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


(by Roy Cummings) There's not much a player like Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy can do to prevent the broken hand that cost him one game and limited him in others early last season. But McCoy, who has missed parts of three seasons because of injuries, believes there is something...Read more
(by Ernie Padaon) Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been reinstated into the league and rumors are flying all over the team on where he could land for the coming season. The Vikings would have to release him off of the roster or find a trade partner to take his large contract, but there are...Read more
(by Joe Serpico) It is getting repetitive at this point to say that the tight end position is the Baltimore Ravens most glaring need. Earlier this week, we focused on the tight ends that the Ravens could select in the NFL Draft. This year’s class of tight ends is not a strong one...Read more
(by Bryan Strickland) For two seasons at Oklahoma, Blake Bell took the notion that everybody loves the backup quarterback and ran with it. But when Bell ascended to starting quarterback as a junior only to bounce back to a backup role, he didn't love it. That's when he started seeking a...Read more
(by Christopher Hart) According to SiriusXM NFL Radio, the Denver Broncos have conducted a pre-draft visit and workout with Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips. At 6'5 and 329 pounds, Phillips is a mammoth defender and played an integral role in the Sooners two-gap defense...Read more
(by Bill O'Hare) Bell, like many athletic tight ends before him, is relatively new to the position as a converted quarterback. Buffalo Bills: April 17, 2015 - The tight end position in the NFL has been quite interesting over the past decade as seemingly much of the upper echelon players come from...Read more
(by Joshua Lee) To say the University of Oklahoma had a rough season in 2014, would be an understatement. In fact, OU was looking at rough in the rear-view mirror. The Sooners had a season that left them with lots of questions and a “back to the drawing board” mentality...Read more
(by Stewart Mandel) NORMAN, Okla. -- Bob Stoops wants to make one thing clear. "It's my fault," that Oklahoma suffered a disappointing 8-5 season and bowl game debacle against Clemson last season, the Sooners coach said during an interview in his office this week...Read more
(by Matt Bonesteel) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who missed all but one game last year after was suspended for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, will be reinstated by the NFL effective Friday, the league announced Thursday. In November...Read more
(by Brandon Chatmon) Early in the second quarter of Oklahoma's spring game, Samaje Perine took the handoff and cruised towards the sideline on what looked like a regular sweep to the outside. Seconds later, Perine flipped the ball to newcomer DeDe Westbrook on a receiver reverse...Read more
(by Dan Lyons) Custom concept helmet designs are one thing, but when fans actually create custom helmets for their favorite college football teams? Now that is impressive. JVince Custom Lids put together a very cool, and pretty crazy, custom Oklahoma Sooners helmet...Read more w/pics
(by Chad Simmons) A total of 14 schools have offered Rodarius Williams, a 6-foot, 171 pound cornerback out of Shreveport (La.) Calvary Baptist. One school on his offer list is Oklahoma and the Sooners have his attention. "Oklahoma is showing me the most love right now," said...Read more
(by Max Olson) The fine folks in the research department at ESPN Stats & Information took on a lofty endeavor for Insider: rank the upcoming five-year nonconference schedules for every Power 5 program. Out of all 64 programs studied, Texas is about to take on the most difficult...Read more
(by Sam Cooper) With spring practice in the books, Oklahoma’s quarterback competition is still wide open. All four candidates - Trevor Knight, Baker Mayfield, Cody Thomas and Justice Hansen – are still in the running, and Saturday’s spring game didn’t make things any clearer...Read more
(by Jake Trotter) NORMAN, Okla. -- He stood behind the podium and spoke into the microphone. Yet Baker Mayfield was inaudible. To his left, Cody Thomas and Justice Hansen simultaneously chatted with reporters, creating a quarterback cacophony, which began on the field and...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) 2015 outlook: With lack of depth at linebacker and some good young talent at defensive line, Oklahoma will look to play more four-man fronts in 2015. That essentially means linebacker Eric Striker will spend more time as a defensive end rushing the passer instead...Read more
(by Brandon Chatmon) NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma's quarterback derby remains wide open. None of the quarterbacks in the Sooners quarterback competition separated themselves as the Red defeated the White, 20-7, in Oklahoma's Red-White spring game on Saturday...Read more
(by Ryan Gerbosi) Oklahoma’s spring game finished with the Red Team defeating the White Team 20-7, which is about as relevant as Santa Claus beating the Easter Bunny in one-on-one. Here’s what you need to know about the spring game. 1. Same old, same old. Oklahoma...Read more
(by Dean Blevins) NORMAN, Oklahoma - If not for four interceptions in Saturday's Red-White spring scrum, the afternoon would've been widely approved. But if not for the 2014 Sooner interceptions, we wouldn't be here in the first place. Neither would Lincoln Riley, nor...Read more w/video
(by Tim Griffin) NORMAN, Okla. -- Bob Stoops did everything he could not to allow too many elements of Lincoln Riley’s new offense to be exposed at the Sooners’ spring scrimmage. But despite Stoops’ not-so-subtle attempts at subterfuge, several tidbits were revealed during...Read more
(by Andrew Gilman) NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops said he won't name a starting quarterback for 2015 until late August. That's a long time from now, considering the decision was made back in January. Stoops coached the Sooners in Saturday afternoon's annual...Read more
(by Cliff Brunt) NORMAN, Okla. -- Alex Ross scored two touchdowns to help the Red team beat the White team 20-7 in Oklahoma's spring game Saturday. It was the first time the crowd of 42,807 saw new offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley's Air Raid offense. The fans also got a closer look at...Read more
(by AP) NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma men's gymnastics team ended its championship drought in a big way. Second the past four years, the Sooners finished off an undefeated season by winning the national title Friday night in front of their home crowd at the Lloyd Noble Center...Read more
(by Dan Lyons) After having a monster game in Oklahoma’s 2014 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, Trevor Knight was hailed as a Heisman candidate ahead of this past season. Neither Knight nor Oklahoma lived up to expectations in 2014. The Sooners went 8-5, finishing the year with a 40-6 loss...Read more
(by Kevin Lyttle) The Oklahoma Sooners spring football game will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, televised by Fox Sports Southwest. Oklahoma is coming off a disappointing 8-5 season and a blowout loss to Clemson in its bowl game. The Sooners have shuffled parts of their coaching staff...Read more

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