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Athletes, coaches, opponents express grief over death of OSU coaches on Twitter

OSU PLANE CRASH — Oklahoma State athletes and coaches as well as opponents and fans took to Twitter on Friday to express their grief over the loss of OSU women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna.
COMPILED BY GINA MIZELL, Staff Writer, gmizell@opubco.com Published: November 18, 2011

When the news that broke Friday morning that Oklahoma State women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna were killed in a plane crash in Arkansas Thursday night, many sports figures went to Twitter to send their thoughts, prayers and condolences the OSU community.

Here is a compilation of those messages:

OSU football coach Mike Gundy: "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Kurt, Miranda and @OSUCowgirlHoops."

OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden: "My thoughts and prayers go out to the Budke and Serna families. 2 great people #osufamily"

OSU wide receiver Justin Blackmon: "Thoughts and prayers go out to Budke and Serna family #inshock"

OSU wide receiver Isaiah Anderson: “Tomorrow is never promised so make the most of every opportunity. Keeping budke and serna in our prayers #weinthistogether #cowboynation”

Former OSU offensive lineman/Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung: “Amazing how we go to sleep every night thinking we are guaranteed to wake up the next morning. My heart goes out to all of their families.”

Former OSU cornerback Andrew McGee: "Wow, I can't believe this! Praying for the Budke family. and the OSU girls basketball team.."

Oklahoma guard Whitney Hand: "Praying for the entire OSU family. Life is so precious. We love you all and are with you through this."

OU defensive back Tony Jefferson: "Prayers for OSU. That's not something you wanna wake up to. Sendin my love to Stillwater."

Former OU guard Danielle Robinson: "Praying for the whole OSU family! Life is just too short. We are all with you through this tough time."

Thunder forward Kevin Durant: "Praying for them RT @ESPNU: A terrible tragedy for the OSU and women's basketball family. We are sorry for their loss."

Missouri guard Kim English: “I always stop and say a prayer @ the memorial in Galagher Iba arena 4 the families of the last plane crash victims. Crazy it happened again.”

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