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Good breakdown of what we’re going to see tomorrow from Gina. (NewsOK)

Here are the rosters for the whatever-colors-and-nouns-we’re-using-to-describe-the-thing-tomorrow-that-culminates-four-weeks-of-spring-practice. (okstate.com)

Andrew Heaney, top 10 pick? (NewsOK)

Marcus Smart is on all the teams everywhere. h/t John Helsley (High School Sports)

Ubben’s right, nothing would surprise me at this point. (ESPN)

Good article here by Brendon Morris (love the last line), though I don’t know many people hitting the panic button right now. (O’Colly)

Steve Muench says the Saints are thinking about taking Johnny Thomas. (ESPN)

OSU offers a DE/TE from Douglass. (NewsOK)

Strong idea about college free agency here from Berry Tramel. (NewsOK)

Really intriguing post here about Gundy with some quotes you’ve probably never seen before. (Sporting News)

How long do you think Holgorsen stared at the guy who told him this joke without laughing? 20 seconds? More? (ESPN)

Some good, fair takes from Ubben on the scouting reports of Weeden | Griffin | Luck yesterday. (ESPN)

James Wadley coached his last match yesterday. (Tulsa World)

Chuck Klosterman doing Chuck Klosterman things with this post on Blackmon and the other 19 top NFL prospects. (Grantland)

This sports media draft is all kinds of awesome. (Awful Announcing)

This, THIS is what blogs are for. Good stuff from Berry. (NewsOK)

Cool look at some crazy MLB homes for sale. h/t Mike Sherman (Real Estate Deals)

Here’s what Mike Holder’s #2 WR had to say about his decision to charge for the spring game (I’m sorry, I refuse to call it a “finale”, we might as well call it a freaking “gala”)

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As Nolo said to me yesterday…”are we THAT big time that we’re charging our own students for a glorified scrimmage?”

I contend that we’re not.

  • Q

    That’s what blogs are for, other than calling your NBA team the “Boomers”…which is extremely dumb.

  • Colin

    Klosterman’s Tannehill and Coples breakdowns got me. Chuck is great

  • http://www.thelostogle.com Clark Matthews

    They charge to get into bowl games.

    • Kyle Porter

      ?

      • Poke

        I think he’s saying a bowl game is a glorified scrimmage.

        • Kyle Porter

          Good call.

  • Nate

    Charging people to get into the spring game is absolute BS. Holder should be ashamed

    • jpearson27

      I agree. It is supposed to be for the fans.

      • Andrew P

        Gina said the 1 O would play the 2 D? I thought I read the 1s would play the 1s and the 2s would play the the 2s? Which is what I would rather see.

        • Mark

          I don’t have a problem with the $5 ticket because OU is charging $10… So it’s not like it’s unheard of.

          • JJ

            Holder figures he’s gotta pay Gundy’s contract somehow. Between the Gift of a Lifetime and the hedge fund crash, he’s probably trying to figure out how to keep the lights on.

    • Cole

      It’s $5. Let’s not treat this as the end of the world. Most fans of age will spend 5x that easily following the “game.”

    • klucas45

      Holder is an incredible money man. It is $5. Oh ya you also get in to the Baseball game for free. That is just awful. Two games for cheaper than the price of 1 normal ticket. So absurd and oh mylanta Holder should be ashamed of himself.

    • jpearson27

      I’m going tomorrow, so obviously I don’t think $5 is too much. But I think some events should always be free, like the spring game and Fan Appreciation Day.

  • StillH2Odad

    Don’t “pass up” reading the Grantland piece.

  • G-Block

    I was tasked to find a Golden Retriever a good home. (I already had a Doberman Pinscher.) I asked around, I posted fliers, I hit up friends and family and tried to give her away. Nothing. Then I changed tactics. I replaced the fliers for a “free dog to a good home” with those advertising the dog for $125.00. I received two offers for the dog twelve hours later. I even let the lady who took her to talk me down to $75.00 so she could feel the dog was an even better value.

    The moral of the story? No one appreciates anything that does not come at a price. The cost equates value in most people’s minds.

    The $5.00 gate charge will generate more attendance than the times admittance was free. Besides, it’s a nice deal throwing in a “free” baseball game, too. It’s no big deal.