Oklahoma State looking to reduce defensive penalties, Jeffrey Carroll named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

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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.

Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer wants fewer penalties

Oklahoma State has been successful at avoiding penalties this season, but defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer thinks they can do better. Pass interference calls, in particular, have caused him frustration.

The Cowboys have faced some potent offenses so far, and Spencer is known for providing constructive criticism to his players. Oklahoma State will try to meet Spencer’s requests Saturday against Baylor.

Jeffrey Carroll unanimously selected to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

After being one of college basketball’s most improved players as a junior, Oklahoma State’s Jeffrey Carroll enters his senior season with plenty of attention. Carroll was 1 of 3 players unanimously selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team on Thursday.

Carroll averaged 17.5 points per game last season, making him the conference’s leading returning scorer. He was only the fourth player in Big 12 history to be in the league’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding and 3-point percentage.

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • Former Cowboys basketball player Tony Allen will have his number retired by the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • The Oklahoma State women’s soccer team will look to remain atop the Big 12 on Friday in a road matchup with Texas Tech. With a 4-1 conference record, the Cowgirls are tied with West Virginia, the only team to have beaten them, for best Big 12 record.
  • The cross country teams will participate in their final regular-season meet Friday, the Penn State Open.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Oklahoma State mascot Pistol Pete

Defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements

Point guard Kendall Smith

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