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High (after)Noon Highlights(2/12): Garth Brooks signs week long spring training contract with Pirates

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Garth Brooks signs contract with the Pirates:

One of Oklahoma State’s most famous alumni has signed a baseball contract. For spring training at least. The singer will try his hand at baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Corey Dickerson didn’t recognize the newcomer taking batting practice right away Monday at Pirate City but the Gold Glove winner didn’t mind sharing space with him in left field.

Country music legend Garth Brooks, the first artist to have seven albums reach diamond status in the U.S., was dealing with a different diamond while participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates. {TRIB Live}

Golfweek to stream Prestige:

College golf’s best teams, including Oklahoma State will be on display on Golfweek at the Prestige.

Golfweek’s exclusive livestream coverage begins Feb. 19 for the tournament’s second round and culminates with the final round Feb. 20. Veteran broadcasters Will Haskett and Steve Scott will call the action, with Golfweek’s Lance Ringler providing interviews and analysis. Audiences can tune in at on Feb. 19-20 to watch.

Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff (pictured above) lead Oklahoma State, with Hovland having won the East Lake Cup in October. Wolff made the cut two weeks ago at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, finishing in a tie for 50th.{Golfweek}

Adrianna Franch makes She Believes Cup Roster:

The former Cowgirl Soccer star has made another roster with the USWNT. Franch will play in the She Believes Cup which features Japan, the UK and Brazil.

Cowboy Basketball to add players:

With how thin the bench is for the Pokes, Mike Boynton and his staff were forced to hold open tryouts. Well, something came of that and the Cowboys will add two players who took part in those tryouts.

Dee Mitchell and Cade Wagner, products of the Cowboys’ walk-on tryout last month, have been cleared through compliance and will be added to OSU’s roster ahead of Wednesday’s game, Boynton said Monday. The Cowboys, down to seven available scholarship players, now have five walk-ons, including Luke Major, a freshman from Edmond who has been with the team all season. {The Oklahoman}