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January 31, 2014

Sooners Add Ex-Texas Commit to 2014 Class

Thursday night, three-star New Orleans defensive tackle Courtney Garnett gave his verbal commitment to the Sooners, announcing the decision on Twitter after an in-home visit from Coach Bob Stoops and defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery.

January 30, 2014

Chamberlain, Pendley on Player of the Year Watch List

Oklahoma juniors Lauren Chamberlain and Shelby Pendley were each named to the Top 50 Watch List for the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced.

January 25, 2014

Trevor Knight's Early 2014 Heisman Odds

Bovada, an online sports book, includes the Oklahoma quarterback [Trevor Knight] in its 15-man list. Knight has the 10th-best odds to win the Heisman next season. Knight and Notre Dame quarterback Everettt Golson are listed with 25/1 odds.

January 24, 2014

Vikings GM Squashes Adrian Peterson Trade Rumors

The Vikings general manager [Rick Spielman] was asked in an interview with Pro Football Talk host Mike Florio what might happen if Adrian Peterson asked to be dealt. Spielman wasted no time in his response.

Men's Gymnastics: No. 1 Sooners Go on the Road to Face No. 7 Minnesota

Two weeks ago, the Oklahoma men's gymnastics team competed at the Rocky Mountain Open. The Sooners not only came out with a first-place finish, they scored a 443.150 - the highest season-opening score in program history.

Former Sooner Blake Griffin Voted to West Starting Lineup For 2014 NBA All-Star Game

The NBA announced that former Sooner Blake Griffin has been voted by the fans into the starting lineup for the Western Conference for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. It is the third year for Griffin to make the starting lineup and the first time in three years the Clippers did not have both Chris Paul and Griffin in the starting lineup.

Survey: NFL Players Want Adrian Peterson in Super Bowl

The NFL players have spoken, and former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the player they most want to see make a Super Bowl appearance before his career is finished, according to a poll of more than 320 players conducted by ESPN.

January 23, 2014

Former Oklahoma Running Back Adrian Peterson Undergoes Successful Surgery

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent groin surgery Thursday.

The surgery was performed by Philadelphia-based specialist William Meyers.

Kendal Thompson Would Be Ineligible to Transfer to OBU

Some theorized that Kendal Thompson might decide, in leaving OU, to drop down in status for his next go-round of college football. Thompson’s Southmoore High School coach, Chris Jensen, now coaches Oklahoma Baptist University, where Thompson’s former OU and Southmoore teammate, Nyko Symonds, is a star receiver.

Kenny Stills Voted As Most Impressive Saints Offensive Rookie

Former Oklahoma and current New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills was voted as the team’s most impressive offensive rookie by fans in a poll on the team’s website Tuesday.

January 22, 2014

REPORT: Adrian Peterson to Undergo Surgery

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has opted to have surgery on his groin in the near future, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Is OU Football Expanding Weight Room?

Jonathan Alvarez (a 2014 OU offensive lineman commit) told me that when he was on his visit this past weekend, Coach Schmidt told the recruits that Oklahoma is going to be doing a facility upgrade. He said they, in addition to some other facility upgrades, are going to be adding a new 20,000 square ft. weight room!

Quarterback Kendal Thompson to Transfer

Kendal Thompson announced Tuesday evening via Twitter his intention to graduate in May and transfer to another college football program, theoretically leaving him two years of eligibility because of special NCAA graduate transfer rules.

January 21, 2014

Aaron Colvin Suffers Torn ACL

Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin suffered a torn ACL Tuesday afternoon at the Reese's Senior Bowl South squad practice.

OU Volleyball Welcomes Three Newcomers

University of Oklahoma volleyball coach Santiago Restrepo has announced the signing of Marion Hazelwood and Harley Kelly to National Letters of Intent. Joining the incoming freshmen is Kimmy Gardiner, a transfer from Mississippi State.

Softball: Sooners Ranked No. 2 in Preseason Poll

The defending national champion Oklahoma softball team has been ranked second in the USA Today/NFCA Division I Preseason Top 25, it was announced Tuesday.

The Sooners received a nation’s best 17 first-place votes in the poll, but trail No. 1 Tennessee by nine points in the rankings, 729-720. The Lady Volunteers, whom Oklahoma swept in the Women’s College World Series Championship Series a year ago, earned seven first-place votes. Also receiving first-place votes were No. 3 Washington (1), No. 4 Florida (6) and No. 5 Michigan (1).

The No. 2 ranking garnered by OU is tied for the best preseason mark in school history. The Sooners were also ranked second to start 2001 after winning the program’s first national title in 2000, as well as opening up at No. 2 a year ago.

Celebrate OU's Sugar Bowl Victory

Fans are invited to join members of the OU Football squad in celebrating the team’s victory in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the OU Women’s Basketball game vs. Oklahoma State on Saturday, Feb. 1, and at the OU Men’s Basketball Game vs. Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 8.

UNC to Hire Seth Littrell As Offensive Coordinator

Multiple reports indicate offensive coordinator Seth Littrell, 35, is leaving Indiana to take a similar position at North Carolina.

January 20, 2014

Former Sooner DeMarco Murray Added to Pro Bowl

The Dallas Cowboys have their fifth Pro Bowler with running back DeMarco Murray named as an injury replacement for San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore.

January 19, 2014

Adrian Peterson May Undergo Surgery

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to visit Philadelphia-based specialist Dr. William Meyers next week to evaluate his troublesome groin and decide if surgery is needed, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday.

Houston Defensive Prospect Commits to Oklahoma

Bob Stoops tweeted “BOOM 832! #SOONERS #TheresOnlyOne” on Sunday night, leading to news that Houston-area defensive back Jordan Thomas (who lives in the 832 area code) had given a verbal commitment to Oklahoma.

Barry Switzer Says Not Offering Leslie O'Neal 'One Of The Biggest Mistakes We Ever Made'

Leslie O'Neal wanted to go to Oklahoma.

Wrote a letter to that effect to then-Sooner coach Barry Switzer and everything.

January 18, 2014

Gabe Ikard Wins Pat Tillman Award

Gabe Ikard was named the winner of the East-West Shrine Game Pat Tillman Award.

The award honors the perseverance and talent shown during the week of practice leading up to the game as well as overall achievements and conduct.

January 17, 2014

Gabe Ikard Joins Colvin, Saunders in Senior Bowl

The Reese’s Senior Bowl announced Thursday that center Gabe Ikard has been added to its South roster. Ikard will join fellow Sooners Aaron Colvin and Jalen Saunders who had already accepted invitations to the annual all-star game in Mobile, Ala. The contest will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 3 p.m. on January 25 and will be broadcast by NFL Network.

Adrian Peterson Among the Most Respected Players

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the most respected player in the NFL, according to a poll conducted by ESPN of more than 320 players from the league.

Sam Bradford Says He'll Be Ready for Training Camp

Last Monday marked eight weeks since Sam Bradford underwent left knee surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. And the Rams’ quarterback couldn’t be feeling better.

January 16, 2014

Blake Griffin Head-Butts Referee

In the fourth quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers’ Wednesday game against the Dallas Mavericks, Samuel Dalembert shoved Blake Griffin hard. Griffin attempted to go after Dalembert, but his head caught the stomach of a referee instead. (USA Today)


Gerald McCoy Honored by Football Writers

Former Oklahoma and current Tampa Bay defensive lineman Gerald McCoy was named to All-NFL team by Pro Football Writers Association.

January 15, 2014

Former Sooner Adrian Peterson Will Not Play in Pro Bowl

Former Oklahoma and Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is out of the Pro Bowl.

The Green Bay Packers announced Wednesday that rookie running back Eddie Lacy will replace Peterson in the Jan. 26 game in Honolulu.

Clippers Owner Likely Unwilling to Trade Blake Griffin

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers took great offense recently to a report that the team had discussed dealing young star forward Blake Griffin to the New York Knicks for a slightly older star forward, Carmelo Anthony.

OU Women's Gymnastics Sweeps Conference Awards to Open 2014

After a dominant performance to open the season, it was only fitting that the No. 1 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team would execute a sweep of the Big 12 weekly honor listing to kick off 2014. The Sooners' gymnasts did just that.

Junior Erica Brewer took home the season's first conference Gymnast of the Week award, while junior Rebecca Clark was named Event Specialist of the Week and freshman Chayse Capps captured Newcomer of the Week accolades, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Four Early Enrollees to Participate in Spring Practices

Four new members of the Oklahoma football team arrived on campus this week and will participate in spring football practices.

Freshmen Justice Hansen (quarterback) and Dimitri Flowers (athlete) started college classes Monday and were joined by junior-college transfers Isaac Ijalana (tight end) and Devante Bond (linebacker) as the Sooners’ 2014 early enrollees.

January 14, 2014

OU Men's Gymnastics Ranked No. 1

The Oklahoma men's gymnastics team moved into the No. 1 spot in the national rankings released today after a decisive performance at the season-opening Rocky Mountain Open.

After Alabama's Loss to Oklahoma, Nick Saban Hopes This Poster Motivates Bama

Think Alabama is motivated by losing its last two games of the season?

January 13, 2014

OU Gymnastics Ranked No. 1

The Oklahoma gymnastics team is the No. 1 team in the country following a big season-opening win at home against the Georgia Gym Dogs last weekend. The Sooners posted a 197.700 at the Lloyd Noble Center to kick off their 2014 campaign; that score stood as the nation's best effort throughout the weekend.

The Sooners were followed in the rankings by three future opponents this season, including Feb. 9 home opponent LSU at No. 2 (197.200). Perfect 10 Challenger competitor Alabama took the No. 3 spot (197.150), and Jan. 31 road foe Florida came in at a tie for No. 4 (196.650).

Running Back Keith Ford Gives Back to Hometown

Classes resume for the spring semester at the University of Oklahoma Monday, but on Friday OU freshman running back Keith Ford actually went back to school before returning to Norman.

A graduate of Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas, the Sooners’ emerging rushing threat took time to visit with students in his hometown before concluding his brief winter break following Oklahoma’s 45-31 win in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Former Oklahoma Standout Danielle Robinson Named to USA National Team Pool

Former OU standout Danielle Robinson is one of 33 players included in the 2014-16 USA Basketball Women's National Team pool, as announced Monday by USA Basketball.

OU Men's Basketball Ranked For First Time Since 2009

The Oklahoma men's basketball team is No. 25 in this week's AP Top 25 Poll, marking the first time since Nov. 23, 2009, that the Sooners are ranked in one of the two major polls.

With 103 points, the Sooners are tied with UCLA for the 25th spot. They are one of five Big 12 schools in this week's poll, more than any other conference.

January 12, 2014

Joe Mixon Doing His Own Recruiting for Oklahoma

Joe Mixon, ranked by Rivals as the No. 1 all-purpose back in the 2014 recruiting class, committed to the Sooners last weekend and immediately began talking up his future home to other recruits.

“That dude hits me up at least twice a week,” three-star defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao said with a laugh.

Women's Gymnastics: OU Defeats No. 8 Georgia

The No. 3 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team posted its highest season-opening score in program history Friday night, earning a 197.700-196.500 victory over the No. 8 Georgia Gym Dogs in Norman. An energetic crowd of 2,007 fans cheered the Sooners on to victory at the Lloyd Noble Center.

"I was very excited about the energy in building," head coach K.J. Kindler said. "The crowd was amazing and we were really fortunate to have all those people come out so we hope everyone comes out again next week and continue to follow our team. It was incredible out there.”

Baker Mayfield's Appeal Denied by Texas Tech

Former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield, who wanted to transfer to Oklahoma after starting seven games for the Red Raiders this season, was denied eligibility in an appeal to Texas Tech on Friday.

January 9, 2014

Former Texas Tech Quarterback Baker Mayfield Intends to Play at OU

Baker Mayfield decided to transfer from Texas Tech despite winning the starting quarterback job in the preseason as a walk-on true freshman.

Mayfield, who also started Texas Tech’s regular-season finale against Texas, had initially vaguely cited a “miscommunication” with coach Kliff Kingsbury as the reason.

Former Oklahoma QB Garrick McGee to Become Louisville Coordinator

ESPN.com's Joe Schad is reporting that current Alabama-Birmingham head coach and former OU quarterback Garrick McGee will join Petrino's staff as offensive coordinator. McGee had roles as Petrino's quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator during a stint at Arkansas from 2008-2011 before landing the job at UAB. During his time at Arkansas, McGee coached some of the top offenses in the SEC and was a 2011 Broyles Award finalist (nation's top assistant coach).

Ikard and McLaurin Named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

The Big 12 Conference announced its Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipients for the 2013 fall season and Oklahoma’s Gabe Ikard and Sallie McLaurin claimed the honor for their respective sports. The two Sooner student-athletes were selected as the award-winners for their sports based on a vote of each sport’s head coaching group.

Alexander, Sanchez Named Freshman All-Americans

Zack Sanchez #15 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs with the ball after an interception against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (January 1, 2014 - Source: Sean Gardner/Getty Images North America)
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Oklahoma linebacker Dominique Alexander and defensive back Zack Sanchez were each named to the 13th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team, the FWAA announced Monday.

January 8, 2014

Stoops: Oklahoma 'Better Job Than Some NFL Jobs'

Bob Stoops has far greater job security at OU than all but a handful of coaches in the NFL. "I truly believe in a lot of instances, I may have a better job than some NFL jobs," he said. "It's fair to say."

Sooners Pick Up Commitment From 3-Star Lineman

Phoenix Mountain Pointe senior offensive guard Natrell Curtis, who recently decommitted from Washington, said Tuesday that he has committed to play football at Oklahoma.

Part of the reason for the decommitment, Curtis said, was the coaching change that occurred after he had committed to Washington.

January 7, 2014

Bob Stoops: 'It's My Full Intention' to Remain at Oklahoma

Bob Stoops said it is his "full intention" to remain Oklahoma's coach during a Monday afternoon interview with an Oklahoma City radio station.

MBB: Sooners Top Longhorns in Big 12 Opener

Buddy Hield scored 22 points and hit 4 of Oklahoma's 13 3-pointers, tying a season-high in an 88-85 win over Texas on Saturday.

After knocking down 10 of 16 3-pointers in the first half, the Sooners (12-2, 1-0 Big 12) cooled off after halftime. They were still able to win their Big 12 opener despite the Longhorns (11-3, 0-1) starting the second half on a 10-2 run and losing Isaiah Cousins after he was ejected for committing his second technical foul with 2:20 remaining.

Oklahoma Finishes No. 6 in Both Polls

Florida State finished the season as the unanimous No. 1 team in both Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls,  Oklahoma will finish sixth after defeating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

January 6, 2014

Bob Stoops: We'll Have One of the Better Defensive Lines Next Season

The Sooners lost virtually every major contributor from the 2012 squad's unit, and appeared thin and inexperienced entering 2013.

The morning after Oklahoma's 45-31 Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama, coach Bob Stoops made sure to point out the impact his defensive line had.

Bob Stoops on Former Players' Criticism: 'I Don't Care What They Think'

At this time last year, a bevy of former Oklahoma football players were becoming very critical (see comments below)l. The Sooners had just lost 41-13 to Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl, raising serious questions about the future of Bob Stoops’ program.

Former Offensive Coordinator Mark Mangino Joins Iowa State

Former Oklahoma offensive coordinator and Kansas football coach Mark Mangino is returning to the Big 12.

Mangino, who spent the past season as an assistant at Youngstown State, will become the offensive coordinator at Iowa State, he confirmed to The Star in a text message on Monday afternoon.

ESPN: Bob Stoops Not a Candidate for Browns

Bob Stoops is not a candidate to coach the Cleveland Browns.

A league source close to the Browns confirmed that Stoops has never been on Cleveland's radar and that the team will not interview the longtime Oklahoma coach.

January 5, 2014

No Interview Scheduled for Stoops, Browns

Reports that the Browns will interview Oklahoma's Bob Stoops for their head coach job are false, a league source told cleveland.com.

January 4, 2014

Report: Cleveland Browns to Interview Bob Stoops for Coaching Position

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Saturday on NFL Network's "GameDay Morning" that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Oklahoma Sooners coach Bob Stoops are the team's top candidates to replace Rob Chudzinski.

Five-Star Running Back Joe Mixon Commits to Oklahoma



Joe Mixon, an elite running back from Freedom High School in Oakley, California, has committed to the Oklahoma Sooners at the US Army All-American Bowl, choosing the Sooners over Wisconsin and UCLA.

Jenks' Marquise Overton Commits to Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners grabbed a big commitment on Friday afternoon, securing a pledge from Jenks (Okla.) defensive tackle Marquise Overton, as broken by Demetric Warren of Varsity Preps.

Corey Nelson's Final NCAA Appeal Denied.

Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson's final appeal for an extra year has been denied, he announced via Instagram on Saturday.

Former Sooner Gerald McCoy Named to NFL All-Pro Team

Former Oklahoma and current Tampa Bay defensive lineman Gerald McCoy was named to Associated Press All-Pro team on Friday.

Alabama Mom Who Attacked OU Fan: "I'd Do It Over Again If I Had To"

That the female Alabama fan who flew through the air to attack an Oklahoma Sooner fan during Thursday’s Sugar Bowl is Michelle Pritchett, a local photographer from Sweet Water, Ala.

Yellowhammer spoke with Mrs. Pritchett on the phone this afternoon in an exclusive interview, becoming the first outlet to get her side of the story.

January 3, 2014

Red Cross Oklahoma Makes Fun of Alabama on Twitter



Red Cross Oklahoma is coming under fire for a tweet it sent out after Thursday night's Sugar Bowl.

Bob Stoops Takes a Few More Shots at SEC

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops appeared on Colin Cowherd’s show on ESPN Radio on Friday and couldn’t resist taking a few more shots at the SEC.

“When I made the comment, the bottom half of the SEC was like 0-36 against the top half of the SEC. You realize that? A year ago … nobody talks about that. My point was, don’t say SEC like they’re all doing that (beating everyone). One or two or three top teams … sure, you give them the credit. Alabama … I’ve got the utmost respect for them. Are you kidding me? How could you not? But in the end, don’t talk about the entire conference that way. It’s just not true.
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“Hey, I’ve got total respect for Alabama, but you can’t deny what we did last night. Obviously, we can play with anybody, whether it’s the SEC or anyone else. And to say we can’t … well, Alabama’s been rolling the SEC for the last three years and we didn’t seem to be overwhelmed last night. I’m done with that talk.”
 You can find the full interview here.

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Stay Classy Alabama... Bama Fan Attacks OU Fan

At first, it seems like a mere verbal confrontation between the Bama woman—who looks like a pleasant mom—and the Oklahoma fan in the white polo. It gets so much better, though.

Bob Stoops on NFL Rumors: 'You Never Know'

Fresh off his team’s stunning upset victory of Alabama, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops declined to discuss the rumors that he could become the new Cleveland Browns head coach.

January 2, 2014

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