Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy, right, points out some of the features of the new locker room to T. Boone Pickens, left, while standing in front of a locker reserved for Pickens, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in Stillwater, Okla. Through a series of donations, Pickens provided the bulk of the funding for a $286 million stadium overhaul. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Being a billionaire can get you a lot of things.
Apparently, it can’t get you to a stadium that bears your name in the midst of an ice storm.
T. Boone Pickens, the Oklahoma State booster who has given his alma mater more than 500 million dollars, was scheduled to attend the big game against Oklahoma on Saturday. The school confirmed that Pickens was supposed to fly in from the Dallas area, but was unable to make it because of the weather.
Pickens has been more involved at the school lately. He showed up to a scrimmage in April, where he talked about having rebuilt his dormant relationship with coach Mike Gundy, and he attended the game against Central Arkansas this season.