Good morning, all.
Some Saturday links:
- Marysville-Pilchuck’s Austin Joyner, the former UW commit-turned WSU commit, won a state long-jump title on Friday, despite a pulled hamstring. Bellevue’s Budda Baker, the UW signee, was second in Class 3A. Baker also had the third-fastest qualifying time among 3A sprinters in the 100-meter dash with a wind-aided 10.75-second finish. (Joyner was first there too with a 10.65.)
- Another UW signee, linebacker Drew Lewis, ran 10.93 in his 100 prelim but did not advance to the final. His twin brother, Troy, qualified with a 10.69. You can track today’s results here.
- Wenatchee running back Isaiah Brandt-Sims, a Stanford commit, ran had the fastest 4A qualifying time at 10.36.
- Current players could receive part of a settlement with video-game company EA Sports. From CBSsports.com’s Jon Solomon:
The attorneys estimate that players who appeared in a video game from 2003 to 2005 would receive between $96 and $517 per roster year appearance, depending on how many people make claims. For players who appear in video games since 2005, the estimate is $166 to $951 per roster year appearance. If a player only appeared on a roster and not a video game from 2005 to 2014, the range is $48 to $276 per roster year.
For example, if a player at the University of California appeared in the video game for four seasons from 2007 through 2011, and assuming a 50 percent claims rate, that player’s estimated recovery would be $1,328 to $1,904. In another example, if a player was on Cal’s roster for four seasons from 2005 to 2009 but did not appear in the video game, and assuming a 25 percent claims rate, that player would recover between $772 and $1,104.
- The SEC’s Mike Slive threatens to create a “Division IV” if the five power conferences don’t get the autonomy they want.
- UW baseball’s postseason opener against Georgia Tech was postponed Friday at Ole Miss because of rain. The games will be played today, with the Huskies scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. PT on ESPN3.com.
Now I know and can see why Boise St. has been so good
— King BeaveR (@UWbeav9) May 30, 2014
SEC awarded $309.6 million today to its 14 schools. The number was $101.9 mil in 2003. In 1980, the SEC split $4.1 million.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) May 30, 2014