Oklahoma Sooners

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    • Central Michigan AD taking same position at Arizona
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      Central Michigan AD taking same position at Arizona

      Arizona has its replacement for former athletic director Greg Byrne. Central Michigan AD Dave Heeke is set to take the same position in Tucson with the Wildcats, the school announced Saturday afternoon. “I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the Arizona Athletics family. It is truly an honor to be named the new Vice President for Athletics and have the opportunity to return to the prestigious Pac-12 Conference,” Heeke said in a release. “I want to thank Dr. Hart and those involved with the search process for their confidence in my ability to lead one of the premiere athletics departments in the country. This program is about excellence and we will continue to focus on achieving at the very

    • Colorado rounds out new defensive staff with hire of former Purdue DC Ross Els
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      Colorado rounds out new defensive staff with hire of former Purdue DC Ross Els

      Just in the nick of time, Mike MacIntyre has rounded out his new defensive staff for the 2017 season. The Buffaloes announced on Friday evening that former Purdue defensive coordinator Ross Els would be joining the program and serving as inside linebackers coach. The release notes that Els’ paperwork was completed in time for him to join the team for their second practice of spring ball. “Coach Ross Els brings a lot of energy,” MacIntyre said.  “He has great experience as a coordinator, positions coach and special teams coach, and we’re really excited about having his expertise in those phases in our program.” Els adds plenty of experience to Boulder, having coached linebackers at New Mexico

    • 19 Ways Invitational Preview and Thread
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      19 Ways Invitational Preview and Thread

      The Sooners are off to a very nice start in 2017, having swept a two-game midweek series against Grambling State after taking two of three against the formidable Long Beach State Dirtbags. This week it’s time for the 19 Ways Invitational, a reference to Pete Hughes’s charitable organization that tries to serve the community in 19 ways each year. Villanova, Northern Illinois and Boston College are all in town for the matchup. The Wildcats will play OU on Friday and Saturday night, while Northern Illinois is the Saturday afternoon matchup and Boston College finishes things off on Sunday. The (Probable) Matchups Friday: Jake Irvin (1-0, 0.00) vs. Hunter Schryver (0-1, 4.50), 3 p.m., FSOK Saturday: