A campaign opened by Oklahoma State’s athletic director Mike Holder and his wife to bestow all of the universities’ athletic scholarships by donating $500,000. The action that will allow Oklahoma State to provide a football scholarship each year is in honor of Vernon Grant a Cowboys starter at safety who was killed in a May 2005 in a car accident in Dallas.

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Vernon’s death was a terrible tragedy and it meant a loss for almost anyone related with Oklahoma State University and its football family, that is why it is so human what Holder is doing. His move to create the first endowed football scholarship ever at Oklahoma State also is the beginning of an initiative to donate all of Oklahoma State’s 229 athletic scholarships by 2016 먹튀폴리스 토토사이트. Oklahoma State has $2 million in gifted scholarships, the lowest total in the Big 12, said Craig Clemons, the school’s associate vice president for athletic development.

When you think about it the idea was the next smart thing to do since Boone Pickens made the biggest donation to an athletic department in NCAA history, he gave away $165 million in January to fund the athletic village that include new facilities for various sports and for the renovation of the new football stadium. So now that the physical part is taken care of they can start focusing on student-athletes and their scholarship needs.

But like everything no one would lose you see an plan was very well thought into the initiative, lets say if the endowments earn more than 4% annually, excess earnings will be reinvested with Pickens’ Dallas investment company, to help cover increasing scholarship costs over the years. Oklahoma State would save $6 million annually, or about one-sixth of the school’s $36 million athletic department budget, if all of its athletic scholarships were gifted.

As usual, the mainstream media blows another non-story from the world of sports WAY out of proportion- even worse, the news over the weekend about Texas quarterback Vince Young’s Wonderlic score is likely inaccurate to boot.

Young, who is currently in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine, was reported to have scored a woeful 6 on the 50 question test that has been used by NFL executives as a scouting tool to measure a draft prospect’s intelligence.

A spokesman for the NFL has stated that scores do not come out until a week after the combine, so as of now these reports are not only pure speculation on the part of the media, but also border on slanderous if we find out a week from now that he actually scored higher.

According to more reliable sources, Young actually scored a 16, which doesn’t exactly make him a genius, but is simply below average compared to 2005 draft hopefuls. I’m sure if this is the case, the major sports networks and newspapers won’t provide us with wall-to-wall coverage of how badly they goofed; the damage has already been done.

According to possibly the best talent evaluator to come along in the past twenty years, former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins coach Jimmie Johnson, he paid very little attention to off the field tests and concentrated more on game film and how a player reacted in game situations. Ask USC coach Pete Carroll how effective Young is when the chips are down, he’ll tell you straight up.

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