Bo Ryan lifts non-league restrictions on transfer Jarrod Uthoff
Bo Ryan finally relented on Thursday afternoon and the Wisconsin head coach and the administration decided to allow transfer Jarrod Uthoff to transfer anywhere except for the Big Ten.
|Ryan took a PR hit for restricting the transfer, but now Uthoff can go anywhere except within the Big Ten. (US Presswire)|
Bo Ryan and Wisconsin finally came to their senses.
Shortly after a meeting with Badgers athletic director Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin redshirt freshman Jarrod Utholff was given "permission to contact" every school outside the Big Ten.
The school released a statement shortly after 3 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon.
Ryan said Thursday morning on ESPN's Mike & Mike that he wanted the appeals process to serve as a dialogue between Uthoff and Wisconsin's administration.
Uthoff told CBSSports.com that he did speak with Ryan shortly after the season ended and wound up meeting in-person with assistant coach Gary Close to inform him that he would be leaving the program.
"I left because of how I fit into their style of play and how I feel that they were going to utilize me," Uthoff told CBSSports.com earlier in the week. "I was able to see that after spending a year on the team."
Uthoff told CBSSports.com that he wants to play close to home -- and now he'll be able to look at Iowa State and Marquette -- schools that are within driving distance from his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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