"NCAA denies hardship waiver for Rutgers' Okoro, despite death of father and brother"

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    Just blows the mind how incompetent the NCAA is. (unless they have evidence that Rutgers killed his father and brother to get him to come play for them, in that case Rutgers shouldn't be able to have him play this year)

    Apparently hardship waivers are only if a family member is seriously ill, and dying is not a serious illness?

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    Its getting to where I'm much more surprised when the NCAA gets something right (which usually only happens after they make a wrong decision, it gets appealed and has TONS of media/public outrage. You'd think, with the microscope they're under right now, they'd be incredibly careful to make the right decisions. The sad part is they probably are trying and are just so lost when it comes to these matters that they can't help themselves.

    They butchered the Miami case. They looked the other way for Duke and haven't asked a single question of the guy who has been renting cars for UNC athletes (also sent a UNC alum to do the investigation of academic fraud). Nothing surprises me at this point.
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    Graduate transfer requirements are different than undergrad requirements. You have to show that you are going to a college that offers a grad degree not offered at your current university for this to be approved. Nothing to do with financial, health, death, ....
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    Unfortunately, hardship hardship not sympathy. Thus an ailing relative is a better reason for a hardship waiver than a dead one unless there is someone else someone must come home to take care of.
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    The NCAA will reverse this one. Count on it. They're already taking a ton of heat and will have trouble explaining some of the waivers they have given recently if they don't allow this one.
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    I don't know if they'll reverse it but it is about as idiotic of a ruling as they've had and that's saying something.
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    Or they could dig in their heels and refuse waivers to the next few kids who apply. Being rational is not been their strong suit.
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    Yet coaches, who actually get paid for their part in making the NCAA money, can hop from job to job to job to job.
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    Ironic how the rules are stacked against the only party that isn't allowed to make money.

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