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High Noon Highlights (8/21): Talor Gooch Moves to PGA Tour, Michael Hunter Impressing and Jawun Evans in 2K18.

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Welcome back to school fellow Pokes!

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It’s the first day of fall semester at Oklahoma State University and that means the first football game is less than two weeks away. Before we look too far into the future, let’s look back at what happened this past weekend.

Talor Gooch Wins News Sentinel Open

Cowboy golf alum Talor Gooch won the Knoxville News Sentinel Open by a single stroke over Jonathan Hodge Sunday.

Gooch shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final day to claim not only the victory, but his PGA Tour card.

In four rounds of golf, Gooch knocked down 21 birdies and had three bogeys. He shot a bogey-free round in both the opening and closing rounds of the KNS Open.

After winning the tournament, Gooch made an important phone call.

The best part? Getting a jacket in the best color known to man.

Congrats Cowboy!

Michael Hunter Impressing in Giants Camp

Former Oklahoma State cornerback Michael Hunter is being called the “star” of the New York Giants’ training camp by Jordan Raanan of ESPN.

Hunter worked with the first-team defense Thursday while starting cornerback Eli Apple dealt with an ankle injury. Much as he’s done throughout the summer, Hunter handled himself admirably and impressively.

The second-year player out of Oklahoma State ran stride for stride down the left sideline with wide receiver Roger Lewis on one play and intercepted QB Geno Smith, pinning the ball one-handed to his body. It was a continuation of what Hunter has done most of the spring and summer, when he’s rarely given up plays.

Giants’ coach Ben McAdoo has been impressed with Hunter’s sophomore camp.

“Yeah, he had a nice day [Thursday],” McAdoo said. “He made a nice play on the ball, couple flashes on the ball from press coverage on a go route, which is tough to do and encouraging to see.”

With the Giants’ 2017 first round pick Eli Apple out with an injury, Hunter should be able to prove himself and hopefully make that leap at the next level.

Football Soundbites

Gundy after the second scrimmage:

The Cowboys played their second scrimmage of the season on Friday, and Gundy spoke about it with Allison Gappa afterwards.

Mason Rudolph’s Sports Illustrated cover was the focus of this week’s media minute.

Jawun Evans Gets NBA 2K Rating:

NBA 2K PR man @Ronnie2K on Twitter has been sharing players’ ratings if they request it. Former OSU point guard Jawun Evans did just that and got his request granted.

Evans was awarded a grade of 68 out of 99 possible for his debut in the popular NBA video game.


We are 10 days from kickoff. Try not to let that fact distract you that Texas lost to Kansas in football last year.