17-year career in Major League Baseball and in 2007 was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

As a fifth-year senior, Tasin emerged as the most consistent performer in the Sooners’ rotation. He posted a 9-2 record with a 2.52 earned run average and .222 batting average against, while striking out 57 in 78.2 innings of work. At the plate, Tasin hit .260 (26-for-100) with 19 runs batted in.

June 1, 2015

Kickoff Times Announced For Akron, Tulsa Games


The Big 12 Conference announced Monday two television designations and one kickoff time for the University of Oklahoma's 2015 football season.

The Sooners' season opener at home against Akron on Sept. 5 (time TBA) will be televised on a pay-per-view basis by FOX Sports Oklahoma. OU's Sept. 19 home contest versus Tulsa will start at 11 a.m. CT and be televised by FOX Sports 1.

The 2015 opener will mark OU's first-ever meeting on the gridiron against Akron. The Sooners are 2-0 in previous games against Mid-American Conference teams. OU beat Bowling Green 40-24 on Sept. 4, 2004, and handled Ball State 62-6 on Oct. 1, 2011. Both games were played at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

May 29, 2015

Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione Remains Fully Confident In Bob Stoops

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione remains firmly in support of Bob Stoops, the winningest coach in the history of the program.

“I’m very confident in what Coach Stoops has done,” Castiglione said. “And I’m very appreciative of continued opportunity to have him serve as our head football coach.

“He doesn’t need me to underscore all the good things that he’s done. His record speaks for himself.”

Bob Stoops: Oklahoma QB Race Far From Over

A day after redshirt freshman quarterback Justice Hansen announced his intention to transfer, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said the quarterback battle was a long way from being decided.

“I marvel how at everybody knows,” Stoops said Thursday at the Sooner Caravan event at Tulsa’s Schusterman Center. “In the end, there is so much time between now and our first game and how they perform and work through all the summer workouts and training. And then there’s 29 practices before the first game.

May 28, 2015

OU Softball: Three Sooners Named All-Americans

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

Seniors Lauren Chamberlain and Shelby Pendley were each named to the All-American First Team, while freshman Paige Parker was selected to the All-American Second Team. Oklahoma was one of nine teams to have at least three All-America honorees.

With her selection, Chamberlain joins former Sooner Keilani Ricketts as the only four-time All-Americans in Oklahoma history, as well as the only OU players to be named to the first team three times in a career.

Chamberlain was named to the All-American First Team in 2012, 2013 and 2015, while she was named to the third team in 2014 after back and knee injuries forced her to miss 25 games.

May 27, 2015

OU Softball: Paige Parker Named National Freshman of the Year

Oklahoma pitcher Paige Parker has been named the NFCA Freshman of the Year, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced Tuesday night at the NCAA Championship Banquet in Oklahoma City.

"It's truly an honor and I couldn't do it without my teammates, my coaches, my family and everyone supporting me," Parker said. "It's a great honor, and it's really cool."

Parker was outstanding in her first season in Norman, becoming the team’s ace and helping lead the Sooners to a sixth straight appearance in the Super Regionals. In 42 appearances in the circle, including 31 starts, Parker went 28-7 with a 1.65 earned run average. She struck out 224 batters and walked only 57 in 217.0 innings of work while holding batters to a .170 batting average. Parker had nine solo shutouts this year, combined on six others and also made three saves in relief.

May 24, 2015

OU Softball: Season Ends at Super Regional

Photo Credit: Michael Wade

The Oklahoma softball team’s season came to an end Saturday night as the 11th-ranked Sooners (49-9) dropped a 5-3 decision at No. 6 Alabama (47-13) in the third and final game of the Alabama Super Regional.

The Sooners looked to be in control thanks to a pair of home runs by senior Lauren Chamberlain, but Marisa Runyon’s grand slam in the bottom of the sixth proved the difference as the Sooners’ run of Women’s College World Series appearances ended at four with the season-ending loss.

"Whether we win or lose, we give the glory to God and follow the path," Oklahoma head coach Patty Gasso said. "We gave everything we had and I'm so proud of this team. When we saw Alabama pop up on the screen (during the selection show), we knew that all we could ask is that we fight, fight, fight and these guys did that.

May 21, 2015

OU Softball: Pendley Injured in Practice

Oklahoma senior shortstop Shelby Pendley was injured during Thursday afternoon's practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after colliding with another player.

Pendley, the two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, was helped off the field and didn't put any pressure on her right foot.

OU, Tulane Agree to Three-Game Series Starting in 2017

Oklahoma and Tulane have agreed on a three-game football series that will pit the two schools against each other on the gridiron for the first time.

The series will begin on Sept. 16, 2017, when the Green Wave visits Norman. The Sooners will play in Tulane's Yulman Stadium in 2021 before the Green Wave return to Norman in 2024. The dates of the series' second two games are yet to be determined.


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