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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: A pair of Jordans for Lincoln Riley, Sooner Magic on the softball field, and more!

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Also, the top player in the 2020 class wants to visit Oklahoma.

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What’s going on, Sooner fans?

Looks like Lincoln Riley is going to be rocking some J’s on his feet this Saturday, courtesy of Oklahoma’s affiliation with Jordan Brand. Is this perhaps a hint at what the team will be wearing this weekend? And will the players and coaches be showing off more than just shoes? Will Michael Jordan be here to talk to us about the ceiling and the roof and whatnot? I’m giddy with anticipation, guys.

Now onto today’s edition of Hot Links! Sooner Softball rallied after facing its largest deficit of the season, Sooner Baseball drove in 20 runs in a rout of ORU, 2019 commit Austin Stogner is making his pitch for other top recruits to join the Oklahoma family and more!

OU Links

  • Can you say Sooner Magic? In the bottom of the sixth inning, Oklahoma was down 6-0 last evening to Wichita State. It was beginning to look like a terrible loss that not only would have set the team back in the polls, it would have ended the nation’s longest winning streak. But you can never count out the heart of a two-time defending national champion. In a stunning comeback, Oklahoma rallied with seven runs, which proved to be just enough to come out on top. This was a wake-up call for sure, but it’s probably going to end up helping the team in the long-run.
  • Speaking of some fireworks on the diamond, the hitting was contagious in L. Dale Mitchell Park as the baseball team racked up 18 hits for 20 runs in a 20-3 rout of Oral Roberts. When this team is on, it is ON.

Around the Sports World

  • First of all, congratulations on averaging a triple-double for the second season in a row, Russ! Westbrook is a man of few words, but he isn’t shy about his goal for OKC. If the Thunder play like they’re capable of playing, they can absolutely make a title run. It’s all about consistency with this group.
  • The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Frank Vogel after two abysmal seasons. The Magic went 54-110 under Vogel.
  • It appears Tom Brady is a big fan of Lamar Jackson. Clearly the play styles of Brady and Jackson couldn’t be more different, but it would be an intriguing look for the Pats if they were to draft Jackson.
  • Enrique Hernandez’s walk-up music is the viral yodeling kid. I don’t know if this is awesome or just tiring now. I’ve heard this kid everywhere now.
  • The real story in the case of four Mississippi State students breaking into Alabama’s football facility to steal some memorabilia is these very SEC West-style haircuts. Talk about fitting the mold.

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