Happy hump day, Sooner Fans!
Do you live in the Norman/OKC area and require very little sleep? If so, you can help the University of Oklahoma set a Guinness World Record on Monday! Show up to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium by 4:45 a.m. on Monday to be part of Al Roker’s live broadcast. They’re going to attempt to set the record for the world’s largest human weather symbols, which is a strange thing to shoot for but is also kind of cool!
OU kicked off spring practice yesterday, and the media took the opportunity to ask Baker Mayfield about his regrets involving last month’s incident. As he did when he posted his apology to social media, Baker seemed sincere and remorseful. Additionally, Georgia Stoia of the OU Daily wrote a nice article about Baker’s intention to make the most of his final season in Norman.
John McKelvey of the Norman Transcript was able to speak with Lincoln Riley about potential starting RB Rodney Anderson. Anderson’s being kept away from contact as a precaution (he suffered a back injury last fall), but Riley has been extremely impressed with him, even referring to him as a “freak”.
John Shinn wrote a really good article for SoonerScoop.com regarding offensive lineman Cody Ford’s recovery from his injury. Ford is a physical freak who could start at most schools, but he’ll have to work pretty hard to earn some playing time after how well OU’s line meshed late in the season.
Speaking of spring practice here’s OU’s photo album from Tuesday if you’re into that sort of thing.
Ryan Hybl’s OU golfers were on fire this week in San Antonio, as they were able to win the Lone Star Invitational with a combined three-day score of 824 (-40). They were led by Max McGreevy, who recorded scores of 63 and 64 on the final two days to win the individual crown, and his 63 was a record for the event. Additionally, OU’s combined score of 267 in the final round ended up being a school record.
So, um... there’s a story about former Texas Tech and current Washington State coach Mike Leach being kicked out of P.E. square dancing when he was young. I feel for Mike here. In fact, I’ve had similar experiences . In middle school, my P.E. teacher had the brilliant idea of forcing middle school boys — the most insecure group of people on the face of the earth — to do a line dance in front of everyone at an assembly. I, of course, wasn’t trying to have that, so I casually walked away seconds before the performance began. I got into some trouble over it, but it was definitely the right move.
We shared a link yesterday about Tom Herman’s interest in LSU grad transfer Brandon Harris, but here’s some more on the subject.
Now, let’s shift our focus to hoops...
Here’s and article about how Wisconsin’s Nigel Hayes is the most likable player in the NCAA Tournament, and you may be able to spot a familiar face!
Finally, here’ an article claiming that ACC basketball was a fraud this year after only placing one team in the Sweet 16. However, I wholeheartedly disagree with this philosophy. A single-elimination tournament involving teenagers isn’t exactly a great gauge of conference supremacy. The best team very rarely wins this tournament, but that’s what makes it so fun to watch! So let’s just drop this ‘our conference can beat up your conference’ crap.
“Stick to Sports!”
There’s a bathroom in South Korea that has a screen displaying which stalls are occupied. That’s actually incredibly useful in preventing awkward situations! Yes, you can knock, but there isn’t always time for that.
Check out Dave Chappelle’s hilarious interview with Jimmy Kimmel in which he makes fun of Kyrie Irving’s flat-earth ramblings.