Mike Gundy wants schools safer for kids; Oklahoma State-Stanford free for students

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Welcome to the Friday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Mike Gundy offers to pay to keep schools safer

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy wants to make schools safer. He’ll even foot the bill if he has to.

Gundy recently attended a Stillwater Board of Education meeting, and he wants to make an effort to make sure kids are safer, according to The Oklahoman.

“We have protection in our banks, in an airport, in a jewelry store, but we don’t have protection in our schools,” Gundy said at the meeting, which was captured on video. “We can replace all those things, but we can’t replace our kids.”

Oklahoma State NIT game free for students

Oklahoma State men’s basketball will face Stanford in the second round of the NIT on Monday, and Oklahoma State students can enter Gallagher-Iba Arena for the game at no cost.

The game, which is set for a 7 p.m. ET start on ESPNU, is free to all Cowboys fans with a valid student ID. The promotion was made possible after Oklahoma State basketball asked for 100 retweets on a post it made Thursday.

Oklahoma State fans met the goal with ease. Hopefully for coach Mike Boynton’s sake, a few students are still on campus on Monday, which is also the first day of Oklahoma State’s spring break.

5 Cowboys make NCAA wrestling quarterfinals

Oklahoma State wrestling had a solid day at the NCAA championships in Cleveland, Ohio.

Advancing to the quarterfinals at their respective weights were 125-pound Nick Piccininni, 133-pound Kaid Brock, 141-pound Dean Hiel, 149-pound Boo Lewallen and heavyweight Derek White.

The third session of the NCAA Wrestling Championships will begin at 11 a.m. ET, Friday, with coverage on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.

Other headlines from the athletic department

  • It was a big pro day for wide receiver James Washington, who drastically improved his vertical jump from the NFL combine.
  • Softball senior Vanessa Shippy was selected as a candidate for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award on Friday. The award honors student-athletes, who excel in community, classroom, character and competition.
  • Women’s basketball faces Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. ET Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Baseball faces Seton Hall and Missouri State this weekend. The Cowboys will play Seton Hall at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday, and again at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Oklahoma State will face Missouri State at 7 p.m. ET Saturday.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Former men’s basketball player Mike Cobbins

Men’s basketball player on Jeffrey Carroll

Former football player Jhajuan Seales

Former football player Tyreek Hill

Coach Mike Gundy

Offensive line coach Josh Henson

Coach Mike Boynton

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