December 31, 2013

December 30, 2013

Sugar Bowl: Oklahoma Defense Talks Alabama, A.J. McCarron and More

Oklahoma Defensive Back Aaron Colvin

(On AJ McCarron and the wide receivers) He (AJ McCarron) is a smart quarterback. He’s a really focused player and he knows what he is doing all the time. McCarron gets the ball out to his receivers, and the receivers can really catch. We will definitely have to be on our P’s and Q’s, but we have prepared, and we’re ready for them.

December 29, 2013

December 28, 2013

December 27, 2013

NBA Says Blake Griffin Shouldn't Have Been Ejected in Game

Blake Griffin got ejected for two technical fouls after he had two flagrant fouls committed against him. The game had gotten a little physical but the referees — led by Bill Kennedy — tried to do too much to gain control of a game that never really got out of control. That was especially true of the second incident (which you can see above) when Griffin got in a tussle with Golden State’s Andrew Bogut under the basket.

Sooners Are In No Rush to Name Starting Quarterback Against Alabama

Bob Stoops says it's not that the Sooners don't know whether to go with Trevor Knight or Blake Bell. It's just that the Sooners don't want Alabama to know.

“We intend to be unsettled at quarterback all the way up to the game,” Stoops said. “I wouldn't say it's unsettled. It's purposeful. And let's face it. Both of those guys, in different situations, have really done well. So we've gotta have ‘em both ready to go.”

December 21, 2013

Bob Stoops Reflects on Mack Brown, Rivalry

Mack Brown officially stepped down, ending his Texas tenure probably not where he wanted to, but ending his rivalry with Stoops better than anyone had guessed, winning five of his last nine against Stoops, including a shocking upset this year.

On Monday, Bob Stoops and two of his captains offered reflections on competing against and their interactions with Brown.

December 20, 2013

Oklahoma vs Alabama - Sugar Bowl

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Alabama Crimson Tide


Date/ Location: January 2, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Time: 8:30p.m./ct
Network: ESPN
Field - Stadium: Superdome
Last Oklahoma Game: Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State,
Last Alabama Game: Alabama lost to Auburn,
Last OU Win in Series:
Last Alabama Win in Series:
Last Series Game: 
Team Uniforms: Oklahoma will wear white

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Gabe Ikard Named AFCA All-American

University of Oklahoma senior Gabe Ikard picked up his second All-America honor this season by being named to the 2013 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team Wednesday.

With 53 Sooners being named to the team 62 times in history, Oklahoma has had the most players named to the AFCA Coaches’ All-America Team.

Gabe Ikard a Finalist for the Bobby Bowden Award

Oklahoma senior center Gabe Ikard has been named one of 24 finalists for the Bobby Bowden Award, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has announced.

The Bobby Bowden award recognizes the Football Bowl Subdivision player who epitomizes a student-athlete. He must conduct himself as a faith model in the classroom, on the field, on the campus and in the community. To win, he must also have the backing of his school's athletic director and head football coach.

December 19, 2013

Gymnastics: NCAA Championships Awarded to Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma strives to create a championship atmosphere for its student-athletes, fans and surrounding communities. In the upcoming years, the goal will prove even truer as the NCAA has recently selected OU as host for several championship events.

In 2015, OU will host the men’s gymnastics national championship and a women’s gymnastics regional championship at the Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma also co-hosts the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Oklahoma City Regional with the OKC All-Sports Association.

Track and Field: Sooners Announce 2014 Indoor Schedule

University of Oklahoma Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione and head track and field coach Jim VanHootegem have announced the 2014 indoor track and field schedule. The Sooners’ seven-meet schedule opens in Norman on Jan. 18.

OU begins the 2014 season Saturday, Jan. 18 in the first Sooner Opener at the Mosier Indoor Facility. The team will remain in Norman to compete in the 14th annual J.D. Martin Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Stoops, Saban Are Close Friends Off the Field

Bob Stoops described Alabama coach Nick Saban as a “very good friend” Monday, saying their relationship goes back a few decades.

Stoops said that when Saban was an assistant coach at Michigan State in the 1980s, he recruited Mike and possibly Mark Stoops when they were playing at Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio.

Jordan Woodward Is Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

University of Oklahoma freshman guard Jordan Woodard was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday following his performance in the Sooners' 101-91 win over Tulsa on Saturday.

Woodard, a 6-0, 185-pound point guard from Aracadia, Okla., registered career highs of 24 points and eight assists against the Golden Hurricane. He tied a career high with three rebounds and added a steal.

OU Baseball Mini-Packs On Sale Now

Baseball mini-packs are on sale now for the University of Oklahoma’s 2014 season. The “Grand Slam Package” allows fans to pick any four games for a special low price of $32. This package includes reserved seats and represents a 33% discount off the regular single-game reserved price. Order online at or call (800) 456-GoOU.

December 18, 2013

Adrian Peterson to Return to Practice Wednesday

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will take part in Wednesday's practice session, according to Ben Goessling of ESPN. The Tweet suggests that Peterson will "do some work," which likely means he'll be a limited participant in the session. Peterson is dealing with a foot injury he sustained in Week 14.

Gymnastics Single Meet Tickets on Sale

Oklahoma women's gymnastics single meet tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 8 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets for any of OU's five home meets this season by calling the University of Oklahoma Ticket Office at (405) 325-2424 or (800) 456-GoOU, or by visiting Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors.

MBB: Sooners Outlast UT Arlington, 91-89

Cameron Clark tuned everything out and tried to focus on his task -- make two free throws to help Oklahoma stave off an upset bid by UT Arlington.

As he did most of Tuesday night, he succeeded. His free throws with 9.7 seconds left capped a 31-point outing and proved to be the difference as the Sooners hung on for a 91-89 win, Oklahoma's sixth straight.

December 17, 2013

Ryan Broyles Is Optimistic About Return

Ryan Broyles stepped back, put pressure on his left foot and got ready to explode on his first punt return of the season. When he pushed off looking for that explosion against Dallas, the Achilles tendon he had been leaning on ruptured instead.

He crumpled to the ground. His 2013 season, he knew, was over. It's the third time in three seasons (including college) Broyles has had a season end prematurely due to injury.

Former Sooner Garrett Hartley Released By New Orleans

The New Orleans Saints released kicker and former playoff hero Garrett Hartley on Tuesday, ending his turbulent six-year tenure with the team.

Although Saints coach Sean Payton had stuck with Hartley through some previous rough patches, Hartley's two missed field goals in a 27-16 loss at St. Louis last week turned out to be the last straw.

Andrew Howe Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

University of Oklahoma redshirt senior Andrew Howe has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Monday night. The honor marks OU’s second of the season as Travis Rutt was named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Month last week.

Howe, who is from Cedar Lake, Ind., is competing for the Sooners for the first time this season after transferring from Wisconsin and redshirting last year.

Colvin, Saunders Accept Senior Bowl Invites

CB Aaron Colvin, he and WR Jalen Saunders both accepted invitations to participate in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on January 25, 2014. The game will be played at Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where it has been housed since 1951.

Colvin, an All-Big 12 First Team selection, has totaled 49 tackles, 39 solo, and five tackles for a loss on a pass defense that ranks first in the Big 12 at 198.0 passing yards against per game. He has added one sack, one interception, three pass breakups and four pass deflections.

December 15, 2013

OU Football Announces 2013 Award Winners

The University of Oklahoma football team recognized its senior class and numerous individuals at the team’s annual dinner and awards ceremony Friday.

December 13, 2013

Gabe Ikard Named Walter Camp All-American

University of Oklahoma senior Gabe Ikard added to his accolades for the 2013 season on Thursday night when he was announced as a Walter Camp First-Team All-American.

Oklahoma players have now been named to a First-Team All-America squad 154 times, including 34 times during the tenure of head coach Bob Stoops.

Gymnastics Ranked No. 3 in Preseason Poll

The Oklahoma women's gymnastics team has their sights set high for the 2014 season, and the nation's gymnastics coaches are taking notice.

OU received a ranking of No. 3 nationally in the 2014 GymInfo Preseason Coaches' Poll, released Thursday morning. The Sooners received seven first-place votes, the second-most in the nation behind top-ranked Florida's 21.

Tickets For Troops Tradition Continued

Oklahoma Athletics is pleased to continue the tradition of helping boost the morale of our men and women in uniform through OU’s Tickets For Troops program.

Fans can donate a dollar amount of their choosing to help provide tickets for military personnel to attend the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 2 as Oklahoma squares off against Alabama.

December 12, 2013

Volleyball: McLaurin Named AVCA All-Southwest

University of Oklahoma senior Sallie McLaurin has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Southwest Team. A middle blocker from Midwest City, Okla., this is her third straight year being selected to the All-Region team.

McLaurin was a First Team selection a year ago and earned Honorable Mention following her sophomore season in 2011. This marks the 19th All-Region honor in program history and the eighth since 2009.

Volleyball: Sallie McLaurin Earns Academic All-American

University of Oklahoma volleyball senior Sallie McLaurin earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-American First Team as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday morning. McLaurin is the third student-athlete in program history to achieve this honor.

December 11, 2013

Adrian Peterson: Baltimore Has The Worst Fans in The NFL

Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson used some harsh words to describe Baltimore Ravens fans on Sunday.

"They've got the worst fans in the NFL," Peterson said following the Minnesota Vikings' heartbreaking 29-26 loss in Baltimore. "(They were) throwing snowballs the entire fourth quarter, like kids.

Gabe Ikard Receives Selmon Spirit Award

Gabe Ikard, senior center for the University of Oklahoma football team, has been named the 2013 Lee Roy Selmon Spirit Award winner by the Premier Players group in Tampa, Fla.

The award is given annually to the college football player who best represents the qualities of character that Selmon displayed with an emphasis on academic excellence and a commitment to community service. The honorees are selected by members of Selmon’s immediate family, his wife Claybra, and sons, Lee Roy Jr. and Christopher.

Four Sooners Named All-Big 12 First Team

Four Sooners were named to the All-Big 12 First Team as voted on by the league’s coaches, the conference announced Wednesday. Offensive lineman Gabe Ikard and fullback Trey Millard were named to the first team along with defensive back Aaron Colvin and defensive lineman Charles Tapper. In addition, linebacker Dominique Alexander was named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year.

December 10, 2013

Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard wins Wuerffel Trophy

University of Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard was honored Tuesday as the winner of the 2013 Wuerffel Trophy, given annually by the All-Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

“This is a tremendous honor, just overwhelming,” Ikard said. “When you consider all that this trophy represents from academic achievement to athletic achievement along with community service, I think this definitely ranks up there as the biggest honor I’ve received.

MBB: Hornbeak to Miss 4-6 Weeks After Injury

University of Oklahoma head men's basketball coach Lon Kruger announced Tuesday that sophomore Je'lon Hornbeak will miss approximately four to six weeks due to a broken bone in his left foot.

A 6-4, 184-pound guard from Arlington, Texas, Hornbeak sustained the injury in practice Tuesday morning. The injury will not require surgery.

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Hornbeak is averaging 5.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 21.0 minutes per game off the bench for the 8-1 Sooners. He started 29 of 32 games last year as a freshman and averaged 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 22.7 minutes a contest.

December 7, 2013

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December 6, 2013

Coach: Lane Johnson is Improving Everyday

Former Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson is a work in progress, but the steps forward are coming at a faster pace for the rookie tackle.

After allowing seven sacks and 29 hurries in the Eagles' first eight games, per Pro Football Focus, Johnson has given up just two sacks and two hurries in the last four. His run blocking has been consistent throughout the season, but he has made steady improvement in pass protection and his coach is noticing.

December 5, 2013

Adrian Peterson Has Considered Playing for Dallas Cowboys

Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, the 2012 NFL MVP, has spent his entire seven-year career on the Minnesota Vikings.

His feats there include recovering from knee surgery to rush for 2,097 yards, just 9 shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's NFL single-season mark. And on Sunday A.P. hit the 10,000-yard career mark. But the running back admits he's considered riding into the sunset with another team.

Gabe Ikard Academic All-American of the Year

Offensive lineman Gabe Ikard was named the Capital One Academic All-American of the Year and a member of the Academic All-America Team for Division I football as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday.

Ikard is the first OU football student-athlete in program history to be named Academic All-America of the Year and is the first to be named a three-time Academic All-American, having also claimed first-team honors last season and second-team honors as a sophomore in 2011.

December 4, 2013

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Doesn't See Bedlam as a 'Hated Rivalry'

Bedlam week can provide plenty of opportunity for verbal sparring matches between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma fans. It can provide bulletin board material, such as Sooner offensive lineman Gabe Ikard scoffing Monday at the suggestion that OU will play the role of spoiler in Saturday's game.

Quotes: Sooners on Bedlam

Mike Stoops – OU defensive coordinator
On Oklahoma State showing up in the Bedlam rivalry in recent years:

"I think just the consistency at what they play. I think it's really a difference. At Oklahoma we were always there, but now Oklahoma State is always showing up too, so they've become very significant in this conference. Their players play very consistently every time they step on the field, so that's what you get is a more consistent opponent and a better opponent."
On how the Oklahoma defense has evolved over the past year:

 "I think it's night and day what we're doing defensively compared to a year ago. I thought we played at times very well in that game and got in position going back and watching it the other day, I thought we did a lot of good things to get back in the game and give ourselves an opportunity to win down the stretch. Just our structure is much different in the way we line up is different. We're a drastically different team than we were a year ago. They're primarily the same as they were a year ago. It's a little different, but the way we line up is a little different than most people, but we can still get looks on how they blocked our fronts versus other people, so we have a pretty good understanding of how they're going to attack."
Bob Stoops – OU head coach
On if he has an appreciation for how far OSU has come as a program since 2001 and 2002:

"No, I don't appreciate it, I wish they hadn't (joking). No, I mean, sure, yeah. They have invested a lot in their program and you see this across the country in every league. Everybody is spending their money and investing in their programs and building their programs and there is more and more parity everywhere and they have shown it in this league."
On choosing OU's eight Big 12 championships or OSU possibly winning two of the last three:
"Over the last many years I would rather have the big picture, but this week I'd rather be where they're at. There's no denying that. Sure, we have done our deal, but today is today and all I can think about is what we want to do this week. If you want to ask me whenever I'm retired and there's a certain point or period of time you want to talk about, sure, but right now I'm in the moment."
Gabe Lynn
On if beating OSU would help alleviate some of the adversity they have faced this season:
"Beating O-State was definitely one of our goals going into this year so it definitely would help things a lot. As we're coming to the end of the season it gives those young guys a rock start next year."
Brennan Clay
On how they are preparing for the cold weather on Saturday:

"It's a little bit tough. It's football, though. Once you get your adrenaline going, you're body warmth going, you're fine out there on the field. It was cold two weeks ago against K-State and I think we handled that pretty well. I don't think it necessarily hinders us at all on the field. To keep our hands warm, we have hand warmers with a whole bunch of things that you crack up to keep the warmth going. But other than that, as a running back, I don't wear sleeves in the cold or when it's wet so I can be able to hold on to the ball a little bit better but catching the rock, like I said, with the hand warmer, keep your hands warm and you're good to go."
On where his game-winning touchdown against OSU last year ranks in his favorite plays:

"It's up there. I'd say it's probably one of my favorite career moments. I personally liked to be a part of my first 100-yard game last year against Iowa State. I just felt that was more of a confidence booster. With that being said, that finale was something special."
Gabe Ikard – OU offensive lineman
On what allows this team to play well on the road:

"We're comfortable going on the road, especially on offense. Speaking for us, we do the exact same thing on the road as we do at home so we're not uncomfortable at all. We have a certain level of comfort on the road. We like wearing white, it's a good look."

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No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners (9-2) (6-2) vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-1) (7-1)

Oklahoma is ranked 18th in AP, Oklahoma State is ranked No. 6
Date/ Location: December 7, 2013 in Stillwater, Oklahoma
Time: 11:00 a.m./ct
Network: ABC
Field - Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium
Capacity: 60,218
Pre-game: TBD
Halftime: TBD
Last Oklahoma Game: Oklahoma defeated Kansas State, 41-31
Last Oklahoma State Game: Oklahoma State defeated Baylor, 49-17
Last OU Win in Series: (2012) OU 51, OSU 48 (OT)
Last OSU Win in Series: (2011) OSU 44, OU 10
Last Series Game: OU won, 51-48 (OT) (11/24/12)
Team Uniforms: Oklahoma will wear white

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The Coaches

Bob Stoops: 15th Season, 158-39 (.802)
Mike Gundy: 9th Season, 77-36 (.681)
Stoops vs. conference: 98-24 (.803)
Stoops vs OSU: 11-3 (.786)
Gundy vs. Oklahoma: 1-7 (.125)
Stoops road W-L Record: 46-19 (.708)

Fun Bedlam Facts and Team Comparisons

  1. Under Stoops, Oklahoma has had 15 bowl berths. In OSU's 113 years they have only 24 bowl berths. 
  2. OU has won EIGHT Big 12 titles. OSU has only recorded ONE title.
  3. In OSU's 113 years they have produced ONE Heisman trophy winner. Under Stoops, Oklahoma has produced TWO. 
  4. In OSU's 113 years they have appeared in ZERO National Title games, Under Stoops, Oklahoma has appeared in FOUR.
  5. OU has 11 seasons of 10+wins under Stoops. OSU has registered its sixth 10-win campaign in 113 yrs. 
  6. OU’s Bob Stoops owns a 7-1 head-to-head record vs. OSU under Mike Gundy & is 11-3 overall against OSU 
  7. Oklahoma has registered 83 victories against Oklahoma State, the #Sooners’ highest total against any opponent.

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OU-OSU Team Leaders

OU Passing: B. Bell 130 of 217, 1508 yards, 11 TDs
OSU Passing: C. Chelf 112 of 199, 1592 yards 14 TDs

OU Rushing: B. Clay 134 rushes, 843 yards, 6.3 per rush, 6 TDs
OSU Rushing: D. Roland 139 rushes, 601 yards, 4.3 per rush,  10 TDs

OU Receiving: J. Saunders 51 recs, 615 yards, 12.1 per catch, 5 TDs
OSU Receiving: T. Moore 42 recs, 595 yards, 14.2 per catch, 6 TDs

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Broadcast Time: 11:00 CT
Announcers: Sean McDonough, play-by-play; Chris Spielman, analyst; Shannon Spake, sideline
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Network: Sooner Radio Network
Broadcast Time: 9:30 a.m. CT pregame
Announcers: Toby Rowland, play-by-play, Merv Johnson, analyst, Dusty Dvoracek/Teddy Lehman, sideline
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December 3, 2013

Travis Rutt Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Month

University of Oklahoma redshirt senior Travis Rutt has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Month for competition from Nov. 1 to Dec. 1, the conference announced Monday.

Rutt, a redshirt senior from New Prague, Minn., is competing for the Sooners for the first time this season after transferring from Wisconsin and redshirting last year.

Tennis: Sooners Record Best Fall Season

The end of the fall 2013 season marked the best fall the University of Oklahoma’s men’s tennis team has ever recorded.

Heading into August the team looked to continue its success from the spring, where they were crowned Big 12 Champions.

In their first tournament of the year, the BU Invitational, the Sooners captured their first win when Axel Alvarez and Nick Papac won the doubles draw. Alvarez also reached the semifinals in the singles draw at the Invitational.

Former Sooner Travis Lewis Suspended After Testing Positive for PEDs

Detroit Lions linebacker Travis Lewis has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, the NFL announced today.

Lewis, a 2012 seventh-round pick whose only contributions this year have been on special teams, tested positive after using the drug Adderall, a person who reviewed the test told the Free Press.

MBB: Sooners Cruise Past Mercer, 96-82

Buddy Hield waited to the second half to heat up. But once the sophomore guard did, Oklahoma was able to run away from Mercer en route to a 96-82 victory Monday at Lloyd Noble Center.

Hield shot 6-for-11 from the floor to pace the Sooners (6-1). Ryan Spangler added career highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Cameron Clark scored 19 points.

Oklahoma Tabs Jamie Pinzino as Pitching Coach

University of Oklahoma head baseball coach Pete Hughes has named Jamie Pinzino as the program’s new assistant baseball and pitching coach. Pinzino, a 12-year veteran in the collegiate ranks and seven-year head coach, comes to Norman after a one-year stint as head coach at William & Mary, preceded by one year as an assistant for the Tribe.

“We are excited about Jamie, Cheryl and baby Henry joining our Sooner family,” stated Hughes. “With Jamie, we have one of the top young head coaches in the country joining our staff.”

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