Oklahoma State is facing a meeting with the NCAA over a major rules violation a former player receiving a gift from an out of state congregation. The former player was not included in the documents but a hearing is scheduled on August 7th and 8th.
An OSU spokesman explained that the former player was on an out-of-state summer baseball roster in 2007, and during that summer attended a church. The player did not own a vehicle and had money problems, the spokesman said.
As anyone knows that has dealt with the NCAA, they do not look past these things that often so expect the Cowboys to face some sort of sanctions in the coming months.
You can check out the full article by the Tulsa World by clicking here.
I got an email today from Richard Johnson who is the attorney for Andrew Oliver in his case against the NCAA. He states in his email the the courts have dismissed the NCAA’s appeal of the declaratory judgment and permanent injunction against Andrew Oliver. The trial court on March 31st has set a trial date of October 19th to hear Andrew’s case against the NCAA for the remaining breach of contract and tortious interference with contract claims.
The interesting part of this email is the NCAA’s response to the injunction which was put into favor to let Andrew Oliver particpate in College Baseball. The NCAA states that the injuction has affected every single player in College Sports by having an agent represent them in negoations. You can check out the full PDF file by clicking here. I highly recommend it.
Oklahoma State junior LHP Andrew Oliver won his case against the NCAA so he will be eligible for the 2009 season for the Cowboys. This is great news for Oklahoma State as Oliver is expected to be a first round pick and will be an excellent number 1 starter this season. Continue reading Oliver wins Case against NCAA→
The Andrew Oliver case against the NCAA finished yesterday January 13th according to court records obtained by The College Baseball Blog. The judge ended up taking the case under advisement and ordered both parties to file findings of fact and conclusions of law by January 23rd. After that, he will deliberate the case and issue an opinion in a week or two. We should see a decision at the end of January or at the beginning of February. Continue reading Andrew Oliver Case Update→
My good buddy Darren Heitner who is the founder of SportsAgentBlog.com continues his extensive coverage of the Andrew Oliver situation. Heitner is currently in law school and his information on the Oliver situation is always from the legal perspective. He is of the belief that Oliver should be able to play in the 2009 season based on the information that he has received which includes legal documents in the case. Continue reading SportsAgentBlog.com talks about Andrew Oliver→
The New York Times has put out an article today about the Andrew Oliver situation which ended up getting him suspended before the NCAA Tournament. He ended up getting suspended for his relationship with an agent after being drafted out of high school.
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.
Darren Heitner of Sports Agent Blog continues his great work on the Andrew Oliver situation that exploded over the weekend. He ended up getting a ton of information forwarded to him from many different sources to get down to exactly what happened which saw Oliver end up suspended from the Oklahoma State team indefinitely. I will let you read the article for the full details which is available here.
Our buddies over at The Pitchfork Nation told us about a great article on ESPN.com looking into the allegations with the Arizona State Sun Devil baseball program. It seems that a large rift is developing in the ASU program as many of the boosters are supporting head coach Pat Murphy while other people in the Arizona State community are calling his accuser Mikel Moreno a true Sun Devil by bringing these possible allegations to the public. The full article from ESPN is available here.
The Arizona State Sun Devils recently had to suspend Jason Jarvis for some academic issues from this fall semester. Somehow the Sun Devils were able to get him eligible for last weekend’s tournament hosted by Arizona State where he made a pinch hitting appearance. The East Valley Tribune reported on Tuesday that former player and graduate manager Mikel Moreno was approached by Arizona State compliance officer Bill Kennedy about improper benefits going on in the program. Continue reading ASU in Hot Water?→