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

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

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

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

Jim Mackenzie: The OU football coach you barely got to know

  BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor April 28, 2017 The first college football coach Steve Owens ever met was Arkansas assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Jim Mackenzie in the summer of 1964. At the time, Owens was a junior running back/roving … Continued

OU women’s gymnastics seeks third title in four years

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor April 13, 2017 Oklahoma women’s gymnastics coach K.J. Kindler said she could feel the crowd pulling for her team to win at the 2014 NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala. At that time, only five schools … Continued

OU Spring Game: 80 degrees and clear (of injuries)

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor April 8, 2017 NORMAN — Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops said he was “really pleased” with the overall play during Saturday’s annual Spring Game, but what pleased him most was his team’s overall health. “Nobody’s seriously hurt … Continued