• OU holding off on paying for loss-of-value insurance policies for football players

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 4 hr ago

    A recently enacted NCAA rule gives schools the flexibility to pay the insurance premiums for loss-of-value insurance to protect players whose draft stock falls The premium on such a policy was estimated by Yahoo to be $55-60,000. The money, though, isn’t unlimited. Schools can use money from the Student Assistance Fund, which is generally used […]

  • OU DE Charles Tapper expects a big Baltimore crowd Saturday vs. West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Sooners defensive end Charles Tapper’s mom is organizing a bus trip from Tapper’s native Baltimore to Morgantown for Saturday game. The cities are about three and a half hours apart. “We’re trying to get a bus load of at least a hundred deep,” Tapper said. “Trying to. We’ll see if the guys will give me […]

  • Report: OU co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel a candidate for SMU job

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel is a candidate for the SMU head coaching job, EJ Holland of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football and the Dallas Morning News reported Thursday. The job came open when June Jones resigned earlier this month two games into the season. Tom Mason is the Mustangs’ interim coach. Heupel, who starred at OU, […]

  • OU WR Durron Neal itching for the end zone

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma junior wide receiver Durron Neal is having the best season of his career so far, already topping last year’s reception and yardage marks. But Neal is still missing something very important—a touchdown. He has 33 catches for 434 yards so far in his career but has yet to find the end zone. He’s had […]

  • OU coach Bob Stoops wants NFL draft declaration pushed back

    Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that he would like to see the NFL’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft pushed back. Last year, the NFL’s deadline was Jan. 15. With the inaugural College Football Playoff after this season, two teams will play Jan. 12. “That question needs to be raised because that […]

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners will debut new uniforms Saturday at West Virginia

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The crimson helmets feature a wood grain throughout the helmet with a white stripe down the middle and an oversized white logo on both sides. There is also a white “Boomer” on a black background on the forehead just above the facemask. The facemasks of the helmets are anthracite, matching the gloves, socks and shoes the players will wear.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners 'sign' recruits Bobby Evans and Rodney Anderson

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    The Sooners announced, through Twitter, that offensive lineman Bobby Evans and running back Rodney Anderson had signed with the program. It’s the first time the Sooners have made public use of a new rule that allows players who plan on enrolling early to sign financial aid agreements beginning Aug. 1, allowing unlimited contact between the coaches and the recruits, as well as letting schools announce the signings.

  • OU tickets available for three home games, including Bedlam

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Two visiting teams—including Oklahoma State—returned tickets for Oklahoma home games this season and those tickets are now available. Tickets are now available for purchase for the Oct. 18 game against Kansas State and the Dec. 6 game against the Cowboys. Tickets also remain for the game against Kansas on Nov. 22. Bedlam tickets cost $105 […]

  • Oklahoma football: Three years later, West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett ready for second shot at the Sooners

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    West Virginia senior quarterback Clint Trickett nearly rallied fifth-ranked Florida State to a second-half comeback over Oklahoma three years ago this week. Trickett transferred to West Virginia before last season, and entering Saturday’s Big 12 opener against the Sooners, is one of the nation’s top passers in 2014.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Sooners will debut alternate uniforms Saturday at West Virginia

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Updated: 20 hr ago

    OU coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday the Sooners would wear the wood grain crimson helmets, cream jerseys with “Oklahoma” on the chest, crimson pants and black shoes.

  • Sooners will break out new alternate uniforms Saturday at West Virginia

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN—Oklahoma will debut its new “Bring The Wood” alternate uniforms Saturday when the Sooners play at West Virginia. OU coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that the Sooners would wear the wood grain crimson helmets, cream jerseys with “Oklahoma” on the chest, crimson pants and black shoes. “We just thought we might as well use them since […]

  • Don't expect West Virginia's Kevin White to reprise Tavon Austin role

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 22 hr ago

    Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops might still have nightmares of Tavon Austin. The West Virginia wide receiver moved to running back two years ago when the Sooners played in Morgantown and scorched OU, running for 344 yards and a pair of touchdowns. With the Mountaineers having another dynamic playmaker at wide receiver in Kevin White, […]

  • Where has former OU golfer Anthony Kim gone?

    Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    Six years after his star-making turn at the 2008 Ryder Cup and 28 months since his last PGA Tour event, Anthony Kim has gone into hiding, wrestling with whether to tee it up again or reap an eight-figure disability settlement, according to Sports Illustrated.  What we know for sure is that Kim, 29, has not teed it up at a PGA Tour event in more than 28 months. Once considered the future of U.S. golf, he is now estranged from the game that brought him fame and fortune. His handlers at IMG rarely speak to him. In April, golfchannel.com asked Kim's agent, Clarke Jones, about his client's whereabouts. The best Jones could come up with? "He's not living under a bridge, he's not living in a box."

  • Walk-On Wednesday: Oklahoma junior kicker Eric Hosek

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 23 hr ago

    NORMAN—Continuing our weekly “Walk-on Wednesday” blog series, this week we feature Oklahoma redshirt junior kicker Eric Hosek. Hosek came to the Sooners from Sherman, Texas. Here’s a look at the first two parts of the series: Senior DB Brandon Young Senior LB Caleb Gastelum, who has since been given a scholarship. How are things going for you? […]

  • Former Arizona coach Mike Stoops happy for quarterback Daxx Garman; 'I just hope he doesn't get too good'

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN — When he was Arizona’s head coach, Mike Stoops recruited quarterback Daxx Garman to Tucson. Stoops was fired in the middle of Garman’s true freshman season, and the quarterback transferred to Oklahoma State the following year. Garman, who was ruled ineligible his senior year of high school after moving from Jones to Southlake, Texas, […]

  • U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill hammers Bob Stoops in op-ed for bringing in troubled receiver Dorial Green-Beckham

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    NORMAN — United States Sen. Claire McCaskill is apparently no fan of Bob Stoops. McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, wrote a column for USA Today in which she takes aim at Stoops for adding troubled wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to the OU roster last summer. She wrote that she was “stunned” when Stoops was atop a […]

  • Live Coverage: Minnesota Vikings Press Conference

    staff reports | Yesterday

    The Minnesota Vikings' front office will address the status of running back Adrian Peterson at 11 a.m. Follow the live coverage here.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Jenni Carlson at H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Jenni Carlson is chatting live from H&H Shooting Sports, answering your questions on the Sooners, Cowboys and the Dodgers taking over the RedHawks. Get your questions in for 11 a.m.

  • Oklahoma football: Jordan Evans remains a hometown hero

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    After waiting until late in the recruiting process to get an offer from OU, former Norman North star has proved Sooners were right to bring him in.

  • Mother of boy in Adrian Peterson case outraged over 'invasion of privacy'

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A statement was released Tuesday afternoon of from the law firm representing the mother of the boy who is the subject of the Adrian Peterson allegations of child abuse. Peterson was charged with hitting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch, a charge Peterson replied to in a statement Monday. The statement from the firm is as follows: We represent the mother of the minor child of Adrian Peterson, the NFL player that is the subject of an indictment in Montgomery County, Texas. My client, on behalf of herself and their son, wishes to express her extreme outrage at the invasion of their privacy that has occurred through the publication of highly confidential and private data obtained regarding them by the press without their permission or consent. My client is hurt and outraged that the press would publish throughout the world pictures of their minor son and publish statements allegedly made as part of the private and confidential criminal investigative file. My client asks the press and the public to respect the privacy rights of herself and their son by immediately removing any and all pictures and statements that are part of the private and confidential criminal investigative file and that should not be in the possession of the press and the public. My client, on behalf of herself and their son, asks the press to immediately cease and desist from further publicizing private and confidential information about herself or their son gathered in connection with the indictment of Mr. Peterson. In making this statement, it is the mother’s intent to not comment at this time with respect to any matters involving this case. Kelly C. Dohm, Esq. Melchert, Hubert, Sjodin, P.L.L.P.