BY GOD, IT’S FRIDAY! With baseball in full swing and the OU Spring Game tomorrow afternoon, you have no excuse to be inside this weekend.
A quick shameless plug: Jack Shields, managing editor of Crimson and Cream Machine, will join my show on The Franchise (107.7 in OKC, 107.9 in Tulsa) for a bit tomorrow morning to talk about the Spring Game, recruiting, and more. We’ll be broadcasting live from Campus Corner in Norman from 9:00-10:30 A.M.
Without further ado, here are some hot links to get you to the weekend:
- Kyler Murray has a busy, busy weekend in front of him, with a baseball series in Austin and, obviously, the Spring Game tomorrow afternoon. Kudos to Lincoln Riley, Pete Hughes, and the rest of the baseball and football coaching staffs for working an arrangement out for Murray. Funnily enough, he’ll be flying back and forth with the voice of OU athletics, Toby Rowland.
- There’s a veritable stable full of running backs looking to replace the production Joe Mixon and Semaje Perine left behind. As Cody Stavenhagen writes, sophomore Abdul Adams has been the most consistent back of the spring.
- Baker Mayfield has reportedly entered a ‘not guilty’ plea in a Fayetteville court on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and fleeing and resisting arrest in early February.
- Details on tomorrow’s Spring Game, including programming options and where to buy tickets, can be found here.
- Thanks to the wonderful combination of public embarrassment, GIFs, and social media platforms, West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and Texas coach Tom Herman provided us with a little bit of ammunition:
We better block some damn punts pic.twitter.com/v8kabzv5yU— Dana Holgorsen (@Holgorsendana) April 7, 2017
If things go south, expect to see these GIFs -- especially the Herman one — a ton. Twitter never forgets. Twitter never forgives.
- It’s a huge weekend for sports. Here are 10 things you need to watch, including a chance for Russ Westbrook to grab record-breaking triple-double no. 42 tonight.
- Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first minor league at-bat, because he’s Tim Tebow, I guess.
- LeBron James has a knack for coasting through the regular season, but every once in a while, he reminds who he is. Last night was one of those nights.
‘STICK TO SPORTS!’