Sooners Set Spring Football Game for April 16
NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma has set April 16 as the date for its annual spring football game. The kickoff time and ticket information will be released at a later date.
The Sooners are tentatively scheduled to begin their spring drills on Tuesday, March 8.
When spring practice convenes, Bob Stoops and his staff will welcome back 29 position players who drew at least one start last season. Fifteen of those are on offense, including consensus All-American Ryan Broyles, the school’s all-time leading receiver.
The 14 defensive returnees are led by linebacker Travis Lewis, who has led OU in tackles in each of the last three seasons, and cornerback Jamell Fleming, who ranked No. 2 nationally last season in passes defended.
Another five special teams starters are back in punter Tress Way, kickers Patrick O’Hara and Jimmy Stevens and long snappers James Winchester and Austin Woods.
Oklahoma is coming off its seventh Big 12 Championship, all over the last 11 seasons. The 2010 Sooners were 12-2 and capped the year with a 48-20 win over Connecticut in the 40th Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.