Here’s Greg Paulus on with ESPN‘s Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon:

Notes:

  • How serious are you?  “It’s definitely something I’m considering…I’m definitely taking a look…I’m throwing every day.”
  • On the Michigan opp: “It was a really good visit…it’s an opportunity to compete and find a good situation.”
  • He’s “also running and lifting.”
  • Yes or no, will we see you at Michigan?  “It is an option I’m looking into….I had a good visit…there’s also some other schools and some interest in the NFL…I can’t give you a real yes or no.”

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Update 8pm: Mark Snyder of the Free Press reports on an official NCAA statement on the situation, which explains why Paulus keeps talking about the opportunity for grad school at Michigan when asked about the opportunity:

“Mr. Paulus has expressed an interest in competing in a second sport at another Division I school after earning an undergraduate degree at Duke University and competing on the men’s basketball team. The NCAA encourages and applauds academic achievement and realizes this is an unique situation and opportunity for Mr. Paulus. Student-athletes seldom have the opportunity to transfer late in their college careers and compete in a second sport after four seasons of competition.

The NCAA established a “students first” waiver process to address unique situations and extenuating circumstances such as this that are not outlined in our rules.

If a student-athlete wants to transfer and immediately compete as a graduate student, the college or university they are transferring to would need to seek a waiver, because in most cases they would have to sit out a year before competing under NCAA transfer rules and would not have any remaining eligibility. One of the factors our members have determined is appropriate for a graduate student waiver is if the transfer is academically motivated.”  [emphasis mine]

4 Comments

  1. Mark Snyder should just read the NCAA rulebook. Paulus is eligible to transfer and play right away:

    14.5.5.2.7 Two-Year Nonparticipation or Minimal Participation Exception. The student transfers
    to the certifying institution from another four-year college and, for a consecutive two-year period immediately prior to the date on which the student begins participation (practice and/or competition), the student has not competed in intercollegiate competition and has not engaged in other countable athletically related activities in intercollegiate athletics in the involved sport beyond a 14 consecutive-day period, or has neither practiced nor competed in organized noncollegiate amateur competition while enrolled as a full-time student in a collegiate institution. The 14 consecutive-day period begins with the date on which the student-athlete first engages in any countable athletically related activity (see Bylaw 17.02.1). The two year period does not include any period of time prior to the student’s initial-collegiate enrollment.

  2. The rule allows for kids to transfer w/o sitting out if the school they are enrolling in a graduate course of study that is not offered at the undergraduate instition.

    I believe Ryan Mundy left Michigan for West Virgina (a harbinger of things to come i guess) without sitting out a year.

  3. he said uh 10000 times

  4. The rule allows for kids to transfer w/o sitting out if the school they are enrolling in a graduate course of study that is not offered at the undergraduate instition.

    I believe Ryan Mundy left Michigan for West Virgina (a harbinger of things to come i guess) without sitting out a year.

    That rule was removed the year after Mundy transferred.

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