- Dane Beavers, College Sports Editor
Every weekday morning, a member of the SoonerNation gives his take on three things happening in the Sooner sports world.
1. The Oklahoma women's basketball team failed to make the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the first time in four years and the second time in seven years, losing to St. John's Tuesday night in Norman. Still, Sherri Coale's team had a fine season, especially considering the Sooners lost expected contributors Jasmine Hartman and Lyndsey Cloman early in the season to knee injuries.
2. Another OU offer is off the board for 2013 as defensive end Deon Hollins Jr. (Fort Bend, Texas/Marshall) committed to UCLA on Tuesday night, despite never seeing the Bruins' campus. Hollins Jr., according to his father, fell in love with new coach Jim Mora's defensive scheme. In case you were keeping track, that makes 21 Oklahoma offers for 2013 that have committed elsewhere.
3. Jake wrote about Oklahoma's backup quarterback situation on Monday and included a note about the 2013 starting QB race being truly wide open for the first time since 2007 when Sam Bradford won the job over Joey Halzle and Keith Nichol. That's kind of amazing to think about how lucky the Sooners have been and just how solid the position has been for the last six years. As for the 2013 race, the smart money's on Blake Bell but the darkhorse is Kendal Thompson. We continue to hear good things about his development.
4dJake Trotter and Brandon Chatmon