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Oklahoma Sooners Football Hot Links: The Big Ten has postponed fall sports, so what’s next?

The Big 12 board will meet this afternoon.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 01 Big 12 Championship Game - Oklahoma v Texas Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Well, it’s Tuesday!

In a week where the fate of the 2020 college football season hangs in the balance, Oklahoma Sooners Athletic Director Joe Castiglione and OU president Joseph Harroz Jr. are expected to partake in a teleconference between medical consultants and other university presidents and ADs from around the Big 12 that could determine the direction of the upcoming fall football season. A decision one way or the other isn’t guaranteed by tonight, but it’s certainly on the table. Meanwhile, the Big Ten has just come down with its official decision, and they’ve elected to postpone until the spring.

This morning, the SEC’s medical advisors gave their league the go-ahead to continue preparing for play, which reportedly is how Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is approaching the teleconference meeting today. Depending on what the experts rule, their opinion will largely factor into what the league decides to do.

For now, the writing appears to be on the wall, but a situation as fluid as this can change rather quickly. It is interesting to note that according to Florida State president John Thrasher and others, out of all the Power Five leagues, the Big 12 is apparently the most ‘on-the-fence’ about playing the season or not this fall.

I think it’s safe to say that most of us want football, obviously, but at this juncture its viability is being determined by people whose expertise is to comprehend the sustainability of the protocols and whose responsibility is to relay the level of risk to those like Castiglione and Harroz Jr. Just keep your fingers crossed, folks.

Now onto today’s Hot Links! Cedarian Lamb receives praise from a former No. 88, Lane Johnson is back for Philly, the list of FBS season cancellations continues to grow and more!

OU Links

  • Students who have moved into their dorm rooms at OU with a view facing the football practice fields have had their windows blurred. Is it ‘overkill’, like a parent suggested, or is it just paying attention to the details? Personally, I wouldn’t mind it, although I’ve never had the opportunity to have a view as interesting as Oklahoma Football.
  • On Tuesday, senior LB Caleb Kelley revealed that he was accepted into OU’s MBA program in Oklahoma City. He’ll join junior H-back Jeremiah Hall in pursuing his master’s in business administration. Boomer!
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin shared his excitement for rookie receiver CeeDee Lamb, and likened his addition to the Dallas Cowboys with Kevin Durant’s joining the Golden State Warriors.

Around the Sports World

  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma downed the Denver Nuggets with this dagger three-point make in the final second of regulation to grab a 124-121 win. LA is the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference for a number of reasons, and ‘Kuz’ is definitely one of them.

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