Terrance Joyner was not granted initial eligibility by the NCAA. The earliest he could conceivably play is Dec. 14 against UTEP, following fall semester finals so the Aggies will be a bit short handed for their first 7 games at the very least.
I got an email from Fred Hawthorne, who coached Jonathan Gibson during the Say No Classic in L.A. over the summer. Apparently Gibson and UC Riverside guard Sean Cunningham were teammates over the summer so that could be interesting to watch on Saturday afternoon.
He didn't get cleared, because of the prep school he went to. I think we will be ok, because he will be able to play against UTEP, and UNM, so Laroche will be able to get more playing time. Joyner will be the starting point guard when it is all said and done.
This is not a big surprise, but still disappointing. We knew that Joyner's eligibility was in question when we signed him.
Jason, do you think that eligibility issues are the reason that the all four rivalry games were pushed into the second semester this year? So that we'd have a full complement of players for the games that mean the most the community and could dictate attendance? I know UNM was having issues with Isaiah Rusher as well, so maybe they were thinking along those lines, too..
See anyone you know in there?
anon at 3:48: could be, but I believe the Kansas game had more to do with it. If you remember, Kansas was a late addition after Stanford fell through. Menzies and Boston both said having the rivalry games during christmas break was not an ideal situation, but it had to be done to get the Jayhawks on the schedule.
Wow need to hire Fred Hawthorne to train our players- he is a big name all over the west coach...
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