“Thoughts to ponder”.
Oklahoma State University holds 45 National Titles in sporting events. WOW!!! Are we alums proud of that? YOU BETCHA. Let’s examine this, me thinks….
33 National Titles are held by our outstanding Wrestling team…..need I go further?
Being the “cool cat” that I am, this got my curosity goin’. What is the secret of the Wrestling program’s success?….. Must be FANCY FACILITIES. So I asked an OSU alum, a wrestler in the 60′s when Gallagher arena was packed to the gills with fans, “Do you know how our wrestling facilities compare with other big 12 schools?” His reply, “I really can’t tell you how they compare today, but when I was on the team, our facilities didn’t even compare to many HIGH SCHOOLS in the state”. And they were still able to win National Titles? Impossible. Hummmm, could it be that it is NOT luxury facilities? Could it be that it has to do with attitude, tradition, coaches, dedication by the athletes, abilities? What a thought! And even though Gallagher-Iba is not packed with fans these days, and there is very little publicity and praise given to this program; these guys just keep winning those championships. Congrats, guys. You have overcome!!!! Guess that’s what some folks call “makin’ a purse out of a sow’s ear.
Another thought to ponder: Kansas University’s football team has had indoor practice facilities for several years……….. Need I say more?