James Vilade leaving program:
Oklahoma State third base coach, recruiting coordinator, and primary defensive coach James Vilade is leaving the program, according to a tweet from D1Baseball’s Kendall Rogers.
Names floating around for his replacement are: Stillwater’s own Matt Holliday, who is head coach Josh Holliday’s brother and seven time all-star in the Major League; and possible returns from former OSU assistants Roland Fanning and Marty Lees.
PGA Newcomers include former Cowboys:
Golf Digest’s Joel Beall wrote a piece on the PGA’s stacked list of newcomers, including excerpts on former OSU standouts Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff.
The Wolff Train has been steaming down the tracks for some time. His viral swing—part baseball stance, part piñata cut—length and bravado are the trappings of a marketable star. He’s backed it up on the course, sinking the NCAA-clinching putt as a freshman at the 2018 team championship and winning six times as a sophomore in the 2019 season—a program record, which included the NCAA individual title—while posting a 68.69 scoring average, the lowest in NCAA history.
”Obviously I believe that we can be the best players in the world,” Wolff said at the Travelers. “I believe that in myself, and I think that’s the most important thing.”
Until recently, Hovland’s profile was dwarfed by Wolff’s shadow. The past few months have shown that Hovland’s future looks just as bright, if not brighter, than his Stillwater teammate. After winning the U.S. Am at Pebble Beach last August, the 21-year-old grabbed low-amateur honors at the Masters (T-32) and U.S. Open (T-12), breaking Jack Nicklaus’ 59-year-old record for the lowest 72-hole score by an amateur at the national championship. At Pebble, Hovland was second in strokes gained/off-the-tee; at TPC River Highlands, he led the field. Golf Digest
Tyreek Hill meets with NFL personnel:
Tyreek Hill—the man who returned two punts in a row in 2014 to win Bedlam in Norman— is expected to return to Kansas City Chiefs training camp and face no more than a four game suspension following child abuse accusations.
After Tyreek Hill met with NFL personnel for eight hours earlier this week, the Kansas City Chiefs are hopeful that the wide receiver will return to the team by the beginning of training camp. Per multiple reports, the Chiefs feel that Hill’s meeting was considered a positive one for the wideout, who was there to discuss allegations of child abuse that have hovered over him throughout the offseason. CBS Sports.
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