Rodney Anderson not charged, Oklahoma plans for big early signing period

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Welcome to the Friday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.

Rodney Anderson avoids charges

Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson avoided charges from Cleveland Country authorities after being accused of rape in late November. Anderson allegedly committed the act on Nov. 16, and had a protective order filed against him in early December.

The district attorney noted that charges were not warranted in this case. At this time, it is unclear whether the decision means Anderson will play in the Rose Bowl. Lincoln Riley said Anderson is still fully on the team during his news conference.

Signing period plan

Riley talked to reporters about the early signing period, a first for college football which runs Dec. 20-22.

Riley believes that all of his commits will sign with the program during the early signing period instead of waiting for the traditional signing period in early February. He has not seen any players in his class that will not sign at the time. This should make holding onto a top class that much easier.

Other headlines from around the program:

  • Riley’s younger brother, Garrett, is reportedly in consideration for the Kent State head coach job. Garrett is an assistant at Kansas and would supplant Lincoln as the youngest coach in the sport.
  • Riley is not looking past Georgia. He told reporters that he believes the Bulldogs are as talented as anyone the Sooners have played in the three years since he arrived. And the Sooners have played teams such as Ohio State, Tennessee and Auburn in that stretch.
  • Three Sooners were named unanimous All-Americans this year. In fact, Oklahoma was the first team in the history of college football to have three unanimous All-Americans on the offensive side of the ball.

Monumental matchup

Oklahoma men’s basketball has a huge game against No. 3 Wichita State on the road on Saturday afternoon. The game at Wichita, Kan., will be broadcast on ESPN2.

The Shockers are one of the top teams in the nation this season. Gregg Marshall’s squad is 8-1, with the only loss a 1-point setback against Notre Dame. The Shockers have wins against Big 12 teams Oklahoma State and Baylor already.

Sooners freshman point guard Trae Young has quietly been arguably the best player in America this season. Young leads the nation in scoring at 28.8 points per game and is third in the nation with nearly nine assists per game. If Oklahoma can win, the Sooners will surely earn a spot in the AP Top 25.

Other headlines from around the athletic department:

  • Women’s basketball plays unbeaten New Mexico at 2 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon in Norman, Okla. The women hope to build on a big win against No. 16 South Florida last weekend to move to .500 on the year.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Executive recruiting director Annie Hanson

Wide receiver Jeff Badet

Cornerback Tre Brown

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