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Mike Gundy’s mullet has entered its second year of popularizing business in the front and party in the back.

The Oklahoma State football coach claims that the now-famous ‘do is worth “millions” to the school and has aided recruiting efforts. Gundy has rocked the style in the past, as an OSU quarterback, and the rebirth of his signature ‘do seems to have inspired some college athletes to channel the 80s as well. 

We looked back at the mullet’s reach among college sports — from the 90s to now.

At the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Oregon this summer, Ole Miss distance runner Craig Engels debuted a legendary combo — mustache and mullet. The two-time SEC champion’s hairdo probably would put some country music legends to shame.

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Another athlete whose mullet has thrust them into the spotlight recently is Iowa wrestler Sammy Brooks. Last year, Brooks claimed a Big Ten championship, defeating Nebraska’s TJ Dudley and credited fan support and his trust in himself to his mullet.