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Bullets: Spring football starts today

OSU’s new helmet, Gus on a great call and baseball downed by Illinois over the weekend.

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Hoops misc.

Buddy Hield was named Big 12 POY. Four of the last seven POYs are from Oklahoma schools now (Hield, Smart, Anderson and Griffin). (NewsOK)

Phil Forte and Le’Bryan Nash were All-Big 12. (PFB)

Though Nash wasn’t happy about his spot.

Baylor smoked the Oklahoma State women in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament. No surprise. (NewsOK)

The Cowboys will benefit from a pillowy-soft bubble and should still get in the tournament with an 8-10 mark in the Big 12, but they could eliminate any nervousness with a win over Oklahoma in Bedlam Part Three on Thursday night in Kansas City. (NewsOK)

OSU is anywhere from an 8-11 seed. The lower the better, probably. (CRFF)

This dunk…wow. Gus on the call. (Deadspin)

Football misc.

Yeah, that’s a new Pistol Pete helmet you see… (PFB)

Good spring ball primer here from Bill Haisten. Lots to wonder about — specifically the offensive line and run game. (Tulsa World)

Fascinating stuff here: Of the 15 fastest-paced offenses in 2014, nine managed to blow double digit leads they held in the 2nd half of the football game. This is a huge hole in tempo offensive strategy preventing it from totally catching on at bigger universities who prefer to impose their will with man-ball.

You need a “closer” in football, too, it seems. (Football Study Hall)

Justin Gilbert is growing up, according to Joe Haden. (Browns)

Illinois downs OSU

More coming on this later today but Illinois beat OSU 2-1 in a weekend series at Allie P. (okstate)

Here are all the photos. Those black jerseys and black and white caps we have are incredible. (okstate)

Other sports

The night the lights went out in GIA. Read this. (O’Colly)

Steph is the sickest dude in the NBA. This is just a joke. (Big Lead)

More stuff I’m reading

This video of OU students chanting “there will never be a n***** SAE” is incredibly appalling. Wow. (Tulsa World)

Gay Talese on returning to Selma is some awesome reporting. (NYT)

The pernicious ideology of personal finance scolds. Some interesting stuff in here, especially the part about how bad it would be if we all saved all of our money… (The Week)

Google’s entrance into the wireless world is going to be fascinating. (Slate)

How to win any argument. I greatly enjoyed this and realized how few things I actually understand. Via Scott Zarse. (BBC)

You know, you put an ounce in a bucket each day, you get a quart. (Kleon)

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