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High Noon Highlights (5/26): Remembering Eddie

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Barry Tramel’s experience with Eddie Sutton:

Oklahoman columnist Barry Tramel wrote about his experience with legendary coach Eddie Sutton.

The memories came flooding back Saturday night when news arrived of Eddie Sutton’s death.

* A Southwest flight from Phoenix back to Oklahoma City, after a December 1993 OSU-Arizona game. The Cowboys had flown commercial; Sutton sat near the back of the plane, on the aisle, and I was in the seat right in front of him.

I got a crick in my neck, because I spent the whole flight turned around, listening to Sutton stories. He loved to tell stories, and he was marvelous at it. {The Oklahoman}

A timeline of the Eddie Sutton’s career:

April 11, 1990: Hired by his alma mater, Oklahoma State, to take over the basketball program. His college coach, Henry Iba, introduces him at the press conference.

March 26, 1995: Beats UMass 68-54 to advance to the Final Four in Seattle. That team, led by Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, loses to UCLA 74-61.

Jan. 31, 2001: Delivers eulogies at Gallagher-Iba Arena for the 10 men who were killed in the crash of an OSU team plane four days earlier.

March 6, 2004: Coaches the Cowboys to their first Big 12 title.

April 3, 2004: The Cowboys lose in the Final Four to Georgia Tech on a last-second shot, 67-65. {The Oklahoman}

Blake Jarwin ready to take over for Witten:

“The guy, on the field and off the field, he was a professional,” Jarwin said of Jason Witten. “When we were in the meeting room, he was in-tuned, ready to rock, asking questions, going through other scenarios that maybe we might not have seen during just watching film when we were preparing on Sundays. You look at a guy like that, being a younger guy, I think you can learn a lot from things like that where sometimes you kind of get stuck with just what you’re looking at. He did a good job kind of opening my eyes to looking at the big picture, looking at more than one scenario at a time.” {Oklahoma State SI}

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