Thursday, June 2, 2016

Report: Big 12 Reconsidering "Baker Mayfield Rule"

The Big 12 is reconsidering a potential rule change regarding transfers for walk-ons less than a day after conference faculty representatives failed to reach a majority vote on the measure.

The new rule-change proposal will have "different language" than the original proposal, according to a report by ESPN's Jake Trotter.

From ESPN.com:
One day after voting down a rule proposal that would've made quarterback Baker Mayfield eligible at Oklahoma for the 2017 season, the Big 12 is reconsidering the rule change with different language, several sources confirmed to ESPN.com.

The rule-change proposal, which failed to generate the necessary majority to pass after a 5-5 vote Wednesday among the Big 12's faculty athletic representatives, would've allowed walk-ons to transfer within the Big 12 without losing a season of eligibility.

Sources said part of the new language being discussed would allow a walk-on's school to offer a scholarship to keep him. If the walk-on then still elected to transfer within the conference, the player would face the league's transfer eligibility restrictions.


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