Is the Big 12 still an elite softball conference without OU, Texas?

Is the Big 12 still an elite softball conference without OU, Texas?

Two on OSU: Cowgirls coach Kenny Gajewski thinks so. He talks about his sadness about OU and Texas leaving the conference after this year, faith in the Big 12 future and where he hopes OSU’s softball stadium is built.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Feb 6, 2024, 1:00pm CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Feb 6, 2024, 1:00pm CST

STILLWATER — Kenny Gajewski has taken Oklahoma State to four consecutive Women’s College World Series. It’s something he envisioned all along.

Gajewski joined Ben Hutchens and me to discuss OSU’s recent success and how he’s embraced change throughout his run as head coach.

Episode highlights:

3:06 Why Gajewski has embraced change in his lineup and coaching staff

5:18 College softball’s new paid assistant coach rule is a good thing

6:21 Importance of former players staying around on staff

11:56 Gajewski doesn’t like OU and Texas leaving, but the Big 12 will be second-best softball conference

16:48 What freshman pitcher Katie Kutz brings to the rotation

23:15 Update on new softball stadium

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove

Creative Director: Michael Lane

Social media team: Michael Martin, Bobby Howard

Director of Content: Mike Sherman 

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Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

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