Oklahoma State Football: Boone Pickens and Others Respond Via Twitter


Nov 17, 2012; Stillwater OK, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys during warm ups before the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

Boone Pickens and numerous others have taken to the popular social network Twitter to respond to the first part of a five-part series of a Sports Illustrated report containing allegations against Oklahoma State University.

Here is a slideshow of tweets, some from former Cowboys and reporters.

T. Boone Pickens Video Response to Sports Illustrated

Here is the transcript of Mr. Pickens video response:

“I’m Boone Pickens, a very, very loyal OSU Cowboy. There’s one word I have for the Sports Illustrated reporting on Oklahoma State: Disappointing. The series is not reflective of Oklahoma State University today. Many of the sensational allegations go back a decade. There have been wholesale changes at the school in recent years, in leadership and facilities. During that time, I’ve given more than $500,000,000 dollars to OSU for athletics and academics. Have I gotten my money’s worth? You bet. We have a football program that is committed to ethical sportsmanship, they understand the expectations we as fans and supporters have for the program. We have an incredible and growing fanbase and a loyal group of Alums that believe in the character of our players, coaches, and administrators. But I do welcome this scrutiny. If people take the time, it’s an opportunity to better understand where Oklahoma State is today, not a decade ago. It’s a different university today. It’s a better university. If there are areas where we need to improve, we’ll do it. Which leads me back to my disappointment with Sports Illustrated, and their failure to ask the most important question of all: What’s happening at OSU today? Not a decade ago.”