STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Spencer Sanders enters his fourth 12 months as Oklahoma State’s beginning quarterback and is comfortable proper the place he’s. He says he is fallen in love with each group he is introduced in since he arrived. The redshirt junior from Denton, Texas, has made 32 begins for the Cowboys, 10 greater than any of his teammates on offense. His 24 wins as a beginning quarterback are tied for third in program historical past. Final season, Sanders grew to become the second QB in class historical past to obtain first-team all-conference recognition after main the Cowboys to a No. 7 nationwide rating. Brandon Weeden is the opposite.
UNDATED (AP) — The NCAA received reward final 12 months when it agreed to pay referees equally on the males’s and girls’s basketball tournaments. The gesture price solely about $100,000, a fraction of the roughly $900 million paid yearly by the networks to air March Insanity. Now, because the NCAA examines numerous variations between males’s and girls’s sports activities, stress is mounting to pay referees equally through the common season. Two Division I conferences informed The Related Press they plan to match salaries, and one other is contemplating it. Others oppose the change, even when the impression on their budgets could be negligible.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Large 12 championship recreation will stay on the house of the Dallas Cowboys till not less than 2025. That is the season after Texas and Oklahoma depart for the Southeastern Convention. The contract extension means the primary 9 video games because the Large 12 title recreation returns in 2017 shall be at AT&T Stadium. The Large 12 didn’t have a championship recreation from 2011-16 after realignment decreased the league to 10 groups. The convention introduced the title recreation again in 2017. AT&T Stadium has been the location since 2009, two years earlier than the hiatus.
NO DATA (AP) – The NCAA will ask a committee to do extra analysis on a advice to permit Division I athletes to vary colleges as usually as they need with speedy eligibility. The switch rule proposals have been amongst a number of that got here out of the NCAA’s Transformation Committee and have been moved by the Division I Council two weeks in the past. The board adopted the suggestions of the Transformation Committee that may permit colleges to supply extra monetary advantages to athletes. Proposed adjustments to the switch guidelines additionally included the implementation of sport-specific home windows the place athletes might enter their names into the switch portal and be instantly eligible the next 12 months.
UNDATED (AP) — Sens. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama and Joe Manchin of West Virginia have requested for suggestions from faculty sports activities leaders to make use of in crafting a invoice that may regulate how faculty athletes may be compensated for his or her names, photos and likenesses. Tuberville is a Republican and a former faculty soccer coach within the state of Alabama. Manchin is a Democrat from West Virginia who’s pals with Alabama soccer coach Nick Saban. In a letter to Southeastern Convention Commissioner Greg Sankey, the senators mentioned their workers had already begun drafting the laws. Sankey and Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill throughout a lobbying journey in Could.
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