Happy Monday, Sooners fans. This weekend was definitely a positive one full of victories both on and off the playing surfaces.
- As most of you are well aware of by this point, Tulsa Union safety Patrick Fields committed to Oklahoma at The Opening regionals in Dallas. After announcing his commitment, he spoke with Eric Bailey of the Tulsa World about his decision.
- Some other good news came from Dallas on Saturday, as OU OL commit Brey Walker was invited to The Opening Finals.
Congrats to OL @BreyWalker of Southmoore HS (OK) on his invite to #TheOpening Finals! pic.twitter.com/VDnoemjRdc— The Opening (@TheOpening) March 6, 2017
Walker was one of four players in attendance to receive one of the initial invites, but more from the regionals in Dallas will be invited in the future. Hopefully some more future Sooners will earn the honor.
- According to Jon Rothstein, Oklahoma will have a home-and-home vs. Northwestern on the hardwood starting next season in Norman. The Wildcats are all but assured a tournament berth this season, and they’ll likely be pretty solid again next season.
- Speaking of basketball, the Big 12 Tournament starts on Wednesday in Kansas City. The Sooners will take on TCU in a rematch of Saturday’s game, and the winner will be rewarded with a game against Kansas in front of a very large Jayhawk crowd. Here’s the full bracket and schedule.
- John Rohde wrote a really cool article for SoonerSports.com about long-tenured OU basketball trainer Alex Brown. You should definitely give it a read.
- The baseball team is currently on a 12-game winning streak, ya know! Here’s how they looked this weekend.
- Atlanta United played its first ever game on Sunday evening, which took place at Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. The electric atmosphere inspired Richard Johnson to make a list of other CFB venues that would be suitable hosts for soccer matches. Owen Field was never mentioned, but I think it would be a pretty good venue for a high-profile match, especially after the recent renovations to the south end zone. We also know that the dimensions are up to par, as the venue has hosted MLS exhibition matches in the past.
- Spencer Hall wrote about the NFL Draft today. You should read everything he writes, and this is no exception.
- Former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was sent home from the NFL Combine for being an asshole.
“Stick to Sports!”
- ABC is going to revive “Battle of the Network Stars”, and I may actually watch it!
- Jimmy Buffett is going to open Margaritaville retirement communities, because of course he is.