The Cowboys split games last week as they continued a winning streak against Top 25 competition against Baylor in Waco, TX, but then inexplicably lost to the lowly Horned Frogs.
Despite the loss though, Cowboy fans have noticed something. Something that's pushing hopes and expectations to a new high for the season...
The emergence of Le'Bryan Nash! Slowly but surely Nash has improved over his four years in Stillwater, but over the last few games Nash has been truly making his presence felt on the hardwood.
The Big 12 has taken notice too, and has awarded Nash, along with KU's Perry Ellis, with Player of the Week honors! It's Nash's first time this season to receive the award, but if he continues to average 6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2 steals, and 20.5 points a game, I have a feeling he'll earn a few more honors before the season is over!
According to the Oklahoman, Tyreek Hill's was still in jail at the time of his araigment, and bail has been set at $15,000.
From The Article:
"Hill was arraigned around 1:45 p.m. in Stillwater with bail set at $15,000. No plea was entered, and Hill will hire an attorney. Hill has been ordered to have no contact with the victim, and his next court date has been set for Jan. 13. "
Hill was arrested on complaints of domestic violence after his girlfriend went to the hospital for treatment of injuries allegedly sustained when Hill choked and punched her.
Yesterday the Cowboys punched their ticket to a bowl game, and now we know where they will be going! The Pokes are headed to the TicketCity Cactus Bowl on January 2! It's going to be a late one, kickoff is at 9:15pm.
It looks like Oklahoma State will be pitted against the Washington Huskies. The Huskies finished the regular season 8-5 and 3rd in the PAC 12 North. We'll have more on the matchup to come! Go Pokes!
The Big 12 Conference was ranked #1 in ESPN's Conference Power Rankings, but somehow the College Football Playoff Committee left the conference out of the Playoff altogether.
It's ironic that it was the 2011 season that was the driving factor for the #CFBPlayoff, yet now that it's here, the #Big12 is hosed again. Only now, it's two teams getting the shaft. This is much better!
With quite a few upsets there's bound to be some shake up. Check out the Coaches Poll, AP Poll, and computer composite polls for this week.
Missippi State and Florida State retained their spots this week at 1 and 2 respectively, but there are a lot of changes to the top after some big upsets on Saturday.
TCU remains in the top 10, and is the Big 12's highest ranking team, after dominating fellow top 10 team Kansas State. The Wildcats dropped to 13th in both the Coaches and the AP Poll after the loss, and the big win still left TCU on the wrong side of the playoff bubble. The Horned Frogs are ranked 5th in both polls.
Baylor embarrassed OU in Norman, and the bears were rewarded. They check in at 6th in the polls, and unlike TCU, they control their own destiny. Following the loss, Oklahoma was removed from the AP Poll, and dropped to 24th in the Coaches Poll. West Virginia also dropped out of the polls this week after being manhandled by Texas.
What do you think? Should the Big 12 teams be ranked higher? Is the conference getting the shaft?
The Top 25 Polls are out for week 11, and TCU is still on the outside of the Playoff looking in. The Horned Frogs are currently the Big 12's best bet to get in. K-State and Baylor join TCU in the Top 10, and OU lurks just behind. The poll that really matters though, won't come out until Tuesday.
SB NATION HAS THE COMPLETE POLLS HERE
Check out the full set of polls complete with analysis here.
It was announced today that wrestler Eddie Klimara has been reinstated after being dismissed from the team this last spring. In March Klimara was arrested for cocaine possession, and public drunkenness.
According to The Oklahoman, Cowboys Wrestling Coach John Smith said that Klimara "had to go through a set of things" in order to get back on the Cowboys roster.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys suffered an embarrassing defeat at TCU, and Coach Mike Gundy addressed the media after the game.
Earlier today it was reported Former Oklahoma State running back Joseph Randle had been arrested for allegedly stealing underwear and cologne from a Dillards department store. In a strange twist Joseph Randle's father called into a Dalla area TV Station to share Randle's side of the story.
"My son is not a thief, okay? He was just trying to get his baby out of there because she was clowning pretty bad. All he was going to do is take the baby out and then he was going to come back and take care of his business," Mr. Randle said in a phone call with News 8 reporter Tanya Eiserer.
Randle's Father's account of the incident doesn't seem to match up with Dillards store employees' accounts nor the police report.
From the WFAA Report: "According to the arrest report, a Dillard's employee told police she watched a suspect - later identified as Randle - on the store's video surveillance system make a purchase at the perfume counter then walk to the underwear section and place a package of underwear in the bag from his previous purchase before walking out to the parking lot without trying to pay."
"There was no mention in the police report of a child with Randle."
"After an officer arrested Randle and began taking the Cowboys player to the Frisco jail for processing, Randle told police without prompting he "should have kept walking to his car if he knew he would be arrested" and that when he saw the security officer he thought, "Alright, y'all got me," according to the arrest report."