Wisconsin Badgers Head Coach Bo Ryan Blasts NCAA Transfer Rule

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Under NCAA rules, a college athlete who receives his undergraduate degree but still has a year of eligibility remaining can transfer to another school and play right away rather than sit out a year which other transfers must do.  This exception became a focal point in the national media when St. Joseph’s would not release center Todd O’Brien from his scholarship so that he could pursue his graduate degree and play out his final year of eligibility at UAB.

Big Ten teams Michigan State and Illinois have benefited from this rule this season.  The Spartans starting shooting guard Brandon Wood transferred in from Valparaiso under these guidelines, so did Illini point guard Sam Maniscalco who left Bradley and provided Bruce Weber with a much needed, experienced floor leader. 

Wisconsin Badgers head coach Bo Ryan is vehemently against this rule though.  He had quite the rant on the topic when speaking to the media on Monday, describing it as “a terrible rule” and “one of the worst rules I’ve ever seen.”

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Russell Wilson to Wisconsin Still Possible?


According to sources close to the University of Wisconsin, former NC State quarterback Russell Wilson will make a campus visit sometime next week.

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wilson, who threw for 3,663 yards and 28 touchdowns last season, visited the Auburn campus. Rumors swirled that Wilson was impressed by his visit to Auburn, making the Tigers the front-runners for the senior signal-caller.

Could the tide have changed as Wilson most likely makes his visit to Madison on Wednesday?

By: Nick Grays
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