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T. Boone Pickens statement on Sports Illustrated article on Oklahoma State University football by George Dohrmann and Thayer Evans

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DALLAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by T. Boone Pickens: 

There's one word I have for the Sports Illustrated reporting on Oklahoma State University: Disappointing. 

This series is not reflective of Oklahoma State University today. Many of their sensational allegations go back a decade ago.

There have been wholesale changes at the school in recent years in leadership and facilities. During that time, I have given more than $500 million to OSU, for athletics and academics. Have I gotten my money's worth? You bet. We have a football program that has a commitment to principled sportsmanship. They understand the expectations we, as fans and supporters, have for the program. We have an incredible and growing fan base, and a loyal group of alums that believe in the character of our players, coaches and administrators.

But I do welcome this scrutiny. If people take the time, it's an opportunity to better understand where Oklahoma State is today, not a decade ago. It's a different university today. It's a better university. If there are areas where we need to improve, we'll do it.

Which leads me back to my disappointment with Sports Illustrated, and their failure to ask the most important question of all: What's happening at OSU today?

Editor's note:  The widely praised book, "The System," by Jeff Benedict, Sports Illustrated contributor and Armen Keteyian, "60 Minutes" contributor, will be published next week.  It includes a chapter on Boone Pickens and his views on Oklahoma State University football.  LINK:

Contact: Jay Rosser
Phone: 214-265-4165

SOURCE T. Boone Pickens

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