Mason Rudolph wins Golden Arm Award; Oklahoma State leads in All-Big 12 first-team picks

Welcome to the Friday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup where  we take you through  the  b iggest head lines around Oklahoma State athletics .

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph wins Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award on Thursday, the Golden Arm Educational Foundation announced. The award recognizes the top senior or fourth-year quarterback for performance in the classroom and in the community. Rudolph is the first Cowboys player to receive the honor.

Rudolph leads the nation in passing yards and holds more than 30 program records. He won the award over fellow finalists Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma, J.T. Barrett of Ohio State, Ryan Finley of North Carolina State and Trace McSorley of Penn State.

Cowboys lead conference with 6 on All-Big 12 first team

The Cowboys’ outstanding season led to a league-high six players on the All-Big 12 first team. Receiver James Washington was a unanimous selection, while running back Justice Hill, center Brad Lundblade and lineman Zach Crabtree joined him on the offensive team. Defensively, safety Tre Flowers and lineman DeQuinton Osborne represented the Cowboys.

Rudolph, receiver Marcell Ateman and defensive lineman Jordan Brailford made the All-Big 12 second team.

Other headlines from the program:

Oklahoma State basketball coach Mike Boynton wants increased attendance

Oklahoma State basketball coach Mike Boynton wants more butts in Gallagher-Iba Arena’s seats. He said as much Thursday, with a tweet pointing out that the Cowboys attendance through six home games, including their exhibition, is 4,587. Oklahoma State is 5-0 in regular-season home games thus far.

To this point, it’s understandable attendance has been low, given the opponents visiting Gallagher-Iba Arena. But that will change Dec. 9, when No. 8 Wichita State comes to Stillwater, Okla. Before that, the Cowboys take on Mississippi Valley State on Sunday.

Other headlines from the program:

  • The Cowgirls basketball team Thursday night defeated Southern 94-66 to improve to 6-1.
  • United Soccer Coaches named Cowgirls soccer player Haley Woodard a 2017 All-American.
  • Rob Walton, a former Oklahoma State pitcher and the Cowboys’ current pitching coach, and former Cowboys infielder Tyler Mach were elected to the Oklahoma State Cowboy Baseball Hall of Fame.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich

Backup quarterback John Kolar

Former Oklahoma State running back Thurman Thomas

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