Oklahoma State plans Boone-sized video board

Kyle Porter —  January 24, 2013 — 9 Comments

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There was a bit of confusion in yesterday’s Bullets. I presumed that this O’Colly article was saying OSU was getting a video board inside Gallagher-Iba Arena (which it desperately needs by the way). The writer of that article has since amended his language for clarification (appreciated!) and the news is still good.

I’ve often wondered why the Holder-Boone tandem elected for four mini-sized video boards at Boone Pickens Stadium when you could toss something up on the side of GIA that would be the talk of the state.

I mean, you just spent over a quarter of a billion dollars on stadium renovations, I shouldn’t have to squint to see who just made a tackle.

So apparently Mike Holder is amending that.

According to that O’Colly article OSU will add a 110 ft. x 60 ft. video board outside of GIA (not inside) on the west side of the building.

This would be the third biggest video board in the country behind Texas’ (see above) and Miami’s.

Boone-sized.

Now, if we could do something about that even-smaller video board in GIA, we’ll be in business. Humorous side note: the two-person graphics on the GIA video board looks the old NBA Jam graphic.

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  • JohnnyG

    Would love to see a video ribbon in GIA as well.

  • OSU-Bill

    A 6,600 sq. ft. video board will be great, assuming that half of it isn’t advertisements, like the 4 smaller video boards currently in the stadium.

  • David

    As much as I’ve blasted the basketball team (well, mostly Ford) lately, I have to say: That video board in GIA is a joke. Having outdated equipment like that does nothing to excite the players and fans. The makers of NBA Jam would probably be offended at that comparison (though it was pretty clever). Besides the size and resolution, the colors are way off: orange looks very red, which is exactly the wrong color for this school… Wonder if they could bring the NE and SE corner screens from BPS to use in GIA after we install the Boone-o-tron? How big are those “mini” boards, anyway?

  • Jheri Curl

    Doing in Gangnam Style, lol.

  • Robert

    Bigger boards are always good! I squint inside and outside of GIA. The NBA Jam’s comment/pic made me laugh outloud and is very true!!

  • CHI Poke

    All time OSU NBA Jam team? I think this is bullet material Kyle.

  • Kyle Bradley

    Buddy of mine had an awesome comment from relaying this news.

    “That is terrible. The delta dental hits will look even worse.”

    Hilarious, those are the weakest “hits” highlights every game!

  • RyanO

    Have a five man roster consisting of: Desmond, Country, Joey, Randy Rutherford and Tony Allen. I would go with Desmond/Rutherford as the most lethal combo. Awesome idea.

    • Travis

      Desmond, tony, and Joey are huge Dunkers. I would add in markel over country (bigger dunks) and John Lucas for those “from downtown” moments