Mike Gundy staying at Oklahoma State despite Tennessee’s pursuit; Cowboys 19th in penultimate playoff rankings

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

Mike Gundy staying despite Tennessee’s pursuit

Despite reports of heavy interest from Tennessee, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy will remain with the Cowboys. Tennessee’s pitch included former Volunteers quarterback and future Hall of Fame member Peyton Manning, as well as a 7-year, $42-million contract offer.

Panic ensued in Stillwater throughout Tuesday, but Gundy tweeted “Cowboy For Life!” in the evening, confirming his intent to remain at Oklahoma State. Gundy, a former Cowboys quarterback, is also the program’s all-time winningest coach. In his 13th season, he has the Cowboys on the cusp of a third straight 10-win campaign.

Oklahoma State at No. 19 in playoff rankings

In the penultimate edition of the College Football Playoff rankings, the Cowboys came in at No. 19, their same ranking as last week. The rankings mean little to Oklahoma State, which saw any hope of a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl vanish with a loss to Kansas State.

Instead, the Cowboys are likely bound for either the Alamo Bowl or Camping World Bowl.

Oklahoma State basketball continues homestand

The Cowboys basketball team is off to a hot start to the 2017-18 season and will look to continue it Wednesday against Austin Peay. The Cowboys (5-1) will play their second of four straight games in Gallagher-Iba Arena, where they are 4-0 this season.

The Governors (3-3) will try to stifle the Cowboys with a high-pressure defense. Austin Peay ranks ninth in the country in turnovers forced and 13th in steals per game. The game tips off at 7 p.m. CT.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Coach Mike Gundy

2019 tight end commit Grayson Boomer

Strength and conditioning coach Gary Calcagno

Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer

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