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James
#1 Posted : Sunday, August 18, 2013 10:17:44 AM(UTC)
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Steven Rhodes is a 24-year-old former sergeant in the Marines and a new member of the Middle Tennessee football team. But because he played in a military-only intramural football league last year, he must sit out this season per NCAA rules. Despite being a UNC opponent, I hope he's on the field when we play them September 7th.

"Rhodes finished his five years of active service in the Marines this summer, when he called MTSU coaches in hopes of landing a spot as a walk-on player for the Blue Raiders. They happily granted the request of the athletic 6-foot-3, 240-pound Marine sergeant. He has played both tight end and defensive end thus far in preseason camp. But not long after arriving on campus, Rhodes was told that his participation in a military-only recreational football league in 2012 would hinder his immediate eligibility to play Division I college football, per an NCAA rule."
http://www.dnj.com/article/20130818/SPORTS/308180046/Red-shirt-White-Blue-Marine-fighting-eligibility-play-MTSU-season


Super Gnat
#2 Posted : Sunday, August 18, 2013 8:00:04 PM(UTC)
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Well, I guess that rules out any eligibility I might still have.  I have to assume that Intramural flag football at Carolina counts as well. 
HeelFanMIkeB
#3 Posted : Monday, August 19, 2013 11:25:07 AM(UTC)
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Man the NCAA and their idiotic rules again
James
#4 Posted : Monday, August 19, 2013 9:05:41 PM(UTC)
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It looks like the NCAA wised up (or bowed to public pressure). Steven Rhodes is eligible immediately. Right call by the NCAA.  It's just too bad that they had to make the poor decision initially.

"As a part of its continued review of Steven Rhodes’ eligibility, NCAA staff determined he may play immediately. Additionally, he will maintain all four years of his eligibility. Throughout this process, NCAA staff worked closely with Middle Tennessee State University, and we appreciate the school’s partnership. As a part of the ongoing review of NCAA rules, our members will examine the organized competition rules, especially as it impacts those returning from military service. We thank Steven for his service to our country and wish him the best as he begins college."
http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/latest+news/2013/august/mtsus+rhodes+to+compete+immediately


HeelFanMIkeB
#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 20, 2013 1:52:26 AM(UTC)
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Thats twice this month they've backed off on sum stupid policies. Its refreshing in my opinion
Doc Flow
#6 Posted : Thursday, August 22, 2013 11:56:45 AM(UTC)
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Glad too see the NCAA did the right thing for once.
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