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Oklahoma Sooners Hot Links: The world’s fastest centenarian is an Oklahoma Sooner

Orville Rogers, who was honored as OU’s Patriot of the Game back in November, broke the world 60m record for his age group over the weekend.

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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.

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!

OU Links

  • 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.
  • 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

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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