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Joe Mixon’s pattern of violence should keep him off Saints’ draft board

There’s no denying the talent Joe Mixon brings to the table, but his history of violence should keep him away from the New Orleans Saints. There’s a clear pattern to his problems. This one is gonna be rough, so let’s get this out of the way: athletes should never, ever be considered role models. Just because someone has a public platform does not mean they should be looked...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
2 hours ago

Joe Mixon Draft Stock: Here’s What Round NFL GM’s Think He’ll Land

Joe Mixon’s draft stock has been a hot topic of discussion. The highly-talented Oklahoma Sooners running back is undoubtedly one of the top players at his position in the 2017 NFL Draft class, but off-field issues and the appalling video tape that shows his vicious striking of a female student leave some questions about just how far he will fall. On talent alone, Mixon is a first...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 hours ago

DT Charles Walker Explains Why He Left Oklahoma Mid-Season to Pursue His NFL Dream

It wasn't the way Charles Walker had dreamed of making headlines. Last November, Walker—a redshirt junior from the University of Oklahoma—gained widespread media attention when he announced his decision to depart from the Sooners football team and focus on training for the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive lineman had recently suffered the third concussion of his collegiate...
Via Stack
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football Will Have to Win on Road to Repeat as Champions in 2017

Oklahoma football historically has been one of the toughest teams in the country to beat at home when the Sooners play in the comfort and crowd-friendly confines of Gaylord Family-OU Memorial Stadium, more affectionately referred to simply as Owen Field. The Sooners have lost just nine times at home in 18 seasons and 102 games under […] Oklahoma Football Will Have to Win on Road...
Via Stormin in Normin
22 hours ago

Oklahoma Basketball: Five Reasons Sooners Will Go From Whoa to Wow Next Season

What a difference a year can make. That could well be tag line that best describes this past season for Oklahoma basketball on the men’s side of ledger. There was an 18-game difference in wins from this time a year ago to now. The Sooners won 29 games and advanced all the way to the Final […] Oklahoma Basketball: Five Reasons Sooners Will Go From Whoa to Wow Next Season - Stormin...
Via Stormin in Normin
1 day ago

Mel Kiper: Joe Mixon is most talented RB in draft

No one really knows where Joe Mixon will be taken in next month’s NFL Draft, but the general consensus among scouts and talent evaluators is that the former Oklahoma running back has incredible potential.Mixon has little chance of being selected ahead of Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook and possibly Christian McCaffrey, but that has everything to do with his off-field issues. Just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Young Bob Stoops gave defensive lecture in Chicago while coaching at Kansas State

Who says Bob Stoops doesn’t have a soft side? Video was recently uploaded to YouTube of the Oklahoma head coach giving a lecture, to what I believe is high school coaches in the Chicago area, on the pattern read from zone coverage. This video is from when Stoops was an assistant at Kansas State under Bill Snyder, so we are looking at sometime between 1989 and 1995. There is so...
Via Heartland College Sports
1 day ago

Oklahoma Football: Immediate Wide-Receiver Help Is on the Way

Facing the loss of the top three receivers from the 2016 Big 12-champion Oklahoma football team, Sooner fans knew there would be a changing of the guard in terms of quarterback Baker Mayfield’s go-to targets for 2017. Although Bob Stoops and offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley have never doubted that with the talent and experience they […] Oklahoma Football: Immediate Wide-Receiver...
Via Stormin in Normin
1 day ago

Lon Kruger to Receive Distinguished Coaching Honor

Lon Kruger’s career as a college basketball head coach spans six different schools over a span of three decades. And he has been highly successful every place he has been. On April 2, the Oklahoma head coach will receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches Metropolitan Award for longtime service to men’s college basketball. Kruger is […] Lon Kruger to Receive Distinguished...
Via Stormin in Normin
1 day ago

Lions GM: Adrian Peterson still has ‘plenty left in the tank’

Adrian Peterson remains unsigned even though NFL free agency began a few weeks ago, and there isn’t exactly a ton of buzz surrounding him. But at least one team believes he still can play.Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn still thinks Peterson can bring something to the table.“I think AP still has plenty left in the tank,” Quinn told MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke on Monday at the NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Al Roker Storms Into Norman for ‘Today’ Show’s Rokerthon 3

If you were watching television Monday morning, and in particular the “Today” Show on your local NBC affiliate, you were likely an unsuspecting witness to storming into madness that only an Oklahoma “Boomer Sooner” pep rally can provide. The University of Oklahoma was the first stop in a week-long promotional event in which the popular […] Al Roker Storms Into Norman for...
Via Stormin in Normin
1 day ago

Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Al Roker, Lincoln Riley, and More!

Al Roker helped OU set a Guinness World Record on Monday! However, there were a few hiccups along the way. Happy Monday, Sooner nation! Al Roker of the Today Show stopped by Gaylord stadium this morning to promote Rokerthon 3 and set a Guinness World Record. The ‘feat’? Students forming weather symbols and holding the shapes for five minutes. I won’t go too far into this...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
2 days ago

Top Takeaways From Sooner Softball College Preview Tournament

The reigning national champion Sooner softball squad completed a four game sweep in the College Preview Tournament over the weekend and improved its season record to 28-7. Oklahoma pounded the University of Alabama-Birmingham 15-0 on Sunday in a five-inning game shortened by the run rule. The Sooners scored 15 runs on nine hits and were […] Top Takeaways From Sooner Softball College...
Via Stormin in Normin
2 days ago

Oklahoma Baseball Ends 9-Game Road Trip With Series Win Over Baylor

A nine-game road trip for Oklahoma baseball came to a victorious end on Sunday as the Sooners, shut out the day before, returned the favor with a 3-0 decision and a series win over Baylor. Junior second baseman Kyle Mendenhall delivered the decisive blow with a three-run home run to left field in the third […] Oklahoma Baseball Ends 9-Game Road Trip With Series Win Over Baylor...
Via Stormin in Normin
2 days ago

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: OU Wins Baylor Series With Sunday Shutout

The Sooners took two of three in Waco. The Oklahoma Sooners (23-5, 2-1) took the weekend series over Baylor (18-6, 2-4) in Waco by shutting out the Bears in a 3-0 Sunday rubber game win. Nathan Wiles earned the Sunday W for OU after 4.1 innings of perilous, but ultimately scoreless, pitching. Wiles was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and was rarely challenged...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
3 days ago

5 players whose 2017 NFL Draft stock is rising

The 2017 NFL Combine has come and gone, but as it’s always been intended, the week-long event in Indianapolis helped many young prospects boost their draft stock with quality performances. And with Pro Days now being held around the county, even more prospects are helping their cause by showing NFL scouts they’re a cut above the rest.While much will change between now and the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Baseball: Sooner Bats Go Silent in Shutout by Baylor

Oklahoma baseball is off to a banner start in 2017. The Sooners have scored in double digits in more than half of their 22 wins, but on Saturday at Baylor, they came up empty, The 10th-ranked Sooners’ league-leading hitting ran up against better pitching on Saturday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark at Ferrell Field in Waco […] Oklahoma Baseball: Sooner Bats Go Silent in Shutout by...
Via Stormin in Normin
3 days ago

T.J. Pledger commits to Oklahoma, which is now ‘Running Back U’

The Oklahoma Sooners got some great news on Saturday when T.J. Pledger announced his commitment to the program. T.J. Pledger is 5’8”, 190 pounds, and the nation’s second-rated all-purpose back out of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.). #STK18 pic.twitter.com/iC0fpjURR1 — TJ Pledger (@uno_tj) March 25, 2017 T.J. Pledger chose Oklahoma over Clemson, Notre Dame, Tennessee, USC,...
Via Heartland College Sports
4 days ago

This Is a Milestone Date in Oklahoma Basketball History

One year ago in Oklahoma basketball history, the Sooners won 29 games and fell one victory shy of the school’s fifth 30-win season in history. The 29th win came in the West Regional final, an 80-68 win over No. 1-seeded Oregon, and sent Oklahoma to its fifth appearance in the NCAA Final Four. On this […] This Is a Milestone Date in Oklahoma Basketball History - Stormin in Norman...
Via Stormin in Normin
4 days ago

Oklahoma Football: Sooners May Be Deeper, More Balanced Than 2016 Championship Team

A scary thought for the rest of the Big 12 emerged from the first week of Oklahoma football spring practice. As star studded and prolific on offense as the Big 12 champions were last fall, they may be even stronger by subtraction next season than they were in 2016. Despite finishing the 2016 season with 10 consecutive […] Oklahoma Football: Sooners May Be Deeper, More Balanced...
Via Stormin in Normin
4 days ago

Oklahoma Baseball: Testing Your Sooner Diamond IQ

Oklahoma baseball is making its strongest case to prove the experts wrong this season by racing out to a 21-4 record ahead of Big 12 conference play. The Sooners made it 22 wins on Friday, the most among teams from major conferences, with an 11-3 road victory over Baylor in their conference opener. For more than half […] Oklahoma Baseball: Testing Your Sooner Diamond IQ - Stormin...
Via Stormin in Normin
4 days ago

Oklahoma Baseball Opens Its Big 12 Season at Baylor

After a month and a half of nonconference play, the Oklahoma baseball season heads into Big 12 action with a three-game weekend series against the Baylor Bears. The Sooners enter the Big 12 schedule with the most wins of any team from a major conference. Oklahoma is 21-4 overall and ranked No. 10 in the […] Oklahoma Baseball Opens Its Big 12 Season at Baylor - Stormin in Norman...
Via Stormin in Normin
5 days ago

Oklahoma Football: Phil Steele Ranks Sooners 5th in Spring 2017 Top 10

It’s springtime, and football is back in the air at college campuses around the country. Spring Oklahoma football practice began earlier this week. It may only be March, but it is never too early to begin projecting who the top teams will be when the new season comes around in the fall. Despite losing three […] Oklahoma Football: Phil Steele Ranks Sooners 5th in Spring 2017 Top...
Via Stormin in Normin
5 days ago

Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Spring Position Battles, LaVar Ball the Helicopter Dad, and More...

It’s Friday! Treat yourself to some hot links. Happy Friday, Sooner nation! I’ve gotten lots of great feedback on my piece about the Bob Stoops brand of loyalty since publishing yesterday. If you missed it, definitely give it a read and drop a line in the comments section, tweet us (@ccmachine), or my personal account (@mattravis). Without further ado: OU Links: Jake Trotter...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
5 days ago

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: Sooners Open Conference Play at Baylor

OU heads to Waco for a crucial show-me series. Oklahoma suffered a minor setback on Tuesday night, dropping a tight Bedlam contest 4-3 in Stillwater for its third consecutive Tuesday loss. That might be enough to drop OU like a hot potato from the top-25 rankings it just entered — but if the Sooners take care of business in Waco this weekend against the comparably ranked Bears...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
5 days ago
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