As Burnt Orange Nation noted yesterday, the Big 12 plans to play a full football schedule.
But there are backup plans still in place, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
Continue to hear that Big 12 ADs want a full 12-game schedule. But the "plus-one" model is on the table: 9 league + 1 non-con. Also, Texas-OU could be home/home for 2 years in worst-case scenario.— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) July 22, 2020
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 4 Penn State’s Big Ten, CFP path go through the same school
247Sports: The Insider: Position by position football team updates
247Sports: Big 12 Breakdown: How does the 2020 Kansas State class stack up?
247Sports: Texas fall camp position outlook: Quarterback
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: Dear ESPN: Here’s how junior college football can revitalize your spring plans
SBNation: NFL fans will be required to wear face coverings inside stadiums this year
SBNation: Russian goalkeeper returns to pitch 3 weeks after being struck by lightning on video
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- The Associated Press reports that the Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to have a bipartisan plan “in place to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated for name, image and likeness” by Sept. 15. That was in the words of South Carolina Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s skeptical of whether the bill can be passed in time. From the AP: “The NCAA is in the process of crafting legislation to change change its rules and permit college athletes to earn money for things like endorsement and sponsorship deals, appearance fees and social media promotions. The association’s board of governors wants detailed plans in place by November that can be voted on by member schools in January.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to have a bipartisan plan in place to regulate the way college athletes can be compensated for name, image and likeness rights by Sept. 15, Sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday.— Hookem.com (@bevobeat) July 23, 2020
- Texas Ex Devin Duvernay is officially a member of the Baltimore Ravens, 247Sports reports. From 247Sports: “Duvernay’s deal was the last of the Ravens’ 2020 NFL Draft class to be finalized. A four-year contributor at Texas, Duvernay was the second Longhorn drafted in April — only a few spots behind former Texas safety Brandon Jones —when the Ravens selected the receiver in the third round with the No. 92 overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. Baltimore’s selection of Duvernay marked the first Texas receiver taken in the NFL draft since Marquise Goodwin was picked up by Buffalo in the third round in 2013.”
And now the whole class is locked in.— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) July 22, 2020
WR Devin Duvernay https://t.co/vSDcu8xZMa
- West Virginia Mountaineers defensive coordinator Vic Koenning is out, 247Sports reports. From 247Sports: “Koenning and West Virginia agreed to mutually part ways after just one season, according to a release from the athletic department on Wednesday. Koenning was in hot water last month regarding insensitive tweets amid the protests of racial injustice sweeping the country. Notably, West Virginia safety Kerry Martin Jr. spoke out on Twitter regarding Koenning’s tweets.”