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  Tuesday, July 26

8:49 p.m. - The Oklahoma Sooners were the big story coming out of 2011 Big 12 Football Media Days and a quick scan of the front pages of college football's top sites prove it:

3:23 p.m. - Coach Stoops and the Sooner players are likely running on fumes at this point after fielding questions from the media for the past five hours. As Kenny Mossman pointed out, there's simply no way to prepare for this day. It's just a grind.

3:10 p.m. - The Big 12 released a PDF of Coach Stoops' interview with the media in Dallas. Stoops discusses the progression of Landry Jones, dealing with tragedy, replacing DeMarco Murray, unseating the SEC, players returning instead of leaving early for the NFL Draft and the 2000 team during the session.
2:37 p.m. - As promised, we asked OU's players a few of the questions written by Sooner fans on our official Facebook page. In fact, they even answered your questions first, as we caught them during a little down time before they ran through the media gauntlet:

2:18 p.m. -
View the latest headlines from the media here in Dallas. There will be plenty of stories in the next few days but these are the first reports and reactions:

Stoops Lauds Landry Jones' Leadership - The Oklahoman
Sooners Still Hurting After Tragedy - Associated Press
Jones Says National Championship is Goal - Tulsa World
Video: Coach Stoops on High Expectations for OU - ESPN
OU Facing Challenges Despite Being Favorites - Tulsa World
Coach Stoops Excited About Team's RBs - The Oklahoman
Sooners Realize There Are No Shortcuts - Tulsa World
1:25 p.m. - Listen to Coach Stoops' interview with Sirius Sports. The Sooners are about to wrap up today's session in Dallas.

12:13 a.m. - Kansas State Bill Snyder just finished his session on the podium and Coach Stoops is up next. Tune in to the live stream on as Stoops answers questions for local, regional and national print outlets.
11:18 a.m. -
OU has finished its session with the national TV networks and is now rotating through four separate stations with the local channels. Continue to check Facebook for photos and updates. We'll continue collecting content and will have full video coverage later in the day.

9:46 a.m. - We're sitting here in the hotel work room sharing a table with digital media reps from Iowa State (Tyler Rutherford) and Kansas State (Dave Smoller) who are updating fans on the latest for their teams from Dallas.

9:36 a.m. - Just to give you an idea of the media gauntlet Coach Stoops and the players will run today, here is the minute-by-minute schedule for Oklahoma from the Big 12:
10:00-10:40 a.m. - National TV
10:40-11:20 a.m. - Television
11:25-12:05 p.m. - Radio
12:10-12:30 p.m. - Print Media
12:30-12:40 p.m. -
12:40-2:00 p.m. - National TV
2:00-3:00 p.m. - One-on-One Radio Interviews
9:29 a.m. - We're posting a photo stream of the Sooners in Dallas on our Facebook page here.

9:12 a.m. - Below is a pic of the three players representing the Sooners today: Ryan Broyles, Travis Lewis and Landry Jones preparing to board a plane in Norman for the short flight to Dallas. The guys are already here and we'll have shots of them shortly.

9:03 a.m. - Word is that senior linebacker Travis Lewis is sporting his 2010 Big 12 Championship ring here for media days. We'll get a pic shortly but here's a shot of the ring we posted on Facebook earlier this morning. For Coach Stoops, he's about to run out of fingers with seven conference rings in the last 11 years.
8:56 a.m. - Good morning Sooner fans from Dallas! OU Athletics Digital Media reps Jason Matheson and Tory Kukowski are here in the hotel work room at Big 12 Football Media Days bringing you these live updates throughout the day. Follow along here at, our official Facebook page and Twitter feed.
OU Head Coach Bob Stoops and Senior Associate A.D. for Communications Kenny Mossman arrived yesterday but we just received word from Assistant Director of Communications David Bassity that Sooner players Ryan Broyles, Landry Jones and Travis Lewis are preparing to land in Big D after a short flight from Norman.
  Monday, July 25

The Big 12 has its first five teams in front of the press on Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days in Dallas. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. CT with Texas A&M first up. Oklahoma is the event's finale with the final segment on Tuesday. Coach Stoops, Ryan Broyles, Landry Jones and Travis Lewis will represent the Sooners. Follow along throughout the 25th and 26th for full coverage from Dallas.
Here's our coverage from last year for reference. Interact with us on Facebook and Twitter as we bring you immediate reaction.

Burning Questions Entering Big 12 Media Days - Tulsa World
FSU Buzz Gets Another Sooner-Sized Test - Yahoo Sports
OU's Bud Wilkinson: Riverboat Gambler? - The Oklahoman
Sooners "Proven Winners" But Not in SEC - The Daily Texan
Stoops Has Questions to Answer This Week - The Oklahoman
Have at It: Adrian Peterson's Elite Skills - ESPN
Missouri at Oklahoma an Early Showdown - Yahoo Sports
Fisher Prepping Florida State for Title Run - Sports Illustrated
Tramel: 10 Questions That Need Answers - The Oklahoman
Longhorn TV More Trouble Than It's Worth - Houston Chronicle
Team-by-Team Preview in the Big 12 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Five Storylines for New Big 12 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Forever in the Big 12? Not Hardly - Birmingham News
New Era in the Big 12: Predictions - FS Southwest
Boren Plans to Suggest Ban on HS TV - The Oklahoman
OU, A&M to Blame for Texas Monster - Dallas Morning News
Bohls: SEC Would Pass on OU - Austin American-Statesman
Big 12: Is This Really Happening? - Lawrence Journal-World
Finding a Deal to Save the Big 12 - Tulsa World
Big 12 More Art Than Science - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas Raising Concerns Around Big 12 - Des Moines Register
Mizzou Feeling Chesty About Defense - Columbia Daily Tribune
TCU Keeps Wary Eye on UT TV - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Sherman: Focus is On Big 12, Not Sec - Houston Chronicle
  Sunday, July 24

Coach Stoops, senior receiver Ryan Broyles, junior quarterback Landry Jones and senior linebacker Travis Lewis will represent the Sooners at 2011 Big 12 Media Days on Tuesday, July 26 in Dallas.

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