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Daily Bullets (June 10)

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Middle of the Pack

Athlon Sports takes a stab at how the middle of the Big 12 football race (including the Cowboys) will turn out this fall.

Predicting the order of finish between TCU, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and Kansas State was the toughest decision of Athlon’s Big 12 prediction meeting. TCU has to revamp its offensive line and break in a new quarterback, but the Horned Frogs got the nod at No. 4. That’s largely due to a defense that will rank among the best in the Big 12, and coach Gary Patterson should prevent a steep drop in wins. New quarterback Shawn Robinson is promising, and there’s no shortage of talent at the skill positions.

Oklahoma State has to replace the potent pass-catch combination of quarterback Mason Rudolph and receiver James Washington. But it’s hard to see a major drop off for the Cowboys. After all, coach Mike Gundy’s team has won at least 10 games in four out of the last five seasons. [Athlon Sports]

TCU – OSU – K-State – Iowa State feels like a guess made off of past performance, a reasonable indicator. While it seems intuitive to have the Pokes lower, it’s hard to put them in the bottom half of the league because of recent history.

OSU Network

TulsaWorld’s Bill Haisten highlighted the absolute boon that the Golf Network’s coverage of the national championship at Karsten Creek.

On May 29-30, Golf Channel provided coverage of the match-play semifinals and championship. In addition to the live, tee-to-green coverage of Cowboy golfers, there were prerecorded features that included tours of Karsten Creek, Boone Pickens Stadium, Gallagher-Iba Arena, Eskimo Joe’s and the OSU campus.

There were Scott Verplank interviews. Only minutes before the start of the championship round, Mike Holder was interviewed live on the Golf Channel set positioned near the clubhouse.

Combining all content, probably 70 percent of Golf Channel’s 10 hours of coverage was Oklahoma State-specific.

For two days, Golf Channel became Cowboy Channel. [TulsaWorld]

You know that obnoxious feeling when you watch national pundits talk about college football and they just obsess over Alabama or Ohio State (or worse, Oklahoma)? if You’re a golf fan – Oklahoma State was just that over the course of the national championship.

OSU and NCAA Notes

OSU-Missouri State is ranked near the bottom for week one games….Does WVU have the top duo in college football?….Seven sleepers for the NBA Draft….Enjoyed this Q&A with defensive tackle commit Jayden Jernigan….Texas and Tech are still alive for CWS bids….Deion Sanders has a unique, improbable idea for which NFL team should sign Dez Bryant

Neat move here – excited to cheer for the player and human this fall.

Pokes will miss the ace and Kroon was crucial this year.

Enjoy episode three – and keep your eyes peeled for an all-time guest on the PFB pod, dropping tomorrow.

A SteeleWater pipeline could only be good for the Cowboys.

Pretty cool to see another Triple Crown winner:

My goodness, this dude was a ball player.

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