Found March 19, 2014 on College Spun:
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will be getting a new playing surface ahead of this upcoming college football season. AstroTurf announced today that Boone Pickens Stadium will be converted from Football Pro (made by Millennium) to AstroTurf 3D Decade (good for 10 years). The project will begin on May 12th and be completed in time for the Cowboys’ first game against Missouri State on September 6th. Jimmie Tramel alerted us to the news. Breaking fake grass news: OSU announces new AstroTurf will be installed at Boone Pickens Stadium. — Jimmie Tramel (@JimmieTramel) March 19, 2014 OSU had tested out two practice fields with another AstroTurf product (3D Xtreme), and the school was happy with the results. Here’s what AD Mike Holder had to say: “Our players, coaches and staff have been extremely satisfied with our AstroTurf fields at the Sherman Smith Center. When it came time to replace the turf at Boone Pickens Stadium, we decided to stick with AstroTurf.“ The Cowboys will host six home g...

2014 March Madness: Gonzaga Vs. Oklahoma State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Twitter/@kstatecollegian In one of the most intriguing first round match-ups, early-season favorite Oklahoma State takes on perennial small-conference power Gonzaga in the West Region eight-nine seed game. The winner will meet up with Arizona on Sunday, unless the Wildcats are upended by Weber State. Be sure to click here for more on Gonzaga and Oklahoma State. Also, check out...

Cowboys Experience The Good, Bad & Ugly

OKLAHOMA CITY - After a really sharp first session Thursday that featured eight wins and eight wrestlers staying on course in the championship brackets, a hard fought loss to a higher seeded wrestler and a disappointing effort, Oklahoma State's Cowboys prepared for a critical evening session with hopes they would advance into Friday's quarterfinals at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

GoPokes TV: Le'Bryan Nash

Le'Bryan Nash says the key to Oklahoma State's second-round game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament on Friday afternoon will be the Cowboys ability to rebound. Much of that responsibility will go to the 6-7 Nash, who will often be going up against a bigger Gonzaga frontline.

Ronald Jones Checks Out Oklahoma State

It was a first as far as my history of covering recruiting in this region. McKinney North standout running back Ronald Jones traveled with his family during spring break last week to just outside Stillwater to camp at Lake Carl Blackwell. Jones' sister attends Oklahoma State and he was anxious to make an unofficial visit to check out the Cowboys football program.

GoPokes TV: Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart knows this is his final chance to make an NCAA Tournament run. The Oklahoma State sophomore already has announced that he will be entering the NBA Draft this summer, and he knows that each and every game in the NCAA tourney could be his last in a Cowboys uniform. Smart spoke with the media Monday afternoon about the NCAA tourney.

GoPokes TV: OSU's Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart visits with the media on Thursday prior to Oklahoma State's first game of the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga. Hear what the Cowboys sophomore has to say about Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, who he got to know while playing with USA Basketball last summer.

Can The Cowboys Make The Plays Late?

Winning in the NCAA tournament is not easy. Just ask Travis Ford, who has won only once in leading his teams to four NCAA appearances (three with Oklahoma State and once with Eastern Kentucky). Teams that can make the crucial plays late in the game are those that survive and advance, but the Cowboys have struggled in those situations this season.

GoPokes TV: Kamari Murphy

Kamari Murphy is the tallest player in the Oklahoma State starting lineup. But the 6-foot-8 sophomore post will be challenged when the Cowboys take the court Friday afternoon against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament. Murphy spoke with the media Monday about going up against 7-1 Przemek Kamowski (10.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg) and 6-9 Sam Dower Jr. (15.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg).

GoPokes TV: Jim Littell

Oklahoma State head women's basketball coach Jim Littell says his team must shoot the ball better if the Cowgirls hope to make some noise in the NCAA Tournament.

The Final Act: Forte And Smart

Phil Forte and Marcus Smart have won 160 basketball games as teammates the past five seasons. The two longtime teammates would like to add at least two more to that victory total this weekend as Oklahoma State plays in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, beginning with its second-round matchup against Gonzaga at approximately 3:40 p.m. Friday (Central time) in San Diego.

Nolan Boyd Gets Help In Preparing For NCAAs

A couple of weeks ago leading up to the Big 12 Championship, Oklahoma State head coach John Smith put his team through one of those real grinder practices that often happens in the wrestling room. The first period went three minutes, and then a second for two minutes. Then a third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh period. But that was not good enough for Smith, who ordered an eighth period.

JaQuan Lyle Commits To Oregon

JaQuan Lyle has committed to Oregon, choosing the Ducks over Oklahoma State and Memphis. Lyle had committed to Louisville in June but later decommitted in mid-September. Lyle was the best guard in the 2014 class left on the board and a top-25 recruit overall.

GoPokes TV: Brittney Martin

Sophomore Brittney Martin says the competition in the Big 12 will benefit the Oklahoma State Cowgirls as they prepare for the NCAA Tournament.

Highlights: Austin Grandstaff

Four-star Austin Grandstaff is now on the open market after de-committing from Oklahoma State. Here are some highlights of him from this weekend's RcsSports Spring Ice Breaker.

Smart ready to lead Oklahoma St against Gonzaga

SAN DIEGO (AP) This is a big reason why Marcus Smart passed up the NBA draft and returned for his sophomore season at Oklahoma State.
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