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  • OU gymnastics: Taylor Spears adds individual title for national champion Sooners

    By Charlie Potter, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Spears was the final competitor on the apparatus and the last gymnast to perform a routine on the floor of the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. After sticking her dismount, Spears knew she had a solid routine. But she still had not realized just how successful she and her teammates were over the weekend.

  • Oklahoma football: Young but talented wide receivers will get plenty of opportunities this fall

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The only receiver back with any significant game experience is junior Sterling Shepard, leaving room for inexperienced players to make an impact.

  • Oklahoma State football: Why health is the biggest factor for OSU's 2014 offensive line

    BY JOHN HELSLEY | Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    The focus of the next three months will center on the continued rehab of Devin Davis and Brandon Garrett, who ideally project as the Cowboys starting tackles but are returning from significant injuries.

  • Oklahoma football: How Baker Mayfield grew up a Sooner fan in Austin, Texas

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Updated: 23 hr ago

    It looks like Baker Mayfield will be relegated to scout-team QB this season, but now he’s playing for the team he grew up rooting for.

  • College softball roundup: Sooners take two of three from Texas; Baylor shuts out OSU

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    No. 12 Oklahoma beat Texas 8-0 in five innings Saturday night, giving it a series win and control of its own destiny in the Big 12 title. A pair of four-run innings keyed the Sooners’ 17th run-rule victory of the season. OU’s Whitney Ellis and Paris Townsend hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, each driving in a pair of runs. Oklahoma’s Destinee Martinez was 3-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Georgia Casey was 2-3 with two runs scored at the top of the lineup. Sophomore Kelsey Stevens (25-7) threw a three-hit shutout, her sixth of the year for the Sooners (34-10, 11-2 Big 12). She struck out seven and walked one.

  • Oklahoma women share NCAA gymnastics title with Florida

    By Tommy Deas, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Sooners finish strong, end up in dead heat with Gators to claim first national crown.

  • College baseball roundup: Cowboys rally again; Sooners fall to WVU

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    No. 13 Oklahoma State rallied for its 16th come-from-behind victory Satrday, defeating Kansas 5-3 at Stillwater’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. With the victory, OSU (28-11, 10-4 Big 12) clinched its fourth consecutive Big 12 Conference series win and kept its stop atop the league standings. Senior Brendan McCurry became the Cowboys’ career saves leader with his 18th. It was his 10th save of the season, which also tied him for the most saves in a single season in school history. A three-run eighth inning that included Tim Arakawa’s go-ahead home run pushed OSU to the win. Arakawa finished the day 2 for 4 with three RBI. Vince Wheeland (4-0) pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief to get the victory, giving up two hits

  • Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer to preside over Oklahoma Senior Follies — but you won't catch him performing

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Barry Switzer will preside over the show, sitting on a throne. He won’t perform. The Senior Follies is intended to reinvigorate the senior community and raise money for Mobile Meals of Oklahoma County.

  • Oklahoma State football: Jimmy Bean finally starting to earn attention on the field

    BY CODY STAVENHAGEN, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Denton Guyer product Jimmy Bean signed in the same class as Guyer teammates Josh Stewart and J.W. Walsh, but spent the past two seasons watching those two thrive.

  • Collected Wisdom: Jake Hager, WWE professional wrestler Jack Swagger and former OU football player

    Published: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    Jake Hager has turned into one of the most recognized competitors in professional wrestling. Competing as Jack Swagger for the WWE, he’s held the United States Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship over his eight-year career. Hager attended Oklahoma as a two-sport athlete, competing in wrestling and football before committing fully to wrestling as a sophomore.

  • Texas Tech F Jordan Tolbert transferring to SMU


    DALLAS (AP) — Forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring from Texas Tech to SMU, with the Mustangs hoping he will be eligible to play next season. Tolbert averaged 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in three seasons as a starter. He was the second-leading scorer and rebounder for the Red Raiders this past season. He led Texas Tech at 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. Texas Tech coach Tubby Smith released Tolbert from his scholarship, and SMU is seeking a waiver that would make him eligible next season. Otherwise, Tolbert will have to sit out until 2015-16. The Mustangs were surprisingly left out of the NCAA tournament and reached the championship of the NIT, losing to Minnesota in Hall of Fame coach Larry Bro

  • Oklahoma women's gymnastics: Sooners advance to Super Six

    By Charlie Potter, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Oklahoma finished ahead of Georgia and LSU, which received team scores of 197.3 and 197.1, respectively.

  • College softball: OSU beats Baylor, OU whips Texas

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Simone Freeman of Oklahoma State, Kelsey Stevens of Oklahoma have a good game in the circle.

  • Source: Haith front-runner for Tulsa job

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa. A person with knowledge of the situation at Tulsa says Haith is the front-runner for the job, and he traveled to the school on Thursday afternoon to discuss a possible deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing had been finalized. Haith coached at Miami (Fla.) before taking over at Missouri. He led Missouri to a 30-5 record in 2011-12 and was The Associated Press Coach of the Year. The Tigers went 23-12 this season. Manning left Tulsa after two seasons to take over at Wake Forest. He coached the Golden Hurricane to the NCAA tournament this season. Haith would be leaving

  • College football: Q&A with Bill Hancock, executive director of the College Football Playoff

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Hancock spoke Thursday at the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame’s quarterly leadership luncheon about the impending four-team playoff. Here are some excerpts on his talks:

  • College baseball: West Virginia manhandles Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    West Virginia scored five runs in the top of the first inning, and starting pitcher John Means made it stand up as the Mountaineers whipped Oklahoma 7-0 on Thursday in Big 12 baseball before 818 fans at Mitchell Park.

  • OU football: Frank Shannon's status at OU remains very much in limbo

    By Jason Kersey and Nolan Clay | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Title IX matters in OU’s ongoing investigation into sexual assault allegations against linebacker Frank Shannon.

  • College baseball: Too much Bedlam baseball?

    By John Helsley | Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Bedlam series hasn’t even gotten real yet, with three Big 12 games coming next month. If things spun just right, OU and OSU could conceivably face off 10 times, with potential meetings in the Big 12 Tournament and the Super Regional round of the postseason.

  • DA declines to prosecute OU's Frank Shannon; School to determine his future

    By Jason Kersey and Nolan Clay | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    NORMAN - Prosecutors weeks ago declined to file sexual assault charges against Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn said Thursday. The district attorney said Shannon was not charged based on the woman's wishes at the time and based on the facts that were presented. He explained the woman said she did not want Shannon prosecuted. He also said it was unclear from the accounts of both the woman and the player "what had actually taken place." Shannon's future at the University of Oklahoma will be determined through an appeals process there over the allegation that he sexually assaulted a female student at his off-campus apartment early on the morning of Jan. 20.

  • OU football: Sooners linebacker Frank Shannon accused of sexual assault

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Oklahoma starting linebacker Frank Shannon has been accused of sexually assaulting a female student at his off-campus apartment Jan. 20, according to a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation report obtained by The Oklahoman.