NOK - Carlson: Why Boone Pickens statue stands testament to impact on not just Cowboys football but all of OSU

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Feb 17, 2018
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By Jenni Carlson
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jcarlson@oklahoman.com

STILLWATER — Boone Pickens worried about making the largest donation in the history of college athletics.

Not because it would remove $165 million from his bank account.

Not because he didn’t think OSU would put the money to good use.

No, he was concerned back in 2005 because he thought a gift that size might scuttle donations and discourage giving at OSU. Other alums might see his super-sized donation and think, “Why would I give?

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