Fallout from Mike Gundy-Tennessee drama; Oklahoma State improves to 5-0 at home

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Welcome to the Thursday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundupwhere we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Friction with AD reportedly caused Mike Gundy-Tennessee drama

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy spent the majority of Tuesday at the center of reports about meetings regarding Tennessee’s head-coaching position. Although Gundy elected to stick with the Cowboys, his exploration outside of Stillwater, Okla., reportedly was because of friction with Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder.

Gundy apparently is seeking extra money to boost the Cowboys’ recruiting efforts; his plans include banners recognizing bowl appearances inside of the Cowboys’ practice facility. The tension with Holder aside, it’s hard to imagine Gundy would actually leave Stillwater. He said as much himself, pointing out the impact a move would have on his family.

Other headlines from the program:

Oklahoma State improves to 5-0 in Gallagher-Iba Arena

The Oklahoma State men’s basketball team is 5-0 at home this season after a 79-63 victory against Austin Peay on Wednesday. Jeffrey Carroll continued to be a threat off the bench, leading the Cowboys with 17 points. Mitchell Solomon added 8 points and 9 rebounds as the Cowboys held the Governors to 39.3 percent shooting.

Oklahoma State continues its four-game homestand Sunday against Mississippi Valley State. The Cowboys wrap up their stay at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Dec. 9 against No. 8 Wichita State.

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • The Cowgirls basketball team faces Southern on Thursday in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Additionally, center Kaylee Jensen was one of 50 players on the Citizen Naismith Player of the Year Trophy watch list.
  • Senior Dean Heil, who earned his 100th career victory over the weekend, was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week.
  • Former Oklahoma State wrestler Randy Couture will be honored as the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Outstanding American for 2018.
  • Cowgirls soccer players Anna Beffer and Haley Woodard were named to the All-South Region First Team. Laurene Tresfield made the second team.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Linebacker commit Blake Barron

Safety Ramon Richards

Cornerbacks coach Tim Duffie

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