Oklahoma State's new head men's basketball coach Brad Underwood will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Cowboys host Arkansas on Tuesday at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
The No. 21-ranked Cowboys are 17-7 overall after sweeping Kansas State in the Big 12 opener during the weekend in Manhattan, Kan. The Razorbacks enter the game 18-6 and on a three-game win streak after sweeping their conference opener against Auburn.
OSU hired Underwood from Stephen F. Austin on March 21. Underwood replaces Travis Ford, who "mutually agreed to part ways" with OSU last Friday. OSU will owe Ford $2.4 million per year, to be paid out monthly during the next three years. If Ford were to find another job, the athletic department would only have to pay the difference.
The 52-year-old finished his third season at SFA by taking the Lumberjacks to the Round of 32 for a second time. In three seasons, Underwood has posted a 89-14 overall record with a 53-1 mark in the Southland Conference. The Lumberjacks have won three Southland Conference championships and two NCAA Tournament games under his tutelage. Underwood was twice named the Southland Conference Coach of the Year.