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Thanks for stopping by – here’s your daily dose of Oklahoma State sports news.



Thanks for stopping by – here’s your daily dose of Oklahoma State sports news.

OSU Bullets

NCAA Wrestling Championships start in Tulsa todayJohn Smith and Co. preview the tourney and five thoughts on the championships (PFB)

Rickie Fowler is joining a simulator golf league put on by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy (CBS Sports)

• The Cowboys had some struggles with Youngstown State in the first half but this is what you really need to know about the Cowboys’ 69-64 first-round win:

The Penguins entered Wednesday scoring 82 points a game while shooting 49% from the field and 37% from 3. Then they played the Pokes.

OSU held Youngstown State’s high-scoring attack 18 points below its season average while the Penguins shot just 36% from the field and 29% from 3. The Cowboys especially locked the Penguins up in the second half, where Youngstown State was 9-for-31 (29%) from the floor and 3-for-13 (23%) from 3.


Cowboys continue to streakpounded Dallas Baptist 20-4 on Tuesday while the Cowgirls hold steady at No. 2 in the nation with a 7-3 win over Central Arkansas last night (

• Really cool idea – the Big 12 is launching a conference wide pro day in 2014 (PFB)

538 looks at how to pick upset seeds and The Ringer has a “cinderella guide” to check out

Garth coming to Stillwater is a win:

• Sign me up for anything that gets Todd Monken into Payne County for any reason:

Non-OSU Bullets

• Liked Jenni Carlson’s commentary on Ted Lasso, loved that season three debuted this week
• Excited for the Dallas Cowboys to add a solid cornerback for a fifth-rounder

Appreciated this take looking ahead for the OKC Thunder:

Now, with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander firmly established as one of the finest scorers in the league (and also a very good defender!), and Josh Giddey making strides as a creative point guard, adding more knockdown shooters who can widen driving and passing lanes for those two will be an essential next step.

The addition of Holmgren, who has missed his entire rookie season, will help solve a problem this team has allowing shots at the rim and finishing there on the other end, too.

[The Ringer]

Like this take on micromanaging:

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