• Oklahoma basketball: Lon Kruger is not a coach who will panic during tough times

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The longtime college coach and short-term NBA coach is a rarity in college basketball, where most coaches tightly control the game.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners hope to get momentum back vs. Cowgirls

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    The Sooners and Cowgirls meet at 7 p.m. inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, where Oklahoma hasn’t won since Jan. 29, 2011.

  • OU football: Defensive tackle signee Marquise Overton wins wrestling state title, may wrestle for Sooners

    Trent Shadid | Published: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    Three weeks after singing his National Letter of Intent to play football at Oklahoma, Jenks defensive tackle Marquise Overton won a wrestling state title at 285 pounds in Class 6A. Overton scored a 3-1 decision over Midwest City’s Korey Walker in the championship finals at State Fair Arena on Saturday night to finish his season […]

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Sooners can't get going in loss to last-place Kansas

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Mere days after knocking off the team atop the Big 12 women’s basketball standings, Oklahoma lost to the last-place team, falling 65-58 Saturday to Kansas inside Lloyd Noble Center.

  • College softball roundup: OU's Kelsey Stevens no-hits IPFW; UNT sweeps Cowgirls

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Junior Kelsey Stevens threw her first no-hitter as a Sooner as No. 4-ranked Oklahoma swept a doubleheader against Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne (0-13) Saturday afternoon in Conroe, Texas, at the Scrap Yard Sports Complex. Stevens (5-0) had 11 strikeouts and one walk in seven innings as OU won 5-0 in Game 1. The Sooners (14-3) run-ruled the Mastodons, 9-0, in five innings in Game 2. In Game 2, OU’s Leslie Miller hit her first home run of the season and finished 2 for 2 with five RBI. Paige Parker (5-2) got the win for OU in Game 2, giving up just two hits and two walks in three innings and striking out four. The Sooners are scheduled to face North Texas in a doubleheader at 10 a.m. Sunday in Conroe.

  • College baseball roundup: Sooners blast BYU; Cowboys fall to Auburn

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    A two-run home run by Sheldon Neuse sparked a big day from the Sooner offense, as OU beat BYU 7-1 in Cashman Park in Las Vegas. The home run for Neuse, who later added a single for a 2 for 4 day, was followed by a solo shot from Anthony Hermelyn. The Sooners also had homers from Hunter Haley and Chris Shaw in the seventh inning. Left-hander Adam Choplick (1-1) picked up the win for OU, striking out seven in six innings and allowing one unearned run on four hits and three walks. Maverik Buffo (0-1) took the loss for BYU (2-10), giving up six hits and four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. The Sooners (9-5) return home for a nonconference game against Arkansas-Little Rock at 6 p.m. Tuesday. COWBOYS FALL TO

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Sooners finding ways to win close ones

    BY RYAN ABER | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    After OU’s 67-60 win over TCU on Saturday, the Sooners have now won three consecutive tight games. The three games have been decided by 13 points.

  • OU basketball: Sooners rally in second half to top TCU

    Ryan Aber | Yesterday

    NORMAN — Oklahoma didn’t much look like a team battling for a Big 12 title for much of Saturday’s game against TCU. And the Horned Frogs didn’t look like one playing near the basement in the league. The No. 16 Sooners, playing in front of a sparse home crowd thanks to a snow storm, trailed for much of the game but came through in the end to beat the TCU 67-60 on Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma has a chance to finish with at least a share of the Big 12 title if it can win its last two conference games—on the road at Iowa State and at home against Kansas.

  • OU-Kansas women's basketball game moved to 6 p.m., free admission

    Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    OU's athletic department announced that Saturday night's women's basketball game against Kansas has been moved up to 6 p.m. and will have free admission. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. but inclement weather prompted the school to make the change. The game is the final home contest of the season for the Sooners, who have won two consecutive games, including a  68-64 upset of No. 3 Baylor in Norman. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center. From SoonerSports.com: "Season ticket holders and other fans who purchased tickets for the game in advance will have first right to occupy their reserved seat locations. For those without tickets, all seats not occupied by the season ticket holder or by fans who purchased tickets in advance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis."

  • Live Coverage: OU vs. TCU

    staff reports | Yesterday

    OU goes for the season sweep against TCU in Big 12 play. Follow our live coverage with Ryan Aber and more from around the web.

  • College baseball: Sooners split doubleheader with Brigham Young

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Oklahoma State comes back to beat Western Illinois.

  • Oklahoma scene: No. 1 Oklahoma beats No. 16 Illinois in women's gymnastics

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    OU will return to Norman next Friday for a showdown with No. 3 Florida. The rematch between 2014 NCAA co-championship teams will begin at 6:45 p.m. at Lloyd Noble Center.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Teammates marvel at how much Sharane Campbell-Olds has grown — as a player and person — during her time in Norman

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    “It was hilarious when she first got here,” said OU forward Kaylon Williams. “I was really nervous to talk to her, because Sharane just didn’t talk.”

  • Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker has become critical player off bench for Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    After scoring in double figures just once in the Sooners’ first 23 games, Booker has hit the mark in three of the last four.

  • NCAA Tournament: Evidence says name brand programs will get the selection committee's nod every time

    BY BERRY TRAMEL | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Tell us something we didn’t know. All things being equal, a North Carolina is going to trump a Virginia Tech. A Kentucky is going to trump a Mississippi State. A Kansas is going to trump a Kansas State.

  • Adrian Peterson releases statement on overturned suspension

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Adrian Peterson said Friday in a statement that he was pleased to learn about a judge's decision that could have the former OU running back back in the league soon. One day after the Judge David S. Doty said the NFL's suspension of Peterson was incorrectly levied under new Collective Bargaining Agreement rules by the NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson, Peterson was grateful. "I was pleased to learn about Judge Doty's decision," Peterson's statement said. "It is a positive step in protecting players' rights and preserving due process for all players. It also brings me one step closer to getting back on the football field and playing the sport I love. "As I prepare for my return to football, I am still focused on my family and continue to work to become a better father every day. I want to express my gratitude for all of the support I have received from the fans, NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler, and my agents Ben Dogra, Tracy Lartigue, and Mark Heligman from Relativity Sports." Peterson made no mention of the Vikings in his statement.

  • Adrian Peterson's father: Heard rumors of Cardinals, Cowboys, Colts

    Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Where will Adrian Peterson play next season? That's to be determined, but AD's father says he's hearing Arizona, Dallas or Indianapolis. “I’ve heard rumors, Arizona," Nelson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press . “I’ve also heard the rumors of Indianapolis and the Colts, going there with a quarterback the caliber of (Andrew) Luck. I’ve also heard the Cowboys, coming back home with the Cowboys, behind that offensive line that they have." Peterson's agent Ben Dogra reportedly  had a dust-up with a member of the Vikings front office last week that could push Peterson out of town. Peterson issued a statement on Friday that expressed gratitude to the judge who overturned an arbitrator's decision to keep the former OU running back suspended, but he didn't mention the Vikings in the statement.

  • College baseball: OU rallies back to beat Brigham Young

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Sooners, who at one point trailed by five runs, started the comeback with two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to tie the score at 6. OU cranked out 10 hits, including three from Taylor Alspaugh. Aikin and Anthony Hermelyn added two hits each.

  • College basketball: Student attendance might suffer, but the Big 12's Bob Bowlsby is right about getting behavior under control

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby rightly rebuked K-State and put his league on notice that poor behavior will not be tolerated. Such sternness is necessary. It’s also counter to college hoops’ marketing endeavors to refill student sections.

  • Adrian Peterson's suspension overturned by judge

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A federal judge has sided with Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson and the NFL Players Union in determining Thursday that the league’s arbitrator exceeded his authority by suspending the former OU star. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Judge David Doty's order grants Peterson eligibility to play NFL games again. Peterson hasn't played since Week 1 of the 2014 season following suspension by the league for injuring his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. Under the NFL's suspension, Peterson was not eligible for reinstatement until April 15. Whether or not Peterson will be with the Vikings in 2015 is another question. During a run-in with Vikings VP Rob Brzezenski at the NFL Scouting Combine last week, Peterson's agent Ben Dogra reportedly said Peterson would never play for the Vikings again .