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  • 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

  • Arkansas adds transfer linebacker

    247 Sports "Oklahoma linebacker Levi Draper has committed to transfer to Arkansas. Draper, a redshirt-sophomore who will graduate in May, announced his decision at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday. He made an unofficial visit to Fayetteville last Saturday. "I want to..." February 04

  • Oklahoma DB Miguel Edwards transfers to Last Chance U

    College Football Talk "For Miguel Edwards‘ next collegiate stop, he’s heading to Last Chance U. Last October, Edwards placed his name into the NCAA transfer database, the first step in a potential move away from Oklahoma. Nearly four months later, it’s being..." February 01

  • Report: ASU DL coach, top recruiter Jamar Cain going to Oklahoma

    Arizona Sports "Herm Edwards’ coaching staff at Arizona State is reportedly losing one of its most important pieces. ASU defensive line coach Jamar Cain is set to become the new outside linebackers coach at Oklahoma, per The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman. Cain has a..." February 01

  • OU football: Former Sooner receiver Mykel Jones transfers to Tulane

    OU Daily "Former Oklahoma wide receiver Mykel Jones announced on Monday he is transferring to Tulane. Jones entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on Dec. 17. The Patterson, Louisiana, native registered 33 catches, 495 receiving yards and a touchdown during his time with the Sooners. " January 28

  • Former Oklahoma star DeMarco Murray returns to Sooners as new running backs coach

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma announced Monday that it has hired Sooners legend DeMarco Murray as its new running backs coach. Murray starred in the Sooners' backfield from 2007-10, and holds school records in all-purpose yards with (6,718) as well as touchdowns (65). "This is very..." January 28

  • Oklahoma Sooners Football: Ruffin McNeill leaving OU staff

    Crimson And Cream Machine "Oklahoma Sooners assistant head coach and outside linebackers coach Ruffin McNeill is leaving the program to take care of his sick father in North Carolina. The coaching veteran made the announcement via an OU Athletics press release. According to said release, the search for a replacement..." January 23

  • Jalen Hurts gets awesome Alabama/Oklahoma helmet for Senior Bowl

    Sportsnaut "Jalen Hurts will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, and when he does, he’ll represent both the Oklahoma Sooners and Alabama Crimson Tide with an awesome dual-team helmet. Check out the sweet helmet Hurts was given on Monday during his Senior Bowl press conference: " January 20

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • Oklahoma Sooners Football: Levi Draper heads to the transfer portal

    Crimson & Cream Machine "Chalk up another defensive player from the Oklahoma Sooners to the transfer portal. This time it’s redshirt sophomore linebacker Levi Draper who’s searching for greener pastures away from Norman. A native of Collinsville, Okla., Draper arrived at OU as..." January 17

  • WR Theo Howard transferring to Oklahoma from UCLA

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oklahoma Sooners have added a big graduate transfer at wide receiver for next season: Theo Howard. Howard, who spent his first three seasons playing at UCLA, was set to be a senior this season for the Bruins but did not play. Instead he decided to leave as a graduate transfer. He..." January 09

  • Sooners Football: Kenneth Murray announces decision to declare for 2020 NFL Draft

    Crimson And Cream Machine "After three seasons as the starting MIKE linebacker for the Oklahoma Sooners, junior Kenneth Murray has announced his decision to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. In the fall of 2017, was forced to play one of the most difficult positions within the defense as a..." January 04

  • Oklahoma lands 4-star QB Chandler Morris, son of former Arkansas coach

    NBC Sports "Just days after suffering a blow in the Class of 2021 with the decommitment of a five-star quarterback, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is welcoming a new QB to the Sooners this year. Four-star quarterback Chandler Morris gave his commitment to the Sooners for the Class of..." January 02

  • Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray declares for 2020 NFL Draft

    Norman Transcript "Oklahoma junior linebacker Kenneth Murray plans to enter the NFL Draft, forgoing his final season with the Sooners. Murray announced the decision on Twitter in a two-minute long video. " January 02

  • QB Brock Vandagriff pulls commitment to Oklahoma

    ESPN "Oklahoma lost a commitment from its 2021 class on Wednesday when ESPN Junior 300 quarterback Brock Vandagriff announced he was not going with the Sooners. Vandagriff is the No. 24-ranked prospect overall in his class and the No. 2 pocket passer. He's a..." January 01

  • Husband of sports reporter who died in plane crash now texts wife: 'I love you too'

    USA Today "A heartbroken Steven Ensminger, Jr. said he now texts his late wife a response that he never had the chance to write.  Ensminger's spouse, sports journalist Carley McCord, texted him that she loved him before she died in a private plane crash that killed five..." December 31

  • Oklahoma Star WR CeeDee Lamb Declares for NFL Draft

    SI "Less than 24 hours after losing the Peach Bowl to LSU, Oklahoma star wideout CeeDee Lamb announced his decision to forgo his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL draft. He is expected to be among the first wide receivers called in the draft. "These past three..." December 30

  • Husband of sports reporter who died in plane crash agonizes over missing his wife's text

    USA Today "Steven Ensminger, Jr. said he missed a call and text from his late sports journalist wife Carley McCord the morning her private plane crashed and killed five people. McCord, a reporter for the New Orleans television station WDSU, had departed Lafayette, La. on Saturday, en..." December 30

  • Why the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners will win it all

    CBS Sports "When it comes to College Football Playoff veterans, Alabama and Clemson are the two teams that come to mind. But don't forget about No. 4 Oklahoma, which will make its fourth playoff appearance since the format was born six years ago. However, unlike Alabama and..." December 28

  • Out of the mud: How the Peach Bowl rose from 'third-tier bowl' to Playoff prominence

    Sporting News "The Peach Bowl took a long route to rise to a level of national prominence on par with other major bowl games. Yet the bowl game's journey to the top — which continues on Saturday with the College Football Playoff semifinal matchup between No. 1 LSU and No. 4..." December 27

  • LSU coach Ed Orgeron thinks ailing Clyde Edwards-Helaire will play

    ESPN "LSU coach Ed Orgeron said he's betting on having Clyde Edwards-Helaire available for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Saturday, but he's not sure how much he'll get from the star tailback in a playoff matchup against No. 4 Oklahoma. Edwards-Helaire,..." December 27

  • Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly faces impossible choice ahead of Playoff matchup vs. LSU

    Sporting News "No player in the history of college football has faced the kind of dilemma that Oklahoma linebacker Caleb Kelly faces this week. Does Kelly play on Saturday against top-ranked LSU in the Peach Bowl? Or does he sit out the College Football Playoff semifinal and, win or lose, return in..." December 27

  • LSU Linebacker Patrick Queen: We are going to dominate Oklahoma’s offense

    College Football Talk "Pretty much all of us expect LSU to dominate Oklahoma, relatively speaking. The Tigers will kick off Saturday as 2-touchdown favorites, but their favorites largely because of Joe Burrow, J’Marr Chase and the offense. For a time, the Ferrari of an offense was dragging their..." December 26

  • Ed Orgeron sought out Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley for advice to help LSU's offense

    USA Today "When LSU coach Ed Orgeron met Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley at the NFL draft last spring, he didn’t want to engage in small talk. Orgeron wanted to pick Riley’s brain — to the benefit of the Tigers. “I immediately started asking him about his counter..." December 26

  • College Football Playoff 2019 prediction: Why the No. 4 Oklahoma Sooners will win it all

    CBS Sports "When it comes to College Football Playoff veterans, Alabama and Clemson are the two teams that come to mind. But don't forget about No. 4 Oklahoma, which will make its fourth playoff appearance since the format was born six years ago. However, unlike Alabama and..." December 26

  • Sooners Legend Barry Switzer Has Great Reason For Doing ‘Horns Up’ With Texas Fan

    Sportsnaut "Barry Switzer won three national championships as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, but he was doing the “Horns Up” sign with a fan Friday night. Switzer shared a photo of himself and 37-year-old Francisco De Soto, who is University of Texas graduate, on..." December 21

  • Sooners' Delarrin Turner-Yell to miss Peach Bowl with injury

    The Oklahoma Daily "Sophomore safety Delarrin Turner-Yell has suffered a broken collarbone and will miss the No. 4 Sooners' Peach Bowl matchup with No. 1 LSU, per a report from SoonerScoop.com.   " December 21

  • Three Oklahoma players to be suspended for Peach Bowl over failed drug tests

    Larry Brown Sports "Already underdogs for their College Football Playoff game against LSU, the Oklahoma Sooners find themselves in even worse shape now after three players reportedly failed drug tests. According to Jason Kersey of The Athletic, three Sooners — defensive end Ronnie Perkins,..." December 18

  • Nature or nurture? How Jalen Hurts became a football cyborg

    247 Sports "Baylor’s McLane Stadium buzzed nervously as the Bears drove against Oklahoma with 1:45 remaining. Jalen Hurts stood on the sideline, positioned far to the left for the best view, with his hands clasped behind him and a look that betrayed nothing. The architect of..." December 07

  • NFL Draft prospects to watch: Rivalry week brings Ohio State-Michigan and the Iron Bowl

    CBS Sports "Rivalry week has finally arrived. The final week of the regular season brings some of the year's most anticipated matchups of the year in addition to conference championship implications. College football fans are anxiously waiting to learn how formidable the Crimson Tide will be without..." November 30

  • 2020 DE Reggie Grimes commits to Oklahoma

    Crimson And Cream Machine "Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners hosted prime 2020 prospect Reggie Grimes during a dominant defensive performance vs. West Virginia in October, and it appears as if the nation’s No. 54 overall prospect has finally found a home in Norman, Okla. On..." November 29

  • College football major position awards finalists announced

    The Score "The finalists for a number of major college football awards were announced Monday. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State pass-rusher Chase Young are both nominated for multiple honors. Here are the notable award..." November 25

  • Oklahoma TE Grant Calcaterra Announces He's Retiring Because of Concussions

    Bleacher Report "Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra announced Thursday that he is retiring from football after suffering numerous concussions, with the latest occurring during a midseason practice this year: "Over a month ago, I received a concussion in practice," Calcaterra said in part...." November 22

  • Oklahoma watched Patriots' Super Bowl LI comeback before overcoming 28-3 deficit vs. Baylor

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "The Oklahoma Sooners coaching staff could not have picked a more perfect week to show its players highlights of the New England Patriots' epic comeback from trailing 28-3 to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Why's that? The No. 8 ranked..." November 19

  • Which teams are most likely to make the College Football Playoff?

    Larry Brown Sports "Though we’re only two weeks from the various conference championship games across the college football landscape, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty in how the College Football Playoff field will come together. There are only a couple teams who can really feel confident..." November 19

  • Burning Questions For CFB’s Biggest Week 12 Games

    Sportsnaut "A week after college football delivered its most exciting weekend of action this season, Week 12 offers the chance for fans to enjoy more entertaining matchups. While this weekend’s games might not offer the caliber of clash we saw in Tuscaloosa between LSU and Alabama,..." November 16

  • Joe Burrow and Jalen Hurts among finalists for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

    NBC Sports "LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts have been named finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The Golden Arm Foundation revealed its list of five finalists for the award for the nation’s top fourth or fifth-year quarterback on..." November 15

  • Former Oklahoma Sooners RB Chris Brown Struggling With Homelessness

    Total Pro Sports "A former Oklahoma running back has been living on the streets in Norman, but his life wasn’t always like this. Chris Brown, who was teammates and eventually followed Adrian Peterson in the Sooners backfield from 2006-2009, is now homeless and hoping for a fresh..." November 15

  • Florida State coaching search: Bob Stoops no longer considered candidate for position, per report

    CBS Sports "In a stunning blow delivered to Florida State message boards everywhere, the Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is no longer being considered for the head coaching vacancy at Florida State. The paper cites "two sources..." November 15

  • NFL draft prospects to watch: Alabama's Jerry Jeudy needs a bounceback game

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "We’re hitting the home stretch of the college football season — single tear forming — but there are many good games this week, with 22 of the top-25 teams in action, including four games involving two ranked teams facing each other. We didn’t feature a..." November 14

  • OU football: Trey Sermon, Kenneth Mann out for season

    The Oklahoma Daily "No. 9 Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1) barely escaped a late comeback attempt from Iowa State in a 42-41 Saturday night in Norman. Now the Sooners turn their focus to No. 12 Baylor (9-0, 6-0 Big 12) for a 6:30 p.m matchup Saturday in Waco, Texas.  Sooner coach Lincoln Riley discussed injuries..." November 11

  • Most Compelling Match-ups In College Football Week 11

    Sportsnaut "November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend. The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place..." November 08

  • How each College Football Playoff contender could fare with its backup quarterback under center

    CBS Sports "As the College Football Playoff picture starts to come into focus, it's understandable that quarterbacks like Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Fields and Joe Burrow have become the faces of their team's playoff runs. But in four of the five College..." November 02

  • Writing off Oklahoma as College Football Playoff contender ridiculous

    USA Today "As soon as Oklahoma fell behind by 25 points on Saturday at Kansas State, you could practically hear the clickety-clack of keyboards all over America declaring the Sooners dead in the College Football Playoff race.  But have we learned nothing over the last..." October 27

  • No. 5 Oklahoma hit with first loss after illegally touching onside kick vs. Kansas State

    Sporting News "The Sooners are undefeated no more. No. 5 Oklahoma suffered its first loss of the season after a 48-41 defeat on the road to Kansas State. After a Wildcat touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter, the Sooners found themselves trailing 48-23 with 12:54 to..." October 26

  • Nick Saban: Jalen Hurts thriving at Oklahoma 'doesn't surprise me at all'

    The Spun "This offseason, Jalen Hurts made the decision to grad transfer to Oklahoma for this final collegiate season. He has not regretted that move one bit. Through seven games, Hurts is firmly in the Heisman Trophy conversation. He’s completing 74 percent of his passes and has thrown..." October 25

  • Lincoln Riley: Oklahoma not a stepping stone for NFL job

    The Score "It doesn't appear Lincoln Riley is eyeing a move to the NFL anytime soon. Appearing on the "Dan Patrick Show" on Thursday, Riley claimed that leaving Oklahoma for an NFL head coaching job isn't currently a goal of his and he doesn't see major..." October 24

  • Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner out of action for remainder of 2019 season following crash

    CBS Sports "One of college football's best traditions is heading to the pits. Oklahoma's Sooner Schooner will not run for the rest of the season but could return to action by next season's spring game, senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman told The OU Daily on..." October 23

  • Sooner Schooner flips in scary crash during Oklahoma-West Virginia game

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The two-horse wagon — which earned an honorable mention in Sporting News’ top 10 college football traditions this week — had a scary moment when it took a hard turn and fell over at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. " October 20

  • Urban Meyer would 'absolutely' be open to taking Dallas Cowboys coaching job if an offer came his way

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys aren't currently looking for a new head coach, but if that job should come open in the next few months, there's already at least one well-qualified candidate who would definitely be interested in filling the position, and that's Urban..." October 19