OSU’s Oliver continues to wait for reinstatement

Andrew Oliver BY MATT STRASEN, THE OKLAHOMAN

Andrew Oliver BY MATT STRASEN, THE OKLAHOMAN

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Andrew Oliver’s attorney says his client will be there when State starts classes next week. The real question is, will Oliver return to the mound for the Cowboys?

Until late spring, Oliver was OSU’s pitching ace, a sophomore left-hander capable of carrying the Cowboys to the College World Series. In the last two years, Oliver had become such a hot prospect that Scott Boras, one of the most powerful agents in baseball, wanted him as a client.

But the night before he was scheduled to pitch in a baseball regional, OSU and NCAA officials interviewed Oliver and his father late into the night. The switch to the Boras Corporation –– and firing his former advisers to do so –– had led to an investigation that turned up a number of possible NCAA violations and Oliver’s suspension hours before he was supposed to take the mound. FULL STORY