It was already a magical day in Sooner nation — it always is — long before Trae Young announced that he’d be taking his talents right down the street to the Lloyd Noble Center, as opposed to the treacherous confines of Stillwater or Lawrence.
In celebration of that fact, here’s an extra special edition of afternoon hot links:
- Trae Young is Oklahoma’s biggest get since Blake Griffin. CBS’s Matt Norlander breaks down Young’s immediate impact.
- Tommie Harris penned a very emotional letter about how his greatest tragedy turned his life around. You will cry. Consider this your warning.
- OU baseball’s opening series has been moved from Long Beach to Norman. You can see the Sooners take on the Dirtbags (I swear I am not making that name up) tomorrow.
- It looks like spring practice for football will start a week later than usual this season.
- Adam Stites writes about what to expect next from AD.
- Liberty, the school that hired former Baylor AD Ian McCaw, has made the jump from FCS to FBS.
- Tony Romo’s wife seems to see a new career in his future. Hint: it involves drops — and not the receiving kind.
- Disney’s CEO Bob Iger thinks there are too many ads on TV, so he’s planning on cutting spots on ESPN and ABC.
- As we shift the focus to the 2018 recruiting class, take a look back on the best recruiting classes of the modern era.
‘STICK TO SPORTS!’