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OSU Administration, Coaches Grieve Loss Of Budke, Serna

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For the second time in ten years, Oklahoma State is dealing with tragedy. But, university officials and coaches say the school's family atmosphere will help them get through yet another painful loss.

"This is a very close family, the OSU family is," OSU President Burns Hargis told Channel 8's Chris Lincoln. "Exceedingly close. And, we'll pull together somehow. Right now, it looks very dark over the horizon. But, in time, if we support ourselves and each other the way we should, we'll manage to deal with it."

"This is a true family," adds OSU men's basketball coach Travis Ford. "People use that word lightly, but this is a family atmosphere. From the fans to the administration to on campus, it's a true family. I've always said that. And that's how you get through it. Everybody will stick together."

University officials and Cowboy fans stopped by to sign the memory banner that will be put up in the lobby at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Meanwhile, the women's basketball games this weekend against Grambling State and Texas-Arlington, as well as the wrestling matches, have been canceled.

OSU is planning a memorial service to honor the victims on Monday. Details about the memorial service are still in the works.