NCAA - As a part of its continued review of Steven Rhodes’ eligibility, NCAA staff determined he may play immediately. Additionally, he will maintain all four years of his eligibility.
Throughout this process, NCAA staff worked closely with Middle Tennessee State University, and we appreciate the school’s partnership.
As a part of the ongoing review of NCAA rules, our members will examine the organized competition rules, especially as it impacts those returning from military service.
We thank Steven for his service to our country and wish him the best as he begins college.
Love it! Just when you thought the NCAA had hit the absolute lowest of the low, they finally for the first time in their lives realize they’ve gone too far and actually use some common sense. Thing is they still probably needed like a 4 hours board meeting with the entire NCAA governing body to come up with this. Oh we shouldn’t make a 5 year veteran of the United States sit out an entire season because he played in a couple of intramural games while serving his country? That’s just over the top and insulting? And literally everyone with an internet connection shit all over our faces for being total pieces of shit? Ok fine, let him play. Just make sure we ramp up the investigations of autographs and free tattoos and stuff in the meantime to make up for it.