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NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

Posted on: August 20, 2010 7:36 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2010 7:42 pm
 

The NCAA has reversed a decision to rule Will Barton academically ineligible and opted to allow the standout freshman to play for Memphis this season, a source confirmed to CBSSports.com on Friday.

An official announcement from the school is expected soon.

Barton was ruled academically ineligible earlier this month because of questions about his academic background, and, at the time, the Memphis staff doubted an appeal would work. Barton responded by exploring professional options. But those options are now no longer needed because the 6-foot-6 wing has been cleared to join McDonald's All-American Joe Jackson in the Memphis backcourt, meaning Josh Pastner will enter the season with the stars of his recruiting class in uniform.

MaxPreps.com ranked Barton 10th nationally in the Class of 2010.

Category: NCAAB
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Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: August 24, 2010 8:53 pm
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

Wow, Memphis fans, you'd better be careful with the NCAA. Their "declaration of eligibility" means nothing when it comes to your school. Recall the Derrick Rose fiasco. Memphis had to vacate an NCAA record 38 wins because the NCAA declared him eligible before the season and ineligible afterwards. Better luck this time!



Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2010 12:42 pm
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

That's right Bsquared-2, Memphis will go farther than Louisville. I think they're just jealous that Memphis is going to make noise this year.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2010 10:24 am
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

Memphis wiill still be just a sweet 16 team - LAY IT DOWN

That will still be farther than the Ville is going this year.



Since: Sep 14, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2010 10:45 pm
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

Memphis wiill still be just a sweet 16 team - LAY IT DOWN



Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2010 2:26 am
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

It seems I remember the NCAA Clearinghouse clearing another player in the not too distant past before bringing the hammer down on the Tigers program.  A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet....at least until the NCAA decides to punish teams after they themselves have cleared a player to play.

The BIG difference here is the head coach involved.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2010 12:33 am
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

Memphis....you can thank Coach Cal for this. He opened his checkbook and paid $200k for this to occur. Of course, this was the $200k that was supposed to go to Anthony Davis,Jr.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2010 12:28 pm
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

what the heck gary?

this is it?

where's my five for friday?



Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: August 21, 2010 12:21 am
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

Finally, a major break. Who really cares about the bahamas.... Maybe the ncaa was worried over uk being the most talented team by far in the nation again, and figured they had better let us have our guy too. Wink I can only hope we have the pleasure of playing the current  uk team in tourney 2011.

Anyway, a bigtime victory for Memphis before the season starts and this is completely different than the rose saga (unless a will barton look alike took his sat for him). Lets hope this thing sticks and we are good going forward.

Rich



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2010 9:47 pm
 

NCAA reverses, rules Barton eligible at Memphis

It seems I remember the NCAA Clearinghouse clearing another player in the not too distant past before bringing the hammer down on the Tigers program.  A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet....at least until the NCAA decides to punish teams after they themselves have cleared a player to play.


miki
Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: August 20, 2010 8:52 pm
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