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OSU Baseball Picked to Finish 5th in Big 12, TV Schedule Set

Baseball is just around the corner.

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Baseball is just around the corner, and I mean just around the corner. In two weeks on February 15, Josh Holliday’s squad heads to Edinburg, Texas for a three-game series against UT-Rio Grande Valley to get its season started.

Big 12 play won’t commence until later in March, but the league’s coaches have already prognosticated on which team will end up where in the conference. The coaches have voted the retooling Cowboys to come in fifth.

Rank Team Votes
1 Texas Tech (six 1st-place) 61
2 Baylor (two 1st-place) 58
3 TCU (one 1st-place) 48
4 Texas 40
5 Oklahoma State 39
6 West Virginia 31
7 Oklahoma 23
8 Kansas 16
9 Kansas State 8

Oklahoma State came in at No. 16 (third among Big 12 teams) in Collegiate Baseball’s Preseason Fabulous 40 poll.

Simpson Lands on All-Big 12 Team

On Thursday, the Big 12 also announced its preseason all-conference team, and senior slugger Colin Simpson made the list as a DH. Last year’s leading Cowboy in home runs and RBIs was also tabbed as a third-team preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball.

TV Schedule Announced

Not including the Big 12 Tournament and championship game, 12 regular season league games will be televised, including four featuring Oklahoma State. Three will be in Stillwater.

West Virginia at Oklahoma State — Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m. (Fox College Sports)
Texas at Oklahoma State — Thursday,  April 18 at 7 p.m. (FS1)
Texas at Oklahoma State — Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Oklahoma at Texas Tech — Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

Here’s a breakdown of the Big 12 teams that garnered a TV spot and which teams will be televised the most.

Texas — 5
Texas Tech — 5
Oklahoma State — 4
Oklahoma – 3
Baylor — 3
TCU — 2
West Virginia — 1
Kansas — 0
Kansas State — 0