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  • Oklahoma could be next school to start selling beer at football games

    Norman Transcript "Is the time coming? While Oklahoma State and Tulsa now both sell beer at home football games, the University of Oklahoma has avoided doing so to general patrons, though it serves brew in luxury suites. But OU president James Gallogly said during Thursday’s Board of..." September 14

  • Addison Gumbs, former Oklahoma Sooners 4-star DE, transferring to Oregon State Beavers: Report

    Oregonian "College football may not officially have a free agency period, but athletes are moving more and more frequently to find playing time or the right fit. In need of improvements throughout the roster, the Oregon State Beavers football program has not been shy about securing top players..." September 12

  • Oklahoma RB Rodney Anderson done for season

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports have emerged indicating that Oklahoma’s star running back is done for 2018. According to Carson Cunningham of KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, Rodney Anderson, who suffered a knee injury in the first quarter, is out for the season, though no official announcement has been made..." September 09

  • Oklahoma's Anderson suffers knee injury vs. UCLA

    The Score "Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson left Saturday's game versus UCLA with a knee injury and was later ruled out for the rest of the afternoon. The star junior exited the contest at the end of the first quarter. He walked into the tunnel under his own power, but cautiously, while..." September 08

  • Injured Oklahoma linebacker Addison Gumbs leaving the program

    Norman Transcript "It was thought Addison Gumbs would rehabilitate the season-ending knee injury he suffered last week and return in 2019 as a redshirt sophomore at Oklahoma. But OU announced Wednesday the linebacker is leaving the program due to personal reasons.  "Addison did a..." September 06

  • Kyler Murray is officially Oklahoma's starting quarterback

    USA Today "Oklahoma has named Kyler Murray its starting quarterback, officially ending a competition that had long favored the Sooners’ dual-sport standout. Murray, a junior, outplayed redshirt sophomore Austin Kendall to become the successor to Baker Mayfield, who won the Heisman..." August 22

  • Lane Kiffin thinks Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray should 'change his mind and play baseball'

    USA Today "Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin isn't shy in looking for an advantage for the Owls' Week 1 matchup against Big 12 power Oklahoma.  As such, Kiffin had a blunt recommendation for Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray while speaking to reporters at Conference USA media day..." July 20

  • Kyler Murray is 'going to have to fight like crazy' to win starting QB job

    CBS Sports "It's generally assumed that Kyler Murray will be Oklahoma's starting quarterback in 2018.  Sooners coach Lincoln Riley doesn't see it that way -- publicly, at least -- with Murray and redshirt sophomore Austin Kendall expected to battle for the gig this..." July 16

  • Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley: If Georgia were in Big 12, 'no way' they're a top-five defense

    USA Today "Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley took a swipe at Georgia's defense while sticking up for the Big 12 Conference in an interview on Tuesday. The Sooners lost in overtime to the Bulldogs in a College Football Playoff semifinal matchup last season but managed 531 offensive yards..." July 03

  • Lincoln Riley: ‘Hard to see myself ever leaving Oklahoma’ for NFL

    College Football Talk "Here we go again? Throughout a sizable portion of Bob Stoops‘ time at Oklahoma, there was considerable speculation that the head coach could be poached by the NFL. In fact, after his surprise retirement in the summer of 2017, reports surfaced (again) that the..." June 27

  • Lincoln Riley will (barely) make more than his starting QB in 2018

    College Football Talk "One running joke that’s made numerous laps around the college football world this month has officially run its course. After being taken ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics in the June Major League Baseball draft, Kyler Murray reached an agreement on a..." June 20

  • OU football: Regents approve $1.7 million raise for head coach Lincoln Riley

    Norman Transcript "Lincoln Riley’s first season went well enough for him to earn a hefty pay raise. The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents on Tuesday approved what amounts to a $1.7 million increase in Riley's contract, which will make him $4.8 million next year and $5 million annually..." June 19

  • Oakland A’s set to confirm Kyler Murray to play at Oklahoma in 2018, then shift full attention to baseball in 2019

    San Francisco Chronicle "Outfielder Kyler Murray, the A’s top pick in last week’s draft, officially will sign with the team Friday and will be introduced at the Coliseum the same day, multiple sources told The Chronicle. As part of the agreement, Murray will play just one more year of..." June 14

  • Four-star DE Marcus Hicks announces commitment to Oklahoma

    Die Hards "Lincoln Riley’s 2019 class has grown yet again.  On Friday, coveted Wichita (Kan.) Northwest weakside defensive end Marcus Hicks brought his recruitment to a close, announcing his commitment to Oklahoma over 21 other options, including Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio State,..." June 08

  • Sooners lose coveted defensive lineman Michael Thompson to knee injury

    Tulsa World "Oklahoma’s defensive line depth took a huge hit this week. Michael Thompson, a four-star recruit from St. Louis, announced via social media that he suffered a major knee injury and will miss the 2018 season. “Sadly I won’t be competing this fall due to a..." June 07

  • Kyler Murray could make more money this year than Oklahoma HC Riley

    The Score "Lincoln Riley is set to bring in $3.1 million in salary for the upcoming season, but he may not be the highest-paid man in the Oklahoma locker room. Quarterback Kyler Murray was selected No. 9 overall by the Oakland Athletics in this week's MLB amateur draft, meaning the former..." June 06

  • Lincoln Riley issues statement on Kyler Murray, says ‘we’re excited to have him this football season’

    College Football Talk "It appears all but certain Kyler Murray will be on the gridiron in 2018.  Beyond that? To be determined. After being selected surprisingly high in the opening rounds of the Major League Baseball draft Monday night — he was taken ninth overall by the Oakland..." June 06

  • Sooners QB Kyler Murray chosen No. 9 by Oakland in MLB draft

    ESPN "The Oakland Athletics selected Kyler Murray with the ninth overall pick in Monday's MLB draft, which could complicate his future as Oklahoma's quarterback. The assigned value of the ninth pick is $4,761,500. Murray, who backed up Heisman..." June 05

  • Kyler Murray: ‘I will be playing football this season’

    College Football Talk "So much for that drama.  Apparently. Kyler Murray, Oklahoma’s projected starting quarterback heading into the 2018 season, was selected surprisingly high in the Major League Baseball Draft, taken by the Oakland Athletics with the No. 9 overall pick in the first..." June 05

  • Kyler Murray expected to return as Oklahoma QB despite MLB draft

    The Score "Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will soon have a major decision in front of him. Murray has served as the center fielder and cleanup hitter for Oklahoma's baseball team and is expected to be taken early in next week's MLB draft. Lincoln Riley, head..." June 01

  • Oklahoma boosts defensive line with addition of grad transfer Jay Hayes

    ESPN "Oklahoma bolstered its defensive line Sunday by picking up a commitment from Notre Dame graduate transfer Jay Hayes. Hayes announced his decision on Twitter. " April 16

  • OU President David Boren carted off at Stoops statue dedication

    247 Sports "The Bob Stoops statue dedication ceremony took a weird turn Saturday morning, as OU President David Boren had to be carted off on a stretcher. Boren had addressed the crowd, and OU athletics director Joe Castiglione was speaking and about to introduce Stoops when the ceremony had to be halted..." April 14