This Week: OU student season tickets for the 2008-09 men's basketball season go on sale to returning students Tuesday, Sept. 23. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available for purchase online beginning at 7 a.m., and in person at the OU Athletics Ticket Office starting at 10 a.m. New students (freshmen and transfers) will be able to sign up for season tickets on Wednesday, Sept. 24, beginning at 7 a.m. online and in person at the Ticket Office starting at 10 a.m. A lottery will be held on September 25 for new students if demand exceeds supply. Student season tickets are $130 and will be charged to the student's bursar account. A $5 non-refundable processing fee will be applied to all orders.
Notes: This year, student season ticket holders who use their tickets for 16 or more games (90%) will have $130 credited back to their bursar account courtesy of the Athletics Department … Any student season ticket holder who uses their ticket for at least 14 of the games (80%) will have a $50 credit put back on their bursar account … Anyone can use the ticket (friends, co-workers, etc.) just as long as it is used … The men's basketball team is ranked No. 7 nationally by both Rivals.com and Lindy's, and No. 10 by Athlon.
Last Week: The University of Oklahoma women's cross country team finished fourth at the Missouri Southern Stampede Saturday morning, in Joplin, Mo., as sophomore Kelly Waters took second-place honors to lead the Sooners who had three top ten finshers.
This Week: OU is off this week as it prepares for its next competition, the Cowboy Jamboree, on Oct. 4, in Stillwater, Okla.
Notes: On the season, Waters has yet to finish lower than second place ... Saturday's race marked the first this season for sophomore Jessica Engel.
This week: Carol Ludvigson's Sooners will tee off on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Ron Moore Women's Intercollegiate in Highlands Ranch, Colo. The 13-team tournament is the first of the 2008-09 season and will be hosted by the University of Denver at the 6,605-yard, par-72 Highlands Ranch Golf Course. The event will mark the first OU appearance for Hemingway (Texas A&M transfer), Short and Collins (freshmen).
Notes: The 2008-09 women's golf team is looking to build upon an impressive 2007-08 season during which the team captured three tournament championships and its first NCAA Regional bid since 2004 … Senior Kendall Dye and sophomore Ellen Mueller rounded out successful summers by competing in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship in August … Mueller advanced to the round of 16.
SOCCER (1-7 overall)
Last Week: No. 11 LSU's high-scoring offense proved to be too much for the OU soccer team on Friday, as they dropped a 4-0 decision to the Tigers at John Crain Field. The Sooners were idle on Sunday.
This Week: Oklahoma returns to action this weekend to begin Big 12 play at Colorado on Friday, Sept. 26. Two days later, OU heads to Lubbock, Texas, to battle the on Sunday at 1 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL (6-5, 2-1 Big 12)
Last Week: The University of Oklahoma volleyball team returned home Wednesday evening and rallied in front of a crowd of 559 to come from behind and defeat Missouri, 3-1. The Sooners dropped the first set, 25-22, and rallied to take the next three from the Tigers, 25-22, 25-15 and 25-21. The team then dropped a battle in College Station, Texas, Sunday afternoon, 3-2, to Texas A&M. It marked OU's first loss in the Big 12 while picked up its first victory. Oklahoma won the first and third sets (28-26 and 25-23) while the Aggies took the second, fourth and fifth (25-23, 25-21 and 15-8).
Notes: Brianne Barker recorded her fifth double-double this season with a season-high 44 assists and a season-high 19 digs at Texas A&M. Barker led the team in hitting percentage on the week with a .462 against Missouri and a .364 against Texas A&M. She also added a season-high two service aces. Against Missouri, Bridget Laplante and Lacy Barnes each tallied a career-high 22 digs, while Caitlin Higgins added a season-high 21.
Promotions: Saturday's game is free admission and a shuttle will be provided from the Lloyd Noble parking lot for fans wishing to attend … First 250 fans to the match receive an OU foam finger … Autographs from the team following the game