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Catching Up, Sort Of, With Kendall Hunter

by John Helsley Published: October 20, 2011

By John Helsley

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The revelation that Cowgirls point guard Tiffany Bias and former Cowboys running back Kendall Hunter are an item is nothing short of fascinating.

Not that they don’t make a fine pair; wouldn’t begin to know.

It’s just that they’re so, well, different.

Bias is outgoing and inviting of conversation, while Hunter is as quiet and humble as they come, to the point he avoids interaction as well as he avoids contact in the open field.

So I asked Bias, did you have to approach him?

“A little bit,” she said. “I’m mean, I’m loud and I’ll go talk to anyone. We’re kind of totally opposite, he’s quiet and I’m loud. But once he opens up, he’s actually loud. He will laugh loud and tell jokes. He’s really great.”

The two met at a frozen yogurt shack last fall in Stillwater when Bias, then a freshman, had only been on campus a few months.

“We exchanged numbers and after that we talked,” Bias said. “I was taken right off the market after that.”

Even though Hunter is in San Francisco and Bias is in Stillwater, the romance continues.

“It’s really difficult,” Bias said. “He’s my best friend and now he’s 15,000 miles away.”

She’s been out there and he’s coming home this week, with the 49ers on their bye week in the NFL.

So they manage.

“It’s hard, but at the same time, it’s time management,” Bias said. “I’m really busy. He’s really busy with football. So it kind of works out. We have to keep our main focuses, which is sports right now. It’s good that he understands my time and I understand his.”

Bias reports that Hunter hasn’t gotten the big head with his big job and big paycheck. No trip to the Mercedes lot.

“No, he’s actually really good with his money,” she said. “He hasn’t done anything over the top, gone and bought a huge car or anything like that. He’s very conservative with money. He’s very humble about everything.”

Same old Kendall, although he did allow himself one purchase.

“Well, he loves electronics,” she said. “That big flat screen TV, he went and got something like that. It’s a man thing.”

Something for her, perhaps?

“He always gets me little gifts here and there,” Bias said. “That’s just who he is, he’s always done stuff like that.”

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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