FRANK SHANNON NEWS

Bob Stoops is not happy about one of his players showing support for suspended teammate Frank Shannon

You would think that after winning the Red River Rivalry on Saturday that Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops would be in a good mood. Well, he wasn’t and made sure he made it known. Before the season, Oklahoma suspended LB Frank Shannon for violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. Sooners DB Zach Sanchez had Shannon’s name written on headband as a tribute to his suspended...
Via No Guts, No Glory
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Stoops Isn’t A Fan Of Cornerback Zack Sanchez’s “Free Frank Shannon” Headband, “Free BM” Eye Black

The performance of sophomore cornerback Zack Sanchez was key in Oklahoma’s 31-26 win over archrival Texas over the weekend. Sanchez returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown against the Longhorns, and was in on a number of other big deflections and tackles during the game. While head coach Bob Stoops has to be pleased with Sanchez’s effort on the field, he is not as impressed...
Via College Spun
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma ready to rock as Tennesee pays a visit to Norman

  (Jim Ross is a Hall of Fame wrestling announcer, a legendary voice. He also has a great love for Oklahoma football. JR will break down the Sooners' games in his own unique style.) 1. Home-Field Advantage: With the nation watching land a storied, college football program coming to town in the Tennessee Volunteers, Saturday night would be a great time to see the OU faithful be...
Via Fox Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

State Supreme Court: Oklahoma can enforce Frank Shannon suspension

  The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the University of Oklahoma can enforce its one-year suspension of linebacker Frank Shannon. An Oklahoma student accused Shannon of sexual assault earlier this year. Though no charges were filed, the school conducted a Title IX investigation and decided to suspend Shannon. He appealed in district court, and the suspension was blocked. The...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Court: Oklahoma can enforce Shannon's suspension

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that the University of Oklahoma can enforce its one-year suspension of linebacker Frank Shannon. An Oklahoma student accused Shannon of sexual assault earlier this year. Though no charges were filed, the school conducted a Title IX investigation and decided to suspend Shannon. He appealed in district court, and the suspension...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Sooners’ Year-Long Suspension Of Senior LB Frank Shannon

The Oklahoma supreme court has upheld the University of Oklahoma’s decision to suspend senior linebacker Frank Shannon for a year.  The university suspended Shannon for a year–from both school and football–on June 18 following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault incident from January. The Cleveland County, Okla. district attorney did not file criminal charges in...
Via College Spun
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma LB Evans ejected

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma inside linebacker Jordan Evans was ejected from Saturday night's game against Louisiana Tech for targeting. Evans went to make a play on Louisiana Tech quarterback Cody Sokol with 5:04 left in the first quarter. Evans went over Sokol's head as Sokol ducked to avoid contact. The play was reviewed and the call stood. Frank Shannon, the usual starter at...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawyer says Oklahoma LB Shannon being 'scapegoated,' should be allowed to play

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Frank Shannon's lawyer says the Oklahoma linebacker is innocent of sexual assault, and she believes coach Bob Stoops should allow her client to play in Saturday's opener against Louisiana Tech. No charges were filed against Shannon, but the university decided to suspend him for a year after a Title IX investigation. A district court judge court blocked the school...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawyer: Oklahoma LB Shannon innocent, should play

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Frank Shannon's lawyer says the Oklahoma linebacker is innocent of sexual assault, and she believes coach Bob Stoops should allow her client to play in Saturday's opener against Louisiana Tech. No charges were filed against Shannon, but the university decided to suspend him for a year after a Title IX investigation. A district court judge court blocked the school...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Frank Shannon’s Attorney Says That Oklahoma Has “Failed Him,” Says He Will Be On Sideline For Games

Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon’s attorney Aletia Timmons had extremely strong words for the university during a 20 minute press conference about the status of her client’s case, saying that the school has “failed” her client.  Shannon was suspended for the year by Oklahoma after a university investigation found him guilty of sexual assault, although no charges were filed...
Via College Spun
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ubbs' Pregame Huddle: Week 1

Welcome to The Pregame Huddle, our new weekly column where I'll get you ready for Saturdays with some behind-the-scenes insight, interesting stats and notes and some thoughts or questions heading into the weekend slate of games.  I think you'll enjoy it, but if you hate it, just tell me you like it. I don't deal with tough love very well.  Additionally, make sure to tune in to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech-Oklahoma Preview

(AP) - The Oklahoma Sooners are boldly talking about playing for a national title. ''It's where you want to be,'' quarterback Trevor Knight said. ''You look at the walls all around this place, that's what's happened before and where we want to be this year.'' There's plenty of reason for confidence. The fourth-ranked Sooners capped off a strong finish to last season with a win over...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

7 things to know heading into the Sooners' season opener

The Sooners first game of the season is Saturday in Norman, Okla., against Louisiana Tech. Here are seven things we learned Monday at the Bob Stoops weekly meet with the media: 1. Stoops is not going to talk about players who might not be with the the team in 2014 Yeah, even if you want to know if Dorial Green-Beckham is practicing well or is going to class or has any interest in...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bell wins Oklahoma's starting TE job

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Some uncertainties have cleared up as No. 4 Oklahoma prepares to open the season Saturday against Louisiana Tech. Blake Bell is the starting tight end after switching from quarterback, but he also could occasionally line up in the backfield. Stoops said the ''Belldozer'' package that has utilized the 6-foot-6, 260-pounder as a red-zone, short-yardage specialist...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Shannon Left Off Of Oklahoma’s Depth Chart

Oklahoma has huge expectations for this season as Big 12 favorites, but they’ve also had a bit of a tumultuous off-season when it comes to players’ eligibility and suspensions. We recently learned that high profile wide receiver transfer Dorial Green-Beckham will have to sit out for a year after coming to Oklahoma from Missouri, and that freshman running back Joe Mixon would...
Via College Spun
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma LB Evans poised for breakout year

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma linebacker Jordan Evans might need to give the Sooners a little more than the typical freshman-to-sophomore jump in production. The school has taken steps to suspend starting inside linebacker Frank Shannon for a year, but has been unable to enforce the decision. In a news release on Monday, Oklahoma president David L. Boren said the school's internal...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Watch horde of burly Mizzou linemen 'twerk' at practice

When CFB AM was created, few rules were crafted to govern this space. Just be an informative, entertaining and clean place to stop by in the morning for a few minutes, get current on some college football news and entertainment and move along with your day. One rule I did give myself for this column and life in general? Avoid mentioning the word “twerk” at all costs. There...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Watch horde of burly Mizzou linemen 'twerk' at practice

When CFB AM was created, few rules were crafted to govern this space. Just be an informative, entertaining and clean place to stop by in the morning for a few minutes, get current on some college football news and entertainment and move along with your day. One rule I did give myself for this column and life in general? Avoid mentioning the word “twerk” at all costs. There...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

CFB AM: Watch horde of burly Mizzou linemen 'twerk' at practice

When CFB AM was created, few rules were crafted to govern this space. Just be an informative, entertaining and clean place to stop by in the morning for a few minutes, get current on some college football news and entertainment and move along with your day. One rule I did give myself for this column and life in general? Avoid mentioning the word “twerk” at all costs. There...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma LB Frank Shannon faces 1-year suspension

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The University of Oklahoma has voted to suspend linebacker Frank Shannon for a year, but the school has been unable to enforce the decision. In a news release on Monday, school president David L. Boren said the school's internal disciplinary process voted on June 18 to remove Shannon for a violation of its Title IX policy, which covers sexual misconduct. Shannon...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma dealing with setback at linebacker position

NORMAN, Okla. - It appears Frank Shannon will be suspended for the season which will leave the Sooners without their leading tackler from a year ago. The result means another setback at linebacker for the second year in a row. Last season, Oklahoma lost senior Corey Nelson to an injury right before the Texas game. This year? Who knows. Here are a pair of scenarios for what could...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma President Announces 1-Year Suspension For Leading Tackler Frank Shannon

The Oklahoma Sooners have championship aspirations in 2014, but the defense will be without starting linebacker Frank Shannon for a full year, per an announcement by school president David Boren. Oklahoma announces that LB Frank Shannon has been suspended from the school for one year. — Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) August 11, 2014 Title IX panel’s decision was to suspend...
Via College Spun
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma suspends leading returning tackler Shannon for 2014 season

Oklahoma has suspended linebacker Frank Shannon, its leading returning tackler, for the 2014 season after an internal investigation into sexual assault allegations. Shannon led the Sooners with 92 tackles in 2013 and was a second-team All-Big 12 selection. More to come.
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Oklahoma Star LB Frank Shannon Accused Of Sexual Assault

Oklahoma Sooners star linebacker Frank Shannon has been accused of sexual assault, according to a report from The Oklahoman.
Via Gamedayr
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma LB Frank Shannon accused of sexual assault but he denies it

Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon missed practice Thursday and did not play in the team’s spring game Saturday for “personal reasons,” and now we know why: he’s been accused of sexual assault. Shannon, who led the Sooners with 92 tackles as a sophomore last season, is accused of trying to force a woman to have sex […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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