Video  12/29 - DBs Give Hotel Tour
Video  12/28 - Stoops Huddles Team
Video  12/28 - OL Footwork Drill
Video  12/28 - Coach Shipp & DTs
Photos  12/28 - 360 Panoramic Shot
Photos  12/28 - Practice Photos (58)
Video  12/28 - Lane Johnson Reports
Video  12/28 - Lane Report No. 2
Video  12/28 - Lane Report No. 3
Video  12/28 - Media Day: Ikard
Video  12/28 - Media Day: Jones
Video  12/28 - Media Day: Jackson
Video  12/28 - Media Day: Nelson
Photos  12/28 - Media Day Pics (75)
Video  12/27 - FB Video at Work
Video  12/27 - LBs Nelson & Wort
Video  12/27 - O-Line Bookends
Video  12/27 - LBs Drill in Tempe
Video  12/27 - Shipp & D-Tackles
Video  12/27 - O-Line Full Contact
Photos  12/27 - Practice Photos (121)
Video  12/26 - King & Alexander
Video  12/26 - Whaley on Progress
Video  12/26 - Blake Bell & Millard
Video  12/26 - Sooners Warming Up
Video  12/26 - Stoops Pep Talk
Video  12/26 - Norvell on Injuries
Video  12/26 - Jones on Practice
Video  12/26 - Venables on Defense
Video  12/26 - Bird on Reps at FB
Video  12/26 - Finch: Running Game
Video  12/26 - Wort on Linebackers
Video  12/26 - Stills Stepping Up
Video  12/26 - Stoops: First Practice
Photos  12/26 - Practice Photos (100)
Photos  12/26 - Team Headquarters
  12/26 - Updated Depth Chart
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View the official OU Football Bowl Guide for the 2011 season. The guide reviews OU's season, provides updated stats and bios plus complete postseason history.

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 2011 Schedule
 9-3 Overall, 6-3 Big 12
 09/03  OU 47, Tulsa 14
 09/17  OU 23, Florida St. 13
 09/24  OU 38, Missouri 28
 10/01  OU 62, Ball St. 6
 10/08  OU 55, Texas 17
 10/15  OU 47, Kansas 17
 10/22  Texas Tech 41, OU 38
 10/29  OU 58, Kansas St. 17
 11/05  OU 41, Texas A&M 25
 11/19  Baylor 45, OU 38
 11/26  OU 26, Iowa State 6
 12/03  Okla. St. 44, OU 10

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  Saturday, December 31

Blake Bell ran for three touchdowns to help No. 19 Oklahoma survive a late rally and a crashing camera to beat Iowa 31-14 in the Insight Bowl Friday night. Full coverage of Oklahoma's bowl win:

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Bowl Win Sends Oklahoma in Right Direction - ESPN
Bell Scores Three Times in OU's Bowl Win - The Oklahoman
OU Outlasts Iowa for Third-Straight Bowl Win - Tulsa World
Bell Rushes Sooners to Insight Bowl Win - Arizona Republic
OU's Best Offense is Its Best Defense - The Oklahoman
Is It Auld Lang Syne Time for Sooners? - Tulsa World
Defense, Bell Formation Keys to Win - Norman Transcript
Oklahoma Ends Season on Uptick With Win - The Oklahoman
Sooners Find Way to Wrap Up With Win - Tulsa World
Instant Analysis: Oklahoma Beats Iowa in Bowl - ESPN
Quick Hits: Oklahoma Wins Bowl Game vs. Iowa - CBS Sports
Oklahoma Quoteboard from Insight Bowl - The Oklahoman
Blake Bell Answers the Call for Sooners - Associated Press
OU's Win Should Leave Fans Wanting More - The Oklahoman
Report Card: Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 - Tulsa World
Mike Stoops Watches From OU Sideline - The Oklahoman
How the Game Was Won for Sooners - ESPN
Reviewing ESPN's Telecast of OU's Win - The Oklahoman
Players Narrowly Escape Falling Skycam - Yahoo Sports
Report Card: Bell, Fleming, Lewis Set Curve - The Oklahoman
Belldozer, McNutt Handled, Toughness - Tulsa World
OU Holds Iowa Below Rushing Average - The Oklahoman
Report Card: Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 - Quad City Times
Hawks Show Guts in Keeping It Close - Des Moines Register
Without Win, Winter Sets in for Iowa - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Insight Bowl Report Card for Hawkeyes - WCF Courier
Hawks Almost Made It Look Close - Des Moines Register
The Sky Did Fall on the Hawkeyes - Eastern Iowa Gazette
What Happened in the Insight Bowl? - Des Moines Register
Too Much Jerky, Not Enough Herky - Eastern Iowa Gazette

  Friday, December 30

The Oklahoma Sooners play the Iowa Hawkeyes tonight at 9 p.m. CT at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe in the Insight Bowl. The game will be televised on ESPN. We'll have complete coverage here at before, during and after the game.
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 Date  Friday, December 30, 2011
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Breaking Down the OU-Iowa Bowl Game - Sports Illustrated
Insight Bowl is Hindsight Bowl for Sooners - The Oklahoman
Insight Bowl Caps Tumultuous Season - Tulsa World
Oklahoma's Difficult Season Draws to a Close - Yahoo Sports
Iowa Struggles to Simulate Belldozer - Norman Transcript
Sooners Respond to Stoops Putting Foot Down - Tulsa World
Stoops Gets Riled Up Discussing Attitudes - The Oklahoman
Previewing the Oklahoma-Iowa Insight Bowl - ESPN
Stoops Opens Up About Player Issues - Tulsa World
Stoops' Friendship With Iowa Changes Tone - The Oklahoman
Scouting Oklahoma, Iowa for Insight Bowl - Arizona Republic
Oklahoma's Football Future Looks Bright - The Oklahoman
No Need to Panic as Mystifying Season Ends - Tulsa World
Who Will Lead the Sooners in Rushing? - The Oklahoman
LB Corey Nelson: Defections Have Affected Us - ESPN
Key Matchup: Iowa Receivers vs. OU DBs - Tulsa World
Three Keys for Oklahoma vs. Iowa in Insight Bowl - ESPN
Three Storylines: Playmakers, Landry, Coker - Tulsa World
Hawkeyes, Sooners Tee It Up in Tempe - FOX Sports
Stoops: Defections Magnified Due to Season - The Oklahoman
Notes: Landry Jones Has Stoops' Blessing - Tulsa World
Stoops Doesn't Forget Iowa Roots - Wall Street Journal
Staff Picks the Oklahoma-Iowa Bowl Game - The Oklahoman
Interview, Frank's Phone, Habern's Guitar - Tulsa World
OU's Average Season Hard to Explain - Tulsa World
Are the Sooners Checked In or Out? - Des Moines Register
Hawkeyes Ready to Face Sooners - Mason City Globe
Gameday Factoids Before Kickoff - Quad City Times
What's Supposed to Happen - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Ferentz's Son James Anchors Offensive Line - The Oklahoman
Big Analysis: When Sooner Have Ball - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Offensive Tackle Recovering From Virus - Des Moines Register
Iowa Coach Not Saying Who Will Run Ball - The Oklahoman
Iowa Hawkeyes Insight Bowl Notebook - Quad City Times
Hawkeyes Took a Lot of Steps in 2011 - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Beating Sooners Another Matter for Iowa - Des Moines Register
Hawkeyes Will Wear Pads Tomorrow - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Game Preview: Hawkeyes vs. Sooners - Des Moines Register
Families Huddle as Hawkeyes Prep for Bowl - Quad City Times
Who Has the Edge, Hawkeyes or OU? - Des Moines Register
Final Talking Points: Iowa vs. Oklahoma - Eastern Iowa Gazette
  Thursday, December 29

Javon Harris and Demontre Hurst took the camera Wednesday night for a tour of OU's team headquarters at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort in Chandler, Ariz. Get an all-access look as the duo visits various areas in the massive complex and learns some new words along the way. Check it out:

We also gave the camera to Ben Habern and Stephen Good for the team's trek to dinner and weren't quite sure what to expect. We're still not quite sure what took place at the steakhouse (too dark) but the talk on the bus ride over quickly devolved into a semi-serious discussion of who sported the team's best hair. Just watch:

The Sooners will observe a "Friday" session today in their normal game week schedule with the Insight Bowl slated for tomorrow night. The team has position meetings/film sessions this morning followed by a walk through at the practice site this afternoon. The Sooners will then watch a movie (or bowl games, the vote wasn't certain) before an early curfew.
View video of Coach Stoops huddling the team prior to Wednesday's practice at Corona del Sol High School:

Offense Full Speed Ahead Without Top WRs - The Oklahoman
Sooners Circle the Wagons - Norman Transcript
Oklahoma vs. Iowa: Key Matchup - CBS Sports
OU Defense Seeks to Finish Strong - Tulsa World
Jefferson to Wear 12, Habern Wants to See - The Oklahoman
Demontre Hurst Grades the Sooner Secondary - ESPN
Oklahoma's Habern Mulling NFL Option - Tulsa World
Thoughts From Insight Bowl Media Day - The Oklahoman
Keys to the Game: Oklahoma vs. Iowa - CBS Sports
Sooners Have Celeb Visitor at Practice - The Oklahoman
Travis Lewis Opens Up to Media - Tulsa World
Shortfalls Force Focus to Front - Norman Transcript
Lewis' Storied Career Comes to Ending - The Oklahoman
Keeping Box's Memory Alive Never a Burden - Tulsa World
Oklahoma's Jones Not Thinking About NFL - ESPN
Ties to Iowa Still Strong for Stoops - Associated Press
Sooners Break Down Iowa at Media Day - KOTV 6 Tulsa
Notes: Landry, Lewis, Alexander, Fitzgerald - Tulsa World
No Hawks Gear for Stoops This Year - Tulsa World
The Strange Tale of Hawkeye RBs - Des Moines Register
Parker Provides Iowa Insight Bowl Motivation - ESPN
Hawkeye 10: Next Man at Running Back - Quad City Times
Norvell Says Injuries Won't Slow Sooners - WCF Courier
All Will Know Him if Iowa Wins - Tulsa World
McNutt Discusses Becoming a Receiver - The Oklahoman
Ferentz Won't Comment on Rumors - Des Moines Register
Notes: Hawkeyes at Bowl Media Day - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Is Jason White Iowa's No. 1 Tailback? - Des Moines Register
  Wednesday, December 28

The Sooners completed their third bowl practice in Tempe Wednesday afternoon. In addition to our photo gallery below, fans can see what it's like to stand in the middle of OU's warmups with Coach Stoops by checking out this 360 panoramic shot. We've posted video of Stoops huddling the team plus film on Coach Patton and the offensive line and Coach Shipp and the DTs. Links to right.

Photos  OU Wednesday Bowl Practice Photo Gallery (58 Pics)

Oklahoma's starters, decked out in their crimson jerseys, plus Coach Stoops traveled to Scottsdale for the Insight Bowl Media Day Wednesday morning. We're processing video and here are pics:

Photos  Sooners at Insight Bowl Media Day (75 Pics)

In addition to practice, coaches and players spend countless hours in the film room throughout the season. The Sooner football video staff makes it all happen. View a quick behind-the-scenes look from OU football video coordinator Brian Martin:

Oklahoma's Kenny Stills to Lead - Arizona Republic
Ready or Not, Finch Gets Bigger Workload - Tulsa World
Hawkeyes Feel Prepared for Bulldozer - The Oklahoman
OU's Gabe Ikard: Iowa is Most Physical Opponent - ESPN
Defense Has Been Under the Gun - The Oklahoman
OU Not Panicking Over Number of WRs - Tulsa World
Defense Not Ready to Lose "Sharks" Label - The Oklahoman
Notes: Chaz Nelson, Ice Age, Hawkeye Dilemma - Tulsa World
Norm Parker, Iowa All Fired Up for Bowl - The Oklahoman
Sooners Sign Defensive End Chaz Nelson - The Oklahoman
Hawks Prefer to be Underdogs - Des Moines Register
Doing the Little Prater Thing - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Norm Parker Admires Oklahoma Football - Iowa Athletics
Ferentz on Adversity: You Don't Surrender - ESPN
Ferentz, Stoops Share a Rare Distinction - Des Moines Register
Sooners Expect Physical Matchup - Quad City Times
D-Line Faces Life Without Kaczenski - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Prater Says He'll Hydrate to Beat Heat - Des Moines Register
Bowl Tickets Mostly Filled by Locals - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Inside the Iowa Bowl Practice Facility - Des Moines Register
  Tuesday, December 27

Following Tuesday's practice, Corey Nelson and Tom Wort talked about their bowl experience thus far and looked ahead to what the linebackers need to do come Friday vs. Iowa:

Oklahoma's second day of bowl week in Arizona included more position and team meetings in the morning at the hotel in Chandler followed by an afternoon practice at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe. The bowl hosts a team dinner at a steakhouse tonight. Stay tuned as we continue to process video & photos from Tuesday:

Photos  OU Tuesday Bowl Practice Photo Gallery (121 Pics)
Oklahoma's bookends on the offensive line, tackles Donald Stephenson and Lane Johnson, come to you direct from Tempe, Ariz., following bowl practice on Tuesday afternoon:

Patience Pays Off for Oklahoma RB Roy Finch - ESPN
Bird Ready to be Iron Man if Called - Norman Transcript
Stills Has Chance to Prove Himself in Bowl - The Oklahoman
Notes: Roster Moves, Bell's Bodyguard - Tulsa World
A Look at Oklahoma's Bowl Depth Chart - The Oklahoman
Sooners' Backfield, Receivers Are Hurting - Arizona Republic
Coaches Trying to Replace Missing Players - The Oklahoman
Lewis' Silence Puzzles Sooner Teammates - Tulsa World
Hawkeye Offense Brings New Challenges - Norman Transcript
Previewing Iowa vs. Oklahoma Bowl Game - Kansas City Star
History Won't Help Sooners in Bowl - Muskogee Phoenix
Stoops Preps Sooners for Bowl, Iowa - Sioux City Journal
More Sooners Out for Bowl Game - Norman Transcript
Stoops Would Love if Bradley Became Weeden - Tulsa World
Stoops Not Sure of Landry Return - The Oklahoman
Insight Not Meaningless for Sooners - Enid News & Eagle
Watch Coach Venables and the Oklahoma linebackers at work in position drills from Tuesday's practice in Tempe. The Sooners practice again this afternoon at Corona del Sol High School.

Stoops Still Loyal Hawk, Except for Game - Quad City Times
Hawkeyes' Offense Anyone's Guess - Des Moines Register
OU Expects Challenge Without Coker - Sioux City Journal
Musings on Ferentz Post-Practice - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Iowa RB McCall Mulling Future - Quad City Times
Coaches Give Few Insights at Bowl - Eastern Iowa Gazette
Suspension Puts Iowa's Offense in Flux - Tucson Citizen
  Monday, December 26

The Arizona sun lit up crimson Sooner helmets for the first time this season as the OU football team knocked out Monday's bowl practice in Tempe. Oklahoma worked for two hours at Corona del Sol High School in full pads. View extensive photo and video coverage each day by clicking the quick links to the right.

Photos  OU Monday Bowl Practice Photo Gallery (100 Pics)
Blake Bell takes a turn interviewing roommate Trey Millard following Monday's practice. We experienced some audio interference from a few antennas in the area but we'll avoid the spot for interviews following today's practice. Check it out:

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort serves as team headquarters for the Sooners during bowl week. Each day leading up to Friday night's game is meticulously planned and scheduled down to the minute. Check out a quick photo tour of OU's team headquarters in Arizona and the players getting down to work:

Photos  Facebook Photo Gallery: Sooners Get to Work in Arizona
For its first full day in Arizona, the Sooners hold position meetings in the morning before departing for an afternoon practice at Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe. Practice is closed. Check back for complete coverage at later in the day.

OU's Kameel Jackson Learning on the Fly - ESPN
OU Convinced There's Plenty to Play For - Norman Transcript
Sooners Arrive in Phoenix Ready to Work - Tulsa World
Fans Should Not Abandon Ship Just Yet - The Oklahoman
Notes: Sooners in Arizona, Well-Prepared - Norman Transcript
Notebook: Christmas Travel, Running Thin - Tulsa World
Sooners in Salvage Mode for Insight Bowl - The Oklahoman
Sooners Not in Bowl They Wanted - Muskogee Phoenix
Oklahoma Arrives in Arizona for Bowl Week - The Oklahoman
Landry Jones Ponders Future - Norman Transcript
Stoops Believes Jones to Return - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Sittler: No Need to Panic for Sooner Fans - Tulsa World
Sooners Must Move Without No. 85 - Norman Transcript
Q&A: Oklahoma Coach Bob Stoops - Des Moines Register
Coker Loss Could be Good Omen for Iowa - Quad City Times
Monday Morning of Bowl Week - Des Moines Register
Bowl Game Just the Ticket for Military - Des Moines Register
Seniors Looking for Fourth Bowl Win - Des Moines Register
  Sunday, December 25

The Sooner football team arrived in Phoenix Sunday evening to begin its bowl week in Arizona. The team was greeted at the Phoenix airport by Insight Bowl representatives before heading to the team hotel in Chandler. Players received a three-day break (Thursday-Saturday) for Christmas before making the trip to Arizona.
OFFICIAL SOURCE provides the latest official roster, updated depth chart and official Oklahoma football bowl guide online here:  Daily Coverage provides exclusive bowl week coverage direct from team headquarters. Coverage begins as the team departs for Arizona on December 25 and concludes with the Insight Bowl game against Iowa (8 p.m. CT, ESPN) on Friday, Dec. 30.