September 30, 2014

NCAA Grants OU Scholarship Waiver for Baker Mayfield

A day after learning the walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility was denied, Mayfield got some good news.

In a statement Tuesday, the Oklahoma athletic department confirmed that Mayfield’s appeal to the NCAA had been denied but said the NCAA had granted the school a waiver to exceed the scholarship limitation by one so that Mayfield could be placed on scholarship.

“The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department confirmed on Monday that Baker Mayfield’s appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility to compete during the 2014 season has been denied. The NCAA has granted permission to the university to exceed the financial aid limit by one so that Mayfield may be placed on a full athletics grant-in-aid,” the statement read. (The Oklahoman)


September 29, 2014

McAlester's Dalton Wood Verbally Commits to Oklahoma

The Sooner state has produced another gem for Oklahoma. Just two weeks ago, Dalton Wood, a 6-4, 255-pound athlete from McAlester (OK) High School, was in no man's land. He didn't have an offer even though his high school team has been turning heads early in the 2014 season.

There was interest from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Tulsa and Louisville, along with a handful of smaller schools, but that changed quickly after Oklahoma tight ends coach Jay Boulware made a trip to McAlester Friday night to take in the Buffaloes 28-7 win over Durant.

"I just played a bunch of different positions and did pretty well at all of them," said Wood about what Boulware might have seen over the weekend.

September 17, 2014

Oklahoma AD: DGB Would Unlikely Be At OU After Heightened Sensitivity of Domestic Violence

In a story posted at, Joe Castiglione, OU’s athletic director, said the school likely wouldn’t accept Dorial Green-Beckham now that attention is being focused on domestic violence following the release of the Ray Rice video.

“If someone presented a case like that now, I think you would be fair to say that he probably wouldn’t be at Oklahoma,” Castiglione said.

Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri after he was investigated for allegedly breaking into the apartment of his girlfriend and pushing one of her friends—a woman—down some stairs. (The Oklahoman) Note: Green Beckham was never charged with a crime.

In the SI article Castiglione says..

“Just because of the attention and the cases now in the public consciousness, the university would have been unlikely to take on a situation like that..” 

But Castiglione adds he doesn't want DGB to feel unwelcomed..

“I don’t want to create the impression that you are here, but you shouldn’t be here.” 

DGB deserves a second chance, Castiglione said.

“Whatever he may or may not have done,” Castoglione said, “he is trying to become a better person.”

See for full article on Oklahoma ahtletic director Joe Catglione commenting on Dorial Green-Beckham.


U.S. Senator Slams Bob Stoops in Op-Ed

Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, wrote a column for USA Today in which she takes aim at Bob Stoops for adding troubled wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to the OU roster last summer.

She wrote that she was “stunned” when Stoops was atop a recent poll of college football head coaches, who were asked which coach they’d most want their son to play for.

Missouri dismissed Green-Beckham last spring after he was accused of forcing his way into an apartment and shoving a woman down stairs.

“I have been a fan since I was a child growing up in Columbia, and even worked in college as a tutor and recruiting hostess for the football program,” McCaskill wrote. “I have followed Mizzou for my entire life through ups and downs, victories and defeats. My university is no different than many others in that its record is not perfect in terms of dealing with misconduct by its athletes. But I don’t think I have ever been prouder of my team and university than the day coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden announced the decision to kick DGB off the team.” (The Oklahoman)

To read her full op-ed visit

ESPN's '30 for 30' Documentary Featuring Brian Bosworth to Air Oct. 28

ESPN has scheduled its documentary on “The Boz,” flamboyant former OU linebacker Brian Bosworth, for 8 p.m. Oct. 28 as part of six films from ESPN’s “30 for 30” fall slate. “Brian and The Boz,” is being directed by Thaddeus D. Matula, of Austin, Texas.

Here is ESPN’s description of the film:

“In some ways, Barry Switzer and Brian Bosworth were made for each other. The Oklahoma coach and the linebacker he recruited to play for him were both outsized personalities who delighted in thumbing their noses at the establishment. And in their three seasons together (1984-86), the unique father-son dynamic resulted in 31 wins and two Orange Bowl victories, including a national championship, as Bosworth was awarded the first two Butkus Awards. But Bosworth’s alter ego – “The Boz” – was taking over.

“Eventually, he went on a downward spiral and became known as an NFL bust. In “Brian and The Boz,” the dual identities of Brian Bosworth are examined as he looks back on his life and passes on the lessons he’s learned to his son.” (The Oklahoman)

OU's Adrian Peterson Banned From All Vikings Activities

The Minnesota Vikings have reversed course on on former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, putting him on the NFL's exempt/commissioner's permission list until his child-abuse case is resolved, which effectively bars him from all team activities, the team said in a news release early Wednesday morning.

"After giving the situation additional thought, we have decided this is the appropriate course of action for the organization and for Adrian," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a team news release. "We are always focused on trying to make the right decision as an organization.

"We embrace our role -- and the responsibilities that go with it -- as a leader in the community, as a business partner and as an organization that can build bridges with our fans and positively impact this great region. We appreciate and value the input we have received from our fans, our partners and the community." (

September 16, 2014

Former Sooner Gerald McCoy Injured With Broken Hand Is Game-Day Decision

All-Pro defensive tackle and former Sooner Gerald McCoy said Tuesday he'll be a game-day decision for Tampa Bay's Thursday night NFC South matchup at Atlanta.

McCoy broke his left hand in Sunday's loss to St. Louis. McCoy said any decision will balance the risk of playing versus making the injury worse.

"Most of it is pain tolerance, whether I can tolerate it or not," McCoy said. "As much as you want to be out there, you also want to be smart because the risk of missing a game or a couple of games as opposed to the risk of the rest of the season, it's not worth it."

Minnesota Gov. Calls For Adrian Peterson's Suspension

Add the Minnesota governor to the list of people unhappy with the team, as Mark Dayton called for the Vikes to suspend Adrian Peterson effective immediately.

"It is an awful situation. Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be 'innocent until proven guilty.' However, he is a public figure, and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the State of Minnesota," Dayton said in a statement.

"Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system.

Chuka Ndulue: West Virginia Fans Are 'Rude' and 'Disrespectful'

The hot topic of Monday's press conference was the reception the Sooners received from the West Virginia faithful, long regarded in college football as a rowdy bunch.

“They're loud and rude,” defensive end Chuka Ndulue said. “It's really loud over there. On defense, we're not going to get a lot of it, but they're very loud and very rude. Almost like Tech, but I want to say they (WVU) are the worst.”

So what makes a fanbase rude, exactly?

“The fans are disrespectful,” Ndulue said. “Those are great fans. They're backing up their team and they'll do whatever they can to get in your head.”

Volleyball: Sooners Win NIKE Invitational

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After narrowly taking the first two sets, the University of Oklahoma volleyball team had to fight from behind to claim the third and earn a 3-0 win over Lamar in the NIKE Invitational finale at McCasland Field House, Saturday afternoon. The Sooners swept the field and improved to 8-2 on the season, while the Cardinals fell to 0-9.

Oklahoma trailed in each set, but prevailed by scores of 25-23, 25-22 and 27-25 for its fourth three-set win of the season. Junior outside hitter Kierra Holst (Coppell, Texas) was named the Most Valuable Player of the invitational, while sophomore outside hitter Kimmy Gardiner (Grapevine, Texas) and freshman middle blocker Marion Hazelwood (Beach City, Texas) each earned a spot on the All-Invitational Team.

“It is extremely important. During a timeout I said to the team, ‘somebody [beat us] at 22-18, no let’s do it to somebody else and it’s our house. We’ve got to win in our house,’” said head coach Santiago Restrepo on his team’s ability to bounce back in the third.

Junior libero Taylor Migliazzo (Kansas City, Mo.)had a stellar defensive match with a team-high 16 digs.

September 15, 2014

Reports: New Accusations of Child Abuse Against Adrian Peterson

Former Oklahoma and current Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is being investigated for a second alleged child abuse case, according to multiple reports.

KHOU in Houston and FOX 9 of Minneapolis report another one of Peterson's sons also four-years-old returned home to his mother (different from first case) with a scar on his forehead.

KHOU reports...

The latest incident allegedly occurred last June, while the boy, who lives out of state, was visiting Peterson at his gated home in The Woodlands. A photo, allegedly texted by Peterson to the boy's mother, shows a head wound to the boy covered by two bandages. Other photos, allegedly taken weeks later, reveal a scar over his right eye.

The text messages also describe an exchange about what happened. They contain numerous misspellings and shorthand: 

Mother: "What happened to his head?" 

Peterson: "Hit his head on the Carseat." 

Mother: "How does that happen, he got a whoopin in the car." 

Peterson: "Yep."

Mother: "Why?"

Peterson: "I felt so bad. But he did it his self."
Peterson was reinstated on Monday by the Vikings after a one-game deactivation.

UPDATE 1: ProFootballTalk reports The Vikings knew of abuse allegations stemming from 20013, but law enforcement took no action against Peterson..

Hours after news broke this evening that Peterson has been accused of abusing another one of his sons — in a separate incident from the accusation that led to his indictment last week — the Vikings released a statement admitting that they knew of that accusation and decided to bring Peterson back to the team today anyway.

“As part of the information we have gathered throughout this process, we were made aware of an allegation from 2013 in which authorities took no action against Adrian. We will defer any further questions to Adrian’s attorney Rusty Hardin,” the Vikings’ statement said.
UPDATE 2: Adrian Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, released the following statement regarding accusations of abuse from 2013..
“The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. The allegation is more than one year old and authorities took no action. An adult witness admittedly insists Adrian did nothing inappropriate with his son,” Hardin said in a statement.

Bob Stoops: Joe Mixon Used "Poor Judgement" Attending Pep Rally

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon used “poor judgment” in attending a team pep rally last Thursday night.

“Even though it wasn’t a mandatory team event … he shouldn’t have been there,” Stoops said. “I wasn’t there, and most of the coaches weren’t.”

Mixon, a former five-star prospect, was suspended for this season after he was charged with a misdemeanor for punching a female OU student late one night in July near campus. (The Oklahoman) Sports Illustrated is reporting, Oklahoma AD Joe Castiglione said Mixon being at the event was OK, but that the running back shouldn't have been on the floor with the other players.

Former Oklahoma Running Back Adrian Peterson Releases Statement

Former Oklahoma and current Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has released the following statement regarding his recent indictment on child abuse charges:

My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time. Nevertheless, I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child.

I never wanted to be a distraction to the Vikings organization, the Minnesota community or to my teammates. I never imagined being in a position where the world is judging my parenting skills or calling me a child abuser because of the discipline I administered to my son.

I voluntarily appeared before the grand jury several weeks ago to answer any and all questions they had. Before my grand jury appearance, I was interviewed by two different police agencies without an attorney. In each of these interviews I have said the same thing, and that is that I never ever intended to harm my son. I will say the same thing once I have my day in court.

Running Back Keith Ford Out 2-3 Weeks With Broken Foot

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Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced Monday that running back Keith Ford will miss at least two to three weeks with a fractured foot he suffered in Oklahoma's win over Tennessee on Saturday night. It's a pretty big loss for the Sooners seeing as Ford currently leads the team with 194 yards rushing and five touchdowns. He's also been useful in the passing game, as he's caught six balls for 100 yards with another score.

But while it's bad news, it's not terrible news.

Report: Vikings Won't Cut Adrian Peterson, Might Trade Him

Former Oklahoma and All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson could be on the trading block if even uglier details emerge from his felony child abuse case in Houston, The Post has learned.

An NFL source familiar with the thinking of the Vikings’ ownership group said Sunday the only certainty is Peterson won’t be released because of his shocking indictment Friday afternoon.

But everything else — including the long-shot possibility of a trade — is still on the table after the Minnesota star was arrested and jailed over the weekend for allegedly injuring his 4-year-old son last May by brutally beating him with a thin tree limb while the child was naked.

September 13, 2014

Bob Stoops: SEC Doesn't Dominate Us

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had another point to make regarding the SEC's presumed dominance. But he toned it down. At least for a day.

Oklahoma's coach knew questions about his vocal disdain for the Southeastern Conference's perceived superiority were coming Monday as his fourth-ranked Sooners prepared for SEC member Tennessee.

He shook most of them off, but when asked about the SEC's supposed belief that its athletes are a cut above, Stoops delivered the closest thing to a quip he would offer.

"I don't know," he said. "That hasn't been the case in our experience. Whoever we've played, that hasn't been much of a difference."

Adrian Peterson Released on Bond, Will Not Play Sunday

Adrian Peterson mugshot (Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014)
Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was taken into custody and released on bond in Texas early Saturday morning following his indictment on a charge of child abuse for allegedly using a branch to spank his son.

A listing on the Montgomery County website said Peterson, 28, was confined at 1:06 a.m. and released less than a half hour later after posting $15,000 bond.

Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, said Friday that the charge accuses Peterson of using a switch to spank one of his sons. Hardin said Peterson didn't mean to hurt the boy, whose injuries and age were not disclosed.

September 12, 2014

Report: Former Oklahoma RB Adrian Peterson Indicted on Charges of Injury to Child

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child, according to a report from a Houston television station.

FOX 26 Sports reports that Peterson has been indicted in Montgomery County, Texas.

Peterson was not at Vikings practice Thursday. (FOX Sports) FOX Sports insider Jay Glazer reports Adrian Peterson will have to turn himself in and his status for this weekend's Vikings game is unclear.

UPDATE 1: Adrian Peterson's indictment stems from disciplining of a son with a switch, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Peterson reportedly testified before a grand jury weeks ago.

UPDATE 2: According to TMZ:
Sources connected to Peterson tell us ... the alleged victim is a male child from Minnesota who was visiting Adrian back in May at AP's home in Texas.

We're told the child returned home to his mother in Minn. who noticed injuries and took the child to a doctor. A short time later, the doctor contacted authorities in Texas to report Adrian.

UPDATE 3: CBS affiliate in Minneapolis adds...
Sports Radio 610 in Houston obtained a draft of the police report which says Peterson admitted that he did, in his words, “whoop” one of his children last May while the boy was visiting him in Houston.

When the 4-year-old boy returned to Minnesota, his mother took him to a doctor. The police report said the boy told the doctor Peterson had hit him with a branch from a tree.

The doctor told investigators that the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs, along with bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand.

The police report says the doctor described some of the marks as open wounds and termed it “child abuse.” Another examiner agreed, calling the cuts “extensive.”

When investigators questioned Peterson, they say he told them he regarded it as a normal spanking and not excessive. A grand jury seated earlier this summer decided not to charge him, but now a second new grand jury has indicted Peterson.
UPDATE 4: An arrest warrant has been issued for Adrian Peterson according to ESPN.

The following are pictures of the wounds the child suffered. The photos were reportedly taken a week after the incident. (Photos Courtesy: Houston PD)

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September 11, 2014

Volleyball: Sooners Win Home Opener

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The University of Oklahoma volleyball team grinded out a 3-2 win over Cal State Northridge in its home opener at McCasland Field House, Wednesday night. The win marked the first of four matches for the Sooners, who improved to 5-2, in their home NIKE Invitational. The Matadors dropped to 5-2 with the loss.

The two teams traded sets with Oklahoma prevailing; 25-13, 23-25, 27-25, 25-27, 15-10. For the match, the Sooners hit .242, while holding CSUN to a .180 attack rate.

“[CSUN] is a team that went to the tournament last year,” began head coach Santiago Restrepo. “That isn’t a no-name team. They play in a tough conference. They are well coached and they are good offensively. I knew it wasn’t going to be a piece of cake. I knew that it was going to be tough. Usually California teams are good at playing defense and being steady, calm and collected. I think the difference was that in the fifth set we had 10 kills and four errors. They had four kills and four errors. They hit .000 and we hit .261 in the fifth set when it matters the most.”

Gymnastics: Coach Williams Named US World Team Head Coach

USA Gymnastics has announced that Oklahoma head men’s gymnastics coach Mark Williams will be the head coach of the US National Team at the upcoming World Championships in Nanning, China from October 3-12.

“It’s always an honor to represent the US at international competitions,” said Williams. “I’ve had quite a few guys who have been on World and Olympic teams in the past 25 years while coaching at OU. I’ve gained quite a bit of experience having coached at 16 World or Olympic events. I hope this experience will help this group compete for a team, world medal.”

Williams is no stranger to working with the US National Team, as the OU coach served as the head coach of the US World Championship team in 2006 and was an assistant coach for the US Olympic squad at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga. And with the bronze medal 2011 World Championships team in Tokyo. Williams believes the veteran 2014 team has a much better opportunity to medal than the young squad he led in 2006.

Sooners Will Wear Traditional Uniforms Against Tennessee

Oklahoma's alternative uniforms (pictured above)
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said during his weekly radio show Tuesday evening that the Sooners will wear traditional uniforms for Saturday’s nationally-televised home game against Tennessee.

Stoops said the alternate uniforms, which were unveiled this summer, aren’t ready yet.

September 10, 2014

Zack Sanchez Recovering From Shoulder Injury, Expected to Play Against Tennessee

Oklahoma sophomore cornerback Zack Sanchez said after Tuesday’s practice that his injured shoulder is getting better by the day, and that he will be ready to play Saturday against Tennessee.

Sanchez injured the shoulder during last weekend’s 52-7 rout of Tulsa. He, OU safety Quentin Hayes and Tulsa wideout Keevan Lucas collided on Lucas’ catch early in the second quarter.

The sophomore left the game and didn’t return. X-rays taken Saturday came back negative, and Sanchez has been able to practice this week.

No Rocky Top: Tennessee Marching Band Not Traveling to Norman

Don't expect to hear "Rocky Top" in Norman on Saturday.

Tennessee's “Pride of the Southland Band” will reportedly not be traveling to Norman for Saturday's primetime matchup between Oklahoma and Tennessee.

From Tulsa World:
A phone call to the University of Tennessee’s band office on Wednesday morning confirmed that the “Pride of the Southland Band” will not be at Saturday’s OU-Tennessee contest in Norman.
Below Tennessee's fight song "Rocky Top."

OU Volleyball Hosts NIKE Invitational

The 2014 Oklahoma volleyball home slate gets started this week with the Sooners annual NIKE Invitational. The four-day, eight-match event gets underway Wednesday night at 7:00 pm when Oklahoma takes on Cal State Northridge at McCasland Field House.

Promotions: Opening night is “Student Appreciation Night” at McCasland with a tumbler cup giveaway for the first 200 students in attendance. Student prizes will be given away during match breaks, FREE sno cones will be served outside and post-match autographs will be available for fans. Thursday night is “Youth Night” and “Sooner Jr. Kids Club Night”. The first 200 students will receive OU volleyball rally towels. Families of up to four are eligible for $4 admission with a child 14 and under. The annual “Season Ticket Holder Appreciation Night” will be Friday. The first 200 students will get OU volleyball tank tops and $4 admission is available for anyone with the ticket to Saturday’s OU football game. Fans with tickets to the football game can also enter to win a football pregame experience. Finally, Saturday will be the first of two “Fan Appreciation Days” with free admission.

OU to Open 2016 Season Against Houston

The University of Oklahoma and the University of Houston will open the 2016 season on Sept. 3 in the Advocare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium, home of the NFL’s Houston Texans. The Cougars will then make a return trip to Norman to play at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31, 2019.

“The greater Houston area has long been a stronghold of support for OU,” said OU vice president and director of athletics, Joe Castiglione. “We are excited to showcase our program in one of the nation’s largest markets and an NFL venue that has hosted the Super Bowl.”

The Sooners were originally slated to begin the 2016 season at home against ULM. That game has now been moved to Sept. 10, 2016.

The 2016 Advocare Texas Kickoff will mark Oklahoma’s second visit to NRG Stadium. The Sooners defeated Colorado by a 29-7 margin in the 2002 Big 12 Championship Game to earn OU’s first-ever berth in the Rose Bowl. Three-time All-Big 12 honoree Quentin Griffin carried the Sooner offense in the victory, totaling 29 rushes for 188 yards with two touchdowns. Oklahoma’s defense allowed a mere 193 total net yards in the win.

September 9, 2014

OU Soccer Sweeps Weekend with 5-0 Win

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After a thrilling double-overtime win on Friday night, the No. 20 Oklahoma soccer team showed no signs of slowing down on Sunday in Norman.

The Sooners crushed the visiting Central Arkansas Bears at John Crain Field, shutting out UCA to the tune of a 5-0 victory. Oklahoma (4-1-1) dominated the stat sheet, holding commanding advantages over the Bears (3-2-1) in shots (23-1), shots on goal (11-1) and corners (5-0). OU's five goals were its most in a single match since 2011 vs. UAB.

With a 4-1-1 overall record, Oklahoma is off to its best start through six matches since 2009. Even more impressively, the Sooners are 2-1 against opponents ranked in at least one top 25 poll this season.

September 8, 2014

Frank Shannon Suspension Upheld by Oklahoma State Supreme Court

Oklahoma State Supreme Court ruled on Monday the year-long suspension of linebacker Frank Shannon can be enforced by University of Oklahoma, according to The Oklahoman and court documents.

The court ruled that Cleveland County District Judge Tracy Schumacher should not have issued a stay allowing Shannon to remain in school and part of Oklahoma's football team.

Shannon, Oklahoma's leading tackler in 2013, has not appeared in any games in 2014 despite the stay issued by District Judge Schumacher.

The state's highest court also decided to seal all documents related to Shannon's case.

Shannon was suspended in August by the University for violating the school's Title IX sexual misconduct policy.

Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn declined to file charges against Shannon related to case.



OU-Tennessee Will Be Televised Nationally on ABC

The Big 12 Conference announced Saturday that Oklahoma’s football contest vs. Tennessee is slated for a national television broadcast by ABC. The game is slated a 7 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 13 from Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

The Oklahoma-Tennessee contest will mark the initial regular season contest between these two historic college football programs. The Sooners and Volunteers haven’t met since the 1968 Orange Bowl after playing their inaugural contest in the 1939 Orange Bowl, a game that marked the first of Oklahoma’s 46 bowl appearances. Oklahoma and Tennessee will meet again in 2015 when the Sooners travel to Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Defensive Tackle Quincy Russell Has Been Dismissed From Team

Defensive tackle Quincy Russell is no longer with the football program, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops confirmed during his weekly press conference on Monday.

Earlier on Monday, Russell said in a Facebook post "Well good bye Oklahoma. Time to find new home." Russell added that he was told, " [He] was a cancer to the team."

Russell, 6-foot-4, 310-pounder, transferred to Oklahoma last season from Trinity Valley Community College (Terrell, Texas) and appeared in only two games for the Sooners.

September 7, 2014

OU Soccer Defeats Nebraska, 2-1

It was a veteran victory for the Oklahoma soccer team: coming from behind, winning in double-overtime, winning on the road in the first away game of the season.

The 20th-ranked Sooners used a golden goal in double overtime to top Nebraska, giving OU its first win in Lincoln against the Huskers since 2000. Oklahoma (3-1-1) posted a season-high 13 shots against NU (3-2-0) for its third win of the season.

"For the coaching staff, to say we are proud of this team is an understatement," head coach Matt Potter said. "Any time you go on the road and win it speaks to the character of your team. Nebraska is a very good program."

The Sooners encountered early adversity, falling behind 1-0 when Nebraska's Katie Kraeutner slipped the ball past goalkeeper Kaitlyn Fahrner in the melee following a corner kick.

Walk-On Linebacker Caleb Gastelum Gets a Scholarship

Oklahoma senior walk-on linebacker Caleb Gastelum had a career day in the Sooners’ 52-7 win against Tulsa, and after the game, he received the ultimate reward for his efforts — a scholarship.

Gastelum, a senior, had a career-high eight tackles, which led all Sooners, a sack, a tackle for loss and an interception in the win. After the game, coach Bob Stoops awarded Gastelum the game ball and made the scholarship announcement in front of the rest of the team. (Yahoo! Sports)

September 6, 2014

September 5, 2014

Women Gymnastics Unveils Stellar Schedule

There are no breaks for a championship team, and that includes K.J. Kindler's Oklahoma women's gymnastics program.

University of Oklahoma vice president for intercollegiate athletic programs and athletic director Joe Castiglione and Kindler announced Oklahoma's 2014 competition schedule on Friday.

After winning the 2014 NCAA Championship in record-breaking fashion, Kindler and the Sooners will aim to become the fifth team since 2000 to repeat as national champions in consecutive years.

"This is a new team and a new year," Kindler said. "We have new challenges coming our way. Our depth is as strong as, if not stronger than, last year, and we will count on our senior leadership all season."

Oklahoma's home slate is full of excitement this season, including contests against two-time NCAA champion Florida, two-time Super Six qualifier Arkansas, TWU and Southeast Missouri State. OU will also host conference and regional championship meets.

OU Football RAH! Rally Set for Sept. 11

Head coach Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma football team are inviting current OU students to attend the initial RAH! Rally on Sept. 11 at McCasland Field House. The RAH! Rally will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Oklahoma volleyball match against Arkansas-Little Rock, which starts at 7 p.m.

Next week’s event will serve as the first in a series of RAH! Rallies that will take place on the Thursday prior to each Oklahoma home football contest.

These FREE events will includes free food, giveaways, appearances by members of the football team and spirit squads, as well as other potential surprises.

September 4, 2014

Adrian Peterson Guarantees TD on First Carry

Former Oklahoma and current Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is calling it again: Touchdown. On his first carry of the season.

Just as he said he predicted last year.

"Yeah, I might as well speak it: Touchdown, first run," Peterson said Thursday.

A year ago, Peterson, who hadn't played during the preseason, called his shot -- partially in jest -- during a running backs meeting with teammates Toby Gerhartand M att Asiata before the first game of the season against the Detroit Lions.

Surveillance Video Shows Joe Mixon Punch Female After She Pushed, Slapped Him

In a surveillance video clip lasting just less than three minutes, Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon is shown punching a 20-year-old OU female student after a brief confrontation.

Norman Police showed the tape to about 40 members of the media Thursday morning at the Norman Investigations Center.

The clip was played five times for the group.

On the surveillance video taken from Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe at just after 2:30 a.m. on July 25, the alleged victim, Amelia Rae Molitor leans over a table talking to people on the other side of the table before making a motion like she’s calling someone over.

September 3, 2014

WBB: OU Fans Invited to Attend Preseason Banquet

The Fast Break Club, the official booster club of the OU women's basketball team, has set its annual preseason banquet for Monday, Oct. 13, at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Fans and Fast Break Club members may reserve seats immediately for the dinner hosted on the Sooners' home court. Limited seating is available. The cost is $35 for adults, $10 for children (12 and under) and $500 for a corporate table (seats eight).

Current and former OU women's basketball players will serve as wait staff, so fans have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite Sooners.

September 2, 2014

Former Sooner Daniel Robinson Invited To USA Basketball Trials

Former University of Oklahoma women’s basketball player Danielle Robinson was one of 27 athletes selected to attend the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team trials.

The athletes will be training Sept. 8-10 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in defense of USA’s FIBA World Championship title. The final 12-member 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team will be named prior to the start of the FIBA World Championship, which will be held Sept. 27-Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey.

Along with Robinson, the other athletes invited to fall training camp in hopes of being named to the 2014 USA World Championship Team include: Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird, DeWanna Bonner, Tamika Catchings, Tina Charles, Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins, Stefanie Dolson, Candice Dupree, Sylvia Fowles, Brittney Griner, Briann January, Jantel Lavender, Kayla McBride, Angel McCoughtry, Maya Moore, Chiney Ogwumike, Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Candace Parker, Danielle Robinson, Odyssey Sims, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi, Courtney Vandersloot, Lindsay Whalen and Monica Wright.

Robinson is no stranger to USA Basketball. The current San Antonio Silver Stars point guard helped the Women’s World University Games Team win the gold medal in 2009. She also was invited to participate in the 2011 USA National Team’s European Tour and participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp in Las Vegas.

September 1, 2014

Report: Dorial Green-Beckham Plans to Stay at Oklahoma for 2015 Season

News 9 Sports learned on Monday that Dorial Green-Beckham plans to stay at OU and play next season, foregoing big NFL money.

I spoke with OU receivers coach Jay Norvell, who initially recruited DGB out of high school, played a big role in luring him to Norman after his dismissal from Mizzou and is close to the family.

Norvell says Green-Beckham has been committed to practice and doing things right and has been attentive, even on the field watching his teammates play in the opener.

Oklahoma Basketball on Radio/Television

Oklahoma Men's Basketball

Some games are scheduled to be broadcast at the beginning of the season while decisions to broadcast other games may not be made until a few days prior to tipoff. For that reason, please consult your local listings and view the latest broadcast information released by the OU Athletics Communications Office. 

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101.1 provides comprehensive coverage of OU Athletics, with several options available to follow the Sooners online. Detailed live statistics for all home games are available for free at with CBS' industry-leading GameTracker. For away game live statistics, please visit the official athletics site for the host institution. With an OU All-Access membership, fans can listen to live audio of OU's radio broadcasts. Highlights and press conference video is available following each game on

Sooner Sports Radio Network

The Sooner Sports Radio Network blankets the state of Oklahoma and also delivers Sooner games to fans and alumni in neighboring states. The flagship station for the network is 50,000-watt KOKC-AM 1520 in Oklahoma City. In Tulsa, the Sooners Sports Radio Network broadcasts may be heard on 50,000-watt KAKC-AM 1300. 

Sooner Sports Talk

The one hour call-in program originates live from Red Lobster in Norman every Thursday during the season. Men's basketball coach Lon Kruger and women's coach Sherri Coale are on the air from 7:05-8:00 p.m. (CT) on KOKC 1520 AM. Ask a question by emailing .

Sooner Sports TV

Sooner Sports TV will offer live broadcasts of select Sooner men's basketball games, delivered on existing FOX Sports channels including FS Southwest, FS Oklahoma and FOX College Sports. Please consult your local listings and view the latest broadcast information released by the OU Athletic Communications Office.

Sooner Hoops with Lon Kruger

Sooner Sports Properties, in conjunction with SoonerVision, produces and syndicates a half-hour TV show providing in-depth coverage of Sooner basketball. Hosted by Bob Carpenter, Sooner Hoops with Lon Kruger features game highlights, player interviews, feature stories and much more.

Golf: No. 11 OU Rallies to Finish Fourth at Pebble Beach

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Behind its best single-round score of the event, the Oklahoma men's golf team tied for fourth place with a 1075 (-5) at its season-opening tournament, the Carmel Cup in Pebble Beach, California. The event was played at the iconic par-72, 7,040-yard Pebble Beach Golf Links.

The eight-team tournament, hosted by Vanderbilt, included four Big 12 and four SEC squads. Each team played with six golfers, with the low five scores counting toward the team total.

The Sooners, who are ranked No. 11 according to the GCAA Coaches Preseason Poll, tied with Texas Tech. OU recorded its lowest score of the tournament on Sunday, a 7-under-par 353, six strokes better than its first-round total. The Sooners started the day in seventh place.

"We had a great final round, which is something we didn't do very well last year and that we want to change this year. Our guys did a fantastic job finishing today" OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. "This tournament was one of the best experiences we have ever had, and we are lucky to be part of such a cool trip."

2014-15 OU Softball Roster

2014-15 University of Oklahoma softball roster

No. Name Pos. BT HT. Yr.
Hometown (Prev School)
Arnold, Kelsey
Tulsa, Okla. (Holland Hall Prep)
Casey, Georgia
Sydney, Australia (Mount St. Benedict College)
Chamberlain, Lauren
Trabuco Canyon, Calif. (El Toro HS)
Ellis, Whitney
Yukon, Okla. (Yukon HS)
Hatfield, Macey
Maysville, Okla. (Seminole State) (Lindsay HS)
Hodges, Taylor
McAlester, Okla. (McAlester HS)
Lookout, Destinie
Oklahoma City, Okla. (Westmoore HS)
Miller, Erin
Tulsa, Okla. (Jenks HS)
Miller, Leslie
Blanchard, Okla. (Blanchard HS)
Nirschl, Tori
Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS)
Parker, Paige
Independence, Mo. (Truman HS)
Parsons, Callie
Pryor, Okla. (Pryor HS)
Pendley, Nicole
Rio Rancho, N.M. (Rio Rancho HS)
Pendley, Shelby
Rio Rancho, N.M. (University of Arizona)
Self, Kady
Edmond, Okla. (North HS)
Stevens, Kelsey
Albuquerque, N.M. (Stanford)
Townsend, Paris
Tulsa, Okla. (Holland Hall Prep)
Vest, Jessica
Hollister, Calif. (San Benito HS)
Wodach, Lea
Coto de Caza, Calif. (Tesoro HS)

2014-15 OU Softball Schedule

2014-15 University of Oklahoma softball schedule.

Date Opponent Location Time (CT) Results
  Fri, Sep 26  Temple College Norman   8:00 p.m. 2 - 0 (W) 
  Sat, Sep 27  Howard College Norman   12:15 p.m. 13 - 0 (W) 
  Sat, Sep 27  East Central University Norman   4:45 p.m. 4 - 0 (W) 
  Sun, Sep 28  Seminole State Norman   1:00 p.m. 23 - 2 (W) 10 
  Fri, Oct 17  Butler C.C. Norman   6:00 p.m. 31 - 1 (W) 10 
  Thu, Oct 23  North Texas Norman   7:00 p.m. 15 - 2 (W) 10 
  Sat, Nov 01  Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark.   2:00 p.m. 9 - 1 (W) 
  Sat, Nov 01  Arkansas at Fayetteville, Ark.   4:00 p.m. 4 - 1 (W) 
  Thu, Feb 05  DePaul at Honolulu, Hawaii   7:30 p.m.
  Fri, Feb 06  St. Mary's at Honolulu, Hawaii   6:30 p.m.
  Fri, Feb 06  Hawaii at Honolulu, Hawaii   11:00 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 07  TBD - Bracket Play at Honolulu, Hawaii   TBA
  Sat, Feb 07  TBD - Bracket Play at Honolulu, Hawaii   TBA
  Fri, Feb 13  North Texas at Tempe, Ariz.   11:00 a.m.
  Fri, Feb 13  Washington at Tempe, Ariz.   3:30 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 14  Illinois State at Tempe, Ariz.   5:45 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 14  Arizona State at Tempe, Ariz.   10:15 p.m.
  Sun, Feb 15  Arizona State at Tempe, Ariz.   3:00 p.m.
  Thu, Feb 19  Arizona at Palm Springs, Calif.   3:00 p.m.
  Thu, Feb 19  San Diego State at Palm Springs, Calif.   5:30 p.m.
  Fri, Feb 20  Georgia at Tempe, Ariz.   12:30 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 21  Kentucky at Palm Springs, Calif.   7:30 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 21  Loyola Marymount at Palm Springs, Calif.   10:00 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 28  IPFW Norman   2:00 p.m.
  Sat, Feb 28  IPFW Norman   4:00 p.m.
  Sun, Mar 01  Hofstra Norman   10:00 a.m.
  Sun, Mar 01  Hofstra Norman   12:00 p.m.
  Wed, Mar 04  Wichita State Norman   5:30 p.m.
  Sat, Mar 07  Missouri State Norman   2:15 p.m.
  Sat, Mar 07  Samford Norman   4:30 p.m.
  Sun, Mar 08  Samford Norman   12:15 p.m.
  Sun, Mar 08  Missouri State Norman   2:30 p.m.
  Sat, Mar 14  Iowa Norman   2:15 p.m.
  Sat, Mar 14  East Carolina Norman   4:30 p.m.
  Sun, Mar 15  East Carolina Norman   12:15 p.m.
  Sun, Mar 15  Iowa Norman   2:30 p.m.
  Mon, Mar 16  Iowa Norman   6:00 p.m.
  Fri, Mar 20  LSU at Baton Rouge, La.   6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Mar 21  LSU at Baton Rouge, La.   6:00 p.m.
  Sun, Mar 22  McNeese State at Baton Rouge, La.   12:00 p.m.
  Fri, Mar 27  Texas Tech * at Lubbock, Texas   6:00 p.m.
  Sat, Mar 28  Texas Tech * at Lubbock, Texas   4:00 p.m.
  Sun, Mar 29  Texas Tech * at Lubbock, Texas   12:00 p.m.
  Fri, Apr 03  Iowa State * Norman   6:30 p.m.
  Sat, Apr 04  Iowa State * Norman   12:00 p.m.
  Sat, Apr 04  Iowa State * Norman   2:00 p.m.
  Wed, Apr 08  Arkansas Norman   5:00 p.m.
  Fri, Apr 10  Texas * at Austin, Texas   4:30 p.m.
  Sat, Apr 11  Texas * at Austin, Texas   4:00 p.m.
  Sun, Apr 12  Texas * at Austin, Texas   12:00 p.m.
  Tue, Apr 14  North Texas Norman   6:00 p.m.
  Thu, Apr 16  Baylor * Norman   8:00 p.m.
  Fri, Apr 17  Baylor * Norman   6:30 p.m.
  Sat, Apr 18  Baylor * Norman   2:00 p.m.
  Wed, Apr 22  Oklahoma State * at Stillwater, Okla.   6:30 p.m.
  Fri, Apr 24  Kansas * at Lawrence, Kan.   5:00 p.m.
  Sat, Apr 25  Kansas * at Lawrence, Kan.   2:00 p.m.
  Sun, Apr 26  Kansas * at Lawrence, Kan.   12:00 p.m.
  Sat, May 02  Utah Valley Norman   6:30 p.m.
  Sun, May 03  Utah Valley Norman   2:00 p.m.
  Sat, May 09  Oklahoma State * Norman   2:00 p.m.
  Sun, May 10  Oklahoma State * at Stillwater, Okla.   TBA
NCAA Regionals
  Fri, May 15  TBD at TBD   TBA
  Sat, May 16  TBD at TBD   TBA
  Sun, May 17  TBD at TBD   TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
  Fri, May 22  TBD at TBD   TBA
  Sat, May 23  TBD at TBD   TBA
  Sun, May 24  TBD at TBD   TBA
  Thu, May 28  TBD at Oklahoma City, Okla.   TBA
  Fri, May 29  TBD at Oklahoma City, Okla.   TBA
  Sat, May 30  TBD at Oklahoma City, Okla.   TBA
  Sun, May 31  TBD at Oklahoma City, Okla.   TBA
  Mon, Jun 01  TBD at Oklahoma City, Okla.   TBA
  Tue, Jun 02  TBD at Oklahoma City, Okla.   TBA
  Wed, Jun 03  TBD at Oklahoma City, Okla.   TBA
* Conference Games

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