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http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_10799275

One quick question, Mbakwe only played his freshman season at Marquette (and basically half of a season, at that), yet in the article it says he only has 2 years of eligibility remaining. How does that work?
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voiceofreason
Here's my understanding of the rule:

You are given 4 years of eligibility.
He played 1 season.
By transferring, he must forfeit one season of eligibility.

That would be two remaining.

I could be wrong, but that's my understanding.
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jwood902
I'm guessing he's playing ball at this community college he is at which will take away his sophmore season.

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With White, Williams, and now Mbakwe heading to Minnesota, Tubby is really taking some high risk/reward type kids.

Im not sure I would expect all 3 of these kids to pan out, but I would hope they do as they are all terrific physical talents. They are good enough to push Minnesota to the upper tier of the Big10

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fallsfurrious9
If there is one player in college basketball that I will cheer against in the upcoming years, it will be Mbakwe. I really hope he goes out there and does horrible. The way he left Marquette and when still just pisses me off. The kid also has problems now going to something like 7 different schools since the beginning of high school until next year when he is at Minnesota.
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bigballer1602_old
LivinginAfrica wrote:


So you are upset with Mbakwe for leaving a program in which the coach that recruited bolted. I don't have a problem with that at all. Sure I wish he was still there because he is good but come on it is not like the situation at MU is perfect right now.


It's not that he's mad about Mbakwe leaving it's that he's mad about HOW Mbakwe left. Leaving the day before school starts is a pretty crappy thing to do, especially when there were rumors about his departure last spring which he refuted..
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LivinginAfrica_old
So you are upset with Mbakwe for leaving a program in which the coach that recruited bolted. I don't have a problem with that at all. Sure I wish he was still there because he is good but come on it is not like the situation at MU is perfect right now.
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pistol pete_old
voice_of_reason wrote:


Here's my understanding of the rule:

You are given 4 years of eligibility.
He played 1 season.
By transferring, he must forfeit one season of eligibility.

That would be two remaining.

I could be wrong, but that's my understanding.


He is playing JUCO ball this year which is year 2. Then he does not have to sit out a year at Minn.
because technically he is a JUCO transfer. So he will have two years left. Transfers can sit out the year and use that as a red-shirt year and still maintain that year of eligibility.
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