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April 3, 2014

Stoops noncommittal about labor ruling

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NORMAN —

OU quarterback Trevor Knight is like most college players. He’s aware of the initial ruling in the Northwestern case, but hasn’t fully studied it. However, it has been a locker room topic among players.

“I try not to get too wrapped up in that. Whatever is going to happen will happen,” he said. “I’m just flying by the seat of my pants, I guess.”

Whatever comes from the case could take years to hit college campuses. Northwestern has vowed to appeal the initial ruling all the way to the Supreme Court. The NCAA will also fight any decision that labels players as employees.

Stoops didn’t get into many specifics, but he fully supports scholarships covering the full cost of attendance and might be open to other changes.

“I would say that I’m all for whatever things we can do to enhance all of the student-athletes’ experience,” he said, “not just football.”

John Shinn

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jshinn@normantranscript.com

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