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NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

Posted on: September 26, 2011 10:36 am
Edited on: September 26, 2011 10:45 am
 
By Gary Parrish

The NCAA has declared Ohio State freshman LaQuinton Ross a non-qualifier, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Monday. Consequently, the 6-foot-8 forward will not attend OSU this year. A source told CBSSports.com that Ross will "return home" to Mississippi, "take a class and retake the SAT."

CBSSports.com ranked Ross 13th in the Class of 2011.

The Buckeyes are still expected to be a consensus top-five team.
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:41 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

Thats some funny stuff.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:27 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

Try recruiting some good student-athletes who can excell both in the classroom and the basketball court and be a credit to the University instead of trying to get non-qualifiers in through the backdoor when the NCAA isnt looking.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:41 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

Dirty program full of thugs and rejects.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:33 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

How is this a reflection of OSU????  The kid at first was eligible to play.  Then because of some change in grading in HIGH SCHOOL, he no longer is eligible.  This was all stuff that happened prior to ever coming to OSU.  He could have been at your school just as easily. 



Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:30 pm
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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:20 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

What about the kid.  He is ready to go to school, what school does not matter, but because his high schools grades on a different scale than pretty much every school in America, he has to suffer.   I am not certain the NCAA is working in the spirit of what is best here, big surprise. 



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:08 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

Last year, before all the violations on the football team were exposed...He would have been playing. BOOK IT! Jess Sayin'



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:59 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

This story is no reflection whatsoever on Ohio State.  And it is newsworthy.  However, it is not worthy of a front-page headline.  The media has no sense of balance when it comes to the Buckeyes.  JMHO  :)



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:30 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

SPORTHC:

Did you even read the article? Ross did not qualify due to his grades in school and SAT score. This has nothing to do with Ohio St. being a "dirty" program. Your post made absolutely zero sense as it related to the article.  



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:24 pm
 

NCAA labels OSU freshman Ross as non-qualifer

And it's definitely not OSU's fault that he didn't qualify.  He can only blame himself for that.

Ross is a non-qualifier for a really odd reason.  At his old (Mississippi) high school, the old grading scale said that a 70-74.5% grade was a D - you had to get above 75% for a C.  After Ross left, the school changed their grading scale to the more universal 90-80-70-60 grading scale.  Ross had two grades that were originally D's that would have been raised to C's based on the new grading scale.  They showed up on his transcripts as C's, but the NCAA clearinghouse learned of the changes, checked with the school (the grading scale change was not retroactive) and realized that the grades were originally D's.  That put the combination of Ross's SAT/GPA just under the required limit while the C's would have put him over the limit.  By the book, the NCAA made the correct call.  Had the grading scale change been retroactive, or had it been made while Ross was still at that school, he would be eligible.

What I don't get, however, is how people can think this reflects negatively on Ohio State.  Schools recruit marginal students all the time in virtually every sport.  What's the big deal? 

As it stands now, Ross is looking to regain his eligiblilty, is an available recriut and could end up anywhere next year, or could even end up at Ohio State by the first of the year.  He supposedly can take the SAT again in December and can re-take the two classes in question.  If he can do that before Christmas, he could still end up somewhere by winter.


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