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

    By Jason Kersey, Staff Writer | Updated: 10 hr ago

    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.

  • Oklahoma football: Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali has decommitted from the Sooners

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    NORMAN — After being committed to Oklahoma for nearly a year, Casady offensive guard Josh Wariboko-Alali has decommitted from the Sooners. Wariboko-Alali’s decommitment was first reported by Rivals.com, and he subsequently confirmed the report. Wariboko-Alali (6-foot-3, 310 pounds) had been committed to the Sooners since late June. His younger brother, Max, a 2016 recruit, picked up his first Division I offer earlier in the week when Louisville became the first to offer the defensive back. Rivals reported that Wariboko-Alali called Sooners offensive line coach Bill Bedenbaugh nearly a week ago to inform him of his decision. Wariboko-Alali said the Sooners remained in consideration.

  • College baseball: Sooners, Cowboys played a classic

    By John Helsley | Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    The game didn’t count in the Big 12 baseball standings, yet as a Bedlam clash, it mattered plenty in the two dugouts, even as the innings and the hours piled up Tuesday night.

  • Blake Griffin would support use of medical marijuana in NBA

    Published: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin told Rolling Stone magazine he'd be in support of medical marijuana use in the NBA. Griffin said that players struggle with the side effects of pain killers, and marijuana would be a better alternative. From Rolling Stone: "It doesn’t really affect me, but so many guys would probably benefit from it and not take as many painkillers, which have worse long-term effects. So I would vote yes. I just think it makes sense."

  • College baseball: Sooners outlast Cowboys in 18 innings

    By John Helsley | Yesterday

    Oklahoma beats Oklahoma State 12-9 in a game that lasts 5 hours, 52 minutes.

  • OU football: Trevor Knight's unimpressive performance nothing to worry about

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Oklahoma fans concerned after Trevor Knight’s showing in Saturday’s Red-White Game probably should take a deep breath.

  • Whitney Wofford wanted to reach out and touch someone

    By Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Wofford wasn’t the most recognizable athlete at Sooners for N7, an event done recently by OU athletes to promote healthy, active lifestyles to Native American kids. Trevor Knight was there. So were Ryan Spangler and Isaiah Cousins. Everyone knows who they are and what they do.

  • OU basketball: Guard Je'lon Hornbeak decides to transfer

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Hornbeak started 29 of 32 games as a freshman, averaging 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Guard Je'lon Hornbeak to transfer

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    OU men's basketball coach Lon Kruger announced Tuesday that sophomore guard Je'lon Hornbeak has decided to transfer. Hornbeak, an Arlington, Texas, native, played in 61 games in two seasons as a Sooner, averaging 5.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. The 6-foot-4 Hornbeak said he will go through the recruiting process again.

  • Report: College football to expand to 40 bowls in 2015

    Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Wait, there's another bowl? Yep. Let's make it a solid 40. The American Athletic and Sun Belt conferences will participate in a new bowl game in Orlando, Fla., in 2015, sources told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. That will increase the number of bowls in 2015 to a record 40. Five new bowls will debut this season.

  • University of Texas gets its own fragrance to rival OU's

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    The University of Texas has its own men's and women's fragrances. Yep, you heard correctly. But so does OU. The cologne and perfume are being sold for $39.50 for 1.7 ounces with the theme "Passionate, Triumphant & Strong." (a nod to UT's new head coach, Charlie Strong?). UT's fragrance The perfume description, from the Masik collegiate fragrances website: "A spirited new fragrance created to pay tribute to the University of Texas women opens with a sparkling top note of Bergamot, and Ruby Redcurrant. The heart of the fragrance is an addictive floral blend of Orange Blossom, Mimosa and Jasmine. Aromatic Patchouli, Creamy Vanilla and Musks round out the background ensuring a long lasting fragrant appeal." The only other Big 12 school listed on the website's collegiate roster is OU, which has had a fragrance for a bit longer than the Horns. The description: A signature scent exclusively created to capture the essence of the University of Oklahoma. The Rich Tradition of Crimson and Cream, The Immense Pride of the Sooners and the Beauty of Norman. Exhilarating, Cool and Magnetic. The rest of the collegiate lineup is predominantly SEC schools such as Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Texas A&M.

  • College basketball: Jabari Parker still weighing options on going pro or staying at Duke

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The Duke freshman was in Oklahoma City, where he was presented with the Wayman Tisdale Award on Monday as the nation’s top freshman at the Devon Energy College Basketball Awards at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

  • College baseball: OSU, OU heading in opposite directions

    By John Helsley | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Oklahoma State added some bounce from its first Bedlam game and has been bopping along ever since.

  • Oklahoma scene: OU's Cameron Clark, OSU's Markel Brown to skip Portsmouth Invitational

    From Staff Reports | Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The four-game, 12-day tournament in Virginia typically serves as a showcase for the top 64 senior draft prospects, with representatives from every NBA team in attendance.

  • College baseball: Texas completes three-game sweep over Oklahoma

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Oklahoma State sweeps its series at West Virginia.

  • OU football: Dusty Dvoracek joins booth for spring game

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Former Oklahoma defensive lineman Dusty Dvoracek left the sideline to join play-by-play announcer Toby Rowland and color commentator Merv Johnson in the booth for the spring game’s radio broadcast Saturday. Could that arrangement carry over into the fall?

  • College softball: OU, OSU lose Big 12 games

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Baylor ended OU’s 14-game win streak with an 8-6 victory. Brittany Lee hits two homers as Texas Tech routs OSU.

  • OU football: What we learned from the spring game

    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Joe Mixon will have every chance to start immediately at running back

  • OU football notebook: Pass-catching improves for running backs Keith Ford, Alex Ross

    By Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Ford showed more of the power that got him carries last year but had just 29 yards on nine carries. Ross had six yards on three carries.

  • Oklahoma gymnastics: Alec Robin, Michael Squires win individual championships

    BY GREG GARNO, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Oklahoma juniors Alec Robin and Michael Squires couldn’t finish their first night of team competition with a national championship on Friday. So they did the next best thing on Saturday: take home individual titles. Led by Robin’s two individual national championships in the floor exercise and vault routine and Squires’ first-place finish on the still rings, the OU men’s gymnastics team ended the night at the NCAA gymnastics championships with eight athletes earning All-America honors. Fellow junior Michael Reid finished runner-up on the pommel horse with a score of 15.175, less than three tenths of a point short of first.