July 13, 2009
About a month back, the Oklahoman put together a fluffy little preview of Oklahoma State's new digs, courtesy alum and celebrity benefactor T. Boone Pickens:
Sunday, as the Cowboys prepare to move in, the Tulsa World put those renovations into context:
OKLAHOMA STATE has spent a staggering $355 million on athletic facilities in the last decade, made even more dramatic after decades of neglect in the previous 30 years.
"Slowly but surely, one by one, we're eliminating the excuses," said OSU athletic director Mike Holder.
By contrast, from 1970 to 2002, OSU spent only about $10 million on athletic facilities.
Here are those figures in visual terms:
I was going to do a pie chart, but the slice from 1970-2002 was too small to register in percentage terms.