Brody Brecht Will Be Two-Sport Iowa Athlete

ssckelley

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Between Brecht and Morgan the Hawkeyes have a couple of very interesting baseball pitching prospects.
 

ohhawk

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Coach Heller is a happy guy. He gets two players (Brecht & Ostrenga) and uses none of his scholarships.
 

RobHowe

Administrator
I'm think two-sport athletes count against the scholarship totals of both sports.

At least it used to be that way so the revenue sports couldn't add extra student-athletes by bringing them in on baseball, track, etc. schollies.
 

ohhawk

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I'm think two-sport athletes count against the scholarship totals of both sports.

At least it used to be that way so the revenue sports couldn't add extra student-athletes by bringing them in on baseball, track, etc. schollies.
Is baseball considered a revenue sport at Iowa?
 

RobHowe

Administrator
Is baseball considered a revenue sport at Iowa?

No. But to guard against football and basketball teams "hiding" student-athletes on sports like track and baseball, the rule counted multi-sport student-athletes against scholarship totals for both sports. I'm not sure if that's still the case.
 

Fryowa

Administrator
Coach Heller is a happy guy. He gets two players (Brecht & Ostrenga) and uses none of his scholarships.
I'm think two-sport athletes count against the scholarship totals of both sports.

At least it used to be that way so the revenue sports couldn't add extra student-athletes by bringing them in on baseball, track, etc. schollies.
They count against football but not baseball scholarships.

Participants receiving athletic scholarships and playing in men's football, basketball, hockey, swimming/diving/water polo always count against those sports no matter what.

So you still can't hide football/basketball players on other squads, but baseball doesn't get dinged either. Since by rule Brecht and Ostrenga have to count against football, they cannot count against baseball (according to 15.5.9.7)

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They do not count in baseball, so Heller is benefitting.

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ssckelley

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Division 1 only gives out 11.7 scholarships per year so that would be really bad if a football player decided to play baseball and his scholarship counted against the 11.7.
 

Fryowa

Administrator
Division 1 only gives out 11.7 scholarships per year so that would be really bad if a football player decided to play baseball and his scholarship counted against the 11.7.
See above. Doesn’t count count against baseball
 
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