Sports Briefs

CBS Sports tabs OU as the best in college sports last year

 

CBS Sports has named Oklahoma the 2015-16 “Best in College Sports,” with the Sooners edging North Carolina and Notre Dame. The award calculates the success of FBS programs in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and two “wild card” sports. The OU football team became the first of six Oklahoma teams to finish in the final […]

Oklahoma will play Temple in three game series

 

The University of Oklahoma and Temple University announced an agreement to play a three-game football series starting in 2024. The series will begin Aug. 31, 2024, in Norman with a return game Sept. 13, 2025, in Philadelphia. The third game will be played Sept. 2, 2028, in Norman. The Sooners and Owls have met twice, […]

Baylor recruit switches to OU

 

Parrish Cobb, recently released from his football scholarship commitment at Baylor, has signed with Oklahoma. The cornerback bolted from his hometown university, joining many others from the Bears’ 2016 signing class, following recent events at the Big 12 school. Friday’s news was first reported by The Football Brainiacs. Cobb was a longtime OU commit before […]

Kickoff for Tulsa game against FSU is switched

 

The University of Tulsa’s non-conference football game against the Fresno State Bulldogs in Fresno, California, on Saturday, Sept. 24, has changed to a 3:30 p.m. game time, it was announced by the Mountain West Conference. The game was originally slated for a 9:30 p.m. kickoff on CBS Sports Network, but will now be showcased online […]

TU, OU, O-State football players on preseason lists

 

Several football players from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Tulsa are listed on preseason award lists. The Maxwell Award is given annually to the best college football player in the nation. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Samaje Perine are on the list for the Maxwell Award. Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph and receiver James […]

Coaching legend Buddy Ryan played for Oklahoma State

 

STILLWATER – Buddy Ryan, football innovator and former Oklahoma State Cowboy, died June 27. He was 82. Ryan was a three-year letterman as an offensive lineman at OSU from 1953-55, and his son, Rob Ryan, was an assistant for the Cowboys under Bob Simmons from 1996-99. During his time as a player in Stillwater, Buddy […]

OU hires Skip Johnson as a baseball pitching coach

 

Oklahoma has hired Skip Johnson, a longtime assistant at The University of Texas and head coach at Navarro College, to take over the duties of pitching coach on the staff of baseball coach Pete Hughes. “I am elated to announce the hiring of Skip Johnson. With this addition to our program, we have one of […]

Former TU track star will compete in the Olympics

 

Former University of Tulsa track and field standout and six-time All-American Chris O’Hare will compete in the 1,500-meter run at the 2016 Olympics later this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for his native Great Britain. O’Hare qualified for the Olympics by finishing with the second-best time in the 1,500-meter run at the British Athletics […]

TU athletes serve in Tulsa

 

University of Tulsa student-athletes volunteered over 5,800 hours of community service during the 2015-16 academic year. A collegiate student-athlete puts in numerous hours in practice and on the game field as well as academically with studying and classroom work. Yet another aspect of the student-athletes’ life, that may sometimes go unnoticed, is the community service […]

Cowboys will play ASU

 

Oklahoma State and Arizona State have agreed to a football home-and-home series that will begin in 2022 in Boone Pickens Stadium. The two programs will meet on Sept. 10, 2022, in Stillwater before returning to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on Sept. 9, 2023. Arizona State and OSU have met three times in football […]