Friday, September 13, 2013

KU cornerback Kevin Short to sit out 2013 season

Kansas cornerback Kevin Short angles himself during drills as he works out with his fellow position players during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.

Kansas cornerback Kevin Short angles himself during drills as he works out with his fellow position players during practice on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.


Kansas University cornerback Kevin Short has been declared ineligible by the NCAA and will red-shirt the 2013 season while remaining at KU, KU coach Charlie Weis announced in a press release this morning.

Short, the former junior-college All-American transfer from Fort Scott Community College who arrived at KU's fall camp late after waiting to be cleared academically, was projected as a starter at cornerback for the Jayhawks. During the week leading up to KU's first game of the season — a 31-14 victory over South Dakota which Short did not play in — KU coach Charlie Weis told media members that the 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back from Florissant, Mo., was among the most talented players on KU's roster.

Short's grades were not the issue here. He had passed his necessary classes and been accepted and cleared to enroll at KU.

Here is Weis' statement on the matter:

"Late yesterday we received notice from the NCAA that Kevin Short would not be allowed to compete in games this year. Their rationale was that because Kevin has a redshirt year available it would be best spent solidifying his academics. He will still have two years of eligibility remaining after this season."

"We are extremely disappointed with this decision. Kevin's junior college transcript was better than most and indicated no reason to expect anything other than academic success. He was admitted to Kansas as a regular admit with grades and transferable hours exceeding entrance requirements, yet the NCAA ruled to take away competition this year. We asked the NCAA representatives to allow Kevin to speak to them so he could show them how he had overcome adversity in life to become a proud new student, but they rejected that request."

"Although I am disappointed for our team, I am much more concerned for Kevin personally. We discussed the situation with Kevin today and although it was tough to explain the rationale of the NCAA, we are moving forward turning this into a redshirt year focusing on academics."


Doug Cramer 8 years, 11 months ago

NCAA seems to have a lot of power in controlling people's lives. Maybe it's time to break off from the NCAA.

BringBackMark 8 years, 10 months ago

There's got to be more to this than simply the NCAA thinks its in the kids best interest to redshirt. Maybe we'll get the rest of the story at some point.

741hawk 8 years, 11 months ago

As much as I despise The NCAA, I never imagined they could make a "subjective" decision like this. This is awful. Anxious to get more details.

Prediction: The NCAA goes away when the lawsuit by former and current players regarding the use of their image is settled. The NCAA will not be able to pay the damages. They will fold. A new organization, regulating major football programs will take its place.

741hawk 8 years, 11 months ago

Geeeez. And I thought I came up with it myself!

cop62 8 years, 11 months ago

This is an absolute joke! First McCay and now Short -- meanwhile, several other kids in similar situations have been allowed to participate.

gorilla10 8 years, 11 months ago

That stinks. Build from this Kevin! You have a season to save eligibility and strengthen your game even more. Looking forward to adding you, Jenkins-Moore and Harwell to the mix next year!!!! Work hard now though becuase it will pay off....

Ethan Berger 8 years, 11 months ago

Funny, took them this long to figure out if Kevin would be eligible and all they needed was a transcript to look at. But when it comes to Johnny Manziel, they are able to do a huge investigation involving money be transferred and they make that decision in two weeks.

ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 11 months ago

So our 3 top newcomers

1) not eligible

2) can't make first string

3) in jail

Jonathan Briles 8 years, 11 months ago

Dont forget about number 4 MJM is injured and number 5 Bolton is somewhat injured and sitting out.

ahpersecoachingexperience 8 years, 11 months ago

And dude that went back to Juco in Cali. At this point we might as well bring Turner back to coach his players.

jaydee909 8 years, 11 months ago

No, no, no. I hope you are joking/sarcasm. Heaps, McCay, Cox, Miles, Sendish, McKinney, Johnson, Ngalu, Fondal, Smithburg, Sterling, etc, all say hi. Not even remotely close. Not to mention Turner wasted a year of Heeney's career by playing ST only. And now we have a punter and place kicker.

cop62 8 years, 11 months ago

Well, I was on the fence but now I am fully aware that your football knowledge is minimal at best. Remember the old saying? "say nothing and people may think you are dumb...say(write) something and remove all doubt..."

KGphoto 8 years, 11 months ago

Mark Twain just rolled over. You butchered it. ; )

Brian Zachary 8 years, 11 months ago

He's at Liberty. More than welcome to go cheer him on there. Thank you for your positive contributions to KU.

Jonathan Briles 8 years, 11 months ago

I did not realize the NCAA could do that. Seems really unnecessary from what Weis said. I feel terrible for Kevin. He worked his butt off to get into good academic standing and this is his reward? When was the last time the NCAA ruled in favor of a KU player?

Dan Pawlowski 8 years, 11 months ago

Perhaps KU is not kicking up enough money to them. When you shortchange the Don the Capo pays.

Chris1955 8 years, 10 months ago

Bingo! The vendetta is either against KU or Weis. This is an absolutely absurd decision.

WalterSobchak 8 years, 11 months ago

Screw the NCAA....this "ruling" is beyond ridiculous.

Jay Hawkinson 8 years, 11 months ago

Well as Weis pointed out with one of the players taking a medical redshirt, the one positive here is that it helps us break out of the 2 year juco cycle. Now we won't be losing the entire starting lineup after next year. We're also set for a huge influx of talent next year without even taking new recruits into consideration - Harwell, Bolton, Jenkins-Moore, and now Short.

gorilla10 8 years, 11 months ago

Exactly. Big things in the next couple years!!!

Ted Adams 8 years, 11 months ago

If I were him, I'd file a lawsuit. You know if he was at Alabama, Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan, etc. He'd be playing.

For those that think the current "image" lawsuit will bankrupt the NCAA, think again. The NCAA has a couple billion dollars in their warchest to cover such legal issues. (See also, the NFL and their lawsuit with the former players regarding concussions. $765 million was pocket change.)

I really didn't think KU would be on the side of leaving the NCAA, but after the McCay deal last year and this one with Short, I'm certain that the NCAA has no concept of what their rule system is nor how to effectively enforce it. Not to mention that they treat similar situations with different schools differently for no apparent reason.

I'm fed up with them.

Rivethead 8 years, 11 months ago

Why limit it to McCay and Short?

This started years ago (2006) when they ruled DT Eric Butler had used up all his eligibility because he took a year off from school to RAISE HIS CHILD.

David A. Smith 8 years, 11 months ago

I just can't see how this much power can be wielded in people's lives by this organization. He dudd everything he needed to do academically. Not only so, but Coach Weis hasset new academic standards for the team. So if this is baseless, it does make you wonder who benefits from a decision like this one.

David A. Smith 8 years, 11 months ago

Stupid smart Sorry for the poor editing.

MN_Jayhawk39 8 years, 11 months ago

Look at the positives... he gets another year of being Holsopple'd to set him up for NFL success and make us a better football team the next few years. Also, he gets the time to get a strong hold of his academics (not that he needed it) to set him up for success in life after football (ie. Milt Newton). As much as I think the NCAA has something against KU Football and organization is corrupt, I also want to try to see this from a glass half full mentality. Lets hope Mr. Short makes the most of his circumstances!

KUFan90 8 years, 11 months ago

Hooray for the big bad NCAA! They sure showed us how they can flex their muscle.

Nobody tells them what they can or can't do...

God complex anyone??

Doug Cramer 8 years, 11 months ago

So much for this "JUCO Dream Team".

We're now a 6.5 point dog to Rice.

gorilla10 8 years, 11 months ago

Good. I'll take a redshirt for all of these players to keep them in our program for 3 years. We don't want to be a "JUCO" and redshirting will help us be more successful down the road which is what KU needs. STABILITY

Rivethead 8 years, 11 months ago

Ngalu is working out just fine (played great Saturday) Smithburg is working out just fine. Faifili is working out just fine. Sendish is working out just fine. McDonald is working out just fine. Pardula is working out just fine. Miller is working out just fine.

I think the JUCO Dream Team is just fine.

David A. Smith 8 years, 11 months ago

Oh, and Combs only has one game under his belt. The guy was #1 for a reason. Lets let it pan out.

gorilla10 8 years, 11 months ago

The NCAA wouldn't even have looked at this if it was at any other level in any other sport(other than bball). The NCAA has NO credibility anymore and are viewed as a joke. Time to bring a new facilitator into action..

Jim Jackson 8 years, 11 months ago

This is preposterous; never head a case like this before. Kid is admitted to KU as a regular student but cannot compete in athletics? He was admitted as a student, though??! . WTF

Mark Lindrud 8 years, 11 months ago

Yet Manziel gets a half. NCAA is a joke. I figure, we will have some good talent beyond this year and next. Got to make this a positive.

JayHawkFanToo 8 years, 11 months ago

"Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" Shakespeare.

If Kevin Short had the grades and credits necessary (as per NCAA) to transfer to KU and be admitted as a regular student, how can the NCAA dictate that it is "best" for him to red shirt this year, without a rule violation? There has to be something else that we don't know, otherwise the NCAA would open itself to a huge law suit if it unilaterally and subjectively makes a decision bypassing its own rules.

Traditionally, players with Division I potential that end up playing JUCO do it for two reasons, academics, discipline or both. If Kevin has academic issues, staying in school for 5 years would indeed give him a better chance to complete a degree, given that overall. fewer students are completing a degree in the traditional 4 year period. However, this decision should be made by the student and not the NCAA.

Maybe it is a sign of the times and the NCAA is following the federal government lead that nowadays decides what is best for us and tells us what to do.

Andy Hess 8 years, 11 months ago

"Short's grades were not the issue here. He had passed his necessary classes and been accepted and cleared to enroll at KU."

So his grades are not an issue, yet he's being forced to sit out to "strengthen his academics"? What exactly is the rationale for forcing him to sit out, then? I'm more than a little confused as to what their intentions are.

Dirk Medema 8 years, 11 months ago

**NOTE – Summer School Limitation!! Students entering a Division I college may not earn more than 18 semester units of transferable coursework during the summer and only 9 semester units of transferable degree credit may be earned during the summer immediately before transfer.

rockchalk_dpu 8 years, 11 months ago

I'm extremely disappointed that the NCAA made this decision despite the academic transcript they had in front of them, and without even accepting KU's offer to have the two sides meet. I'd be interested to see if someone could do a little digging and find out if the NCAA has pulled this sort of stunt before, or better yet what rule they cited to do this.

While I don't believe that the NCAA will ever go away completely, I definitely think that the member institutions need to take back some of the power. If a member school has admitted a student that meets their standards, then that should be the final say unless the transcript was a fake. I also agree with Hawk90 that it is very funny the NCAA was able to rule on Johnny Funtimes in a matter of days with the video evidence and statements from brokers (and took Johnny at his word during the interview process), but waited until the 3rd week of the season to decide that it was in Kevin's best interest to spend this season focused on his academics. I seem to remember another time an SEC QB had a situation rushed through the review process recently...

Although this is extremely difficult for us as fans, I'm sure it is a much worse feeling for Kevin. I had looked forward to seeing him play this year and had high hopes for our secondary after hearing how he was performing in early practices. I hope that this year can be used effectively in much the same way McLemore and Traylor did with their first year at KU. I'm sure Weis and his staff will make sure Kevin gets his grades taken care of to prove the NCAA wrong, and hope he busts it every day in the weightroom getting the full Holsopple treatment. If he does these things, he'll come through not only a better player and student, but also a better man despite these challenges.

Rock Chalk.

optimist 8 years, 11 months ago

There have to be clear guidelines on eligibility. The NCAA must to have some matrices for measuring eligibility that can be applied across the board. This story makes it sound as though they made a judgment call. If that is indeed the case then the NCAA is picking winners and losers and runs the risk of adversely effecting players and programs selectively. If that is what is happening here, and they don't even take the time to speak to the young man, the NCAA doesn't deserve to exist any longer. It may be time to move on. There has to be some level of consistency and fairness in the NCAA and enough transparency to establish confidence in them or they are obsolete.

Steve Reigle 8 years, 11 months ago

I'm as confused as everyone else. Would someone in the know please tell us the rationale behind this decision? It can't have been just a subjective decision. Surely not. Right?

WalterSobchak 8 years, 11 months ago

Well this is the NCAA we're talking about. Apparently they do whatever the hell they want.

Brent Shipley 8 years, 11 months ago

Everyone TWEET at the NCAA and ESPN and anyone else you can think of. We need to make this a top story! How can the NCAA justify telling a kid because he has a red-shirt year available that he HAS to us it when already passed every academic test needed?

Scott Wooten 8 years, 11 months ago

I'm so pissed off! WhoTF do they think they are?!? Are they just out for KU? I am so sick of those stupid a**holes. I hope we can do some sort of investigation on those punks. Seems like nothing but prejudice against The University of Kansas.

KGphoto 8 years, 11 months ago

If Short has to sit a year because of this, Mike Gundy better get the chair.

Mark Lindrud 8 years, 11 months ago

OSU football gets regularly televised so Gundy will get suspended for a series or if the NCAA really wants to get him, a half a quarter.

Topside 8 years, 11 months ago

Well, geez if the NCAA can just rule how they "feel" is best then Miami shouldn't play another FB game for 5 years. wait, what's that? miami hasn't been punished. and former players that knowing broke NCAA rules about impermissible gifts like Arthur Brown, got to transfer away penalty free... oh ok. makes sense. Perhaps the NCAA can tell Mr. Short which major to choose and which Dorm to live in and which car to drive with the highest safety rating and mpg. pathetic

bigboypants 8 years, 11 months ago

Look. The NCAA should make binary decisions. Either he's elegible or he's not. After that its up to the player, coaches, and parents to decide whats in his best interstest and how to strengthen his academics.

In this case it sounds like the NCAA is applying their own weird,completely arbitrary, and subjective judgment!

KGphoto 8 years, 10 months ago

It should not be the NCAA’s decision on what’s “best” for Short or Weis or Kansas. bigboy has it right. They are there enforce a set of rules that has already been written, not to make personal decisions for players.

Mike Barnhart 8 years, 11 months ago

This week has proven that the NCAA is more than willing to screw over individuals (Kevin Short) but lacks the guts to punish programs (Alabama, Oklahoma State.)

It's time for the five power conferences to secede from this union!

Micky Baker 8 years, 11 months ago

Bulletin Board Material for Kevin and the whole team. Make them eat their words.

Kip_McSmithers 8 years, 11 months ago

To me there has to be more to this story because it's such a completely off the wall ruling by the NCAA. Either that or there is one person that is solely in charge of handling KU's cases and they are complete (male specific organ). Or mizery graduate. Oh wait, those are the same things.

John Fitzgerald 8 years, 11 months ago

Wow ... I'm confused with this decision by the NCAA. Obviously there's some information we're missing that Weis and company aren't giving out, but it breaks my heart that the NCAA won't even listen to this kid. This is his future, and regardless if they think it's best for him, it's not their decision. If his grades were fine and he had the credits, let him play. If you don't think he's intelligent enough or has poor study habits, that's not your problem. If his grades are in tact, keep your hands in your pockets and move along. It's sad that the NCAA isn't about the players or games anymore, it's all about the money. I'm highly disappointed in the system, and even more disappointed in the ones that run it. I hope one day they understand the consequences of their actions.

On a better note: "If you believe it, the mind can achieve it" - Ronnie Lott

Lets kick some Rice butt tomorrow Jayhawks!

90sHawk 8 years, 11 months ago

Funny how the NCAA decided it was best that the available redshirt year "would be best spent solidifying his academics" when they haven't even met with him .. Do tell NCAA, how did you go about determining this was best? Do you have a magical wizard on staff?

90sHawk 8 years, 11 months ago

Hope the clock is ticking very fast on a split with the NCAA. What an absolute travesty! Just when you thought their reputation couldn't sink any lower, the circus music begins blaring....

nuleafjhawk 8 years, 11 months ago

Something needs to be done about the Neanderthal Communists Against Athletes.

Does someone there have their SHORTs in a knot? I think we need to get SHORT with them and not stand for this SHORT-sightedness any more.

Everyone at the NCAA must have ridden the SHORT bus when they were in school. If they even went to school.

WHOA - I think I'm onto something! I wonder how many of the staff there are from Missouri ?

VaJay 8 years, 11 months ago

Notwithstanding the NCAA is full of pompous morons who think they have to make "statements" like this to show they're in charge, this action may help us down the road a ways, as it will lessen the number of the top players on our team graduating at the end of next season. Still feel real bad for Kevin - that's not right.

Brad Watson 8 years, 11 months ago

let the young man get adjusted....we will really have a special player next year...i think it will work out well this way

thejayhawkfan 8 years, 11 months ago

Well, maybe if Short signed autographs and gets paid, shoots people or if he even sleeps with his tutor or gets his grades adjusted he might just get to play! Maybe we can have some boosters give him money. Remember folks, its all about education right? Thats why the NCAA "don't" turn a blind eye on "education" but give free passes to everything else.

Steve Reigle 8 years, 11 months ago

I'm really surprised the NCAA didn't suggest that the best way to get his grades in order is to sign up for classes at North Carolina, where he won't actually have to attend class.

Reuben_J_Cogburn 8 years, 11 months ago

Looks like the JUCO route has finally started to rear its ugly head.

This was a gamble from the start, and with the exception (possible exception) of Isiah Johnson and Cassius Sendish....the great JUCO Experiment of 2013 is starting to look like a failure.

Martin, Combs, MJM, Short...all the hype for nothing.

We were excited, and we chose to forget about the risk involved.

JayHawkFanToo 8 years, 11 months ago

...and you know all this after one game? Unbelievable.

John Fitzgerald 8 years, 11 months ago

I think you're forgetting what Weis said at the beginning of all of this ... He mentioned that not all of them will contribute right away and some of them may not contribute at all. It's the chance you take with JUCO players. But, freshmen RARELY contribute right away, and Weis is looking for an immediate impact. Lets be honest, his job relies on it. And you've seen how bad people complained about a "win" last week in his second year. If he went with only freshmen the your pushing his success back another few years. Can you really handle that? The chance that KU football may not win more than 2 games or a Big 12 game in another two years? I can't. JUCO players have more experience, are bigger, stronger, and have been through at least 2 years of college. I agree with Weis, and I think he did a great job at what he did bringing these guys here. Didn't work out perfectly, but why we would expect that? I say we get rid of the negativity and focus more of our time on faith. It's much more productive that way.

MSHawk0607 8 years, 11 months ago

Of this list, Martin...bad decision to bring him perhaps but only if it actually cost a spot to someone else that was set to come here and couldn't because of this bad apple. Combs...Still competing and has had 1 game of Div 1 football experience, may start in a few more games potentially, may not. Name 1 frosh that was good enough to have a potential to start of any kind that even thought about putting KU on their list of possible destinations. MJM...injured, not did poorly, not failed a class, not got into legal issues, injured. Are you really willing to tell me that there was another interested freshman than would 100% definitely not have been bit by the injury bug, it happens. Short...we have no idea what is actually happening but from the information available, seems to be matters completely out of his control and not necessarily unique to JUCO guys, see Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor to name a few recent freshmen that had issues that seem somewhat similar to what Mr. Short may be facing.

If you are gonna bash the efforts of the KU staff and suggest this JUCO thing isn't working, you may want to pick at least only guys who were actually issues related to JUCO type players.

On a side note, I know people may bring up a certain OT that went home for a family emergency and never came back, and to that I say Micah Downs...I seem to think he came here as a freshman and went home because he was not ready to deal with being that far away from home and eventually transferred to Gonzaga if I'm not mistaken. These things happen. It is part of dealing with 18 - 22 year olds. No one knows the way most 30 year olds will always act in the face of major life changes, and this is a major life change for these individuals.

Mark Lindrud 8 years, 11 months ago

We all knew about half the kids would truly pan out. Even of it was freshman it wouldn't be much different. Quite a few of the JUCO guys are producing and helping us this year. We needed an influx of potential starters and depth. Now, we don't need a major influx of those guys again except for critical positions. This next year I bet we have much more freshman than JUCO recruits, but either way we are better.

Jerry Long 8 years, 11 months ago

The words "arbitrary" and "capricious" leap to mind. NCAA expects athletes to meet certain academic standards, yet withholds eligibility when the athlete meets those standards? I think the organization must be totally populated with frustrated wanna-be non-athletes who are getting their pay-back for not making the team in Junior High.

GabrielMichael 8 years, 11 months ago

The NCAA reminds me of our current administration... mets out injustice with impunity.

Kip_McSmithers 8 years, 11 months ago

If this is the NCAA ruling on Short I can't wait to see what will they'll decide in the cases of the 3 SEC schools involved in the agent payments and Okie State's "red light district". If they do their normal actions then all will no doubt have to forfeit one intra-squad scrimmage win.

Gary McCullough 8 years, 11 months ago

When did KU cede academic advising to the NCAA? I've been on faculty at several institutions and had issues with athletic departments over advising. I had the students' best interests at heart, while athletic departments wanted to pump up GPAs to report to the NCAA. Let faculty control these decisions. Neither the athletic departments or the NCAA have the knowledge or best interests of the student at heart.

Ron Prichard 8 years, 11 months ago

There has to be more to this story than what we are being told. If not, and the NCAA really did make a subjective decision on Short, that is beyond horrible. With all the backlash against the NCAA, the fact that they have been called to the carpet for not going "by the book" on other infration issues (i.e., Haith & Miami), and their seemingly strict adherence to archaic rules, I have a hard time believing they would make a decision that is not based on objective findings. I would think that Coach Weis is saying what he needs to to publicly protect Short.

Ben Fletcher 8 years, 11 months ago

somebody help me here....

it occurs to me that we're too good in basketball to catch a break (Darnell Jackson, Selby, Braedon Anderson....many more)


we're not good enough ($$$) in football to catch a break (Eric Butler, McCay, Short...many more).

do i have this right?

how else do you explain Miami getting NOTHING, aTm getting a half game, the OSU tattoo guys being suspended AFTER their next game so they could play in (and win) the Sugar Bowl ($$$)

Oklahoma State had better get the death penalty. I'm guessing they'll lose a couple scholarships...

running out of adjectives for the nc2a: running joke, pathetic, serially erratic..

NCAA = No Clue At All

W. T. F. ?

Triceec 8 years, 11 months ago

Poor Kevin, things happen for a reason.. Hopefully he can use this to his advantage. We will be fine. Ku defense is good. And offense promises to do better. I have complete faith in them. We have a 2-0 score coming up. Can u say rock chalk jayhawks.🙏

Michael Sillman 8 years, 11 months ago

As others have said, the Juco experiment yielded a bunch of players in the depth chart even after losing Short and others. However even if all of the Jucos could play it is not likely for us to go bowling this year. By having the Jucos spend a year under Holsopple and learning the system, our chances for bowling the next two years just went up.

jhox 8 years, 11 months ago

Time for the NCAA to regulate FBS and below. BCS schools need to manage themselves.It's just a matter of time but it can't come fast enough. Manziel is caught all but red handed but the NCAA says no evidence then still penalizes him. Either he did something or he didn't. A kids parent dies and they deny eligibility if he transfers. Chicago Sun Times accuses a Kentucky player of getting $200 grand, no apparent investigation. Cam Newton is cleared to play in the SEC championship and national championship games despite his dad admitting he sought benefits from suitors in direct violation of SEC rules.

Bottom line the cash cow SEC gets preferential treatment and everyone else gets the shaft. Short should get a lawyer and sue if he really feels he has a case. I'm sick and tired of the NCAA picking on Kansas recruits.

741hawk 8 years, 11 months ago

But it's four scholys we can't give to new players.

jayhawk5125 8 years, 11 months ago

Short needs to seek legal advice. This is ridiculous

I am all for having him in 14-15, but seriously, this is a joke.

kureader 8 years, 11 months ago

Just when you think the NCAA can't "out-dumb" themselves ... I do like Weis's reaction. He made it clear that he disagreed, and he explained his reasons. Too many coaches are afraid to speak up. Without Weis's explanation, I'm not sure we'd understand how ridiculous this decision really was. Too bad there isn't any oversight of the NCAA.

Jeff Coffman 8 years, 11 months ago

I'm guessing tomorrow the NCAA will clear the sec players from taking impermissible was only five of them.

Robert Brown 8 years, 11 months ago

This was Charlie Weis's statement below, not the NCAA's. At no place in the article does it state the reason for Short being ineligible. All we get is the Charlie Weis comment below. This is his spin on the decision.

"Late yesterday we received notice from the NCAA that Kevin Short would not be allowed to compete in games this year. Their rationale was that because Kevin has a redshirt year available it would be best spent solidifying his academics. He will still have two years of eligibility remaining after this season."

It is hard to believe that the NCAA would declare someone ineligible if they really did meet the criteria for admission.

nuleafjhawk 8 years, 11 months ago

Why is it hard to believe? The NCAA is famous for making ignorant decisions.

kureader 8 years, 11 months ago

Hard to refer to Weis's comments as spin. And, I don't believe this is the first time the NCAA has prevented an academically eligible player from competing. I wish I could recite the name, but this happened at KU in the last 2 years with another player who had sufficient credits and grades and who was accepted the University of Kansas as a student. I do agree, it would be nice to see the NCAA's rationale ... I believe they're the ones who would have to "spin" it.

KURiggins 8 years, 11 months ago

Too bad Kevin, I do look foward to seeing you on the field next year. In the meantime stay focused Hawks and beat the Owls. Rock Chalk

Bill Skeet 8 years, 11 months ago

J-W, please tell us on what grounds the NCAA revoked K Short's eligibility. Otherwise, this looks like a capricious, opinionated and baseless ruling.

Please find out what criteria this was based on.

The NCAA takes great care to avoid legal entanglements (the current lawsuits notwithstanding). If it's as subjective as it appears in the article, then I would think this would have a hard time standing up in court.

I sometimes think the NCAA does some strange things, but this really is a head scratcher based on the (superficial) facts presented.

Annette Lee 8 years, 11 months ago

It is my understanding that Phog Allen was instrumental in the start of the NCAA Basketball tournament .So could it be that the shadow of KU causes them to rule less favorably toward KU.. I remember when the NCAA felt the need to leave KC for INDY.. was that to separate them farther from the Phog Allen roots? This needs a Jaybate investigative report!

jaymar74 8 years, 11 months ago

McLemore was forced to sit out a year to strengthen academics. That worked out pretty good for him and KU.

kureader 8 years, 11 months ago

That's not the issue, the question is whether the NCAA should be the one to decide.

Annette Lee 8 years, 11 months ago

After the surprising rise in the GPA on the football team during the first semester of HCCW's tenure, I would think the NCAA should welcome Charley's insistence that academics are important and maybe consider his program as

a model and trust him. Agreeing with VAJAY. And DrJay..

Dirk Medema 8 years, 11 months ago

**NOTE – Summer School Limitation!! Students entering a Division I college may not earn more than 18 semester units of transferable coursework during the summer and only 9 semester units of transferable degree credit may be earned during the summer immediately before transfer.

I'd bet that Kevin earned more than 9 credits last summer, which is why it took him so long to get finished. Don't know that's the case, but seems like the sort of footnote on the regulations that could be overlooked until it was too late.

We lost Ty McKinney last year, and it is working out okay there. Just spreads out the class a bit more, and builds the opp for the program down the line.

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