The history of Oklahoma football is 12 years older than the state itself. In the spirit and tradition of a true “Sooner,” the OU varsity football program got a head start on the state, playing its inaugural football game in December 1895.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts spent one year at Oklahoma as a graduate transfer from Alabama, and on Thursday he was named Big 12 Male Athlete of the Year. Oklahoma swept the Big 12 Athletes of the Year award for the third time in the last five years, with the female honor going to gymnast Maggie Nichols.
In 1963, Bud Wilkinson’s final season coaching Oklahoma football, the Sooners finished with a respectable 8-2 record and were 6-1 in the Big Eight. That was the third time in the past four seasons that Oklahoma failed to win the Big Eight championship after taking home the the conference trophy 13 straight years.
The Oklahoma football program has been on virtual hiatus (no pun intended) for almost two months. That’s no different than what any other college football team has had to contend with after all winter and spring sports programs were shuttered because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Oklahoma football has won seven national championships, tied for third most all-time. Unfortunately, though, the Sooners have become better known for failing to finish the job with OU teams that probably should have won a national title.
Although the NCAA approved voluntary workouts beginning on June 1, each conference and individual university continue to exercise autonomy. Falling on the more conservative side of the conversation, Lincoln Riley […]
Oklahoma golfer Grant Reband is a finalist for the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award. The Sooner senior is one of five finalists for the 2020 Nicklaus Award, which honors the nation’s most outstanding golfer at each level of collegiate golf.
Ordinarily at this time, the Oklahoma softball team would be in contention for if not a participant in the Women’s College World Series. But these are far from ordinary times as our country continues to fight a battle with an invisible enemy that has taken over 60,000 American lives and infected hundreds of thousands more.
The University of Texas is the Oklahoma football program’s biggest rival. That is a widely known fact. These two schools have been fiercely battling it out on the gridiron long before they became part of the same conference when the Big 12 came into existence nearly 24 years ago.
When Jalen Hurts was in the process of transferring schools back in 2018, there were tons of rumors about where he could go. Apparently, Nick Saban helped point him in the direction of the team that could best set him up for success.