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Sooners seniors spark surprising run

After Oklahoma struggled through three losing seasons, no one expected the Sooners' senior class to start winning anytime soon. No one, that is, except themselves.

Updated: November 28, 2006, 3:36 PM ET
By Dave Reed | Special to ESPN.com

No one outside the Oklahoma volleyball program expected much from the Sooners this season. OU hadn't posted a winning record since 1997 and had just finished at the bottom of the conference standings with a 2-18 record. The Big 12 coaches predicted another long season for the Sooners in the preseason poll, forecasting a 10th-place finish in 2006.

After three consecutive losing seasons, it would have been easy for the Oklahoma seniors to play out their careers, earn their degrees and move ...

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