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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher slapped with NCAA penalty

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It’s a good day to be one of the Texas Longhorns’ finest.

It’s a bad day to be one of College Station’s Texas A&M Aggies.

Multiple reports surfaced yesterday stating that Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher would be punished by the NCAA after the Division I Committee on Infractions declared the program violated recruiting policies between January 2018 and February 2019. As a result, the Aggies won’t be able to recruit off-campus during the fall semester, plus a few more penalties. The person most at fault, according to reports, is former Aggie assistant coach Jay Graham.

Notably, Graham is now an assistant coach with the Tennessee Volunteers.

For more on the penalties, check out 247Sports’ report.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 24 Iowa State building as it eyes the Big 12’s bigger fish

New York Daily News: Texas ex Jarrett Allen is the last man standing in the Brooklyn Nets’ frontcourt

247Sports: Former Texas star Devin Duvernay locked into position battle

247Sports: Oklahoma State releases findings of Mike Gundy review

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas LB DeMarvion Overshown will sit out until changes are implemented

Texas releases 2020-21 basketball non-conference schedule

Big 12 Storyline 2020: For Kansas, Les Miles, a long, winding road of hard work lays ahead

Big 12 Storyline 2020: Baylor, Dave Aranda are counting on QB Charlie Brewer’s health

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: Boise State vs. Georgia Southern is a wonderful game no G5 fan should want

SBNation: NFL considering asking fans to sign COVID-19 waivers if they attend games

SBNation: Details releasees on Cam Newton’s contract with the Patriots

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Sports Illustrated asked an interesting question in a recent blog – do college football players need a union? The short answer is, yes. Here’s SI’s take: “Threatened by the loss of some $4 billion without a football season, the NCAA is pushing forward with its own mishmash plan to continue profiting off of unpaid labor. With the organization itself shirking the responsibility of drafting a universal set of comeback standards, individual schools, much like our states, are deciding on their own how to handle the pandemic, with seemingly every Power 5 team intending to play in the fall, one way or another. (The NCAA’s chief medical officer, Brian Hainline, told The Athletic that he can make best-practice suggestions that schools can choose to adopt, but it would take months for the national governing body to pass sweeping legislation, and it can’t mandate health practices in the meantime.) At Michigan, for example, returning athletes had to complete what is being described loosely as a 14-day pre-report risk assessment before a six-day resocialization period on campus. But at UCLA, players had to wait a week on campus before returning to small-group workouts, where they got routine temperature checks and practiced social distancing. (The entirety of the school’s policy can be found here.) The results, so far, have been deeply concerning, including small outbreaks at Alabama, Clemson, Houston, Kansas State, LSU and Texas, among other schools.”