Latest T. Boone Pickens News

Ornate desk owned by late oil magnate headed to Oklahoma

Oct. 9, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An ornate conference-room table where the late legendary oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens made billion-dollar deals and hosted VIPs in his Dallas office is heading to the Oklahoma Capitol. Officials at Oklahoma State University announced Wednesday that the 24-foot-long table and 22 leather...

'Bigger than life' Pickens remembered at Texas funeral

Sep. 19, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality. "Boone was bigger than life. In fact, Boone was bigger than Texas itself," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at the service at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Abbott...

Hubbard's 256 yards, 3 TDs lead Oklahoma St. past Tulsa

Sep. 14, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One Oklahoma State star got slowed down, so the other took over. With Tulsa focused on receiver Tylan Wallace, Chuba Hubbard rushed for a career-high 256 yards and three touchdowns, and Oklahoma State defeated the Golden Hurricane 40-21 on Saturday afternoon. Hubbard ripped off...

Oklahoma St. to play Tulsa in 1st game since Pickens' death

Sep. 13, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Oklahoma State will play at Tulsa on Saturday in its first game since billionaire donor T. Boone Pickens' death. Pickens, a 1951 graduate of what then was Oklahoma A&M, died Wednesday at age 91 . Much of the $652 million he donated to Oklahoma State went to athletic facilities, including the football stadium...

Oklahoma State announces ceremony to honor Pickens

Sep. 13, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A public memorial is planned at Oklahoma State University to honor the late T. Boone Pickens, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to his alma mater during his lifetime. Pickens died Wednesday in Dallas at age 91. OSU says the university will honor Pickens on Sept. 25 at...

The Latest: Dignitaries pay tribute to tycoon Pickens

Sep. 11, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the death of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens: (all times local): 6 p.m. Dignitaries ranging from former President George W. Bush to Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy are paying tribute to legendary oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens. The Oklahoma native died Wednesday at his...

T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91

Sep. 11, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — T. Boone Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday. He was 91. Pickens was surrounded by friends and family when he died of natural causes under hospice care at his Dallas home, spokesman Jay Rosser said....

Reaction to the death of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens

Sep. 11, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

Here is some reaction to the death of legendary oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, who died Wednesday at his Dallas home at age 91: "T. Boone Pickens became a household name across the country because he was bold, imaginative, and daring. He was successful — and more importantly, he generously shared his success...

Oklahoma State booster, superfan T. Boone Pickens dies at 91

Sep. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

T. Boone Pickens was known as one of the world's richest men. He also was known as the ultimate Oklahoma State superfan, a man whose choice to generously spend his wealth on his alma mater fueled the football program's return to national prominence. Pickens died Wednesday in Dallas at age 91, his spokesman, Jay...