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High Noon Highlights (1/13): Eddie Sutton being left out of Hall of Fame is ‘almost criminal’

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Fran Fraschilla on Eddie Sutton’s exclusion from the Hall of Fame:

ESPN announcer Fran Fraschilla took some of the time during the broadcast of Saturday’s West Virginia-Texas Tech basketball game to address Eddie Sutton being left out of the Hall of Fame. The Tulsa World took some time to talk to him about the situation as well.

“If anyone votes against Eddie because he had an NCAA issue when he was at Kentucky, then more than a handful of coaches should be removed from the Hall of Fame,” Fraschilla said Friday.

“Even people close to the game don’t know how the Hall of Fame nominating and vetting process works. It’s a secret society.

“I’m an East Coast guy, and I feel strongly that through the years the Hall of Fame has been run mostly by people on the East Coast.”

“A perfect example” of an East Coast bias, Fraschilla said, is that former St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca — with 526 wins and one Final Four — is in the Naismith Hall, while Sutton is not.{Tulsa World}

Cade Cunningham Interview:

Sports Stars of Tomorrow caught up with Oklahoma State commit Cade Cunningham. He talked about the move from DFW to Florida to attend Montverde Academy and more.

Oklahoma State ranked No. 22 in D1Baseball Preseason Top 25:

The Oklahoma State baseball team landed in the top 25 of D1Baseball’s preseason rankings at No. 22. Big 12 teams Texas Tech and Oklahoma are ranked No. 6 and 24, respectively.

Brennan Presley attends Chiefs playoff game:

Brennan Presley, an Oklahoma State commit and Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, attended the Chiefs’ 51-31 comeback win against the Texans in the AFC Divisional round.

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