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Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill might be the best running back in 2018 next season, says an anonymous coach.

Justice Hill receives glowing endorsement; Gallagher-Iba Arena impresses Western Kentucky

Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

High praise for Justice Hill

Oklahoma State’s offense took a huge hit with the departure of quarterback Mason Rudolph and wide receivers James Washington, Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy this offseason. A huge positive? Oklahoma State returns running back Justice Hill.

Hill was stellar in 2017, and he could be in line for another big season in 2018. One coach, who was anonymously surveyed, even told ESPN that Hill could be the best returning running back in the country. No, not just the Big 12. The country.

Hill should be a preseason frontrunner for an All-Big 12 spot, but he might compete for more accolades outside of his conference.

Stillwater, still rocking

If there’s one thing coach Mike Boynton can be proud of, Oklahoma State fans showed up in a big way for the Cowboys’ final game of the season.

Oklahoma State fell to Western Kentucky in the 2018 NIT last Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The loss ended Boynton’s first season as Cowboys’ coach, but the buzz around Oklahoma State basketball seems to be back and Western Kentucky’s players took notice.

Western Kentucky senior Justin Johnson said, “To go out to an arena like that, that’s the loudest place I’ve ever played a game of basketball in,” in a video shared by WBKO-TV’s Chad Bishop.

The loss still might sting for some fans, but the community can take some pride in its efforts with Oklahoma State’s last game of the season.

Other headlines from the athletic department

What they’re saying on Twitter

Oklahoma State women’s basketball

Oklahoma State football

Oklahoma State baseball

Oklahoma State booster T. Boone Pickens

Running back Justice Hill

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