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Bud Wilkinson Leads All OU Football Coaches with Four “Perfect” Seasons

In the history of OU football – which dates back to 1895 – the Sooners have gone undefeated 14 times. Eleven of those 14 unbeaten seasons have been “perfect” in the sense that no games ended in a tie. The seasons in which the Sooners went undefeated have ranged from two-game seasons, which was the […] Bud Wilkinson Leads All OU Football Coaches with Four “Perfect” Seasons...
Via Stormin in Normin
35 minutes ago

Oklahoma Football Numbers You Need to Know: CB Dakota Austin, No. 27

Numbers are an integral part of college football, and that includes the numbers on the jerseys of Oklahoma football players expected to play an integral role in the Sooners expected success in the 2016 season. In our continuing series to familiarize Sooner fans with the players expected to have an impact on the team’s success […] Oklahoma Football Numbers You Need to Know: CB...
Via Stormin in Normin
3 hours ago

Ten Most Indispensable Oklahoma Football Players in 2016

One reason why expectations are so high for Oklahoma football as the countdown to the 2016 season nears the three-week mark is the balance that exists in all the important aspects of the game, making the Sooners a complete team. The Sooners have few appreciable weaknesses entering the 2016 season when you consider the main components […] Ten Most Indispensable Oklahoma Football...
Via Stormin in Normin
7 hours ago

Oklahoma Football History: Betcha Didn’t Know This

Which college football team has captured the most national championships? The number most commonly associated with Oklahoma football history is seven, which places the Sooners tied for third place on the all-time list. Those seven national titles represent the years in which Oklahoma finished first in either the final Associated Press media poll or that […] Oklahoma Football History...
Via Stormin in Normin
20 hours ago

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Not Sure Sooners Will Live up to 2016 Expectations

Through thick and thin, ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has been a strong supporter of Bob Stoops and the Oklahoma Sooners. Maybe it’s because both Stoops and Herbstreit have Ohio roots, who knows? But during Stoops time at Oklahoma, it seems Herbstreit has fairly regularly been on the Sooners side. When his colleagues on ESPN’s “College GameDay” […] ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Not...
Via Stormin in Normin
1 day ago

Riley's Air Raid at Oklahoma might be better than in 2015

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- A year ago, new Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was still installing his Air Raid system while trying to figure out who would be his quarterback.By the end of the season, he had won the Broyles Award for the nation's top assistant coach, quarterback Baker Mayfield had finished fourth in the Heisman balloting and the Sooners had qualified for the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wrestling: Ryan Millhof Plans to Transfer From Oklahoma

Ryan Millhof, who placed seventh at 125lbs for OU, said he has requested a release from the school.He's the first athlete to leave after a string of departures from the coaching and training staff. Three former Sooners -- all NCAA champions -- have left the program. Cody Brewer and Andrew Howe both went to Northwestern and Kendric Maple just signed on as assistant coach at Purdue...
Via Sooners Blog
1 day ago

2016 Oklahoma Sooners Football Countdown To Kickoff | 9 Days!

Mark Clayton was one of the best to ever play his position at OU We’re down to single digits, people! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! We’re now only nine days away from the opener against Houston, so today is obviously set aside for Mark Clayton. After redshirting during OU’s national championship season, Clayton made an immediate impact with the Sooners. As a freshman, he joined the...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
2 days ago

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Bolton to Miss Opener, OU is a Blue Blood, and More!

Reserve linebacker has been solid in fall camp Happy Thursday, Sooner fans! Today, I post from the friendly confines of the Sooner State, but I’ll be posting from enemy territory tomorrow. I’ve never been to Austin before (passing through on I-35 doesn’t count), so I’m actually kind of looking forward to it. Anyway, you are entering the home stretch of the work week, so...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
2 days ago

OU Announces Partnership With TuneIn

University of Oklahoma sports fans will be able to listen to live streaming and on-demand audio broadcasts for free this season as OU and its multimedia rights holder, Learfield's Sooner Sports Properties, announced Wednesday a multi-year partnership with TuneIn, the world's largest audio network.The new streaming agreement between Learfield and TuneIn provides Oklahoma fans complimentary...
Via Sooners Blog
2 days ago

Linebacker Curtis Bolton Out For Season Opener Against Houston

On Wednesday, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced that sophomore linebacker Curtis Bolton will miss the first game due to injury.Stoops said Bolton has a strained patella tendon and won’t play against Houston on Sept. 3.Read More »
Via Sooners Blog
2 days ago

Four Sooners on Senior Bowl Watch List

Four Oklahoma seniors — linebacker Jordan Evans, safety Ahmad Thomas and wide receivers Geno Lewis and Dede Westbrook — are on the Senior Bowl watch list.The watch list includes more than 400 players from every level of college football. Eventually, the Senior Bowl will fill 110 roster spots combined for the North and South teams.The Senior Bowl will be held Jan. 28 in Mobile...
Via Sooners Blog
3 days ago

Youth rules the offensive line at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- For the past five years, Oklahoma coaches have had few worries about who would lead the Sooners' offensive line. First All-American Gabe Ikard, then Ty Darlington starred at center and the two erudite linemen proved to be vital cogs on teams that won a pair of Big 12 Conference titles.Oklahoma will start this season at No. 3 in The Associated Press rankings...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Freshman RB Abdul Adams Could See Immediate Role in Sooners Offense

Following the loss of Rodney Anderson to injury, true freshman Abdul Adams looks at an early chance to make his impact in the OU backfield. With the blows dealt this offseason to the Sooners’ vaunted running back depth following the transfer of Alex Ross and last week’s season-ending injury to redshirt freshman Rodney Anderson, fans will get to see just how deep the position...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
4 days ago

Oklahoma Sooners Football: ESPN Picks Eight Sooners for All-Big 12, Okudah Will Visit, and More!

The five-star DB will be in town for the Ohio State game Oklahoma has always been in the thick of things for five-star corner Jeffrey Okudah, but the Grand Prairie, Texas product made Sooner fans happy on Sunday night. First OV has been set, Ohio State vs Oklahoma on 9/17! #BoomerSooner— Jeffrey Okudah III (@TheJeffOkudah) August 22, 2016 It appears that OU and Ohio...
Via Crimson and Cream Machine
5 days ago

With their record 47-game win streak, Sooners ruled the '50s

By the 1950s, college football's balance of power had drifted from the elite Eastern schools to the Midwest, where Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners dominated the polls and set a record winning streak that still stands. Over the decade, the Sooners appeared in nearly 95 percent of The Associated Press polls, with their 26 weeks at No. 1 by far the most of any team. They won three...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Sooners Release Official Hype-Video For 2015-16 Season

College football officially begins in less than a month, and the Oklahoma Sooners are getting fans ready with an official hype-video. Released yesterday on Twitter, the video highlights some of the greatest moments and players of last season. The Oklahoma message “Play Like A Champion” resonates throughout, suggesting the team’s optimistic expectations for the 2015-16 season...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 12′s Official Preseason Poll Has Been Released – Oklahoma Is The Pick

The Oklahoma Sooners won the Big 12 last year, earning the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff for their efforts. It looks like the media believes that OU is poised to emerge victorious again in the conference. Thursday, the Big 12 released its official media poll – which ranks all 10 teams based on likelihood to win the conference. Oklahoma got 24 of 26 first-place votes...
Via College Spun
July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Announces 3-Game Football Series With Temple

Oklahoma has added another non-conference opponent to its future scheduling. The program announced Wednesday that the Sooners will play Temple in a three-game series that starts in 2024. The Sooners and the Owls will play twice in Norman and once in Philadelphia.  OU will get home games in 2024 and 2028. Temple will get one home contest in 2025. It’s considered a two-for-one deal...
Via College Spun
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Drops Awesome “60 Days” Hype Video

We are roughly two months from the start of the 2016 college football season. Oklahoma’s match-up with Houston is one of the marquee games of the first weekend. The Sooners are continuing off-season preparations for the high-powered Cougars, and the program dropped a very cool “60 Days” hype video last night.  60#OUDNA pic.twitter.com/3CILrS1A35 — Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football...
Via College Spun
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

All-Big 12 Oklahoma CB Jordan Thomas arrested again

Oklahoma starting cornerback Jordan Thomas was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of public intoxication and assault and battery. Thomas appears in the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office desk blotter after being filed at 2:45 a.m. This is Thomas’ second arrest in the last eight months. On December 13, he spent a night in jail for failing to appear in court for traffic...
Via College Spun
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Five biggest surprises of 2016 NBA Draft

As expected, Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram were the first two picks of the 2016 NBA Draft. After that, we got more than a few surprises thrown our way. Some where mildly surprising, while others were borderline jaw-droppers. In some cases, the big surprises were who got drafted, or who didn’t. In other cases, the surprise came in the form of a trade. Now that the first round...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Kobe mentoring draft prospect Hield

Buddy Hield may not know where he’s going to be drafted. But the University of Oklahoma star is seeking advice from a great source — Kobe Bryant. The future Hall of Fame guard has been counseling the soon-to-be NBA rookie. “He’s been a huge influence with the way he told me to approach the game,” Hield said, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “He said that, ...
Via Sportsnaut
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Buddy Hield: ‘Why not call on me to fill in Kobe’s spot?’

The Los Angeles Lakers own the second pick in the NBA draft next week, and many have them taking one of two players: Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram. Both are promising prospects, but Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield thinks he can be the guy to replace Kobe Bryant, who retired at the end of last season after two decades with the Lakers. “This is what the franchise needs,” Hield said...
Via The Sports Daily
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings ‘praying’ Hield falls to them at No. 8

The Sacramento Kings are facing a pretty extensive rebuild of their team, and they reportedly have someone in mind with the No. 8 pick in the NBA Draft. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Kings are “praying” that Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield is there for them with the 8th pick, and both GM Vlade Divac and owner Vivek Ranadive are extremely high on the player. Hield projects as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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