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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Mike Stoops offers personal perspective on Oklahoma teacher walkout

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The Stoops kids were raised by a public educator, and Mike took some time to discuss it with the media after Wednesday’s practice.

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Hello once again, friends and fans of the Oklahoma Sooners. For all the grief Mike Stoops receives for his defenses’ performances, he does have some positive qualities. With the Oklahoma Teacher Walkout still ongoing, Stoops opened up about why he personally feels so strongly about the issue. I think it’s important for people like Stoops, with the platform they have, to publicly discuss these issues, and he certainly brings a unique perspective to the table. It impacts everybody in one way or another, either directly or indirectly.

Now onto today’s edition of Hot Links. Freshman receiver Jaqualyn Crawford is said to have speed comparable to Hollywood Brown, Oklahoma schedules FCS opponent Missouri State for 2020, Jack Nicklaus’ grandson sinks a touching hole-in-one and more!

OU Links

  • Trae Young showed his support for Oklahoma Teachers with this t-shirt. It’s a local issue that’s certainly gone national, and the discussion is picking up steam.

Around the Sports World

  • Probably the coolest thing I’ve seen all year. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus participated at the Masters Par-3 Contest with his 15 year-old grandson, G.T., as his honorary caddie. G.T. gave it a swing just for fun, and what happened next couldn’t have been scripted any better. Incredible moment to witness.
  • Tiger Woods is back at the Masters, and the possibility of him winning this one is just one of 50 reasons why this years Masters could be the best one ever.
  • Brock Lesnar is returning to the UFC? When can I order this pay-per-view event? Sign me up for some Brock Lesnar. The dude is a real-life monster.
  • The Houston Rockets think they’re sneaky, but this guy was totally planted there on purpose. No way some usher at a sporting event has moves like this. No way. That backflip was all I needed to be convinced of my theory.

Our dance cam has been full of surprises all season.

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  • Tony Finau hit a hole-in-one at the Masters Par-3 Contest, and he celebrated like any sane person would. The problem: his ankle didn’t feel like cooperating. Ouch!

Stick to Sports!

  • The Medieval Fair is back! From April 6th through the 8th, come check out all sorts of medieval themed vendors and artisans right here in Norman at Reaves Park. Oh, and don’t forget the people watching! Parking is just $5 and admission is free.

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