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Daily Bullets (July 10): Big 12 Non-Conference Play is Safe (For Now), Boynton Surprised Cade with an Offer

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OSU Bullets

Can you imagine if OSU could have Cade Cunningham for more than one year? Please don’t hold your breath but do enjoy this quote.

“[Being a one-and-done] has always been a goal of mine,” Cunningham said. “The NBA is the end goal for me. Hopefully it’s in one year, but if it’s not, I’m comfortable with the people that I’m around. I’m comfortable that if I stay here four years I’d be just as happy as I am going into this year…” [PFB]

• This is big – the Big Ten announced they won’t play non-conference football games. This is a great idea from the perspective of buying time to decide if the season will be played or not.  Also – the ACC and PAC-12 appear to be following suit, which would affect the Pokes’ season opener against Oregon State.

– FYI: the Big 12 commissioner said it’s too early to decide.

• The story about Mike Boynton offering freshman Cade Cunningham is pretty wild… he did it without head coach Brad Underwood’s permission!

Cunningham was a high school freshman participating in preseason workouts that were mostly conditioning and some pick-up games. Cunningham wasn’t expecting to be recruited that early, but Boynton walked up to him and offered him a scholarship, which caught Cunningham by surprise.

“I was, like, ‘What?'” Cunningham said. “He told me later on that Brad Underwood didn’t even know that he was offering me. … It’s just a crazy story… [TulsaWorld]

Incoming Cowboy guard Rondel Walker landed the Jim Thorpe award for Oklahoma’s best male basketball player yesterday

Chuba Hubbard is the odds on favorite to win the Doak Walker Award (best RB in college football)

• That Cowboy baseball legend Gary Ward applied to coach basketball under Eddie Sutton at Arkansas blew my mind:

• Below may be one of the better macro-level thoughts about college football – you get more by waiting.

Non-OSU Bullets

• Buying a hundred (or thousand) hour skill
• Great faith-based read on a “social media Jekyll and Hyde effect”
• My wife is the attorney in the family but this Supreme Court ruling (via WSJ) that the Creek tribal lands are still a reservation was pretty wild – here’s an FAQ explaining more

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