Mike Gundy addresses OU rival/ Venables excited about depth
Big 12 Media Breakdown
The 2023 Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium in Arlington was extra special this year with the added schools to the Big 12 conference, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy’s reaction to the end of the Sooners vs. Cowboys rival and OU head coach Brent Venables excitement about the depth of his team.
One of the biggest changes is Brigham Young University joining the conference. BYU head coach Kalani Sitake opened with the following statement: “I just want to take this time in my statement to express my gratitude and appreciation for being here at media days. This is a lot of fun. Being an independent, I wasn’t able to experience this as a head coach, so this is my first time. I was actually getting some pointers and some tips from Kedon Slovis. He’s when women’s college sports programs transitioned from the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women to the NCAA. She took OSU to either the AIAW Nationals or NCAA Women’s College World Series nine times.
After graduating from the University of Missouri and writing for the Columbia Daily Tribune, Lincoln became the sports director at KTUL TV in Tulsa, where he hosted coaches shows for OU, Oklahoma State, Oral Roberts and Tulsa. He left the station in 1981 and co-founded Winner Communications, which went on to become the nation’s largest independently owned sports production company. Winnercomm was sold in 2006, and Lincoln returned to KTUL and worked there from 2007-14.
The former Enid star played in the NBA from 1992-2002 after being selected by the Washington Bullets in the second round with the 32nd overall pick. A point guard, Price was a member of the Bullets, Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings. Price spent his first two years of college at South Carolina, then transferred to OU. He was a first-team All-Big Eight selection in 1992 and averaged 18.7 points and 6.2 assists per game with the Sooners. Price is the younger brother of fourtime NBA All-Star Mark Price.
Trapp attended Lawton High before graduating and heading to Clemson, where he was a football and track star. Trapp was a 14-time ACC Champion and 10-time All-American sprinter in college. He was the 200-meter indoor national champion in 1992 and a four-year letterman in football. The Los Angeles Raiders selected him in the 1993 NFL Draft, and he spent six seasons with the franchise. He played for the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2002 and was a part of their 2000 team that won the Super Bowl. His list of accolades in track include a 200-meter title at the 1993 World Athletics Indoor Championships. He was also an alternate on Team USA’s 4x100meter relay squad in the 1992 Olympics.
Williams is being inducted posthumously. He was Tulsa Booker T. Washington’s football, basketball and track coach during the era of segregation. In football, he led the Hornets to 19 state titles and 14 undefeated seasons in the Oklahoma Interscholastic Athletic Association. He took over in 1920 and had a 29023-11 record, retiring after 33 years. Williams also helped the school’s basketball program claim 13 state titles and five national championships. The track program won six national titles under Williams.