Oklahoma State’s James Washington a Heisman contender, Mason Rudolph rising up draft boards
Welcome to the Thursday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through all the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
SB Nation lists James Washington as Heisman contender
Among Oklahoma State’s excellent receiving corps, James Washington has stood out among the rest, so much so that on SB Nation’s online series Wake Up, College Football, Dan Rubenstein said he considered Washington a Heisman candidate. Washington leads the FBS with 647 receiving, turning five of his 28 receptions into touchdowns.
““I’m going to go James Washington,” Rubenstein said. “Overlooked, receivers in general. … He doesn’t look like your prototypical huge downfield threat. He’s solidly like a trapezoid up top and it’s wonderful.”
Mason Rudolph at No. 32 in ESPN’s Todd McShay’s latest Draft rankings
Washington isn’t the only Cowboy who’s been drawing Heisman hype. Quarterback Mason Rudolph has been doing the same, seeing his NFL Draft Stock rise in the process. ESPN’s Todd McShay has Rudolph at No. 32 in his latest Draft rankings. Rudolph, who was previously unranked, is McShay’s fourth-ranked quarterback, behind USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen and UCLA’s Josh Rosen.
Rudolph is second in the FBS with 1,909 passing yards and 16 passing touchdowns.
Other headlines from the program:
- Former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden has signed with the Tennessee Titans.
- Sports Illustrated predicted Oklahoma State will face Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl.
Oklahoma State basketball coach Mike Boynton to speak with media Thursday
For the first time since associate head coach Lamont Evans was charged in an FBI corruption investigation, Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton will speak with the media Thursday. Boynton is entering his first year as the Cowboys’ coach after replacing Brad Underwood.
Evans, meanwhile, was terminated last week after it was revealed he reportedly accepted at least $22,000 in bribes to direct players toward certain advisers.
Other headlines from the athletic department:
- Oklahoma State wrestling redshirt sophomore Nick Piccininni will wrestle defending NCAA Champion Darian Cruz of Lehigh in the 125-pound match at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic on Nov. 5 in Princeton, N.J. At least one Cowboy wrestler has appeared in 41 of the 52 years the event has been hosted.
- For the second time in three games, fall action for the Cowgirl softball team was postponed because of inclement weather. Oklahoma State’s matchup with Connors State will instead be Oct. 18.
What they’re saying on Twitter
Defensive end Trey Carter
Most of what I know, I've learned by falling and getting back up. The ground has taught me more about flight than the clouds ever could-R.F.
— Trey Carter (@treycarter2014) October 4, 2017
Oklahoma State recruiting
— Oklahoma State FB (@CowboyFB_Elite) October 4, 2017
Oklahoma State athletic department
Little over a week away… 🎉
— Oklahoma State (@OSUAthletics) October 4, 2017
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