2 Oklahoma State basketball players dismissed; Cowboys lead nation in Academic All-Americans

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

Davon Dillard, Zack Dawson dismissed from Oklahoma State basketball team

Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton dismissed Davon Dillard and Zack Dawson from the Cowboys for failure to meet team standards, the university announced Thursday. Both were suspended to start the year as well. Dillard, a junior, was a key member of the Cowboys bench in 2016-17. Dawson was Oklahoma State’s only freshman this year.

Fortunately for the Cowboys, they will be getting some help after the dismissal of two scholarship players. Center Yankuba Sima, a transfer from St. John’s, is eligible after needing to sit out the first semester. Sima’s first game will be a challenging one, as the Cowboys take on No. 19 Florida State in the Orange Bowl Classic on Saturday.

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • Cowgirls soccer players Anna Beffer and Laurene Tresfield were named 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-Americans.
  • The Cowboys wrestling team will compete this weekend in the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, Nev.

Oklahoma State leads nation with 3 Academic All-Americans

Oklahoma State landed three players on the CoSIDA Academic All-America team, the most in the nation. Running back Justice Hill and center Brad Lundblade made the first team, while Cowboys back Britton Abbott landed on the second team.

Hill and Lundblade also made the All-Big 12 first team, making them two of the three players in the country to be all-conference first-team players and Academic All-Americans.

Other headlines from the program:

What they’re saying on Twitter

Coach Mike Gundy

Quarterback commit Spencer Sanders

Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich

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