What’s up, everyone?
Looks like the Oklahoma Sooners who do their thing on the baseball diamond have designs in place for some stellar new digs. Check out these renderings of the upgrades OU has its sights set on.
Specifically, the plans are to enhance several features that both the team as well as the fans can enjoy and benefit from, such as:
The project will include:— Oklahoma Sooners (@OU_Athletics) June 13, 2019
⚾ New clubhouse and training facilities
⚾ Chair-back seating throughout lower level
⚾ Expanded restrooms and concession stands
⚾ Terraced seating on grass areas
L. Dale Mitchell Park has been long been a fun place to catch a baseball game on a spring afternoon, but a little renovation never hurt anybody. If you would like to help move this project along, follow this link to find out how you can directly contribute.
Now for today’s Hot Links! Get used to hearing Hurts to Lamb this fall, Sterling Shepard gives back to his mom, Game 6 of the NBA Finals is tonight and more!
- Oklahoma checks in at No. 4 in ESPN’s college football Future Power Rankings. You’ll need a subscription to ESPN+ to read the rest of the list, but I’d say the Sooners are in a reasonable spot as of right now.
The Future Power Rankings are in and rounding out the top three spots in college football ...— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 13, 2019
Full Top 25: https://t.co/G66pgUU3np pic.twitter.com/PmhgVtU1pg
- With so many household names at QB and WR expected in college football this season, there are sure to be a number of connections that light up the scoreboard on Saturdays. So where does the potential tandem of Jalen Hurts and CeeDee Lamb rank among the nation’s best and perhaps already established pitch-and-catch duos?
- The Norman Transcript’s Joe Buettner wrote about former OU men’s basketball guards Christian James and Rashard Odomes and how they are preparing for the next step in their careers on the court. With the 2019 NBA Draft taking place next Thursday, find out how life has changed since their run in the NCAA Tournament ended.
- Sterling Shepard used a portion of the money he made when he extended his contract with the New York Giants by paying off his mother’s house in Oklahoma. They don’t come much better than this former Sooner. Proud to say he represents the Crimson & Cream.
- In case you missed it, Oklahoma picked up a verbal commitment from JUCO defensive tackle Perrion Winfrey. The Iowa Western DT is an aggressive mauler in the trenches who routinely stuffs plays in the backfield. He certainly fits the mold of what Alex Grinch is looking for.
Around the Sports World
- The St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup after beating the Boston Bruins, 4-1 in Game 7 on Wednesday night. In related news, a Blues fan won $100K after placing a $400 bet on St. Louis to win the whole thing back in January. What a night that must have been for said fan.
Scott Berry placed a $400 wager on the Blues in January.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 13, 2019
He got $100K richer tonight pic.twitter.com/Jpud70G9HS
- At least six D-I college basketball programs will soon be notified that they committed Level I violations, the most egregious infractions under NCAA rules.
- Police have determined that David Ortiz’s shooter was offered nearly $8K for the attack. Several suspects who may have been involved are currently in custody, including the alleged shooter and the possible coordinator.
- In Mario Cristobal’s first year as head coach of Oregon, the Ducks went through some extreme highs and lows. With QB Justin Herbert returning another season wiser and more refined, UO should be able to find more consistency while navigating a manageable Pac-12 slate. Bill Connelly previews Oregon.
- Game 6 of the NBA Finals tips-off tonight at 8:00 p.m. CT on ABC. The Golden State Warriors are attempting to pull off a major comeback after previously trailing in the series, 3-1. Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors are seeking the franchise’s first title in its 25 year history.
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