Oklahoma's first meeting against Missouri was a complete disaster.
The Tigers' 87-49 win in a Big 12 men's basketball opener was OU's most lopsided conference loss in the league's era.
Even more telling, it was OU's most lopsided loss in the Mizzou series since a 66-22 embarrassment 90 years ago.
Undefeated at the time, Missouri led this season's first matchup by as many as 42 points. The Tigers were beyond hot. Mizzou was shooting close to 70 percent for the game midway through the second half.
The rematch is Monday night at Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners are improved. But are they improved enough to have any chance of avenging the lopsided loss against the No. 4 team in the country?
SoonerSports.com - The fifth-ranked Oklahoma women’s gymnastics team faces its second top five opponent of the season and second top 10 opponent of the weekend Sunday, Feb. 5 as the Sooners head to Fayetteville, Ark., to compete against No. 2 Arkansas in Barnhill Arena at 2 p.m.
Oklahoma (9-2) is coming off its first regular season home loss since 2009. The Sooners finished second behind No. 9 Nebraska Friday, despite tying their second-best team score of the season with a 196.475.
OU held a comfortable first-place lead heading into the final rotation but Nebraska jumped the Sooners after OU was forced to count a fall on floor while the Huskers posted a 49.250 on vault in the final rotation.
Arkansas (7-1) enters Sunday's meet after beating No. 13 Auburn at home on Friday with a score of 196.800. The Razorbacks have been ranked in the top three in all four weeks of the 2012 season and were tied for No. 1 with UCLA the week of Jan. 23.
The Sooners lead the all-time series with Arkansas, 7-2. OU won the last meeting between the schools at the 2011 NCAA Championship Semifinal in Cleveland on April 15. OU finished first in the semifinal to advance to the 2011 NCAA Super Six, while Arkansas finished fourth.
Join as Coach Stoops and the OU staff welcome their 14th class to Norman. SoonerSports.com is your headquarters for official signing day coverage with live announcements, webcast, signee video highlights, photos and more throughout the day.
There aren't many big signing-day ceremonies for junior college transfers, but that did not reduce the impact this morning of Courtney Gardner‘s decision to join the Sooners.
The receiver from Sierra College in Rocklin, Calif., sent in his national letter-of-intent to OU at 10:22 a.m. He had committed to Arkansas in December, but the Sooners felt more and more as if he was leaning their way.
The Tulsa World provides a pretty good Signing day countdown and recruiting notes leading into the last three days of recruiting before National Signing Day this Wednesday. It also includes the Team Recruiting Rankings according to the three major recruiting services.
OU is pushing hard to land one of the three elite remaining receivers Anghor, Gardner or DGB. The staff has tirelessly traveled back and forth between them to attempt to reel one of them in and complement what is already a stellar offensive class so far, including elite receiver Metoyer (see image). The next three days will tell the story.
Wagoner's Kevin Peterson said the departures of Brent Venables to Clemson and Willie Martinez opened my recruiting back up. It gives him a chance to commit to OSU and look forward to four straight losses to OU. When Kevin Peterson committed to Oklahoma, he had no thoughts of changing, but when the both coaches left, it opened the door for him to de-commit. This will be seen as a mistake over time. But, they are young kids and often make bad choices.
Just after noon Wednesday, Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Jay Norvell posted a picture of himself on Twitter. Norvell, grinning wildly, was kicked back with a cigar in hand.
Norvell had visited Los Angeles, Miami, Reno and Sacramento — among other places — in the final week before Signing Day. Norvell's trek is just one illustration of how the Sooners are casting a wider net and grabbing players from coast to coast.
Last month, Landry Jones stated that he would be shunning the NFL and returning to the Oklahoma Sooners for his senior season. Can he now lead a talented and rejuvenated Sooner Squad to the Promise Land?
The Oklahoma Sooners' 2011 college football season started with the team ranked No. 1 in the nation, ESPN filming a preseason show following the team around, and the national championship as the main goal.
NFL Mocks Draft Report: Ryan Broyles, WR, Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Sooners were early season favorites to capture the National Championship now held by the Alabama Crimson Tide. But, one of the question still left is where will Ryan Broyles,OU's All-Everything Receiver goes in the upcoming NFL Draft?
SoonerScoop - People love to talk about the 'Cali pipeline' that Oklahoma is building in Southern California but before long Sooner fans may have to start looking over St. Petersburg (Fla.) Gibbs' roster each and every year. That's because, including the Sunday decision of former Gladiator offensive lineman Will Latu, the Sooners now have a pair of Gibbs products.
On Wednesday morning at a National Signing Day ceremony at Gibbs' high school he was joined by current Gladiators three-star defensive back Gary Simon who signed and faxed in his official letter of intent to Oklahoma.
NORMAN - @soonergridiron tweets the following: "Certainly not all, or even most, but a faction of Oklahoma fans has been crabby with me in recent weeks in communication via email and Twitter. "
Was there ever any doubt...OU fans, of which I am one are some of the most vocals in all of college football. it is what comes with strong tradition and high expectations. But candidly, I think our class is coming along nicely and has real potential, especially on the offensive side..
SoonerScoop.com - Even if Tony Jefferson hadn't gone to Twitter with recruiting news, it sounds like there is very little possibility that the nation's No. 1 junior college offensive lineman, Will Latu, of Santa Clarita (Calif.) College of the Canyons could have kept his decision to commit to Oklahoma quiet.
In this ESPN blog posting the blogger speculates on whether OU is changing its recruiting philosophy? He points out that Head coach Bob Stoops' decision to hire Kish may be another sign of subtle changes at OU. If you look at that and the hiring of Mike Stoops, who will bring his own brand of intense defensive philosphy and it seems highly likely that recruiting changes were not only needed to support this, but that Bob Stoops lead them into these changes. 2012 will be an interesting year to see if the fruits of these changes bear out.
Stepping onto a college campus for the first time can be pretty intimidating, especially if you're going to a school where you don't know a single person.
Oklahoma quarterback commit Trevor Knight (San Antonio/Reagan) knew that and wanted to help ease that transition. And before he'll ever be considered a leader on the field, Knight already has become a leader for the 2012 recruiting class.
Knight committed to Texas A&M last spring before switching to the Sooners in July. Not long after, Knight took the first of several steps he has made to show what a natural leader he is.
Knight wanted to find a way to get in touch with his future teammates and had just the way. He created an invite-only Facebook page for all the Sooners' commits in the Class of 2012.
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