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High Noon Highlights(4/10): Big 12 expected to vote ‘no’ on 3rd assistant coach for baseball, softball

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Why the Big 12 is reportedly going to vote “no” on proposal:

Kendall Rodgers of D1 Baseball is reporting the Big 12 will vote on a third assistant for baseball and softball. While currently they have the ability to have three assistants with two being full-time and one as a volunteer, this proposal would allow a third assistant coach to be full time. Certain coaches are not happy with “no” vote. Athletic Directors also voiced their concerns.

From Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte:

“I was a supporter of the original proposal which included baseball. Softball was something new that we hadn’t really vetted out,” Del Conte said. “I would prefer more discussion on that. The original request was for baseball to get a full-time coach and softball to get a graduate assistant.

“I support the addition of a baseball coach, though,” he continued. “We wanted to have more discussion on why softball needed to be included with a full-time coach. In baseball, there’s obviously a need for a third full-time assistant when you look at ratios and the student athletes competing in baseball. I have not vetted softball and I want to have more dialogue with our softball coach and others before voting ‘yes’ on the full proposal.”

TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle, who has been passionate about trying to get the proposal past in his league, had this to say about the Big 12’s vote:

“This is obviously very disappointing and disheartening,” Schlossnagle said. “I can tell you that every coach in the Big 12 is beyond committed to providing our players the very best college baseball experience possible. With or without an additional coach, that won’t ever change.”{D1 Baseball}

Viktor Hovland is the first Norwegian to play at Masters:

He’ll be making history as he takes the course Thursday.

Cowgirl Soccer releases 2019 schedule:

With OSU’s soccer season starting in a few months, the Cowgirls have released their schedule for the 2019 season.

OSU opens Big 12 play on the road at Texas Tech on Sept 26 before traveling to TCU for a Sept. 29 matchup against the Horned Frogs; the Cowgirls also have conference road matches at Texas, West Virginia and Iowa State.{okstate.com}