GoPokes TV: Cowboys Visit Victims In Hospital

Robert Allen and Anna-Marie Ahrberg talk about the nearly 50 Oklahoma State athletes who made the trip Monday to OU Medical Center to visit those injured in Saturday's Homecoming incident.

On Monday, the Oklahoma State athletic department sent a group of 50 athletes and several administrators, including senior associate athletic director and public address announcer Larry Reece and assistant athletic director for speed, strength, and conditioning Rob Glass, to Oklahoma City and the OU Medical Center and Children's Hospital to meet and comfort victims of Saturday's OSU Homecoming parade tragedy and their family members.

Football players like quarterback J.W. Walsh, linebacker Seth Jacobs, cornerback Kevin Peterson and others made the trip. They were joined by members of the OSU softball team, soccer team, and other OSU athletes. Also making an appearance were several members of the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder including stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

It was one of the promises that the Oklahoma State football team made to themselves when they learned of the tragic event before their 58-10 win over Kansas on Saturday.

"We have opportunities for our players to be involved with the families that were affected. We have given them information they might need if they want us to be involved, and some of them have already reached out and made contact with the victims of the crash and their families," head coach Mike Gundy explained to the media on Monday.

"I know that our guys have the day off today, and some of them want to use that to be involved with the situation. They want to go and support and help those people as best as they can. I don't think there has been any set agenda, but I know that we have a pretty large number of players that are going to be involved with the victims and their families later on today. That could go on.

"One thing that has happened with our players over a number of years, is that they have made contact with people who need help. Because of social networking, phones and the resources that we have nowadays, they've been able to build relationships and continue those over the years."

Walsh told me that even if he had a class, and he didn't, he would have skipped it to go to this appearance. It meant a lot to him and others on the team.

The event was not covered by the media but there were pictures posted on social media.


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