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Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: OU Wins Baylor Series With Sunday Shutout

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: OU Wins Baylor Series With Sunday Shutout

The Sooners took two of three in Waco. The Oklahoma Sooners (23-5, 2-1) took the weekend series over Baylor (18-6, 2-4) in Waco by shutting out the Bears in a 3-0 Sunday rubber game win. Nathan Wiles earned the Sunday W for OU after 4.1 innings of perilous, but ultimately scoreless, pitching. Wiles was able to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning and was rarely challenged for the rest of outing, giving up 5 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts. All three of Oklahoma’s runs came on a three-run Kyle Mendenhall bomb in the second inning, driving in Steele Walker and Brylie Ware...
Crimson And Cream Machine 19 hours ago
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Tulsa Union DT Jordan Kelley Commits to OU

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Tulsa Union DT Jordan Kelley Commits to OU

Kelley becomes the third member of OU’s 2018 defensive class. Tulsa Union defensive tackle Jordan Kelley has committed to the Sooners from Dallas, where he attended a UA All-America camp over the weekend. Kelley tweeted on Wednesday that he had narrowed his list to OU, OSU and TCU and would be committing during the showcase. ⭕️ pic.twitter.com/0l1vyqSghe— Jordan Kelley (@OGkelley) March 26, 2017 The announcement comes as no surprise for the talented three-star lineman, who plays with recent Sooners commit Patrick Fields. At 6-4, 290 pounds, Kelley is big enough in high...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 4-Star RB T.J. Pledger Commits to Sooners

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 4-Star RB T.J. Pledger Commits to Sooners

The highly touted all-purpose back is the fifth commitment in the class of 2018. Oklahoma has secured the commitment of the nation’s second-rated all-purpose back in T.J. Pledger out of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.). The 5-8, 190-pound rusher is an explosive athlete and home run threat who looks like he’s tailor-made for Lincoln Riley’s offense and the return game. Pledger has held the Sooners near the top of his list for some time, making a visit during Bedlam and following it up with another stop in Norman this weekend. Life Is A Gamble Don't Be Scared To Take That Risk..110 %...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Is OU about to gain commitments from T.J. Pledger and Jordan Kelley?

Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: Is OU about to gain commitments from T.J. Pledger and Jordan Kelley?

Running back T.J. Pledger and defensive end Jordan Kelley could be committing to OU in the near future. Oklahoma safety commit Patrick Fields is a guy who’s made it very clear how involved he will be in recruiting other prospects. On Thursday night, the Tulsa Union product tweeted something that should probably excite you. I feel a couple booms coming this weekend Soonernation stay tuned— Patrick Fields (@PatrickFields24) March 24, 2017 Who is he referring to? Signs point to IMG Academy running back T.J. Pledger and Tulsa Union defensive end Jordan Kelley. T.J. Pledger, the...
Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Spring Position Battles, LaVar Ball the Helicopter Dad, and More...

Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Spring Position Battles, LaVar Ball the Helicopter Dad, and More...

It’s Friday! Treat yourself to some hot links. Happy Friday, Sooner nation! I’ve gotten lots of great feedback on my piece about the Bob Stoops brand of loyalty since publishing yesterday. If you missed it, definitely give it a read and drop a line in the comments section, tweet us (@ccmachine), or my personal account (@mattravis). Without further ado: OU Links: Jake Trotter penned an excellent piece on the wild ride that is Baker Mayfield’s career so far. Jordan Parker had a chance to step up in a struggling secondary last year. This year, though, he’ll have a little...
Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: Sooners Open Conference Play at Baylor

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: Sooners Open Conference Play at Baylor

OU heads to Waco for a crucial show-me series. Oklahoma suffered a minor setback on Tuesday night, dropping a tight Bedlam contest 4-3 in Stillwater for its third consecutive Tuesday loss. That might be enough to drop OU like a hot potato from the top-25 rankings it just entered — but if the Sooners take care of business in Waco this weekend against the comparably ranked Bears, that midweek hiccup will be all but forgotten. The (Probable) Matchups Friday: Jake Irvin (5-0, 1.16) vs. Nick Lewis (3-1, 2.73), 6:35 p.m., FCS-Central Saturday: Austin Hansen (3-0, 2.82) vs. Montana Parsons (1-1,...
Oklahoma Sooners Football: Bob Stoops and the Notion of Loyalty

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Bob Stoops and the Notion of Loyalty

Bob Stoops has built himself a pretty nice house on the prairie. In just the last two decades, the notion of loyalty -- that an individual owes his or her service to a program and its fanbase -- has either completely disintegrated, has wandered from its original meaning, or never existed in the first place, depending on who you ask. It’s a subjective word: my idea of loyalty is likely to be markedly different than yours. Recent exports Kevin Durant and Brad Underwood have stirred up discussion about loyalty since fleeing for greener pastures. I’ve observed that, behind these dialogues,...
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Recruiting: Michael Porter Jr. Reopens His Recruitment

Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Recruiting: Michael Porter Jr. Reopens His Recruitment

Oklahoma is one of four schools in the mix for the nation’s top prospect. The Michael Porter Jr. saga just got a LOT more interesting a few hours ago, with CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein confirming what many of us expected from the Gatorade and Naismith National Player of the Year. 2017 prospect Michael Porter Jr. tells reporters that he will ask for a release of his NLI from Washington. Recruitment will be reopened.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 22, 2017 Porter, the nation’s dazzling No. 1 prospect in the ESPN100, told USA Today that he’s narrowed down his list to four...
Oklahoma Sooners Football: Four Sooners With Something to Prove This Spring

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Four Sooners With Something to Prove This Spring

Who can benefit the most from a good spring season? For most of us, spring football is time to watch player drill montages, see which players have gotten fat and speculate wildly about OU’s next wide receiver/running back/pass rushing/run-stuffing sensation. For the players, it’s mostly about getting comfortable with a new group and getting reps in. But there are a handful of guys who really have something at stake this spring, and they’ll spend the whole season trying to prove to the coaching staff that they can be the go-to guy. Maybe they’re coming back from injury. Maybe they...
Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Baker Mayfield expresses regret, golfers set records in San Antonio, and more!

Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Baker Mayfield expresses regret, golfers set records in San Antonio, and more!

All of us need to help OU set a Guinness World Record on Monday! Happy hump day, Sooner Fans! OU Links Do you live in the Norman/OKC area and require very little sleep? If so, you can help the University of Oklahoma set a Guinness World Record on Monday! Show up to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium by 4:45 a.m. on Monday to be part of Al Roker’s live broadcast. They’re going to attempt to set the record for the world’s largest human weather symbols, which is a strange thing to shoot for but is also kind of cool! OU kicked off spring practice yesterday, and the media took the opportunity to...
Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: Missed opportunities doom the Sooners in Bedlam as the lose 4-3 to Oklahoma State

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: Missed opportunities doom the Sooners in Bedlam as the lose 4-3 to Oklahoma State

The Sooners stranded 10 runners on Tuesday night in Stillwater. The Oklahoma Sooners left stranded 10 runners on Tueday night — including several runners in scoring position — and fell short by a score of 4-3 to the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater. Box Score Final: No. 16 Oklahoma State 4, No. 10 Oklahoma 3. Sooners get the tying run to third in the ninth.Recap: https://t.co/KXSLRp1ksD pic.twitter.com/FCjYH6mEd3— Oklahoma Baseball (@OU_Baseball) March 22, 2017 The Sooners trailed 4-1 heading into the 6th, but the OU bats started to get hot in that inning as Brylie Ware,...
Oklahoma Sooners Football: Jeffery Mead, D.J. Ward Among OU’s Potential Breakout Seniors

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Jeffery Mead, D.J. Ward Among OU’s Potential Breakout Seniors

As a crop of talented underclassmen are taking over at Oklahoma, which seniors could be in store for a breakout final season? The talk of the Sooner Nation in recent months has mostly been about the promising young talent on the roster, bolstered in a big way by the signing of #SoonerSquad17. Though Heisman candidate Baker Mayfield will return for one last season to lead the way, the defense will look to leadership from established senior stars Obo Okoronkwo, Steven Parker and Jordan Thomas. Looking to return to conference dominance with a switch back to a 4-3 front, a few seniors are now...
Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Joe Castiglione’s Son Joins the Team

Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Joe Castiglione’s Son Joins the Team

Also, the Oklahoma golfers are on fire out on the links! Happy Tuesday, Sooner fans! Spring practice has begun, so there’s definitely plenty of stuff to discuss. OU Links Oklahoma @soonerad's son Joe Castiglione Jr. has moved from student manager to walk-on fullback--at 179 lbs. Dad: "Well, he's growing."— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) March 20, 2017 Yesterday, we were all made aware of the fact that Joe Castiglione Jr. has joined the team as a walk-on. Castiglione was formerly a student assistant, but he let Stoops know of his desire to join the team after Oklahoma’s win...
Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: Sooners Will Face Oklahoma State in Midweek Match-Up

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: Sooners Will Face Oklahoma State in Midweek Match-Up

OU takes on the Cowboys in a non-con Bedlam clash. Now that OU is finally getting some respect in the national rankings, its schedule is about to take a really tough turn. That starts Tuesday night in Stillwater as the 21-3 Sooners take on the 14-6 OSU Cowboys, winners of seven straight. The (Probable) Matchup Tuesday: Nathan Wiles (3-0, 0.60) vs. TBA, 6:30 p.m., YouTube Wiles will look to keep his ERA minuscule against a Cowboys offense averaging over seven runs a game. A pair of Garretts, left fielder McCain (.364/.479/.571) and third baseman Benge (.356/.484/.658), are the hottest OSU...
Oklahoma Sooners Women’s Basketball: OU Women’s Season Ends With 108-82 Loss to Washington

Oklahoma Sooners Women’s Basketball: OU Women’s Season Ends With 108-82 Loss to Washington

The Sooners fall in the round of 32. OU’s NCAA tournament run ended on Monday night with a 108-82 loss to the 3 seed Washington Huskies in Seattle. Playing in front of their home fans, Washington rode a hot second half to the Sweet 16. 3 Things Huskies guard Kelsey Plum set an women’s D1 single-season scoring record during the contest, passing Jackie Stiles with her 1,064th point of the year in the third quarter — which sucks for the Sooners, but is still pretty cool. Plum ended the night with her first career double-double and 38 points. The Sooners only took 8 free throws all night...
Oklahoma Sooners Football: Bob Stoops Spring Presser Notes

Oklahoma Sooners Football: Bob Stoops Spring Presser Notes

The biggest takeaways from Bob’s Monday meeting with the media. In a winding, 50-minute session on Monday afternoon, Bob Stoops addressed the media on the eve of spring practice number one. Stoops took questions about early enrollees, returning faces, drunken quarterbacks and even a walk-on fullback with a famous name. Here are some of the highlights: Stoops mentioned early enrollees right out of the gate. Stoops said late start for spring ball was partially to give those players more time with training staff. He complimented “the last two senior classes” for working in temporary...
Oklahoma Sooners football releases spring roster

Oklahoma Sooners football releases spring roster

Marquise Brown needs to gain some weight! As the Sooners gear up for the spring, the school released an updated roster on Monday ahead of the first practice Tuesday. Here's the #Sooners spring football roster. We'll hear from Bob Stoops at noon. pic.twitter.com/2XMt6hXyHN— Nate Feken (@TheGreat_Nate) March 20, 2017 A few things are worth pointing out: Marquise Brown (who will wear 5) is listed at only 148 pounds. Someone needs to take than man to Diamond Dawgs! The other early enrollees: 4 Trey Sermon: 6-0, 215 6 Levi Draper: 6-2, 214 7 Marcelias Sutton: 5-8, 191 8 Chris...
Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: OU Sweeps Kennesaw State

Oklahoma Sooners Baseball: OU Sweeps Kennesaw State

The Sooners came up clutch yet again in Georgia. It wasn’t easy or pretty, but Oklahoma was able to overcome deficits on Friday and Saturday en route to a weekend sweep of the Kennesaw State Owls in Georgia, wrapping up its non-conference schedule. The series began on Friday with strikeout machine Jake Irvin on the hill for OU. Irvin battled through 6 innings on 105 pitches, striking out just six but allowing only one earned run and two total. Down 2-0 after 3 innings, the Sooners scored all five of their runs in the 5th frame behind home runs from Ben Hollas and Renae Martinez. In what...
Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Goodbye, Brad Underwood!

Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Goodbye, Brad Underwood!

The maddest part of March hasn’t even been the NCAA Tournament With all due respect to the (ostensibly sensible and fine) fine people who make up the Oklahoma State athletic department: WHAT IN SAM HELL (or Sam Hill) ARE YOU DOING? In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, first year head coach Brad Underwood jumped ship after just one successful season. As Berry Tramel writes it, the blame lies at both sides, but I tend to sympathize with Underwood in situations like this. Just pay the man. Thankfully, Lon Kruger doesn’t seem like the kind of coach to bolt so quickly, and Joe...
Oklahoma Sooners Women’s Basketball: OU Women Top Gonzaga, Advance to the Second Round of NCAA Tournament

Oklahoma Sooners Women’s Basketball: OU Women Top Gonzaga, Advance to the Second Round of NCAA Tournament

The Sooners beat the Zags by a score of 75-62 to advance in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Sherri Coale’s Sooners were able to put together quite a performance in Seattle, topping 11-seeded Gonzaga by a score of 75-62 to advance to the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. 3 Things The Sooners hit six of eight three-point attempts in the 1st quarter and ended up sinking 10 total on Saturday. The hot start allowed the Sooners to jump out to an early 29-16 lead. After holding 13-point leads after each of the first two periods, Gonzaga was able to dwindle the...

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