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The Morning Stake | 2020.02.18

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ACC backs Big Ten proposal to allow every athlete a one-time transfer without sitting out. Via CBS Sports:

The ACC announced Monday that it supports a proposal from the Big Ten that would allow undergraduate student athletes in all sports to transfer once without sitting out of competition for one year. The current rule mandates that undergraduate transfers in football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and hockey must receive a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible immediately. Players in the remaining sports are allowed to transfer without sitting out.

“During the league’s annual winter meetings (February 12-14), the ACC discussed the transfer environment and unanimously concluded that as a matter of principle we support a one-time transfer opportunity for all student-athletes regardless of sport,” the conference said in a statement. “As a conference, we look forward to continuing the discussion nationally.”

The statement comes three weeks after news broke that the Big Ten quietly issued the proposal last October.

“I think it’s the right thing to do,” Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel told CBS Sports. “I don’t know who’s going to freak out and who’s not going to freak out. That doesn’t come into my thinking about it.”

The Power Five members are about to start legislating the things that the NCAA is not or is doing a terrible job of doing, which is determining who is eligible and not eligible for an NCAA waiver. This one is for you Joel Ntambwe.

Cash Family Sports Nutrition Center. This looks really terrific and it is available for all student-athletes.

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#1. Seriously. Just one series and it’s so much fun. Two of six publications have Texas Tech as the #1 team in the nation.

D1 Baseball National Player of the Week.

Big 12 Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week.

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Interesting. Get a 3.0 GPA and get some new threads?

Salary Details for Jones and Cosgrove. Via InsideTheRedRaiders’ Jarrett Johnson, he has copies of the letter of agreement (not sure what to call it) that details Derek Jones and Keith Cosgrove contracts. Jones will receive $500,000 annually and will terminate on January 31, 2022. Keith Cosgrove will make $300,000 annually and his contract terminates on January 31, 2021.

As an aside, David Yost and Keith Patterson are each making $600,000 per year, so that gives you some idea as to what it took to get Jones away from Duke. And Duke, as a private institution, does not have to release contract details, so we can’t be sure what he was making at Duke. I’ve tried to search as to what Cosgrove was making as a defensive analyst, but haven’t been able to locate it.

I’d also add that Kerry Cooks was making $250,000 last year and Julius Brown made $240,000. The increases for Jones and Cosgrove means that the salary pool increased quite significantly, from $490,000 with Cooks and Brown to $800,000 for Jones and Cosgrove, that’s up $310,000. That’s a very positive development, to increase that assistant coach salary pool.


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