Grant ‘Boomer’ Calcaterra was born to be a Sooner

BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Nov. 18, 2017 Last weekend was the first time the entire Calcaterra family had been together since June, and their timing couldn’t possibly have been better. They gathered at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial … Continued

Oklahoma-Texas rewind: Jump in front, fall behind, and win

BY JOHN ROHDE Special for SoonerSports.com Oct. 14, 2017 For the third straight game, the Oklahoma football team pounced early on its opponent for an early lead, only to eventually end up trailing. This Saturday was the same, yet different, … Continued

It’s Iowa State week, time for Dimitri Flowers to bloom

BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Oct. 5, 2017 In a routine game, Oklahoma senior fullback Dimitri Flowers continually will block opposing players and create opportunities for teammates. He also might catch an occasional pass or two. Whatever his duty, … Continued

Sooners survive Bear attack to keep winning streaks alive

BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Sept. 24, 2017 Oklahoma’s collection of various winning streaks remained intact Saturday night. “Bearly.” The winless Baylor Bears were four-touchdown underdogs at home, but continually clawed at the No. 3-ranked Sooners before eventually succumbing … Continued

Oklahoma struggles, then scores 49 straight against Tulane

BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Sept. 16, 2007 NORMAN – In the post-game huddle after last Saturday night’s 31-16 triumph at No. 2-ranked Ohio State, Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley instructed his team to put the historic victory behind them because … Continued

Ohio State win was fun, but Sooners still have work to do

  BY JOHN ROHDE Special to SoonerSports.com Sept. 11, 2017 Oklahoma’s 31-16 victory at No. 2-ranked Ohio State last Saturday figures to resonate throughout the rest of this season and beyond. Many of the Sooners’ achievements were historic. There was … Continued

No longer boxed in, Emmanuel Beal returns to Columbus

  BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor Sept. 7, 2017 A pint-sized Emmanuel Beal thought boxing might be his destiny while growing up in Grand Rapids, Mich. Beal was determined, energetic, tough and athletic, but he also was on the small … Continued

Baker Mayfield spreads the wealth in season-opening rout

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor Sept. 2, 2017 Last month, Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield tweeted the following: “Y’all are going to have to show some respect for my receivers. People saying I don’t have help, say what you want about me. … Continued

The Sooners’ Life of Riley is upon us

BY JOHN ROHDE SoonerSports.com Contributor Aug. 31, 2017 Bob Stoops said he felt prepared going into his first game as Oklahoma’s head football coach in September 1999, but he still had some anxiety. “I was always anxious before games,” Stoops admitted. … 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

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