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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: James Gallogly introduced as OU’s 14th president

Former Fortune 500 CEO and OU Law grad James Gallogly takes over for David Boren in June.

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Hello, friends and fans of the Oklahoma Sooners. After 23 years, it was quite a run for President David Boren, but as we all know, the torch must be passed eventually. The new president of the University of Oklahoma will be James Gallogly. Gallogly is a former oil & gas executive and a substantial donor to the university — especially within his namesake, the Gallogly College of Engineering. The transition won’t become official until June 30th, but you should check out the OU Daily to find out more about this monumental moment in school history.

Bob Stoops and Lincoln Riley were both on the scene for the announcement. This is pretty cool to see because last season it was Stoops passing the torch to Riley with a seismic hand-off. Now Boren is doing the same with Gallogly. With two of the most influential figures now in the rearview, we are truly embarking on a new era at the University of Oklahoma. In case you’re interested, here’s the full video of this morning’s introduction.

Now onto today’s edition of Hot Links! Kam McGusty is transferring, baseball and softball both earn conference sweeps, Trejan Bridges earns MVP honors and more!

OU Links

  • Kameron McGusty announces that he is transferring. This is the second player to announce he’s transferring in the past three days. Oklahoma basketball is going to look mighty different next season.
  • Oklahoma Baseball was looking mighty fine this weekend versus West Virginia, earning its first conference sweep since 2015. Brylie Ware swung like a man possessed, and Kyler Murray is still a really fast human.
  • Freshman pitcher Levi Prater also came up huge over the weekend. Oklahoma Baseball’s present is off to a great start in conference play, but the future with guys like Prater is definitely promising.
  • The Oklahoma softball team dominated Texas Tech this weekend with all three games ending in a run-rule. The Sooners now hold the nation’s longest winning streak with 19 straight wins. Check out some highlights from Sunday’s offensive explosion!
  • Softball head coach Patty Gasso has four national titles to her name, so she knows what she’s talking about when she preaches patience to her team. From the looks of it, the team is clearly listening, and it’s resulting in some prolific numbers off the bat.
  • 2019 wide receiver commit Trejan Bridges took home MVP honors at the Rivals Five-Star Challenge. This wide receiver class could be the most stellar one to date, and Bridges is one of the top talents out there.

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  • Watch your heads this Easter, folks. A Chinese Space Station is falling back down to Earth, and is expected to crash land some time around the first of April. No, this is not some kind of elaborate April Fool’s joke in the making. If it helps you feel any better about being outside, it’s estimated that there’s a one in one trillion chance that you will be struck by any debris from the falling space station. It’s too early to tell exactly where the station will land, so keep your head on a swivel just in case.

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