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Daily Bullets (January 20)



Happy inauguration day. I’m holding out hope we get a Gundy-Dana ticket in 2028.

Freshman falling

Berry Tramel on the difference between OSU and OU right now.

Now OU is 2-4 in the league and seems to have a fighting chance to finish in the middle of the Big 12 pack. But OSU is 0-6 and appears doomed for the bottom of the league, considering ninth-place Texas is 1-5 and its lone victory was over the Cowboys. And there’s one major difference between the Sooners and Cowboys in conference play. OU’s freshmen are excelling. OSU’s freshmen are not. [NewsOK]

Also, this is not a great stat.

Is OSU the 2017 favorite?

David Ubben thinks maybe they should be.

This fall, it’s Oklahoma State that will have the league’s best pass-catch duo – and often, that means a title in the Big 12. Running back Justice Hill is a budding star who could win the Big 12 rushing title in 2017. The Cowboys’ offense will overwhelm teams with options everywhere, just like Oklahoma did when it closed 2016 on a 10-game winning streak. The Sooners had the best set of triplets in the league. Next season, Oklahoma State runs away with that title thanks to Rudolph and Washington returning alongside Hill. [Gridiron Now]

Hopefully a NCAA suspension doesn’t derail the train like it did in 2009.

Offering the next Justice Hill?

Good stuff here from Kyle Boone on all the 2018 running backs Oklahoma State has offered. This kid from Texas can motor.

Somebody on Twitter said Justice Hill-like. That would be a delight.

Defensive woes in hoops

This passes all the tests (smell, eye, driving, SAT etc.)

The biggest problems have come on the defensive end of the floor where Oklahoma State has allowed opponents to score a league-high 1.18 points per possession (PPP) over those five contests, per KenPom. That figure was a much more reasonable 0.98 PPP during non-conference play, and certainly some of the disparity is attributable to its schedule — the toughest in the league so far. Compare that to a non-conference slate that ranked 120th nationally and it’s easy to understand why Oklahoma State’s four defensive factors — effective field goal percentage, turnover rate, offensive rebounding rate and free throw rate — have been worse across the board. [Rush the Court]

And here’s OKC Dave with the dagger.

Iowa loves itself some Iowa

In wrestling, Iowa is every team’s biggest rival. Iowa State, that goes without saying. Minnesota has wrestled the Hawkeyes 101 times and several times for the top national ranking. Oklahoma State is the only program that carries a similar wrestling tradition to Iowa. Every other team guns for the brash Hawkeyes, who lead the nation in annual attendance almost every year. [Land of 10]


More OSU/Sports News

You can vote on best uni of the year over here (just don’t let Maryland win) … Why is the playoff committee making trouble for itselfWhy? … Mark Cooper takes a great look at how badly the end of games has gone for OSU.

This is utter filth.

This made me laugh.

Baseball comin’

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Joe Biden dropping f-bombs … The great unbundling.

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