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Weekend Roundup | Oklahoma Sooners Spring Tid Bits &The End Of College Athletics As We Know It?

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Oklahoma football: Jordan Smallwood turning heads for Sooners | Ryan Aber and Jason Kersey | The Oklahoman

Jordan Smallwood's first season with Oklahoma ended before it began as the wide receiver from Jenks had to have foot surgery before practice began last fall.Smallwood returned to practice during bowl preparation and has been in the mix during spring practices.

"A great start," Sooners coach Bob Stoops answered when asked about the impression Smallwood had made so far in the spring. "He's gonna be a really good player."

OU's Daryl Williams steps outside comfort zone as O-line's public face | Eric Bailey | Tulsa World

With Ikard gone, Williams assumes leadership of the offensive line. The senior offensive tackle is already on many NFL draft boards and could play his way into a high pick in 2015.

Williams' new role means increased visibility at media availability time following practices.

"Daryl has had a fabulous career and he's been one of our best leaders here through the winter and spring," coach Bob Stoops said earlier.


What sometimes gets lost in broader economic discussions is that we all have power over how we arrive at those allocations. In observing the fallout this week from the National Labor Relations Board decision in favor of granting Northwestern football players the power to unionize, it has struck me that a significant segment of the population has either forgotten this fundamental fact of life or is choosing to ignore it.

Assuming the ruling holds up and reflects the direction of the future of major college athletics, it changes the factors surrounding our decisions about college sports. It doesn't make anything fait accompli.

Rapid Reaction: Men's Gymnastics claims MPSF championship | Jennifer Rogers | OU Daily

No.1 Oklahoma defeated Stanford, Cal, and Air Force today to win the MPSF Conference Championship posting a 446.100.

How the Sooners Won: After a couple of falls on high bar to start the meet of, Oklahoma recovered well and performed solid routines on the following events. The Sooners came out in full force on still rings. Squires scoring a 16.300 created momentum for the team as they continued on to vault.