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High Noon Highlights (9/3): Oklahoma State Game-by- Game predictions

Welcome to High Noon Highlights, a place to catch up on everything you missed in Oklahoma State Athletics and beyond.

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How each game will go:

Athlon Sports tried their hand at predicting whether each game on Cowboy Football’s schedule is a win or a loss. There are some interesting wins and looses in there.

Mike Gundy’s strained relationship with his players turned into one of the biggest stories of the offseason in college football. Will that derail what could be a special season for Oklahoma State? Gundy is banking on star running back Chuba Hubbard shaking off any hard feelings and leading the Cowboys to their first appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game.{Athlon}

The fight behind Spencer Sanders:

With the season looming, there is always talk of a battle in the QB room. However this year there is a clear starter in Spencer Sanders. What is not so sure is who will be man No.2 behind Sanders.

Oklahoma State has another quarterback battle heating up this fall – to serve as Sanders’ backup if he were to go down again this season.

“Both guys are doing really well. We’ve split reps with them,” Cowboy coach Mike Gundy said. “We’re gonna make a decision at this time next week on who that quarterback will be. But I’ve been pleased with really all three quarterbacks and their development under (OSU quarterback) Coach (Tim) Ratay.”

While Gundy did not specifically divulge which two quarterbacks were vying for the spot behind Sanders, it is believed to be the junior college transfer Ethan Bullock and true freshman Shane Illingworth. {Newspress}

Boynton gives candid interview about social justice:

Men’s basketball head coach Mike Boynton talked with Sports Illustrated's Jason Jordan about the current fight for social justice, what he tells his athletes and about his own experiences.

“I didn’t have ID, I was 12,” Boynton said. “A few minutes later the situation calmed because they got another call that the suspect they were looking for was somewhere else. Those experiences really lay bare the issues; it’s the assumption that I’m gonna be a threat to them.”

To that end, Boynton remains in constant communication with his players about awareness and reminding them that they’re “not immune to this as athletes.”

“A lot of times the perception that they have is being an athlete is gonna protect them from these situations,” Boynton said. “When the reality is they don’t wear their uniforms when they’re driving their cars. We talk about this, what’s the goal? The goal in my mind in an encounter with the police is to get home. {SI}

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