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BREAKING - Travis Ford Receives Contract Extension

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CRFF confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Oklahoma State basketball coach, Travis Ford, has received a contract extension keeping him in Stillwater through 2022.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Buckle up Cowboy fans - it's about to get bumpy in GIA.

We have just confirmed that Travis Ford received a contract extension Wednesday afternoon that will keep him in Stillwater through 2022. The extension will increase his yearly salary from $2.6 million to $3.1 million a year, making him the third highest paid coach in the Big 12 conference behind Bill Self (KU) and Bob Huggins (WVU).

The news comes as a shock to Cowboy fans who just learned yesterday that Ford would not be fired by the university.

Let's take a look at Ford's numbers while at OSU.

RECORD at OSU: 143-91 (.611)
CONFERENCE RECORD: 60-65 (.480)

Year Overall Conference Standing Postseason Highest Conference Win Streak Highest Conference Loss Streak
2008-2009 23-12 9-7 . T-4th Lost in 2nd Round (NCAA) 6 2
2009-2010 22-11 9-7 . T-6th Lost in 1st Round (NCAA) 3 3
2010-2011 20-13 6-10 . 9th 2 4
2011-2012 15-18 7-11 . 7th 1 3
2012-2013 24-9 13-5 3rd Lost in 1st Round (NCAA) 7 1
2013-2014 21-13 8-10 . 8th Lost in 1st Round (NCAA) 4 7
2014-2015 18-14 8-10 . T-6th Lost in 1st Round (NCAA) 3 4

The numbers speak for themselves as they show that Ford hasn't had the enormous success that many fans hoped that he would. But regardless, with the support of Boone Pickens and the clear support of AD, Mike Holder, Ford is here to stay for seven more seasons.

For me personally, it puzzles me how a man can go from nearly losing his job to receiving an extension the next day.

For other Cowboy fans, I am sure this seems like a nightmare scenario and for those folks I have some good news...

APRIL FOOLS!!!

Ford has not received an extension, at least to our knowledge. Hopefully this gave you a good laugh and reminds you to not believe anyone or anything today!

Go Pokes!