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After struggling through a string of games against fellow Top 25 teams, Oklahoma might not catch a break Wednesday night despite hosting the Big 12's last-place team. Hoping to avoid their first three-game, regular-season losing streak in nearly three years, the No. 24 Sooners face a Texas Tech squad trying to snap an eight-game road slide - dating back to its last trip to Norman...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Defensive Back Cited On Drug, Alcohol Complaints

University of Oklahoma safety Hatari Byrd was cited in Norman over the weekend on complaints of possession of drug paraphernalia by a minor and possession of alcohol by a minor, according to a report from the Tulsa World. According to the Norman Police Department report, the 20-year-old Byrd, who played in all 13 games for the Sooners this season, was pulled over by police after...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma women tied for first in Big 12

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma struggled through its non-conference schedule. The Sooners, however, have been a powerhouse during Big 12 play. The transformation happened gradually as veteran players became comfortable with expanded roles and newcomers grew familiar with their teammates. Now, a squad that started the season by losing five of its first 10 games is tied with Baylor for...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Football Trolls New England Patriots With “Fully Inflated” Tweet

By now, given the 24-hour media coverage of the topic, you’ve heard about the New England Patriots deflating footballs during their AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. While it’s unclear as to whether the tactic influenced the outcome of the contest, it is clear that the rest of the football world is having a grand old time poking fun at the organization...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma mascot fired for harassing the wife of Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford

We all know that rivalry games can be very emotional and intense. One good example of this is the Bedlam game between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Fans from both sides trash talk and sometimes it can get out of hand. Well one particular individual took the rivalry game a little too serious and now is dealing with the consequences of their actions. According to the Oklahoman, The...
Via No Guts, No Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Malcolm Brown Lent OU’s Aaron Ripkowski A Decal For “Horns Down” During The Shrine Game

Texas running back Malcolm Brown got his hands on an Oklahoma decal to do his own version of “horns down” during the Shrine Game, but it looks like that was part of a trade. Brown swapped decals with Oklahoma fullback Aaron Ripkowski.  Thanks for the new decal!!! @MallyCat_28 @OU_Football #hornsdown #TexasSucks #newroomie pic.twitter.com/b9eHmomGRl — aaron ripkowski (@AaronRipkowski...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 Oklahoma rolls past No. 24 Oklahoma St.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Buddy Hield scored 27 points on 10-for-10 shooting to help No. 18 Oklahoma defeat No. 24 Oklahoma State 82-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Woodard scored 13 points, Ryan Spangler had 11 points and 11 rebounds and TaShawn Thomas added 10 points for the Sooners (12-5, 3-2 Big 12), who snapped a two-game skid and got their third win over a ranked team in conference...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 Oklahoma rolls past No. 24 Oklahoma St. 82-65

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Buddy Hield scored 27 points on 10-for-10 shooting to help No. 18 Oklahoma defeat No. 24 Oklahoma State 82-65 on Saturday night. Jordan Woodard scored 13 points, Ryan Spangler had 11 points and 11 rebounds and TaShawn Thomas added 10 points for the Sooners (12-5, 3-2 Big 12), who snapped a two-game skid and got their third win over a ranked team in conference...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Ryan Spangler Dunks on Man’s Head

Look at Ryan Spangler yamming on Michael Cobbins. #POSTERIZED https://t.co/xBl5eAoULz — Brian Goodman (@BSGoodman) January 18, 2015 That is the exclamation mark on an impressive Bedlam performance by the Oklahoma Sooners.
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Ryan Spangler Dunks on Man’s Head

Look at Ryan Spangler yamming on Michael Cobbins. #POSTERIZED https://t.co/xBl5eAoULz — Brian Goodman (@BSGoodman) January 18, 2015 That is the exclamation mark on an impressive Bedlam performance by the Oklahoma Sooners.
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley bringing Air Raid back to Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops wants new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley to take his offense back in time. Well, not all the way back. But the 31-year-old Riley will bring back the pass-happy Air Raid offense that helped Stoops and the Sooners dominate the Big 12 in the 2000s. ''We had so much success with it through the years, and just little by little here in...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Oklahoma OC Jay Norvell Is Joining Charlie Strong’s Staff At Texas

After spending seven years on the Oklahoma side of the Red River Showdown rivalry, Jay Norvell is joining forces with the Sooners’ enemy.  A member of the Oklahoma’s offensive staff since 2008, Norvell was fired by Bob Stoops earlier this month. The 51-year-old Iowa alumnus is no longer unemployed. Norvell is now part of Charlie Strong’s staff at Texas.  The Longhorns made...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Former OU DB Tweets Photo Of Himself W/ A Bunch Of Girls At Oklahoma To Braxton Miller, Tells Him To Transfer

Former Oklahoma defensive back Tony Jefferson would like Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller to transfer to Norman, Okla.  So, the current NFL safety decided this afternoon to tweet at the two-time Big Ten MVP. Jefferson, now a member of the Arizona Cardinals, included in the tweet a photo of his time with the Sooners. It’s likely meant to serve as proof of how good a time Miller...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma upsets No. 4 Texas 70-59

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Maddie Manning scored a career-high 14 points and Peyton Little added 13 points and a career-best 10 rebounds to help Oklahoma upset No. 4 Texas 70-59 on Wednesday night. The Sooners (10-5, 4-0) won their fifth straight and moved into a tie with Baylor atop the Big 12 conference standings. Texas (13-2, 2-2) was coming off its first loss of the season, a 59-57...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 16 West Virginia beats No. 18 Oklahoma 86-65

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Jevon Carter scored 18 points and No. 16 West Virginia got its strongest performance of the season from its bench to beat No. 18 Oklahoma 86-65 Tuesday night. Devin Williams added 14 points and 11 rebounds while Nathan Adrian scored a season-high 11 for the Mountaineers (15-2, 3-1 Big 12). West Virginia's bench amassed 55 points, led by Carter and Adrian....
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma assistant Bobby Jack Wright retires

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma assistant head coach Bobby Jack Wright has retired from coaching. The school made the announcement on Tuesday. The 64-year-old Wright most recently coached cornerbacks. He has been with the Sooners during coach Bob Stoops' entire 16-year run. He coached defensive ends, defensive backs and special teams at various times and was recruiting coordinator from...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma hires East Carolina's Lincoln Riley as its new OC

Oklahoma has hired East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley for the same role with the Sooners. The school announced on the move on the football team's Twitter account on Monday. Riley also will coach quarterbacks for Oklahoma. Earlier on Monday, a source told FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman that Oklahoma would hire Riley. Riley spent five years on the East Carolina staff, and...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma hires ECU's Riley as offensive coordinator

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma has hired East Carolina offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley for the same role with the Sooners. The school announced on the move on the football team's Twitter account on Monday. Riley also will coach quarterbacks for Oklahoma. Riley spent five years on the East Carolina staff, and his up-tempo spread offenses have the five top passing seasons in school...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Oklahoma hires ECU's Lincoln Riley as new Sooners OC

ECU OC Lincoln Riley will become the new Oklahoma offensive coordinator, a source told FOX Sports Monday.  The 31-year-old Riley, a protege of Mike Leach, who is close to Bob Stoops, is widely considered one of the rising stars in the football coaching world. Riley sparked a Pirates attack that was No. 5 in the nation in total offense in 2014 and No. 1 in total offense in games...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

McGee spurns Oklahoma offer to remain Louisville's OC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Garrick McGee is staying at Louisville as offensive coordinator. McGee had been mentioned for several openings including offensive coordinator at Oklahoma, but turned down his alma mater and Sooners coach Bob Stoops to remain on Bobby Petrino's staff. The Oklahoma native said in a statement Thursday that ''OU has a special place in my heart, but Petrino and...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrick McGee Turns Down Opportunity From Oklahoma & Will Remain At Louisville

Photo: J.D. Coffey – The Cardinal ConnectOn Thursday afternoon reports surfaced that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops was interested in interviewing Louisville offensive coordinator Garrick McGee for the same position with the Sooners. Just hours later, the University of Louisville sent out a release stating that McGee will remain the offensive coordinator under Bobby Petrino. “I...
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Oklahoma Targeting Garrick McGee To Become Their Next Offensive Coordinator

Photo: Pete CautilliTurnover within college football coaching staff’s is at an all time high these days. It’s actually very rare to keep an entire coaching staff intact in between seasons. Not only do some coaches get relieved of their duties, some also get better opportunities with other programs. As of right now, Bobby Petrino’s staff is still in place, but according to reports...
Via The Cardinal Connect
19 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: Is Oklahoma The Big 12 Favorite?

The Oklahoma Sooners are off to a 2-0 start in Big 12 play, and grabbed the league’s statement win so far, beating Texas 70-49 in Austin. After the win, Oklahoma moved up to No. 7 in the Pomeroy Ratings, tops in the Big 12. The Sooners were a sleeper coming into the season, but with the win at Texas and the struggles of Kansas and Iowa State, are the Sooners actually the favorites...
Via Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: Is Oklahoma The Big 12 Favorite?

The Oklahoma Sooners are off to a 2-0 start in Big 12 play, and grabbed the league’s statement win so far, beating Texas 70-49 in Austin. After the win, Oklahoma moved up to No. 7 in the Pomeroy Ratings, tops in the Big 12. The Sooners were a sleeper coming into the season, but with the win at Texas and the struggles of Kansas and Iowa State, are the Sooners actually the favorites...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: TCU OC Sonny Cumbie Meeting With Oklahoma Staff

TCU’s Sonny Cumbie has had an impressive two year stretch. In 2013, as co-offensive coordinator at Texas Tech, the Red Raiders finished 8th in total offense. This season, he jumped to TCU where he served as co-offensive coordinator with Doug Meachem, as well as quarterbacks coach, and he helped the Horned Frogs’ offense jump from 106th in 2013 to 5th this past season. Cumbie...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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