OU Football

11:31 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Heupel, Norvell Out As Stoops Announces Much-Anticipated Staff Shakeups

University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops addresses reporters during Tuesday's press conference.

University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops announced the firings of co-offensive coordinators Jay Norvell and Josh Heupel Tuesday morning after a tumultuous 8-5 season that culminated with a 40-6 loss Dec. 29 to Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

“By no means are they scapegoats. The bottom line is, I feel moving forward we need to go in a different direction,” Stoops said. “I thank them for what they have contributed, their dedication, and hard work through all these years, and I’m sure they’ll continue to have successful coaching careers as they move forward.”

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6:58 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Oklahoma Searching For Answers After 40-6 Russell Athletic Bowl Loss To Clemson

Brady Vardeman The Oklahoma Daily

Championship droughts and multi-loss seasons are not what people have come to expect at Oklahoma under coach Bob Stoops.

Following what at times seemed to be a half-hearted effort by the Sooners in their 40-6 loss to No. 18 Clemson Monday in the Russell Athletic Bowl, he acknowledged that Oklahoma did not live up to that standard against the Tigers.

Oklahoma fell behind 27-0 early and turned the ball over five times on the way to finishing just two points shy of tying its worst bowl loss — a 36-point drubbing at the hands of USC in the 2005 Orange Bowl.

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8:13 am
Mon November 24, 2014

VIDEO: OU Freshman Perine Runs For NCAA-Record 427 Yards

University of Oklahoma freshman running back Samaje Perine set a major college record by running for 427 yards in a driving rainstorm, scoring five touchdowns and leading the No. 23 Sooners over Kansas 44-7 Saturday.

A week after Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon set the mark by rushing for 408 yards against Nebraska, Perine broke it.

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8:46 am
Tue September 16, 2014

AD Says Ray Rice Videos Might Make University Of Oklahoma Think Twice In Future Recruiting

The Ray Rice video will affect how colleges handle players who are involved with domestic issues. University of Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione admitted to Sports Illustrated that the school probably would not have admitted star receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who was kicked out of Missouri for alleged violence against his girlfriend, if the decision had to be made today.
  • Source: Si
Castiglione stressed that Oklahoma didn’t regret admitting Green-Beckham. His stance that OU may not take Green-Beckham now is simply reflective of how the scrutiny level has changed.
University of Oklahoma
1:12 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Stadium Upgrades On OU Regents' Agenda

Madeline Stebbins KGOU

Upgrades to the University of Oklahoma's stadium are on the agenda when the school's board of regents meets next week.

The proposed renovations to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium are scheduled to be discussed when officials meet in Ardmore beginning Monday.

The regents are also scheduled to review the contracts and pay for the school's athletic department personnel, including football head coach Bob Stoops and his staff.

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The Tradition Continues
8:07 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

OU And Texas Extend Cotton Bowl Game To 2025

The Cotton Bowl with The University of Oklahoma versus Texas.
Credit Robbiewest88 / Wikipedia Commons

Texas and Oklahoma will play annually at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas until 2025.

The schools have agreed to a five-year extension at the historic stadium in the city's Fair Park neighborhood.

The annual "Red River Showdown" draws tens of thousands of fans during the State Fair of Texas, with Sooner red and Longhorn burnt orange split at the 50-yard line.

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University of Oklahoma
11:51 am
Fri May 9, 2014

OU President: Stadium Improvements In The Works

The Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium during a November 10, 2012 football game against Baylor University.
Allison Meier Flickr Creative Commons

University of Oklahoma President David Boren says the Board of Regents will likely consider upgrades to OU's stadium when the panel meets next month in Ardmore.

Boren tells The Norman Transcript plans are in the works for major stadium improvements — though he doesn't expect a significant expansion beyond the current seating capacity of 82,112.

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Stoops Says "You Never Know"
6:13 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Stoops To Go Pro?

Credit Billy A / Flickr.com

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops is the latest college coach to be linked to Cleveland's head coaching vacancy.

Just hours after his Sooners stunned Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, Stoops, a Youngstown, Ohio native, didn't rule out the possibility of jumping to the NFL. On Dan Patrick's national radio show, Stoops said he's not looking to pursue a pro job but "you never know down the road."

Later, Stoops would not discuss rumors tying him to the Browns' job with Oklahoma writers and again said "you never know" when pressed on the subject.

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OU Football
8:55 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Oklahoma Expects Best From 'Bama In Sugar Bowl

Credit Sooner Sports / soonersports.com

Whatever Bob Stoops may have said about the overall strength of the Southeastern Conference, that apparently doesn't apply when it comes to the challenge he sees before 11th-ranked Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

The Sooners' coach made that clear on the eve of Thursday night's matchup with No. 3 Alabama.

Stoops says Alabama, in his eyes, is "still the best team in the country."

Last spring, Stoops challenged the notion that the SEC — home of the last seven national champions — is the strongest league in the nation.

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Year In Review
9:03 am
Tue December 31, 2013

VIDEO: Oklahoma Sports, Entertainment Suffered Losses In 2013

Oklahoma A&M basketball center Bob Kurland
Credit National Collegiate Athletic Association

The football coach who installed the wishbone at the University of Oklahoma, a former OU quarterback, an Oklahoma State basketball legend and one of America's first great ballerinas were among those with ties to Oklahoma who died during 2013.

Chuck Fairbanks installed the wishbone in 1970 and the offense helped OU to national titles in 1974 and 1975 after Fairbanks left for the NFL. Fairbanks died in April at age 79.

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