NCAA rules Mueller must sit out 2013-14 season

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Virginia Tech Athletic Department press release

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The NCAA has ruled that Virginia Tech freshman guard Malik Mueller must sit out the 2013-14 season due to issues with initial eligibility requirements. Mueller will be allowed to receive grant-in-aid and will be able to practice with the Hokies this season.

“I am extremely disappointed for Malik, “ Virginia Tech head men’s basketball coach James Johnson said. “This young man has worked very hard this summer both in workouts and in the classroom. I know that Malik will use this year to improve as a better basketball player and will continue his strong work in his academics. He will help this team in practice and from the sidelines.”

Mueller, a native of Ehingen, Germany, will have four years of eligibility available when he is permitted to begin competing in games in the Fall of 2014. Due to federal privacy laws regarding students’ academic issues, this will be the only comment about the situation by any member of the Virginia Tech Athletics staff.

 

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    1. Stop being pedantic. the law in question protects student’s privacy regarding their academic performance. If Mueller releases the info, fine – but the school and athletic department aren’t allowed to discuss the details of his academic performance.

  1. Actually, with the new recruits ( so far) this could make for a pretty good next year. People seem to forget Coach J was Seth ‘s lead recruiter. I see the glass as half full.

  2. Hard to be critical without knowing the facts but it seems that this happens to VT all the time. Doesn’t happen to the real big boys very often.

    1. I think it happened to UK last year. A European ruled ineligible for the year. Of course, he was a one and done so he never played a minute and was a top 10 pick in the draft.

  3. and then there’s unc: rolling along, singing a song; side by side … with the ncaa looking the other way – ignoring the big-money guys cheating in much bigger ways.

    life is good at cheater hill

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