Oklahoma football schedules 2020 game; no Sooners to attend 2018 NFL Draft
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Oklahoma football added to its schedule on Thursday. The Sooners will play FCS opponent Missouri State in Norman, Okla., in 2020, according to FBSchedules.com. Oklahoma reportedly will pay Missouri State $600,000 for the matchup.
The Sooners also are slated to play Tennessee and Army in 2020, so this should round out Oklahoma’s nonconference schedule. These two teams have never played. Oklahoma has not played an FCS opponent since 2002.
- SB Nation’s Bill Connelly put together numbers for some of the top quarterbacks whose names are in the NFL draft. Baker Mayfield stood head and shoulders above his peers in the advanced numbers.
- Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley is not worried about Mayfield adjusting to NFL offenses, according to Sports Illustrated. He said he considers Mayfield to be one of the best quarterbacks, mentally, that he’s ever seen.
No attendance at draft
No Oklahoma players will be in attendance at the 2018 NFL Draft in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is despite multiple players being in the first-round conversation, including Baker Mayfield, Orlando Brown, Mark Andrews and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo.
Mayfield said there was pressure for him to attend the draft. However, he decided to attend a private event with family in Austin, Texas. Many are projecting Mayfield as a top-10 pick in the draft. The No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Myles Garrett, also did not attend the draft.
- Oklahoma men’s tennis team will play No. 19 Baylor and No. 29 Texas Tech on Friday and Sunday at the Headington Family Tennis Center in Norman.
- Softball pitcher Paige Parker is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award in softball. Fans can vote to select the winner through May 21.
- The Sooners baseball team will play a series at TCU this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas. The games will take place Friday at 6:30 p.m. CT, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Saturday game will be broadcast on ESPNU.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Wide receiver target Theo Wease
— Theo Wease Jr (@_TheoWeaseJr) April 5, 2018
Quarterback target Spencer Rattler
Wish I could get out to tht spring game! I’ll be out there soon tho… 💯 #BoomerSooner
— Spencer Rattler (@SpencerRattler) April 5, 2018
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