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High (After)Noon Highlights (1/17): Basketball to hold open tryouts

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Cowboy Basketball to hold tryouts for walk-on players tonight:

Ever wanted to play Division 1 basketball? Where here’s your chance! With the dismissal of three players from the program, the Pokes are hosting an open try out for walk-ons.

Here’s the criteria:

Those interested in trying out must …

• Be a full-time student at OSU

• Be within your five-year NCAA eligibility window (first enrolled in fall of 2014)

• Have proof of health insurance

• Have had a physical within the last six months

• Proof of a sickle cell test (can be done at the Student Health Center) {}

If you fit all of these go shoot you shot!

Three future Cowboys make McDonald’s All American game :

If you zoom in you’ll find the names of Marcus Watson and Keylan and Kalib Boone. Missing from the list is 4-star recruit Avery Anderson. Look out for these guys in this game!

Taylor Cornelius makes a good play at Shrine Game practice:

This was an excellent play by Corn Dog.

Baseball could make it Omaha again this year ($$):

D1 Baseball has started their preseason analysis of their top-25 teams. Here’s a little tid-bit on what they had to say about the Pokes this year.

Clearly the turnover in Oklahoma State’s infield created some unknowns for this team, but the outfield is stocked with upperclassmen, Carter provides valuable experience behind the plate, and the pitching staff is very seasoned. Elliott has pitched in Omaha, and there are a few other holdovers from that 2016 team (Simpson, Lienhard and Leeper). Several other key arms still need to establish themselves at the D-I level — notably Stone, Gragg and Standlee — but there’s a lot of upside there, and the fall was very encouraging. Oklahoma State has been to regionals in each of Holliday’s six years at the helm, so there’s plenty of postseason experience on this roster and much more on the stellar coaching staff, which has a knack for getting the Cowboys to play their best baseball down the stretch. Oklahoma State almost always gets better as the season wears on, which is the mark of a well-coached club.

That’s all for today. Have a great afternoon!