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High Noon Highlights (2/25): Morgan Hoffman honored

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Morgan Hoffman receives PGA Tour Courage Award:

Former Oklahoma State golfer Morgan Hoffman was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in 2016. Since then he has been working to help find a cure. The PGA Tour will recognize him at the Courage Award this year.

Morgan, who is currently on medical leave from the PGA TOUR, went public with his diagnosis in the fall of 2017, writing a first-person essay in “The Players Tribune.” The couple started a foundation that has raised more than $2 million in less than two years to help find a cure for the disease.

The ultimate plan is to build a health and wellness center that will be a “one-stop shop” for those battling debilitating muscular diseases, staffed by doctors, therapists, nutritionists and other specialists. The goal is to people fighting chronic diseases take control of their health.

On Monday, Hoffmann became the fourth recipient of the PGA TOUR Courage Award, joining Erik Compton (2013), Jarrod Lyle (2015) and Gene Sauers (2017). The award is presented to a player who, through courage and perseverance, has overcome adversity to make a meaningful contribution to the game.

“It was really a shock and something that is obviously very special with the past recipients and how much they have done and what they have been rewarded for,” Morgan says. “And to be a part of that is very humbling, but obviously it’s a situation that you don’t want to be in.

“But I’m accepting it with as much gratitude as I can and hopefully, I can really help our foundation and make a change in people’s lives.” {PGA Tour}

Why an NIT be would be good for Cowboy Basketball:

For this year, an NIT bid might be the best case scenario. Guerin Emig writes about why.

It would be nice to see seniors Cameron McGriff, especially the way he’s playing right now, Lindy Waters and Thomas Dziagwa go out in the postseason.

It would be helpful for freshmen Avery Anderson and Kalib and Keylan Boone to gain some postseason experience.

It would be a just reward for a team that could have quit with an 0-8 Big 12 Conference record but did not. The Cowboys were a mess on the court at OU Feb. 1, the day they sank to 0-8, but they were engaged and spirited on the bench. Credit the players for that. Credit their coach. {Tulsa World}

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