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Encyclopedia > Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State Cowboys
University Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Conference Big 12
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Mike Holder
Location Stillwater, OK
Varsity teams 16
Football stadium Boone Pickens Stadium
Basketball arena Gallagher-Iba Arena
Mascot OSU's Pistol Pete logoPistol Pete
Nickname Cowboys
Cowgirls
Pokes
Fight song Ride 'Em Cowboys
Colors Orange and Black

              Image File history File links Osu_ath_brand. ... Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university, known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M). ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Stillwater is a city located in Payne County, Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Boone Pickens Stadium, formerly known as Lewis Field, is home to the Oklahoma State University college football program. ... South side view of Gallagher-Iba Arena. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x670, 57 KB) Oklahoma State Universitys Pistol Pete alternate logo, as listed in the Oklahoma State style guide. ... Taken from OSUs official athletic web site, http://www. ...

Homepage OKState.com

Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for women's teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University. Their mascot is a cowboy named Pistol Pete. The school colors are orange, black, and white. Oklahoma State was formerly called Oklahoma A&M with the nickname being Aggies. Oklahoma State participates in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big 12 Conference's South division. The university's current athletic director is Mike Holder. In total, Oklahoma State has 48 team national titles, the fourth-most team national championships in the country. These national titles have come in wrestling (34), golf (10), basketball (2), baseball (1), and cross country (1). Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university under the Morrill Act. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... Taken from OSUs official athletic web site, http://www. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ...

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Men's basketball

Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball
University Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Conference Big 12
South Division
Location Stillwater, OK
Head Coach Sean Sutton (2nd year)
Arena Gallagher-Iba Arena
(Capacity: 13,611)
Nickname Cowboys
Colors Orange and Black

              Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Oklahoma State University–Stillwater, located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, is an institution of higher learning founded in 1890 as a land-grant university under the Morrill Act. ... The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... Stillwater is a city located in Payne County, Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... Sean Sutton (born October 4, 1968 in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA) is currently the head coach of the Oklahoma State University mens basketball program. ... South side view of Gallagher-Iba Arena. ... See also Orange (disambiguation) for other meanings of the word. ... This article is about the color black; for other uses, see Black (disambiguation). ...

Uniforms
   
Home shorts
Home
   
Away shorts
Away
NCAA Tournament Champions
1945, 1946
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1945, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1995, 2004
Conference Tournament Champions
2004, 2005
Conference Regular Season Champions
2004

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The early years (1907-34)

Oklahoma State first took the basketball court in the 1908-1908 season.[1]


Henry Iba era (1934-70)

Under head coach Henry Iba, Oklahoma A&M Aggies (now Oklahoma State) won NCAA championships in consecutive years, 1945-1946. Those championship teams were led by Bob Kurland, the game's first seven-foot-tall player. Throughout Iba's 36-year tenure as head coach (nearly all while also serving as the athletic director), his teams won 655 games and were known for their tough, man-to-man defense. Henry Payne Hank Iba (August 6, 1904 - January 15, 1993) was a well-known college mens basketball coach. ... The 1945 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The 1946 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 8 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Bob Kurland was a 7-foot center that played for Henry Ibas Okalahoma A & M University Aggies basketball team. ...


1970-90

Eddie Sutton era (1990-2006)

One of Iba's students, Eddie Sutton, was named head coach in 1990, leading the team to two more Final Four appearances. Eddie Sutton (born March 12, 1936 in Bucklin, Kansas) was the head coach of several NCAA Division I mens basketball programs, most recently at Oklahoma State University. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ...


2001 plane crash

On January 27, 2001, one of three planes carrying Oklahoma State staff and players crashed in a snow storm near Byers, Colorado, killing all 10 on board. The plane was on its way back from a loss against the University of Colorado. Those killed included Nate Fleming, a redshirt freshman guard; Dan Lawson, a junior guard; Bill Teegins, radio sportscaster of OSU basketball and sports anchor on CBS affiliate KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City; Kendall Durfey, television and radio engineer; Will Hancock, media relations coordinator; Pat Noyes, director of basketball operations; Brian Luinstra, athletic trainer; Jared Weiberg, student assistant; Denver Mills, pilot; and Bjorn Falistrom, co-pilot.[2] is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Byers is a census-designated place located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... KWTV, commonly referred to as NEWS9 is the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ...


Sean Sutton era (2006-present)

Eddie Sutton's son, Sean Sutton, also a former Cowboy player, took over head coaching duties in 2006. Sean Sutton (born October 4, 1968 in Twin Falls, Idaho, USA) is currently the head coach of the Oklahoma State University mens basketball program. ...

// Final four redirects here. ... Bob Kurland was a 7-foot center that played for Henry Ibas Okalahoma A & M University Aggies basketball team. ... Doyle Parrack was a college mens basketball coach. ... Henry Payne Hank Iba (August 6, 1904 - January 15, 1993) was a well-known college mens basketball coach. ... // Final four redirects here. ... Bob Kurland was a 7-foot center that played for Henry Ibas Okalahoma A & M University Aggies basketball team. ... Henry Payne Hank Iba (August 6, 1904 - January 15, 1993) was a well-known college mens basketball coach. ...

Wrestling

Oklahoma State wrestling's tradition started in 1916 when Edward C. Gallagher, whose name is part of Gallagher-Iba Arena, became head coach. With his expertise in anatomy, he pioneered the sport of wrestling. [3] Gallagher coached the Cowboys until his death in 1940 from pneumonia. [4] During those 24 years, Gallagher had 11 team national titles, 19 undefeated seasons, and a 138-5-4 winning record. [4] The Oklahoma State Cowboys are the most storied Division I college wrestling program in NCAA history. ... Image File history File links Osu_wrestling_pete. ... Edward C. Gallagher was the Oklahoma A&M wrestling coach from 1916-1940. ... South side view of Gallagher-Iba Arena. ... Human heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ...


After his death, Art Griffith took over and proceeded to win two straight national championships. Due to World War II, Oklahoma State wrestling was forced off the mat for three years. After the war, Griffith coached for another 11 years and won six more national championships in that time. Due to health reasons, Art Griffith resigned as head coach and Myron Roderick took over. At 23 years old, Roderick became the youngest coach to win a national championship in 1958. Roderick proceeded to win another 5 championships. In 1970, Myron Roderick stepped down to take an executive position with the U.S. Wrestling Federation. Former Stillwater High School coach Tommy Chesbro was hired as head coach and won eight Big Eight titles and one national championship in 15 years. Between 1985 to 1991, Joe Seay, former Cal State coach won five conference titles and two national titles. [4] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Downtown Stillwater Stillwater is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. ... Tommy Chesbro (1940 - September 1, 2006) was a Oklahoma State University all-star wrestler and coach. ... This page deals with movie studios. ... The CSU Seal The California State University (CSU) system has a combined 23 campuses, 414,000 students, and 44,000 faculty and staff, making it the largest university system in the United States. ...


In 1993, John Smith became the seventh head coach of Oklahoma State University wrestling. Smith led the Cowboys to a national title in 1995 and four consecutive national titles between 2002-2006. [4] John W. Smith (born August 9, 1965) is currently the head coach of wrestling at Oklahoma State University. ...


Baseball

Oklahoma State also has one of the most storied programs in college baseball. The Cowboys won their only national championship in 1959, but have finished runner-up on five other occasions. OSU won an unprecedented 16 consecutive conference championships under head coach Gary Ward in the old Big 8 Conference. During that time, two Cowboys distinguished themselves as legends in college baseball. Pete Incaviglia was named Baseball America's Player of the Century, and Robin Ventura was inducted in the inaugural class into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Overall, OSU has made 19 College World Series appearances, including a record seven straight from 1981-1987. Pete Incaviglia was born on April 2, 1964 in Pebble Beach, CA. He was drafted in the 1st round (8th overrall pick) by the Montreal Expos in the 1985 amateur draft out of Oklahoma State University. ... Robin Mark Ventura (born July 14, 1967 in Santa Maria, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Chicago White Sox. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ...


Football

Oklahoma State plays football on Lewis Field, in Boone Pickens Stadium, which is currently undergoing extensive renovation and expansion. The current head coach is Mike Gundy, who is also the school's all-time passing leader. During Gundy's playing career, the Cowboys enjoyed their greatest success with consecutive ten-win seasons. Also during this era, tailback Barry Sanders became the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner while also breaking the single-season NCAA records for rushing and all-purpose yards. Sanders holds records for most rushing yards in a game and in a season. Boone Pickens Stadium, formerly known as Lewis Field, is home to the Oklahoma State University college football program. ... Michael Ray Gundy (born August 12, 1967) is the head football coach at Oklahoma State University and a former quarterback of the Cowboys. ... Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968)) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Sanders is best known for being among the most prolific running backs in NFL history, and left the... “Heisman” redirects here. ...


The OSU football program hopes to established itself as a winner (under .500 all time currently) and participated in bowl games in three of the last four seasons making only 17 total bowl appearances in its history. The most important game of the season to all Cowboy fans is their annual game againt the Oklahoma Sooners. A victory in this game is like a Super Bowl win to most fans and a dissapointing overall record is forgiven if a victory against the hated Sooners is accomplished. There have been 32 All-Americans to play for the Cowboys, with many coming from ranks of running backs. This tradition of "Tailback U" includes Sanders, Thurman Thomas,Terry Miller, Bob Fenimore, and Tatum Bell. Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ... Terry Miller (born January 7, 1956 in Columbus, Georgia) was a National Football League running back with the Buffalo Bills from 1978 through 1980. ... Robert Fenimore (born October 6, 1925) was a halfback for the Oklahoma State University football team from 1943-1946. ... Tatum Antoine Bell (born March 2, 1981 in Dallas, Texas) is an NFL running back with the Detroit Lions. ...


Author Steve Budin, whose father was a New York bookie, has recently publicized the claim that the 1954 "Bedlam" game against rival OU was fixed by mobsters in his book Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll (ISBN 1-602-39099-1).[5]. Allegedly, the mobsters threatened and paid off a cook to slip laxatives into a soup eaten by many OU Sooner starting players, causing them to fall violently ill in the days leading up to the game. OU was victorious in the end, but their 14-0 win did not cover the 20-point spread they had in their favor. However, many people involved in the 1954 contest do not recall any incident like the one purported by Budin to have occurred.[6] The Bedlam Series refers to the athletics rivalry between the University of Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State University Cowboys, of the Big 12 Conferences South Division. ... Head coach Bob Stoops 8th year, 78–18 Home stadium Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Capacity 82,112 - Grass Conference Big 12 - South First year 1895 Athletic director Joe Castiglione Website SoonerSports. ...


Former defensive back Darrent Williams, a second round draft pick and starter for the Denver Broncos, was murdered in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denver in the early hours of January 1, 2007. Darrent Williams (September 27, 1982 – January 1, 2007), was an American football player for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Year by year records (win, loss, tie, conference record in parenthesis)

  • 1901- 2-3
  • 1902- No Team
  • 1903- 0-2-2
  • 1904- 0-4-1
  • 1905 1-3-2
  • 1906- 1-4-2
  • 1907- 1-3-1
  • 1908- 4-3
  • 1909- 5-3
  • 1910- 3-4
  • 1911- 5-2
  • 1912- 6-2
  • 1913- 4-3
  • 1914- 6-2-1
  • 1915- 4-5-1 (0-3)
  • 1916- 4-4 (0-3)
  • 1917- 4-5 (1-2)
  • 1918- 4-2 (0-2)
  • 1919- 3-3-2 (0-2)
  • 1920- 0-7-1 (0-3)
  • 1921- 5-4-1 (1-1)
  • 1922- 4-4-1 (2-3)
  • 1923- 2-8 (1-3)
  • 1924- 6-1-2 (1-1-1)
  • 1925- 2-5-1 (0-3-1)
  • 1926- 3-4-1 (3-0-1)
  • 1927- 4-4 (2-1)
  • 1928- 1-7 (0-1)
  • 1929- 4-3-2 (1-1)
  • 1930- 7-2-1 (2-0)
  • 1931- 8-2-1 (1-0)
  • 1932- 9-1-2 (3-0)
  • 1933- 6-2-1 (2-0)
  • 1934- 4-5-1 (1-1)
  • 1935- 3-7 (0-3)
  • 1936- 1-9 (1-2)
  • 1937- 4-6 (2-2)
  • 1938- 2-8 (0-4)
  • 1939- 5-4-1 (3-1)
  • 1940- 6-3-1 (4-1)
  • 1941- 5-4 (3-1)
  • 1942- 6-3-1 (4-1)
  • 1943- 3-4 (0-1)
  • 1944- 8-1 (0-1)
  • 1945- 9-0 (1-0)
  • 1946- 3-7-1 (1-1)

The 1901 Oklahoma State Cowboys football season was the first season of Oklahoma State football. ... The 1903 Oklahoma State Cowboys football season was the second season in Oklahoma State football history. ... The 1904 Oklahoma A&M football season was the third season in team history. ... The 1905 Oklahoma A&M University football season was the fourth season in team history. ... The 1906 Oklahoma State football season was the fifth season in team history. ... The 1907 Oklahoma A&M Aggies football season was the sixth in team history. ... The 1924 Oklahoma State Cowboys football season was the first season of Oklahoma State football that the team was formally known as the Cowboys. ...

Golf

Karsten Creek serves as the backdrop for one of college golf's premier programs. The Tom Fazio layout was named Golf Digest's "Best New Public Course" and served as the host site for the NCAA Men's Championship in 2003. The men's program has qualified for the NCAA Championship in each of its 60 seasons and has won 10 national championships, eight individual national champions, and 49 conference championships. Karsten Creek is a golf course outside of Stillwater, Oklahoma and serves as the home course of the Oklahoma State University golf team. ... Tom Fazio (born February 10, 1945) began his career as a golf course designer in the suburban Philadelphia and has created, considered by many, some of the most visually attractive golf holes in the world. ... The front cover of a Golf Digest magazine Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Advance Publications in the United States. ...


The women's program has also had its share of success. Under former coach Ann Pitts, the Cowgirls won 15 conference championships and made 15 appearances at the NCAA Championship. New head coach Laura Matthews led the Cowgirls to be Big 12 champions in 2005 and a top-20 finish at the NCAA Championship.


Overall success

While competing in the Big Eight Conference, the Cowboys and Cowgirls won 135 team titles and 500 individual conference championships. In the Big 12, they have earned to date 18 regular season titles and 5 postseason tournament wins. The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in...


See also

Since the 1924 Olympics, 55 Oklahoma State University Olympians have won a total of 24 medals, 21 gold, two silver, and one bronze. ... There are more than 190,000 living Oklahoma State University alumni worldwide. ... Pistol Pete at Homecoming 2005 Homecoming is one of the many proud traditions at Oklahoma State University, and perhaps one of the most widely known. ...

References

  1. ^ University/Recruiting Section (PDF) (English). Oklahoma State University Basketball 2005-2006 Media Guide 2. Oklahoma State University (2005). Retrieved on 2006-06-06.
  2. ^ University/Recruiting Section (PDF) (English). Oklahoma State University Basketball 2005-2006 Media Guide 4-5. Oklahoma State University (2005). Retrieved on 2006-06-06.
  3. ^ Distinguished Member: Edward C. Gallagher (English). National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2006-04-05.
  4. ^ a b c d Why OSU? (English). Oklahoma State University athletics (2003-04-05). Retrieved on 2006-06-05.
  5. ^ Budin, Steve with Schaller, Bob (2007). Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: The Rise and Fall of the World's First Offshore Sports Gambling Empire. Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 1-602-39099-1. 
  6. ^ Book claims '54 Bedlam Game was fixed by mob (HTML) (English). ESPN. Retrieved on 2007-10-02.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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