NORMAN – This week’s OU mailbag capabilities availability updates for essential football players, commencing lineup predictions for men’s basketball and additional.
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Michael: Any update on Raym, Kelley and Stoops?
All 3 gamers are envisioned to engage in versus Western Carolina on Saturday.
Sophomore center Andrew Raym was made use of sparingly in OU’s earn about Tulane owing to wellbeing troubles. Fox Sports’ RJ Younger documented on Tuesday that Raym examined favourable for COVID-19 in the week major up to the Sooners’ year opener and was only able to take part in a person follow. He’s completely cleared to engage in in opposition to the Catamounts.
Jordan Kelley and Drake Stoops did not perform at all from the Inexperienced Wave thanks to well being problems, which seems to be OU’s term of alternative for absences owing to COVID. But head mentor Lincoln Riley confirmed on Thursday that both equally players will be readily available on Saturday.
Players who continue being out for Week 2 consist of Theo Wease (leg), Ryan Peoples (ankle) and Ethan Lane (knee).
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Petra: Did OU or Tulane announce how much funds Tulane netted from ticket revenue from previous Saturday’s game?
Regardless of the adjust in venue, Tulane remained the selected residence workforce and retained all internet proceeds from ticket gross sales.
When Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium boasts a maximum capacity of just in excess of 86,000, OU only created tickets readily available for the decreased bowl because of to a shortage of readily available recreation-related personnel. The formal attendance selection arrived in at 42,206 as a result.
When it will come to the internet proceeds, no figures have been disclosed. The Oklahoman submitted a ask for for the activity contract and is awaiting a reaction from OU.
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Brimmer: Give me a prediction on the starting lineup for the men’s hoops crew (first meeting recreation).
The Sooners have a revamped roster under head mentor Porter Moser, and there should be an open up competitiveness for various setting up spots.
By the time meeting engage in rolls about, I count on OU’s starting lineup to consist of Jordan Goldwire, Marvin Johnson, Elijah Harkless, Jalen Hill and Tanner Groves.
Goldwire is a pass-to start with level guard who excels on the defensive facet of the ball. I feel he’ll defeat out Umoja Gibson, who’s improved suited as a spark plug on the next unit.
Johnson provides elite sizing to the capturing guard place at 6-foot-6, and he’ll type a stout defensive duo with Goldwire in the backcourt. Harkless is also a robust defender at the a few.
The starting up energy forward location appears to be to be a battle in between Hill and Jacob Groves, but I like the previous as a breakout applicant for the Sooners.
Then you will find the centre placement, the place Tanner Groves is the clear-reduce preferred. The Eastern Washington transfer need to be a go-to scoring alternative for the Sooners this time.
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