The Oklahoma State football program is still recovering from an NCAA investigation into the team’s handling of sexual assault allegations involving football players, but one of its key recruits has been cleared by the school’s athletic department of the charges.
The Sooners have been on a roll in the second half of the season, going 7-1 to open the season.
The team also lost three players to graduation this year.
However, Oklahoma State is still without its leading receiver, Trevon Sims, who is committed to another school and has not been seen on campus since November after being accused of raping a woman.
Oklahoma State athletic director David Battle released a statement late Wednesday afternoon confirming that Sims had been cleared and adding that the school was “deeply disappointed” with Sims’ actions.
The Oklahoma State offense has scored 24 points per game this season, which ranks third in the nation, and the defense has surrendered just three points per contest.
The first game of the Oklahoma State season is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m.
The game is expected to be televised on ESPN2 and ESPN3.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.