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High (After)Noon Highlights (7/14): Season Ticket Holders receive letter

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Season Ticket holders receive update:

The Oklahoman reported that football season ticket holders got a letter from athletics outlining what they know so far about the 2020 season.

OSU assured season ticket holders they “will not be expected to pay for games that are not played,” the letter said. “Once OSU Athletics determines that playing a scheduled home game — including rescheduling or replacing it — is not possible, we will contact you with many prorated refund options.”

The letter also instructed ticket holders to reach out to the OSU ticket office if they do not feel comfortable attending games because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are working with officials to ensure we provide the safest possible environment for all OSU Family members,” the letter said.

Current season ticket holders will be allowed to renew their 2020 season tickets for 2021, regardless of what happens in the fall.

“We will share our detailed seating and financial plans if and when a capacity limit is enacted,” the letter said. {Oklahoman}

Steelers shouldn’t give up on Rudolph:

In watching his game versus the Baltimore Ravens recently on NFL Network, I was reminded he actually seemed to be settling into his role and things were opening up. Maybe the training wheels were about to come off, little by little.

Then the Ravens do what they do, and badly concussed Rudolph. I still see it as a cheap shot. He was out of the pocket and there was no need to go for his head other than just wanting to go for his head. What followed was the most comical handling of a scary head injury I ever witnessed. With what appeared to be no cart working at the stadium, Rudolph walked off the field with support — and with no facemask. Rudolph, obviously out of it, wobbled off the field with a dazed look which was clearly visible. If that sight is not a meme used by Baltimore fans to troll Rudolph for the rest of his career, then nothing is.

Anyway, this was bad timing for Rudolph. New quarterbacks need reps and consistency. Missing games due to a concussion isn’t good for any quarterback, yet alone a virtual rookie. I’ve seen Roethlisberger look mighty shaky after coming back from concussion, too. It’s not easy to come back and be sharp right away. It’s magnified when you’re still learning your role.

In that game versus the Ravens highly rated defense, Rudolph was arguably playing better against Baltimore than the eventual league MVP Lamar Jackson who struggled for his worst game of the season. The great ‘what-if’ is what would have happened if he could have continued to grow into the role instead of walking off the field looking like a stooge. {Behind the Steel Curtain}

Spencer Sanders named to watch list:

Quarterback Spencer Sanders has been named to the Davey O’Brien Award watch list. The award is given to college football top quarterback.

The sixteen semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award will be announced Nov. 10 with the three finalists being determined two weeks later on Nov. 24. The 44th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas. Other Big 12 representatives on the 2020 Davey O’Brien Award watch list are:

Charlie Brewer, Baylor

Brock Purdy, Iowa State

Sam Ehlinger, Texas

Alan Bowman, Texas Tech

Sanders is the third Oklahoma State Cowboys to be named to a preseason award watch list, joining linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga, who was named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, and safety Kolby Harvell-Peel, who was recognized as one of the top defensive players in college football, being named to the Bednarik Award Watch List Monday. {24/7 Sports}

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