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  • College Hall of Famer, former Sooners DB Rickey Dixon dies after ALS battle

    ESPN "College Football Hall of Famer and Oklahoma legend Rickey Dixon, remembered as the star of the "Game of the Century II" between OU and Nebraska in 1987, died Saturday, the school announced. Dixon was 53. He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as..." August 03

  • Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma agree to 6-year contract with 2 new seasons

    The Score "Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley agreed to a new six-year contract that will run through the 2025 season, a source told Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. The deal, which includes a two-year extension, was finalized in February after Riley rebuffed head-coaching interest from NFL..." July 28

  • Oklahoma moves up season opener vs. Missouri State to Aug. 29

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners announced on Saturday that they have moved up the date of their first game of the season. Oklahoma and Missouri State have agreed to play on August 29, which is a week earlier than they initially planned to play. The reason they bumped up the game is to..." July 25

  • Longtime coach John Blake dies at 59

    Pro Football Talk "John Blake, who won two Super Bowl rings as the Cowboys’ defensive line coach and is best remembered for his stint as head coach at Oklahoma, has died at the age of 59. Barry Switzer, who coached with Blake both at Oklahoma and with the Cowboys, told Dean Blevins of KWTV that..." July 23

  • DeMarco Murray a part owner of the...New York Mets?

    247 Sports "Well, this is just so 2020, isn't it? Sooner running backs coach DeMarco Murray is among a group reportedly bidding to buy the New York Mets, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure. Murray, along with famous couple Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, Hall..." July 21

  • Oklahoma announces no new COVID-19 cases among football players

    MSN.com "Courtesy of Oklahoma football, there’s actually some good news on the coronavirus testing front. July 1, Oklahoma football players officially kicked off their voluntary on-campus workouts.  The development came two weeks after schools from the Big 12..." July 09

  • Oklahoma-Texas college football game will not be impacted by cancellation of 2020 State Fair of Texas

    KVUE " The 2020 State Fair of Texas has been canceled due to COVID-19. In a press release, fair officials said it was the first time the fair has been canceled since World War II.  Naturally, the first slew of circulating questions online surround the idea of what the..." July 07

  • Kyler Murray congratulates 5-star QB Caleb Williams on commitment to Oklahoma

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners picked up a big commitment over the weekend when 5-star quarterback Caleb Williams announced his intent to attend the school. Williams was considered by 247 Sports to be the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback and a top-10 recruit in the 2021 recruiting class...." July 07

  • 4-star QB Caleb Williams commits to Oklahoma

    The Score "Oklahoma has landed a commitment from one of the nation's top recruits. Caleb Williams, considered by some outlets to be the No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2021, made his selection Saturday. ESPN considers Williams a four-star recruit and the No. 1..." July 05

  • Lincoln Riley: Moving college football season to spring is “very doable”

    Pro Football Talk "One of the top coaches in college football thinks the season can be moved to the spring without much trouble if the COVID-19 pandemic makes it impossible to play in the fall. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said that if the situation surrounding the pandemic doesn’t improve in..." July 04

  • Lincoln Riley, Lon Kruger among Oklahoma employees taking pay cuts due to COVID-19 pandemic

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley and basketball coach Lon Kruger are among Sooners athletic department employees who will take 10% pay cuts in anticipation of a decrease in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The school announced Wednesday that all employees earning over $1 million..." July 02

  • 14 Oklahoma football players have COVID-19

    National Post "Add Oklahoma to the list of college football programs dealing with a coronavirus outbreak. The university announced Wednesday that seven of the 111 football players tested Monday were found to have COVID-19. Seven other players had tested positive before Monday. School..." July 02

  • LSU, Oklahoma finalists for highest-rated QB in the Class of 2021

    College Football Talk "LSU demolished Oklahoma on the playing field earlier this year.  Now, the Sooners are hoping to return the favor on the recruiting trail. Caleb Williams is one of the top quarterbacks in the 2021 recruiting class.  In fact, on the 247Sports.com composite,..." June 09

  • Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley afraid coaches might push limits during voluntary workouts

    ESPN "As college football players across the country slowly start to return to campuses for NCAA-approved voluntary workouts, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley is "sure the temptation will be high" for some coaches to push the boundaries of what's allowed. Many spring..." June 03

  • Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley hits nail on the head with ‘all lives matter’ response

    Sportsnaut "As the Black Lives Matter movement gains steam in America, many still are eager to retort with “all lives matter.” Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley understands the grim reality of the situation and expressed it perfectly on Wednesday. Speaking with..." June 03

  • Oklahoma's voluntary football workouts will start July 1, later than other Power 5 programs

    USA Today "Oklahoma plans to begin voluntary campus workouts for football players on July 1, despite many other Power 5 programs starting weeks earlier. The Southeastern Conference voted to allow athletes to begin voluntary workouts on June 8. The Big 12 voted on a date of..." May 26

  • Sooners land commitment from four-star WR Mario Williams

    SI "The first domino has fallen. It's never been much of a secret that Mario Williams and Caleb Williams are as tight as any two recruits in the 2021 class. The Sooners have been hot after both players for months. Now, the former Williams is officially..." May 15

  • Coach confirms WR Jadon Haselwood suffered non-football, non-workout-related injury, to miss early part of season

    College Football Talk "We now have a little bit of clarity when it comes to an injured Oklahoma football player.  Very little, but still. In late April, it was reported that Jadon Haselwood sustained a major injury while working out on his own.  One report had the..." May 14

  • Sooners' Lincoln Riley: Bringing players back by June 1 is ‘ridiculous’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Southeastern Conference is set to vote next week on whether they will allow student-athletes to return to campus for voluntary workouts on June 1, or whether the current suspension of athletic activity will continue. We know where Lincoln Riley stands on the subject. The..." May 14

  • Nick Saban said he advised Jalen Hurts To Pick Oklahoma Over These Two Schools

    Sportsnaut "When Jalen Hurts had the chance to transfer away from Alabama to Oklahoma following the 2018 season, Nick Saban helped him make his choice. Hurts ultimately opted to transfer to Oklahoma. He had a stellar season for the Sooners. Then, Hurts was stunningly drafted by the..." May 10

  • Five-star QB Caleb Williams trims list to three schools

    247 Sports "The No. 1 quarterback in the Top247 in five-star Caleb Williams trimmed his list of what was five finalists to three schools on Monday afternoon. Oklahoma, LSU and Maryland are still in the picture for the Washington (DC) Gonzaga signal-caller with Clemson and Penn State no longer..." May 04

  • Sooners' wide receiver Jadon Haselwood suffers torn ACL

    247 Sports "The injury bug has hit the Sooners during this extended absence. Confirming the news first reported by Rivals.com’s Carey Murdock that wide receiver Jadon Haselwood suffered a knee injury, a source has indeed stated to OUInsider.com that it’s a torn..." April 28

  • Oklahoma's Plan For Fall Return Is Great News For CFB Season

    Sportsnaut "The University of Oklahoma’s announcement in early April to suspend activities through July due to the COVID-19 pandemic signaled that the upcoming college football season could be at risk. On Friday, Oklahoma’s interim president provided a reason for hope that might show..." April 24

  • Sooners Land Another UCLA Transfer in Chris Murray

    SI "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said on March 9, one day before spring practice (and three days before everything was shut down was shut down) that the Sooners need to be better on the offensive line and that shakeups were likely coming. On Thursday, Riley added another potential piece..." April 02

  • Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley thinks the world will need football by September

    The Oklahoman "Lincoln Riley can’t imagine a fall without football. “I feel by September, the world is going to need football,” the OU football coach said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters. “Hopefully, I think a lot of that will be determined by our country’s..." April 01

  • Lincoln Riley does not think layoff will hurt Oklahoma QB competition

    Yardbarker "Oklahoma only got one spring practice in before the rest were canceled due to the school’s coronavirus changes. The spring football game was canceled as well, but Lincoln Riley is not too worried about adverse effects on the team’s quarterbacks. Last year’s graduate..." March 29

  • Former Sooners RB Trey Sermon Picks Ohio State As Transfer Destination

    Sportsnaut "In a move that boosts Ohio State football in a big way, former Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon is joining the Buckeyes in 2020. Sermon told Letterman Row that he is choosing Ohio State as his transfer destination on Sunday morning. “I JUST BELIEVE..." March 22

  • 5-Star RB Has Georgia Among Finalists and Kirby Smart Absolutely Can't Lose Him to Ohio State or Oklahoma

    12 Up "The nation's No. 2 running back has trimmed his massive offers list down, and to no surprise the Georgia Bulldogs remain in the hunt. Yup, for 5-star speedster TreVeyon Henderson, he's high on all things UGA. With fellow powerhouses still in contention to land his..." March 19

  • Oklahoma RB Trey Sermon enters transfer portal

    The Score "Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon announced Saturday that he will enter the transfer portal to play elsewhere next year as a graduate student. Sermon racked up 774 yards as a freshman and 947 yards as a sophomore. " March 16

  • Oklahoma suspends spring football practices out of coronavirus concern

    College Football Talk "As the sports world and beyond continues to be rocked by the coronavirus outbreak, the University of Oklahoma has opted to play it safe. Like many schools around the country, and in accordance with temporary policies implemented by conferences such as the Big 12, Oklahoma has suspended all..." March 12

  • Baker Mayfield statue to be unveiled at Oklahoma Spring Game

    WKYC "Baker Mayfield is still in the early stages of his NFL career. But the Cleveland Browns quarterback's legacy at the college level is already secure. So much so that next month, Mayfield's alma mater, Oklahoma, will unveil a statue of the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner...." March 09

  • Four-star DE Alfred Collins stays home with Texas over Oklahoma, Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alfred Collins put a coveted bow on the 2020 Texas football recruiting class on Wednesday when the four-star defensive end chose the Longhorns over Oklahomaand Alabama, among others. During a ceremony inside the gymnasium at Cedar Creek High School in Bastrop,..." February 05