Oklahoma State riding high into Austin, Cowboys picked last in Big 12 poll

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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.

Mike Gundy named to Dodd Trophy midseason watch list

The Cowboys’ early-season success is certainly traceable to their coach. Mike Gundy was one of 20 coaches named to the midseason watch list for the Dodd Trophy on Thursday, given annually to the coach who leads his team to success on and off the field.

Gundy, who apparently uses basketball concepts in his coaching, was one of only two Big 12 coaches to make the list, joining TCU’s Gary Patterson. He’s reportedly a “dream hire” for Arkansas should said coaching position come open, but he seems happy leading the No. 10 Cowboys.

Cowboys carry confidence into trip to Austin

Oklahoma State has won four straight road games against Texas. With a confident and prepared quarterback in Mason Rudolph, the Cowboys are ready to make it five in a row.

Oklahoma State is 2-0 against Texas with Rudolph as the starter.

Other headlines from the program

Cowboys picked last in Big 12 preseason poll

It was already known it was going to be a difficult season for the Oklahoma State basketball team. The Cowboys lost three starters, have a first-year head coach and find themselves in the middle of a national corruption scandal. In the Big 12 preseason poll released Sunday, the league’s coaches unanimously picked Oklahoma State to finish last in the conference. Coaches can’t include their schools on their ballots.

Shortly thereafter, the Cowboys released a quick video, simply to show they’ll use their place in the poll as motivation for the upcoming season.

Other headlines from the athletic department

  • The Cowgirls tennis team won all four of its singles matches and both doubles matches in its first day at the ITA Regionals.
  • The Oklahoma State women’s soccer team will try to remain atop the Big 12 when the Cowgirls face Kansas State on Friday.
  • The Cowboys baseball team hosts Northeastern State on Friday for a fall scrimmage at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer

Defensive end Trey Carter

Basketball coach Mike Boynton

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