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test(Articles from opponents' press and national sources along with a few other odds and ends)

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ty Darlington is going to need a bigger mantel. For the third time in three months, the former Oklahoma football center was bestowed a national honor Tuesday when he received the 2015 Bobby Bowden Award, presented by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, during...Read more
(by Joe Fann) Blake Bell will still admit that he’s still coming into his own as a tight end. Bell just finished his second season at the position after spending a majority of his college years playing quarterback at the University of Oklahoma. The San Francisco 49ers fourth-round pick in 2015...Read more w/video
(by Joe Buettner) Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard has enjoyed the past week in Mobile, Ala., in preparation for the 2016 Senior Bowl. The former Sooners receiver will play for the South squad Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on the NFL Network. But as the Senior Bowl practice week comes...Read more
(by Tim Yotter) Ask the cornerbacks on the South Team with the Senior Bowl and one of the first names they mention for tough receivers is Sterling Shepard. The Oklahoma Sooners prospect is only 5-foot-10 and 191 pounds, more of a slot receiver build at the NFL level, and that’s...Read more w/video
(by Ray Dozier) OKLAHOMA CITY --Two years ago, the Oklahoma Sooners were chosen to reach the first College Football Playoffs--ranked fourth in the AP preseason poll and third in the USA Today coaches’ poll. OU finished with an 8-5 record and out of the rankings. The Sooners were picked...Read more
(by John Talty) Eric Striker has never been one to mince his words. The outspoken Oklahoma linebacker has been a quote machine over the years, not afraid to speak his mind. So it wasn't much of a surprise in December when Striker told reporters he didn't want someone who...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) The likes of Sterling Shepard, Eric Striker and Zack Sanchez won't be on Oklahoma's roster in 2016. Replacing Shepard's production at receiver will be a challenge. And finding new leaders on defense will be equally as difficult. OU returns much of its core from its...Read more
(by Tom Fornelli) Oklahoma's depth chart is starting to look a bit thinner at the quarterback position. Trevor Knight recently left Norman to join the Texas A&M Aggies, and now another quarterback is leaving the Sooners, though this one will remain on campus. Cody Thomas...Read more w/video
(by Joe Buettner) Sophomore quarterback Cody Thomas has reportedly decided to focus on baseball full-time this spring, according to Carey Murdock of SoonerScoop.com. Thomas took a break from baseball last spring to focus on Oklahoma's open quarterback competition. But with soon...Read more
(by Marco Knudsen) We're just days removed from the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game, and the idea of conference realignment has been embedded into the brains of Big Ten and Oklahoma fans nationwide. It's been a busy past week in the offseason of college football...Read more
(by Pete Fiutak) This is the only real reason not having a Big 12 championship game matters – Oklahoma didn’t get a chance at one extra big win that would’ve raised the Season Score higher. Overall, outside of the loss to Texas, the season was probably even better than the...Read more w/video
(by Master Tesfatsion) Left tackle Trent Williams will not participate in the Pro Bowl because of injury. He was the Washington Redskins’ lone representative in the Pro Bowl, which will take place on Jan. 31 in Hawaii. Williams was replaced by Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert, who...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Following Oklahoma's first outright Big 12 championship since 2010, Sports Illustrated believes the Sooners are the team-to-beat in 2016. According to Sports Illustrated's Colin Becht, the Sooners rank No. 1 in SI's College Football Way-Too-Early Top 25 poll...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Coach Bob Stoops is no stranger to putting his program back on track following a mediocre season. Under Stoops, Oklahoma has lost five games in a season only three times and lost four games in a season only once. Oklahoma has followed each of those years...Read more
(by Jordan Greer) Danny Amendola is lucky Saturday's divisional playoff game wasn't being played under NCAA rules, or he would have been ejected. The Patriots wide receiver was penalized for unnecessary roughness after drilling Chiefs defensive back Jamell Fleming on a punt...Read more w/video
(by Bruce Campbell) The Big 12 has the fairest way of deciding a conference champion in football. A round robin schedule where everybody plays everybody else and any tie is broken by the head-to-head matchup. But as we have long learned, life is not fair. University of Oklahoma president...Read more
(by Bob McManaman) This season, azcentral sports NFL writer Bob McManaman spotlights a member of the Cardinals for a series of on-the-spot, off-beat questions. Today: Jermaine Gresham, tight end. Question: You guys are about to start the playoffs. When you signed here, was...Read more
(by Scott Allen) As one of three NFL offensive linemen featured in Gillette’s advertising campaign for its Fusion ProShield razor, Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was given the opportunity to show off his signature "protection-inspired #ShieldMove dance." Williams’s dance, unveiled...Read more w/video
(by Chuck Carlton) That's a big sigh of relief you're hearing from the Big 12. The conference was able to win a key legislative compromise Wednesday at the NCAA convention that would allow it to hold a football title game with 10 members since it plays a round-robin schedule...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Oklahoma (11-2, 8-1 Big 12) began its 2015 season ranked No. 19 in the preseason AP Top 25. By season's end, the Sooners were crowned the outright Big 12 champions and one of four schools competing for a national championship. Coach Bob Stoops' squad was eliminated in the semifinal round of the College...Read more
(by RotoWire staff) McCoy managed 34 tackles (26 solo), 8.5 sacks and one pass defensed in the 2015 season. The 27-year-old showed considerable grit in toughing out a troublesome shoulder for the majority of the season, and only missing one game after an early December hand surgery...Read more
(by Teresa Varley) Landry Jones went through a wave of emotions last game, but is now preparing for the Broncos. If you thought you ran the full range of emotions on Saturday night during the Steelers AFC Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals, just imagine what quarterback Landry...Read more
(by Joe Buettner) Former Oklahoma center Ty Darlington added a small Sooner flavor to the sideline at the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night. He and Oklahoma's 2015 season ended in Miami, Florida, on New Year's Eve. But Darlington still had one...Read more
(by Robby Kalland) Alabama defeated Clemson 45-40 in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship less than 24 hours ago, but it's never too early to be thinking about next season. William Hill US Sports Books have released the first odds list for the 2017 national title and...Read more
(by Collin Becht) Nick Saban may have a 24-hour rule for his team, but forgive Crimson Tide fans if they’d like more than a day to celebrate their 45–40 victory over Clemson to claim their fourth national title in seven seasons. Still, that incredible run of success is a tribute to the always-forward...Read more

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