OU practice breakdown

OU heads into spring break next week with only one completed practice.

With the cancellation of another spring practice Wednesday, Oklahoma will be scrambling to find a way to hit the 15-practice maximum set by the NCAA for the spring.

The Sooners canceled both of their scheduled practices this week and will not return to practice until March 23, the Monday after spring break.

OU was scheduled to practice Monday but decided to protest a racist OU fraternity video that went viral Sunday night. The team, both players and coaches, wore all black and walked arm-in-arm into OU’s indoor training facility, stood in silent protest, gathered in the middle for prayer and walked out.

Bob Stoops announced late Wednesday morning OU would also be canceling its Wednesday practice although Stoops has not made any public comments since Monday morning.

OU was scheduled to have three practices before spring break but has only had one so far last Saturday. OU spokesperson Pete Moris said the team already had two practices planned for after OU’s Red-White spring game April 11.

The NCAA allows 15 spring practices with eight of them including live contact. Three of those, which would include the spring game, can be scrimmages. However, live contact practices are limited to two per week and cannot be on consecutive days.

Since OU started practice March 7, the Sooners have to be done with spring ball within 34 consecutive days. But OU does have an out with this because that doesn’t include vacation days such as spring break, which is next week at OU.

A full breakdown of the practice schedule for OU from this point on has not been announced nor have there been any details on when there will be any media availability after practice.


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