How’s it going, Sooners fans? It’s a Tuesday in late March, so I can understand if you’re not super amped for anything in particular today. And if that’s the case, I know just what’ll give you some life. Check out Orville Rogers, a University of Oklahoma alum who just broke the world record for being the fastest dude at 100 years old (60m)! Congratulations, Orville! Boomer Sooner!
I have Oklahoma Athletic Director Joe Castiglione to thank for the heads up regarding another awesome Sooner doing awesome things. I can only hope I’m still able to do what Orville is doing down the road.
#Sooners may remember we honored @UofOklahoma grad Orville Rogers as @OU_Football Patriot of the Game” vs TCU this past November. He told us he would set a new record at his next race...and he did! Congratulations Orville! We are proud of you!!! @CooperInstitute @PatriotFord https://t.co/PNkOoKdmnD— Joe Castiglione (@soonerad) March 19, 2018
Now onto today’s edition of Hot Links. Trae Young declared for the NBA Draft, Fale Aviu came to the softball team’s rescue in extra innings, Buddy Hield recorded the Assist of the Night and more!
- It’s official. From the phenom himself, Trae Young will take the next step in his basketball career and enter the NBA Draft. His time at Oklahoma was a wild ride, and one we won’t soon forget.
I will enter the June NBA Draft!!— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 20, 2018
- Lincoln Riley is in his first full offseason as head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners. With Baker Mayfield headed to the NFL, Riley also has to manage being the lone name at the top of the team’s leader list, and so far he’s doing a good job of setting a foundation for continued success in the future.
- NFL analyst Bucky Brooks has Baker Mayfield and Orlando Brown going back to back with the 15th and 16th picks in the first round of his latest mock draft.
- Incoming freshman defensive end Ron Tatum knows in his heart choosing to come to Oklahoma was the right decision for him, but he also regrets making another decision before he committed to the Sooners. Tatum explained in this telling interview with Diehards that when he was first committed to Texas, he soon realized it was a mistake.
- Sooner Softball moves to 25-2 on the season and extends its winning streak to 16 after Fale Aviu comes up clutch with an RBI in extra innings over California State, Northridge. Boomer!
- Former Sooner superstar Buddy Hield took home the Assist of the Night with this sweet lob to Sacramento Kings teammate Willie Cauley-Stein.
Around the Sports World
- So who have been the most dominant athletes across all sports over the past 20 years? No. 1 may surprise you, and for the record I think Tom Brady should be a bit higher.
- There’s a story circulating that while LeBron James was with the Miami Heat, he gained a whopping seven pounds during a single game. That can’t be right, can it? Well, three nutritionists say no way, LeBron J.
- NFL VP Troy Vincent confirmed that there will be a rule change for how a catch is determined, hopefully eliminating some of the gray area that frustrates players and fans to no end.
- The Greek Freak is at it again! Check out Giannis Antetokounmpo throw down this insane alley-oop with his freakish length and power.
- As March Madness regularly reminds us, more mid-majors should be given more opportunities to play with the big boys at the highest level. The same goes for the Group of Five teams in college football. That being said, I don’t think we need to get too carried away with it. For every Cinderella there’s a bunch of lopsided games that should have never been played to begin with.
Stick to Sports!
- Atari has been planning to release a new gaming console and is now changing the name from Ataribox to Atari VCS. I think the name change is a good one, especially with Xbox already such a mainstream giant in the gaming realm.
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