I think most of you saw this one coming. Rewarding Buckeye Fail of the Week was rather easy.
Last week, we saw St. John’s lose three promising recruits from the 2011-12 campaign — including one of its most talented players, JaKarr Sampson — thanks to various ineligibility concerns. It seems to happen every year: Just as your program welcomes its new batch of talented players, the NCAA dutifully informs you that Talented Player X, while very talented at basketball, maybe doesn’t quite have the grades to make the cut.
Ohio State was the latest to feel the scourge of ineligibility today. According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the NCAA deemed incoming recruit LaQuinton Ross an academic non-qualifier. Essentially, that means Ross can stay at Ohio State, but he can’t be awarded a scholarship, can’t participate in practices or games, and loses a year of his eligibility in the process.
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