Desmond Mason once said he welcomed himself to the NBA by dunking on David Robinson. Peter Uihlein welcomed himself to the U.S. Open in a different way. (Orlando Sentinel)
Interesting interview of Blackmon by John Helsley on how he feels about Twitter and Facebook. (NewsOK)
OSU Tulsa kickoff at 9 PM on Fox Sports. At least I don’t have deadlines for my game stories? (NewsOK)
Interesting breakdown of schools that made money on their athletic programs in 2009-2010. OSU was one of those schools. (CBS Sports)
Auxiliary coaches at OSU get a raise including 25% bump for Weiligman (Tulsa World)
Phenomenal interview with Robin Ventura on OSU, Rosenblatt, and 58 straight. (okstate.com)
Is wrestling on the rise as a major collegiate sport? (Tulsa World)
This is my favorite piece from the Blackmon Q&A yesterday:
Q Connor Murphy: Can you be anymore awesome?
A Weeden2Blackmon: not sure wat ur askin lol
You can read the entire transcript here. It’s kind of strange to see such raw dialogue on OSU’s web site. It’s (presumably) unedited considering there’s a misspelling in literally every question and/or answer. For whatever reason though I kind of like it, seems to make the entire thing more real. Also, we learn Blackmon really really really loves bacon.
Alysia Hamilton named to ESPN’s All-American team. (ESPN)
Rickie Fowler is wearing an orange bracelet to support a scholarship named for a Virginia girl who died in a car accident. (Fox Sports)
Peter Uhilein’s post-round interview (hat tip to Ryan Cameron). (USGA)
Amazing work by the Sports Design folks on ranking the College World Series jerseys. (Sports Design Blog)
Solid work by the Orange Power folks…
Great picture of Peter Uihlein and Louis Oosthuizen after Uihlein holed out on #5 yesterday.