Okoro's case is similar. There are provisions for ill parents, not dead ones. The athletic administrators (not NCAA personnel) who ruled on Okoro were following the current rules as written, which they should do. The appeal process will likely reverse the original ruling and facilitate a rule change.
Well technically KO's brother still has cancer so you could argue that while deceased he is still ill. It makes about as much sense as their logic does in this case.
"There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr
Id have no problem with them not allowing the transfer waiver IF they were consistent about it. But yet it seems so often a player is able to claim 'hardship' that seems tenuous at best going to one of the big-name schools and its immediately granted, yet we get cases like this where it should be an obvious waiver denied. That's the NCAA's biggest problem with its rules enforcement overall, consistency. If youre going to throw the book all the time, do it all the time, if youre going to be lenient all the time, do that all the time as well.
Given you have to sit out even if your scholly isnt renewed I think the sit out rule is always stupid. If it was a 4 year scholly fine the kid should sit out if he doesnt honor it. But if he is only given a 1 year promise I view it that he should only have a one year obligation. And certainly they shouldnt sit out if his scholly isnt renewed regardless of hardship.
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