Men's Gymnastics: OU Picked Second in Preseason Coaches Poll

After finishing national runners-up last season in 2013, the Oklahoma men's gymnastics team is ranked second in the 2014 preseason coaches poll.

The Sooners earned 147 points, second only to unanimous preseason No. 1 Michigan which had 165 points. The Wolverines are the defending NCAA national champions.

Golf: OU to Conclude Fall Season

The University of Oklahoma men’s golf team will compete in its final fall event as it travels to Dallas, Texas, for the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will begin Monday, Oct. 28, with 36 holes, followed by the final round on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

The Sooners, who are ranked No. 13 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Poll, are coming off a tie for third place at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate. OU finished first and second in its first two tournaments of the fall, the Golfweek Conference Challenge and the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.

Volleyball: Sallie McLaurin Receives Fourth Big 12 Award

University of Oklahoma senior Sallie McLaurin (Midwest City, Okla.) has been named the Big 12 volleyball Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending October 27. It is the fourth time she has received this award in 2013 and the first since winning three in a row at the start of the season.

A middle blocker, McLaurin hit .457 and averaged 4.62 kills per set on 37 kills to lead the Sooner attack in a 2-0 week. Last Wednesday, she posted 23 kills and hit .537 against TCU. It marked the third time she tallied 20 kills or more and seventh time hitting better than .500 this season. Against West Virginia on Saturday, McLaurin knocked down a team-high 14 kills and hit .345. For the week, she recorded nine blocks (1.12 b/s) and five digs.

Baseball: Halloween Game and Fundraiser a Success

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The first ALS Awareness Halloween game hosted by the Oklahoma baseball team on October 24 was a huge success. The Sooners played an intra-squad scrimmage in front of a crowd estimated between 500 and 600 fans that came out to L. Dale Mitchell Park.

Fans had an opportunity to meet and interact with the 2014 Sooners as well as new head coach Pete Hughes. During the game, student-athletes patrolled the stands, handing out candy to children in attendance who joined the team by coming to the stadium in costume.

Aaron Colvin a Semifinalist for Thorpe Award

The Jim Thorpe Association announced Monday that Oklahoma senior cornerback Aaron Colvin is among 15 semifinalists for the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football.

Colvin serves as one of Oklahoma’s captains for the 2013 season, ranking fourth on the squad with 39 tackles (30 solo). He is third on the team with 5.0 tackles for loss (-11 yards) and also has an interception, a sack, a fumble recovery and three pass breakups. The Owasso, Okla., native was an All-Big 12 First Team selection by AP and the coaches in 2012 after leading the team with 11 pass breakups. He also finished second on the squad with four interceptions and was third on the team with 61 tackles (47 solo) as a junior.

Bob Stoops Praises Sooners' Offensive Line

After giving up eight sacks over the past three games, the Sooners did not allow Blake Bell to be sacked against Texas Tech.

“The O-line, I was really excited,” Stoops said. “We go through a game with 277 rushing and no sacks. They did a great job along with Aaron Ripkowski and (Trey)Millard.”


Trey Franks Moves to Offensive Roll

Sooners wide receiver Jaz Reynolds did not dress for the game.

In his place, Trey Franks, who switched to defensive back after redshirting last year while suspended, moved back onto the offensive side at least for the game. Franks primarily played special teams while Jalen Saunders and Sterling Shepard started at wide receiver as the Sooners started in a double-tight formation.

Frank Shannon Injured in Game Against Texas Tech

After losing Nelson for the season in the win over TCU, the Sooners' injury problems at linebacker continued Saturday night when Frank Shannon was knocked out in the first quarter and did not return.

Shannon was replaced by freshman Jordan Evans, the second true freshman thrust into significant minutes at linebacker due to injury. Dominique Alexander has replaced Nelson in the lineup.

Oklahoma Ranked No. 9 in Coaches Poll

AP Top 25
1. Alabama (8-0) -- 55 first-place votes
2. Oregon (8-0) -- three first-place votes
3. Florida State (7-0) -- two first-place votes
4. Ohio State (8-0)
5. Baylor (7-0)
6. Stanford (7-1)
7. Miami (7-0)
8. Auburn (7-1)
9. Clemson (7-1)
10. Missouri (7-1)
13. Oklahoma (7-1)
15. Texas Tech (7-1)
18. Oklahoma State (6-1)

USA Today Coaches Poll
1. Alabama -- 56 first-place votes
2. Oregon -- six first-place votes
3. Florida State
4. Ohio State
5. Baylor
6. Miami
7. Stanford
8. Clemson
9. Oklahoma
10. Missouri
12. Oklahoma State
15. Texas Tech

Find Complete Rankings on ESPN.com

Trey Millard Out For Season With Torn ACL

Trey Millard #33 of the Oklahoma Sooners carries the ball against Adrian Phillips #17 of the Texas Longhorns as Keith Ford #21 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks on in the first quarter at the Cotton Bowl on October 12, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (October 11, 2013 - Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America)
Just two plays after executing one of his trademark hurdles over a defender to set up a touchdown, Trey Millard was lost for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Three weeks after losing its best defender, Corey Nelson, to a season-ending injury, Millard's career with the Sooners is also done.

“The whole team's just crushed by it,” Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. “You hate it. He's so much a strong, strong part of our football team, so it'll be tough to overcome that loss.”



Adrian Peterson Met Son for 1st Time in Hospital

Adrian Peterson only recently learned he was the father of a 2-year-old boy in South Dakota ... and met him for the first time Thursday ... while the boy was on life support, TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources connected to the situation tell us ... roughly 2-3 months ago, the mother of the child had a paternity test done with an ex she suspected to be the father, in an effort to collect child support from him.


Report: Adrian Peterson Expected to Play Sunday After Sons Death

Former Oklahoma and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to play against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, two days after the death of his 2-year-old son, a source close to the situation told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

The source provided the update on Peterson's status as of Saturday afternoon, telling Anderson, "I don't think it will change."


Report: Adrian Peterson's Son Beaten, Not Expected to Survive

A woman in Sioux Falls who is close to the mother involved in the tragic story about Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son says the fact AP had a child living in Sioux Falls was "a secret."

She said the mother of the child had a casual relationship with AP when she lived in the Twin Cities (she's since moved to South Dakota). She became pregnant, but wasn't sure about the identify of the father "until just recently." A paternity test revealed that the dad was indeed Adrian Peterson. Our source says Peterson isn't identified as the father on the birth certificate of the child, who goes by his mother's last name.


Corey Nelson May Delay Surgery to Attend OU-Texas

Although senior linebacker Corey Nelson suffered a partially torn pectoral muscle in Saturday’s win vs. TCU, head coach Bob Stoops indicated that Nelson is contemplating delaying surgery so he can be on the sidelines at the Cotton Bowl with his teammates. Of course, Nelson grew up not far from the State Fair of Texas, playing at Skyline High School in Dallas.

“Corey is a captain and a guy right there in the middle of the heart of the defense so it’s hard to minimize that,” Stoops said. “He was having a great, great year and it’s just unfortunate for him. You hate to see that happen to a guy in his senior year.”


Corey Nelson Out Remainder of Year

Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson will undergo surgery to repair a partially torn pectoral muscle, which will likely force him to miss the rest of his senior season.

Nelson, a defensive captain, suffered the injury Saturday in Oklahoma's 20-17 win over TCU. Coach Bob Stoops said the procedure would take place Tuesday.


Tennis: Sooners Reach Finals at ITAs

Three Sooners advanced to the final weekend of the ITA All-America Championships in at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center in Tulsa.

Guillermo Alcorta moved to the fourth round in the main singles draw after ousting N.C. State’s Austin Powell in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. The senior faces Baylor’s Patrick Pradella in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Tennis: Sooners Compete at Wildcat Invitational

The University of Oklahoma women’s tennis team began the first day of competition Friday at the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill.

After a bye in the first round, freshman Ann Pepper was the sole undefeated Sooner after defeating Kelsey Frechette of Minnesota 6-5, 6-2.

Freshman Morgan Chumney and sophomore Emma Devine advanced in doubles play after defeating Virginia’s Marie Faure and Caryssa Peretz 6-1.