Tuesday, May 17, 2016

OU's Season Opener Against Houston to Kickoff at 11 A.M.

Oklahoma football fans won't have to wait long on college football's opening Saturday for their team to hit the field.

Kickoff for the Sooners' Sept. 3 season opener against the Houston Cougars in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 11 a.m. CT. The game will be televised by ABC.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Boren: Big 12 in 'Fact-Finding' Stage; Will Need 12 to 14 Schools For Network

Oklahoma President David Boren said he and fellow Big 12 presidents are in a "fact-finding" stage rather than a "decision-making" stage after Thursday's Board of Regents meeting.

"We're inching along, but I don't know exactly how soon we can come to these conclusions," Boren said in response to questions about creating a conference network and conference expansion.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MBB: Sooners Add Jordan Shepherd to 2016 Class

University of Oklahoma head men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger announced Monday the signing of 2016 guard Jordan Shepherd to a national letter of intent. Shepherd, currently a senior at Asheville Christian Academy in Asheville, N.C., will be eligible for the Sooners this fall.

Shepherd, 6-2 and 175 pounds, was honored as the 2015 Carolinas Athletic Association’s player of the year after averaging 19.2 points, 5.1 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a senior. He was also named to the NCISAA 2-A all-state team.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Sam Bradford Rescinds Trade Demand, Returns to Eagles

Former Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford has surrendered in his battle with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bradford’s agent, Tom Condon, told Sal Paolantonio of ESPN that Bradford has rescinded trade demand, will show up to offseason workouts, and is committed to fulfilling his contract with the Eagles. (ProFootballTalk)

Softball: Sooners Clinch Big 12 Title

No. 7/7 Oklahoma (45-7, 15-1 Big 12) won the 2016 Big 12 championship outright Sunday after a 10-1 win in five innings over Texas Tech (23-32, 6-12) at Marita Hynes Field.

Oklahoma clinched a share of the conference title Saturday, but won it outright with Sunday’s victory. Second-place Baylor is 13-4 in the standings with one game remaining, while OU is now 15-1 with two games to go.

It’s the fifth straight league crown for OU; no other Big 12 program has won more than two in a row. Overall, Oklahoma has now won nine regular season titles and four tournament crowns. Second place belongs to Texas with eight combined league titles.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016

Sterling Shepard to Wear Father's No. 87 in NFL

Former Oklahoma wide receiver Sterling Shepard will carry the No. 87 as a New York Giant.

Shepard father, Derrick Shepard, wore the No. 87 when playing for the Cowboys, Redskins and Saints.

In Sterling's four years at Oklahoma, he wore the No. 3 before being drafted at the 41st overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.

Photo via Twitter

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Houston Mayor Predicts UH Will 'Easily' Beat Oklahoma in Season Opener

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a University of Houston graduate, didn’t hold back when asked about the Cougars' chances against Oklahoma when they’ll kick off the 2016 season at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

"We’ll win that one easily then move on,” Turner said in the spring 2016 issue of the University of Houston Magazine. “In this first game, I think we’ll win by 14 or possibly 21 points. Then, we’ll look for some stiffer competition.” (Oklahoma Daily)

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Kick Returner Alex Ross to Transfer From Oklahoma

Oklahoma announced Friday that running back and kick returner Alex Ross will transfer from the school.

"Alex has been a great teammate and team guy for four years for us, and we've always been proud of him," said Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops in a release. "This is an opportunity for him to go somewhere else and play full time. We wish him the best."

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