We may have to wait even longer to hear about Olivier Sarr and Joey Gatewood’s waivers.
The Associated Press is reporting that the NCAA is furloughing its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 employees for three to eight weeks. The furloughs will start September 21 and roll through January 2021. Senior executives will not have to furlough, but will take a 20% pay cut, while vice presidents will take a 10% pay cut.
You can view this news in a few ways, the first being the NCAA will scramble to process all of the waivers before the furloughs begin on September 21, or the second being Sarr and Gatewood’s requests will keep getting pushed from desk to desk as employees head home. Being a Kentucky fan, I’ll let you decide which is more likely.
Speaking of waivers, by Jeff Goodman’s count, 90 have been approved thus far and 3 denied with 131 pending. Just today, Minnesota’s Liam Robbins (transfer from Duke) and New Mexico State’s Donnie Tillman (transfer from UNLV) were granted immediate eligibility, per Jon Rothstein.