September 25, 2012

OU in Third Place Heading Into Final Round

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma women’s golf team is in third place at the 18-team Golfweek Conference Challenge after shooting a second-round 300 (+12) Tuesday at the par-72 Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo. Three Sooners are in the top-10 with one round remaining.

The Sooners entered the day in a tie for first place but now trail Pepperdine by 10 strokes and second-place UC Davis by nine strokes. OU is 10 shots clear of fourth-place Mississippi.

Junior Anne-Catherine Tanguay led OU by shooting a 1-over 73, which moved her into third place out of 90 competitors. Her 36-hole 142 (-2) has her four shots behind leader Demi Runas of UC Davis.

Junior Emily Collins experienced a slow start with two bogeys and two double bogeys over the first 10 holes, but found her rhythm down the stretch. She played the last eight holes at 4 under par and finished the round with a 74 (+2), good for eighth place.

Reigning NCAA champion Chirapat Jao-Javanil entered the day with the individual lead but fell to a fourth-place tie after her 75 (+3). The junior registered three birdies but also carded six bogeys. Jao-Javanil played the last seven holes at 2 under par and is at 1 under for the tournament.

Jade Staggs, another junior, improved upon her first-round score by one stroke, finishing the day with a 6-over (78). Her 36-hole total of 157 (+3) has her in a tie for 58th place.

Taylor Schmidt, OU’s lone senior in the event, shot an 83 (+11) and fell into a tie for 75th place.

Kaitlyn Rhorback, competing as an individual, carded a 75 (+3) in the second round. The junior finished the day in a tie for 16th place with a 36-hole total of 147 (+3).

The Sooners will begin Wednesday’s final round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge with a shotgun start at 9:45 a.m. CT. Live scoring is available at

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OU Men's Gymnastics Announces 2013 Schedule

NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma Head Men’s Gymnastics Coach Mark Williams and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione announced the Sooners' 2013 schedule today. After its 12th-straight top-three finish at the NCAA Championships, OU’s quest for a ninth national championship consists of 10 regular season meets, including three home meets at the McCasland Field House.

The Sooners will try and top a 2012 campaign that saw OU win the MPSF Conference Championship for the 11th time in the last 14 years before finishing second at the NCAA Championships. Seven OU gymnasts earned a total of 12 All-American honors and junior Jake Dalton won an individual national championship in the all-around and parallel bars.

September 24, 2012

Stoops Has No Plans to Bench Landry Jones

Stoops insist he won't bench quarterback Landry Jones: Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops insisted on Monday there is nothing that would make him bench quarterback Landry Jones.

While addressing the Sooners' 24-19 loss to Kansas State on Saturday, Stoops said Jones might just be trying to do too much.

"I know Landry is a very bright guy that watching it he will see he's maybe making too much out of something," Stoops said. (The Oklahoman)

September 16, 2012

Sooners Sweep 2012 Oklahoma Invitational

Norman, Okla. –Norman, Okla. – The University of Oklahoma volleyball team defeated New Mexico, 3-0 (25-17, 25-9, 25-19) in its fourth consecutive sweep to claim the 2012 Oklahoma Invitational tournament title Saturday night at McCasland Field House. The Sooners, now 11-3 on the season, claimed the tournament title for the second consecutive year as they took wins over each competitor: SMU, University of Arkansas-Little Rock and New Mexico.

Oklahoma dished New Mexico just its second loss of the season, and first loss in 11 matches, as they drop to 11-2 on the year following tonight’s contest.

September 14, 2012

Oklahoma Sooners vs Kansas St Wildcats Game Preview

OKLAHOMA SOONERS (2-0) (0-0) VS. Kansas State Wildcats(3-0) (0-0)


Rankings: Oklahoma ranked No. 6 in AP & 5 in Coaches Poll... Kansa State ranked No. 15 AP & 13 in Coaches
Date/ Location: September 22, 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma
Time: 6:30 PM/CT
Kickoff: 6:50 PM/CT
Network: FOX
Field - Stadium: Norman Memorial Stadium

September 13, 2012

OU's Justin Brown OK After Injury

Brown suffers bruised chest: Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown suffered what appeared to be a right shoulder injury after his second big punt return midway through the second quarter against Florida A&M.

Wide receivers coach Jay Norvell, however, clarified Monday that the injury was chest bruise, and that he expects Brown to be good to go for OU’s next game in two weeks against Kansas State.

“I think he’s gonna be fine,” Norvell said. "He just kind of came down on the football and kind of bruised his chest plate a little bit. He looked like Mike Tyson punched him in the chest or something. He was really deflated after that. We took him out after that and let Durron (Neal) play. He just got a little chest bruise.”

September 3, 2012

Jalen Saunders Denied NCAA Waiver

WR Jalen Saunders will not play this season: Transfer wide receiver Jalen Saunders was denied by the NCAA to play this season, OU coach Bob Stoops confirmed during Monday’s press conference.

Saunders, who was expected to extend the depth at the receiver position, led Fresno State in receiving last season with 1,065 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Saunders will be eligible for the 2013 season. (

September 2, 2012

Game Stats: Oklahoma vs UTEP

Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs 19 13
3rd down efficiency
5-16 3-16
4th down efficiency
1-1 0-2
Total Yards 427 255
Passing 222 48
21-36 7-26
Yards per pass
6.2 1.8
Rushing 205 207
Rushing Attempts
37 36
Yards per rush
5.5 5.8
Penalties 7-55 6-53
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
0 0
Possession 31:37 28:23

Sooners Top UTEP, 24-7

Quarterback Landry Jones #12 of the Oklahoma Sooners watches from the sidelines during the Insight Bowl against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Sun Devil Stadium on December 30, 2011 in Tempe, Arizona. The Sooners defeated the Hawkeyes 31-14. (December 29, 2011 - Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)
Sooners start slow and roll late: Landry Jones faced pressure on nearly every snap, had trouble finding his receivers.

The running game bogged down most of the night. The specials teams allowed two blocked kicks, one that led to a touchdown.

It wasn't pretty, nearly a disaster actually, but the Sooners found a win to grind out a win.

Riding its defense all night and scoring a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter, No. 4 Oklahoma survived a scare by slogging out a 24-7 win over Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.

September 1, 2012

OU Commit Shines in Season Opener

OU commit Stanvon Taylor has a big season opener: Stanvon Taylor did just about everything he could for Tulsa East Central on Friday night against Del City.

Taylor, the Oklahoma commit who's the No. 2 player on The Oklahoman's Super 30 list of the state's top football recruits, helped the Cardinals with his hands, his arm and his feet as East Central beat Del City 53-31 at Robert Kalsu Stadium.

Taylor had 183 yards and two touchdowns receiving, threw for another score and had four punts, including a 65-yarder as East Central came out with the win.

Sooner Sports TV Officially Launched

Sooner Sports TV powered by FOX Sports will provide the most comprehensive coverage of the Sooners ever offered.

The network's programming will be delivered on existing FOX channels including FS Southwest, FS Oklahoma and FS Oklahoma+. Additionally, all online video content including game highlights, features and more is being delivered through

Additional details about the network will be released as soon as they are available.

Sooner Sports TV programming will be delivered on existing FOX channels including FS Southwest, FS Oklahoma and FS Oklahoma+.

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Oklahoma Tight End Suspended for Season Opener

TE Geneo Grissom has been suspended: Sophomore tight end Geneo Grissom has been suspended for Oklahoma’s season opener Saturday at UTEP for violating a team rule, a source close to the team confirmed to The Oklahoman. Read more:

Grissom moved from defensive end to tight end just before summer workouts began and was flourishing in the role. Stoops said two weeks ago that he'd moved to the top of the depth chart ahead of junior-college transfer Brannon Green and true freshman Taylor McNamara, who were battling for the job in the spring.

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