OU Softball News

This is the third time the OU staff has been named Coaching Staff of the Year. The previous selections came after OU won national titles in 2000 and 2013....Read more
The national champion Oklahoma softball coaching staff has been voted as the 2016 NFCA Division I National Coaching Staff of the Year....Read more
Culminating in the program's third national championship, the 2016 season saw the Sooners etch their names into the record books....Read more
Oklahoma softball knows the demand is growing and is trying to keep pace....Read more
imageFrom a gutsy pitching performance to a group of freshmen playing beyond their years, all the pieces came together in OU's title run....Read more
Oklahoma softball made a good case for what life could be like in Norman for the next few years. Joe Buettner and Sean Forster discuss the Sooners' run to a national title, as well as football recruiting and the country's best fight songs....Read more w/audio
Young players are not expected to step right in and perform like champions, but don’t tell that to the national-champion Oklahoma softball team. All but two players in the Sooner softball starting lineup were freshman and sophomores, four of each. This youthful...Read more
The mantra of being underdogs spurned on the 2016 Oklahoma softball team to a national championship. Next year, it will be hard to play that card....Read more
It began with the final half inning of the Women's College World Series, replayed on the video board at Marita Hynes Field, with Caleigh Clifton throwing the ball to Shay Knighten to retire Auburn's Courtney Shea at exactly 7:30 p.m....Read more
imageBy Joe Buettner, Staff Writer | NORMAN -- OU wasted no time adding its new accolades to its softball complex. Oklahoma softball fans were invited to celebrate the team's latest Women's College World Series championship...Read more
(by Courtney Martinez) The camaraderie between athletics teams was on full display in Oklahoma City with members of the Oklahoma and Auburn football teams present to see their softball programs clash for the WCWS title. Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield and head...Read more
Oklahoma's Erin Miller, a graphic design major, got the opportunity to create the team's poster before the season began....Read more
Eight players (four sophomores, four freshmen) were in the starting lineup during the Sooners' championship-clinching victory over Auburn on Wednesday night....Read more
Throughout the fall and into the preseason, Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso appeared cautiously optimistic....Read more

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imageThe Oklahoma softball team invites fans to celebrate its third national title Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Marita Hynes Field....Read more
(by Derek Peterson) OKLAHOMA CITY -- Shay Knighten has a routine after every defensive out. The Sooners swing the ball around the infield, keeping everyone’s arms warmed up and ready to go. The ball ends with Knighten on first who walks the ball to her pitcher on the mound...Read more
Contrary to popular belief – and at the risk of being vilified for even thinking this – this year’s Sooner softball team was not as good as other Sooner national championship squads and perhaps not as good as other OU teams that have made it to the...Read more
Oklahoma Sooners Quotes I felt our team definitely took the hard road through this. We had to open up with Alabama, and that was a very tough game, and then on to -- who did we play next? Michigan, LSU. We played some of the best in the country, so I definitely feel like...Read more
On Tuesday night Oklahoma's Kelsey Stevens stepped in the circle and became the first Sooner to throw a pitch in the postseason other than Paige Parker. The end result of that game was an 11-7 extra inning loss to Auburn and an evened series at one game each. While...Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY -- In the postgame press conference, Oklahoma senior Erin Miller leaned over, her face masked by the school's third national championship trophy, looking at Paige Parker as the Sooner pitcher described how she did it....Read more
A completely different batting order was on the lineup sheet for the final game of the season than the one that started opening day....Read more
Oklahoma softball has finished the improbable journey and done what know one inside or outside of the Sooner program expected when the journey began four months ago. The Sooners closed out the 2016 season winning 32 of their last 33 games, the last of which on Wednesday...Read more
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The difference between amazing history and lost opportunity can be as unlucky as a rainstorm, like the 2012 national championship the Sooners lost to Alabama, or a botched decision, like maybe the one Oklahoma coach Patty Gasso......Read more
(by Derek Peterson) OKLAHOMA CITY -- With all of the talk surrounding the freshmen and underclassmen at the Women’s College World Series, it’s easy to forget about the senior leadership on the Sooners. Freshman Shay Knighten led the team in home runs and sophomore pitcher...Read more

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