Friday, June 3, 2016

Statements From Joe Castiglione and Bob Stoops Regarding Mayfield Being Eligible for 2017

Statements from Joe Castiglione and Bob Stoops in response to the Big 12 ruling Thursday that will make Baker Mayfield eligible for the 2017 season:

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS JOE CASTIGLIONE
"Our view at Oklahoma is that non-scholarship student-athletes should have the right to transfer without losing a year of eligibility. With that in mind, we are very pleased with the result of today's vote of Big 12 faculty athletics representatives. With student-athlete welfare always on the front of our minds, today's decision was the appropriate one. I'm appreciative of the willingness of conference colleagues to consider — and implement — change that could benefit walk-ons in the future."

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH BOB STOOPS
"I appreciate the Big 12 faculty athletics representatives spending more time studying the important issue of walk-on transfers and am pleased by the result of today's Big 12 vote — not just because it potentially impacts Baker Mayfield, but because it was the right thing to do."

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