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May 30, 2008

Felony Charges Against Jarboe Dropped

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Recruit Josh Jarboe charges reduced from felony to misdemeanor: Felonies charges against Oklahoma football signee Josh Jarboe were reduced to misdemeanors in DeKalb County, Ga., Superior Court on Thursday. According to spokeswoman Jada Hudspeth of the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office, Jarboe pleaded guilty to both bringing a gun to school and carrying a pistol without a license on Tuesday. Under Georgia's First Offenders Act, Judge Michael Hancock reduced the charges to misdemeanors, since Jarboe had no prior convictions. Jarboe will serve 24 months probation and undergo 80 hours of community service. The ruling should significantly enhance Jarboe's chances of making it to Norman by next football season. (The Oklahoman)

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A game to remember: Tulsa World

Members of '71 wishbone had special bond with QB Mildren: The Oklahoman

May 27, 2008

OU Updates Student-Athlete Employment Policy

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University of Oklahoma athletic department changes compliance policy: Oklahoma has banned any business from employing more than five Sooners athletes at the same time as part of its response to NCAA violations that occurred when three football players took pay for work they had not done at a car dealership.In a series of compliance changes intended to bring more thorough monitoring of athletes' employment, even those that do not have a job are required to fill out a form stating their status.The changes were outlined to the NCAA in the university's annual compliance report required following major violations by the football and men's basketball programs. The Associated Press obtained the report Tuesday through an open records request.Oklahoma subjected itself to an external audit by The Compliance Group in February 2007 and subsequently updated its student-athlete employment policy. (AP/ESPN.com)

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Family, Friends and Fans Remember Jack Mildren

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Those who wish to donate to the Jack Mildren Athletic scholarship: Donations should be made payable to the OU Foundation and noted they are for the Mildren Athletic Scholarship. The mailing address is OU Foundation, University of Oklahoma, 180 West Brooks, Room 3575, Norman, OK 73019.

Mourners remember Jack Mildren: The Oklahoman

(5/27) OU Football Articles and notes

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Mildren funeral today in Norman: The Oklahoman

Oklahoma’s Greatest Football All-American 1913 - 1920: The Crimson and Cream Machine

Multiple factors make posteason changes by 2018 unlikely: ESPN.com

May 26, 2008

(5/26) OU Football Articles and Notes

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Falcons waive DJ Wolfe: The Atlanta Falcons waived former Oklahoma defensive back D.J. Wolfe on Friday. A day after not being taken in April’s NFL Draft, the Falcons had signed Wolfe to a rookie free agent contract. Wolfe, who played running back, cornerback and finally strong safety in college, led the Sooners with four interceptions last season and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors. (The Oklahoman)

Sooner Caravan stops in Dallas June 7th: Oklahoma's Sooner Caravan will make its annual stop in Dallas at 7 p.m. June 3. Football coach Bob Stoops, men's basketball coach Jeff Capel and women's basketball coach Sherri Coale are the featured speakers. Tickets are $25 for OU Club of Dallas members and $40 for non-members. Reservations can be made by calling toll free at 866-766-6372.

Game times hard to predict: The Oklahoman

Projected Sooners' TV schedule: The Oklahoman

Former Sooner Quinn arrested on DUI charges: The Oklahoman

OU assistant Heupel flies with F-16 Thunderbirds: The Oklahoman

Remembering Jack Mildren

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Mildren funeral services to be held Tuesday: Funeral services for ex-Sooner quarterback and former Oklahoma lieutenant governor Jack Mildren will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman. Mildren, who had been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer, died Thursday evening in Oklahoma City. (The Oklahoman)

Mildren had to be sold on wishbone: The Oklahoman

Mildren still talk of town: The Oklahoman

He was all business, OU's best ever: The Oklahoman

Sooner greats react to Mildren's death: The Oklahoman

Mildren's role in '71 offense and leadership remembered: Tulsa World

Mildren was OU's best wishbone QB ever: Tulsa World

Remembering Mildren: Tulsa World

Huskers express respect for Mildren: Tulsa World

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May 24, 2008

Reaction to Jack Mildren's Death

Jack Mildren with Barry SwitzerOklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

"Jack's conduct through his illness was one of the most courageous things I've ever witnessed. The way he lived his last years was a testament to the kind of man Jack Mildren was. Of course, Jack was the father of the wishbone. He came to us at the perfect time. We could not have accomplished the things we did without him. He helped create the greatest rushing machine in college football. What a complete player, a complete person. He was a runner, a passer and a great leader. We recruited a lot of superstars out of the state of Texas and Jack was the first one." -- Barry Switzer, OU head coach, 1973-1988


"Jack Mildren represented all of the best qualities that define what it means to be a Sooner. As an athlete he played with great heart and as a public official he always acted out of a deep love for our state." -- David Boren, Oklahoma governor, 1975-79; U.S. Senator, 1979-1994; current OU president


"First and foremost, we send our deepest sympathies to Jack's family. For all that he represented to this university and this state, he meant so much more to his loved ones. We want them to know that we are close to them at this difficult time. From the perspective of our football program, Jack was a role model for every young man who wears the Sooner uniform. He was gifted both athletically and intellectually yet was defined by his toughness and fortitude. He found his personal stardom by placing the team first and viewed his academic responsibilities as another opportunity to excel. After graduation he achieved his goals, while remaining loyal to his family and serving others. I don't know how any man could aspire for much more. We will miss him tremendously." -- Bob Stoops, OU head coach


"Jack Mildren was a legendary figure, yet his warmth and humility made him so very personable. That's what makes this loss so heart-breaking. I hope that Janis and the rest of Jack's family, all of whom are in our prayers today, know that while we admired him as a great Sooner athlete, we always valued Jack so much more as a friend. The young people that will follow in our program would be wise to look to Jack's memory for inspiration. We will forever hold him up as an example of dedication, selflessness, achievement and the dozens of fine qualities he embodied. He is a model of what it means to be a Sooner and he will always be missed." -- Joe Castiglione, OU athletic director


"You know, it’s funny that I never played with Jack, but it always felt like I did. I watched him coming up as a high school player and just always felt a kinship with him. I always viewed Jack as sort of a swashbuckler, that daring guy swinging from the ship. He had that chin strap buttoned, but never fitted. I knew he snapped it because those were the rules, but by wearing it loose he made a statement. If it hadn’t been a rule, he probably wouldn't have worn a chin strap. He was the kind of guy you'd want to be in a fox hole with. He fought to the end, and he approached everything in his life that way. There is always great solace in knowing guys like him are around. There is a comfort in knowing the members of our family. He was always the guy in charge. A lot of guys ran the wishbone, but they didn't have the pizzazz Jack had. He is respected as one of our foremost winners and he is one of those ghosts on the wall. When I was playing, his picture was on the wall and you knew that he was watching to make sure you were doing things the right way." -- Joe Washington, OU All-American running back, 1974


"He was the architect of what we did in the wishbone and he set the bar of what Oklahoma expected in a wishbone quarterback. There were guys that were faster and more elusive than Jack, but there were none that were better at running the offense. On most offenses, the toughest guy is the fullback or a lineman, but on our team I think the toughest guy was Jack. We called timeouts some times just so he could get his head cleared. He would do anything to make a play. Jack demanded that you everyone else approach the game the same way. There has been a tradition at OU that you are a great football player on the field and a gentleman off the field. That's what Jack represented. I was shocked when I heard (Jack had passed), but I knew he had an uphill battle. I know he had no regrets. God doesn't make mistakes. We had him for a while. Maybe God was ready to have him now." -- Greg Pruitt, OU All-American running back, 1971-72

"Jack Mildren represented the best of qualities in a student athlete. He had talent, drive and integrity and showed great sportsmanship, on and off the field. He played some of his best games against us, and we had nothing but respect for the way he competed and represented himself and his university.


"As a quarterback coach, I spent a lot of time analyzing his decision-making in the film room, and I can understand why he was an Academic All-American and later inducted into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame. I believe Jack was the first Oklahoma player to receive a post-graduate scholarship. To me, his emphasis on academics says a lot about the way he prioritized his life, and it helps explain why he was so successful after football.


"I have always respected Oklahoma football, and it's because of leaders like Jack Mildren. I want his family and the Oklahoma athletic family to know that they will be in our thoughts and prayers this weekend." -- Tom Osborne, Nebraska coach, 1973-97; current athletic director

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May 23, 2008

Former Sooner Great Jack Mildren Passes Away

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Sad News... Former Oklahoma QB, Lieutenant Governor Jack Mildren passes away: He survived battles with football powerhouses like Nebraska and Texas and weathered a few political skirmishes in Oklahoma government's second-highest office, but Jack Mildren couldn't beat his toughest opponent: stomach cancer. The former lieutenant governor and pilot of the University of Oklahoma's vaunted wishbone offense died from complications of the disease at an Oklahoma City hospital on Thursday. He was 58. Mildren was diagnosed two years ago with cancer but had continued to serve as a vice chairman for Arvest Bank and host a daily sports radio show on WKY 930-AM. "It had gone into remission and then they did tests sometime in the middle of last summer, and unfortunately it came back," his brother, Richard Mildren, said by telephone early Friday. "Then they went through another round of chemotherapy and that didn't work. He went to (University of Texas) M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and I don't know what became of that. "He kind of just didn't make through the day, you know? He was going through a bad time. It didn't look good for the home team," his brother said. Legislators at the state Capitol observed a moment of silence for Mildren, a Democrat who walked the halls there in the 1990s. (AP/SoonerSports.com)

Thulin touched by Mildren's toughness: The Oklahoman

May 22, 2008

2008 Red River Rivalry Kickoff Set for 11 A.M. - ABC

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ABC picks up OU-Texas and OU-Cincinnati broadcast: ABC announced today that it will televise this year's Oklahoma-Texas game from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday, Oct. 11. The network has set the kickoff time for 11 a.m. ABC also announced that it will televise OU's home game with Cincinnati on Sept. 6. That game will begin at 2:30 p.m. The 2008 season will mark the 102nd renewal of the AT&T Red River Rivalry, which has been played continuously in Dallas since 1929. ABC has shown the last nine contests between the Sooners and Longhorns. Oklahoma and Cincinnati will be meeting for the first time. The game in Norman is the first in a two-game contract between the schools. The Sooners will return the game on Sept. 25, 2010, at Paul Brown Stadium, the home facility for the Cincinnati Bengals. (SoonerSports PR)

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May 21, 2008

OU Picks Up Another Texas Prospect

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Skyline DB Steve Williams commits to Oklahoma: Skyline cornerback Steve Williams (5-10, 170) has given an oral commitment to Oklahoma. Williams said he was also considering Auburn and Miami. Oral commitments are nonbinding. The earliest a member of the class of 2009 can sign a football letter of intent is February 2009. (Dallas Morning News)

Ranking the Big 12's best players by position: SportingNews

Former OU QB Keith Nichol Transferring to Michigan State

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Keith Nichol transferring to Michigan State: Keith Nichol is going home. The former Oklahoma quarterback announced Tuesday that he is transferring to Michigan State, an hour's drive away from where he attended high school. "It feels really good; to be able to have my family and friends come to my games is going to be nice," Nichol said. "Coming back home is a dream come true." After sitting out next season, Nichol will have three years of eligibility remaining at Michigan State. In 2009, senior starter Brian Hoyer will be gone, leaving Nichol to battle a pair of redshirt freshmen in Kirk Cousins and Nick Foles to be the Spartans' starting quarterback. "We're excited about the future," said Gary Nichol, Keith's father. "And when the dust settles, we'll have nothing but good memories about OU." (The Oklahoman)

Old School: Highlights From Oklahoma's 1950 National Championship: AOL FanHouse

May 20, 2008

Former Sooner Inspires Others to Lose the Weight

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Vince Carter inspires others to lose the weight: When viewers turn on their television sets, the most popular shows seem to be reality-based. Shows like "American Idol" and "Dancing with The Stars" attract millions of fans. One of the popular reality shows to hit the small screen is "The Biggest Loser," where people compete in a weight loss contest. Former University of Oklahoma football player Vince Carter has decided to create his own version of the popular show in Norman. In conjunction with his personal training facility, Break Out, 905 N. Flood St., Carter has started The Break Out Couples Challenge. For six weeks, Carter will put married couples through personal training sessions to help them lose weight and create a healthy lifestyle. (More at the Norman Transcript)

Keith Nichol Undecided on Future School

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Nichol undecided on transfer school: [Keith] Nichol, a former Lowell star, MSU verbal commitment and Oklahoma quarterback, is still considering a number of schools less than two weeks after deciding to transfer from Oklahoma. His father, Gary Nichol, said Monday that the list consists of MSU, Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Louisville, Cincinnati, Arizona State and New Mexico State.Keith's intent, Gary said, is to make a decision and enroll in time to fully take part in summer workouts. Every team's schedule is different, but in MSU's case, the timetable is less than two weeks."Wherever he ends up, he's gonna land on his feet," Gary Nichol said of his son, "and he's gonna have fun playing football again." Nichol and Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops split amicably on May 9 with "a hug and a handshake" and a Stoops offer to leave the door open if Keith decided to come back, Gary said. "A decision definitely hasn't been made yet," Gary Nichol said Monday. (Lansing State Journal)

Eric Bassey Excited for Move: ST. Louis Rams.com

May 19, 2008

McGuinness' Ikard receives OU offer

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Josh Jarboe HS coach defends player: Football coach Ray Bonner still can't believe what transpired March 6. Josh Jarboe, one of his favorite players, was arrested at Cedar Grove High School, accused of bringing a stolen gun to school. Now Jarboe faces two felony gun charges in DeKalb County, Ga., and the possibility of losing his football scholarship to Oklahoma. "I'm so frustrated right now because he is a really good kid," Bonner said. "To paint that kid as an outlaw, that's not right." "It happens so frequently in schools today that you don't have to be the person doing anything," Bonner said. "You can be around a person with a gun and it's like you have it." Said Avery, "Josh learned a valuable lesson. Be careful who you hang around." Sooner coach Bob Stoops has declined to comment on the case. But according to the OU Board of Regents policy, no student-athlete charged with a crime can participate on a Sooner athletic team while the charges are still pending. Still, Jarboe is finishing up the last two classes he needs for his high school degree online with hopes that he'll somehow make it to Norman. "He feels like he let his family down, his teammates down," Bonner said. "But he refuses to let any of this get the best of him. He's working on his classes and going to the gym. I know he's learned from this. "I just pray and hope it's done the right way. That they don't destroy a person just to destroy a person. Because Josh really is a great kid." (The Oklahoman)

Bishop McGuinness' Ikard offered OU scholarship: Bishop McGuinness tight end Gabe Ikard received an offer from Oklahoma after Sooners assistant coach Kevin Wilson attended the Irish's intersquad scrimmage Friday. "It's very exciting," said Ikard, who has been a standout for the Irish on the football field and basketball court since his freshman year. "It's something I've wanted since I was a kid." A fan of the Sooners since childhood, Ikard said the offer meant a lot, but the senior-to-be will take his time and explore all his options before committing to a school. "I plan to take my visits then make a decision," Ikard said. "I'm not leaning (toward any school) right now." (The Oklahoman)

BCS at 10: 2. Oklahoma defense vs. Florida State in 2001 Orange Bowl: ESPN.com

Oklahoma football notebook: The Oklahoman

May 16, 2008

(5/16) OU Football Articles and Notes

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Maclin a rare miss on OU's recruiting hitlist: Tulsa World Blog

Vols vs. Sooners in Cotton? Scout.com

Coaches warm to early signing period at D/FW football forum: Dallas Morning News

May 15, 2008

Casillas Inducted to Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

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Former Sooner Tony Casiilas inducted into Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame: Basketball great Marques Haynes had made three wishes, and all of them came true Wednesday at the state capitol. It happened when the 2008 Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame class was introduced in the capitol's Blue Room. Two former state football stars, Oklahoma noseguard Tony Casillas and Tulsa wide receiver Drew Pearson, were added to the previously announced quartet of baseball pitcher Eddie Fisher, wrestling legend Jack Van Bebber and basketball coaches Bob Bass and Zip Gayles. Casillas, a two-time All-American at OU, and Fisher, one of baseball's best relief pitchers for 15 years, also attended Wednesday's press conference. "Being recognized as one of the greatest athletes in Oklahoma is something I never envisioned," said Casillas, a Tulsa native. "It's very humbling to be mentioned in the same breath with these individuals." (The Oklahoman)

Waiting game: Tulsa World

May 14, 2008

LSU OL Considers Tranferring to OU

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Matt Allen considers transferring to OU, OSU or Texas A&M: LSU offensive lineman Matt Allen has been granted a release to transfer to another school. Last week, Allen told Rivals.com that he is considering transferring to either OU, Oklahoma State or Texas A&M. Allen, who claims he has talked to coaches from all three schools, said he hopes to enroll somewhere by the end of the summer. Allen was a redshirt freshman this past season and will have two years remaining of eligibility after he sits out the 2008 season. (The Oklahoman)

Post Spring College Football Top 25: Dawgs and Trojans Top Rankings: Bleacher Report

Three Things I Can't Wait To See This Fall In The Big 12: ESPN.com

May 13, 2008

Three Sooners Named to Nagurski Watch List

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Granger, Harris, English named to Nagurski watch list: Oklahoma football players Auston English, DeMarcus Granger and Nic Harris are among 88 players selected for the preseason Bronko Nagurski watch list for defensive player of the year. English, a junior defensive end from Canadian, Texas, led the Big 12 in quarterback sacks last season despite missing three games with a fractured ankle. Granger, a junior defensive tackle from Dallas, had 35 tackles last season, his first as a starter, and had 3.5 quarterback sacks in 13 games before a shoplifting arrest two days before the Fiesta Bowl got him suspended for the game. Harris, a senior safety from Alexandria, La., was All-Big 12 last season, when he had 74 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles. He is recovering from offseason knee surgery and missed all of spring practice. The Sooners have had two previous Nagurski winners: Roy Williams in 2001 and Derrick Strait in 2003. (Tulsa World)

OU football notebook: The Oklahoman

KU lured Mangino from Sooners, but it took some work: Tulsa World Blog

Keith Nichol's Plan Sounded Good at the Time: AOL Fanhouse

Big Twelve South: Spring Updates: College Football Fantasy Insider

May 12, 2008

(5/12) OU Football Articles and Notes

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The story of 3 OU quarterbacks who stayed, prospered: The Oklahoman

Blake hopes to lead another football program: The Oklahoman

Keith Nichol Should Land At Michigan: The Crimson and Cream Machine

May 11, 2008

OU Regents Honor Sooners For '07 Achievements

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University of Oklahoma Board of Regents honor Bradford, Lofton and Robinson: Last Thursday, the OU Board of Regents approved a resolution honoring the Sooners for their accomplishments last season. Among the individual achievements noted in the resolution included: OU's fifth Big 12 title; the school's 30th 10-plus win season; Sam Bradford's setting of an NCAA freshman record for touchdown passes with 36; Curtis Lofton and Duke Robinson earning consensus All-America honors; and the school setting a school-record for attendance in 2007 by averaging 84,858 fans a game. Receiving the resolution were offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson and offensive lineman Sherrone Moore. The Regents also honored the men's and women's gymnastics teams. (The Oklahoman)

OU fan Q&A: Kelly as a Redskin: The Oklahoman

U-M, MSU possibilities for Keith Nichol transfer: Detroit Free Press

Nichol's next move to be closely watched on many fronts: Grand Rapids Press

May 10, 2008

Sooners Ranked Third in ESPN.com Preseason Ranking

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Oklahoma ranked third in ESPN.com college football ranking: ESPN.com writer Mark Schlabach, ranks Oklahoma only behind Ohio State and Georgia in his 2008 preseason CFB ranking.
3. Oklahoma Sooners
It's all about what's up front for the Sooners. Oklahoma has the country's top offensive line, led by Duke Robinson and Phil Loadholt, and one of the better defensive lines in the Big 12. With coach Bob Stoops switching to a no-huddle offense, the Sooners could be even more explosive than last season, when they led Division I-A with 80 touchdowns. Oklahoma doesn't have to play Missouri and gets Kansas and Texas Tech at home.
The rest of his Top 10 & Big 12
4. USC Trojans
5. Florida Gators
6. Missouri Tigers
7. Clemson Tigers
8. Texas Longhorns
9. West Virginia Mountaineers
10. Auburn Tigers
11. Texas Tech Red Raiders
17. Kansas Jayhawks

Perrilloux's dismissal highlights busy spring season
: ESPN.com

(5/10) OU Football Articles and Notes

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Sooner quarterback transfers during the Stoops era: The Oklahoman

Notable Sooner QB transfers: The Oklahoman

OU's Nichol leaving: The Oklahoman

Where will Nichol go? The Oklahoman

Nichol leaving OU: Tulsa World

Nichol leaving OU: Norman Transcript

May 9, 2008

Coach Stoops Statement on Keith Nichol

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Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops statement on Keith Nichol transfer: "We had a good conversation with Keith and certainly understand his desire to seek an opportunity in another program. He knows that we are supportive of him under any circumstance, whether it's here or at a different school. We want what's best for him. "Keith worked very hard while he was here and put forth all the effort our coaches could expect. He contributed to our program with his character and dedication. Keith leaves with our appreciation and best wishes and we will do what we can to make this an easy transition for him." (SoonerSports)

Keith Nichol to Transfer From Oklahoma

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Backup QB Keith Nichol to transfer after all: Keith Nichol's career at Oklahoma is over. Nichol, the former all-state quarterback at Lowell High School, announced Friday morning that he has left the University of Oklahoma after just one year. He completed his final exams this week and drove back to West Michigan on Friday. Nichol, a 6-foot-2, 204-pound signal caller, played in three games with the Sooners. He rushed for eight yards and completed his only pass in his debut against North Texas. He also saw action against Utah State and Tulsa. He finished his freshman season having completed 2 of 7 passes for a total of 15 yards. He rushed for 13 yards on three carries. "It was a really tough decision," Nichol said Friday morning. "I love OU and the people there, but you can't stay there for the people. I had to leave there for me. I look at it as a missed opportunity, but not everything works out the way you plan. "This has been on my mind for a while. When it came down to it, I couldn't go to practice if I was thinking about transferring. I had to make a decision and go with it." If he transfers to another Division I school, Nichol will have to sit out the 2008 season. He could practice with a team next season but would not be eligible to play Division I football until the 2009 season. He said Friday that he plans to take a long look at all of his options. "I am looking to transfer to a school with a good situation, one that fits my style. I am going to look for the best opportunity," Nichol said. "Maybe I cheated myself in the recruiting process the first time. "I didn't look at all of my options completely," he said. "Now I am trying to look at everything. Having been involved in big-time college football for a while now, I understand things better." Nichol, who was a marketing major at Oklahoma, was waiting until exams were finished and he returned home before contacting other college football programs. (Grand Rapids Press)

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Former Sooner Dotson Cut

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Alonzo Dotson cut from the Redskins: The Redskins signed quarterback Derek Devine and safety Patrick Ghee and cut defensive end Alonzo Dotson (former Sooner), quarterback Bret Meyer and safeties Kevin Mitchell and Justin Scott, all of whom signed as rookie free agents last week. (Washington Times)

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May 8, 2008

(5/8) OU Football Articles and Notes

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Oklahoma Ranked Sixth by Mr. College Football: Atlanta Journal Constitution

New scoreboard, sound system and HD cameras added to OU stadium: The Oklahoman

Big 12 football schedules still on the soft side: The Oklahoman

Big 12 South Preview: Locked & loaded: Lawrence Journal-World News


May 7, 2008

Sooners APR Above National Average

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Oklahoma football team above the national average in Academic Progress Rate: Three Big 12 programs and two teams at Texas State are losing scholarships after being hit Tuesday with NCAA penalties for poor academic performance. The Texas football team had an APR of 942, down from 944 a year ago but tied with Oklahoma for tops in the Big 12. Nationwide, the UT team ranked above average. The APR is designed to track student-athletes' progress toward graduation. A perfect score of 1,000 would mean that all team members are academically eligible. Students who lose eligibility count against a team, as do those who transfer in poor academic standing. Three Big 12 programs that scored below 880 -- Iowa State basketball (861), Texas Tech baseball (864) and Oklahoma State baseball (877) -- were not penalized. Oklahoma had three teams score below 915 -- baseball, men's basketball and golf -- but was not penalized in any sport. (Austin American Statesman)

Big 12 Football APR:

Baylor 938
Colorado 929
Iowa State 927
Kansas 919
Kansas St. 935
Missouri 939
Nebraska 941
Oklahoma 942
Oklahoma St. 935
Texas 942
Texas A&M 932
Texas Tech 928

Sooners rise above politics: Tulsa World

Workers dismantling old scoreboard: SoonerSports.com

May 5, 2008

Peterson to Hold Youth Football Camp

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Former Sooner Adrian Peterson holding youth camp in Norman: NFL Rookie of the Year and former OU great Adrian Peterson will hold the inaugural Old Spice Adrian Peterson Football Camp presented by AT&T this summer. The camp will be for children ages 7 to 14 on June 26-28 at the OU intramural fields. The camp, which will also be led by area high school coaches, will emphasize all-around basic fundamental skills of football, including passing, receiving, defense and teamwork. The cost of the camp is $199. For more information, call (513) 247-3032, or go to adrianpetersoncamp.com. (The Oklahoman)

ESPN to Televise Oklahoma-Washington

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OU-UW broadcast on ESPN nationally: The Sooners' September 13 matchup against the University of Washington will kickoff at 6:45 p.m. (CST) and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

OU-Washington to be on ESPN: The Oklahoman

(5/5) OU Football Articles and Notes

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OU trio miss out on big deals
: The Oklahoman

Moore Gets the Grade: Sooners Illustrated

New Season: Steven Jones's OU Blog

Reggie Smith's Impact Certain with 49ers: Football Review Daily

May 4, 2008

(5/4) OU Football Articles and Notes

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Giving back suits former OU football players to a tee: The Oklahoman

Q&A Sooners haven't done so well in bowl games lately: The Oklahoman

May 2, 2008

(5/2) OU Football Articles and Notes