Friday, October 31, 2008

Herb Pope has struck out for 2008-2009

The NCAA has closed the case on Herb Pope's attempt to play this season and, in contradiction of our nation's past time, one only get two strikes with the NCAA.

Herb Pope’s Waiver Denied Again
Adam Zagoria
Zag's Blog
October 31, 2008

For the second time this month, sophomore forward Herb Pope was denied a waiver from the NCAA that would have enabled him to play at Seton Hall this year.

“The NCAA Subcommittee of Legislative Relief has upheld the staff decision to deny the transfer waiver request for Seton Hall men’s basketball student athlete Herb Pope,” read a statement from the NCAA and Seton Hall. “This denial of the transfer year-in-residence waiver was based on case precedent and the intent of the legislation. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Pope will be eligible to practice with the Pirates this season, but won’t see game action until 2009-10.”

Pope’s initial request for a waiver that would have enabled him to play for the 2008-09 season was denied earlier this month. Seton Hall then appealed, leading to the second denied request.

“I came here with the intent of sitting out this season,” Pope, a native of Alquippa, Pa., said last week, before the latest decision was handed down. “I hope that they understand my problems and what’s going on, but everybody told me before coming here that it’s not very likely, that they don’t give out very many waivers, and I understood that...”

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Anonymous said...

NMSU is better off without him. Troy Gillenwater is better than Herb anyway. Troy had 17 points, 7 rebounds tonight.

Anonymous said...

Herb Pope looked great at SHU today in a scrimmage, we'll take him!