CRFF - Oklahoma State community reacts to T. Boone Pickens’ death

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Feb 17, 2018
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University officials, coaches, athletes and more share their thoughts on the news.

Oklahoma State alumnus and mega-booster Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. died Wednesday at his home in Dallas. He was 91 years old.

Here’s how the OSU community and sports world reacted to the news:

All of us in the @okstate family are deeply saddened by the passing of @boonepickens. At the same time, we join in celebrating his incredible life. He was the ultimate Cowboy - #okstate #RememberingBoone

— Burns Hargis (@burnshargis) September 11, 2019


— Oklahoma State Athletics (@OSUAthletics) September 11, 2019

Rest In Peace, Mr. Pickens. Thank you for everything you’ve done for Oklahoma State, Stillwater, and so many others.

— Mayor Will Joyce (@stillwaterwill) September 11, 2019

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.

— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) September 11, 2019

The most loyal Cowboy in the Posse. Rest Easy Mr. Pickens

— Josh Langley (@OkStateCoachJL) September 11, 2019
Former OSU athletes/coaches

Had the amazing opportunity to meet @boonepickens this past offseason. Incredible moments I’ll cherish forever. His generous contributions to Oklahoma State helped change our trajectory as a program and for that we will always be thankful! #RIPBoone

— Blake Jarwin (@Jaws_47) September 11, 2019

— Jordan Oliver (@that_dude_JO) September 11, 2019

Rest In Peace to such an incredible human being who spent his time supporting me and many others. #RIPBoone

— Pay Me in Bitcoin (@RussellOkung) September 11, 2019

Rest Easy. Your charitable donations did not go unnoticed! You helped a lot of people on this earth!

— Tyler Patmon (@Lion_hearted_26) September 11, 2019

Thank you for everything, Mr. Pickens. Rest In Peace

— Brad Lundblade (@BradLundblade) September 11, 2019

Thank you, Boone Pickens, for your impact on countless families, organizations, and communities.

No matter when you would have passed, it would have been too soon.

The legacy that you left behind will stand the test of time.

Rest easy.

— Yves Batoba (@YBatoba) September 11, 2019

Rip T.BOONE ! #cowboyforlife

— Kyle Crutchmer (@KyleCrutchmer) September 11, 2019

I just wanted to share some words on the man who bet on OSU every single day. Thank you for everything you did for @okstate RIP @boonepickens and as always #GoPokes

— Baillie Burmaster (@bayburmTV) September 11, 2019

Sad to hear the passing of one the smartest, most interesting, driven persons I’ve ever met...amazing man and life! He loved his University! Condolences to his family, friends, and the @okstate Family! RIP Boone

— Travis Ford (@CoachTFord5) September 11, 2019
CRFF crew


We knew it was only a matter of time, but it's still shocking none the less.

Dude leaves a huge wake.

— Hope is Undefeated (@RobertW_OkSt) September 11, 2019

Not just football, the entire #okstate athletic department wouldn't be what it is today without his dedication and commitment. RIP Boone Pickens.

— Phillip (@OKTXARPoke) September 11, 2019

#RIPCowboy, you meant so much to this university and its people. You’ll be missed greatly.

— Joel Penfield (@jtpenfield) September 11, 2019

Thanks for everything. RIP.

— Taylor Miller (@taylormillerUSA) September 11, 2019

RIP Boone. Appreciate everything you did for Oklahoma State

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 11, 2019

T. Boone was the epitome of Loyal & True. What an amazing life and what an amazing legacy to have left behind. We are all so proud to be Cowboys, today and everyday. Thank you, T. Boone.

— Lauren Blackwell (@Lo_Blackwell) September 11, 2019

Never walked away after interviewing or being around Boone where I didn’t shake my head in amazement & have a smile on my face. It is as safe as safe can be ... that there’ll never be another like Boone Pickens. Unfortunately. RIP @okstate @news9

— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) September 11, 2019

In 2007, I was trash talking Oklahoma State when T. Boone Pickens he asked me if wanted to bet against his Cowboys. They were 1-2. Texas Tech was a 5.5 pt fav and was 3-0. OSU won 49-45. He then said I had to pay up. His request? A $10 donation to a local children’s hospital.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 11, 2019

One of those titans who seemed like he’d live forever. Had as big an impact on Oklahoma State as any mega booster anywhere. RIP.

— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) September 11, 2019

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