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High Noon Highlights (10/19): Mike Boynton radio interview

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Mike Boynton on the Franchise:

This morning, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton hopped on the Franchise radio show to talk about this upcoming basketball season.

“It’s been such a crazy six or seven months,” coach Boynton said. “We’re getting to this point where we’re able to get together and try to put this team together actually. We spent three years trying to construct a roster where we felt like we were being competitive in the Big 12 and finally got some good pieces...” {Franchise}

Boynton also talked NCAA sanctions and more.

Cowboy Golf:

The Cowboys are currently in fifth place at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational in north Texas . They are one shot behind Texas.

The Cowboys’ 16-over day put them one shot off the pace of Texas for the fourth position at the par-72, 7,521-yard layout. Baylor grabbed the lead through 18 holes with its 11-over 299, while North Texas was a stroke back at 300. Pepperdine was third at 302.

A handful of individuals were unable to complete their rounds due to darkness.

Junior Austin Eckroat led the starting five, posting a 75 to finish the day tied for 13th place. Eckroat opened with four consecutive pars before carding a pair of double bogeys at the fifth and sixth. He would settle in with two more pars and a birdie at the ninth before putting together an inward side which consisted of nine pars. {okstate.com}

Marcus Smart talks about time in bubble:

Former Oklahoma State basketball star Marcus Smart took to the Players Tribune to talk about his life in the NBA bubble.

I wasn’t expecting it, but after only four or five days down in Orlando, I realized that the bubble was a blessing, because it gave me the opportunity for some genuine downtime. Lots of stuff I had to worry about before — family drama, promotional stuff, places I had to be at such and such time — that was all out the window. I could actually just sit there alone and….

Think!

And it may sound corny or whatever, but over those few months I was really able to step back and take some time to learn more about myself — what I truly care about, what matters most to me.

Family, great friends, basketball, that stuff was on my mind, of course. But I also thought a lot about this moment we’re all living through right now. About my experience with COVID-19, the pandemic as a whole, and the ongoing movement for racial justice in this country — about how all those things overlapped.{Player’s Tribune}

Around the Big 12:

OU Women’s Basketball player to miss season

De Sousa steps away from basketball

Baylor returns to practice

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