Remember back in 2013 when Sports Illustrated published that not-so-shocking Thayer Evans account of the dark, inner workings of the OSU Football program?
One of the allegations made in the piece was that a few members of Orange Pride, a school-supported organization of young nubile coeds who "donate their time and efforts to assist with Recruiting for Oklahoma State and the Football Program," were taking their jobs a bit too seriously and sleeping with the players they were recruiting. Hard to believe, huh? Athletes and pretty girls actually hook up with each other. I thought that was a myth and stereotype perpetuated by movies, music, television, the media and real life.
Well, earlier today the NCAA announced they have put Oklahoma State on a year of probation as a result of an investigation that followed the SI hit piece. Most of the penalties basically equate to a slap on the wrist, and will do far less damage to the football program than what signing a basketball coach to a 10-year contract following one trip the NCAA tournament did to the basketball program, but the university will have to suspend Orange Pride for four years.
The NCAA has placed Oklahoma State on probation for one year after finding the school did not follow its drug testing policy and allowed its all-female Orange Pride student group to engage in impermissible hosting activities during football prospects' official and unofficial visits.Penalties include one year of probation, $8,500 in fines, suspension of the Orange Pride program and university-imposed recruiting restrictions...The NCAA also found the school committed recruiting violations through the Orange Pride program.NCAA rules prevent a school from the use of student hosts in a way that is inconsistent with a university's policies on providing campus tours or visits to all prospective students. Oklahoma State will not be allowed to use the Orange Pride program for four years.
That's a shame. I guess OSU recruits will have to meet hot college girls the good old-fashioned way, like at a frat party, bar or while pretending to enjoy the atmosphere at Eskimo Joe's.
Anyway, when I read about all this stuff earlier this morning, I thought "Hey, let's make the ladies of Orange Pride our Hot Girl Friday," but there's really not a lot of photos of them around the Internet. The only one I could find was the pic above from the soon-to-be-taken-down Orange Pride page on OKState.com.
I then thought "Hey, maybe I can post hot pics of OSU cheerleaders instead. That's topical!" After several hours of searching Busted Coverage (and our photo archive), I found some suitable photos for publication. Here they are. These random OSU Cheerleaders who have probably all graduated by now are our Hot Girl Friday...