OSU Coach Mike Gundy responds to Sports Illustrated violation al

OSU Coach Mike Gundy responds to Sports Illustrated violation allegations

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The hot topic at the regular Monday afternoon press conference for Oklahoma State University football was not about the upcoming home opener for the Cowboys. This week, head coach Mike Gundy and athletic director Mike Holder took to the podium to respond to an upcoming series from Sports Illustrated that allegedly finds several NCAA violations in the program.

"I will say that we, our staff, myself, are focused on a team, our team, doing the right things," Gundy said.

Sports Illustrated is set to publish a series of articles on OSU football this week. Last week, the writing team from the magazine met with university officials to discuss the articles. The magazine said it talked former players, coaches and football staff and uncovered misconduct in the program mostly dating back to 2001 through 2007.

More: Sports Illustrated previews OSU allegation stories.

"Our goal has always been to take young people from where their families, their parents have gotten them and to make them better over a four or five year period," Gundy said.

He said he the university has been very supportive as it braces for the articles.

"But I think the university is looking forward to getting the information and looking and seeing to make ourselves better," Gundy said.

More: OSU informed of stories about alleged misconduct

Gundy said he would not comment further until the university decides to go into more detail.

"I guess I disappointed everybody with my opening statement," he joked.

More: Fans react to Sports Illustrated investigation

Holder went into more details in his statement to the press.

"Unfortunately, we've got something out there on the horizon that we're going to have to deal with," Holder said. "I don't know a lot of specifics. I know enough to be very concerned."

Holder met directly with the Sports Illustrated team writing the articles.

"They believe that what they're about to write is true. As the athletic director at Oklahoma State and an alumnus of the university, I don't want to believe that it's true," he said. "We're all committed to playing by the rules and doing things the right way, and for people to say that is not what's happening is very disturbing."

As the person in charge of the program, Holder said is ready to accept the responsibility of any allegations that are proven true.

OSU said it alerted the NCAA about Sports Illustrated's intentions to publish the articles. Once they are printed, OSU President Burns Hargis said the university will conduct its own investigation into the claims.

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