Hot Links: Women celebrate NCAA Tournament bid, Kyler Murray pulls double-duty, and more!

Also, Buddy Hield discussed his former team’s NCAA bid.

Hello, friends and fans! We’re inching closer and closer to the beginning of March Madness, where the Oklahoma Sooners will aim to bust some brackets. However, the men’s basketball team isn’t the only Sooner b-ball squad going dancing this post-season. Head coach Sherri Coale and the women’s basketball team have also been invited to the Big Dance! The players’ live reaction was priceless, and shows just how much this opportunity means to them. You earned this one, ladies. Congratulations!

Now check out the rest of today’s edition of Hot Links! What if there was a college football version of March Madness? What was the No. 1 reason why Rodney Anderson returned to Oklahoma? Is Tom Brady better than Stephen Colbert at chugging beer? Find the answers to all of those questions and more below!

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  • With college basketball’s March Madness currently sweeping the nation, what if there was a 68-team college football playoff last season? SB Nation’s Jason Kirk devised a bracket for just that hypothetical scenario. Oklahoma did pretty well in it, too, making it to the Final Four (and possibly further?). Meanwhile, Red River rival Texas lost to Charlie Strong and South Florida in the first round, which would be so great.
  • Buddy Hield knows what making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament is like. Hield talks about the Sooners’ tourney bid and why Oklahoma has as good a chance as any to crash the party.

  • Double-duty is tough, but so is Kyler Murray. Stay tuned for the last portion of this video. Murray’s speed rounding the bases is unreal. Is it possible he’s even faster now than he was a year ago? I can’t wait to see him running away from everybody in the Big 12 this season.

  • Just a heads up: tomorrow is Oklahoma’s Pro Day, where all former football players who want a chance to take their talents to the next level will perform drills and tests for NFL scouts. For a guy like Orlando Brown, this will be an important opportunity to show NFL scouts more of what he can bring to an NFL team, especially after a lackluster showing at the NFL Combine. Check out the post on Sooner Sports through the link below for the full list of participants.

  • For a minute, Rodney Anderson considered declaring for the NFL draft after the end of last season, but he ultimately came back because he wants to win a national championship. Anderson will be looked to as a leader on the team, and he’s ready to take on that role.
  • Check out this article from the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson about Ogbo Okoronkwo and who his strongest support system has been. Also, Ogbo has big goals for his first year of playing in the league, which includes giving back to his small hometown.
  • Marquise Hayes, ladies and gentlemen!

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