The archaic rule? The NCAA's rules regarding marijuana testing. The trio of players tested positive for the substance in an NCAA drug test before the Peach Bowl last season, a source told The Oklahoman. The rules in place mandate a suspension of half of a season for one positive test. That suspension would carry them through the first five games of the season, in addition to the bowl game they missed.
While there is no mechanism to overturn the suspensions, there was hope the suspensions would be reduced slightly because two games were eliminated from this regular season.
The world that changed? When the NCAA began its drug-testing program in 1986, use of the substance was prohibited in every state and only a few had moved to decriminalize cannabis.
SEP 23, 2020 - NORMAN — Lincoln Riley took a deep breath as he searched for the right words. That still wasn't enough time. "It's a good question, I certainly understand the question," the OU football coach said before another long pause to gather his thoughts. Riley had been asked in Tuesday's Zo...