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High (After)Noon Highlights (2/19): Andrew Heaney speaks out on Astros’ scandal

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Former Oklahoma State Cowboy speaks regarding Astro’s scandal:

Angel’s pitche, and former pitcher for Oklahoma State, Andrew Heaney recently spoke out against the Houston Astros.

“They sure as [heck] need to do more than what they already did,” Heaney said. “That was terrible. I understand they are going to go get their (stuff) in order and they are going to have their thing to say, and they are going to hide behind the commissioner’s report and whatever. But I don’t think that’s good enough. {LA Times}

Oklahoma State named to College Football way too early top-25:

ESPN has named Oklahoma State to their Way Too Early Top-25 list. Here’s what they had to say about Gundy’s squad in 2020.

Is 2020 going to be the year of the Mullet in the Big 12? The Cowboys have been a little down the past couple of seasons, but OSU coach Mike Gundy is bringing back FBS rushing leader Chuba Hubbard (2,094 yards with 21 touchdowns in 2019) and 2018 Biletnikoff finalist Tylan Wallace, who caught 53 passes for 903 yards with eight scores before suffering a knee injury in practice in November. Quarterback Spencer Sanders was pretty good as a freshman before a thumb injury sidelined him for the season’s final three games. Gundy promoted receivers coach Kasey Dunn to offensive coordinator after Sean Gleeson left for Rutgers. With 10 starters expected to return on defense, the team should continue to improve in 2020, especially if it gets more from the front four. OSU added Missouri grad transfer Christian Holmes, who started 12 games at cornerback for the Tigers. {ESPN}

And interesting story on a former Oklahoma State wrestler:

Former Cowboy wrestler Brandon Mason has a new career, Cardiologist. This is a fantastic piece.

His childhood was measured in tournaments and practices, and it was all leading toward one ambition – wrestling for Oklahoma State University. “OSU is the mecca of wrestling programs,” Mason added. While wrestling for Lewis Central High School in Council Bluffs, Mason was a three-time state champion, and his high school record was an outstanding 195-2. It was no surprise that an orange uniform was in his future.

While at OSU, Mason delicately balanced anatomy and biology classes with a rigorous wrestling schedule. He claimed the title of All-American Wrestler, and in 2009, he was the only Division I wrestler in the nation to earn a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship. {health.okstate.com}

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