USA Today reports that a group of U.S. senators, with former presidential candidate Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) leading the charge, unveiled an outline for what they’re lamenting as a “bill of rights” for student-athletes.
From USA Today: “[The senators] issued a statement saying they will seek to give athletes ‘revenue-sharing agreements’ with the NCAA, conferences and schools, plus the ability to capitalize on their name, image and likeness ‘individually and as a group, with minimal restrictions.’ The envisioned bill also would create new safety and wellness standards, provide improved health care; attempt to improve educational outcomes and would end the requirement that athletes sit out if they change schools or withdraw from a National Letter of Intent.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: READ: Texas coach Tom Herman, QB Sam Ehlinger, S Caden Sterns talk about Big 12 decision
Austin American-Statesman: How will the Big 12, SEC and ACC get through a football season?
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with three-star wide receiver Jaden Alexis
247Sports: The Insider: Football team update overload
247Sports: Sam Ehlinger ‘very happy’ the Big 12 is pursuing a fall season
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: The almost true tale of Arkansas’ extra games
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Good news, Texas Longhorns. The Red River Showdown is a full go this year (for now.)
- Check out Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich barking at the Longhorns.