Extra Points with Matt Brown, a newsletter by, well, sportswriter Matt Brown and The Intercollegiate, was kind enough to file a ton of records requests pertaining to Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Gundy and his controversy surrounding a One America News t-shirt, merchandise from a far-right, Donald Trump-supporting TV network.
What Brown and other reporters found was enlightening.
From Extra Points: “On April 10, an OAN flack emails Gundy, saying that the president of the network wanted to send him a shirt ‘and other items.’ Gundy responds just ten minutes later, telling the representative how much he loves the network, and implying that he’d rather like a full ensemble. By the end of the day, Gundy’s hat and shirt were en route”
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WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Editorial: Kudos to UT for meeting athletes’ demands; school should have done more to honor Heman Sweatt
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual Top 25: For No. 11 Texas and Sam Ehlinger, it’s now or never
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Who is Texas’ biggest rival in recruiting?
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Which Big 12 freshmen could make impacts in 2020?
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 10 Oregon has a big arm to replace to avoid tumbling in the Pac-12
247Sports: The Insider: Football team updates galore
247Sports: Tom Herman ‘so proud of our guys’ for leading charge for change
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
WHAT WE’RE READING
SBNation: Here’s what we know about the ‘bombshell’ story set to rock Washington’s NFL team
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Longhorn running back Keaontay Ingram has been named to the Doak Walker Award watch list, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reports. From the Morning Telegraph: “Walker, a junior, is a candidate for the award that is presented annually by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum to honor the nation’s top college running back. Ingram has rushed for 1,561 yards and 10 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Longhorns, adding 56 catches for 412 yards nd five touchdowns. He is the first Longhorn to rush for at least 1,500 yards during his first two seasons since Jamaal Charles in the 200502996 seasons.”
- The Big 12’s annual media days have been rescheduled to start on Aug. 3.
- Texas men’s basketball earned a Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “The awards, now in its eighth year, recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2019-20 season. In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men’s basketball student-athletes who competed during the 2019-20 season. In addition to the team honor, senior Drayton Whiteside claimed a spot on the NABC Honors Court on Wednesday. Whiteside is a double major in Finance and Sport Management. The Honors Court recognizes collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2019-20 season.”