Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

OU Student Season Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Football Season

Student season tickets for the 2016 football season go on sale for returning students on Tuesday, April 26. Tickets will be available through May 24 on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Log on at Internet ordering will be available 24 hours a day throughout the sale or until tickets are sold out.

Student season tickets are $180 apiece. For complete information, please view the 2016 OU Student Football Ticket Policy.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Wrestling: Sooners Honored at Annual Spring Banquet

The University of Oklahoma wrestling team celebrated the 2015-16 season on Friday evening with its annual spring banquet, held at the Cobblestone Creek Golf Course.

The Sooners were joined by friends, family and fans to highlight the past season’s achievements with dinner, awards and a social. Several wrestlers received awards handed out by head coach Mark Cody, associate head coach Michael Lightner, assistants Andrew Howe and Kendric Maple and trainer Chris Watson.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bob Stoops: Sterling Shepard Will Be A 'Fabulous' NFL Player

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said that he expects former Sooner receiver Sterling Shepard to be “fabulous” at the next level.

Shepard, a former Heritage Hall standout, caught 233 career passes for 3,482 yards and 26 touchdowns during his four seasons with the Sooners. Last year, he led OU with 1,288 receiving yards and 11 scores.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Eric Striker Named Recipient of the Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity

OU linebacker Eric Striker was named the 2016 recipient of the Otis Sullivant Award for Perceptivity at the University of Oklahoma, according to a press release from the OU Office of Public Affairs.

Striker is the 15th recipient of the award, but the first student to ever receive it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MBB: Kevin Kruger Joins Oklahoma Staff

University of Oklahoma head men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger announced Wednesday the hiring of Kevin Kruger as assistant coach.

The son of Lon Kruger, Kevin returns to Norman after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach for Northern Arizona University. Prior to NAU, he spent the 2013-14 campaign serving as a graduate assistant for the Sooners.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

OU's Hunter Haley Named National Player of the Week

University of Oklahoma baseball senior left fielder Hunter Haley (Nacogdoches, Texas) was named a Louisville Player National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball News on Monday. Haley powered the Sooner lineup with a Big 12-leading three home runs in a 3-1 week at home.

Oklahoma has had three players named National Player of the Week by CBN in the last three seasons as Haley joins former teammates Kolbey Carpenter (2/23/15) and Mac James (3/10/14). Haley’s honor marks the first weekly award for the Sooners in 2016.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Oklahoma QBs Impressive in Spring Game

Last season's Heisman hopeful Baker Mayfield and new Sooner Kyler Murray performed well in Saturday's Red-White Spring Game at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.

Mayfield completed 13 of 18 passes for 142 yards, and Murray connected on 6 of 10 throws for 136 yards. Murray also threw for two touchdowns and ran for another.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Joe Castiglione Disagrees with NCAA's Decision to Ban Satellite Camps

The NCAA has outlawed satellite camps, effective immediately, with a ruling on Friday by the Division I Council announcing it will require FBS programs to conduct all clinics at school facilities.

Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione spoke out against the ruling saying the Sooners voted against regulating satellite camps, putting them among the Big 12’s minority vote.

Monday, April 4, 2016

M Gymnastics: Mark Williams Named MPSF Coach of the Year

Oklahoma men’s gymnastics coach Mark Williams was named the MPSF Coach of the Year for the 12th time in his 17-year career, and the second year in a row, the conference announced Monday.

Williams guided his team to its fifth straight MPSF Conference title over the weekend. The Sooners notched an MPSF Championship-record 448.050, which included an NCAA-record 77.000 on parallel bars, to claim the crown.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

M Gymnastics: Sooners Claim Fifth Straight MPSF Conference Title

The top-ranked Oklahoma men’s gymnastics team won its fifth consecutive conference title Saturday night, placing first at the 2016 MPSF Conference Championship in Palo Alto, Calif., with a team score of 448.050.

In addition to the team title, three Sooners claimed individual conference championships, with junior Allan Bower winning the all-around (90.100), senior Kanji Oyama claiming his third straight vault title (15.400) and freshman Yul Moldauer taking parallel bars (16.100).

Buddy Hield Named Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year

After spearheading the Sooners’ postseason run to the Final Four, University of Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield has been named the 2016 James A. Naismith Trophy winner as the most outstanding men’s college basketball player, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

Hield, who becomes the second Sooner to claim the award (Blake Griffin, 2009), was honored at the Naismith Awards Brunch delivered by UPS earlier today at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts in Houston. The other Naismith Trophy finalists were Malcolm Brogdon (University of Virginia), Tyler Ulis (University of Kentucky) and Denzel Valentine (Michigan State University).

Saturday, April 2, 2016

W Gymnastics: Sooners Claim Seventh Straight Regional Title

For the seventh straight season, the No. 1 Oklahoma women's gymnastics team has claimed a regional title, doing so in 2016 with a 197.575 at the NCAA Iowa City Regional on Saturday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

With the regional win, the Sooners advance to the NCAA Championships for the 13th consecutive season. OU posted the top team score and captured individual honors on all four events.

"Great energy. Cool confidence. Incredible spirit. That pretty much sums it up," OU head coach K.J. Kindler said of her team's performance.

Villanova Routs Oklahoma in Final Four

Photo Credit: IAN MAULE/Tulsa World
Perhaps the toughest place to wander into is a losing team’s locker room at the Final Four.

Oklahoma’s shell-shocked players answered questions in church-like whispers while trying to explain what went wrong in Saturday’s 95-51 loss to Villanova in a national semifinal contest.

Oscar Robertson: Buddy Hield Is Better All-Around Player Than Steph Curry

One of the best all-around players ever believes college basketball’s biggest star possesses a more well-rounded game than the soon-to-be back-to-back NBA MVP.

Buddy Hield, presented the Oscar Robertson Trophy on Friday as the nation’s top player, was praised by the award’s namesake as being more than just an incredible shooter, unlike Warriors superstar Steph Curry.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Tubbs, Sampson See A Lot Similarities In Sooners And Teams They Led to Final Four

Saturday evening, the Lon Kruger-coached Sooners meet Villanova inside Houston’s NRG Stadium. And when they do, both Billy Tubbs and Kelvin Sampson — the last two coaches to skipper the Sooner men to the Final Four — will again see plenty they recognize from their best days on the Sooner bench.

Perhaps not so surprisingly, the similarities each man sees are not necessarily the same.

Buddy Hield Didn't Let a Dream Die Despite Growing Up Without a Basketball Goal

Buddy Hield's homemade basketball goal. (Photo Credit: Jeff Goodman/Twitter)
The dream came easy, but little else did.

Buddy Hield believed he would be a basketball star, even when he had no place to play. Growing up in the Bahamas, Hield didn’t mind that his family couldn’t afford hot water or that he had to share a mattress with his mother and six siblings, often finding it easier just to sleep on the floor.

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