Thursday, November 3, 2011

Oklahoma State Invests In Cowboy Football

T. Boone Pickens didn't become a billionaire without getting big returns on well-calculated investments.

Thus, it shouldn't be a surprise that Oklahoma State - which has received about $265 million in athletic donations from Pickens - is in the midst of the greatest run of football success in school history.

The Cowboys are 8-0 for the first time since 1945. They're ranked No. 3 in the nation - their highest-ever ranking in November. A victory on Saturday over Kansas State would mean a fourth consecutive season with at least nine wins, which would be a school record.

Most important, the Cowboys are leading the Big 12 and will play for the BCS national championship if they can complete the season unbeaten.

Now, that's a return on an investment.  Read the full article on

Story by Olin Buchanan College Football Senior Writer

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