MARK HAYES: No hiding his Hall-of-Fame success

BY JOHN ROHDE Golf Oklahoma Magazine Contributor June 22, 2017 After hiding himself underneath the familiar Amana “bucket” hat that became his signature, Mark Hayes no longer can avoid the acknowledgement he richly deserves. One of the greatest junior players … Continued

Those closest to Bob Stoops share their keen insight

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor June 12, 2017 Five days have passed since Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops announced his sudden retirement at age 56. Even those closest to him were stunned when Stoops shared the news last Wednesday. Sooners … Continued

OU’s deep pitching staff clinches another NCAA crown

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor June 7, 2017 Before her team began its quest to defend its 2016 NCAA crown, Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso knew she potentially had the deepest pitching staff in her 23 seasons at OU. Final … Continued

Sooners turn the Paige (twice) in epic WCWS Game 1

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor June 5, 2017 In an effort to win the longest Women’s College World Series game in history, Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso chose to turn the Paige not once, but twice. After five hours, 28 … Continued

Oklahoma softball maintains its championship mindset

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor June 1, 2017 Featuring a roster with eight freshmen and four sophomores, the 2016 Oklahoma softball team won the NCAA championship much earlier than anticipated. With an apparent dynasty looming, the 2017 Sooners became just … Continued

Three state schools advance to NCAA baseball tournament

NCAA.com May 30, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS – Three schools from the state of Oklahoma — Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Oral Roberts — are among those who will compete in the 64-team field for the 2017 NCAA Division I baseball championship. No. … Continued

Questions loom on timing of PGA events at Southern Hills

BY KEN MACLEOD Golf Oklahoma Magazine May 30, 2017 The announcement that the PGA of America will bring both the 2021 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and the PGA Championship between 2025 and 2030 to Southern Hills Country Club is obviously … Continued

All-NBA teams are out, but what do they mean?

BY KEVIN O’CONNOR The Ringer May 19, 2017 Five takeaways from the All-NBA team announcement: What does this mean for the future of Gordon Hayward and Paul George in Utah and Indiana, respectively? What does this mean for James Harden’s … Continued

Never too late: Quentin Griffin finishes his quest for a diploma

  BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor May 16, 2017 When diminutive Oklahoma running back Quentin Griffin was selected in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft, he left as the school’s fourth-leading rusher with 3,938 career yards. Griffin only … Continued

Gregg Popovich rant on Zaza is an all-timer

BY SCOTT DAVIS Business Insider May 15, 2017 San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich ripped Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia on Monday for a controversial foul that injured Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. … Continued

College football’s early signing period set for December

  BY CHRIS HUMMER 247Sports May 9, 2017 College football’s early signing period, which was officially approved Monday, is expected to occur on the third Wednesday of each December to align with the mid-year junior college transfer window, according to … Continued

Renae Martinez takes road less traveled to find OU

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor May 10, 2017 In 2014, Renae Martinez was a redshirt freshman catcher for UC Irvine, which ended its season playing at the College World Series in Omaha. Three months later, Martinez had relocated to the … Continued

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