Oklahoma Rumors & News

  • Oklahoma S Hatari Byrd cited on misdemeanor drug, alcohol complaints

    Dallas Morning News "Now the offseason is officially underway. Oklahoma safety Hatari Byrd was cited earlier this week on complaints of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of alcohol. According to the incident report first obtained by the Tulsa World, the 20-year-old Byrd was stopped on..." January 28

  • Texas hires ex-Sooner Jay Norvell

    ESPN.com "The Red River rivalry added another layer of intrigue Friday when Texas hired former Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell as its new wide receivers coach. Norvell left OU earlier this month after seven seasons, including four as co-offensive coordinator. "Jay is a guy that has always had an..." January 18

  • Oklahoma hires East Carolina's Lincoln Riley as offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "East Carolina offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley has accepted the same position at Oklahoma, according to a source. Riley is considered one of college football’s brightest young offensive minds and comes from the coaching tree of Washington State’s Mike Leach, a..." January 12

  • Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham to declare for NFL Draft

    The Score "Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has elected to declare for the NFL Draft before ever playing a down for the Sooners, the team announced Tuesday. Green-Beckham transferred to OU this summer after being kicked off Missouri's squad. He was involved in a burglary and domestic violence..." January 06

  • Dorial Green-Beckham in talks with NFL about personal conduct policy

    SI - College Football "Oklahoma wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is having ongoing discussions with the NFL about how the league’s new personal conduct policy could impact him and has yet to officially declare for the NFL draft, according to a source close to him. During a press conference Tuesday morning, Sooners..." January 06

  • Josh Heupel out as Oklahoma offensive coordinator

    CBSSports.com "Josh Heupel, offensive coordinator and play-caller since getting promoted from quarterbacks coach in 2011, has been dismissed as part of Bob Stoops' staff overhaul at Oklahoma . Stoops will address the changes during a news conference on Tuesday. Heupel's ouster was first reported by Sports..." January 06

  • Sources: Bob Stoops making major staff changes at Oklahoma

    Fox Sports "After being picked No. 3 in the preseason, Oklahoma plummeted in the rankings, finishing just 8-5 in 2014, low-lighted by getting blown out by Clemson in its bowl game last week, 40-6. Now head coach Bob Stoops is making big changes to the Sooner staff, multiple sources have told FOX..." January 05

  • Key offensive Sooners should be ready for Russell Athletic Bowl

    College Football Talk "With the bowl season about the get started, Oklahoma is optimistic about the status of three key players on offense. Quarterback Trevor Knight, running back Samaje Perine and wide receiver Sterling Shepard are all expected to be available to play for the Sooners when they face Clemson in the..." December 18

  • Oklahoma's Trevor Knight cleared to play in bowl game

    The Score "Trevor Knight is back. The Oklahoma quarterback has been cleared to make his return when the Sooners take on Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl, the team announced Saturday." December 13

  • Bob Stoops says Trevor Knight could be cleared for bowl game

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said Wednesday that sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight is running and throwing passes in practice, although he's still not in pads. "We're hopeful -- I don't want anyone's hopes up, but -- it's looking positive that he may be cleared to play for the bowl game," Stoops..." December 04

  • Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight will not play against Oklahoma State

    CBSSports.com "Trevor Knight will not return for Oklahoma's regular season finale against rival Oklahoma State, announced Bob Stoops on Monday. Knight has missed Oklahoma's last two games after being diagnosed with a condition known as transient quadripilegia. Knight suffered the injury after taking a big hit..." December 01

  • Oklahoma's Samaje Perine sets new FBS rushing record with 427 yards

    CBSSports.com "Melvin Gordon's new FBS single-game rushing record lasted all of seven days. Only a week after Gordon broke LaDainian Tomlinson's 15-year-old mark with 408 rushing yards against Nebraska, Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine rushed for 427 yards against Kansas, setting the new FBS record. Perine..." November 23

  • Sooners turn to backup QB again

    Covers.com "Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight will not play on Saturday when the Sooners face the Kansas Jayhawks. OU football head coach Bob Stoops said Monday that team doctors were not pleased with the lack of progress Knight has made from recovering from a neck injury suffered on Nov. 8 against..." November 17

  • Oklahoma QB Trevor Knight out Saturday vs. Texas Tech

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Oklahoma will be without starting quarterback Trevor Knight against Texas Tech on Saturday. Sooners head coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday that Knight was not medically cleared to play after going down with a neck injury in last weekend’s loss to Baylor. Redshirt freshman Cody Thomas will..." November 13

  • Bob Stoops can't update statuses of Trevor Knight, Sterling Shepard or Julian Wilson just yet

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops had no update on the statuses of several of his injured players moving forward, including sophomore quarterback Trevor Knight, junior wide receiver Sterling Shepard and senior cornerback Julian Wilson. Knight sustained a neck injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday's..." November 10

  • Sooners QB Trevor Knight injured

    CBSSports.com "What was already a historically bad day for the Oklahoma Sooners got much worse when Trevor Knight was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of a 48-14 loss to Baylor on Saturday. The worst home loss under Bob Stoops marked the first time the Sooners have lost back-to-back games at home..." November 08

  • Suspended Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon agrees to probation in plea deal

    CBSSports.com "Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon entered a plea deal, agreeing to a one-year deferred sentence, 100 hours of community service and mandatory counseling, instead of a trial that was set to begin in January 2015. Mixon was charged with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury for..." October 30

  • OU freshman Joe Mixon reaches plea agreement with District Attorney's office

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon reached a plea agreement Thursday, avoiding a misdemeanor trial for acts resulting in gross injury. Mixon’s trial had been scheduled for early January. Mixon, 18, entered an Alford Plea, continuing to assert his innocence. Mixon was given a one-year..." October 30

  • WR Dannon Cavil leaves Sooners

    The Oklahoman "Redshirt freshman wide receiver Dannon Cavil tweeted Wednesday night that he had decided to leave the Sooners. “After careful consideration and much prayer, I’ve decided to pursue a transfer from the University of Oklahoma,” Cavil posted. “This was not an easy decision to make however, I..." October 30

  • Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

    Rumors & Rants "Florida’s football program is an absolute mess right now. The Gators are 3-3 with a 2-3 record in the SEC and no hope of recovering under current head coach Will Muschamp. Fans are ready for a new regime after three-plus years and a 25-19 record under Muschamp, and a familiar name has popped up as..." October 23

  • Sooners' Sterling Shepard landed on my camera, and I feel bad about that

    Tulsa World "I have been shooting football on the sidelines just about every weekend for 26 years. I have shot every level of this sport, from pee-wee to NFL and everything in between. There have been close calls, but I can say that in those 26 years I have never been hit by a player. On Saturday while..." October 20

  • OU chaplain lured man from home

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma football chaplain and Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative Kent Bowles was arrested on drug and larceny charges Wednesday after allegedly taking pills from a Norman, Oklahoma, residence. The arrest was originally reported by The Oklahoman. Bowles, 45, was..." October 18

  • Bob Stoops not happy with Zack Sanchez's messages to suspended teammate

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops didn’t know until Monday morning that Zack Sanchez expressed public support for Frank Shannon during Saturday’s win over Texas, and the coach wasn’t pleased about it. “I don’t like that,” Stoops said. “I stand by the university and what we’ve done. So that’ll be..." October 14

  • Former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer admits he covered up minor charges against players

    USA Today "Barry Switzer said he never tried to cover up a felony when he was coaching football at the University of Oklahoma in the 1970s and 1980s. But misdemeanors, well, that’s a different story. Switzer told USA TODAY Sports a cozy relationship with the local sheriff and other officials helped keep..." October 10

  • NCAA gives OU scholarship waiver for Baker Mayfield

    The Oklahoman "A day after learning the walk-on quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility was denied, Mayfield got some good news. In a statement Tuesday, the Oklahoma athletic department confirmed that Mayfield’s appeal to the NCAA had been denied but said the NCAA had granted..." October 01

  • Oklahoma running back Keith Ford out 2-3 weeks

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Oklahoma will be without its leading rusher against West Virginia on Saturday. Head coach Bob Stoops said Monday that sophomore Keith Ford will be out for the next two or three weeks after suffering a slight fracture to his ankle in the Sooners’ win over Tennessee. “He won’t play this week..." September 15

  • Suspended Joe Mixon takes part in Sooners pep rally

    The Oklahoman "The University of Oklahoma suspended freshman running back Joe Mixon from all team activities after he pleaded not guilty a misdemeanor charge last month, stemming from an altercation that ended in Mixon punching a female OU student in the face. Mixon was seen walking off the practice field..." September 13

  • Quincy Russell says on Facebook he was kicked off Oklahoma football team

    The Oklahoman "Wonder why Quincy Russell hasn't played or even suited up for OU this season so far? Well, the Sooners' defensive tackle said Monday via Facebook that he was kicked off the team. "Well good bye Oklahoma. Time to find new home," Russell said in a post Monday morning. In the comments..." September 09

  • Frank Shannon suspension upheld by Oklahoma State Supreme Court

    The Oklahoman "The Oklahoma State Supreme Court took action Monday to allow the University of Oklahoma to enforce its one-year suspension of junior linebacker Frank Shannon, according to court documents. The state’s highest court ruled that Cleveland County District Judge Tracy Schumacher should not have..." September 09

  • Stoops: Seems DGB wants to stay at OU

    The Oklahoman "Bob Stoops wouldn’t speak much Monday about Dorial Green-Beckham’s situation a few days after the NCAA denied a waiver request for immediate eligibility and Oklahoma all but announced it wouldn’t pursue the matter further. But Stoops did say Green-Beckham remained in class at OU and that he..." August 27

  • NCAA denies Oklahoma's waiver for Dorial Green-Beckham

    CBSSports.com "If Dorial Green-Beckham is ever going to play a game for the Oklahoma Sooners, it won't be this season. The school announced Friday evening that the NCAA had turned down its waiver request to give Green-Beckham eligibility for this season. "The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver..." August 23

  • Oklahoma suspends freshman Joe Mixon for entire season

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon has been suspended from all activities with the football team for the entire season, the university announced Monday. Mixon was charged Friday with misdemeanor assault stemming from an alleged incident in which he was accused of punching a woman in the..." August 19

  • Former OU commit Dalton Rodriguez transferring to Sooners from Tulsa

    The Oklahoman "Dalton Rodriguez committed to Oklahoma while he was at Tulsa Union but, wanting to play defense, eventually switched his commitment to Tulsa and eventually signed with the Golden Hurricane. Now, Rodriguez will wind up in Norman after all, deciding to transfer to OU after an up and down year..." August 18

  • Reports: Nebraska DT Aaron Curry to transfer to Oklahoma

    CBSSports.com "Nebraska 's defensive line depth has taken a hit with the reported transfer of tackle Aaron Curry, a junior who started eight games for the Huskers in 2013. Both SoonerScoop.com and HuskerOnline.com reported that Curry will transfer to Oklahoma, the school wher his father played basketball in..." August 18

  • Joe Mixon charged with misdemeanor

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon was charged Friday with a misdemeanor stemming from an alleged incident in which he was accused of punching a woman in the face. According to the Cleveland County district attorney's office, the penalty for an act resulting in gross injury could be up to..." August 16

  • Baker Mayfield will appeal to NCAA

    ESPN.com "The Oklahoma Sooners will submit Baker Mayfield's appeal to the NCAA on Thursday in hopes the quarterback can be eligible this season, his attorney Jim Darnell has told ESPN. A freshman walk-on quarterback at Texas Tech last season, Mayfield said he decided to leave Tech when he was told he..." August 14

  • OU confirms freshman signee Vontre McQuinnie no longer on roster

    Tulsa World "Vontre McQuinnie, a three-star safety who signed with Oklahoma last February but never made it to Norman this summer, won’t be arriving anytime soon apparently. OU spokesman Pete Moris confirmed to the Tulsa World Wednesday that McQuinnie “is no longer on our roster.” McQuinnie had been listed..." August 14

  • Green-Beckham helped with misapplication of rule by Oklahoma

    CBSSports.com "The story I'm reading in print indicates former Missouri receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is going to be eligible right away at Oklahoma. The NCAA guidelines in front of me say no such thing should be possible. Not even close. I've got the 19-page -- deep breath, here -- Division I Legislative..." August 13

  • Four-star OL Cody Ford flips commitment from TCU to Oklahoma

    Dallas Morning News "TCU suffered a major recruiting blow on the recruiting trail on Monday afternoon. Four-star Pineville offensive lineman Cody Ford, arguably the crown jewel of the Horned Frogs’ 2015 class, flipped his verbal commitment from TCU to Big 12 foe Oklahoma. “OU is a great program, and I like all..." August 12

  • Oklahoma suspends top tackler Frank Shannon for a year

    USA Today "The University of Oklahoma has suspended the leading tackler on its football team, junior Frank Shannon, for a year. This spring The Oklahoman obtained a Title IX sexual assault allegation report that accused Shannon of trying to have intercourse in January with a woman who had not..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Oklahoma to add food truck

    ESPN.com "Oklahoma has found a creative way to make sure it complies with the new NCAA rule that allows athletes to receive unlimited snacks: a food truck. Sooners athletic director Joe Castiglione told ESPN.com that the vehicle the school is in the process of purchasing will serve as a solution to make..." August 08

  • Officials feel confident about Dorial Green-Beckham's chances for immediate eligibility

    The Oklahoman "University of Oklahoma officials feel very confident about their chances to get wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham approved for immediate eligibility with an NCAA waiver, sources told The Oklahoman. OU still hasn’t filed the appeal yet, but plans to send it to the NCAA soon after they receive..." August 02

  • OU waiting to file Dorial Green-Beckham waiver appeal

    Tulsa World "With Joe Mixon not with the Oklahoma football team currently, and with police hoping to have their report filed to the DA late next week, perhaps this is a good time to revisit Dorial Green-Beckham. Remember him? The wide receiving phenom who showed up on the OU campus July 3 and officially..." July 31

  • Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon “not reporting at this time”

    College Football Talk "As a legal investigation continues to cloud the future of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, the university has issued a statement stating the five-stare Class of 2014 addition is not currently reporting to team activities. That is about as close as we have gotten to any word of a possible..." July 31

  • Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon meets with police investigators; attorney says 'Joe has done nothing wrong'

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Finlay, the attorney representing OU freshman running back Joe Mixon, released the following statement to the media Monday afternoon regarding the assault allegations against his client: “This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal..." July 29

  • Sumlin on Stoops: 'We'd take him up on' Sooners vs. Aggies

    CBSSports.com "Thanks to the recent rash of Texas A&M player arrests, Kevin Sumlin had plenty to talk about at his Friday night meeting with the Houston A&M Club. But his juiciest quote was -- not too surprisingly -- reserved for Oklahoma's Bob Stoops. At Big 12 Media Days, Stoops listed the Aggies' 2014..." July 27

  • Baker Mayfield could add intriguing element at Oklahoma in 2014

    SI - College Football "It sounds like Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops could have an extra wrinkle in his quarterback situation in 2014. Stoops told reporters at Big 12 media days on Tuesday that Texas Tech transfer quarterback Baker Mayfield should be eligible to play immediately this fall. Mayfield surprised many when he..." July 23

  • OU’s leading tackler, Frank Shannon, still a Sooner

    College Football Talk "When last we dipped our toes into the Frank Shannon “situation,” the linebacker’s future at Oklahoma was “in limbo” after he was accused of sexual assault. The Cleveland County (Okla.) District Attorney’s Office, however, declined to pursue charges following a weeks-long investigation. There..." July 22

  • Oklahoma gets commitment from 2015 defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs

    The Oklahoman "Defensive tackle Tyrell Jacobs of Metairie (La.) Rummel High committed to Oklahoma on Monday. Jacobs posted his commitment on Twitter. Jacobs (6-foot-4, 260 pounds) had offers that includes Arizona State, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State and Tennessee. He’s a two-star recruit..." July 21

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