Stillwater feels the loss of Budke, Serna

Memorial is scheduled for Monday afternoon

Originally Published: November 21, 2011
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

STILLWATER, Okla. -- There was supposed to be a basketball game on Sunday, the third one of the season, in a gym affectionately known as the rowdiest in America. At the end of the game, coach Kurt Budke was supposed to turn to the stands and wink at his wife Shelley, like he did every time the Oklahoma State Cowgirls played. They were still in love after decades of marriage, still "disgustingly romantic," said Kevin Gum, play-by-play voice of the Cowgirls.

And though he was 50 years ...

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