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There is a lot to be excited about in Stillwater this season. Head Coach Travis Ford and Oklahoma State bring back a wealth of talent from a year ago and are certainly one of the favorites to not only win the Big-12, but also make a deep tournament push. However, the looming question for the Cowboys this season won’t be IF they will be good, it will be HOW good?
Last year, the March Madness gods did not smile on the fifth seeded ‘Pokes’ as they lost to an unquestionably under-seeded No. 12 Oregon Ducks team in their first game. After the game, Ford admitted that it was a “bad end to a good season.”
But the bitter aftertaste of that defeat was diluted when freshman phenom and Big-12 player of the year Marcus Smart announced he was returning to OSU for his sophomore season. First and foremost, Smart’s return to the lineup is unquestionably huge for Oklahoma State. He does so much more than his 15.4 po...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hate Marcus Smart? How can you hate Marcus Smart? The man is poetry, in an Ochocinco sort of way. On one side, Oklahoma State's star point guard has the word "Cowboys" shaved into his head. On the other side, it says, "Wiggins sucks."
OK, so we made the second part up. But even if the thought isn't written on his head, it sure as hell...
Now that Andrew Wiggins is college basketball’s latest sensation, there was no doubt that someone might not take too kindly to all of the praises the Kansas G was receiving. CBS Sports reports that the one naysayer is none other than Oklahoma State senior G Marcus Smart. Smart is sophomore and could definitely be dubbed as the nation’s best returning player. However, all talk...
Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart discusses hype surrounding Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins. Smart looks forward to guarding Wiggins in Big 12 play.
Oklahoma State's quarterback situation is uncertain again.
Cowboys coach Mike Gundy says both J.W. Walsh and Clint Chelf will be prepared for Iowa State, and the starter will be revealed at game-time.
Walsh has been starting since the second game of the season for the Cowboys (5-1, 2-1 Big 12), but a poor performance in last Saturday's 24-10 win against TCU led to Clint...
Mike Gundy should be accustomed to answering questions about his quarterback situation by now.
It's still a topic of conversation after the Oklahoma State coach benched starter J.W. Walsh after his last interception in favor of senior Clint Chelf, who led the No. 19 Cowboys to a 24-10 win over TCU on Saturday.
''We felt like we needed a spark on offense, so we made...
Oklahoma State is 5-1 and sits at No. 13 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 19 in the Associated Press top 25. The Cowboys are six games into the season and thus it's time to present our Midseason Cowboys Awards.
The Oklahoma State defense ranks second in the nation with 146 turnovers forced since 2009, trailing only Oregon's 152. The Cowboys are ninth nationally with 1.2 turnovers a game this season, and are first in the Big 12. Linebacker Shaun Lewis has accounted for three of the Cowboys 15 turnovers this season, and talks about how important those are the defense's success entering...
Let the guessing game begin. It may or may not be a competitive advantage for Oklahoma State against Iowa State on Saturday. But head coach Mike Gundy said Monday that he and his staff will game plan for Iowa State and watch both Clint Chelf and J.W. Walsh in practice before making a decision who will start when the Cowboys take the field at 11 a.m. Saturday for the kickoff of the Big 12 game.
Hot News for QB Sam Richardson
A major topic of conversation right off the bat during Mike Gundy's Sunday evening teleconference with the reporters covering Oklahoma State football was the quarterback position. In the 24-10 win over TCU on Saturday, the Cowboys defense and special teams were the headliners. But for fans the biggest headline was a second quarter change in quarterback.
As Oklahoma State prepares to celebrate the opening of a highly anticipated season Friday night the reigning Big 12 player of the year and the league's preseason player of the year finds himself overshadowed in his own conference by the hype surrounding an 18-year-old yet to play a college game.
Marcus Smart who postponed an NBA career for a year to return for his sophomore...
The Andrew Wiggins hype machine is rivaling the one of LeBron James when he leaped from St. Vincent-St.Mary’s to the NBA. National pundits and scouts are calling Wiggins the best high school prospect since LeBron James. Talk about pressure, eh? Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State elaborated on the pressure Wiggins has. “They are saying he […]
Marcus Smart has a simple message for Andrew Wiggins: Prove it.
It's the same message that Smart's veteran teammates from Oklahoma State want to deliver to the young, hungry group of Jayhawks led by the prized freshman this season.
''A lot of people are saying he's the best player now in college basketball,'' Smart said of Wiggins during the Big 12&...
Standout quarterback Mason Rudolph, from Rock Hill, S.C., and an Oklahoma State verbal commitment, has a pretty big game Friday when the Northwestern Trojans (8-0/4-0 region) host the York Cougars (8-0/4-0 region). We wanted to check with Rudolph early in the week to ask about his unofficial visit this past weekend as he and his grandpa took in Oklahoma State's Homecoming victory over TCU.
Coming off the second bye week the hope of all Oklahoma State fans was they would see a performance that more closely resembled what they had dancing in their minds through the spring and summer. What they got on a fall-chilled, sun-splashed Homecoming Saturday was proof that the defense may be one of the best in the last 30 years and certainly the best of the Mike Gundy era.