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Crimson And Cream Machine 11 hours ago

Former Oklahoma Sooners Shooting Guard Buddy Hield Showcasing Steph Curry Range

Over a four year span, Buddy Hield evolved from 3-star recruit into the reigning Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award winner. Behind a stellar senior season, the shooting guard led the Oklahoma Sooners to the Final Four for the first time since 2002. Dazzling crowds with an array of shots behind the arc, Hield finds himself in the upper echalon of the NBA Draft. Why? Simply put, franchises are targeting jump shooters as the NBA landscape continues to shift. Fans witnessed a drastic change from the physical play of the 90's in which most plays attacked the rim. Nowadays, three pointers reign...
Crimson And Cream Machine 15 hours ago

Oklahoma Baseball Starts Big 12 Tournament With Early Morning Match Against West Virginia

If you though those 11:00 AM kickoffs were bad in football then you're absolutely going to hate Oklahoma's start time for the Big 12 Baseball Tournament on Wednesday. The fifth seeded Sooners will play against fourth seeded West Virginia with a first pitch time scheduled for 9:00 AM. Forget peanuts and cracker jacks, we want bacon and eggs when we sing take me out to the ballgame! Oklahoma is on the same side of the bracket as Texas Tech which means a win over the Mountaineers Wednesday morning would put them up against the Big 12 regular season champs on...
Crimson And Cream Machine 15 hours ago

Oklahoma Sooners Shortstop Sheldon Neuse Tabbed Unanimous All-Big XII First Team Selection

Sheldon Neuse missed the final two regular season games after hitting his head on the ground in the series opener against Austin Peay. Yet, the body of work the shortstop put together remained impressive. Behind .376 batting average, .672 slug percentage, .464 on-base percentage, Neuse claimed a third consecutive consensus Big XII First Team Selection. To go along with those numbers, the junior collected 10 home runs and 46 runs batted in. However, Neuse impacts the game in more than one way. Often times, the Oklahoma Sooners have called Neuse to the mound to close out a game. Without...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Sooners On the Verge of A DL Commitment?

The Sooners could be on the verge of some good recruiting news later this week (Saturday) with the potential commitment of 2017 DL Isaiah Thomas (6-5/230) from Tulsa, OK. Thomas has seen his recruitment take off over the spring picking up offers from school likes Mizzou, Bama, Nebraska, Baylor, Texas A&M, Tennessee, South Carolina, OKState, and the Sooners. Thomas let everyone know of his impending commitment with the following tweet. I've decided that I'll be announcing my Commitment to a College on May 28th! — Isaiah✊ (@Isaiah_t55) May 21, 2016 Thomas will need to gain weight...

Big 12 Football Position Rankings | Baker Mayfield Leads A Talented Group Of Quarterbacks

It's never too early to start up those off-season arguments so let's get going! Quarterback is the position that everyone talks about. When you've got a star then the eyes of the nation will turn towards you. However, when that position under performs then the Board of Regents begins to have conversations about your head coach. For a long time now the Big 12 has been a conference that regularly produces top-notch talent at quarterback and the potential is there for that to continue again in 2016. Here's how we rank the Big 12 in terms of signal callers. 1. Oklahoma Sooners | There's no...

Cajuns Power Their Way To Norman Super Regional With Three-Game Sweep In Lafayette

Nine was the magic number for Louisiana-Lafayette over the weekend as that was the exact number of runs the Ragin Cajuns posted in each of their three games in the course of their Lafayette Regional sweep, the later of which was a 9-8 win over Texas A&M in a game that lasted nine innings on Sunday evening. The other victims of the Cajuns over the weekend were Boston University (9-5) and the Texas Longhorns (9-1). In all Louisiana-Lafayette racked up their 27 weekend runs off of an eye popping 38 hits. They'll look to challenge Oklahoma's Paige Parker who held the Sooners' three weekend...

Regional Championship Game | Oklahoma Sooners Defeat Ole Miss Rebels 3-0

The Oklahoma Sooners moved through regional play unscathed after holding the Ole Miss Rebels scoreless in Sunday's finale, 3-0. Sporting a 25-game winning streak, the ladies dawning crimson and cream earned the right to host a Super Regional. Appearing for a seventh consecutive time in Super Regional action, Patty Gasso and her ball club will host the winner of the Louisiana Lafayette Regional. Unable to muster much offense, fans witnessed four scoreless innings posted on the board. Paige Parker kept the Rebels at bay refusing to give up a hit until the fourth frame. A bloop single fell in...

Series Sweep Eludes Oklahoma Baseball In Clarksville

Oklahoma's baseball team won it's third consecutive weekend series to improve their season record to 28-25-1 but came up short in collecting a three-game sweep on the road at Austin Peay. The Governors scored runs in seven consecutive innings against the Sooners, including six in the fourth, on their way to a 17-7 victory. After collecting a pair of wins in a Thursday doubleheader the Sooners were in position to do something they haven't accomplished since March 19, beat a team three consecutive times. Looking forward to this week's Big 12 Championship, in Oklahoma City, Pete Hughes went to...

Oklahoma Softball Run Rules Ole Miss, 9-1, To Advance To Regional Championship

You can't make mistakes against Oklahoma and expect to survive and advance in the NCAA Tournament. A pair of errors by Wichita State on Friday night led to a five-run first inning for the Sooners and eight free passes in the second inning by Ole Miss on Saturday led to a seven-run second inning against the Rebels. Oklahoma improved to 4-0 against the S.E.C. this season and continued their habit of jumping out on teams early after Erin Miller led off the bottom of the first by getting hit by a pitch. She was then driven home by a single from Shay Knighten for the games first run en route to...

Oklahoma Softball | Page Parker Strikes Out Nine In 7-2 Win Over Wichita State

Oklahoma's power Friday night didn't come from the top of their order where Big 12 Player of the Year Erin Miller leads things off. Instead it came from their seven hole where Nicole Pendley bats as he Sooners used the bottom part of their lineup to set the tone in their regional opener, against Wichita State, with a five-run first inning that saw the Sooners send ten batters to the plate, and was highlighted by a grand slam home run from Pendley. There was no looking back from OU after that as a strong pitching performance from Paige Parker overpowered Wichita State's lineup. The Shockers...

Osias Hurles Ole Miss Past Tulsa 5-1 In Norman Softball Regional Opener

Before Friday night Ole Miss had never played in an NCAA Tournament softball game. That didn't keep them from being poised and patient through the first few innings against Tulsa. That patience paid off in the third and they ended up making a big statement that just arriving to the Norman Regional wasn't good enough. "We talked about being aggressive," Ole Miss Coach Mike Smith said. Sarah Van Schaik heard the message loud and clear. After popping out to short in her first at bat she was able to jumpstart the Ole Miss offense with her next at bat when she crushed over the center field wall...

NCAA Softball Norman Regional | The Oklahoma Sooners vs. The Field

The Sooners return to the post season on Friday evening when they host Wichita State in the second game of the Norman Regional. Patty Gasso has a pretty good thing going in Norman. A year after graduating a ton of talent Oklahoma's softball coach has been able to assemble a crew of all-stars so talented that they swept the Big 12 postseason awards. Led by senior Erin Miller the Sooners have blistered the ball from the plate. Miller hit .361 in league play and led Oklahoma with 22 hits, 21 runs scored, four doubles and 38 total bases. Freshman Shay Knighten hit a team-high .412 batting...

Oklahoma Baseball Takes Doubleheader From Austin Peay

Oklahoma Baseball is continuing on it's hot streak. After winning the Bedlam series for the first time since 2010 last weekend the Sooners were off to Clarksville, Tennessee this week for a three-game series that started with a doubleheader on Thursday. After falling behind 2-1, in the bottom of the third, of game one, the Sooners got 2 RBI from freshman Steele Walker, who also scored a run, to ignite their offense and propel them to an 11-3 win. Jake Irvin improved his season record to 6-1 after throwing six complete innings and allowing just two runs off four hits. In the second game of...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | Have the Sooners Found Their Class of 2018 QB?

Recruiting is getting earlier and earlier. Schools are offering prospects for the class of 2019 already, so it stands to reason that numerous offers are already out for the class of 2018. Yesterday evening, the Sooners made a huge instate offer to class of 2018 QB Casey Thompson. If that name sounds familiar, Casey is the brother of former Sooners QB Kendal Thompson (who later transferred to Utah), and the son of former Sooner Charles Thompson. Casey stars for Southmoore High School, and he was pretty excited when he tweeted out the Sooner offer. Thankful to receive an offer from the...

Oklahoma Sooners Close Out Regular Season Against Austin Peay

The Oklahoma Sooners close out the regular season with a non-conference road trip to Austin Peay. While the bats have come alive, pushing 75 runs across the plate in the last eight outings, the pitching rotation continues to lack a solid third starting option. Regardless, it appears as though Pete Hughes hopes Alec Hansen can find a bit of control. When Hansen settles into a rhythm, the junior looks the part of one of the nation's premier collegiate hurlers. However, the opposite holds true as well. The right handed pitcher gets the nod for game two of the double header on Thursday. That...

Oklahoma Sooners Claim Every Big XII Softball Award

The conference accolades poured in for the Oklahoma Sooners who claimed a Big XII Championship earlier this month. Continuously reloading each and every year, Patty Gasso was tabbed as the Coach of the Year for the ninth time since the birth of the Big XII. This particular occasion market the fifth consecutive season the coach has won the award. After losing the first two games, something clicked for this group as the Sooners ended with a 47-7 overall record and the No. 3 Seed in the NCAA Tournament. Providing leadership and plenty of offense, Erin Miller earned Co-Player of the Year honors...

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball | Crowded SG Position Leads To Austin Grandstaff Transfer?

The Oklahoma Sooners recruited Austin Grandstaff before the shooting guard signed with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Appearing in 10 games, the No. 14 shooting guard of the 2015 class sited a desire to play closer to home. The desire manifested itself in a transfer while Grandstaff chose the Sooners over SMU. Enrolling for the spring semester, Grandstaff would have become eligible for the second half of the upcoming season. However, it appears as though the freshman has decided to transfer yet again as reported by 247Sports. With returning starter, Jordan Woodard alongside budding star...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting | 4 Prospects Trending Upward for the Sooners

Recruiting kinda takes a back seat during this time of year, as school is finishing up and summer plans are being made. That doesn't mean however that the Sooners are falling behind when it comes to the class of 2017. In fact here are 5 prospects the Sooners are making some big moves with in as we head towards the summer. 1. 4-Star DL Greg Rogers 6-4/305 from Las Vegas, NV. The big question that is yet to be answered with Roger's recruitment is whether or not he will leave the west coast. Rogers will make an unofficial visit to Norman this summer and with a good visit the Sooners could...

Let's Have A Discussion About Big 12 Conference Expansion. Adding Memphis & BYU Just Makes Sense, Doesn't It?

Six years ago the Big 12 was diagnosed with a terminal disease and up until this point has refused any treatments. The conference isn't quite on its deathbed yet but without significant changes it will be within the next eight or nine years. In an era where conferences are expanding, dollars are blowing, and football is as epic as it's ever been, the Big 12 has to reach out and pull in a fresh crop of schools. So, who would you have join the conference? We certainly have our thoughts and sure would like to know yours. Is Houston in or out? What about BYU or Memphis? Let's talk about...

Tony Casillas And Paul Finebaum May Have Just Become Best Friends Over Baker Mayfield Rip

There are those moments in life when you hear something said and it just doesn't make sense. They are speaking perfect English, their speech isn't slurred, and they are even using proper grammar, yet you just can't process. It's usually because the message is from such a high level of stupidity that even though you clearly understand what's being said you can't get past how a person could say something so earth-shattering and dumb. Those are the types of statements uttered on a regular basis by S.E.C. homer Paul Finebaum. In fact, it's become such a regular occurrence that if he doesn't say...