Posted December 20, 2011 on AP on Fox
Oklahoma running back Roy Finch called his departed teammates ''brothers.'' Running back Brennan Clay commented on how empty the locker room has gotten lately. Once the No. 1 team in the country, now the Sooners are just looking for someone to carry the ball against Iowa Dec. 30 at the Insight Bowl. Monday, coach Bob Stoops said freshman running back Brandon Williams will transfer, leaving the Sooners thin at running back against the Hawkeyes. Finch is the No. 1 option, then there's Clay, who has been seldom used this season. Fullback Trey Millard could also get some carries. Williams had 219 yards in eight games, but had problems getting on the field because of fumbling and struggling to pick up blocking assignments.

Ronnell Lewis an academic casualty for the Sooners, Insight Bowl

After missing the last two games with a sprained MCL he sustained against Baylor, Oklahoma DE/LB Ronnell Lewis will miss the Insight Bowl as well, although for a different reason. Coach Bob Stoops confirmed today that Lewis didn’t meet the academic requirements for the fall semester and has been ruled ineligible for the Sooners’ game against Iowa.…

OU starting to turn over its roster

Bob Stoops' first meeting with the media since the season finale against Oklahoma State was less about the Sooners' matchup with Iowa in the Insight Bowl on Dec. 30, and more about the state of the Oklahoma football program.

W. Basketball. Oklahoma Pounds Syracuse, 82-63

Oklahoma (6-3) defeated Syracuse (8-4) 82-63 in the Duel in the Desert at UNLV's COX Pavilion Monday. Morgan Hook led the Sooners with 21 points and Joanna McFarland scored a career-high 19.The Sooners shot 56 percent from beyond the arc, hitting on 10 of 18 3-pointers and held Syracuse to under 28 percent from the field.

W. Basketball. Hand Guides Sooners' Rout of Xavier

Oklahoma ran away from the Duel in the Desert unscathed, winning its third game in as many days by beating Xavier 73-51 Tuesday at UNLV's COX Pavilion. The Sooners (7-3) jumped to a 23-3 lead with efficient shooting and out-running on both ends of the court as the Musketeers committed 10 turnovers in the first five minutes of the game.

Dec. 19 Hoops Interview: F Tyler Neal

NNORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated spoke with forward Tyler Neal Monday to get his thoughts on the 8-1 start.

M. Basketball. Pledger Named Co-Big 12 Player of the Week

Oklahoma junior guard Steven Pledger was named Phillips 66 Co-Big 12 Player of the Week today after his performance in the Sooners' 79-74 All-College Classic win over Houston on Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Dec. 19 Hoops Post-Practice Interviews

NNORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated met up with head coach Lon Kruger, guard Steven Pledger, and forwards Romero Osby and Tyler Neal to get the latest on the hardwood as well as to talk about their fast start. All the interviews are below.
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