• OU ranked No. 22 in Phil Steele's projected AP Top 25

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    College football guru Phil Steele recently released his projected Associated Press Top 25 for the 2015 season, and OU clocks in at No. 22. While the Sooners are noticeably absent from Mark Schlabach's Too-Early Top 25, Steele says the Sooners will definitely be there when the AP releases its first list before the season. Steele also offers a little optimism for an OU team that will likely start outside of the AP's preseason Top 10: "One thing that is certain in life is that Bob Stoops' Sooners will be ranked in the preseason AP top 25. After Stoops' first season as OU coach, the Sooners have been ranked all 15 seasons, including 13 times among the top 10. In only one other season did Oklahoma not finish ranked (2009) and the following year it won the Fiesta Bowl and finished No. 6. We also have yet another team returning only 13 starters, and in the past seven seasons OU has had more than 13 returning starters only once, which was in 2011 (15 were back). In the two seasons that Stoops' Sooners were ranked outside of the preseason top 10, they went from No. 19 to No. 1 (winning a title in 2000) and from No. 16 to No. 6 in 2013, which was topped off with a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama." Steele makes a point to emphasize that the projections aren't his preseason top 25, but a prediction of how he thinks the initial AP Top 25 will look. Oklahoma State does not make Steele's initial projections for the AP preseason Top 25.

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: OU's Pete Hughes said Sunday was 'must win'

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    With Oklahoma scuffling, lugging a five-game losing streak into Sunday’s Bedlam series finale, having already dropped the series, the day carried a heaviness for the Sooners. And OU coach Pete Hughes didn’t dodge it. “I called it a must-win game,” Hughes said. “I did, absolutely.” Hughes wouldn’t say if he suggested as much to his team, but him personally, yeah. “As a competitor – absolutely,” he said. “I don’t want to get swept by Oklahoma State in one of the best venues in college baseball and the rivalry. “The competitor in me, absolutely. It was a must win. I’m lucky in that I have a group of guys that understand big picture and play every day and not let Saturday or Friday

  • Bedlam baseball: Sooners salvage Bedlam win, halt skid

    By John Helsley | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Anthony Hermelyn’s two-run homer in the sixth inning – OU’s first long ball of the weekend – provided the decisive blow, ending a five-game Sooners losing streak in the process.

  • Oklahoma State softball: Texas routs Cowgirls in Big 12 softball

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Devon Tunning finished with three hits, including a home run, and Texas whipped Oklahoma State 7-2 on Sunday in Big 12 softball at Cowgirl Stadium.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: James Castleman, Kip Smith, Ofa Hautau and Sam Wren get shot at NFL future following draft

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Linebacker Josh Furman was the only Cowboy selected in the 2015 NFL Draft

  • Oklahoma softball: OU freshman Paige Parker ties NCAA single-season record with fourth perfect game

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    The game lasted just five innings thanks to an OU offense that scored in every inning but the first. Parker was spectacular, striking out 12 of 15 batters faced.

  • OSU baseball: Bryan Case leads Oklahoma State to 8-1 victory against Oklahoma

    By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Bryan Case, known more for his skills behind the plate, was a load indeed, but this time at the plate, igniting three OSU rallies in an 8-1 Game 2 Bedlam win at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: Freeman keeps hitters guessing in Bedlam win

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Oklahoma State starter Michael Freeman didn’t allow Oklahoma much of a chance to drive the ball Saturday night in Bedlam at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Freeman struck out seven and only three of his outs came in the outfield during a complete-game performance in an 8-1 Cowboys win. “His ball has very late action,” OSU coach Josh Holliday said. “Having tried to catch him before, the ball has a late unpredictability about it — some will sink, some will dart, every now and then some will cut. “When you’re not even sure how to get your hand around the ball, then you know the hitter’s not quite sure how to get his barrel square on the ball.

  • Oklahoma State football: Former offensive lineman Devin Davis' journey continues after knee injury derails NFL dream

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Davis says he tore his ACL, MCL, PCL and Meniscus in his left knee during 2013 fall camp. Now, he’s focused on a future off the field.

  • OU football: Former quarterback/tight end Blake Bell taken by San Francisco in fourth round

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Blake Bell, the former OU quarterback, was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the 117th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday.

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: Corey Hassel comes up huge defensively for OSU

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Oklahoma State right fielder Corey Hassel had a trio of nifty plays in the field that helped the Cowboys pull out a 9-6 Bedlam win Friday night at OneOK Field. First, in the fourth inning, the Stillwater native laid out on a dead sprint, diving for Kyle Mendenhall’s liner near the right-field line to end the inning. Hassel came up big again with two outs in the sixth, coming in on Hunter Haley’s liner to right to catch the ball with a dive. He didn’t need to dive in the eighth inning, running into foul territory to catch Anthony Hermelyn’s pop-up with two on and no out. Hassel was playing right for just the sixth time all season after starting 26 games in center.

  • Bedlam baseball: Cowboys win opener over Sooners, 9-6

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The teams will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.

  • NFL Draft: Dorial Green-Beckham taken in the second round by Tennessee Titans

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    The Miami Dolphins selected former Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips with the 52nd pick in the second round Friday night.

  • Similarities abound between Billy Donovan and Barry Switzer

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Billy Donovan and Bob Stoops go way back. Both arrived at the University of Florida in 1996, Donovan as head basketball coach, Stoops as Steve Spurrier’s defensive coordinator. Stoops stayed three years at Florida before becoming OU’s head coach and restoring Sooner glory. Donovan stayed 19 years at Florida before becoming the Thunder’s head coach […]

  • VIDEO: OU's Lauren Chamberlain breaks NCAA home run record

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Chamberlain’s fourth-inning grand slam was the 91st home run of her four-year career, breaking Stacy Nuveman’s 13-year-old record, set for UCLA.

  • Oklahoma State football notebook: Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer impressed with spring performance of transfer linebacker Jordan Burton

    By Kyle Fredrickson, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Burton was a first-team all-conference selection last season and finished eighth in the NJCAA in total tackles with 108.

  • Oklahoma baseball: Sooners coach Pete Hughes back at work after heart attack scare

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Hughes was back to work Tuesday when Oklahoma played at Wichita State, was back on the road recruiting in Minnesota on Wednesday and will be in the dugout for the Sooners’ critical three-game series against Oklahoma State that begins at 7 Friday night at Tulsa’s ONEOK Field.

  • NFL Draft: How the NFL Draft is about to change the life of OU offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    At some point Friday or Saturday, when a telephone rings in the Manor, Texas, home of Tyrus’ parents, the former OU offensive tackle will be more relieved than anything. He’ll finally have the means to support his family.

  • Bedlam baseball: Resilient Cowboys keep pace in title chase

    By John Helsley | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The Cowboys have been good enough to take five of six Big 12 series, including weekend wins over contenders TCU and Texas Tech. They’re ranked as high as No. 11 nationally, making a case for Regional and Super Regional host roles.

  • Report: Browns believe they can land Sam Bradford

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The Cleveland Browns reportedly believe they have a good chance to trade for Sam Bradford. Does that mean the Eagles plan to go after Oregon's Marcus Mariota in the draft? The Browns have two first-round picks in tonight's draft, and are reportedly willing to part with their 2016 first-rounder in order to move up to the No. 2 spot. The Tennessee Titans currently have the No. 2 overall pick. ESPN's Adam Schefter suggested Thursday morning that the Eagles could deal Bradford to the Browns.