MBB: Student Season Tickets Sold Out

The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced Wednesday that student season tickets are sold out for the 2016-17 OU men’s basketball season. The sellout occurred less than 24 hours after tickets went on sale – the fastest sale of student tickets in the Lon Kruger era.

Students who were unable to purchase season tickets will still have opportunities to attend games in the upcoming season. All non-conference games with the exception of Memphis (Dec. 17) and Florida (Jan. 28) will have free entry with a valid OU student ID. All other home games will offer $5 student tickets at the door based on availability.

“We are very grateful for our students selling out their section so quickly,” OU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Programs and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione said. “The special atmosphere the students have helped create in the Lloyd Noble Center the past few years has been incredible and we look forward to it continuing this season. I encourage all Sooner fans to continue the support our students have shown and pack the Lloyd Noble Center starting in November.”


DT Matt Dimon, LB Tay Evans Out Against TCU

Oklahoma will be without senior defensive lineman Matt Dimon and redshirt sophomore linebacker Tay Evans against TCU due to injuries, Bob Stoops announced Wednesday evening.

Both Dimon and Evans suffered injuries in the loss against Ohio State.

Stoops has not set a timetable of when the pair will return.

Tay Evans Injured Against Ohio State

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Sooners To Use Multiple Cornerbacks At Right Corner Spot

On Monday, senior safety Ahmad Thomas voiced his frustration over the battle going on for the (right) corner spot.

“It’s more competitive,” Thomas said. “It was way more competitive (this week) because that spot’s still open and it’s just kind of frustrating because we’re still dealing with it throughout the season, but they’re stepping up now. I mean, they should’ve stepped up before, but they’re stepping up.”


Senior Offensive Lineman Erick Wren Rewarded With Scholarship

It was a good Monday for Erick Wren. A really good Monday.

The OU senior offensive lineman got the surprise he had always dreamed of when head coach Bob Stoops announced that he had been put on scholarship in front of all of his teammates during an afternoon pre-practice meeting.

"It was a great feeling. I didn't expect it to come like that," Wren said. "It came as a surprise and it feels good when all your hard work pays off. At that moment it paid off, but we still have to work for other things. That's just one of many goals accomplished. That's a major one, but I still have more."


OU vs Texas Will Kickoff At 11 A.M.

The Big 12 Conference announced today the annual Red River Showdown against Texas will kickoff at 11 a.m., on Oct. 8.

It’s the fourth straight year the two rivals will play an early game.

This year's 110th meeting between the two rivals will be nationally televised on FS1.

RELATED: Oklahoma Sooners 2016 Football Schedule


Wrestling: Rosselli Announces Assistant Coaches

New University of Oklahoma head wrestling coach Lou Rosselli officially announced Keith Gavin and Michael Lightner as his assistant coaches on Monday.

“I am excited to have Keith and Mike on board here at Oklahoma,” Rosselli said. “They are world-class wrestlers and each has a great work ethic. Their knowledge of the sport and the way they live their lives will help our student-athletes develop on and off the mat.”

Gavin joins the Sooners after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia. Gavin helped lead the Cavaliers to the 2015 ACC championship and a 19th-place finish at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Seven UVA wrestlers qualified for the 2015 national tournament, including Nick Sulzer, who earned All-America status at 165 pounds. In 2016, five Cavaliers advanced to NCAAs under Gavin's instruction.

RELATED: Oklahoma Wrestling News

“I’ve known Coach Rosselli for a while, so I’m very excited to work with him and be on staff with Coach Lightner,” Gavin said. “I think we have a really great staff in place and a talented team that is only going to get better. I think we have some work to do, but the sky is the limit for this program."


Ohio State Blows Out Oklahoma 45-24

No. 3 Ohio State pushed No. 14 Oklahoma around all night in an easy 45-24 win, rushing 48 times for 291 yards as the Sooners struggled to contain the Buckeyes’ electric ball carriers.

The Sooners (1-2) had been stiff against the run in their first two games this season, but they had no answers for Ohio State (3-0). Quarterback J.T. Barrett joined running backs Mike Weber and Curtis Samuel in running through, around and over OU’s defense.

“They got us out of a lot of our stuff, made it a physical game, and we didn’t react well to it,” defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said.


QB Austin Kendall Thinks Baker Mayfield Will 'Light Up' Ohio State's Defense

Freshman quarterback Austin Kendall was interviewed on Sooner Sports TV and had some quote board material at the ready for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

When asked what his impressions were of Ohio State's defense, Kendall didn't seem too impressed.

"I've seen that they have a really basic defense," he said. "I think we can go out there, I mean Baker, and he'll light them up and I'm really looking forward to it if my number is called and I think I can do the same." (The Oklahoman)

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Urban Meyer: Crowd Noise Is A Concern Against Oklahoma

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he anticipated a raucous environment Saturday in Norman.

“It's a concern,” Meyer said of the noise. “Wednesday and Thursday we'll pump crowd noise in like we normally do.

“This will probably be one of the loudest stadiums in the country.”

That hasn't typically been the reputation of Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and Bob Stoops on Monday again expressed regret for his 2008 call-out of Sooners fans ahead of a home game against Texas Tech.

WATCH >> Oklahoma Sooners vs Ohio State Buckeyes - 2016 Hype Video


Two Sooners Suspended Six Games

Redshirt freshman [defensive tackle] Du'Vonta Lampkin and redshirt sophomore [offensive lineman] Dwayne Orso-Bacchus won't be seeing any playing time until at least the Oct. 22 game at Texas Tech.

Coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday the pair were serving a six-game suspension stemming from last year's bowl game in Miami. He did not give any more details. (The Oklahoman)

RELATED: Stoops: Sooners Haven't Had Disciplinary Issues While in Miami

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Riley: Pace Isn't An Issue For Samaje Perine

Running back Samaje Perine entered the season needing less than 1,100 yards to become OU’s all-time leading rusher. After two games, he still needs a little less than 1,000 to set the mark. He’s only rushed for 89 yards in two games.

Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley doesn’t think Perine will have a problem reaching the mark.

“His pace, after two games last year, was probably to have 200 yards the whole season and that changed quite a bit,” Riley said. “It always comes and goes in this offense. There are games where these guys have big games and those guys have big games. Those are things you have to judge at the end of the year.” (Norman Transcript)

WATCH >> Samaje Perine 2015 Highlights

Samaje Perine Stats Through 2 Games
16 89 2

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Ohio State Rents Out LNC For Pep Rally Ahead of Oklahoma Game

On Saturday, the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners will take on the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

While tailgates and pep rallies for the Sooners will flood campus, one part of OU will be painted a different shade of red.

According to the Ohio State University Alumni Association, Ohio State will hold a ‘Buckeye Bash’ inside the Lloyd Noble Center.

Defensive Tackle Marquise Overton Out For The Season

Oklahoma sophomore defensive tackle Marquise Overton underwent surgery on his left ankle on Tuesday and will miss the rest of the season, Sooners coach Bob Stoops announced Tuesday.

Overton was injured in Saturday’s win over Louisiana-Monroe and was seen walking off the field just before the game ended without a shoe or sock on his left foot. (The Oklahoman) Note: Overton is eligible for a medical redshirt.

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Sooners to Stripe the Stadium Against Ohio State

Sooner fans, "Stripe the Stadium" and coordinate the display of our colors in front of a primetime, nationally-televised audience Saturday night as No. 14 Oklahoma faces No. 3 Ohio State.

If you're sitting in an odd-numbered section, wear white. If you're sitting in an even-numbered section, wear crimson. OU students will be provided shirts based on location.

Houston Coach Tom Herman Helping Ohio State Prep For Oklahoma

Urban Meyer's Ohio State squad heads to Norman, Okla., on Saturday night to take on the Sooners in one of four meetings of ranked opponents this weekend.

Ohio State has dominated Bowling Green and Tulsa in the first two weeks, cruising to a 2-0 record, but now we'll find out how real the Buckeyes are against a very motivated Oklahoma team. The Sooners need this game if they're to get back in the College Football Playoff conversation after losing their opener to Houston.

Joe Mixon Files Motions to Change Venue, Dismiss Civil Suit

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon filed motions Sept. 2 seeking to transfer venue and dismiss Amelia Molitor’s civil lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Molitor filed the suit July 22, seeking damages in excess of $75,000 for negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, intentional infliction of emotional distress and punitive damages stemming from Mixon’s well-known criminal case.




Oklahoma Dominates ULM in Home Opener

Oklahoma’s football team played its home opener and made its debut in newly renovated OU Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 10, and rolled to 59-17 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

A crowd of 87,037, the largest to see a sporting event in the state of Oklahoma, watched the game, including OKC Thunder star Russell Westbrook, who briefly wore a Brian Bosworth #44 jersey on the sideline.

The Sooners got the ball first and went 75 yards in 6 plays to a touchdown, with Baker Mayfield passing to Mark Andrews for a 39-yard score to make it 7-0.

Report: Two Defensive Linemen Suspended For Game Against ULM

Oklahoma defensive ends Matt Dimon and Austin Roberts are suspended for the Sooners' game against Louisiana-Monroe for a violation of team rules, a source told The Dallas Morning News.

Neither suspension was confirmed by OU as of early Saturday morning. (Dallas Morning News)


Oklahoma vs. ULM - Game Preview & Notes

Oklahoma Sooners (0-1) (0-0) vs. ULM Warhawks (1-0) (0-0)

LAST UPDATED: Sept 10th.. This page will be continuously updated

Rankings: Oklahoma is ranked 14th in AP, 13th in Coaches... ULM is unranked
Date/ Location: Sept 10, 2016 in Norman, OK
Time: 6:00 PM/CT
Kickoff: 6:06 PM/CT
Network: PPV - Fox Sports Net
Field - Stadium: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 83,489
Team Uniforms: Crimson
Last Meeting: OU defeated ULM. 34-0.... August 31, 2013 (1st meeting ever)
Oklahoma's Last Game: Oklahoma loss vs Houston, 33-23
ULM's Last Game: ULM win vs Southern, 38-21

OU vs ULM Live Stream

OU vs ULM Game Notes

1. Perine and Mixon (six carries apiece) led an Oklahoma backfield that tallied a combined 13 rushing attempts against Houston - the lowest such total for the school since Sept. 7, 2002.

2. Oklahoma has won 10 straight home openers, are 16-1 in such games under Stoops and 74-15-4 all-time in their first game of the season at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

3. ULM, which is 1-28 against ranked opponents in the FBS era, was the only FBS school from the state of Louisiana to win on opening weekend.

4. In 14 starts, quarterback Baker Mayfield is already tied for fourth in 300-yard passing games with seven after throwing for 323 in the opener.

5. University of Oklahoma Athletics department will pay $1.2M to ULM for Saturday's game.

This will be updated continuously prior to kickoff.

OU-ULM Video

Oklahoma vs ULM - 2013

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OU-ULM Team Leaders

OU Passing: Baker Mayfield -- 24 of 33, 323 yds, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
ULM Passing: Garrett Smith -- 20 of 33, 208 yds, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
OU Rushing: Joe Mixon --  6 rushes, 40 yds, 1 TD
ULM Rushing: Garrett Smith -- 14 rushes, 150 yds, 1 TD
OU Receiving: Mark Andrews -- 3 recs, 90 yds, 2 TDs
ULM Receiving: Marcus Green -- 3 recs, 59 yds, 1 TD
OU Tackles: Will Johnson -- 10 tackles, 0.5-4 TFL/yds
ULM Tackles: David Griffith -- 11.5 tackles, 1.0-9 TFL/yds

OU-ULM Game Stats

Available after the game

The Coaches:

Bob Stoops: 179-47 overall 18 years
Stoops vs. conference: 112-29
Stoops on home-field: 96-8
Stoops on away field: x
Stoops on neutral field: x

Matt Viator: 79-33 overall 11 years
Viator's record at ULM: 1-0, 1st year

OU - ULM Related  

Team Information

Roster: ULM Roster

Depth Chart: ULM Depth Chart

Key Oklahoma Injuries/Players Out: Rodney Anderson, RB, Neck;
Key ULM Injuries/Out: None

Ticket Information

The Oklahoma vs ULM game is officially sold-out! Tickets including e-tickets may still be purchased through TicketNetwork.com.

TV Information

Network: PPV
Internet Feed: None
Broadcast Map: None available
Broadcast Time: 6:00 CT
Announcers: Brendan Burke (play-by-play), Brian Baldinger (analyst),  Christian Stecke (sideline)


Radio Information

Network: Sooner Radio Network
Broadcast Time: 5:00 PM
Announcers: Toby Rowland (play-by-play), Merv Johnson (analyst), Ted Lehman (sideline analyst), Chris Plank (sideline reporter)
Satellite Radio: Sirius Satellite Channel 136 | XM 199
Internet:  Available on TuneIn or TuneIn app.

Weather Information

Norman, Oklahoma - NWS forecast and radar

Odds and Lines from Sportsbooks

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Cornerback Spot Is Open According To Mike Stoops

After Dakota Austin's struggles in Saturday's 33-23 loss to Houston, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said the cornerback spot opposite Jordan Thomas was “pretty open.”

Austin and Parrish Cobb, who replaced Austin for a time Saturday, are the most likely candidates, though Michiah Quick is also in the mix.

RELATED: Dakota Austin to Start at Cornerback

“We'll see who is the most consistent player out there,” Stoops said. “We need somebody to be consistent. You aren't going to win every 50-50 ball but you have to win your share.

Sooners Drop In Week 2 College Football Polls

Oklahoma dropped out of the top 10 in both of the weekly college football polls following the week 1 loss to Houston.

AP Top 25

1 Alabama(54) 1-0 1518
2 Clemson(2) 1-0 1416
3 Florida State(4) 1-0 1413
4 Ohio State 1-0 1324
5 Michigan(1) 1-0 1261
6 Houston 1-0 1243
7 Stanford 1-0 1140
8 Washington 1-0 884
9 Georgia 1-0 877
10 Wisconsin 1-0 759
11 Texas 1-0 743
12 Michigan State 1-0 722
13 Louisville 1-0 686
14 Oklahoma 0-1 664
15 TCU 1-0 635
16 Iowa 1-0 588
17 Tennessee 1-0 573
18 Notre Dame 0-1 528
19 Ole Miss 0-1 493
20 Texas A&M 1-0 477
21 LSU 0-1 423
22 Oklahoma State 1-0 409
23 Baylor 1-0 296
24 Oregon 1-0 242
25 Miami 1-0 137

Coaches Poll

1 Alabama(62) 1-0 1598
2 Clemson(2) 1-0 1513
3 Florida State 1-0 1454
4 Ohio State 1-0 1424
5 Stanford 1-0 1284
6 Michigan 1-0 1261
7 Houston 1-0 1213
8 Michigan State 1-0 1027
9 Georgia 1-0 934
10 Iowa 1-0 797
11 Washington 1-0 782
12 TCU 1-0 719
13 Oklahoma 0-1 707
14 Tennessee 1-0 657
15 Louisville 1-0 635
16 Wisconsin 1-0 583
17 Oklahoma State 1-0 555
18 Ole Miss 0-1 534
19 Baylor 1-0 481
20 Texas 1-0 439
21 Notre Dame 0-1 426
22 LSU 0-1 418
23 Oregon 1-0 385
24 Texas A&M 1-0 302
25 Florida 1-0 182
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Lincoln Riley: Don't Blame Offensive Line in Loss

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was sacked five times during Saturday's 33-23 loss to Houston.

Sooners offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley said the offensive line — which featured two first-time starters and another player switching positions — wasn't to blame for the lack of protection.


Houston Handles Oklahoma In Season Opener, 33-23

No. 15 Houston delivered the first shocker of the college football season, slaying the third-ranked Sooners 33-23 in the Advocare Texas Kickoff before a crowd of 71,016 at NRG Stadium.

The victory – one of the most significant in school history – could be feeding the Cougars for months to come.

UH (1-0) threw its name into the early season discussion for the College Football Playoff, a seat at the big boy’s table currently not reserved for the Cougars as a member of the Group of Five.

And the win comes just days before UH will make a formal presentation to the Big 12 about joining the league.

Philadelphia Trades Sam Bradford to Minnesota

The Minnesota Vikings acquired former Oklahoma and veteran QB Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday morning.

The move comes just days after Vikings starter Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice, and it seemingly makes Chase Daniel the Eagles' starter – at least until rookie Carson Wentz is healthy (broken ribs) and ready to take over.


Former Sooner Coach Bobby Jack Wright Is Back Coaching

Bobby Jack Wright is back on the football field at the place where he began his coaching career in 1973.

"I've come full circle," Wright said before heading off to another Edna [Edna, Texas] practice Wednesday afternoon.

Wright, 65, retired in January from the University of Oklahoma, where he was the first coach hired by Bob Stoops and coached a number of positions for the past 16 seasons.


Tickets Sold Out For Oklahoma's Season Opener Against Houston

Lone Star Sports & Entertainment officials announced that all seats for the Sooners' season opener against Houston at NRG Stadium have been sold.

NRG Stadium has a capacity of 72,220, about 10,000 less than Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Sooners' Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said the Sooners sold out their allotment a couple weeks ago.

Big 12 Announces OU Men's Basketball Conference Schedule

The Big 12 Conference released its 90-game 2016-17 men's basketball schedule Thursday, completing Oklahoma's slate for the upcoming season. The Sooners will begin their league schedule at home against Baylor on Friday, Dec. 30, and will have all 18 of their conference games televised nationally on an ESPN network.

Head coach Lon Kruger's Sooners will play their other eight league home games Jan. 10 vs. Kansas (ESPN2), Jan. 14 vs. Texas Tech (ESPNU), Jan. 21 vs. Iowa State (ESPN or ESPN2), Jan. 30 vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN Big Monday), Feb. 8 vs. West Virginia (ESPN2), Feb. 14 vs. Texas (ESPN2), Feb. 25 vs. Kansas State (ESPNU) and March 4 vs. TCU (ESPNEWS).

OU will play its nine road games Jan. 3 at TCU (ESPNU), Jan. 7 at Kansas State (ESPNEWS), Jan. 18 at West Virginia (ESPN2), Jan. 23 at Texas (ESPN Big Monday), Feb. 4 at Texas Tech (ESPNU), Feb. 11 at Iowa State (ESPN2), Feb. 18 at Oklahoma State (ESPNU), Feb. 21 at Baylor (ESPN2) and Feb. 27 at Kansas (ESPN Big Monday).

OU vs ULM Pay-Per-View Details Announced

FOX Sports Oklahoma has announced that Oklahoma's home opener vs. ULM on Saturday, Sept. 10, will be made available via a pay-per-view broadcast.

The game is being televised on a pay-per-view basis because it was not selected for over-the-air broadcast or cable television coverage. It will be available on a dedicated pay-per-view channel on participating Oklahoma program providers, and nationwide via participating satellite and Telco distributors. Pricing will vary by distributor.

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