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Texas ace Nolan Kingham bumped from start vs. Oklahoma

Kingham reportedly failed to adhere to the team’s academic policy.

247 Sports via University of Texas

Texas junior pitcher Nolan Kingham didn’t get the starting nod on Friday evening as the Longhorns begin a three-game series with Big 12 rival Oklahoma.

Per a report from the Austin American-Statesman, Kingham was “scratched for not adhering to the team’s academic attendance policy.”

In his place, right-handed freshman Bryce Elder got the start, which marked his first career start at Texas. Although Kingham didn’t serve as the Longhorns starter on Friday, he is still available to pitch over the weekend.

Following its Friday meeting, Texas will also square off with the Sooners on Saturday at 8 p.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Texas entered the series at 22-13, but sits at 9-3 in Big 12 play.