Oklahoma Rumors & News

  • 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

  • OU linebacker Frank Shannon faces sexual assault allegations

    Tulsa World "Frank Shannon, Oklahoma's starting middle linebacker and leading tackler last season, is facing a sexual assault allegation, according to a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation report obtained by the Oklahoman. Shannon, a junior linebacker, did not take part in last Saturday's spring football..." April 17

  • Adrian Peterson backs pay for play

    ESPN.com "As the debate about whether the NCAA should pay college athletes continues, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson offered his strongest comments yet Wednesday in favor of players receiving compensation. Peterson said players "are the ones making these universities money" and surmised..." April 09

  • All-Access with Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight

    Dallas Morning News "A star was born in the Sugar Bowl for the Sooners. Trevor Knight stunned Alabama with his arm, his feet, and his vision while the Sooners emerged from New Orleans with a momentum-creating win. That momentum has carried on all the way to spring practice after the Sooners signed a strong..." April 03

  • Ex-Oklahoma coach Switzer: 'I'd never recruit a white quarterback'

    CBSSports.com "Barry Switzer's back! Switzer's edgy review of Johnny Manziel, calling the former Texas A&M quarterback an "arrogant little prick," has put the former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys coach back on the media circuit. In an interview with WNSR in Nashville on Thursday, Switzer's discussion of..." March 01

  • Fans donate to help former Oklahoma kicker train for the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Former Oklahoma kicker Patrick O’Hara hasn’t played football in more than a year and was never considered a great kicker in college, and so he’s an extreme long shot to make an NFL team. But O’Hara believes he can make it, and some Oklahoma fans believe in him enough that they’re willing to put..." March 01

  • L.J. Moore tweets he’s leaving Sooners

    College Football Talk "The annual tradition of pre-spring attrition continues, with Oklahoma the latest to see a player leave its football program. In a tweet posted to his Twitter account late Friday morning, defensive back L.J. Moore revealed that he apparently intends to transfer out of OU and to another school to..." February 28

  • Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson lands at Utah

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson looks to have found his next college football home - The University of Utah. The Utah Football Twitter page made an announcement Wednesday morning that Thompson was officially part of the "Ute Nation." Thompson had visited Utah earlier this month." February 26

  • Report: Freshman cornerback leaves Oklahoma

    College Football Talk "Per SoonerScoop.com (subscription required), cornerback L.J. Moore has left Oklahoma after just one season. Moore came to Oklahoma rated as a four-star recruit out of Central East High School in Fresno, Calif., the same high school that produced Sooners safety Hatari Byrd and 2014 four-star..." February 24

  • Oklahoma self-reports violation involving excess pasta

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Oklahoma athletic department recently sent the NCAA a list of self-reported violations that the university had unintentionally committed. The violations, documented by Ryan Aber of the Oklahoman feature the standard slew of accidental phone calls to recruits and minor mistakes made during..." February 20

  • Oklahoma Sooners report NCAA violation…on pasta

    Dallas Morning News "The Oklahoman reported on Wednesday on the secondary NCAA violations that the University of Oklahoma has self-reported over the last two years. The list was filled with the usual minor infractions like pocket-dialing a recruit, impermissible texts, et cetera. However, the most serious of the..." February 20

  • Utah first up on Kendal Thompson’s transfer tour

    College Football Talk "ased on one report, there’s certainly no lack of interest in a former Oklahoma quarterback. Citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the Daily Oklahoman is reporting that more than 40 football programs — 42 to be specific — have expressed an interest in erstwhile Sooner Kendal Thompson...." February 16

  • Oklahoma's Blake Bell moving to tight end

    CBSSports.com "The Belldozer is switching positions, and will play tight end for the Sooners next season. Oklahoma's Bob Stoops confirmed the switch during his appearance on Signing Day Live Wednesday. Bell was expected to take over the starting quarterback job at Oklahoma last season after Landry Jones..." February 09

  • Are signing day struggles a sign of weakness for the Big 12?

    San Antonio Express-News "Come in out of the cold and grab some piping hot information from the Big 12-pack this week. Here’s the best of a compendium of news, information and opinion about the conference. 1. As Big 12 officials scanned the recruiting rankings after National Signing Day, they can’t be happy about..." February 08

  • Oklahoma’s Wilson explains Sugar Bowl verbal exchange with teammate

    The Oklahoman "With 1:39 remaining in the first half of Oklahoma’s Sugar Bowl victory over Alabama last month, Sooner coaches called a timeout after the defense lined up incorrectly for a third down play. After the timeout was called, junior nickelback Julian Wilson and senior safety Gabe Lynn started..." February 08

  • Trey Franks won’t return to Sooners for final season

    The Oklahoman "Trey Franks was a valuable return man for Oklahoma last season as a redshirt junior but will not be back with the Sooners next season. Franks has graduated from school and chose not to return for his final season of eligibility, OU assistant athletic director for communications Pete Moris..." February 08

  • Prep coach says OU will have a 'beast' in defensive back Vontre McQuinnie

    The Oklahoman "Vontre McQuinnie sat in the DeSoto High School gymnasium Wednesday morning and signed with Oklahoma. Strangely, though, McQuinnie — who committed to OU more than a year ago — has technically been an Oklahoma Sooner several months longer than he's been a DeSoto Eagle. McQuinnie played..." February 07

  • California RB Joe Mixon a good fit for Sooners

    The Oklahoman "Running back Joe Mixon rushed for seven touchdowns in Freedom High School's first-round playoff victory two months ago, but something else that night made an even bigger impression on the school's athletic director. When Freedom was on defense, two young boys were playing catch just off the..." January 29

  • Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson announces his decision to transfer

    SI.com "Oklahoma’s quarterback situation entering 2014 got a little clearer this week. Redshirt sophomore Kendal Thompson announced on Twitter that he has decided to transfer from the Sooners. In three years on campus, Thompson played in two games and completed 4-of-13 passes for 64 yards and one..." January 23

  • Aaron Colvin’s injury could knock him out of the NFL Draft

    San Antonio Express-News "There’s a calculated risk every time a player participates or plays in an all-star game. Former Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin appears to have learned that lesson the hard way. Multiple reports indicate that Colvin sustained a torn ACL in his right knee Tuesday during Senior Bowl practice..." January 22

  • Report: Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson to transfer

    College Football Talk "Oklahoma quarterback Kendal Thompson has decided to transfer after graduating this coming May, SoonerScoop.com reported on Tuesday. It’s hard to blame him. The sophomore is currently stuck behind both Trevor Knight and Blake Bell on the depth chart and, with Knight having three years of..." January 22

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