Oklahoma PG Jordan Shepherd transfers; softball dominates Texas Tech
Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.
Point guard transfers
Oklahoma point guard Jordan Shepherd announced that he will transfer from the program over the weekend. Shepherd took to Twitter to make his announcement and to thank the university for hosting him.
Shepherd averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 assists per game during his sophomore year with the Sooners. He shot just 39.3 percent from the field this year. His departure leaves Oklahoma without a pure point guard on the roster. DieHards analyst Joe Buettner broke down how Oklahoma might try to fill the role.
- DieHards analyst John Shinn caught up with 2019 tight end commit Austin Stogner during Shinn’s Texas trip. Stogner is one of the best tight end prospects in the nation.
- Shinn also broke down whether Oklahoma’s new partnership with the Jordan Brand will end up helping the Sooners in recruiting. Jordan Brand has been all the rage among recruits over the past few years.
Baker vs. Trae
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and point guard Trae Young are headed to their respective sports’ professional drafts. Now, Las Vegas is pitting the two against each other heading into those drafts.
Bovada has Mayfield as a -400 favorite to be the higher pick over Young, who has +250 odds in the head-to-head bet. Many are expecting Mayfield to be a top-5 pick after several teams traded to move up into the top 5 of the NFL’s first round. Young is projected more in the 12-15 range in the NBA’s first round.
- Oklahoma softball experienced a dominant weekend against Texas Tech. The No. 3 Sooners combined to win the three home games by a combined score of 35-1. All three games ended in 5-run rule wins.
- Oklahoma women’s gymnastics topped Denver, Iowa State and West Virginia to win a seventh straight Big 12 championship.
- Oklahoma baseball swept West Virginia with three wins over the weekend in Norman. The Sooners beat the Mountaineers 19-6, 10-2 and 2-1 in the series.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Defensive analyst Eric Striker
Can’t put a price on spending time with the ones who always believed in you.
— Eric Striker (@OU_CoachStriker) March 25, 2018
Defensive back Steven Parker
Rock Chalk Jayhawk KU🗣✊🏾
— Steven Parker (@Lil_Stevie21) March 25, 2018
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