Oklahoma State football: Welcome to My World with senior defensive lineman Cooper Bassett

by Gina Mizell Published: November 16, 2012

Saturday's home finale against Texas Tech is sure to be emotional for all 18 of the Oklahoma State seniors.

Especially for Cooper Bassett.

Bassett, a lifelong Cowboy fan, arrived in Stillwater as a tight end, but eventually found a home on the defensive line and has become a fan favorite.

This week might be the last time my family comes up and watches a game at Boone Pickens Stadium for a long time, and it might be the last time I see a game at Boone Pickens for a long time. It's a very sad thing, but at the same time, it's pretty awesome I've had the opportunity to play here the past five years and be a part of a program I grew up loving and cheering for.

I can remember running out of the tunnel when it was on the east end zone, and now I run out from the west end zone. Being a part of the rebuilding of Boone Pickens Stadium, kind of the opening and all that grandeur. To be a part of team that went from being kind of a middle-of-the-road Big 12 team to a Big 12 champion and winning a Fiesta Bowl, it's been an awesome experience.

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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