Social Hour: Big 12 to release statement about Baylor

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The Big 12 will apparently address the elephant in the room – the ongoing issues at Baylor – in a statement this week. According to the Tulsa World, Oklahoma president David Boren said Tuesday that the conference is going to “make some statements about it” and “take some actions.” He didn’t offer specifics.

“Hopefully they’ll get things straightened out down there,” Boren said.

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In other Big 12 happenings, Boren did not have much of an update about possible league expansion.

Sad news out of the Atlantic 10: Leo Vagias, a redshirt freshman kicker for Rhode Island, died in a car accident earlier this week in his home state, New Jersey.

A committee of student-athletes from the MAC presented proposals about time demands to conference officials. Among the potential solutions for time demands was a proposed time limit of 24-28 hours per week dedicated to his or her sport during the season and 10-12 hours per week during the offseason.

Tennessee and NFL legend Peyton Manning was back in Knoxville to honor the four recipients of the 2016 Peyton Manning scholarship, which covers “nearly the full cost of attendance for the students for their academic careers.”

Playing for USC has its perks.

Taking off a jersey and shoulder pads isn’t the easiest thing in the world for an offensive lineman. Just ask Illinois’ Gabe Megginson:

Oregon wide receiver Kirk Merritt is leaving the program. He had five catches for 61 yards in 12 games as a true freshman. He was a four-star recruit in the 2015 class.

Miami linebacker James King is also transferring.

“I have given James a full and unconditional release, and I want to wish him the very best in his future moving forward,” said Miami coach Mark Richt.

A bunch of Alabama staff members received raises, including strength coach Steve Cochran. At $525,000 annually, Cochran makes more than the head coaches of two Alabama opponents: Kent State’s Paul Haynes and Chattanooga’s Russ Huesman.

Some Oklahoma coaches also received raises, including a sizeable one for offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. Head coach Bob Stoops received a one-year extension through 2021.

Two pieces of scheduling news emerged Tuesday:

Kansas has a new play-by-play man. You poor thing.

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