Posted March 12, 2012 on
AP on Fox
Oklahoma State's unique fundraiser was expected to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars to fund school sports, based on the idea of purchasing $10 million life insurance policies on about two dozen boosters with the university as a beneficiary.
Instead, the so-called ''Gift of a Lifetime'' program created on the advice of top booster T. Boone Pickens has ended with Oklahoma State having spent $33 million with nothing to show for it.
A federal judge has ruled against Oklahoma State's bid to get back the money it spent on premiums as part of the fundraising idea launched in 2007 with 27 boosters agreeing to have life insurance policies taken out that would pay the school when they died. Judge Jorge A. Solis in Dallas ruled Friday that Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. should keep the premiums it received from Oklahoma State as the first two yearly payments for the policies.
''We are surprised and disappointed with the judge's ruling,'...
BEST OF MAXIM
The pressure is on quarterback Clint Chelf as Oklahoma State opens spring practice.
Offensive coordinator Todd Monken says Chelf needs to show during the first two weeks of practice that his experience from being Brandon Weeden's backup for the past two seasons has put him ahead of J.W. Walsh and freshman Wes Lunt.
Chelf played only sparingly last season when Oklahoma State...
Wyoming Bracket: It’s like Halloween
In the Wyoming Bracket of 2012 Uniform Madness we have one of the newest members to uniform insanity going up against a military tribute.
We start with the reigning Big 12 champions, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
No silver lining here...
After going through the process of re-branding their athletic teams, complete with a total uniform overhaul...
STILLWATER - It doesn't take an adult to understand the Oklahoma State Cowboys are not the same as the 2011 team that racked up the most wins in school history. You've heard that children are honest and shoot straight. Head coach MIke Gundy got the straight scoop from his youngest son Gage as the Cowboys were preparing for the first practice of the spring this afternoon at...
One prospect that has been on the recruiting radar for a long time is wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell of Crete-Monee, Ill. The explosive big pass catcher has been on Oklahoma State's radar even longer because of his uncle, former Cowboys All-American linebacker Ricky Young. Young has been talking up the Cowboys to Treadwell for some time.
The reasons given for Oklahoma State’s disappointing basketball season are pretty easy to name. There were the roster defections in December, the overall youth, the long list of injuries and the schedule. The schedule was a very common one, in fact, citing the brutal nonconference in particular. But how hard was that nonconference schedule really?