May 29, 2009

Castiglione Named Athletics Director of the Year

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma's Joe Castiglione named AD of the Year: With a Heisman Trophy winner, the recipient of both the Wooden and Naismith Awards and seven Big 12 Players of the Year, it has been a banner year for Oklahoma's Athletics Department. The leader of that department, Joe Castiglione, added to the hardware Thursday night when he was named Athletics Director of the Year at the Sports Business Awards in New York City. Several great individual efforts led to team success too with the football team playing for the national title, the women's basketball team reaching the Final Four and the men's basketball team advancing to the Elite Eight. Four Sooner teams won Big 12 Championships. "We couldn't be happier for Joe," said OU Head Football Coach Bob Stoops. "The effort he puts forth on behalf of this university, the coaches and the student-athletes is incredible. He's a tremendous administrator, but he's also a great friend to so many of us here. It's gratifying to see him rewarded nationally because other are acknowledging what we have felt about him for a long time. "President (David) Boren has made a lot of important decisions that resulted in growth and improvement at OU. Hiring Joe was certainly one of them. He deserves a lot of credit too for getting Joe in place here and in creating the environment that we all enjoy." Typically, Castiglione deflected the credit. "When you work with people like President Boren, our Board of Regents, our coaches, our athletics department staff and our student-athletes, you never feel worthy of something like this," he said. "This award reflects the collective efforts of many. I am honored to serve at a great university and really feel that I accepted the honor on behalf of the university." Castiglione has been a frequent honoree. In October 2004, the Bobby Dodd Foundation named him Athletics Director of the Year. (SoonerSports PR)

Top 10 returning RB's:The Sporting News

May 28, 2009

Former Oklahoma Captain Dies

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Former OU captain Norman McNabb passed away: Norman McNabb, a decorated Marine who fought in World War II's Pacific theater and a co-captain on OU's 1950 national championship team, died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 85. McNabb, who played guard for the Sooners, arrived at OU in 1946 as part of Jim Tatum's first recruiting class, made up primarily of war veterans who became known as the '49ers, the 1949 seniors who went 11-0 and helped establish the Oklahoma football dynasty. McNabb ended up playing five years for OU after receiving a hardship ruling and is one of the few players in college football history to play in five bowl games. (The Oklahoman)

Did you know? Norman McNabb scored Oklahoma's only points in a game against Army in 1946. McNabb recovered a fumble in the endzone in a 21-7 loss. (NY Times)

Coaches poll anonymity helps no one: The Oklahoman

Big 12 South could get even tougher: Fanhouse.com

Sooner Legend - Dr. Prentice Gautt: The Bleacher Report

May 27, 2009

Early BCS Title Game Prediction

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An early BCS title game prediction: The folks at Accuscore.com already have their projected 2010 BCS National Championship game, Florida is a lock for Pasadena -- or so they say. Who will play Florida? Their thinking is whoever wins at the Cotton Bowl between Oklahoma and Texas will advance to play Florida at the Rose Bowl. And the Cotton Bowl winner is the eventually BCS National Champions. We'll see...

Odds to win BCS National Championship at TheGreek Sportsbook

Florida +175
Oklahoma +500
Texas +800
Southern Cal. +800
Ohio State +1000

Revamped offensive line remains a sore spot for Stoops: Tulsa World

Ex-Sooner Jackson reaches out to youths: Tulsa World

Ten Minutes With Former Sooner Mark Bradley: Bleacher Report

May 26, 2009

(5/26) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Peterson's parents trying to make a difference: Tulsa World

Duo continue OU tradition: The Oklahoman

Remembering Bob Kalsu: Crimson and Cream Machine.com

These Big 12 positions need the most help: ESPN.com

May 24, 2009

(5/24) OU Football Articles and Notes

May 23, 2009

(5/23) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Caleb, Tennell primed for breakout seasons: The Oklahoman

Don't forget sacrifices by US Military : Tulsa World

Early Summer Top 10: SNY.tv

Note: I want to wish you all a happy Memorial Day weekend. Take a moment this weekend to remember the sacrifice of the military men and women who died while serving the United States of America.

May 22, 2009

Stoops Dismisses Lineman

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Offensive guard Alex Williams to transfer: The offensive line, the most questionable area on Oklahoma's football team heading into next season, got a little thinner Friday when coach Bob Stoops told the Tulsa World that Alex Williams is no longer with the team. "Alex Williams won't be back with us," Stoops said in a telephone interview. "He's not doing what he needs to do. I'm not going to renew his scholarship, and he's going to transfer somewhere." (Tulsa World) Note: Alex Williams was a projected backup at guard on the 2009 depth chart.

Sooner guard to transfer: The Oklahoman

Sooners Pick Up 10th Commitment

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Ndulue commits to Oklahoma: Defensive end Chuka Ndulue of Dallas verbally committed to Oklahoma on Friday, Rivals.com reported. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Ndulue of Jesuit High School had offers from Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Utah and UTEP. Ndulue is a native of Nigeria, having moved to Dallas when he was in the seventh grade. (The Oklahoman)

A glance at Chuka Ndulue

Vertical jump: 30.8
40-yd dash: 5.12
20-yd shuttle: 4.81
Power ball throw: 31'

OU Targets Another California Prospect

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Shaw picks up scholarship offer from OU: Oklahoma Sooners offered Joshua Shaw (Palmdale, CA.) a scholarship, becoming the fourth player from California to receive an offer from OU. Shaw considered a three-star prospect at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, 4.45-40, who can play both sides of the ball, says OU provides an opportunity to compete early on defense.

Shaw told ESPN.com:

"Oklahoma just offered me," Shaw said. "That's a huge one, Oklahoma is a national program that is competing for a national title every year. They have a great defense and I have a ton of interest in them right now.

"Coach Bobby Wright is the one recruiting me and he told me they lose both starting corners after this season. With an opportunity to compete for early playing time and all the other great things about the school, I'm giving them a lot of heavy consideration right now."


As a 2008 junior at Palmdale High, Shaw had 443 yards receiving, 118 yards rushing, 40 tackles, six breakups and four INTs. Thus far, he has received offers from Oregon, Boise State, Washington among others.

May 21, 2009

Report: OU-Texas Kickoff Set For 11 A.M.

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OU-Texas set for an 11 a.m. kickoff; likely nationally televised on ABC: The highly anticipated Oklahoma-Texas football game on Oct. 17 likely will have an 11 a.m. kickoff for the second consecutive year. As first reported Tuesday afternoon on tulsaworld.com, sources have confirmed the late-morning starting time as well as revealing that ABC most likely will select the game in Dallas for a national telecast. The Big 12 could make the 11 a.m. kickoff time official during its spring meetings, which are being held this week in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Tulsa World)

Robinson making a difference after all: Rivals.com

May 20, 2009

Texans Release Walker After Arrest

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Former OU lineman Brandon Walker released by Houston Texans: Former Oklahoma offensive lineman Brandon Walker was released by the Houston Texans on Tuesday, two days after he was arrested by Norman police on charges of allegedly driving under the influence. To replace Walker on their roster, the Texans signed former Harvard running back Clifton Dawson. (The Oklahoman)

Related:
Former Sooner Brandon Walker Arrested

May 19, 2009

(5/19) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Sooners No. 3 in Schlabach's Top 25: ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach has Oklahoma ranked No. 3 in his revised preseason top 25. Previously ranked at No. 2 in his prior ranking. Schlabach writes:
"With reigning Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford, running back DeMarco Murray and tight end Jermaine Gresham coming back, the Sooners have as many playmakers as any team in the country. But Oklahoma's fortunes this season might be determined by the guys up front. "
Here's a look at his top 10 and Big 12 teams -- No. 1 Florida, No. 2 Texas, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 USC Trojans, No. 5 Virgina Tech, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Ole Miss, No. 8 Alabama, No. 9 Penn State, No. 10 Oklahoma State, No. 20 Nebraska, No. 22 Kansas. (Complete Top 25 at ESPN.com)

OU may need JUCO lineman to hit ground running: The Oklahoman

Messages and degrees, are received: Tulsa World

Tim's mailbag: How good is OU linebacker Travis Lewis?: ESPN.com

Sooners can live without Chaisson: Norman Transcript

Sam Bradford is Oklahoma's meal ticket, if they keep him in one piece: Yahoo! Sports

May 18, 2009

(5/18) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Stoops one of the fittest coaches in NCAA: ESPN.com's Bruce Feldman writes Bob Stoops - Like a lot of coaches, Stoops tries to stay in shape by getting his workout in during the noon hour and does a combination of weights, stairmaster and a lot of swimming.(ESPN.com)

Post-spring Big 12 power rankings still have Texas at No. 1; OU at No. 2: ESPN.com

Who will catch the ball at OU this season?: Newsday

Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor is No Sam Bradford: Bleacher Report

Ex-Player Ray completes degree: The Oklahoman

Former Sooner Brandon Walker Arrested

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Brandon Walker suspected of driving under the influence: Former Oklahoma offensive lineman Brandon Walker was arrested early Sunday morning on a complaint of driving under the influence. Walker was detained about 2 a.m. Sunday at 211 W. Boyd St., Norman police spokeswoman Jennifer Newell said. Walker was later transferred to the Cleveland County Detention Center, Newell said. It is the second time in a week Walker has been arrested by Norman police. On May 10, Walker was served with a municipal warrant after failing to pay a citation for driving without proper registration or proof of insurance. (The Oklahoman)

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Another Sooner Arrested
Warrant Served Against OU's Stephenson
OU's Gresham Arrested
OU Recruit Chaisson Arrested

May 17, 2009

Pair of Texans Commit to OU

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Sooners gain pair of Texans: Oklahoma got a pair of verbal commitments from the state of Texas on Tuesday in 4-star offensive guard Adam Shead of Cedar Hill and 3-star wideout Sheldon McClain of Cibolo, Rivals.com reported. They are OU's eighth and ninth verbal commitments for the 2010 recruiting class. (The Oklahoman)

Chaisson a big gamble for Sooners: The Oklahoman

Sooner football schedule full of landmines: The Oklahoman

Sooners receive commitment from Texas Lineman:The Tulsa World

Bernard Impressed by OU and FSU: ESPN.com

The ultimate Big 12 road trip 2009
: ESPN.com

Related: Oklahoma Football Recruiting

May 11, 2009

Heupels to Hold Youth Camp

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Heupels to hold youth camp June 19-20: It's that time of year -- youth football camps are in full swing. Here's information on the latest one, the Heupels' Day of Champions youth camp set to be held June 19-20.

Via Press Release

OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel, and his dad, Ken Heupel, a former college coach, will be holding the Day of Champions football camp June 19-20.

The camp, which will be held at the South Lakes Sports Complex in south Oklahoma City, will be for ages 8 to 18 and go from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $100. The deadline to register is May 15.

All money raised from the camp will go to the #14 Foundation, which helps children in need. For more information, go to soafa.org.

Related: 2009 Adrian Peterson Youth Camp

2009 Adrian Peterson Youth Camp

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Adrian Peterson youth camp being held June 25 - 27: I've been asked and e-mailed by quite a few of you interested in Adrian Peterson's youth camp. Here's the 411, the youth camp will be held June 25- 27 in Norman, Oklahoma with Adrian Peterson and area high school coaches on hand. The camp is open to boys and girls 7 to 14 yrs old.

Adrian Peterson Camp Details

Date: June 25 - 27, 2009

Location: University of Oklahoma Intramural Fields - Norman, OK

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $199 ($6 online and credit card convenience fee not included) Contact the Adrian Peterson camp about multiple camp / multiple camper discounts!

Refund Policy:
A full refund less a $35 handling fee will be available until two weeks prior to camp.

Each Camper Receives:
• Camp T-Shirt
• Camp Team Photo
• 9 Hours of Expert Instruction
• Opportunity to Win Contests and Prizes
• A Fun and Educational Experience Guaranteed!


If interested register via web

Related: Heupels to hold youth camp

(5/11) OU Football Articles and Notes

May 10, 2009

(5/10) OU Football Articles and Notes

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Chaisson poll is closed: Thanks to all those who took part in the poll nearly 350 votes were casted. Everyone had an opinion, because fewer than 1% voted no opinion. At the end, the majority believe Chaisson should be allowed to join the Oklahoma football. Check the results here.

Bomar Fighting for No. 3 QB Spot: New York Post

Catching up with former Sooners in the NFL: The Oklahoman

May 9, 2009

Report: Dolphins Sign Ex-Sooner Lineman

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Dolphins sign troubled lineman JD Quinn: As first reported by Miami Dolphins beat writer Armando Salguero's Dolphins in Depth blog, ex-Oklahoma lineman JD Quinn has signed with the Miami Dolphins.. The Dolphins (my favorite NFL team) have signed interior offensive lineman JD Quinn and will announce the addition early next week. Quinn is, um, interesting for a handful of reasons: He was at the team's rookie minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis after going undrafted out of Montana. He impressed coaches and general manager Jeff Ireland enough that they tried to get to know him and his personality more so they could feel comfortable with him on the team. (MiamiHerald.com)

Bomar discusses Oklahoma dismissal: And yesterday, ex-Sooner Rhett Bomar discussed his dismissal at Oklahoma with Newsday writer Bob Glauber.
Rhett Bomar, who was picked by the Giants in the fifth round, refers to the issues that led to his expulsion from Oklahoma's football program as his "situation," choosing not to review the details during an interview Friday.

"There's no doubt I've grown up a lot since then," Bomar said after a morning rookie minicamp practice, his first in the NFL. "That's a tough thing to go through. Not a lot of people have been through that."

"I made a mistake. I was young," the 23-year-old Bomar said. "I moved on from there."

Four months from Kickoff, OU-Idaho already a joke:Tulsa World

BYU Opener in Arlington Anticipated: Desert News

*corrected

May 8, 2009

Recruiting: Sooner Prospects in Sporting News 100

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Prospects and others in Sporting News' top 100 recruits: Checkout Sporting News' Brian McLaughlin top 100 recruits in 2010, he's ranked a few prospects that are of particular interest to Sooner fans. Two of which have already committed to Oklahoma, while five others have been offered scholarships.

Overall Ranking
2. Lache Seastrunk - Possibly considering Oklahoma (Offered)
Commitment: None
RB, 5-10/183
Temple (Texas)

10. Demarco Cobbs - In-stater considering Oklahoma (Offered)
Commitment: None
WR , 6-2/200
Central (Tulsa, Okla.)

20. Blake Bell - Already committed to OU
Commitment: Oklahoma
QB, 6-6/215
Bishop Carroll (Wichita, Kan.)

35. Robert Woods Considering Oklahoma (Offered)
Commitment: None
WR, 6-1/170
Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.)

51. Bronson Irwin - Committed to Oklahoma early
Commitment: Oklahoma
OL, 6-5/315
Mustang (Okla.)

76. Jake Matthews - Considering Oklahoma, Oklahoma St. (Offered)
Commitment: None
OL, 6-5/270
Elkins (Missouri City, Texas)

79. DeAndrew White - Interested in Oklahoma (Offered)
Commitment: None
WR, 6-0/165
North Shore (Houston)

Former Sooner Keith Jackson speaking in Tulsa: Former OU football great and NFL star Keith Jackson will be the guest speaker Tuesday at a scholar-athlete banquet hosted by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. The 7 p.m. banquet will be at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa. Tickets are available by calling (405) 236-5179. (The Oklahoman)

May 7, 2009

Sooner Legend Lee Roy Selmon Honored

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Selmon honored for Community Service work: Stetson University College of Law honored football legend Lee Roy Selmon for his years of community service with its inaugural Tower Award during a scholarship gala on May 2. The Tower Award recognizes those who reached the pinnacle of their careers and have made outstanding contributions to the Tampa Bay community. "I am humbled to be selected as Stetson's first Tower Award recipient," said Selmon, the first Tampa Bay Buccaneer inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. "With all of the joys I have had in life, I did not get here alone. This award represents those very special people who help us to become the very best that we can be." The event was held to raise funds for law student scholarships. As the Tower Award recipient, Selmon also designated a portion of the proceeds to his preferred charity, the USF Foundation Partnership for Athletics. "I was the recipient of a student athletic scholarship at Oklahoma University, and I can attest that it made a big difference in my life," Selmon said. "Scholarships make a big difference in the lives of young people." Selmon has been recognized as NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Bucs' Rookie of the Year and the team's Most Valuable Player. He was named to the College Football Hall of Fame, the GTE Academic All-America Hall of Fame, and the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. In 1999, the Crosstown Expressway was named in his honor. Selmon was a three-time All-American at the University of Oklahoma, where he devoted an average of 10 hours per week to volunteer projects. (PRN Newswire)

Former Sooner on Spike TV reality show: Moses Washington, an ex-track star at OU and a member of the 2000 national championship football team, will be participating on the Spike TV series "4th and Long," which will premier May 18 at 9 p.m. The show, which will be hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, will chronicle the training of 12 players and each week a player will be cut. The last one standing will receive a tryout with the Cowboys at training camp. (The Oklahoman)

J.C. Watts -- The BCS Lobbyist

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Watts has received over 620k from BCS to lobby congress: J.C. Watts is a lobbyist for the much-maligned Bowl Championship Series. The job -- which has paid Watts' firm $620,000 over the past five years -- involves defending the BCS against a flurry of politicians who want to tear down the quirky system for determining college football's national champion. Recently, this controversy has produced a congressional hearing, and even President Barack Obama has jumped into the fray, saying he would prefer a playoff to the current system. "My responsibilities are just to try to help the BCS navigate through this," Watts says. Watts thinks the problem is that politicians take on the BCS as legislators but end up forming their views through the prism of sports fans. "I'm a paid consultant," he says. "I'm in government affairs for [the BCS], no question, but if I wasn't, I'd like to think I would be responsible enough and equitable enough to say, 'OK, what works if this system wasn't in place?'" (More at Politico)

Sorry Texas - Coaches Vote to Keep Tiebreaker

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Big 12 Coaches vote to keep tiebreaker: Big 12 coaches have rejected a proposal to change the controversial tiebreaker that gave Oklahoma the nod over Texas in the three-way tie in the Big 12 South last season. The coaches had considered adopting a three-team tiebreaker that would eliminate the lowest-ranked team in the BCS standings, then go to the head-to-head result of the remaining two teams. If that had been in place last year, Texas Tech would have been eliminated, and Texas would have emerged as the division champion because it had defeated Oklahoma. "The tiebreaker system we had was felt, by the majority of coaches, to be appropriate to what we want to accomplish," commissioner Dan Beebe said. "There's risks in either one. We had one risk last year." The coaches' recommendation will go to Big 12 athletic directors, who may still change the tiebreaker. (Associated Press/ESPN.com)

May 6, 2009

Bengals Sign Former Sooner R. Williams

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Bengals sign safety Roy Williams: After being cut by the Dallas Cowboys, former Sooner Roy Williams finally has found a new team. Williams' agent confirmed to the Cincinnati Enquirer on Wednesday that the Bengals have signed Williams. Terms have not been finalized. (The Oklahoman) I've been told its a 1-year contract.

Williams reunites with Zimmer: ESPN.com

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Poll: Should OU Pull Chaisson's Scholarship?

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With a plea agreement Wednesday, Justin Chaisson avoided jail time for assaulting his ex-girlfriend and pleaded no contest to four misdemeanors (reduced from felony charges). Chaisson was sentenced to 3-years probation and ordered to serve 120 hrs of community service. In April, Chaisson was ordered to complete one year of domestic violence counseling. Since the story broke Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops has yet to officially comment on Chaisson's status with the Oklahoma football program.

With all that said and University of Oklahoma's previous track record with athletes who have questionable backgrounds --- Should OU pull Chaisson's scholarship?



In a previous poll, you guys overwhelming supported Bob Stoops decision (4-to-1) to pull Josh Jarboe's scholarship.

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Chaisson Gets Three Years Probation

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OU recruit Justin Chaisson placed on three years probation: Former Bishop Gorman standout football player Justin Chaisson, 18, pleaded no contest Wednesday morning to four gross misdemeanors stemming from a March attack on his ex-girlfriend of four years. The charges include two counts of false imprisonment, one count of conspiracy to commit coercion and one count of malicious destruction of property. District Judge Stefany Miley of Department 23 accepted the terms of Chaisson's plea agreement, sentencing him to a maximum of three years probation, 120 hours of community service and a restitution fee of a later determined amount. The agreement also restricts any contact between Chaisson and the victim and one witness of the crime, both of whom are female classmates of his. According to Chaisson's lawyer, Michael Cristalli, the ruling will not have an effect on Chaisson's athletic scholarship from Oklahoma University which he had accepted before the incident. "He's still going to Oklahoma," Cristalli said. "We were working in conjunction with Oklahoma with these negotiations to make sure they would be comfortable with him going to the university and participating in the program." (More at Las Vegas Sun)

OU football recruit's plea agreement prompts dismissal of felony counts: The Oklahoman

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Fans Upset with OU vs BYU Ticket Prices

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Big 12 coaches to discuss conference tie-breaker: The conference's athletic directors asked the coaches for a recommendation to be considered later this month at the Big 12 spring meetings. The coaches will meet to discuss the issue Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix. It's not clear if there is a consensus for change after Oklahoma won a three-way tiebreaker in the Big 12 South. The ADs will consider any recommendation May 19-21 during the spring meetings in Colorado Springs, Colo. The athletic directors are not bound by any recommendation that comes out of Phoenix. (CBS Sportsline)

Sooner fans upset with OU vs BYU ticket prices: The ticket prices for OU-BYU are $50, $80, $100 and $150 (club seats). Rick Knapp, executive director of OU's Touchdown Club, called the $150 ticket "national-championship prices" but said the fans he's heard from are more upset about the $50 seats, which are tucked into the upper-deck corners. "Most people understand if you want to sit down there (close), you're going to have to pay," Knapp said. "But you can't get a decent seat for 50 bucks." OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said he understands concern about the ticket prices, especially since the economy's cratered, and negotiated to have the average ticket price not exceed $85. But Joe C. said we can't think of this as a typical football game in a typical stadium. Jerry Jones World is too cosmic. "People will realize once they see this stadium," Castiglione said. "They are not entering a traditional stadium layout. When you see the stadium, you're going to be blown away." (More at The Oklahoman)

Upon further review... No review of Big 12 divisional tiebreaker necessary: The Oklahoman

May 5, 2009

OU Offers Top RB Prospect Scholarship

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Sooners offers RB Brennan Clay scholarship: Oklahoma Sooners offered highly touted running back Brennan Clay from Scripps Ranch HS (San Deigo, CA) a scholarship, the 6-foot, 185-pound back ranks among the best in the nation. He was ranked at No. 112 overall previously on Rivals 100 but is now the No. 41 player in the nation and the No. 2 all-purpose back.

Clay told ESPN.com he's excited about the offer.

"I was hyped to get the offer from Oklahoma," Clay said. "That's a big-time school and I'm definitely planning to take an official visit there in the fall. Right now, I know where four of my visits will be and I have one date set.

"I'm going to Michigan (Sept. 18) when they play Eastern Michigan. I'm also going to visit Oregon, Georgia and Oklahoma and I'm keeping that fifth visit open right now. I'm also going to take unofficial visits in June to Stanford and Cal and all of those schools have offered me."

(5/5) OU Football Articles and Notes

May 4, 2009

Video: Sam Bradford on CFL

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Sam Bradford interview: On Monday's edition of College Football Live, ESPN aired Kirk Herbstreit's conversation with Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford. Take a look...





Former Sooner Johnson Uninjured

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Manny Johnson uninjured after Cowboys' practice facility collapse: Former Oklahoma receiver Manuel Johnson escaped injury Saturday when the Dallas Cowboys' indoor training facility collapsed during a severe thunderstorm in Irving, Texas. Johnson was a seventh-round draft pick by the Cowboys in the most recent NFL Draft. He said Sunday that he was working out at the facility when the accident occurred, but was uninjured. (SoonerSports.com)

Bradford Featured on College Football Live Today

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

Bradford featured on ESPN today: Next week's "College Football Live," 2:30 p.m. weekdays on ESPN, will feature Kirk Herbstreit's quarterback road tour. Herbstreit will interview a top returning quarterback each day: Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, Monday; Mississippi's Jevan Snead, Tuesday; Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor, Wednesday; Florida's Tim Tebow, Thursday; and Texas' Colt McCoy, Friday. (The Oklahoman)

Ex-Sooner says confidence crucial for kickers: The Oklahoman

May 3, 2009

(5/3) OU Football Articles and Notes

May 2, 2009

Browns Sign Braxton

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Former Sooner Braxton sign with Cleveland: Former Sooner offensive tackle Branndon Braxton has signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns. Braxton started at right tackle for OU in 2007, but lost his starting job to Trent Williams last season. He also battled various injuries that kept him from playing much in 2008. (The Oklahoman)

Oklahoma post office could be named for 1969 Heisman winner Steve Owens: The Oklahoman

Rookie receiver Iglesias eager to work with Cutler: Daily Herald

Justin Chaisson: Should He Be Allowed in Norman? Bleacher Report

May 1, 2009

McShay Mock Draft - Three Sooners in Top Five

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

ESPN's Todd McShay's early mock draft: Oklahoma Sooners could have as many as four prospects in top seven picks in next year's NFL Draft, according to McShay's Scouts Inc. 2010 mock draft. Most notably the Big 12 dominates the top 10 with nine of the ten prospects from Big 12 schools.

McShay's projected top 10:
1. St. Louis Rams -- Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
2. Cleveland Browns -- Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. Detroit Lions -- Russell Okung, OT, Oklahoma State
4. Oakland Raiders -- Trent Williams, OT, Oklahoma
5. Kansas City Chiefs -- Jermaine Gresham, TE, Oklahoma
6. Seattle Seahawks (from Denver) -- Colt McCoy, QB, Texas
7. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Gerald McCoy, DT, Oklahoma
8. San Francisco 49ers -- Taylor Mays, S, USC
9. Green Bay Packers -- Adam Ulatoski, OT, Texas
10. San Francisco 49ers (from CAR) -- Sergio Kindle, OLB, Texas

His complete mock draft at ESPN.com

Scout teamer honored for GPA, cherishes time at OU: Tulsa World