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
- Mike Gundy wasn’t the first name to come up for Tennessee fans in the Vols’ coaching search.
- Speaking of Tennessee, a few emails and phone records show a clear timeline of Gundy’s communication with Tennessee.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Oklahoma State women’s basketball
— Cowgirl Basketball (@OSUWBB) March 26, 2018
Oklahoma State football
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) March 27, 2018
Oklahoma State baseball
— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) March 26, 2018
Oklahoma State booster T. Boone Pickens
— T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) March 27, 2018
Running back Justice Hill
— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) March 27, 2018
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