Iowa State A.D. Is Madder Than Hell About Big 12 Officiating

Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard gave a bizarre press conference today. With Cyclones' head coach Paul Rhoads standing a few feet away, Pollard goes after Big 12 refs for costing Iowa State football games. The Cyclones fell to 1-4 today after a loss to Oklahoma State. One particular play may stand out to… » 10/04/14 4:55pm 10/04/14 4:55pm

Oklahoma State Avoids APR Penalties Thanks To Player From The 1990s

One of the NCAA's favorite weapons in its PR battle to classify amateur athletes as "student-athletes" is Academic Progress Rate, a formula which provides academic benchmarks programs must achieve to avoid penalties. How meaningless is APR? Oklahoma State football only managed to clear the bar by including a student… » 7/29/14 2:07pm 7/29/14 2:07pm

"Go Back To Africa" Twitter Rumor Becomes Marcus Smart Story Canon

In the overnight hours after Marcus Smart shoved a fan in Lubbock at the end of Saturday's Oklahoma State-Texas Tech game, speculation ran wild about what might have provoked the Cowboys superstar guard to react in such a way. By morning, the narrative had been forged: Red Raiders superfan Jeff Orr told Smart to "go… » 2/09/14 12:25pm 2/09/14 12:25pm

Kansas And Oklahoma State Need To Be Separated After Thunderous Dunk

Kansas, in the midst of a 13-0 first-half run against the Cowboys, brought Allen Fieldhouse to its feet with this crushing dunk from Tarik Black. The noise might have caused some confusion on the Oklahoma State side because Markel Brown tries to push the ball up the court while Travis Ford called a timeout. Brown… » 1/18/14 5:11pm 1/18/14 5:11pm

Ok. St.'s Final Possession Was Alternatingly Electric And Maddening

For three quarters, the Cotton Bowl was a defensive game. In the fourth quarter, both offensives exploded and began trading touchdowns. The fire inside Gus Johnson that had been contained all night, was slowly rising for what we surely all knew was going to happen. Missouri took a 34-31 lead with three minutes left… » 1/04/14 1:58pm 1/04/14 1:58pm

The Time This Kid Realized He Was Waving A Turkey Leg

The waving of the turkey leg — sure, cute, but we've all been there. Having only two hands can feel so limiting, so of course, you're watching Okie State piss-pound Baylor back into the MaybeNextYear.com Bowl, and everyone else starts some kind of en masse arm swing, and what option do you have but to join. » 11/25/13 7:39pm 11/25/13 7:39pm

Why SI's Oklahoma State Series Sucked: The Inside Story

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, Sports Illustrated senior writer George Dohrmann placed a phone call to Oklahoma State's public relations office. He said that the magazine was about to publish a series of stories about what he characterized as "disturbing allegations" involving the OSU football program. An in-person meeting… » 9/24/13 4:34pm 9/24/13 4:34pm

Here's Some More Bullshit In SI's Big Oklahoma State Exposé

Dr. Duane Gill, the head of Oklahoma State's sociology department, says no one from Sports Illustrated contacted him or anyone in his department about claims made by former safety Fath' Carter in the magazine's fisking of the Cowboys' football program. If they had, they'd have found that one of their key… » 9/12/13 4:25pm 9/12/13 4:25pm