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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Softball & Baseball open Big 12 play

The softball team looks to stay undefeated at home while the baseball team open it’s first Big 12 series with a W.

Sydney homers against ULL in the Norman Super Regional
Sydney homers against ULL in the Norman Super Regional
Rich DeCray

Happy Friday, friends and fans! It’s the end of the week, and there’s no football or basketball to watch involving the Oklahoma Sooners. What on earth can you do to pass the time? I’ll tell you what you should do, you need check out the action on the diamond! Oklahoma Baseball begins conference play tonight, starting with the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Sooners are 14-9 on the season, while the Mountaineers are 9-9. And if you haven’t watched much of the baseball team up to this point, fear not, because there’s plenty of season left. You can also get a little sneak peek at how Kyler Murray looks in action before football season. That dude can fly!

OU ace Jake Irvin (3-0, 2.83) will get he start on the hill tonight. I’m confident in OU’s ability to win the early games in a Big 12 series, but things have been a bit hairy for the Sooners on Sundays due to a relative lack of quality pitching depth. The talent is there, but the consistency has been iffy. Hopefully they can start it and end it on a high note this weekend.

Now what can you find on the docket for today’s edition of Hot Links? Blake Griffin and Buddy Hield were each the best college players out of their respective pro teammates, Trae Young’s draft stock continues to look shaky, construction on the stadium’s northern video board is now underway and more!

OU Links

  • Like baseball, Oklahoma Softball also gets conference play underway tonight versus the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Sooners have won 16 straight games overall coming into the series, and are currently undefeated at home (10-0) on the season.

Around the Sports World

  • Loyola-Chicago is the Cinderella team we’ve always wanted, and now the Ramblers are on their way to the Elite Eight. Out of all the magic that has come from this incredible run, Sister Jean is perhaps the purest thing, and you better believe nobody is happier than she is that her team busted her own bracket.

Stick to Sports!

  • Man, those folks up at MIT are always doing some amazing stuff. They've now developed a robotic fish made of soft materials that mimics the swimming motion of an actual fish. The robot is outfitted with a camera that will help scientists observe the marine life in the area, hopefully without disturbing the animals. It’s so cool, I want one.

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