Sports Briefs

Oklahoma signs NC’s Jordan Shepherd


University of Oklahoma basketball coach Lon Kruger announced the signing of 2016 guard Jordan Shepherd to a national letter of intent. Shepherd, currently a senior at Asheville Christian Academy in Asheville, N.C., will be eligible for the Sooners this fall. Shepherd, 6-2 and 175 pounds, was honored as the 2015 Carolinas Athletic Association’s player of […]

OU-Houston will kick off at 11 am


Kickoff for the Oklahoma Sooners’ Sept. 3 season opener against the Houston Cougars in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston is set for 11 a.m. The game will be televised by ABC. OU (11-2) and Houston (13-1) posted the best combined 2015 record (24-3) of any two teams that will meet in […]

Stephen Gentry hired at OSU


Veteran basketball coach Stephen Gentry joined Brad Underwood’s coaching staff at Oklahoma State as the Director of Player Development. Gentry spent the last three seasons with Underwood at Stephen F. Austin as an assistant coach, where he helped the Lumberjacks rack up a total of 89 wins, which are tied for the most by any […]

Rimington list adds Lundblade


STILLWATER – Oklahoma State’s Brad Lundblade has been named to the 2016 Spring Watch List for the Rimington Trophy. The award is given annually to the top center in FBS college football, and the spring watch list includes top centers from across the country who were nominated for the recognition. A one-time walk-on, Lundblade was […]

Tulsa rowers capture the bronze at youth championships


The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association rowed to a bronze medal in the girls’ novice quads this month at the U.S. Rowing Central Youth Rowing Championships. The crew featured Madi Bickle (Lincoln Christian), Ashlyn Calloway (home school), Callan McFadden (Holland Hall) and Maya Bulmer (Booker T. Washington).  The U.S.Rowing Central Youth Rowing Championships features the top […]

Texas Tech hires Beard


Chris Beard has been hired as the 17th head coach of the Texas Tech men’s basketball program, said Texas Tech Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt and Interim University President Dr. John Opperman. “We are proud and excited to hire a coach of Chris’ caliber,” Hocutt said. “Our program achieved tremendous success this year and I […]

Academic awards for OU


The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced that 13 Big 12 football student-athletes were selected as members of the 2016 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. Ty Darlington (Oklahoma) was selected after the conclusion of the 2015 season as the William V. Campbell Trophy recipient, which recognizes the individual as the best in […]

OU lineman Josiah St. John is top pick for Saskatchewan


Oklahoma offensive tackle Josiah St. John was the first overall pick in last week’s Canadian Football League Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. St. John, a native of Ajax, Ontario, was ranked fifth among eligible picks but the four players ranked ahead of him – three Canadians who played in the NCAA and one player who […]

Ross to transfer after graduating


Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said that running back and kickoff returner Alex Ross will transfer. Ross, a redshirt junior last season, graduated in May. As a graduate transfer, he will be eligible to play next season at another school. “Alex has been a great teammate and team guy for four years for us, and we’ve […]

Debate continues over Big 12 Conference expansion plans


Will the Big 12 add two more teams? Oklahoma, which is a driving force in the conference due to its football success, has been sending out mixed signals about whether the Big 12 should stay at 10 teams or expand. OU President David Boren has been advocating expansion back to 12 teams, with two divisions […]