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Video  Sophomore WR Kenny Stills
Video  Senior DE Frank Alexander
Video  Sophomore RB Brennan Clay
Video  Kickers Nail Scrimmage FGs
Video  LBs Warm Up Pre-Scrimmage
Photos  8/18 - Scrimmage Photos
 
Video  Stoops Coaches DBs-WRs
Video  RBs Step Ropes, Protect Ball
Video  Cornerbacks Punch, Slide, Rip
Video  WRs vs. DBs One-on-Ones
Video  WRs Use Body for Position
Photos  8/17 - Practice No. 16 Photos
 
Video  OL vs. DL in Oklahoma Drill
Video  Running Backs Brave the Chute
Video  Coach Wright Drills the D-Ends
Video  RBs, FBs Make Catches in Flat
Video  OGs Work on Pulling Technique
Video  Running Backs Attack, Sink Hips
Video  RBs, FBs Catch Balls from QBs
Video  RBs Invite in Defender, Attack
Photos  8/16 - Practice No. 15 Photos
 
Video  Sooners With Special Olympians
Photos  8/15 - Special Olympians Photos
 
Video  OU Works Blitz Pickup Monday
Video  WRs Go One-on-One with DBs
Video  Linebackers Working the Sled
Video  Offense Unites for Blocking Drill
Video  Kittle with Tight Ends & Tackles
Photos  8/15 - Practice No. 13 Photos
 
Video  Short Scrimmage Highlights
Video  Post-Scrimmage With Tom Wort
Video  OU Warms Up on Owen Field
Video  LBs with Coach V on Saturday
Video  Sooners Huddle Before Action
Photos  8/13 - Scrimmage Photos
 
Video  Shipp Coaches Up the DTs
Video  Linebackers Contain Outside
Video  Def. Ends Display Leverage
Video  O-Linemen Stay Low & Strike
Video  Travis Lewis, Venables, LBs
Photos  8/12 - Practice No. 11 Photos
 
Video  Coach Stoops with Corners
Video  Lines Hold Own Oklahoma Drill
Video  Kittle, TEs, Tackles Hit the Sled
Video  Coach Norvell Drills Receivers
Video  WRs Gain Separation from DBs
Video  Receivers Practice Short Routes
Photos  8/11 - Practice No. 9 Photos
 
Video  Venables, Lewis Coach LBs
Video  Safeties Focus on Finding Ball
Video  Alexander Leads D-Ends
Video  Safeties Backpedal and Shuffle
Video  OL Works Goal Line Technique
Video  Offensive Line vs. D-Line
Photos  8/10 - Practice No. 8 Photos
 
Video  Sooners Work on Blitz Pickup
Video  Wide Receivers Challenge DBs
Video  Norvell, WRs on Edge Blocking
Video  Linebackers Test Blitz Pickup
Video  Stevens, Hunnicutt, O'Hara FGs
Video  WRs Tune Up Curl Technique
Video  RBs Drill Footwork, Ball Security
Photos  8/09 - Practice No. 6 Photos
 
Video  Oklahoma Drill Highlights 1
Video  Oklahoma Drill Highlights 2
Video  Oklahoma Drill Highlights 3
Video  Sooners Warm Up in Full Pads
Video  RBs, FBs Hit the Chute Monday
Photos  8/08 - Practice No. 5 Photos
 
Video  RBs, WRs Catching Passes
Video  Linebackers in Full Contact Drill
Video  Coach Wright Works the DEs
Video  WRs Go One-on-One with DBs
Video  Running Backs, Wide Receivers
Video  Offensive Line vs. D-Line
Video  Defensive Tackles & Pad Level
Video  Venables Works LBs Sunday
Video  Defensive Ends Drill Leverage
Photos  8/07 - Practice No. 4 Photos
 
Video  Coach Stoops Press Conference
Video   Lane Johnson, Torrea Peterson
Video  Behind the Scenes: Media Day
Video  Coach Heupel at Podium
Video  Coach Venables at Podium
Video  LB Travis Lewis at Podium
Photos  Meet the Sooners Day Photos
Photos  2011 OU Media Day Photos
  Football Media Day Quotes
 
Video  DTs Emphasize Leverage
Video  OU Warms Up, Honors Box
Video  Wright, D-Ends Work Sled
Video  O-Line vs. D-Line in Combos
Video  Receivers vs. Defensive Backs
Video  D-Tackles Hit the Sled Saturday
Video  Habern, Serruto, Woods Snap
Photos  8/06 - Practice No. 3 Photos
 
Video  WRs vs. DBs One-on-Ones
Video  D-Linemen Shedding Blocks
Video  Receivers Changing Direction
Video  Linebackers Tackle the Sled
Video  Coach Shipp, D-Tackles
Video  Receivers Blocking Downfield
Video  Coach Wright, Defensive Ends
Photos  8/05 - Practice No. 2 Photos
 
Video  Kasitati Fires Up the Sooners
Video  OU Opens Camp in Norman
Video  Venables Warms Up Defense
Video  RBs Hit the Chute on Day 1
Video  Stoops, Martinez With DBs
Video  Kickers Get Off to Solid Start
Video  LBs Drill Early Thursday
Video  Defensive Ends Hit and Shuffle
Video  OL Gets in Some Early Hitting
Video  Linebackers Open Preseason
Photos  8/04 - Practice No. 1 Photos
  Sooners Open Season No. 1
 
 Preseason Practice
 08/03  Players Report
 08/04  Practice 1
 08/05  Practice 2
 08/06  Practice 3
 08/07  Practice 4
 08/08  Practice 5
 08/09  Practice 6 and 7
 08/10  Practice 8
 08/11  Practice 9 and 10
 08/12  Practice 11
 08/13  Scrimmage
 08/14  Special Teams
 08/15  Practice 13 and 14
 08/16  Practice 15
 08/17  Practice 16 and 17
 08/18  Scrimmage
 08/19  Practice 19
 08/22  Classes Begin
 08/29  Game Week Begins
 09/03  OU vs. Tulsa
 
Preseason Practice

 
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  Wednesday, August 24

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "The Sooners are loaded and primed for a run at their eighth national championship. The Landry Jones of the final three games of last season is the type of quarterback who can make that happen. Senior WR Ryan Broyles decided not to head to the NFL after his 131-catch season of 2010..."

Oklahoma Sooners Preview - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Video: Stoops Talks Preseason Practice - KOTV 6 Tulsa
Stephenson Working Hard to Meet Expectations - Tulsa World
Alexander Motivated to Have Breakout Year - The Oklahoman
Sooners Select Five Players as Captains - Houston Chronicle
Punter Tress Way: "Best Yet to Come" - Norman Transcript
Jones Has Evolved Into Leader - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Freshmen Ready to Make Impact on Field - The OU Daily
Video: Picking the Top 5 Teams in the Big 12 - ESPN
ESPN: Fascinating Observations on Sooners - Tulsa World
Big 12 Questions: Can OU's Defense Recover? - FS Southwest
  
  Tuesday, August 23

Mike Baldwin of the Oklahoman: "It's always fun when you silence the crowd with a 65- or 70-yarder," Way said. "But the key is consistency. I know it's where you are on the field as to how far you can kick it. But I know I have the ability to hit the ball 47 to 48 yards every time." Like many kickers, Way has to resist the..."

Punter Tress Way is Difference-Maker - The Oklahoman
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Winchester, Ratterree Rewarded - Norman Transcript
Notebook: Lane Johnson, Ronnell Lewis, ESPN - Tulsa World
Sooners Have Talent to Go the Distance - Lindy's Sports
Notebook: Lewis, David King, Scholarships - The Oklahoman
Practice Notes: Running Back Depth a Plus - The OU Daily
DE Ronnell Lewis Returns to Practice - Norman Transcript
Sooners DTs Out to Prove Themselves - Tulsa World
Big 12 Top Players: Travis Lewis | Fleming - FS Southwest
Hurricane Ready to Start Prepping for Sooners - Tulsa World
Sooners Begin Preparing for Tulsa - KTUL Channel 6
Questions and Answers From OU Camp - Tulsa World
 
  Monday, August 22

Guerin Emig of the Tulsa World: "Leadership. Toughness. His tackling. His position on the ball," linebackers coach/defensive coordinator Brent Venables rattled off the other day. "He understands where the guys are. He's not out of position over-running the ball. He's made a ton of plays every day. "It's been very..."

Linebacker Tom Wort "Light Years" Better - Tulsa World
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
What We Know About OU | What We Don't - The Oklahoman
Sooners Feel Right at Home at Front of Pack - Yahoo Sports
Oklahoma Sooners Doing Fine Atop Poll - ESPN
Sooner Defensive Backs' "Shark Attack" - The Oklahoman
Stevens Heads Into Season Confident - Norman Transcript
Schlabach: Can Sooners Survive Preseason Hype? - ESPN
Lane Johnson Still in Running for Starting Job - The Oklahoman
Roster Analysis of the 2011 Oklahoma Sooners - Tulsa World
Grades for Oklahoma's Non-Conference Games - CBS Sports
Sittler: Red Flags Raised Against OU - Tulsa World
Running Back Battle Key for Title Hopes - The OU Daily
Run Defense a Fatal Flaw for No. 1 Oklahoma - Yahoo Sports
Collected Wisdom: OU's Lucious Selmon - The Oklahoman
Landry Jones-Ryan Broyles Dynamic Duo - Tulsa World
Oklahoma's Preseason Work Paying Off - Norman Transcript
Notes: Sooners Have Version of 12th Man - The Oklahoman
Five Predictions for the Big 12 in 2011 Season - ESPN
OU's Jamell Fleming Focused on Present - The Oklahoman
Teammates, Coaches Counting on Alexander - Norman Transcript
A Look at the Top 10 After Two-a-Days - The Oklahoman
 
  Friday, August 19

OU practices once Friday morning in the final day of preseason camp. Next week, the University begins classes and the Sooners adjust to something more of a game-week schedule. Photos and video are available at the right. View headlines below:
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Sooners Have a Boomer in FB Trey Millard - The Oklahoman
Offense Claims to Have Win Scrimmage - Norman Transcript
Running Game Vows Not to Come Up Short - Tulsa World
Loss to OU Last Year Woke Up FSU - Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger
LB Corey Nelson Powerful With Words - The Oklahoman
Stoops Hits List of Top 5 Active Coaches - FS Southwest
Offensive Tackle, Lewis, Metoyer, Scrimmage - Tulsa World
Ronnell Lewis Has Excused Leave - Norman Transcript
RB Brennan Clay Shines in Scrimmage - The Oklahoman
Backup QB Job Battle at Oklahoma - Chickasha Express-Star
Status of Lewis, Metoyer Still Uncertain - The Oklahoman
McDaniels: Bradford "So Driven to be Great" - ESPN
OU's Bradford Gets Better Every Day - Dallas Morning News
 
  Thursday, August 18

Oklahoma held its second closed scrimmage of the preseason Thursday morning in Norman. The team finished its final two-a-days session on Wednesday. View photos and video at the right. The latest headlines on Sooner football are available below.
 
Following the scrimmage, we spoke with sophomore running back Brennan Clay about the challenges of his freshman season, running back by committee and his viewpoints on the "California Trio".
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Oklahoma No. 1 in Preseason Rankings - Gainesville Sun
Joseph Ibiloye's Moment of Truth - Norman Transcript
Kenny Stills Faster, Stronger and Still Having Fun - Tulsa World
TE Hanna Knew He Could Contribute More - The Oklahoman
Video: Bowling With the Sooner Offensive Line - ESPN
Defensive End, Jaz Reynolds, Defense - Tulsa World
Ronnell Lewis, Travis Lewis, Aladenoye - The Oklahoman
Allen, Bell Playing for Chance to Back Up - Norman Transcript
Jamarkus McFarland to Break Out in 2011? - FS Southwest
Tom Wort on Box: "I'm Playing for Him" - The Oklahoman
Ex-Sooner Vince Carter Picks Up Mic - The OU Daily
Is It All Just About the Offense at Oklahoma? - Yahoo Sports
Ibiloye Could See More Playing Time - The Oklahoman
 
  Wednesday, August 17

The OU football team holds its final session of two-a-days with 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. practices in Norman on Wednesday. View photos and video from the morning session, including Coach Stoops working with the DBs as they take on the WRs. The latest headlines are below:
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Wort Has Stepped Up as Veteran LB - Norman Transcript
Q&A With OU Head Coach Bob Stoops - Yahoo Sports
Notebook: Kellen Jones, Sellouts, Ibiloye - The Oklahoman
New LB Kellen Jones Announces Presence - Tulsa World
Sooners Keep Big 12 Talent Train on Track - CBS Sports
Mandel: Sooners Lead Big 12 in 2011 - Sports Illustrated
Wort Honors Austin Box With Work Ethic - The Oklahoman
Will Williams Emerge from Backfield? - Dallas Morning News
Defensive Tackle, Ibiloye, Tickets Disappearing - Tulsa World
Sooners Secure Help at Linebacker - Norman Transcript
Video: Inside OU's First Day of Preseason Practice - ESPN
Switzer Calls for a Selmon Brothers Statue - The Oklahoman
Sittler: Holgorsen Admits Sooners Spun Him - Tulsa World
Landry Jones on Cover, SI Details Sooners - KOCO OKC
SI Cover Jinx? For OU, It's Usually Good - The Oklahoman
Three Formidable Opponents for OU - Tulsa World
Knocking Off SEC a Goal for No. 1 Sooners - Florida Today
OU QB Jones to be on Sports Illustrated Cover - Tulsa World
 
  Tuesday, August 16

The OU football team returns to one practice on Tuesday after finishing the third of four planned two-a-day sessions on Monday. Photos and video are available at the right, headlines are below.
 

 
JONES ON SI COVER
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Landry Jones is featured on the college football preview issue of Sports Illustrated which will hit newsstands this week. The cover is the 32nd for the Sooners and 11th time since 2000 that an OU player has been featured. SI ranks Oklahoma No. 2 in its preseason poll.

Jones on Sports Illustrated | SI's Oklahoma Preview
 
FOUR GAMES NEAR SELLOUTS
OU officials have announced the Missouri, Texas Tech and A&M games are virtual sellouts with only a few single tickets remaining for each of those contests. In addition, fewer than 300 tickets remain for the season opener against Tulsa on Sept. 3. The tickets available are those that were either unclaimed or returned by visiting teams.

Order Tickets Online | Call (800) 456-GoOU | Ticket Main
 
TRANSFER JOINS SOONERS
Kellen Jones, a 6-1, 223-pound linebacker, has transferred from Michigan to Oklahoma and is eligible to play for the Sooners this season. Coach Stoops made the formal announcement today.

Transfer Jones Jones Sooners | Kellen Jones' Complete Bio
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Sooner WR Ryan Broyles Can't be Touched - The Oklahoman
Free Safety, Brandon Williams, Trey Millard - Tulsa World
Video: Coach Stoops Provides Tour of His Office - ESPN
Mark Stoops: Seminoles Better Prepared for OU - FS Florida
Sooner DTs Ready to Prove Critics Wrong - Norman Transcript
Video: Several Questions Remain for Sooners - The Oklahoman
FSU's Mark Stoops Learns From Loss - Tulsa World
Luck Led OU Coaches to Lucious Selmon - The Oklahoman
 
  Monday, August 15

Oklahoma jumped back into action Monday with a morning practice and evening session -- the third of four planned two-a-days in the preseason. View photos and video at the right. Monday morning's headlines on the Sooners are below.
 
ESPN BEGINS AIRING FEATURES
ESPN All-Access: Training Days with the Oklahoma Sooners will showcase the No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners in a one-hour show on ESPN (Tuesday, Aug. 23), four 30-minute shows on ESPNU (August 15-19) and as a five-part series on College Football Live, SportsCenter and additional ESPN platforms (August 15-19).

View Complete ESPN All-Access Show Schedule
 
SOONERS WELCOME SPECIAL OLYMPIANS
Coach Stoops and the Sooner players greeted Special Olympians following practice at the Rugby Fields. Check out photos and video:
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
TE Trent Ratterree's a Sooner Born - Norman Transcript
Millard Set to Smash, Crash, Score and More - Tulsa World
Sooner Offense Has A&M Payback on Mind - The Oklahoman
Roy Finch Looking for More at OU - NW Florida Daily News
Florida State Starting to Talk Sooners - Orlando Sentinel
Fleming, Lynn Locked in Corner Battle - Norman Transcript
What's Different About OU-FSU Rematch? - The Oklahoman
Sooners Rebuild at TE, Aladenoye to DT - Tulsa World
Oklahoma Football 101 for Incoming Freshmen - The OU Daily
OU-Florida State Big Early-Season Test - The Oklahoman
Sleepwalking Rears Head Against Ball State? - FS Southwest
Fleming, Lynn in Battle to Hold Cornerback Job - Tulsa World
OU Football in Hunt for Another National Title - The OU Daily
Video: Sooners Preseason Report Card - KOTV Tulsa
OU Already Has Its Eyes on Florida State - The Oklahoman
Is Florida State Set to Disappoint in 2011 Season? - ESPN
 
  Saturday, August 13

Oklahoma held a closed scrimmage Saturday morning as the Sooners worked on their 10th consecutive day of preseason practice. View headlines below along with photos, highlights and additional video links at the right.
 

 
We talked with sophomore middle linebacker Tom Wort following the scrimmage on Owen Field. Wort shared his expectations for the defense, enjoyed an appearance by Travis Lewis and explained his "Ultimate Warrior" inspiration:
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
OU Running Back Competition Wide Open - The Oklahoman
Millard Matchup Problem, He Does It All - Norman Transcript
Allen, Bell Battle for Backup QB Spot, Taylor - Tulsa World
Should Lewis Injury Affect OU's Ranking? - Yahoo Sports
Video: Oklahoma a "Prototype" No. 1 Team - ESPN
Stoops Mum on Texas A&M, SEC Rumors - The Oklahoman
Harris' Legacy Still Felt at Oklahoma - Enid News & Eagle
Breaking Down OU's RB Candidates - The Oklahoman
 
  Friday, August 12

The OU football team scaled back to just one practice today after its second session of two-a-days on Thursday. View the latest headlines below and check out photos & video from this morning.
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Harris Determined to Keep Starting Spot - The Oklahoman
Sooner OL Experienced and Ready - Norman Transcript
Former QB Turns Heads at Offensive Tackle - Tulsa World
Strong Finish Provides High Expectations for Sooners - AP
Notes: Tony Jefferson Liked New Position - The Oklahoman
Notebook: Safety, Kameel Jackson, Returns - Tulsa World
Two-a-Days, Okotcha, Kick Coverage - Norman Transcript
OU's Kenny Stills Draws a Big Crowd - KJRH Tulsa
Emig: Cale Gundy, You Sly Dog - Tulsa World
 
  Thursday, August 11

Oklahoma conducted its second preseason two-a-days with a morning and evening practice in Norman Thursday. Below are the latest headlines from preseason camp. Photos and video coverage from the morning session are available at the right. In the morning, the Sooners practiced at the rugby fields for 45 minutes before thunderstorms forced them to the Everest Indoor Facility.
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Haywood Learns From Freshman Follies - Norman Transcript
Why Alabama, Not OU Could Win Title - Sports Illustrated
LBs Wort, Nelson Channel Ultimate Warrior - Tulsa World
Corey Nelson to Fill Void After Lewis Injury - The Oklahoman
Sooners React to Travis Lewis Injury - Norman Transcript
Dienhart: Travis Lewis Injury Hurts Sooners - Yahoo Sports
Rowland: QB, Confidence Edge to OU - Dallas Morning News
Notebook: Kickers, Wort, Lewis Injury - Tulsa World
Kenny Stills Not Afraid to Express Himself - The Oklahoman
Spurrier: ESPN's All-Access, Bama - Charleston Post & Courier
Stoops Familiar With Lewis Injury - Norman Transcript
Mixed Results After Early-Season Injuries - Tulsa World
Javon Harris Up to Challenge at Free Safety - The Oklahoman
Sooners Adapt to Football Without Travis Lewis - Tulsa World
 
  Wednesday, August 10

OU practiced once on Wednesday after completing its first two-a-days session on Tuesday. Defensive players and coaches met with the media following practice. Full coverage at SoonerSports.com.
 
INSIDE LINE: HABERN & IKARD
Junior center Ben Habern and sophomore guard Gabe Ikard are taking Sooner fans behind the scenes during the 2011 season in Norman. Episode one covering Media Day and Meet the Sooners Day:
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Focus of Offense? Get Better Running - Norman Transcript
Sittler: Relax, This Isn't 2009 All Over Again - Tulsa World
Notebook: Kameel Jackson, Finch, Calhoun - The Oklahoman
First Phase of Title Run to Go Without Lewis - Yahoo Sports
Loss of Travis Lewis Not the End - Norman Transcript
No. 1 Oklahoma Already Dealing With Adversity - USA Today
Hoover: Season Starting to Remind of 2009 - Tulsa World
Video: How Lewis Injury Affects No. 1 OU - Sports Illustrated
Corey Nelson to Fill In at Weakside LB - The Oklahoman
Notebook: Receiver, QBs, Stoops' Poll Picks- Tulsa World
How Will Defense Change Without Lewis? - The Oklahoman
Alabama vs. Oklahoma in BCS Championship? - Yahoo Sports
Lewis Out Eight Weeks With Injury to Foot - Tulsa World
How Long Will OU's Travis Lewis be Out? - The Oklahoman
Sooner QB Great Jimmy Harris Passes Away - Tulsa World
Jimmy Harris Was the QB That Never Lost - The Oklahoman
Lewis Injury a Blow But OU in Good Hands - The OU Daily
 
  Tuesday, August 9

The Sooners held the first of four planned two-a-days on Tuesday with a practice session at 8 a.m. and another slated for 6 p.m. View this morning's headlines on the Sooner below and follow all the action on SoonerSports.com. Video and photos are available at the right.
 
TRAVIS LEWIS OUT EIGHT WEEKS
Travis Lewis, Oklahoma's starting weak side linebacker and the Sooners' leading tackler in each of the last three seasons, is expected to miss eight weeks after suffering a broken bone in his left foot during Monday's practice.
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
OU Receiver Jaz Reynolds Ready to Contribute - Tulsa World
OU Finding Home for Jefferson, Nelson - Norman Transcript
TE Haywood's Blocking Vastly Improved - The Oklahoman
Lane Johnson Goes From Quarterback to OL - The Oklahoman
Austin Box Not Forgotten at Oklahoma - CBS Sports
No Undefeated Season But Still a Title? - Dallas Morning News
Position Battles, Offensive Tackles, Haywood - Tulsa World
Sooners Have One of the Top Staffs in Nation - Yahoo Sports
Opponent Breakdown: Tulsa Golden Hurricane - The OU Daily
OU May Move Nickelback Jefferson to Free Safety - AP
Jarvis Jones Headed for October Return - KOTV Tulsa
Opponent Prospectus: Oklahoma Sooners - Double T Nation
  
  Monday, August 8

The Sooners broke out full pads Monday morning in Norman and promptly put them to use in the traditional Oklahoma Drill reserved for this day. View the latest headlines below and photos/video by clicking the links to the right. Watch for continuing coverage on SoonerSports.com direct from OU preseason camp.
 
Video  August 8: Oklahoma Drill Highlights No. 1 | No. 2 | No. 3
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Sooners Have Choices at Running Back - Norman Transcript
Wide Receiver Strength, Building DE Depth - The Oklahoman
OU Backfield Stacked With Young Talent - KOTV Tulsa
Sooners Expect More Consistent Defense - The Oklahoman
Top Three Oklahoma Media Day Storylines - KOTV Tulsa
OU's Jones Among Early Heisman Favorites - NBC Sports
Sooners Deal With Change in Defense - Tulsa World
Competitive Fires Stoke Sam Bradford, Rams - CBS Sports
At OU, Tweets Aren't Just for the Birds - Tulsa World
Texas Football Magazine Picks OU - Dallas Morning News
Bradford Up to Speed on New Offense - Los Angeles Times
Adrian Peterson Leads RBs in Madden NFL 12 - ESPN
  
  Sunday, August 7

The Sooners avoided the heat Sunday morning as clouds blanketed the team's fourth practice of the preseason. The team welcomed the relief after a long Saturday that included practice, Meet the Sooners and Media Day. View the latest photos and video by clicking the links to the right, and be sure to tune in Monday as OU busts out the Oklahoma Drill for the first time this preseason.
 

 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Aggies Out to Push Sooners in Big 12 - Yahoo Sports
No. 1 Sooners Comfortable in Limelight - Norman Transcript
Sooners Experimenting With Secondary - The Oklahoman
Oklahoma Puts Kids First at Meet the Sooners - Tulsa World
Tom Wort's Story Stands On Its Own - Norman Transcript
Meet the Sooners, Media Day in Norman - KJRH Tulsa
Finch to Slot Receiver? Sooners' RB Picture - Tulsa World
OU Shows No Fear Over No. 1 Ranking - Dallas Morning News
Hoover: 2011 OU Media Day Observations - Tulsa World
Best of Times, Worst of Times for OU's Jones - Associated Press
Sooners Know They Will Get "Best Shot" - The Oklahoman
Sittler: Bob Stoops Says It's Title Time - Tulsa World
Baldwin: OU Media Day Thoughts - The Oklahoman
Sooners Keeping Box's Memory Close to Heart - Tulsa World
Carlson: Title Runs Through SEC, Not Norman - The Oklahoman
Even Record Heat Doesn't Derail Sooners - Tulsa World
Can Trent Williams Make the Leap for Washington? - ESPN
Former OU Star Bo Bolinger Passes Away - The Oklahoman
Bob Stoops Encouraged After Three Practices - Tulsa World
Gundy's Resume Still Lacks Bedlam Victory - The Oklahoman
 
  Saturday, August 6

Oklahoma's third practice of the preseason began at 6:45 a.m. The players and coaches then headed under the stadium to greet young Sooner fans at Meet the Sooners Day from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Media Day followed with team photos and interviews with the press. View complete coverage of it all right here:

  OU Football Media Day Quotes | Photos  Media Day Photos
 

 
MEET THE SOONERS DAY

Thanks to all our young fans who rolled out to meet the team in Norman. The OU Athletics Department focused on the 14-and-under fans and made it as comfortable as possible considering the heat. Please provide us feedback on our Facebook page. Boomer Sooner!

Photos  2011 Meet the Sooners Day Photo Gallery
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Familiar Faces in New Places for Sooners - Norman Transcript
Oklahoma Sooners Are No. 1 - Austin American-Statesman
Can Ronnell Lewis be an All-American DE? - The Oklahoman
Josh Heupel Steps Into Co-Coordinator Role - Tulsa World
Video: Will the No. 1 Sooners Make a Title Run? - ESPN
Landry Jones Set to Break Passing Records - The Oklahoman
Big Dance? Just the Beginning for Oklahoma - Tulsa World
Horning: Sooners' Confidence is For Real - Norman Transcript
 

 
  Friday, August 5

The Sooners were back at the rugby practice fields for their second session of preseason camp Friday. View the latest photos, along with video highlighting the wide receivers, linebackers and more.
 

 
OU-FSU ON COLLEGE GAMEDAY
Oklahoma will make its 26th overall appearance (No. 3 nationally) on ESPN's College Gameday September 17 when the Sooners play Florida State in Tallahassee. OU's last appearance on College Gameday was the 47-41 win in the 2010 Bedlam game.

Sooners All-Time on College Gameday
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
OU Still King in Trimmed-Down Big 12 - Washington Post
Notebook: Sooners Start With a Dance - Norman Transcript
Oklahoma Takes Pole Position in Title Race - Yahoo Sports
Breaking Down OU's Path to National Title - FS Southwest
Video: Oklahoma Sooners Grab No. 1 Spot - ESPN
Observations From Day 1 of OU's Practice - Tulsa World
No. 1 OU Still Feels Pain From Box Death - USA Today
Why do Sooners Get Free Pass Replacing Wilson? - ESPN
Road Games Provide OU Chinks in Armor - Los Angeles Times
Video: Oklahoma Sooners Deserve to be No. 1 - KOCO
Sooners Will Try to Go From First to First - ESPN
Video: Stoops Pleased With First Practice - The Oklahoman
Josh Heupel Steps Into Co-Coordinator Role - Tulsa World
Oklahoma No. 1 in Preseason Coaches' Poll - Sporting News
Tramel: Expectations Could Soar Out Window - The Oklahoman
OU No. 1 in Preseason Coaches' Poll - Norman Transcript
Video: Stoops on Oklahoma's Practice, No. 1 Ranking - ESPN
OU to Start Season No. 1 in Coaches' Poll - The Oklahoman
Sooners Popular in First Preseason Practice - Norman Transcript
Oklahoma Tops Preseason Coaches' Poll - Los Angeles Times
 
  Thursday, August 4

Oklahoma opened camp with a bang Thursday morning in Norman. Despite arriving at the practice fields before the sun came up, the Sooners got off to an energetic start thanks to freshman Nila Kasitati. View complete video coverage and photos from the first practice of the preseason by clicking the links to the right.
 

 
OU NO. 1 IN COACHES' POLL
Oklahoma will begin the 2011 season as the No. 1 team in the nation according to the preseason Coaches' Poll released by USA Today.

Oklahoma to Open Season at No. 1 | USA Today Poll
 
Coach Stoops on OU's No. 1 ranking: "It's an honor to be ranked No. 1 any time, but we understand that the preseason ranking means very little compared with what it will mean months from now. Like a lot of other teams, we face the challenge of preparing for a difficult schedule. Our aspirations are clear in that we want to compete for the national championship and we're flattered to be considered by others as a program that has an opportunity to reach that goal."
 
OU FOOTBALL HEADLINES
Sooners Eager to Hit the Practice Fields - Norman Transcript
Which New Faces Could Emerge for Sooners? - The Oklahoman
Favored Sooners Guard Against Overconfidence - Tulsa World
Oklahoma to Rise Early to Beat the Heat - CBS Sports
Video: Oklahoma Junior Quarterback Landry Jones - ESPN
Meet the Sooners Day Heads to the Shade - Norman Transcript
Meet the Sooners Day Moving Under Stadium - The Oklahoman
Archie Bradley Not at Oklahoma Practice - Tulsa World
OU's Ronnell Lewis Looking for a Breakout Season - ESPN
Sooners Open Fall With Plenty of RB Options - The OU Daily
Sam Bradford Best Young QB in the NFL - ESPN Radio
Gerald McCoy: Off Field, to Heart of Africa - FOX Tampa
Stanford Ahead of Sooners in This Preseason Poll - NBC Sports
McCoy Hams It Up in Reporting Role - St. Petersburg Times
 

 
  Wednesday, August 3

OU players reported for preseason practice today in Norman. The first practice of the preseason begins at 6:45 a.m. Thursday as the Sooners prepare for the 2011 season-opener against Tulsa on September 3. Watch for full coverage on SoonerSports.com.
 
 
The OU Athletics Department released an updated printable roster, depth chart and football guide online for fans. You can purchase your copy of the 2011 OU Football Guide online here.
 
SoonerSports.com  Daily Coverage

SoonerSports.com provides exclusive, daily preseason practice coverage direct from Norman. Coverage begins with the first practice on Thursday, August 4. Oklahoma's 2011 season begins with the opener against Tulsa in Norman on September 3.