Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Horned Frogs enter the season with very high expectations.
The Cowboys took a team loaded with freshmen and sophomores into last year’s opener against Florida State and pushed the defending national champions before losing 37-31.
Eight players from Oklahoma State have been selected in the in this year’s MLB Draft. OSU’s eight draft picks is its most in three years under head coach Josh Holliday.
The NCAA put Oklahoma State’s football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties.
Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said in a statement Tuesday that Travis Ford will remain Oklahoma State’s head basketball coach, despite reports and rumors saying Ford’s job is in jeopardy.
Buddy Hield scored 22 points, TaShawn Thomas added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the No. 15 Sooners took advantage of an early second-half run to beat Oklahoma State 64-49 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
It was easy for Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford to find the culprit in his team’s 70-65 loss to Iowa State. The Cyclones outrebounded the Cowboys 44-28 and had 18 offensive rebounds and 21 second-chance points.
Oklahoma State notified Texas that it wants sworn statements from Longhorns coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson about who is calling plays.
The Texas players might believe it, but their record says otherwise after the Longhorns dropped their fourth in a row, this time a 65-63 overtime loss to Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
Baylor had no answers against Oklahoma State. The 20th-ranked Bears shot just 34.5 percent from the field and posted a season-low point total in a 64-53 loss to the Cowboys on Tuesday night.
Le’Bryan Nash scored 16 points as Oklahoma State never trailed in defeating Texas Tech 63-43 Wednesday night.
The Cowboys sent Kansas to the free throw line a stunning 46 times Tuesday night, and the Jayhawks made more than enough for a 67-57 victory that kept them perfect in Big 12 play.