Happy 2020 United States Presidential election day, friends and fans!
The Oklahoma Sooners have the day off this Tuesday in order to allow ample time for the student-athletes and staff members to get out and vote. Redshirt junior H-back Jeremiah Hall shared his thoughts on the importance of using his voice and his rights to make a difference in the world around him.
For most of the OU football players on the team this season, today marks the first Presidential Election they are eligible to vote in. Senior LB Caleb Kelly shared this post as he himself is a first-time voter.
Running backs coach DeMarco Murray also followed through on his civic duty by voting today. It’s a powerful tool, folks, and it’s perhaps the greatest way to express yourself as a part of this nation.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!! pic.twitter.com/HBCejJ07tg— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) November 3, 2020
No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, using your right to vote is one of the most important things you can do as a citizen of this nation. With that said, please make your voice heard and your vote count.
Now onto today’s Hot Links! OU releases more COVID-19 testing data, Lincoln Riley is pleased with how his team responded to the prolonged road trip, Florida’s Dan Mullen gets tagged with a fine and more!
- On Monday, senior RB Rhamondre Stevenson was named Big 12 co-Offensive Player of the Week (along with Oklahoma State Cowboys WR Tylan Wallace) following his thunderous 2020 debut. Against Texas Tech, Stevenson rushed for 87 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries while catching two passes for 13 more yards.
- OU Athletics recently released another round of COVID-19 testing data this week. Out of 402 student-athletes and 159 staff members tested, only seven individuals yielded positive results. As of Oct. 31, there were eight total active positives among players and staff.
- SI Sooners’ John Hoover recently wrote about how OU’s blowout win in Lubbock was beneficial for many young players listed further down on the depth chart. As Oklahoma built a substantial lead relatively quickly, several newcomers on both offense and defense saw significant reps in the second half.
- Sooners Wire’s Kegan Reneau compiled some of the more intriguing stats he took note of during Oklahoma’s 62-28 win over Tech last Saturday.
- Lincoln Riley knows how strange the schedule has been for his team this season, with six weeks separating the last home game and the upcoming one. At the end of the day, he feels the Sooners embraced life on the road, and used the time away from Norman to band together. The Tulsa World’s Eric Bailey has more.
- Heartland College Sports’ Matthew Postins shared his game preview and final score prediction for Oklahoma’s upcoming home contest against the Kansas Jayhawks. While the Sooners enter the month of November looking as strong as they have all season, KU is struggling to stay competitive.
Around the Sports World
- The SEC has reprimanded and fined Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen $25,000 for his role in a team-wide altercation that broke out between UF and the Missouri Tigers at the end of the game’s first half on Saturday.
- Ole Miss Rebels true freshman TE Damarcus Thomas suffered a severe injury during practice on Monday that led to him being emergency air-lifted to a hospital in Memphis. Fortunately, he’s reportedly in much better shape 24 hours later, and has since been allowed to return home.
- The 4-4 San Francisco 49ers have struggled to maintain their dominant style of football that landed them in the Super Bowl last season. Now things become even tougher as QB Jimmy Garoppolo and TE George Kittle have both been ruled out for extensive periods of time due to injuries.
- If the NFL has to cancel future regular season games due to COVID-19, the league is currently mulling the decision to expand the playoff field from 14 to 16 teams.
- On Monday, the Golden State Warriors revealed some special edition threads that pay tribute to Oakland — the city where the team once resided before moving to San Francisco. I must admit, I am totally vibing with the throwback look.
Oakland is and will always be a part of our team’s identity.— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 2, 2020
“Oakland Forever," presented by @Rakuten, is a nod to the We Believe era and its turning point in Oakland’s basketball history.
To honor the Town, we partnered with Nike to put a spin on these classic uniforms. pic.twitter.com/d7nUAJLbzM
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