How’s it going, everyone?
On the eve of the most anticipated Pro Day in recent memory for the Oklahoma Sooners, Kyler Murray is expected to have the football world’s full attention. If you’re wondering if and/or how you can follow the action live as it happens, you’re in luck, because SoonerSports.tv will stream coverage of the entire event online for free.
The NFL Network and ESPN will also have live TV coverage, but if you don’t want to risk missing anybody, your best bet is probably SoonerSports.
Kyler Murray's throwing session is to start at approximately 12:45-1:00 p.m. CT tomorrow and will be broadcast on https://t.co/M8YLE31YlB, NFL Network and ESPN.— George Stoia III (@GeorgeStoia) March 12, 2019
Beginning at 9 a.m. CT, all former Sooners who have entered their names into the 2019 NFL Draft pool will be on site for the biggest job interview of their lives. Murray will be the headliner, but there are plenty of others who could earn themselves some serious stock with the right showing. Notably, OL Bobby Evans, OL Cody Ford, OL Ben Powers, OL Dru Samia, WR Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, RB Rodney Anderson will all be present, although not everyone will be a full participant.
While most of Oklahoma’s Pro Day participants come from the offensive side of the ball this year, DL Amani Bledsoe and LB Curtis Bolton will both workout as well. For as many players as OU returns on defense in 2019, it’s great to see more than one of these guys afforded this special opportunity. Kicker/punter Austin Seibert is also expected to showcase himself on Wednesday.
Hey, Gil Brandt is also expected to be in town.
I'll be out at @OU_Football Pro Day tomorrow. 100+ media credentials will be issued and every NFL team will be represented, many with large entourages. Players running will do so on a fast track inside OU's new state of art facility. Passing takes place in OU field house.— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 12, 2019
With over 100 media members credentialed for OU’s Pro Day, along with the expected presence of representatives from all 32 NFL teams, the spotlight will be squarely on Murray, and justifiably so. However, the real winners in this are the rest of the players working out. They’re in a unique position to show what they can do in front of one of the largest audiences at any school this year. All those extra eyes could help any number of them receive a chance to play in the NFL that otherwise might not have happened without this residual exposure.
Now for today’s Hot Links! Kyler Murray’s best QB guru was his own father, Stephen A. Smith thinks Tress Way is a QB, everything is bigger in Texas, especially the chicken tenders and more!
- Kyler Murray was born with gifts that few athletes can relate to, but when it came to honing his talent as a quarterback, the Heisman Trophy winner credits his father, Kevin Murray, for maximizing his abilities from an early age.
- Most football analysts and fans that watched Kyler Murray lead the Sooners in 2018 are familiar with some of his favorite targets. Hollywood Brown, CeeDee Lamb and Grant Calcaterra all became household names and could certainly attest to their QB’s greatness, but what about his favorite targets when he was a superstar at Allen High School? OU Daily’s George Stoia asked a few of them to find out what they feel are Murray’s top strengths.
- If you’re looking for more examples of Stephen A. Smith’s superb research skills, check this out. Apparently, he thinks former Sooner punter Tress Way started a game at quarterback for the Washington Redskins last season. He, of course, did no such thing, but he did attempt one pass on a fake punt.
This man @stephenasmith at it again saying Tress Way started a game at QB for the Skins C’monnnn man. If you’d dig a little deeper than the boxscore, you’d see Tress Way is a damn Punter pic.twitter.com/6YM5GVxNRa— Joe Wright (@JoeeWrightt) March 12, 2019
- Shannon Saile was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week after coming in to save two games and notching another win on her belt. In addition, Levi Prater was given the award on the baseball side.
Two saves and a win— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) March 12, 2019
20 strikeouts and 14.48 K/7IP
Leads the nation with 13.1 K/7IP this season
Following an exceptional week in the circle, @shannieflame has been named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week!
➡️ https://t.co/QZxZ7RAFeR pic.twitter.com/WWPLNA9Y7O
- Sooner Baseball plays host to UT-Arlington tonight at L. Dale Mitchell Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT, and will be televised on Fox Sports Oklahoma.
- In the early going of the 2019-20 college basketball season, Oklahoma will participate in the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City. The other programs in the field will be Butler, Missouri and Stanford.
NEWS | #Sooners will take part in the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City with Butler, Mizzou and Stanford. The two-day event takes place Nov. 25-26.— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) March 12, 2019
Around the Sports World
- As you’re likely aware, there was a bit of an incident involving Russell Westbrook and some Utah fans last evening. If you’re not caught up, here’s a rundown of the event in addition to some context.
- Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss had a bit of a spat, but I think they’re friends now. Is that how this works?
1) Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss get tangled up— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 12, 2019
2) Ibaka falls, Chriss stares him down
3) Ibaka gets up and grabs Chriss by the neck
4) both throw punches
5) both get ejected
- A nationwide academic cheating scandal has reached the surface, as the US Attorney in Boston discovered nearly 50 people connected to admissions fraud and illegal recruiting schemes. The indictments include coaches of tennis, soccer, sailing and more.
Now counting 49 people across 7 indictments. Stanford, UCLA, San Diego also involved. The scheme, according to one indictment, involved parents paying William Singer, founder of a college prep business, $15,000 to $75,000 to have someone take the SAT or ACT for their children.— Aaron Leibowitz (@aaron_leib) March 12, 2019
- Two of the people involved are actresses Lori Loughlin (from Full House and approximately 900 Hallmark movies) and Felicity Huffman. This just keeps getting better and better.
Actresses Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin among those charged. Huffman allegedly paid $15K to have fake proctor correct daughter's SAT answers. Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500K to have their two daughters designated as USC crew recruits, even though they didn't row.— Aaron Leibowitz (@aaron_leib) March 12, 2019
After receiving provisional admission based on pretended to row crew, Loughlin's daughter couldn't figure out how to fill out the actual application, so they had the fraudster fill one out for her.— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 12, 2019
The scope of laziness and entitlement here is something pic.twitter.com/4Gi8ZXkXcO
- On a related note, the feds appear to be fans of cinematic greatness. One thing’s for sure — Mox didn’t need anyone’s help to get into Brown.
USC and UCLA coaches indicted today as part of a national investigation the feds called — and I am not making this up — “Operation Varsity Blues.” https://t.co/eY8gImnnuy— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 12, 2019
- If you plan on going to any Texas Rangers games this MLB season, and you have about $30 to blow with no plans for the next day, you should totally try the Fowl Pole (funny baseball pun is funny), a monstrous two-pound chicken tender served on a bed of fries. I just want to know how they created this beast. Actually, on second thought, no I don’t.
JUST IN: The 2-pound chicken tender being sold at @Rangers games, called the "Fowl Pole," which comes in its own carrying case on a bed of fries, will be priced at...drumroll please...— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 11, 2019
Stick to Sports!
- With talks of the PlayStation 5 in the engineering works, it appears Sony is working on filing a patent that would incorporate an automatic customization feature in the future console. Basically, all games would be specifically tailored to the gamers that play them based on past playing experiences. If true, it certainly seems like another step towards full-on artificial intelligence in the gaming world. I don’t know how I’d feel about that, to be honest.
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