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Bob Stoops not pleased with OU CB Zack Sanchez’s show of support for suspended teammate

Cornerback Zack Sanchez returned an interception for a touchdown in Oklahoma’s 31-26 win over Texas, but that wasn’t the only statement the sophomore made Saturday. Written on a headband under a helmet was a message that contained the name of Frank Shannon, an Oklahoma linebacker suspended for the year after the school found him in violation of the…

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AD Joe Castiglione doubts OU would have taken DGB if available after Ray Rice video release

The release of the Ray Rice video has changed the reality a lot of people live in – including those inside college athletics. If the spotlight was not bright enough on domestic assault – or any other sort of violence – it is now. And that puts Norman, Okla., at the epicenter of the domestic violence issue…

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Supreme Court upholds suspension for Sooners LB Shannon

Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon had hoped a higher legal power would overturn a suspension. It did not work. An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling has sided with the university in enforcing the season-long suspension, which was issued in August. Shannon was suspended by the university for one year following accusations of being involved in a sexual assault in April.…

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Suspended LB claims Oklahoma made him a ‘scapegoat’

Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon isn’t pulling any punches after being suspended by the university for a year due to an accusation of sexual assault. Shannon’s attorney, Aletia Timmons, spoke with the media Friday. Timmons painted a completely different picture than the one that was originally given regarding Shannon’s status. The most pertinent statement made to the…

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CFT Preseason Top 25: No. 5 Oklahoma

2013 record: 11-2 overall, 7-2 in Big 12 Conference (tied 2nd in conference) 2013 postseason: Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama (45-31 win) 2013 final AP/coaches’ ranking: No. 6/No. 6 Head coach: Bob Stoops (160-39 overall; 160-39 in 15 years at Oklahoma) Co-offensive coordinators: Josh Heupel (9th year at Oklahoma) and Jay Norvell (6th year) 2013 offensive rankings: 18th rushing offense (223.9 ypg);…

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NCAA denies Dorial Green-Beckham’s appeal

The fate of wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been decided by the NCAA. Green-Beckham transferred to Oklahoma in July after Missouri dismissed the talented receiver due to multiple off-the-field incidents. Oklahoma filed an appeal on Green-Beckham’s behalf last week. The NCAA officially denied the appeal Friday. Oklahoma released a statement after the NCAA announced its decision: “The University of…

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CFT 2014 Preseason Preview: Big 12 Predictions

As the 2014 season draws near, we peek into our crystal ball and guess project how each of the five major conferences will play out. Today, we will be examining the Big 12 Conference. And while we’re at it, check out our CFT 2014 Preseason Preview Repository for our team’s looks at the upcoming season.…

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Oklahoma suspends five-star RB Joe Mixon for season

The Oklahoma Sooners will be without the services of five-star running back recruit Joe Mixon this season. The university released a statement Monday which detailed a year-long suspension for Mixon. “Today President David Boren accepted the recommendation of the Director of Athletics and the Head Football Coach to suspend Joe Mixon from the football team for the…

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Report: Oklahoma files appeal on Dorial Green-Beckham’s behalf

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, the Oklahoma Sooners filed Dorial Green-Beckham‘s eligibility appeal Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com’s Jeremy Fowler. The Sooners are confident Green-Beckham will be eligible to play during the upcoming season despite transferring from Missouri this offseason due to a loophole in the NCAA’s rules. Normally, an athlete that transfers between one…

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Frank Shannon still with Sooners, taking most first-team reps

The strange case that is the University of Oklahoma vs. Frank Shannon continues Tuesday, with yet another development that adds an extra layer or two to the situation. Following practice earlier today, Jordan Evans, who’s expected to take over at linebacker if Shannon’s season-long suspension is upheld, was asked if the Sooners’ leading tackler last…

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Oklahoma’s top tackler suspended for the season

Linebacker Frank Shannon is no longer a member of the Oklahoma Sooners. Shannon was suspended by the school for a year, according to a release from Oklahoma University president David Boren. Shannon led the Sooners last season with 92 total tackles and helped solidify a defensive front seven which struggled in recent years. The linebacker remained…

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OU’s leading tackler, Frank Shannon, still a Sooner

When last we dipped our toes into the Frank Shannon “situation,” the linebacker’s future at Oklahoma was “in limbo” after he was accused of sexual assault.  The Cleveland County (Okla.) District Attorney’s Office, however, declined to pursue charges following a weeks-long investigation. There was still a chance that Shannon could’ve been booted from the team based…

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Myles Jack headlines 51-strong Butkus Award watch list

Last week, Myles Jack was one of 81 defensive players named to the Nagurski Award watch list.  Today, the two-way UCLA star has joined a more position-specific group. The Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker, announced its preseason watch list Monday, with 51 players representing all eight conferences earning honors.  All but one…

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Bednarik Award watch list names 76 players

Watchlist season continued Monday with the release of the 2014 Chuck Bednarik Award watch list by the Maxwell Football Club. A total of 76 players were named to the watch list. The Chuck Bednarik Award is awarded to the nation’s top defensive player as determined by the Maxwell Football Club. Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald was named…

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Sooners’ leading tackler won’t face charges, but OU future ‘in limbo’

At least from a legal perspective, a prominent member of Oklahoma’s defense has dodged a serious bullet.  Whether he remaisn part of the program, however, remains to be seen. The office of the Cleveland County (Ok.) District Attorney confirmed to both the Daily Oklahoman and the Norman Transcript that  it has decided to not pursue…

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