Wednesday, July 7, 2010

A little more on Canada

Apparently there is still some work to be done before the Aggies can determine when they can begin getting their 10 practice days in. (A quick note about the 10 allotted days. They can practice as much as they want to take up a day, meaning they could hold a practice in the morning and the evening taking up one of the 10 days. But they have to get their 10 days in before leaving for Canada Aug. 8-16. A shootaround if they have an off day in Canada would be within the rules.)

There is a new NCAA rule regarding these tours that involves incoming players. The rule takes effect on Aug. 1 so NMSU is trying to determine if incoming freshmen can practice before Aug. 1. Alson, incoming freshmen such as Tshilidzi Nephawe and Christian Kabongo have to pass three hours and be qualified to compete in the games in Canada. Kabongo had already qualified before signing and Nephawe is still going through the Clearinghouse. Both were in the first summer session, but final grades for the summer aren't official until Aug. 11 meaning the entire roster should be able to make the trip. Perhaps even play this season.

Here are the men's basketball pages for opponents McGill University and Carleton University.


Anonymous said...

ok, so we go up there and spend a lot of money and beat the sisters of the poor teams from canada and act like its going to be a big time deal. great.

Jason Groves said...

Anon, do you not understand that the trip isn't about who they play in Canada? It's about getting 10 days of practice that few teams in the country are allowed.