OU continued full-steam ahead towards Iowa State on Saturday with Tuesday afternoon's practice. Check out the latest in Tuesday's Sooner Report and visit Sooner Gameday Central.
Sooners in the NFL Week Eight - 9:19 p.m.
Oklahoma's standout professional football players continued to shine in the National Football League this past weekend.
RB Adrian Peterson carried 15 times for 123 yards and a touchdown to go with one reception for four yards in Minnesota's 36-17 loss to Tampa Bay. OT Phil Loadholt started for the eighth time for the Vikings and had a tackle, while DT Gerald McCoy had a tackle for the Bucs.
WR Ryan Broyles hauled in three receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, in a 28-24 win over Seattle, while fellow rookie LB Travis Lewis recorded his first career tackle. LB Curtis Lofton recorded seven tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defended while PK Garrett Hartley booted in two extra points in New Orleans' 34-14 loss to Denver.
QB Sam Bradford completed 22-of-30 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown in a 45-7 loss to New England.
OU returns to Big 12 Conference play against the Iowa State Cyclones next Saturday in Ames. The game kicks at 11 a.m. and will be televised by ABC. For complete coverage throughout the week, details on attending the game and broadcast options for following the Sooners from around the world, visit Sooner Gameday Central.
Baylor Game Time TBD - 3:19 p.m.
The Big 12 announced it will be using the third six-day pick of the 2012 season for games on Nov. 10, meaning Oklahoma's home game vs. Baylor will be announced on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Upon receipt, the selection will be announced immediately on our main Twitter feed (@SoonerSportscom).
Jefferson a Thorpe Semifinalist - 1:30 p.m.
Junior safety Tony Jefferson has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. The three finalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 19.
The Chula Vista, Calif., native leads the Sooners with 59 tackles, including a team-high 36 solo stops. Jefferson has registered double-digit tackles in four games this season, including a team-high 11 tackles against Notre Dame and a career-best 14 stops against Kansas State.
Jefferson was a member of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Preseason Watch List released this past summer after garnering All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades in 2011. He was also named to the Bednarik, Camp and Nagurski Award watch lists. Jefferson garnered Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week honors on Oct. 17 after recording a team-high seven tackles and an interception for Oklahoma in its 63-21 win over Texas.
The Big 12 Conference announced on Saturday that the football game between the University of Oklahoma and Iowa State University on Nov. 3 is slated to kick off at 11 a.m. CT. The game will be broadcast by ABC. The Sooners have won 20 consecutive games against the Cyclones in Ames.
Do you have questions about Saturday's game or the festivities surrounding it? Whether you're attending or not, we've got you covered in our Thursday Sooner Report with your frequently asked questions. Catch up on the rest in Sooner Gameday Central.
Herbstreit, Howard Talk OU-ND - 4:38 p.m. ESPN College GameDay analysts Kirk Herbstreit and Desmond Howard met with local media on the University of Oklahoma campus on Friday afternoon to discuss Saturday's matchup between OU and Notre Dame, as well as the anticipated atmosphere:
ESPN Live From Norman - 2:25 p.m. If you weren't aware, ESPN College GameDay is set up and ready to go in the South Oval. In fact, they've already done some live shots, which you can view below:
360 Panorama at GameDay Set - 1:59 p.m. If you haven't made it to the South Oval on the University of Oklahoma campus yet, or won't get to tomorrow, check out the scene in the interactive 360 panorama below. Click here for other ways to look at the scene:
National Media Picks - 10:57 a.m. We've gathered some selections from national media around the country in regards to Saturday's game against Notre Dame. Take a look below to see if you agree:
Bob Stoops with Tim Brando - 9:22 a.m. Head coach Bob Stoops was featured on the Tim Brando Show this morning on Yahoo! Sports Radio. You can listen to the full 12 minutes of content by clicking here.
Thursday, October 25
It's Thursday morning and there are a whopping 68 headlines featured in today's Boomer Bytes. Also, our College GameDay info page has been updated with key bits about signs, parking, prohibited items and more.
Play Like a Champion - 9:37 p.m. The Play Like a Champion Today sign goes back over 50 years at Oklahoma and carries a special meaning to all who have touched it. A pregame tradition that is significant to every Sooner, check out this video feature from Sooner Vision's Jessica Coody:
ESPN Scouting Report - 11:57 a.m. ESPN's NFL scouting experts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay break down the key individual matchups in Saturday's game between the Sooners and Fighting Irish. ND, meet Trey Millard:
Front of SI.com - 11:41 a.m. Is there a big game in Norman on Saturday or something? Oklahoma's Top 10 clash with Notre Dame is dominating the national media's attention, as OU is also featured on SI.com:
Front of ESPN.com - 11:33 a.m. The Sooners are holding strong on the front of ESPN.com as well. Can you imagine the atmosphere when OU storms onto Owen Field on Saturday?:
Front of SportingNews.com - 9:43 a.m. The front of SportingNews.com features the two quarterbacks who will start Saturday in Norman - Oklahoma's Landry Jones and Notre Dame's Everett Golson. Steve Greenberg previews the big game, while David Whitley begs for ND to lose.
Wednesday, October 24
As we get closer to Saturday, the anticipation continues to build. Read up on all the latest in Wednesday's Sooner Report and catch up on content in Sooner Gameday Central.
ESPN Content on OU-ND - 7:33 p.m. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who will be in Norman this weekend with College GameDay and the ABC broadcast crew, talks about the matchup in the video below. Also, the ESPN.com crew breaks down who is really the second-best team in the country, where fans can vote between OU, Oregon, Florida and Kansas State
Tuesday, October 23
While the history and tradition combined between Oklahoma and Notre Dame is remarkable, Saturday's game is about 2012 and the current players. Read more in Monday's Sooner Report and catch the latest in Sooner Gameday Central.
Sooners in the NFL Week Seven - 9:04 a.m. RB Adrian Peterson carried 23 times for 153 yards (6.7 ypc) and a touchdown to go with two receptions for six yards in Minnesota's 21-14 win over Arizona. OT Phil Loadholt started for the seventh time for the Vikings, while DB Jamell Fleming recorded a tackle for the Cardinals.
WR Ryan Broyles hauled in his first three career NFL receptions for 51 yards and his first touchdown on Monday night, in a 13-7 loss to Chicago. LB Curtis Lofton recorded five tackles, including one for loss, while PK Garrett Hartley booted in five extra points in New Orleans' 35-28 win over Tampa Bay. DT Gerald McCoy had three tackles and a pass defended for the Bucs.
QB Sam Bradford completed 21-of-34 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown in St. Louis' 30-20 loss to Green Bay.
TE Jermaine Gresham hauled in three receptions for 19 yards in Cincinnati's 24-17 loss to Pittsburgh.
LB Keenan Clayton recorded his first two tackles of the season in Oakland's 26-23 OT win over Jacksonville.
Notre Dame week is officially here, kicking off with Monday's weekly press conference, featuring head coach Bob Stoops, quarterback Landry Jones, center Gabe Ikard, wide receiver Justin Brown and defensive end David King. We'll have video of each individual at the link above as well as Sooner Gameday Central.
Jones Named O'Brien Award Semifinalist - 2:58 p.m. Quarterback Landry Jones is one of 16 NCAA FBS quarterbacks selected as a semifinalist for the 2012 Davey O'Brien Award, presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback.
Fans may now help determine which three quarterbacks will advance as finalists by voting as often as once daily at www.VoteOBrien.org. Fan voting will close at noon (CT) on Nov. 18.
The three Davey O'Brien finalists will be announced on Monday, Nov. 19 and the winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards airing Thursday, Dec. 6, on ESPN.
Iowa State Kickoff Time a Six-Day Pick - 1:19 p.m. The Big 12 TV partners have notified the conference they will be using the second six-day pick of the 2012 season for games on Nov. 3, meaning Oklahoma's game at Iowa State will be announced on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Possible slots for the game are 11 a.m., 2:30 or 7 p.m. on ABC or a 2 p.m. kickoff on FOX. Upon receipt, the selection will be announced immediately on our main Twitter platform (@SoonerSportscom).
Sunday, October 21
How good does a Sunday feel after a win? Check out postgame video, photos, notes quotes and a full recap from OU's 52-7 demolition of Kansas on Saturday. And if you haven't heard, that College GameDay thing will be here this weekend.
ESPN Preview - 11:14 a.m. Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit give an early capsule of Saturday's highly-anticipated matchup between Notre Dame and the Sooners. Watch below:
Friday, October 19
Have questions about gameday on Saturday? We've got you covered in our full fan FAQ in Thursday's Sooner Report. Get all your multimedia content in Sooner Gameday Central.
National Writers Pick Sooners - 9:38 a.m. It's Friday, which usually means that national writers have submitted their picks for Saturday's slate of games. We gathered a few selections and OU swept the choices:
Oklahoma's offensive line and wide receiving corps are peaking at the right time, but both units say there's still room to grow. Read about it in Wednesday's Sooner Report, and get all your multimedia content in Sooner Gameday Central.
Sooner Pick 'Em: Kansas Week - 1:56 p.m. From Lane Johnson's impression of the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz to the Sooners breaking down who has the best hair on the team, this week's edition of Sooner Pick 'Em has it all. The premise is easy: We pick three topics with four choices each, and we let members of the team take their pick.
Brooks Street on Game Days - 1:19 p.m. The Norman Police Department will no longer permit parking on Brooks Street between Jenkins Ave. and Classen Blvd. on OU football game days. This area will remain clear to help ease postgame traffic congestion. Any vehicles parked in this location on game day will be towed. This policy will be strictly enforced beginning with Saturday's game against Kansas. View OU's updated gameday information for Sooner fans.
Jones a Senior CLASS Award Finalist - 9:35 a.m. University of Oklahoma quarterback Landry Jones is one of 10 NCAA FBS student-athletes selected as finalists for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
Fans are encouraged to vote at seniorCLASSaward.com through Dec. 3. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to select the recipient. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2012-13 bowl season. To view the other candidates, click here.
Wednesday, October 17
It's been a great week for the Sooner Football Notebook, and we don't expect that to change today. Catch up on the latest in Tuesday's Sooner Report, and get all your multimedia content in Sooner Gameday Central.
Williams Named Player to Watch - 5:35 p.m. As if Damien Williams hasn't already grabbed your attention, he's on Travis Haney's (ESPN Insider) "Second-Half Breakout Players," list as he's "well on his way to second-half stardom."
Jefferson Named Thorpe DB of the Week - 11:55 p.m. After recording a team-high seven tackles and an interception in Oklahoma's 63-21 win over Texas, junior safety Tony Jefferson has been named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week.
Jefferson also added a team-high two tackles for loss and was one of the defenders in on an safety that extended the OU lead to 29-2 in the second quarter.
Jefferson was a member of the 2012 Jim Thorpe Preseason Watch List released this past summer after garnering All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades in 2011. The Thorpe Award winner is selected from three finalists and will be announced at The Home Depot College Football Awards on Dec. 6, 2012, on ESPN.
Debating Top One-Loss Teams - 11:21 p.m. Featured on ESPN's "Hot Button" page is a debate between Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach on the nation's best one-loss team and which is most likely to position itself back into BCS Title contention. Find out who takes which side by clicking here, and participate in the fan vote by obviously, voting for Oklahoma.
Stoops on Fox Sports Radio - 9:18 a.m. Head coach Bob Stoops was on Fox Sports Radio on Tuesday with Pat O'Brien and Steve Hartman. Take a listen below:
Tuesday, October 16
We've all survived Monday, which means we're yet again closer to another Saturday in October. Oklahoma is gearing up for Kansas this weekend. Read about the Sooners' mindset and more via Monday's Sooner Report, and catch up on content in Sooner Gameday Central.
Best One-Loss Team? - 4:32 p.m. Of the teams nationally that have one loss, ESPN's Gene Wojciechowski tabs Oklahoma as the best in his BMOC Midseason Awards. Click here to read more.
Landry Jones on ESPNU - 2:31 p.m. Senior QB Landry Jones stopped by on ESPNU's College Football Live with Dari Nowkhah on Monday. Jones talks about getting back into the national title hunt, Saturday's win over Texas and more:
Sooners in the NFL Week Six - 11:55 p.m. Multiple Sooners made an impact for their respective NFL teams this weekend. Check out the latest on OU's pros:
TE Jermaine Gresham caught three passes for 68 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown in a 34-24 loss to Cleveland.
DB Jamell Fleming recorded six tackles in Arizona's (4-2) 19-16 overtime loss to Buffalo.
Limited Tickets Available for Kansas Game - 8:57 a.m. The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced on Tuesday that it has received a limited number of returned tickets from Kansas for Saturday's Big 12 Conference game. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Oct. 20.
Individuals interested in purchasing any remaining tickets for the Kansas game may click here, visit the OU Ticket Office during business hours or call (800) 456-4668.
Monday, October 15
We hope you are enjoying your bragging rights on this Monday following Oklahoma's 63-21 rout of Texas on Saturday. In case you need more to talk about, here's the full recap.
Current Bowl Projections - 5:15 p.m. With the unveiling of the initial BCS standings, the national media is beginning to feel out its projections for BCS games and other bowls. It's a sweet taste for the Sooners:
OU Boasts Top Secondary - 4:55 p.m. ESPN Insider columnists Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, famous for their NFL evaluation, broke down the top position groups in college football, claiming OU's secondary as the best nationally. Kiper also states that Tony Jefferson's stock is rising. Read more:
Notre Dame Kickoff Info Released - 9:57 a.m. No. 9 Oklahoma's home game vs. No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday, Oct. 27, will kick off at 7 p.m. CT and be televised nationally on ABC, the Big 12 Conference announced on Monday morning. OU hosts Kansas on Saturday, Oct. 20, while Notre Dame is home vs. BYU.
Friday, October 12
It's time. The Sooners will load the buses this afternoon and hop on I-35 South to Dallas in preparation for tomorrow's Red River Rivalry game vs. Texas (11 a.m. CT, ABC). Check out our Fan FAQ and Sooner Gameday Central for the latest.
Recent Heroes of OU-Texas - 7:21 a.m. Since 2000, the Sooners have won eight of 12 against Texas, witnessing some of the most spectacular individual performances in the storied rivalry's history. Highlighted below are some of the "Recent Heroes of OU-Texas," part of Saturday morning's hour-long Sooner Sports Game Day pregame show, beginning at 10 a.m. CT on FS Oklahoma. Here's how you can watch:
We're one day from heading down to Dallas for, well, you know. We'll be bringing you exclusive access from the team's trip, including a live stream of OU's bus ride to the Cotton Bowl. Catch up on all the latest in Sooner Gameday Central.
Stills, Sooners Featured on ESPN - 2:10 p.m. Pull up the ESPN college football page, and the OU-Texas game is smack dab in the center, highlighted by a red bar. Plenty of coverage by The Worldwide Leader for Saturday:
Videos From Around the Nation - 9:39 a.m. It's no secret that eyes across the country will be zoned in on OU-Texas when the clock strikes 11 a.m. CT on Saturday. In fact, plenty are already looking at the Red River Rivalry. From ESPN:
SI's Andy Staples also talks "one of the greatest rivalries in college football" around the 2:50 mark of the video below:
Wednesday, October 10
Can you feel it? The players have completed their media availability for the week, and the excitement is building for Saturday. We visited with Justin Brown for Tuesday's Sooner Report and you can check out the latest in Sooner Gameday Central.
Saunders Cleared to Play - 6:05 p.m. Junior transfer wide receiver Jalen Saunders has officially been cleared by the NCAA and could play as soon as Saturday, head coach Bob Stoops announced following OU's practice on Wednesday, waiving the required season that transfers normally have to sit out. Check back on SoonerSports.com for more in today's Sooner Report.
Two on Steele Midseason All-American Team - 2:09 p.m. The University of Oklahoma football team placed WR Kenny Stills and S Tony Jefferson on Phil Steele's 2012 Midseason All-American Team. Stills was selected to the third team, while Jefferson was a fourth-team selection.
Stills ranks fourth in the Big 12 and 14th in the nation with 7.2 receptions per game and ranks fifth in the Big 12 at 86.0 receiving yards per game, while Jefferson leads the Sooners with 30 total tackles (20 solo) this season.
Demontre Hurst 'Busts a Move' - 9:57 a.m. We all know about senior defensive back Demontre Hurst's moves on the field -- especially against Texas -- but what about off of it? Check out the video to find out:
Tuesday, October 9
One day of Texas week down, leaving four that stand between the world and OU-Texas on Saturday. Get a feel for the excitement via Monday's Sooner Report and check out the latest in Sooner Gameday Central.
Saturday Game Balls - 9:33 a.m. Take a peek inside the visiting locker room from last Saturday and feel the energy as Coach Stoops hands out multiple game balls following Oklahoma's 41-20 win at Texas Tech:
Sooners in the NFL Week Five - 9:08 a.m. Seven NFL Sooners enjoyed the luxury of the bye this weekend, but plenty of others were in action. Catch the latest on the Sooners shining in the pros:
LB Curtis Lofton now leads the NFL with 54 tackles after a 10-tackle performance, including a sack, as New Orleans got its first win, 31-24, over San Diego. PK Garrett Hartley nailed a 26-yard FG and all four of his extra points in the win.
RB Adrian Peterson carried 17 times for 88 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards in Minnesota's 30-7 win over Tennessee. OT Phil Loadholt started for the fifth time in as many games.
TE Jermaine Gresham hauled in five catches for 60 yards, second in both categories for Cincinnati, which lost, 17-13, to Miami. Gresham is tied for fifth among NFL tight ends with 22 catches.
It's Texas week, need we say more? Coach Stoops and select players met with the media earlier to recap OU's win over Texas Tech and look ahead to this weekend. Get ready for Saturday in Sooner Gameday Central.
Bob Stoops or Mack Brown? Cast Your Vote - 6:58 p.m. The Red River Rivalry is featured on the front of ESPN.com's college football page as the game picks up steam nationally. Part of The Worldwide Leader's coverage debates who the better coach is: Our own Bob Stoops or Texas' Mack Brown:
OU-Kansas Kickoff Info - 1:53 p.m. The Big 12 Conference announced on Monday that the football game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Kansas on Saturday, Oct. 20, is slated to kick off at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast by FSN.
Friday, October 5
The Sooners are airborne today as OU heads to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech on Saturday. Everything you need to know regarding the game, attending or not, is in Thursday's Sooner Report and Sooner Gameday Central.
#BeatTech on Instagram - 6:47 p.m. Live from the hotel in Lubbock, the Sooners have arrived safely in prep for tomorrow's 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Texas Tech. Here are some of the top photos you submitted today with the #BeatTech hashtag. Continue using it, and we'll keep recognizing the best.
What the Experts are Saying - 12:01 p.m. National writers across the country are making their picks for Saturday's big game against Texas Tech. We've gathered a few:
Sooners in the NFL Update - 11:12 a.m. St. Louis Rams (3-2) quarterback Sam Bradford threw touchdown passes of 51 and 44 yards to help his team become the first to defeat the Arizona Cardinals (4-1) this season, 17-3.
Thursday, October 4
Saturday inches closer as the Sooners prepare to travel to Lubbock tomorrow. Catch up on the latest in Wednesday's Sooner Report and Sooner Gameday Central.
Heart of Dallas Bowl Agreement - 1:13 p.m. The Heart of Dallas Bowl, previously referred to as the TicketCity Bowl, will be held at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2013. The bowl will be revamped to provide new avenues for engagement to positively impact the Dallas community.
The Heart of Dallas Bowl will be presented by PlainsCapital Bank, with additional support from MetroPCS, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Omni Hotels and Hyatt. The game will be shown live on ESPNU, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CST. The match-ups have been set through 2014, with a team from the Big 12 Conference to face off against the Big Ten in 2013, while the Big Ten will meet a Conference USA team in 2014.
Tuesday, October 2
One thing was clear from Monday: The Sooners are ready to get back on the field. They'll get that chance Saturday at Texas Tech. For the latest on OU Football, catch up in Monday's Sooner Report and Sooner Gameday Central.
Austin Woods Conquers Chemo - 11:05 a.m. Junior offensive lineman Austin Woods, who has been battling Hodgkin's lymphoma, completed his final round of chemotherapy on Monday. Tweet him (@AwesomeWoods_50) to show your support and check out this feature on him from Sept. 22.
Sooners in the NFL Week Four - 9:16 a.m. While OU was off last weekend, the Sooners in the National Football League were not. Here's a complete wrap-up from week four:
DE Frank Alexander recorded two tackles, including 1.5 sacks in Carolina's 30-28 loss at Atlanta. He ranks second among rookies with 2.5 sacks in 2012.
TE Jermaine Gresham was second on Cincinnati in receiving with five catches for 47 yards in the Bengals' 27-10 win at Jacksonville.
RB Adrian Peterson posted two season highs, rushing for 102 yards and catching four passes for 20 yards in Minnesota's 20-13 win at Detroit. OT Phil Loadholt started for the fourth consecutive game for the Vikings.
LB Curtis Lofton is tied for second in the league with 44 tackles after a 12-stop performance in New Orleans' 28-27 loss to Green Bay. PK Garrett Hartley connected on 2-of-3 field goals and added three XPs.
RB DeMarco Murray registered career-highs of six receptions for 57 yards, and added 24 yards rushing in Dallas' 34-18 loss to Chicago.
QB Sam Bradford completed 16-of-30 passes for 221 yards, while leading St. Louis to a 19-13 win over Seattle.
DB Jamell Fleming recorded three tackles as Arizona remained undefeated (4-0), topping Miami, 24-21.
The Sooners are set to speak with the media on Monday, with select players this morning followed by head coach Bob Stoops at and quarterback Landry Jones. Watch the live presser at Noon here.
OU-Texas Set for 11 a.m. Kickoff on ABC - 10:06 a.m. The Big 12 Conference announced on Monday that the AT&T Red River Rivalry game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas on Oct. 13 is slated to kick off at 11 a.m. CT. The game will be broadcast to a national audience by ABC.
This year's contest will mark the 107th renewal of this storied series as Oklahoma and Texas meet in Dallas for the 91st time overall and the 84th time in a row. Oklahoma has won the last two games in this rivalry. Oklahoma travels to Texas Tech on Saturday, Oct. 6, while up next for Texas is a home date vs. West Virginia.
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