Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Parrish Cobb Released from Jail After Posting $90K Bond; Suspended Indefinitely

A former La Vega High School football standout who committed first to Baylor and then ended up at Oklahoma is free on bond and a second suspect is in custody after a string of armed robberies earlier this month.

OU freshman cornerback Parrish Cobb, 19, was released on $90,000 bond Wednesday morning after he was charged with three counts of aggravated robbery.

Ayorinde Gibson, 20, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by U.S. Marshals on a warrant stemming from the same investigation.

Oklahoma has suspended Cobb, whose bonds total more than $90,000, according to online records.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Joe Mixon Officially Declares For NFL Draft

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon officially declared for the NFL Draft on Thursday night.

In a tweet, Mixon thanked Sooner Nation and vowed to make the most of the second chance he received while at University of Oklahoma.

Joe Mixon's Statement:


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Photo Courtesy: Ty Russell/Oklahoma Athletics

Reports: Joe Mixon Will Enter NFL Draft

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will forego the remainder of his college football career and declare for the NFL Draft, according to multiple reports.

According to Jake Trotter of ESPN, Mixon informed his teammates of his decision to turn pro.

Mixon finished his sophomore season with 1,274 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns and 538 yards and five receiving touchdowns.

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College football underclassmen face a Jan. 16 deadline to apply for early draft eligibility.


Report: Joe Mixon To Declare For NFL Draft

A report via Twitter from Neil Stratton of Inside the League indicates Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon will forego the rest of his college eligibility and enter the NFL Draft.

The report says Mixon will be represented by STL Group and agent Peter Schaffer, and train at Michael Johnson Performance in McKinney, Texas. (KFOR)





Joe Mixon Won't Be Charged In Incident With Parking Attendant

University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon won't be charged following an incident with a parking ticket attendant in November.

Mixon was suspended one game by coach Bob Stoops after he allegedly ripped up a parking ticket and threw it at the attendant. Mixon was also accused by the attendant of driving his car toward the attendant in an attempt to intimidate.

However, University of Oklahoma press secretary Corbin Wallace told TMZ on Thursday that the "incident has been closed from OUPD," and that the case was turned over to the Cleveland County district attorney, who declined to press charges.

Sooners Receive Verbal Commitment From Four-Star Offensive Lineman

Earlier this week the Oklahoma football team left New Orleans with shiny Sugar Bowl hardware. Thursday morning, coach Bob Stoops picked up another Bayou trophy as four-star offensive tackle Adrian Ealy committed to the Sooners in a Bleacher Report video filmed in New Orleans.

The Gonzales (La.) East Ascension product is the 24th member of OU’s 2017 class, ranked No. 5 in Rivals’ team recruiting rankings. He’s also the fourth offensive lineman to join the class following three-star Shawnee talent Creed Humphrey’s commitment in August, four-star Tyrese Robinson and four-star Marquis Hayes. (The Oklahoman)



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Former Sooner Buddy Hield Named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Former Sooner Buddy Hield was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in December, the NBA announced on Tuesday.

Hield led NBA rookies with a 10.6 scoring average and 3-point shooting percentage at 47.8. In 16 games, Hield scored in double figures in nine games that included finishing with 20 in Monday night's loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Vikings Coach: Sam Bradford Has Earned the Right to Start in 2017

The Minnesota Vikings don't yet know whether Teddy Bridgewater will be their starting quarterback again. Their future, instead, could be with former Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford.

Coach Mike Zimmer said in his season-ending press conference that Bradford "has earned the right to be the starting quarterback" after a year during which he set a NFL single-season record with a 71.6 completion percentage. Bradford, who came to Minnesota in a trade Sept. 3 with the Philadelphia Eagles after Bridgewater dislocated his left knee and tore his ACL on Aug. 30, threw for a career-high 3,877 yards and passed for 20 touchdowns against five interceptions.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Baker Mayfield Sets Single-Season NCAA Passing Efficiency Record

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield went 19 of 28 for 296 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in Monday's 35-19 Sugar Bowl win, numbers that were good enough to give him the NCAA’s FBS record for single-season passing efficiency with 196.4.

Mayfield broke the previous record held by Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson with 191.8 in 2011.

The Sooners also set an FBS mark for team passing efficiency in a season with 193.8. Baylor held the previous mark at 191.2. (The Oklahoman)

Samaje Perine Awarded Game Ball After Breaking Rushing Record

Samaje Perine staked his claim in Sooners lore Monday night against Auburn, snatching Oklahoma's all-time rushing record from its previous owner, Billy Sims.

While the record one stood at 4,118 yards, Perine's new mark is 4,122 yards in just three years. Sims wasted no time congratulating Perine on Twitter.

After Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops finished his sessions with the media at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, he joined ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter to discuss Perine's record-setting performance.