May 31, 2005

May 25, 2005

(5/25) Oklahoma Sooner Articles

Wednesday, May 25, 2005 Articles

Eliminating Big 12 divisions is plain goofy: The Oklahoman

Houston Bowl tries to top Cotton: The Oklahoman

Big 12 will look into instant replay, bowl contracts: Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

May 22, 2005

(5/22) Oklahoma Lands JUCO Star

Sunday, May 22, 2005 Articles

Oklahoma Lands JUCO Punter: He turned down one brother for another. But for Mike Knall, the decision to attend Oklahoma was easy. Knall, a junior college punter from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College, had committed to Arizona. But when OU came calling in late April, Knall's plans quickly changed. Knall signed a letter of intent to attend OU without setting foot on the campus. "I told Bob Stoops, 'I can imagine how beautiful it is,' " Knall said. "I've seen pictures. I'll commit right now.'" Knall will be a sophomore next season. He was qualified academically after graduation from Scottsdale Chaparral High School, but chose Scottsdale Community College when he didn't receive much interest from NCAA Division I schools. Knall, a 5-foot-10, 175-pounder, averaged 43.9 yards a punt as a freshman last season for the Fighting Artichokes (yes, that's really the mascot). (NewsOK)

May 19, 2005

(5/19) Washington Inducted Into College HOF and Oklahoma Football Articles

Thursday, May 19, 2005 Articles

Washington Inducted into College Hall of Fame: Washington, who played for his father -- Joe Washington Sr. in high school -- followed a well-traveled path of Texas high school stars who went to Oklahoma. He is the Sooners' third runner from Texas during the 1970s, joining Greg Pruitt of Houston Elmore and Billy Sims of Hooks, to be elected to the College Hall of Fame. Washington's 4,071 career yards at OU are second only to Sims' 4,118 in school history, and his 39 career rushing touchdowns rank fourth. (Houston Chronicle)

White hoping to make most of fewer chances: The Oklahoman

Silver shoes shine -- Joe Washington set for hall of fame: The Oklahoman

Joe Washington in Collge Football Hall of Fame:

May 18, 2005

May 17, 2005

(5/17) Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 Articles

Former Sooner Hawkins still has to prove himself: The Oklahoman/NewsOK

Anderson to give Griffin, Bell a battle: The Oklahoman/NewsOK

Walk-on making bid for playing time: OU Insider

Cotton Bowl could pool its selections: Dallas Morning News

May 12, 2005

(5/12) Checkout Our New Sections!

Checkout Our New Sections Added

Not much news lately, Summer Break for University of Oklahoma Students. Have a great and safe summer, we'll see ya in Norman in August! Recently added new pages for Oklahoma Sooner Fans, Coaching, Championship and Bowl History.

May 11, 2005

May 10, 2005

(5/10) Sooner/UCLA Game on ABC, OU visits top Defensive lineman

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Articles

Oklahoma-UCLA Game to televise on ABC: ABC Television has announced that it has selected the Oklahoma at UCLA football game for airing on Sept. 17. The game will kickoff at 2:30 p.m., central time. All 13 OU games were televised last season, including eight by ABC. Since Bob Stoops became the Sooners coach in 1999, 62 of the team’s 79 games have aired on television including 36 on ABC. (SoonerSports)

Oklahoma Looking at top Defensive lineman: One of the hot spots on the spring tour for college football recruiters has been Richland Northeast High School. Coach Jay Frye said coaches from Oklahoma, Georgia, Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, N.C. State and Michigan have watched his team. USC and Clemson coaches are expected this week, Frye said. And Oklahoma coaches are expected to return for another look. The Sooners are looking at Cavalier defensive lineman Adam Patterson, (6-foot-3, 260 pounds) whom Frye said the Sooners consider to be the top defensive line prospect on their board and one of the nation’s top prospects. Patterson has picked up recent offers from LSU, Wake Forest and West Virginia. (TheState)

May 7, 2005

May 6, 2005

(5/6) College Football HOF honors Oklahoma Back, Policy Changes on the way and more!

Friday, May 6, 2005 Notes & Articles

College Football Hall of Fame Honors Oklahoma Back: Running back Prentice Gautt, Oklahoma's first black football player, will be honored posthumously by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Gautt, who died March 17, was selected to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award, the foundation announced Thursday. The honor will be presented at a luncheon Dec. 6 in New York City. Gautt led Oklahoma in rushing in 1958 and 1959 and was an all-Big Eight selection both seasons. He rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on only six carries and was named the MVP of the 1959 Orange Bowl, which Oklahoma won 21-6. (ESPN)

University of Oklahoma Reexamines Policy: The University of Oklahoma has begun re-examining its gameday operations at all sporting events to ensure the safety of fans and players, athletic director Joe Castiglione said Thursday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Castiglione said the school would restrict the on-field presence of a student spirit group that had a member injured last season in a pregame collision with a Nebraska player. Castiglione said the RUF/NEKS would be prohibited from entering Owen Field more than 20 minutes prior to the start of a game so they would not be present when the teams are engaged in pregame drills. The change is part of a continuing re-evaluation of gameday policies that the university conducts from time to time, Castiglione said. The focus of the investigation is widespread, Castiglione said, and does not concentrate on the incident, which led to a recent criminal trial. Incidents between fans and players at Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association games also demonstrate problems event managers have to consider, he said. (ESPN)

White gets shot with Titans: The Oklahoman

Ruf/Nek injury prompts examination of policy: Norman Transcript

Prentice Gautt honored with an OCAP Award:

(5/6) Fomer QB White Signs With Titians

Friday, May 6, 2005 Articles

White Signs With Titians: Quarterback Jason White won a Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma. He guided the Sooners to two national championship games, and won just about every other award imaginable. Yet before he agreed to terms with the Titans on a contract yesterday, he said he was seriously considering walking away from football altogether. ''I definitely thought about giving it up,'' White told The Tennessean last night. ''It is not a fact of whether I could play or not, more than anything it is I have a family. I have a 2½-year old daughter and they need food on the table themselves. It is more of I have other things I have to provide for and I can't spend my whole life chasing a dream that may never be there.'' (The Tennessean)

May 5, 2005

(5/5) Adrian Peterson Involved in Fight, Verdict on Ref/Nek Trial

Thursday, May 5, 2005 Articles

Adrian Peterson Involved in Fight: Two men and one woman were injured April 23 after several fights broke out around 4 a.m. at Denny's Restaurant involving a group of men, including Adrian Peterson, OU freshman running back, according to 911 police calls and a police radio traffic recording. The participants were suspected of using alcohol, according to a police report. After witnesses declined to comment, The Daily obtained a copy of the two 911 calls made from Denny's, 2535 W. Main St., and a recording of the radio traffic between the Norman Police Department and a squad car at the time of the fight. Norman police received calls about a man whose forehead was cut and needed stitches, another who had Tabasco sauce and glass in his eye and a woman who was cut with glass. None of the victims could be identified. OU football head coach Bob Stoops said he was aware of the incident; he has talked to the players about it; and their understanding is that the incident may have been instigated by other people, according to Kenny Mossman, associate athletic director for media relations. More at Oklahoma Daily

Delone Not Guilty in Trial: Former Nebraska football player Darren DeLone held his hands up and thanked God on Wednesday when a Cleveland County jury returned a not-guilty verdict in his assault trial. DeLone, 23, was accused of deliberately slamming into a member of the University of Oklahoma’s spirit squad during a warm-up drill prior to the Sooners’ clash with the Cornhuskers on Nov. 13. RUF/NEKS member Adam Merritt, 19, lost one tooth and had another tooth severed at the gumline when he was struck by a player while standing on the sidelines at Owen Field. A jury of nine women and three men deliberated about three hours before acquitting DeLone of a felony charge of aggravated assault and battery. Had he been convicted, DeLone could have faced up to five years in prison. (NewsOK)

Verdict on RUF/NEKS is warranted: The Oklahoman

DeLone found not guilty after three hours of deliberation: Norman Transcript

May 4, 2005

(5/4) Closing Arguments Today

Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Notes:

Closing Arguments Today: Closing arguments in Darren DeLone's assault trial are set to begin today in Cleveland County District Court. DeLone, 23, is charged with one count of aggravated assault and battery. He is accused of deliberately slamming into a member of the University of Oklahoma's spirit squad before the start of the Cornhuskers' game with the Sooners on Nov. 13. Attorney Garvin Isaacs wrapped up the defense's case Tuesday afternoon with testimony from an OU fan who said he saw Nebraska player Wali Muhammad knocked into RUF/NEKS member Adam Merritt, 19. (NewsOK)

May 3, 2005

(5/3) Officer Testifies in Ruf/Nek Trial

Tuesday, May 3, 2005 Articles

Officer Testifies: The defense attorney for former Nebraska football player Darren DeLone suggested Monday that University of Oklahoma police officers "jumped to the conclusion" a member of OU's spirit squad was a victim of an assault. Garvin Isaacs questioned Officer Mike Robinson about "interfernces" he made to RUF/NEKS member Adam Merritt, 19, shortly after Merritt was injured prior to the Cornhuskers' game with the Sooners on Nov. 13. Inferences that an assault had occurred "colored" Merritt's view of what had happened to him, the attorney said. (NewsOK)

May 2, 2005

(5/2) Chiefs Take a Pass on White and Sooner Articles

Monday, May 2, 2005 Articles

Chiefs Take a Pass on White: After evaluating the former Oklahoma quarterback in three practices over the weekend, the Chiefs coach suggested White first try a lower level. "Personally, I would recommend to him if it's really something he wants to do, to go and take a run at the arena league and get more work in at playing football" Vermeil said Sunday, shortly after finishing a rookie mini-camp. "Maybe go to Canada (Canadian Football League), come back and try again and have a go." In a private meeting a few moments later, Vermeil told White the Chiefs wouldn't sign him to a free-agent contract. (NewsOK)

Switzer still sides with Bosworth: The Oklahoman

KC takes pass on Oklahoma QB: Kansas City Star

(5/2) Former Sooner WR Clayton Hamstring Injury

Clayton Injured in Practice: Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receiver Mark Clayton strained his left hamstring and was held out of practice for precautionary reasons with an injury not considered to be serious. The Ravens first-round draft pick from Oklahoma injured his leg running an out pattern on Saturday. "It was a double move, I read an out-and-up, it looked good," Clayton said. "When I took off again, I felt something and slowed down." (TheWBalChannel)

May 1, 2005

(5/1) Sooners Football Articles

Sunday, May 1, 2005 Articles

OU on verge of 'system school' lable for QBs: The Oklahoman

OU's trip to Oregon now in '06: The Oklahoman

Selmon a class act for Sooners: The Oklahoman

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