News & Notes 8.15.11

Terrelle Pryor is still not assured to be eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft

Terrelle Pryor NFL Eligibility Still in Question:  ESPN.com reports that former Ohio State Quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s chances of being eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft are fading.  Pryor’s attorney, David Cornwell, has been in contact with the commissioner’s office making a case for his eligibility.  A league spokesperson said there was nothing new to report on Pryor’s situation.  The supplemental draft is on Wednesday.

SEC Sticks to 12 Teams:  The Southeastern Conference’s presidents and chancellors committee said they were satisfied with their current alignment on Monday.  No action regarding schools like Texas A&M will be taken.  However, conference chairman Bernie Machen said allowing new schools to join in the future maybe advantageous.

NBA Open to Contraction:  FanNation.com reports that David Stern said there is interest in contracting some NBA teams from both the players’ and owners’ sides.  Stern made the comments during an ESPN.com podcast.  Stern said, “when you talk about revenue sharing, a number of teams have said that if you have a team that is perpetually going to be a recipient, aren’t you better off with the ability to buy them in?”  The issue of contraction would be brought up after a new CBA is reached.

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