Oklahoma State’s Weathers returning after suspension
Oklahoma State guard Michael Weathers, who was charged with grand larceny in September and suspended from the team, was allowed to return to practice.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton made the announcement in a statement on social media.
According to Payne County court records, Weathers pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of knowingly concealing stolen property and received a two-year deferred sentence. He made a public apology on social media on Thursday for what he called a “terrible decision” to steal a purse. the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game.
When the Gophers start their schedule Friday night in front of a packed house, though, the fans will be most excited to see the head coach.
Lindsay Whalen will take the court with her new team in the opener against New Hampshire, one of the most-anticipated debuts in women’s college basketball this year. Three months after announcing her retirement from the WNBA, Whalen has begun her full-time focus on the program she once helped build.