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MLB Draft: OU commit Ed Howard selected by Chicago Cubs

Oklahoma baseball commit Ed Howard was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the first round of the MLB Draft on Wednesday.

Howard, a shortstop, was selected No. 16 overall. He was considered the 15th best prospect in the draft by MLB.com.

A Chicago product himself, Howard starred on the Jackie Robinson West team that made the 2014 Little League World Series.  Now, he's a 6-foot-3, 193 pound star from Mount Carmel High.

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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