• Oklahoma football: Redshirt freshman quarterback Justice Hansen will transfer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    NORMAN — Oklahoma’s quarterback derby is down to three. Redshirt freshman quarterback Justice Hansen announced Wednesday that he will transfer. He released a statement on Twitter. News of Hansen’s transfer was first reported by SoonerScoop.com. Hansen, a former Edmond Santa Fe standout, signed with OU in the 2014 recruiting class and redshirted last season. He […]

  • Women's College World Series: Oregon softball coach Mike White asks Oklahoma fans for forgiveness

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 1 hr ago

    Oregon softball coach Mike White asked Oklahoma fans for forgiveness. Considering the Sooners didn’t qualify for this year’s Women’s College World Series, coaches were asked at a Wednesday news conference to make the case for local fans to jump on their bandwagon. Alabama coach Patrick Murphy — whose Crimson Tide squad eliminated OU in last […]

  • Women's College World Series: Oklahoma's Lauren Chamberlain will watch from home

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Lauren Chamberlain is looking forward to the Women’s College World Series, even though her team didn’t make it. The Oklahoma slugger — who just ended her record-breaking career in last weekend’s Super Regional loss at Alabama — won’t watch the World Series in person, though. “That would be hard for me, but I will definitely […]

  • Watch Women's College World Series coaches make their pitch for Oklahoma's support

    From The Oklahoman Staff | Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Oklahoman's Berry Tramel and Ryan Aber break down the field for the Women's College Series, which opens Thursday in Oklahoma City.

  • Adrian Peterson 'has two choices' says Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer

    Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    The Adrian Peterson saga moves on, and the Minnesota Vikings' head coach is laying down the former OU running back's options. "Adrian really has two choices: He can either play for us or he cannot play," Zimmer told reporters Wednesday at the second organized team activity practice for the Vikings. "He's not going to play for anyone else, that's just the way it's going to be." Peterson hasn't shown up for either day of OTAs so far, and is reportedly unhappy with how the Vikings responded in regard to his indictment in a child-abuse case which ultimately kept him out of football in 2014. Zimmer's words Wednesday go against the threats of Peterson's agent Ben Dogra, who's said the Vikings' all-time leading rusher would never play for the team again . Peterson sitting out of OTAs will cost him $250,000.

  • Big 12: Tulsa 'executed a flawless championship for us'

    BY ERIC BAILEY, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Vince Trinidad — fresh off five days of Big 12 Baseball Tournament competition at ONEOK Field — was buying snow cones for his children when a worker saw his shirt and realized who he was. “You helped bring the tournament to Tulsa?” the young man asked. “Yes,” Trinidad said. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • OU researchers get $15 million grant to address heart health in state

    BY SHANNON MUCHMORE, Tulsa World | Updated: 3 hr ago

    Researchers with the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa and Oklahoma City have received a $15 million grant to improve heart health in citizens throughout the state. OU is one of seven grantees in the nation for the award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. OU President David Boren said at a press conference in Tulsa on Wednesday morning that the grant will allow researchers to work with primary-care physicians in Oklahoma to determine best practices for preventing heart disease and improving heart health. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Eleven Oklahoma programs record perfect APR score

    Ryan Aber | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Fifteen of Oklahoma’s 21 athletics programs posted a multi-year Academic Progress Rate above the NCAA Division I national average—including football and both men’s and women’s basketball programs. During the 2013-14 academic year, 11 of the school’s programs recorded a perfect 1,000 annual APR score, tied with Texas for the most in the Big 12. Those […]

  • Oklahoma State football last among Big 12 teams in latest Academic Progress Rate report, avoid NCAA penalty

    Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 4 hr ago

    STILLWATER — The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate report on Wednesday and the Oklahoma State football program ranked last among Big 12 teams with a cumulative score of 934. However, the Cowboys were able to avoid an NCAA penalty for rising above the minimum 930-point requirement. The APR is a sport-based metric built […]

  • Women's College World Series: Eight things to know about Oregon

    By Kyle Fredrickson | Updated: 4 hr ago

    WCWS — Prepare yourself for a colorful array of uniforms, depending on how long Oregon sticks around in the Women’s College World Series. It could be a while. The Ducks are the No. 2 overall seed.

  • Women's College World Series: Alabama coach Patrick Murphy's faith well-placed in Marisa Runyon, who became the Sooner killer

    Jason Kersey | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Sophomore Marisa Runyon is one of the best hitters on Alabama’s softball team. Her 19 home runs and 79 RBIs lead the Crimson Tide, and she’s batting .335 this season. But for most of Alabama’s Super Regional against Oklahoma last weekend, Runyon struggled to produce much of anything at the plate. She was 0-for-8 entering her final Super Regional at-bat, which came in the bottom of the sixth of Game 3 with Alabama trailing 3-1. Bama coach Patrick Murphy had even pinch hit for Runyon earlier in that game because of her slump. “I wasn’t concerned at all, because she’s one of the easiest-going kids we’ve ever had,” Murphy said Wednesday at a Women’s College

  • A golf outing with Anthony Kim will cost you ... but it's for a good cause

    erik horne | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Anthony Kim has been mostly MIA from pro golf for the past few years, but that doesn't mean he's left golf altogether. Playing in general has been in doubt for the former OU standout, but it looks like he's getting some work in for charity. The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell blogged last week about the 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, which generated a record $1.2 million. One of the live auction items? A golf outing with Kim valued at $24,500, with proceeds benefitting the Toby Keith Foundation  and its efforts to build and support the OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Kim, who was photographed in April partying up in a Las Vegas nightclub , has rarely been seen in public, let alone on a professional golf course in recent years, but it's good to know he's giving back and swinging the clubs again.

  • OU fan releases Sooners' quarterback song

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Eric Kiper is back at it again. The Oklahoma fan who made a parody of “Louie, Louie” on Buddy Hield’s decision to come back to OU for his senior season, just released his second Sooners-themed parody song. This time, he’s taking on the OU quarterback derby with a tune parodying a slightly less well-known song—Green Day’s Minority. Here it is:   […]

  • Lincoln Riley's arrival makes ESPN's list of 100 things to look forward to in 2015

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    With only 100 days until college football starts, ESPN made a list of 100 things it's looking forward to in the 2015 college football season. New Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and his impact on OU coach Bob Stoops and the Sooners came in at No. 79 on the list. More from NewsOK: Bob Stoops says Lincoln Riley's new offense is 'player friendly'

  • Student takes video of pizza being delivered to OU President David Boren's house

    Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    OU student Mallory Schmidt posted a video on Instagram Monday showing OU President David Boren receiving a pizza delivery order, The OU Daily reports. In the video, pajama-clad Boren appears in his doorway while a Dominos delivery person hands him his pizza. Schmidt encourages Boren to throw up a peace sign, and he does.

  • TCU, West Virginia to receive bigger Big 12 revenue shares


    TCU and West Virginia are getting big bumps in Big 12 revenue in 2015. The two freshest members of the Big 12 will see their revenue shares jump from 67 percent to 85 percent this year, according to David Ubben of Fox Sports. The payout increase is expected to be announced this week at the Big 12's annual spring business meetings in Irving, Texas. Upon joining the conference in 2012, TCU and West Virginia agreed to staggered revenue payments. Both teams will receive full 100-percent shares following this season. Last year, Big 12 teams distributed around $23 million each to eight members, of which TCU and West Virginia only received $14 million each. The Big 12 divided $213 million between its members last year. On Thursday, the league is expected to announce future sites for numerous championship games and tournaments. The Big 12's annual revenue numbers will be released Friday.

  • OU football: Graduate transfers Blake Countess, Matt Hegarty heading elsewhere

    Jason Kersey | Yesterday

    NORMAN — Two potential graduate transfers who were considering Oklahoma both announced they would play elsewhere next season. Former Michigan cornerback Blake Countess announced he will transfer to Auburn, and former Notre Dame offensive lineman Matt Hegarty is heading to Oregon. Countess started 30 career games at Michigan, earning All-Big Ten first-team honors after his […]

  • Adrian Peterson vs. Vikings could see retirement card, says NFL Insider

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    Would Adrian Peterson retire before playing another down for the Vikings? Don't rule it out in an entrenched fight between star player and team. CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora says the leverage game between the former OU running back and Minnesota may not see a resolution soon. Peterson hasn't shown up for Organized Team Activities, and may skip a mandatory mini-camp. What's next - missing the start of training camp? Remember, following a reported verbal altercation with Vikings brass at the NFL Draft combine, Peterson's agent Ben Dogra was adamant that his client wouldn't play for Minnesota again . From La Canfora: "Ultimately, maybe Peterson gets new incentives added to the contract. Maybe he gets a portion of his massive 2017 salary -- not a penny of which is guaranteed right now -- guaranteed as of the first regular season game this September. Maybe he gets a year added on to the deal. Maybe it's a hodgepodge of all of the above. If he goes down, it won't be without pushing the issues. At this point he has nothing to lose (except for some cash, perhaps, but Peterson could always pull the retirement card if need be and remember he already got paid in full a year ago despite not having to subject his body to a game or practice after Week 1).

  • PHOTOS: Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan vacation in Cabo

    erik horne | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Los Angeles Clippers were unceremoniously bounced from the playoffs by the Houston Rockets in the second round, losing a 3-to-1 lead in the series. That's not stopping Blake Griffin and Co. from enjoying themselves in the offseason. Griffin and teammate DeAndre Jordan (and what looks like Clippers big man Spencer Hawes as well) have been photographed down in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Poolside. In the club. Enjoying some R&R. Check out all the photos here (via TMZSports.com).

  • Oklahoma baseball: Sooners miss NCAA postseason for second consecutive year

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, May 25, 2015

    The Sooners made improvements in Hughes’ second season — going from 29-29 in 2014 — but halfway into his original four-year contract, OU has to make improvements next year.