Found September 12, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
It’s no secret that Barry Sanders is universally regarded as one of the greatest NFL running backs of all time. But it was his accomplishments as a member of the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 1988 that will go down in history as the single greatest and most mind-boggling individual season in college football history. Thurman Thomas (left) and his successor. After a solid sophomore campaign as a backup, Sanders took over the starting role in Oklahoma State’s backfield from future NFL Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas. The Cowboys were hoping that Sanders had progressed enough under Thomas’ tutelage that he would be ready to bear the burden of carrying the Cowboys offense. No one could have predicted what followed. Here is a game-by-game look at Sanders’ sheer and utter dominance of opposing defenses during his 1988 season. To recap, in just twelve games Sanders rushed 373 times for 2,850 yards. An average of 7.6 yards per carry in addition to his 42 rushing touchdowns and 2 kick return touch...

Artrell Woods Responds To SI Report With Profanity-Laced Facebook Rant

Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Artrell Woods is apparently very unhappy about being named in Sports Illustrated’s “The Dirty Game” Series about the Cowboys’ numerous alleged NCAA violations between 2001-2011. Woods was quoted by the magazine several times, asserting that certain players were paid and could be “cut off” if performance decreased. Check out what he...

OSU booster disappointed in report

Billionaire and oil magnate T. Boone Pickens is one of Oklahoma State's staunchest supporters and boosters. And boy, he is not happy. You can thank Sports Illustrated, which released the first in a five-part series on Tuesday about OSU football's alleged indiscretions. The first report details how Oklahoma State football players were allegedly paid. You can check out what...

10 Takeaways From SI’s ‘The Drugs’ Report On Oklahoma State

via Today, the third part of the Sports Illustrated series has been released: ‘The Drugs’. On Tuesday, SI kicked off ‘The Dirty Game’, a five-part exposé of the Oklahoma State football program. On Tuesday, the publication kicked off with ‘The Money’, and followed up with the ‘The Academics’ — both reports have been met with much criticism. Today’s...

Report: Oklahoma State Players Sold Drugs & Smoked Weed Before Games

As details from SI’s investigative five part series on Oklahoma State emerge, the future of the program looks more and more grim. In the third installment of “The Dirty Game” series, former players admit to heavy drug usage and even selling marijuana to teammates and students in 2001, 2004, and 2006. Other players were also accused of dealing drugs from 2001-2012. H/T: USA...

Sports Illustrated’s Oklahoma State Article Shouldn’t Shock Anyone

Someone was just telling me the other day how he thinks college football is broken. Morally, ethically and competitively, the sport has never been in a worse state than it is right now. The desire of fans and boosters — many of whom never even attended the college that they support — to win at a high level has opened up the doors of corruption to flood what should be the purest...

Sports Illustrated's Oklahoma State investigation is falling apart

Much has been made of Sports Illustrated's huge five part investigation into Oklahoma State football.  The scale of the piece is broader than most journalistic exposes published by sports outlets with five different articles spanning an entire week.  Sports Illustrated even took the step of writing up a press release for the occasion, showing off their depth of reporting. This...

Charles Barkley Calls Former Oklahoma State Players Who Spoke With SI “Punk Mothers”

@ChuckOnTNT Charles Barkley covered a number of interesting topics on ESPN Chicago’s Waddle & Silvy radio show yesterday, including a comparison of Miley Cyrus to Johnny Manziel and how former coach Mike Ditka likes to grunt. But his most passionate comments came in reference to the former Oklahoma State players who were quoted in Sports Illustrated’s “The Dirty Game...

10 Takeaways From SI’s ‘The Academics’ Report On Oklahoma State

Tatum Bell is named for academic misconduct. Photo via @tspeedtx Yesterday, Sports Illustrated kicked off a five-part series entitled ‘The Dirty Game’, which is exposing the dirtier side of college athletics, using Oklahoma State as the example of a program that has allegedly gone about things the wrong way. The first release was all about ‘The Money’ — essentially, players...

No. 12 Oklahoma St faces Lamar after eventful week

After an eventful week at Oklahoma State off the field, the No. 12 Cowboys look to put aside any distractions and take care of football business. Facing what some would call an inferior opponent in its home opener on Saturday against Lamar (1-1), the Cowboys (2-1) have to guard against a letdown. ''You got to prepare each week like the opponent's the same,''...

OSU vs. Lamar: Key Matchups & Predictions

This is the latest home opener for Oklahoma State since 1998 when the Cowboys won road games at Kansas in searing heat and then at Tulsa in week two before coming home to host Mississippi State and get another win. The Cowboys actually won six games to start that season, so the week three home opener could be a good omen.

One-on-One With Zack Craig

Zack Craig grew up in Spring Branch, Texas just outside of San Antonio. So when he walked into the Alamodome last Saturday for Oklahoma State’s game with Texas-San Antonio, he felt right at home ... in more ways than one. Craig visited with the media on Monday about returning home to play in OSU’s 56-35 victory over the Roadrunners on Saturday.

Video: SI’s Thayer Evans Addresses Backlash From “The Dirty Game” Piece

All this week, Sports Illustrated has been releasing segments of its expose on Oklahoma State’s football program, titled “The Dirty Game”.  But ironically, it’s the publication itself that’s been taking most of the heat – senior writer Thayer Evans has come under fire for being perceived as an Oklahoma “homer” and using shady tactics to gather his information. Today...

Image: Oklahoma State has its hater blockers on, because deal with it

Haters gon' hate, and Oklahoma State don't have to participate. So deal with it, people.

Could 'The Dirty Game' End Up In Court?

The Sports Illustrated investigative series on Oklahoma State football called "The Dirty Game" still has three parts remaining but enraged fans have been talking, posting, tweetin, and texting their hopes that Oklahoma State or some other individual will take the magazine and the team that worked on the project to court.

OSU president: Investigation coming

Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis says the school will conduct an investigation into possible rules violations by the football program that have been alleged in a series of stories by Sports Illustrated this week, and will ask the NCAA to join in the review.
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