Seastrunk transferring to Baylor
Roundup: New trophy idea scrapped; BYU-Houston to play
WACO, Texas -- Former Oregon running back Lache Seastrunk is transferring to Baylor.
Baylor announced Tuesday that Seastrunk has signed a financial aid contract and will enroll in school and join the football team.
Seastrunk was connected to the probe into Oregon’s use of Texas-based prep scouting service. The Ducks granted him his unconditional release last weekend.
Baylor coach Art Briles says he believes Seastrunk “is back where he needs to be.”
Seastrunk is from Temple, Texas, which is about 35 miles south of the Baylor campus in Waco.
Cy-Hawk Trophy design to be altered after fan outrage
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- The new, corn-themed trophy awarded to the winner of the annual football game between Iowa and Iowa State has been scrapped.
The two schools and the Iowa Corn Growers Association said Tuesday that the Cy-Hawk trophy will be replaced after fans complained about its design.
Critics, including former Iowa coach Hayden Fry and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, had questioned why a football trophy would feature a farm family huddled around a bushel of corn.
Craig Floss, the CEO of the corn growers group, said the response shows the passion Iowa fans have for football.
“The overwhelming feedback has been negative,” Floss said. “Because we’ve listened … people want something different than what was proposed last week. And we as Iowa corn growers and the farmers we represent, we want people to be happy.”
He said a temporary trophy will be designed for this year’s game on Sept. 10. Fans will be able to suggest a design for the more permanent replacement.
“The new Cy-Hawk trophy, we trust, will truly be something fans will embrace,” Floss said.
Houston and BYU will start two-game series in 2013
HOUSTON -- Houston and BYU announced Tuesday that they will play in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
BYU will visit Houston on Oct. 19, 2013, and Houston will travel to Provo for a game on Sept. 27, 2014.
The teams have never met in football. BYU will play its first season as a football independent in 2011.