Happy Tuesday, Sooner fans! Spring practice has begun, so there’s definitely plenty of stuff to discuss.
Oklahoma @soonerad's son Joe Castiglione Jr. has moved from student manager to walk-on fullback--at 179 lbs. Dad: "Well, he's growing."— George Schroeder (@GeorgeSchroeder) March 20, 2017
Yesterday, we were all made aware of the fact that Joe Castiglione Jr. has joined the team as a walk-on. Castiglione was formerly a student assistant, but he let Stoops know of his desire to join the team after Oklahoma’s win over Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. Despite not having ideal size, he’s listed as a fullback.
Stoops also mentioned yesterday that he’s in favor of the 1-2 match-up for the Big 12 Championship as opposed to a division format.
OU golf’s Max McGreevy (a fellow St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School alum) shot a 63 yesterday at the Lone Star Invitational, which is the lowest 18-hole score in the history of the tournament. The Sooners are currently lead Illinois in the tournament (at the time of publishing), and you can follow the live scoring here.
The women’s basketball team’s season came to an end last night against a really good Washington team, but the Sooners can take comfort in the fact that they won the dance-off in convincing fashion.
The 21-3 Sooners head to Stillwater for a midweek tussle with the Pokes. Here’s our preview of the game.
In a move that surprises no one, Oklahoma State point guard Jawun Evans is going pro. I hope OSU fans enjoyed this past season, because the rebuilding job in Stillwater is about to begin all over again.
Bill Connelly writes about how Central Michigan is the most exciting .500-ish team in recent years. You won’t hear any arguments from us!
Spencer Hall wrote a review of Ohio State’s fight song, and I think every Sooner fan planning a Columbus trip should give it a read.
“Stick to Sports!”
Rapper Gucci Mane will be publishing a memoir written during his two-year prison sentence. I’m sure I won’t read it, but I bet it’ll be interesting.
Sublime will be reissuing their classic album 40oz. to Freedom to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release, and they’ll also release a documentary. Additionally, I’ll definitely have to try the Mexican-style lager they plan on selling.
Ryan Drake of The Lost Ogle recapped the first two episodes of Bravo’s Sweet Home Oklahoma. It seems like an awful show, so this is a good thing to read if you’re curious about it but don’t want to actually watch it.