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Bullets: Just how close is OSU to the tournament bubble?

Yurcich on how much he loves coaching JW, Ford’s first seven seasons and a cool Rudolph comp.

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Hoops misc.

OSU might have an opportunity this year to not lose in the first round (but not because it got to the second). (NewsOK)

A look at Travis Ford’s first seven seasons. (PFB)

Since 2004, no team from a major conference with a top 50 RPI and six wins over top-50 RPI teams has been left out of the NCAA Tournament. (NewsOK)

Ford is sort of grasping at straws here with the “well it’s not our fault our non-con opponents turned out to stink” talk. (Tulsa World)

Fran Fraschilla: “This is easily the most balanced Big 12 tournament field in my time at ESPN.” (NewsOK)

The quarterbacks

Yurcich: “Seems like everybody’s looking to transfer if they have experience and they’re not getting the nod. They’re out. I think that speaks volumes to J.W. Walsh and what he’s all about it. How much he likes Oklahoma State. It’s great to be his coach.” (NewsOK)

Gundy:

Rudolph going with the opposite-hand receiver glove.

Day by day #rise

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Football misc.

Good column with a Gundy interview from Ubben. (Fox SW)

OU is scaling back its stadium plans. (CBS)

Notes on Mike Gundy’s spring presser. (PFB)

The fellas at CRFF continue to do a great job with their position previews. Here’s a look at the LBs. (CRFF)

Press conference notes on the assistant coaches. This RB coach intrigues me. (PFB)

Whoa, Iowa State’s AD had a heart attack. (Yahoo)

Is Dallas moving on from Brandon Weeden? (NBC)

Here’s video of OSU’s first spring practice…

SAE fallout

Berry Tramel says the Greek system wouldn’t even exist if universities were just now beginning in 2015. (NewsOK)

A column I wish I’d written. On Joe Mixon and the difference between violence and racism. (Fox)

Baseball things

Oklahoma State is just 17 wins shy of becoming only the 15th program in Division I history to reach 2,500 victories. (Big 12 Sports)

Pokes won 13-0 over Alcorn State last night. Much needed. (okstate)

Conor Costello’s around the horn…

Augusta is 29 days away

If you love golf, you should move to Oklahoma City. (Golf Digest)

This on Tiger’s major struggles since the fire hydrant incident is so good. (Twitter)

Here’s an elite Rory profile. So many fascinating things. (Golf Digest)

More stuff I’m reading

A good list of one person’s 10 favorite podcasts. (Blazing Center)

I loved this tweet for some reason. I love the word “row” when it comes to a fight.

I wish I had time to just sit around all day and read books like this one. (Kleon)

Here’s a look at the new Pixar movie. (Kottke)

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