Daily Bullets (June 10): Wait, How Many Scholarships is OSU Losing?

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The Daily Bullets are brought to you by Hoboken Coffee: perfectly roasted in historic Guthrie. Two bags ship free. Order now! OSU Bullets • While PFB is still claiming it’s making an interpretation, after talking with OSU’s compliance office and the NCAA, we’ve got a grip on what the basketball scholarship for OSU actually is. So you could feasibly distribute the following number of scholarships over the next three seasons to satisfy this penalty. 2020-21: 13 (of 13) scholarships 2021-22: 11 (of 13) scholarships 2022-23: 12 (of 13) scholarships The differentiation here is massive. Losing three scholarships per year — which is how I originally understood it — is completely devastating. Losing three total scholarships is a big deal but far less devastating. [PFB] It’s a huge difference – losing nine (individual year-long units) scholarships would be a much larger effect on a program. Three (total) is doable. • Do yourself a solid and go listen to this NCAA Basketball podcast where Mike Boynton chats about the recent allegations Good ‘N Plenty pod with Oklahoma State’s Mike Boynton:https://t.co/HYCCkVEwJb 1:05 The postseason ban is “a bridge too far” 8:41 Why no appeal? 15:41 Fears of recruits getting poached from OSU 35:23…

I misunderstood the loss of scholarships. For some reason I was thinking it was 3 per year. Losing 3 over the next 3 years is much more manageable. Now I see why the postseason ban has been the bulk of the conversation by MB and the AD.