Happy Monday, friends and fans. If you live in Oklahoma or North Texas, please be safe today!
Transfers in college football seem to be all the rage as of late, but going back through the decades, there have been some major impact level players who started out in one place only to become legends in another. Jordan James from 247 Sports provided his top 10 transfers of all time.
The Oklahoma Sooners are featured three times on this list, with the two most obvious being the 2017 and 2018 Heisman Trophy winners. Yes, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray were huge gets via the transfer system, but there was another big time QB who saw his OU career cut short with an injury before heading west.
If you thought of NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, you win. The eventual UCLA Bruin may not have finished his career as a Sooner after going down during the ‘85 season, but he’ll always have a little Crimson running through his veins (whether he wants to acknowledge that or not).
Now for this week’s Monday edition of Hot Links! Oklahoma Baseball is headed to the Big 12 Championship Tournament, Dru Samia continues to impress the Vikings, Tim Tebow drills a dinger and more!
- Now that the Sooners are head to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Softball Tournament, their opponent is also in place. The Big Ten’s Northwestern, who lost to Oklahoma earlier in the season by way of two shut outs, will come to Norman for a No. 1 vs. No. 16 seed matchup beginning this Friday. Times are still to be determined, but tickets are set to go on sale Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. CT and are expected to sell out fast.
❗ Supers Update ❗— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) May 20, 2019
Oklahoma will host Northwestern in the Norman Super Regional beginning Friday, May 24. Game two is set for Saturday, May 25 with an if-necessary game three on Sunday, May 26.
Times and TV designations are TBD.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT! pic.twitter.com/aJHDcoKmsA
- Interim OU President Joseph Harroz was in the house as Oklahoma won the Norman Regional over Wisconsin.
- Oklahoma Baseball is officially the No. 7 seed in the upcoming Big 12 Championship, and the Sooners’ first game will be against Baylor on Wednesday at 4 p.m. CT.
- Tyler Palmateer of the Norman Transcript wrote about redshirt sophomore receiver Charleston Rambo, whose lone touchdown of the 2018 season could propel him to a much larger role going forward.
- Former Sooner offensive lineman Dru Samia was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round, and with each passing day, the young pro is looking like quite the hidden gem. Upon thoroughly impressing in training camp, he is gradually setting himself up to nail down a starting spot in Minneapolis.
- At Hyde Park, the already fun menu has added a dangerous option know as ‘The Baker Mayfield’. What makes this selection so special is the spicy sauce. I need this yesterday.
Around the Sports World
- Brooks Koepka went wire-to-wire to win the PGA Championship for the second year in a row. A lot of people have been sleeping on this man for some reason, but lately he’s been as consistent (in majors, at least) and as dominant as they come.
- The Indianapolis Colts have signed QB Chad Kelly, who carries with him a checkered past involving legal situations like criminal trespassing and fighting outside of a bar.
- Magic Johnson recently opened up about his sudden resignation from the Los Angeles Lakers organization, and in his tell-all, he said GM Rob Pelinka routinely questioned his work ethic behind his back.
- Hey Cristiano Ronaldo, stop waving that trophy with the awkwardly inconvenient rim around and maybe you won’t take your son’s eye out. Just a thought.
Cristiano Ronaldo gives his son a first taste of silverware pic.twitter.com/udrfx99Jp5— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 20, 2019
- Tim Tebow logged the first home run of his Triple-A career with the Syracuse Mets. Not bad, not bad at all.
Stick to Sports!
- For all you ‘Game of Thrones’ fans (myself included), here’s a rundown of where all the central characters who survived through the end of Sunday night’s series finale are now.
Where the Game of Thrones series finale left every major character https://t.co/IB8uabfrcZ— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 20, 2019
- Also, if you’re in or around Oklahoma, I’m sure you’ve heard about the high likelihood for severe weather today. Just make sure everybody you know in the area is also aware in case they need to prepare in advance. Stay safe out there.
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