Oklahoma Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Michigan, Oklahoma agree to home-and-home football series in 2025-26

    Michigan Live "Michigan is planning ahead in its non-conference schedule. Way ahead. U-M has agreed to play a home-and-home series against Oklahoma during the 2025 and 2026 seasons, the two programs announced Monday. The first meeting, to be played when some current Michigan players are in their..." July 15

  • OU, DGB face long, uphill climb in winning waiver claim

    College Football Talk "As you no doubt have heard by now, Oklahoma shocked most observers by announcing that it had added erstwhile Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. It was thought by many that Green-Beckham would be forced to sit out the 2014 season and then, if he decided against an early jump to the NFL..." July 04

  • Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham joins Oklahoma

    Kansas City Star "Former Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will enroll at Oklahoma, Sooners football coach Bob Stoops announced on Thursday. Green-Beckham, who was dismissed from Missouri after a series of off-field troubles after two seasons, will sit out this season and become eligible to play for..." July 03

  • OU freshman football player Steven Parker arrested

    The Oklahoman "Oklahoma freshman safety Steven Parker was arrested early Sunday morning on a complaint of public intoxication, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office. Parker was arrested by the Norman police about 1:30 a.m. and was booked into Cleveland County jail less than two hours later after..." June 26

  • Report: Oklahoma extending Bob Stoops contract

    NFL.com "Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is poised to join the $5 million club with a contract extension that will be reviewed by OU's board of regents Wednesday. Coming off an upset win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and offseason interest from the NFL, the time was right for Oklahoma to protect its..." June 24

  • Former top prospect Dorial Green-Beckham to Oklahoma?

    The Oklahoman "A little more than two years ago, Oklahoma was a major player in the Dorial Green-Beckham sweepstakes. Green-Beckham, a five-star wide receiver prospect considered the nation’s best player in the recruiting class of 2012, ultimately picked Missouri and compiled 87 catches, 1,278 yards and 17..." June 19

  • Houston adds pair of Okla. transfer linemen from Sooners, Cowboys

    College Football Talk "Tony Levine‘s Houston football team will get immediate help from at least one, possibly two offensive linemen from Power Five schools in the state of Oklahoma. In a press release, the Cougars announced Tuesday that Travis Cross (pictured) and Kyle Marrs have transferred into the UH football..." June 04

  • Sooners get commitment from 4-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor

    The Oklahoman "Pflugerville (Texas) Hendrickson has once again proven fruitful for Oklahoma football. Four-star cornerback P.J. Mbanasor committed to the Sooners on Tuesday, becoming OU’s fifth commit for the 2015 class. The former TCU commit announced his decision on Twitter, posting “Let’s gooooo! I’m..." June 03

  • NCAA makes player, girlfriend sign affidavits about legitimacy of relationship

    Fox Sports "We've all heard plenty of absurd stories when it comes to the NCAA, but this tale about Oklahoma center Gabe Ikard and his girlfriend is truly out there. Ikard, who was an Academic All-American and signed with the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on Saturday, was one of the players that the..." May 13

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Report: OU set to announce $350 million stadium expansion plan

    San Antonio Express-News "The Oklahoma Board of Regents are close to announcing an expansion plan at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium that will boost the facility’s seating capacity to more than 90,000. KWTV sports anchor and former OU quarterback Dean Blevins had the scoop about work at the stadium that is..." May 05

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