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Big game in GIA tonight, 2014 football title odds, and talking to Josh Stewart about why he turned pro.

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Hoops

Travis Ford on sitting by Marcus Smart’s mom at the 2011 state title game: “She was just on Marcus the whole game. I’m thinking he’s doing pretty good.” (Tulsa World)

Texas tonight, kind of a must win game if you’re serious about a Big 12 title, no? If OSU loses tonight, that’s the makings of a tailspin. (okstate)

Point shaving probably goes on more than we think, doesn’t it? (CBS Sports)

OSU is No. 12 in the ESPN power rankings. (ESPN)

Kamari Murphy on Cameron Ridley: “I’m going to have my hands full, but so is he.” (NewsOK)

Iowa State is legit. (Sports Illustrated)

Oklahoma State is 10-1 to win it all and Marcus Smart is 7-1 to win national player of the year. (CRFF)

Football

Josh Stewart declares for the draft. (PFB)

Here’s a one-on-one interview Brendon Morris did with him. (PFB)

Big Lead has OSU preseason No. 10 for 2014. Ten?! (Big Lead)

2014 title odds. (CBS Sports)

Trotter has OSU No. 5 in his early Big 12 power poll for 2014. (ESPN)

Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl were the two most-watched games of the last week. (NewsOK)

Uh, Auburn almost scored on that final lateral play. That would have been the end of a lot of things, Charles Barkley, the guy who stood to won $50K, and Twitter amongst them. (Deadspin)

OSU finished No. 17 in both polls. (ESPN)

Did you guys like the film room going on during the title game? I thought it was all right but I didn’t watch much of it. (Big Lead)

Johnny Football is hiring LeBron’s business partner. (Big Lead)

The SEC rolls in bowls once again. (NewsOK)

Josh Stewart on why he announced going pro on Instagram. (O’Colly)

Clay Travis has OSU 21st. That feels more correct. Three opponents in the top 10, too. (OKTC)

Daytawion Lowe gets one last unsung hero award. (ESPN)

Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh Bob. (Big Lead)

Other

Rickie Fowler says he wants to be known for more than his clothes. (CBS Sports)

This piece on closing by Steve Rushin is immaculate. Rushin is the smartest writer in sports. (Sports Illustrated)

The individualization of journalism. (Guardian)

I don’t know what’s going on here but it’s pretty cool..

This is what happened last time Texas came to GIA..

New season of House of Cards is coming..

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