• OU softball notebook: Oklahoma softball has home run robbed, gets two more in loss

    By Kelly Ward, For the Oklahoman | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Haylie McCleney robbed Shelby Pendley of a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, and she kept the game scoreless in the top of the first with a diving catch in shallow right-center.

  • OU softball: Alabama storms back against Oklahoma, wins Super Regional

    By Kelly Ward, For The Oklahoman | Yesterday

    After taking the loss in the first game of the day, Paige Parker was poised for the win until Alabama’s Marisa Runyon came up with bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth. One pitch later, following Runyon’s grand slam, Parker was looking at her second loss of the day — just her seventh of the season.

  • College baseball: OKC, Tulsa going head-to-head to host Big 12 tournament

    BY RYAN ABER AND JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writers | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Event returns to Bricktown Ballpark next season, but the four years after that are up in the air

  • Bedlam baseball notebook: Sooners season likely over

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The Sooners finished third in the Big 12 but struggles in mid-week games and against TCU and Oklahoma State make it unlikely that the Oklahoma will make the field when regional pairings are released Monday.

  • Bedlam baseball: Cowboys top Sooners, advance to Big 12 title game

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Yesterday

    TULSA — With a run already across and Oklahoma’s three best hitters lined up in the sixth, Oklahoma State starter Jon Perrin was in trouble. But like he did all day, Perrin and the Cowboys battled through it. Perrin got out of the jam without allowing another run to come across, protecting the lead and helping Oklahoma State to a 5-1 win over the Sooners in the Big 12 Tournament on Saturday at ONEOK Field. The Cowboys (37-17) advance to Sunday’s noon championship game, where they’ll face Texas. Oklahoma’s season is likely over at 34-27. The Sooners got a one-out rally going against Perrin in the sixth, with three consecutive hits including Taylor Alspaugh’s RBI single.

  • OU football: Q&A with prep running back Lamical Perine

    BY JASON KERSEY | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Lamical Perine would very much like an Oklahoma scholarship offer ... a three-star running back from Theodore, Ala., Perine has offers from Mississippi State and several mid-major schools.

  • How OU pole vaulter Tanner Williams went from scared teenager to fearless gay rights advocate

    By Jason Kersey | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    The young man who 17 months ago leaned across the table at a popular Mexican restaurant and whispered to tell his best friend his deepest secret is now the first openly gay, NCAA Division I athlete to publicly announce his marriage.

  • College football: Why Virginia has the best schedule in the nation and North Carolina State the worst

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Only one Big 12 team cracks Berry Tramel’s top 25 college football schedules.

  • Oklahoma baseball notebook: Bedlam at the Big 12 Tournament — finally

    By John Helsley | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Either the Cowboys or Sooners will be in Sunday’s championship game, determined Saturday when the teams square off as the last two teams standing in their bracket. OSU is one win away from a title-game berth, while OU must beat the Cowboys twice to advance. Game 1 is set for 12:30 p.m., with an if-necessary game at 7:30.

  • Oklahoma softball notebook: Callie Parsons gives OU lift in 5-2 Super Regional win

    By Kelly Ward, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    When Oklahoma softball needed a hit, something to get its offense going, senior Callie Parsons came through. In her 31st at-bat of 2015, Parsons broke up a no-hitter in the top of the sixth in Oklahoma’s 5-2 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa. “I’m just trying to do my job and that’s find the gap in the infield and hit it through it,” Parsons said. “I got a good piece of it.” Oklahoma went five innings without a hit, the longest streak of the season. The Sooners hit two home runs on Alabama right-hander Alexis Osorio, only the second time she’s given up multiple home runs in a game all season. Lauren Chamberlain hit her 93rd career home run on Friday. It was her only hit of the night.

  • Oklahoma baseball: OU wins, sets up Bedlam matchup with Cowboys

    By John Helsley | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Sooners need to beat Oklahoma State twice on Saturday to reach Big 12 Tournament championship game.

  • Oklahoma softball: Sooners beat Alabama, one win from Women's College World Series

    By Kelly Ward, For The Oklahoman | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Oklahoma (49-7) and Alabama (45-13) will play again at 4 p.m. Saturday on ESPN. Oklahoma only needs to win one game to advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. If necessary, a third game is scheduled for 7 p.m. and airs on ESPN2.

  • Live from H&H Shooting Sports: Chat with columnist Berry Tramel

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Columnist Berry Tramel will be chatting live from H&H Shooting Sports at 11 a.m. Come talk about the NBA Playoffs, the OKC Thunder and anything else that may be on your mind.

  • Former OU RB Keith Ford reportedly heading to Texas A&M

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Running back Keith Ford, who announced earlier this month that he would transfer from Oklahoma, is heading to Texas A&M. Ford’s commitment to the Aggies, which was first reported by GigEm247.com, was confirmed by Ford’s father. Ford, from Cypress, Texas, started three games last season for the Sooners, rushing for 369 yards and five touchdowns. But he […]

  • Oklahoma scene: OU's top-ranked Axel Alvarez eliminated from NCAA Tennis Championships

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The reigning Big 12 Player of the Year and college tennis’ No. 1-ranked player lost to No. 35 Tony Lupieri of Baylor 6-4, 6-4 after giving up a break in each set. It was the fourth singles match in as many days for Alvarez and his sixth in the last eight days.

  • Former OU All-American offensive tackle Eddie Foster was the rarest of football heroes

    By Berry Tramel | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Foster was known more for his family — five high-achieving, high-character kids — and his Christian walk and his love of people than for gridiron greatness.

  • OU baseball notebook: Neuse comes up big in Sooners' win

    By Ryan Aber | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Sheldon Neuse delivered late with a three-run double in the Sooners’ 6-1 win over West Virginia.

  • OU baseball: Sooners stay alive at Big 12 Tournament behind Robert Tasin's arm

    BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The Sooners needed a big performance from Tasin, not just to keep Oklahoma alive in the Big 12 Tournament but to keep alive any realistic shot of winning this week and extending OU’s season into next week. Tasin delivered on both counts, throwing seven strong innings to help OU beat West Virginia 6-1.

  • Oklahoma football: OU, Tulane agree to three-game series in 2017, 2021 and 2024

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    NORMAN — Oklahoma and Tulane will meet on the football field for the first time. The two schools announced a three-game series beginning Sept. 16, 2017 in Norman. The Sooners will play at Tulane’s New Orleans stadium in 2021, and the Green Wave returns to Norman in 2024. Dates for the second two games haven’t […]

  • Oklahoma softball: Shelby Pendley injured during Thursday's Super Regional practice

    Jason Kersey | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oklahoma senior shortstop Shelby Pendley was injured during Thursday afternoon’s practice in Tuscaloosa, Ala., after colliding with another player. Pendley, the two-time Big 12 Player of the Year, was helped off the field and didn’t put any pressure on her right foot. “Nothing much but a little bit of a tweak,” OU coach Patty Gasso […]