The NCAA voted to allow college athletes to make money from the use of their name, image and likeness. Each NCAA division will create rules for its members. The NCAA wants those rules to be completed by the end of 2020. Until then the current rules will continue to be in effect. The NCAA stated that it wants name, image and likeness to be implemented without being used in recruiting or enticing players to stay or leave a university. After the announcement, California state senator Nancy Skinner tweeted that her state made it clear that it wouldn’t accept any arbitrary limitations.
Kansas forward Mitch Lightfoot will likely redshirt this season. Lightfoot will play in the exhibition game Thursday but can still redshirt if he doesn’t play in a regular season game. Bill Self said that he would like for Mitch to have the opportunity to start and that he has a better chance next season than this season.
An automated strike zone was used during the Arizona Fall League for all games at Salt River Fields. Players generally felt like calls were good on the sides of the strike zone but that the literal interpretation of the strike zone led to some pitches at the top and bottom of the zone to be called strikes when they normally are not.