High Noon Highlights (12/9): Texas Bowl teleconference

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Bowl game teleconference:

Mike Gundy talked to the media yesterday and spoke on a variety of topics. One of which was Spencer Sander’s availability.

When it was announced that the Cowboys would face Texas A&M in the Texas Bowl, the question was still up in the air.

In the Texas Bowl coaches teleconference Sunday, Gundy said Sanders could be ready in time for the game.

”There’s nothing to hide, everyone knows that he’s coming off an injury,” Gundy said. “He’s released in what I believe is his follow-up on the 16th or 17th. So he would miss half of our bowl prep, but there’s a chance that they release him at 100%.” {OColly}

Rickie Fowler to wear a piece of Australia at President’s Cup:

Rickie Fowler has been wearing a pin in support of Jarrod Lyle, a fellow golfer who passed away in August 2018.

“I’m always going to be a huge supporter of Leuk the Duck and Jarrod Lyle, given the relationship that he and I had,” Fowler explained.

“I’ve got my Duck with me, and it’s put in some miles. It’s the same Duck that Jarrod gave me back in 2012 I believe.

“It was something that Jarrod and Briony had talked about. He had told Briony that that was something he wanted to ask of me, someone to kind of help carry the torch for the Leuk the Duck brand and everything it stands for, as well as Jarrod himself and his family. Everything they went through, not just the last time, but all three times. {Golf Digest}

“So for me to be able to do something as little and small as wearing a pin on my hat to kind of represent all of that, that was something that I was honoured to be able to do and look forward to be able to put that pin on there every round I played last year.

What went wrong in Sunday’s loss to Wichita State?:

Hallie Hart of the OColly had a great quote from Cameron McGriff in response to the Cowboys’ 80-61 loss to the Shockers Sunday afternoon.

“We just all understand that we’ve got to look in the mirror as far as why are things going this way,” McGriff said. “And definitely do some soul-searching over the next couple practices, which, they’re gonna be tough. We’re just gonna have to be ready to work.” {OColly}

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