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  • Potential top-15 pick Marquise Brown had surgery for Lisfranc injury

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma Sooners product Marquise Brown will not be able to participate in the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine or his pro day due to foot surgery last month. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Hollywood Brown had surgery for a Lisfranc injury last month, but he is expected to be ready..." February 18

  • Oklahoma makes Lincoln Riley among top 10 highest-paid coaches

    ESPN "The University of Oklahoma regents made Lincoln Riley one of the top 10 highest-paid coaches in college football on Wednesday, bumping his 2019 salary to $6 million. Riley made $4.8 million last year. On top of the $6 million, Riley will receive an annual $700,000 stay bonus..." January 30

  • Oklahoma grad transfer Hurts excited to 'go out with a bang'

    The Score "Oklahoma made quarterback Jalen Hurts' transfer to the program official on Tuesday, and the former Alabama signal-caller is raring to go. Hurts announced his decision to join the Sooners for his final season of eligibility last week. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to..." January 23

  • Report: Oklahoma blocking Kendall from being immediately eligible at WVU

    The Score "Oklahoma is taking advantage of an NCAA rule to keep quarterback Austin Kendall from becoming immediately eligible at West Virginia, sources told ESPN's Jake Trotter. As a graduate transfer, Kendall should be able to play at another school in 2019...." January 16

  • Oklahoma will grant QB Austin Kendall's transfer to West Virginia, report says

    Sporting News "As soon as Austin Kendall heard Alabama transfer QB Jalen Hurts was visiting Oklahoma as a possible new destination to play, the Sooners QB entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal to explore his options. Fellow Big 12 school West Virginia was one of the options and since..." January 16

  • Jalen Hurts announces he will transfer to Oklahoma

    Dallas Morning News "Oklahoma has thrived on transfer quarterbacks during Lincoln Riley’s tenure in Norman, and Sooners have added another one in the form of ex-Alabama QB Jalen Hurts. Hurts made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon via a Players' Tribune article. He was..." January 16

  • Texas Tech hires Oklahoma's Kerry Cooks as assistant

    Crimson And Cream Machine "With the October firing of Mike Stoops and the recent hiring of Alex Grinch, movement was expected on the defensive side of the coaching staff for the Oklahoma Sooners. The first domino fell when inside linebackers coach Tim Kish announced his retirement, and now defensive backs coach Kerry..." January 13

  • Jalen Hurts visits Oklahoma day after Maryland

    Larry Brown Sports "Jalen Hurts is a busy man on the transfer circuit. Hurts entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal during the week, indicating his intention to transfer from Alabama. The quarterback, who has one year of college eligibility left and could transfer immediately as a grad transfer, is..." January 12

  • Oklahoma's Austin Kendall may indicate Kyler Murray's future by entering transfer portal

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma backup quarterback Austin Kendall has put himself into the transfer portal, opening up the possibility for him to play somewhere else next season. With the 2018 season over and spring ball around the corner, there have been several high profile names putting themselves out there..." January 12

  • Report: Jalen Hurts expected to draw interest from Oklahoma

    Sportsnaut "In addition to Maryland and Miami, Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts is reportedly expected to draw interest from Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners. Alex Scarborough of ESPN reported Friday evening that Hurts will be traveling to Maryland for a visit before heading..." January 11

  • Sooners lose another OT to draft as Bobby Evans to forgo senior season

    ESPN "Oklahoma junior offensive tackle Bobby Evans announced Wednesday he would be leaving school for the NFL draft. Evans was a second-team All-Big 12 selection for the Sooners, who won the Joe Moore Award for having the best offensive line in college football. ESPN's Mel..." January 09

  • Five-star WR Jadon Haselwood announces decision to play at Oklahoma

    Crimson And Cream Machine "Ladies and gentlemen, the Oklahoma Sooners have the most impressive wide receiver class in recent memory (or perhaps ever). Five-star WR Jadon Haselwood has picked the OU hat at the All-American Bowl. Let us rejoice and be glad. It would be disingenuous, however, to say that..." January 05

  • ‘No doubt’ Kyler Murray loves football more than baseball

    Sportsnaut "The Kyler Murray situation is getting juicier and juicier by the day. A first-round pick (No. 9 overall) of the Oakland Athletics last year, he is currently experiencing a strong pull to want to play football at the NFL level. Oakland has already signed Murray to a contract worth..." January 05

  • Marquise Brown declares for the NFL Draft

    Crimson And Cream Machine "After a pair of 1,000-yard seasons, two Big 12 Championships and two College Football Playoff appearances, Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Marquise Brown has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. The Hollywood, Fla. native, College of the Canyons product and cousin of Antonio Brown has..." January 02

  • Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma agree in principle to contract extension, raise

    Norman Transcript "Oklahoma has come to an agreement in principle on a contract extension and raise for football coach Lincoln Riley, quieting any murmurs that he will make a jump to the NFL. The school wasted little time. It announced Tuesday — two days after OU's loss in the Orange Bowl..." January 01

  • Lincoln Riley: Loss to ‘Bama ‘makes me even hungrier’ to stay at Oklahoma

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley has been one of the hot names thrown around whenever anyone discusses NFL head coaching vacancies. However, he’s already made it clear that he has no desire to leave Oklahoma for the NFL. Saturday night’s loss to Alabama in the..." December 30

  • Kyler Murray mum on his future after end of college football season

    ESPN "Kyler Murray said he had not thought about whether he played the last football game of his career on Saturday night against Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. But if it was the last time he put on a helmet and shoulder pads, he left..." December 30

  • Kyler Murray leaves door open for the 2019 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will have a lot of options when his college football season ends. But right now, his focus is on Saturday’s game with Alabama. Murray has signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics of MLB. Since then, he’s won the Heisman Trophy and if..." December 27

  • Kyler Murray drawing ‘a lot of buzz’ from NFL after Justin Herbert decision

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyler Murray has chosen not to completely shut the door on a potential NFL career when discussing his future recently, and the Oklahoma star is projected to be drafted even higher now if he decides to play football. On Wednesday, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert announced that he..." December 27

  • Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray ill, misses media session

    Sports Day "For the second year in a row, Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is under the weather just days before the Sooners take the field at the College Football Playoff. Quarterback Kyler Murray missed Wednesday's media availability due to an illness, per an OU..." December 26

  • Murray apologizes after anti-gay tweets surfaced following Heisman Trophy win

    The Score "Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray issued an apology early Sunday morning after anti-gay tweets sent between 2011 and 2012 when he was 14 and 15 years old surfaced following the award presentation. The tweets from the Oklahoma quarterback and Oakland Athletics draft pick,..." December 09

  • Old homophobic tweets from Kyler Murray's Twitter account surface after he wins Heisman

    USA Today "Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray had a Saturday to remember. But the Oklahoma quarterback's memorable night also helped resurface social media's memory of several homophobic tweets more than six years old.  When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via..." December 09

  • Kyler Murray wins the Heisman trophy

    ESPN "All throughout his heralded junior football season at Oklahoma, two-sport star Kyler Murray opined on the myriad ways lessons learned on the baseball diamond had paid off for him. But it was what the gridiron taught him on June 2, 2016, that sent him on a collision course toward his..." December 09

  • Oklahoma's Kyler Murray surpasses Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa as Heisman betting favorite

    ESPN "For the first time all season, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is the betting favorite to win the Heisman Trophy -- in both the legal and offshore markets. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa opened as the third-favorite at 10-1 odds in June at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook,..." December 08

  • Tua Tagovailoa beats Kyler Murray for Walter Camp national player of the year

    Alabama "The first of three national player-of-the-year honors was handed out before the main awards show Thursday evening. And the Walter Camp Award went to … Tua Tagovailoa. Alabama’s quarterback beat Kyler Murray of Oklahoma, Gardner Minshew of Washington State, Will..." December 06

  • Kyler Murray Named 2018 Associated Press Player of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma's Kyler Murray and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins Jr. are all Heisman Trophy finalists, but the Sooners quarterback has bragging rights over his fellow signal-callers prior to Saturday's ceremony. Eric Olson of the..." December 06

  • Tua Tagovailoa, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins announced as finalists for Heisman Trophy

    ESPN "Before they face one another in the playoff later this month, Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma's Kyler Murray will face off Saturday night in New York. The two quarterbacks were named finalists for the 84th Heisman Trophy on Monday, along with Ohio State quarterback..." December 03

  • Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma in CFP

    NCAA "The final College Football Playoff rankings of the season were announced Sunday, Dec. 2.  Here are the top six teams in the rankings: No. 1 - Alabama No. 2 - Clemson  No. 3 - Notre Dame  No. 4 - Oklahoma  No. 5..." December 02

  • Lincoln Riley stumps for Sooners to be included in College Football Playoff

    ESPN "Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said his team is "playoff-worthy," and that if the College Football Playoff selection committee includes the Sooners, he has confidence they can win the national championship. "I get that there are other great teams out there, but I feel..." December 01

  • Rodney Anderson announces he will enter NFL Draft

    Norman Transcript "Rodney Anderson will forego his remaining eligibility at Oklahoma and enter the NFL Draft, he announced in a statement Thursday.  Anderson rushed for 1,285 yards and 16 touchdowns in three seasons at OU, but has sustained three different season-ending injuries. His latest was an..." November 01

  • Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley On Coaching In NFL: “I Don’t Have That Itch Right Now”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Following the news that the Browns fired HC Hue Jackson on Monday, Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley, who coached Baker Mayfield in college, was asked about the possibility of pursuing a coaching job in the NFL. “No, not right now,” Riley said,..." October 29

  • Top QB recruit Spencer Rattler ineligible for rest of season due to violation

    Larry Brown Sports "One of the most high-profile quarterback recruits in the country has been ruled ineligible for the rest of the season due to a violation. Spencer Rattler, an Oklahoma Sooners commit, did not play in Pinnacle (Phoenix, Ariz.) High School’s game on Friday against Chaparral. His..." October 24

  • Riley Names Ruffin McNeill Defensive Coordinator For Rest Of Season

    News 9 "OU Football Head Coach Lincoln Riley has named a new defensive coordinator after Mike Stoops was fired.  For the remainder of the season, assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach Ruffin McNeill will serve as the defensive coordinator, Riley announced..." October 08

  • Mike Stoops out as Oklahoma's defensive coordinator

    Norman Transcript "Mike Stoops appeared to be on borrowed time as Oklahoma’s defensive coordinator after a 48-45 loss to Texas last week. Turns out, he had less than 48 hours. Stoops was fired as OU’s defensive coordinator Sunday, as first reported by KREF radio's James Hale,..." October 08

  • 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