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With the absence of Markel Brown and Marcus Smart in Stillwater, the anticipation of Cowboy basketball has declined greatly. No longer will we have 360 mid-air dunks. No longer will we be witness to Smart taking over a game single-handedly.
But now its time for another crop of Cowboys to make their path.
OSU athletics recently released their non-conference schedule, which the Cowboys’ MBB will start come Nov. 8. With a several new pieces and the loss of so much talent, it will be interesting to see how both Ford and his team become a cohesive group and how quickly they can find a rhythm.
With games against Missouri Western and Prairie View A&M, the Cowboys will have a needed buffer between the off-season and the grueling set of games that sets off with Memphis on Dec. 23.
For the schedule and a small breakdown of the season, okstate.com has the press release.
“This schedule is going to be, from top to bottom, one of the toughest we’ve played since I’ve been here,” Ford said. “It will be an extremely challenging schedule, with some very tough road games.”
The Cowboys will either find themselves quickly or will be in a proverbial tail-spin for most of the season.
Yes, I know you don’t want to think about Oklahoma State’s 2011 season. Yes, I know you will forever be attempting to curse Paul Rhoads for ruining that perfect season. But it’s fun sometimes to think what would have happened if it happened this year instead of 2011.
With the new playoff system off the drawing board and into the real world, the 3rd and 4th best team in the nation finally have a chance to redeem those early or late losses with an otherwise perfect record and tough schedule.
For more on what could have been, John Helsley of the Oklahoman has the story.
For the Cowboys, it’s three years late.
“There should have been a better answer, a better format,” Weeden said. “I think this system will give a chance for the two best teams to play for the championship. The two most deserving teams.”
Preach Weeden. Preach.
In other non-OSU news…
– So did the authorities charging Le’Veon Bell for having a Blount in his car?
– Here’s the raw highlights of the 2011 Bedlam game. It just makes you all warm and fuzzy in side to see Landry Jones just completely fail
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