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High (After)Noon Highlights (1/8): Marcus Smart Day

Welcome to High (After)Noon Highlights, a place to catch up on everything you missed in Oklahoma State Athletics and beyond.

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It’s high noon (sort of?):

Phil Forte gives awesome interview:

NBC Sports Boston has deemed that today is #MarcusSmartDay in honor of the occasion they interviewed Smart’s former teammate and current friend Phil Forte.

“His personality when he was was in third grade is literally the same as it is now, “Forte said. “He has the personality of a third grader.He’s a big kid off the court. Jokes, playing pranks. Almost to the point we’ve gotten in a lot of fights.”

Forte was able to give us an awesome look at what Smart was like as a kid. What a great interview.

David Glidden officially named tight ends coach at Memphis:

Former Oklahoma State wide receiver David Glidden has taken the next step in his coaching career. He will now coach tight ends at Memphis.

David Glidden was the right choice to be coaching our tight ends. He is a tremendous teacher and a rising star in this profession,” Silverfield said. “Over the last two years here, you could watch his growth as a coach and see the respect and trust he gained from everyone in the Memphis football program. He is smart, dedicated, passionate and we are so glad he will continue to be a Tiger.” {GoTigersGo.com}

Congrats to Glidden. Good to see former players repping the Cowboys so well!

Harvell-Peel injury update:

Robert Allen gets us caught up on the injury to safety Kolby Harvell Peel.

Harvell-Peel was with the team at the Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl in Houston, but since the injury, had been working to strengthen his knee. Dr. Mark Pascale, the Cowboys’ orthopedic surgeon from McBride Orthopedics, will sometimes choose to delay surgery and have the patient strengthen the knee to build it up for the trauma of surgery. It has often played a major factor in allowing a head start to the rehab and helping the knee be stronger faster. {PokesReport}

Around the Big 12:

Baseball teams make the Top-25

Sanctions on West Virginia’s Bob Huggins

Big 12 Greatest College Baseball Players of the decade

Around Sports:

NHL All Star Jerseys unveiled

Biggest stories in college basketball

Red Sox a accused of stealing signs

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