- Oklahoma State Cowboys
Infobox college athletics
name = Oklahoma State Cowboys
university = Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Big 12| division = Division I
director = Mike Holder
city = Stillwater
state = Oklahoma
stateabb = OK
teams = 18
Boone Pickens Stadium
Allie P. Reynolds Stadium
nickname = Cowboys
Ride 'Em Cowboys
color1 = Orange
color2 = Black
hex1 = FF6600
hex2 = 000000
pageurl = http://www.okstate.com
pagename = OKState.com
Oklahoma State Cowboys (Cowgirls for women's teams) are the athletic teams that represent Oklahoma State University. Their mascot is a
cowboynamed Pistol Pete. The school colors are orange, black, and white. Oklahoma State was formerly called Oklahoma A&M with the nickname being Aggies. Oklahoma State participates in the NCAA's Division I-A and in the Big 12 Conference's South division. The university's current athletic director is Mike Holder. In total, Oklahoma State has 48 team national titles, the fourth-most team national championships in the country. These national titles have come in wrestling (34), golf (10), basketball (2), baseball (1), and cross country (1).
Oklahoma State first took the basketball court in 1908. Under head coach
Henry Iba, the team won NCAA championships in 1945 and again in 1946. Oklahoma State has a total of six Final Four appearances and two national championships.
Eddie Sutton, the team made two Final Four appearances—in 1995 and in 2004. Sutton's son, Sean Sutton, began coaching the team in 2006 but resigned on March 31, 2008. [ [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/2008-04-01-sutton-oklastate_N.htm Sean Sutton resigns under pressure from Oklahoma State] ] The team is now coached by Travis Ford.
Oklahoma State wrestling's tradition started in 1916 when Edward C. Gallagher, whose name is part of
Gallagher-Iba Arena, became head coach. With his expertise in anatomy, he pioneered the sport of wrestling. cite web | title=Distinguished Member: Edward C. Gallagher | publisher=National Wrestling Hall of Fame | url=http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/awards/?dm&honoree=4 | language=English | accessdate=2006-04-05] Gallagher coached the Cowboys until his death in 1940 from pneumonia. cite web | title=Why OSU? | publisher=Oklahoma State University athletics | date=2003-04-05 | url=http://www.okstate.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=200&KEY=&SPID=149&SPSID=2302 | language=English | accessdate=2006-06-05] During those 24 years, Gallagher had 11 team national titles, 19 undefeated seasons, and a 138-5-4 winning record.
After his death,
Art Griffithtook over and proceeded to win two straight national championships. Due to World War II, Oklahoma State wrestling was forced off the mat for three years. After the war, Griffith coached for another 11 years and won six more national championships in that time. Due to health reasons, Art Griffith resigned as head coach and Myron Rodericktook over. At 23 years old, Roderick became the youngest coach to win a national championship in 1958. Roderick proceeded to win another 5 championships. In 1970, Myron Roderick stepped down to take an executive position with the U.S. Wrestling Federation. Former Stillwater High School coach Tommy Chesbrowas hired as head coach and won eight Big Eighttitles and one national championship in 15 years. Between 1985 to 1991, Joe Seay, former Cal Statecoach won five conference titles and two national titles.
In 1993, John Smith became the seventh head coach of Oklahoma State University wrestling. Smith led the Cowboys to a national title in 1995 and four consecutive national titles between 2002-2006.
Oklahoma State also has one of the most storied programs in college baseball. The Cowboys won their only national championship in 1959, but have finished runner-up on five other occasions. OSU won an unprecedented 16 consecutive conference championships under head coach Gary Ward in the old Big 8 Conference. During that time, two Cowboys distinguished themselves as legends in college baseball.
Pete Incavigliawas named Baseball America's Player of the Century, and Robin Venturawas inducted in the inaugural class into the College Baseball Hall of Fame. Overall, OSU has made 19 College World Seriesappearances, including a record seven straight from 1981-1987.
The OSU football program is in the process of establishing itself as a major college football contender, participating in 18 bowl games overall and 5 in the last 6 years. There have been 10 conference championships, 1
Heisman Trophywinner, 2 NFL Hall of Fame members, and 32 All-Americans to the Cowboys' name.
Oklahoma State plays football on Lewis Field, in
Boone Pickens Stadium, which is currently undergoing extensive renovation and expansion.
The current head coach is
Mike Gundy(18-19 and 2-0 in bowl appearances). During Gundy's playing career, the Cowboys enjoyed their greatest success with consecutive ten-win seasons.
Barry Sanders won the
Heisman Trophyas the season's best player in 1988. cite web|url=http://www.heisman.com/winners/b-sanders88.html |title=Heisman Trophy / 1988 - 54th Award |accessdate=2007-08-12 ]
Author Steve Budin, whose father was a New York bookie, has recently publicized the claim that the 1954 "Bedlam" game against rival OU was fixed by mobsters in his book "Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll" (ISBN 1-602-39099-1). [cite book| author= Budin, Steve with Schaller, Bob| title=Bets, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: The Rise and Fall of the World's First Offshore Sports Gambling Empire| publisher=Skyhorse Publishing| year=2007| id=ISBN 1-602-39099-1]
Former defensive back
Darrent Williams, a second round draft pick and starter for the Denver Broncos, was murdered in a drive-by shooting in downtown Denverin the early hours of January 1, 2007.
Conference (seasons as member)
*Southwest Conference (1915-1924)
*Missouri Valley Conference (1928-1956)
*Big 8 Conference (1960-1996)
*Big 12 Conference (1997-Present)
Year by year records
Karsten Creekserves as the home course of the Oklahoma State University Men's and Women's golf teams. The Tom Faziolayout was named Golf Digest's "Best New Public Course" and served as the host site for the NCAA Men's Championship in 2003. The men's program has qualified for the NCAA Championship in each of its 60 seasons and has won 10 national championships, eight individual national champions, and 49 conference championships.
The women's program has also had its share of success. Under former coach Ann Pitts, the Cowgirls won 15 conference championships and made 15 appearances at the NCAA Championship. New head coach Laura Matthews led the Cowgirls to be Big 12 champions in 2005 and a top-20 finish at the NCAA Championship.
While competing in the
Big Eight Conference, the Cowboys and Cowgirls won 135 team titles and 500 individual conference championships. In the Big 12, they have earned to date 18 regular season titles and 5 postseason tournament wins.
List of Oklahoma State University Olympians
List of Oklahoma State University people
Oklahoma State University homecoming
Johnny Bright Incident
* [http://www.okstate.com/ Oklahoma State University Athletics official website]
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