DeMarco Murray going to Big D
April 29, 2011
The Dallas Cowboys made DeMarco Murray the No. 71 overall pick in the NFL Draft, selecting the Oklahoma running back midway through the third round.
The choice is intriguing by the Cowboys, considering they already have Marion Barber, Oklahoma native Felix Jones and Tashard Choice, who played at OU before... Read More
Sooners land commitment No. 5
April 28, 2011
OU landed its fifth verbal commitment for the Class of 2012 in Mesquite (Texas) Horn cornerback DeVante Harris, SoonerScoop.com reported Thursday night.
The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Harris had offers from Kansas State, Mississippi State, SMU, Stanford and Virginia.
The also have commitments from Jenks running back... Read More
Kruger upgrades roster
April 27, 2011
Most believe new OU men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger will need at least one more season before the Sooners realistically are an NCAA Tournament contender.
But since he was hired three weeks ago, Kruger has signed three players, including two junior college prospects that could make the Sooners one of the... Read More
OU caravan dates set
April 27, 2011
The Oklahoma athletics department has released the dates for the OU caravan. Here’s a look at the caravan stops and the coaches that will be in attendance:
June 2 – Dallas @ Addison Event Center (football coach Bob Stoops, men’s basketball coach Lon Kruger, women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale)
June 8... Read More
Sampson interviews in Houston
April 26, 2011
Former OU coach Kelvin Sampson said the past two years his goal is to become an NBA head coach. According to reports in Houston, Sampson is interviewing Tuesday for the Houston Rockets vacancy.
Because of his five-year NCAA ban following infractions at OU and Indiana, Sampson has little choice but to stay in the... Read More
Arent to sign on Tuesday
April 25, 2011
Casey Arent, a 6-foot-10 California junior college center, is expected to officially sign with the Sooners on Tuesday.
Arent visited Norman last week during his spring break at Sierra College in Sacramento. He verbally committed to OU over the weekend.
An All-State California Junior College selection, Arent... Read More
Tech date revealed, rest to follow?
April 20, 2011
The Big 12 Conference granted Texas Tech the “authority” to announce its conference schedule dates Wednesday morning, suggesting the Sooner conference could be revealed soon, too.
Tech will travel to Norman on Oct. 22. Here’s the rest of their schedule:
Sept. 3 – Texas State
Sept. 10 – Open
Sept. 17... Read More
Sooners add another walk-on kicker
April 20, 2011
OU has added yet another preferred walk-on kicker.
Sherman (Texas) High School kicker Eric Hosek will be joining the Soooners this summer, the Sherman Herald Democrat reported.
Hosek’s mother, DeDe, told the Herald Democrat that an OU scout saw Hosek play against Texarkana High last fall and contacted Sherman... Read More
Bill could make penalties stiffer for lawbreaking agents in Oklahoma
April 19, 2011
Legislation that would hit agents with stricter penalties for breaking the law passed the Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday.
“Athlete agents need to have skin in the game,” said President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, who co-authored HB 1586. “Currently, agents breaking the rules have little more than a slap... Read More
Sooners could land pair of special recruits in 2012
April 07, 2011
IN 2004, OKLAHOMA SIGNED two of the top four players in the country in QB Rhett Bomar and RB Adrian Peterson. Bomar lasted only two years in Norman and was booted off the team for accepting payment for work he didn’t do. But Peterson went on to finish second in the Heisman race his freshman season, and is now an... Read More
Thoughts on Kruger hiring
April 03, 2011
OU athletic director Joe Castiglione hiring Lon Kruger was the safe choice. Hard to find much fault with Kruger’s track record — 17 postseason appearances his past 21 college seasons, 13 NCAA Tournament apperances and is as well respected a coach as there is in college basketball.
Most analysts around the... Read More
Weber to stay at Illinois
March 31, 2011
Illinois coach Bruce Weber will remain with the Illini the school announced in a written statement Thursday afternoon.
Weber, who has coached Illinois the past eight seasons, said in the statement he received calls from other schools. Sources said one of those schools was Oklahoma.
Some Illinois fans have... Read More
Tramel: BYU’s Dave Rose not interested in OU basketball job
March 29, 2011
The Oklahoman sports columnist Berry Tramel says BYU coach Dave Rose isn’t interested in coaching at OU.
An OU source said Rose was contacted but turned down a chance to pursue the Sooner job. Rose is a Utah lifer (except for his two years at Houston U. as part of Phi Slama Jama) and a devout Mormon. It... Read More
Virginia sports underrated
March 22, 2011
You don’t think of Virginia when discussing NCAA sports powers but the Cavaliers feature one of the nation’s top spring sports programs.
Virginia’s baseball team was ranked No. 1 nationally when the Sooners upset them in a Super Regional last year to advance to the College World Series.
The Cavaliers once... Read More
What do you think about Bob Stoops implementing a Twitter policy?
March 22, 2011
OU football coach Bob Stoops told reporters Monday he plans to implement a Twitter policy with his Sooner football team.
“Guys that don’t know what they’re doing need to have it taken away. It’s hard to believe they don’t get it. They still think they’re at East Handkerchief High School, where no one... Read More