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Oklahoma State Links 11-18-2011

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Pickens: A Sad Day For Cowboy Nation -
Oklahoma State alumnus and donor T. Boone Pickens says he is stunned and saddened that another tragedy has hit the university's athletics program.

Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Coaches Die In Plane Crash -
So very sad. I have to say that painful memories from 2001 came rushing back today. Prayers to the families, coaches and everyone touched by this terrible tragedy.

Oklahoma State Football

Brian Phillips on Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon - Grantland
A pretty damn good article about Justin Blackmon from an unlikely source. 

Rain and cold for OSU football | Tulsa World
The weather service forecasts 8 to 11 mph south winds Friday night, with a 20-percent chance of rain. There is also a forecast low in the upper 30s. Brrrr.

OSU Football: ‘World's greatest offense' finally arrives in Stillwater |
Remember the furor of spring 2007, when OSU's marketing department momentarily sent out that "world's great offense" promotion? This is a good story about the arrival, 4 years later. 

John Klein: The roads to big finales for OSU, TU have some potholes | Tulsa World
O-State is 21-2 in the last two years and it scored 41 points in each of the losses.

Cyclones will need help — a lot of it — to topple Oklahoma State | TheGazette
"We’ve got to play our best game and there’s got to be some things that adversely affect them," Rhoads said candidly about the unbeaten Cowboys. "They’re going to have to turn the ball over. They’re going to have to uncharacteristically throw some bad balls, miss a block, slip out of a route. Things like that are going to have to take place to give us an opportunity to pull off what would be an unheard-of upset." 


Oklahoma State can't overlook its Friday night game vs. Iowa State - NCAA Football - Sporting News
"We had a choice to make," coach Mike Gundy said about deciding whether to practice on the team’s regular day off, or take it off, as it would routinely do. The Cowboys chose the rest.

OSU center Grant Garner: Change in Cowboys program is evident |
"Coach Gundy really is extremely different from when I got here to now. He's matured as a coach. And I don't think he allows the little things to bother him. He knows when to get us going and when to just chill back and let us players do that job. I think he's just gotten a feel for how to treat guys."


OSU Football: A look back at how Oklahoma State conquered its wicked road schedule |
"It was just one game at a time," Gundy said. "And then at some point, you kind of look back and think, ‘Boy, I'm sure glad I don't have to do this again.' (That) is really the truth. They've just played well." | OU falling behind Oklahoma State in Bedlam Blood drive

As of Wednesday evening, Oklahoma State University led the competition with 792 participants to OU’s 745. A sign of things to come? 


Iowa State football: Cyclones can make history Friday night | The Des Moines Register |
"We can’t go up and down the field with this football team." - Paul Rhoads, Iowa State Head Coach

Daily Investment Advice with Boone


Pickens warns of $500 crude - Upstream Online
"Listen, that thing is going to fall apart on you over there and it’s coming up fast," Pickens said today on business cable network CNBC in reference to the debate over who would succeed King Abdullah. "They produce 9.7 million barrels a day and he (Abdullah) is 86, 300 pounds, and has diabetes. An actuarial table on him would be in days or weeks." Pickens, who is founder and chief executive of BP Capital Management, said it remains a "big question" what would happen to Saudi Arabia and its production after his death. "If that starts to get squishy, the price of oil, you’re looking at $300, $400, $500 a barrel,"