So these are the dog days of summer.
Hardly dull days, not for the OU men’s basketball team.
Lots of news. Good news.
* Item: Sooners release non-conference schedule, which could feature as many as 11 teams that played in last year’s NCAA Tournament. There’s some good games, some tests, too. But for a team expected to challenge in the Big 12 and nationally, it’s nothing that can’t be navigated. Games at Arkansas and Tulsa are intriguing. USC visits Norman, yet it’s far from the O.J. Mayo-led Trojan squad that beat OU in SoCal last year. The highlight of the sked, however, is the NIT Season Tip-Off, which should send the Sooners to Madison Square Garden around the Thanksgiving Holiday. OU could win the thing.