ESPN sees Oklahoma as title contender; WBB wins on Senior Night

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of our Oklahoma DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma athletics.

Playoff chances

Bleacher Report’s David Kenyon broke down the college football programs that have a legitimate chance to win the College Football Playoff. Despite losing quarterback Baker Mayfield to the NFL, Oklahoma was one of the 10 teams listed.

Kenyon believes that the Sooners are still the overwhelming favorites to win the Big 12, assuming they can handle West Virginia and Texas. Other teams listed among the 10 teams that win a title are Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Washington, Auburn, Ohio State, Clemson and Alabama.

Mock draft love

Oklahoma players are performing well in the new round of mock drafts that are being released. ESPN’s Mel Kiper projects quarterback Baker Mayfield to go No. 6 to the New York Jets. In the most recent draft, he’s moved Mayfield ahead of UCLA’s Josh Rosen.

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer is slightly less high on the Sooner, but has another close behind. Breer projects Mayfield to the Miami Dolphins at No. 11. He also projects left tackle Orlando Brown to the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 12 pick.

Other headlines:

  • DieHards reporter John Shinn broke down the addition of former Georgia assistant Shane Beamer and featured the son of coaching legend Frank Beamer.

Senior Night

Oklahoma women’s basketball blew past Iowa State 8-71 on Wednesday night in Norman. The game served as Senior Night for the women’s basketball team.

Vionise Pierre-Louis posted a fantastic game with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Gabbi Ortiz added 16 points and 9 rebounds on 6-of-9 shooting. The Sooners now sit at 15-12 and 106 in Big 12 play.

Other headlines:

  • No. 4 Oklahoma softball heads to Palm Springs, Calif., for the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, which features many of the best teams in the sport. The Sooners have games scheduled against Arizona State, BYU, North Carolina, Arizona and Team Japan.
  • Count ESPN analyst Jay Bilas among Trae Young’s fans. Bilas wrote that he is not jumping off the Young bandwagon because his struggles are typical of trying to become a college basketball superstar.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Cornerback Tre Brown

Secondary coach Kerry Cooks

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