Nick Sidorakis gives up scholarship

Updated: August 10, 2010, 5:21 PM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State captain Nick Sidorakis has agreed to give up his scholarship so that the Cowboys don't have to cut a player from the basketball team.

OSU spokesman Mike Noteware confirmed Tuesday that Sidorakis agreed to play his senior season as a walk-on and pay for school on his own. Otherwise, the Cowboys would have been over the limit on scholarships.

Sidorakis is a senior point guard who averaged 2.5 points last season in 24 games off the bench.

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