Oklahoma State adding new jumbotron; lineman eyes sixth year of eligibility
Welcome to the Thursday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
New jumbotron coming to football stadium
A large jumbotron will reportedly replace the two smaller video boards in the east end zone. The jumbotron is planned to be 6,600 square feet, which would be the sixth largest video board in college football. The Cowboys currently have the smallest video boards in the Big 12.
Larry Williams eyes sixth year of eligibility
Larry Williams’ chance at returning to Oklahoma State next season looks better. The NCAA passed a rule change that opens the door for the offensive lineman to request a waiver for a sixth year of eligibility.
Williams qualifies for the waiver, because he redshirted his freshman season at East Carolina and missed most of his last two seasons with multiple injuries. The senior still participated in Oklahoma State’s pro day with special permission from the NCAA. But he’ll still be able to return in 2018 if he wants to apply for the new waiver.
Vanessa Shippy sets softball record
Oklahoma State is still a month away from the postseason, but senior Vanessa Shippy broke a single-season program record on Wednesday. Shippy now owns the Cowgirls’ single-season runs record.
She set the mark during her team’s 9-6 loss to Wichita State on Wednesday. The Cowgirls resume action with a road series against Texas, which begins Friday at 5 p.m. ET.
Other headlines from around the athletic department:
• A Mike Gundy doppelganger was spotted at a Rangers-Astros game
• Marcell Ateman reportedly visited the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday
What they’re saying on Twitter
• Football assistant Jason McEndoo
Big things happening in BPS ⚠️🔨🛠 https://t.co/FEx67wirZN
— Jason McEndoo (@JasonMcEndoo) April 18, 2018
• Cowgirls softball
— Cowgirl Softball (@CowgirlSB) April 19, 2018
• Oklahoma State equestrian
— OSU Equestrian (@OSUEquestrian) April 18, 2018
• Oklahoma State women’s basketball
— Cowgirl Basketball (@OSUWBB) April 18, 2018
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