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Incoming freshman Spencer Sanders will undoubtedly make Oklahoma State's quarterback battle interesting. His maturity, at least, speaks volumes.

Oklahoma State QB battle includes rare contender; men’s golf extends lead at NCAA regional

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

Spencer Sanders readies for QB battle

A true freshman at starting quarterback? It’s not as far-fetched as it might seem.

Oklahoma State 2018 signee Spencer Sanders was one of the best recruits coach Mike Gundy signed this last cycle. And with the departure of Mason Rudolph, Gundy might need the 4-star prospect to quickly grow up.

The “growing up quick” part might not be so difficult. Pistols Firing Blog’s Kyler Porter asked Sanders about the quarterback race and the incoming freshman gave a veteran answer.

“I don’t want to go out there and say ‘hey I’m going to get the starting job,’” Sanders told Pistols Firing Blog. “No, I’m going to keep my mouth shut, and I’m going to work in silence.”

Sanders’ toughest competition will be 2017 backup Taylor Cornelius and incoming graduate transfer Dru Brown. But he should get a fair shot at the starting job as one of the most highly touted players to sign with the Pokes in recent memory.

Men’s golf closer to NCAA Regional win

Oklahoma State men’s golf extended its lead at the NCAA Columbus Regional to three strokes on Tuesday. The Cowboys are at the top of the team standings and have two golfers tied for first place on the individual leaderboard.

The Cowboys posted a 6-under par team score of 278 behind solid second-round performances from Matthew Wolf (70-69) and Zach Bauchou (71-68).

The final round of the NCAA Columbus Regional begins Wednesday. The five low teams will advance to the NCAA Championships beginning May 25 in Stillwater, Okla.

Other headlines

• Big 12 teams rank highly among college teams with new players in NFL camps

• Big 12 ranks third among major conferences with eight alumni in NBA semifinals

What they’re saying on Twitter

• Tyron Johnson, wide receiver

• Marcell Ateman, former football player

• Cowboy Basketball

• Dez Bryant

• Cowboy Baseball

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