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Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: Sooners Sweep Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year Awards

Congrats to Samaje Perine and Bryce Perry!

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Happy Tuesday afternoon, Sooner fans!

The Sooners have swept the male and female Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year awards, given to athletes who exemplify an “extraordinary degree of sportsmanship, community service and academic achievement.” The winners are chosen by a media panel.

The two Sooner winners are running back Samaje Perine and cross country runner Bryce Perry.

Perine won the award not just for his now-famous Bedlam kneel, but for his off-the-field community contributions and academic achievement as well. His award should fit nicely alongside the Athletic Director's Leadership award he won for the 2016-17 season.

Perry similarly impacted her community and excelled in the classroom. She also overcame injury and illness to return back to the course only to disregard her race time to help out a TCU runner who had collapsed with exhaustion. They crossed the finish line together.

It always makes me feel better to know that Oklahoma athletes care so much about making change and being positive role models. Great stuff.

Without further ado, today’s edition of Hot Links:

OU Links:

  • THIS IS NOT A DRILL. We’re going to see another big recruiting announcement today:

National Links:


  • Xiu Xiu’s take on ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man is equal parts weird, awesome, and dramatic: