Daily Bullets (Mar. 2): Wrestling Championships approaching for Pokes, What Bryan Nardo Brings

Thanks for stopping by – here’s your daily dose of Oklahoma State sports news.

OSU Bullets

• Great point here from Berry Tramel – this is the quality that Bryan Nardo brings to OSU’s culture:

Some of those defections probably were financial and some probably were wanderlust. But some almost surely were because of a disconnect with the program and the people in it. 

That’s got to be fixed, and Gundy knows it. A coach who prioritizes relationships is a good place to start. 


The Big 12 Wrestling Championships are coming up this weekend – here’s where OSU guys are seeded and John Smith previews here (PFB)

OSU isn’t currently in the field per ESPN’s Bracketologist – per recent history, not a good omen for the Pokes:

So the last time OSU went 8-10 and was able to play in the NCAA Tournament, the Cowboys were left out. That was Boynton’s first season. It was also a time before the NET ranking was implemented. The Cowboys made the NIT that year.


247 has the Pokes finished eleventh in the Big 12 this year (247 Sports)

Daton Fix is chasing that elusive national championship (TulsaWorld)

• Good effort but big miss here by the league putting OSU’s food as “fried corn” at the Big 12 Basketball Championships – a poor man’s version of Eskimo Joe’s cheese fries was obviously the right answer – Hideaway’s fried mushrooms would have been acceptable as well.

• Good luck to the Pokes at the NFL Combine starting today:

Non-OSU Bullets

• How five-star recruits from the 2021 class have performed so far in CFB
• (Faith-based) look ahead at the adventures of the new earth

Shaq performing at the Big 12 Championships in KC is super fun: