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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Trae Young, Bedlam basketball, NFL futures, and more!

Also, Oklahoma is on the verge of joining the Blue-Chip Ratio club.

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After a full day of processing the end of football season for the Oklahoma Sooners, it’s time for all of us to invest our sports-watching energy into Trae Young and the OU men’s basketball team. Lon Kruger has perhaps his best team yet, and they’ve already accomplished some remarkable things. If you’ve been waiting until after football season to go full basketball mode, then you’re in for a treat tonight. What better way to get into the complete swing of things than with Bedlam in Norman?

The Sooners look to avenge last season’s abysmal record one conference opponent at a time. After taking down the TCU Horned Frogs on Saturday to open Big 12 play, it’s time to begin the 2018 edition of the Bedlam rivalry.

For today’s round of Hot Links, check out which football players might forgo their remaining eligibility to go pro, how Trae Young is breaking the NCAA machine and blowing all of our minds, why one publication is touting UCF as national champions and more!

OU Links

  • There are a limited number of tickets still available, so act quickly and you could see the Trae Young show in person!
  • Last season the Cowboys swept the Sooners on the hardwood. Guys like Kameron McGusty still have a bad taste in their mouths after all this time, and tonight is the first step towards returning the favor.
  • Trae Young’s former Norman North high school teammate Lindy Waters III plays for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Waters doesn’t lead the Cowboys in any major statistical category like points, rebounds or assists, but the guard has logged the most minutes of anybody on the team. It’ll be interesting to see how Young and Waters perform when facing each other tonight.
  • Is Young the best college point guard since Steph Curry? The comparisons are striking, but it’s been well-warranted with how consistent Young has been.
  • Baker Mayfield stayed in LA to catch the Clippers/Grizzlies game and got to meet Blake Griffin and Mike Conley. I like Mike Conley. He seems like a good dude.
  • Yep, our man Baker is living his best life. He deserves every bit of it, too.
Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Clippers Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Celebrities At The Los Angeles Clippers Game Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images
  • There’s no other way around all the ‘what ifs’ we’re about to hear this offseason and beyond. Yeah, rush defense was the back-breaker. Make the necessary changes and move forward.

Around the Sports World

  • Isaiah Thomas looked like the IT of old in his debut, which is a very good thing for the Cleveland Cavaliers and a very scary thing for the rest of the Eastern Conference.
  • LaVar Ball is NOT the founder of the NBA. I repeat, LaVar Ball is NOT the founder of the NBA. Ugh, c’mon Google.

Stick to Sports!

  • There is a definite difference between the two words, and this guy just paid the price. I don’t know why but I’m a glutton for game show fails.

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