Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Great News

Of course while the title still says allegedly from the Blue Gold News, two freshman that were first ruled ineligible have appealed or taken the entrance exam over and qualified. Because of a recent change in Big East rules, partial qualifiers will not be accepted, and can not ever play for any Big East team if they fail to qualify.

True freshmen cornerbacks Robert Williams and Guesly Dervil were ruled ineligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse at the start of fall practice. The ruling cost each nearly 12 total practice sessions, and it was thought they could be lost for the season and their career because of the new Big East prop rule, in which the conference presidents voted 13-3 not to accept partial qualifiers. If they did not qualify, they could not play for West Virginia or any other Big East team, among other colleges and conferences that do not accept prop players.

Guesly Dervil was expected to via for playing time as a true freshman, and Robert Williams was likely to redshirt. So yeah, a little more help for the secondary never hurts.

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