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Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon attends open practice

by Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey Published: August 21, 2014
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Joe Mixon might not be part of Oklahoma's football team for now, but Mixon was at Gaylord Family—Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Thursday.


After the Sooners finished up an open practice and interaction with students, Mixon was seen walking off the field with Sooners Director of High School Relations Rajeeb Hossain.

Mixon, a five-star running back from Oakley, Calif., was suspended for a year on Monday, shortly after pleading not guilty to a misdemeanor in Cleveland County District Court.

Mixon, who was charged with one count of “act resulting in gross injury,” is scheduled to be back in court Sept. 23.

He has reportedly been attending class this week, likely signaling he intends to stay in school in Norman.

STOOPS, BOREN COMPLETE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

Coach Bob Stoops, his assistants and university president David Boren all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after practice Thursday on Owen Field.

Senior defensive end Chuka Ndulue poured the ice-cold water on Stoops’ head, while senior cornerback Julian Wilson doused Boren.

Stoops and Boren had both been challenged by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

Stoops also was challenged by South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, Marist women’s basketball coach Brian Giorgis and his brother, Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops.

Before he was doused, Stoops challenged OU athletic director Joe Castiglione, former OU coach Barry Switzer and country music star Toby Keith.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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