FRANK SHANNON NEWS

Oklahoma LB's Evans, Shannon competing for starting spot

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's defensive coaches have an enviable situation at middle linebacker. Last season, while Frank Shannon was serving a suspension, Jordan Evans stepped in and finished second on the team with 93 tackles. Shannon, a dynamic player who started every game in 2013 and led the team with 92 tackles, is back. Both are good enough to make Oklahoma defensive coordinator...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sooners under the radar heading into 2015 season

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Very little was said about championships at Oklahoma's media day. That's unusual for a Bob Stoops-coached team. A year ago, the Sooners were riding high off a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, and they felt they had finally found the answer at quarterback after Trevor Knight's MVP performance against the Crimson Tide. Oklahoma entered last season ranked No. 4 and...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sooners under the radar heading into 2015 season

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Very little was said about championships at Oklahoma's media day. That's unusual for a Bob Stoops-coached team. A year ago, the Sooners were riding high off a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, and they felt they had finally found the answer at quarterback after Trevor Knight's MVP performance against the Crimson Tide. Oklahoma entered last season ranked No. 4 and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma looks to bounce back from 8-5 season

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Very little was said about championships at Oklahoma's media day. That's unusual for a Bob Stoops-coached team. A year ago, the Sooners were riding high off a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, and they felt they had finally found the answer at quarterback after Trevor Knight's MVP performance against the Crimson Tide. Oklahoma entered last season ranked No. 4 and was...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Shannon happy to be back on the field

Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon talked to the media Tuesday. It was the first time since 2013 after missing the entire 2014 season due to a Title IX suspension that Shannon was available. "It was pretty tough," Shannon said of missing 2014. "But at the same time, I always knew I was going to come back. I just paid attention to a lot of the games while I was at home. I still had...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma LB Shannon returns after 1-year suspension

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon has returned to the Sooners after a one-year suspension following a Title IX sexual misconduct investigation. Oklahoma media relations personnel indicated Tuesday that Shannon would only answer ''football questions.'' Shannon says he always planned to return to the Sooners, although he wondered at times if it would happen. Shannon...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Linebacker Shannon back with the Sooners

Two seasons ago, linebacker Frank Shannon led the Sooners in tackles. He sat out all of last year, due to a year-long Title IX suspension.  Shannon has returned for his senior season and started practice with the Sooners last week. He was not at Media Day Saturday in Norman. "Frank's done well, defensive coordinator Mike Stoops said. "He's rusty. Understanding where he fits on certain...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sooner linerbacker Frank Shannon returns from suspension

Running back Joe Mixon is set to make his Oklahoma debut after a year suspension for a domestic violence incident and now senior linebacker Frank Shannon is set to return for his one-year suspension as well. The Sooners open practice Thursday. Shannon sat out all of last season, suspended by the school for violations of a sexual misconduct policy. The case went all the way to the...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Darlington says Sooners eager to move beyond suspensions, distractions

Standing 6-foot-2 and 286 pounds, Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Ty Darlington certainly is an imposing figure. As a scholar athlete to boot, it's his words that truly command attention. Darlington was a central figure this spring when the team could have splintered following the release of the racist fraternity video. Darlington spoke again Tuesday while being honored as OU...
Via Fox Sports
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

PR dilemma?: Sooners return two involved in violence against women

The Oklahoma football team was lauded for taking a strong stand in defiance of the racial fraternity video last spring. But on a different issue, Sooners coach Bob Stoops and the OU athletic administration are open to criticism. Two players, linebacker Frank Shannon and running back Joe Mixon, have returned to the Sooners roster after each served one-year suspensions stemming from...
Via Fox Sports
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma DB: ‘Frank Shannon is back’ with Sooners

The Oklahoma Sooners defense may be receiving a huge boost. According to a tweet from Oklahoma defensive back Zach Sanchez, former Sooners’ leading tackler Frank Shannon is set to return to the team for the upcoming college football season. FRANK SHANNON IS BACK !!! — Zack Sanchez (@ZSanchez15) June 1, 2015 Shannon was suspended for the entire 2014 season after he was accused...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Teammate says suspended Sooners LB Shannon set to rejoin team

If Oklahoma defensive back Zach Sanchez has his facts straight, then the Sooners are about to get a big boost at linebacker with the return of Frank Shannon from a nearly year-long suspension.Sanchez alerted the masses via Twitter Sunday night that "FRANK SHANNON IS BACK!!!"Shannon was suspended by the school last summer for violating the school’s Title IX sexual misconduct policy...
Via Fox Sports
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pressure tightens on defense to step it up after forgettable 2014

Sooners fans might still be having nightmares of the road loss at TCU, the home spanking by Baylor and the bowl game beating handed down by Clemson.   In each game Oklahoma's defense suffered major breakdowns and was a shell of the unit that looked rather dominant during the early weeks of the season. It was fool's good.   So how do the Sooners improve? Get the best 11 players...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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
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