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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Toronto claims CFL rights for Baker Mayfield, Sooners earn preferred walk-on commitment, and more!

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The Argos have claimed Baker Mayfield’s CFL rights juuuuuuust in case.

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How’s it going, everyone? On-campus classes have been cancelled at the University of Oklahoma today, but we’re not shutting things down here at the Machine! In case you missed it, today’s scheduled baseball home-opener against Abilene Christian has been postponed due to the icy weather, so try to stay safe if you need to do some traveling, folks.

In Canadian news, Baker Mayfield was claimed by the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. Mayfield was among 90 players whose rights were selected by CFL teams, but the selections will obviously not infringe upon his NFL opportunity. Basically, if the NFL just absolutely does not work out for Baker, and he still wants to play football, he’ll be playing as an Argonaut in Toronto. Neat, eh?

For today’s edition of Hot Links, Oklahoma is seen as one of 10 teams that can win it all next football season, Trae Young can break the all-time record for most threes in a freshman season, and the Sooners add one more to the class of 2018 in tight end Dane Saltarelli!

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  • Lindsey Vonn won bronze in women’s downhill skiing, becoming the oldest woman to medal in the event. Vonn expects to retire before the next Winter Olympics.
  • Kikkan Randall and Jessie Diggins won USA’s first gold medal in cross country skiing. Way to go, ladies! History in the making.

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