Sooner Sports Briefing: June 1, 2009

Well, it's been awhile since I've tried this, and a new feature here at SBNation makes this a whole lot easier - how about a links post? Obviously, things are pretty quiet this time of year for college sports, and the Sooners were just eliminated from the baseball postseason. So, without further ado, here's the biggest links that I could find:

Blake Griffin says No. 1 pick is no given | NewsOK.com
"I’m planning it as if I don’t know right now, which I don’t," said Griffin, who was in Chicago on Thursday for the NBA draft combine. "I’m not going to guarantee anything. I’m going through it just like everybody else is."

Capels welcome second daughter | NewsOK.com
Capel’s wife, Kanika, gave birth to the couple’s second daughter on Tuesday, welcoming Sydney Gabrealle Capel. The baby went home Thursday.

Where does Stoops rank on a national scale? | Tulsa World Blog
It is an annual rite of (anything to get us through) summer for college football freaks ... lists. Today's category should get the attention of Oklahoma followers -- the top college football coaches in the land. Think his latest BCS setback has cost Bob Stoops some rank? Let's see...

OU-BYU Game Information | Tulsa World
Start the countdown on the Sooners and Cougars facing each other in the new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium. The game is set for Saturday, Sept. 5. This week, the public received its first inside look at the stadium during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

OU's Stoops, Castiglione react to A.D. Award | Tulsa World
After Oklahoma’s Joe Castiglione was named the athletic director of the year at the Sports Business Awards on Thursday night in New York City, both Castiglione and OU football coach Bob Stoops reflected on OU's outstanding sports year.

Daily Roundtable - Tebow, McCoy, or Bradford? | CollegeFootballNews
Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, or Colt McCoy. Which one would you take if you take for this year if you were starting a college team. It's the Friday topic in the CFN Daily Roundtable Discussion. (Hint: none of them pick Bradford)

The key for the non-BCS: Just win | ESPN
The undefeated season. It's become the Holy Grail for teams from the Mountain West, WAC, Conference USA, Mid-American and Sun Belt, the five conferences that don't earn an automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series. It's the only way the 52 teams from those conferences get a sniff at a BCS bowl.

Coaches' final Top 25 ballots to be kept confidential | ESPN
College football coaches who vote in the USA Today Top 25 coaches' poll will no longer have to reveal their final regular-season ballots beginning in 2010.

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