SoonerScoop podcast: Onto the 2025 OU class

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Well, hello, did you miss us last week talking OU athletics? The Unofficial 40 podcast from SoonerScoop is back this week after a one-week absence.

The five-man crew (Josh McCuistion, Carey Murdock, Bob Przybylo, Eddie Radosevich, George Stoia) are ready to tackle all things OU in the last couple of weeks.

Offseason football happenings, basketball rising from the dead yet again, and now here comes softball and baseball.

OU making 2025 moves

But we start in the recruiting world, even if signing day meant nothing for OU on Wednesday. Back-to-back weekends of junior day have earned one commitment for OU. It’s clear, though, the Sooners are planting the seeds to something special for the 2025 group.

Head coach Brent Venables and staff were busy the last few weeks. Visiting one elite recruit after another and welcoming a bunch to Norman. How good can this class be?

Also touch on the final 2024 rankings. That means the good (Danny Okoye) and the bad (David Stone). Hey, we’ll see what the rankings tell us in 2-3 years time. Was On3 right? Or were the OU fans?

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Moser and company respond (again)

It has been a wild ride with OU basketball here lately. Overreaction central after every single game. Here comes the good reactions after the Sooners’ 82-66 victory against BYU.

OU now has two top-10 NET rankings victories (No. 8 BYU, No. 9 Iowa State). But to really cement this week, Porter Moser and the Sooners need to make a Bedlam statement. All OU fans know it was 0-3 last year vs. the Cowboys. It’s time to reverse that record.

The quest for four

That just sounds ridiculous. But it’s the truth for OU softball. The three-time defending national champions are back. The season begins Thursday in Mexico.

Every win adds to the winning streak record. The Sooners won their final 53 games in 2023 in going 61-1. And as ludicrous as it sounds, the 2024 group might be overall better.

Love’s Field is still on track to open as scheduled March 1.

All that and all the banter you’ve come to expect from the Unofficial 40 podcast from SoonerScoop.

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