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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: Fall camp has begun!

Also, OU had zero positive COVID-19 cases this week.

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Happy Friday, friends and fans! Fall camp is officially in session.

It’s been more than four months since spring practice was canceled in March due to COVID-19, but after a month of summer workouts, the Oklahoma Sooners are finally back with the start of fall camp kicking off today.

With preseason camp now underway, many OU players are wearing cloth coverings over their facemasks as an extra preventive measure against coronavirus. You can also read more about them here from Sooners’ Wire’s Kegan Reneau.

Can you feel it? College football is in the air. Let’s just hope the 2020 season looks more like a completed pass and less like a drop or a fumble.

Now onto this week’s Friday edition of Hot Links! No positives is more positive news from Oklahoma’s Athletic Department, ‘The Bear’ ponders over the Big 12 race, the NBA is back and more!

OU Links

  • A total of 186 student-athletes from the football and men’s/women’s basketball teams were tested for COVID-19 this week, and once again there were no new positive cases and only one active case. This is more promising news for the Sooners, as OU continues to lead the way with its viral protection protocols.

Around the Sports World

  • Yesterday, the 2020 NBA season resumed play after more than four months of being left in limbo. In the second contest of Thursday night’s double-header, Paul George made a late three-pointer to tie things up between the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had a quick response on the other end, which ultimately proved to be the game-winning bucket. Folks, basketball is back.
  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Shane Bieber has tied the MLB’s all-time record for most thrown strikeouts in his first two starts of the season with 27. Do I spy an AL Cy Young Award winner? Stick around and find out.

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