Sports Columnist, The Oklahoman
newsok.com — Good news for all on both sides of Bedlam who despise Mike Holder's ticket policy. He has an exit strategy. Some day in the future, OSU football no longer will designate a singular home game by which admission is granted only through season tickets or the opponents' limited allotment.
newsok.com — Mike Gundy relaxed his restrictions on transferring quarterback Wes Lunt but too late to give Lunt any concrete options beyond Louisville and Illinois, Lunt told Illinois sports station WFMB. Lunt is transferring from OSU to Illinois and sat down for an excellent interview on channel1450.com, a Springfield, Ill.-based outlet.
newsok.com — Time to analyze Big East football's non-conference schedules. Why? Because for one last year, the Big East has an automatic berth to the BCS. One of these teams will play in a major bowl.
newsok.com — The NBA Finals can end Tuesday night, and should the Spurs beat the Heat in Game 6, or in a potential Game 7 Thursday night, it would be considered a big upset. Not because San Antonio is some Cinderella story, but because the Heat is considered an historically great team.
newsok.com — Series tied 2-2. Game 5 in San Antonio. The Spurs' title hopes a little precarious. So Gregg Popovich got serious. He moved Manu Ginobili into the starting lineup for the first time in what seemed like forever. Ginobili played great. But so did the Thunder, which prevailed 109-103 and went on to win the 2012 Western Conference Finals.
newsok.com — Jimmy Stevens' final field goal as the Oklahoma kicker was his most memorable. At least in the minds of OU fans. On Sept. 17, 2011, Stevens kicked a 31-yard field goal to give OU a 23-13 lead at Florida State, with just 2:01 left in the game.
newsok.com — The Pac-12 traditionally plays excellent non-conference schedules. But in 2013, that's not necessarily the case. Just like every other league, some schools produce, some don't. 1. Arizona State: Sacramento State, Wisconsin, Notre Dame at Arlington, Texas. Wow. Hosting Rose Bowl regular Wisconsin and playing Notre Dame on a neutral field.
newsok.com — Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Danny Green. Do those names go together? How about Jerry West, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal and Danny Green? Or Kobe Bryant, Larry Bird, Rick Barry and Danny Green? Or Moses Malone, Dirk Nowitzki, LeBron James and Danny Green? Cue the Sesame Street song.
newsok.com — Time to critique ACC football's non-conference schedules, which aren't nearly as strong as the ACC's slate in 2012: 1. Clemson: Georgia, South Carolina State, The Citadel, at South Carolina. Two SEC heavyweights? Who schedules like that? Kudos to the Clemsons. 2. Virginia Tech: Alabama at Atlanta, Western Carolina, at East Carolina, Marshall.
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