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Pickens sets record with $165M Oklahoma State gift

Updated: January 10, 2006, 3:47 PM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Billionaire alumnus Boone Pickens will donate $165 million to Oklahoma State, the largest single gift given to an NCAA athletic program.

POWER OF THE BOOSTERS

There isn't a bigger OSU flag-waver than Boone Pickens, who's name is on the school's stadium. It's a love-hate relationship that binds a college and its boosters. They are often the first ones pointed to when recruiting violations surface. And the first ones called upon when facilities need an upgrade. ...

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