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Good news OSU fans, temps in high 70s in SA

SAN ANTONIO, Texas  What an amazing change; just two weeks ago Oklahoma State University football players were trying to maneuver around campus in single-digit temperatures to take finals and finish up those last few class sessions.

Saturday in San Antonio the Cowboys took the practice field under cloudy skies with temperatures into the upper 70s. What seems surprising is that the opponent for Thursday's Alamo Bowl, the Colorado Buffaloes, were still back in Boulder where there was snow on the ground and similar cold temperatures to what Oklahomans endured for a brief spell.

However, at last report the Buffs did land in San Antonio Sunday afternoon and they too are already taking in the sun and the non-stop festivities between now and game time.

The biggest surprise of Christmas Day, OSU coach Mike Gundy gave the players a day off to enjoy the great weather and visit family members who may have arrived early. Gundy did put the Cowboys through a full contact drill Saturday, so it must have gone well for him to give the team rare time off from practice during a short bowl week.

Last night both teams were scheduled to watch the Spurs host the Chicago Bulls at AT&T Center. And today the teams will enjoy the SeaWorld experience, spending a couple of hours at the well-visited tourist site.

After that the Buffs were to hold their first practice at 11:15 a.m. and just like the Cowboys, practice will be closed after the first 15 minutes so they can work in privacy.

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