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Cowboy Basketball’s touching video is mandatory viewing:
Saturday’s Bedlam matchup will carry added meaning that reaches far beyond the game. We will honor the ten members of the Cowboy family whose lives were lost on January 27, 2001. Saturday is the annual Remember The Ten game. In a touching tribute, Larry Reece talks about Desmond Mason coming back from his rookie year with the SuperSonics to be with his Cowboy family when the tragedy happened.
The bond between Cowboys is unbreakable, and that was on display after the tragedy in 2001. Former Cowboys flocked back Stillwater, including @dmasonart, who was a rookie with the Supersonics at the time. @cowboyvoice sums up what that meant to #okstate. pic.twitter.com/YnPvUHs7PC— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 19, 2018
Boynton addresses the media ahead of his first home Bedlam matchup:
Coach Boynton gave his thoughts on what Saturday’s game means. It was great to hear someone who isn’t an “Oklahoma State guy” to know the importance of this anniversary, and what it means to those who may have lost loved ones in the crash.
Saturday marks the 17th anniversary of #OKState plane crash. @thacoachmike reflects on playing on that date, and remembering the 10. #RememberThe10 pic.twitter.com/EyzIp7H82i— Scott Pfeil (@scottpfeil) January 19, 2018
Travel hiccup gives Oklahoma State perspective, time to bond before Bedlam:
Newest sports writer at the Oklahoman, Nathan Ruiz, wrote an excellent piece detailing the Cowboys bus ride from Waco. After the Baylor game, winter weather forced the Pokes to bus back to Stillwater, rather than fly. It gave the Cowboys time to think about the game and was apparently a great bonding experience. Read the article below.
Via @NathanSRuiz: Lengthy bus ride gives #OKState perspective, time to bond. https://t.co/LH5nITiOin— Jeff Patterson (@jeffpattOKC) January 19, 2018