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SportOklahoma State Donor T. Boone Pickens Dies at 91

22:05  11 september  2019
22:05  11 september  2019 Source:   si.com

Mike Gundy, Les Miles post tributes to late T. Boone Pickens

Mike Gundy, Les Miles post tributes to late T. Boone Pickens Pickens was an energy executive and entrepreneur, making his money initially in the oil and gas fields. He attended Oklahoma State for college and later became the school’s biggest donor, often being heavily involved in the Cowboys’ football program. Gundy has been the Cowboys’ football coach since 2005 and shared this Twitter tribute to Pickens, who died at age 91: Mr. Pickens is a big part of our success and we’re all thankful for the lasting impact he’s had on Oklahoma State. It would have been difficult for us to climb as high as we have without him. He’ll be missed, but his legacy here will live on for a long time to come. pic.

Oklahoma State donor and energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens died on Wednesday, spokesman Jay Rosser confirmed. He was 91.

Oklahoma State Donor T. Boone Pickens Dies at 91© Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summi

Pickens graduated from Oklahoma State in 1954 before amassing a fortune in the oil and energy sector. The Dallas native spent much of the 21st century donating to his alma matter, with donations totaling $652 million, per his website.

Oklahoma State played at Lewis Field from 1920-2003, but the facility was renamed Boone Pickens Stadium in 2003 after the university broke ground on a $260 million upgrade largely funded by Pickens.

Pickens posted an annual letter to the Oklahoma State fan base on his website on Aug. 29.

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"Last year, at 90 years of age, I vowed to make every Oklahoma State football home game. I made half of them, but watched all of them. That’s likely to be the case again this year and each trip to Stillwater will be all the more meaningful for me." Pickens wrote. "Five years ago, as grand marshal of OSU’s homecoming, I knocked out pushups on the ROTC’s pushup board. Now walking 50 yards to my suite is a challenge. And when I do it, I feel just as triumphant."

Oklahoma State has posted 15 winning seasons since renaming its stadium in honor of Pickens. The Cowboys are 2–0 in 2019 following a win over McNeese State on Sept. 7.

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Oklahoma State Donor T. Boone Pickens Dies at 91

Oklahoma inmate dies, multiple people injured in prison fights as statewide facilities remain on lockdown.
Oklahoma prisons remain locked down Monday after a string of inmate fights over the weekend at several state facilities left one inmate dead and more than a dozen injured, officials said. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The fighting began Saturday at the Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center in Vinita, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Sunday. The outbreak of violence then continued Sunday at five more prisons, in Hominy, Sayre, Forty Supply, Lawton and Stringtown.

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