The college football world was set ablaze when Oklahoma State senior running back Chuba Hubbard – one of the nation’s top players – threatened to sit out over Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy’s apparent appreciation for the far-right TV network One America News.
We’re talking about the t-shirt Gundy was wearing in a photo, of course. See below.
Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard says he won’t associate himself with the school after head coach Mike Gundy wore far-right cable network’s shirt:— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 15, 2020
“This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable.” pic.twitter.com/fNnXyK5ZsL
In a statement on Monday, Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder responded, “This afternoon has been very disturbing, The tweets from the current and former players are of grave concern.”
Oklahoma State president Burns Hargis also released a statement. “I hear and respect the concerns expressed by our Black student-athletes,” Hargis said. “This is a time for unity of our purpose to confront racial inequities and injustice. We will not tolerate insensitive behavior by anyone at Oklahoma State.”
In other words, it seems like applied pressure by current and former players is winning.
OSU Athletics and University need major change. 100% support brotha https://t.co/2JquXm3aPe— Justice Hill (@jhill21_) June 15, 2020
Can’t stay Silent Anymore! Call a Spade a Spade!! https://t.co/Ya8xTYIwEr— AJ Green III (@AjGofor6) June 15, 2020
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Commitment 101: JD Coffey continues Texas’ tradition of landing elite safeties under Tom Herman
Austin American-Statesman: Commitment 101: Four-star cornerback Ishmael Ibraheem adds talent to future Texas secondary
Austin American-Statesman: Interim Texas president Jay Hartzell addresses race issues, avoids ‘The Eyes’ for now
Austin American-Statesman: Texas officials listening while Oklahoma State, Texas A&M athletes take stands on race issues
Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Could we envision Texas sports without ‘The Eyes?’
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas extends recruiting lead in Big 12; West Virginia, Oklahoma State move up
247Sports: Texas Morning Brew: Receiver depth gets a boost
247Sports: Former athletes working with Texas to support change
247Sports: Chris Ash named among most important hires in college football
USA Today: Updated 2021 recruiting class rankings, Texas climbs eight spots
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Texas lands No. 7 S JD Coffey over LSU, Oregon, others
4-star CB Ishmael Ibraheem announces commitment to Texas
Interim Texas president pledges to listen to requests from students and athletes, devise plan
Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard threatens to sit out due to Mike Gundy’s OAN shirt
The Longhorn Republic discusses the proposed changes
WHAT WE’RE READING
SBNation: What it means when Gregg Popovich speaks
SBNation: Ezekiel Elliott tested positive for coronavirus and thinks someone violated HIPAA
The Ringer: Dave Chappelle understands the problem with celebrities
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas men’s tennis senior Yuya Ito is forgoing his extra year of NCAA eligibility, awarded to him and other athletes after the novel coronavirus cut their spring season short. “My overall experience at UT is something I wouldn’t trade for anything else,” the three-time singles All-American said in his goodbye. “I’m so honored I got to become a part of the Longhorn family, and I will always bleed burnt orange. Thank you all again, and Hook ‘Em forever!”
Texas senior Yuya Ito, a driving force on the 2019 men’s tennis national championship team, will not return for the extra year of eligibility he received due to the coronavirus shutdown. https://t.co/xgGsATBPSx— Hookem.com (@bevobeat) June 16, 2020
- Here’s what former Longhorn Sam Acho has to say about ‘The Eyes’ controversy.
Young heroes!!! I am SO SOOO PROUD of you. I have never been more proud of the Student Athletes at this University. Now it’s time for the Board of Regents, President and Athletic Director to follow suit. These changes can easily be made. Do not hide behind “tradition”. Your move https://t.co/LFYH1oRwMu— Sam Acho (@TheSamAcho) June 12, 2020
- Looks like former Texas tight end commit Landen King is heading to the Auburn Tigers.
Committed!— Landen King ¹³ (@Landen_King3) June 15, 2020
Edit: @Hayesfawcett3 and @TurpEdits pic.twitter.com/CT1vRenloB