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High Noon Highlights (1/31): Is a new baseball stadium imminent?

It’s High Noon. These are your Oklahoma State Sports highlights.

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It’s High Noon.

Cowboys Basketball Needs a Little Pep in Their Step, and Cameron McGriff knows it:

Before the game, McGriff brought the team together because he said he felt as if its energy wasn’t where it needed to be. Although McGriff filled the stat sheet and was the Cowboys’ best player, he knew beforehand the team needed a boost from an energy standpoint.

“It’s an elephant in the room that no one really wants to acknowledge,” McGriff said. “Don’t want to step on anybody’s toes or anything, but confrontation really leads to growth. Sometimes you may not like it as much, but it’s better for the long run.”

Conference play is a grind, and the Cowboys have taken a few bumps and bruises lately. Oklahoma State has a conference record of 3-6, but it looks like they aren’t content with where they are sitting. They head to Kansas on Saturday to take on the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse. We’ll see if there is any added energy to this group after this rough stretch.

Here’s Coach Boynton on McGriff accepting his junk yard dog mentality:

University is making “Great Progress” on a new Baseball stadium:

“It’s a huge project, it’s an exciting project, and we’re getting very close, I think, to having the funds that coach Holder and the administration feel is necessary to make that project come to life,” Holliday said during the team’s media day. “We’re close, and when you see what it’s going to look like and the type of project it is, it’s pretty magnificent.”

**Heart eyes emoji**

The future is bright for Oklahoma State softball:

For the first time since 2011, the Cowgirls are ranked, coming in at No. 21 in the USA Softball poll and No. 24 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association poll. Entering his third season as OSU’s coach after serving as an assistant at Florida, Gajewski brings high expectations.

“Feel like this is probably our most talented team without a doubt,” Gajewski said Tuesday during his team’s media day. “… We’ve had a couple of nice years as we build, and I think we could call those building blocks on where we want to be, but we’re nowhere close yet to that.”

Coach Gajewski is really making waves for this softball program. We’re lucky to have him, and it looks like he’s going to be around for the foreseeable future!

“I’m not going anywhere,” Gajewski said. “I love this place. I love OSU.”

Gundy, Holder & Hargis Forever!

In their 10 years together, Cowboy football has ridden high. OSU has 96 victories in those 10 years. Only nine Power 5 conference schools have more.

Alabama 125. Ohio State 112. Oklahoma 105. Clemson 104. Florida State 101. Wisconsin 101. Oregon 100. Stanford 98. TCU 98 (and the Frogs weren’t in the Big 12 for four of those 10 seasons). Oklahoma State 96.

OSU has more wins in the last decade than does Georgia or LSU (95 each). More than Southern Cal (94) or Penn State (93). More than Florida (86) or Auburn (85). More than Texas (78) or Michigan (74).

That kind of success is why football is such a force on college campuses.

Stop what you’re doing and read this piece. NOW!

Go Pokes!