Temporary restraining order reinstates OSU ace Andrew Oliver

By Jason Kersey Modified: August 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm •  Published: August 16, 2008

/> The ensuing investigation led to Oliver's suspension.

The NCAA and Oklahoma State have agreed that a violation did occur when there was direct contact between the Minnesota Twins and the Barattas.

Oliver filed a lawsuit in June seeking reinstatement.

Johnson said had Oliver not been suspended, Oklahoma State might have qualified for a super regional and even the College World Series.

"What we were fighting for was to get Andy reinstated because his reputation is damaged more every day he isn't reinstated,” Johnson said.

"Oklahoma State didn't get to play in a super regional, but they probably would have if Andy would have been playing.”

Johnson said Oliver's reputation is important because he is returning to OSU's campus on Monday for classes.

"It's a huge campus and a big issue on that campus,” Johnson said. "It's very important that when school starts on Monday, the (people on campus) are not looking at Andy as a bad guy.”

Read the pleading Read order filed in court

by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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