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HIGH NOON HIGHLIGHTS (3/9): Mike Boynton sums up the Oklahoma State season and more.

Welcome to High Noon Highlights. A place to catch what you might have missed in Oklahoma State Athletics.

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Happy Friday everyone!

Mike Boynton Puts It All on the Table

Man, I love my head coach. In his short tenure as the Oklahoma State men's basketball head coach, Mike Boynton has brought the passion, the energy and SO much more success than anyone in the nation thought would be possible this season. After all,

  • Brad Underwood left.
  • Jawun Evans left.
  • Brand new head coach who had ZERO HC experience was hired.
  • Two players were dismissed mid-season.
  • OSU was named in an FBI/NCAA scandal.

All that added up to Cowboys’ fans prepping for a rebuilding year. However, HCMB has his Cowboys sitting squarely on the bubble and people and media members nationwide ready to express their outrage should the Pokes not see their names on TV on Sunday's Selection Show.

Incredible. Hear it from the man himself on how the season has gone, with the future full of uncertainty.

One thing is for certain. Mike Boynton is MY coach.


Happy Anniversary President Hargis!

Tomorrow, March 10, Oklahoma State President Burns Hargis will celebrate his 10th anniversary of becoming president of this fine institution.

Zake Hake of the O’Colly wrote a nice feature over Hargis and what he has done for Oklahoma State University.

Congratulations on reaching 10 years President Hargis!


Bubble Watch

To no one’s surprise, ESPN Bracketologist and certified Oklahoma State-hater Joe Lunardi left the Cowboys off of his bracket after they fell to the Jayhawks yesterday.

Unfortunately for the Cowboys, the bubble just got a little bit more crowded. Middle Tennessee was the top seed in the Conference USA tournament and considered by many to be the shoo-in automatic bid as the conference tournament winner.

However, they lost yesterday to Southern Miss. Meaning, Middle Tennessee is now sitting on the bubble and are considered by many to be in the tournament. Lunardi has them in the Last 4 In.

All we can hope for is that the tournament committee has more sense than Joe Lunardi and CBS’s Jerry Palm. Many national media members and rival coaches are campaigning for the Cowboys to be included in March Madness, but nothing is for certain until we hear the names called on Sunday.


That’s it for today folks. Have a great weekend and Go Pokes!