114 | 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl
SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS OKLAHOMA STATE MISSOURI BOWL EVENTS WELCOME
OKLAHOMA STATE ATHLETICS
Very few athletic departments produce the kind
of consistent success found at Oklahoma State.
OSU boasts NCAA team championships in
five different sports – wrestling (34 titles), men’s golf
(11 titles), men’s cross country (four titles), men’s basketball
(two titles) and baseball (one title). Additionally,
OSU football and equestrian have been recognized
as national champions by other organizations, with
football honored as the American Football Coaches
Association national champion in 1945 and equestrian
winning four team national titles as recognized by
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the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
Counting NCAA team titles plus football, OSU has won 53 national
championships – a mark that ranks fifth among all Division
That same success translates on the conference level, where
Oklahoma State has amassed 405 team conference
championships entering the 2018-19 academic year.
Specifically looking at football, Mike Gundy has
coached the Cowboys to a bowl game now referred to
as one of the New Year’s Six four times since 2010. The
Pokes appeared in the 2010 Cotton Bowl, the 2012 Fiesta
Bowl, the 2014 Cotton Bowl and the 2016 Sugar
Bowl. OSU posted three consecutive 10-win seasons
in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Notable products of Cowboy
football include 1988 Heisman Trophy winner Barry
Sanders, five-time NFL Pro Bowler Thurman Thomas
and current NFL Pro Bowlers Russell Okung, Dez Bryant
and Dan Bailey.
In 2017, three Cowboys earned CoSIDA Academic All-America
status and the OSU football program posted a perfect score of
1,000 on the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR).