Sam Mayes catches up with Ivan McFarlin, anchor of OSU’s 2004 Final Four squad

Sam Mayes catches up with Ivan McFarlin, anchor of OSU’s 2004 Final Four squad

Sam Mayes talks to OSU basketball great Ivan McFarlin about the Cowboys' 2004 Final Four run, who said the Cowboys were like literal brothers playing together.

Mike Koehler

By Mike Koehler

| Feb 17, 2024, 2:33pm CST

Mike Koehler

By Mike Koehler

Feb 17, 2024, 2:33pm CST

On this episode of “In the Trenches with Sam Mayes,” former Oklahoma State Cowboy great Ivan McFarlin joins Sam to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 2004 Oklahoma State Basketball Final Four appearance. They delve into what made that team special, the influx of transfers, memorable moments, and the lasting impact on the fans.

Highlights
🏀 Ivan McFarlin recalls the intense charging drill in practice that Coach Eddie Sutton wasn’t fully prepared for, showing the high expectations he had for his players.
🏀 The chemistry of the 2004 Oklahoma State basketball team was like literal brothers playing together, despite being a team of transfers.
🏀 “We’re tired of hearing about Kansas being number one. We’re tired of hearing about these other schools being better than us and we just we just took it personal that year.”
🏀 Ivan McFarlin emphasizes the confidence and talent of the 2004 Oklahoma State basketball team, highlighting their strong lineup and bench support.

Producer: Jacquelyn Musgrove 

Creative Director: Michael Lane 

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Mike Koehler is the founder of Sellout Crowd. Mike spent more than 15 years in journalism before starting Smirk New Media, a digital marketing agency, in 2010. Mike is a graduate of Missouri State University and lives in Oklahoma City with his wife Gaylee and three kids. Mike can be found on social media at @mkokc on Twitter and most everything else.

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