Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mike Gundy Featured on

Oklahoma State hired Mike Gundy seven years ago at age 37, the equivalent of coaching adolescence. He had started at quarterback for the Cowboys for four seasons and been an assistant coach there for 10 of the 15 years after his graduation. He was as orange and black as Pistol Pete, and also green.

"I look back," Gundy said, "and never would have hired me, knowing what I know now."

The arc of Gundy's success at his alma mater has yet to bend toward earth. He has won as many or more games in each season than the previous one, from four wins in 2005 to 11 and counting as No. 3 Oklahoma State prepares to play No. 4 Stanford in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Monday.

Gundy learns to trust his instincts by Ivan Maisel Previews the 2012 Fiesta Bowl

Freshman WR #5 Josh Stewart Talks with OSU Athletics

OSU Concludes Day 3 Practice

Shaun Lewis Fields Questions from Reporters

Fiesta Bowl Media with OSU DC Bill Young

Markelle Martin with the Fiesta Bowl Media

Cowboys Hit the Practice Fields

OSU Defense Meets The Fiesta Bowl Media

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Weeden, Pratt go from minors to Fiesta Bowl teams

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Weeden and Jordan Pratt can only chuckle now about their baseball connection.

The Oklahoma State quarterback and Stanford wide receiver spent a sweltering summer together in 2005 with the Class-A Columbus Catfish, the Los Angeles Dodgers' former minor league affiliate in Georgia. After practice or before games, they'd often take a break from baseball and play out another sports fantasy.

"He'd bring out a football every once in a while and throw me routes," Pratt said. "We'd always talk about, 'If baseball doesn't work out, we'll go back and play football.' Everybody else is like, 'Yeah right, that'll never happen.' And the two of us were kind of like in the back of our minds thinking,

'Yeah? We're going to do this if baseball doesn't work out.'"

They might be the only the ones not surprised by this rare Fiesta Bowl reunion.

Weeden, Oklahoma State's 28-year-old starting quarterback nicknamed "Grandpa" by students, dropped baseball in 2007 for the gridiron. Pratt, a freshman walk-on wide receiver at Stanford some call "The Professor," is just beginning his college career at age 26 after eight years in the minors.

Read the full AP story here

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Cooper Bassett On Bedlam and the Fiesta Bowl

Scottsdale Plaza Resort Set to Host OSU in Arizona


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Monday, December 19, 2011

Jamie Blatnick Takes Questions From Media

Justin Blackmon Addresses The Media Monday

Markelle Martin Talks with

Mike Gundy Holds Media Event For Fiesta Bowl

The Cowboy Way - OSU Football

Oklahoma State is having its best season in school history at 11-1 and making its first BCS appearance on Jan. 2 against Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. The tradition of Oklahoma State Cowboy Football spans several decades, and boasts one of the nation's top football powers of the 1940's, a rich bowl history that includes many of the most prestigious games in college football, ten conference championships, the 1988 Heisman Trophy, two Pro Football Hall of Famers, and a new commitment to reach even greater heights in the years to come.

The Cowboy Way

Award Winners

Cowboys In The NFL

National Spotlight

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Oklahoma State Selects Fiesta Bowl Gifts

#3 Oklahoma State selected its 2011 Fiesta Bowl gifts Saturday inside Boone Pickens Stadium. The team browsed multiple gift options on a point system and made their selections. OSU will play in its first BCS game on Jan. 2 against Stanford.

Friday, December 16, 2011

OSU Football Players Participate in Fall Graduation

Seven members of the Oklahoma State football program will participate in the fall graduation ceremony this weekend. Mike Gundy and the entire OSU family would like to congratulate Richetti Jones, Kyle Hale, Markelle Martin, Casey LaBrue, Jerrod Fields, Nick Martinez and Wilson Youman on this outstanding accomplishment.

Pictured (L-R): Markelle Martin, Wilson Youman, Mike Gundy, Richetti Jones, Kyle Hale.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Mike Gundy Sits Down With Becky Dixon

Becky Dixon sits down for a one-on-one interview with Oklahoma State University Head Coach Mike Gundy. Gundy was awarded the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award Thursday by the Football Writers Association of America.

Inside OSU: 2011 Cowboy Football

All-American Honors Pour In for OSU Footballers

The honors and awards continue to pour in for members of the Oklahoma State football team. This season, OSU set a record with six first team All-Americans and every team announced has multiple Cowboys listed. Its been a banner year for Oklahoma State and the Fiesta Bowl is still on the horizon. The Cowboys are 11-1 and Big 12 Champions for the first time in school history. OSU will go for a school-record 12 wins on Jan. 2 against Stanford in the BCS Fiesta Showdown.

2011 Oklahoma State Football All-Americans

WR Justin Blackmon 
Walter Camp, First Team
American Football Coaches Association, First Team
Football Writers Association of America, First Team
Associated Press, First Team
The Sporting News, First Team, First Team, First Team, First Team, First Team, First Team

OL Levy Adcock 
American Football Coaches Association, First Team
Football Writers Association of American, First Team
Walter Camp, Second Team
Associated Press, Third Team, First Team, First Team, Second Team, Second Team

S Markelle Martin 
Associated Press, Second Team, First Team, Second Team, Second Team

P/K Quinn Sharp 
Football Writers Association of America, First Team Kicker
Associated Press, Third Team Kicker, Second Team Punter

OL Grant Garner 
Associated Press, Third Team, First Team

CB Brodrick Brown 
Associated Press, Third Team, First Team

OL Lane Taylor, Second Team

Monday, December 12, 2011

Soldiers in Afghanistan Support Cowboy Nation

Cowboy Nation extends around the world. Major Marc Kutz and SSG Kyker are seen here holding an OSU flag in Afghanistan.

2011 Oklahoma State Uni-Tracker

#3 Oklahoma State has worn a new uniform combination every game this season. Here is a breakdown of the full OSU Uni-Tracker.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Fiesta Bowl Set for Jan. 2 in Glendale

Blackmon Comments on Biletnikoff Award

OSU's Justin Blackmon wins award for nation's top receiver

Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon's consistency has been one of his trademarks as college football's best receiver.

So on Thursday night, Blackmon won the Fred Biletnikoff Award for the second year in a row.
Blackmon was accorded the honor, given to the nation's top receiver, during the College Football Awards show on ESPN.

"I'm overjoyed," Blackmon told host Chris Fowler. "It's a blessing to be up here and be up for the award again."
Blackmon is the second two-time winner, joining Texas Tech's Michael Crabtree, who won it in 2007 and '08.

Read more from this article at the Tulsa World

Thursday, December 8, 2011

OSU Football Athletic Training Facility

Blackmon Goes for Second Biletnikoff Award Tonight

The Home Depot College Football Awards Show - Tonight - 8 p.m. CT - ESPN

The players are ready – all dressed to the nines. The presenters are dusting off their speeches, and our hard-working crew behind the scenes are in show time mode for the 21st installment of the The Home Depot College Football Awards (9 p.m. ET on ESPN). Presenters for this year’s event include five College Football Hall of Fame inductees and three former The Home Depot College Football Award winners. Tonight’s show will feature the live presentation of nine player awards; the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) Contribution to College Football Award to Roy Kramer; The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award; The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team; the Disney Spirit Award; and student-athletes selected to the Walter Camp All-America Team.

Complete List of Tonight's Award Show

BCS - Fiesta Bowl Breakdown

Justin Blackmon on ESPN

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

All-Big 12 Award Winners Announced

2011 Football All-Big 12 Awards Season recap: Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State achieved a ton in 2011, but even the most optimistic will always wonder how much more it could have done. Only .0086 points in the BCS standings separated Oklahoma State from Alabama, the closest margin in the history of the BCS. A 44-10 blowout win over rival Oklahoma, the first Bedlam win since 2002, was enough to win the Big 12 title in convincing fashion, but not enough to convince voters that Oklahoma State deserved to play for the national title, instead of giving the Crimson Tide a rematch with LSU. The loss to Iowa State on Nov. 18 was too much to overcome.

For all the attention given to Dana Holgorsen's exit, it proved to be a non-story. Todd Monken stepped in and helped OSU score 49.3 points a game, nearly breaking Oklahoma's NCAA scoring record from back in 2008. Last season, the Cowboys scored just over 44 points a game. Joseph Randle stepped in perfectly for Kendall Hunter, and Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon were both outstanding, as expected. - Season Recap

Home of the Cowboys - Oklahoma State University

Big 12 Champions - Oklahoma State Gameday

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fiesta Bowl - History & Trophy

2012 Fiesta Bowl
The Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Trophy was designed by Molina Fine Jewelers in 2002 for its unveiling at the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Championship Game, and has since become a primary addition to many Festival events.

The Fiesta Bowl trophies construction and significance is quite remarkable: The inlaid compass on the base floor signifies the path in life we choose to lead. The players at the base of the trophy depict those that support the team, while the players at the top depict those that guard the ball. The curtain above the players is inscribed with the ancient Greek word NIKE, the goddess of Victory. The lotus flower-designed dome identifies the purity of strength, power and heart of the victors. The perfection of the diamonds on the football speaks of the remarkable dedication of the winning team to its sport.

Trophy Facts and Information
Bowl History

Monday, December 5, 2011

University of Phoenix Stadium Hosts Fiesta Bowl

With its retractable field and roof, University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any other in North America. The exterior design of the stadium was provided by renowned architect Peter Eisenman, along with HOK Sport. The basic form of the design takes its cue from a barrel cactus and offers alternating vertical slots with smooth panels.

The stadium was constructed with a retractable roof containing two large panels that retract to uncover the entire playing field. It also features a roll-out field consisting of a 152,000 square-foot concrete stadium floor with an embedded utility grid. The natural grass field remains in a retractable, 12-million pound tray outside the stadium until game day for maximum sun exposure and nourishment. The tray takes approximately 45 minutes to move inside the stadium and rests in a tray atop tracks as it rolls out on a steel wheel set powered by small electric motors.

The stadium has permanent seating for 63,000, but expands to hold approximately 73,000 for events such as the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. A total of 88 luxury suites on two levels, club seating for 7,000 with access to private club lounge areas, lower bowl seating for 29,000 and upper deck seating for approximately 26,000 accommodate patrons. All seats are individual chairs with arm rests and cup holders.

Home of the Fiesta Bowl - University of Phoenix Stadium

Happy Holidays From Afghanistan

OSU Makes It 6 Consecutive Bowl Games

Fiesta Bowl Information

For a school-record sixth consecutive season, the Oklahoma State Cowboy Football team is bowl eligible! With the Cowboys on the verge of another historic year under the leadership of head coach Mike Gundy, interest in the Cowboys is at an all-time high. The 2011 Big 12 Conference Champions will be heading to Glendale to take on the Stanford Cardinal in the 2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl!

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Senior Day Ceremony at Bedlam

Mike Gundy Visits With The Media

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OSU Faces Stanford in Fiesta Bowl

Mike Gundy on ESPN about Bowl Selection

Fiesta Bowl Announcement - OSU vs. Stanford

OSU Headed To Fiesta Bowl, Face Stanford

STILLWATER - The Oklahoma State Cowboys will conclude the 2011 football season by participating in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2 in Glendale, Ariz. The Cowboys' opponent will be the Stanford Cardinal.

The bowl picture came into focus after the announcement of the final Bowl Championship Series standings Sunday evening. Oklahoma State finished a school-best third in the BCS, narrowly missing making an appearance in the national championship game.

"We're very excited to represent the Big 12 Conference in the 2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl," said Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. "This game has a strong reputation for its student-athlete experience, and it's a wonderful travel destination for our fans.

OSU Headed To 2012 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Official Website of the Fiesta Bowl

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bedlam Photos - Big 12 Champs

Jamie Blatnick Celebrates the Big 12 Championship

Bedlam Highlights - OSU Defeats OU, 44-10

2011 Big 12 Trophy Presentation - Oklahoma State

Dance Party - Oklahoma State Big 12 Champs


Brandon Weeden - BIG 12 CHAMPS

No. 3 Oklahoma State routs Oklahoma to makes its BCS case

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) – A dominating performance made Oklahoma State a conference champion for the first time in decades. Now, the Cowboys want a shot at an even bigger title.

Joseph Randle ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns, Richetti Jones returned a fumble for a score and No. 3 Oklahoma State throttled No. 13 Oklahoma 44-10 Saturday night to win the Big 12 championship and make its case to play for the BCS national title.
The Cowboys (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) snapped an eight-game losing streak in the Bedlam rivalry and won their first outright conference title since 1948 in the three-team Missouri Valley.