The NCAA ruled that a Middle Tennessee football player who spent five years in the Marines will be allowed to compete this fall and that he will have four years of eligibility remaining.
It’s a reversal from the NCAA’s earlier decision to rule Steven Rhodes was ineligible because he played in a recreational league during his military service. School officials had said earlier Monday that they were working with NCAA officials to come up with a solution.
Late on Monday afternoon, the NCAA issued a news release saying they wanted to thank Roberts for his service.
GEORGIA: Tailback Brendan Douglas, a former Aquinas star, left practice Monday with a shoulder injury, but it didn’t appear to be serious.
COURTS: The NCAA lost another round in court, this time over scholarships.
A judge in the Southern District of Indiana rejected a motion from the NCAA to dismiss a case brought by former college football player John Rock.
Rock contends that after playing three seasons at Gardner-Webb in North Carolina, a new coaching staff refused to renew his scholarship. Rock says that forced him to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket.
MIAMI: Dyron Dye will no longer be part of the Miami football program, a decision Monday that ends the Hurricane career for the last member of the program with any real ties to the Nevin Shapiro scandal. The university made the announcement Monday, the same day that Dye was hoping to receive clearance from doctors.
LOUISIANA STATE: Freshman defensive back Ricky Jefferson pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor and has been sentenced to two years’ probation in connection with his arrest along a Mardi Gras parade route in Metairie last February.
The 18-year-old Jefferson, whose older brother is former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, entered a plea of resisting arrest, along with two other defendants.
BOWLS: The Sun Belt and Mid-American Conference will meet in a new bowl game in Alabama’s state capitol. ESPN announced its latest postseason game, the Camellia Bowl.
The first one will be in December 2014.