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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Rookies put pen to paper, Stone Cold Steve Austin stans Baker Mayfield, and more!

Also, a major Bedlam showdown in Stillwater awaits top-ranked Oklahoma.

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Happy Friday, friends and fans! It’s game day!

UPDATE: Friday night’s Bedlam softball game has been cancelled, but the schools are attempting to reschedule.

ORIGINAL: In fact, today brings us Bedlam. The No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners will be in Stillwater tonight to take on No. 12/13 Oklahoma State in the final Big 12 series of the 2019 regular season. The teams will then make the trip to Norman for Saturday’s game before heading back to Stillwater for the Sunday finale.

Even for the amount of success Oklahoma has been accustomed to in the Patty Gasso era, this team is doing things that have never been accomplished before, such as the current 35-game winning streak. Meanwhile, OSU is also having one of its best seasons in recent years. Head coach Kenny Gajewski — a former OU baseball player — has his team rolling in conference play, and Texas A&M transfer utility player Samantha Show has been as clutch as they come.

Game One of this top 15 matchup between the Sooners and Cowgirls begins at 6 p.m. CT. You can catch the action televised live on Fox Sports Plus.

Now onto this week’s Friday edition of Hot Links! Former Sooners put pen to paper to make their status as pros official, Stone Cold is #TeamBaker, D’Angelo Russell probably gets the munchies while drinking his tea and more!

OU Links

  • Stone Cold Steve Austin is a fan of Baker Mayfield. It makes sense, too, considering that the two of them are some of the most recognizable personas in their respective fields and are not afraid to open up a can of whoop-ass.
  • I try to watch ‘Jeopardy!’ as often as I can, and whenever I see answers like this, I’m always surprised by how often contestants come up blank. Seriously though, these should be layups for anybody, not just Sooner Nation. Nice to see OU represented so prominently on the greatest game show out there.
  • ESPN released its Post-Spring Power Rankings, and Oklahoma checks in at No. 4. Jalen Hurts’ showing during the spring finale answered some questions about how the Alabama transfer would transition into Lincoln Riley’s offense. Judging from that singular performance, it appears that the Sooners will remain an offensive juggernaut this fall.
  • Patty Gasso’s 2019 softball squad isn’t just full of talented athletes, it’s teeming with players that also get it done in the classroom. A program-record 10 Sooners were named to the Big 12 All-Academic Team. All this group does is win, and in every way.
  • Today is also game day for Oklahoma Baseball, as the Sooners host Texas Tech at L. Dale Mitchell Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CT, and can be seen on FOX College Sports.
  • Even after Oklahoma saw four offensive linemen drafted last weekend, there are some that believe lone returning starter Creed Humphrey could end up being the most sought after talent of the 2018 bunch. According to Pro Football Focus (College), the Sooners’ starting center grades out as the highest returning interior lineman in the Big 12.
  • Dru Samia, the No. 114 overall pick, is officially a Minnesota Viking! Also, Clark Kent would be darn proud of those frames.
  • Ben Powers also signed his rookie contract with the Baltimore Ravens. It’s time to start crushing grown men’s dreams at the next level!
  • Marquise Brown is having a ball in Baltimore. I truly believe ‘Hollywood’ will be a Ravens fan favorite before well before his rookie season is wrapped up.

Around the Sports World

  • Brooklyn Nets All-Star D’Angelo Russell was recently cited at an airport for concealing marijuana inside his Arizona Iced Tea can. What I’m (not seriously) wondering is what if it wasn’t his? Maybe it’s just a new flavor the company is trying out.
  • Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams has agreed to become the next head coach of the Phoenix Suns, but will stay with his current team until their playoff run is through.
  • Speaking of the 76ers, Joel Embiid is pretty much unstoppable through one and a half rounds of the NBA Playoffs. Seriously though, Philadelphia’s big man is doing windmill dunks in game, and it’s nothing short of remarkable.
  • Milwaukee Bucks guard Pat Connaughton should definitely stick to basketball, because yikes, this pitch was more than a little off.
  • The ongoing fake feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon is something I’m always happy to see. Now Kimmel has Tom Brady doing his dirty work for him. Poor Matt.

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