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.
Among the penalties here for A&M Jimbo Fisher hit with a six-month show-cause. The terms of the show-cause order include a previously served nine-day ban on phone calls, emails or texts with prospects in January 2020. https://t.co/rs8zSE6Xmg— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 2, 2020
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
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247Sports: Former Texas star Devin Duvernay locked into position battle
247Sports: Oklahoma State releases findings of Mike Gundy review
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
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
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.”
College Football Players Need a Union Now More Than Ever - Sports Illustrated https://t.co/bY4FFIOD8y— Football Writers Association of America (@TheFWAA) July 3, 2020
- Texas volleyball landed its first 2022 pledge from Emma Halter out of Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “Halter is a defensive specialist and libero who is entering her junior year at Roncalli High in Indianapolis. This past season, Halter received a second-team designation on the Indiana Volleyball Coaches Association’s Class 4A all-state team. According to MaxPreps, she led the Rebels with her 7.4 digs per set. Halter also served a team-high 49 aces.”