Posted October 18, 2012 on
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Oklahoma forward Kaylon Williams will miss the upcoming season after rupturing her left Achilles tendon.
Coach Sherri Coale announced Thursday that Williams had undergone successful surgery on the injury, which occurred during practice two days earlier.
Williams averaged 4.8 points and 5.2 rebounds last season as a freshman, making 16 starts. Coale says she expected Williams to be a significant contributor on a team that also returns part-time starter Nicole Griffin and brought in junior college transfer Portia Durrett to help power forward Joanna McFarland in the frontcourt.
The Sooners play two exhibition games before opening the regular season Nov. 10 at Creighton. They were picked to finish second in the Big 12 behind defending national champion Baylor.
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NORMAN, Okla. - The defensive call comes from the sideline and sometimes it can be "like 45 words long," says Oklahoma defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland.
A verbal stream of consciousness. Fruit and insects. Word play and pop culture. The official language of football.
"But all I know is the one word that's mine," McFarland admitted.
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Defensively, Oklahoma has their usual arsenal of talent and was praised by Kansas coach Charlie Weis at his weekly press conference. The Sooners give up an average of 300 yards per game (171 passing, 129 rushing) and 17 points per game. The Sooners defense is once again led by Mike Stoops, who is back after as the head coach at Arizona.
NORMAN, Okla. — Defensive tackle Casey Walker talks about proving his critics wrong, what he's brought back to this defensive line and more in this week's Q&A session with Sooners lllustrated.
NORMAN, Okla. — Wide receiver Jalen Saunders played in his first game and caught his first pass as a Sooner the other day against Texas and talks about that, what it means to be on the field this year and more with Sooners Illustrated.
Kansas (1-5, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 9 Oklahoma (4-1, 2-1 Big 12)
Oct. 20, 6 p.m.
Owen Field (Norman, Okla.)
TV: FOX Sports
Line: OU -35
It's Kansas, so Oklahoma should be able to execute at a high level and pound the Jayhawks.
KU does not present a lot of problems on either side of the ball, but here are some things to track.
Does OU continue...