• Oklahoma football: Keith Ford's suspension thins depth at running back

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Monday, Sooners coach Bob Stoops announced that Ford was suspended from the team indefinitely for both academic and team rules violations. Ford was removed from the Sooners’ roster and seems unlikely to rejoin the team anytime soon.

  • NCAA Tournament makes us forget that college basketball is a sport in trouble

    By Berry Tramel | Updated: 10 hr ago

    College basketball attendance is down for the seventh straight regular season. ESPN’s ratings this season were down. The sport’s regular season is becoming less and less attractive as it trots out 20th-century rules for a 21st-century audience.

  • OU football: Sooners signee Arthur McGinnis on SAE: 'It happens everywhere'

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Following the OU-Sigma Alpha Epsilon video fallout, an OU signee has spoken positively about the response from the team and his experience during his campus visit. Warren Easton (New Orleans) linebacker Arthur McGinnis, a four-star linebacker who signed with the Sooners in the Class of 2015, told NOLA.com that what happened at OU is something that happens everywhere. "The reason why it's so focus on Oklahoma is because they had got(ten) caught in the act," McGinnis said. "I believe it's everywehre and that just is what it is. "The team is one - you saw that after it happened. That's how it should be and that's how it is. ... It wasn't like that when I went up for my visit. Everybody was one, everybody was united."

  • WATCH: Blake Griffin with the Block of the Year in the NBA

    Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Blake Griffin is athletic. You knew that. But you've never seen the former OU star block a shot, with his off hand, while spinning. Yep. Boston Celtics forward Jonas Jerebko gets Griffin in the air with the pump fake, but clearly didn't anticipate Griffin blocking his shot in such a manner.

  • 2014-15 AP All-America Teams

    By The Associated Press | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Statistics through March 15 First Team Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, 7-0, 242, senior, Lisle, Ill., 18.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 55.3 fg pct, 39.5 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 blocks (65 first-team votes, 325 total points), Jahlil Okafor, Duke, 6-11, 270, freshman, Chicago, 17.7 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 66.9 fg pct (64, 323). Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, 6-5, 204, senior, Bowie, Md., 16.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.7 steals, 36.6 minutes (53, 298). Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, 7-0, 240, junior, Olathe, Kan., 9.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 58.8 ft pct (45, 285). D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State, 6-5, 180, freshman, Louisville, Ky., 19.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.1 apg, 41.5 3-pt fg pct, 1.6 steals (51, 282). Second Team Delon Wright,

  • Josh Heupel talked Sam Bradford out of quitting football

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    Following his second ACL tear in nine months, Sam Bradford was thinking about quitting football. If not for his former OU quarterbacks coach Josh Heupel, Bradford might not be in the NFL. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer , Heupel gave Bradford a pep talk that persuaded him to make another return. "It was one of those moments where, after all the time and energy and passion that he poured into rehabilitating himself in the first injury, you feel like you're snakebitten," Heupel said in a phone interview with the Inquirer. "You don't know when, if, or how your body is going to respond and what your next opportunity is. You're really just in a lot of limbo. Sometimes, I think, just having a voice from an outside perspective is something that can be valuable." Bradford, the former OU All-American quarterback, tore his ACL in a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns, forcing him to miss the entire 2014 season. Bradford  was traded from the St. Louis Rams to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month. "When a player goes through a big letdown, it's natural to be down, said Heupel, who's now the quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator at Utah State . "I just tried to reach out to him and say, 'Hey, I still see this in you as a person and a player. I think the best is yet to come for you."

  • College baseball: Michael Freeman has another solid pitching effort as OSU beats Kansas State

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    OU scores eight runs in the first inning, hammers Baylor 13-3 in Waco, Texas.

  • College softball: Lauren Chamberlain hits 87th career homer in OU's win at Texas Tech

    From Staff Reports | Published: Sun, Mar 29, 2015

    Brandi Needham throws complete-game shutout for OSU against Baylor.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Sooners proud of what they've accomplished despite season ending in Sweet 16

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Oklahoma made its first Sweet 16 since 2009, won its first postseason game since Kruger took over, beat Kansas and Iowa State at home and swept three games from Oklahoma State. So while the ending was disappointing, it’s hard to label the 2014-15 Sooners as anything less than a success.

  • College baseball roundup: Cowboys blast Kansas State

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

    The No. 12-ranked Oklahoma State baseball team bounced back from a series-opening loss to beat Kansas State 12-3 at Stillwater’s Allie P. Reynolds Stadium on Saturday.

  • College softball roundup: Five home runs lift Sooners over Texas Tech

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

    The No. 6-ranked Oklahoma softball team piled up five home runs and scored in every inning to defeat Texas Tech 13-5 in six innings Saturday afternoon at Rocky Johnson Field in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Why Oklahoma City could be in position to host a women's Final Four one day

    BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Columbus, Ohio, was awarded the 2018 Final Four, joining a list of other cities that have hosted — or will host — the event and share similar characteristics with Oklahoma City. So, could the city be in position to one day host a women’s Final Four?

  • Oklahoma basketball: Scouting ahead for the 2015-16 season

    BY RYAN ABER | Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Oklahoma loses just two scholarship players — starting forward TaShawn Thomas and reserve forward D.J. Bennett. The level of expectation entering next season figures to be based largely upon the decision of junior guard Buddy Hield on his future.

  • Oklahoma baseball team stocking up on in-state talent — particularly from Moore area

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Moore right-hander Dylan Grove didn’t hesitate to commit to Oklahoma as a sophomore. A senior who can hit 94 mph, Grove has spent the time since watching five other players from his hometown sign or verbally commit to the Sooners, signaling a change of emphasis on in-state recruiting for the program.

  • Oklahoma basketball notebook: Sooners can't foul Branden Dawson

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    Free throws have bitten Michigan State plenty of times this year and near the end of the game, when Oklahoma needed the Spartans to miss free throws to give them a chance, the Sooners tried to foul Branden Dawson. But no foul was called and eventually Oklahoma had to foul Travis Trice instead. Trice hit four free throws in the final 1:19, and Michigan State won, 62-58. “We were trying to foul Dawson,” Sooners forward Ryan Spangler said. “I don’t know if the ref wasn’t looking or what, but he didn’t call it and we had to foul their best free throw shooter. Dawson was just a 54.8 percent free throw shooter. Trice was shooting 69.7 percent.

  • Michigan State's defense was too much for Oklahoma

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    After Buddy Hield’s 3-point play off a spin move gave the Sooners a 42-39 lead with 10:57 left, the Sooners went almost 10 minutes with just one basket.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Report card vs. Michigan State

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    OU and Michigan State was billed as a tossup game, and that’s the way it turned out. The Spartans made a couple plays down the stretch, and the grades reflect the Sooners’ disappointment.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Michigan State ends Oklahoma's season in Sweet 16

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

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Oklahoma had been the one with big answers in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament before Friday night. But against seventh-seeded Michigan State at the Carrier Dome, the answers ran dry. Instead it was the Spartans coming up with clutch shots in the closing minutes, leading to a 62-58 win over the Sooners in the East Regional. Michigan State will play fourth-seeded Louisville on Sunday for a berth in the Final Four. Oklahoma’s season ends at 24-11. The Sooners led for much of the game, but when things got tight in the final 10 minutes, Michigan State answered every big OU shot with one of its own. The biggest came with just less than seven minutes remaining.

  • Oklahoma vs. Michigan State: Inside the NCAA Tournament matchups

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

    NO. 3 OKLAHOMA VS. NO. 7 MICHIGAN STATE When: Approximately 9:07 p.m. Friday Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. TV: TBS (Cox 62/HD 731, Dish 139, DirecTV 247, U-Verse 112/HD 1112) Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7 INSIDE THE MATCHUPS POINT GUARD OU: Jordan Woodard (6-0, So., 9.3 ppg, 3.9 apg) Michigan State: Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr. (5-10, Fr., 2.2 ppg, 2.4 apg) Michigan State’s season started to turn around when Nairn moved into the starting lineup. His numbers aren’t eye-popping, but he runs the offense efficiently and sets the tone on defense. Woodard had a big scoring night against Dayton to advance the Sooners here and has steadily improved offensively over the last part of the

  • NCAA Tournament Live: Oklahoma vs. Michigan State

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    It's a primetime matchup in the Sweet 16 between Oklahoma and Michigan State. Follow our live coverage from Syracuse, N.Y., with Ryan Aber and more from around the Web.




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