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Sooner Schooner won’t run for rest of season after accident

The University of Oklahoma says the “Sooner Schooner” will not run the rest of the season after it tipped over during a home game against West Virginia last Saturday. Oklahoma senior associate athletic director Kenny Mossman made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday.

No. 5 Oklahoma’s improved defense supporting offense

It is a small sample size, but the numbers say Oklahoma’s defense has improved this season. An aggressive, ball-hawking defense led by new coordinator Alex Grinch has done its part in the 3-0 start for the fifth-ranked Sooners.

Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts cramming for only year with Sooners

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts is cramming as he prepares for his only year with the Sooners. Before transferring from Alabama, he played in three national title games. He lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa last season, but his numbers and overall success still are stellar. He was 26-2 as a starter for Alabama, then completed 73 percent of his passes as a reserve last season. He has made an impression on the Sooners with his work ethic since landing on campus in January.

UCLA tops Oklahoma to win 13th national title

Kinsley Washington’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted UCLA past Oklahoma 5-4, and the Bruins won the championship series 2-0. It is UCLA’s 13th national title and first since 2010.

Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley’s salary jumps to $6 million

Oklahoma football coach Lincoln Riley’s salary jumped to $6 million and he had his contract extended a year, through the 2023 season. Riley and Oklahoma’s Board of Regents agreed in principle to the extension and salary increase earlier in the month, and the board approved the numbers at their meeting. The 35-year-old Riley has led the Sooners to Big 12 championships and College Football Playoff appearances in both of his seasons as head coach.

Former Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Hurts made the announcement in a story in the Players’ Tribune. He will be available immediately as a graduate transfer. Hurts led Alabama to a pair of national championship games before Tua Tagovailoa took over as the starter for the Crimson Tide. His announcement comes two days after Oklahoma’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Kyler Murray declared himself eligible for the NFL draft.