Men’s gym captures 4th straight national title; Oklahoma among spring game attendance leaders
Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.
Oklahoma men’s gymnastics captured its fourth consecutive national championship over the weekend. The Sooners edged Minnesota in the final round to win the crown. Winning a championship pushed Oklahoma to No. 1 in NCAA with 12 titles, tied with Penn State.
Along with the team award, Yul Moldauer captured the all-around national championship for the first time in three years. Moldauer will be back for his senior season and could have a chance to win his third crown in four attempts.
- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy stripped topless during his tribute video to Bob Stoops before the unveiling of Bob Stoops’ statue. He opened up about it to The Oklahoman.
- DieHards recruiting writer John Shinn caught up with blue-chip offensive lineman Branson Bragg and his relationship with Oklahoma.
- USA Today’s George Schroeder caught up with Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley and talked about how he refused to watch the national title game.
Spring game attendance
Oklahoma football’s spring game attendance ranked among the best in the nation. The Sooners brought in 52,102 fans, which was the largest crowd of any team in the Big 12.
The Sooners’ mark ranked No. 9 nationally in spring game attendance, and Lincoln Riley’s theatrics played a major role. Oklahoma only trailed Nebraska, Georgia, Alabama, Penn State, Tennessee, Florida State, Clemson and Florida. More importantly, Oklahoma picked up numerous commits over the weekend to move to the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class.
- Women’s golf finished fifth overall at the Big 12 championship. Senior Hannah Wood finished tied for fourth in the field.
- Baseball lost two out of three on the road against No. 4 Texas Tech in Lubbock, including one game in extra innings.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Wide receiver Nick Basquine
“I flip my misfortune and grow me a fortune.”
— Nick Basquine (@NB5ive) April 23, 2018
Oklahoma president David Boren
I don’t have the words to fully express our gratitude to all who joined us this weekend. Thank you to all who have helped achieve excellence and build a true sense of family at OU over the last 23 years. Live on, University! -DBo pic.twitter.com/C9VDVjrGRM
— David Boren (@President_Boren) April 22, 2018
Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb
It’s officially time to get in my bag. 🤞🏾🎒
— CeeDee 2x (@_CeeDeeThree) April 22, 2018
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