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Track & Field: NCAA Championships Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Welp the NCAA is back at it again. According to Dan Wolken of USA Today (story here). The NCAA is expected to approve new guidelines that would make it more difficult for athletes that transfer to receive immediate eligibility. This decision comes shortly after high-profile quarterbacks like Justin Fields and Tate Martell have been granted waivers for reasons that are unclear. Count me out for any guidelines or rules that punish student-athletes.

Earlier today college basketball expert, Jon Rothstein reported that Florida Gulf Coast transfer (Troy Baxter) is receiving heavy interest from a lot of schools and Oregon State is in the mix. Baxter is an athletic 6-foot-8 forward; he averaged 7.5 points and 1.1 blocks per game at Florida Gulf Coast. He started his collegiate career at UNLV.

Adley Rutschman officially signed with the Baltimore Orioles. The former Beav signed a record-breaking signing bonus as the No. 1 pick of the 2019 draft. That means the only Oregon State baseball player who was drafted and has not yet signed is Brandon Eisert. I still think Eisert will ultimately sign and turn pro, but the door is open for him to return to Oregon State. All three OSU recruits that were drafted in the 2019 MLB draft remain unsigned (Ryan Brown, Drew Gilbert & Will Frisch).

ESPN released an article after surveying athletic trainers from around the country. The survey revealed that about 19% of college athletic trainers said a coach played an athlete who had been deemed “medically out of participation”. This put those athletes at a “major risk”. While this isn’t shocking news, it is just further evidence that coaches should not be in charge of these decisions and that they do not always have their student-athletes best interests at heart.

The Oregonian’s Andrew Nemec released a column detailing just how long it’s been since each Pac-12 school has landed a consensus 4-star recruit. The good news? Oregon State is not last on this list. The bad news? Oregon State is pretty close to last place.