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High Noon Highlights (8/18): Estimated 75 percent of football team is taking online classes

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Majority of football team is taking online classes:

Gundy talked to the media on Monday for the first time in a long while. He gave updates on things that players are doing to keep themselves safe. One of those things is taking classes virtually Something than many of his players are doing.

“I’m gonna say that 75 percent of our guys will be nine of 12 hours or 12 of 15 online, just from the number of classes that will be offered on campus because of the situation we’re in,” Gundy said Monday morning in his first interview with Oklahoma media since April. “We will have guys on campus, but it won’t be the near number of guys that would be on campus as to other years. Some of that is university choice. Some of it is by player. {Oklahoman}

Oklahoma State wide receiver lands on Heisman dark horse lists:

Phil Steele put out his list of dark houses to win the Heisman Trophy. On that list was Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace.

A big-play monster for the Cowboys, Wallace exploded as a sophomore in 2018 with a nation-leading receptions of 10 yards or longer. He missed half of the Big 12 season last fall due to injury, but decided to return to Oklahoma State for one more go-around as a potential league title contender. He was a Biletnikoff finalist in 2018 after his 1,491 receiving yards marked the second-most prolific season for an underclassman in school history, trailing only Justin Blackmon (1,782 yards) per OSU.{24/7 Sports}

Tulsa pauses practices:

Oklahoma State’s opening opponent for the season has pumped the breaks on their fall practices after 8 of their players tested positive for COVID-19. The game against the Golden Hurricanes is set for September 12. At this point, the pause in practice has not effected the season.

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