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i was looking for some stats on her as harvard has started off 0-2 and she was a top 10 kid from 2011. turns out she's ineligible to play this year, at least according to the NCAA so far.

Fagbenle ineligible

To make matters worse, if the decision is not overturned she'll be a true sophomore next year, even without playing, with only 3 years eligibility left. i don't quite get it, but its too bad for Temi.
 

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seems like they wanted to get her academics in order and stayed a extra year in prep (not sure if she played hoop in that extra yr) guess thats like going to a junior college:

stayed at Blair Academy in New Jersey for an extra year for athletic rather than academic purposes, making her eligible for only three years of college basketball.
 
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This doesn't sound right, but when did the NCAA make any sense? If she was top 10, she didn't need athletic development. If she went to Harvard, it is arguable that she benefitted more from an academic development such as improving her writitng skills. Time to throw a challenge flag.
 

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maybe she played... and shouldnt have!
 
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Screwed, blued, and tattooed. Who ever figured female players would get penalized for aspiring to go to Harvard?

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so she did a post graduate year? isn't that what most boys are doing to get more looks for college anyways :confused:
 
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seems like they wanted to get her academics in order and stayed a extra year in prep (not sure if she played hoop in that extra yr) guess thats like going to a junior college:

stayed at Blair Academy in New Jersey for an extra year for athletic rather than academic purposes, making her eligible for only three years of college basketball.

But even if that's the case, why is she being forced to sit out this year? It would seem the only argument is whether she should have 3 or 4 years of eligibility.
 

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But even if that's the case, why is she being forced to sit out this year? It would seem the only argument is whether she should have 3 or 4 years of eligibility.
i honestly have no idea on the answer to that question. per the article,

According to the NCAA, Fagbenle, who came to the United States after her sophomore year of high school, stayed at Blair Academy in New Jersey for an extra year for athletic rather than academic purposes, making her eligible for only three years of college basketball.

It goes on to say that the coach and Temi's family stated that's untrue and that she went to Blair Academy for academic purposes - after all she wanted to go to Harvard.
 

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But even if that's the case, why is she being forced to sit out this year? It would seem the only argument is whether she should have 3 or 4 years of eligibility.
good point... normally its on the back end of the career, never crossed my mind

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What is the NCAA thinking?
Penalize someone for being an egg-head?
Sounds like...discrimination against smart people...to me.
 

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so she did a post graduate year? isn't that what most boys are doing to get more looks for college anyways :confused:
Not most, but, yes, many.
 

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Yes, let's rule ineligible a girl who isn't even on an athletic scholarship. Way to go, NCAA. It's clear you're on the ball and won't take any guff now.
 

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Yes, let's rule ineligible a girl who isn't even on an athletic scholarship. Way to go, NCAA. It's clear you're on the ball and won't take any guff now.

Must distract the masses with rigor, while Cam Newton leads another bunch of athletes out the back door.
 

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Must distract the masses with rigor, while Cam Newton leads another bunch of athletes out the back door.
Liked it so much I had to say it too. The hypocrisy is just overwhelming.
 

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What a joke the NCAA is... A Harvard bound girl for Pete sakes...
 
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