• Oklahoma baseball: Extra-inning victory gives Sooners sweep Kansas

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    The Oklahoma baseball team beat Kansas 8-7 in extra innings on Saturday to pick up its first Big 12 series sweep in two years.

  • College softball roundup: Lauren Chamberlain hits career homer No. 88 in Sooners' sweep of Iowa State

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Home runs from Lauren Chamberlain and Shelby Pendley helped the No. 6-ranked Sooners sweep Iowa State in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Norman.

  • Recruiting notebook: Southmoore's Brey Walker, NEO's Maurice Chandler get OU offers

    BY JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    Southmoore offensive lineman Brey Walker is nearing the end of his freshman year, and he now boasts scholarship offers from the state’s most prominent programs.

  • Oklahoma football: Why the coaches are getting creative with Eric Striker's unique talent

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    There were a couple reasons coaches needed to get creative with Striker. First, his speed, instincts and football talent are too valuable to make him a one-trick pony. But also, after Striker emerged as one of the nation’s elite pass rushers as a sophomore in 2013, opposing teams schemed against that aspect of his game.

  • Oklahoma gymnastics: No. 1-ranked Sooners host NCAA regional in Lloyd Noble Center

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    The Sooners — who shared last year’s national championship with Florida — are hosting regionals Saturday afternoon inside Lloyd Noble Center, where OU will compete with Oregon State, Penn State, North Carolina State, Missouri and Southern Utah.

  • OU football: Sooners spring game to be broadcast in Spanish

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    OU athletics and Tyler Media announced Friday that Francisco X. Rivera and Roger Valdivieso will handle the Spanish language television broadcast of the OU Spring Game. Per SoonerSports.com: The Spanish broadcast will air at 2 p.m. on April 12 on Telemundo affiliates in Oklahoma City (KUTU channel 25.2 – Cox channel 702) and in Tulsa (KTUZ channel 30 – Cox channel 5). The April 11th spring game will mark the second time OU football has been broadcast locally in Spanish. OU's 2007 game against Miami in Norman was also broadcast in Spanish on radio.

  • OU football: Four-star quarterback Austin Kendall has OU, Auburn, Kentucky in final three

    Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Four-star Class of 2016 quarterback Austin Kendall has OU in his final three schools and is planning on making a commitment soon, per rivals.com. It looks like it could come down to a Stoops brothers battle for the 6-foot-2, 210 pounder. Kendall (Cuthbertson HS/Waxhaw, N.C) says he'll choose between OU (Bob Stoops), Kentucky (coached by Bob’s brother, Mark) and Auburn. He's visited each school and told AuburnSports.com that right now, OU is in the lead. "I would say Oklahoma (is at the top) right now," Kendall said. "It's just a feeling (at Oklahoma, but I got a feeling here (at Auburn), too, so it could weigh out." Kendall is ranked as the No. 3 pro style quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com. He's yet to set an official date for his decision. OU currently has three Class of 2016 commitments - Westmoore WR DeShawn Lookout, Victory Christian TE/DE Jon-Michael Terry , and Dekaney High (Houston) WR Adrian Hardy . Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

  • OU football: Why Baker Mayfield will be the Sooners' starting quarterback

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    BAKER MAYFIELD -- Why The Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel believes Oklahoma's spring football quarterback derby will ultimately end with the former two-time walkon being named the Sooner starter.

  • Oklahoma softball: Lauren Chamberlain — the Babe Ruth of softball — is trying to enjoy the moment

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    The ability to focus on the task at hand and block out everything else has served Chamberlain well throughout her phenomenal college softball career, which could be mere days from becoming even more historic. The Sooners host Iowa State for a three-game series beginning Friday, and Chamberlain needs only four home runs to break the all-time NCAA record.

  • Oklahoma football notebook: OU adjusting to high-tempo Riley offense

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Oklahoma has played with a quick tempo plenty of times in the last few years, but new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley wants to speed up the game significantly — and more consistently — with his offense.

  • Power Lunch: Chat with OU writer Jason Kersey

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    Join OU writer Jason Kersey for some spring football talk on the Power Lunch chat at 11 a.m.

  • Adrian Peterson, come on down: How the Cowboys' moves signal their pursuit

    Published: Thu, Apr 2, 2015

    A series of moves, highlighted by Tony Romo restructuring his contract to save $12.8 million in cap room for 2015, suggests one thing and one thing only, writes Tim Cowlishaw of The Dallas Morning News: The Dallas Cowboys are going all in for Adrian Peterson. "Now if they actually land him, the loss of DeMarco Murray goes away and the team moves to the top of the heap alongside Seattle and Green Bay as favorites in the NFC," writes Cowlishaw. "Even if the Cowboys are agreeable to dealing with Peterson's current contract, one that makes him the league's highest paid back by a wide margin, they certainly might not fulfill all three years on the deal. So again Peterson would come here as something of a rental. Is going for so many home runs at once — Hardy, McClain and the big one, Peterson — a terrible idea?"

  • Oklahoma basketball: Buddy Hield undecided about NBA draft, Frank Booker to transfer

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Booker’s decision was based on playing time and the desire to play closer to his Augusta, Ga., home.

  • Oklahoma football: Baker Mayfield making quite an impression

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    The energetic quarterback is often in the weightroom at 6 a.m. each day.

  • Berry Tramel chat recap: Travis Ford, Serge Ibaka's return and Kevin Durant's comments

    staff reports | Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Berry Tramel answered readers' questions on the Power Lunch chat Wednesday live from H&H Shooting Sports.

  • OU basketball: Frank Booker to transfer

    Jason Kersey | Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma sophomore guard Frank Booker has decided to transfer, Sooners coach Lon Kruger announced in a news release Wednesday morning. “We understand Frank’s wishes and are totally supportive of him,” Kruger said in the release. “He had a very good first two years and we expect him to finish well at whatever school he chooses.”

  • Former Oklahoma and Sam Houston State QB Rhett Bomar hired as coach at Texas' Freer High

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Former University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State standout quarterback Rhett Bomar was announced as the new head football coach at Freer High School, the school district announced on Tuesday. Bomar, who played high school football at Grand Prairie, has been working as an assistant at Alief Taylor and also spent two seasons coaching for his father, Jerry, at Orange Grove. Bomar began his college career at Oklahoma in 2004, and started for much of the 2005 season leading the Sooners to a Holiday Bowl victory against Oregon. But less than a year later, Bomar was dismissed from the team for a violation of NCAA rules.

  • Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo: I would have taken pay cut for DeMarco Murray

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo says he was willing to take a cut in pay from his $17 million base salary in 2015 to keep former Sooner DeMarco Murray, who left to sign with the rival Eagles. "DeMarco ended up asking me, 'Why don't you take a pay cut?'" Romo said while appearing on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. "I was like, 'I will. I will take a pay cut to go do this.' I was like, 'They're going to restructure me and the whole thing,' that's the same thing in some ways just for salary-cap purposes. He was like, 'OK, now we're back to being friends.' 'You're really worried about me? I would take $5 million less if it meant getting you back'. He knew that."

  • Oklahoma football notebook: Keith Ford's parents shed more light on suspension

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    In a statement released by Keith Ford Sr., and Mary Ford, the junior’s parents said the things that led to his suspension were “uncharacteristic of our son’s behavior.”

  • Ratings watch: OU vs. Michigan State basketball game gets 13.3 rating on TBS

    Compiled by Mel Bracht | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Nationally, Elite Eight ratings up 23 percent over last year