• Oklahoma football notebook: NCAA's new snack rule goes into effect

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The NCAA’s new rule allowing institutions to provide unlimited meals and snacks to student-athletes — including walk-ons — went into effect Friday.

  • In college football, it's a little too easy to get married and a little too hard to get divorced

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Collegiate athletics already focus too much on the wedding, not enough on the marriage. Nebraska’s Bo Pelini and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald have ideas on how to fix recruiting, but they sound more like making it easier to get married.

  • Oklahoma football: 'Meet the Sooners' Sooner fan day information

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Heading out to Meet the Sooners Day? Here’s everything you need to know.

  • Adrian Peterson welcomes 10 hometown kids to Minnesota Vikings training camp

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    Adrian Peterson is hard at work at Minnesota Vikings camp, but he's still making time for his hometown. Peterson has 10 kids from his hometown of Palestine, Texas, at Vikings camp this week in Mankato, Minn. The kids are a part of the All Day elite football team from Palestine, and they play in an athletic association started by the former OU football star. Four of the players are cousins of Peterson, whose father, Nelson, made the 14-hour drive up from Texas Thursday with the children ages 5 to 12.

  • Oklahoma football: Officials feel confident about Dorial Green-Beckham's chances for immediate eligibility

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 11 hr ago

    NORMAN — University of Oklahoma officials feel very confident about their chances to get wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham approved for immediate eligibility with an NCAA waiver, sources told The Oklahoman. OU still hasn’t filed the appeal yet, but plans to send it to the NCAA soon after they receive additional documentation from Missouri. According to sources, OU will […]

  • Why does the coaches poll still exist?

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The coaches poll is out — Florida State No. 1, followed by Alabama, OU, Oregon and Auburn — and just in time to beat the August rush. The poll was released Thursday, with a date of July 31. It’s exciting for everyone. But I have a question. Why do we need a coaches poll anymore? […]

  • Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame: Hall induction just one of many accomplishments for Gerald Tucker

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Olympic gold medal and National Basketball Player of the Year Award are just a few honors bestowed on the former Oklahoma Sooner.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners are No. 3 in preseason coaches poll

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Based on the preseason rankings, OU and Alabama would play in a College Football Playoff semifinal game.

  • OU announces mobile tickets technology on your smartphone

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Oklahoma Athletics is introducing mobile ticketing for fans attending events with smartphones. The technology will allow fans to have their tickets scanned from their mobile phones. After you purchase tickets, all tickets for the same event will be delivered to your email via a PDF attachment. All you have to do on gameday is hold your phone so the special QR code can be scanned by a game attendant. The mobile ticketing guide is included below.

  • Former OU assistant Kevin Wilson takes shot at Big 12, Notre Dame

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Kevin Wilson was a successful offensive coordinator at OU in the 2000s, and now he's trying to build a program at Indiana. In the process, Wilson is speaking out about the Big 12 and independent schools such as Notre Dame. Wilson sat down at ESPN for the Big Ten's "Car Wash" circuit on Thursday, and gave his thoughts on conferences who don't have to play championship games. Wilson compares the Big 12 and Notre Dame not having a 13th game to a golfer playing only 17 holes. "They post (a) score but didn't have to play No. 18," Wilson said. But it really fair for Wilson to say this, particularly when Notre Dame and schools in the Big 12 -- Oklahoma, for example -- are playing tougher non-conference schedules than the Hoosiers? For example:    Also, factor in that teams in conferences with championship games (Big Ten, SEC, ACC, Pac 12) aren't required to play every team in their conference during the season, and you get schedule imbalances.   So who has it right -- conferences with championship games, or conferences in which every team plays each other at least once during the season? Who has the advantage?

  • DeMarco Murray among 11 eye-catchers at Dallas Cowboys camp

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Former OU running back DeMarco Murray is impressing at Dallas Cowboys camp in Oxnard, Calif. Cowboys football analyst/scout Bryan Broaddus said that Murray "physically looks in better shape than he has at any ponit of his Cowboys career," which is nothing but good news for Dallas. Staying on the field has always been the biggest key for Murray, whose injury history dates back to his days in Norman. Murray has missed at least two games to injury in each of his three professional seasons, and has never had more than 217 carries in a season. Murray is coming off his best season as a pro, with more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and 10 total touchdowns in 14 games.

  • Sooners No. 3 in preseason Amway Coaches Poll

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Oklahoma is No. 3 in the first presason coaches poll released Thursday, with defending national champion Florida State and Alabama ranking 1 and 2. The Sooners are joined by Baylor in the top 10 and two other Big 12 schools in the top 25 in No. 21 Kansas State and No. 24 Texas. [image]http://s3.amazonaws.com/content.newsok.com/documents/Top 10.

  • If OU, OSU football had scratch and sniff tickets what would they smell like?

    erik horne | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Oregon athletics is always pushing the envelope, and they're continuing to do so with scratch and sniff tickets. Yes, you read that right. And they smell like buns. "We've added various features to our @WinTheDay season tks over the past 12 yrs -- This one is no exception," said the @OregonDuckTix Twitter account Wednesday. Carl's Jr. is partnered up with Oregon, and the tickets will have a sticker/decal that smells like "fresh baked buns." Awesome idea. So what's next in the evolution of season tickets? How can we bring this to the state of Oklahoma ASAP. What would the scratch and sniff options be for OU and OSU? Clearly, barbeque is an option for both, but what businesses could throw their hats into the fire? Be nice, Bedlam buddies, and give some suggestions below. What would be the best scratch and sniff options for OU and OSU season tickets?

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Berry Tramel from H&H Shooting Sports

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Kevin Durant. Bob Stoops. Joe Mixon. Oklahoma State's APR. Berry Tramel is on the Power Lunch live from H&H Shooting Sports at 11 a.m. Get your questions in now.

  • OU kicker Michael Hunnicutt's playbook is one play

    Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt and his fellow Sooners received this year's OU playbook via iPads. What Hunnicutt probably didn't expect was for his playbook to be so thin ... and straightforward. Hunnicutt posted this photo on Twitter Wednesday night.   What, no  fake field goals in this year's Sooner playbook? Hunnicutt is probably one of the OU players who needs the least instruction headed into fall camp. The senior is one of 30 players on the Lou Groza Award preseason watch list .

  • Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon will not report for team activities while under investigation

    By Ryan Aber | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    The freshman running back is being investigated for allegedly assaulting a 20-year-old female OU student early last Friday morning. “Joe Mixon is not reporting for team activities at this time,” a statement from the OU athletics department read. “We will continue to monitor the situation.”

  • Oklahoma Caravan notebook: Bob Stoops said he was 'just stating facts' about SEC

    By Jason Kersey and Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Stoops, who made waves last summer when he questioned the SEC’s overall strength as a football conference, led the Sooners to a surprising 45-31 Sugar Bowl upset of two-time defending national champion Alabama several months later.

  • OU football: Joe Mixon investigation could last another week or more

    Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    The investigation involving Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon could last another week or more, a Norman Police official said Wednesday. “We are not closer to making an arrest,” Norman Police captain Todd Gibson told the Tulsa World in an e-mail. “and would anticipate having documentation to the Cleveland County District Attorney sometime late next […]

  • OU, OSU players on the Big 12's 2014 All-Name Team

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    FOX Sports writer David Ubben put together his annual list of the best names in the Big 12 -- The Big 12 All-Name Team. His results? Three OU and two OSU players make the list, including Team MVP Eric Striker. From Ubben on Striker: "He's truly the perfect All-Name team candidate. First off, he's good enough to win the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, so there's no doubting his on-field resume. His name is unique, fun to say and hear and it fits perfectly with what he does on the field ." Other All-Name stars include OU's Chuka Ndulue and Michiah Quick, and OSU's Marcel Ateman and Daxx Garman. And there's always classics such as Dreamius Smith (West Virginia) and Fish Smitherson (Kansas).

  • Trent Williams ran hills with Adrian Peterson in 102 degree heat this offseason

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Washington Redskins left tackle and former OU All-American Trent Williams said Adrian Peterson was a driving force in his offseason workouts. Williams worked out with Peterson for the last month before training camp, "running hills in 102-degree weather with weight vests on," he said. "I started doing it with Adrian [Peterson] four years ago, and I love the results," Williams told The Washington Post. "In college, with us coming from the same area (both Williams and Peterson are from Texas, about an hour and 35 minutes apart), he took me under his wing, always held me to a higher standard than everybody else." Williams said working out with Peterson makes training camp feel easy.