April 17, 1998

STILLWATER, Okla. — A trio of evening starts and two traditional afternoon kickoffs will be featured during Oklahoma State’s 1998 football season. In addition, OSU football stadium will host all six 11-man state high school championship games next December.

The Cowboys’ home opener on September 19 against Mississippi State will kick off at 6 p.m., as will games on September 26 against Southwestern Louisiana and October 24 against Oklahoma.

OSU’s final two home games of the ’98 season, Texas A&M on October 31 and Baylor on November 21, will kick off at 2 p.m. (CST). OSU’s homecoming game in 1998 will be October 31, when Texas A&M comes to Stillwater.

Orange Peel, the student-sponsored event featuring nationally known talent, is scheduled for Friday, September 18, the night before the Cowboys host Mississippi State.

OSU also announced today that Lewis Field will serve as the home for six Oklahoma State High School championship games next December.

The first prep title tilt will be Friday, December 4. Three championship games are scheduled for Saturday, December 5, and two are scheduled for Saturday, December 13.

Lewis Field has been the site of high school playoff games since 1986, but this will mark the first time the facility has hosted all six, 11-man state championship games.